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Izard County Historical Society Meeting

BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the Izard County Senior Center on Arkansas 9, south of Brockwell. Brooks Blevins, an Izard county native and the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, will be the speaker. Blevins will discuss and sign copies of his most recent book, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, which focuses on this Ozarks region before the Civil War. The meeting is open to the public.

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 gmiller266@gmail.com.

Monday

Community Music Gathering

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

Spin/Cycle Class

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will offer spin/cycle classes through Continuing Education on Monday and Oct. 22 and 29, and Nov. 5. There will be two sessions: Session A at 4 p.m. and session B at 4:45 p.m. All classes will be taught by Anna Richards and will meet in Room C106 of the John E. Miller Education Complex. The 30-minute courses will cover proper alignment and provide guidelines for gears, exertion and RPMs for various drill types. The cost of four classes is $40 or $32 for students 60 and older. For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or fay.mitchell@ozarka.edu.

Beginning Hoop Dance

ASH FLAT — Ozarka College-Ash Flat, 64 College Drive, will offer a Beginning Hoop Dance class through the Continuing Education program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 5, in the Lecture Hall at Ozarka College, and if weather permits, the class will meet outside. The classes, led by Kelly Shell, will focus on beginning and basic techniques and will help participants improve their range of motion by focusing on movement, breath and flexibility. The cost is $60 or $48 for students ages 60 and older, and preregistration is required. Hoops are included in the cost of the class, For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or fay.mitchell@ozarka.edu.

Total Body HIIT Class

MELBOURNE — Total Body High Intensity Interval Training classes will meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 5, in Room C106 of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College. The 30-minute courses, taught by Jamie Holley, will cover a variety of cardio, strength and flexibility activities with circuit-style training and are appropriate for beginning and advanced participants. The cost is $40 or $32 for students 60 and older. For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or fay.mitchell@ozarka.edu.

Tuesday

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. Lacey Smith, a registered nurse and community outreach coordinator for Baptist Health, will present the program, Hepatitis: Knowing Your ABCs. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

ASU-Beebe Choral Concerts

BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Singers and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Timothy Bartlett, associate professor of music, will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium at ASUB. The groups are accompanied by Mary Jo Parker, assistant professor of music. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 882-3600 or visit www.asub.edu.

Thursday and Friday

Oil-Painting Workshop

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artists of all levels are invited to register for an oil-painting workshop by Sarah Keathley, featuring florals and still life, on Thursday and Friday at Bayside Studio, 100 Greenwood Road. The workshop, with a fee of $100, is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Artist League. For more information, contact league vice president Mark Davis at (501) 253-3994.

Friday

NARFE Meeting

GREERS FERRY — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Large Mouth Pizza, 8379 Edgemont Road. Representatives from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) will discuss the upcoming federal employees health-benefits open season and answer questions. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

Spooky Tour: Kindersongs

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., will host children’s musical duo Kindersongs for the library’s Spooky Tour at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (870) 793-8814 or email info@indcolib.com.

Saturday

Fairy Tale Fun Run

CAVE CITY — The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project’s first Fairy Tale Fun Run will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on West South Street. Participants can bring their favorite characters to life as they run, walk, roll or stroll. There will be activities for kids and the young at heart, vendors and a costume contest for all ages. The run entry fee is $5 for ages 3 to 10, $10 for ages 11 to 54, and $5 for ages 55 and older. There is no charge for children ages 2 and younger. Register at runsignup.com/Race/AR/CaveCity/FairyTaleFunRun. For more information, call (870) 834-2810 or email info@oflp.org.

Jamboree on the Air

CABOT — STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), an American Legion Post 71 activity, will participate in the Scouting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), which allows Scouts worldwide to contact each other by HAM radio. STARS will set up a radio station, starting at 8 a.m., at Cabot Pond Park on Campground Road. Lunch will be at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or chips. This event is open to all Scouts and anyone interested in amateur radio. For more information on JOTA, type K2BSA in your web browser. For more information on STARS, go to Cabot STARS Club (W5STR) on Facebook or W5STR.org.

ONGOING

GED Classes available

MOUNTAIN VIEW/MAMMOTH SPRING — GED classes are available at Ozarka College. Classes in Mountain View will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and classes in Mammoth Spring will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 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. For more information, call (870) 368-2051.

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.

Fairfield Bay Farmers Market

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays through October at the Village Mall Gazebo. The market features certified naturally grown produce from the Gathering Place at Meadow Creek. All vendors are welcome to bring bumper-crop vegetables to sell. No preregistration is required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Healthfirst: Women’s Health Event

BATESVILLE — White River Medical Center and First Community Bank will present a free community event, Healthfirst: Women’s Health Event, from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Batesville Community & Aquatics Center. The evening will focus on how preventative health care can help women live longer and healthier lives and will feature screening booths, education, free gifts, door prizes, a Red Couch tour, a Mega Brain tour and more.

Ozark Woodland Owners Association Fall Meeting

BATESVILLE — The Ozark Woodland Owners Association will have its fall meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 1770 Meyers St. All OWOA members, local forest landowners and forestry professionals are invited to attend. The guest speakers will be Kyle Cunningham, University of Arkansas Co-op extension forester, and Clayton Knighten, conservation lands strategy manager, the Nature Conservancy.

Genealogy Program: Arkansas Research

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., will offer a genealogy session at noon Oct. 26 in the second-floor meeting room of the library. Guest speaker Lynda Suffridge will present Arkansas Research. Attendees are asked to park in the back lot of the library or on Main Street and enter the building through the back door. Those who attend will be eligible to win a door prize. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (870) 793-8814 or email info@indcolib.com.

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 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 and Nov. 3, and at 2 p.m. Nov 4 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 548 Lost Creek Parkway. Tickets are $18 and will go on sale Monday at the center and the Fairfield Bay Library, or call (501) 884-4202 for reservations.

Highway to Health 5K

BATESVILLE — White River Medical Center and The Bank of Cave City will present the 11th annual Highway to Health 5K at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St. Registration will be from 4-5 p.m. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for students, or $25 the day of the race. Finisher’s medals and awards for divisions will be given, and drawings will be held for a variety of prizes. Proceeds from the race will benefit the food pantries/food efforts of local schools. For more information or to register, visit runsignup.com/Race/AR/Batesville/WRMCRuntheWave5k.

Fun and Safe Halloween

BATESVILLE — Main Street Batesville will offer its Fun and Safe Halloween event for spooky fun from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. The public is invited to stroll the residential and business areas of Main Street as residents and merchants pass out candy. Side streets will be blocked off, allowing little ones to meander in safety. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Businesses and organizations that would like to set up during the event may email mainstreetbatesville@gmail.com for more information.

Harry Potter Halloween Party

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., will host a Harry Potter-themed Halloween party for teens ages 13 to 19 from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 31. The free party will feature food, games, crafts, a costume contest and other activities. For more information, call 870-793-8814 or email kristy@indcolib.com.

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. Nov. 4 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. Support for the Batesville Symphony League is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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