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3 p.m.

The Haskell His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tues­day, June 18, at 3:30. The meet­ing will be held at the Haskell Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on East

Elm by the ball­park. Pres­i­dent Ema­line Stroud will present the pro­gram, “Fore­fa­thers Pe­ti­tion to Be­come a Town.” For in­for­ma­tion ,call Stroud at 501-3030384.

5:30 p.m.

SALINE CROSS­ING RE­GIONAL PARK & RECRE­ATION AREA INC. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tues­day, June 18, at Silo’s

Café in Ben­ton. This is an open meet­ing to all. The pub­lic is urged to join as the group plans the devel­op­ment of the area of his­tor­i­cal Saline Cross­ing.


9 a.m.

Ua-lit­tle Rock Ben­ton will of­fer a free class — Mak­ing On­line Purchases — from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day, June 19, at the Ben­ton cam­pus. To reg­is­ter, call 501-916-3003. The class is a part of the univer­sity’s Com­puter Sum­mer Se­ries and is open to the pub­lic. Seats are lim­ited and are ex­pected to fill quickly.


10 a.m.

Sharon Ex­ten­sion Homemak­ers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, June 20, at the Saline County Fair­grounds. The June and July meet­ings will follow the sum­mer sched­ule. June 19, Saline County EHC mem­bers are to meet at 9 a.m. at the Saline County Fair­grounds to make pies for the Saline County Fair.


11:30 p.m.

THEOS will host a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tues­day, June 25, at Wood Grill Buf­fet in Ben­ton.


6:30 p.m.

Saline County Right To Life will hold a meet­ing at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, June 27, at the me­dia room of Boswell Li­brary. Busi­ness in­cludes elect­ing of of­fi­cers and mak­ing plans for the com­ing months to help in­form and in­volve Saline County res­i­dents in life is­sues.


11:30 a.m.

Tur­tle Creek Fire and Res­cue will host a catfish buf­fet fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day, June 29. Tick­ets are $15 for adults and $10 for chil­dren. To pur­chase ad­vance tick­ets, call 501-240-7020. Tick­ets will have a $2 fee if pur­chased the day of the event.


9 a.m.

Ua-lit­tle Rock Ben­ton will of­fer a free class — Us­ing Email — from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day, July 17, at the Ben­ton cam­pus. To reg­is­ter, call 501-916-3003. The class is a part of the univer­sity’s Com­puter Sum­mer Se­ries and is open to the pub­lic. Seats are lim­ited and are ex­pected to fill quickly.


9 a.m.

Ua-lit­tle Rock Ben­ton will of­fer a free class — Ba­sic Func­tions of a Smart­phone (An­droid) — from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tues­day, Aug. 13, at the Ben­ton cam­pus. To reg­is­ter, call 501-916-3003. The class is a part of the univer­sity’s Com­puter Sum­mer Se­ries and is open to the pub­lic. Seats are lim­ited and are ex­pected to fill quickly.


6 p.m.

The Bryant High School Class of 1954 will hold its 65th reunion on La­bor Day, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Couch home­place in Salem. For more details and con­tact in­for­ma­tion, call Pat Couch Laster at 870403-1361 or Bev­erly Wag­ner Leech at 501-778-8320.


5 p.m.

Ben­ton High School’s Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion at 5 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 28, at the Ben­ton Event Cen­ter. For more details and to pro­vide your con­tact in­for­ma­tion, call Danny Billings­ley at 501-3179215.


Saline County mem­bers who have ex­pe­ri­enced the death of a family mem­ber or friend are in­vited to reg­is­ter for the Grief­share pro­gram held at Ben­ton Church of the Nazarene. This non­de­nom­i­na­tional pro­gram fea­tures Christ-cen­tered, bib­li­cal teach­ing that fo­cuses on grief top­ics as­so­ci­ated with the death of a loved one.

The DVD sem­i­nar fea­tures na­tion­ally re­spected grief ex­perts and real-life sto­ries of peo­ple, fol­lowed by a small group dis­cus­sion about what was seen on the DVD. Many griev­ing peo­ple find they are only be­gin­ning the work of heal­ing when friends or family have re­turned to their daily life rou­tines.

Your be­reave­ment ex­pe­ri­ence may be re­cent or not so re­cent. You will find en­cour­age­ment, com­fort, and help in griev­ing the death of a spouse, child, parent, sib­ling, other family mem­ber, or friend.

You will learn how to rec­og­nize the symptoms of be­ing stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage as a slave to cer­tain emo­tions. You will learn valu­able in­for­ma­tion about fac­ing your new nor­mal in life and re­new­ing your hope for the fu­ture.

Grief­share will be held every Thurs­day for 13 weeks from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church, lo­cated at 1203 W. Se­vier St. in Ben­ton.

First session be­gins April 18 and runs through July 11. To reg­is­ter or for ques­tions, call Pas­tor Brady Lane at 501-8602830 by April 11. Child care is not avail­able at this time.

Cost is $10 to pay for a work­book. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able.

Home­school Hour is set from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Wed­nes­day at Herzfeld Li­brary in Ben­ton. Chil­dren ages 6 and older are in­vited to join every Wed­nes­day to hang out with other home­schooled kids and com­plete a dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­ity every week. Mak­erspace, ge­og­ra­phy, cook­ing, en­gi­neer­ing and more, are top­ics.

