Sept. 25

AARP Smart Driver Class

HORSESHOE BEND — An AARP Smart Driver Class will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Horseshoe Bend Public Library, 9 Club Road. Doors will open at 8 a.m. This will be the last class in Horseshoe Bend for 2017. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register for the class, call Marge Burge at (870) 670-5734.

Cabot AARP Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot Chapter of AARP will meet at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, formerly the library. There will be a potluck supper, followed by a short business meeting. David Edwards, communications director for Arkansas Hospice will be the guest speaker.

Sept. 28

American Legion Post 71 Membership Drive

CABOT — Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 is seeking members. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, with a pre-meeting meal at 6 p.m., at 114 First St. All military members and spouses are welcome to attend. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. All spouses may join the Auxiliary, and daughters may join the Junior Auxiliary. Any sons of military personnel may join the Sons of American Legion Chapter. For motorcycle riders, there is a chapter of the Legion Riders. There is also a ham radio (STARS) chapter. For more information, call the Post at (501) 203-5715. Post hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday though Friday, and 9 noon Saturdays.


Cybersecurity Awareness Classes

ASH FLAT — Ozarka College in Ash Flat will host free cybersecurity awareness classes, taught by Ken Barton, with a different topic each week: Simple Steps to Online Safety, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 6; Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 10; Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 20; and The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 24. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Ozarka College-Ash Flat at (870) 994-7273.

J.M. Hornbrook Art Exhibit

BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department is featuring the artworks of J.M. Hornbrook in an exhibit, The Aesthetics of Decay and My Social Insecurity, through September in the England Center Art Gallery, 201 N. Orange St. Hornbrook is a print maker and multidisciplinary artist with an emphasis in intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, relief and experimental photography. The gallery has free admission and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the gallery at (501) 882-4495.

Vietnam War Veterans Meetings

MELBOURNE — The Izard County Veterans Service Office is sponsoring meetings for veterans of the Vietnam War era, all service branches. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every first and third Thursday in the old Kustom Made Graphics building, 614 Main St., directly across from Mark’s Pharmacy. All are welcome to attend for coffee, talk, pastries and tales. Parking will be in the shopping-center parking lot.

Fine Arts and Craft Sale Booth Spaces

SEARCY — Booth spaces are available for rental for the Creative Art Society’s indoor Fine Arts and Craft Sale, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the White County Fairgrounds, 802 Davis Drive. The event will also feature music and food. Send a payment of $40 to reserve a 10-by-11-foot booth space to Janelle Selvidge, 4981 Arkansas 36 W., Searcy, AR 72143. Reply by email to, or call (501) 270-2278 for more information.

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. In 2016, this mission of the church served more than 8,600 lunches to the hungry and needy of Cabot.

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.

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.


Friendship Community Church Revival

WILBURN — There will be a revival Oct. 1-4 at Friendship Community Church, on Dry Mountain Road between Wilburn and Ida. The following speakers will be featured: Roy Archer, 11 a.m. Oct. 1; Steve Jones, 7 p.m. Oct. 1; Bryan Talley, 7 p.m. Oct. 2; Terry Mote, 7 p.m. Oct. 3; and Jerry Richey, 7 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information, call (501) 605-4792.

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — There will be a community music gathering from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2 at First Community Bank, on the corner of Harrison and St. Louis streets. Singers, musicians and listeners are welcome to attend the free event.

Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, will take place Oct. 7 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the students of Ozarka College. The entry fee is $300 per team and includes range balls, the 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 and closest to the pin. A car donated by Freedom Ford will be the hole-in-one prize. To register, contact Suellen Davidson at (870) 368-2059 or In case of heavy rain, the rain date will be Oct. 8.

Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk

HEBER SPRINGS — The annual Humane Society’s Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk will take place Oct. 7 at Sandy Beach. Race time is 8 a.m., and the course is certified. Register at or at the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $30. For more information, contact Eileen Wilroy at or (501) 250-4428.


BATESVILLE — Artoberfest, a free arts and music festival, will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 on Main Street. The event will feature artists’ booths, live music, art demonstrations and more. For more information, contact Carly Dahl at (870) 793-3382 or email

Diabetic Seminar

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host a free diabetic seminar, presented by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Baxter Regional Medical Center. The seminar will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the lecture hall of the John E. Miller Education Complex. Attendees will receive free recipes, giveaways and more. A light lunch will be provided, and reservations are required. To RSVP, call the County Extension Office at (870) 368-4323 by Oct. 9.

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