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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Sept. 14

Potluck and Bible Study

SEARCY — Calvary Chapel Searcy, an extension of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, at 216 Johnston Road, will have its Thursday-night once-a-month Potluck/Fellowship/Bible Study from 6-7 p.m. today. There will also be Thursday-night Bible studies only from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28. For more information, call (501) 268-7540.

Sept. 15

Genealogy Program

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library will host a genealogy program at noon at The Loft in the Barnett Building, 267 E. Main St. Mike Polston, director of the Museum of American History at the Cabot Public Schools, will speak on Heaven, Hell or Home by Christmas: The Arkansas Great War Letter Project. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (870) 793-8814 or email

info@indcolib.com.

Sept. 16

The Fall Concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host The Fall Concert at 7 p.m. at Ozarka College’s Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The concert will include Brad Apple, Gary Rounds, Irl Hees, Ken Loggains, Pam Setser, Sam Cobb and Tim Crouch. Tickets, at $20 each, are available at Ozarka College and Centennial Bank in Mountain View through Friday or at the door one hour before the show. For more information, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway at (870) 269-5600 or lhgalloway@ozarka.edu. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Kenneth and Janice Sutton Lecture Hall at Ozarka College in Mountain View.

A Veterans Best Friend Anniversary Celebration

CABOT — A Veterans Best Friend will host its fifth-anniversary celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 68 S. Pine St. The event, which is open to the public, will feature food, drinks and a silent auction. AVBF is a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to veterans in need. For more information, call (501) 605-0124.

Murder-Mystery Fundraiser

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library Friends Foundation will present a three-course meal and a murder-mystery production of the original play Murder by the Book at 6 p.m. at The Loft in The Barnett Building, 267 E. Main St. The event includes a silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Friends Foundation. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Independence County Library, 368 E. Main St.; the Citizens Bank Main Branch; or the First Community Bank Main Branch. Reserve a place by Friday. For more information, call Mary Beth Frensley at (870) 613-3163 or Vanessa Adams at (870) 793-8814, or visit the library’s Facebook page.

White River Water Carnival

BATESVILLE — The 74th annual White River Water Carnival will begin at 10 a.m. at Riverside Park. There will be live music, food and craft vendors, a car show, a parade and activities for kids.

Sept. 16 and Sept. 17

Batesville Fall Outdoor Sports Show

BATESVILLE — The first Batesville Fall Outdoor Sports Show will take place both days at the new Batesville Community Center. The show will feature nearly 29,000 square feet of indoor display and demonstration space, virtual outdoor recreation webinars and activities for kids. There will be free parking and full food and beverage service. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, visit the Fall Outdoor Sports Show page at www.batesvilleparks.com.

Sept. 17

Grab & Go

CABOT — A drive-thru fundraiser for the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cabot Junior High School South. For $20 a plate, customers will receive, fish, chicken and barbecue with all the trimmings. Pre-orders are required. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. Purchase tickets at Crossroads Cafe & Catering, The Mean Pig BBQ, the Cabot School District Central Office, the Cabot Chamber Office and Ridout Lumber. Proceeds from the event will enable the center to continue to provide services to child victims of abuse and their nonoffending family members. For more information, contact Wynonne Dwiggins at (501) 681-8563.

Sept. 18

Watercolor Demonstration

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artist Suzanne deShazo Waggoner will present a free watercolor demonstration at 10 a.m. at Bayside Studio on the corner of Greenwood and Arkansas 330. She is a signature member of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and serves on its board of directors. Hosted by the North Central Arkansas Artist League, the event will begin with coffee and light refreshments at 9:30. The public is invited. For more information, contact Charlotte Rierson, league president, at (501) 884-6100.

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — There will be a community music gathering from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room at First Community Bank. The event will focus on songs for singing — country, gospel and folk. The public is welcome to sing, play, request songs or listen at the free event.

Democratic Party of White County Meeting

SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Arkansas State University-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave. For more information, email white@arkdems.org or call (501) 368-9390.

CATCH Meeting

CABOT — Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless (CATCH) will meet at 10 a.m. at American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St, in the Cabot mini mall. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

Sept. 19

Door-to-Door Meeting

SEARCY — The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas will present their Door-to-Door meeting in Room 2017 of the Cone Chapel Building, 915 E. Market Ave., on the Harding University campus. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., and the program will conclude at 1 p.m. The meeting will address key issues impacting business in Arkansas and the presentation of the 2017 Business Matters Leadership Awards. The lunch and program are free, but reservations are required. RSVP to Toni Bahn at tbahn@arkansasstatechamber.com.

