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April 2014

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/01/14

What: Ozark Folk Center State Park Opens for the Season

When: April through November 10 am – 5 pm

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is $12 for adults and $7.50 for children 6-12.  Contact 870-269-3851 or www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Batesville Rape Crisis Center and Anger Management Classes

When: Wednesday afternoons free counseling or group counseling at 1 pm and Thursday evenings at 6 pm for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Where: At the Batesville Rape Crisis Center, 2026 Byers Street, in Batesville

What Else: Call 870-698-0006 or 870-793-8111

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Independence County Commodity Distribution

When: 8:30 am until gone

Where: At the NADC Office in Batesville, at 9th and Oak Streets

What Else: You must bring proof of income and a proof of ID.  Contact Stan Calvery at 870-793-5765 ext. 230.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: OWOA Meeting regarding Arkansas Forestry with various speakers and dinner

When: 1 pm – 8 pm, dinner at 6 pm

Where: UACCB Independence Hall, Batesville

What Else:  Members, free, non-members $15

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 04/03/14

What: Ashley-Lewis Concert: An Evening of Classical Music of India

When: 7 pm

Where: Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel, Lyons College, Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/04/14

What: Medicinal Herb Field Trip

When: 9 am

Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View

What Else: Call 870-269-3851 to pre-register for Trip

 

Good for use Friday 04/05 thru Saturday 04/06/14

What: Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Rummage and Bake Sale

When: Saturday 7 am – 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 12 Noon

Where: 2814 Floral Rd., Hwy 87 West, Floral/Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: appliances, cook stove, microwave, small appliances, bike, lawnmower, clothes, and "live" bunny rabbits.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Boater Safety Course

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Free Will Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 629 Allen Chapel Rd., Batesville

What Else: Lunch will be provided students under 18 years of age must have signed parental consent. Call 870-307-5003

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: 5K/Fun Run, Stride to Prevent Suicide

When: 8 am

Where: Spring Park, Searcy, AR

What Else: To register www.elliottfoundation.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What:  City of Melbourne Community-Wide Yard Sale

When: 7 am – 3 pm, rain or shine

Where: Charles C. Miller Park, Melbourne, AR, do not set up in front of Fred's, Old Dollar General, The Bread of Life Bible Book Store, and Home Town Market.

What Else:  The city will be preparing a list that will be available for pick up at City Hall on Thurs., April 3rd and Friday, April 4th. Please call City Hall 870-368-4215 to be added to the list by Wed., April 2nd by 2 pm.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Pleasant Grove Political Rally

When: 6 pm

Where: The Pleasant Grove Community Center

What Else:  Old fashion pie supper. For more information call Kathy Ruminer 870-269-5373

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Photographic Identification Cards will be made for area residents

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: at the County Cooperative Extension Service, 1770 Myers St., Batesville

What Else: a fee of $25 for each card.  Each person requesting a card must b ring some form of identification or two adult witnesses who will vouch for the person's identity.  Hispanic residents desiring more information may call Maria Bynun at 870-307-5064.  Others may call the Independence County Library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/05/14

What: The Medicinal Herb Workshop

When: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View in the White Oak Auditorium

What Else: Lunch will be served call 870-269-3851 to pre-register

 

Good for use Sataurday, 04/05/14

What: Book Sale by the Friends of the Stone County Library

When: 9:30 am – 1 pm

Where: at the conference room in the Library in Mountain View, Ar

 

Good for use Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Colors of the Spectrum 5K

When: 9 am

Where: Downtown square in Melbourne, AR

What Else: Pre-register at 870-243-3829 or www.facebook.com/colorsofthespectrum.com or call 870-243-3829

 

Good for use Saturday, 04/05/14

What: Autism/Asperger's Activity Group Ages 18 - 30

When: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: at NCO 710 South St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else: the craft is a Cubby House.  Bring your choice of movie and/or game for Xbox 360.  Contact 870-307-9700.

