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This article was originally published April 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Updated April 10, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

April 11

Fly Me A Dream Concert

BATESVILLE — The Lyon College Concert Chorale and the Batesville Choral Society will present a Fly Me a Dream Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The program, under the direction of Michael Oriatti, will feature themes of flying and dreaming. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Learn to Knit

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will offer Learn to Knit at noon. Participants are asked to bring a size 6 circular knitting needle with 24-36-inch cable. Yarn will be provided. Those who want to attend are asked to register at the library.

True Stories Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will hold a True Stories Book Club meeting at 2 p.m. The group will discuss Animal, Vegetable Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver.

Dominoes Competition

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will have a dominoes competition at 6 p.m. for adults 18 and older.

Business After Hours

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-6:30 p.m. in Edwards Commons. The event will be held in the Young Gallery on the lower level of Edwards Commons. Door prizes will be given away, refreshments will be available and participants may tour the new campus center.

April 12

Bald Knob Driver Safety Course

BALD KNOB — The Bald Knob AARP chapter will offer a driver safety course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 1507 W. Center. The instructors will be Jerry and Bertie Yates. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Jerry and Bertie Yates at (501) 283-0283.

Camp Wyldewood Benefit Tournament

SEARCY — Camp Wyldewood will hold a benefit golf tournament at The Course at River Oaks in Searcy. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start is set for 12:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person, which includes lunch, 18 holes, a golf cart and potential prizes. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. For more information, call (501) 305-3000 or email office@campwyldewood.org. A registration form is available online at 111.campwyldewood.org.

April 12-13

Communitywide Yard Sale

SALEM — The Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual spring communitywide yard sale in the Salem area Friday and Saturday. The yard sales will be in conjunction with the 10th annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market. Chamber officials encourage area residents to have yard sales on these dates. A map of the city of Salem with a listing of yard-sale addresses will be available at area businesses. Many area businesses will have special sales on these days. For more information, call the Salem Chamber of Commerce at (870) 895-5565.

Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market

SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the 10th annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market on Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce communitywide yard sale. Vendors will set up Friday morning, and flea-market hours will be 1-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Secure inside vendor space is available in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building, or vendors with their own display units can set up outside. For more information or to reserve a space, call the Fulton County Fair Association at (870) 895-5565 or (870) 458-3080, or email fultoncountyfair@centurytel.net. Applications are available at www.fultoncountyfair.org.

April 12-14

Arkansas Scottish Festival

BATESVILLE — The 34th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Lyon College. There is no charge for admission. The festival celebrates Lyon’s Presbyterian and Scottish roots. On Friday, the Lyon College Pipe Band will present a Celtic concert at 7:30 p.m. at Brown Chapel. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488. The festival’s official opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday will feature the Parade of Clans and Bands. Festival highlights will include competitions for pipe bands, individual bagpipers, drummers, dancers and Scottish athletes; sheepdog demonstrations; Scottish food; Celtic music; and a traditional Feast and Ceilidh on Saturday night. For more information, call (870) 307-7473 or visit www.lyon.edu/scotfest.

April 13

Womanless Beauty Pageant

SEARCY — The Searcy K-Life will host the White County Womanless Beauty Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Carmichael Community for participants in fifth grade through college. The entry fee is $10, and admission is $5 at the door. Entry forms are available online at searcy.klife.com. Forms can be mailed to the K-Life House at P.O. Box 1772, Searcy, AR 72145 or dropped off at the house, 810 N. Elm St. For more information, call Lori Pruitt at (501) 281-3117.

Youth Group Fundraiser

AUSTIN — The youth group from Old Austin Baptist Church will hold a chili cook-off and silent auction from 6-8 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 50 Old Highway 38 N. in Austin. Donations will be taken at the door, and there is a $5 entry fee for the chili cook-off. There will be more than 30 items to bid on for the silent auction. Proceeds will go toward the youth group’s mission trip to Fort Defiance, Ariz. For more information, call Dusty Henrichs at (501) 606-5752.

April 13-14

Controlling Anger Seminar

JACKSONVILLE — The Christian Church of Jacksonville, 200 E. Martin, will hold a seminar on Controlling the Fires of Anger on Saturday and Sunday. Lindsey Garmon will lead the seminar, which includes material designed to help participants understand anger and formulate a plan, based on biblical principles, to overcome their anger. The free seminar is open to the public. For more information, contact Steve Summers at (870) 710-1508 or (501) 982-3768 or horsecav56@yahoo.com.

