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Community events in the Three Rivers area

This article was published July 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

July 28

Historical Society Meeting

ASH FLAT — The summer quarterly meeting of the Sharp County Historical Society will be at 2 p.m. in the Ash Flat Library Meeting Room behind First National Banking Co. Guest speaker Jimmie Edwards will portray a private in the Army of Tennessee who left north Arkansas for a 90-day adventure and spent four years fighting for the Confederacy.

July 29 - Aug. 2

Jungle Jaunt Vacation Bible School

NEWARK — Newark Southern Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday for children in preschool through the 12th grade. The theme is Jungle Jaunt.

July 30

Family Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will show the movie Jack the Giant Slayer, rated PG-13, at 5:30 p.m.

July 31

Book Bag Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Library will have a Book Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Cleburne County Library.

Aug. 1

Mineral Club Meeting

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Walt Manger, retired geologist from the University of Arkansas, will present Cephalopods of Northern Arkansas at 10 a.m. at the Spring River Gem and Mineral Club at the Omaha Center, 20 Omaha Circle, in Cherokee Village. For more information, call club president Ruth Maxedon at (870) 257-2361.

Aug. 1-3

Old Soldiers Reunion

HEBER SPRINGS — The Old Soldiers Reunion, sponsored each year by American Legion Post 64, will be held Thursday through Saturday at Springs Park. There will be a carnival, and beauty pageants will be held at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater on Thursday and Friday. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade will assemble on the west end of Main Street near Harps Food Store and end at Spring Park. All are welcome to participate in the parade. For information about these events, contact American Legion Post 64 in Heber Springs at (501) 362-9979.

Aug. 3

A Day of Caring

SEARCY — White County Medical Center will host A Day of Caring from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ganus Athletic Center at Burks Boulevard and East Park Avenue at Harding University. A Day of Caring is a communitywide outreach program to help uninsured and underinsured residents of White County. Free medical, dental and eye screenings will be provided. Information on local social services will be provided. School supplies, Bibles, children’s socks and underwear, diapers, bags of groceries and personal-care products will be distributed. Children must be present to receive items. The 20th annual Shots for Tots and Teens will be held with A Day of Caring. A parent or guardian is required to bring the child’s shot record. Donations needed include deodorant, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other personal-care products, diapers and boxed nonperishable food items. For more information, contact WCMC Event Specialist Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1050 or


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.

Artist of the Month

ASH FLAT — Works of artist Noel Matthews will be on display at the Ash Flat Library through Wednesday. Matthews’ paintings are oil and acrylic. He is president of the Strawberry River Art Association in Horseshoe Bend and gives art lessons.

Republican Committee 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 lonoke

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.

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

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.

Brain Fitness Classes

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will offer Super Noggin brain-fitness classes for people 60 or older. There is no cost for the class, but membership to the center is $20 per year. For more information, call the center at (501) 982-2011.

TOPS Meetings

JACKSONVILLE — Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The fee is $28 annually. For more information, call Dianne at (501) 834-7603.


Relay for Life Fundraiser

SALEM — There will be a Fulton County Relay for Life fundraiser at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Ozark Mountain Music Makers Barn, featuring music by Glory Road, Dead Wood Band, Vicky Lynn and Lawless, and more. Donations will be accepted for admission. Pulled-pork plates, complete with baked beans, coleslaw and a drink, will cost $5 each, and to-go orders will also be available.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp VBS

CABOT — Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-8:15 p.m. Aug. 5-9. The theme is God’s Backyard Bible Camp. For more information or to register, visit, or call (501) 605-8082.

Chuck Wagon Gang Gospel Concert

WARD — The Chuck Wagon Gang, a mixed gospel quartet, will appear at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.

Mountains, Music and Motorcycles

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The second Mountains, Music and Motorcycles car show will be held Aug. 17 in the Centennial Bank parking lot. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. There will be 17 classes in the show. For more information, call Matt Sloan at (870) 615-0785 or Kelly Simmons at (870) 213-7644, or visit

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.

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.

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.


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