Aging Program Fundraiser
MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council’s Aging Program will hold a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. in the John E. Miller Building at Ozarka College. Vocal impressionist/singer Michael Kelley of Mountain View will present his show Voices That Change, in which he does impersonations of Elvis, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Stewart and more. Proceeds will help purchase walk-in freezers and storage units for the council’s food program. Tickets are $10, and children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Corporate sponsors are available for $100 for 11 tickets. For tickets, contact the Brockwell Senior Center or Janice Crider at (870) 368-4830. Tickets may also be purchased at any NADC office in Melbourne, Salem, Ash Flat, Mountain View or Batesville, or at the door. For more information about NADC programs, call (870) 793-5765 or visit www.nadcinc.org.
JACKSONVILLE — A Clothing Swap will be held at 11 a.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. All are invited to choose some free used clothing and donate some of their own. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Tea Party Meeting
SEARCY — The White County Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP in Searcy. Speakers will include Charles Fuqua, who will share his research on Islam, and Brenda Vassar-Taylor with Conduit for Action. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Garden Class
SHIRLEY — A community garden class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shirley Community United Methodist Church, 588 Clinton Ave. Janet Carson and Danny Griffin will discuss community-garden development and organization, vegetable gardening and the raised-garden-bed concept. Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate or needs materials in another format may contact a county extension office. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. For more information, contact John Hiegel at (501) 884-4870 or email Shirleycommunitygarden@gmail.com.
Dinner and a Movie
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will present Dinner and a Movie at 5:30 p.m. The film Big Hero 6, rated PG, will be shown. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Retired Teachers Association Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn. Danny Knight, a trustee of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Board, will speak about the 2015 legislative session and bills that pertain to the Teacher Retirement System. Knight has been a teacher, counselor, principal and superintendent. All retired school personnel are invited to attend the meeting. For more information, call Lavern Penn, CCRTA president, at (501) 206-0357.
Roast and Toast Banquet
CABOT — The Cabot Scholarship Foundation’s 20th-Anniversary Roast and Toast Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. in the Cabot Junior High North Cafeteria. The event will honor students who are receiving scholarships from the foundation this year. The honoree for the Roast and Toast is Eugene L. “Laddie” Crouch, who will be roasted by James Handley, Ken Hatfield and Mike Malham. John C. Thompson will be the master of ceremonies, and the Rev. David “Buzz” Crouch, Gene’s brother and pastor emeritus of Searcy First Baptist Church, will deliver the invocation. Tickets, at $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight, can be purchased from Cabot Scholarship Foundation members or in the main office at Cabot High School.
Cabot AARP Smart Driver Course
CABOT — The local Cabot AARP Chapter and First United Methodist Church of Cabot will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 2003 S. Pine St. Instructors for the class will be Bertie and Jerry Yates. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members with an AARP card and $20 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Jean Davenport at (501) 843-5694.
March 11, 18 and 25
Adult Game Days
JACKSONVILLE — Adult Game Days will be held at noon March 11, 18 and 25 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Adults 18 and older are invited to play dominoes, poker, chess, board games or video games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Adult Movie Night
JACKSONVILLE — The film The Hunger Games Mockingjay–Part 1, rated PG-13, will be shown for adults 18 and older at 5 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Skyline Family Council Meeting
SEARCY — The Skyline Family Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the front lobby of Searcy Healthcare, 1205 Skyline Drive. Carla Sumner, a speech-language pathologist, will talk about communicating with those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The public is welcome. For more information, call (501) 278-6577.
Fire Department Meeting
ROMANCE — The Floyd/Romance Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the department’s new fire station. There will be a hamburger and hot-dog potluck. Attendees are asked to bring sides and deserts. The meeting agenda will include discussing upcoming plans and voting for new board members.
Southwestern Regional Rendezvous
LESLIE — The 31st annual Southwestern Regional Rendezvous will be held March 13-21. The rendezvous is a pre-1840s American fur-trade-era rendezvous re-enactment. There may be up to 300 camps at the rendezvous, located on the mountain above Leslie. The event will include rifle/pistol and smooth-bore shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing, archery, a cooking contest, fire starting, kids’ activities and more. A School Day will be held Friday for private-school, public-school and home-schooled students. The event will be open to the public on Saturday and March 15, 20 and 21. For more information, call (501) 255-5801.
