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Sept. 18

Blood Drive

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. Each person who donates blood will have the chance to win a $20 Visa card. For more information about the blood drive, call Wanda McConnaughhay at (870) 368-2024.

Fire on the Mountain

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, will hold its fifth annual Fire on the Mountain — an event for students, faculty, staff, community members and their families — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard area of the Heber Springs campus. Free food will be available. Activities will include a bungee run, bouncy boxing, a Velcro wall, water balloons, volleyball, ladder ball, washers and limbo. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (501) 362-1100 or visit

Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, rated PG-13, will be shown at 5 p.m. during Movie Night at the Nixon Library.

Sept. 19

AARP Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — An AARP Driver Safety Program class will be held 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 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

Spring River Area Chamber Meeting

HIGHLAND — The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its September general membership meeting at noon at The Artisan Steakhouse. The guest speaker will be Bobby Hall, program associate with the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, in association with the University of Arkansas Extension Service. The center provides education and training to Arkansas businesses seeking government contracts with federal, state and local agencies. The assistance is offered at no charge to the businesses. The meeting is open to the public.

Relay for Life

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Relay for Life will be held Friday at Spring Park in Heber Springs. The Survivor Banquet will start at 5 p.m., with the relay kicking off at 6. Cancer survivors who want to attend the banquet may call Carly at (501) 691-4314 or (501) 887-6721. To join a team, call Laurie at (870) 668-0312 or (501) 362-4704.

Quilters Guild Event

SEARCY — The White County Quilters Guild will present Kathy Kansier at 7 p.m. at the Family Life Center of First Assembly of God, at Cloverdale and Benton streets. Kansier will give a PowerPoint lecture, Is There a Winning Quilt In Your Dreams? Kansier, a certified American Quilters Society quilt appraiser, will offer appraisals for $50 each. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Jan Hogan at (501) 268-6056.

Basic Computer Course

ASH FLAT — Kris Massey will teach a Basic Computer Course at Ozarka College in Ash Flat on Fridays, beginning this week. The six-week course will cover topics such as Microsoft Windows 8, Internet Search and navigation, email basics, sending attachments, uploading photos, Facebook basics and eBay basics. Classes are available from 9-10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Tuition is $25 per participant, or $20 for students older than 60. No textbook or other expenses are required. For more information or to register, call Ozarka College-Ash Flat at (870) 994-7273.

Sept. 19 and 20

Beatles at the Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE — The Beatles at the Ridge music festival will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge. The Artists & Authors Symposium will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday and feature art and private-collection displays, seminars, multimedia presentations, meet-and-greets and autograph-signing sessions. There will be music, food and family entertainment all day Saturday, including the award-winning Beatles tribute band the Liverpool Legends; more than 100 vendors; and the new Octopus Garden for kids, featuring blow-ups, bounce houses and more. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. For more information, visit

Sept. 20

Big Yard Sale

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — A big yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the St. Michael Catholic Church parking lot at U.S. 62/412 and Tekakwitha Drive in Cherokee Village. The sale’s rain date is set for Sept. 27.

Lake Charles Clean-Up Day

POWHATAN — A Lake Charles Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday at Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Arkansas 25. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Visitor Center to help staff remove trash from the lake, trails and highways around the park. The effort will start at 8 a.m. and end when the last bag of trash is loaded. Community-service certificates will be available for volunteers.

Bunko Bash

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will sponsor a Bunko Bash on Saturday at Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Road. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for dinner, followed by bunko at 5 p.m. The event will include prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, contact Lala Antunes or Connie Evans at (501) 982-7531.

Tractor Show

PANGBURN — The second annual Little Red River Flywheelers Antique Tractor Show and Swap meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pangburn City Park. Admission is free. The event will include kids’ activities, a parade, tractor and car awards, and vendors. For more information, call (501) 270-1810 or email


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.

Bark in the Park

BATESVILLE — The Humane Society of Independence County will host its sixth annual Bark in the Park Doggie Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., centered around the amphitheater at Riverside Park. The fundraiser will feature the Running of the Weenies, Best Dog competitions, puppy races, the Rent-A-Puppy booth, face painting, pet-psychic readings and working-dog demonstrations. Attendees can purchase a lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips and a beverage, as well as bake-sale items. For more information, call (870) 307-5305 or (870) 613-3045, or the shelter at (870) 793-0090.

