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This week's events in the Three Rivers areaOriginally Published September 22, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated September 20, 2013 at 3:03 p.m.
Independent Tea Party Meeting
SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP. White County judge candidate Larry Nokes will speak. The group meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month. The public is invited. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Art Exhibit
SEARCY — Harding University’s art and design department is hosting the traveling art exhibit Scribes of Hope II, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stevens Art Gallery. The exhibit is sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts, which aims to build a relationship between visual arts and the Christian faith. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, email email@example.com, or call (501) 279-4426.
Fall Gospel Meeting
BATESVILLE — The Church of Christ in Quail Valley invites the community to attend a Fall Gospel Meeting at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and at 7 p.m. Sept. 23-27 at 4104 Harrison St. Wayne Goff of Kansas City, Mo., will be the guest speaker. For a complete list of topics or more information, visit www.qvcoc.com, or call (870) 793-6700 or (870) 569-4491.
Nixon Library Open House
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. 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.
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 Ellie Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Potluck and Meeting
CABOT — The Cabot chapter of AARP will host a potluck supper, 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.
Country Jam and Bar BQ
SEARCY — A Country Jam and Bar BQ will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore. Dance to the music of The Steve Tidwell Band & Friends. Dinner will be provided by Walmart. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All proceeds will go to the White County Aging Program and Meals on Wheels.
Sept. 23 and 24
BATESVILLE — Southside Methodist Church will hold its annual revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. The Rev. Marion Fleming of Cherokee Village will be the guest speaker, followed by special music each night. The church is at 39 Magnolia St. across from Southside School. Everyone is invited to attend.
MELBOURNE — The 2013 North Central Arkansas District Fair will take place Sept. 23-28 at the fairgrounds, 1927 LaCrosse Road. The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. Admission is free Monday through Friday. On Saturday, admission will be $6 for adults and teens, and $3 for youth ages 6-12. Children younger than 6 will be admitted free, and parking is free. The fair admission price includes the Ranch Sorting event on Saturday. For a complete schedule or more information, visit www.ncadistrictfair.org or email email@example.com.
Sept. 23 and 30
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Teen Time at 4 p.m. Monday and Sept. 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.
Basic Word for Beginners
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will offer Basic Word for Beginners at noon. 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.
CABOT — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lonoke County will hold Home and Outdoors, a fundraising dinner
and auction, beginning at 6 p.m. 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. 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.
Wildflower Beautification Program
CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present the Arkansas Highways Wildflower Beautification Program at the Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1468 U.S. 65 S. A Dutch-treat dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The program director is Phillip Moore. The meeting is open to the public, and door prizes will be available. For more information, visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 24 – Oct. 29
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 email@example.com. 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 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 at the Heber Springs Community Center. The guest speaker will be Wayne Woods, chairman, CEO and president of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods. The lunch costs $8.50 per person. For more information, call (501) 362-2444.
Kids Bible Club
WARD — The Kids Bible Club for children in first through sixth grades will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday for six weeks at the Ward United Methodist Church, at Scott and Arkansas 367 across from the Ward Community Center. The club will include 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.
Classics for Teens
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Classics for Teens at 2 p.m. The group will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn, by Mark Twain. Snacks and drinks will be provided. In October, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, will be discussed.
JACKSONVILLE — The Florida Boys Quartet will give a free gospel concert at 7 p.m. 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.
Adult Game Night
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold an adult game night with poker at 6 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.
Ozarka Leadership Presentation
MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Institutional Professional Development Committee will host a presentation on leadership from 2-3 p.m. in the John E. Miller Education Complex Lecture Hall, 218 College Drive. Ozarka College President Richard Dawe will give the presentation. The free event is open to the public.
Florida Boys Quartet Concert
JACKSONVILLE — The Florida Boys Gospel Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received. For more information, call (501) 982-5018 or (501) 982-1794.
Give a Stitch
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will give sewing lessons during Give a Stitch at 4 p.m. for ages 13 and older. Preregistration is available, but walk-ins are welcome until the class is full.
Toddler Story Time
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will hold Toddler Story Time at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 12-36 months. The sessions will include music, movement, stories and playtime.
American Girl Book Club
JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. 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. The event will be a musical telling of the Civil War through songs that reflect 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. 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.
Fortepiano Recital, Workshop
BATESVILLE — Fortepianist Janice Wenger will host a lecture and workshop at 1:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room at Lyon College. She also will give a recital at 7:30 p.m., featuring the music of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and D. Scarlatti. She will be assisted by soprano Marika Kyriakos, with Robin Dauer on horn and Guy Harrison on violin. As a professor of music at the University of Missouri, Wenger teaches studio piano, piano literature and collaborative piano, as well as coordinating the keyboard area. The event is free and open to the public.
AARP Driver Safety Course
SEARCY — The PrimeTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. Participants are asked to park behind the hospital off Moore Street and use the elevator to go to the first floor. The instructors are Frances and Bill Mizell. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at PrimeTimes at (501) 380-1050.
Cash Dash 5K and 1K
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cash Dash 5K and 1K pet run/fun walk will be held at 8 a.m. 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. 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, 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 skill levels are welcome. The cost of the workshop is $50, which includes all supplies. For more information, contact BAAC at (870) 793-3382, or stop by the gallery to sign up.
Fall Sessions for Musicians
BATESVILLE — Accordion, guitar, keyboards, violin and harmonica players of all experience levels are invited to come listen or play from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 7 and 21, 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 lots 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Greenwood MBC Revival
BUTLERVILLE — Revival services will held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church on Arkansas 38 in Butlerville. Evangelist Joey Perry will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.
Cyber Security Expo
BATESVILLE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a Cyber Security Expo from 1-4 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 Friday 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 email@example.com 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.
GREERS FERRY — The Greers Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its fall festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lacey’s Narrows Marina, 7674 Edgemont Road. The family-oriented event will include crafts, games, classic cars, food vendors and entertainment. For more information, call Sharon at (501) 825-6616.
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.
MARSHALL — The sixth annual Flying Jam will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Searcy County Airport. The public is invited for food, fun, live music, powered parachutes and a 175th-birthday party for Searcy County. The event is free. Music will start at 10 a.m. provided by the Buffalo River Blues Society, and the birthday party will start at 11:30 a.m. with a cake-cutting ceremony and free cake. Wood-powered vehicles will be on display, as well as an old-time keel boat courtesy of the Early Arkansas Re-enactor’s Association. For more information, call (870) 448-2557.
Lonoke County Retired Teachers Meeting
CABOT — The Lonoke County Retired Teachers Association will hold a potluck meeting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. The guest speaker will be Mary Alice Hughes, an Arkansas insurance producer associated with the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, who will answer insurance questions. All retired district employees are invited to attend. Donations for a local food pantry will be appreciated. For more information, call Helen Teffer at (501) 843-2790.
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.
Southern Raised Concert
WARD — Southern Raised, a popular bluegrass/gospel group, will appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be collected. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.
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 shellyamoran@gmailcom.
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.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The United Methodist Men’s semiannual Chili Supper will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Otter and Keno drives. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased from any United Methodist Man or at the door. Pie, furnished by the United Methodist Women, is included, along with a choice of drink.
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the third annual Holiday Extravaganza on Nov. 1 and 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.