March 13, 20 and 27
Introduction to Computers
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Mountain View will host an Introduction to Computers course through Continuing Education from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays through March 27. The four-week course, taught by Frances Bullard, will cover basic computer concepts, Microsoft Windows, Internet search and navigation, email basics and sending attachments. The tuition is $25 per student or $20 for ages 60 and over. Seating is limited, and registration is required. For more information, contact Lindsay Wilson-Galloway, director of Ozarka College Off-Campus Operations in Mountain View, at (870) 269-5600 or email@example.com.
Dutch Oven Workshop:St. Patrick’s Day
POWHATAN — A session titled Dutch Oven Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Powhatan Historic State Park. Some of the early settlers in Powhatan were of Irish ancestry and brought with them the favorite dishes of their homeland. Workshop participants will learn to cook several authentic Irish recipes in a Dutch oven, sample the food they have prepared and receive a recipe booklet. The registration fee is $15. For more information or to register, contact Powhatan Historic State Park at (870) 878-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Saturday Bingo
HEBER SPRINGS — Second Saturday Bingo will be held at St. Albert Catholic Church, 21 Park Road. The event will begin with quick-fire games at 5:30 p.m. Play will continue until someone wins $500 on the coverall game. A concession stand will be available, as well as homemade desserts.
Cabot Civitan Club Talent Show
CABOT — The Cabot Civitan Club will present a talent show Saturday at the Cabot High School Fine Arts Center. For more information, call Tom Nolting at (501) 606-3731. The Cabot Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot.
St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
HORSESHOE BEND — Father Conan Mawhorr Knights of Columbus Council 10493 invites everyone to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lower level of St. Mary of the Mount Church Hall, First and Church streets. The “eat ’till you’re full!” menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage and drinks. Proceeds from the breakfast will support the Arkansas Special Olympics and the Pennies From Heaven Project. A donation of $6 is requested. For more information, call (870) 291-7621.
Don’t Rock the Jukebox
McCRORY — Don’t Rock the Jukebox, a live variety show, will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the Ken Theatre stage, 103 E. Second St. The show will feature music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Bank of McCrory, Merchants and Planters Bank, the Hair Hut and at the door. For more information, call (870) 731-2521.
Donkey Basketball Game
PANGBURN — The Pangburn Future Business Leaders of America will have its annual Donkey Basketball Game at 7 p.m. in the Pangburn High School gym. Members will compete against the adult team. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (501) 728-3513.
Boating Education Class
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will host an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 127 of Walton Hall. There is no fee, but registration is required by calling (870) 512-7861 or emailing Jennifer Ballard at Jennifer_ballard@asun.edu. Boating Education manuals will be provided, but students will need to bring a pen or pencil. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Students younger than 18 will need a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the AGFC permission slip prior to attending class. The permission slip may be downloaded by clicking on the Boating Education link at www.agfc.com. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat must have successfully completed an approved AGFC Boating Education course.
AUSTIN — A fish fry will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the 16th Section Community Center. The meal will include fried fish, shrimp, chicken, fries, coleslaw, baked beans, okra, onion rings, hush puppies, beverages and desserts. The all-you-can-eat dinner costs $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children younger than 6 may eat free. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit 16th Section Community Center.
Basic Orienteering Class
POWHATAN — A basic orienteering class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Charles State Park. The cost of the class is $8 with a limit of 10 per class. Participants will learn how to use a map and compass through hands-on training and activities. No experience is necessary. There will be a beginner course with teams at the end of the workshop. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and for varying terrain. Reservations are required. For more information, call (870) 878-6595.
Veterans Day of Recognition
SEARCY — A special fundraiser to help local veterans will be held at 9 a.m. at the Searcy Events Center. The mayor will sign a proclamation declaring Saturday as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Day of Recognition. This family event will offer live music, vendors and food. The public is welcome. There will also be a poker run with prizes. For more information, contact the Veterans Outreach Center, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans and veterans’ dependents in the benefits search and application process, at (501) 203-4088.
Batesville Farmers Market
BATESVILLE — Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will open May 2 for the 2015 season and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of the month through November. The market will set up in the Pocket Park on Main Street. For growers or food producers who want to learn about growing for the market, there will be an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 17 at Third Street Farm Supply, 176 N. Third St. To register for the market, call Cheryl Anderson of Garden Girl Farm at (870) 613-4588. For more information or a vendor application, contact market manager Jean Larson at (208) 869-1445 or email@example.com.
Cabot Farmers Market Opening
CABOT — The Cabot Farmers Market’s 2015 season will begin May 2. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 3 at 1122 Second St., which is Re:New Community Church’s parking lot (formerly the Bancroft Building). Anyone interested in participating may contact the market at (501)920-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea Party Meeting
CABOT — The Jacksonville/Cabot Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. each second Thursday of the month, now in a new location, Grandpa’s Bar-B-Que, 1801 S. Pine St. This Thursday, the special guest speaker will be District 44 state Rep. Joe Farrer, R-Austin. For more information, call (501) 813-6980.
