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Jan. 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 gmiller266@gmail.com.

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. Paul Gray Miller of Melbourne will talk about aviation, pilots and airports through the past years in Izard County. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rose Blankenship, president of the society, at (870) 368-7738.

Jan. 14

Historical Writers’ Lecture Series

LITTLE ROCK — Blake Perkins, the author of Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks, will kick off the Arkansas State Archives’ 2019 Historical Writers’ Lecture Series with Pen to Podium: Hillbilly Hellraisers at 6 p.m. at the Department of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St. The lecture is free. There will be a reception with refreshments 30 minutes before the lecture. Perkins is an assistant professor and chair of the history department at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. For more information, visit arkansasstatearchives.blogspot.com/2018/12/pen-to-podium-hillbilly-hellraisers.html or visit the Arkansas State Archives’ Facebook page.

Single Parent Scholarship Application Deadline

BATESVILLE — The spring deadline is Tuesday to apply for scholarships from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Independence County. Single parents who are Arkansas residents, have earned a GED or high school diploma and are enrolled at an Arkansas college or university for spring 2019 are eligible to apply. Go to www.aspsf.org, select “Scholarships,” then “Independence County,” and complete an application. For more information, contact Alodia Hankins, program manager, at (870) 214-2460 or ahankins@aspsf.org.

It’s a Wonderful KLIFE

SEARCY — The fourth annual It’s a Wonderful KLIFE 5K and 1-mile fun run event has been rescheduled for Tuesday. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the historic Courthouse on the Square. Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to come out to support Searcy KLIFE. Trophies will be awarded for winners and for best Christmas/lighted costume. The registration fee is $30 for adults, $25 for college students and $20 for children under 12. Register at racesonline.com/events/it-s-a-wonderful-klife.

Jan. 17

Small Business Revolution Pep Rally

SEARCY — Everyone is encouraged to come to the Small Business Revolution Welcome Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. on Spring Street downtown to welcome the Producers to #MySearcy. The city is trying to win $500,000 and be featured on an eight-episode HULU show. Attendees may be filmed by their crew. Small business owners are asked to hang #MySearcy banners and signs before the event, and to register at www.mysearcy.org to meet the producers at the reception.

American Legion Post 71 Honor Guard Meeting

CABOT— The Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 Honor Guard will meet at 6 p.m. at 114 N. First St. All veterans who want to become Honor Guard members are welcome to attend. For more information, call (501) 203-5715.

Jan. 18

NARFE Meeting

GREERS FERRY — National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1156 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Large Mouth Pizza, 8379 Edgemont Road. The guest speaker will be attorney Aaron Black, who will discuss Estate Planning. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

Jan. 19

Feed the Veterans

CABOT— The Feed the Veterans food pantry, 214 Rainbow Drive, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pantry, which lets veterans shop for the items and amounts they need, serves military veterans and 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. The pantry is open the third Saturday of each month. For more information, check out the organization’s Facebook page, page@feedtheveterans.

Build Your Own Bat Box Workshop

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will offer a Build Your Own Bat Box Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the park’s Education Center. Participants will build a bat house to take home and install on their property. Reservations are required. The cost, $15 per box, includes all supplies and instructions. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.

ONGOING

BAAC Member Exhibition

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council presents the third annual BAAC Member Exhibition, on display at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St., through Jan. 26. The exhibit features artwork from Karen Barker, Dustyn Bork, Ian Scott Campbell, Laura Crouch, John Ellis, Linda Gonzales, Aline McCracken, Merry A. McSpadden, Ruby Schaaf, Barbara Smock, Mark Turner, Robbie Turner and Marcia Wallace. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Community Health Education Luncheon

BATESVILLE — White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St., hosts a Community Health Education luncheon the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference Center on the WRMC campus. The next event will take place at noon Feb. 12, with Dr. Bennett Rudorfer, a cardiologist, discussing ways for people to take care of their hearts. The event is free and open to the public.

GED/Adult Education Classes

MELBOURNE/MOUNTAIN VIEW — GED and Adult Education classes at Ozarka College start Monday at Melbourne and Mountain View. In Melbourne, GED classes meet from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; College Prep Math classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; and College Prep Reading classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Mountain View classes meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051 or email tmiller@ozarka.edu.

Swim Your Resolution Challenge

BATESVILLE — Batesville Parks and Recreation will offer Swim Your Resolution — a long-distance swim challenge with options to swim a 5K (3.1 miles), a 10K (6.2 miles) or a 20K (12.4 miles) throughout January. There will also be a Beast Mode challenge for advanced swimmers who want to complete all three options (21.7 miles). All participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a medal. Registration costs $25 for members and $30 for guests. Register online or at the Community Center front desk, 1420 20th St., by Monday. For more information, visit www.batesvilleparks.com.