Saturday and April 20

Ladies Guild Yard Sale

HORSESHOE BEND — The Ladies Guild Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Mary of the Mount Parish Hall on First and Church streets. After 1 p.m. April 20, all items will be 50 percent off, and there also will be a bag sale. For more information, call Carol (870) 297-8926 or Deaun at (870) 670-5083.

April 14

Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting

BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the Izard County Senior Center on Arkansas 9 South in Brockwell. Russell Baker, an archivist, historian and lecturer of Arkansas history, will present a program titled The Blue and the Gray: Search for Civil War Ancestors. For more information, contact W.J. “Bud” Cooper at (870) 297-8356.

April 17

Batesville Circus

BATESVILLE — The Kiwanis Club of Batesville will sponsor performances of the Kelly Miller Circus on Wednesday. The public is invited to watch the animals being unloaded and fed at 7:30 a.m. that day and the elephants raising the big top at 9 a.m. Guides will be furnished. The traditional “old style” circus will perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Ivory Owl and Carlee’s Crown Shop.

Ongoing

One-Act-Play Contest

SEARCY — The Performing Arts Center on the Square is accepting submissions for its first original-one-act-play contest. All subject matter is welcome. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. May 15 and must be double-spaced with the speaker in bold and stage directions in italics. The play should be a minimum of 30 minutes long or 25 to 40 pages. Pages should be numbered. The cover page should list the title of the play and the author’s name, address, email and phone number. The author’s name should be only on the cover sheet to allow for blind judging of the entries. Scripts will not be returned, and no royalties will be paid. The winner’s play will be produced by Center on the Square during its July Dessert Theater Slot. Mail submissions to Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch, Searcy, AR 72143. For more information, call (501) 368-0111.

Upcoming

White County Retired Teachers Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. April 15 at the Carmichael Community Center in Searcy. The program will be presented by Belinda Shook, superintendent of the Beebe School District, Diane Barrett, superintendent of the Searcy School District, and Steve Singleton, executive director of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. The nominating committee will be making the report for officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Refreshments will be provided.

Mesh Wreath Class

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer Make Your Own Mesh Wreath from 6-8 p.m. April 18 in Room 803 of the Row Johns Building. The class will provide instruction on making a mesh wreath out of poly deco mesh netting. Deann Castleberry, owner of the Ivory Owl on Harrison Street in Batesville, will teach the class. The cost, including a supply fee, is $40. Participants may bring their own accessories, such as ribbon, balls or other decorative items, for their wreaths. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or visit www.uaccb.edu and click on “Programs & Services,” then “Community & Technical Education.” Senior citizens older than 60 will receive a 20 percent discount.

White County Republican Women Committee Meeting

SEARCY — Businessman and gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman will be the featured speaker for the White County Republican Women Committee meeting at 7 p.m. April 18 at Harding Place, 801 South Benton St. The public is invited.

Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will show the film Flight, rated R, at 5 p.m. April 18.

Vocal Recital

BATESVILLE — Joshua Palmer will give his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Palmer will perform vocal and choral works by Franz Schubert. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Heroes for Health

CABOT — The Cabot Lions Club will hold its second Heroes for Health 1K Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Panther Stadium track. The event, held to raise awareness of diabetes and increases in childhood obesity, is a nontimed, noncompetitive fun run for children ages 4-12. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 5:30 p.m., along with on-field sport demonstrations. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per child. For registration forms, contact Shelia DeArmond at (501) 985-4039 or sdearmond@fabandt.com. Early registration by Wednesday will secure a T-shirt and medal. For more information, visit the Cabot Lions Club Facebook page. Payments, registration and parental release forms may be mailed to Cabot Lions Club, Attn.: Shelia DeArmond, P.O. Box 183, Cabot, AR 72023.

Ward Chamber Awards Banquet

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet April 19 at Grace Community Church, 30 Second St. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. For more information, call Sharon Roberts at (501) 743-4395 or Chris Mann at (501) 941-9987.

