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What:  ‘Star Wars – Episode IV’ Free Family Film Night

When:  Friday, May 10th, 8pm

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  Bring lawn chairs.  Costume and Wookie Calling Contest with prizes.  Free ice cream treats.

 

What:  Neighborhood Block Party

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 12noon-2pm

Where:  Calvary Batesville Church Recreation Area, 18th and Porter Streets

What Else:  Free lunch.  Bounce house for the kids.  Games and fellowship.  For more information, call 870-793-5480 or visit www.calvarybatesville.net.

 

What:  Mother’s Day Cruise

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 3pm

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Bring mom and enjoy a relaxing tour of Lake Charles by party barge.  Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and learn a little bit of history about the lake.  Price is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Mothers and children under 6 ride for free.

 

What:  White Oak Trail Hike

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 9am

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Take a hike with a park interpreter on the White Oak Trail.  Follow the trail through the surrounding woods and along the lake shore to see the wildlife that call Lake Charles home.

 

What:  ‘Oh No!  I broke its tail!’ Program

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 1:30pm

Where:  Join a park interpreter in the Nature Center to see some lizards and how then can survive even though they lose their tails.

 

What:  ‘Restoring Powhatan:  Origins of the State Park’ Program

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 10am-12noon

Where:  Powhatan State Park

What Else:  Adults are $5, children 6-12 are $3 and under 6 are free.  The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is ‘Saving Our Heritage:  Arkansas’s Historic Structures’.  Come celebrate with us by taking a special, behind the scenes tour of five of these historic structures.  Learn about the development and decline of a steamboat town and discover the fascinating story of how these buildings were saved and painstakingly preserved.

 

What:  Poker Run Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, May 11th, first vehicle out at 9am, last vehicle out at 2pm

Where:  Calico Rock Fire Department

What Else:  Motorcycles and cars welcome.  $15 per hand.  Winning hand announced at 4pm.  1st place wins $150, 2nd place wins $100, 3rd place wins $50.  All proceeds will benefit the Calico Rock Fire Department.  For more information, go to facebook.com/calicorockfiredept or calicorock.us.org or call 870-291-2474.

 

What:  Basket Making Workshop

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 9am-3pm

Where:  Batesville Area Arts Council Art Gallery, Main Street

What Else:  The cost is $50.  For more information or to register, call 870-793-3382.

 

What:  Old Fashioned Pie Supper and Cake/Pie Auction

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 6pm

Where:  Thida Community Center, 839 Departee Creek

What Else:  Admission is free.  All proceeds will be matched by the home office of Modern Woodmen of America up to $2,500 and will go to the Thida Community Center to install a new roof.  For more information, call 870-523-2977.

 

What:  Heber Springs High School Drama Program ‘Why Do We Laugh’ Comedy Presentation

When:  Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th, 7pm nightly

Where:  Heber Springs High School Cafeteria

What Else:  Ticket prices are $3 for adults and students, children 4 and under are free.

 

What:  110 Year Main Street Reunion

When:  Saturday, May 11th, 11am-3pm

Where:  Main Street Calico Rock (Hwy. 5)

What Else:  Take a guided tour of Main Street at 12noon or 2pm.  Actors will portray people who worked at the grocery, pool hall, bank, funeral parlor and other former businesses.  The museum opens their Pioneers Wall and Main Street Exhibit.  Listen as people who worked or owned Main Street stores reminisce about the ‘Good Old Days’.  For more information, call 870-297-4129 or visit calicorockmuseum.com/events.

 

What:  Benefit Yard Sale

When:  Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th, 7am

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

What Else:  All proceeds will benefit Macy’s Miracle:  Supporting research of Angelman Syndrome.  For more information, contact Deann Castleberry at 870-793-7939.

 

What:  Semi-Annual Book Sale

When:  Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th, 9am-1pm daily

Where:  Hardy Gym

What Else:  The sale benefits the library in Hardy.  Please bring your own sturdy bags to carry books purchased.  For more information, contact Jayne Abele at 870-257-3842.