Yoga Fundamentals Class

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will host a six-week series of one-hour Yoga Fundamentals classes, taught by Deltha Sharp, through the college’s Continuing Education program. The classes will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 19, in Room 107 of the Miller Building. Session A at 4:30 p.m. will focus on beginning and basic posture, and session B at 5:45 p.m. will be for students to advance their practice. Yoga experience is not required for either session. The cost is $45 for the six-week series or $36 for students ages 60 and older. Preregistration is required. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat. For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or fay.mitchell@ozarka.edu.

Piano Lessons

FAIRFIELD BAY — Sue Calaway gives individual lessons on the piano on Mondays at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Students can sign up for a series of five lessons. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440, or visit the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook page.

Painting Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, offers a painting class by Jim Tindall from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. The classes cost $45, and all materials are provided. He will also teach a class from 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440, or visit the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook page.

Spring Classes

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, will offer a jewelry-making class, with Melanie Minton, as well as new classes on health and wellness, this spring. All classes require RSVP by calling (501) 884-4440. For more information, visit the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook page.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer certified nursing-assistant courses to those who need to earn their General Education Diploma (GED) or already have a high school diploma. The classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring semester. Students will also attend clinicals. For more information, contact Andrea Lee at (870) 612-2085 or Janet Rodgers at (870) 612-2164 in adult education.

Creative Writing Course

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College in Mountain View will offer a creative writing course in the spring 2019 semester, taught by Maegon Mayes, a member of the Ozarka College English faculty. The class will meet from 2-3:20 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning this week. Non-degree-seeking students are welcome; regular tuition rates apply. Students ages 60 and older are exempt from paying tuition, but registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Ozarka College-Mountain View by calling (870) 269-5600 or emailing megan.carpenter@ozarka.edu.

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.

Searcy Lions Club

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

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Meeting

QUITMAN — The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 7-8 will hold its first meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Quitman Catfish Barn, 119 Rose Bud Road.

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — There will be a community music gathering from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21 at First Community Bank. All are welcome to attend the free event.

Batesville Chamber Meeting and Gala

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Meeting and Gala at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Batesville Community Center. The event will include recognition of outstanding businesses and individuals in the community. Dinner and entertainment will follow, with the theme Friday Night Fever, featuring music and atmosphere of the ’70s. General-admission tickets, at $100, include dinner and entertainment. Reserved seating at tables is also available. For reservations, contact Jamie Rayford at (870) 793-2378 or jamie.rayford@batesvilleareachamber.com.

Spring River Associational Singing

CAVE CITY — The Spring River Associational Singing now meets on a quarterly basis, and the next event will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church, at the junction of Arkansas 230 and U.S. 167 at the only stop light in town. All are invited to attend. For more information, call John R. Way, president, at (870) 283-3292.

Genealogy Program

BATESVILLE — Preserving Your Family’s Past will be the next genealogical topic presented by Brian Robertson at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 in the second-floor Meeting Room of the Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St. 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.

Sterling Scholar’s Presentation

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, will continue its Sterling Scholar’s monthly presentations for the Rotary Club lunches. Pat Guin of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will present information about the Native American Seed Exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6. at the Indian Hills Little Red Restaurant during the Rotary Club meeting. The club meets the first Wednesday of the month. The event is open to the public, and purchase of lunch is optional. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440 or visit the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook page.

Father-Daughter Snowflake Ball

SEARCY — The Distinguished Young Women of Arkansas Scholarship Program will have its Father-Daughter Snowflake Ball on Feb. 7 at the Searcy Country Club. Tickets are $20. For more information or tickets, call Terri Pate at (501) 283-0999.

Wilderness Survival Hike

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will offer a Wilderness Survival Hike from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9. Participants will meet on the Visitor Center Porch, then take a morning hike designed to teach basic wilderness survival skills. Hikers should dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.

First Responder Course

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a First Responder Course, a prerequisite to EMT Basic Training, from 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 19 to March 28, in Room 926 of the Nursing Allied Health Building on campus. The course fee is $125, and the textbook at the UACCB Bookstore costs approximately $133, plus tax. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or email communityed@uaccb.edu.

Leather Crafting Workshop

POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will offer a Leather Crafting Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the park’s Education Center. The cost is $10, and registration is required. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.

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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