Retired Teachers Lunch
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Stone County Retired Teachers and school personnel will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. at Pizza Inn. All retired teachers and school personnel are invited to attend. For more information call, (870) 269-8345 or (870) 269-4505.
White County Fair Senior’s Day
SEARCY — White County Medical Center will present Seniors Day at the White County Fair from 9-11 a.m. All local senior citizens are invited to the event, which is free and includes entertainment, guest speakers, health screenings, prizes and a meal. For more information, contact the White County Medical Center marketing office at (501) 380-1050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Taste of the Tropics
MELBOURNE — The Culinary Arts department of Ozarka College will have a gourmet night, A Taste of the Tropics, from 5-8 p.m. in the Culinary Arts Dining Room in the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus, 218 College Drive. Another gourmet night is scheduled for Sept. 26 with the theme pending. The events are open to the public, and children’s menus are available. Menus are provided for the entrée selection and pricing. Reservations are recommended but not required. To reserve a place, call the department at (870) 368-2062.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Sylvania Tri-Community EHC
WARD — The Sylvania Tri-Community Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Old Austin United Methodist Church on the corner of Arkansas 38 and Ray Sowell Road near Dude’s Place. Group members will discuss their assignments at the Lonoke County Fair, to be held Monday through Sept. 22. The program will be Brain Game — ideas and activities to keep the mind and body active. All women and men are invited to attend.
White County Fair
SEARCY — The 77th annual White County Fair continues through Sept. 14 at the county fairgrounds, 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. For more information, call (501) 268-1568, email email@example.com, or visit whitecountyfairgrounds.org.
Sept. 12 and 26
Adult Game Night
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an adult game night with dominoes at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and a game night with poker at 6 p.m. 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.
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 Sept. 13 evening; all are welcome. For more information, call Steve Hartwell at (870) 257-5878 or Chuck Roby at (870) 257-2291.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cleburnecountyar.com.
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. 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 email@example.com.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Walk, benefiting Alzheimer’s Arkansas, will be held Sept. 14 at Woodland Mead Park. Prizes will be awarded to the largest family and corporate teams, as well as the individual, family team and corporate team who raise the most funds. Admission is free; however, those giving a $25 donation will receive a walk T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, call (501) 224-0021, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit alzark.org/events/walks/fairfield bay.html.
Learn to Crochet
JACKSONVILLE — Learn to crochet at the Nixon Library at 1:30 p.m. 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.
Ward Chamber Annual Jamboree
WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual jamboree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a clothing swap at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to choose some free used clothing and donate some of their own.
JACKSONVILLE —The Nixon Library will show the movie Oblivion, rated PG-13, at 5 p.m.
The Lone Bellow Concert
SEARCY — The Lone Bellow, an American musical group from Brooklyn, will perform at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at Harding University. The Lone Bellow consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Zach Williams; mandolin player and vocalist Kanene Pipkin; and guitarist and vocalist Brian Elmquist. Tickets are available at www.hardingcabtickets.com and cost $10 for university students, $15 for university faculty and $20 for the general public. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at Harding University at (501) 279-4106.
Dinner, Performance and Auction
CABOT — The Lonoke Exceptional Development Center will hold its Fine Arts for Exceptional Hearts event at 6 p.m. at the Arkansas National Guard Armory, 103 Commerce Park in Cabot. The event will include a dinner and silent auction with a performance by CAPPA and the New Creation Dance Co., and a feature performance from I CAN Dance. The center serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $35 each or $275 for a table of eight and include display of the purchaser’s name for the company or individual. For more information or tickets, contact Gina Quattlebaum at (501) 628-5580 or email@example.com.
Sept. 17 and 24
Basic Word for Beginners
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Word for Beginners at noon Sept. 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.
Ozarka College Groundbreaking with artist rendering of building
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will break ground on a new Student Services Center at 11 a.m. on the Melbourne campus, 218 College Drive, and invites the community to attend. The two-story 18,560-square-foot building will house all student services, individual and group study areas, community meeting rooms, a video conferencing center, banquet space for college and community use, and a state-of-the-art culinary learning lab. For more information, contact Carol Langston, development officer and executive assistant to the president, at (870) 368-2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Teen Time at 4 p.m. Sept. 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.
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.
