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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 22 and 23
Fall Theater 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. Aug. 22 and 23 at the Owen Center Theater. Callbacks for Rocky Horror will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. 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 email@example.com.
A Year With Frog and Toad
SEARCY — The Harding University 2013-14 theater season begins with A Year With Frog and Toad at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. This Tony-nominated musical, part vaudeville and part make-believe, tells the story of a friendship that endures through a jazzy, upbeat score for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the department of theater at (501) 279-5315.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. A 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.
WARD — Karen Peck and New River, a Southern gospel trio, will appear in concert at 7 p.m. 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.
Tea Party Meeting
SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP in Searcy. The group meets the second and fourth Mondays. The public is welcome. For more information, call 278-9413 or email email@example.com.
Jacksonville Citizens Police Alumni Meeting
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, call Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabot AARP Potluck and Meeting
CABOT — The Cabot AARP Chapter will hold its monthly potluck and short meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. There will also be entertainment. Members and anyone interested in membership are invited to attend.
Retired Teachers Meeting
CABOT — The Lonoke County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cabot United Methodist Church. The speaker will be Steve Singleton, executive director of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association.
Boston Butt Sale Order Deadline
HIGHLAND — The Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service Foundation is taking pre-orders through Monday for Boston butts at a cost of $25 per item. The meat can be picked up Aug. 29 at the Highland Fire Station. To place an order, call the ambulance service’s business office at (870) 257-2044, Nelson Gatewood at (870) 856-2216 or Roberta Shankle at (870) 847-2073.
Aug. 26 - Sept. 1
Civil War Exhibit
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a traveling exhibit called Civil War 1861-1865 from Aug. 26 through Sept. 1. The exhibit includes a time line 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 email@example.com.
SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cypress Room of White County Medical Center South. The support group is free to anyone who is a caregiver or consumer. NAMI offers training for leaders of the group, both consumers and caregivers. The training will be in Searcy if enough people participate; otherwise, it will be in Little Rock. For more information, call Pat Bolding at (501) 268-7686.
Aug. 27 – Sept. 2
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.