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This week's events in the Three Rivers area

This article was published June 19, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

June 19 and July 11

Summer Day Camps

CALICO ROCK — Two free Summer Day Camps for students going into first through sixth grades will be offered at the Calico Rock Museum on Main Street. Life as an Artist will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19. Students will make tie-dyed shirts, sculpt in clay, make marbles and explore sand art. Discover Life as a Settler will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11. Students will explore the new Homestead in the Coal House exhibit, churn butter, make homemade ice cream, use a spinning wheel, process wool and weave. Lunch will not be served, but snacks will be provided. A parent or close relative must register the students, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All students must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (870) 297-6100.

June 20

AARP Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety Program class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in cash or by check (payable to AARP). To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273 or email

June 21

Pioneer Village Open

SEARCY — Pioneer Village, a late 19th-century historic village comprising buildings from White County, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1200 Higginson St. The village also includes artifacts and farm equipment. Tours of the buildings and grounds will be conducted, and pioneer crafts will be demonstrated. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Pioneer Village is a preservation project of the White County Historical Society, a nonprofit organization. For more information, call (501) 580-6633.

Grief and Loss Support Group

JACKSONVILLE — The Caring Hearts grief and loss support group will meet from 10-11 a.m. at the Christian Church of Jacksonville, 200 E. Martin. Individual sessions can also be scheduled by contacting Steve Summers at (870) 710-1508.

Beginner’s Tatting Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold Lace, Loops and Laughter: Beginner’s Tatting Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tatting, a very old form of lace-making, reached its peak during Victorian times. Participants will learn how to make bookmarks, lace collars, doilies and more with a tatting shuttle, as well as learn about the history of tatting, where to find supplies, how to read patterns and other information to advance their tatting skills. Materials and patterns will be provided. Participants will be given a simple project to take home and are asked to bring a sack lunch. The registration fee is $15. For more information or to register, contact the park at (870) 878-6765 or


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.

Women’s Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All women are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter of Magnificat, International, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Debbie Eckert of Conway. The cost is $10, which includes a catered lunch, a time of prayer and praise, and the featured speaker. Tickets will be available through Saturday. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or to order tickets, call Sharon Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.

Beatles Tribute Concert

BATESVILLE — Main Street Batesville will host The Beatles Tribute, featuring Danny Dozier and The Lockhouse Orchestra, at 7 p.m. at the Landers Theater on Main Street. Tickets are $15 and available at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Citizens Bank main branch, the First Community Bank main branch, Merchants and Planters Bank and Centennial Bank. All proceeds will benefit Main Street Batesville. For more information, contact Joel Williams, Main Street Batesville executive director, at (870) 698-1555 or

June 22

Potluck Breakfast

SEARCY — Calvary Chapel in Searcy, an extension of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, will hold a potluck breakfast at 9 a.m. at 216 Johnston Road, with church services to follow. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite breakfast item. For more information, call Sid Langley at (501) 268-7540.

June 23

White County Tea Party Meeting

BALD KNOB — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:3o p.m. at the Market Café in Bald Knob. The speaker will be Bob Carpenter, a Democratic candidate for Bald Knob mayor. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or

Jacksonville Citizens Police 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 Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email

June 24

Creature Feature

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present its annual Creature Feature with the Little Rock Zoo, open to kids of all ages, at 6 p.m. at the Petit Jean Electric building, 270 Quality Drive. Attendees will have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the zoo’s animals. This year’s event will feature a bald eagle and other animals. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. For more information, email

June 25

Folk Concert

WARD —Laura Lee Williard, a folksinger from the Hot Springs area, will perform for the summer reading program of the Ward Public Library at 1 p.m. in the dining hall of the Ward City Hall. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at (501) 941-3220.

Florida Boys Concert

JACKSONVILLE — The Florida Boys will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Assembly of God, 221 Elm St. There is no charge for admission, but a freewill offering will be taken. For more information, (501) 982-5018.