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., is offering 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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
JACKSONVILLE —The Nixon Library will hold a session titled Extreme Couponing at 6 p.m. Sept. 19. Katina Robinson will show participants how to save money with coupons.
Republican Women Meeting
SEARCY — The White County Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Harding Place, 801 S. Benton. Steven Breezeel, associate professor of political science and the Arkansas Political Science Association’s 2014 program chair-elect, and Ken Yang, candidate for Arkansas State Auditor, will be the guest speakers. Breezeel’s presentation will be The U.S. Constitution and You, and the topic of Yang’s presentation will be Meet the Candidates: The Youthful Face of Politics. For more information, call (501) 322-1969.
Relay for Life
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Relay for Life will be held Sept. 20 at Spring Park in Heber Springs. For more information on forming a team or becoming a sponsor, call Laurie York at (870) 668-0312.
SEARCY — Faith Assembly of God and Declare His Glory International will present Revival Now: Praise, Worship, Prayer and Healing services for all, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 21 at Faith Assembly of God, 3558 Arkansas 163. For more information, contact Pastor Ronnie Freeman at (501) 268-6220 or the Rev. Ruth Finley from Declare His Glory International at (888) 564-8913.
FAIRFIELD BAY — St. Francis of Assisi, 250 Woodlawn Drive, will host a big sale in the hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21. There will be many items, including furniture, but no clothes. The Knights of Columbus will sell food.
A FilmFest Fais Do-Do
BATESVILLE — The Ozark Foothills FilmFest will hold a screening and reception fundraiser, A FilmFest Fais Do-Do, beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Landers Theater building at Fellowship Bible Church, 332 E. Main St. Les Blank’s film J’ai Ete au Bal (I Went to the Dance) will be shown. After the screening, guests will gather at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, 231 E. Main St., for the Jambalaya Cook-off judging and event reception. Jason Knapp, winner of the Arkansas Diamond Chef competition in 2012, will be the judge. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample the jambalaya, and adult beverages and other treats will be available. Tickets for the evening are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and may be purchased at Elizabeth’s Restaurant or by calling (870) 251-1189.
Kensett Heritage Festival
KENSETT — The Kensett Heritage Festival will begin with a parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21. The festival will offer fun for all ages with live music, kids’ rides, yard sales, and food and craft vendors. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (501) 940-9838.
Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle
CABOT — Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St., will have a spaghetti dinner and raffle from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 4-9. There will be a choice of chicken spaghetti or traditional spaghetti with meat sauce. Guests can raffle tickets for chances to win a prize. All proceeds will support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s outreach and missions.
Chicken Wing Cook-Off Registration
BATESVILLE — The White River Water Carnival Committee is calling for teams for the 2013 LaCroix and Peco Food’s Chicken Wing Cook-off. The event will be Sept. 21 at Riverside Park. All corporate, nonprofit and amateur teams are invited to participate. The registration fee is $150 and is refundable upon cleanup of the cooking site. To register or for competition details, visit www.whiteriverwatercarnival.com, or stop by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 409 Vine St. Email registration forms to email@example.com, or return forms to WRWC, 409 Vine St., Batesville, AR 72501.
Nixon Library Open House
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23. See what the library has to offer for the upcoming school year and beyond. The fun, educational event will include a technology petting zoo and more.
AARP Potluck, Meeting
CABOT — The Cabot chapter of AARP will host a potluck supper, entertainment and a short monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Members and those interested in membership are invited to attend.
CABOT — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lonoke County will hold Home and Outdoors, a fundraising dinner and auction, beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Cabot National Guard Armory, 300 Commerce Park Drive. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger. For more information, visit www.lonokecasa.org.
Nixon Book Worms
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Nixon Library. The group will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin. In October, the group will discuss Crying Tree, by Naseem Rakha.
Computer Basics Course at ASUN
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport’s Continuing Education department will offer a six-week course, Computer Basics for Adult Learners, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29 as part of the Lifelong Learning Series. The class will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 112 of Walton Hall on the Newport campus. Students will learn how to use a mouse, set up and use an email account, track expenses, and attach photos and documents to an email. The cost of the class is $30, which includes a jump drive for each student. For more information on the class, contact Jennifer Ballard, coordinator of Life-Long Learning, at (870) 512-7861 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To preregister, contact Lisa Wilmans in the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802.
