What: Free Kids Fishing Derby Family Fun Day
When: Saturday, July 20th, 9am
Where: Griffin Park, 45 Griffin Road, Hardy
What Else: Open to all children 15 years and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, bring their own fishing poles, tackle and bait. Prizes for biggest fish and most weight awarded by age group. A Fishing Safety Talk is being provided by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officer Steve Taylor. Free food and drinks will be provided and access to Griffin Park is free for families during the entire day. Open fishing for everyone begins after the derby.
What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class
When: Monday, July 22nd, 6-10pm
Where: Alan Davis Conference Center, Batesville
What Else: There is a fee of $40, which covers the cost of the text book and CPR card. Register at 870-793-3351.
What: Independence County Commodity Distribution
When: Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:30am
Where: NADC Office, 550 Oak Street, Batesville
What Else: All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date. Must bring proof of income and ID. A variety of items will be given out. Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, natural origin, sex or handicap. For more information, call 870-793-5765 extension 230.
What: Batesville Area Radio Club Meeting
When: Thursday, July 25th, 7pm
Where: First Community Bank Community Room, corner of St. Louis and Harrison
What Else: Anyone interested in HAM radio is invited to attend. For more information, visit barchams.org.
What: ‘God Saved, By Water’ Summer Bible Series
When: Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th, 7pm nightly
Where: Quail Valley Church of Christ, 4104 Harrison Street, Batesville
What Else: There will be classes for most all ages, including adults. For more information or transportation, call 870-793-6700.
What: Free Lamaze Class
When: Saturday, July 27th, 9am
Where: New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center, 23 Main Street, Ash Flat
What Else: Class space is limited. Interested persons need to register and pay a $10 returnable registration fee. The registration fee will be returned the day of the class. More information will be provided at registration time.
What: 12U fastpitch softball team tryout
When: Saturday, July 27th, 10am
Where: Desha softball field
What Else: Looking for a few girls to round out the roster. All girls need to have 2001 or 2002 birthdays.
What: Old fashioned Holy Ghost Tent Revival
When: Thursday, July 25th through Sunday, July 28th, 7:00pm nightly
Where: Corner of MLK Drive and Second Street, Kensett
What Else: Guest Evangelist will be Bro. Andre Walker of Dime Box, Texas.
What: Batesville Pageants
When: Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th, 6pm nightly – registration 2-4pm Monday
Where: Independence Hall, UACCB
What Else: Seeking entries from 0 to 12 years. Open to Independence County residents only. Not a glitz pageant. The entry fee is $30, or $40 if you’re entering photogenic. Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, A Formal Affair, Wiggle Worms, Batesville Guard, Studio Salon and Chunky Monkeys. For more information, contact Alicia Ritchie at 870-799-9303 or Linda Pease at 870-613-1867.
What: ‘Jungle Jaunt’ Vacation Bible School
When: Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd, 6-8:15pm nightly
Where: Newark Southern Baptist Church, 265 East 10th Street
What Else: Jump into a vacation Bible school experience as big as the Amazon Rainforest. They will be having a kick-off event on Saturday, July 27th at 10am with a bounce house, water slide and treasure hunt.
What: Heels & Helmets
When: Tuesday, August 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Independence County Fair Grounds, Batesville
What Else: Football 101 for women only! Pick up the basics of football. There’ll be a “game day fashion show”, “tail gate” demonstrations and plenty of game day food! Tickets are $20 and may be reserved/purchased by calling Michelle Reichardt at 870-698-2928 or Alisa R. Lancaster at 870-698-1023.