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The Lion King Jr.

SEARCY— The Land O’Frost Kidstage Production of The Lion King Jr., music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, will end with a performance at 2 p.m. today at Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch Ave. For tickets, at $11 each, visit www.centeronthesquare.org. For more information, call the theater at (501) 368-0111.

Monday

Community Music Gathering

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

Tuesday and Wednesday

4th of July Celebration in the Bay

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fourth of July celebration in the Bay will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a free performance by the Cherokee National Youth Choir in the Indian Rock Cave at the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center. The choir will perform a program, One Nation Under God, of patriotic and gospel music sung in the Cherokee language. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair. July Fourth events on Wednesday will include a parade in the morning, live history demonstrations at the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center in the afternoon and fireworks on the water after dark.

Wednesday

Lake Charles State Park July Fourth Activities

POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer a variety of activities for families on July Fourth. A 1.5-mile Morning Birding Hike will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m., beginning at the White Oak trailhead near the campsites. Nature Center Exploration will be from 1-3 p.m. Animals may include turtles, frogs, snakes and more. The Firefly Frenzy from 11:45 p.m. will offer a chance to learn more about these nighttime insects. A Fire Safety session from 2-2:45 p.m. will teach attendees how to stay safe around fire. Art in the Park, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at the Nature Center, will offer arts and crafts. This kid-focused program will provide supplies, and weather permitting, will be outside. For more information, call the park at (870)878-6595.

Tom Sawyer Days

FAIRFIELD BAY — Tom Sawyer Days at the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center will follow the July 4th parade. Volunteers will tell pioneer stories, demonstrate spinning wheels, play harmonica and create God’s Eye crafts for children. There will be free lemonade and maybe a pie contest. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the cave, the log cabin and the museum and sit a spell on the front porch. For more information, call (501) 884-4440.

Thursday

Spring River Gem and Mineral Club Meeting

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Omaha Center. Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, will present the program, Minerals and Mining in the Old Ozarks. The program is free, and visitors are welcome. For more information, call club president Sheila Donley at (260) 445-3581 or visit the club’s Facebook page.

Friday

Lake Charles State Park Activities

POWHATAN — Activities at Lake Charles State Park on Friday will include a .75-mile Morning Nature Hike from 9:30-10:30 a.m., beginning at the Cedar Trailhead in the day-use area; Nature Center Exploration from 1-3 p.m.; Fish Focus from 1-1:45 p.m. to learn more about fishing ethics and their importance; and Arkansas Amphibians from 2-2:45 p.m. to observe amphibians in the Nature Center and learn what makes them unique. A Kayak Tour will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the swim beach — bring water and sun protection. Reservations for the tour can be made in the Visitor Center or by calling (870) 878-6595. There will be a five-person limit, and the cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids older than 6. Call the above number for more information.

Saturday

Lake Charles State Park Activities

POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer the following activities on Saturday: a Kayak Tour from 10-11:30 a.m. — make reservations in the visitor center or by calling (870)878-6595, and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids over 6; Nature Center Exploration from 1-3 p.m.; Endangered Arkansas from 1-1:45 p.m.; Eagle Time from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Nature Center; and a .3-mile Nature Hike from 4-4:45 p.m. — meet at the Nature Center to hike the Butterflies and Blooms trail. For more information, call the park at (870)878-6595.

Canning Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will offer a Canning Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courthouse. Admission is $20 per person. Participants will learn how to can food so it stays good all year long. The park staff will discuss the history of canning and give some tips for making canning easy. Reservations are required. For more information or reservations, call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com.

Saturday and July 8

H.L. Lubker Memorial Golf Tournament

BALD KNOB — The H.L. Lubker Memorial Golf Tournament, a two-man scramble, will take place both days at the Bald Knob Country Club. Lunch will be sold at the Gazebo. There will be a happy hour from 5-6 p.m. for players and one guest each. Tee times will be at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. for players and one guest each. Mail entries and checks to Ron Jolly, 106 Sunset Drive, Bald Knob, AR 72010. Make checks payable to the Bald Knob Country Club. Limited cart rentals are available for $180 per 18 holes by Monday. For more information, call Ron Jolly at (501) 724-2350 or Phillip Helms at (501) 724-3990.