 

Good for use Sunday, 04/06/14

What: The Literacy Program will hold a tutor training workshop

When: 2:30 pm

Where: The Literacy Project office, 608 Water Street, Batesville

What Else: To register for the workshop call 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 04/06-04/09/14

What: Evangelist Brother Derek Collins

When: 11 am and 5 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm – 9 pm

Where:  Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Rosie, AR 

What Else: For more information call 870-844-5517

 

Good for use Monday, 04/07 until Saturday, 04/12/14

What: The City of Batesville Cemetery Department will be doing a city-wide cleanup of the Oaklawn  Cemetery

When: 8 am – 5 pm

Where: Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, AR

What Else: All flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins.  Items that are left on the graves will be disposed of.  Flowers and decorations may be brought back beginning Sunday, April 13th.  Questions call 870-698-2432.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/08/14

What: Ozark Storytellers invite tellers and listeners to Monthly Story Swap

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: 1032 Park Avenue, in the White Oak Auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is free.  Contact 870-269-3851

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/08/14

What: Bouncin' for a Cause! For Exceptional Abilities Pageant

When: 3 pm – 8 pm

Where: The White River Fun Center in Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Stacy 870-307-5542

 

Good for use thru Thursday 04/10-Friday 04/11/14

What: Join the Stone County Stingray Swim Team

When: 4 pm – 7 pm

Where: City Pool in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Children 5 – 18 years of age, First Child $50, Second $40 each, Three or more $30 each.  For questions call 870-269-5014.

 

Good for use thru Friday 04/11 and Saturday 04/12/14

What: Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market and Salem Chamber of  Commerce Community-Wide Yard Sale

When:

Where: At the Fulton County Fairgrounds at 124 Arena Lane in Salem, AR

What Else: Admission and parking is free.  For more information or to reserve outside booth space, call 870-895-5565 or fultoncountyfair@centurtel.net

 

Good for use thru Friday 04/11 – Sunday, 04/13/14

What: The 35th Arkansas Scottish Festival

When: Celtic Concert 7:30 pm Friday in Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville, opening ceremony Saturday morning (8 am – 5 pm), Feast and Ceilidh Saturday night and the Iona Worship  Service is Sunday morning at 9 am.  Will close on Sunday at 2 pm.  For more information www.lyon.edu/scotfest.com

 

Good for use Friday, 04/11 – Thursday, 04/17/14

What: Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

When: Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – Midnight; Friday 8 am – 7 pm; Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm – Midnight

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, Mabee-Simpson Library Book Sale

What Else: for more information call Camille Beary  870-37-7444 or camille.beary@lyon.edu

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/11/14

What: The McKamey's in Concert

When: 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm

Where: Belview Baptist Church Hwy 9, in Melbourne

What Else:  Free to the public contact 870-368-7867

 

Good for use thru Friday, 04/11/14

What: A simulation of  Deaf culture, instruction in sign language, and information about services and technology available to the Deaf.

When: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where: Lee Building on Blakeney Avenue, Harding University, Searcy, AR

What Else: contact 501-279-4416 or Lthompson@harding.edu

 

Good for use thru Saturday 04/12/14

What: Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Lyon College Scottish Festival, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Olivia Maniaci 646-771-5377 or olivia@dkmsamericas.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: German Dutch Oven Class

When: 2 pm – 4 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7954 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas,  AR

What Else: No children under the age of 8 please.  Wear close-toed shoes.  Admission is $13 per participant.  Call 870-892-4708 to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Newark-Wide Spring City Yard Sale

When: 7 am – until ?

Where:  All throughout Newark, AR

What Else: Maps may be picked up at the Red Rooster, call 870-799-8888

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14 (Rain Date: 04/26/14)

What: Egner Cemetery Clean up

When: 8 am

Where: Saldo, AR

What Else: Contact 870-251-1528

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Easter by the River Easter Egg Hunt

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: 15,000 eggs, 4 age groups: 0-3 10 am, 3-6 11 am, 7-9 12 pm, 10-12 1 pm, prize eggs in each group, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks, bounce houses.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Mission Run in the Ozarks

When: 8 am

Where: On the Court Square in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Registration will include T-shirts, 5K is $30, 10K is $35, Half Marathon is $40 call Michalle Stevens 870-365-9407 or cbunnyshelly@yahoo.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Sell Anything Sale benefiting the American Cancer Society

