Cardiology Clinic Open House
SEARCY — White County Medical Center invites the community to an open house for the expansion of the WCMC Cardiology Clinic from 2-4 p.m. at the clinic, 711 Santa Fe Drive. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the clinic’s new additions, see the facility’s renovations, meet the cardiologists and have refreshments. For more information, call White County Medical Center at (501) 380-1050.
Lyon College Welcome Weekend
BATESVILLE — Lyon College’s Welcome Weekend, designed to introduce incoming students and their families to the college and help them get to know the Lyon College and Batesville communities, continues today with breakfast and outdoor activities. Students can make use of the college’s 18-hole disc-golf course, hiking and biking trails, bouldering wall, and ropes course and zip line. This evening, students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of get-to-know-you activities. Academic classes at Lyon College will begin Tuesday.
Owl Pellet Dissection
NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will hold a free activity, an Owl Pellet Dissection, at 3 p.m. at the picnic area. What are owl pellets? What do owls eat? Join a park interpreter to learn the answers to these questions and more by dissecting some real owl pellets. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School Bash
CABOT — The Assembly will present a Back to School Bash with the Duron Brothers at 6 pm at the church, 2100 N. Second St. Dez Duron was featured on The Voice and will perform some of the hits he sang while competing. The Duron brothers will also minister at both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. For more information, call (501) 843-5944.
Potluck and Open House
CABOT — The Cabot Civitan Club will host an open house in the second-floor meeting room of First Security Bank, across from City Hall in downtown Cabot. The event will begin with a potluck dinner from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the open house from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Nolting at (501) 606-3731 or email@example.com.
All-College Picnic and Club Carnival
BATESVILLE — Lyon College’s all-college picnic and club carnival Monday will provide new students with information about student organizations on campus. The event is part of the college’s annual Welcome Weekend.
Cardboard Raft Race
BATESVILLE — Lyon College’s annual cardboard raft race will begin at 6 p.m. Teams of two will compete to see who can make it across Bryan Lake in a homemade watercraft made only of cardboard and duct tape.
Republican Committee Meeting
SEARCY — The White County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Wilbur Mills Court building, 301 W. Arch in Searcy. On the agenda will be planning for upcoming events and other business items. All are invited. For more information, call Joel Pritchett at (501) 827-0777, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Bowl of Salads
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College Executive Chef Lou Rice will present Big Bowl of Salads at 5:30 p.m. in the culinary arts classroom in the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus, 218 College Drive. The cost of the course is $30, and it is open to the public. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact Chef Rice at (870) 368-2073. To register for the course, contact Kathryn Langston at (870) 368-2083 or email@example.com.
Aug. 22 and 23
Fall Theater Productions Auditions
BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will hold auditions for the fall theater productions of The Rocky Horror Show and The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Owen Center Theater. Callbacks for Rocky Horror will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The auditions are open to community members, as well as ASU-Beebe students. Auditioners may perform a prepared monologue or readings from the script. Those auditioning for singing roles in Rocky Horror need to bring 16 measures of rock ’n’ roll music to perform. An accompanist will be provided. Pre-recorded accompaniment music is also allowed, or those auditioning may perform a cappella. Dance auditions, if needed, will be held as a call-back. The Rocky Horror Show will be performed Oct. 10-12. The Merry Wives of Windsor will be performed Nov. 18-20. For more information, contact Bruce Cohen, assistant professor of theater, at (501) 882-8925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil War in Songs
NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will present Civil War in Songs at 6:30 p.m. at the campground. The free event is a musical telling of the Civil War with the songs that shaped the period of strife. The program covers the ups and downs of not just famous battles and generals, but of the everyday citizens who endured the Civil War’s hardship. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or email email@example.com.
Back 2 School Splash
JACKSONVILLE — A Back 2 School Splash for children ages 11-15 will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Splash Zone, 201 Martin St. The event will feature swimming and dancing to music by DJ Chad Mansfield. Attendees must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the slides. Concessions will be available. Prices are $2 for entry and $1 for the slides. For more information, call (501) 982-4171, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net/parks.