Senior Recital

BATESVILLE — Mezzo soprano Diana Turnbo will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Turnbo will perform works by Bach, Bizet, Debussy, Faure, Rossini and Schumann. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Plant Sale

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the Armory, 1690 White Drive. The sale will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, bulbs, bushes, trees and indoor plants. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice on successful plant selection and gardening techniques. Proceeds from the plant sale fund Master Gardener activities, including designing, planting and maintaining public gardens in the Batesville area. For more information about the plant sale or about other Master Gardener programs, contact Suzanne Coots at (870) 698-0415. The Independence County Master Gardener program is a part of the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, and Cooperative Extension Service.

Beauty Pageant

JUDSONIA — The Little Miss and Mr. Providence Natural Beauty Pageant will be held at 11 a.m. April 20 at the White County Central Auditorium, 3259 Arkansas 157 in Judsonia. The pageant is for girls and boys up to age 18. Every participant wins a prize. The entry fee is $25, or $20 when registering early. The dress code is “Sunday best.” Light makeup will be allowed for ages 10 and up. Admission is $1 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, call Keisha at (501) 593-1553, Ashley at (501) 368-8812 or Caitlin at (501) 283-1353, or email providencepageant@gmail.com.

Day Lily Sale

SEARCY — The White County Day Lily Society will hold a day lily sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the parking lot of Simmons First Bank on Main Street in Searcy. For more information, call society president Colleen Massengale at (501) 268-3711.

Buddy Bass Tournament

HORSESHOE BEND — The Box Hound Marina and Resort will host the Dogwood Days Buddy Bass Tournament from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. Gates will open at 5:30 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals Spay/Neuter Fund. The entry fee is $50 per boat and $10 per team. For more information, call (870) 670-4496 or (888) 829-5440, or email boxhound@centurytel.net.

Car and Truck Show

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club will hold its 13th annual Car and Truck Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at Goodsell Truck Accessories, 401 Municipal Drive. Parking spaces will be available for cars for sale, as well as swap-meet spaces. There will be free dash plaques for the first 100 entries. All trucks and cars will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 982-2245.

Horse Show`

HEBER SPRINGS — The Mountain Top Cowboy Church in Heber Springs will begin its 2013 Heber Springs Horse Show season April 20 at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, 880 Bittle Road in Heber Springs. The shows will include Peewee, Buckaroo, Junior, and Senior Division contestants competing in horsemanship and speed events such as keyhole, golf ball drop, pole bending, flags, speed, barrels and more. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and registration will end at 6:30. As at any equine event, negative Coggins are required and will be checked. Dress is casual, boots, jeans or pants, shirts with sleeves (long or short) required. Shorts, capris, sleeveless and tank tops are not allowed. No stallions are allowed, and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids. Entry fees are $5 per class entered but not to exceed $15. Concessions and bleachers are available. Call Linda at (501) 940-7892 or email chygirl45@yahoo.com for an entry form or more information.

Saturday Game Play

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will hold a Saturday Game Play at 2:30 p.m. April 20. There will be games on the XBox, Nintendo Wii and board games. Snacks will be provided.

Flute Choir Concert

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will hold a flute choir spring concert at 4 p.m. April 21 in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The flute choir, under the direction of Laura Stinson, will perform works by Bach, Bizet, Debussy, Grieg and Claude-Michel Schoenberg. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Student Recital

BATESVILLE — Lyon College students will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The students will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental selections. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Citizens Police Alumni Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE — The Citizens Police Alumni Association will sponsor a three-man-scramble golf tournament April 22 at the Southern Oaks County Club. Proceeds will be used to furnish the kitchen at the new public safety building. Hole sponsors and teams are needed. For more information, contact Bob Colford at (501) 258-9269.

Family/Earth Day Celebration

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will host a Renewable Energy Technology Family/Earth Day Celebration on April 22, beginning with registration at 10 a.m., followed by an official welcome at 10:30 a.m. and a renewable-energy demonstration and lab tour at 11. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. To attend, RSVP by Monday to Jack Osier at (870) 512-7843 or jack_osier@asun.edu.

Basic Computer Class

JACKSONVILLE — There will be a Basic Computers for Beginners class at noon April 23 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration is required and can be done at the library.

Community Health Event

BATESVILLE — White River Medical Center in Batesville will host a free community health-education event on weight management from noon to 1 p.m. April 23 in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. WRMC’s Cardiac Rehab Supervisor Jennifer Coleman will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided.

