This week's events in the Three Rivers area

Published February 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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Feb. 13

Variety Show

SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet School will present a variety show at 6 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event, which has been rescheduled, will include performances by students, an art exhibit of students’ work and two raffles to raise money to buy technology equipment for the school. The raffle items are a Henry Golden Boy rifle and a 32-inch

flat-screen TV.

AARP Smart Driver Course

SEARCY — The PrimesTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. Parking is available behind the hospital off Moore Street. Use the elevator to go to the first floor. The instructors are Bertie and Jerry Yates. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call the PrimeTimes at (501) 380-1050.

Learn to Knit

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Learn to Knit for ages 13 and older at noon. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size 10 knitting needle. Free yarn will be provided. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Retired Teachers Association Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — The North Pulaski Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at First Electric, 1000 S. JP Wright Loop Road. The speaker will be Dr. David Lipschitz, who will discuss senior health issues. Following his presentation, there will be a valentine party and a meeting. Guests are welcome.

True Stories Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The True Stories Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The club will discuss The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. March’s book for discussion will be American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl and the Crime of the Century, by Paula M. Uruburu. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Feb. 13 – 15

African-American Legislators Exhibit

POWHATAN — Arkansas African-American Legislators, 1868-1893, a free traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission and the Black History Commission of Arkansas, will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13-15 at Powhatan Historic State Park, 4414 Arkansas 25. The exhibit tells the story of the 85 African-Americans who served in the Arkansas General Assembly in the 19th century. For more information about the exhibit, call (870) 878-6765 or email

Feb. 13-16

The Dining Room

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will present the Harlequin Theatre’s production of The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Holloway Theatre. Fonzie Geary will direct this comedy of manners. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and non-Lyon students. All those with a Lyon student ID will be admitted free.

Feb. 14

Baltimore Consort Performance

SEARCY — Harding University’s Concert Lyceum Series will continue with the Baltimore Consort at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The Baltimore Consort was originally founded in 1980 and, through instrumental music, explores early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain. The group’s program, titled Cupid’s Cabinet, will feature love songs of the British Isles, France, Spain and the New World. Tickets will be sold for $3 at the door.

Father-Daughter Banquet

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Sertoma Club’s fourth annual Father-Daughter Banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center. The evening will include dancing, a silent auction, dinner and dessert, a father-daughter photo booth, and limo rides from parking to the front door from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $40 for a father and one daughter; $45 for a father and two daughters; and $50 for a father and three daughters. For tickets or more information, call Mary at (501) 912-9422 or Valerie at (501) 529-3685.

Valentine Pageant

SALEM — The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will conduct its annual Valentine Pageant on Friday at Salem High School prior to the Salem-Viola basketball game. The pageant will start at 4:30 p.m. The Little Miss and Little Mr. contestants for kindergarten through the sixth grade will be at Salem Elementary School. Candidates for Mr. and Miss Valentine in grades seven through 12 will be at Salem High School. Voting was held earlier in the week. All proceeds from the pageant will go to Beta Sigma Phi for community-service projects.

Chili and Pie Supper

HEBER SPRINGS — The Associated Women for Harding will host a Chili and Pie Supper at 6 p.m. in the Heber Springs High School Cafeteria. Entertainment will be provided by The Good News Singers from Harding University, followed by silent and live auctions. All proceeds will help fund need-based scholarships. The public is invited. Tickets are $7 for all-you-can-eat chili — regular, deer, white or veggie. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (501) 250-6142.

Feb. 15

Davidsonville Town Site Tour

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, on Arkansas 166 near Pocahontas, will offer a free guided tour of the Davidsonville Town Site from 2-3 p.m. The town, established in 1815, was the earliest platted town in Arkansas and the home of the first post office, the first land office and the first courthouse in the state. Interesting details of the town will be discussed. Displays of artifacts from the town will be available at the Visitor Center before and after the tour, as well as exhibit panels that show 3-D images of what the town would have looked like during its lifetime. The park’s hiking trails and historic cemeteries can also be explored. Pets are welcome on the tour but must be on a leash. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The meeting place is the Town Site Trailhead. For more information or to register for the tour, call (870) 892-4708.


SEARCY — The SAME Café will be open from 4-5:30 p.m. at the West Side Church of Christ, 709 W. Arch St. 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.