Snacks and Dinner for Kids
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, in partnership with the Arkansas Dream Center, will provide a snack from 3:45-4:15 p.m. and dinner from 4:15-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for children up to 18 years old. The snacks and dinner will be served at the library, 703 W. Main St.
Searcy Youth Art
SEARCY — A new exhibit, Searcy Youth Art, will be at the Searcy Art Gallery at the historical Black House through March 25. The show features the artwork of more than 40 students ranging from kindergartners to eighth-graders from Sidney Deener Elementary School, Westside Elementary, McRae Elementary, Southwest Middle School, Kensett Elementary, Judsonia Elementary and Harding Academy. The display includes pieces in a variety of media, including pastel, crayon, paint, pencil, marker and wax resist, as well as sculptures and mosaics. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 pm. Saturday. Admission is free.
HORSESHOE BEND — Faith Presbyterian Church on Church Street will provide soup and sandwiches at noon each Wednesday during Lent. All are welcome, and a new speaker each week will provide a brief message during the meal. The lunch consists of three kinds of homemade soup and various sandwiches. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.
Rotary Club Pork Butts Sale
HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs is taking orders for smoked pork butts. The cost is $40, with the meat weighing an average of 7 to 8 pounds. Orders can be picked up from 8-9:30 a.m. March 28 at Eagle Bank and Trust Co., 122 W Main St. To place an order, contact club president Don Brown at (501) 365-6661 or any Rotarian. Proceeds from the sale will support local charity groups and organizations.
Unity Health Foundation Scholarship Applications
SEARCY — The Unity Health Foundation and the White County Medical Center Auxiliary have announced that applications are being accepted for the 2015 Scholarship Program for graduating seniors or associates going into health care-related fields of study. Applicants for the 15 $1,000 awards must be residents of White County or children of an associate at any Unity Health facility in White County. Applications, available from high school counselors and the Foundation Office, and all required materials are due at 4:30 p.m. March 18 at the Unity Health Foundation Office, 1200 S. Main St., Searcy, AR 72143. For more information, contact Allison Galbreath at (501) 278-8570 or email email@example.com.
Boyd Carpenter Scholarship Applications
ASH FLAT — For the 31st year, FNBC Bank will award the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Sharp, Izard or Fulton County who plans to seek a four-year degree. FNBC Bank partners with the Arkansas Community Foundation to fund this $4,000 scholarship — $1,000 per year for four years. To apply, visit www.arcf.org/scholarships to complete the online application, due April 1. To qualify, students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.5. The scholarship was founded in 1984 to honor Boyd Carpenter, who was then chairman and president of the bank and a devoted advocate for education.
Yoga in the Gallery
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council is offering Yoga in the Gallery classes at 8:45 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. The hour-long sessions will be led by RYT200-certified yoga instructor Marnie Davis. Beginners are welcome, and no preregistration is required. The cost is $10 per session, or attendees may purchase a punch card from BAAC for 10 sessions for $70. For more information, call (870) 793-3382.
BAAC National Juried Exhibition
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council is accepting submissions for its third annual National Juried Exhibition, which is open to all artists 18 and older working in 2-D media. Accepted works will be exhibited at the BAAC Gallery on Main from April 28 through June 13. The entry deadline is Friday. For submission guidelines or more information, visit www.batesvilleareaartscouncil.org/#!national-juried-exhibition/c1id9.
WISE Coalition Meeting
SEARCY — The WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) Coalition meets from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month in the Community Room of the First Community Bank University Branch, 800 E. Beebe Capps Expressway. All are invited to attend and get involved in activities to help prevent and reduce substance abuse in White County youth. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 388-6555.
Cabot Civitan Meetings
CABOT — Cabot Civitan Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. For more information, call Tom Nolting at (501) 606-3731.
Love Cap Group
HEBER SPRINGS — The Love Cap group meets to sew caps on the fourth Wednesday of each month at First Baptist Church. For more information, call Polly at (501) 206-0808.
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.
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 effects 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. 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.