Poetry Slam

JACKSONVILLE — A poetry slam will be held at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration, which can be done at the library, is required. Categories are for age 10 and older. The winner is eligible for entry into the Arkansas Literary Festival Poetry Competition.

The Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The group will discuss Eleanor Brown’s book Weird Sisters.

Searcy Driver Safety Course

SEARCY — The PrimesTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24 in the Hubach Center. Those attending are asked to arrive early to fill out paperwork for the course and to park behind the hospital off Moore Street. The instructor will be Bill Mizell. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1050.

Classics for Teens

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will host a Classics for Teens meeting at 2 p.m. April 25. The group will discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Poker Competition

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville will hold a poker competition at 6 p.m. April 25. The event is for adults age 18 and older.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The next meeting will be April 26.

Springfest

HEBER SPRINGS — Springfest will be held April 26 and 27 in downtown Heber Springs. The event will include various merchants, a beauty pageant, theater presentations, two car shows, crafts, food, artwork from local artists and more. For more information about the art exhibits, call Ellen at (501) 362-1672 or (501) 206-8437. For more information about Springfest, visit www.heber-springs.com.

Yard and Bake Sale

CABOT — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church will hold its semi-annual yard and bake sale, beginning at 7 a.m. April 27. There will be clothing, kitchen ware, knick knacks, household items, furniture and more. The bake sale will include cookies, cakes, candy and fried pies.

Dutch-Oven Workshop

POWHATAN — There will be a Dutch-oven workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Powhatan Historic State Park. The workshop will focus on comfort food from the 19th century. The cost is $12 per person, and participants will be given a recipe booklet. To register, contact the park at (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com.

Book and Cupcake Sale

ASH FLAT — There will be a book and cupcake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Ash Flat Community Center. In conjunction with the sale, people may set up a yard sale or vendor booth in the adjacent Ash Flat City Park. This is an opportunity for fundraising and information booths for organizations, church groups and businesses. Those interested in participating should provide their own tents, canopies and tables and be responsible for any setting up and cleaning needs. Electrical outlets are limited. For more information, contact the Ash Flat Library at (870) 994-2658 or Kut & Kurl Salon in the Cherokee Village town center at (870) 257-3095.

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville will hold a Learn to Crochet course at 1:30 p.m. April 27 for ages 13 and older. Registration is required, and participants are asked to bring a crochet hook size H/8. Yarn will be provided.

Stride to Prevent Suicide

SEARCY — The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will hold its Stride to Prevent Suicide at 8 a.m. April 27 at Spring Park in Searcy. Participants may enter the 10K, 5K or 1-mile events. Trophies and medals will be given to winners in each category. There will be a butterfly-release ceremony to honor those who have been lost to suicide. Proceeds from the event will fund programs provided by the Elliott Foundation. To be a sponsor or participate in the Stride to Prevent Suicide, call Alana Pinchback, executive director, at (501) 278-4357, or register at www.elliottfoundation.com.

Family Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will hold a Family Game Night at 4 p.m. April 29. There will be games on the XBox, Nintendo Wii and board games.

Basic Word for Beginners

JACKSONVILLE — A Basic Word for Beginners class will be held at noon April 30 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The course will be an introduction to Microsoft Word and word processing. Registration is required and can be done at the library.

Beginners Photography Class

BATESVILLE — Tony McGuffey, who has won awards for newspaper photography, will teach a beginners photography class from 6-8 p.m. May 2,3 and 6 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine St. A Saturday (May 4) “fun field trip” will be held from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to apply techniques learned in the classroom. In the class, students will learn the basics of camera use, how to compose better photos, family portraits, action sports, lighting techniques and special effects with water. The cost of the class is $50 per person with a 10 percent discount offered to members of any chamber of commerce. Paid, preregistration is encouraged as seating is limited. To preregister and for more information, call (870) 262-7958 or email tmacphotos@gmail.com.