Chili Supper

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The semiannual Chili Supper, provided by the United Methodist Men, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 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 and may be purchased from United Methodist Men members or at the door. Pie, furnished by the United Methodist Women, is included, along with a choice of drink.

Gospel Concert

MCRAE — The Highway 86 Gospel Band will be in concert at 7 p.m. at 16th Section Church, 3387 Arkansas 267 S. A fellowship time will follow the concert. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 454-3250.

Giving Tree Grants Submission Deadline

SEARCY— The deadline is Saturday for nonprofits in White County to submit applications for Giving Tree Grants through the White County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation. Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital in White County is eligible to apply. Other applicants may be considered if the project has a clear charitable purpose for public benefit. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications will be reviewed by a grant-making committee from the White County Community Foundation. Visit to view Giving Tree grant submission guidelines or to begin the application process.

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — Learn to Crochet for ages 13 and older will be presented at 1:30 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Registration is required. Participants are asked to bring a size H crochet hook. Free yarn will be provided. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Gathering of the Eagles

BEEBE — Gathering of the Eagles, sponsored by Declare His Glory International Inc., will be held from 10 a.m to noon at Open Arms Assembly of God, 1103 N. Fir St. The free event will include celebration and intercession. For more information, call Declare His Glory International Inc. at (888) 564-8913.

Legends of Motown, Featuring Horizon

NEWPORT — As part of the Arkansas State University-Newport Concert/Lecture Series, Legends of Motown, featuring Horizon, will take the stage at 7 p.m. at the ASUN Center for the Arts. The performance is part of ASUN’s celebration of Black History Month. The concert is free but is a ticketed event. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the ASUN Business Office or calling (870) 512-7802. There is a four-ticket limit per person.

Feb. 17

Heifer International Day Trip

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Newcomers will take a day trip to the Heifer International Center in Little Rock on Monday. A carpool will leave at 9 a.m. from the Sugar Loaf gas station on Arkansas 25B in Heber Springs. After the program, the group will have lunch at the center. Members and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jean at (501) 206-0350.

Feb. 18

Retired Teachers Meeting

BEEBE — The White County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Beebe Shepherd Center, behind First Methodist Church. The program will be presented by the Arkansas State University-Beebe Music Department. The regular business portion of the meeting will be held first. Retirees from Beebe, McRae and Pangburn will provide refreshments.

Chamber of Commerce Banquet

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s 58th annual banquet will be held at 6 p.m. at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. Steve Clark, president/CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (501) 362-2444.

Feb. 19

After-School Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold After-School Story Time for ages 6-8 at 4 p.m. The event will feature stories, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.


Toddler Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — Toddler Story Time will be held for ages 12 to 36 months at 10:30 a.m. Friday and Feb. 21 and 28 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The event will include music, movement, stories and playtime. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

TEAS V Test Dates

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will administer the TEAS V (Test for Essential Academic Skills) on the following dates: Monday and Feb. 21; March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18; and May 2, 16 and 30. The tests are limited to 22 examinees per session and will begin at 9 a.m. each testing day at the Academic Support Center in the library at ASUN-Newport. The testing fee is $40 and must be paid in advance at the ASUN Business Office. For more information or to preregister, contact Christy Mann at (870) 512-7867 or The test must be taken before registering in ASUN’s Surgical Technology or Practical Nursing programs.

Tween Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Tween Club for ages 9-12 at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 25. Games, crafts and snacks will be available. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Preschool Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26. The event will include stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Safe Passage Thrift Store Bag Sale

MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. Thrift Store will hold a Bag Sale every Wednesday through February. Each bag is $1 for items from the women’s and children’s rooms, with a limit of eight items per bag. Hardcover, paperback and children’s books are 10 for $1. Safe Passage Inc. Thrift Store is on Arkansas 69 east of the traffic light in Melbourne. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To report that someone you know is being abused, call Safe Passage’s 24-hour hotline at (870) 368-3222 for free, confidential help.

Adult Game Day

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold an Adult Game Day at noon Wednesday and Feb. 26. Adults age 18 and older are welcome to attend and play dominoes, poker, chess, board games or video games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Choral Society Spring Concert

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Choral Society will rehearse from 7-9 p.m. each Monday for its upcoming spring concert. Rehearsals will be in the Choir Room of First Presbyterian Church, 775 E. Boswell St. Singers of any age are invited to join the group. A joint performance with the Lyon College Concert Chorale will be held April 27 at First Presbyterian Church. The program, built on the theme “Psalms and Celebrations,” will include Bach’s Cantata 140 and a number of shorter traditional, classical and modern pieces by a variety of composers. For more information, call (870) 307-9917.

