This week's events

Originally Published June 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 12, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
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June 13

Knitting Class

JACKSONVILLE — There will be a knitting class for ages 13 and up at noon at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Those attending need to register before the event and are asked to bring size 10 knitting needles. Yarn will be provided.

Book Club Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — The True Stories Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The book to be discussed is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand.

Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will host a domino game night at 6 for adults 18 and older.

June 14

Give a Stitch

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will offer lessons in knitting and crocheting for ages 13 and up at 4 p.m. Registration is available, but walk-ins will be accepted until the class is full.

June 15

Car Wash and Bake Sale

PANGBURN — The Pangburn High School band will have a car wash and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey’s Station. For more information, call (501) 728-3267.

16th Section Fish Fry

AUSTIN — The 16th Section Community Center will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes fish, chicken, shrimp and all the trimmings. Homemade desserts will be served. The price for the meal is $12. The center is at 8733 Arkansas 319. Proceeds will go to the upkeep of the center. The public is invited.

Lego My Brick

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host Lego My Brick at 2 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will show how bricks were made and used at Powhatan more than 100 years ago. Participants will experience how raw clay is processed, molded, dried and fired to become brick.

Fire Department Fish Fry

CABOT — The Tri-Community Fire Department will have a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. at the new fire station on Arkansas 321 near Bear Road. The menu will include catfish, chicken, hush puppies, french fries, slaw and homemade desserts. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Children younger than 3 may eat free. Proceeds will go to the Fire Department. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Betty Austin at (501) 676-0394 or Linda Baldwin at (501) 843-3336.

Gospel Concert

MCRAE — Robin Covington and New Road will be in concert at 7 p.m. at 16th Section Church, 3387 Arkansas 267 S. in McRae. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. A fellowship time will follow in Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (501) 454-3250.

June 15 and 22

Book Signings

BATESVILLE — Local authors Donald R. Loedding of Violet Hill and Laura McNerney of Jonesboro will hold two book signings. From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, the authors will be at Hastings, 2340 Harrison St. in Batesville, and from 1-4 p.m. June 22, they will be at Hastings in Mountain Home. Loedding has written Global Warming: The Iceman Cometh (And Other Cultural Takes) and The Search for the Bearded Clam. McNerney has written Ecstatica: Perishing in the Light.

June 17

AARP Driver Safety Course

SEARCY — The PrimeTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. The instructors are Jerry and Bertie Yates. The cost of the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Attendees are asked to park behind the hospital off Moore Street and use the elevator to go to the first floor. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at PrimeTimes at (501) 380-1050.

Retired Teachers Association Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. at Spring Park. This will be the group’s last meeting for the 2012-13 school year. Recent retirees from all schools are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Gathering for Accordion Players

BATESVILLE — There will be a gathering of accordion players from 7-9 p.m. in the Community Room at First Community Bank in Batesville. For more information, call (870) 307-0258.

Taking It to the Beach

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will have beach fun for children ages 6-8 at 10 a.m. The children will make sandcastles.

June 18

Stake Your Claim

JACKSONVILLE — Teens are invited to help decorate the teen area at the Esther D. Nixon Library at 4 p.m. Decorations will follow an underwater theme. The event is open to all teenagers.

June 19

Preschool Storytime

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will have a story time for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. The event will feature the book Very Ready Reader.


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

Dig Into Reading

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library is offering a summer reading program, Dig Into Reading. Registration is ongoing at the library, 368 E. Main St. Story time will be held every Wednesday in June and July, at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and at 2 p.m. for school-age children.

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 Thursday. 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 — There will be a Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting 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.


Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville will show the movie Safe Haven, rated PG-13, at 5 p.m. June 20.

Gospel Concert

WARD — The Dixie Melody Boys, a Southern gospel quartet, will perform at 7 p.m. June 20 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. There is no charge for admission, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 843-3336.

Understanding Depression Seminar

SEARCY — There will be an Understanding Depression Seminar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at the Henry and Grace Farrar Building on the campus of Harding University. The seminar is free to the public, and lunch will be provided. Topics include anxiety and depression, stress reduction, geriatric depression, using children’s media to help teach about grief and death, and depression and nutrition. For more information, call (501) 278-4357 or visit

Give a Stitch

JACKSONVILLE — There will be lessons in knitting and crocheting for ages 13 and older at 4 p.m. June 21 and 28 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration is available, but walk-ins will be accepted until the class is full.

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — Crochet lessons for ages 13 and up will be given at 1:30 p.m. June 22 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration is required, and participants are asked to bring a size H crochet hook. Yarn will be provided.

Victorian Toys Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host a Victorian toys workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 22. The registration fee is $10 per person, and each participant will learn about traditional toys from the 19th century and take home a homemade toy. To register, call (870) 878-6765 or email

Rockabilly Run

WALNUT RIDGE — There will be a Rockabilly Run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 in Walnut Ridge. The cost is $20 per motorcycle rider and $5 for each additional hand. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the grand prize drawing will be at 5:30 p.m. The event is similar to a poker run and will begin at Cox Powersports in Walnut Ridge, continue through the Ozark Foothills and end at the Beatles Park. Admission is free to the public. There will be food, giveaways and live music featuring Harry Larry and George, Fallen Within and Exciter, a Kiss tribute band. One biker will win a free trip to Myrtle Beach. For more information, call (870) 809-1466 or (501) 412-6497, or visit

Pioneer Village Open House

HORSESHOE BEND — The Pioneer Village Homeowners Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 in Horseshoe Bend. From Arkansas 289, turn west onto South Manor Drive and go a half mile north of the village center and follow signs to the parking areas. There will be tours of the clubhouse, pool area and grounds, and refreshments will be available. Select homes will be open for tours by owners or Realtors. Golf-cart rides will be available from parking areas to the clubhouse or to tour homes. For more information, call (870) 670-4423.

Harold Carlisle Memorial Tournament

JACKSONVILLE — The sixth annual Harold Carlisle Memorial Tournament will feature a four-person scramble, beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 24 at Southern Oaks Country Club. The cost is $100 per person, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each flight, and for longest drive and closest to the hole contests. The entry fee includes the green fee, a cart, range balls, lunch, on-course refreshments, two mulligans per player and one skirt per player. Each player will receive a door prize, and one person will have a chance to putt for $10,000. There will also be a golf ball drop with a top prize of $1,000. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Inner Peace Yoga Lesson

JACKSONVILLE — Yoga instructor Sarah Sullivan will give an introductory yoga lesson for ages 10 and older at 4 p.m. June 25.

Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Petit Jean Electric Building, 270 Quality Drive. Various animals from the Little Rock Zoo will be on hand. There will be a Dutch-treat dinner at Western Sizzlin at 5:30. Door prizes will be given during the meeting. For more information, email or visit

Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The book Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls, will be discussed.

Classics for Teens

JACKSONVILLE — The Classics for Teens group will meet at 2 p.m. June 27 at the Esther D. Nixon Library to discuss Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will have a poker game night or adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. June 27. No registration is required.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 28 to discuss Kara Shows the Way: A Sister Story.

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.

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