Intercessory Worship Event

BEEBE — An intercessory-worship event, presented by Declare His Glory International Inc., will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Open Arms Assembly of God, 1103 N. Fir St. The free event will include Communion, intercessory worship and a word of the Lord from Pastor Glenn Dorsey. For more information, call (501) 231-4116 or email

School House Rock

LONOKE — Bethlehem United Methodist Church will hold School House Rock, beginning at 5 p.m. at the church, on Bethlehem Road three miles east of Arkansas 31 between Lonoke and Beebe. The Crossroads Praise Band will perform at 5 p.m., followed by the Larry Weathers Band at 6. A hot-dog dinner will be offered. The cost to attend is $5 per vehicle, with the meal costing $5 per plate. Attendees are asked to bring chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, call (501) 676-2938 or (303) 898-9605.

Heritage Festival

KENSETT — The sixth annual Kensett Heritage Festival will begin with a parade at 9:30 a.m. The festival will include concession vendors, crafts, cash drawings, train rides for kids, a petting zoo and Mr. Pockets, the balloon man. Musical acts will include the Little Red River Band, beginning at 11 a.m., the Ron Childres Gospel group and the Westbound Murphy Band. All activities will be held in downtown Kensett. For more information, call Linda Sullivan at (501) 281-5003 or Faye Jones at (501) 940-9838.

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

CABOT — A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. Traditional and chicken spaghetti will be available. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11. Children 2 and younger may eat free. Proceeds will be donated to the Church Sign Fund.

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 in Jacksonville, 200 E. Martin. Individual sessions can be scheduled for anyone who prefers them. For more information, call Steve Summers at (870) 710-1508.

Informational Rally

SEARCY — The public is invited to attend an informational rally from 2-4 p.m. to learn how the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment would affect residents’ voting rights and their communities. The proposed amendment would legalize alcohol sales statewide. The rally will be held in Harding University’s Administration Auditorium.

DeWayne Hodges Concert

McRAE — Singer DeWayne Hodges will give a gospel concert at 7 p.m. at the 16th Section Union Church. The public is invited to the concert, which will provide entertainment and fellowship.

Sept. 21

Wild Dust

SEARCY — On Sunday, Center on the Square will offer its last performance of Wild Dust, a tale of a late 1800s Wild West town in which the story line follows developments surrounding a fierce dust storm. The performance includes lunch at 12:30 p.m. and curtain time at 1:30. Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Show-only tickets are available for $15. For reservations, visit or call (501) 368-0111. Lunch reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Sept. 22

Cabot AARP Potluck Supper

CABOT — The Cabot AARP Chapter will host its September potluck supper and a short meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Tony Thurman, superintendent of Cabot schools, will be the featured speaker. Members and prospective members are invited. For more information, call (501) 492-1456.

Tea Party Meeting

SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at IHOP in Searcy. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or email

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

Sept. 22-27

2014 North Central Arkansas District Fair

MELBOURNE — The 2014 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held Monday through Sept. 27 at the fairgrounds at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. Admission is free Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, admission is $6 for adults and teens, and $3 for youth ages 6-12. Children younger than 6 will be admitted free, and parking is free. The fair admission fee on Saturday includes the Arkansas Family Rodeo and the Sidney Creek Ranch Sorting event. For a complete schedule or more information, visit or email

Sept. 23

Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 5 p.m. for a Dutch-treat dinner at Western Sizzlin’. Dan Scheiman, Audubon Arkansas’ director of bird conservation, will present the program, Birds in a Changing Climate, at 6 p.m. There will be door prizes after the meeting. The public is invited to attend. For more information, email or visit

Rhapsody in Bluegrass

SEARCY — The critically acclaimed Annie Moses Band will perform Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music at 7 p.m. at Harding University. The show, inspired by George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and music by other iconic American composers, was written and arranged by the Annie Moses Band and fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle tunes, classic themes and roots music. Tickets are $3 and are available at or through the box office at (501) 279-4580.

Empowering the Homeless

SEARCY — Jacob’s Place Homeless Mission will host its annual Empowering the Homeless fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 101 Benton Ave. The guest speaker will be former Arkansas Razorback basketball all-star Pat Bradley. The dinner will highlight how the organization meets specific needs to empower White County families with children, as well as recognize important individuals who contribute to the operation of Jacob’s Place. Tickets are $25 each, and table sponsorships are $500 for eight tickets. To purchase tickets, visit and click on the “Make a Donation” link, or call (501) 380-8283.

AARP Smart Driver Class

HORSESHOE BEND — An AARP Smart Driver Class will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Horseshoe Bend Public Library at the corner of Arkansas 289 and Club Road. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Bring an AARP membership card for the discount. For information or to enroll, call Marge Burge at (870) 670-5734 or BancorpSouth at (870) 670-5131.