When: 7 am – 2 pm

Where: Independence County Fairgrounds, Batesville

What Else:  Indoor Booth: $25; Outdoor Booth $20; booth rental due April 10, 2014, Free Admission, Concession will be available. Contact Gena or Stacy 870-793-4196

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: The Rotary Club of Batesville is sponsoring a Trap Tournament

When: Registration at 9 am, first pull 10 am, may to go 3 pm

Where: The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Amanda Dickey 870-834-9268

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Mission Run of the Ozarks

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

Where Else: Register online at www.ageeracetiming.com/events/85

 

Good for use thru Saturday 04/12-Sunday 04/13/14

What: Gun and Knife Show

When: 04/12 9 am – 5 pm; 04/13 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Admission $5 for adults 12 and older all proceeds go to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. Contact 870-213-5106

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Basic Outdoor Survival

When: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Lecture Hall, Room 902, Batesville, AR

What Else:  Fee $32 Pre-registration is required call 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Springfest Block Party

When: 11 am – 2 pm

Where: Ruddell Hill Baptist  Church, 805 Bethesda Road, Batesville, AR

What Else: Bounce houses, games & prizes, food.  Call 870-793-5584

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/12/14

What: Intermediate Outdoor Survival

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Lecture Hall, Room 902, Batesville, AR

What Else:  Fee $32 pre-registration is required call 870-612-2082

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 04/15/14

What: Foothills Plant Society Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank, the Community Room, Harrison & St. Louis Streets, Batesville

What Else: Ann Woods, Master Gardener will present "Daylillies".  Everyone Welcome call 834-5456 for more info.

 

Good for use thru Thursday – Saturday 04/17-04/19/14

What: 52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival

When: Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Where: Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Fee admission to Crafts Village during this weekend. Free shuttle on Sat. from downtown to the Folk Center.  The parade is on Saturday at 10 am.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/19/14

What: Annual Buddy Bass Tournament

When: 7 am – 3 pm

Where: Box Hound Marina at Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend

What Else: Entry fees: $50 per boat, 2 person maximum per boat. Optional Big Bass entry of $5 per person. Drawings for door prizes are held after the weigh in.  Benefits the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals. Contact 870-670-5968

 

Good for use Friday, 04/25 – Saturday 04/26/14

What: Love and Respect Conference

When: Friday night 6 pm supper served, 6:46 pm conference begins, Saturday 9 am breakfast and childcare, 9:30 am conference begins

Where: Batesville First Assembly on the corner of 20th and Lyon Streets

What Else: Registration is $40 / couple, $25 / individual to register call 870-793-5489

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 04/26/14

What: Free Yard Sale

When: 8 am – 12 pm

Where: West Baptist Church CAC, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Batesville

What Else:  Baby-adult size clothing and shoes only, everything FREE.  First come, first serve.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 04/30/14

What: Quilts of Valor Foundation

When: Month of April

What Else: The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.   For more information contact Sheila Gordon, Arkansas State Coordinator 501-354-5758 or sheila.gordon@govf.org

 

May 2014

Good for use thru 05/02 Friday thru 05/04/14 Monday

What: Introduction to Wordturning by Kip Powers

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday call 870-269-8397 for class time and registration

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain, View

What Else: contact for more information 870-269-8397 or www.arkansascraftschool.org Tuition is $200

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/03/14

What: Heritage Herb Extravaganza

When: Saturday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else:  Hands on activities, vendors & tours of the Garden, call 870-269-3851

 

Good for use Monday, 05/12 thru Friday, 05/16/14

What: Beau Anderson will teach Glass Bead Making

When: Monday – Friday contact 870-269-3851 for class time and registration

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What  Else: Tuition is $450 four day class and $100 for Friday class to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/17/14

What: 10th Annual Syllamo’s Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge, Mt. View

When:  Go online for time

Where: For event information steveparker@mvtel.net for trail information http://www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html  begins in Mountain View, AR

 

Good for Saturday, 05/24 and Sunday 05/25/14

What: Tatting Basics taught by Becky Holden

When: Call for class time 870-269-8397

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $100 to register www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

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July 2014

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

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