This week's events

Originally Published May 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 24, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.
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May 26

Augusta Days

AUGUSTA — The 16th annual Augusta Days Festival will continue today in downtown Augusta. Admission is free. The festival will feature a variety of activities and entertainment. For more information, call (870) 347-6457.

Gospel Concert

RUSSELL — Nashville recording artists Bill and Viki Sky will be in concert at 1 p.m. at Russell Missionary Baptist Church, just off U.S. 67, exit 60. The Skys have appeared at various venues across the United States and Canada, as well as on major television networks. There is no admission charge for the concert, but a love offering will be taken. Lunch will be served at noon.

May 27

Republican Committee Meeting

CABOT — The Lonoke County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Grandpa’s Barbecue on North Second Street. The committee meets the fourth Monday of every month. For more information, contact Irene Ernst, secretary, at (501) 941-4905 or visit

AARP Meeting and Potluck

CABOT — The Cabot AARP chapter’s monthly meeting and potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

May 28

NAMI Meeting

SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cypress Room of White County Medical Center South. The support group is free to anyone who is a caregiver or consumer. For more information, call Pat Bolding at (501) 268-7686.

Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant. There will be a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Don Culwall, retired University of Central Arkansas botany professor, will discuss Arkansas’ trees. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. The public is invited. For more information, visit or email

May 29

Vatican II Series

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Cherokee Village will present the last in a five-part series, The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II. A DVD will be shown from 6:45-7:45, following the 6 p.m. Mass. Discussion will follow, and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the church office at (870) 257-2850.

June 1

Pearling Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a pearling workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will have an opportunity to make necklaces, bracelets or earrings and learn about the history of the freshwater pearling industry on the Black River. The cost will be $20 for necklaces, $10 for bracelets and $5 for earring sets.

Lockup for Life

WILBURN — The Wilburn Friends and Family Relay for Life Team will hold a Lockup for Life from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilburn Fire Station. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer research. Participants will be “locked up” and will have to raise a $100 “bond” to get out of jail. Each “jailbird” may ask 10 friends to donate $10 each or use another method to raise the required $100. After the event, participants will be provided a meal. For more information, call Danita Hayes at (501) 206-2505.

Fulton County Golf Tournament

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Fulton County Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course. The cost is $200 per four-person team. Proceeds will go to the JoKay Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Deadline

SEARCY — The deadline to apply for White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund Inc. summer scholarships is Saturday. The fund awards scholarships to White County single parents who have minor children and are pursuing postsecondary education in order to achieve skilled employment. The application is available at, or call (501) 230-2414.


Dig Into Reading

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library will offer a summer reading program, Dig Into Reading. Registration will begin June 3 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 Class

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.

Artist of the Month

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Public Library’s Artist of the Month is Bert Worsencroft, whose works will be on display at the library through Friday. Worsencroft is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since childhood. His main interest is painting.

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.


Accordion Players Gathering

BATESVILLE — There will be a time for accordion players to gather from 7-9 p.m. June 3 in the Community Room at First Community Bank in Batesville. For more information, call (870) 307-0258.

Batesville Chamber Golf Classic

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Chamber Golf Classic at 10 a.m. June 7 at The Course at Eagle Mountain. The registration fee for a team of four is $375, which includes coolers, beverages, breakfast, lunch and two golf carts. The tournament is limited to the first 25 registered teams. Registration can be done online at Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

A Day With Janet Carson

NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar, A Day With Janet Carson, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Arkansas State University-Newport Student/Community Center. Carson is the horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardener state coordinator. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The cost for the event is $15 and includes lunch and door prizes. Registration is required by June 10. To register, call (870) 523-7450, or email for more information.

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. June 15, 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

Senior Circle Trips

NEWPORT — The Harris Hospital Senior Circle Association is accepting reservations for three trips this year. A rail trip to New Orleans will be June 17-20, with a cost of $699 per person. A motorcoach trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto will be Sept. 1-8, with a cost of $789 per person. There will also be a seven-day cruise from New Orleans to the western Caribbean from Oct. 13-19. The cost is $1,069 to $1,420 per person, depending on the type of cabin. For more information, call Circle adviser Margaret Goodman at (870) 512-3030.

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.

Mountains, Music and Motorcycles

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The second Mountains, Music and Motorcycles car show will be Aug. 17 in the Centennial Bank parking lot. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon. The 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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