Community events in the Three Rivers area

Published August 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Watermelon in the Park

SEARCY — Watermelon in Spring Park will be held from 6-8 p.m. by the Independent Tea Party of White County. The free event will include music, food, politics and more. For more information, call (501) 278-9168 or visit


Second Church Revival

MCRAE — There will be a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 16th Section Church, 3387 Arkansas 267 S. in McRae. The evangelists will be Bob Arthur on Monday, Bobby Burns on Tuesday and Joey McElyea on Wednesday.


Public Comments on Proposed Ordinance

SEARCY — The Searcy City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would ban door-to-door sales and solicitations in the city. To that end, the council will receive public comments prior to its discussion during the meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Searcy City Hall, 401 W. Arch Ave.

Chuck Wagon Gang Gospel Concert

WARD — The Chuck Wagon Gang, a mixed gospel quartet, will appear at 7 p.m. at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.


Mountains, Music and Motorcycles

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The second Mountains, Music and Motorcycles car show will be held Saturday in the Centennial Bank parking lot. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. There will be 17 classes in the show. For more information, call Matt Sloan at (870) 615-0785 or Kelly Simmons at (870) 213-7644, or visit

Representatives in Concert

McRAE — The 16th Section Church in McRae, 3387 Arkansas 267 S., will present the Representatives in concert at 7 p.m. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be accepted. Following the concert, there will be a fellowship time. For more information, call (501) 454-3250.


Free Computer Classes

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library is offering free computer classes, geared for adults of all ages. Topics will include using a mouse and setting up an email account. Reservations are required. Call the library at (870) 793-8814 to register. For more information on this and other library events, visit

Artist of the Month

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library will feature the photography of Jean Green of Ash Flat, who is artist of the month for August. Green has entered many photos in the Sharp County Fair, and her show will include seven blue-ribbon entries from 2013. Green’s work has also been featured in the FNBC calendar. The Ash Flat Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Retirees Meetings

KENSETT — Retired employees from Eaton Vickers and Remington Rand meet from 7:30-8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Kensett Country Kitchen. All former employees are invited to attend.

Cabot Civitan Club Meetings

CABOT — The Cabot Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Tom Nolting at (501) 606-3731.

Republican Committee Meetings

CABOT — The Lonoke County Republican Committee meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Grandpa’s Bar-B-Cue. For more information, call Irene Ernst at (501) 941-4905, or visit lonoke

Cabot Alzheimer’s Support Group

CABOT — The Cabot Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cabot United Methodist Church, 2003 S. Pine St. For more information, contact Cindy Orlicek Jones at (501) 843-9014 or

Sanitation Pickup Schedule Change

SEARCY — The city of Searcy Sanitation Department has temporarily changed its hours for safety reasons because of high temperatures. Residential garbage and recycle pickup will begin at 6 a.m. All other areas of operation will remain the same. This scheduling change will remain in effect until further notice.

Ceramic Classes

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center is offering ceramic classes for people 60 or older. Membership is $20 per year. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call the center at (501) at 982-2011.


Gospel Performance

WARD — Karen Peck and New River, a Southern gospel trio, will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward . There will be no admission fee, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.

Blood Drive

BATESVILLE — Mount Zion Lodge No. 10 will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30. A free lunch will be provided to all donors. The lodge is at 985 Batesville Blvd., across from the airport.

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.

Dinner, Performance and Auction

CABOT — The Lonoke Exceptional Development Center will hold its Fine Arts for Exceptional Hearts event at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Arkansas National Guard Armory, 103 Commerce Park in Cabot. The event will include a dinner and silent auction with a performance by CAPPA and the New Creation Dance Co., and a feature performance from I CAN Dance. The center serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $35 each or $275 for a table of eight and include display of the purchaser’s name for the company or individual. For more information or tickets, call Gina Quattlebaum at (501) 628-5580 or email

Relay for Life

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Relay for Life will be held Sept. 20 at Spring Park in Heber Springs. For more information on forming a team or becoming a sponsor, call Laurie York at (870) 668-0312.

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.

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