This week's events

Originally Published January 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
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Jan. 13

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 consider issues of the Civil War.

Jan. 14

White County Tea Party Meeting

KENSETT — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen Restaurant in Kensett. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or email

Jan. 15

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.

Jan. 17

UACCB Board of Visitors Meeting

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. in Room 104 of Independence Hall at UACCB.

Jan. 19

Embroidery Workshop

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will offer an Introduction to Embroidery workshop Saturday. 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

Variety Show and Art Exhibit

BATESVILLE — Sulphur Rock Magnet School will host a variety show and art exhibit at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Teachers and students will perform. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. There will be a silent auction on students’ art and donated art pieces. Proceeds will go to the Sulphur Rock Magnet School’s FANS Club.

Knitting Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a beginner’s knitting workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.


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 through January, including oil paintings with themes ranging from rocks to shoes. She also paints pet portraits.

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. Thursday and Jan. 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 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, or visit


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. The 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, or visit

Author’s Presentation

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, or visit

Sweetheart Auction

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 is free. For times, location and other information, call (870) 297-8665, email, or visit

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 are asked to 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, or visit

Gourd Crafts

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. 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

Charity Bunko Bash

CABOT — The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot will hold a charity bunko bash at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the National Guard Armory, 103 Commerce Park Drive in Cabot, as part of a Mardi Gras celebration. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit programs that support kids in need in the Cabot School District. There will be food, door prizes and a silent auction. Doors will open at 5:30. For more information, email

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, or visit

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

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