 

What:  8th Annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Fishing Derby

When:  Saturday, May 11th, registration 6:30am, fishing 7-11am

Where:  FutureFuel Park, Gap Road, East Batesville

What Else:  Lunch, goody bags, door prizes and winning prizes for biggest fish, littlest fish and most fish caught will be provided.  For ages 3 to 14.

 

What:  Bird Watching Hike

When:  Sunday, May 12th, 8am

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Join a park interpreter for a hike along the Mockernut Trail to do some bird watching, please bring along some binoculars and bird guides if you have any, but they are not necessary.

 

What:  Nature Center Open

When:  Sunday, May 12th, 1-3pm

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Come down to the Nature Center and see the wildlife we have on display for the summer.  A park interpreter will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

What:  ‘Stroke Awareness’ Free Community Health Education Event

When:  Tuesday, May 14th, 12noon-1pm

Where:  Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, Conference Room B, WRMC, Batesville

What Else:  Lunch provided.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Tuesday, May 14th, 1-6pm

Where:  White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St, Batesville

What Else:  To schedule a donation or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  All blood types are needed.  A blood donor card or drivers license or 2 other forms of identification are required.  Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

What:  National Nursing Home Week Annual Community Picnic

When:  Wednesday, May 15th, 11am-1pm

Where:  Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

What Else:  There will be food, entertainment and a car and motorcycle show.

 

What:  Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Support Group

When:  Wednesday, May 15th, 1pm

What Else:  They offer support groups and presentations for adults, children and families, at schools, churches, youth groups and work places.  Meetings every Wednesday at 1pm and the first and third Thursday at 6pm.  For more information, call 870-793-8111 or 870-698-0006.

 

What:  Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Support Group

When:  Thursday, May 16th, 6pm

What Else:  They offer support groups and presentations for adults, children and families, at schools, churches, youth groups and work places.  Meetings every Wednesday at 1pm and the first and third Thursday at 6pm.  For more information, call 870-793-8111 or 870-698-0006.

 

What:  Cookout for a Cure

When:  Friday, May 17th, 11am-2pm

Where:  Citizens Bank, Main Bank parking lot, Batesville

What Else:  $5 a plate includes hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookies and a drink.  Proceeds to benefit Independence County Relay for Life.

 

What:  Annual Community BBQ

When:  Friday, May 17th, 11am

Where:  Cave City Nursing Home, 442 Taylor Circle

What Else:  Honoring volunteers during National Nursing Home Week.  There will be live entertainment and door prizes.

 

What:  Mountain View Graduating Class After Graduation Party

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 8pm-5am

Where:  Flatwoods Missionary Baptist Church, Mountain View

What Else:  There will be laser tag, karaoke, inflatable obstacle course and boxing ring.  Some of the gifts include:  a tv, iPad, grand prize $500 cash.  Come hang out with classmates and enjoy the food, fun and games.

 

What:  All Rise Century Ride Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 8am

Where:  Batesville Department of Human Services Office, Highway 69 East, 2 miles past Wal-Mart

What Else:  The purpose is to increase interest in cycling and raise money for the Independence County DWI Court Program.  This is for riders of all skill levels and winds through the rolling hills of North Arkansas where they meet the delta.  The ride is out and back so riders may choose any distance of 1-100 miles.  There is very little flat on most of the ride, but there are no major climbs.  Registration fee includes t-shirt, drinks and refreshments.  All riders who raise $250 or more will receive a special award.  Helmets are required for all riders.  Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a supported ride – sag wagon will be available.  The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for under 18.  There will be a minimum of 4 rest stops with drinks and refreshments provided.  For more information, contact Lee Huff at 870-793-8897.

 

What:  Mockernut Trail Hike

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 9am

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Follow a park interpreter on the Mockernut Trail to try and find some creatures of the area and discover what kind of plants and trees grow along the lake shore.

 

What:  Catch and Feed

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 12:30pm

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Join a park interpreter near the Nature Center to learn how to throw a cast net.  Try out this bait catching technique and then feed what is caught to the animals in the Nature Center.

