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May 13

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. at Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at

May 14

White County Tea Party Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP, 3513 E. Race Ave. Phillip Miller, a White County sheriff candidate, will speak. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call (501) 322-3196.

HELP Meeting

CABOT — 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. HELP, working alongside other organizations in Arkansas is being developed to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Lonoke area. For more information, call Allen Miller at (501) 203-5715 or search for “Housing, Education and Life-skills Program” on Facebook.

May 15

Casino Night Fundraiser

BEEBE — Arkansas State University-Beebe will have a Casino Night Fundraiser at the McKay Student Center on the Beebe campus. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will last until 9. The evening will feature a prime-rib buffet, game tables and prizes. Cocktail attire is optional. Tickets are $50 each and include the buffet dinner and game chips. Chips won will be traded in for raffle tickets. Purchase tickets at or at the Ruth Couch Building on campus. For more information, call (501) 882-8957 or email

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn, 404 S. Seventh St. This will be the group’s last meeting until September. The election of officers, annual reports and yearbooks will be the topics of business. All retired school personnel are invited to attend and support the retirement system. For more information, email E. Hankins at

Planning Your Food or Beverage Business

SEARCY — A Business Model Canvas, a visual tool to help prospective and new entrepreneurs focus on the building blocks of successful businesses, will be presented from 1-3 p.m. at the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2323 S. Main St. The seminar will take participants through each section of a canvas customized for the food and beverage industry. The instructor is Nicolas Mayerhoeffer, a business consultant from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. The registration deadline is today, and there is no fee. For more information, visit or call (501) 268-2458.

May 18

ASU-Beebe 1950s Class Reunion

BEEBE — Arkansas State University-Beebe will welcome the classes of the 1950s from Beebe Junior College to attend a reunion from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Campus, 101 River Crest Drive in Heber Springs. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Jerry Smith Family Pavilion. The $10 cost, payable at the 9 a.m. registration, will include a catered barbecue meal with sides, dessert and a drink. There will be various reunion activities in the afternoon. Members of all classes are invited. For more information or to request an invitation to the reunion, contact Rosemary Frame at (501) 882-8855 or

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1156, will meet at 11:30 a.m. The potluck luncheon/meeting will be in the First Electric Cooperative Community Room, 150 Industrial Park Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

May 18 – May 20

Bead Making Classes

MOUNTAIN VIEW— The Arkansas Craft School will offer Beginner Glass Bead Making on Friday; and Intermediate/Advanced Bead Making on Saturday and May 20, with Sage and Tom Holland. The beginner single-day class will cover the basic techniques, skills and safety practices needed to create glass beads. In the second two-day class, students who have taken the beginning class or have previous experience in bead making are welcome to learn a wide range of techniques. For more information or to register, call (870) 269-8397 or visit

May 19

Trial by Jury

POWHATAN — Trial by Jury will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the courthouse at Powhatan Historic State Park, 4414 Arkansas 25. After enjoying a home-cooked meal and making dessert, guests will take part in re-creating a trial that occurred in the courtroom. Participants are asked to dress casually or wear a 19th-century costume. The registration fee is $20, and reservations are required. For more information, call (870) 878-6765.

Feed Our Vets Cabot Food Pantry

CABOT — Feed Our Vets Cabot 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, see the organization’s Facebook page,

Women Helping Women

SEARCY — Women Helping Women, sponsored by the White County Extension Homemakers, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Community Bank, 800 E. Beebe-Capps Expressway. The event will provide information and assistance for women who are in or have faced a difficult situation and do not know where to go for help. Speakers will offer information on shelters, health, disaster situations and other topics. Bingo will be played, with prizes awarded. Attendees who bring a nonperishable food item for local food banks will have a chance to win a door prize.


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.

Over the River and Through the Woods

SEARCY — Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., will present Over the River and Through the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again May 25 and 26; and at 1:30 p.m. May 27. Dinner options are available. For more information, call (501) 368-0111.

SPLASH Literacy Program

CAVE CITY/BATESVILLE — The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will offer SPLASH, a Summer Partnership for Literacy Achievement at School and Home, in Cave City and Batesville to first- through sixth-graders who are below grade level in reading. SPLASH needs high-schoolers to volunteer to work with the elementary students one hour per week. One junior or senior from each campus will be selected for a $300 internship with OFLP. To apply, contact the Literacy Project at (870) 793-5912 or email For more information, visit

Ash Flat Library Displays

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library, 11 Arnhart St., is displaying the paintings of artist Elizabeth Fern. “With watercolor, I painted the West Coast for 16 years,” Fern said. “I loved painting the light and water. Since moving to Cherokee Village, I’ve joined the Spring River Artists Guild and have won awards for my watercolors of Arkansas.” Also on display for May are antique toasters, complete with historical notes, loaned by Pene Hadley. for more information, call the library at (870) 994-2658.

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.

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.


Decoration Services

LANTY — Decoration Services for the Adams, Bizzell, Lanty and McClaren cemeteries in the Lanty community will take place May 20. There will be a gathering at 11 a.m. at the Lanty Community Center on Arkansas 287 with congregational singing, and anyone who would like to speak or sing a special song is welcome to do so. There will be a potluck meal, so bring a favorite dish to share. Drinks and bread will be provided. There will be a short business meeting after the meal. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Jane McClaren at (501) 354-0271.

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — A community music gathering will take place from 6-8 p.m. May 21 at First Community Bank. Instrumentalists, singers and listeners are invited to attend. Parents with children are welcome.

Democratic Party of White County Meeting

SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Arkansas State University-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave. For more information, email or call (501) 368-9390.

Moving Forward Workshop for Single Parents

BATESVILLE — The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund for Independence, Sharp, Jackson and Lawrence counties will host a Moving Forward Workshop for Single Parents at 10 a.m. May 25 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The workshop will help single parents in the areas of stress management, finance, scholarship resources, job interviews and more. Participants who complete the Moving Forward Workshop will receive a $25 gift card. Registration is required by contacting Alodia Hankins at (870) 214-2460 or

Computer Basics Class

ASH FLAT — Ozarka College-Ash Flat will offer a computer basics course from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 through Ozarka’s Continuing Education program. The course will be taught by Ken Barton, Ozarka’s Information Science Technology Program coordinator/faculty. Concepts covered will include basic computer usage, file and storage management, email basics, sending attachments and uploading images on Facebook. The cost of the class is $10, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005.

Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament

SEARCY — The 18th annual Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament will take place June 8 at the Course at River Oaks. Perrin Jones is this year’s honoree, and a ceremony will be conducted in his memory at noon. The tournament is a four-man scramble with tee-off at 12:30 p.m., and the registration fee is $400 per team. Hole sponsorships can be purchased for $100. A lunch featuring grilled burgers and all the fixings will be served at 11 a.m., compliments of Classic Fare Catering. For more information, contact the chamber at or (501) 268-2458.

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, which has a rich history that has traveled from the East Coast across Tennessee with the settlers of Arkansas. 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.

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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