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White County Iris Society Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the home of Paul Love, 605 E. Race Ave. Mark Ship of Malvern, regional vice president of Region 22, will give basic gardening tips for use in the cultivation of iris and other varieties of flowers. All who are interested in growing irises are invited to attend.

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical

FAIRFIELD BAY — Our Towne Productions of Fairfield Bay will present Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, directed by Janice Thompson, at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 548 Lost Creek Parkway. Tickets are $18 and are on sale at the center and the Fairfield Bay Library, or call (501) 884-4202 for reservations.

Delta Symphony Orchestra Concert

BATESVILLE — The Delta Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Neale Bartee, will present a concert of classical music at 3 p.m. at Sloan Auditorium in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The concert will include Albinoni’s Concerto for Two Oboes and Strings, featuring Dan Ross and Katie Bowden, soloists. There will be a pre-concert talk at 2:15 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room, adjoining the auditorium. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

Monday

Community Music Gathering

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

C.S. Lewis Discussion

SEARCY — The Harding University American Studies Institute will feature noted C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown and a discussion with Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis, at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Benson Auditorium, in conjunction with this year’s Harding Read, Mere Christianity, as part of the C.S. Lewis Festival, set for Monday through Saturday. This is the second presentation of the 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series. Admission to ASI lectures is free, and all events are open to the public. For more information, visit harding.edu/asi or call (501) 279-4497.

Tuesday

An Evening with C.S. Lewis

SEARCY — Harding University will host playwright and actor David Payne for An Evening with C.S. Lewis at 7 p.m. in Benson Auditorium as the third performance of this year’s Arts and Life Performance Series. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit harding.edu/artsandlife or call (501) 279-4343.

Legion Riders Meeting

CABOT — Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 has a Legion Riders group for veterans who are motorcycle riders. The group’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

Sterling Scholars Speaker

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will present Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I, by Judy Allen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Indian Hills Club, 337 Snead Drive. This free event, part of the Sterling Scholars Speakers, is hosted by the Fairfield Bay Rotary Club. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440.

Tuesday and Thursday

Tie Dye for Beginners

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College in Mountain View will offer a Tie Dye for Beginners class, taught by Shelley Smith, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Students need to bring two prewashed 100 percent cotton T-shirts, and the rest will be provided to create colorful pieces of artwork to wear. The class fee is $35, or $28 for students 60 and older. For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or fay.mitchell@ozarka.edu.

Thursday

Wind Ensemble Concert

SEARCY — The Harding University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Harding Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

AARP Drive Smart Course

SEARCY — PrimeTimes of Unity Health will host an AARP Drive Smart Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Conference Center. Participants need to park behind the hospital off Moore Street and use the elevator to go to the first floor. The instructors are Jerry and Bertie Yates. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members with an AARP ID card, and $20 for nonmembers. It is recommended to bring a jacket because the room is cool. To register for the class, call Elizabeth Lever at PrimeTimes at (501) 278-3230.

Saturday

Children’s Handcraft Fair

AUSTIN — The 2018 Children’s Handcraft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon outdoors at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 500 Oak Grove Road. Cash only will be accepted for purchases at the fair. The event will support local young artisans.

Veterans Day Ceremony

CABOT — Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 will have a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Community Center, 508 N. Lincoln St. The guest speaker will be Col. Robert Dixon.

Holiday Bazaar

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The United Methodist Women of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church will have their annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church, at the corner of Keno and Otter Drive. The bazaar will feature baked goods and candies, Christmas decor, craft items, personalized Christmas ornaments and a silent auction. Coffee will be available from 9-10 a.m., and a soup lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. Proceeds from the bazaar will support local mission ministries.

ONGOING

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

The Arkansas Educational Television Network and libraries across the state, including three in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area, have partnered to sponsor the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive as a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. The drive will be held through Nov. 30. People are asked to donate new or gently worn sweaters at the Cabot Public Library, the Carlisle Public Library or the Marjorie Walker McCrary Public Library in Lonoke. Local charities and The Salvation Army of Arkansas will distribute sweaters collected in the drive.

New Museum Hours

BROCKWELL — The Museum of Imagination, 25 Chapel Road, announces new open hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. every Sunday or by appointment. This museum of natural science showcases displays of plants, seeds, nuts and fibers, woods, woodcarvings and jewels, flora and fauna, rocks, minerals and fossils. The museum also features interactive displays, a fluorescent display and a lending library on natural sciences. The museum is 1 mile south of Arkansas 56 on Arkansas 9, across from the Izard County Senior Citizen Center. For more information and appointments, call Barbra Knight at (870) 895-2087.

Flag Display and Dedication

HEBER SPRINGS — The American Legion and the Cleburne County Rotary have placed more than 8,100 American flags around the Cleburne County Courthouse to honor Arkansas soldiers, Arkansas Medal of Honor recipients and first responders who have given their lives in the field, beginning with World War I. The display will be up until Nov. 11, when the American Legion and Rotary will dedicate the flags at 3 p.m.

Heber Springs TOPS Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at (501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.

Feed the Veterans

CABOT — The Feed the Veterans food pantry, 214 Rainbow Drive, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. The pantry, which lets veterans shop for the items and amounts they need, serves military veterans, their spouses and children younger than 18. Retirees, guardsmen and reservists are welcome. The only requirement is proof of military service — a DD-214 or a Veterans Affairs Health Care card or military ID. For more information, check out the organization’s Facebook page, page@feedtheveterans.

Searcy Lions Club

SEARCY — The Searcy Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday on the second floor of the Heritage Building on the Harding University campus. The Lions Club raises funds for eye care and eye glasses for White County residents who otherwise could not afford such care. New members are always welcome. For more information, go to Searcy Lions Club on Facebook.

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

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. Nov. 11 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

SALS Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot Sons of the American Legion Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

Friends of the Cabot Library Book Sale

CABOT — Friends of the Cabot Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Cabot Public Library Community Room and presale from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16 for teachers, retired teachers, nonprofits and library supporters. Hardbacks will be $1 each, paperbacks 50 cents, and DVDs/CDs will start at 25 cents each — cash only. The public may buy a $5 ticket to shop the presale. Remaining books will be sold Nov. 19-21 when the the library is open. For more information, contact the library at (855) 572-6657 or friendsofthecabotlibrary@outlook.com, or visit www.facebook.com/friendsofcabotpubliclibrary.

Springtime in the U.K.

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will present Springtime in the U.K., a pictorial essay highlighting places visited, including castles, landmarks and scenic views of England and Scotland, by Lee Phillips, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Indian Hills Club, 337 Snead Drive. This free event is hosted by the Fairfield Bay Rotary Club. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440.

Freemans Christmas Banquet

JUDSONIA — Rowland Promotions will present the eighth annual Freemans Christmas Banquet at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church Activity Center in downtown Judsonia. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25 for the full dinner and concert. Can goods and toys for local families in need will be collected. For tickets or information, call or text Robert Rowland at (501) 388-6828. Mail ticket requests to Robert Rowland, P.O. Box 251. Judsonia, AR 72081; or visit www.the-freemans.com/appearances. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted. Purchase tickets by Dec. 3.

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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