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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

This article was published November 23, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 28

Christmas With the Kranks

BATESVILLE — Christmas With the Kranks will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Melba Theater, 115 W. Main St. The film is the first selection in A Very Melba Christmas, a free Christmas movie series. For more information, call the theater at (870) 569-8002.

ONGOING

Jacksonville Sertoma Club Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Sertoma Club meets at noon every Wednesday at the Southern Oaks Country Club, 701 Foxwood Drive. The Sertoma Club raises money for hearing aids and scholarships for local high school seniors, including seniors from the School for the Deaf.

Search for Historical Items

CABOT — Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 needs items of history: artifacts, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, pictures, stories, anything that pertains to a veteran’s history or the history of the community. The American Legion will celebrate its 100th anniversary soon and wants to preserve this history and share it with future veterans and others. To contribute items, call Susie Goebel at (501) 203-5715, or come by Post 71 at 114 N. First St.

Photography and Photoshop Courses

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College in Mountain View will offer three photography and Photoshop Continuing Education courses, taught by Patrick Ward, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Camera Use, Monday; Beginning Photography Shooting, Tuesday; and Photoshop, Nov. 30. Fees are $25 per course, or $60 for all three. Students ages 60 and older will receive a 20 percent discount. For more information or to register, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway at (870) 269-5600 or lhgalloway@ozarka.edu.

Incident Command System Classes

CABOT — The STARS Club, a ham-radio group, will offer the following classes, taught by Steve Moore with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management: ICS (Incident Command System) 100, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16; ICS 200, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20; and ICS 800, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb 17. All are welcome to attend the classes, which will take place at American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

American Legion Oratorical Contest

CABOT — American Legion Post 71’s Oratorical Contest is open to high school students younger than 20. The speeches are eight to 10 minutes long and must be on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution. Applications are available from Kim Gibson at Cabot High School and must be submitted to the American Legion Department Headquarters by Dec. 31. Certifications must be submitted to Department Headquarters by Feb. 17. The contest will be March 3, with the location to be announced.

Shepherd’s Center Wednesday Activities

BEEBE — From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St., seniors participate in classes in quilting, art, jewelry making, scrapbooking, card making, genealogy, beginning computers, Bible discussions and bridge. At special times, cake decorating, holiday food preparation and ethnic food classes are offered, and in the spring, American Sign Language and gardening. Lunch is a potluck served to all who attend, whether or not they bring a dish.

Blue Ribbon Beauties Exhibit

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will present the Blue Ribbon Beauties exhibit from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday. This is an exhibit of the blue-ribbon-awarded photography and written stories from the 2017 Van Buren County Fair submitted by Education Center photographers and writers. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Bluegrass Music Night

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Christian Church, 1101 N. Broadway St., offers a bluegrass music night from 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday. Musicians are invited to participate. Free coffee will be available.

Beebe Kiwanis Club Meetings

BEEBE — The Beebe Kiwanis Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Stephens Room of the Student Center at Arkansas State University-Beebe. Kiwanis is a volunteer organization with the mission of helping youth in the community. For more information, call Flo Fitch at (501) 230-2890 or Debra Crisco at (501) 454-3505.

Civitan Meetings

CABOT — Civitan meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. Civitan is an organization that provides training and support for people with developmental disabilities.

Free Brown-Bag Lunch

CABOT — The Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Women of Cabot serve a free brown-bag lunch at 11 a.m. each Thursday at the church, 4100 Arkansas 89 S. In 2016, this mission of the church served more than 8,600 lunches to the hungry and needy of Cabot.

Opportunity for Bridge Players

BEEBE — Bridge players are needed at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call (501) 843-2930.

Beebe Caregivers Support Group

BEEBE — The Beebe Caregivers Support Group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. For more information, call Sandra Garrett at (501) 940-4021.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

CABOT — The 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, call (501) 265-0027.

Republicans Meetings

NEWPORT — The Jackson County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Merchants and Planters Bank, 915 Arkansas 367 N. For more information, call Jeff McDonald at (870) 731-7646.

Friday Night Bingo

HEBER SPRINGS — Friday Night Bingo takes place each week at the American Legion Hall, 49 Park Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m.

Cabot Lions Club Meetings

CABOT — The Cabot Lions Club has regular get-togethers at noon the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Kingpin Sports Grill. Lions serve local communities and protect the planet. Club members provide children with eyeglasses, offer food for seniors and provide assistance during natural disasters. All are invited to the meetings.

Upcoming

Microsoft Excel Formulas

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s community and technical education department will offer Microsoft Excel Formulas from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 30. The cost of the class is $69. For more information or to register, email communityed@uaccb.edu or call (870) 612-2082.

