Historic Games and Outside Fun
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will present Historic Games and Outside Fun from 9-11 a.m. on the Visitor Center Porch. Bring the whole family for relay races, the game of graces, toys and other activities to learn how kids of all ages kept themselves entertained 200 years ago. The event is free. For more information or to sign up, contact the park at (870) 892-4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday and Tuesday
Ethical Hacker High School Summer Camp
ASH FLAT— Ozarka College in Ash Flat will host its first annual two-day Ethical Hacker High School summer camp, for grades eight through 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The camp cost is $30, and lunch will be provided both days. To register, call (870) 368-2380.
Monday – Friday and July 15-19
ASU-Beebe Vanguard Discovery Camps
BEEBE — Vanguard Discovery Camps at Arkansas State University-Beebe, for students entering the fourth through eighth grades, offer hands-on, engaging courses in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) fields. On the Beebe campus, Monday through Friday, will be 3-D Printing: Makers Lab, 8 a.m. to noon; and Black Rocket: eSports Apprentice YouTube Streamers & Gamers, 1-5 p.m. On July 15-19 will be Advanced Drone Technologies and Lego Advanced Robotics, 8 a.m. to noon; and Black Rocket: Battle Royale Make Your First Fortnite-style Video Game, 1-5 p.m. Students can attend half- or full-day sessions. For details and to register, visit asubcommunity.ticketleap.com. For more information, call (501) 362-1205, or visit www.asub.edu/academics/community-education/vanguard-discovery-camp/index.aspx.
Herb Medicine Used in the Civil War
ASH FLAT — Ozarka College in Ash Flat will host a Local Herb-Medicine Used in the Civil War continuing-education course from 5-6 p.m. The class, taught by Robin Moore, a certified community herbalist, will teach students about local healing plants, gardening and the Civil War. The cost is $20 and includes handouts and an herb sample. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact Phyllis Hoskinds at (870) 368-2018 or email@example.com.
Spring River Gem and Mineral Club Meeting
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Omaha Center. R.W. “Dub” Lyerly, an amateur archaeologist from Jonesboro, will present the program, Selection of Stones That Indians Used to Make Tools, and bring a display of stones and tools. Attendees are invited to bring in artifacts, and Lyerly will identify and answer questions about them. The program is free, and visitors are welcome. For more information, call club president Sheila Donley at (260) 445-3581 or visit the club’s Facebook page.
Davidsonville Discovery Day
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will present Davidsonville Discovery Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Education Center. The cost is $10 per person. Come explore Davidsonville Historic State Park and get ready for a day of fun and games. This day of outdoor zaniness offers kids ages 10 and older a day of outdoor zaniness. Preregistration is required by Monday. For more information or to sign up, contact the park at (870) 892-4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Wilkinson Exhibit
BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council presents The Other Side of Nothing: Works by Melissa Wilkinson through July 27 at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. The exhibit features a series of watercolor paintings relating to the artist’s interest in dichotomies. Wilkinson is an associate professor of art and painting at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Ash Flat Senior Center Activities
ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Senior Life Center invites residents of Ash Flat and surrounding areas to the following weekly events: bingo from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; card games, board games and painting from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; and exercise classes from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Coffee, cookies and more will be available throughout the week. Visit the senior center, and sign up for $3 meals served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, including travel arrangements, call Veronica Fortich at (870) 994-2174.
MAMMOTH SPRING — The Ozarka College Mammoth Spring Campus offers ongoing open-entry GED classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. An evening class meets from 5-8 Mondays. For more information on free GED and College Prep classes, contact the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051 or email@example.com.
Summer GED Classes
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Open-entry GED classes are ongoing at Ozarka College in Mountain View from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information on free GED and College Prep classes, call the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at
(870) 368-2051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market
SEARCY — The Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, or until sold out, Saturdays on the east side of the Courthouse Square. The market offers a variety of Arkansas-grown seasonal produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, local honey, handmade soaps, U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified meat, and arts and crafts. To participate in the farmers market, call the Main Street office at (501) 279-9007 or email email@example.com.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Jim Tindall’s painting class will meet with a new subject from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all materials are provided. The center also offers Tindall’s once-a-month evening class from 5:30-8, with the dates to be announced. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440, or visit the center’s Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
Izard County Historical Society Meeting
BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. July 14 at the Izard County Senior Center, 1 mile south of Brockwell on Arkansas 9 at Chapel Hill Road. Loretta Brewer of Jonesboro will speak on Remembering the Old Baptist Church and the Needmore Community. The church was destroyed by a tornado in 2017, and a new historical marker was dedicated at the site near the Yeager Cemetery in 2019. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call society president Rose Blankenship at (870) 368-7738.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.