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June 4

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — A community music gathering will take place from 6-8 p.m. at First Community Bank. Instrumentalists, singers and listeners are invited to attend. Children are welcome.

June 5

Legion Riders Meeting

CABOT — The Legion Riders group — for motorcycle riders who are veterans — will meet at 7 p.m. at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

ONGOING

Free GED Classes

MELBOURNE — Free GED classes will be offered through Ozarka College’s Adult Education program in Melbourne this summer. Classes are available from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, June 4 through July 26. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension and refresher skills for college prep, the military or employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance, and registration is ongoing. For more information, call Ozarka College Adult Education at (870) 368-2051.

Calico Rock Museum Requests

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center is looking for paintings by Emma Morgan, Barbara Farris and other local artists. Anyone who has a painting by these artists to place on loan or to sell may call the museum at (870) 297-6100. The museum is also seeking volunteers to help with the new educational program at the Tomlinson Art and Science Center. Every Thursday, the center welcomes students for science and art activities, including robotics, sculpting in clay and hands-on science experiments. Anyone who wants to help with the project may call the museum.

Horseshoe Bend Farmers Market

HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Farmers Market will be open at Faith Presbyterian Church each Wednesday from 8 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Items available for purchase will include produce, plants, herbs and fresh baked goods.

Shepherd Center’s Summer Activities

BEEBE — Seniors are invited to participate in activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the summer at the Shepherd Center, 302 N. Main St., at the rear of First United Methodist Church. Activities offered include scrapbooking, bridge, chess, jewelry making, card making, quilting, cooking and flower arranging, as well as fishing excursions. Every Friday Game Day will be sponsored from 1-3 p.m., featuring bingo, dominoes or Scrabble.

VFW Tuesday Night Bingo

QUITMAN — Tuesday Night Bingo takes place each week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1295 Bee Branch 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.

American Legion 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 meets at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 195 Northport Drive. All are invited to the meetings.

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. All are welcome. To volunteer or make a donation, call (501) 843-3797.

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. For more information, call the church at (501) 362-2389.

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.

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.

Upcoming

STARS Meeting

CABOT — STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), a ham radio group, will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 10 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. Testing will be available. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

HELP Meeting

CABOT — HELP, the Housing, Education and Life-skills Program, will meet at 4:30 p.m. June 11 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St., in the Cabot mini-mall.

White County Retired Teachers Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Carmichael Center. Raymond “Donny” Lee, dean of the College of Education at Harding University, will speak. New retirees are invited to attend.

Sons of the American Legion Meeting

CABOT— The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. June 12 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First S. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

Feed the Veterans Food Pantry

CABOT — Feed the Veterans will have its monthly food pantry for veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at 214 Rainbow Drive. For more information, visit the organization’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/feedtheveterans.

Mary Ark of the Covenant Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All ladies are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary Ark of the Covenant Arkansas Chapter of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Registration will begin at 11. Tickets are $12 and include a catered lunch, a time of praise and worship, and the featured speaker, Mother Johanna Melnyk of the Order of Saint Benedict. Any first-time guests and their hostesses will be entered in a drawing for a special gift. For tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked by June 11, to Sharon Vander Zyl, 107 Cherokee Road, Cherokee Village, AR 72529. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.

Potato-Basket Weaving Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will offer a Potato-Basket Weaving Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23. Students will learn to weave a potato basket, which has a rich history that has traveled from the East Coast across Tennessee with the settlers of Arkansas. The cost is $30, and reservations are required. All supplies will be provided, but participants need to bring a sack lunch. For more information or reservations, call (870) 878-6765.

Mercy River Boys Concert

JACKSONVILLE — The Mercy River Boys will perform Southern gospel music at 6 p.m. June 24 at First Assembly of God Church, 221 N. Elm St. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 590-9357.

Academia Nuts

FAIRFIELD BAY — Our Towne Productions presents the Greff Kreutz comedy Academia Nuts at 7 p.m. June 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. June 24 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway. The show is directed by Seana Garrow. Actors include David McBee, Jackie Rohrer, Sharon Luxon and Robert Otis. Tickets are $18 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the Fairfield Bay Library. For more information, call (501) 844-4202.

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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