This week's events

Originally Published June 16, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 14, 2013 at 4:41 p.m.
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June 17

Designing the Next Generation Airlifter

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host Designing the Next Generation Airlifter at 7 p.m. Greg Jones, a research scientist for NASA, and Cale Zeune, an aerospace engineer, will speak at the event. The museum opens at 6 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 241-1943 or email

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.

June 20

Movie Night

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

Gospel Concert

WARD — The Dixie Melody Boys, a Southern gospel quartet, will perform at 7 p.m. 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.

June 21

Understanding Depression Seminar

SEARCY — There will be an Understanding Depression Seminar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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

June 21 and 28

Give a Stitch

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

June 22

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — Crochet lessons for ages 13 and up will be given at 1:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Book Signings

BATESVILLE — Local authors Donald R. Loedding of Violet Hill and Laura McNerney of Jonesboro will hold a book signing from 1-4 p.m. 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.


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.


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.

NAMI Meeting

SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. June 25 in the Cypress Room at White County Medical Center South. The topic for the meeting will be medication. Those attending can bring a list of medicines and supplements they take. Representatives from Harding University’s College of Pharmacy will be on hand to discuss medicine possibilities and how to use various kinds. This will be the group’s brown-bag meeting. The support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call Pat Bolding at (501) 268-7686.

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, for the program Creature Feature, suitable for all ages. Various animals from the Little Rock Zoo will be on hand. The society will have a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Western Sizzlin before the program. 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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