Ms. Senior White County Pageant

SEARCY — The fourth annual Ms. Senior White County Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. May 3 at the John E. Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore St. All women in White County 60 years or older are invited to enter the pageant. Contestants will appear in their best dress clothes and casual or sports outfits. There will be a practice for the contestants at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner. Each contestant will receive gifts from local merchants. The entry fee is $25 and must be submitted with an entry form by April 30 to the White County Aging Program, 2200 E. Moore St., Searcy, AR 72143. Forms can be picked up at the White County Aging Center from 8 a.m. ti 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pageant winner will compete in the Ms. Senior Arkansas Pageant on June 1. For more information, call (501) 268-2587.

Airport Open House

HORSESHOE BEND — The 6M2 Horseshoe Bend Airport will hold an open house from noon to 5 p.m. May 4. The event will feature barbecue and live music, as well as cars, motorcycles and aircraft on display. To enter a vehicle in the show, email Chuck McNeight at mrid004@centurytel.net. For more information, visit www.horseshoebendarcc.com.

Walk for Senior Services

HEBER SPRINGS — A Walk for Senior Services will be held at 9 a.m. May 4 at the Waychoff Senior Center. Participants are encouraged to walk individually or as a part of team or organization to raise money for senior services. T-shirts are available for the walkers who raise $35 or more. Lunch will be provided. All proceeds will benefit Cleburne County senior citizens. For more information, call Alma Smith or Sharron Brown at (501) 362-2413.

Ward Chamber Banquet

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet May 10, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. The banquet will be at Grace Community Church, 30 Second St. in Ward. Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter, R-Cabot, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. For more information, contact Sharon Roberts at (501) 743-4395 or Chris Mann at (501) 941-9987 or (501) 843-3585. More information can be found at www.wardchamber.com.

Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament

SEARCY — The 13th annual Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament will be held May 10 at the Course at River Oaks in Searcy. The tournament benefits Searcy Children’s Homes. Register online at searcychildrenshomes.org/golf, or contact Searcy Children’s Homes at (501) 268-3243.

Dogwood Days

HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend will host Dogwood Days on May 11 at the First National Bank Co. parking lot. Motorcycles, automobiles, tractors, customized four-wheelers, lawnmowers and other vehicles will be on display. There is no entry fee, and every entry will receive a dash plaque. Winners will receive an 8-by-10-inch framed professional color photo of the vehicle and owner. Carol Anderson of Keepsake Photography will photograph the entries, and photos will be available for purchase. The motorcycles will be displayed in the FNBC parking lot, while other entries will be parked in the lot next door. Registration/check-in will begin at 8 a.m., and there will be an awards ceremony at 2. For preregistration or more information, call Ron Brooks at (870) 373-9000 or Jeannie Simpson at (870) 373-4444, or stop by the Chamber of Commerce office to sign up. To reach the chamber, call (870) 670-5433 or visit www.horseshoebendarcc.com.

Mz. Dogwood Pageant

HORSESHOE BEND — The Mz. Dogwood men’s beauty pageant, as part of the Dogwood Days festivities, will be held at 3 p.m. May 11 at the gazebo in front of Diamond B Mall. Contestants will be entering from the chamber office, and each contestant must have a sponsor to donate $30. All funds raised will go to the children's free games and rides for next year’s events. A sponsor can enter an unlimited number of contestants at $30 each. Contestants should be in pageant attire. Contestants will check in at 1 p.m. Every entry will receive a before and after photo, and the winner's sponsor will receive an 8-by-10 framed color photo of the winner in his sash and crown. More information is available by calling Jeannie Simpson at (870) 373-4444; Danaya Burch (870) 373-3910; stopping by Chamber office to sign up; calling the office at (870) 670-5433; emaiing dogwooddayshsb@gmail.com; or by going to www.horseshoebendarcc.com for more details.

Homecoming Festival Street Market

SALEM — Vendor space is available for booths at the Fulton County Homecoming Festival Street Market. The 64th annual festival will be May 24 and 25 in Salem, and the Street Market will be held May 25. Any type of marketable item may be sold, but the festival committee reserves the right to refuse items. For more information or to reserve a booth space, contact Tonya Franks at (870) 371-0887 or fish.franks@yahoo.com.

Ward Chamber Annual Jamboree

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual jamboree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Rotary Club of Cleburne County

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Cleburne County will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River with the annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Anglers Classic on Oct. 4 and 5 in Heber Springs. For more information on exhibits or planned events, call Ben Traylor at (501) 825-7410.

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 trnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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