Santa at Ozarka College-Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Santa will visit Ozarka College-Mountain View from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 30. All are invited to bring a camera to this free event and have cookies and photos with Santa. For more information, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway, director of Ozarka College-Mountain View, at (870) 269-5600 or lhgalloway@ozarka.edu.

STARS Club Volunteer Opportunity

CABOT — The STARS Club, a ham-radio group, has been asked to operate at the National Weather Service office in North Little Rock this year for SKYWARN Recognition Day. The event will run from 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2. To volunteer to work, contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio or www.arrl.org/skywarn-recognition-day.

Pioneer Village Old-Fashioned Christmas

SEARCY — Pioneer Village, 1200 Higginson St., will present an Old-Fashioned Christmas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. The Village will be decorated in the style of the late 1800s and will feature Village “residents” dressed in costumes from the era, carolers, musicians, live animals, sugar cookies to decorate and hot cider. Children can visit Santa, his sleigh and reindeer, and tell him their Christmas wishes. Bring a camera to take photos. Gifts and stocking stuffers will be available.

Santa at Ozarka College-Ash Flat

ASH FLAT — Santa will visit Ozarka College-Ash Flat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2, before the parade. All are invited to bring a camera to this free event and have cookies and photos with Santa. For more information, contact Kim Whitten, director of Ozarka College-Ash Flat, at (870) 994-7273 or kwhitten@ozarka.edu.

Pangburn Museum Old-Fashioned Christmas

PANGBURN — The Pangburn Future Business Leaders of America will host the group’s annual Old-Fashioned Christmas from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Pangburn Museum. There will be games and snacks for children, as well as photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information, call Pangburn High School at (501) 728-3513.

Miss JA Jingle Bells Pageant

NEWPORT — The Junior Auxiliary of Jackson County will host the Miss JA Jingle Bells Pageant on Dec. 2. Proceeds from the event will benefit those in need in Jackson County. Forms are available for pickup from Summer Terry at Allure Salon, Courtney Baker at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and Newport Economic Development Commission, Annie Solis at the White River Medical Center Medical Complex Newport and Romee Benish at Tuckerman Medical Clinic (closed Thursdays). For more information, contact Solis at (870) 503-5942, Baker at (662) 305-5926 or Terry at (870) 512-9148.

Beebe Christmas Parade

BEEBE — The Beebe Christmas Parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 2. This year’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The entry fee for a float is $10. Registration forms and rules can be found at www.beebeark.org. Awards will be given in four categories: commercial, civic, educational and religious. For more information, call the Beebe Chamber of Commerce at (501) 882-8135.

Jacksonville Christmas Parade

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host the city’s 60th annual Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The night parade will feature illuminated floats, Santa and other parade favorites: marching bands, floats, dance groups and the Jacksonville Fire Department. Entry forms are available at www.cityofjacksonville.net. The entry fee is $25. For more information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit the city’s website.

Ward Christmas Parade

WARD — The Ward Christmas Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Markham and Second streets. A Christmas-tree lighting will follow the parade, with cookies and refreshments served. The entry fee for floats is $5. There will be awards for the top three floats. Entry forms are available at the City Hall reception desk. The deadline to enter is Dec. 8. For more information, call Parks Director Karen Dawson at (501) 843-7686.

It’s a Wonderful KLIFE Fun Run

SEARCY — Celebrate the holiday season and help support KLIFE Searcy, a nonprofit youth ministry, at its third annual It’s a Wonderful KLIFE 5K/1-Mile Fun Run on Dec. 9, hosted by Searcy Holiday of Lights and Searcy KLIFE. Participants can view the holiday sights around Searcy and take part in a festive event that is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The early registration fee is $30 through Saturday and guarantees a T-shirt. For more information, visit KLIFE Searcy’s Facebook page.

Cabot Christmas Parade

CABOT — The Cabot Christmas parade will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 10. The theme is “A Hollywood Movies Christmas!” Participants are asked to use the theme to design a float. Entry forms, parade rules and route maps are available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office and www.cabotparks.com. The deadline to register is Dec. 4. Send completed forms and a $10 entry fee to Cabot Christmas Parade, P.O. Box 1101, Cabot, AR 72023. For more information, call (501) 920-2122 or email cabotbeautiful@yahoo.com.

STARS Club Christmas Party

EL PASO — The STARS Club, a ham-radio group, will have its Christmas party at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the El Paso Community Center. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share. There will be a raffle for four digital mobile radios. Contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

Newport Christmas Parade

NEWPORT — The Newport Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Entries are accepted at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce for floats, walking groups, antique vehicles, beauty queens, horseback riders, school organizations, etc. Entry is free, and participants may choose their own holiday theme. Float judging will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. For more information or to enter the parade, contact the chamber at (870) 523-3618, director@newportarchamber.org or 201 Hazel St., Newport, AR 72112.

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 trnews@arkansasonline.com. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.

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