Democratic Party of White County Meeting
SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at Arkansas State University-Searcy. A social time will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30. Josh Mahoney, a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, will be the guest speaker. Members are encouraged to attend, and guests are welcome.
Monday – Wednesday
LONOKE — John Wooten, director of percussion studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, will conduct a percussion clinic at Lonoke High School from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $100 per camper, with discounts given for multiple students from the same school. Wooten will give instruction for snare, tenor and bass drums. For more information, call Kevin Sherman at (870) 673-3561, ext. 5025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will have a potluck luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the First Electric Cooperative Community Room, 150 Industrial Park Road. The guest speakers will be representatives from the Taylor Hearing Center, who will talk about hearing loss, ways to address it and how to maintain one’s hearing. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.
Natural Remedies Workshop
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Arkansas 166 S., will offer a Natural Remedies Workshop from 9-11 a.m. at the park’s Education Center. The cost is $10 per person. The workshop will provide information about herbs and their many useful properties. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.
POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park, 4414 Arkansas 25, will offer Campfire 101: Basic Campfire Building and Cooking from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Courthouse. The session will cover fire safety, do’s and don’ts, how to build the best campfire for the environment, and campfire cooking 101 to make a tasty treat that can be made at home. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 878-6765.
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-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.
Small Works on Paper Entries
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting entries for the 2020 Small Works on Paper Exhibition, which showcases artwork no larger than 18-by-24-inches created by members of the Arkansas Arts Council’s online gallery, the Arkansas Artists Registry. Membership to the registry is free. The entry deadline is July 26. An out-of-state juror will select up to 40 pieces to tour in the exhibit. Up to $2,000 is available for juror-selected purchase awards, with the award-winning art becoming part of the Small Works on Paper permanent collection. Artists can submit up to three pieces. For more information, call (501) 324-9767 or visit arkansasarts.org.
Summer Reading Program
BATESVILLE — Children up to age 12 will explore “all things space” this summer as the Independence County Library presents its Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories. Registration will continue through June. Activities will include stories, crafts, singing and more. Story times are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and at 4 p.m. Thursdays. All participating children will receive a T-shirt at the end of the program, which is July 24. For more information, call (870) 793-8814.
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.
Volleyball Camp for 7th-12th Grades
BATESVILLE — The Lyon College women’s volleyball team will host two volleyball camps June 23-26: junior high and senior high residential and commuter camps, with eight sessions over four days. The cost is $265 for the residential camp, $215 for the commuter camp with meals, or $165 for commuters without meals. All campers will receive T-shirts and instruction, plus competitive play. For more information or to register, go to www.lyonvolleyballcamps.com, or contact Ray Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball Camp for 1st-6th Grades
BATESVILLE — The Lyon College women’s volleyball team will host a summer day camp with two sessions from 9 a.m. to noon June 27 and 28 for boys and girls entering the first through sixth grades. The cost per camper is $50. For more information or to register, contact Ray Green at email@example.com or visit www.lyonvolleyballcamps.com.
Mary Ark of the Covenant Luncheon
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All women are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary Ark of the Covenant Chapter of Magnificat International, a ministry to Catholic women, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Registration will be at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 and include a catered lunch by Chow, a time of praise and worship, and the featured speaker, Lynn Melendez of Branson, Missouri. Order tickets by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope, postmarked by June 17, to Sharon Vander Zyl, 107 Cherokee Road, Cherokee Village, AR 72529. For more information, call Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.
POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park, 4414 Arkansas 25, will offer Cane-Pole Fishing from 9-10:30 a.m. June 29 at the Black River Picnic Area. Participants will fish the banks of the Black River with traditional cane poles. Poles and bait will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. A fishing license is required for anyone 16 or older. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 878-6765.
Hunter Education Classes
BATESVILLE — Free Hunter Education classes, sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 29, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5 in rooms 927 and 928 in the Nursing Allied Health Building at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Mary Zirkle is the instructor. The class is required to hunt in Arkansas for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1968. Youth younger than 16 may hunt without hunter education if supervised by an adult who is at least 21. The educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Register online at register-ed.com/programs/arkansas/36-arkansas-hunter-education-classroom. For more information, visit www.agfc.com.
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 8 through 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 and 9. The camp cost is $30, and lunch will be provided both days. To register, call (870) 368-2380.
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.