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June 10

Lebanon Cemetery Association Homecoming

MCRAE — The Lebanon Cemetery Association will have its annual homecoming at the Cemetery Pavilion. Activities will start with a memorial service at 10:50 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner at noon and an afternoon of fellowship. All are invited to attend.

STARS Meeting

CABOT — STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), a ham radio group, will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. Testing will be available. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at

June 11

HELP Meeting

CABOT — HELP, the Housing, Education and Life-skills Program, will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St., in the Cabot mini-mall.

White County Retired Teachers Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Carmichael Center. The guest speaker will be Raymond “Donny” Lee, dean of the College of Education at Harding University. New retirees are invited to attend.

June 12

Sons of the American Legion Meeting

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

June 13

Children’s Program

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library will host a program for children of all ages, Marshall Mitchell’s Cowboy Music for Kids, at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Barnett Building, the new library’s site. The event will engage children in fun, interactive songs and stories. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, email or visit the Independence County Library’s Facebook page.

June 16

Arkansas Craft Gallery Featured Artist

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Glass artist Barb Cornett of Shirley will be the featured artist at the Arkansas Craft Gallery, just off the Square in Mountain View from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. She’ll bring new work and describe her art. She began the art of stained glass 15 years ago and fused glass a short time later, taking lessons in Illinois. She was nominated for the Arkansas Living Treasure Award in 2016 and is a member of the Arkansas Arts Council. As a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild, her work can be seen and purchased at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

American Legion Garage Sale

CABOT — Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 114 N. First St., in the Cabot mini mall. This fundraiser for Post 71 will help continue its programs throughout the year for children, youth, veterans and the community.

Feed the Veterans Food Pantry

CABOT — Feed the Veterans will have its monthly food pantry for veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 214 Rainbow Drive. For more information, visit the organization’s Facebook page,


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 claims 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, call (870) 251-1189 or email

Summer Cereal Drive

HEBER SPRINGS — The Seven Springs 2018 June Cereal Drive will take place through June 29. Anyone who wants to donate can bring boxes of cereal to the Seven Springs Health and Rehabilitation Social Office, 1040 Wedding Ford Road. For more details, call Connie Herrin at (501) 281-5115.

Calico Rock Museum System Expanded Hours

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum System’s Heritage and Visitor Center is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center has two meeting rooms available for community events, meetings, family reunions, special functions or corporate events: the Murphy Gallery and the Easton Education Center. The Tomlinson Art and Science Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and has two meeting rooms for special events and meetings: the Windgate Studio and the Matthews Library. The art gallery is also available for special events and functions. For more information, visit or call (870) 297-6100.

Volunteer Opportunity

BATESVILLE — White River Health System seeks volunteers for its auxiliary to assist patients, visitors, physicians and employees to improve the patient experience. The volunteers welcome patients, guide visitors and deliver things such as flowers, cards and newspapers. They also volunteer in cafeterias and gift shops. Volunteer opportunities are available at White River Medical Center, Stone County Medical Center and the WRMC Medical Complex Cherokee Village. For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Toi McMullin at (870) 262-6555.

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.


Vacation Bible School

JACKSONVILLE — Vacation Bible School for the family will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. June 17-20 at Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. The sessions, for children ages 5 to 12, will feature food, Bible lessons, songs, memory verses, puppets, crafts and tricks. For more information, call (501) 982-5018.

Mary Ark of the Covenant Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All ladies are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary Ark of the Covenant Arkansas Chapter of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Registration will begin at 11. Tickets are $12 and include a catered lunch, a time of praise and worship, and the featured speaker, Mother Johanna Melnyk of the Order of Saint Benedict. Any first-time guests and their hostesses will be entered in a drawing for a special gift. For tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked by Monday, to Sharon Vander Zyl, 107 Cherokee Road, Cherokee Village, AR 72529. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.

Potato-Basket Weaving Workshop

POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will offer a Potato-Basket Weaving Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23. Students will learn to weave a potato basket. The cost is $30, and reservations are required. All supplies will be provided, but participants need to bring a sack lunch. For more information or reservations, call (870) 878-6765.

Academia Nuts

FAIRFIELD BAY — Our Towne Productions will present the Greff Kreutz comedy Academia Nuts, directed by Seana Garrow, at 7 p.m. June 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. June 24 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway. Tickets are $18 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the Fairfield Bay Library. For more information, call (501) 844-4202.

Mercy River Boys Concert

JACKSONVILLE — The Mercy River Boys will perform Southern gospel music at 6 p.m. June 24 at First Assembly of God Church, 221 N. Elm St. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 590-9357.

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

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 The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.

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