Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting
BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the Izard County Senior Center on Arkansas 9, south of Brockwell. George Lankford of Batesville will speak about the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and how local groups throughout Arkansas can use the Sesquicentennial to think about the issues of the Civil War.
Writer’s Guild Meeting
BATESVILLE — The White River Writer’s Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to noon 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.
GED Test Schedule
MELBOURNE — The free GED test will be given at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23 and 28 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building at Ozarka College in Melbourne. The test will also be given at Ozarka College in Mammoth Spring, 9 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 22; Ozarka College in Ash Flat, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 23; the Courthouse in Salem, 9 a.m. Wednesday; Ozarka College in Mountain View, 9 a.m. Jan. 17 and 29; and at City Hall in Calico Rock, 9 a.m. Jan. 24. Those taking the test must present an Arkansas photo ID, a Social Security card and proof of passing practice-test scores dated within the last year. Registration is required and can be done by calling Ozarka College at (870) 368-7371 or (800) 821-4335 before the day of the test.
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.
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.
UACCB Board of Visitors Meeting
BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 in Room 104 of Independence Hall at UACCB.
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 three days in advance. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mybatesville.org.
Beginning Beekeeping Course
SEARCY — A three-part beginning beekeeping course will be held from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 4, 11 and 18 in Room 123 of the Pryor-England Science Building at Harding University. The free class is open to the public and is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. For more information, call the White County Cooperative Extension Office at (501) 268-5394.
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 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, 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 — Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer a class on learning the tricks of cooking sweet — and healthy — treats. 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 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. 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.
Griffithville Alumni Reunion
GRIFFITHVILLE — There will be an alumni reunion March 15 and 16 for all who attended school in Griffithville. For more information, contact Stacy Southerland at (817) 996-7672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.