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September

 

Sunday Sept 28 thru October 31

What: Pumpkin Patch

When: September 28 thru October 31 Mon-Fri 11am-7pm Sat 10-6 Sun 12-5

Where: Hope Lutheran Church 2415 E. Main Batesville

This year half the proceeds from the patch will go to the Alpha Center and  half to missions work. For more info call870-793-3078.

 

Monday 29, 2014

What: Blood Donation

When: September 29, 2014 9:30am to 2:30pm

Where: Highland High School, 1 Reel Circle in Hardy

 

Tuesday 30, 2014

What: Blood Donation

When: September 30, 2014 9:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Batesville High School, #1 School Road in Batesville

How to donate simply call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood. Org

 

October

 

Thursday 2, 2014

What: Sharp County Tax Collector

When: October 2, 2014 10:30-1

Where: Cherokee Village at the Senior Center

 

Friday 3, 2014

What: Golf Tournament

When: October 3, 2014 11:30

Where: River Oak Searcy

Lunch at 11:30, Shotgun Start 12:30 4-Man Scramble. For more info call 501-279-2024 or email jfhopki@wal-mart.com or gaanger@wal-mart.com. All proceeds go to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

 

Friday 3, 2014

What: Fall Festival

When: October 3, 2014 5-8pm

Where: Newark Elementary School

Pie and cake auction, games, activities, silent auction, etc.

 

Friday and Saturday 3-4, 2014

What: Herb Harvest Fall Festival

When: October 3-4 9am-5pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mt. View

Justin M. Nolan, PhD. Associate Professor of the Anthropology dept at the U of A at Fayetteville, will be the keynote speaker on Friday. Registrants can save $10 by meeing the September 22 deadline. At-the-door registration will be permitted between 8-10am. Fees are as follows: one day admission, $60 before Sept 22 and $70 after, 2 day admission is $110 before the 22nd and 120 after. For more info call 870-269-3851.

 

Saturday 4, 2014

What: 9th Annual Variety Night

When: October 4, 2014

Where: UACCB Independence Hall Batesville

Fish fry and all the trimmings dinner 5pm, Silent/live auction 3-6pm, and entertainment 6:30, tickets $10, win a 2006 PT Cruiser. For more info call 870-799-2525 or www.john316ministry.com.

 

Saturday 4, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Saturday 4, 2014

What: Domestic violence awareness and 5K poker run/walk

When: October 4, 2014 7:30am

Where: Mountain View High School Football field

Preregistration begins at 7:30am for the race. Admittance into the domestic violence awareness event is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday 4, 2014

What: Melbourne City Wide Yard Sale

When: October 4, 2014 7-3

Where: Melbourne

The City will be preparing a list that will be available for pick up at city hall on Thur, and fri. Please call city hall with your name and location to be added to the list by 2pm on Wed. You may set your sale up at the Charles C. Miller Park. No sales will be allowed to set up in front of Fred’s, old Dollar Store, the Bread of Life Bookstore and Home Town Market. For more info call 870-368-4215.

 

Sunday 5, 2014

What: Gospel singing Jubilee

When: October 5, 2014 5pm

Where: West Baptist Church 1100 N. Central Ave Batesville

The Mercy Rive Boys and The Representatives representing the King for more info call 870-793-2104

 

Sunday thru Wednesday 5-8, 2014

What: Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church revival

When: October 5-8, 2014

Where: 4225 Newport RD, Rosie

Sun night starts at 5pm Randall Perkey from First Landmark Baptist in highland

Monday starts at 7pm with Scotty Burrow from Mt.Pleasant Baptist in Searcy

Tuesday starts at 7pm with Robert Randolph from highway Baptist in Greenville MO

Wednesday starts at 7pm with daryl Sellers from Union Grove Baptist in Pleasant Plains

 

Wednesday 8 thru Friday 10, 2014

What: Revival at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church

When: October 8-10 7pm

Where: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church 3555 Sunset ridge Rd Cave City

The Palmer Family from Farmerville LA will be appearing each night, for more info call 870-793-7210 or 870-613-7463.

 

Thursday 9, 2014

What: Sherwood Urgent Care Presents the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

When: October 9, 2014 11:30-1

Where: Independence hall at UACCB 2005 White Drive

Membership luncheon will be held as a candidate forum featuring the political candidates for State Senate- District 63. All candidates running for quorum court have also been invited to attend and speak. Lunch will be provided compliments of Subway. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To register, contact Allison Phelps at 870-793-2378 or Allison.phelps@mybatesville.org.

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: Batesville main street farmers market

When: October 11, 2014 8-12

Where: Pocket Park on Main Street

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: Benefit Pie Auction

When: October 11, 2014 6-8pm

Where: Southside Middle School Cafeteria

Attention Political Candidate and supporters you are invited to a benefit pie auction for rumble mafia 14 and under girl’s softball team. All political Candidates will be given opportunity to speak.

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: 23rd Annual Cushman Miners Day

When: October 11, 2014 starts at 7am

Where: Cushman

Parade line-up is at 9am streets closed for Parade at 9:30 and parade starts at 10, Parade begins @ Cushman Assembly of God Church/ Ends at the school. Present Grand Marshalls is Coach Charlie & Betty Webb. Ronzo the Clown magic show, Becky Ransom, Jessica & Michael Crenshaw, Soul Searchers. Christian & Megan Baxter, Kashi Wolford, and more will be entertaining. Grand prize drawing for $250.00 must be present to win is at 11pm.

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival

When: October 11, 2014 4-9

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park Hwy 166 South Pocahontas

Entry fee is $3.00 per adult, $2.00per child ages 6-12 and $2.00 per adult 62 and older children 5 and under are free. There will be games, food, and costumes contest and a lot more. For more info call 870-892-0480.

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: 3rd Annual Katz Tracks 5K

When: October 11, 2014 8am

Where: Main St Melbourne

For more info call 870-373-0845. Day of Race Registration $25 for adults and $20 for students 18 and under, registration and packet pick-up is from 6:30-7:45am. T-shirts will be available while supplies last.

 

Saturday 11, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Saturday and Sunday October 11 and 12

What: Gun and Knife show

When: October 11 & 12

Where: Mountain View

For any questions contact Jennifer Turner Timbo Volunteer Fire Dept 501-626-5588

 

Monday 13, 2014

What: Sharp County Tax Collector

When: October 13, 2014 9:30-5:30

Where: Cave City, City Hall

To collect taxes.

 

Saturday 18, 2014

What: 5K run/walk

When: October 18, 2014 8am

Where: White River Medical Center on Harrison St.

$20 for general public $10 for kids 9 and under before October 10th and after it is $25 general public and $10 kids. Proceeds go toward the WRHS Foundation’s Nursing Scholarship Program. Registration from 6:30-7:30am race starts at 8am. For more info call 870-262-6168 or cjames@wrmc.com.

 

Saturday 18, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Sunday 19, 2014

What: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project tutoring workshop

When: October 19, 2014 2:30-5pm

Where: Ozark Foothills Literacy

To register for the workshop or for more info call 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Monday 20,2014

What: Crescent Circus

When: October 20, 2014 7pm

Where: UACCB Independence Hall

Ticket outlets: First Community Bank, main bank, Southside, and Cave City and at UACCB. Enjoy a wildly interactive experience combining magic, comedy and incredible demonstrations of skill and balance. Call 870-612-2040 for more info.

 

Friday 24 thru Sunday 26

What: Footprints 4-H 1st Annual Trail ride Fundraiser

When: October 24-26, 2014

Where: Rafter D Ranch Mt. Pleasant

Ride over 30 miles of well maintained trails on this beautiful ranch. National Trail riders Magazine rated Rafter D as a 5 star ride. There are 33 camp sites with water and electric. Each site includes 1 outside stall. Clean showers and bathrooms are on the grounds. More info can be found at www.rafterdtrailride.com For more info call Rebecca Guthrie 870-291-7998 or to reserve a campsite call Mike Davis 870-291-1818

 

Saturday 25, 2014

What: Blood Drive

When: October 25, 2014 10-2

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main St Batesville

For more info 870-793-2203

 

Saturday 25, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

 

 

Wednesday 29, 2014

What: Fall Fest

When: October 29, 2014 5-7pm

Where: West Baptist Church

Open to the whole community

 

November

 

Saturday 1, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Saturday 8, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

 

Saturday 15, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Saturday 22, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

Saturday 29, 2014

What: VFW Karaoke Fun Night

When: September 20, 2014 6pm

Where: VFW 250 E. Club RD Pleasant Plains

No smoking or drinking allowed. Good family fun. $5 admission under 6 free, all proceeds go to the Veterans out reach program

 

December

 

Friday thru Sunday 5-7

What: Hot rod Car, Bike and Truck Show

When: December 5-7

Where: Springfield Expo Center located 635 East St. Louis Street, Springfield MO

Biggest Indoor Car, truck, and Bike show. For more info call 417-862-1010 ext. 351 or lkrauck@Ozarkslocal.tv.

 

Saturday 13, 2014

What: Christmas Parade

When: December 13, 2014 2pm

Where: Swifton Middle School

For more info call 870-273-4660

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July
 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

What: Donations to help a very deserving family

Where: Citizens Bank Account under Rickey D Reeves Medical

What Else: Contact Mark Reeves at 870-834-3001 for further information

 

Good for use now to Thursday, July 31st

What: Second Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/21 to Friday 07/25/14

What: Summer Bible Series

When: July 21-25 7:00-8:15 pm nightly

Where: Quail Valley Church of Christ 4104 Harrison St in Batesville

What Else: Call 793-6700 or visit www.QVCOC.com for a list of nightly topics. Classes for ages 2 and up, including adults.

 

Good for use thru Monday 07/21 to Friday 07/25/14

What: Vacation Bible School

When: Meal served at 5:30 pm, program begins at 6:00 pm, ends at 8:30 pm

Where: Floral Baptist Church 3950 Floral Rd

What Else: If you need a ride to VBS call 501-345-2266

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/24/14

What: Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Summer Champions Tour

When: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Where: Rock Creek Fire Station, 3517 W. Hwy 14, Harriett, AR

What Else: For more information contact nconley@arhungeralliance.org

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/24/14

What: HAM Radio Meeting

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Community Room at the First Community Bank located at St. Louis and Harrison Street

What Else: More information available at http://barchams.org/

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/24/14

What: Flatwoods Baptist Church Blood Drive

When: July 24, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Where: Family Life Center 2709 E. Main Street Mtn View, AR

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/26/14

What: The Fulton County Fair and Hill's Auto Sales "Tough Truck Competition"

When: Saturday, August 2nd at 7 pm

Where: Fulton County Fairgrounds Arena in Salem, AR

What Else: Pre-entry fee is $25 per vehicle and must be postmarked one week prior to the event date July 26. Entry fee on day of show is $30 and all drivers must be present one hour prior to start time for a driver's meeting. Contact the Fulton County Fair Association at 870-895-5565 or email fultoncountyfair@centurytel.net for a copy of the rules and entry form.  Rules are also available at Hill's Auto Sales on Hwy 62 East, Salem, AR. Contact Pam at 870-750-0216 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Cord-Charlotte Indians Alumni Reunion

When: Registration at 10 am, Assembly is at 11 am

Where: Cord-Charlotte High School

What Else: BBQ plates from Hawg's are $10, bring your favorite dessert to auction. Live entertainment by Country Steel.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Benefit/Potluck dinner & Pie Auction to assist with medical & funeral expenses for the late Norman Tex Morrison

When: Saturday July 26, 2014

Where: St. Joe Community Center, 555 Hey. 374 W. (Woolum Rd)

What Else: Please bring pies and other items to be auctioned. For questions call John Henley, Mayor 870-439-2012

 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Canning and Preserving Workshop

When: July 26 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Powhatan State Park

What Else: Registration Fee $15

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/28/14

What: Cave City School Board Meeting

When: July 28, 7:00 pm

Where: Cave City High School Library

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Fulton County Fair, First National Banking Company, and the Salem and Mammoth Spring VFW posts will be honoring all veterans at the fair.

When: 10 am

Where: The Fulton County Fair, Salem, AR

What Else: All veterans will be recognized during the program with a special recognition of WWII Veterans. Guest speaker is Colonel James Paul Rowlett. FNBC will provide lunch for veterans and their spouses. The program will conclude with games and door prizes. Contact the Fulton County Fair Office at 870-895-5565 for more information.

 

Good for use Thursday 07/31/14 thru Saturday 08/02/14

What: Church Indoor Yard Sale

When: Thursday and Friday 7:00am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 7:00 am-12 noon

Where: Pleasant Plains First Assembly of God, 7477 Batesville Blvd

 

August
 

The Humane Society of Independence County

Is offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped. Donations are accepted. We will also have a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. until noon. Come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis. For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

Good for use thru Friday 08/01/14

What: Free showing of God's Not Dead

When: August 1st 8:30 pm

Where: Concord Missionary Baptist Church 10455 Heber Springs Rd N

What Else: The movie will be outside, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free popcorn and drinks. Concord MBC will also be preregistering any kids between the ages of 4 – 12th grade for VBS.

 

Good for use thru 08/01-08/03 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What: Jimmy Clewes Woodturning Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact Lucia Vinograd 870-269-8367

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03 to Wednesday, 08/6/14

What: Adult Vacation Bible School

When: Sunday at 5:30 pm, Bible Study 6:30 pm.  Monday thru Wednesday evening meal at 6:15 pm bible study at 7 pm

Where: Desha Baptist Church, 2655 Heber Springs Road, Desha, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-251-2977

 

Good for use thru Friday 08/08/14

What: Concord Missionary Baptist Vacation Bible School

When: Monday August 4th – Friday August 8th at 6:00 pm

Where: Concord Missionary Baptist 10455 Heber Springs Rd N

What Else: There will be music and snacks each night, along with water games and students will need to bring a change of clothes with them.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 08/05 until Saturday, 08/09/14

What: John Van Orman Class How to Make a Flat Bottom Canoe

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: the Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact Lucia Vinograd 870-269-8367

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Annual Cave City School Alumni Reunion

When: August 6th lunch starts at 11:30 am program starts at 1:00 pm

Where: Middle School Cafeteria

What Else: $10 per person, catered by Fred's Fish House

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/16/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Saturday, August 16 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Masonic Lodge, Batesville Blvd. Across from the airport

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/17/14

What: Southern Gospel Concert with Karen Peck and New River

When: August 17, 10:45 am

Where: Higginson Assembly of God in Higginson AR 72068

What Else: Admission is free, offering will be received

 

Good for use thru Friday, 08/29 until Sunday, 08/31/14

What: Gene Sparling's Class "Natural Edge Bowls" from trees

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: the Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact Lucia Vinograd 870-269-8367

 

September
 

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

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The Humane Society of Independence County

Is offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped. Donations are accepted. We will also have a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. until noon. Come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis. For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use now to July 31st (closed July 4th)

What: 2nd Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use now thru Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When:  Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use now to August

What: United Way of Independence County Needs Your Pledge and Donation

When: Now thru August

Where: Just text "PLEDGE" to 870-307-1406 and you will receive an immediate response or stop by any Centennial, Citizens, First Community, Merchants and Planters or Southern Bank locations in Batesville. No donation is too small.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30 to Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Great American Flame-In

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Inviting other Copper Flame Painters to join in a Great American Flame-In.  Visitors are welcome to visit with flame painters in the Copper Colorist workshop in the Craft Village.  Admission to the park is $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.  For more information call Melody Miller at 870-269-2909.

 

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/01/14

What: The Midland School District will hold a special board meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: In the board room at the Administration Office

What Else: Agenda: Financial Workshop and Personnel

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Acoustic players, musicians, singers, jam with others, sing some oldies and patriotic stuff.

When: 7 pm

Where: The Community Room at the First Community Bank, Batesville, AR

What Else:  For more information call Ed Casper 870-307-0258.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/03 to Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Old Time Gathering on the Square Fourth of July Celebration

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Live music, special sidewalk sales, door prizes, street dance, parade (10 am), kids' games, horseshoe pitching contest, church service, float entries, BBQ Cook Off. For more information or to enter any of these events call Mary Jane 870-269-5955 or Janell 870-269-6777.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Lifeline Baptist Church's Freedom Celebration

When: 6 pm

Where: Hwy 157 Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: Food, fun and fellowship games and singing. Fireworks begin at 9 pm.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Citizens Bank's "Celebrate America"

When: 1 pm food and craft vendors, 7 pm music by "Everyday Life", 8:45 pm drawing for a new car, 9:15 pm Fireworks

Where: Riverside Park in Batesville, AR

 

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: The Community of Fox in Stone County is having its 4th of July Celebration

When: 2 pm Children's Parade

Where: Located at the Fox Park on Hwy 263 in Downtown Fox, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-363-4277. There will be horse shoe pitching tournaments, lawnmower race, lawnmower obstacle course race, pie contest, watermelon seed spitting contests, food, fun, and more.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Autism/Asperger's Activity Group will not meet this month due to Independence Day.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru 07/04/14

What: Upcoming events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 12:30 pm America's Bird: The Bald Eagle, Nature Center Open 1 pm – 3 pm, 4 pm Lawn Games: Washer Toss, 6:30 pm Evening Kayak Tour

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/05/14

What: Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives

When: 7 pm

Where: At the Ozark Folk Center State Park in the Music Auditorium, 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View, AR

What Else:  $30 general admission seats are available. Call 870-269-3851.

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/05/14

What: Upcoming events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 1 pm – 2 pm Cannon Firing, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nature Center Open, 6 pm Evening Barge Tour

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Sanders Family Reunion

When: Call Marcia 870-269-5551

Where: VFW at 401 Park Street, Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Potluck, bring food and drinks bring musical instruments and play or sing with us. Call Marcia Lawrence 870-269-5551

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Upcoming Events at Lake Charles State Park

When: 11 am Meet a Snake, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature Center Open, 2:30 pm Meet a Gator

Where: 3705 Hwy 25 in Powhatan, AR

What Else: Call 870-878-6595 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06 to Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Southside Methodist to hold Vacation Bible School

When: 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Where: Magnolia Street across from Southside High School

What Else: Ages 4 – 12. The theme is "Workshop of Wonders, Image, and Build with God". For more information call Cindy 870-793-6800.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/07/14

What: "Gigging for a Miracle" City of Jonesboro, to raise money for a Special Needs Playground for kids and adults, even those in wheelchairs will be able to play in this park.

When: Friday, 07/11 9:30 am until Saturday, 07/12/14 at 9:30 am to go "Giggin"

Where: Meeting at Southside Softball Field

What Else: Dinner Friday night at 5-5:30 pm, John 3:16 will serve a catfish dinner for those in the tournament. Please pre-register by July 7th by calling Sharron Turman 870-882-5430.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/07 to Friday, 07/11/14

What: Ozark Folk Center State Park's Youth Day Camp for ages 8-12.

When:  Call to ask for time the Camp starts: 870-269-3851

Where: The Ozark Folk Center State Park is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View, AR.