Back to School Bingo
CABOT — Christ United Methodist Church, 15361 Arkansas 5 in Cabot, will host Back to School Bingo. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and games will begin at 5. Bingo cards are $15 for the first card and $5 for additional cards. Hot-dog combos will be available for $4. There will be prizes for the winners, plus a special final bingo game. For more information, call (501) 529-0604.
Kiwanis Fishing Derby
BATESVILLE — The Kiwanis Fishing Derby will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Rowe Lake in Batesville. There is no fee to fish, and bait will be available. Prizes will be given away, and there will be volunteers to assist fishermen. Registration will take place upon arrival under the tent. The fish will be provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Trains and History
CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will observe the 100th anniversary of the first passenger train to arrive in Calico Rock with activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A freight train will stop at 11 a.m. at the Main Street crossing for a ceremony. Attendees are encouraged to dress in period costume, with a contest for the Best 1903 Costume. There will also be a miniature-train ride for children and a contest for the Best Dessert. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 297-4129, email email@example.com or visit www.calicorockmuseum.com.
Aug. 24 and 25
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Lions Club’s 49th annual Charlie Rice Memorial Golf Tournament will begin each day with an 8 a.m. tee time and a shotgun start at Cherokee Village’s Championship North and South courses. Participants in the two-man scramble will play one course the first day, the other on the second. All proceeds will go to the Cherokee Village Lions Club charities, and participants need not be a member to play. For more information, call Vickie Rice at (870) 856-2983 or email Riceinar@gmail.com.
Aug. 24 and 31
Kiwanis Youth Football League
BATESVILLE — Registration for the Kiwanis Youth Football League will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 31 at Gameday Sports. Helmet and shoulder pads will be issued at registration, so players must be present. The fee is $70. Coaches are needed. For more information, call (870) 834-0142. Forms are also available online at www.batesvillekiwanis.org/football.
Civil War Exhibit
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a traveling exhibit called Civil War 1861-1865 from Monday through Sept. 1. The exhibit includes a timeline of war events in Arkansas, with images and narratives on the places and battles of significance. The exhibit was produced by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission to the museum is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military personnel, and $1 for students. For more information, call DannaKay Duggar at (501) 241-1943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.indcolib.com.
Artist of the Month
ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library will feature the photography of Jean Green of Ash Flat, the 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; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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 lonokegop.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Hands on in the Park
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold Hands on in the Park to mark Labor Day weekend. Events are slated for Aug. 27 through Sept. 2. Short sessions will allow attendees to experience multiple crafts. The Craft Village will be open Sept. 1 and 2 for the holiday weekend. Admission prices vary depending on the activities, with a craft ticket going for $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted free. In those same age groups, a music ticket is $12 and $7, while a combination of the two costs $19.50 and $10.25, respectively. For more information, call (870) 269-3851, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
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.
Tribute to Grandpa Jones
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Celebrating Grandpa Jones’ special connection with Ozark Folk Center State Park, park officials will hold celebrity concerts on Aug. 30 and 31 to honor and remember him. Performers will include Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band. For more information, contact park staff members at (870) 269-3851 or email@example.com, or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
Retired Teachers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Sept. 10 at the Rustic Inn. Act 331, which could affect all retired school personnel’s supplemental insurance, will be addressed. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.
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, contact Gina Quattlebaum at (501) 628-5580 or gquattle firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Parking Lot Market Sale
CABOT — Christ United Methodist Church will host a parking-lot market sale from 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of September, October and November. Spots cost $10. Participants may bring yard-sale items, crafts, homemade goodies, etc. to Christ UMC, 15361 Arkansas 5. For more information, call (501) 529-0604.
Computer Basics Course at ASUN
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport’s Continuing Education department will offer a six-week course, Computer Basics for Adult Learners, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29 as part of the Life-Long Learning Series. The class will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 112 of Walton Hall on the Newport campus. The class will help people who are new to computers gain a basic understanding of how to use their computer for writing letters, paying bills and communicating with family and friends. Students will learn how to use a mouse, set up and use an email account, track expenses, and attach photos and documents to an email. The cost of the class is $30, and a jump drive for each student is included in the fee. For more information on the class, contact Jennifer Ballard, coordinator of Life-Long Learning, at (870) 512-7861 or email@example.com. To preregister, contact Lisa Wilmans in the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802.
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