June 25-27

Davidsonville Day Camps

POCAHONTAS — Two Davidsonville Day Camps, open to kids 8-12 years old, will offer an opportunity to learn about history and nature. Archaeology Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through June 27. Kids will learn about archaeology through activities and games and will dig in the dirt like real archaeologists. Adventure Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-18. Activities will include crafts, games, hiking and more. Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days. Space is limited. To register, contact the park interpreter at (870) 892-4708 or email Davidsonville Historic State Park is on Arkansas 166, 15 minutes southwest of Pocahontas.


Small Works on Paper Exhibition

BATESVILLE — The 27th annual Small Works on Paper exhibition, coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Council, will be on display through June 27 at the Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main, 226. E. Main St. The exhibition features the work of 39 Arkansas artists and will travel to 10 galleries throughout the state in a year-long touring show. The free exhibition is open to the public. To view the 2014 touring schedule and the list of artists whose work was selected, visit

Pancake Breakfast

McRAE — A pancake breakfast is held from 7-9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at McRae Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. No. 687. Donations will be accepted.

Batesville Farmers Market

BATESVILLE — The new Batesville Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every second Saturday through November in the pocket park on Batesville’s historic Main Street. The market will feature locally grown food and locally made handcrafts and works of art, as well as music, free early-morning yoga sessions, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. Check the Main Street Batesville Facebook page for more information. The Batesville Area Arts Council’s gallery, 246 E. Main St., will be open on market Saturdays. To be a vendor or offer an activity, contact Jean Larson at (208) 869-1445 or

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.

Holiday Puppets Family Show

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Holiday Puppets will perform at 11 a.m. every Wednesday during the summer at the Puppet Playhouse in the post office building in Fairfield Bay. The 45-minute show features Punch and Judy, Dudley the Magnificent Magician and The Cat Came Back shadow puppets. The free family show is open to the public.

Chronic Pain Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot Chapter of the American Chronic Pain Association meets from 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of the month at 15361 Arkansas 5. The association is a nonprofit, self-help group designed to teach people with chronic pain to reduce the impact pain has on their work and personal lives. All prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Michelle Lippert at (501) 259-6069.

Summer Cereal Drive

SEARCY — W&W Ford and The Searcy Optimist Club is sponsoring the Summer Cereal Drive through June 27. W&W Ford is a drop-off location. Items needed are dry cereal, Pop-Tarts, oatmeal, breakfast bars and Cream of Wheat.

Bookshop’s New Hours

HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of the Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., will now be open from 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays. The shop is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers a large selection of books at bargain prices. All proceeds from the shop benefit the libraries in Cleburne County, including the new library in Quitman.

Second Time Around Bookstore

SEARCY — The Literacy Council of White County operates the Second Time Around Bookstore at 109 E. Center in downtown Searcy. Proceeds from the sale of donated books support the mission of helping adults in the community improve their literacy and English-language skills. The store and literacy office are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, call (501) 278-5500.

Cabot Community Coalition Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot Community Coalition, a group of organizations in the Cabot area that provide assistance to those in need, meets at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Diner Restaurant on South Second Street. The coalition recently added the Cabot Resource Center, which is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Mondays at 15361 Arkansas 5; and from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at 114 N. First St. The center offers assistance with applying for programs such as ARKids and SNAP; training to live on a budget; and connecting with sources that can provide financial, nutritional, medical or other assistance. For more information, call (501) 529-0604 or email


Southern Gospel Concert

WARD — Southern gospel performers Jeff and Sheri Easter will appear at 7 p.m. June 26 at DaySpring Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, call (501) 850-2056 or (501) 628-1838.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

SEARCY — The Land O’Frost KidStage program will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, at the Performing Arts Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. June 26-28 and 2 p.m. June 28. Tickets are $12 each and are available at or by calling (501) 368-0111.

