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Monday

Democratic Party of White County Meeting

SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the party’s headquarters, 509 E. Race Ave., Suite 3.

Monday – Oct. 18

First Responder Course

BATESVILLE — A First Responder course will meet from 4-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 18, in the Nursing Allied Health Building at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The course, a prerequisite to EMT Basic Training, is designed to teach students emergency care for trauma patients. The instructor is Brent Gleghorn. The fee is $125, plus the cost of the textbook, approximately $133 plus tax. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Monday – Oct. 24

Spanish Conversation I

BATESVILLE — Spanish Conversation I, for beginners or those with some knowledge of Spanish, will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 24, in Room 816 of the Row Johns Library at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students will learn Spanish using the TV series Destinos as a springboard for conversation. The instructor is Tim Bennett, and the fee is $67. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Tuesday

ASU-Beebe Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — Jennifer Methvin, chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe, will host a community town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Entergy Room of the Administration Building on the ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus. The meeting will offer an opportunity for community members to hear Methvin’s plans and vision for the Heber Springs campus, as well as ask questions of and offer suggestions to the chancellor.

Wednesday

Eggs and Issues Breakfast Forum

SEARCY — The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast Forum will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. at Harding University’s Cone Chapel. The forum, on Arkansas Issue No. 1, Tort Reform, will allow the audience to gain insight from those on both sides of the issue. Tickets are $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.searcychamber.com or call the chamber at (501) 268-2458.

Thursday – Oct. 25

Ballroom Dance

BATESVILLE — Ballroom Dance for couples will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Oct. 25, on the Auditorium stage in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students will learn the basic steps for salsa, bachata, country swing and fox trot. Dancers of any skill level are welcome. The instructor is Samy Rash, and the fee is $80 per couple. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Friday

Searcy KLIFE Golf Tournament

SEARCY — Searcy KLIFE will host its ninth annual golf tournament to benefit the organization, a nondenominational Christian ministry offering discipleship and fellowship for local youth. The four-man scramble will take place at the Searcy Country Club, 2729 W. Country Club Road, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and lunch immediately following the tournament. To register, call (501) 699-0386 or email Matt Berry at matt.berry@klife.com. Connect with KLIFE by visiting searcy.klife.com or at www.facebook.com/Searcyklife or @searcyklife on Instagram.

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will have its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. in the Dam Site Pavilion at Greers Ferry Lake. Brothers BBQ will serve the food, and drinks will be provided. Members are requested to bring either a dessert or a salad. The cost is $6.50 per person. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. RSVP at (501) 206-1375, and leave a message. Members are needed to help with setup and are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday

Fallin’ Blackbird 5K, Beebe Fall Festival

BEEBE — The Beebe Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to downtown Beebe for the Fallin’ Blackbird 5K at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Beebe Fall Festival, starting at 10 a.m. The festival will feature vendors, live entertainment, food and activities for kids, including pony rides, miniature-train rides and bounce houses. The music lineup will include The Sugar Creek Band, The Chris Baker Band and Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2 cast member Zachary Probus. There will be dance performances and a live bird show by Rodney Paul from Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas. American Legion Post 91 will host the fourth annual BBQ Cook-off, with samples for a small fee. For vendor, 5K and BBQ Cook-off registration, visit beebechamberofcommerce.com.

Beginner Weaving Workshop

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Beginner Weaving Workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. Instructor Carly Dahl will teach the basics of weaving, including the tabby weave, adding fringe, and finishing and hanging the piece. All supplies will be provided to create a wall hanging during the class. The cost is $50, which includes a small loom kit to take home to practice weaving. Preregistration is required. Register at batesvilleareaartscouncil.org, or call (870) 793-3382 for more information.

Sprint at the Spring 5K

MAMMOTH SPRING — FNBC Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the annual Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring 5K, hosted by the Ozarka College Foundation, with all proceeds benefiting Ozarka College-Mammoth Spring. The race will begin at 9 a.m. in Mammoth Spring State Park. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the overall top male and female finishers, with medals given to the top three finishers in each category. Register online at runsignup.com/race/ar/mammothspring/ozarkacollegemammothspring5k or in person at Ozarka College-Mammoth Spring. For more information, call James Spurlock at (870) 625-0411 or jmspurlock@ozarka.edu.

ONGOING

Library Book Sale

SEARCY — The White County Public Library Friends Foundation will have a book sale in the Searcy Public Library Meeting Room during September. Items for sale will include hardback and paperback fiction and nonfiction; DVDs; and adult, young-adult and children’s materials. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week. The final day of the sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends Foundation. For more information, call the Searcy Public Library at (501) 268-2449.

Free Computer Classes

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., will offer free computer-instruction classes, including Beginning Computers, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics and Gmail Basics and more. Participants need to have a valid library card. For a complete list of classes, visit www.indcolib.com or the library’s Facebook page. To get a library card, visit the library. For more information, call Vanessa at (870) 793-8814.

