This week's events — TR

Originally Published August 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated August 23, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.
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Aug. 25

Golf Tournament

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Lions Club’s 49th annual Charlie Rice Memorial Golf Tournament will continue Aug. 25 with an 8 a.m. tee time and a shotgun start at Cherokee Village’s Championship North and South courses. All proceeds will go to the Cherokee Village Lions Club charities. For more information, call Vickie Rice at (870) 856-2983 or email

Aug. 26

Gospel Performance

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

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

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 Aug. 26 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 Monday 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

Aug. 27

NAMI Meeting

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 or visit

Aug. 30

Blood Drive

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

Aug. 30 and 31

Tribute to Grandpa Jones

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Celebrating Grandpa Jones’ special connection with Ozark Folk Center State Park, park officials will hold celebrity concerts 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, or visit

Aug. 31

Kiwanis Youth Football League

BATESVILLE — Registration for the Kiwanis Youth Football League will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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

90th Birthday Celebration

FLOYD — Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Ella Gail Scott Benton’s 90th birthday from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Floyd Assembly of God Church. The family requests no gifts.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Labor Day Weekend Programs

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will hold owl prowls, star-gazing tours, black-powder historic firearm demonstrations and town tours during the Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. A detailed schedule can be obtained from the park. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email


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 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, 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.

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.

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.

RepublicanCommittee 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

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.


Beginners Computer Class

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Computers for Beginners at noon Sept. 3. The class is for people who have never used a computer. Registration is required. There is a sign-up sheet at the library’s front desk.

Tween Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Tween Club at 4 p.m. on Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. This class is for ages 9-12 and includes games, crafts and snacks.

After-school Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer after-school story times for ages 6-8 at 4 p.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18. The sessions include stories, crafts and snacks.

Preschool Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer preschool story times for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. The sessions include stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts.

Gallery Walk

POCAHONTAS — The Stroll the Square Gallery Walk will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 in historic downtown Pocahontas. The evening will showcase town businesses and area artists. There will be a meet-and-greet with the artists, demonstrations, live music, food and more. Special themes will highlight each of these free monthly events. For more information, call (870) 248-0450 or email

Many Voices

CABOT — Michael Kelley, a vocal impressionist who has toured with the USO while entertaining U.S. troops overseas and has worked for Princess Cruises, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Grace Fellowship Church in Cabot. He will sing in some of the more than 50 voices of famous people, possibly including imitations of Dwight Yoakum, Buck Owens, Nat King Cole, Aaron Neville, Elvis Presley and more. A love offering will be collected for Hope’s Closet and Food Pantry, and for Kelley’s family. For more information, call (501) 259-3799.

Driver Safety Course

SEARCY — The PrimeTimes of White County Medical Center will offer an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Hubach Center. To get to the course site, enter from the back of the hospital, off Moore Street, and take the elevator to the first floor. 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.

Used Book Sale

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7. Paperbacks will sell for 50 cents, and hardbacks will cost $1.

Folk Dance Days

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold Folk Dance Days on Sept. 6-8 in the Administration Building at the park. The event will feature workshops for people of all ages, focusing on traditional dance styles such as clogging, jig dancing and contra dancing. Dance troupes, instructors and bands will converge on the park for this event. For a detailed schedule or preregistration information, call (870) 269-3851, email, or visit

White County Fair

SEARCY — The 77th annual White County Fair is slated for Sept. 7-14 at the county fairgrounds, at 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. There will be two armband nights this year, as well as an afternoon armband promotion. Free admission will be offered on Sept. 10. For more information, call (501) 268-1568, email, or visit

Teen Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Teen Time at 4 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. This is a time for teens ages 13-19 to hang out, play games, use the library’s laptops, have snacks and work on projects for school or just for fun.

Family Movie

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a family movie night at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Super Buddies, rated G, will be shown.

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.

Basic Word for Beginners

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Word for Beginners at noon Sept. 10, 17 and 24. The class is an introduction to Microsoft Word and word processing. Registration is required. There is a sign-up sheet at the library’s front desk.

Learn to Knit

JACKSONVILLE — Learn to knit at the Nixon Library at noon Sept. 12. The class is for ages 13 plus. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size 10 knitting needle. Free yarn will be provided.

True Stories Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library’s True Stories Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 to discuss Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles J. Shields. October’s title will be Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

Adult Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an adult game night with dominoes at 6 on Sept. 12 and poker on Sept. 26. for adults 18 and older who want to learn how to play and for those who want to sharpen their skills. No registration is required.

Toddler Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Toddler Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 for children ages 12-36 months. The sessions will include music, movement, stories and playtime.

Give a Stitch

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will give sewing lessons during Give a Stitch at 4 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 for ages 13 and older. Preregistration is available, but walk-ins are welcome until the class is full.

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — Learn to crochet at the Nixon Library at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. This class is for ages 13-plus. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size H crochet hook. Free yarn will be provided.

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.

Clothing Swap

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a clothing swap at 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Participants are invited to choose some free used clothing and donate some of their own.

Movie: Oblivion

JACKSONVILLE —The Nixon Library will show the movie Oblivion, rated PG-13, at 5 p.m. Sept. 17.

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

Extreme Couponing

JACKSONVILLE —The Nixon Library will hold a session titled Extreme Couponing at 6 p.m. Sept. 19. Katina Robinson will show participants how to save money with coupons.

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.

Nixon Library Open House

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23. See what the library has to offer for the upcoming school year and beyond. The fun, educational event will include a technology petting zoo and more.

Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Nixon Library. The group will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin. Crying Tree, by Naseem Rakha, will be discussed in October.

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 Lifelong 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 To preregister, contact Lisa Wilmans in the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802.

Family Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a Family Game Night from 4-5:30 Sept. 25 in the library meeting room, then from 6-8 p.m. the event will move to Game Zone Alpha for more games and fun.

Classics for Teens

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Classics for Teens at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. The group will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, will be discussed in October. Snacks and drinks are provided.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Nixon Library. The club will discuss Felicity Learns a Lesson, by Valerie Tripp.

Pastel Workshop

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council will offer a pastel workshop, The Landscape in Pastel: Exploring Techniques, taught by Pleasant Plains artist Karen Barker. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on Sept. 28 at the Gallery on Main at 246 E. Main St. Participants will explore landscape painting in pastels using various techniques, including wet and dry underpainting. Artists of all levels of experience are encouraged to sign up. The cost of the workshop is $50 per person, which includes all supplies. For more information, contact BAAC at (870) 793-3382 or, or stop by the gallery to sign up.


JACKSONVILLE — The Ladies of the Knights and Knights of Columbus Council 11604 will hold their 10th annual Oktoberfest at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 108 N. First St. The event will feature a German-themed dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $15 per adult. Proceeds will benefit the Knights and Ladies charitable organizations. For more information or tickets, call Theresa at (501) 843-8251 or Linda at (501) 843-7655. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Class of ’63 Reunion

CABOT — The 1963 class of Cabot High School will hold a 50-year reunion Oct. 12 at The University Cafe at Arkansas State University-Beebe. A meet and greet will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6. For more information, call Norma Crutchfield at (501) 743-8886 or (501) 843-5925 or Irma Lee Heffner (501) 259-5187; or email Shelly Moran at shellyamoran@gmailcom.

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