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04.10.13


 

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 cbunnyshelly@yahoo.com or Laura Caldwell at 870-615-2065 or kncald@mvtel.net.

 

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 Else:  To register, email info@team1groupdevelopment.com or call 501-492-9481 or visit www.team1wfa.eventzilla.net.

 

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.

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