Sojourn Into Practical Spirituality

MOUNTAIN VIEW — John Chiaromonte will conduct a free six-week continuing-education class, Sojourn Into Practical Spirituality, at Ozarka College in Mountain View, beginning Sept. 23. This free six-week course will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The first class will feature a viewing of With One Voice (approximately two hours). The remaining five sessions will last approximately one hour each, cover an element of spirituality and its practical application in daily life, and conclude with group meditation and discussion. For more information, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway, director of Ozarka College-Mountain View, at (870) 269-5600 or

Sept. 23 and 24

Mental Health First Aid Class

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will host a Mental Health First Aid Class from noon-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the M&P Room of the Larry N. Williams Student/Community Center on campus. The class costs $50 and includes both sessions. This is an interactive course designed to teach skills to help someone who is developing a mental-health problem or experiencing a mental-health crisis. To register, call the ASU-Newport Business Office at (870) 512-7802. For more information, contact Jennifer Ballard at (870) 512-7861 or

Sept. 24

Adult Game Day

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold an Adult Game Day at noon. Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend and play dominoes, poker, chess, board games or video games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.


Scholarship Applications

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Wayburn Watson Memorial Scholarships through Oct. 17. Two recipients will each be awarded $250 for fall 2014 and $250 for spring 2015. Preference will be given to students entering the field of education. Applicants may apply online at and must meet general scholarship requirements.

Free GED Classes at Ozarka College

MELBOURNE — Free GED classes are being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; in Ash Flat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and in Mammoth Spring and Mountain View from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is ongoing. For more information, call Ozarka College’s Adult Education Department at (800) 821-4335, ext. 2051, or in Izard County at (870) 368-2051.

Free GED Classes in Mountain Home

MOUNTAIN HOME — Free GED classes are being offered at the Baxter County Adult Education Center in Mountain Home. The center is at 1106 U.S. 62 E., Suites 1 and 3. Classes are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Instruction is offered in math, writing skills, reading comprehension and refresher skills for college prep, military personnel and employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance. For more information, call (870) 425-7974.

Tea Party Meeting

CABOT — The Jacksonville/Cabot Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. each second Thursday of the month in Centennial Bank’s Community Room, 300 W. Main St. in Cabot. For more information, call (501) 813-6980.

Teen Takeover

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Teen Takeover for ages 13-19 at 4 p.m. Friday and Sept. 26. The teens will work on model cars. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Craft Fair

CABOT — Vendor applications are being accepted through Saturday for a craft fair at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, 4100 Arkansas 89 S. in Cabot. The craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Proceeds will support the ministries of the church. For more information, call (501) 843-3797.

Love Cap Group

HEBER SPRINGS — The Love Cap group meets to sew caps on the fourth Wednesday of each month at First Baptist Church in Heber Springs. For more information, call Polly at (501) 206-0808.

Art Exhibit

SEARCY — The Shades of ART exhibit, featuring the work of artist Angela Renee Turney of Judsonia, will be on display through Tuesday at the Searcy Art Gallery.

Art Competition

CALICO ROCK — The Questers and the Calico Rock Museum Foundation are looking for an artist to draw a design for the first Calico Rock Cutout, a character of the artist’s choice, for the Coal House Pioneer Exhibit, one of many characters and local historical figures that will be placed around Main Street. The winning artist will receive a plaque commemorating this life-sized, old-town art, a $100 prize and all paints needed to finish the character. All designs are due Sept. 30. For more information or an entry form, visit or call the museum at (870) 297-6100.

Horseshoe Bend Farmers Market

HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Farmers Market is open from 8-11 a.m. every Wednesday in the Faith Presbyterian Church parking lot on Church Street. Fresh produce, Amish baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts are available, and often fresh eggs. Local artist Wilma Witt has a booth with paintings and woodcarvings.

Food Truck Wednesdays

JACKSONVILLE — Food Truck Wednesdays are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every week at the Jacksonville Farmers Market, 5 Municipal Drive. The food trucks offer barbecue, hot dogs, pizza and more. For more information, call (501) 353-5637.

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 are accepted.

Batesville Farmers Market

BATESVILLE — The new Batesville Main Street Farmers Market is 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.

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.

Friends of the Library Book Shop

HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of the Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays, and 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.

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 provides assistance to those in need, meets at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Diner Restaurant on South Second Street. The Cabot Resource Center 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


Supervisor Training

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Basic Supervisor Training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank. The registration fee is $150 for chamber members or $200 for nonmembers. The training is designed to help companies avoid legal action that results from issues concerning discipline, documentation, termination, harassment, interviewing, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The training will feature three experienced attorneys: Daniel L. Herrington, Michael S. Moore and Scott J. Lancaster. For more information or to register, contact Allison Phelps at (870) 793-2378 or

Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — Blended, rated PG-13, will be shown at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 during Movie Night at the Nixon Library.