What Else:  To register for the day camp or inquire about scholarships call the state park at 870-269-3851.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Tutor Training

When: 9:30 am – Noon

Where: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, 608 Water Street in Batesville, AR. For more information please call Nicole Stroud 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/11/14

What: Hollow Vessels Embellished with Carving & Texture Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for three-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $10-$50. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: The New Farmer's Market in Batesville, AR

When: 8:30 am – 12 Noon

Where: 2014 Main Street, Batesville, AR

What Else: There will be music, a cooking demo at 10 am, and a fun kids activity during the market day. For more information contact Jean Larson at 208-869-1445

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Bad Boy Splash & Dash (Multi-sport event swim/run event for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project)

When: 9 am

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, AR

What Else: Open to kids ages 5-18 and adults 19 .  Athletes can pick up race packets between 7 am – 8 am.  The first heat will begin at 9 am.  The cost of the event is $20 until July 11th and $25 on race day.  Call the Literacy Project for more information.  To register call 870-793-5912 or go to info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Benefit Dinner for Rhonda Reddock BBQ Pork or Chicken

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Women on Mission of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, 2935 Bethesda Road, Batesville, AR

What Else: All money raised will go to Rhonda for her cancer expenses in Little Rock. For more information call Ricki Gilbert at 870-612-0191

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/13/14

What: The Larry Nelson Family in Concert

When: 5 pm

Where: West Baptist Church, 1100 North Central Avenue, Batesville, AR

What Else:  A love offering will be taken.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class offered by Vital Link

When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

What Else: Cost is $40. To register call 870-793-3351.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 615 East Main Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Friday, 07/18/14

What: Native American Style Baskets Turned on a Lathe Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for four-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $100. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Thursday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Saturday, 07/19

What: Independence County Fair

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturday Matinee is at 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: $15 Armbands Tues., Wed., Thurs.; $20 Armbands Fri. and Sat.; Saturday Matinee $12

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

August

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

 

September

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

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June 2014
 

The Humane Society of Independence County

will be offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of  July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs down this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped, and ready for the summer flea/tick season! Donations are accepted and help the shelter fund these events. We will also have a vaccination clinic from  10 a.m. until noon, so if you are needing to get your furry friends their vaccinations, etc., come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis.  For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

Good for use thru Month of June

What: Summer Cereal Drive

When: all day

Where: W&W Ford and the Optimus Club of Searcy, W&W Ford is the drop off location in Searcy

What Else: Items needed are dry cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal breakfast bars, cream of wheat, etc.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use now to July 31st (closed July 4th)

What: 2nd Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use thru June to Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When: Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use thru June to August

What: United Way of Independence County Needs Your Pledge and Donation

When: Now thru August

Where: Just text "PLEDGE" to 870-307-1406 and you will receive an immediate response or stop by any Centennial, Citizens, First Community, Merchants and Planters or Southern Bank locations in Batesville. No donation is too small.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Sheep and Goat Meeting

When: on Saturday, June 28th, registration begins at 8:30 am, first session begins at 9 am

Where: at the U of A Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station near Bethesda

What Else: RSVP no later than 06/23/14. Lunch will be provided. To register call 870-793-4164 ext. 3 or email ricki.gilbert@arnacdnet.net

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School for ages 4 - Teens

When: 6 pm Dinner for kids, Class 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Where: Flippo Chapel MBC, 715 Floral Road, Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-307-2582

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School A Backyard Kids Club

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Brownsville Baptist Church at Hwy 92 and Brownsville Road in Greers Ferry, AR

What Else: Grades 1 thru 6, for more information call 501-825-8459

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: UACCB, 2005 White Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Cover Crop Workshop

When: Monday, 06/30/14, registration begins at 9:30 am, first session at 10 am

Where: At the Oil Trough Community Center in Oil Trough, AR

What Else: Lunch will be provided.  RSVP no later than 06/25/14, call 870-793-4164 ext. 3.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Archeology Camp Kids 8 to 12 years to age

When: 9 am – 3 pm each day

Where:  Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else:  Camp Fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, contact 870-892-4708 for more information and to register

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and HAM Radio meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: at First Community Bank, the Community Room, Batesville,  AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Habitat for Humanity opening of its store in Batesville

When: This Summer

Where: 392 Harrison Street

What Else: They are accepting donations now, to schedule a pick up call Shalyn Carlile at 870-793-1999 or info@independencehabitat.org

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Annual White River Carnival Press Conference

When: 9 am

Where: The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 409 Vine Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27 to Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Cave City Watermelon Pageant sponsored by the Watermelon Festival Committee and Living Spaces of Batesville

When: Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am

Where: Cave City High School Cafeteria, Cave City, AR

What Else:  For more information call Carolyn Wommack 870-307-8030. To be eligible for competition a contestant must be a full-time resident of one of the following counties:  Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton, or Izard. Entry fee is $20 for the beauty division photogenic fee is $5 each. There are several divisions of competition. 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: "Goin Fishin" Vacation Bible School

When: 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 629 Allen Chapel Road, Batesville

What Else: For more information call 870-251-1278

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Open House Stone County Museum

When: Tours at 1 pm; Open House 2 pm – 4 pm

Where: 206 School Avenue, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Music provided by local musicians

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Strawberry Fire Department Fireworks Display, seeking donations

When: Now

Where: Strawberry Ball Field, Strawberry, AR

What Else:  For more information call Fire Chief Stan Mayland at 870-307-8414.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: By His Grace

When: 6 pm

Where: Parkview Baptist Church, 2600 North St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else:  Free admission, love offering will be received. For more information call 870-307-1815

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28 to Sunday, 06/29/14

What:  Batesville Area Radio Club Field Day

When: Sat., 1 pm to Sun. 1 pm

Where: at 355 Radio Tower Road, turn south off Hwy 15 at the Independence/Cleburne County Line

What Else: "Hams" will demonstrate various capabilities of Amateur Radio using only emergency power, sending messages in many forms and they can help you get on the air. For more information go to http://barchams.org/

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/29/14

What: A Burn-Out Shower for Marsha and Darrell Vest who lost everything in a house fire

When: 2 pm

Where: Fairgrounds Building in Melbourne, AR

What Else: It will be a drop-in shower.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30 to Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Great American Flame-In

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Inviting other Copper Flame Painters to join in a Great American Flame-In.  Visitors are welcome to visit with flame painters in the Copper Colorist workshop in the Craft Village.  Admission to the park is $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.  For more information call Melody Miller at 870-269-2909.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

July 2014

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Acoustic players, musicians, singers, jam with others, sing some oldies and patriotic stuff.

When: 7 pm

Where: The Community Room at the First Community Bank, Batesville, AR

What Else: For more information call Ed Casper 870-307-0258.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/03 to Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Old Time Gathering on the Square Fourth of July Celebration

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Live music, special sidewalk sales, door prizes, street dance, parade (10 am), kids' games, horseshoe pitching contest, church service, float entries, BBQ Cook Off. For more information or to enter any of these events call Mary Jane 870-269-5955 or Janell 870-269-6777.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Sanders Family Reunion

When:

Where: VFW at 401 Park Street, Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Potluck, bring food and drinks bring musical instruments and play or sing with us. Call Marcia Lawrence 870-269-5551

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Tutor Training

When: 9:30 am – Noon

Where: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, 608 Water Street in Batesville, AR. For more information please call Nicole Stroud 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/11/14

What: Hollow Vessels Embellished with Carving & Texture Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for three-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $10-$50. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Bad Boy Splash & Dash (Multi-sport event swim/run event for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project)

When: 9 am

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, AR

What Else: Open to kids ages 5-18 and adults 19 .  Athletes can pick up race packets between 7 am – 8 am.  The first heat will begin at 9 am.  The cost of the event is $20 until July 11th and $25 on race day.  Call the Literacy Project for more information.  To register call 870-793-5912 or go to info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 615 East Main Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Friday, 07/18/14

What: Native American Style Baskets Turned on a Lathe Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for four-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $100. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Thursday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Saturday, 07/19

What: Independence County Fair

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturday Matinee is at 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: $15 Armbands Tues., Wed., Thurs.; $20 Armbands Fri. and Sat.; Saturday Matinee $12

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

August

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

September

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

 

 

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June 2014

The Humane Society of Independence County

will be offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of June, July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs down this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped, and ready for the summer flea/tick season! Donations are accepted and help the shelter fund these events. We will also have a vaccination clinic from  10 a.m. until noon, so if you are needing to get your furry friends their vaccinations, etc., come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis!  For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

Good for use thru Month of June

What: Summer Cereal Drive

When: all day

Where: W&W Ford and the Optimus Club of Searcy, W&W Ford is the drop off location in Searcy

What Else: Items needed are dry cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal breakfast bars, cream of wheat, etc.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use now to July 31st (closed July 4th)

What: 2nd Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use thru June to Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When: Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use thru June to August

What: United Way of Independence County Needs Your Pledge and Donation

When: Now thru August

Where: Just text "PLEDGE" to 870-307-1406 and you will receive an immediate response or stop by any Centennial, Citizens, First Community, Merchants and Planters or Southern Bank locations in Batesville. No donation is too small.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/19/14

What: The Independence/Jackson Counties Cattleman's Meeting

When: 6 pm

Where: At the University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station located on Highway 106 between Bethesda and Cushman.

What Else: There will be a tour followed by a meal and formal presentation at the Main Administration Building at the Research Station. If you know of candidates for the Arkansas Beef Princess, please get them ready.  Applications will be accepted in July.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/20/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 2 pm – 6 pm

Where: Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/20/14

What: Ms. Danielle's Peace, Love, and Dance Recital

When: 6:30 pm

Where: at John 3:16's new multi-purpose building at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-612-0274

 

Good for use thru Friday 06/20 to Saturday 06/21/14

What Ajra Rodeo Leslie Homecoming Rodeo

When: 8 pm

Where: Leslie Arkansas Downtown Arena

What Else: For more information or to enter any event call 870-213-7414

 

Good for use thru Friday, Saturday, Sunday 06/20-06/22/14

What: World Fast Draw Index Championship

When: Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is $2 per person. There will be a food vendor onsite. For more information visit www.FastDraw.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Legal Aid of Arkansas Board of Directors to Meet

When: 10 am

Where: At the Newport Airport Terminal Building, 3800 North Operations Drive, Newport, AR

What Else:  The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 1-800-9-LAW AID (1-800-952-9243)

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 4 pm

Where: Stanley Wood Chevrolet, 1674 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Softball That's My Game, The Annual Tyler Lewis Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament

When: 8 am

Where: Pleasant Plains, AR High School Ball Fields

What Else:  Age Division: Eligible for High School Ball 2014-2015. Entry Fee is $150 per team. To register call 501-230-0558 or 501-283-0953.  All proceeds go to a graduating Midland Senior.  We are still looking for more teams to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: The Beatles Tribute featuring Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra

When: 7 pm

Where: Landers Theater on Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $15 and available at The Batesville Chamber, Citizens Bank, Merchant and Planters Bank and First Community Bank

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Gospel Jam

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

What Else:  For more information call 870-307-5554 admission is free.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Lace, Loops, and Laughter: Beginner's Tatting Workshop

When: 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan, AR

What Else: Registration Fee $15, please bring a sack lunch.  To register call the Park 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/22/14

What: Old Independence Regional Museum Seminar on Shaker Furniture and Religion

When: 2 pm

Where: Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, AR.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Sheep and Goat Meeting

When: on Saturday, June 28th, registration begins at 8:30 am, first session begins at 9 am

Where: at the U of A Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station near Bethesda

What Else: RSVP no later than 06/23/14. Lunch will be provided. To register call 870-793-4164 ext. 3 or email ricki.gilbert@arnacdnet.net

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School for ages 4 - Teens

When: 6 pm Dinner for kids, Class 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Where: Flippo Chapel MBC, 715 Floral Road, Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-307-2582

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School A Backyard Kids Club

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Brownsville Baptist Church at Hwy 92 and Brownsville Road in Greers Ferry, AR

What Else: Grades 1 thru 6, for more information call 501-825-8459

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: UACCB, 2005 White Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Cover Crop Workshop

When: Monday, 06/30/14, registration begins at 9:30 am, first session at 10 am

Where: At the Oil Trough Community Center in Oil Trough, AR

What Else: Lunch will be provided.  RSVP no later than 06/25/14, call 870-793-4164 ext. 3.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Archeology Camp Kids 8 to 12 years to age

When: 9 am – 3 pm each day

Where:  Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else:  Camp Fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, contact 870-892-4708 for more information and to register

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and HAM Radio meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: at First Community Bank, the Community Room, Batesville,  AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Habitat for Humanity opening of its store in Batesville

When: This Summer

Where: 392 Harrison Street

What Else: They are accepting donations now, to schedule a pick up call Shalyn Carlile at 870-793-1999 or info@independencehabitat.org

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Annual White River Carnival Press Conference

When: 9 am

Where: The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27 to Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Cave City Watermelon Pageant sponsored by the Watermelon Festival Committee and Living Spaces of Batesville

When: Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am

Where: Cave City High School Cafeteria, Cave City, AR

What Else:  For more information call Carolyn Wommack 870-307-8030. To be eligible for competition a contestant must be a full-time resident of one of the following counties:  Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton, or Izard. Entry fee is $20 for the beauty division, photogenic fee is $5 each. There are several divisions of competition. 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Strawberry Fire Department Fireworks Display, seeking donations

When: Now

Where: Strawberry Ball Field, Strawberry, AR

What Else:  For more information call Fire Chief Stan Mayland at 870-307-8414.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: By His Grace

When: 6 pm

Where: Parkview Baptist Church, 2600 North St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else:  Free admission, love offering will be received. For more information call 870-307-1815

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28 to Sunday, 06/29/14

What:  Batesville Area Radio Club Field Day

When: Sat., 1 pm to Sun. 1 pm

Where: at 355 Radio Tower Road, turn south off Hwy 15 at the Independence/Cleburne County Line

What Else: "Hams" will demonstrate various capabilities of Amateur Radio using only emergency power, sending messages in many forms and they can help you get on the air. For more information go to http://barchams.org/

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/29/14

What: A Burn-Out Shower for Marsha and Darrell Vest who lost everything in a house fire

When: 2 pm

Where: Fairgrounds Building in Melbourne, AR

What Else: It will be a drop-in shower.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/03 to Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Old Time Gathering on the Square Fourth of July Celebration

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Live music, special sidewalk sales, door prizes, street dance, parade (10 am), kids' games, horseshoe pitching contest, church service, float entries, BBQ Cook Off. For more information or to enter any of these events call Mary Jane 870-269-5955 or Janell 870-269-6777.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/11/14

What: Hollow Vessels Embellished with Carving & Texture Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for three-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $10-$50. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Bad Boy Splash & Dash (Multi-sport event swim/run event for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project)

When: 9 am

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, AR

What Else: Open to kids ages 5-18 and adults 19 .  Athletes can pick up race packets between 7 am – 8 am.  The first heat will begin at 9 am.  The cost of the event is $20 until July 11th and $25 on race day.  Call the Literacy Project for more information.  To register call 870-793-5912 or go to info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 615 East Main Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Friday, 07/18/14

What: Native American Style Baskets Turned on a Lathe Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for four-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $100. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Thursday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Saturday, 07/19

What: Independence County Fair

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturday Matinee is at 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: $15 Armbands Tues., Wed., Thurs.; $20 Armbands Fri. and Sat.; Saturday Matinee $12

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

August

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

September

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

 

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June 2014
 

The Humane Society of Independence County will be offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of May, June, July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs down this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped, and ready for the summer flea/tick season! Donations are accepted and help the shelter fund these events.  We will also have a vaccination clinic from  10 a.m. until noon, so if you are needing to get your furry friends their vaccinations, etc., come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis!  For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

Good for use thru Month of June

What: Summer Cereal Drive

When: all day

Where: W&W Ford and the Optimus Club of Searcy, W&W Ford is the drop off location in Searcy

What Else:  Items needed are dry cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal breakfast bars, cream of wheat, etc.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins June 8th through July 31st.  For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/11/14

What: Church of Christ Guest Speaker Kevin Pendergrass

When: Wednesday – Saturday at 7 pm with Sunday 10 am Bible Class and 10:45 am Sunday Worship.

Where: Hwy 14 North, Lead Hill, AR

What Else:  Fellowship dinner to follow, if you have any questions call Ron Odell at 870-577-0642

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/11 – Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When:  Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/12/14

What: Habitat for Humanity of Independence County "Home Is Where The Heart Is", annual banquet and silent auction

When: 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm

Where: at Landers Theater, 322 East Main, Batesville, AR

What Else: Tickets $25 per person, & $300 per corporate table of 8

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/12/14

What: Gardening Seminar "A Day with Janet Carson"

When: 9:30 am – 3 pm

Where: The ASU Newport Student/Community Center, Newport, AR

What Else: The cost is $15 paid in advance which includes lunch, door prizes, and other goodies.  You must pre-register by June 6th by calling 870-523-7450 or emailing wbarker@uaex.edu

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/12/14

What: Lunch 'N Learn: Arkansas's Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them, Presented by Jennifer Dillaha, MD

When: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Where: WRMC in Batesville, Josephine Rogers Women's Center, Conference Room B, 1700 Harrison Street

What Else: Lunch provided by UAMS North Central, please register by June 10th call 870-698-9991

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council's Annual Summer Celebration and Silent Auction, Dinner, Drinks, and live music

When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 424 East Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $40 each in advance, $45 at the door and are available at Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Batesville Chamber, Carlee's Hallmark and the BAAC Gallery at 226 East Main Street.  For more information call 870-793-3382 or baac@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: PECO Foods Presents the John H. Hickman Foundation Trap Tournament

When:  Call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for time 870-793-2378

Where: At the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, Batesville, AR

What Else: Teams consist of five shooters and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each flight. Team Registration is $300, Individual Registration is $75 and there are Sponsorship Opportunities Available. For more information call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-793-2378.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/13/14

What: The White River Area Parkinson's Support Group Meeting

When: 1:30 pm

Where: Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville, AR

What Else: For more information call Joan Sellers 870-793-0067

 

Good for use thru Monday and Tuesday, 06/13-06/14/14

What: Annual Lions Club Rodeo

When: Gates open at 6 pm; rodeo begins 8 pm, parade starts Saturday at 4 pm

Where: Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Jerry Hopper Band playing Saturday night following Rodeo admission to dance is free.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Kids Fishing Day, ages 5-15 years of age

When: 7 am – 11 am

 Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else: Free to enter, call 870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Olyphant Reunion Potluck

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Olyphant Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 413 Jackson 9, Bradford, AR 72020

What Else:  Contact Paul Epperson 870-523-6905

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Kids Fishing Derby

When: 7:30 am – 11 am

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else:  Contact for more information 870-892-4708; kids ages 5 – 15 derby is free to enter.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Boating & Safety Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Floral Volunteer Fire Station, Floral, AR

What Else: Lunch will be provided, the class is being provided by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Batesville Main Street Farmer's Market

When: 8 am – 12 Noon

Where: 2014 main Street, Batesville, AR

What Else: If you are a local grower, producer or artisan and are interested in becoming a vendor or in offering an activity for the Main Street Farmer's Market, please contact Jean Larson 208-869-1445 or jeallo16@gmail.com The Farmer's Market will be open the second Saturday June – November.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Bethesda Day 2014

When: 10 am

Where: Downtown Bethesda, AR

What Else: Grand Parade 10 am, entries arrive at 9:30 am at Campground Methodist Church

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: See Disney's "Frozen" movie

When: dusk, 8 am

Where: Spring Park, Searcy, AR

What Else:  Free admission into Spring Park begins at 7:30 pm, each movie-goer will receive one bag of popcorn and drink compliments of Southern Bank, candy, T-shirts glow necklaces and bracelets will be available for purchase.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 6/15 until Friday, 06/20/14

What: Lyon College's Celtic Arts Summer School

When: Check in at 10 am June 15th, classes will begin at noon that day. There will be four one-hour sessions each day that will begin at 8 am.