 

What:  ‘Restoring Powhatan:  Origins of the State Park’ Program

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 10am-12noon

Where:  Powhatan State Park

What Else:  Adults are $5, children 6-12 are $3 and under 6 are free.  The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is ‘Saving Our Heritage:  Arkansas’s Historic Structures’.  Come celebrate with us by taking a special, behind the scenes tour of five of these historic structures.  Learn about the development and decline of a steamboat town and discover the fascinating story of how these buildings were saved and painstakingly preserved.

 

What:  Gospel Singing/Spaghetti Supper/Dessert Auction Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 5pm

Where:  Mt. Pleasant Southern Baptist Church

What Else:  Singing by Quillen Edwards at 5:30, spaghetti supper served at 6pm with a dessert auction to follow.  Donations accepted at the door for gospel singing.  Spaghetti supper available for $5.  All proceeds go to benefit the Izard County Relay for Life.  For more information, contact Amanda Bledsoe at 870-291-0585.

 

What:  Fish Supper Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 5pm

Where:  Strawberry School Cafeteria

What Else:   Adults are $6 and children are $4.  Carry outs available.  Proceeds will go the Volunteer Fire Department.  For more information, contact Fire Chief Stanley Mayland or Strawberry City Hall at 870-528-4062.

 

What:  Genealogy Workshop

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 9am-2pm

Where:  Powhatan State Park

What Else:  Registration fee is $10.  If you have always wanted to discover your ancestors, then you are invited.  Topics covered will include oral history, using archival records and the internet, and preserving family keepsakes.  This workshop is appropriate for both beginner and intermediate genealogists and participants are encouraged to bring their research.  Space is limited, call 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas .com.

 

What:  ‘Peter Pan’ Presentation

When:  Saturday, May 18th, 5:30pm

Where:  Mountain View Elementary School Stage

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  All proceeds go to North Arkansas Dance Theatre.  Bring your entire family to this delightful event.  For more information, go to nadt.info.

 

What:  Nature Center Open

When:  Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Come down to the Nature Center and see the wildlife on display for the summer.  A park interpreter will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

What:  Bird Watching Hike

When:  Sunday, May 19th, 8am

Where:  Lake Charles State Park

What Else:  Join a park interpreter for a walk on the White Oak Trail to see some of the birds that live in the park.  Please bring along binoculars and bird guides if you have any, but they are not necessary.

 

What:  ‘Peter Pan’ Presentation

When:  Sunday, May 19th, 2:30pm

Where:  Mountain View Elementary

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  All proceeds go to North Arkansas Dance Theatre.  Bring your entire family to this delightful event.  For more information, go to nadt.info.

 

What:  Benefit Team Roping

When:  Sunday, May 19th, 12noon

Where:  Izard County Fairgrounds, Melbourne

What Else:  10-Slide, $15 per man, 3 head progressive after one, 1 second per number up or down, 50% payback.  There will also be a silent auction and benefit plate lunch.  All proceeds go to Charles and Darlene Hastings.  Darlene is a cancer patient.  For more information, contact Mike Huckabee at 870-710-0831 or Robert Staggs at 870-291-4789.

 

What:  Accordian Players Meeting

When:  Monday, May 20th, 7-9pm

Where:  Community Room, First Community Bank, corner of St. Louis and Harrison, Batesville

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

 

What:  Accordion Player Meetings

When:  Monday, May 20th, 7-9pm

Where:  First Community Bank Community Room, corner of Harrison and St. Louis, Batesville

What Else:  Meeting every 1st and 3rd Monday.  Bring your accordion and meet other accordion players.  For more information, contact Ed Casper at 870-307-0258.

 

What:  Batesville Area Parkinson’s Support Group

When:  Monday, May 20th, 1:30pm

Where:  Citizens Bank Annex, College Street

What Else:  Elaine Cummings will share about treatment for Parkinson’s disease.  The public is welcome.

 

What:  Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm

Where:  First Community Bank, Community Room, corner of St. Louis and Harrison, Batesville

What Else:  This month’s meeting features Ann Wood of Searcy, a master gardener and former teacher and past recipient of White County Gardener of the Year.  She will be presenting on Hydrangeas.  Public is welcome.  For more information, contact Becky at 870-834-5456.

