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Community Events for the Three Rivers Area

December 13, 2020 at 12:00 a.m.

Editor’s note: Many events have been canceled or postponed due to concern about the coronavirus.


The Living Nativity

SEARCY — Searcy First Assembly of God, 101 Benton Ave., will continue The Living Nativity 2020 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. For more information, call Searcy First Assembly at (501) 268-3289.


American Legion Post 71 and Auxiliary Meetings

CABOT — Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 and its Auxiliary will meet at 7 p m. at Post 71, 114 N. First St. COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. Anyone who would like to join either group may call (501) 203-5715 for more information.


Feed the Veterans Pantry

CABOT — Feed the Veterans Pantry, 1212 S. Second St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As a result of COVID-19, everyone will be required to wear a mask, a limited amount of people will be allowed inside the pantry at a time and only one person per cart. No children will be allowed in the pantry at this time. For more information, call (501) 322-9181.

Santa at Sweetie Cakes

BATESVILLE — Santa will be at Sweetie Cakes, 359 E. Main St., from noon to 1:30 p.m., and children are invited to visit Santa. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Sweetie Cakes at (870) 569-8060.


Cabot Public Library

CABOT — The Cabot Public Library, 909 W. Main St., is now open for browsing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a limited capacity. Library services provided from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday include curbside pickup; copies, prints and faxes; online card sign-up; e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines; over-the-phone book selections; renewals; a newspaper station; take-home kits; virtual programming; and computer use. For more information, call the library at (855) 572-6657.

White River Wonderland Light Display

BATESVILLE — The White River Wonderland Light Display is open for viewing from 5 p.m. to midnight seven days a week through Jan. 3 at Riverside Park.

Poetry Out Loud Registration

The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting registrations from public, charter and private schools, as well as home-school groups, to participate in the 2021 Arkansas Poetry Out Loud competition. The registration deadline is Friday. Students compete at the school level for a chance to become the Arkansas champion. The state winner will compete for $20,000 at the national level next spring. The Arkansas Arts Council provides all materials needed, including coaches. Virtual workshops are also being planned. For more information or to register, contact Drekkia Morning, Arts in Education programs manager, at

Harding University Holiday Lighting

SEARCY — Guests are invited to view the holiday light display at Harding University through New Year’s. The university’s physical resources department has hung lights and Christmas wreaths across campus. All Arkansans are encouraged to add the campus to their lists of light displays to visit this year. The display is also featured in the city of Searcy’s Holiday of Lights, a guide to seasonal events that take place all over town during December.

Arkansas Governor’s School Applications

Applications are being taken for the 42nd Arkansas Governor’s School, set for July 5-31 and hosted by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Eligible students need to inquire about the nomination process with their school counselor. AGS serves approximately 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school. Information and instructions for applying are available at, and the deadline to apply is Jan. 20. For more information, email or call (479) 968-0391.

Painting Classes

BATESVILLE — Two continuing painting classes take place at Gallery 246, 246 E. Main St. A watercolor class, taught by Aline McCracken, meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. The fee is $10, with all supplies provided. Acrylic: Paint With Panaché, taught by Jim Tindall, meets from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. The fee is $45, with all supplies provided. To register, call (870) 262-8066, visit the gallery, or see its Facebook page.

Bald Knob VFW Free Coffee

BALD KNOB — The community is invited to get a free cup of coffee from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Bald Knob Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10007, 3012 Highway Ave. The VFW recognizes the sacrifices and efforts of all veterans and understands the importance of rallying community support for them.


Single Parent Scholarship Fund Application Deadline

SEARCY — The deadline for applying for White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund Inc. spring 2021 scholarships is Jan. 7. The fund awards scholarships to White County residents who are single parents of minor children and are pursuing postsecondary education in order to achieve skilled employment. View the application and instructions at For more information, contact Executive Director Dan Newsom at or (501) 230-2414.

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 The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.


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