Mak­ing It Wed­nes­day will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. each Wed­nes­day at Herzfeld Li­brary in Ben­ton. Pa­trons ages 18 and older can take an af­ter­noon craft break from their week each Wed­nes­day. A new fea­ture project will be pre­sented each week, but guests are free to express them­selves by go­ing off-project if that is where the week goes. Var­i­ous crafts and tech­niques will be used dur­ing the fea­ture project. All projects will be ap­pro­pri­ate for be­gin­ners with op­tions to add more ad­vanced tech­niques for the more ex­pe­ri­enced crafter.

Al-anon meet­ings are held every Thurs­day at 6 p.m. at 506 Lil­lian St. in Ben­ton. You may call 501-455-4886 for more in­for­ma­tion. Join and learn more about al­co­holism.

TOPS AR 296 weight loss sup­port group meet­ings are held every Fri­day morn­ing at the Trin­ity Bap­tist Church, lo­cated 702 Church St. in Ben­ton. Weight in is from 8:45 to 9 a.m. Meet­ing starts promptly at 9:15 a.m. Con­tact Theresa Hunter at 501-326-3717 and leave a mes­sage or visit TOPS web­site at for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Gann Mu­seum of Saline County is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs­day through Satur­day.

The mu­seum is cur­rently host­ing an ex­hibit fea­tur­ing the his­tory of the Saline County Li­brary Sys­tem. Please visit www.gan­n­mu­, and the Gann Mu­seum of Saline County’s Face­book page. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the mu­seum or any ex­hibits, call 501-778-5513.

Big Break­fast will be of­fered every fourth Satur­day of each month from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Alu­mina Lodge, lo­cated at 312 SE 3rd St. in Bryant.

Saline Me­mo­rial Hospital is re­cruit­ing volunteers. The aux­il­iary meets every third Fri­day of each month be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Tammy Batch­e­lor at 501-776-6863.

SALINE COUNTY DEMO­CRATIC CEN­TRAL COM­MIT­TEE MEET­ING will be held at 6 p.m. the sec­ond Tues­day of every month at the Demo­cratic Head­quar­ters, lo­cated at 101 S. Mar­ket St. in Down­town Ben­ton. The meet­ing is open to ev­ery­one and vis­i­tors are in­vited to at­tend. For ques­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the party via e-mail at [email protected] org. SALINE COUNTY REPUB­LI­CAN COM­MIT­TEE MEET­ING: 6:30 p.m. the first Thurs­day of each month at Repub­li­can Head­quar­ters, 125 N. Mar­ket St. in Down­town Ben­ton. Vis­i­tors are wel­come.

ALZHEIMER’S Arkansas Care­giver Sup­port Group will meet every third Thurs­day at 2 p.m. at Herzfeld Li­brary in Ben­ton.

CONGO MA­SONIC LODGE, lo­cated at the cor­ner of Steele Bridge Road and Thomp­son Dairy Road, will host an all-you­can-eat fish fry the last Satur­day of every month from April to Septem­ber. Money raised will go to area char­i­ties. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to at­tend.

SALINE ME­MO­RIAL HOSPICE is re­cruit­ing volunteers. These volunteers will help with hos­pi­tal­ity at the Hospice House in Bryant and sit with pa­tients in their homes and nurs­ing homes. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor at 315-0136.

TAX PREPA­RA­TION SER­VICES: Cen­tral Arkansas Devel­op­ment Coun­cil is seek­ing volunteers for its VITA/EITC free tax prepa­ra­tion ser­vices in Saline County. The ser­vice of­fers free elec­tronic fil­ing of fed­eral and state tax re­turns. The ser­vice will be avail­able at Herzfeld Li­brary and the Ben­ton Se­nior Well­ness and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter. Volunteers must be cer­ti­fied. CADC pro­vides train­ing. To vol­un­teer, con­tact Su­san Willis at 501-778-1133.

Laugh Out Loud Book Club will meet from 4 to 4:45 p.m. each Wed­nes­day at Herzfeld Li­brary in Ben­ton. Chil­dren in grades third through fifth are in­vited to lis­ten to hi­lar­i­ous sto­ries while draw­ing and en­joy­ing snacks. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. The group will meet at the Tween Lounge.

BRYANT HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY has changed its meet­ing date to the sec­ond Tues­day of each month, be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m. The meet­ing will be held at Boswell Li­brary in Bryant on Prick­ett Road. Those in­ter­ested in pre­serv­ing Bryant’s his­tory as well as those who wish to pre­serve the hap­pen­ings of to­day’s Bryant for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions are in­vited. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Face­book page.

START­ING POINT SUP­PORT GROUP MEET­ING: 1 p.m. every Sun­day at Christ Is The An­swer Fel­low­ship Church in Traskwood. This is a Chris­tian­based re­cov­ery pro­gram. Call Vince for details 722-3110.

SALINE COUNTY HIS­TORY AND HER­ITAGE SO­CI­ETY MEET­ING: 7 p.m. the third Thurs­day of each month at 123 N. Mar­ket

St. in Ben­ton. The Family and Lo­cal His­tory Re­search Room is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues­day through Thurs­day. Call 778-3770 for more in­for­ma­tion. The so­ci­ety web­site is www.

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