Iris Rhizome Sale

SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will end the iris season with the society’s annual iris rhizome sale from 8 a.m. to noon June 28 at the Searcy Farmers Market on the square in downtown Searcy. Iris rhizomes from local gardens, including tall-bearded varieties such as Sterling Flurry, Conjuration and Louisiana iris Sinfonietta, will be available, along with a group of 200 rhizomes ordered especially for the sale from an Arkansas commercial grower. Budget-priced grab bags containing a mixture of unidentified iris will also be available.

Welcome and Farewell Event

SEARCY — Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, invites the public to bid farewell to Don Harlan, vice chancellor for ASU-Searcy, and also welcome Barry Farris to serve as the new vice chancellor for the Searcy campus. The event will be held from 3-6 p.m. June 30 in Room 117 of the Main Building at ASU-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave. For more details, call (501) 207-6203 or visit

Searcy City Council Agenda Meeting Change

SEARCY — The Searcy City Council agenda meeting regularly scheduled for July 3 has been moved to 5 p.m. June 30 to avoid conflicts with Fourth of July holiday activities. Immediately following the agenda meeting, a Committee of the Whole meeting will be held to continue the review and selection process of professional-services firms.

Fourth of July Extravaganza

BEEBE — Beebe’s Fourth of July Extravaganza will take place at 5:30 p.m. July 4 at Beebe City Park. There will be free food, drinks, ice cream, watermelon, Popsicles, face painting, two giant water slides and more. The SoulSations will provide entertainment at 6 p.m., and events will conclude with a fireworks show courtesy of the Beebe Fire Department. Children 12 and younger attending the extravaganza need to be accompanied by an adult. Shuttles will be available behind the Owen Center on the Arkansas State University-Beebe campus. For more information, call the Beebe City Hall at (501) 882-6295 or (501) 882-8135.

Fireworks Extravaganza

HEBER SPRINGS — A fireworks display will be held at 9:30 p.m. July 5 at Sandy Beach. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with The Imagine That Band. Barrett Baber, winner of the Song of Arkansas contest, will perform at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call (501) 362-2444.

ASU-Beebe: Star Children’s Theater

BEEBE — Arkansas State University-Beebe Star Children’s Theater will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 14 to Aug. 8, at the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus. The four-week summer camp, Shakespeare Junior, for children 10 to 16 of any level of acting ability, will transform Macbeth into a varied, fast-paced adventure. The play is limited to 16 students. Registration will be held through July 14, with a $50 fee due at sign-up. To register, visit the ASU-Beebe Business Office in the State Hall Building. A performance for family and friends will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Owen Center Theater. For details, contact Sandra Williams, instructor of speech and theater, at (501) 882-4493 or email

Fulton County Fair Entry Submissions

SALEM — The 2014 Fulton County Fair will be held July 28 to Aug. 2, and entries are being accepted at the fair office through July 18. For rules and entry books, to enter online or for more information, visit Printed copies of the fair book are available at the Fulton County Fair Office from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by calling (870) 895-5565 or emailing Livestock entries must be made online, but creative-arts exhibitors can use paper entry forms.

Beebe Community Health Fair

BEEBE — The first Beebe Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 19 in the ASU-Beebe Owen Center Gymnasium. Hosted by the Beebe Lions Club, the Beebe Kiwanis and the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, the event will provide free health services to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. Services will include heart diagnostic screenings, blood-sugar screenings, dental exams, senior-citizen resources, scoliosis/spinal exams, vision exams, haircuts and more. For more information, email

T Tauri Movie Camp

BATESVILLE — The 10th annual T Tauri Movie Camp, offering a variety of video-production workshops for youth entering grades three through 12, will take place July 21 through Aug. 2 in Batesville. Workshops include Script to Screen, Cut Paper Stop-Motion Animation (already full), Music Video and Video Self-Portrait. The registration deadline is July 11. Workshops are two to 3 1/2 days in length, and tuition is $75 to $100 per workshop. Some scholarship assistance is available, based on financial need. For more information or registration forms, visit or call (870) 251-1189.

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.


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