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.
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.
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.
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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