ONGOING

Vietnam War Veterans Meetings

MELBOURNE — The Izard County Veterans Service Office is sponsoring meetings for veterans of the Vietnam War era, all service branches. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every first and third Thursday in the old Kustom Made Graphics building, 614 Main St., directly across from Mark’s Pharmacy. All are welcome to attend for coffee, talk, pastries and tales. Parking will be in the shopping-center parking lot.

Fine Arts and Craft Sale Booth Spaces

SEARCY — Booth spaces are available for rental for the Creative Art Society’s indoor Fine Arts and Craft Sale, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the White County Fairgrounds, 802 Davis Drive. The event will also feature music and food. Send a payment of $40 to reserve a 10-by-11-foot booth space to Janelle Selvidge, 4981 Arkansas 36 W., Searcy, AR 72143. Reply by email to thecreativeartssociety@hotmail.com, or call (501) 270-2278 for more information.

Farmers Market

HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Farmers Market will be open from 8-10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Faith Presbyterian Church, at Church and Fourth streets. Vendors will offer fresh produce, baked goods and crafts.

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. Food is available.

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 Word Training

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s community and technical education department is partnering with Rhonda Byrd to offer a one-day workshop in Microsoft Level 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Room 222 of the UACCB Main Campus building. The cost is $69. For more information or to register, email communityed@uaccb.edu or call (870) 612-2082.

Children’s Clinic Glow Ride

BATESVILLE — The third annual Children’s Clinic Glow Ride will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the West Magnet Elementary School track. The event is free and open to children of all ages. Bicycles, tricycles, strollers and wagons are allowed on the track. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Children’s Clinic staff will hand out flashlights, glow necklaces and bracelets, and helmets will be provided while supplies last. Face-painting, music and registration will begin at 7 p.m. After the ride, participants will be watch a short safety video. For more information, call (870) 262-2200.

Daylily Society Fall Sale

SEARCY — The White County Daylily Society will have a fall sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 on the east side of the Court Square. All double fans will cost $5. The sale will take place rain or shine. For more information, call (501) 268-3711.

Oktoberfest

JACKSONVILLE — The Ladies of the Knights and Knights of Columbus Council 11604 will host their 14th annual Oktoberfest at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Jude the Apostle Parish Hall, 2403 McArthur Drive. The evening will feature a German dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $15 per adult. Proceeds from the event will fund the Knights and Ladies charitable organizations. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Theresa at (501) 843-8251 or Melanie at (501) 680-7818. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

AARP Smart Driver Class

HORSESHOE BEND — An AARP Smart Driver Class will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Horseshoe Bend Public Library, 9 Club Road. Doors will open at 8 a.m. This will be the last class in Horseshoe Bend for 2017. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register for the class, call Marge Burge at (870) 670-5734.

American Legion Post 71 Membership Drive

CABOT — Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 is seeking members. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept 28, with a pre-meeting meal at 6 p.m., at 114 First St. All military members and spouses are welcome to attend. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. All spouses may join the Auxiliary, and daughters may join the Junior Auxiliary. Any sons of the military may join the Sons of American Legion Chapter. For motorcycle riders, there is a chapter of the Legion Riders. There is also a ham radio (STARS) chapter. For more information, call the Post at (501) 203-5715. Post hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday though Friday, and 9 a.m.to noon Saturdays.

Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, will take place Oct. 7 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the students of Ozarka College. The entry fee is $300 per team and includes range balls, the golf-cart fee, a light breakfast, lunch, a gift bag and 18 holes of golf. Mulligans will be available for $5 each. Awards will be given for the longest drive, the longest putt and closest to the pin. A car donated by Freedom Ford will be the hole-in-one prize. To register, contact Suellen Davidson at (870) 368-2059 or sdavidson@ozarka.edu. In case of heavy rain, the rain date will be Oct. 8.

Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk

HEBER SPRINGS — The annual Humane Society’s Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk will take place Oct. 7 at Sandy Beach. Race time is 8 a.m., and the course is certified. Register at racesonline.com/events/paws-at-the-beach-5k-1k or at the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25 by Friday and $30 after that and on race day. For more information, contact Eileen Wilroy at hshumanesociety5k@gmail.com or (501) 250-4428.

Artoberfest

BATESVILLE — Artoberfest, a free arts and music festival, will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 on Main Street. The event will feature artists’ booths, live music, art demonstrations and more. For more information, contact Carly Dahl at (870) 793-3382 or email info@batesvilleareartscouncil.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 trnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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