ASUN Spring Flex Online Courses
NEWPORT — Registration remains open for Spring Flex online courses at Arkansas State University-Newport, and classes will begin March 16. Designed for students who may have missed spring enrollment or dropped a course, or those who want an accelerated pathway to graduation, the Spring Flex courses, which run through May 12, are similar in structure and time commitment to ASUN’s summer courses. ASUN’s online course offerings include Freshman English 2, Biological Science, History of Arkansas, General Chemistry, Concepts of Fitness, Introduction to Philosophy, College Algebra and Introduction to Geography. Freshman English 1 is being offered in the classroom on ASUN’s Jonesboro campus. For more information, call (870) 512-7800.
Chamber Radio Auction
HIGHLAND — The annual Spring River Area Chamber Radio Auction will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 16-18 on Home Town Radio Station KOOL 104.7 in Highland. Last year’s auction had 18 big-board items valued from $100 to $785 each, and 180 other items. A list of auction items will be available for pickup at the chamber office, 2852D U.S. 62/412 in Highland after Saturday. For more information, call the chamber at (870) 856-3210.
U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert
LESLIE — The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America will give a free concert at 7 p.m. March 17 at Leslie Intermediate School, 800 Elm St. For ticket information, call (501) 941-4828.
Little Red River Beef Cattle Conference
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Animal welfare, cattle handling and livestock facilities, along with their impact on beef-cattle production, will be the focus of the 2015 Little Red River Beef Cattle Conference on March 18 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. Speakers will include Yvonne Thaxton, How Does Animal Welfare Affect the Cattle Producer’s Bottom Line?; Matt Flynt, How Animal Welfare Has Changed My Operation; and representatives from Pearson Livestock Equipment, Priefert manufacturing, Powder River and W-W Livestock Systems at an equipment industry panel. A registration fee of $20 will be collected at the door, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9. For more information about the event, call Phalon Montgomery at (501) 671-2177. For more information about cattle production, visit www.uaex.edu or www.arkansas-livestock.com or contact a county extension office.
Owners Association Meeting and Meal
BATESVILLE — The Ozark Woodland Owners Association will hold its spring meeting and meal from 6-9 p.m. March 19 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Jason Honey, a turkey biologist, will speak on turkey habitat, and Larry Morris, a timber specialist, will discuss timber markets. Dinner is free for members who have paid their yearly dues of $15. Mail dues to OWOA, 1770 Meyers St., Batesville, AR 72501; or pay at the door if previously signed up by phone. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to sign up, call Phillip Finch at (870) 613-3046.
Adult Movie Night
JACKSONVILLE — The Theory of Everything, rated PG-13, will be screened at 5 p.m. March 19 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The event is for adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Sewing and More
JACKSONVILLE — Sewing and More — fiber crafting involving sewing, knitting, crocheting and other types of textile constructions — will be held at 3 p.m. March 19 and 26 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. This month’s craft, for teens and adults, will be sewing. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
National Virtual Aviation Safety Stand Down
MELBOURNE — The first National Virtual Aviation Safety Stand Down will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 21 at the Ozarka College Aviation department at the Melbourne Municipal Airport, 42A. The event is for pilots to gather to learn new information, refresh already learned information and engage in discussion with safety experts and fellow pilots. The event will be in a live webinar format featuring experts in their fields. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate live. Attendance at the stand down will be valid for all three WINGs Knowledge Credits at the Basic Level. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Nick Lenczycki, Ozarka College director of aviation, at (870) 368-7926 or email@example.com.
U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will co-sponsor a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America at 7 p.m. March 21 in Independence Hall at UACCB. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets for admission are available at UACCB, Citizens Bank, First Community Bank and the BAAC Gallery on Main. For more information, call Paige Dirksen at (870) 793-3382.
Chocolate Roll Contest and Festival
MARSHALL — The fourth annual Marshall High School Chocolate Roll Contest and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21. The event will include chocolate-roll judging, a chocolate-roll-making workshop, a car show, arts and crafts, a student art show, entertainment and concessions. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. with the MHS Cross Country 5K Chocolate Roll Walk/Run. For a small entry fee, anyone can help judge the World’s Best Chocolate Rolls. For more information, call (870) 448-6224.
A Night at the Victory Canteen
JACKSONVILLE — A Night at the Victory Canteen, a spring fundraiser to support the Jacksonville Museum of Military History and its mission of telling the unique story of Arkansas’ military history, will be held at 5:30 p.m March 21 at the Jacksonville Community Center. Tickets are $35 per person. John Lee will be the disc jockey, and Larry Biernacki will be the auctioneer for the event’s live auction. For more information, call (501) 241-1943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabot Clean-Up and Hazardous Waste Round-Up
CABOT — Cabot Clean-Up and Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2015 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 21. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in this citywide cleanup. Volunteers will meet at Cabot Junior High South on the Panther Trail, no earlier than 9 a.m. March 21, and check in at the registration canopies. Volunteers will be assigned routes if needed. Orange safety vests and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are asked to bring sturdy work gloves. Volunteers will meet back at the Panther Trail parking lot at noon for free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. For more information, call Cabot City Beautiful Inc. at (501) 920-2122.