ONGOING

Fairfield Bay Farmers Market

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Thursday-morning Fairfield Bay Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at the Village Mall Gazebo. Fresh produce and canned items are available. Anyone with a bumper crop of backyard tomatoes or a garden plot of greens is welcome to set up a booth. No preregistration is required.

Junior Park Ranger Tours

FAIRFIELD BAY — Junior Park Ranger tours at the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center take place from 1-4 p.m. Mondays. Bring kids to the museum, and they will get a name badge and an activity book from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. For more information, call (501) 884-4440.

Art Classes

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center offers its Paint With Jim class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; Barbara Cornett’s fused-glass class from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays; and Fran’s Jeweled Spider class from 1-2:30 p.m Thursdays. For class fees and more information or to RSVP, call the center at (501) 884-4440. Information is also available on the center’s Facebook page.

Searcy Farmers Market

SEARCY — The Searcy Farmers Market is open from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays on the Searcy Courthouse Square. Shoppers will find fresh produce, meat, homemade/baked goods and more.

Ozarka College Registration

MELBOURNE — Registration is open at Ozarka College for summer II (Thursday through Aug. 2) and fall semester classes (starting Aug. 13). Summer II and fall courses are available at Ozarka’s four campuses: Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, as well as online. For assistance with admission or registration, call (870) 368-2024 or visit any Ozarka College campus. For help with securing financial aid, call (870) 368-2009 or email finaid@ozarka.edu.

Art Exhibit

ASH FLAT — Award-winning artist Bobbie Hanson is displaying several of her original paintings at the Ash Flat Library through July. Hanson moved to Arkansas in 2002 and began painting in watercolor. She has branched out into other media but said watercolor is still her favorite. She belongs to the Spring River Art Guild in Hardy, the Ozark Regional Arts Council and the Fulton County Arts Council.

T Tauri Movie Camp New Workshops

BATESVILLE — The T Tauri Movie Camp, for ages 8 to 18, will offer two new workshops this year. Acting on Camera, July 16-17, a workshop by director/actor Warren McCullough, will help transition young theater actors and introduce novice actors to the unique challenges of acting in front of a camera. Tuition is $60. In Smartphone Storytelling, July 18-20, students will learn how to shoot and edit video on the smartphone and produce a short-form video. Tuition is $80. Two recurring workshops will be Brickfilms (stop-motion animation utilizing LEGO characters and sets), July 23-24, and Script to Screen Narrative Filmmaking, July 25-28. Some scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.ttauri.org, call (870) 251-1189 or email ttauri@wildblue.net.

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, 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.

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

Lake Charles State Park Activities

POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer the following activities on July 8: a 1.5-mile Morning Birding Hike from 9-10 a.m. — meet at the White Oak trailhead near the campsites; Nature Center Exploration from 1-3 p.m. — animals may include turtles, frogs, snakes and more; Nature’s Clean-Up Crew from 1-1:45 p.m. to learn how fungi, vultures and worms have an important role in our environment; Summer Safety from 2-2:45 p.m. to learn about simple steps to take to get the most fun out of your summer; and a .75-mile Nature Hike from 3:30-4:30 p.m. starting at the Cedar Trailhead in the day-use area. For hikes, wear appropriate shoes and bring sun protection and water. For more information, call the park at (870)878-6595.

Izard County Historical Society Meeting

BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. July 8 at the Izard County Senior Center, about 1 mile south of Brockwell on Arkansas 9. The guest speaker will be David Carpenter, a land surveyor and chair of the Ozarka College Applied Science and Technology Department in Melbourne. Carpenter will discuss land records in reference to historical and family research. For more information, call Rose Blankenship at (870) 368-7738.

