What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class
When: Monday, September 17th, 6-10pm
Where: Alan Davis Conference Center
What Else: There is a fee of $25 to cover the cost of the text book and CPR card. Register at 870-793-3351.
What: Independence County Commodity Distribution
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 8:30am
Where: Miller Gym, 9th and Oak
What Else: Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to age, sex, color, natural origin or handicap.
What: Barbecue Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 3:30-7:30pm
Where: Cedar Ridge High School
What Else: Tickets are $7 and dinner includes barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, potatoes, roll and drink. Money raised will be used for the school prom.
What: American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Thursday, September 20th, 1-6pm
Where: First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 116 East Jefferson, Mountain View
What Else: The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
What: Historic Games Day
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-2pm
Where: Powhatan Historic State Park
What Else: Some of the games offered will be old fashioned sack races, croquet, graces, marbles, tag and freeze tag, apple dunking, jump rope, jacks, yo-yos, checkers, horseshoes and more. Bring your family, a picnic lunch and some lawn chairs and spend the day enjoying a little bit of yesteryear. For more information, call 870-878-6765.
What: Poker Run Benefit
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 9am
Where: FNBC Horseshoe Bend
What Else: $20 donation per bike. $10 donation per passenger. $200 payout for best hand. There will be refreshments and a free hot dog lunch for all participants. All proceeds will be donated to the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department.
What: Open House
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 1-3pm
Where: Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society, old hospital bldg, E. Main St, Melbourne
What Else: Roger Harvell of Lunenburg and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will have a Civil War Camp Display. There will be refreshments, live music and more. Bring your lawn chairs. Visit our new archival room and browse through past issues of ‘The Historian’. For more information, contact W.J. ‘Bud’ Cooper at 870-297-8356.
What: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Fundraiser
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 6:30pm
Where: Cave City Middle School Cafeteria
What Else: Contestants will be Mark Counts, Sharp County Sheriff; Aaron Presser, Cave City Police Chief and Coach Mark Smith, Cave City Middle School Principal. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and children under 5 are free. There will be a concession stand and door prizes. Prize money and funds raised will go to support the work of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children who are in the court system due to being abused or neglected.
What: Fall Sale
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 7am-3pm
Where: Cushman Community Center
What Else: There will be crafts, baked goods, yard sale items and a concession stand. Proceeds will go toward community events. For more information, call 870-793-5853.
What: 2nd Annual Memorial Grandad William E. Beene, Jr. Car Show and Toy Drive
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-2pm, registration 9am-12noon, judging 11am, awards 2pm
Where: 260 North Main Street, Melbourne
What Else: Free lunch will be served to the first 500 people from 11am-1pm. Bring a toy to brighten an Izard County child’s life for Christmas. Registration is $15 per car. For more information, email@example.com.
What: ‘Silver Ring Thing’
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 7-9pm
Where: Calico Rock Elementary School, 301 College Street
What Else: Real lives. Real stories. The national event that defies the norms of culture and speaks honestly to teens about sex. A concert style youth rally about purity. For pre-teens, teens, parents, teachers, youth leaders and pastors. There will be an adult breakout session as well. This event will change the lives of young people of tomorrow. Tickets are $7 online or $10 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit www.silverringthing.com. SRT Rings will be available for $20.
What: Greers Ferry Fall Festival
When: Saturday, September 22nd
Where: Greers Ferry City Park
What Else: There will be a 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk, a Poker Run for cycles and cars, a car show and swap meet, vendor booths, kids area, food booths, live bands, a washer tournament and fireworks. For more information, call 8002-825-7199.
What: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Tutor Training Workshop
When: Sunday, September 23rd, 2:30pm
Where: Jubilee Family Church, 45 Thunderbird Drive, Batesville
What Else: Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet with their student for two hours each week at a time and public location of their choosing. There are students waiting for a tutor. To register, call 870-793-5912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: ‘The Art of Marriage’ Registration Deadline
When: Tuesday, September 25th
Where: Grace Communion Fellowship, 790 Allen Chapel Road, Batesville
What Else: The event will be Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th. Cost is $35 per couple or $18.50 per single. For more information, contact Pastor Jeff at 870-283-9311.
What: Ashley-Lewis Endowed Concert: The Orchid Ensemble
When: Tuesday, September 25th, 7:30pm
Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville
What Else: Featuring the Canadian based trio, The Orchid Ensemble. For more information, visit www.lyon.edu or contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.
What: Kresge Gallery Exhibition: Arturo Rodriguez
When: Wednesday, September 26th, 5pm
Where: Kresge Gallery, Alphin Building, Lyon College, Batesville
What Else: A closing reception for Rodriguez, an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Toledo, Ohio, who works in printmaking and painting. For more information, visit www.lyon.edu or contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.
What: Evangelism Rally
When: Sunday, September 23rd through Wednesday, September 26th, Sunday 11am, Mon-Wed 7pm
Where: Franklin Baptist Church
What Else: Everyone is invited. For more information, call 870-322-8252.