Literacy Project Tutor Training Workshop
BATESVILLE — The Literacy Project, which serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence counties, teaches adults who are learning to read and adults who are learning English. The project relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for adult students. The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. March 22 at the Literacy Project office, 608 Water St. To register, call (870) 793-5912 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit www.oflp.org.
WCMC PrimeTimes AARP Smart Driver Course
SEARCY — The PrimeTimes of White County Medical Center will offer an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. March 23 in the Hubach Conference Center. Park behind the hospital off Moore Street, and use the elevator to go to the first floor. Participants may want to bring a jacket for warmth. The instructors are Bertie and Jerry Yates. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members with an AARP card and $20 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call the PrimeTimes at (501) 278-3191.
Horseshoe Bend AARP Smart Driver Course
HORSESHOE BEND — An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 23 at the Horseshoe Bend Public Library. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members with an AARP card and $20 for nonmembers. To register, visit Bancorpsouth or call the bank at (870) 670-5131. For more information or to enroll, call Marge Burge at (870) 670-5734 after March 11. The class is limited to 20 students.
JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will present Lego Fun for all ages from 2-5 p.m. March 23. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
ASUN-Newport AARP Driver Safety Course
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport and AARP will present a Driver Safety course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 in Room 123 of Walton Hall at ASUN. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To register and pay for the class, call the ASUN Business Office at (870) 512-7802. For more information, call Jennifer Ballard at (870) 512-7861.
Active Shooter/Rapid Response Seminar
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will offer an Active Shooter/Rapid Response Training Level 1 seminar, presented by the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24 and 25 at ASUN. The March 24 class will be held in Room 134 of Walton Hall, and the March 25 session will be in the High Voltage Laboratory. There is no charge for the class, but preregistration is required. The course will assist law enforcement personnel in learning to implement rapid-intervention techniques in the event of an active-shooter incident at a school, church, business or other location. Day 2 will include mock scenarios to gain experience in applying the tactics learned. To register, visit www.cji.edu, or contact Vicki French at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 570-8098, or Ashlee Jackson at email@example.com or (501) 570-8079.
WARD — The Freemans, a Southern gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. March 26 at DaySpring Baptist Church. There is no charge for the concert, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 850-2056 or (501) 628-1838.
Adult Movie Night
JACKSONVILLE — The movie Dumb & Dumber To, rated PG-13, will be shown for adults 18 and older at 5 p.m. March 26 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. For more information, call (501) 457-5038 or visit www.cals.org.
Chamber Trap Tournament
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Chamber Trap Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the first pull will be at 10 a.m. Each team of five will shoot 25 targets per round. At the end of the first round, event officials will tally the scores and divide teams into evenly matched flights. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams in each flight. Amateur shooters are encouraged to participate, and practice will be held March 26. Sponsorship opportunities are available for corporate teams. Registration costs $350 for five shooters and includes lunch. Registration forms are available on the chamber website, www.mybatesville.org.
Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Training
SEARCY — Arkansas Hospice will host a volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Arkansas Hospice office, 410 N. Apple St., for anyone who wants to become a certified hospice volunteer. Lunch will be provided. Discussion topics will include the history and philosophy of hospice, concepts of death and dying, the role of the volunteer, spirituality, communication skills and handling bereavement. For more information or to register, call volunteer coordinator Glenna Barlow at (501) 305-3650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Kelly Miller Circus
ASH FLAT — The Kelly Miller Circus will present two shows April 2 next to Tri-County Farm and Ranch Supply in Ash Flat. The times will be announced at a later date. Tickets, at $9 for adults and $6 for students, will be available at Rebel Station in Hardy, the Ash Flat City Hall, the Highland City Hall and the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce office, 2852D U.S. 62/412 in Highland. For more information, call the chamber at (870) 856-3210.
To Kill a Mockingbird
SEARCY — Center on the Square will present To Kill a Mockingbird on April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will be held April 12 and 19, with brunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 1:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.centeronthesquare.org or call (501) 368-0111.
SEARCY — Calvary Chapel Searcy, an extension of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, will hold its annual Easter service at 10 a.m. April 5 under the covered pavilion in Spring Park. For more information, call Sid Langley at (501) 268-7540.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.