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.
Guest Artist Exhibit
ASH FLAT — Terri Jo Fowler is Guest Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Public Library. Her work will be displayed, including oil paintings with themes ranging from rocks to shoes. She also paints pet portraits.
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 email@example.com, or visit www.HerronCenter.org.
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.
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will offer an Introduction to Embroidery workshop on Jan. 19. This trip back in time will offer students an opportunity 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.
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.
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.
BATESVILLE — John Hornor Jacobs, a Lyon College graduate and a novelist, will give a public interview and reading on the Lyon campus Feb. 5. 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 the Lyon’s Visiting Writer Series. For more information on this and other Lyon College activities, call (870) 307-7488, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, or visit www.calicorock.us.
Cooking Sweet Treats
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer a class on learning the tricks of cooking sweet — and healthy — treats for their valentines. The recipes will include whole-grain cookies and fresh-fruit delight. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Smokehouse at the park. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Americans 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
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