June 19 – June 24
Vacation Bible School
CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2925 Arkansas 58, near Cave City, will have Vacation Bible School from 6:15-8:30 p.m. today through Friday. There will be classes for all ages, and the theme is “The Conquerors,” based upon Romans 8:37. Students will learn how to effectively serve God by conquering the many fears that each must face in life. For more information, contact Roberta Hutchison, director, at (870) 283-5498 or Pastor Terry Johnson at (501) 679-4136.
Community Music Gathering
BATESVILLE — There will be a Batesville community music gathering from 6-8 p.m. at First Community Bank. Instrumentalists and singers are invited to perform oldies, as well as gospel, country and soft-rock tunes. Listeners are also welcome.
Literacy Project Tutor Training Workshop
BATESVILLE — The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will offer a tutor-training workshop at 1 p.m. in the Literacy Project’s new office, 156 S. Third. St. 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 Literacy Project relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for its adult students. To register for the training or for more information, call (870) 793-5912 or email email@example.com.
The Talley Trio Concert
JACKSONVILLE — The award-winning gospel group The Talley Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken.
June 21 - June 23
Civil War Exhibition
FAIRFIELD BAY — Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane. The exhibit contains 15 free-standing banners that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas.
Facebook Basics 101
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, will offer a Facebook Basics 101 class from 1-3 p.m. Participants will learn how to add people as friends, send messages and update their personal profiles, as well as advanced features of Facebook. The fee is $45, and the class will be taught by Kathy Camp in Windows 10. Laptops will be provided for use in the class. Prerequisites include internet and email basic skills and an active email address and password. For more information, call the Education Center at (501) 884-4440.
Facebook Security 101
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, will offer a Facebook Security 101 class from 1-3 p.m. Participants will learn about many of the privacy settings on Facebook, how they work and why they’re important. The fee is $45, and the class will be taught by Kathy Camp in Windows 10. Laptops will be provided for use in the class. Prerequisites include internet and email basic skills and an active email address and password. For more information, call the Education Center at (501) 884-4440.
The Tribute Quartet Performance
WARD — The Tribute Quartet, a Southern gospel group, will appear at 7 p.m. at DaySpring Missionary Baptist Church, at Markham and Church streets. For more information, call (501) 850-2056 or (501) 628-1838.
June 23 – June 26
SEARCY — Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch Ave., will present the KidsStage summer musical, Seussical Jr., based on the works of Dr. Seuss, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and June 26. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. For more information or tickets, at $13 each, visit www.centeronthesquare.org or call (501) 368-0111.
Spring River Associational Singing
CAVE CITY — The Spring River Associational Singing will take place at 6 p.m. at Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2925 Arkansas 58, near Cave City. The churches of the Spring River Association are especially invited to attend, as well as those who are involved in directing or accompanying in their churches. The primary book to be used is the Heavenly Highway Hymnal, 2nd Edition, and offerings will be accepted for the purchase of 50 more copies of the book. Light refreshments will be served following the singing. For more information, contact John R. Way, president, at (870) 283-3292 or Pastor Terry W. Johnson at (501) 679-4136.
AARP Smart Driver Course
SEARCY — The Primes Times of White County Medical Center-Unity Health, 3214 E. Race Ave., will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. Park behind the hospital off Moore Street, use the elevator to go to the first floor, and bring a coat because the room is chilly. The instructors are Bertie and Jerry Yates. The class costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Participants 55 and older who complete the course will be entitled to a discount on their auto-insurance premiums in Arkansas for three years. To register for the class, call Elizabeth Leaver at Prime Times at (501) 278-3230, or contact Frances Mizell at (501) 268-5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax (501) 203-5156.
Lyrical Lessons: Music in the Time of Davidsonville
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will present Lyrical Lessons: Music in the Time of Davidsonville from 7-8 p.m. at the park, which is a 15-minute drive south of Pocahontas on Highway 166. Join the park interpreter outside the new Visitor Center for an exploration of some of the many ways music helped shape life during the time of Davidsonville. Lawn chairs, sunscreen and water are recommended to help beat the summer heat. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside the Visitor Center. Admission is free, and RSVPs are appreciated but not required. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.
FAIRFIELD BAY — An open-mic music event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the second and third Thursdays of each month at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event is open to anyone who would like to sing or play an instrument. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4202.
Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial
BEEBE — The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial will be on display July 1-8 at the intersection of Dewitt Henry Drive and ASU-Beebe Boulevard, beside the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Building at Arkansas State University-Beebe. The memorial was founded by Rob Hopper of Wynne as a tribute to his son, who died Jan. 26, 2005, in Western Iraq after his helicopter crashed. The memorial is also a tribute to all Arkansas natives who have fallen in the line of duty. Displaying the memorial is one of several ways the Arkansas Run for the Fallen organization honors heroes. For more information, visit www.arkansasrunforthefallen.org.
Third Thursday Farmers Market
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Third Thursday Farmers Market will be open from 9-11 a.m. July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 in the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Courtyard, 130 Village Lane. The market features plants, produce and herbs. Setup is at 8 a.m., and there are no vendor fees.
Ozarka College Registration Days
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host registration days for new and returning students who need to complete their fall enrollment.
Attendees can take placement tests, meet with an adviser, register for classes, get assistance in applying for financial aid and meet with other staff from Ozarka College. Registration days will be from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and from 3-7 p.m. July 19 in Melbourne; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7 in Ash Flat. No appointment is necessary, but to schedule a time to attend, contact Amber Whitaker, director of admissions, at (870) 368-2024 or email@example.com.