Prayer Vigil

CALICO ROCK — Sept. 26 marks two years in an Iranian prison for Pastor Saeed Abedini, a religious prisoner. Beginning at 6 p.m. that day, people in Calico Rock will gather in the Calico Rock Elementary School auditorium for a prayer vigil for Abedini. For more information, visit

Book discussion

SEARCY — Former Congressman Ed Bethune, author of Gay Panic in the Ozarks, will hold a discussion of prejudice, justice and injustice at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Old Courtroom in Searcy. Bethune will read from the book and explain why he wrote it.

Get Down Downtown

SEARCY — Get Down Downtown will be held Sept. 26 and 27 in historic downtown Searcy. The two-day, free-admission event will kick off at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 with performances by The Dixan Project,; The Clark Family Trio, featuring Bill Nesbitt; and The Nelons. Vendors, concessions, various activities and carnival rides will be set up along Arch and Spring streets the evening of Sept. 26 and all day Sept. 27. A variety of local artists will perform throughout the day Sept. 27, and children’s activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Spring Park. The Get Down Downtown car show will be along the west side of the park from 2-6 p.m. Tabloids with full festival details and Get Down Downtown T-shirts are available. For more information, contact Main Street Searcy at (501) 279-9007 or email


JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department will host the second annual FestiVille on Sept. 26 and 27 in Dupree Park, 1 Park St. The community event will feature food vendors; a children’s area that includes a rock-climbing wall; canine demonstrations by the Jacksonville Police Department; a British Motoring Club of Arkansas car show; a barbecue cook-off; a fishing derby; registered 1K and 5K run/walks; and a volleyball tournament. Live entertainment and music will be showcased on two stages, the Pavilion Stage and the Jacksonville Advertising and Promotion Commission Stage. Admission to the festival is free, but there may be a charge for some activities.

Rummage Sale

JACKSONVILLE — A rummage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Road.

Davidsonville Scout Patch Day

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will host Scout Patch Day for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts age 8 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Davidsonville Historic State Park on Arkansas 166, fifteen minutes south of Pocahontas. Scouts will participate in various activities, including archery, land surveying, hiking, and a scavenger hunt through the town site in order to earn the Davidsonville Discovered patch. There is a $3 patch fee for each participating Scout. For more information or to register a troop, Scout leaders and parents may call (870) 892-4708 or email the park interpreter at Preregistration is required by Sept. 25.

The Fall Concert

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation will host The Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The event will feature musicians Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim Crouch and Danny Dozier, along with special guests KWOZ’s Kenny Loggains, percussion, and Irl Hees, upright bass. Tickets, at $20 each, are available at Ozarka College, Centennial Bank and First Service Bank, all in Mountain View. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Kenneth and Janice Sutton Lecture Hall at Ozarka College-Mountain View. For more information, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway, director of the college, at (870) 269-5600 or

Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE — A three-man scramble golf tournament will be held Sept. 27 and 28 at Southern Oaks Country Club, 701 Foxwood Drive. The cost is $240 per team and includes lunch both days. For more information, call (501) 982-1254.

Anniversary Celebration

CABOT — Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its 10-year anniversary celebration with services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28 and a picnic at 12:30 p.m. at 301 S. Pine St. For more information, call (501) 605-8082.

Evangelism Events

JACKSONVILLE — Dean Caldwell Ministries will hold evangelism events at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. Royce Lowe is the pastor. For more information, call (501) 982-5018.

The CALL Informational Meeting

CABOT — The CALL in Lonoke and Prairie counties will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot. Attendees will learn about ways to volunteer to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care and about the processes of adoption and being a foster parent. For more information, call (501) 743-2074.

2014 Business Expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The 11th annual Business Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. The event provides an opportunity for businesses to introduce new products, gain exposure, meet new customers, network and build relationships that will lead to growth and production. Attendees will have a chance to register for door prizes. The expo is open to the public, and admission is free.

