What: American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Wednesday, April 10th, 12noon-6pm
Where: Batesville High School, 1 School Road, 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: ‘Fly Me A Dream’ Concert
When: Thursday, April 11th, 7:30pm
Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel, Lyon College, 2300 Highland Dr, Batesville
What Else: A program of music on the themes of flying and dreaming performed by the Lyon College Concert Chorale and the Batesville Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Michael Oriatti. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.
What: 2nd Annual Celtic Concert
When: Friday, April 12th, 7:30pm
Where: Brown Chapel, Lyon College, 2300 Highland Drive, Batesville
What Else: A celebration of Celtic music, featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.
What: Batesville Area Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting
When: Saturday, April 13th, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Josephine Raye Rogers Center, Suite B, White River Medical Center, Batesville
What Else: There will be informative speakers and door prizes will be given. Snacks will be served. Patients, caregivers and all interested persons are welcome. For more information, contact Joan Sellers at 870-793-0067.
What: Kite Flying Festival
When: Saturday, April 13th, 10am-12noon
Where: Independence County Fairgrounds, Batesville
What Else: Free. There will be refreshments and tons of fun. Kites will be provided. Homemade kites are also welcome. For more information, call 870-612-3400.
What: Cemetery Clean Up
When: Saturday, April 13th, 8am (rain date April 20th)
Where: Egner Cemetery
What Else: Bring your own tools. All decoration and flowers of value need to be removed before clean up begins and may be returned after the clean up.
What: 5th Annual ‘Tee It Up for Literacy’ Golf Tournament
When: Saturday, April 13th, 11am
Where: Indian Hills Golf Course, Fairfield Bay
What Else: A 4 person scramble. $55 per player. For more information, call 501-884-6018.
What: 10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market
When: Friday, April 12th, 1-6pm and Saturday, April 13th, 8am-3pm
Where: Fulton County Fairgrounds
What Else: For more information, call 870-895-5545 or 458-3080.
What: 1st Annual 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
When: Saturday, April 13th, 8am
Where: Court Square, Mountain View
What Else: Register at ageeracetiming.com, click on events in AR, go to ‘Mission Run in the Ozarks’. Registration will include a t-shirt and medal. The costs are $30/5k, $35/10k and $40/half marathon. There will be finish line celebrations and various activities around the court square. Proceeds will benefit Kenyan T.E.A.M. Missions. For more information, contact Michalle Stevens at 870-365-9407 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Caldwell at 870-615-2065 or email@example.com.
What: Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting
When: Sunday, April 14th, 2pm
Where: Izard County Senior Citizens Center, Highway 9, south of Brockwell
What Else: Mr. Russell Baker will present a program titled ‘The Blue and the Gray: Searching for Civil War Ancestors’. Mr. Baker is a well know archivist, historian and lecturer of Arkansas history. Retired from the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives in Little Rock, he is the author of several historical and genealogical publications.
What: 34th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival
When: Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th
Where: Lyon College, 2300 Highland Drive, Batesville
What Else: Free admission. The Arkansas Scottish Festival celebrates Lyon’s Presbyterian and Scottish roots. A Celtic concert will be held Friday night. The opening ceremony Saturday will feature the Parade of Clans and Bands. Festival highlights include competitions for pipe bands, individual bagpipers, drummers, dancers and Scottish athletes, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish food, Celtic music and a traditional feast and Ceilidh on Saturday night. For more information, call 870-307-7473 or visit www.lyon.edu/scotfest.
What: 6th Annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Arts Show
When: Saturday, April 13th, 9am-4pm and Sunday, April 14th, 1-4pm
Where: St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington, Jonesboro
What Else: Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. For more information, visit www.stbarnardsfoundation.org/go/quilts or call 870-207-2500.
What: Gun and Knife Show
When: Saturday, April 13th, 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 14th, 9am-4pm
Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View
What Else: Over 90 tables of guns and knives. One of the largest shows in Northcentral Arkansas. All proceeds from this twice yearly event are used to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for the Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. For more information, call 870-746-4349.
What: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is seeking donations for a yard sale fundraiser to be held on April 20th. Drop of small items at the Batesville Public Library. Call 870-793-5912 about larger items.
What: Wilderness First Aid Class
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st
Where: Team 1 Group Development, Jonesboro
What: Gospel in the Park
When: Saturday, April 27th, 11am-7pm
Where: Riverside Park, Batesville
What Else: Acts featured are Joy Mountain Trio, Quillen Edwards, The Turner’s, The Tipton’s, One Way Home Trio, Chuck Compton, New Creation and The French’s.