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Singing and Tes­ti­monies JACK­SONVILLE — The Teen Chal­lenge Girls Cen­ter in Rus­sel­lville will of­fer singing and tes­ti­monies at 10:30 a.m. at First Assem­bly of God, 221 N. Elm St. Pas­tor Royce L. Lowe and the con­gre­ga­tion in­vite all to at­tend. There is no charge. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (501) 982-5018.

STARS Meet­ing

CABOT — STARS (Small Town Am­a­teur Ra­dio Ser­vice), a ham ra­dio group, will have its monthly meet­ing, with test­ing avail­able, at 1:30 p.m. at Criswell-Robin­son Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Gor­don Miller at [email protected] gmail.com.

MON­DAY Valen­tine’s Day Craft Mak­ing

BATESVILLE — Batesville Parks and Re­cre­ation will host a Valen­tine’s Day Craft Mak­ing from 4-6:30 p.m. in meet­ing rooms A and B of the Batesville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 1420 S. 20th St. This event is free for chil­dren of all ages, and pizza will be pro­vided to the first 50 kids. Chil­dren younger than 8 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. All ma­te­ri­als and ex­am­ples will be pro­vided. Reg­is­ter at www.batesvilleparks. com. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (870) 698-2427.

White County Re­tired Teach­ers Meet­ing

SEARCY — The White County Re­tired Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion will meet at 2 p.m. at the Carmichael Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 801 S. Elm St. Jasper Fultz with Unity Health will present a pro­gram on the AR SAVES Stroke Pro­gram.

TUES­DAY Frank Si­na­tra Trib­ute

BEEBE — Arkansas State Univer­sity-Beebe will present Tom Ti­ratto in A Frank Si­na­tra Trib­ute at 7 p.m. at the Owen Cen­ter Theater at ASU-Beebe. Tick­ets are $10 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion and $5 for se­niors,

WED­NES­DAY At a Dis­tance Ex­hi­bi­tion and Clos­ing Re­cep­tion

BATESVILLE — The Lyon Col­lege Art Depart­ment is host­ing the At a Dis­tance ex­hi­bi­tion of screen-printed art­work by Liena Bon­dare of Riga, Latvia; Dustyn Bork of Batesville; and Cur­tis Jones of Nor­man, Ok­la­homa, in the Kresge Gallery on cam­pus. A clos­ing re­cep­tion and artists’ talk will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day in the gallery.

ed­u­ca­tors and mil­i­tary per­son­nel. To buy tick­ets, visit asub.tick­etleap.com or call (501) 882-8855.

Sons of Amer­i­can Le­gion Meet­ing

CABOT — The Sons of Amer­i­can Le­gion (SAL) will meet at 6 p.m. at CriswellRobin­son Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Post 71 at (501) 203-5715.

Com­mu­nity Health Ed­u­ca­tion Lun­cheon

BATESVILLE — The next Com­mu­nity Health Ed­u­ca­tion lun­cheon will take place at noon in the Con­fer­ence Cen­ter at White River Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 1710 Har­ri­son St. Dr. Ben­nett Ru­dor­fer, a car­di­ol­o­gist, will dis­cuss ways for peo­ple to take care of their hearts. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. WRMC hosts a Com­mu­nity Health Ed­u­ca­tion lun­cheon the sec­ond Tues­day of each month.

THURS­DAY HeArt Al­ley on Valen­tine’s Day

SEARCY — Come feel the love at HeArt Al­ley from 6-9 p.m. Valen­tine’s Day. Take a stroll down Searcy’s iconic Art Al­ley and cre­ate mem­o­ries and pho­tos. Brought to you by the Think Art Project and Arts on Arch Street, the event will fea­ture cof­fee, a pop-up flower shop, a kiss­ing-booth photo op and Daisy’s Lunch­box Desserts. Art Al­ley is just west of the court­house in down­town Searcy.

SATUR­DAY Great Back­yard Bird Count

POWHATAN — The Great Back­yard Bird Count: Be­gin­ner Bird­watch­ing will take place from 10-11 a.m. at the Powhatan Male and Fe­male Academy (school­house) at Powhatan His­toric State Park, 4414 Arkansas 25. Join the park in­ter­preter to learn about na­tive bird species in Powhatan. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to count birds for as lit­tle as 15 min­utes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and re­port their sight­ings on­line at bird­count.org. Bring binoc­u­lars or spot­ting scopes, and some will be pro­vided as well. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the park at (870) 878-6765.

Batesville In­door Triathlon II

BATESVILLE — The city of Batesville Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment will host the Batesville In­door Triathlon II on Satur­day at the Batesville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. The triathlon con­sists of a 250-yard swim, a 6-mile bike tour and a 1 1/2-mile run. All legs of the race will be timed. Waves of 10 will be­gin ev­ery 30 min­utes, start­ing at 8 a.m. Event check-in and packet pickup are at

7 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is open, and all who are reg­is­tered by to­day will re­ceive an event T-shirt. Reg­is­tra­tion is $30 or $25 for Com­mu­nity Cen­ter mem­bers. The dead­line to en­ter is 5 p.m. Fri­day. Sign up at www. batesvilleparks.com or at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter front desk.

ON­GO­ING A Novel Af­fair With Rick Bragg Can­cel­la­tion

BATESVILLE — The In­de­pen­dence County Li­brary Friends Foun­da­tion’s fundraiser, A Novel Af­fair With Rick Bragg, set for March 9 at the Batesville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, has been can­celled. Any­one who has pur­chased tick­ets will be given a re­fund. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (870) 613-3163.

