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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS EDITION

This article was published January 8, 2018 at 11:34 a.m.

Jan. 8

STARS Club Meeting

CABOT — The STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) Club, a ham-radio group, will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. The group usually meets the second Sunday of every month. For more information, call Post 71 at (501) 203-5715.

Jan. 10

Housing, Educational, Learning Program

CABOT — The Housing, Educational, Learning Program (HELP) is being developed to assist the homeless in the Lonoke County area. The organization’s next meeting will be at 10 a.m. at Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call Allen Miller at (501) 203-5715.

Jan. 11

Intro to Photoshop

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a four-session Community Education class, Intro to Photoshop, from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 1. Instructor Jim Krause, co-owner of Deux Bijoux Bijoux of Evening Shade, will teach Photoshop terminology and how to use the workspace, panels, brushes, selection tools and filters. The class will meet in Room 222 of the UACCB Main Campus Building. The class fee is $60. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Jan. 13

GriefShare

CABOT — A 13-week GriefShare grief-recovery seminar and support group will meet from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, beginning this week, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief-recovery topics. Seminar sessions include Is This Normal?; The Challenges of Grief; Grief and Your Relationships; Why?; and Guilt and Anger. There is a one-time fee of $15, and scholarships are available. Child care will be provided if requested in advance. For more information, contact Sandy at (501) 941-2563 or sondramarg@gmail.com.

ONGOING

New Library Hours

MELBOURNE — The Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College is open to the Ozarka College community, including the public. The library now has new hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone who wants to become a patron of the library may call Dan Lindsey, Ozarka College multimedia specialist, at (870) 368-2054.

Evening GED Classes

SALEM — Ozarka College’s free evening GED classes at Salem High School will once again be offered from 4-7 Mondays, beginning Jan. 15. The college’s Adult Education Program is Americans With Disabilities Act-accessible and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-compliant, and disability accommodations are available upon request. Registration is ongoing. For more information, call Ozarka College’s Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051.

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 for scholarships for local high school seniors, including seniors from the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock.

Incident Command System Classes

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

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.

Shepherd’s Center Wednesday Activities

BEEBE — Seniors participate in classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. The classes include 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.

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. For more information, call (501) 843-1084.

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. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

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

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — A community music gathering will take place from 6-8 p.m Jan. 15 at First Community Bank. Start the new year right — clean your instruments, whet your whistles and reorganize your favorite songs. Instrumentalists, singers and listeners are welcome to attend.

Live2Lead

SEARCY — The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will present Live2Lead, a free leadership event, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 18 at New Life Church, 2851 W. Beebe-Capps Expressway. Live2Lead offers a toolkit of ideas for participants to use in reaching goals and improving their teams. This is a viewing of an event that occurred Oct. 6 in Atlanta. The presentation includes John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder and Warrick Dunn. For more information, visit www.searcychamber.com or call (501) 268-2458. For free tickets, visit www.facebook.com/events/553517491661026.

Crop Marketing 101

NEWPORT — There will be a Crop Marketing 101 seminar from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Iron Mountain Depot downtown. The topics will touch on improving work relationships with buyers, how the future market really works, and the importance of puts and calls and why they tend to be misused and misunderstood. For more information or to RSVP by Friday, contact Jordan Thomas at (501) 851-7300 (office), (706) 983-1204 (cell) or jordan@scottagri.com.

Genealogy Program

BATESVILLE — Yarbs, Sallets and Garden Sass as Told by the Widow Wilcox of Rattlesnake Ridge: A Living History Presentation will be hosted by the Independence County Library at noon Jan. 19 at The Loft in the Barnett Building, 267 East Main St. The presentation will be presented by Tina Marie Wilcox, head gardener and herbalist at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (870) 793-8814.