T Tauri Movie Camp Registration
BATESVILLE — The T Tauri Movie Camp, which offers a wide variety of video-production workshops for aspiring filmmakers up to the age of 18, is accepting registrations for the 12th annual summer youth program, which will take place July 18-30 in Batesville. Workshops vary from two to 3 1/2 days in length and include Script to Screen Narrative Filmmaking, Hometown Documentary, Depicting Zombies and a new offering, BrickFilms (stop-motion animation utilizing LEGO characters). Workshop fees range from $60 to $100. T Tauri workshops are taught by experienced filmmakers/educators. All supplies and equipment are included. For more details, visit www.ttauri.org or call (870) 251-1189.
Summer Reading Program and Story Hour
BATESVILLE — Registration is open for the Independence County Library’s Summer Reading Program, for preschoolers to sixth-graders. Register at the library, 368 E. Main St. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a prize every week for reading books. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate and a grand prize. Ms. Charlotte’s Story Hour will take place each Wednesday through July 27, at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and at 2 p.m. for grade-school children, with stories, videos, crafts and live performances. For more information, contact the library at (870) 793-8814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulton County Fair Booth Rental
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association is accepting reservations for commercial booth space for the 2016 county fair. Booths will set up in the new Salem Civic Center from 2-5 p.m. July 25 and remain in place until 7 p.m. July 30. Inside booths are 10-by-10 feet for $60, plus $5 for electricity. Outside booths are 12-by-20 feet for $100, plus $10 for electricity. For more information, call the Fulton County Fair office at (870) 895-5565 or email email@example.com. Vendor applications are available at www.fultoncountyfair.org.
ASUN Summer Hours
NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport’s hours of operation have shifted to its summer schedule: ASUN’s campuses in Newport, Jonesboro and Marked Tree will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, through Aug. 11. With the exception of White River Hall on the Newport campus, all ASUN offices and locations will be closed Fridays. Events that are already set to take place on Fridays during the summer will go on as scheduled. ASUN will resume normal operating hours Aug. 15.
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 are among the first to respond when disaster strikes. All are invited to attend the meetings.
Paul’s Journey Concert
JACKSONVILLE — Paul’s Journey, an award-winning group based in Houston, Texas, will perform at 6 p.m. June 26 at Bayou Meto Baptist Church, 26200 Arkansas 107. For more information, call the church office at (501) 988-1966. For more information about Paul’s Journey or their ministry, visit www.paulsjourneyonline.com or call The Victory Agency at (936) 689-1732.
Youth Fishing Derby
NEWPORT — The 2016 Youth Fishing Derby will take place June 28 in Lockwood Park on Malcolm Avenue. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m., and fishing will start at 9 a.m. Fishing poles and bait will be provided, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish caught. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Metzger at (870) 523-7450 or Melanie O’Tinger at (870) 523-8986, ext. 115.
Concord Parade and Fun Day
CONCORD — The Concord Parade and Fun Day will take place July 2. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Entries will line up at the Concord Gym parking lot, and the parade route will be from the school to the city park, with all activities in the park. A concession stand will serve barbecue, hot dogs, drinks and ice cream. The day will also feature a giant water slide, music by the Gaylon Sandefur Band, door prizes, games and lots of fun for young and old. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call (870) 668-3798.
Ranch Rodeo Family Celebration
EL PASO — The CrossRoads Cowboy Church, 3071 Arkansas 5, will present the Ranch Rodeo Family Celebration at
1 p.m. July 2. Rodeo events will include trailer loading, penning, mugging, branding and bronc riding. To enter events or for more information and entry fees, call Chad Fryer at (479) 243-6651. There will be Mutton Bustin for kids ages 6 and younger, who need to sign up at 12:30 p.m. A cake and pie auction will take place at 5:30 p.m., a free barbecue dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks will start at dark. Western-type vendors may rent 10-by-10-foot spaces for $50 by calling Becky Switzer at (501) 230-7872.
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will present one of the largest fireworks displays in Arkansas over Greers Ferry Lake on July 2. All are invited to view the Fireworks Extravaganza on the shores of Sandy Beach in Heber Springs or by boat. There will be kids’ activities and food vendors, and live music will start at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m., accompanied by choreographed music on KFFB 106.1 FM. The event is free, but there is a parking fee for those traveling by car. For more information, visit www.heber-springs.com or follow the chamber on Facebook.
Pangburn All School Reunion
PANGBURN— The annual Pangburn All School Reunion will take place from 2-4 p.m. July 3 at the school’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s host is the class of 1966, which will celebrate its 50-year reunion. For more information, call (501) 270-2530 or (501) 268-9003. The oldest attendee and the person traveling the farthest will be recognized at the event.
Adult Introductory Acting Class
SEARCY — Performing Arts Center on the Square will offer a four-week adult introductory acting class from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting July 5, at Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch Ave. Students must be at least 16 years old. David Goble, a graduate of the Harding University Theater Department, will be the instructor. The cost is $150. For more information or to register, email Goble at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the center at (501) 368-0111.
School-Bus Driver Training
BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a training course for those who want to pursue a commercial driver’s license with a school-bus endorsement. The in-class training will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 and 13, with a written test to be taken July 14 or 15 at the Independence County Library, 368 E. Main St. The driving test will be given Aug. 2, 3 and 4. The total cost for training, materials and the driving-course test is $210. For requirements, registration or more information, contact Zach Harber, director of Workforce Development and Education, at (870) 612-2081 or email@example.com.
Cave Quest Vacation Bible School
HEBER SPRINGS — All children in pre-K through the sixth grade are invited to Cave Quest Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 18-20 at St Albert Church, 21 Park Road. Family and friends are invited to join the VBS closing at 8:15 p.m. daily. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719)-859-4546.
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 email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.