Where: Outside on campus

What Else: A free instructor's concert will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 18th in the Brown Chapel at Lyon. The Public is invited to attend.  For more information regarding classes and costs for students contact Hannah Keller, hannah.keller@lyon.edu to register contact Bell at 870-307-7473 or james.bell@lyon.edu or online at www.lyon.edu/pipe-band

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/16/14

What: Musicians play with other jammers, bring your instrument and play, sing or listen.

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, Community Room in Batesville.

What Else: For information call Ed Casper 870-307-0258

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/16/14

What: The White River Area Parkinson's Support Group

When: 1:30 pm

Where: In the Citizens Bank Annex Building located on College Street in Batesville

What Else: All patients, caregivers, family and friends are welcome to attend. Contact Joan Sellers for more information 870-793-0067

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 06/17/14

What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class offered by Vital Link

When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville

What Else:  Fee of $40, call to register at 870-793-3351

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 06/17/14

What: Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, Community Room in Batesville

What Else:  Speaker is Tina Marie Wilcox of Ozark Folk Center's Heritage Herb Garden. For more information call 870-834-5456

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/18/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Department of Human Services, 1095 White Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/20/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 2 pm – 6 pm

Where: Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 4 pm

Where: Stanley Wood Chevrolet, 1674 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: The Beatles Tribute featuring Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra

When: 7 pm

Where: Landers Theater on Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $15 and available at The Batesville Chamber, Citizens Bank, Merchant and Planters Bank and First Community Bank

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Gospel Jam

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

What Else:  For more information call 870-307-5554 admission is free.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Lace, Loops, and Laughter: Beginner's Tatting Workshop

When: 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan, AR

What Else: Registration Fee $15, please bring a sack lunch.  To register call the Park 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: UACCB, 2005 White Drive, Batesville, AR

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25 thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Archeology Camp Kids 8 to 12 years to age

When: 9 am – 3 pm each day

Where:  Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp Fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, contact 870-892-4708 for more information and to register

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and HAM Radio meeting, 7 pm at First Community Bank, the Community Room, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Habitat for Humanity opening of its store in Batesville

When: This Summer

Where: 392 Harrison Street

What Else: They are accepting donations now, to schedule a pick up call Shalyn Carlile at 870-793-1999 or info@independencehabitat.org

 

Good for use thru Friday and Saturday, 06/27-06/28/14

What: Cave City Watermelon Pageant sponsored by the Watermelon Festival Committee and Living Spaces of Batesville

When: Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am

Where: Cave City High School Cafeteria, Cave City, AR

What Else: for more information call Carolyn Wommack 870-307-8030. To be eligible for competition a contestant must be a full-time resident of one of the following counties:  Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton, or Izard. Entry fee is  $20 for the beauty division, photogenic fee is $5 each.  There are several divisions of competition. 

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

 

July 2014

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When:  Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 07/15 thru Tuesday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

 

September
 

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

 

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May 2014

FOR AREA RESIDENTS WHO HAVE FOUND POSSIBLE DEBRIS FROM THE RECENT DEVASTATING TORNADOS, WRD ENTERTAINMENT IS SETTING UP A COLLECTION BOX AT OUR STUDIOS at 920 HARRISON, SUITE C, BATESVILLE, AR.  IF YOU FIND PICTURES, PAPER, OR KEEPSAKES THAT ARE POSSIBLY FROM THE VILONIA or Mayfield AREA, DROP THEM BY THE STUDIOS AND ON FRIDAY, MAY 23RD, WE'LL SEND THE COLLECTED ITEMS TO THE CITY OF VILONIA.

 

Survivors can register online at WWW.DISASTERASSISTANCE.COM or VIA Smartphone M.FEMA.GOV

 

Good for use thru Monday, 05/19/14 – Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp for Grades 4 through 9

When: 8 am – Noon each weekday

Where: Call Camp Director, Dave King for more information about camp registration and operation at 870-307-3058

 

Good for use Now – May 26 Monday

What: Stone County Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday 26 @ 11:45 - Noon

Where: Military Memorial in front of Stone County Court house

 

Good for use Now – June 2

What: Musicians play with other jammers

When: June 2 Monday @ 7pm

Where: First Community Bank – Community Room

Whatelse:  Call Ed Casper for info 870-307-0258

 

Good for use thru Friday 5/23

What: Pocahontas Disaster Recovery  Center

When: will close at 7pm Saturday

Where: Pocahontas

Whatelse:  FEMA Helpline is 800-621-FEMA 800-621-3362.

 

Good for use 22-23 Thurs and Fri       

What: Independence County Swim Team Summer Registration

When:   Afternoons this week 5pm – 6:30pm

Where:  Lyon College Pool located in the Becknell Gymnasium.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/22/14

What: Flatwoods Baptist Church Blood Drive for American Red Cross

When: 1 pm – 6 pm

Where: Family Life Center, 2709 East Main Street, Mountain View, AR

What Else: To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: FlatwoodsBapt

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/22/14

What: the Batesville Area Radio Club/Ham Radio Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank's Community Room, Batesville

What Else: For more information call Cynthia 870-793-6479

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Noon to 5 pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 3150 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: Volleyball Game and Star Program/Meteor Shower

When: Game at 3 pm, Meteor Shower at 10 pm

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: The North Arkansas Dance Theatre presents "Little Red Riding Hood and Other TAILS from The Wood"

When: 7 pm

Where: in Melbourne at Ozarka College

What Else: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14 to Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Arkansas State Sporting Clays Championship

When: Contact 877-GO-DELTA, or go to www.deltashootingsports.com for itinerary

Where: Delta Resort & Spa, 8624 Bucksducks Road, Tillar, AR 71670

What Else:  $15,500 Prize purse

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14 to Monday, 05/26/14

What: Davidsonville Historic State Park is offering a variety of things for the weekend for friends and family

When:  Call for time 870-892-4708

Where: Located at the edge of the Ozark Mountains, Davidsonville Historic Park is on Hwy 166 South, 15 minutes southwest of Pocahontas.

What Else: There are primitive tent sites and Class A sites with hookups.  We also offer boat rentals for Trapper Lake.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 3150 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru 05/24/14

What: Big Springs Cemetery Decoration/Homecoming

When: Saturday, 05/24/14 10:30 am singing and preaching

Where: Rosebud and Big Springs Road, Newnata, Stone County, AR

What Else: If you have a loved one buried in the cemetery, we need donations for the upkeep and mowing.  For information call 870-746-4024

 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Civil War Cannon Demonstration, Critter Lunch, Nature Center Open, Evening Kayak Tour

When: Cannon at 1:30 pm, Critter Lunch 2 pm, Nature Center Open 2 pm – 4 pm, 6:30 pm, Evening Kayak Tour

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Fulton County Homecoming Festival 5K Race Features Online Entry

When: Registration and check-in 7 am – 7:30 am, race starts at 8 am

Where: Salem, AR, north side of the Court Square

What Else: Registration is available at www.register-wizard.com/events/applepierun/register The entry fee is $15. For those who do not have internet, a paper entry form can be obtained by calling 870-895-5565.  Entry fee day of race is $20.  Late registration will be accepted between 6:45 am – 7:30 am. For more information call Sherry Jackson 870-895-6226 or Holly Pate at 870-895-6209.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Fulton County Homecoming Festival Parade

When: Kiddie Parade at 12 Noon, Parade at 1 pm

Where: Fulton Square downtown

What Else: Call Janie Flynn 870-895-3207 for more information and to pre-register for parade and get parade routes

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction for the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

When: 6:30 pm

Where: The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville, AR

What Else: Tickets are $25 per person.  Dinner will be provided by John 3:16 Ministries plus Pres Ellis and The Lockhouse Band will perform for all to enjoy.  The funds from the event will go to the cause of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood or the National SUDC Program.  Tickets can be purchased from the WRD Entertainment studios at 920 Harrison Street, Suite C in Batesville.  For more information please contact www.taylormckeen.com and the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation on facebook.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Faith Tabernacle Church in Mountain View, AR a free pancake breakfast

When: 7 am – 10 am

Where: 107 Riggsville Drive, Mountain View, Ar

 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Youth Ranches "Bug Run"

When: Registration from 4 pm – 6 pm, Dinner at 6 pm – 7 pm

Where: 100 St. Vincent Place, Batesville

What Else: Rebel Creed is hosting the "Bug Run", with a family cookout and live music by Blue Sky. Ride out is at 7 pm $15 for 1st target, and $5 for an extra one.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Concord Fire Department Fundraiser and Cookout

When: 11 am

Where: Concord City Park, 75 Central Avenue, Concord, AR

What Else: Pie auction, pulled port sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, slaw, beans and drinks.  Entertainment is live music and two bouncy houses.  Donations are welcome. For more information call 870-668-6324

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24, and Sunday 05/25/14

What: Tatting Basics taught by Becky Holden

When:  Call for class time 870-269-8397

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $100 to register www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Introduction to Geocaching, Nature Center Open, Nature Scavenger Hunt

When: Geocaching at 10 am, Nature Center 12 pm – 2 pm, Scavenger Hunt at 3 pm

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else: 870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Annual Memorial Day Service

When: 11 am followed by a potluck dinner on the grounds

Where: Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery on Hwy 58 West (Guion Road), Melbourne, AR

What Else: Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery can be mailed to: Reeves Cemetery Association, 127 North Spring St., Melbourne, AR 72556.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Annual Memorial Day Service at the Alderbrook Cemetery

When: 2 pm

Where: Desha, AR

What Else: All are invited to attend. For more information call 870-251-2634

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Civil War on the Sylamore

When: 6 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-269-3851 or www.OzarkFolkCenter.com

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Maple Springs Cemetery Memorial Service

When: 2 pm

Where: Maple Springs Cemetery, Oil Trough, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-264-3221

 

Good for use thru Monday, 05/26/14

What: The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

When: Memorial Day

Where: in Ash Flat, AR

What Else: By Judge Brown

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 05/27/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 6 pm

Where: White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/29/14

What: Independence County Senior Citizens Sponsored BBQ Dinner

When: Lunch 11 am – 2 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where: 1590 College Street Senior Center, Batesville

What Else: BBQ Sandwich, baked beans, slaw, cookie, and drink for $6

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30/11

What: Bringing Awareness to Independence County About Mental Health, by Health Resources of Arkansas, a Division of Alternative Opportunities

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: 1325 East Main Street, Batesville, AR, at Old Kelly Wyatt's Restaurant

What Else: Tickets are $5 for a bowl of chili, drink and dessert.  For more information call  Ashley 870-307-2465

 

 

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30 and Saturday, 05/31/14

What: The North Arkansas Dance Theatre presents "Little Red Riding Hood and Other TAILS from The Wood"

When: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 6 pm

Where: in Batesville at Brown Chapel, Lyon College

What Else: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30, thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Arkansas Craft School Sustainability Weekend by the County's Famous Cooks

When: Lunch served from 12 pm – 1 pm each day, dinner Saturday night served from 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Where: At Tomahawk Creek Farm in Stone County, 10 miles southeast of Mountain View.

What Else: Cost for lunch is $12 each day, dinner cost is $25.  You will need to purchase meals at least three days in advance.  Call the Craft School 870-269-8397 or visit www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31 – 06/01/2014

What: Arkansas Craft School announces Sustainability Weekend

When: Presented by the Arkansas Craft School, all day: crafts, lunch, dinner, you will need reservations for lunch and dinner

Where: 110 East Main St., Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact for reservations 870-269-8397 or visit www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31/14

What: Championship Bull Riding returns to Salem

When: 7:30 pm Kids Calf Scramble and Mutton Busting, 8 pm Bull Riding

Where: The Fulton County Fair, Hwy 62 West in Salem, AR 72576

What Else: Admission is $12 for teens and adults; $5 for children age 5-12. Contact 870-895-5565, the contestants should contact Cline Hall at 501-412-3644.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31/14

What: Fox Fun Fest

When: 10 am – 8 pm

Where: Fox Community Park, Fox, AR

What Else: Parade, softball, craft vendors, music, waterslide, street dance, food. Admission is free.

 

June 2014

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: June Singing/Pot Luck

When: Just show up, this event has happened every June 1st since the early 1800's.

Where: At Lee's Chapel Cemetery Sandtown Road, Batesville at the church next to cemetery

What Else:  People come from different states to the event. For donations to the cemetery go to Citizens Bank (Main Bank) and please put your name on the deposit to Lee's Cemetery Sandtown Road, Batesville, or send them to Jim Hasting #7 Hasting Circle, Batesville 307-2455 or Doris O'Neill 4445 Sandtown Road, 283-5242.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Ozark Foothills Literacy project to Hold Tutor Training Workshop

When: 2:30 pm

Where: Literacy Project Office, 608 Water Street, Batesville, AR

What Else: Please call 870-793-5912 or email info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Friday 06/06 – Saturday 06/07/14

What: Annual Portfest Festival

When: Friday Blackfoot band performs at 7 pm, Marshall Tucker Band at 8:30 pm; Saturday Four West will perform at 5:30 pm, and Jon Pardi is performing at 7 pm

Where: Portfest is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State Park, three miles north of Newport off Hwy 69.

What Else: Kids six and under get in free.  Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets.  Coolers are welcome but there will be a $10 cooler fee at the gate.  Free parking, for more information go to www.portfest.org

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/06/14

What: The Chamber Golf Classic

When: Call Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for starting time

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Register online with your member number Allison.phelps@mybatesville.org or call Allison 870-793-2378

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Boots & Bling Cattlemen's Thing, Dinner, and Dancing

When: 6:30 pm

Where: The Cleburne County Fairgrounds

What Else: Tickets $50 each.  Ryan Couron will play to support the Cleburne  County Cattlemen's scholarship fund.  For more information call 501-206-1429.  Reserve your ticket by May 29th.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Genealogy Workshop

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Fee $10, please bring a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant.  To register call 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Annual Highway to Heaven Poker Run

When: 10 am last bike in at 2 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville, AR, Pavilion #2

What Else: Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served at no cost to riders and passengers.  Riders $10/Passenger $5.  One with best poker hand will win $100.  For more information please call 870-613-2942.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/12/14

What: Habitat for Humanity of Independence County "Home Is Where The Heart Is", annual banquet and silent auction

When: 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm

Where: at Landers Theater, 322 East Main, Batesville, AR

What Else: Tickets $25 per person, & $300 per corporate table of 8

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council's Annual Summer Celebration and Silent Auction, Dinner, Drinks and live music

When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 424 East Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $40 each in advance, $45 at the door and are available at Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Batesville Chamber, Carlee's Hallmark and the BAAC Gallery at 226 East Main Street.  For more information call 870-793-3382 or baac@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: PECO Foods Presents the John H. Hickman Foundation Trap Tournament

When: Call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for time 870-793-2378

Where: At the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, Batesville, AR

What Else: Teams consist of five shooters and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each flight. Team Registration is $300, Individual Registration is $75 and there are Sponsorship Opportunities Available.  For more information call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-793-2378.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Kids Fishing Day

When: 7 am – 11 am

 Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

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April 2014

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/01/14

What: Ozark Folk Center State Park Opens for the Season

When: April through November 10 am – 5 pm

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is $12 for adults and $7.50 for children 6-12.  Contact 870-269-3851 or www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Batesville Rape Crisis Center and Anger Management Classes

When: Wednesday afternoons free counseling or group counseling at 1 pm and Thursday evenings at 6 pm for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Where: At the Batesville Rape Crisis Center, 2026 Byers Street, in Batesville

What Else: Call 870-698-0006 or 870-793-8111

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Independence County Commodity Distribution

When: 8:30 am until gone

Where: At the NADC Office in Batesville, at 9th and Oak Streets

What Else: You must bring proof of income and a proof of ID.  Contact Stan Calvery at 870-793-5765 ext. 230.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: OWOA Meeting regarding Arkansas Forestry with various speakers and dinner

When: 1 pm – 8 pm, dinner at 6 pm

Where: UACCB Independence Hall, Batesville

What Else:  Members, free, non-members $15

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Ashley-Lewis Concert: An Evening of Classical Music of India

When: 7 pm

Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel, Lyons College, Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/04/14

What: Medicinal Herb Field Trip

When: 9 am

Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View

What Else: Call 870-269-3851 to pre-register for Trip

 

Good for use Friday 04/05 thru Saturday 04/06/14

What: Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Rummage and Bake Sale

When: Saturday 7 am – 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 12 Noon

Where: 2814 Floral Rd., Hwy 87 West, Floral/Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: appliances, cook stove, microwave, small appliances, bike, lawnmower, clothes, and "live" bunny rabbits.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Boater Safety Course

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Free Will Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 629 Allen Chapel Rd., Batesville

What Else: Lunch will be provided students under 18 years of age must have signed parental consent. Call 870-307-5003

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: 5K/Fun Run, Stride to Prevent Suicide

When: 8 am

Where: Spring Park, Searcy, AR

What Else: To register www.elliottfoundation.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What:  City of Melbourne Community-Wide Yard Sale

When: 7 am – 3 pm, rain or shine

Where: Charles C. Miller Park, Melbourne, AR, do not set up in front of Fred's, Old Dollar General, The Bread of Life Bible Book Store, and Home Town Market.

What Else:  The city will be preparing a list that will be available for pick up at City Hall on Thurs., April 3rd and Friday, April 4th. Please call City Hall 870-368-4215 to be added to the list by Wed., April 2nd by 2 pm.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Pleasant Grove Political Rally

When: 6 pm

Where: The Pleasant Grove Community Center

What Else:  Old fashion pie supper. For more information call Kathy Ruminer 870-269-5373

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Photographic Identification Cards will be made for area residents

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: at the County Cooperative Extension Service, 1770 Myers St., Batesville

What Else: a fee of $25 for each card.  Each person requesting a card must b ring some form of identification or two adult witnesses who will vouch for the person's identity.  Hispanic residents desiring more information may call Maria Bynun at 870-307-5064.  Others may call the Independence County Library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: The Medicinal Herb Workshop

When: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View in the White Oak Auditorium

What Else: Lunch will be served call 870-269-3851 to pre-register

 

Good for use Sataurday, 04/05/14

What: Book Sale by the Friends of the Stone County Library

When: 9:30 am – 1 pm

Where: at the conference room in the Library in Mountain View, Ar

 

Good for use Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Colors of the Spectrum 5K

When: 9 am

Where: Downtown square in Melbourne, AR

What Else: Pre-register at 870-243-3829 or www.facebook.com/colorsofthespectrum.com or call 870-243-3829

 

Good for use Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Autism/Asperger's Activity Group Ages 18 - 30

When: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: at NCO 710 South St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else: the craft is a Cubby House.  Bring your choice of movie and/or game for Xbox 360.  Contact 870-307-9700.

