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This week's eventsOriginally Published June 20, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 19, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will show the movie Safe Haven, rated PG-13, at 5 p.m.
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.
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 www.elliottfoundation.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, which is similar to a poker run, 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 www.rumblinaroundtheridge.com.
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.
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.
Tea Party Meeting
SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmichael Center, 801 S. Elm. The group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month, and meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Ernie Blount at (501) 278-9413 or email email@example.com.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Meeting
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, call Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. 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.
SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cypress Room at White County Medical Center South. The topic for the meeting will be medication. Those attending may 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.
Audubon Society Meeting
CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. 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 email@example.com or visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com.
Nixon Book Worms
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The book Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls, will be discussed.
Artist of the Month
ASH FLAT — Cathy Demko is the June Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Library. Demko’s art career spans 30 years. Some of her work is showcased in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and is featured in the Arkansas Artists Engagement Calendar. Her portrait of Gov. Mike Beebe is part of the Arkansas Governor’s permanent collection. Demko is an official U.S. Coast Guard artist and a U.S. Post Office Cancellation Stamp artist. For more information about Demko’s art, visit www.cathydemko.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JACKSONVILLE — A poker game night for adults 18 and older will begin at 6 on June 27 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. No registration is required.
American Girl Book Club
JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 28 at the Esther D. Nixon Library to discuss Kara Shows the Way: A Sister Story.
Smoked Pork Butt Sale
HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will hold a smoked pork butts sale. The group will smoke the meat June 28. To place an order, call (501) 362-6018 or contact any Rotarian. The price is $35 per unit, and the meat can be picked up between 8-9:30 a.m. June 29 in the Eagle Bank parking lot on Main Street. Proceeds will go for scholarships and community projects.
SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will have its annual iris sale from 8 a.m. to noon June 29 at the farmers market on the court square in Searcy. In addition to flowers from the gardens of local members, plants will also be available from Nanna’s Garden.
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 www.mountainsmusicmotorcycles.com.
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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