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This week's events — TROriginally Published September 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated August 30, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.
Civil War Exhibit
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Museum of Military History’s traveling exhibit, Civil War 1861-1865, will conclude today. The exhibit includes a time line of war events in Arkansas, with images and narratives on the places and battles of significance. The exhibit was produced by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission to the museum is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military personnel, and $1 for students. For more information, call DannaKay Duggar at (501) 241-1943 or email email@example.com.
Hands On in the Park
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold Hands On in the Park to mark Labor Day weekend. Events will continue today and Monday. Short sessions will allow attendees to experience multiple crafts. The Craft Village will be open today and Monday for the holiday weekend. Admission prices vary depending on the activities, with a craft ticket going for $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted free. In those same age groups, a music ticket is $12 and $7, while a combination of the two costs $19.50 and $10.25, respectively. For more information, call (870) 269-3851, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
Labor Day Weekend Programs
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will hold owl prowls, star-gazing tours, black-powder historic firearm demonstrations and town tours during the Labor Day weekend. Activities will continue today and Monday. A detailed schedule can be obtained from the park. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 892-4708 or email email@example.com.
Beginners Computer Class
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Computers for Beginners at noon. The class is for people who have never used a computer. Registration is required. There is a sign-up sheet at the library’s front desk.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Tween Club at 4 p.m. Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. This class is for ages 9-12 and includes games, crafts and snacks.
After-school Story Time
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer after-school story times for ages 6-8 at 4 p.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18. The sessions include stories, crafts and snacks.
Preschool Story Time
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer preschool story times for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. The sessions include stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts.
POCAHONTAS — The Stroll the Square Gallery Walk will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. in historic downtown Pocahontas. The evening will showcase town businesses and area artists. There will be a meet-and-greet with the artists, demonstrations, live music, food and more. Special themes will highlight each of these free monthly events. For more information, call (870) 248-0450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merling Trio Concert
SEARCY — Harding University’s concert lyceum series will kick off with a performance by the Merling Trio at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Founded in 1993, the Merling Trio is a traveling classical music act comprised of violinist Renata Knific, cellist Bruce Uchimura and pianist Susan Uchimura. Tickets are $3 and will be sold at the door. For more information, call the music department at (501) 279-4343.
CABOT — Michael Kelley, a vocal impressionist who has toured with the USO while entertaining U.S. troops overseas and has worked for Princess Cruises, will perform at 7 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Cabot. He will sing in some of the more than 50 voices of famous people, possibly including imitations of Dwight Yoakum, Buck Owens, Nat King Cole, Aaron Neville, Elvis Presley and more. A love offering will be collected for Hope’s Closet and Food Pantry, and for Kelley’s family. For more information, call (501) 259-3799.
A Buddy for Ben
CABOT — Zumba Instructors of Cabot will host a Glow Party from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church. All proceeds will go to purchase a Buddy for Ben, an autism-trained service dog for Ben, a 6-year-old in the Cabot community who was born with chromosome 18q deletion and was also diagnosed with autism. For more information on Ben, visit www.abuddyforben.com. For more information on the fundraiser, email email@example.com.
Driver Safety Course
SEARCY — The PrimeTimes of White County Medical Center will offer an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. To get to the course site, enter from the back of the hospital, off Moore Street, and take the elevator to the first floor. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1050.
Used Book Sale
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Paperbacks will sell for 50 cents, and hardbacks will cost $1.
Folk Dance Days
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold Folk Dance Days on Sept. 6-8 in the Administration Building at the park. The event will feature workshops for people of all ages, focusing on traditional dance styles such as clogging, jig dancing and contra dancing. Dance troupes, instructors and bands will converge on the park for the event. For a detailed schedule or preregistration information, call (870) 269-3851, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.
JACKSONVILLE – Experience living history Sept. 7-8 at Jacksonville’s historic Reed’s Bridge sixth annual Civil War battle re-enactment on Arkansas 161. Sept. 7's events include 9:30 a.m., camps open to the public.; 10 a.m., drill by re-enactors; 10 a.m.-noon, Conway Women’s Chorus, noon-2 p.m., Salted Dogs Band; 1 p.m., soldier’s formation; 2 p.m., re-enactment of The Battle of Reed’s Bridge; and 5 p.m., camps closed to the public. Sept. 8’s events include 9:30 a.m., camps open to the public; 10a.m., church service; 11 a.m., church choir; noon, drill by re-enactors; 1 p.m.,re-enactment of the Marmaduke & Walker Duel; and 2 p.m., camps and battlefield closed to the public.
White County Fair
SEARCY — The 77th annual White County Fair is slated for Sept. 7-14 at the county fairgrounds, 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. There will be two armband nights this year, as well as an afternoon armband promotion. Free admission will be offered on Sept. 10. For more information, call (501) 268-1568, email email@example.com, or visit whitecountyfairgrounds.org.
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.
Children’s Story Time
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 368 E. Main St., will offer story time for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, beginning this week. 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.
Parking Lot Market Sale
CABOT — Christ United Methodist Church will host a parking-lot market sale from 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of September, October and November. 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.
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library is offering 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sanitation Pickup Schedule Change
SEARCY — The city of Searcy Sanitation Department has temporarily changed its hours for safety reasons because of high temperatures. Residential garbage and recycle pickup will begin at 6 a.m. All other areas of operation will remain the same. This scheduling change will remain in effect until further notice.