Family Game Night
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold a Family Game Night from 4-5:30 Sept. 25 in the library meeting room, then from 6-8 p.m., the event will move to Game Zone Alpha for more games and fun.
Chamber Quarterly Luncheon
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon will take place at noon Sept. 25 at the Heber Springs Community Center. Wayne Woods, chairman, CEO and president of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, will be the guest speaker. The lunch costs $8.50 per person. RSVP by calling the Chamber Office at (501) 362-2444 by Sept. 20.
Classics for Teens
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Classics for Teens at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. The group will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, will be discussed in October. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
JACKSONVILLE — The Florida Boys Quartet will perform during a free gospel concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 982-5018.
American Girl Book Club
JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Nixon Library. The club will discuss Felicity Learns a Lesson, by Valerie Tripp.
Songs of the Civil War
POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host Songs of the Civil War at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. The event will be a musical telling of the Civil War through the songs that reflected the period. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call (870) 878-6765, or email email@example.com.
Historic Games Day
POWHATAN — The Powhatan Historic State Park staff will hold a Historic Games Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. The park will have booths featuring games played by all ages from the Victorian era to today. Some of the games include old-fashioned sack races, croquet, graces, marbles, jump rope, jacks, yo-yos, checkers, horseshoes and more. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Cash Dash 5K and 1K
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cash Dash 5k and 1k pet run/fun walk will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at Sandy Beach. This is a fundraiser for the Heber Springs Humane Society. There will be gifts and prizes for the four-legged entrants. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K pet run/fun walk. To register, visit ageeracetiming.com/events/101/, or call Betty at (501) 691-4701.
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council will offer a pastel workshop, The Landscape in Pastel: Exploring Techniques, taught by Pleasant Plains artist Karen Barker. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on Sept. 28 at the Gallery on Main, 246 E. Main St. Participants will explore landscape painting in pastels using various techniques, including wet and dry underpainting. Artists of all levels of experience are encouraged to sign up. The cost of the workshop is $50 per person, which includes all supplies. For more information, contact BAAC at (870) 793-3382 or stop by the gallery to sign up.
UACCB Cyber Security Expo
BATESVILLE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a Cyber Security Expo from 1 to 4 p.m Oct. 2 in the Nursing and Allied Health Building Lecture Hall. The Expo is designed to raise awareness of breaches in cyber security and is supported by the college’s Business, Technology and Public Service Division and Community and Technical Education Division. The free expo is open to the public, but registration is required. Those who register before Sept. 27 will receive a voucher at the expo good for a 10 percent discount on one contracted Cyber Security Training session. Vouchers are limited to one per organization. To register, contact Lynn Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 612-2080.
JACKSONVILLE — The Ladies of the Knights and Knights of Columbus Council 11604 will hold their 10th annual Oktoberfest at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 108 N. First St. The event will feature a German-themed dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $15 per adult. Proceeds will benefit the Knights and Ladies charitable organizations. For more information or tickets, call Theresa at (501) 843-8251 or Linda at (501) 843-7655. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
CABOT — Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its second annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at 301 S. Pine St. Proceeds will benefit the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s mission projects. For more information, call (501) 605-8082 or visit www.oursaviorcabot.org.
Business Expo Booth Registration
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Business Expo will be held Oct. 10. A few booths are still available. To register for a booth, visit www.heber-springs.com or call (501) 362-2444.
Class of ’63 Reunion
CABOT — The 1963 class of Cabot High School will hold a 50-year reunion Oct. 12 at The University Cafe at Arkansas State University-Beebe. A meet-and-greet will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6. For more information, call Norma Crutchfield at (501) 743-8886 or (501) 843-5925, or Irma Lee Heffner (501) 259-5187; or email Shelly Moran at email@example.com.
SEARCY — The White County Daylily Society will have its annual fall sale from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 in the parking lot of Simmons First Bank on South Main Street. There will be a good selection of lilies at a cost of $4 per double division. For more information, call Colleen Massengale, society president, at (501) 268-3711.
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the third annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 1-2 in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 1, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2. To reserve tables and booth spaces, direct-marketing consultants and craft vendors may contact the Fulton County Fair at (870) 895-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Three Rivers Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; send faxes to (501) 378-3500; or email email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.