Art Exhibit

SEARCY — The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University will feature an exhibit, Mexican Prints, from Monday through Oct. 12. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (501) 279-4426.

Welding Program at Ozarka College

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College now offers an Applied Science degree in welding, and the program is accepting applications for new students. The welding classes will be offered in Melbourne, Mountain View and Salem by program director/faculty Brad Houltzhouser. For more information, contact David Carpenter, division chair of Applied Sciences and Technologies, at (870) 368-2064 or david.carpenter@ozarka.edu; or Rylie Bevill, director of admissions, at (870) 368-2013 or rylie.bevill@ozarka.edu.

The Magic of Sugarloaf Art Exhibit

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artist Joyce Hartmann’s new exhibit, The Magic of Sugarloaf, is at the Fairfield Bay Library Art Gallery, 369 Dave Creek Parkway. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Hartmann studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, at Pittsburg State University in Kansas and at Pratt Community College in Kansas. View her artwork on her Web page, www.joycehartmann.com, and on Facebook.

Downtown Newport Farmers Market

NEWPORT — The Downtown Newport Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. The offerings include produce; jams, jellies and pickles; baked zucchini bread; handmade soaps; lemonade; fruit-infused water; and more.

Feed the Veterans

CABOT — Feed the Veterans, a veterans food pantry at 214 Rainbow Drive, is open 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 VA Health Care card or military ID. For more information or a schedule of events, check out the organization’s Facebook page.

Fairfield Bay Farmers Market

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays 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.

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.

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.

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

Silent Auction, Rummage Sale and Blessing of the Animals

HEBER SPRINGS — St. Francis Episcopal Church will have its annual Silent Auction and Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 to benefit the Heber Springs Humane Society. This will be an inside sale. The church’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held in conjunction with this event at 10:30 am. Sept. 29. Bring dogs on leashes, cats in carriers, birds in cages and fish in bowls. Donations of dry dog/puppy food and cat/kitten food are requested for the society’s shelter.

Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament

MELBOURNE — FNBC Bank is the presenting sponsor for the Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, set for Sept. 29 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Ozarka College students. The entry fee is $300 per team and includes range balls, a golf cart, a light breakfast, lunch, a gift bag and 18 holes of golf, with mulligans available for $5 each. The hole-in-one prize is a car, donated by Freedom Ford. To register for the tournament, contact Suellen Davidson at (870) 368-2059 or sdavidson@ozarka.edu. The rain date will be 9 a.m. Sept. 30.

American Studies Institute Lecture

SEARCY — Harding University’s American Studies Institute will host Michael Cox, former Federal Reserve chief economist, for the first presentation of Harding’s 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in Benson Auditorium. 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.

Jazz Band Concert

SEARCY — Harding University’s music department will present the Harding Jazz Band in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Reynolds Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at (501) 279-4343.

Jacksonville FestiVille 5K Splash Dash

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville FestiVille 5K Splash Dash will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 200 Dupree Drive. The goal of the event is to showcase the city’s unique water features and engage the community and others in a family-oriented activity that acquaints all with the city of Jacksonville and its “can do” spirit. Register online at www.arkansasrunner.com. The entry fee is $30. Kids 5 and younger may enter free. For more information, call the chamber at (501) 982-1511.

Shannon Wurst in Concert

BATESVILLE — Ozark Foothills FilmFest Inc., a Batesville educational nonprofit organization, will present Fayetteville singer/songwriter Shannon Wurst at a fundraising event at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Elizabeth’s, 231 E. Main St. Wurst has been a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalist and a Walnut Valley New Song Showcase winner. Tickets, at $35 each, include the performance, appetizers and beverages, and can be purchased in advance at Elizabeth’s or by calling (870) 251-1189. Framed FilmFest posters from many of the 18 years of the festival’s history will be offered in a silent auction.

Mary Ark of the Covenant Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All women are invited to a luncheon 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. Sept. 29 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Registration will begin at 11. The theme is the Holy Angels. Tickets are $12 and include a catered lunch, praise and worship, and the featured speaker, Father Norbert Rappold, pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman in Mountain Home. First-time guests and their hostesses will be entered into a drawing for a special gift. For tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked by Tuesday, 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.

Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will present its Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival, an evening of fall fun, music and history, from 5 p.m. until the last hayride departs on Oct. 13. Food, catered by Roberts Country-Fied Cooking, will be available for purchase, as well as funnel cakes by Cub Scout Pack 45. Davidsonville Historic State Park, 8047 Arkansas 166 S., is a 15-minute drive south of Pocahontas. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.

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 Oct. 18 and 19 at Bayside Studio, 100 Greenwood Road. The workshop, with a fee of $100, is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Artist League. Artists are also invited to paint together Monday for free at Bayside Studio. For more information, contact league vice president Mark Davis at (501) 253-3994.

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 feature screening booths, education, free gifts, door prizes, a Red Couch Tour, a Mega Brain tour and more.

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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