Tea Party Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas’  We the People Tea Party of Cleburne County meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1101C W. Main St. Issues to be discussed include Obamacare, overspending, constitutional items, taxation, state sovereignty, and local, state and federal government operations. For more information, call Marlin Schwartz at (847) 977-5261.

Kresge Gallery Exhibition

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will exhibit artwork from Emily Wood through Feb. 21 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building at Lyon. Wood is chair of the painting and drawing department and an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.

NCA District Fair Scholarship

The North Central Arkansas District Fair offers the Billy Ray Nix Memorial Scholarship and the NCA District Fair scholarship to graduating seniors in the seven-county district fair area. Students in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria are eligible to apply. Scholarship applications are available at Completed applications must be received by the NCA District Fair by March 1.

Scholarship and Youth Tour

JACKSONVILLE — First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and be a full-time student at an accredit­ed institute of higher learning in Arkansas. High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-19. A select number of applicants will be interviewed. Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at and at any First Electric office. Applications, which are due March 17 for the Youth Tour and April 1 for the scholarship program, may be dropped off at any First Electric office or mailed to Marketing and Communications Department, First Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 5018, Jacksonville, AR 72078.

Fulton County Fair Scholarships

SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Foundation has scholarships available for graduating seniors in Fulton County who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria. Scholarship applications are available online at or from Fulton County agriculture teachers or county extension agents. Applications must be received by the Fulton County Fair Foundation by March 31.

WISE Coalition Meetings

SEARCY — The WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) Coalition meets from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Health Resources of Arkansas Training Center, 3402 E. Race St., across from the Exxon gas station/Quiznos and Taco Bell. The coalition offers activities to help prevent and reduce substance abuse by White County youths. For more information, call (501) 388-6555 or email

Exercise Class

CABOT — A PEPPI (Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence) exercise class meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. The class is geared for older adults.

Pastel Paintings

LITTLE ROCK — Two pastel paintings by Anne Lyon of Cabot are on view through Feb. 22 in the Arkansas Pastel Society’s fifth National Juried Exhibition, Reflections in Pastel, at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

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. Friends of the Library are welcome to attend the group’s meetings at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Proceeds will benefit the libraries in Cleburne County. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, stop by the shop.

China Painters

GARNER — The Daisy Petals China Painting Club meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at Garner Baptist Church, 114 N. Main St. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Glenda Hale at (501) 726-3281.

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


The Steakhouse Gourmet Dinner

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department’s gourmet dinner has been rescheduled for Feb. 20 in the Lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex, 64 College Drive, at Ozarka College. The dinner will feature Old World steakhouse offerings such as flame-broiled steaks, creamed spinach and hand-breaded onion rings. Students work alongside lead culinary chef Lou Rice and instructor Mimi Newsome to develop the evening’s menu and prepare the unique dishes. Reservations are required, and seating is available for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call (870) 368-2073.

Chili Dinner

BATESVILLE — The brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College will host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The cost is $5, and children 5 and younger may eat free. Patrons can purchase a ticket or pay at the door. The meal will include all-you-can-eat chili, a cinnamon roll and a drink. Fraternity members will prepare and serve the dinner. The Fox Blossom Venture will provide live music. Proceeds will go toward brotherhood events such as trips and dinners for new members.

Drawing Workshops

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council will host several drawing workshops for all age levels, taught by artist Sheila Parsons. A teens and adults workshop for all skill levels will be held from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 246 E. Main St. The cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Drawing Workshops for kids will be held Feb. 22 at the BAAC Gallery on Main. Kindergartners and first-graders will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; second- and third-graders from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and fourth- to sixth-graders from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $15 per student. Preregistration is required for all workshops. For more information, contact BAAC at (870) 793-3382 or, or stop by the BAAC Gallery on Main to sign up.

Teen Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Teen Book Club will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Club members will discuss Life of Pi, by Yan Martel, and will pick up The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaimon, for discussion in March. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Quill Pens and Berry Ink

POWHATAN —Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a free interactive quill pens and berry ink program at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at 4414 Arkansas 25. Participants will discover how to make ink and cut a quill pen, and will write a letter. People of all ages are invited. For more information, call the park at (870) 878-6765.

