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Husarik to speak

Stephen Husarik, pro­fes­sor of mu­sic and hu­man­i­ties at the Univer­sity of Arkansas at Fort Smith, will present a travel lec­ture on his re­cent trip to Peru ti­tled “The Univer­sity of Machu Picchu.” The lec­ture pre­sen­ta­tion will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 11 in Room 105 of the Breedlove Build­ing on the UAFS cam­pus.

Husarik spent a week trav­el­ing to Cusco and Inca sites in the Peru­vian val­ley be­fore reach­ing the cel­e­brated Machu Picchu, now la­beled one of the “Won­ders of the Mod­ern World.”

Husarik will talk briefly about travel in gen­eral, how to pre­pare for a trip of this type and his ex­pe­ri­ences at the an­cient In­can sites. An in­vet­er­ate trav­eler, Husarik will dis­cuss all of his tech­niques used for am­bi­tious trips such as this one and the knowl­edge he gained about the In­cas and Machu Picchu.

In­for­ma­tion(479) 7887555 or email stephen.

‘Earth­lings’ set fes­ti­val

The Earth­ling Friend­ship Fes­ti­val is sched­uled from 1 to 5 p.m. July 9, cen­tered around the north pav­il­ion of Walker Park, 1087 S. Block Ave. in Fayet­teville. The pur­pose of the fes­ti­val, spon­sored by the Omni Cen­ter for Peace, Jus­tice and Ecol­ogy, is to com­mu­ni­cate friend­li­ness to the Earth and all hu­mans. Ev­ery­one is in­vited. There will be mu­sic from the Daz­zling Di­a­monds a capella singers, and au­di­ence mem­bers will also be in­vited to sing a capella.

The Earth­ling Friend­ship Fes­ti­val will in­clude dis­plays of gar­den­ing and na­ture clubs, con­ver­sa­tion starters, and ef­fi­cient al­ter­na­tive fu­eled ve­hi­cles and bi­cy­cles. Bring food and pic­nic with oth­ers. “Pedal Pops” ven­dors will be at the park.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 4669240 or email marvin hil­


The Kings­dale Squares will hold a pa­tri­otic dance at 7 p.m. July 10 at Rior­dan Hall in Bella Vista.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8765066.

The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion presents a free “Know the 10 Signs: Early De­tec­tion Mat­ters” work­shop from 10 to 11 a.m. July 12 at the Ben­tonville Public Li­brary. The work­shop pro­vides an un­der­stand­ing of the dif­fer­ence be­tween age-re­lated memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if some­one has signs of the dis­ease, along with video footage of real peo­ple liv­ing with the early stages of de­men­tia and their fam­i­lies ad­dress­ing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2735559 or email sdilling­

Al­trusa gets youths ready

There will be a Back to School Readi­ness event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at the Prairie Grove Ele­men­tary School, pre­sented by Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional of Wash­ing­ton County.

Kids who at­tend will be given a back­pack full of school sup­plies, a free hair­cut and both par­ents and chil­dren get a free lunch. There will be games, pro­vided by Xtreme Achiev­ers, and each child can se­lect two free books to take home to read. There will also be face paint­ing and a ven­dor fair for moms and dads.

Chil­dren in the Farm­ing­ton, Prairie Grove, Lin­coln, Green­land and West Fork are in­vited to at­tend, al­though no one will be turned away if they are from an­other com­mu­nity in Wash­ing­ton County.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 5953031 or email ra­

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