 

Good for use Sunday, 04/06/14

What: The Literacy Program will hold a tutor training workshop

When: 2:30 pm

Where: The Literacy Project office, 608 Water Street, Batesville

What Else: To register for the workshop call 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 04/06-04/09/14

What: Evangelist Brother Derek Collins

When: 11 am and 5 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm – 9 pm

Where:  Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Rosie, AR 

What Else: For more information call 870-844-5517

 

Good for use Monday, 04/07 until Saturday, 04/12/14

What: The City of Batesville Cemetery Department will be doing a city-wide cleanup of the Oaklawn  Cemetery

When: 8 am – 5 pm

Where: Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, AR

What Else: All flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins.  Items that are left on the graves will be disposed of.  Flowers and decorations may be brought back beginning Sunday, April 13th.  Questions call 870-698-2432.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/08/14

What: Ozark Storytellers invite tellers and listeners to Monthly Story Swap

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, in the White Oak Auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is free.  Contact 870-269-3851

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/08/14

What: Bouncin' for a Cause! For Exceptional Abilities Pageant

When: 3 pm – 8 pm

Where: The White River Fun Center in Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Stacy 870-307-5542

 

Good for use thru Thursday 04/10-Friday 04/11/14

What: Join the Stone County Stingray Swim Team

When: 4 pm – 7 pm

Where: City Pool in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Children 5 – 18 years of age, First Child $50, Second $40 each, Three or more $30 each.  For questions call 870-269-5014.

 

Good for use thru Friday 04/11 and Saturday 04/12/14

What: Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market and Salem Chamber of  Commerce Community-Wide Yard Sale

When:

Where: At the Fulton County Fairgrounds at 124 Arena Lane in Salem, AR

What Else: Admission and parking is free.  For more information or to reserve outside booth space, call 870-895-5565 or fultoncountyfair@centurtel.net

 

Good for use thru Friday 04/11 – Sunday, 04/13/14

What: The 35th Arkansas Scottish Festival

When: Celtic Concert 7:30 pm Friday in Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville, opening ceremony Saturday morning (8 am – 5 pm), Feast and Ceilidh Saturday night and the Iona Worship  Service is Sunday morning at 9 am.  Will close on Sunday at 2 pm.  For more information www.lyon.edu/scotfest.com

 

Good for use Friday, 04/11 – Thursday, 04/17/14

What: Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

When: Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – Midnight; Friday 8 am – 7 pm; Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm – Midnight

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

What Else: for more information call Camille Beary  870-37-7444 or camille.beary@lyon.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/11/14

What: The McKamey's in Concert

When: 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm

Where: Belview Baptist Church Hwy 9, in Melbourne

What Else:  Free to the public contact 870-368-7867

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/11/14

What: A simulation of  Deaf culture, instruction in sign language, and information about services and technology available to the Deaf.

When: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where: Lee Building on Blakeney Avenue, Harding University, Searcy, AR

What Else: contact 501-279-4416 or Lthompson@harding.edu

 

Good for use thru Saturday 04/12/14

What: Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Lyon College Scottish Festival, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Olivia Maniaci 646-771-5377 or olivia@dkmsamericas.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: German Dutch Oven Class

When: 2 pm – 4 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7954 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas,  AR

What Else: No children under the age of 8 please.  Wear close-toed shoes.  Admission is $13 per participant.  Call 870-892-4708 to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Newark-Wide Spring City Yard Sale

When: 7 am – until ?

Where:  All throughout Newark, AR

What Else: Maps may be picked up at the Red Rooster, call 870-799-8888

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14 (Rain Date: 04/26/14)

What: Egner Cemetery Clean up

When: 8 am

Where: Saldo, AR

What Else: Contact 870-251-1528

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Easter by the River Easter Egg Hunt

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: 15,000 eggs, 4 age groups: 0-3 10 am, 3-6 11 am, 7-9 12 pm, 10-12 1 pm, prize eggs in each group, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks, bounce houses.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Mission Run in the Ozarks

When: 8 am

Where: On the Court Square in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Registration will include T-shirts, 5K is $30, 10K is $35, Half Marathon is $40 call Michalle Stevens 870-365-9407 or cbunnyshelly@yahoo.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Sell Anything Sale benefiting the American Cancer Society

When: 7 am – 2 pm

Where: Independence County Fairgrounds, Batesville

What Else:  Indoor Booth: $25; Outdoor Booth $20; booth rental due April 10, 2014, Free Admission, Concession will be available. Contact Gena or Stacy 870-793-4196

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: The Rotary Club of Batesville is sponsoring a Trap Tournament

When: Registration at 9 am, first pull 10 am, may to go 3 pm

Where: The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Amanda Dickey 870-834-9268

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Mission Run of the Ozarks

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

Where Else: Register online at www.ageeracetiming.com/events/85

 

Good for use thru Saturday 04/12-Sunday 04/13/14

What: Gun and Knife Show

When: 04/12 9 am – 5 pm; 04/13 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Admission $5 for adults 12 and older all proceeds go to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. Contact 870-213-5106

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Basic Outdoor Survival

When: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Lecture Hall, Room 902, Batesville, AR

What Else:  Fee $32 Pre-registration is required call 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Springfest Block Party

When: 11 am – 2 pm

Where: Ruddell Hill Baptist  Church, 805 Bethesda Road, Batesville, AR

What Else: Bounce houses, games & prizes, food.  Call 870-793-5584

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Intermediate Outdoor Survival

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Lecture Hall, Room 902, Batesville, AR

What Else:  Fee $32 pre-registration is required call 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/15/14

What: Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, the Community Room, Harrison & St. Louis Streets, Batesville

What Else: Ann Woods, Master Gardener will present "Daylillies".  Everyone Welcome call 834-5456 for more info.

 

Good for use thru Thursday – Saturday 04/17-04/19/14

What: 52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival

When: Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Fee admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle on Sat. from downtown to the Folk Center.  The parade is on Saturday at 10 am.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/19/14

What: Annual Buddy Bass Tournament

When: 7 am – 3 pm

Where: Box Hound Marina at Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend

What Else: Entry fees: $50 per boat, 2 person maximum per boat. Optional Big Bass entry of $5 per person. Drawings for door prizes are held after the weigh in.  Benefits the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals. Contact 870-670-5968

 

Good for use Friday, 04/25 – Saturday 04/26/14

What: Love and Respect Conference

When: Friday night 6 pm supper served, 6:46 pm conference begins, Saturday 9 am breakfast and childcare, 9:30 am conference begins

Where: Batesville First Assembly on the corner of 20th and Lyon Streets

What Else: Registration is $40 / couple, $25 / individual to register call 870-793-5489

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/26/14

What: Free Yard Sale

When: 8 am – 12 pm

Where: West Baptist Church CAC, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Batesville

What Else:  Baby-adult size clothing and shoes only, everything FREE.  First come, first serve.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 04/30/14

What: Quilts of Valor Foundation

When: Month of April

What Else: The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.   For more information contact Sheila Gordon, Arkansas State Coordinator 501-354-5758 or sheila.gordon@govf.org

 

May 2014

Good for use thru 05/02 Friday thru 05/04/14 Monday

What: Introduction to Wordturning by Kip Powers

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday call 870-269-8397 for class time and registration

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain, View

What Else: contact for more information 870-269-8397 or www.arkansascraftschool.org Tuition is $200

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/03/14

What: Heritage Herb Extravaganza

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden, call 870-269-3851

 

Good for use Monday, 05/12 thru Friday, 05/16/14

What: Beau Anderson will teach Glass Bead Making

When: Monday – Friday contact 870-269-3851 for class time and registration

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What  Else: Tuition is $450 four day class and $100 for Friday class to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/17/14

What: 10th Annual Syllamo’s Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge, Mt. View

When:  Go online for time

Where: For event information steveparker@mvtel.net for trail information http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html  begins in Mountain View, AR

 

Good for Saturday, 05/24 and Sunday 05/25/14

What: Tatting Basics taught by Becky Holden

When: Call for class time 870-269-8397

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $100 to register www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

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July 2014

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

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March 2014

Good for use until Monday, 03/31/14

What: Youth Exhibitors in the 7-County North Central Arkansas District Fair/Spring Junior Livestock Show

When: April 17 – 18, but deadline to enter is March 31st

Where: The Fairgrounds at Melbourne, AR

What Else:  Junior exhibitors from Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren  Counties are eligible to enter beef cattle, goats, and horses in the spring show. For a complete listing of classes go to http://www.ncadistrictfair.org/ Entry Fees should be mailed to NCA District Fair, PO Box 92, Sturkie, AR 72578

 

Good for now until 03/31/14

What: NADC Head Start Registration 2014/2015, Free Quality Preschool

When: Now

Where: Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, and Stone Counties

What Else: Contact 870-793-3234 for registration.  No one will be discriminated against because of race, creed, religion, gender, or disabilities.  Applications taken on children who will be 3 or 4 by August.  Lowest income families are highest priority for acceptance.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 03/14/14

What: First United Methodist Church in Mountain View, Chili Lunch

When: 11 am – 1 pm

Where:  First United Methodist Church at corner of Jefferson and Church Streets

What Else: $6/person to order early call 870-269-3252 from 9 am – 11 am, take out within city limits

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Sidney Arkansas St. Patrick’s Celebration – Back Yard BBQ Contest all proceeds go to charity

When: Saturday, 03/15

Where: Sidney, Arkansas baseball field

What Else: Back Yard Cookers only, all entries must be received by March 8th, First 15 teams to apply will be accepted. Three categories are: Pork Butt, Ribs, Anything Butt, $50 per category or 2 for $45 each or 3 for $40.  Contact 870-283-4135 or 870-613-1956 or sidneyarbbq@gmail.com Entry form can be obtained by going to www.sidneywaterworks.com click on BBQ Contest.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Hunter Education

When: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Building, Room 902

What Else: Class is free, to register contact Mary Zirkle at 501-345-0367

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 03/14-03/16/14

What: Days of 3 Syllamo Stage Run

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact www.runarkansas.com or www.3daysofsyllamo.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Benefit Fundraiser for Jeannie Hawkins Ivie

When: 3 pm – 7 pm

Where: Oil Trough Community Center in Oil Trough

What Else: There will be chili, hot dogs, a bake sale, and live auction with pies and cakes and many donated items for sale and a raffle for a basket worth over $800.  There will also be a bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, and games for the kids. For more information go to www.gofundme.com and search for Jeannie Ivie.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Fox Community Political Pie Auction, Fox, AR

When: 6 pm

Where: Rural Special School Cafeteria, Mountain View

What Else: Before the auction meet the political candidates and hear their speeches.  For more information call Rhonda West  870-363-4277 Chili will be served while supplies last.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Dutch Oven Workshop to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

When: 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Registration fee $12. Contact the park 870-878-6765 or powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Country and Bluegrass Gospel Music

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd.

What Else: Free admission, for more information call 870-307-5554

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Benefit Chili Supper and Silent and Live auctions

When: 3 pm – 7 pm

Where:  Oil Trough Community Center in Oil Trough, AR

What Else: Benefit for Jeannie Hawkins-Ivie who is fighting ovarian cancer.  Hot dogs, chili, and hot tamales will be served and a raffle will be included with a bounce house for children. Contact 870-307-3594.

 

Good for use thru Saturday 03/15 – Sunday 03/16/14

What: Annual St. Patrick's Day Pancake Daze

When: 7 am – 1 pm both days

Where: St. Mary of the Mounts, Church Hall (lower level), at First and Church Streets , Horseshoe Bend, AR Contact 870-368-4082 or 870-670-5610.  Donation $5

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/17/14

What: Arbor Day Observance and the City of Batesville

When: 1 pm

Where: Oaklawn Cemetery at Row Lake.

What Else: There will be a brief ceremony with a tree planting following.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/17/14

What: The White River Parkinson's Disease Support Group

When: 1:30 pm

Where: Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville

What Else: Contact Joan Sellers 870-793-0067

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/17/14

What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class offered by Vita Link

When: 6 am – 10 pm

Where: 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville

What Else: Fee of $40 covers the cost of text book and CPR card.  To register call 870-793-3351

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/17/14

What: Musicians, Accordion, Button Box, Harmonica, Guitar, Keyboard, Banjo Autoharp, Singers

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, Batesville, Community Room contact 870-307-0258

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/18/14

What: The King's Highway Gospel Band

When: 6:30 pm

Where: The Woodman of the World Building in downtown Clinton, AR

What Else: Admission is free, the Sulphur Road Pickers will be guest band. Contact 501-745-2025

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/22/14

What: Meet the Candidates of 4-H

When: 5 pm

Where: Stone County 4-H Chili Supper and Pie Auction, Stone County Fairgrounds, Big Fair Bldg.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/22/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Mixed-Media on Canvas Workshop

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Where: BAAC East Main St., Batesville

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 03/23/14

What: Bill & Vicki Sky Concert

When: 5:30 pm

Where: Southside Baptist Church, 1846 Batesville Blvd.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/25/14

What: Cloverton Live in Concert

When: 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm

Where: 2005 White Drive, UACCB Independence Hall,  Batesville, AR

What Else:  Concert is Free

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 03/26/14

What: American Red Cross Blood  Drive

When: Noon – 5 pm

Where: Mountain Meadows Health and Rehabilitation, 1680 Batesville, Blvd., in Southside on Hwy 167

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 03/27/14

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club / HAM Radio Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: Community Room at the First Community Bank at St. Louis and Harrison Streets

What Else:  www.barchams.org/ or call 870-793-6479

 

Good for use thru Friday, 03/28/14

What: Senior Safety Workshop by the Cleburne County Extension Homemakers

When: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Where: 1313 West Pine Street, First Presbyterian Church in Heber Springs

What Else: Pre-registration is required.  Contact 501-362-2524

 

Good for use thru Friday, 03/28/14

What: The Chamber Trap Tournament

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex

What Else:  Registration begins at 9 am, first pull at 10 am, contact the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/31/14

What: The Arkansas Department of Career Education’s Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Open House

When: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: 111 North 12th Street, Batesville

What Else: Contact 870-793-4153

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/31/14

What: Annual Celtic Poetry Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Scottish Festival accepting entries

When:  Until Monday, 03/31/14

Where: to submit poems email entries to james.bell@lyon.edu and include "Poetry Entry" in the subject line. 

What Else:  First Place is $100

 

April 2014

Good for use thru Friday – Saturday 04/04-04/05/14

What: Medicinal Herbs

When: Fri., Sat.

Where: Ozark Folk Center

What Else: Call 870-269-3851 to register for tour and workshop

 

Good for use Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Colors of the Spectrum 5K

When: 9 am

Where: Downtown square in Melbourne, AR

What Else: Pre-register at 870-243-3829 or www.facebook.com/colorsofthespectrum.com or call 870-243-3829

 

Good for use Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 04/06-04/09/14

What: Evangelist Brother Derek Collins

When: 11 am and 5 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm – 9 pm

Where:  Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Rosie, AR 

What Else: For more information call 870-844-5517

 

Good for use Tuesday, 04/08/14

What: Bouncin' for a Cause! For Exceptional Abilities Pageant

When: 3 pm – 8 pm

Where: The White River Fun Center in Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Stacy 870-307-5542

 

Good for use Friday, 04/11 – Thursday, 04/17/14

What: Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

When: Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – Midnight; Friday 8 am – 7 pm; Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm – Midnight

Where: Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

What Else: for more information call Camille Beary 870-37-7444 or camille.beary@lyon.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/11/14

What: The McKamey's in Concert

When: 6 pm

Where: Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne

What Else:  Free to the public contact 870-368-7867

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Sell Anything Sale benefiting the American Cancer Society

When: 7 am – 2 pm

Where: Independence County Fairgrounds

What Else:  Indoor Booth: $25; Outdoor Booth $20; booth rental due April 10, 2014, Free Admission, Concession will be available. Contact Gena or Stacy 870-793-4196

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: The Rotary Club of Batesville is sponsoring a Trap Tournament

When: Registration at 9 am, first pull 10 am, may to go 3 pm

Where: The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex

What Else: Contact Amanda Dickey 870-834-9268

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Mission Run of the Ozarks

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

Where Else: Register online at www.ageeracetiming.com/events/85

 

Good for use thru Saturday 04/12-Sunday 04/13/14

What: Gun and Knife Show

When: 04/12 9 am – 5 pm; 04/13 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission $5 for adults 12 and older all proceeds go to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. Contact 870-213-5106

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 04/18-04/20/14

What: 52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

What Else: Fee admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle on Sat. from downtown to the Folk Center

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/19/14

What: Annual Buddy Bass Tournament

When: 7 am – 3 pm

Where: Box Hound Marina at Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend

What Else: Entry fees: $50 per boat, 2 person maximum per boat.  Optional Big Bass entry of $5 per person.  Drawings for door prizes are held after the weigh in.  Benefits the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals.  Contact 870-670-5968

 

May 2014

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/03/14

What: Heritage Herb Extravaganza

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden, call 870-269-3851

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/17/14

What: 10th Annual Syllamo’s Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge, Mt. View

When: go online for time

Where: For event information steveparker@mvtel.net for trail information http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html

 

 

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July 2014

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When:  Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

 

 

 

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February 2014

Good for use until Tuesday, April 1st , 2014

What: Cleburne County District Court announces an amnesty program that will allow misdemeanor criminal violators or traffic offenders who have outstanding warrants for past due fines or who have failed to appear in Court to rectify the issue without being arrested or incurring additional fines for their noncompliance.

When: until Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where: 922 South 9th Street, Heber Springs, AR

What Else: Contact District Court Clerk’s Office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, 501-362-6585

 

Good for use now thru Monday, 03/31/14

What: The Fulton County Fair Foundation has scholarships available for graduating Seniors in Fulton County who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria.

When: now until 03/31/14

Where: Scholarship applications are available online www.fultoncountyfair.org or from Fulton County Agriculture teachers or County Extension Agents.

What Else: Applications must be received by the Fulton County Fair Foundation by March 31st 2014

 

Good for use now thru Saturday, April 12th

What: The Fulton County Fair Association is now accepting vendors for Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market

When: Friday-Saturday, April 11-12th

Where: in Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Inside spaces are 8 x 8 ft., rent is $30; a double space 8 x 16 ft. is $50; a triple space 8x24 ft. is $80.  Outside space is 12 x 20 ft. and the rental fee is $40.  This is a $5 charge for electricity.  Vendor applications are available at www.fultoncountyfair@centurytel.net .  An application can be mailed by calling 870-895-5565 or 870-458-3080 or email fultoncountyfair@centurytel.net .  The Salem Chamber of Commerce Community-Wide Yard Sale will also be on these dates.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: The Community School, Inc. Board Meeting

When: 5:30 pm

Where: at White River Specialized, Inc. located at 1550 Cottonwood, Batesville

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: Patrick Mulick will present “Social Justice: The Heart of the Science of Psychology”

When: 11 am

Where: Lyon College, in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: Lunch with the Canadian Consul General

When: 11:45 am

Where: The Little Rock Club

What Else: RSVP by February 10th

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, the Community Room

What Else: meets every third Tuesday of the month, contact Becky 870-834-5456

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 02/19/14

What: Health Care Reform from Blue Cross Blue Shield

When: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Where: Harding University, Founders Room, Searcy, AR

What Else: come listen and learn and eat lunch (free) at a presentation by Cal Kellogg, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/20/14

What: Independence – Jackson County Cattlemen’s Assn. Meeting

When: 6 pm

Where: Tadpole’s Restaurant, Pleasant Plains, south of Batesville on 4 lane Hwy 167

What Else: $5 per person

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/20/14

What: Introduction to Grant Writing by Karla Rush instructor

When: 6-9 pm

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 803

What Else: register by Thursday, Feb. 6th and get $4 off. Fee: $29 to register 870-612-2082 or katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/20/14

What: Community-wide Chili Dinner by the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College

When: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: The First Presbyterian Church in Batesville

What Else: $5/person, children 5 and under eat free.  The Fox Blossom Venture will provide live music.  Proceeds will go toward brotherhood events.