Etc. on Main Grand Opening

BATESVILLE — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold a grand-opening event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 for the new resale store Etc. on Main, 250 Main St. in downtown Batesville. Etc. on Main’s event will be open to the public and will feature grilled hot dogs provided by Citizens Bank, sweets from Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering, and beverages donated by Pepsi Co. Etc. on Main is accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, vintage items and consignment pieces. All donated items will be 100 percent tax deductible, and all of the proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Official store hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information or to arrange a donation, contact the ranch at (870) 793-6841.

Gold City Concert

JACKSONVILLE — Gold City will be in concert at 6 p.m Feb. 22 at Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Road in Jacksonville. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 258-2195.

Teen Takeover

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Teen Takeover for ages 13-19 at 4 p.m. Feb. 24. The event provides a place for teens to hang out, play games, use the library’s laptops, have snacks and work on projects for school or just for fun. The focus will be on the Teen Video Challenge. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Juried Student Art Show

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will hold a juried student art show from Feb. 24 through March 21 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building. An awards reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 27. An annual art competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for monetary awards.

White County GOP Filing Period

SEARCY — The White County Republican Committee announced that filing for county and township offices will begin at noon Feb. 24 and end at noon March 3. Candidates need to file at 719 W. Beebe Capps (in the ReMax office complex), from 9-11 a.m. and from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. A member of the local Republican Party will be present to accept candidate filing fees and provide appropriate forms. After filing with the county Republican Party, candidates must provide written evidence of filing-fee payment and additional paperwork to the White County clerk before noon March 3. Candidates wishing to file are asked to contact WCRC Chairman Joel Pritchett at (501) 827-0777 or The preferential primary will be held May 20.

Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The group will discuss The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation, by Elizabeth Letts. March’s book for discussion will be Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Eleanor Atwood. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

FilmFest Poster Unveiling, Schedule Release

BATESVILLE — The Ozark Foothills FilmFest will hold its annual Poster Unveiling and Schedule Release at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, 246 E. Main St. Coffee and refreshments will be served. This year’s poster artist is photographer and graphic designer Mandy Maxwell of Paragould. The complete schedule for the 13th annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest, which takes place April 2-6, will be announced after the unveiling. Screenings will take place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, the Old Independence Regional Museum and the historic Landers Theater Building (now home to the Fellowship Bible Church of Batesville). The complete schedule will be available on the festival website,, beginning Feb. 26.

Family Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — A Family Game Night will be held from 4-5:30 Feb. 26 in the Meeting Room of the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Then from 6-8 p.m., the event will move to Game Zone Alpha for more games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Paint the Town Red

NEWPORT — To commemorate Heart Health Awareness Month, women are invited to the second annual Paint the Town Red Healthy Woman event Feb. 27 at Harris Hospital. Registration and signing up for door prizes at vendor tables will start at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the Red Dress Fashion Show will kick off in front of Stage Department Store, followed by Hors d’oeuvres for the Heart, which will provide heart-healthy snacks and finger foods. The keynote presentation will be by Dr. Samuel Mortoti, cardiologist, who will provide information for women to apply in their daily lifestyles and encourage them to embrace their heart health. Jackson County Health Unit representatives will enroll women in a free online Blue and You Fitness Challenge. The event is free, but a headcount is needed. Register by Feb. 25 at or by calling (870) 512-3081.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The club will discuss Meet Caroline, by Kathleen Ernst. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will hold its third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Tickets are $100 each. Four levels of table sponsorship are available, with sponsors receiving special benefits. Seating is limited. The evening will include a gourmet dinner, cocktails, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra will provide entertainment. The live auction will include Dollars for Scholars, a unique reverse auction during which donors bid the amount they wish to pledge. All bids serve as outright gifts to the Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information or tickets, contact Carly Dahl at (870) 307-7278 or

FORE The Kids Golf Tournament

SEARCY — Registration is open for the Junior Auxiliary of Searcy’s inaugural FORE the Kids golf tournament, to be held Feb. 28 at the Searcy Country Club, 2729 W. Country Club Road. FORE the Kids is a four-man-scramble with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Golf carts will be available for $45. For more information or to register, call (501) 281-7247 or email

Bluegrass Concert

KENSETT — The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert at 6 p.m. March 1 at First Baptist Church, 312 W. Wilbur D. Mills Road. There is no charge for admission, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Martin Palmer at (501) 230-0590.

