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: ‘Kingdom Rock’ Vacation Bible School
When: Sunday, July 28th through Wednesday, July 31st, 5-7:30pm nightly
Where: First United Methodist Church, Batesville
What Else: Free snack supper. For more information, call 870-793-3803.
What: Benefit Tennis Camp
When: Tuesday, July 30th through Friday, August 2nd
What Else: Sessions will be conducted by USPTA Tennis Pro Chris Wann. Kids camp will be held from 8-10am, while adults will practice from 1-3pm. The cost is $50 with proceeds going to benefit the children of Joe Huss, who dies last year in a motorcycle accident. Registration forms are available at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course Golf Shack. A benefit dinner will also be held at Josie’s Steakhouse on Saturday, August 3rd. For more information, call Chris at 479-330-2108.
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: Bingo Bash
When: Friday, August 2nd, 10am
Where: 1680 Batesville Boulevard
What ELSe: Open to all senior citizens. For more information, call 870-251-1112.
What: Collage Art Workshop with Aline McCracken
When: Friday and Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd, 10am-3pm with 1 hour lunch break
Where: Batesville Area Arts Council, 246 East Main Street
What Else: $45 for one day and $80 for both. To sign up, call 870-793-3382.
What: Mission at the Cross Fish Fry Fundraiser
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 10am-2pm
Where: Believers Community Church, 3645 N. St. Louis, Batesville
What Else: $10 per plate. For more information, call 870-307-2271.
What: Accordion Players Meeting
When: Monday, August 5th, 7-9pm
Where: First Community Bank Community Room, corner of St. Louis and Harrison, Batesville
What Else: Accordions, acoustic players, singers, beginners, listeners welcome. For more information, call 870-307-0258.
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.
What: ‘Kickin for a Cure 2013’ Kickball Tournament Fundraiser
When: Saturday, August 17th
Where: North Complex, Batesville
What Else: $125 per co-ed team. 3 game guarantee. Must have 5 women on the team. Prizes for best team costumes and theme. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Independence County Relay for Lift. For more information, contact Randy Seale at 501-434-0146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.