 

Good for use thru Thursday – Friday 02/20-02/21/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Drawing Workshops for teens & adults

When: 6 pm – 9 pm

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/21/14

What: Who’s Your Doggie?  Todd Oliver & Friends

When: 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm

Where: UACCB Independence Hall

What Else: children 6 & under, free, ages 7 – 12 $10, ages 13 $20

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/21/14

What: Karate Training

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: dates Feb 21 28, Mar 7, 14 Ages 13 and up

 

Good for use thru Friday – Saturday, 02/21-02/22/14

What: Izard County Animal Rescue Effort Annual Paws & Claws Rummage Sale

When: 8 am – 4 pm

Where: The Izard County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Melbourne

What Else: Concessions will be available.  On Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm there will be a pet vaccination clinic for dogs (on a leash) and cats (in a crate), Rabies vaccination will be $10.  Nail trimming and other vet related services will be available.

 

Good for use thru Friday – Saturday, 02/21-02/22/14

What: Cave City Gun Show

When: Fri. 5 pm – 9 pm; Sat. 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Family Life Center, 437 North Main, Cave City, AR

What Else: for more information call 870-283-2999

 

Good for use thru Friday – Friday, 02/21/14 – 03/14/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery display work from artist Debbie Yen

When: January 21st – March 14th

Where:  BAAC Gallery, Main St., Batesville

What Else: Reception for Debbie Yen, 5 pm – 7 pm, Friday, March 14th

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Wild Game Supper & Youth Expo at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

When: 3 pm – 6:30 pm; Kid’s Clinic from 3 pm – 5 pm; Supper is 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where: Free Will Baptist Church, 629 Allen Chapel Road, Batesville, in the Family Life Center

What Else:  Tickets $5 in advance or $6 at the door.  Contact 870-251-1278

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Indoor Flea Market

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Historic Hardy Gym, 203 School Street, Hardy, AR

What Else: Hot lunch will be available.  Call 870-856-4041.  Sponsored by the Hardy Garden Club.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: 2014 Polar Plunge

When: Registration Noon, Plunge 1 pm

Where: White River Sand Bar in Batesville

What Else: Registration call 870-307-5288

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: ICYAA Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

When: 8 am – 1 pm

Where: First Community Bank Main Branch in the Ryder Room in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Special Olympics 5k/10k Penguin Run

When: 10 am

Where: Kennedy Park, Batesville

What Else: Registration $20 call 870-307-8230

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Quill Pens and Berry Ink

When: 2 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Discover how to make ink, cut a quill pen, and write a letter.  Free.  Contact information 870-878-6765.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Kids’ Drawing Workshops

When: Check online for time

Where:  BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: for Grades Pre K – 6th Grades

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/24/14

What: Sign Language for Beginners

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 803

What Else: Fee $45 plus textbook dates: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 31

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/24/14

What: Crocheting for Beginners

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB, Batesville, Row Johns Building, Room 815

What Else: Fee $20, dates are Feb. 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 bring skein of acrylic thread and any size crochet hook from size H to J.

 

Good for use thru Monday – Friday Feb. 24-March 21

What: Kresege Gallery Exhibitions Juried Student Show

Where: Kresege Gallery, Alphin Building, Lyon College

What Else: An annual competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for monetary awards and prestige.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/25/14

What: Preparing for the Job Hunt, Beth Bruce instructor

When: 6-9 pm

Where: UACCB Main Campus Building, Room 240

What Else: FREE, to register 870-612-2082 or katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Tuesday 02/26/14 until 05/06/14

What: Professional Practices for Artisans by John and Terry Van Orman

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Ozarka College in Mountain View

What Else: 11-week class will be worth 33 CEU credits, equivalent to 2 college credit hours. Tuition is $275.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/27/14

What: Lap Quilting

When:  6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Annex Building, Room 402

What Else: Fee $35, contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/27/14

What: Batesville Area Radio Club

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank in the Community Room at St. Louis and Harrison Streets

What Else: For more information http://barchams.org/

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/28/14 until Friday, 04/25/14

What: Glass Bead Making by Sage Holland

When: 3 pm – 9 pm

Where: 110 East Main Street, Mountain View

What Else: Tuition for 9-week class is $275 payable to teacher

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/28/14

What: Lyon College Annual Scholarship Fund, Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball

When: 5:30 pm

Where: The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord

What Else: Tickets are $100 each. Contact Carly Dahl at 870-307-7278 or email carly.dahl@lyon.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/28/14

What: Alpha Center’s Art and Antiques Auction

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Lander’s Theater, 332 Main St., Batesville

What Else: Tickets $10 available at Alpha Center, 2131 Fitzhugh, Carlee’s Hallmark and Heritage House.  Contact 870-698-1008

 

March 2014

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Salsa and East Coast Swing for Beginners
When: 9 am – 11 am

Where: UACCB Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: Fee is $30 contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Hooked Rugs Workshop

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Registration fee is $20, contact the park 870-878-6765 or powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Rumba and West Coast Swing for Beginners

When: 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: $30 contact 870-612-2082, dates Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: 5k/Walk/Run/Moonwalk Race

When: 4 pm

Where: Pioneer Drive

What Else: Big Daddy Randy Allen will MC, pre-register 870-613-5882 or 870-834-6058, cost is ages 0-10 $10; ages 11 and up is $25 stay for after party go to www.batesvilleboosters.com for more info.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Music Auditions for 2014 Season at Ozark Folk Center

When: Friday Feb. 28th at 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Sat., March 1st 12 Noon – 2:30 pm

Where: White Oak Theatre located in the Ozark Folk Center administration building

What Else: Musicians should come prepared to perform at least three songs, each written prior to 1941 and a bonus song of their choice.  A piano will be available; all others please bring your own instruments.  No microphones or other sound equipment will be used during the auditions.  Please call Music Director Daren Dortin 870-269-3851 or email daren.dortin@arkansas.gov< to reserve a time.

 

Good for use thru Saturday 03/01/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition

When: April 14th – May 30th, 2014.

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council on Main Street, Batesville

What Else: Deadline is March 1st for submissions for artists 18 and older working in 2D media. Check out BAAC website for more information.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: 11th Annual Yard Sale and Craft Sale

When: 7 am – 3 pm

Where: Independence Fair Grounds, Batesville, AR

What Else: Admission $1, free parking at rear gate, spaces available: Indoor  $15, Outdoor $10, contact 870-569-4359, 870-834-9608, 870-283-4949  Breakfast and lunch will be available.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/02/14

What: Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi, the Lyon College Concert Chorale joins the Arkansas  Symphony Orchestra

When: 8 pm on Sat., March 1st and 3 pm on Sun. March 2nd

Where: Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock

What Else: Tickets range from $14 - $53 and can be purchased through the Little Rock Symphony orchestra.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 03/02/14

What: ICYAA Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

When: 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: First Community Bank Main Branch in the Ryder Room, Batesville

Good for use thru Sunday – Wednesday 03/02-03/05/14

What: The Church of Christ in Quail Valley Spring Gospel Meeting

When: Weeknights at 7 pm

Where: 4104 Harrison Street in Batesville

What Else: Contact www.qvcoc.com or call 870-793-6100

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/04/14

What: Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010

When: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Main Campus Building, Room 223

What Else: Fee $55, dates: Mar 4, 6, 11, 13 Contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 03/06/14 to Thursday, 05/01/14

What: Pottery Classes by David Dahlstedt

When: March 6th until May 1st ; 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School at 110 East Main Street in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for classes is $275 plus materials fees according to student use of clay and glazes.

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 03/07-03/09/14

What: Mountain View Blue Grass Festival

When: Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 7-9

Where: Auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center

What Else: www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08 – Saturday, 03/15

What: Sidney Arkansas St. Patrick’s Celebration – Back Yard BBQ Contest all proceeds go to charity

When: Saturday, 03/15

Where: Sidney, Arkansas baseball field

What Else: Back Yard Cookers only, all entries must be received by March 8th, First 15 teams to apply will be accepted. Three categories are: Pork Butt, Ribs, Anything Butt, $50 per category or 2 for $45 each or 3 for $40.  Contact 870-283-4135 or 870-613-1956 or sidneyarbbq@gmail.com Entry form can be obtained by going to www.sidneywaterworks.com click on BBQ Contest.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: Billy Joe Shaver to perform

When: 7 pm

Where: Calico Rock School Auditorium, 301 College Street, Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Tickets and T-shirts are on sale now.  Visit www.calicorock.us

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: Calico Rock Museum’s Annual Bootlegger Daze Celebration

When: 1 pm

Where: Downtown Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Antique car display on Main Street, food and vendors, Bootleggers and revenuers Encounter, live music and Bootleggers movie presentation

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: Trivia Game Night to support the Humane Society of Independence County

When: 6 pm

Where: Fellowship Bible Church, Main Street, Batesville

What Else: Doors open at 5 pm, Trivia starts at 6 pm, registration fee $15/person, includes Lasagna supper and beverage, call 870-613-3045 or 870-307-5305 to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament

When: 7 am

Where: Friendship Baptist Youth Ministries, at the Miller Gym on Oak Street, Batesville

What Else: Children free, adults $2, must be 16 and older to compete, $70 registration fee.  Call Ashley Weemas 870-834-6418 or Chasity Richardson at 870-834-9621

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/17/14 – Friday 03/21/14

What: The Ozark Folk School is open

When: March 17th – 21st

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View

What Else: Blacksmithing, pottery, weaving, soap making, broom making and more.  Fees for courses vary non-refundable registration fees are $20 per say and must be paid upon registration. The remainder must be paid in full the first day of class.  Contact the Ozark Folk Center State Park 870-269-3851 or go to www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/18/14

What: Business Etiquette and Professionalism by Beth Bruce, Instructor

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: UACCB Main Campus Building, Room 240

What Else: Register by Thursday, Feb. 6th and receive $4 off.  Fee $29, to register 870-612-2082 or email katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 03/14-03/16/14

What: Days of 3 Syllamo Stage Run

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact www.runarkansas.com or www.3daysofsyllamo.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Kids’ Watercolor Workshops

When: Check out the time online

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: Grades PreK-6th Grades

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/22/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Mixed-Media on Canvas Workshop

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Where: BAAC East Main St., Batesville

 

 

Good for use thru Monday, 03/31/14

What: The Arkansas Department of Career Education’s Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Open House

When: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: 111 North 12th Street, Batesville

What Else: Contact 870-793-4153

 

 

April 2014

Good for use thru Friday – Saturday 04/04-04/05/14

What: Medicinal Herbs

When: Fri., Sat.

What Else: Where: Ozark Folk Center

What Else: Call 870-269-3851 to register for tour and workshop

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Mission Run of the Ozarks

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

Where Else: Register online at www.ageeracetiming.com/events/85

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 04/18-04/20/14

What: 52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

What Else: Fee admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle on Sat. from downtown to the Folk Center

 

May 2014

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/03/14

What: Heritage Herb Extravaganza

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden, call 870-269-3851

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/17/14

What: 10th Annual Syllamo’s Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge, Mt. View

When: go online for time

Where: For event information steveparker@mvtel.net for trail information http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html

 

June 2014

 

 

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When:  go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

 

 

 

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Good for use thru Tuesday Feb 4th until Tuesday, April 1st , 2014

What: Cleburne County District Court announces an amnesty program that will allow misdemeanor criminal violators or traffic offenders who have outstanding warrants for past due fines or who have failed to appear in Court to rectify the issue without being arrested or incurring additional fines for their noncompliance.

When: until Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where: 922 South 9th Street, Heber Springs, AR

What Else: Contact District Court Clerk’s Office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, 501-362-6585

 

Good for use thru Tuesday Feb 4th – Friday February 14th

What: The Batesville Junior High School Family and Career Community Leaders of America raising money for Brantley Frazier.

When: Now

Where: Batesville Junior High School

What Else: We are selling chocolate covered strawberries to be delivered/picked up on Valentine’s Day.  Prices are $15/half dozen, $20/Dozen, $30/2 dozen. Call Alicia Riley at 870-291-3157 or email airley@batesvilleschools.org

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, Feb 4th

What: Main Street Batesville Consultant Meeting

When: Wed., Feb 5th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church at 615 E. Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Lunch will be provided, RSVP  no later than Feb. 4th call 870-793-2378

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 02/05/14

What: UAMS North Central in Batesville, a CNA class

When: Wed., 02/05/14

What Else: stop by the UAMS North Central Office located in the Professional Building at 1215 Sidney Street, Suite 201, Batesville or contact Kim Tate at 870-698-9991.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/06/14

What: Polymer Clay Jewelry

When: 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council at 246 E. Main St., Batesville

What Else: $25, pre-registration is required. Call 870-793-3382

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/06/14

What: Business After Hours by The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

When: 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Where: The Course at Eagle Mountain

What Else: All chamber members are invited to attend.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 5th 870-793-2378

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/07/14

What: Master Gardener Training Program

When: Deadline application is 02/07/14; Classes begin March 6th and end on April 3rd.

Where: Independence County Extension Service at 1770 Meyers St., in Batesville

What Else: Fee for classes is $50 which includes books and other materials. Upon completion of training and Master Gardner certification, participants will be required to donate 40 hours to help with community and educational projects. Contact Independence County  Extension office at 870-793-8840.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/07/14

What: Alpha Center’s Art and Antiques Auction

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Lander’s Theater, 332 Main St., Batesville

What Else: Tickets $10 available at Alpha Center, 2131 Fitzhugh, Carlee’s Hallmark and Heritage House.  Contact 870-698-1008

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/07/14

What: West Endowed Concert: Quapaw String Quartet

When: 7:30 pm, Feb. 7th

Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel Lyons College

What Else: The Quapaw Quartet, the resident string quartet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of classical music in the annual West

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/08/14

What: Sulphur Rock Magnet Variety Show

When: 6 pm

Where: UACCB

What Else: two raffles: A Henry Golden Boy Rifle and a 32 inch flat screen TV

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/08/14

What: Kids’ Valentine’s Day Workshops

When: Pre-K – 1st 10:30 am – Noon; 2nd – 5th 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council 246 E. Main Street, Batesville

What Else: $10 per student. Stop by Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery to sign up or call 870-793-3382

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/08/14

What: Water Witching

When: 2 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: You’ll discover the science of water below the earth’s surface and try your hand at the ancient way of finding it.  Free. Contact 870-878-6765 for more information.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/10/14

What: Independence County Blood Drive

When: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Where: Batesville High School, 1 School Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/11/14

What: Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Batesville First United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall

What Else: Entertainment, a live auction and raffle. Tickets are $5 each

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/11/14 thru Saturday 02/15/14

What: Arkansas African American Legislators, 1868 – 18 93

When: 8 am – 5 pm daily

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park, 4414 Hwy 25.

What Else: a free traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission and Black History Commission of Arkansas will be displayed at Powhatan Historic State Park. For more information go to www.arkives.com or call 870-878-6765

 

Good for uses thru Wednesday, 02/12/14

What: Grow Your Business with Endless Warm,  meet with a group of like-minded leaders for $19.99/month

When: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Where: US Pizza Banquet Room

What  Else: Only one representative per industry

 

Good for use thru 02/13/14

What: Organizational Meeting of Keep Independence County Dry Coalition

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Southside Middle School Cafeteria, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru 02/14/14

What: Harlequin Theatre Production: The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney

When: 7:30 pm Thurs., and Fri., 02/13-02/14 and Sun., Feb. 16th at 2 pm

Where: Holloway Theatre

What Else: Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and non-Lyon students.  Lyon students with ID get in  free.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/14/14

What: The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View two packages offered for Valentine’s Day

When: Friday, Feb. 14th

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560

What Else: Package #1: overnight at the cabins at Dry Creek, dinner for 2 with live  music by Kathy Jensen and Charlie White at The Skillet and breakfast next day at The Skillet.  $149.50/couple includes tax and gratuities.

Package #2: Romantic dinner for 2 with live music at The Skillet on Valentine’s Day.  $59/couple, includes tax and gratuities.  Call 870-269-3851 for reservations.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/14/14

What: Valentine Pageant

When: 4:30 pm

Where: Salem High School

What Else: Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will conduct the Annual Valentine Pageant.  Votes for contestants are one penny each.  Cans for votes will be at the Town & Country Super Market.  Voting will lend at 4 pm on Wednesday, February 12th.  All proceeds from the pageant will be used by Beta  Sigma Phi for community service projects. Contact Carolyn Lewis for more information 870-895-2491.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/14/14

What: Valentine’s Day at Fox Creek BBQ

When: 7 pm

Where: Fox Creek BBQ in Batesville

What Else: Make your reservation 870-698-0034

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/15/14

What: Pearl Stringing Workshop

When: 9 am – 12 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: $20 per necklace, $10 per bracelet, $5 per earring set, bring a sack lunch.  For more information and to register call 870-878-6765or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/15/14

What: White County Children’s Safety Center “Light Up The Streets” 5k Glorun

When: 7 pm

Where: Downtown Searcy Courthouse Square

What Else: Register www.whitecountycsc.com or www.facebook.com/LightUpTheStreets

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/15/14

What: Independence County Blood Drive

When: 12 – 6 pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 3150 Harrison in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/15/14

What: Sylamore Trail 25K and 50K Run

When: Details can be found at www.RunArkansas.com or sylamore50k@aol.com or gregeason@sbcglobal.net 501-454-4391

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/15/14

What: Classes for Broom Tying, Corn Shuckery, Apothecary, Printing, Chicken Scratch Embroidery, and Locker Hooking

When: 10 am – Noon

Where: Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Classes cost $30 plus a materials fee.  Call 870-269-3851 or email www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/17/14

What:  Boy Scouts of America Chili Dinner

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Parish Hall, 3800 E. Harrison, Batesville

What Else: Tickets $5, dine in or carry out

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/17/14

What: Health Coach, Daniela Liscio how to stay healthy and cook easy meals and weight loss tips.

When: 6-8 pm

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 815

What Else: Fee $15 to register contact 870-612-2082 or katrina.stevens.@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/17/14

The Sharp County Courthouse will be Closed Monday, February 17th in observance of President’s Day.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: Lunch with the Canadian Consul General

When: 11:45 am

Where: The Little Rock Club

What Else: RSVP by February 10th

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/18/14

What: Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, the Community Room

What Else: meets every third Tuesday of the month, contact Becky 870-834-5456

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/20/14

What: Introduction to Grant Writing by Karla Rush instructor

When: 6-9 pm

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 803

What Else: register by Thursday, Feb. 6th and get $4 off. Fee: $29 to register 870-612-2082 or katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/20/14

What: Community-wide Chili Dinner by the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College

When: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: The First Presbyterian Church in Batesville

What Else: $5/person, children 5 and under eat free.  The Fox Blossom Venture will provide live music.  Proceeds will go toward brotherhood events.