 

What:  Servant’s Heart Chapter of Christian Motorcyclist Association Meeting

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 6pm

Where:  U.S. Pizza, Newport

What Else:  Everyone welcome.  For more information, contact Noyal at 870-217-5770.

 

What:  Gospel Singing

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30pm

Where:  Woodmen of the World Building, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop, downtown Clinton

What Else:  King’s Highway and Spirit Breeze will be the featured band.  Admission is free and everyone is invited.  For more information, contact Louis Dawson at 501-745-2025.

 

What:  Independence County Commodity Distribution

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 8:30am

Where:  Miller Gym, 9th and Oak, Batesville

What Else:  All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date.  You must bring proof of income and proof of ID.  There will be a variety of items to give out.  Any questions may be directed to Independence County Coordinator Stan Calvery at 870-793-5765 ext. 230.  Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm.  Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone.  The NADC Commodity program is an Equal Opportunity Program.

 

What:  Stone County Commodity Distribution

When:  Tuesday, May 21st, 8:30am

Where:  Fairgrounds in Mountain View

What Else:  All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date.  You must bring proof of income and proof of ID.  There will be a variety of items to give out.  Any questions may be directed to Stone County Coordinator Gennive Farris at 870-269-4381 Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm.  Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone.  The NADC Commodity program is an Equal Opportunity Program.

 

What:  Sharp County Commodity Distribution

When:  Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30am

Where:  NADC Office in Ash Flat

What Else:  All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date.  You must bring proof of income and proof of ID.  There will be a variety of items to give out.  Any questions may be directed to Sharp County Coordinator Rita Cude at 870-994-5373 Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm.  Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone.  The NADC Commodity program is an Equal Opportunity Program.

 

What:  Izard County Commodity Distribution

When:  Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30am

Where:  NADC Office in Melbourne

What Else:  All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date.  You must bring proof of income and proof of ID.  There will be a variety of items to give out.  Any questions may be directed to Izard County Coordinator Gail Reeves at 870-368-4329 Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm.  Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone.  The NADC Commodity program is an Equal Opportunity Program.

 

What:  ‘Peter Pan’ Presentation

When:  Friday, May 24th, 7pm

Where:  Ozarka College, Melbourne

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  All proceeds go to North Arkansas Dance Theatre.  Bring your entire family to this delightful event.  For more information, go to nadt.info.

 

What:  ‘Restoring Powhatan:  Origins of the State Park’ Program

When:  Saturday, May 25th, 10am-12noon

Where:  Powhatan State Park

What Else:  Adults are $5, children 6-12 are $3 and under 6 are free.  The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is ‘Saving Our Heritage:  Arkansas’s Historic Structures’.  Come celebrate with us by taking a special, behind the scenes tour of five of these historic structures.  Learn about the development and decline of a steamboat town and discover the fascinating story of how these buildings were saved and painstakingly preserved.

 

What:  ‘Peter Pan’ Presentation

When:  Friday, May 31st, 7pm

Where:  Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  All proceeds go to North Arkansas Dance Theatre.  Bring your entire family to this delightful event.  For more information, go to nadt.info.

 

What:  Head Start Registration.  Free quality preschool.  Apply now for 2013-2014.  Applications taken on any child 3 or 4 by August 1st.  Kindergarten readiness.  State quality approved classrooms.  Certified, experienced staff.  Nutritious, USDA approved meals.  Open Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.  Bring proof of income.  Salem 870-895-3434.  Viola 870-456-2016.  Batesville 870-793-3234.

 

What:  ‘Peter Pan’ Presentation

When:  Saturday, June 1st, 3:30pm

Where:  Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children.  All proceeds go to North Arkansas Dance Theatre.  Bring your entire family to this delightful event.  For more information, go to nadt.info.

 

What:  Drivers Education Classes

When:  beginning Monday, June 3rd, 8am

Where:  Batesville High School Room 03

What Else:  To register, contact Teonia Gott at 870-793-6846 or Stu Smith at 870-612-3974.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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