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CALENDAR EVENTS FOR THE THREE RIVERS AREA

January 17, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

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

Monday

MLK Annual National Day of Service

LONOKE — The George Washington Carver High School Alumni Association and AmeriCorps members will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service on Monday by giving back to the community through acts of service. A Community Unity Caravan will start at 1 p.m. from the Lonoke High School parking lot and end there with a short presentation honoring King. This is a drive-in event, with everyone asked to stay in their vehicles. Residents are asked to perform an act of service in the city of Lonoke to honor King’s life of service and/or join the Unity Caravan. Volunteers are encouraged to be creative and do something where social distancing can be honored. Sign up to volunteer with this or other projects at www.volunteerar.org.

Ongoing

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Sale

BATESVILLE — The White River Health System Foundation is partnering with Café V for a Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Sale. Proceeds from the sale will support 3-D mammography at WRHS. There are two convenient pickup options: Drive through at White River Medical Center, or pick up orders at Café V inside the hospital. All orders will be available for pickup from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Order online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/valentd/, or to pay with cash or check, print the order form and return it to WRHS Foundation, 1989 Harrison St., Batesville, AR 72501. The deadline to place orders is Feb. 3.

‘Up From the River’ Bicentennial Edition

BATESVILLE — The updated “Up From the River: The Story of Batesville’s Historic Main Street” bicentennial edition is now available through the Main Street office. Writers include Nancy Britton, Bob Carius, George Lankford, Linda Matthews, Diane Tebbetts, Mike West and Twyla Wright. The book can be purchased for $25 from www.mainstreetbatesville.org/gifts/up-from-the-river-book-bicentennial-edition. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Batesville Downtown Foundation and Main Street Batesville.

Cabot Public Library

CABOT — The Cabot Public Library, 909 W. Main St., is 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.

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. COVID-19 precautions are observed in the gallery.

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. Volunteering to serve coffee are Will “Ace” Marler, a Purple Heart recipient and post quartermaster; Bill “Rhino” Morton, a veteran service officer; and Savannah Breaux, commander of VFW Post 10007.

Upcoming

ServSafe Training Course

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer a training course for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, taught by Melissa Foster, Certified ServSafe Instructor Proctor. The course will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 in Room 902 of the Nursing Allied Health Building at UACCB. The cost is $159, and the deadline to register for the course is Monday. Register at uaccb.coursestorm.com.

Basic Life Support

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer a Basic Life Support (CPR) course from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 4. This class meets the requirements for health care professionals. The fee is $49. To register, visit uaccb.coursestorm.com or call (870) 612-2082.

The Basics of Spanish

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer The Basics of Spanish from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 8 through March 15. This entry-level class provides participants with practical knowledge for listening to and speaking Spanish. The cost is $99. To register, visit uaccb.coursestorm.com by Jan. 29.

A Taste of New Orleans

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center, 100 Victory Circle, will offer A Taste of New Orleans, a drive-thru lunch pickup, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16. The menu will include red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo (with or without seafood) and bread pudding. The cost is $15 for one meal or $20 for two meals. To purchase tickets, call the senior center at (501) 982-7531. All proceeds will benefit the center.

Excel Level 1

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer Excel Level 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19. Participants will learn the basics of Excel in a one-day class. The fee for the class is $99. Register at uaccb.coursestorm.com.

Gardening With Bees

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer Gardening With Bees from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 25. The course fee is $15. To register, visit uaccb.coursestorm.com or call (870) 612-2082.

The Basics of Bookkeeping

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer the online course The Basics of Bookkeeping on March 1-26. Participants will learn the basics of how to keep track of every penny. Register at uaccb.coursestorm.com.

Raised Bed Gardening

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community Education will offer Raised Bed Gardening from 6-8 p.m. March 11. Participants will learn the basics of growing the perfect garden

in a raised bed. The course fee is $15. Register at uaccb.coursestorm.com.

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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