What: Hamburger and Hotdog Stand Fundraiser
When: Friday, October 5th, 5-10pm
Where: Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Dance
What Else: Proceeds to benefit the Sulphur Rock Fire Department. For more information, contact Dortha Sparks at 870-799-3067.
What: 3rd Annual Funfest featuring Lauren Gray Concert
When: Friday, October 5th, Funfest 5-8pm, Lauren Gray Concert 8pm
Where: Hillcrest Multipurpose Facility, Lynn Elementary Campus
What Else: The evening will be filled with carnival games and BBQ/Burger Dinner. Concert tickets may be bought at the elementary or high school office and cost $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Preschool and younger will be admitted free of charge. Seating is first come, first served and will begin at 7:30pm. Carnival tickets are 10 tickets for $5. BBQ/Burger tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and preschool and younger eat free. Carnival and BBQ/Burger tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth beginning at 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Proceeds go to help fund playground accessories, food backpacks, basketball warm-ups, Screamin’ Eagle Tailgate Party, Hillcrest Funfest and other school related needs.
What: 22nd Annual Fall Community Wide Yard Sale
When: Saturday, October 6th, 7am-3pm
What Else: All sales are held rain or shine. For more information, contact city hall at 870-368-4215.
What: Trolley Car Days
When: Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th
Where: Sulphur Rock
What Else: Food, music and fun for everyone. For more information, contact Ramona Moser at 870-799-3716 or Ann Heathwaite at 870-613-1726.
What: Batesville Area Radio Club’s Annual Hamfest
When: Saturday, October 6th, 8am
Where: Southside Middle School Cafeteria
What Else: Admission is free. FCC testing will be conducted for anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade your amateur radio license. Concessions will be available.
What: 5th Annual Chili Cookoff and Craft Fair
When: Saturday, October 6th
What Else: All you can eat chili for $5, numerous free events for kids, music and the Razorback game will be televised. For more information, call Kathy Sherwood at 501-745-6500.
What: 1st Annual Remington Paschal Memorial Poker Run
When: Saturday, October 6th, 10am
Where: George Kell’s Used Car Lot, west of town Newport
What Else: All bikes are welcome. $20 a bike and $10 additional hands. Prizes for best and worst hands. Meal included. All proceeds will go to March of Dimes for Babies. Private donations can be made on behalf of the Memorial to the March of Dimes for Babies at Regions Bank. For more information, email email@example.com.
What: Cow Drop
When: Saturday, October 6th or rain date Saturday, October 13th
Where: off campus location has not been determined yet
What Else: The high school livestock team will officiate and judge. The event will raise funds for the Southside High School Seniors 2013 Graduation Party. The field (the size of a football field) will be laid out in 100 squares. A regular, non-trained cow will be led to the center of the field and released. Then the clock will count down 15 minutes for the official start. Then whenever the cow does what cows naturally do will determine the winning square. The one and only grand prize will be 50% of the gross ticket sales up to a maximum of $5,000. Squares will be assigned randomly. Winner does not have to be present to win. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. For more information, contact Tim Sisk at 870-613-5808.
What: Book Sale
When: Saturday, October 6th, 9:30am-1pm
Where: Stone County Library Conference Room, Mountain View
What Else: There is a good selection of books to choose from and they will be displayed and priced for sale. They include fiction, nonfiction, self help, history, romance, westerns, magazines, tapes, dvds, crafts, reference, children’s books and good hardback books as well as paperback editions. The prices start at 25 cents each.
What: Poke Float and Clean Up
When: Saturday, October 6th, 8am
What Else: Anyone interested in preserving the natural beauty of Poke Bayou is urged to attend. The public should bring canoes, kayaks and trash bags to assist with the cleanup. Food and refreshments will be provided for volunteers at the end of the float trip. For more information, contact Sam Cooke at 870-307-8922.
What: 4th Annual Bark In The Park Doggie Extravaganza
When: Saturday, October 6th, 10am-2pm
Where: Riverside Park, Batesville
What Else: The Humane Society will be celebrating the 10th birthday for their shelter facility, so come out for free cake for everyone. Birthday gifts of dog or cat food, treats, toys and leashes will be graciously accepted. Events planned include a blessing of the pets, running of the weenies, best dog competitions and more. Dr. Nancy Solis will be on hand to give vaccinations, checkups, clip nails and more. For more information, call 870-793-0090.
