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This week's events in the Three Rivers areaPublished October 27, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
SEARCY — Searcy Beauty College and its future artists of hair and nails will present a style show at 5 p.m. at The Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore St. The event, which will benefit the White County Aging Program, will feature a showcase of future professional artists as they display their craft, featuring hairstyles and nail designs on models of all ages. Every donation will earn the contributor tokens to use to vote for a favorite model. Each dollar is worth one token. Admission is free. Enjoy refreshments, a raffle for prizes and the opportunity to make a donation.
AARP Potluck Dinner
CABOT — Cabot’s AARP chapter will hold a potluck dinner, entertainment and a short monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Members and those interested in membership are invited to attend.
Tea Party Meeting
SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP in Searcy. Shawn Fisher, an assistant professor of American and military history at Harding University, will speak on Gun Control and the Second Amendment. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, call (501) 278-9413, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacksonville Citizens Police Alumni Meeting
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road. Guest speaker Michelle Kulesa will talk about victims’ rights. For more information, contact Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email@example.com.
Oct. 28 and 29
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Theatre will perform Dracula, Baby, a musical comedy, at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at The Pavilion in the Pines, 21 Park Road. Admission is by donation only, with proceeds benefiting the Arkansas Dream Center of Heber Springs and The Christian Health Center. For more information, visit www.hebertheatre.com.
Magic Show and Costume Party
NEWPORT — The Arkansas State University-Newport/Iron Mountain Regional Arts Council Children’s Series will get underway at 6 p.m. when magician Rocky Clements brings his Show of Wonders to the ASUN Center for the Arts. Admission is free, and children 12 and younger are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Children will take part in a parade of costumes at the front of the stage prior to the performance, and treats will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.
Arts Center Reception
BATESVILLE — The public is invited to a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Batesville Area Arts Center Gallery on Main, 246 E. Main St. The event will include refreshments and news about the organization.
Craft Sale and Country Store
JACKSONVILLE — St. Jude’s Prayer Shawl Group and Merry Widows will have a craft sale and country store from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive. A jambalaya dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. For more information, call (501) 982-4891.
Kids Bible Club
WARD — The Kids Bible Club for children in first through sixth grades will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for its last session at Ward United Methodist Church, at Scott and Arkansas 367 across from the Ward Community Center. The club includes storytelling, singing and light snacks. There is no cost for the program, and transportation is available. For more information, call Rick Meadows at (501) 843-3279 or (501) 327-9222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Share Celebration
JACKSONVILLE — Second Baptist Church of Jacksonville invites everyone to its annual Harvest Share Celebration from 5-8 p.m. at the church, at 1117 N. James St. The free event will offer fellowship for family and friends of all ages, as well as a hayride, food, games and music. For more information, call (501) 985-2502.
Lyon College Haunted House
BATESVILLE — Lyon College’s Student Activities Council will host an insane-asylum-themed Haunted House for Lyon students, faculty and staff and the Batesville community from 7 p.m. to midnight at 2150 Bearette St. The event is free.
Trick-or-Treat on the Square
SEARCY — The annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in downtown Searcy. For more information or to reserve a table to pass out candy and information about your business or organization, call (501) 279-1010 or contact Searcy Parks & Recreations, 801 S. Elm St. The fee for a table is $10. Table set-up and decorating will begin at 3:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for the best Halloween decorations.
Oct. 31 and Nov. 2
Candy for the Kids
POWHATAN — The Lake Charles State Park Visitor Center will have candy for kids from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 at the Visitor Center, 3705 Arkansas 25. Children are invited to dress in costumes and get treats while supplies last.
ASU-Searcy Open House
SEARCY — Arkansas State University-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave., will host an open house from 1-6 p.m. in the main building’s multipurpose room to celebrate 10 years as a campus of Arkansas State University-Beebe. Open to the public, the event will highlight the growth and unity with ASU-Beebe in the past 10 years. For more information, call (501) 207-6200.
NEWPORT — A flu-shot clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 108 of the Center for the Arts at Arkansas State University-Newport. The clinic is open to the public. The flu shots will be given at no cost, but the shots will be filed with the recipients’ insurance providers, and those receiving the vaccine are asked to bring their insurance cards.
Photography Contest Entry Deadline
MAMMOTH SPRING — The Mammoth Spring Tree Board and the Spring River Lions Club are sponsoring a photography contest open to area residents. A tree must be present in the photo, and photos do not have to be mounted. The contest is open to youths and adults, and the deadline for entry is Friday. The first-prize winner will receive $100, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25. Photos can be turned in at the Mammoth Spring City Hall. For more information, call Mayor Jean Pace at (870) 625-3518.