Juried Art Exhibit

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council is accepting submissions through March 1 for its second annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older who work in 2D media. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $25 ($20 for BAAC members). Two additional images may be submitted for $5 each. The juror for the exhibition will be Jennifer Rospert, assistant professor of drawing at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Accepted works will be exhibited from April 14 through May 30 at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 246 E. Main St. Cash prizes are available. For more information or submission guidelines, call (870) 793-3382 or visit

Lyon College Chorale Concert

LITTLE ROCK — The Lyon College Concert Chorale of Batesville will join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem at 8 p.m. March 1 and at 3 p.m. March 2 at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock. Tickets range from $14 to $53 and can be purchased through the Little Rock Symphony Orchestra at

Women’s Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All women are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter of Magnificat Ministries on March 8 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. Registration will be at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30. Hughes Marinella and Ariela Wege will present In the Footsteps of Jesus and Mary. Tickets are $10. For more information or tickets, call Sharon Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.

Trivia Game Night

BATESVILLE — The Humane Society of Independence County’s fourth annual Trivia Game Night FUNdraiser and Lasagna Dinner will be held March 8 at Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for dinner, followed by trivia at 6 pm. The event includes a new improved format; a silent auction/door prizes; and Team Theme Costume and Table Decoration contests. The cost is $15 per person or $120 per team/table of eight. The lasagna supper and a beverage are included in the registration fee. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Bev at (870) 613-3045 or Sue at (870) 307-5305.

Bootlegger Daze Festival

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will hold its second annual Bootlegger Daze Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 on Main Street (Arkansas 5 at the White River Bridge). The festival will include antique cars, revenuers arresting bootleggers on Main Street, food and craft vendors, and a working moonshine still. Bryan Hayes and the Retrievers will provide music all day. Attendees can have photos taken in an old-fashioned costume; cook a Dutch-oven meal over an open fire for $10, food provided; or see The Bootleggers theatrical movie, filmed in Calico Rock in 1973, at noon or 2 p.m. To sign up for Dutch-oven cooking or to reserve a craft or food booth at $25 per space, contact Gloria Gushue at (870) 297-6100 or, or visit

Billy Joe Shaver Concert

CALICO ROCK — Billy Joe Shaver, the original “Honky Tonk Hero,” will perform during Bootlegger Daze weekend at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Calico Rock School Auditorium, 301 College St. Tickets and T-shirts are on sale now at

White County Job Fair

SEARCY — Arkansas State University-Searcy invites the community to participate in the White County Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Searcy campus. Students and community members are invited to bring their resumes and visit with employers about job opportunities. Employers who wish to participate may contact Cindy Wheeler at The deadline to enroll is Saturday. Employers outside of White County are also encouraged to participate.

Griffithville Reunion

GRIFFITHVILLE — A Griffithville alumni reunion will be held from 5-8 p.m. March 14 at The Trails End Diner in Georgetown and at 9 a.m. March 15 at the Griffithville Gym, with a catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Stacy Bingham Southerland at (817) 996-7672 or

Whisnants Concert

WARD — The Whisnants, a Southern gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. March 21 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.

Cleanup and Hazardous Waste Round-Up

CABOT — Cabot Cleanup and Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2014 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 22. This citywide cleanup is for civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, Scout groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Cabot Junior High-South on Panther Trail and check in at the registration canopies, then will be assigned routes. Orange safety vests and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are asked to bring work gloves. At noon, volunteers will meet back at the Panther Trail parking lot for free food and drinks. Centennial Bank’s Grill Team will cook hamburgers and hot dogs. For more information, call (501) 920-2122.

Anglers Expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Cleburne County will host the annual Anglers Expo on March 28 and 29 at the Heber Springs Community Center. The expo will feature a variety of vendors, special events and displays on fishing, hunting, camping and general outdoor activities. Featured guests will be The Swamp People from the History Chanel. For more information, contact Rotarian Dara Samuel at (501) 362-8402 or, or visit

Museum Dedication

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation will hold the official dedication of the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center on April 12 . The events will include the dedication of the main facility at 11 a.m. in the museum’s main gallery, the dedication of the Gwen Murphy Art Gallery at 11:30 a.m., a reception at noon in the art gallery and the dedication of the R.C. Matthews Library at 12:30 p.m. All of the events will be held indoors and are open to the public.

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