White County Iris Society Meeting
SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. at 605 E. Race Ave. in Searcy. Robert Treadway, hybridizer and former regional vice president of the American Iris Society, will present the program on dealing with iris diseases. Everyone is invited to attend.
String Orchestra Concert
SEARCY — The Harding University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Harding String Orchestra at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call the music department at (501) 279-4343.
Monday – Friday
Connecting With Craft
MOUNTAIN VIEW— Connecting With Craft is a free event, Monday through Friday, in conjunction with American Craft Week. On Monday, artisans will demonstrate their crafts, teaching mini workshops and sharing their love of craft in the Industrial Arts Room at Ozarka College in Mountain View. The gallery showing of fine crafts will be open in the room through Friday. For a complete schedule, go to the event page at facebook.com/pg/ConnectingwithCraft. For more information, call Jeanette Larson at (870) 213-5083.
Cabot Public Schools Hall of Fame Banquet
CABOT — The Cabot Public Schools’ 10th annual Hall of Fame Banquet, sponsored by the cabot Panther Foundation, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Junior High School North Cafeteria. The guest speaker will be Rick Lowe, an SEC official, and the master of ceremonies will be Hayden Balgavy of THV11 TV. The 2019 honorees are Sarah True Brown, Col. William “Bill” Kehler, Steve Jackson and The Honorable Eddie Joe Williams. Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table for eight. For more information, contact Kc Rose, executive director, at (501) 843-3363, Ext. 1059, or email email@example.com.
Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale
NEWPORT — The Newport Newcomers Club will host its annual Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 619 Second St. Meals will be available to dine in or take out. Donations are appreciated to help support the Arkansas Center for Independence, the Newport Backpack Program and the Jackson County Humane Society. All are invited to attend the luncheon.
Retired Teachers Meeting
BATESVILLE — The Independence County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill, 1553 S. St. Louis St. The guest speaker will be state Rep. Stu Smith, R-Batesville, who is on the Joint Retirement Committee. All retirees are welcome to attend the meeting.
Retired Teachers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Historical Society, 102 Main St. A presentation will be given on the history of Mount Holly Cemetery. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.
DRASCO — The Combat Vet Motorcycle Association will offer a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Drasco Trading Post. Ice, drinks, paper plates and napkins will be provided, so the needed items are burgers, hot dogs, buns, chips and dessert items, such as brownies, etc. All are invited to attend, eat and be appreciated.
Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival
POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, 8047 Arkansas 166 S. (a 15-minute drive south of Pocahontas) will present its Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival from 5-9 p.m. The Ghosts of Davidsonville will stir from their graves and walk the land for a single night. Entrance to the festival is free, with food, merchandise, crafts and haunted hayrides all available for purchase by cash only. Hayrides cost $2 for ages 12 and younger and $4 for ages 13 and older. Kids are encouraged to dress up in costume and bring their trick-or-treat bags to collect candy. A classic Halloween movie will be shown. For more information, call the park at (870) 892-4708.
SEARCY — The White County Daylily Society will have a sale, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon on the east side of the Courthouse Square, along with the Certified Searcy Farmers Market.
Benton Family Reunion
SEARCY — The 2019 John Washington and Rachel Burkett Benton family reunion will begin at 10 a.m. at the Floyd Community Center, 1255 Arkansas 31 N. Attendees are asked to bring ancestry pictures and albums to share, along with finger foods, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, fruit or desserts. For more information, contact Patsy Benton Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ozarka College Scholarship Opportunity
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will award a new scholarship beginning in fall 2019. Donor BancorpSouth will fund one $500 scholarship annually, with the recipient receiving $250 each semester. To apply, students must be full time, be Izard County residents, demonstrate a financial need, have at least a 2.5 grade-point average and have received a high school diploma or GED. For more information, contact Suellen Davidson, Ozarka College director of development, at (870) 368-2059.
Mountain View GED Classes
MOUNTAIN VIEW — GED classes are available at Ozarka College in Mountain View from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension and refresher skills for college prep, military preparedness or employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance. For more information, call (870) 368-2051.
Melbourne GED Classes
MELBOURNE — GED classes are available at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Instruction is available in math, writing skills, reading comprehension and refresher skills for college prep, military preparedness or employability. An instructor is available for one-on-one assistance. For more information, call (870) 368-2051.
BATESVILLE — The city of Batesville and White River Medical Center have partnered to provide a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through October in the gravel parking lot near Volunteer Way at White River Medical Center. The market provides a venue for the sale of high-quality, fresh produce and more for Batesville-area residents. For more information, call (870) 262-1777 or (870) 262-6555.
Fairfield Bay TOPS Meetings
FAIRFIELD BAY — The TOPS Arkansas 0612 chapter (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday in the Conference Room of the Hart Center, 134 Hillview Drive, behind the Senor Center of Fairfield Bay. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m., and support meetings, emphasizing weight loss and healthy living, will start at approximately 9:30-10:30 a.m. Visitors and prospective members may attend their first meeting free. The cost to join is an annual fee of $32 for national dues and $3 per month chapter dues. For more information, call Patty at (501) 253-3790 or Jeannie at (501) 253-3824.
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.
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. 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.
CABOT — Small Town Amateur Radio Service, a ham radio group, will have its monthly meeting with testing available at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, at 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still on the Hill Concert
FAIRFIELD BAY — The North Central Arkansas Foundation for Arts and Education will present the band Still on the Hill in concert from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. Husband-and-wife duo Kelly and Donna Muhollan will perform music from their latest CD, Cane Hill, the result of a project focused on the Northwest Arkansas town Cane Hill. The duo often incorporate facts and tales from Arkansas history into their songs. There is no charge for the concert or parking, but donations will be accepted for future events. Still on the Hill will have a selection of their CDs for sale.
Jacksonville First Assembly of God Revival
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St., will have a revival at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 13, and at 7 p.m. Oct. 14-16. The Rev. Dane Hall will be the guest evangelist. For the past 18 years, Hall served as state youth director of the Assemblies of God. All are invited to attend the revival. For more information, call the church at (501) 982-5018.
LONOKE — Family Resource Services of Lonoke, 206 S. Center St., will host a 10-year anniversary barbecue dinner from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $10. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the organization, which provides assistance for families and individuals living in the Lonoke School District who need groceries. For more information, call (501) 676-6321.
Living History With Dr. David Swayne
CABOT— The Cabot Public Library, 909 W. Main St., will present Living History With Dr. David Swayne from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17. An open reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Swayne is a native of Cabot and attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and graduate school at the University of Georgia. He has spent his career conducting research to solve disease problems in birds, principally bird flu. He is the laboratory director at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (855) 572-6657.
Fall Night Golf Tournament
HORSESHOE BEND — The Fall Night Golf tournament will begin at dusk Oct. 18 at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course. The cost is $20 per player on teams of four. Glow balls will be provided. Players are asked to bring their flashlights and beverages. To secure a place, call the pro shop at (870) 670-5252. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Fisherman’s Park Project.
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