What: Children’s Fire Safety Fair
When: Saturday, October 6th, 8am-2pm
Where: Home Depot, Harrison Street, Batesville
What Else: Bring the family out for a fun and informative morning. All activities and refreshments will be 100% free.
What: York Rite
When: Monday, October 8th, 7:30pm
Where: 985 Batesville Boulevard, across from the airport
What Else: Every 2nd Monday.
What: Convocation: Kevin Pieper, Nature Photographer and Writer
When: Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30pm
Where: Nucor Auditorium, Lyon Building, Lyon College, Batesville
What Else: Award winning photographer and writer with 20 years of field experience and will present a talk on his works, including his first photography book ‘Connecting with Nature: Portraits and Essays on Nature and Man’. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.
What: There has been an account set up at Citizens Bank for Delbert Lee Justice of Batesville, who has terminal cancer. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
What: Free Community Health Education Event ‘Keeping on Your Feet’
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 12noon-1pm
Where: Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, Conference Room B
What Else: Pertaining to dizziness and balance disorders. Lunch will be provided.
What: “Adventures in Grandparenting’
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 8:30am
Where: Ash Flat United Methodist Church fellowship hall in the lower level
What Else: Over 10% of all children are being raised by grandparents. If you are a grandparent who has primary responsibility for the care of your grandchildren, come for ‘coffee and chat’. Topics will include financial and legal considerations for grandparents, relationship issues, types of grandparents, physical, mental and social development of the child, senior adult health topics and more. The series will continue each Wednesday morning until the middle of December. For more information, contact Millie Collins, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at 870-994-7363 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
When: Sunday, October 7th through Wednesday, October 10th, 7pm nightly
Where: Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, across from Country Store
What Else: Brother Terrall Neeley will be speaking. Everyone welcome.
When: Monday, October 8th through Wednesday, October 10th, 7pm nightly
Where: Fairview Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Timbo
What Else: Evangelist will be Brother Jr. Avey. Refreshments will be served after service Wednesday night.
What: ‘Starting a Business in Independence County’ Series
When: Every Thursday beginning October 11th, 6-9pm
What Else: For any Independence County resident who wants to learn how to start a business. Through a unique combination of expert speakers, ‘hands on’ business plan development with ‘user friendly’ business plan software and assistance from business development professionals, participants will learn what it takes to launch and grow a small business in Independence County. The registration fee is $50 per person, but registration fee will be fully refunded to those individuals who attend 5 out of the 6 nights and complete the program. For more information or to register, contact Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Center Director at 870-972-3517.
What: 23rd Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
When: Thursday, October 11th, 6pm
Where: Independence Hall, UACCB
What Else: In remembrance of those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Recognizing domestic awareness month. For more information, contact Family Violence Prevention at 870-793-4011.
What: Election Meeting
When: Friday, October 12th
Where: Cord Senior Citizen Center
What Else: Everyone is invited. Covered dish gets a $1 meal, $3 without a dish. For more information, contact Dellia Jones at 870-799-8148 or 870-799-9139.
What: Annual World’s Fair and BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
When: Friday, October 12th, 5-8pm
Where: Eagle Mountain Magnet School
What Else: There will be games, a haunted house and a silent auction in addition to the dinner. The cost of the dinner will be $6, which includes, BBQ sandwich, chips, coleslaw, cookie and drink. Lunch delivery will be available. For tickets or to schedule a lunch delivery to your office, call 870-698-9141.
What: Kevin Pieper Photography Exhibit
When: Wednesday through Saturday, October 10th through 13th
Where: Batesville Area Arts Council Art Gallery, 246 East Main Street
What Else: There will also be a reception on Friday, October 12th, from 6 to 8pm.
What: Semi-Annual Book Sale
When: Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th, 9am-1pm
Where: Hardy Gym
What Else: The book sale benefits the library in Hardy. Please bring your own sturdy bags to carry books purchased. For more information, contact Jayne Abele at 870-257-3842.
What: Batesville Antique, Arts and Crafts Show
When: Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th, 10am-4pm
Where: Main Street Batesville
What Else: Food and beverages will be available inside the Landers. Outdoor seating is available in the Pocket Park. The Master Gardeners will also be selling bulbs on Saturday.