Free Fly-Fish­ing Class

HEBER SPRINGS — Greg Seaton will of­fer a free fly-fish­ing class for adults and older youth from 7-9 p.m. Thurs­days — Feb. 21 and 28, and March 7 and 14 — at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Pine streets. Seaton is a guide and a mem­ber of Trout Un­lim­ited and the Lit­tle Red River Foun­da­tion. It would be best to at­tend all classes, but if this is not pos­si­ble, stu­dents can at­tend when pos­si­ble. To reg­is­ter for the class or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Seaton at (501) 690-9166 or [email protected] lit­tlered­fly­fish­ingtrips.com.

Mul­ti­class Com­puter Course

FAIR­FIELD BAY — The Fair­field Bay Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 130 Vil­lage Lane, Suite 5E, will of­fer a mul­ti­class com­puter course on the MS Of­fice 2010 ap­pli­ca­tions of WORD, Ex­cel, Pow­erPoint and Pub­lisher. Lap­tops will be pro­vided. All ses­sions will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tues­days, Feb.19 and 26, and March 5 and 12. The cost is $110 for all four sub­jects. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, call the cen­ter at (501) 884-4440.

Paint­ing Class

FAIR­FIELD BAY — Jim Tin­dall’s paint­ing class will meet with a new sub­ject from 10 a.m. to noon. ev­ery Tues­day at the Fair­field Bay Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 130 Vil­lage Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all ma­te­ri­als are pro­vided. The cen­ter also of­fers Tin­dall’s once-a-month evening class from 5:30-8. The dates will be an­nounced. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the cen­ter at (501) 884-4440, or visit the cen­ter’s Face­book page.

Jour­nal­ing Club

BATESVILLE — The Lit­er­acy Project will of­fer a free Jour­nal­ing Club with in­struc­tor Laura Lan­ders. Par­tic­i­pants will learn prewrit­ing tech­niques that will help the ideas flow and prac­tice jour­nal­ing with writ­ing prompts. The class will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fri­days, Feb. 22 through April 12, at the Cit­i­zen’s Bank An­nex, 285 E. Col­lege St. in Batesville. Re­fresh­ments will be served, and some sup­plies will

be on hand for pre­reg­is­tered guests. Drop-ins are wel­come, and stu­dents may bring their own writ­ing ma­te­ri­als. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.my­oflp.wee­bly. com. Se­lect “menu” and “Join Jour­nal Club,” or con­tact Lan­ders at (870) 793-5912 or [email protected]

Cal­ico Rock Mu­seum New App

CAL­ICO ROCK — The Cal­ico Rock Mu­seum and Vis­i­tor Cen­ter has an­nounced the ad­di­tion of its new app in the App Store. Ap­ple and An­droid users can down­load the app for free by search­ing “Cal­ico Rock” in their app store. The app, ti­tled “Wel­come to Cal­ico Rock,” lets users take a vir­tual tour of the Cal­ico Rock Mu­seum and the East Cal­ico His­toric Dis­trict, as well as ex­plore and con­tact ev­ery busi­ness that is li­censed to op­er­ate by the city of Cal­ico Rock. For more in­for­ma­tion or help in down­load­ing the app, call the Cal­ico Rock Mu­seum at (870) 297-6100 or visit www. cal­icorock­mu­seum.com.

A Mo­ment in Time Photo Ex­hibit

SEARCY — The Stevens Art Gallery at Hard­ing Univer­sity is fea­tur­ing a Black His­tory Month pho­tog­ra­phy show ti­tled A Mo­ment in Time through March 1 on the third floor of the Olen Hen­drix Build­ing. The ex­hibit pri­mar­ily con­tains the work of Vir­ginia Bradley, along with con­tri­bu­tions from Hard­ing sopho­more Roo­sevelt Pres­ley. Sub­jects are posed to por­tray his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant black ac­tors, politi­cians, en­trepreneurs, writ­ers, artists and hu­man­i­tar­i­ans. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

hard­ing.edu/art or call (501) 279-4426.

Mas­ter Gar­dener Classes SEARCY — The Univer­sity of Arkansas Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice in White County is seek­ing ap­pli­cants for its Mas­ter Gar­dener Pro­gram. A se­ries of train­ing classes will be con­ducted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thurs­days — Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7, 14 and 21 — at the new Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice of­fice, 802 Davis Drive. The cost of the train­ing and ma­te­ri­als is $75, which in­cludes the first year’s dues. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the White County Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Ser­vice at (501) 268-5394 or [email protected]

Heber Springs TOPS Meet­ings

HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) meets each Mon­day at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in be­gins at 7:30 a.m., and a sup­port meet­ing em­pha­siz­ing weight loss and healthy liv­ing takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospec­tive mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend. En­ter the church through the back en­trance. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Geneva Ear­les at

(501) 827-1243 or Janiece Bri­erly at (501) 250-5087.

Searcy Li­ons Club

SEARCY — The Searcy Li­ons Club meets at noon ev­ery Tues­day on the sec­ond floor of the Her­itage Build­ing at Hard­ing Univer­sity. The Li­ons Club raises funds for eye care and eye­glasses for White County res­i­dents who oth­er­wise could not af­ford such care. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Searcy Li­ons Club on Face­book.

VFW Tues­day Night Bingo

QUITMAN — Tues­day Night Bingo takes place each week at the Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars, 1295 Bee Branch Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bo­nan­zas, and reg­u­lar play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is avail­able.

Cabot Li­ons Club Meet­ings

CABOT — The Cabot Li­ons Club meets at noon the sec­ond and fourth Thurs­days of each month at Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 195 Northport Drive.

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