 

Good for use thru Thursday – Friday 02/20-02/21/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Drawing Workshops for teens & adults

When: 6 pm – 9 pm

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/21/14

What: Who’s Your Doggie?  Todd Oliver & Friends

When: 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm

Where: UACCB Independence Hall

What Else: children 6 & under, free, ages 7 – 12 $10, ages 13 $20

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/21/14

What: Karate Training

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: dates Feb 21 28, Mar 7, 14 Ages 13 and up

 

Good for use thru Friday – Friday, 02/21/14 – 03/14/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery display work from artist Debbie Yen

When: January 21st – March 14th

Where:  BAAC Gallery, Main St., Batesville

What Else: Reception for Debbie Yen, 5 pm – 7 pm, Friday, March 14th

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: 2014 Polar Plunge

When: Registration Noon, Plunge 1 pm

Where: White River Sand Bar in Batesville

What Else: Registration call 870-307-5288

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: ICYAA Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

When: 8 am – 1 pm

Where: First Community Bank Main Branch in the Ryder Room in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Special Olympics 5k/10k Penguin Run

When: 10 am

Where: Kennedy Park, Batesville

What Else: Registration $20 call 870-307-8230

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Quill Pens and Berry Ink

When: 2 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Discover how to make ink, cut a quill pen, and write a letter.  Free.  Contact information 870-878-6765.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 02/22/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Kids’ Drawing Workshops

When: Check online for time

Where:  BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: for Grades Pre K – 6th Grades

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/24/14

What: Sign Language for Beginners

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 803

What Else: Fee $45 plus textbook dates: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 31

 

Good for use thru Monday, 02/24/14

What: Crocheting for Beginners

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB, Batesville, Row Johns Building, Room 815

What Else: Fee $20, dates are Feb. 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 bring skein of acrylic thread and any size crochet hook from size H to J.

 

Good for use thru Monday – Friday Feb. 24-March 21

What: Kresege Gallery Exhibitions Juried Student Show

Where: Kresege Gallery, Alphin Building, Lyon College

What Else: An annual competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for monetary awards and prestige.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 02/25/14

What: Preparing for the Job Hunt, Beth Bruce instructor

When: 6-9 pm

Where: UACCB Main Campus Building, Room 240

What Else: FREE, to register 870-612-2082 or katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Tuesday 02/26/14 until 05/06/14

What: Professional Practices for Artisans by John and Terry Van Orman

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Ozarka College in Mountain View

What Else: 11-week class will be worth 33 CEU credits, equivalent to 2 college credit hours. Tuition is $275.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 02/27/14

What: Lap Quilting

When:  6 pm – 8 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Annex Building, Room 402

What Else: Fee $35, contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/28/14 until Friday, 04/25/14

What: Glass Bead Making by Sage Holland

When: 3 pm – 9 pm

Where: 110 East Main Street, Mountain View

What Else: Tuition for 9-week class is $275 payable to teacher

 

Good for use thru Friday, 02/28/14

What: Lyon College Annual Scholarship Fund, Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball

When: 5:30 pm

Where: The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord

What Else: Tickets are $100 each. Contact Carly Dahl at 870-307-7278 or email carly.dahl@lyon.edu

 

March 2014

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Salsa and East Coast Swing for Beginners
When: 9 am – 11 am

Where: UACCB Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: Fee is $30 contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Rumba and West Coast Swing for Beginners

When: 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Annex Building, Room 404

What Else: $30 contact 870-612-2082, dates Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: 5k/Walk/Run/Moonwalk Race

When: 4 pm

Where: Pioneer Drive

What Else: Big Daddy Randy Allen will MC, pre-register 870-613-5882 or 870-834-6058, cost is ages 0-10 $10; ages 11 and up is $25 stay for after party go to www.batesvilleboosters.com for more info.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: Music Auditions for 2014 Season at Ozark Folk Center

When: Friday Feb. 28th at 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Sat., March 1st 12 Noon – 2:30 pm

Where: White Oak Theatre located in the Ozark Folk Center administration building

What Else: Musicians should come prepared to perform at least three songs, each written prior to 1941 and a bonus song of their choice.  A piano will be available; all others please bring your own instruments.  No microphones or other sound equipment will be used during the auditions.  Please call Music Director Daren Dortin 870-269-3851 or email daren.dortin@arkansas.gov< to reserve a time.

 

Good for use thru Saturday 03/01/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition

When: April 14th – May 30th, 2014.

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council on Main Street, Batesville

What Else: Deadline is March 1st for submissions for artists 18 and older working in 2D media. Check out BAAC website for more information.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/01/14

What: 11th Annual Yard Sale and Craft Sale

When: 7 am – 3 pm

Where: Independence Fair Grounds, Batesville, AR

What Else: Admission $1, free parking at rear gate, spaces available: Indoor  $15, Outdoor $10, contact 870-569-4359, 870-834-9608, 870-283-4949  Breakfast and lunch will be available.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/02/14

What: Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi, the Lyon College Concert Chorale joins the Arkansas  Symphony Orchestra

When: 8 pm on Sat., March 1st and 3 pm on Sun. March 2nd

Where: Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock

What Else: Tickets range from $14 - $53 and can be purchased through the Little Rock Symphony orchestra.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 03/02/14

What: ICYAA Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

When: 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: First Community Bank Main Branch in the Ryder Room, Batesville

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/04/14

What: Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010

When: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Where: UACCB in Batesville, Main Campus Building, Room 223

What Else: Fee $55, dates: Mar 4, 6, 11, 13 Contact 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 03/06/14 to Thursday, 05/01/14

What: Pottery Classes by David Dahlstedt

When: March 6th until May 1st  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School at 110 East Main Street in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for classes is $275 plus materials fees according to student use of clay and glazes.

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 03/07-03/09/14

What: Mountain View Blue Grass Festival

When: Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 7-9

Where: Auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center

What Else: www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08 – Saturday, 03/15

What: Sidney Arkansas St. Patrick’s Celebration – Back Yard BBQ Contest all proceeds go to charity

When: Saturday, 03/15

Where: Sidney, Arkansas baseball field

What Else: Back Yard Cookers only, all entries must be received by March 8th, First 15 teams to apply will be accepted. Three categories are: Pork Butt, Ribs, Anything Butt, $50 per category or 2 for $45 each or 3 for $40.  Contact 870-283-4135 or 870-613-1956 or sidneyarbbq@gmail.com Entry form can be obtained by going to www.sidneywaterworks.com click on BBQ Contest.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: Trivia Game Night to support the Humane Society of Independence County

When: 6 pm

Where: Fellowship Bible Church, Main Street, Batesville

What Else: Doors open at 5 pm, Trivia starts at 6 pm, registration fee $15/person, includes Lasagna supper and beverage, call 870-613-3045 or 870-307-5305 to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/08

What: 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament

When: 7 am

Where: Friendship Baptist Youth Ministries, at the Miller Gym on Oak Street, Batesville

What Else: Children free, adults $2, must be 16 and older to compete, $70 registration fee.  Call Ashley Weemas 870-834-6418 or Chasity Richardson at 870-834-9621

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 03/18/14

What: Business Etiquette and Professionalism by Beth Bruce, Instructor

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: UACCB Main Campus Building, Room 240

What Else: Register by Thursday, Feb. 6th and receive $4 off.  Fee $29, to register 870-612-2082 or email katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday – Sunday 03/14-03/16/14

What: Days of 3 Syllamo Stage Run

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact www.runarkansas.com or www.3daysofsyllamo.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 03/15/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council Kids’ Watercolor Workshops

When: Check out the time online

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: Grades PreK-

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What: Eight-Week Seminar on the Gospel of Matthew

When: Every Tuesday night 7 pm beginning Jan. 8th

Where:  The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1239 Oak Grove Road, Batesville

What Else: Each meeting will be one hour.

 

What: Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group Ages 18-30

When: First Saturday of each month from 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: NCO 710 South St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else: Snack, potluck, movie and a present exchange.  Range for presents $5 to $10.  Contact 870-307-9700

 

 

What: Cleburne County District Court announces an amnesty program that will allow misdemeanor criminal violators or traffic offenders who have outstanding warrants for past due fines or who have failed to appear in Court to rectify the issue without being arrested or incurring additional fines for their noncompliance.

When: from January 1, 2014 until  April 1, 2014

Where: 922 South 9th Street, Heber Springs, AR

What Else: Contact District Court Clerk’s Office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, 501-362-6585

 

What: Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church will no longer have AWANA on Wednesday nights starting this week.

What Else: The AWANA program will be held on Sunday nights.

When: January 19, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 7:00pm

Where: The bus will be available for pick up call 870-793-2077.

 

What: Lake Charles State Park

When: Now

Where: 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR 72458

What Else: The lake is up and fish are biting. Lake Charles State Park has an ample supply of live minnows and a variety of plastic lures to suit your fish.  Minnows are $1.50 a dozen. Winter hours are Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 12 pm for more information call 870-878-6595

 

 

What: Annual MLK Food Drive sponsored by White River Area Agency on Aging Foster Grandparent Program

When: January 6th thru 15th

Where: Donate Here: WRAAA office at 505 S. St. Louis St., Batesville; WRAAA office at 3998 Harrison St., Batesville; Kroger Food  Store at 303 St. Louis St., Batesville; Cash Saver on 1245 E. Main St., Batesville.  If you have a large donation in need of pickup contact 870-612-3000.

 

What: An opening reception for Emily Wood

When: 5-7 pm Jan. 23rd

Where: Kresge Gallery, Alphin Building Lyon College

What Else: Kresge Gallery Exhibitions, Emily Wood is the chair of the Painting and Drawing Department and an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.

 

What: Country and Blugrass Gospel Music

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd., Across from Southside High School

When: 6:30 pm

What Else: Open to the public, free Admission.  Contact 870-307-5554

 

What: The Williams Singers from Williams Baptist College in Walnut  Ridge, AR

When: 6 pm

Where: Drasco, AR The Christian Lighthouse

What Else: Open to the public and is free of charge. Music will be Classical, spirituals, and contemporary arrangements.

 

What: The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day

 

What: The White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

When: Jan., 20th at 1:30 pm

Where: The Citizens Bank Annex building on College Street in Batesville

What Else: Contact Joan Sellers 870-793-0067

 

What: BAAC Gallery on Main Street, Batesville

When: Now

What:  Artist Debbie Yen Watercolors

 

What: Ladies’ Craft Night

When: 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: Polymer Clay Jewelry

 

What: Girl Scout Cookie Time

When: Now until January 26th

Where: As your friendly neighborhood Girl Scout

What Else: or call Kim Umphress at 870-793-0501

 

What: Project Graduation Batesville High School Smoked Pork Butt Sale

When: Fri., Jan. 31st and Sat., Feb. 1st

Where: Pick up at Hawg’s EXXON, 1150 N. St. Louis

What Else: $25 each cash or check only, to order: Pick up tickets at WRDE Entertainment, 920 Harrison St., Suite C, Batesville, and Van Winkle Sports, 3417 Harrison St., Batesville, call Diane Jeffrey 870-307-3146 or Pat Sanders 870-613-1211 

 

What: BAAC “Souper Bowl Saturday”

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Batesville

What Else: Tickets $7, $8 day of event. You can purchase tickets from BAAC Gallery on Main St., Batesville, Carlee’s Hallmark, Citizens Bank, and the  Batesville Chamber of Commerce. VIP hour 9 am- 10 am

 

What: West Endowed Concert: Quapaw String Quartet

When: 7:30 pm, Feb. 7th

Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel Lyons College

What Else: The Quapaw Quartet, the resident string quartet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of classical music in the annual West

 

What: Kids’ Valentine’s Day Workshops

When:?

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

 

What: The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View two packages offered for Valentine’s Day

When: Friday, Feb. 14th

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560

What Else: Package #1: overnight at the cabins at Dry Creek, dinner for 2 with live  music by Kathy Jensen and Charlie White at The Skillet and breakfast next day at The Skillet.  $149.50/couple includes tax and gratuities.

Package #2: Romantic dinner for 2 with live music at The Skillet on Valentine’s Day.  $59/couple, includes tax and gratuities.  Call 870-269-3851 for reservations.

 

What: Sylamore Trail 25K and 50K Run

When: Details can be found at www.RunArkansas.com or sylamore50k@aol.com or gregeason@sbcglobal.net 501-454-4391

 

What: BAAC Gallery display work from artist Debbie Yen

When: January 21st – March 14th

Where:  BAAC Gallery, Main St., Batesville

What Else: Reception for Debbie Yen, 5 pm – 7 pm, Friday, March 14th

 

What: BAAC Drawing Workshops for teens & adults

When: 6 pm – 9 pm

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

 

What: BAAC Kids’ Drawing Workshops

When:?

Where:  BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: for Grades PreK – 6th Grades

 

What: Kresege Gallery Exhibitions Juried Student Show

When: Awards reception will be from 5-7 pm Feb. 27th

Where: Kresege Gallery, Alphin Building, Lyon College

What Else: An annual competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for monetary awards and prestige.

 

What: Lyon College Annual Scholarship Fund, Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball

When: 5:30 pm

Where: The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord

What Else: Tickets are $100 each. Contact Carly Dahl at 870-307-7278 or email carly.dahl@lyon.edu

 

What: Mountain View Blue Grass Festival

When: Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 7-9

Where: Auditorium of the Ozark Folk Center

What Else: www.mountainview-bluegrass.com

 

What: Days of 3 Syllamo Stage Run

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact www.runarkansas.com or www.3daysofsyllamo.com

 

What: BAAC Kids’ Watercolor Workshops

When:?

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

What Else: Grades PreK-6th Grades

 

What: BAAC Mixed-Media on Canvas Workshop

When: 10 am – 1 pm

Where: BAAC Main St., Batesville

 

What: Medicinal Herbs

When: Fri., Sat.

Where: Ozark Folk Center

What Else: Call 870-269-3851 to register for tour and workshop

 

What: Mission Run of the Ozarks

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

Where Else: Register online at www.ageeracetiming.com/events/85

 

What: 52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival

When: Fri., Sat., Sun.

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

What Else: Fee admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle on Sat. from downtown to the Folk Center

 

What: Heritage Herb Extravaganza

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden, call 870-269-3851

 

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What: Eight-Week Seminar on the Gospel of Matthew

When: Every Tuesday night 7 pm beginning Jan. 8th

Where:  The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1239 Oak Grove Road, Batesville

What Else: Each meeting will be one hour.

 

What: Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group Ages 18-30

When: First Saturday of each month from 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: NCO 710 South St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else: Snack, potluck, movie and a present exchange.  Range for presents $5 to $10.  Contact 870-307-9700

 

What: Cleburne County District Court announces an amnesty program that will allow misdemeanor criminal violators or traffic offenders who have outstanding warrants for past due fines or who have failed to appear in Court to rectify the issue without being arrested or incurring additional fines for their noncompliance.

When: from January 1, 2014 until  April 1, 2014

Where: 922 South 9th Street, Heber Springs, AR

What Else: Contact District Court Clerk’s Office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, 501-362-6585

 

What: A meeting for anyone interested in working or helping to make Independence County a “Wet” county

When: Thurs., Jan 9th at 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank Annex atop Ramsey Mountain, south of Batesville

What Else: Contact 870-613-3046 Phillip Finch

 

What: UACCB Board Meeting

When: Thursday, January 9th at 11 am

Where: UACCB Campus

 

What: The Mercy River Boys Concert

When: Sunday, January 12th at 5 pm

Where: West Baptist Church in Batesville, 1100 N. Central Avenue

What Else: A love offering will be taken

 

What: Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society to meet

When: Sunday, Jan. 12th 2 pm

Where: Izard County Senior Center South of Brockwell, AR on Hwy #9, South

What Else: Contact 870-368-4727 after 5 pm

 

What: The Literacy Project which serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard, and Independence Counties

When: 2:30 pm

Where: the Batesville Municipal Building 500 E. Main St., 2nd floor, Batesville

What Else: To register contact 870-793-5912 or www.literacyindependence.org

 

What: Annual MLK Food Drive sponsored by White River Area Agency on Aging Foster Grandparent Program

When: January 6th thru 15th

Where: Donate Here: WRAAA office at 505 S. St. Louis St., Batesville; WRAAA office at 3998 Harrison St., Batesville; Kroger Food  Store at 303 St. Louis St., Batesville; Cash Saver on 1245 E. Main St., Batesville.  If you have a large donation in need of pickup contact 870-612-3000.

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What: Musick and Company Band New Year’s Eve Party

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31st from 8 pm – 12 pm

Where: The Cord Senior Citizen Center located in Cord, AR.

What Else:  Admission $5 children under 12 are free.  All funds go to the Cord Senior Citizen Center.  Contact 870-799-8148 or 870-528-0222

 

What: Lyon College in Batesville and 35th Annual Scottish Festival

When: Friday, April 11th through Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

Where: Lyon College Campus

What Else: www.lyon.edu

 

What: Journey Lights Tributes: Eagle’s Lyin’ Eyes Live in Concert

When: Tues., Dec. 31st, doors open at 7:00 pm

Where: West Plains Civic Center

What Else: Ticket info at ticketmaster.com or West Plains Civic Center Box Office, 417-256-8087 or 877-256-6034, tickets $20 - $35.  For more information call 870-710-0674

 

What: New Star Promotions New Year’s Eve Celebration

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31st from 7 pm – 12 pm

Where: West Plains Civic Center West Plains, Mo

What Else: Call the West Plains Civic Center 417-256-8087 for more information.  New Star Promotions is dedicated to the educational advancement of the performing arts. Tickets $20-$35.

 

What: Independence County Library will be closed January 1st and will re-open January 2nd

 

What: The Sharp County Courthouse will close at NOON on Tuesday, December 31st, and will be closed Wednesday, January 1st and will re-open January 2nd

 

What: Mountain View Sanitation Department will not be picking up trash on Wednesday, January 1st. Wednesday’s trash will be picked up on Thursday January 2nd along with the regularly scheduled route.

 

What: Independence County – January is National Give Blood Month

Where: Jan. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at Independence County Courthouse, 192 E. Main St. in Batesville, Ark.

Jan. 9 from 1-6 p.m. at White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St. in Batesville, Ark.

 

What: Independence County trash/recycling will be running as normal for the week of Dec. 30th – Jan. 2nd.  We WILL be picking up on Wednesday, January 1st even though it is a Holiday.

 

What: Eight-Week Seminar on the Gospel of Matthew

When: Every Tuesday night 7 pm beginning Jan. 8th

Where:  The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1239 Oak Grove Road, Batesville

What Else: Each meeting will be one hour.

 

What: Session II of Arkansas Craft  School Community Classes

When: January 2 – February 27  1:30 pm – 4:40 pm

Where: Classes will be held at the Craft School’s Artisan Studios at 110-112 East Main, Mountain View

What Else: Tuition is $275 plus materials, fees according to student and use of clay and glazes.  Class registration forms, scholarship applicaations and further information go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

What: MUSICIANS

When: 7 pm Monday, Jan. 6th

Where: Community Room, First Community Bank, Batesville

What Else: Start the New Year with a new direction! Accordions, Harmonica, Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Bamjo, Autoharp, Singers, Accompanists, Drummers, Jammers, Listeners.  For more info Ed Casper 870-307-0258

 

What: Get Help Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

When: Monday, 6th at 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Cave City Community Center

What Else: Contact Cynthia Hastings 870-344-2781

 

What: The Mercy River Boys Concert

When: Sunday, January 12th at 5 pm

Where: West Baptist Church in Batesville, 1100 N. Central Avenue

What Else: A love offering will be taken

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What: Independence County Commodity Distribution

When: December 18th 8:30 am

Where: At NADC in Miller Gym on 550 Oak St., Batesville

What Else: All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution on or on that date.  You must bring proof of income and a proof of ID.  Call 870-793-5765 ext. 230.