What: Annual Cushman School Reunion
When: Saturday, October 13th, 10am
Where: There will be a parade, events at the pavilion, bouncy houses and other kids games. For more information, contact Debbie Covington at 870-793-4264.
What: 3rd Annual Big Thunder Arkansas Championship Potato Shoot
When: Saturday, October 13th, 10am
Where: Turkey Mountain Driving Range
What Else: There will be competitions for both accuracy and distance. Trophies will be awarded. Competitors can pre-register for $10 or sign up beginning at 9am the day of the event for $15. For more information, official rules and tips for building a tater shooter, contact Bob Barnes at 870-670-4524 or David Kugler at 870-670-5951.
What: Musician Showcase Concert and Auction Benefit
When: Saturday, October 13th, 2pm
Where: Izard County Fairgrounds, Melbourne
What Else: There will be food, entertainment and an auction of baked goods and donated items. Proceeds will go to Stan Wilson. To donate or for more information, call 870-373-8098 or 870-368-3225.
What: Veterans Assistance Officer Availability
When: Saturday, October 13th, 1-3pm
Where: VFW Post 10007, 250 East Club Road, Pleasant Plains
What Else: The officer will be available to all veterans to find out if there are benefits or compensation due for their service. For more information, contact Paul Bunn at 501-993-2555 or Arthur Phillips at 870-613-0893.
What: Horse Show and Auction Benefit
When: Saturday, October 13th, 3pm
Where: Ozark Gaited Saddle Club, Hwy. 230 (Locust Grove Road) between Southside and Locust Grove
What Else: Proceeds to benefit Charlene Kealer, who is a 37 year old mother that was just diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. For more information, call 870-613-5588 or 870-834-0599.
What: Doc and Connie’s Singin’ in the Hall with special guest Vonda Martin
When: Saturday, October 13th, 6pm
Where: Parkview Baptist Church, 2600 North St. Louis Street, Batesville
What Else: Admission by donation. Concession stand available. All proceeds to benefit Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180. For more information, call 870-307-1815.
What: Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12th, 13th and 14th
Where: Fairgrounds Road, Mount Ida
What Else: For more information, call 870-867-2723.
What: Gun and Knife Show
When: Saturday, October 13th, 9am-5pm and Sunday, October 14th, 9am-4pm
Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View
What Else: $3 for adults 12 and over. All proceeds from this twice yearly event are to be used to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for the Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. For more information, call 870-746-4649.
When: Sunday, October 14th, 10am
Where: Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 990 Grange Road, Cave City
What: Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Class
When: Tuesday, October 16th, 6-10pm
Where: Alan Davis Conference Center, Batesville
What Else: There is a fee of $25, which covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card. Call to register at 870-793-3351.
What: Health First Women’s Health Expo
When: Tuesday, October 16th, 3-5pm and 6-8pm
Where: Independence Hall, UACCB
What Else: There will be healthy cooking demonstrations and screening booths.
What: Gospel Music Program
When: Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30pm
Where: Woodmen of the World Building, downtown Clinton, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop
What Else: Admission is free. Enjoy an evening with sounds of praise and the King’s Highway. For more information, call 501-745-2025.
What: Mt. Zion Lodge #10 F&AM
When: Thursday, October 18th, 7:30pm
Where: 985 Batesville Boulevard, across from the airport
What Else: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday.
What: The White River Planning and Development District, Inc., currently sponsors a Child Care Food Program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes. The Child Care Food Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Education. The program reimburses family child care providers for meals and snacks served to children when daily requirements are met. All children receive the same meals without regard to sex, race, age, handicap, color or national origin. There is no discrimination in the course of food service, and there will be no separate charge for meals provided to children in the family child care homes. If you believe that you have been treated unfairly in receiving food services because of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. If you operate a family child care home and would like more information about the benefits of the Food Program and how to Participate, contact Jill Dockins, White River Planning and Development District, Inc., in Batesville, or phone 1-800-737-CCFP or in Batesville, 870-793-5233.
What: Independence County Conservation District Annual Nut Sale
When: now through October 25th
What Else: For more information and to place an order, call 870-793-4164 extension 3. Nuts will be ready in November.
What: Benefit Pumpkin Patch
When: now through Halloween, Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Where: Hope Lutheran School, 2415 East Main Street, at Highway 25, Batesville
What Else: They have pumpkins, straw bales and gourds.