What: Annual Welcome Weekend
When: Saturday, August 18th through Monday, August 20th
Where: Lyon College, Batesville
What Else: New students will be moving into their dorms. Other events include ‘A Taste of Batesville’, which features food booths set up by area restaurants, hot air balloon rides, all-college picnic and cardboard raft race.
What: Gospel Singing
When: Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30pm
Where: Woodman of the World Building, downtown Clinton, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop
What Else: Admission is free. Featured groups will be ‘The Sustaining Grace’ and ‘The King’s Highway’. For more information, call 501-745-2025.
What: ‘Reduce Menopause Symptoms’ Program
When: Wednesday, August 22nd, 12noon-1pm
Where: Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging in Conference Room B
What Else: Free community health event about bioidentical hormones presented by Dr. E.J. Jones. Lunch will be provided.
What: Batesville Area Radio Club Meeting
When: Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm
Where: First Community Bank Community Room, corner St. Louis and Harrison Streets
What Else: Anyone interested in HAM radio is invited to attend. For more information, visit http://barchams.org.
What: 2nd Annual Ralph Byrd Memorial Ride
When: Saturday, August 25th, 8am
Where: VFW Post 2330, 2017 Davis Drive, Searcy
What Else: Featured activities will include a poker run, bike show, 50/50, door prizes, games and more. Lunch will be served by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at a reasonable price. Fun and fellowship for an honorable purpose. All bikes will roll together as one group. For more information, call 501-388-5380.
What: 2nd Annual Fire Truck Pull for Muscular Dystrophy Association
When: Saturday, August 25th, 8am
Where: Riverside Park Amphitheater, Batesville
What Else: Start picking your team members and raising your money for the entry fee as a donation to MDA. The teams will consist of 10 members and some folks to coach you and cheer you on to victory. There will be a trophy for the most money raised by one team and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. For more information or an entry pack, contact the fire department at 870-698-2439.
What: ‘El Pionero’ Pioneer Bike Ride Benefit
When: Saturday, August 25th, 7am
Where: Jubilee Family Church, 45 Thunderbird Drive, Batesville
What Else: There will be 3 different courses and lengths to choose from. Anyone with a bicycle and helmet are invited to attend. The cost is $15 to $25. To register, call 870-613-5394 or visit http://literacyindependence.org/pioneerbikeride. Proceeds will go to the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project.
What: Faux Batik Watercolor Workshop
When: Saturday, August 25th, 9am-4pm
Where: Batesville Area Arts Council Art Gallery, 246 East Main, Batesville. To register or for more information, call 870-793-3382.
What: Batesville Choral Society Rehearsal
When: Monday, August 27th, 7-9pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church chorus room, 775 East Boswell
What Else: Ms. Karen Graham is the director and Mr. Russell Stinson serves as accompanist. This year the Vivaldi Gloria will be the main piece for the Christmas concert scheduled for Friday, December 7th, at Lyon College. The group is welcoming all interested singers, both new members and former members. No audition is required, only an interest in learning and performing quality choral music. For more information, contact Alice Witterman, secretary, at 870-793-5928.
When: Sunday, Aug. 26th, 5pm and Monday-Saturday, August 27th-September 1st, 6pm
Where: New Song Baptist Church, 423 College, Williford
What Else: Evangelist is Reverend Kim Bridges from First Baptist Church in Marmaduke. Interim Pastor is Reverend Jim Swinford. For more information, call 870-966-4300.
What: Rubber Ducky Regatta Benefit
When: Saturday, September 8th, 5:30pm
Where: White River Bridge/Riverside Park, Batesville
What Else: Ducky’s are $10 and are available now at Liberty Bank on Main Street in Batesville. The first 3 ducky’s to cross the finish line will win prizes with first place to be a Bad Boy Mower. Proceeds to benefit uninsured adults at Christian Health Center of Batesville.