Grief Share Support Program
CABOT — The Grief Share Support Program will begin Saturday and be held from 9-11 a.m. each Saturday for 13 weeks at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. There is a $15 registration fee, and scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 605-8082 or (501) 941-2563.
River Poets Meeting
BATESVILLE — The River Poets of Batesville will meet from 7-9 p.m. in the Conference Room of the University of Community College at Batesville Library. All who are interested in poetry are invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 350-6092.
Comfort Foods Cooking Class
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold a cooking class on comfort foods Jan. 12. Attendees will spend the day learning how to cook winter comfort foods such as stews, ham and beans, cornbread, dried-fruit cobblers, Ozark pudding and skillet cake. The dishes are representative of the staple meals for the early Ozarks homesteaders. The $30 fee for the class covers a lunch of the cooking-class results and copies of recipes. Space is limited, and preregistration is required by Dec. 31. For more information, call (870) 269-3851, email email@example.com or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
Writer’s Guild Meeting
BATESVILLE — The White River Writer’s Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15 in the Conference Room of the Citizen’s Branch Bank at the top of Ramsey Mountain. All who are interested in writing are invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 350-6092.
POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a beginner’s knitting workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19. The cost is $15 per person. Tools and materials will be provided, and participants will be given a project to take home. Attendees are asked to bring a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call (870) 878-6765.
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will offer an Introduction to Embroidery workshop on Jan. 19. This trip back in time will allow students to learn a variety of stitches and patterns. Attendees are asked to bring scrap fabric. The cost is $15. Reservations are required and must be made at least three days prior to the workshop. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Batesville Chamber Business Expo
BATESVILLE — The 2013 Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held Jan. 23 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. This fourth annual expo will include awards presentations. While the event is open to chamber members only from 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to attend from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call (870) 793-2378, email email@example.com, or visit www.mybatesville.org.
Black History Month
POCAHONTAS — The Eddie Mae Herron Center and Museum will observe Black History Month throughout February with activities and events that will include hog butchering, quilting, food preparation and lectures. Admission to the events is free. For more information, call (870) 892-4661, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.HerronCenter.org.
BATESVILLE — John Hornor Jacobs, a Lyon College graduate and a novelist, will appear on the Lyon campus Feb. 5 for a public interview and reading. The interview will be at 11 a.m. in the Alphin Board Room of the Alphin Building. The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel. Jacobs’ appearance is part of Lyon’s Visiting Writer Series. For more information on this and other Lyon College activities, call (870) 307-7488, email email@example.com or visit www.lyon.edu.
CALICO ROCK — The Sweetheart Auction will be held Feb. 9 in Calico Rock. This auction will feature a myriad of items, ranging from furniture to local crafts. Admission to the auction is free. For times, location and other information, call (870) 297-8665, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.calicorock.us.
Cooking Sweet Treats
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Visitors to Ozark Folk Center State Park can spend a day learning the tricks of cooking sweet — and healthy — treats for their valentines on Feb. 9. The recipes will include items such as whole-grain cookies and fresh-fruit delight. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Smokehouse at the park. Class attendees should bring a brown-bag lunch to eat with the treats they prepare. The cost for the class is $30. Space is limited, and preregistration is required by Jan. 28. For more information, call (870) 269-3851, email email@example.com or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will offer a Gourd Crafts Workshop on Feb. 9. The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. Attendees will learn how to turn a plain garden gourd into a fun craft project while finding out how American Indians and pioneers used gourds for hundreds of years. Workshop space is limited. Reservations are required and must be made at least three days in advance. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Buffet
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Skillet Restaurant at Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer a Valentine’s Day buffet for sweethearts on Feb. 14. For the cost, serving times and more information, call (870) 269-3851, email email@example.com or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.