 

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, December 18th 10 am-4pm

Where: Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge, Batesville Blvd. across from the Airport

 

What: Amish Goodies Day, selling pies, tarts, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cookies, breads, Amish honey. 

When: Wednesday, December 18th after 2 pm

Where: Third Street Farm Store, Batesville

What Else: Contact 870-793-5979 Please pre-order by 3 pm Monday the 16th

 

What: Independence/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association’s Scholarship Fund

When: Dec. 17th at 6:00 pm

Where:  UACCB at Independence Hall, 2005 White Drive

What Else: 6 pm Silent Auction, 6:30 pm meal, 7 pm Live Auction

 

What: Arkansas Craft School Announces 2014 Classes

When: Now posted online www.arkansascraftschool.org

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: At least 46 craft workshops will be offered this year.  Encourage early registration, go to website.  A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will now secure your place in class.  The balance of tuition due three weeks before the first day of class.  Scholarships will be available to students based on financial need and merit.  Call Terri Van Orman at 870-269-8397.

 

What: Innocent Hears Animal rescue “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town”

When: December 12-21st from Noon – 4 pm

Where: TD Home Center, next door to Wal-mart in Mountain View

What Else: Get your pictures with Santa, and pick up some home baked yummys from the bake sale.

 

What: Department of Human Services Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, December 18th 9 am – 4 pm at Bloodmobile

Where: 1095 White Drive, Batesville

 

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and Christmas Potluck

When: Thurs, 19th at 6:30 pm

Where: The Community Room at the First Community Bank at St. Louis and Harrison Streets.

What Else: for more information go to http://barchams.org/.

 

What: Holiday Sale at Lake Charles State Park

When:  November 18th thru December 20th Hours are November Sun-Sat 8-12, December Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. and Sun. 8-12

Where:  3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR 72458

What Else: Holidays items on sale, McCoy Knives, Arkansas Sharp Stone, etc. for more information please call 870-878-6595.

 

What: UACCB Foundation Rudolph 5K Run

When: Thursday, Dec. 21st at 5:30 pm

Where: The race will start and end at the Pocket Park on Main St. in Batesville

What Else: Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students (18 and under).  Day of race registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under).  All proceeds will go to the Foundation and help students offset the costs of continuing their education.  To pre-register contact Tina Paul 870-612-2017.

 

What: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

When: Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 7 pm

Where: At the Landers Theater on Main Street, Batesville

What Else: Fellowship Bible Church presents an Advent Celebration: “Gloria in  Excelsis Deo”. Call 870-613-3213


What: Journey Lights Tributes: Eagle’s Lyin’ Eyes Live in Concert

When: Tues., Dec. 31st, doors open at 7:00 pm

Where: West Plains Civic Center

What Else: Ticket info at ticketmaster.com or West Plains Civic Center Box Office, 417-256-8087 or 877-256-6034, tickets $20 - $35.  For more information call 870-710-0674

 

What: New Star Promotions New Year’s Eve Celebration

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31st from 7 pm – 12 pm

Where: West Plains Civic Center West Plains, Mo

What Else: Call the West Plains Civic Center 417-256-8087 for more information.  New Star Promotions is dedicated to the educational advancement of the performing arts. Tickets $20-$35.

What: Independence County – January is National Give Blood Month
Where: Jan. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at Independence County Courthouse, 192 E. Main St. in Batesville, Ark. Jan. 9 from 1-6 p.m. at White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St. in Batesville, Ark.

 

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What: College Planning Conference

When: Monday, October 21st 6-8pm

Where:  UACCB Independence Hall

What Else:  For all area Juniors & Seniors, Program will be financial aid/scholarship presentation, followed by browsing time with college reps.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

 

What: Fall Revival Maple Springs Baptist Church

When: October 21st – 23rd  7 p.m. each night

Where: Maple Springs Baptist Church, 4225 Newport Rd in Rosie, AR contact: 870-844-5517

 

What: Chili Dinner, Silent Auction, Food Drive

When: Thursday, October 24, 4-7 pm

Where:  First Baptist Church, 610 E. Main St., Batesville, AR

What Else: $5 per Dinner, $20 for a group of 5, come and support UACCB LPN class of 2014.  $2 photo booth, free face painting, contact 870-799-4301 or 501-827-9045.

 

What: Free Vegetarian Cooking Seminar

When:  Thursday, October 24th, 6 pm

Where: 30 Gap Road, Batesville, The Seventh-Day Adventist Church

 

What: “Tour of the Universe”

When: October 25th, 5:30 pm

Where: Jacksonport Court House 5:30 pm, then the park pavilion

What Else: Free to public, call 870-523-2143

 

What: Fall Festival & Chili Supper

When: October 25th 5-8pm

Where: Cord Charlotte, support our local schools. Call 870-799-3051 or jjackson@crsd.k12.ar.us

What Else: Food, fun and family games

 

What: Eagle Mountain Fall Festival & BBQ Dinner, $6 per dinner

When: Friday, October 25th 5-8pm

Where: Eagle Mountain, Haunted House, silent auction and games.  Contact: 870-698-9141


What: Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival

When: Saturday, October 26th 4-7 pm

Where: Desha First Baptist Church, 2655 Heber Springs Rd., Desha, AR

What Else: Join us for food, fun & Games, at 7pm “Saved by  Grace Trio” will perform.

 

What: Punkin Patch Cuties Beauty Pageant

When: Saturday, October 26th 10 am

Where: Cedar Ridge for more information call 870-799-3546 or email jjackson@crsd.k12.ar.us

 

What: 7th Annual Variety Night

When: Saturday, October 26th , 5:00pm

Where: UACCB’s Independence Hall, Batesville, AR

What Else:  $10 dinner ticket, fish fry and all the trimmings, dinner 5 pm, silent/live auction 3-6pm, entertainment 6:30 pm, WIN a 1994 Blazer, each ticket stub enters you into a drawing for the blazer.

 

What: Haunted House and Haunted Hay Ride

When: October 19th & 26th 5:30-11:30pm

Where: Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 855 Water Valley Rd., Imboden, AR 72434 in Randolph County

What Else:  Tickets $5, all proceeds benefit the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department, contact 870-892-8488, 870-930-7606, 870-869-2240

 

What: Ozark Hillbilly Poker Run

When: October 26th , 9 am

Where: Kennedy Park on the White River in Batesville, AR

What Else:  Registration $25, Rider $15, includes Poker Run, After Ride Meal and Door Prize Ticket all donations are benefiting the Special Olympics of Arkansas, Area 16 (Batesville, Melbourne, Mountain View, and Drasco

 

What: Melbourne Fire Department Annual Turkey Shoot

When: Saturday, October 26th

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. until Dark

What Else: Raffle will be for chances on a Henry 22 Golden Boy, 100 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag 22 LR HP, and surprise gift.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held at 2 p.m. You do not need to be present for raffle drawing.  Contact:  Eugene Bull @ 291-0977

 

What: Women’s trapshooting 

When: Saturday in October, 9am-Noon & Youth trapshooting every Saturday in October from 4-6 pm

Where: at the Independence County Shooting Complex. 

What Else: Call 870-698-0361.  Admission is FREE.

 

What: Free Estate Planning Workshop & Luncheon

When: October 26th 10:30 am

Where: Josie’s Steak House, 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville, AR

What Else: call for reservations 501-884-6332 RSVP by October 20th

 

What: Old Fashion Southern Gospel Revival and Singing

When: Sunday, October 27th 11 am-6pm, Monday-Wednesday, 6pm

Where: Amagon Baptist Church, Amagon, AR

What Else: Contact 870-217-0919 or 870-217-1384

 

What: Community Fish Fry

When: October 27th 1-2:30 pm

Where: VFW of Evening Shade, Arkansas at the VFW Post, Veterans Drive, Evening Shade

What Else: This is FREE to all veterans, their families and the community.  Call 870-266-3745 after 4 pm

 

What:  October is 4-H Promotion Month

When: October 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 17th, 28th

Where: October 5th “Winter Readiness Drive” at Extension Office, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oct. 8th 4-H Enrollment Night and Cupcake Social at Yellow Jacket Hall 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 9th 4-H Enrollment Day at Timbo School 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; October 10th 4-H Enrollment Rural Special School 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and “What 4-H Means to Me” speeches at Quorum Court Meeting at Stone County Court House 5:30 p.m.; October 17th 4-H Pride Day, Everyone wear Green and White or a 4-H shirt; October 28th 4-H Leader Appreciation Night 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office

What Else: For more information contact:  Mindy Clark, 4-H Program Assistant, 205 Martin St., Mountain View, AR 72560; 870-269-3336 or email: mclark@uaex.edu

 

What: October is Domestic Violence Month, “Safe Passage Inc.” helps

When:  Month of October

Why:  The purpose is to remind people of the terrible toll that violence, most of it against women and children, takes on families and relationships.  Abuse is not only physical but can be emotional, economic or sexual.  If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call Safe Passage, Inc. at their 24/7 Hotline: 870-368-3222.  You will find donation jars at many businesses throughout Izard and Fulton Counties.  The Safe Passage Office is in their Thrift Store on Hwy 69, eat of the traffic light in Melbourne.  For more information or to volunteer contact Lora Umphries-Buck at 870-368-3222,  Volunteer Coordinator Susan Varno at 870-297-4223 or email safepassage72556@yahoo.com

 

What: Trunk or Treat

When: Thursday, October 31st , 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: First Free Will Baptist Church, 1101 Brooks St., Batesville

What Else: Free candy, hot dogs, and drinks. Contact: 870-793-6569

 

What:  Pumpkin Patch

When:  Sat, Sept. 28th through Thurs, Oct. 31st, Mon-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm

Where:  Hope Lutheran Church and School, 2415 East Main Street, Batesville
 

What: Halloween in the Park

When: Thursday, October 31st 6:30 pm

Where: Cave City Park

What Else: Haunted Egg Hunt ages 2-12, Costume Parade for all ages 7 pm, Trick or Treating 6:30-8:30pm Contact 870-283-2538

 

What: 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

When: Friday and Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and November 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Independence County Fairgrounds

What Else: Booth spaces are inside and available for $45 for both days.  Call now to reserve your space:  Barbara May 870-834-968, Donna Trotter 870-251-2248.  Breakfast available on Saturday only.  Lunch available both days.

 

What:  Haunted House “Confusion Alley”

When: October 18, 19, 25, 26, 7-10pm; October 28, 29,30,31, 6-9pm; November 1,2, 7-10 pm

Where: 229 Watson Rd, Batesville, AR (Between Moorefield and Sulphur Rock)

What Else: Admission $2 for Children 12 and under, $4 for 13 and older, Children 4 and under get in FREE.  All ticket sales go to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, call 870-805-0716 or 870-613-6867

 

What: Benefit for Mike Anderson of Cave City Chili Supper

When: Saturday, November 2nd 5-7pm

Where: Cave City Middle School in Cafeteria

What Else: Auction in Gym at 7 pm, raffle tickets for a chance to win a gun, Hunt for a Cure

 

What: City of Melbourne’s 23rd Annual Fall Community Wide Yard Sale

When: Saturday, October 5th 7am-3pm, rain or shine. Charles C. Miller Park

What Else: You may pick up a list at City Hall on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th.  Please call city Hall with your name and location to be added to the list.  Call 870-368-4215

 

What: Bake Sale, Crafts & Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, October 5th 7:30 am-??

Where: Banner Church of Christ, 2524 Floral Rd., Concord, AR  Rain or shine.

 

What: Home Depot Fire Safety Awareness

When: Saturday, October 5th 9 am-Noon

Where: Home Depot in Batesville

What Else: the Batesville Fire Department will be there with equipment and demonstrations, free food and prizes

 

What: The Fall Bluegrass Festival

When: Thursday, November 7th through Saturday November 9th Rain or shine.

Where: Mountain View Arkansas

What Else: Advanced Ticket Purchase Recommended, Tickets are:  3 day pass $55, Thursday Evening $20, Friday all shows $20, and Saturday all shows $20.  All tickets are non-refundable.  No pets please.  Check it out on the web:  www.MountainView-Bluegrass.com

 

What: The Batesville Community Theatre announces “Arsenic & Old Lace” production

When: Nov 1-10

Where: Southside Middle School Auditorium

What Else:  Nov 1-2 at 7 pm, Nov 3 at 2 pm, Nov 8-9 at 7 pm and Nov 10 at 2 pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.  Contact 870-307-9058.

 

What:  Fall Session:  Accordion, Guitar, Keyboards, Violin, And Harmonica

When:  Monday, October 7th and October 21st; Monday, November 4th and 18th, Monday December 2nd

Where: First Community Bank from 7-9 p.m.

What Else: Come to listen or play.  All experience levels, beginners welcome.

 

What:  Thirsty’s Run for the Kids

When: Saturday, December 14th, 10am-1pm

Where: Wal-Mart in Batesville

What Else: Benefiting Children’s Home in Oil Trough, helping a National Guard family, helping a local biker family.  $10 or one unwrapped toy or non-perishable food.  Contact 870-214-1182 or 870-834-9178

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What: John Brummett will deliver the Annual Patterson Lecture at Lyon College

When: Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Nucor Auditorium

What Else: The event is free to the public, speaker is John Brummett

 

What: Gospel Singing

When: October 15th at 6:30 pm

Where: The Sulphur Road Pickers at the Woodman of the World Building next to  Tharp’s Barber Shop in Clinton, AR 

What Else: Admission is free, call 501-745-2025

 

What: Visiting artist talk on Lyon College Campus, Artist Michael Marwick

When:  Wednesday, October 16th 7:30 pm

Where: In the Nucor auditorium in the Lyon building on the campus of Lyon College

What Else:  the talk is free to the public, contact 870-307-7377

 

What: Ozark Woodland Owners Association to hold meeting

When: Thursday, October 17th , BBQ Dinner at 6:30 p.m. with meeting to follow

Where: The conference room of the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, 1770 Meyer St., Batesville, AR 72501

What Else: For more information, call Larry Morris at 870-283-6646

 

What: Annual St. Joe Community Fish Fry

When: Friday, October 18th, 5:00 pm

Where: St. Joe Community Center, 555 Hwy 374 W/Wollum Road

What Else: Live music at 5 pm, dinner 6-7pm $6.50, proceeds benefit Depot Museum and the City of St. Joe

 

What: Ribbon Cutting dedicated to the recent improvements to Hwy 167 north of Batesville

When: Friday, October 18th from 11-11:30 am

Where: the old Western Sizzlin’ parking lot

 

What: Revival

When: October 18th & 19th 6:30 pm

Where: Sharp United Methodist Church, 1100 Gainesboro Rd., Gainesboro Community

What Else: Speaker Paul Seay

 

What: Swap Meet

When: Saturday, October 19th 8 am-until?

Where: Cabin Creek Community Center in Hardy, AR Hwy 175. 

What Else: Bar-B-Que sandwiches and soft drinks, contact 870-847-3411

 

What: Melbourne Gospel Fest

When: Saturday, October 19th, 6:30 pm

Where: Melbourne High School Cafeteria

What Else: Free gospel concert donations will be benefiting the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County.
 

What: Bulb Sale

When: Saturday, October 19th 8 a.m. – 12 Noon

Where: County Extension Office, 1770 Myers Street

What Else: Bulb planting tips and demonstration

 

What: Country and Bluegrass Gospel Music

When: October 19th at 6:30 pm

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd., across from Southside High School.

What Else: Come, play, sing, contact 870-307-5554

 

What: The Batesville Area Parkinson’s Disease Group

When: Saturday, October 19th 2-4pm, in

Where: The Josephine Rae Rogers Center/White River Medical Center in Batesville

What Else: Call 870-613-3122

 

What:  Mystery Night at the Museum

When: Saturday, October 19th at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: The Calico Rock Museum

What Else: After a sit-down dinner, the Peppersauce Players will portray seven characters from local history ranging from the 1860’s through the 1960’s.  Each will provide a secret clue to be revealed at the end of the performance.  Tickets are $40 each.  To purchase a ticket contact Gloria Gushue at 104 Main Street, Calico Rock, 870-297-4129 or ggushue@gmail.com or visit htt://www.calicorockmuseum.com/indix.html.  Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

What: Sidney Fire Department Chili Supper

When: October 19th, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Sidney Fire Department, Sidney, AR

What Else:  Sign up for Youth Big Buck Contest for Youth Hunt November 2nd and 3rd .

 

What: Fall Revival Maple Springs Baptist Church

When: October 21st – 23rd  7 p.m. each night

Where: Maple Springs Baptist Church, 4225 Newport Rd in Rosie, AR contact: 870-844-5517

 

What: “Tour of the Universe”

When: October 25th, 5:30 pm

Where: Jacksonport Court House 5:30 pm, then the park pavilion

What Else: Free to public, call 870-523-2143

 

What: Haunted House and Haunted Hay Ride

When: October 19th & 26th 5:30-11:30pm

Where: Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 855 Water Valley Rd., Imboden, AR 72434 in Randolph County

What Else:  Tickets $5, all proceeds benefit the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department, contact 870-892-8488, 870-930-7606, 870-869-2240

 

What: Melbourne Fire Department Annual Turkey Shoot

When: Saturday, October 26th

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. until Dark

What Else: Raffle will be for chances on a Henry 22 Golden Boy, 100 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag 22 LR HP, and surprise gift.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be held at 2 p.m. You do not need to be present for raffle drawing.  Contact:  Eugene Bull @ 291-0977

 

What: Women’s trapshooting 

When: Saturday in October, 9am-Noon & Youth trapshooting every Saturday in October from 4-6 pm

Where: at the Independence County Shooting Complex. 

What Else: Call 870-698-0361.  Admission is FREE.

 

What: Free Estate Planning Workshop & Luncheon

When: October 26th 10:30 am

Where: Josie’s Steak House, 50 Riverbank Rd., Batesville, AR

What Else: call for reservations 501-884-6332 RSVP by October 20th

 

 

What:  October is 4-H Promotion Month

When: October 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 17th, 28th

Where: October 5th “Winter Readiness Drive” at Extension Office, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oct. 8th 4-H Enrollment Night and Cupcake Social at Yellow Jacket Hall 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 9th 4-H Enrollment Day at Timbo School 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; October 10th 4-H Enrollment Rural Special School 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and “What 4-H Means to Me” speeches at Quorum Court Meeting at Stone County Court House 5:30 p.m.; October 17th 4-H Pride Day, Everyone wear Green and White or a 4-H shirt; October 28th 4-H Leader Appreciation Night 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office

What Else: For more information contact:  Mindy Clark, 4-H Program Assistant, 205 Martin St., Mountain View, AR 72560; 870-269-3336 or email: mclark@uaex.edu

 

What:  Pumpkin Patch

When:  Sat, Sept. 28th through Thurs, Oct. 31st, Mon-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm

Where:  Hope Lutheran Church and School, 2415 East Main Street, Batesville

 

What: 29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

When: Friday and Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and November 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Independence County Fairgrounds

What Else: Booth spaces are inside and available for $45 for both days.  Call now to reserve your space:  Barbara May 870-834-968, Donna Trotter 870-251-2248.  Breakfast available on Saturday only.  Lunch available both days.