Ozark Trail Festival

HEBER SPRINGS — The Ozark Trail Festival will be held Oct. 3-5 in Heber Springs. There will be arts, crafts, food vendors and more. For more information, call (501) 362-8402 or visit

Cabot Cleanup

CABOT — Cabot Cleanup: Fall 2014 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4. Volunteers are asked to meet in the parking lot of the Cabot Public Schools Administrative Building, 602 N. Lincoln St., and check in with event staff at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be assigned routes if they have not designated an area of concern. Orange safety vests and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a sturdy pair of work gloves and wear walking shoes. At noon, all volunteers will meet back at the parking lot for free food and drinks. For more information, call (501) 920-2122 or email

Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament

MELBOURNE — This year’s Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament will be a four-person scramble on Oct. 4 at Cooper Hawk’s Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the new Student Services Center under construction at Ozarka College. The entry fee, $300 per team, includes range balls, a 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, closest to the pin and a putting contest. The rain date will be Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. To register, contact Suellen Davidson, Ozarka College director of advancement, at (870) 368-2059 or

Lutheran Women’s Craft Fair

CABOT — The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold its third annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. For more information, call (501) 605-8082 or visit

Mount Tabor UMC Craft Fair

CABOT — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, on Arkansas 89 South, will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Handmade items for sale will include knits, crochet, jewelry, Christmas stockings for monogramming, Razorback items, novelty items and more. The kitchen will offer Mount Tabor Fried Pies, hot dogs, nachos and drinks.

Communitywide Yard Sale

MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne’s annual Fall Communitywide Yard Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4, rain or shine. A list of sales will be available for pickup Oct. 2 and 3 at City Hall. To be added to the list, call City Hall with information by 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Sales may be set up in Charles C. Miller Park. For more information, call the Melbourne City Hall at (870) 368-4215.

Gospel Singing Jubilee

BATESVILLE — A Gospel Singing Jubilee sponsored by Southern Baptist churches of Batesville will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at West Baptist Church, 1100 N. Central Ave. The Mercy River Boys and The Representatives will perform. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call (870) 793-2104.

Arkansas Against Common Core

CABOT — The Jacksonville/Cabot Tea Party will host Arkansas Against Common Core on Oct. 9 in Centennial Bank’s Community Room, 300 W. Main St. in Cabot. Karen Lamoreaux will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (501) 813-6980.

Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park’s annual Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival will be held from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S. in Pocahontas. Join the park family, campers and volunteers for music, food, games and inflatables, and end the evening with the legendary haunted hayride. The entry fee is $3 for adults, and $2 for children ages 6-12 and adults 62 and older. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, call (870) 892-4708.

Daylily Society Fall Sale

SEARCY — The White County Daylily Society will hold its fall sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in the parking lot of Simmons First National Bank on South Main Street. All double divisions will be $4 each. There is always a good selection. For more information, call (501) 268-3711.


JACKSONVILLE — The Ladies of the Knights and Knights of Columbus Council 11604 will host their 11th annual Oktoberfest at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 108 N. First St. The evening will feature a German dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $15 per adult. Proceeds will be used to fund the Knights and Ladies charitable organizations. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Theresa at (501) 843-8251 or Linda at (501) 843-7655. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Roasted Pork Butts

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs is taking orders for the club’s famous roasted pork butts. The cost is $40, and the meat may be picked up between 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in the Eagle Bank parking lot. Proceeds will assist local schools, charities and other organizations. To place an order, contact any member of the Rotary Club or call Don Brown, Rotary club president, at (501) 365-6661.

Beebe Fall Festival

BEEBE — The 18th annual Beebe Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Beebe Ballpark. Festivities will include a carnival, a variety of vendors, an antique car and tractor show, a kids’ zone, hayrides, a food court and live entertainment. Vendor hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and entertainment will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Beebe Fall Festival Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Beebe Ballpark stage. For more information, email Bonnie Crow at Space is available for vendors of all types. For a vendor registration form, visit For more information, contact the Beebe Chamber of Commerce at (501) 882-8135 or

ASUN Patron Series

NEWPORT — The Arkansas State University-Newport 2014-15 Patron Series will get underway Oct. 25 when 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience brings a tribute to The Eagles to the stage at the ASUN Center for the Arts. The series will continue with the musical A Christmas Carol, Dec. 9; and the Masters of Soul, April 18. All performances are at 7 p.m. Reserved-seat season tickets are on sale for $60 through the ASUN Business Office. For more information, call Sandra Pankey at (870) 523-5453 or (870) 217-3711. To purchase season tickets, call (870) 512-7802.

Dutch Oven Workshop

POWHATAN — A Classic Comfort Food Dutch Oven Workshop will be held Nov. 8 at Lake Charles State Park. Participants will learn how to cook some classic comfort foods in a Dutch oven. The cost is $12 per participant. For details, call the park closer to the workshop date. Reservations are required, and space is limited. For more information, call (870) 878-6595.

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays

CABOT — A GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 S. Pine St. The seminar features video instruction and group discussion to help participants deal with grief during the holiday season. Attendees will receive a Holiday Survival Guide. For more information, call (501) 605-8082 or visit

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