This week's events-Three Rivers

Originally Published December 27, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated December 27, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.
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Dec. 27-Dec. 29

Holiday Basketball Tournament

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs High School will host the Payton Chevrolet Holiday Hoops tournament today through Saturday. The tourney will feature teams from throughout the state and from a variety of classifications, plus one boys team from Brownsville, Tenn. Also in the tournament will be teams from Star City, Batesville, Riverview, Little Rock Central, Heber Springs, McCrory and Decatur. The action will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday and last all day. Games will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and there will be four boys games and four girls games each day. The championship games will be Saturday, at 7 p.m. for the girls and at 8:30 p.m. for the boys.

Jan. 1

First Day Hike

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will offer a free First Day Hike, beginning at the Trapper Lake Trailhead. Everyone, from those with New Year’s resolutions to get in shape to experienced hikers, is invited to participate in this kickoff to the new year. The hike, which will include an opportunity to learn more about nature and the park, is part of the nationwide First Day Hikes celebration. Pets can participate but must be leashed. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708, email, or visit Twitter #2013One.

History Hike

POWHATAN — There will be a guided tour of Powhatan Historic State Park at 1 p.m.. The tour will go along the banks of the Black River and give attendees the chance to learn about life in a 19th-century steamboat town. The activities are part of a nationwide First Day Hikes movement. The cost for the tour is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted free.


Featured Artist Exhibit at Library

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Public Library will have the works of featured artist of the month Sue Ross on display at the library through December. Ross began painting in the early 1980s. Working in oils only, the artist’s main themes are old houses, homeplaces, barns and scenery around the area.


Grief Share Support Program

CABOT — The Grief Share Support Program will begin Jan. 5 and be held from 9-11 a.m. each Saturday for 13 weeks at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. There is a $15 registration fee, and scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 605-8082 or (501) 941-2563.

Comfort Foods Cooking Class

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold a cooking class on comfort foods Jan. 12. Attendees will spend the day learning how to cook winter comfort foods such as stews, ham and beans, cornbread, dried fruit cobblers, Ozark pudding and Skillet cake. The dishes are representative of the staple meals for the early Ozarks homesteaders. The $30 fee for the class covers a lunch of the cooking-class results and copies of recipes. Space is limited, and preregistration is required by Dec. 31. For more information, call (870) 269-3851, email or visit

Embroidery Workshop

POCAHONTAS — For $15, attendees to Davidsonville Historic State Park can participate in an Introduction to Embroidery workshop on Jan. 19. This trip back in time will allow students to learn a variety of stitches and patterns. Attendees are asked to bring scrap fabric. Reservations are required and must be made at least three days prior to the workshop. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email

Knitting Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a beginner’s knitting workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19. The cost is $15 per person. Tools and materials will be provided, and participants will be given a project to take home. Attendees are asked to bring a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call (870) 878-6765.

Batesville Chamber Business Expo

BATESVILLE — The 2013 Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held Jan. 23 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. This fourth annual expo will include awards presentations. While the event is open to chamber members only from 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to attend from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call (870) 793-2378, email, or visit

To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Three Rivers Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; send faxes to (501) 378-3500; or email Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.