Nov. 1 and 2
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the third annual Holiday Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. To reserve tables and booth spaces, direct-marketing consultants and craft vendors may contact the Fulton County Fair at (870) 895-5565 or email@example.com.
Parking Lot Market Sale
CABOT — Christ United Methodist Church will host a parking-lot market sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Spots cost $10. Participants may bring yard-sale items, crafts, homemade goodies, etc. to Christ UMC, 15361 Arkansas 5. For more information, call (501) 529-0604.
Annual Kirk of the Hills Holiday Bazaar
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Holiday Bazaar will begin at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 250 Dave Creek Parkway. There will be baked goods, home-canned pickles, relishes, jams and jellies, soup and cookie mixes, as well as handmade items, including crafts, jewelry, art, embroidered items, holiday décor and fun items — all made by the ladies of the Kirk. Along with the bizarre, knives will be sharpened for a modest donation. The Kirk Men’s Club will serve a lunch of their famous grilled hot dogs. Tickets for a drawing are $1 each or six for $5, with the chance to win one of three prizes. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kay at (501) 626-4249 or Lois at (501) 884-6281.
SEARCY — The SAME Café will be open from 4-5:30 p.m. at the West Side Church of Christ, 709 W. Arch St. Note the new hours of operation. The SAME Café is open the first and third Saturdays of the month to anyone in the community who would like a free warm meal.
Nov. 2 and 3
Pioneer Village Fall Fest
SEARCY — Pioneer Village will host its annual Fall Fest from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at 1200 Higginson St. There will be costumed guides, and all buildings will be open. The family-oriented event will feature music, food, pioneer games for children, handmade items, crafters, demonstrations and a bake sale. Civil War re-enactors will shoot their cannons throughout the event. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 580-6633.
GARNER — The Daisy Petals China Painting Club meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at Garner Baptist Church, 114 N. Main. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Glenda Hale at (501) 726-3281.
Fall Sessions for Musicians
BATESVILLE — Accordion, guitar, keyboard, violin and harmonica players of all experience levels are invited to come listen or play from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2, at First Community Bank.
Friends of the Library Book Shop
HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of The Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers a large variety of books at bargain prices. Proceeds will benefit all the libraries in Cleburne County, including the new library in Quitman.
Children’s Story Time
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 368 E. Main St., offers story time for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. The event will include stories, videos and crafts conducted by librarian Vanessa Adams. The program lasts about an hour, and parents are requested to attend. For more information, call the library at (870) 793-8814, or visit www.indcolib.com.
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library offers free computer classes, geared for adults of all ages. Topics will include using a mouse and setting up an email account. Reservations are required. Call the library at (870) 793-8814 to register. For more information on this and other library events, visit www.indcolib.com.
Free GED Classes
MELBOURNE — Free GED classes are available at the following Ozarka College campuses: Melbourne, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Mammoth Spring, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Ash Flat, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and Mountain View, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Registration is ongoing. For more information, call the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (800) 821-4335, ext. 2051, or in Izard County, call (870) 368-2051.
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.
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.
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.
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 lonokegop.com.
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.
Big Band Concert
NEWPORT — The Arkansas State University-Newport Concert-Lecture series will present the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Big Band at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the ASUN Center for the Arts. The group will play music that was performed and broadcast from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis during the golden years of big-band music. Admission is free.
Town Hall Meeting
SEARCY — A town hall meeting on bullying will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Searcy High School cafeteria. The public is encouraged to attend.
Presentation for Seniors
JACKSONVILLE — A presentation on how to avoid senior-adult financial abuse and scams will be given at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Christian Church Jacksonville, 200 E. Martin St. Mark T. Wilson, vice president and business development officer at First Arkansas Bank and Trust, will be the presenter. Topics will include protecting your personal information, Internet security, ID theft, lottery and other mail scams, and how to protect yourself and your money. For more information, contact Steve Summers at (870) 710-1508.
Big Band Concert
NEWPORT — The Arkansas State University-Newport Concert-Lecture series will present the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Big Band at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the ASUN Center for the Arts. The group will entertain with music historically performed and broadcast from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis during the golden years of big-band music. Admission is free.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4513 will hold their third annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at 2531 Arkansas 330 S. A wide variety of crafts and baked goods will be available from more than 20 vendors. Proceeds from the event will benefit veterans via the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary. Admission is free. For more information, call Patty Sullivan at (501) 884-5461.
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Masonic Lodge will conduct a special memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Capt. Andrew R. Porter’s monument in the Oaklawn Cemetery. In 1847, Porter led his company of Independence County mounted volunteers at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War. He was killed leading the charge against an enemy artillery position. The ceremony will include a flag presentation and wreath laying by the Knights Templar Honor Guard, and a special Masonic funeral service. The ceremony will conclude with “Amazing Grace” played on bagpipes. This event is open to the public.
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