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.
September WCIS Meeting
SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at 605 E. Race St. Alice and Fred Jewell will present a pictorial review of their recent trips to Alaska, Albania and Turkey. All iris lovers are invited. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Teen Time at 4 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. This is a time for teens ages 13-19 to hang out, play games, use the library’s laptops, have snacks and work on projects for school or just for fun.
Batesville Business After Hours
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Shooting Sports Commission will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex, 3600 N. Saint Louis St. in Batesville. The commission will announce a major range expansion at the event and introduce Lori Lynch, former chief of education for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, as the new chief operating officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. Independence County native Randy Milligan will also be recognized as the new president of the foundation. Shooting and refreshments will be available.
UACCB Community Picnic
BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a community picnic to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 on the lawn outside the Nursing and Allied Health Building and the Row Johns Library Building. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be prepared and served on site by John 3:16, and music will be provided by Danny Dozier. There will be a bounce house for children. UACCB Chancellor Deborah Frazier will provide an update regarding fall enrollment and will recognize UACCB’s staff, faculty and adjunct faculty members.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a family movie night at 5:30 Sept. 10. Super Buddies, rated G, will be shown.
Retired Teachers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Sept. 10 at the Rustic Inn. Act 331, which could affect all retired school personnel’s supplemental insurance, will be addressed. All retired school personnel are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.
Basic Word for Beginners
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Word for Beginners at noon Sept. 10, 17 and 24. The class is an introduction to Microsoft Word and word processing. Registration is required. There is a sign-up sheet at the library’s front desk.
Field of Heroes
HEBER SPRINGS — The Field of Heroes — a program offering flags to be purchased and flown on the Cleburne County Courthouse lawn until Veterans Day in recognition of patriots of any service organization — will kick off Sept. 11. There will be a ribbon to identify whom the flag is honoring, the service organization and if the military member
was killed in action. The flags will be given to the purchasing person at the closing ceremony on Veterans Day. Flags and a placard are $30. The flags can be purchased from American Legion Post 64 Auxiliary members, or call the post at (501) 362-9979. Proceeds benefit local veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and nonprofit organizations.
Patriots Day Program
HEBER SPRINGS — American Legion Post 64, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the Legion and the community of Heber Springs will hold a program to recognize the patriots who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the patriots of all service organizations. The event will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 on the north lawn of the Cleburne County Courthouse.
Centennial Bank Honors Employee
CABOT — Centennial Bank will host an event in honor of Dorothy Putt’s 40th anniversary of employment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the downtown Centennial Bank, 300 W. Main. Friends and community members are invited to a come-and-go reception.
Model Airplane Club
HEBER SPRINGS — Model airplane enthusiasts are invited to a meeting of the Heber Area Radio-Control Airplane Club at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. No flight experience is needed. For more information, call (870) 213-8557.
Open House and Health Fair
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will host an open house and health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at 100 Victory Circle. There is no charge to attend, and a free lunch will be provided. There will be booths for medical and therapeutic screenings, senior-assistance services and demonstrations of activities offered at the center.
Learn to Knit
JACKSONVILLE — Learn to knit at the Nixon Library at noon Sept. 12. The class is for ages 13 and older. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size 10 knitting needle. Free yarn will be provided.
True Stories Book Club
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library’s True Stories Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 to discuss Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles J. Shields. October’s title will be Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
Adult Game Night
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an adult game night with dominoes at 6 on Sept. 12 and poker on Sept. 26 for adults 18 and older who want to learn how to play and for those who want to sharpen their skills. No registration is required.
Ozark Trail Festival
HEBER SPRINGS — The Ozark Trail Festival will be held Sept. 13-15 in downtown Heber Springs at the courthouse, 300 W. Main St. The festival will include a street dance, a bicycle fun ride, a 5K/10K, a parade, music in the park, a poker run, a barbecue cook-off, a costume contest, a car cruise, a blood drive and more. All proceeds will benefit childhood-cancer research. For more information, call (501) 362-8402, email email@example.com, or visit www.cleburnecountyar.com.
Toddler Story Time
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Toddler Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 for children ages 12-36 months. The sessions will include music, movement, stories and playtime.
Give a Stitch
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will give sewing lessons during Give a Stitch at 4 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 for ages 13 and older. Preregistration is available, but walk-ins are welcome until the class is full.
HARDY — The Spring River Car Club will hold its 2013 Car Show on Sept. 14 at Loberg Park in Hardy. Registration will start at 8 a.m. with a $20 fee for participants. Trophies will be presented to winners in various categories. Food and drinks will be available, as well as door prizes, cash prizes for trivia, etc. There will also be a cruise to downtown Hardy on the evening of Sept. 13; all are welcome. For more information, call Steve Hartwell at (870) 257-5878 or Chuck Roby at (870) 257-2291.
Gourds: The Versatile Plant
POWHATAN — Gourds: The Versatile Plant, a beginner’s gourd-crafting workshop, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Powhatan Historic State Park. Participants will learn how to decorate and shape these versatile and unusual plants. Registration is $20 and includes all materials and tools. Attendees are asked to bring protective clothing, as some materials used may stain. For more information or to register, contact the park at (870) 878-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to Crochet
JACKSONVILLE — Learn to crochet at the Nixon Library at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. This class is for ages 13 and older. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size H crochet hook. Free yarn will be provided.
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