 

What: Benefit for Mike Anderson of Cave City Chili Supper

When: Saturday, November 2nd 5-7pm

Where: Cave City Middle School in Cafeteria

What Else: Auction in Gym at 7 pm, raffle tickets for a chance to win a gun, Hunt for a Cure

 

What: City of Melbourne’s 23rd Annual Fall Community Wide Yard Sale

When: Saturday, October 5th 7am-3pm, rain or shine. Charles C. Miller Park

What Else: You may pick up a list at City Hall on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th.  Please call city Hall with your name and location to be added to the list.  Call 870-368-4215

 

What: Bake Sale, Crafts & Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, October 5th 7:30 am-??

Where: Banner Church of Christ, 2524 Floral Rd., Concord, AR  Rain or shine.

 

What: Home Depot Fire Safety Awareness

When: Saturday, October 5th 9 am-Noon

Where: Home Depot in Batesville

What Else: the Batesville Fire Department will be there with equipment and demonstrations, free food and prizes

 

What: The Fall Bluegrass Festival

When: Thursday, November 7th through Saturday November 9th Rain or shine.

Where: Mountain View Arkansas

What Else: Advanced Ticket Purchase Recommended, Tickets are:  3 day pass $55, Thursday Evening $20, Friday all shows $20, and Saturday all shows $20.  All tickets are non-refundable.  No pets please.  Check it out on the web:  www.MountainView-Bluegrass.com

 

What: Conversational Spanish for Beginners

When: Monday October 7th and Wednesday November 13th from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: UACCB Row Johns Building, Room 803

What Else: Registration $67 plus two textbooks.  For more information call 870-612-2082 or email Katrina.stevens@uaccb.edu

 

What:  Fall Session:  Accordion, Guitar, Keyboards, Violin, And Harmonica

When:  Monday, October 7th and October 21st; Monday, November 4th and 18th, Monday December 2nd

Where: First Community Bank from 7-9 p.m.

What Else: Come to listen or play.  All experience levels, beginners welcome.

 

What:  Thirsty’s Run for the Kids

When: Saturday, December 14th, 10am-1pm

Where: Wal-Mart in Batesville

What Else: Benefiting Children’s Home in Oil Trough, helping a National Guard family, helping a local biker family.  $10 or one unwrapped toy or non-perishable food.  Contact 870-214-1182 or 870-834-9178

 

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What:  Barbecue Pork Fundraiser

When:  Friday, September 20th, 10:30am-1pm

Where:  Cooperative Extension Office, 1770 Meyers, Batesville

What Else:  Meal will include coleslaw, baked beans, potato chips, cookies and a bottle of water for $7.  Proceeds to benefit Independence County’s Extension Homemaker Clubs.

 

What:  6th Annual Car Show

When:  Saturday, September 21st

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  $20 entry fee.  All proceeds will go to charity.  For more information, visit www.rivercitycruisers.net.

 

What:  ‘Beyond’ Missionary Convention

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 2:30-4:30pm

Where:  750 17th Street, Batesville

What Else:  Free bags of clothes.  Free food.

 

What:  2nd Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 4:30ish

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  Ducks are $10.  1st place is a new BadBoy Mower, 2nd place is a Yeti Cooler and 3rd place is a Duck Dynasty Package.  All proceeds will go to the Christian Health Center of Batesville.  For more information, call Alisa Lancaster at 870-805-0798 or stop by the Batesville Chamber of Commerce.

 

What:  The Turner Family Concert

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 7pm

Where:  Store Front Pentecost Church, 2765 N. St. Louis, Batesville

What Else:  Everyone welcome.  Free admission.

 

What:  Mother’s Day Out

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 12:30-3:30pm

Where:  Pleasant Plains United Methodist Church

What Else:  From infant to 6 years old.  Limited space available.  Afternoon snacks or cookies and kool-aid will be provided.  To pre-register, contact Cookie price at 501-207-3357 or Carolyn Ridgway at 501-728-4135.

 

What:  Trapping Workshop

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 8:30am

Where:  Stinger Lake, Stone County

What Else:  Hunters, landowners and people with predator problems will want to attend.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this hands-on event.  Pre-register with Stone County Conservation District at 870-269-3726, extension 3.

 

What:  Trolley Car Days

When:  Saturday, September 21st

Where:  Sulphur Rock

What Else:  There will be tons of entertainment, activities and food and craft vendors.

 

What:  Water Carnival Parking and Barbecue Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 21st

Where:  Batesville VFW, corner of Myers and Chaney Drive

What Else:  Parking will be available on VFW property for a donation.  They will also be selling chicken dinners for $5 a plate.  Meal will consist of barbecue chicken and you choose 2 sides.  Dinners will be available beginning at 1pm.

 

What:  ‘Get the Scoop on Girl Scouts’ Ice Cream Social

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 9:30am-11:30am

Where:  Harrison Street Church of Christ, Batesville

 

What:  Ozark Foothills FilmFest ‘Fais Do-Do’ Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 7pm film screening

Where:  Fellowship Bible Church (Landers), Main Street, Batesville

What Else:  There will also be a Jambalaya Cook-Off and reception at Elizabeth’s at 9pm.  Tickets include both events and are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and are available at Elizabeth’s or 870-251-1189.

 

What:  3 Day Revival

When:  Sunday, September 22nd through Tuesday, September 24th, 6pm meal, 7pm service

Where:  New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3655 Bethesda Road, Batesville

What Else:  Rev. Garland Skidmore from Hampton, Arkansas will be the guest speaker.  Everyone is invited.

 

What:  Batesville Area Radio Club Meeting

When:  Thursday, September 26th, 7pm

Where:  First Community Bank Community Room, corner of St. Louis and Harrison Streets

What Else:  Anyone interested in HAM radio is invited to attend.  For more information, visit barchams.org.

 

What:  Fall Gospel Meeting

When:  Sunday, September 22nd through Friday, September 27th, 7pm nightly

Where:  Quail Valley Church of Christ, 4104 Harrison Street, Batesville

What Else:  The guest speaker will be Wayne Goff of Kansas City, Missouri.  For a complete list of topics or questions, call 870-793-6700.

 

What:  Fish Fry Catfish Dinner Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 28th, 11am-4pm

Where:  Humane Society of Independence County, #5 Environmental Drive, Batesville

What Else:  Dinner includes catfish with all the trimmings and a drink and will cost a $5 donation.  There will be food for up to 200 people.  Thousand Hills Veterinary Clinic will be holding a vaccination clinic during the fish fry.  Do-it-yourself dog baths and dipping available.  For more information, call 870-793-0090.

 

What:  Fortepiano Recital and Workshop

When:  Saturday, September 28th

Where:  Bevens Music Room, Lyon College

What Else:  Fortepianist Dr. Janice Wenger will host a lecture and workshop at 1:30pm.  She will also have a recital at 7:30pm.  The events are free and open to the public. 

 

What:  Fall Horse Tales Ride or Walk for Literacy

When:  Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th

Where:  Rafter D Ranch, 7950 Central Avenue, Mt. Pleasant

What Else:  All monies raised will benefit Arkansas Horse Tales.  For more information, call 870-291-1818 or visit www.rafterdtrailride.com.

 

What:  Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Tutor Training Workshop

When:  Sunday, September 29th, 2:30pm

Where:  Batesville Municipal Building, 500 East Main Street, 2nd floor

What Else:  To register, call 870-793-5912.

 

What:  A memorial fund has been set up at the Bank of Cave City in memory of Robert Hutchins from Maple Springs for his wife, Christy and their 6 children.  Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

What:  A benefit account has been set up for Misty Burton and her 3 ½ year old son Parker at FNBC to help with funeral and living costs.  Misty’s husband James died In a motorcycle accident on September 7th.  Donations can be made at any FNBC branch or can be mailed to any branch to the attention of Misty Burton Benefit Account.

 

What:  Sign Language for Beginners Class

When:  Every Monday evening, September 30th through November 4th, 6-8pm

Where:  Row Johns Building, Rom 802, UACCB

What Else:  The cost is $45 plus textbook.  For more information, call 870-612-2082.

 

What:  University of Arkansas Admissions Counselor Meeting

When:  Tuesday, October 1st, 6-8pm

Where:  First Community Bank, Southside Branch

What Else:  Batesville High School Juniors, Seniors and Parents are invited.  There will be a brief presentation on applying to the U of A, including information on the application process, housing and scholarships.  For more information, contact Deann Coleman at 870-307-3550.

 

What:  Pumpkin Patch

When:  Sat, Sept. 28th through Thurs, Oct. 31st, Mon-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm

Where:  Hope Lutheran Church and School, 2415 East Main Street, Batesville

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What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Friday, September 13th, 11am-6pm

Where:  Harps, 1740 Batesville Boulevard, Southside

 

What:  Izard County Health Fair

When:  Friday, September 13th, 8am-1pm

Where:  Izard County Senior Citizen Center, Brockwell

What Else:  Seniors can get free health screenings and information.  There will be detailed viewings of your inner ear, blood pressure readings, cholesterol levels, mobile mammography and more.  For more information, contact Latricia Caraway at 870-368-3243 or Nancy Dailey at 870-297-3738.

 

What:  Hotdog Cookout and Auction Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 2pm cookout, 6pm auction

Where:  Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View

What Else:  They will be auctioning off homemade pies, quilts, a foosball table and more.  Proceeds will go to the Innocent Hearts Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill shelter.  For more information, call 870-269-8485 or 870-404-8397.

 

What:  Hunter Education Class

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 8:30am-5pm

Where:  Mountain View High School

What Else:  Must attend all class sessions to complete the course.  For more information, visit agfc.com or call 1-800-482-5795.

 

What:  Miner’s Day Pageant

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 11am

Where:  Cushman Community Center

What Else:  Entry deadline is Monday, September 9th.  For forms or questions, call 870-793-5061.

 

What:  2nd Annual Ride and Auction for Seniors Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 8am

Where:  Rafter D Ranch, Mt. Pleasant

What Else:  Donations for the ride and meal will be appreciated.  All funds raised will benefit the Aged and Disabled of Izard, Sharp, Independence, Fulton, Cleburne, Jackson, Stone, Van Buren, White and Woodruff Counties.  For more information, visit rafterdtrailride.com or call 870-994-3090 or 877-855-2206.

 

What:  Beth Moore Simulcast

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 9am-3:45pm

Where:  Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church

What Else:  Admission tickets are $20, which includes lunch.  Seating is limited and tickets are available by calling Joyce Goff at 870-291-1801 or Caren Smith at 870-291-2597.  Tickets are also available at the Bread of Life Christian Book Store located in Melbourne and Batesville. 

 

What:  Beth Moore Simulcast

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 8:30am

Where:  Fellowship Baptist Church at the Landers, Main Street, Batesville

What:  Worship with Christian Baxter and lunch by Elizabeth’s.  Tickets are $20 and are available at Deni’s Inspirations, Bread of Life, Elizabeth’s and the church office.  For more information, call 870-698-9244.

 

What:  23rd Annual Maynard Alumni and Friends Reunion

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 5pm

Where:  Maynard High School Cafeteria

What Else:  For more information, contact Ligie Waddell, Jr at 870-647-2188.

 

What:  3rd Annual Housing for African Orphans 5K Run/Walk

When:  Saturday, September 14th, 7am

Where:  Harrison Park

What Else:  Entry forms can be obtained by contacting Rosie Evers at 870-416-0943 and or available on the Living Water Church website steveandgwencurtis.org.  $25 entry fee per contestant can be paid in advance or in the day of the event.  All proceeds go to the digging of a well for a healthier drinking source for the African orphanage in Dar Es Salaam.

 

What:  2nd Annual Native American Day

When:  Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14th

Where:  Calico Rock

What Else:  All events are free to the public.  For more information, call 870-297-4129 or visit www.calicorockmuseum.com.

 

What:  ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Studio Tour

When:  Friday and Saturday, September 13th and 14th, 9am-6pm and Sunday, September 15th, 10am-4pm

Where:  Pineville, Calico Rock, Mountain View and Fox

What Else:  Visit artists in their private workplaces and see art in process and at its source.  All 28 studios are within 30 miles of Mountain View.  Ironwork, pottery, weavings, candles, paintings, jewelry, knives and woodwork are just a few of the offerings.  Works will be on exhibit and for sale.  For more information, visit www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com

 

What:  Smoked Boston Butt Sale Benefit

When:  Pre-order by September 17th

Where:  Pick up at Hawg’s Exxon-Batesville-Sept. 21st-3-4pm, or Strawberry 1-2pm

What Else:  Call and leave a message at 870-528-0291 or 870-528-3058.  Leave your name and number and how many Boston Butts you would like to order.  Proceeds will go to help Debra Doyle with medical expenses.

 

What:  Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class

When:  Thursday, September 19th, 6-10pm

Where:  Alan Davis Conference Center, EMS Drive, Batesville

What Else:  There is a $40 fee, which covers the cost of the text book and CPR card.  Register at 870-793-3351.

 

What:  6th Annual Car Show

When:  Saturday, September 21st

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  $20 entry fee.  All proceeds will go to charity.  For more information, visit www.rivercitycruisers.net.

 

What:  ‘Beyond’ Missionary Convention

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 2:30-4:30pm

Where:  750 17th Street, Batesville

What Else:  Free bags of clothes.  Free food.

 

What:  2nd Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 4:30ish

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  Ducks are $10.  1st place is a new BadBoy Mower, 2nd place is a Yeti Cooler and 3rd place is a Duck Dynasty Package.  All proceeds will go to the Christian Health Center of Batesville.  For more information, call Alisa Lancaster at 870-805-0798 or stop by the Batesville Chamber of Commerce.

 

What:  The Turner Family Concert

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 7pm

Where:  Store Front Pentecost Church, 2765 N. St. Louis, Batesville

What Else:  Everyone welcome.  Free admission.

 

What:  Mother’s Day Out

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 12:30-3:30pm

Where:  Pleasant Plains United Methodist Church

What Else:  From infant to 6 years old.  Limited space available.  Afternoon snacks or cookies and kool-aid will be provided.  To pre-register, contact Cookie price at 501-207-3357 or Carolyn Ridgway at 501-728-4135.

 

What:  Trapping Workshop

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 8:30am

Where:  Stinger Lake, Stone County

What Else:  Hunters, landowners and people with predator problems will want to attend.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this hands-on event.  Pre-register with Stone County Conservation District at 870-269-3726, extension 3.

 

What:  Trolley Car Days

When:  Saturday, September 21st

Where:  Sulphur Rock

What Else:  There will be tons of entertainment, activities and food and craft vendors.

 

What:  Ozark Foothills FilmFest ‘Fais Do-Do’ Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, September 21st, 7pm film screening

Where:  Fellowship Bible Church (Landers), Main Street, Batesville

What Else:  There will also be a Jambalaya Cook-Off and reception at Elizabeth’s at 9pm.  Tickets include both events and are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and are available at Elizabeth’s or 870-251-1189.

 

What:  A benefit account has been set up for Misty Burton and her 3 ½ year old son Parker at FNBC to help with funeral and living costs.  Misty’s husband James died In a motorcycle accident on September 7th.  Donations can be made at any FNBC branch or can be mailed to any branch to the attention of Misty Burton Benefit Account.

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What:  Pioneer Athletic Booster Club’s Beauty Pageant Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, August 24th

Where:  Batesville School Auditorium, Water Street

What Else:  Open to Batesville School students only.  For more information, contact Jenifer at 870-615-0160.

 

What:  Pioneer Athletic Booster Club’s Womanless Beauty Pageant

When:  Saturday, August 24th

Where:  Batesville School Auditorium, Water Street

What Else:  Open to Batesville 9th-12th grade students only.  For more information, contact Jenifer at 870-615-0160.

 

What:  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association Annual Cemetery Homecoming

When:  Saturday, August 24th, 11am

Where:  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 108 Pleasant Ridge Road, 9 miles northeast of Poughkeepsie

What Else:  Followed by a potluck dinner in the church fellowship hall.  Everyone is invited.  For more information, call 870-856-3983.

 

What:  Homecoming Celebration

When:  Sunday, August 25th, 11am

Where:  Brownsville Baptist Church

What Else:  Brother Larry Thomas will be speaking and after the potluck, the Mt. Top Cowboy Church musicians will be performing.  Everyone is invited.

 

What:  Freemans of Hendersonville, Tennessee Concert

When:  Sunday, August 25th, 6pm

Where:  First Baptist Church, 552 Highway 62 East, Salem

What Else:  An evening of great southern gospel music.  Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.  For more information, call 870-895-2330.

 

What:  School Night for Scouting

When:  Thursday, August 29th, 7pm

Where:  All local elementary schools

What Else:  Fliers and additional details will be distributed at school.  Designed for boys from the 1st through 5th grades.  For more information, contact the Quapaw Area Council, Boy Scouts of America at 501-664-4780 or 800-545-7268.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Friday, August 30th, 11am-4pm

Where:  Mt. Zion Lodge #10, 985 Batesville Boulevard, across from the airport

What Else:  Free lunch will be served to donors.

 

What:  Annual ’50-’51 Desha High School Class Reunion

When:  Sunday, August 31st, 8am breakfast at Hardee’s, 5pm supper at Fred’s Fish House

What Else:  For more information, contact Nona Jeffery at 870-251-2891 or Katie Hicks at 870-793-6458.

 

What:  BBQ, Pie Auction and Gospel Singing Benefit

When:  Saturday, August 31st, 3pm

Where:  White River Amphitheater Pavilion’s 2 and 3, Batesville

What Else:  BBQ plates will be $5.  Gospel singing will be by New Creation, Saved by Grace, Adam Fudge, Hanna Keeney and Nick and Katrina Fudge.  Donations will be accepted and humbly appreciated.  Money raised will go toward the medical expenses of John and Michelle Rogers, who were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.

 

What:  Melbourne Boy Scouts Troop and Crew 316 Car Wash

When:  Saturday, August 31st, 10am-2pm

Where:  Melbourne Fire Station #1

What Else:  For more information, contact Lynette Westvang at 870-283-1365.

 

What:  Annual Brooks Family Reunion

When:  Sunday, September 1st, 9am

Where:  Firefighters Training Facility, next to Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  A potluck lunch will be served around 12noon.

 

What:  ‘The Joy of Living’ Community-Wide Ladies Bible Study

When:  every Tuesday beginning September 3rd, 10-11:30am

Where:  West Baptist Church Sanctuary, Batesville

What Else:  This is an inter-denominational group systematically studying through the Bible.  For more information or to register for child care, contact Jennie at 870-307-1342 or Faith at 870-805-8049.

 

What:  ‘Born of the Spirit’ Prophetic Conference

When:  Sun, Sept. 1st, 10:15am and 5pm, Mon-Wed, Sept. 2nd-4th, 7pm nightly

Where:  Jubilee Family Church, 45 Thunderbird Lane, Batesville

What Else:  Featuring Dr. John David Kirby and his wife and ministry partner, Sarah, of St. James City, Florida.

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