STARS Meeting

CABOT — STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), a ham radio group, will have its monthly meeting, with testing available, at 1:30 p.m. July 8 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

Magic Show

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library will present magician Aaron Acosta for a children’s program at 2 p.m. July 9 on the second floor of the new library at 267 E. Main St. The program is suitable for children of all ages, and admission is free. For more information, call (870) 793-8814 or visit the library’s Facebook page.

Summer Art Camp II

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School will present Summer Art Camp II for youth ages 12 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13. This week of workshops with Allen Bishop, art instructor for the Mountain View schools, will offer a variety of art media and projects that may include drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. A light, healthy snack will be provided midmorning. Tuition is $70. For more information or to register, contact the school at arkcraftschool@gmail.com or (870) 269-8397.

Sons of the American Legion Meeting

CABOT — The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. July 10 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

American Legion Riders Meeting Date Change

CABOT — The date for the Criswell-Robinson American Legion Riders meeting for July has changed. The group will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

First-Responder Summer Course

BATESVILLE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Department will offer a first-responder summer course, with instructor Thomas Lemon, from 4-8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, July 16 through Aug. 14, in Room 914 of the Nursing Allied Health Building at UACCB. The class is a prerequisite to EMT Basic Training. The course fee is $125, plus the cost of the textbook, which is approximately $133 plus tax. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Painting Demonstration

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Artist Yun Kim will be in the Arkansas Craft Gallery from 1-3 p.m. July 21 to demonstrate her expressive style of painting using exuberant color on canvas. Kim works in various media — acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, collage and charcoal. Her subjects include people, animals, waterfalls, creeks and landscapes. She uses her own photos as subject matter. She has a Facebook page devoted to her art called Created in the Ozarks. Some of Kim’s artwork is on display at the gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Pearl Stringing

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will present Pearl Stringing from 9 a.m. to noon July 21 at the Visitor Center. The admission price varies. Participants will learn the history of the Arkansas pearling industry and make keepsake jewelry — earrings, a bracelet, a necklace or one of each. Prices are $5 for earrings, $10 for a bracelet and $20 for a necklace. Students may bring their own snacks and drinks. Reservations are required. For more information or reservations, call (870) 878-6765.

White County Business Expo

SEARCY — The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the White County Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Ganus Activities Complex on the Harding University campus. Event-sponsor and prize-donation opportunities are available. For more information, call the chamber office at (501) 268-2458 or visit www.searcychamber.com.

Cyanotype Workshop

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School, 110 E. Main St., will offer a workshop titled Explore the Art of Cyanotype: Sun Printing on Paper and Fabric from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28. Participants will learn the art of cyanotype printing to capture patterns from nature or other objects. Every student will leave with a silk cyanotype scarf and learn the best methods for creating original designs on fabric and paper. Tuition is $75, and the materials fee is $25. To register for the course, contact the Arkansas Craft School at (870) 269-8397 or arkcraftschool@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.arkansascraftschool.org.

Old Soldiers Reunion Parade

HEBER SPRINGS — American Legion Post 64 will host the annual Old Soldiers Reunion Parade at 6 p.m. Aug. 2. The parade will start at Harps Grocery and end at Spring Park. Lineup will be at 5:30. The following prizes will awarded for floats: first place, $500; second place, $350; and third place, $250. The theme is “United We Stand,” and there is no entry fee. The parade will be followed by a carnival in Spring Park and other activities Aug. 3 and 4, including a beauty pageant. For more information, call the Post 64 at (501) 362-9979 or Gabe Cothron at (501) 206-9571.

Pewter Casting Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will offer its one-day Pewter Casting class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Participants will learn the skill of carving and casting jewelry or tokens from master caster Fred Zeiler. Preregistration is required, and students will have a pre-class assignment. The cost of the class is $50, and all materials are provided. For more information or to register, call the center at (501) 884-4440 or visit its Facebook page.

Beginner’s Quilting Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will offer From Scraps to Quilt: A Beginner’s Quilting Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Courthouse. Admission is $15 per person. Participants will learn the basics of quilting — piecing the squares, layering the quilt and the quilting stitch. The $15 registration fee will include materials. To reserve a space, call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com.

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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