Princess and Superhero Party

SEARCY — Harding University’s Women for Harding will host a family event, the sixth annual Princess and Superhero Party, from 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in Heritage Auditorium. Snacks, crafts and activities will be part of the morning, which will also include Harding students as kids’ favorite princesses and superheroes. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes. Tickets, at $10 for children and $5 for adults, can be purchased at www.hardingtickets.com or by calling (501) 279-4276.

The Oak Ridge Boys Concert

SEARCY — Harding University’s Women for Harding will present The Oak Ridge Boys in concert, with special guest Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Benson Auditorium. The show is part of The Oak Ridge Boys’ 2018 tour, Shine the Light. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48, and include Arkansas sales tax (no additional fees). Tickets can be purchased at www.hardingtickets.com.

Newport Chamber Banquet

NEWPORT — The 2018 Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will take place Jan. 25 at the Newport Country Club, starting with a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, and the event is open to the public. Tickets will not be given; however, prepayment is mandatory in order to reserve a seat. Tables for eight may be reserved for a business or organization. RSVP at the chamber office at (870) 523-3618 or email director@newportarchamber.org by Jan. 19.

American Legion Post 71 Meeting

CABOT — Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 is seeking members. The group’s monthly meeting is the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan 25, with a pre-meeting meal at 6 p.m., at Post 71, 114 N. First St. All military members and spouses are welcome to attend. Spouses may join the Auxiliary, and daughters may join the Junior Auxiliary. Sons of military personnel may join the Sons of American Legion Chapter. There is also a chapter of the Legion Riders for motorcyclists and a ham-radio chapter (STARS). For more information, call Post 71 at (501) 203-5715 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Piano Recital

SEARCY — Harding University will present a recital by pianist Scott Carrell at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Reynolds Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 279-4343.

Batesville Chamber Awards Ceremony

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Batesville Community Center. The event will feature an Adventures in Wonderland theme. The chamber honors outstanding area businesses and individuals who play a significant role in the community. Nominations in various categories are due Monday. General-admission tickets are $100 each and can be reserved by calling the chamber at (870) 793-2378 or emailing jamie.rayford@mybatesville.org. Corporate tables are also available.

Woodwind Recital

SEARCY — Harding University will present a recital by Rayna DeYoung on saxophone and Kelsie Dye on flute at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Reynolds Center Recital Hall at Harding. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 279-4343.

Sharp County Historical Society Meeting

ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society will have its regular quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Community Room of the FNBC building. Joan Gould of Preservation Matters will present Strawberry River Valley: Lining Up “Data Points” From Past Centuries. “By isolating the modern-day Calamine area of the Strawberry River Valley and applying modern technological techniques, researchers have been able to peer into past centuries and view with greater accuracy how the earliest settlements grew and changed,” Gould said.

Marriage Conference

BATESVILLE — MarriedPeople will present a marriage conference, Your Best Night Out with Ted and Nancie Lowe, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Fellowship Bible Church, 332 E. Main St. Participants will experience a night of comedy and laughter while exploring what it takes to make a marriage work. Child care will be provided. To register, visit facebook.com/fellowshipbatesville. For more information call the church at (870) 698-9244.

Ballroom Dance — New!

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer Ballroom Dance — New!; a five-session Community Education class for couples, from 6-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23; and March 9 and 16. The class fee is $70 per couple. Samy Rash, instructor, will teach the basic steps for salsa, bachata, country swing and fox trot. Participants will learn rhythms, counting, foot patterns and styling. Any skill level is welcome. The class will meet on the Auditorium Stage in Independence Hall at UACCB. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Jacksonville Chamber Banquet

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the guest speaker. The cost of the dinner is $45 per member or $360 for a table of eight. RSVP by 5 p.m. Feb. 1 by calling (501) 982-1511 or emailing chamber@jacksonville-arkansas.com.

Neil Diamond Tribute

NEWPORT— The Arkansas State University-Newport Patron Series will present Jack Wright: The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Center for the Arts, 7648 Victory Blvd. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.asun.edu.

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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