Yahoo Weather

You are here

In and around - July 16, 2014

July 16

Van Buren Public Library will hold children’s story time at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Craft will be provided. Call 474-6045.

Teen Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Teens may make a bracelet or key chain. Call 474-6045.

Alma Public Library will hold children’s story time at 10 a.m. Subject will be robots. Call 632-4140.

Cedarville Public Library will hold children’s story time at 1 p.m. There will be stories about outer space. Kids can also make star mobiles and flying space ships and eat astronaut ice cream. Call 410-1853.

July 16-30

Mountainburg Public Library will hold an elemental bingo activity for adults. An online version will be on the library’s Facebook page for those who use eBooks. Call 369-1600.

July 17

Pepper Source in Van Buren will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (877) 340-8777 or visit www.arkbi.org.

Teen Thursday will be held at the Cedarville Public Library at 1 p.m. A representative from UAMS will teach about First Aid and CPR. Call 410-1853.

Van Buren Public Library will hold a science camp at 1:30 p.m. Experiments will involve snow and ice. Refreshments will be served. Call 474-6045.

July 18

Van Buren High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30-year class reunion at the high school at 6 p.m. Cost for dinner is $20 per person, due by July 10. Checks may be made payable to Van Buren High School Class of 1984 and mailed to Mike Burgess, 311 Lexington Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901. Persons unable to attend may submit a message to classmates and update biographical information by contacting Debbie Johnson Schley at debbieschley@comcast.net or by visiting the class’ Facebook page, Van Buren High School Class of 1984.

Benefit for Becky Harrison, who is battling stage 3 breast cancer, will be held at the Crawford County Extension Office on Pointer Trail in Van Buren from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will be door prizes and a raffle. Donations will be accepted. Call (479) 262-2473.

Cedarville Public Library will show a movie at 1 p.m. Call 410-1853 for the movie title.

Van Buren Public Library will hold a crochet and knitting class from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn and a size G or H hook. Call 474-6045.

Alma Public Library will hold a cooking class from 2 to 2:30 p.m. with Joyce Whittington from the county extension office. Call 632-4140.

July 19

River Valley Master Gardeners Herbal Adventure Committee will celebrate Christmas in July from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St., Fort Smith. Make plans for gifts and crafts with fresh ideas for cooking, baking, entertaining and decorating. Fee is $20. Call Sheila Deal at (479) 782-2104 for reservations.

Gold Country Band will be the closing entertainment act and will play at 6 p.m. for Cedarville’s first Pirates Day Festival to be held at the Cedarville City Park on Arkansas 162.

Van Buren Public Library will hold a sci-fi book reading from 3 to 4 p.m. This month’s book is, “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. Call 474-6045.

July 21

Van Buren Public Library will hold a movie matinee at 1:30 p.m. Call 474-6045 for the title of the PG-rated movie.

July 22

Baby and Me Story Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Call 474-6045.

Mountainburg Public Library will hold a science talk for children, tweens and teens at 10:30 a.m. Call 369-1600.

Alma Public Library will hold a program for tweens and teens to learn how to make flubber at 2 p.m. A movie will also be shown. Call 632-4140 for the movie title.

July 23

Kids Wednesday will be held at Cedarville Public Library at 1 p.m. A representative from UAMS will speak on germs and how they spread. Call 410-1853.

Children’s Story Time will be held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Craft will be provided. Call 474-6045.

Teen Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 1:30 p.m. There will be experiments using candy. Call 474-6045.

Fizz Boom Read will be held at the Alma Public Library at 10 a.m. There will be stories about birds and nature, and kids will create a birdfeeder out of pine cones. Diana Hutchins will bring a parrot for show and tell. Call 632-4140.

July 24

Crawford County Hospital Board of Governors will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Summit Medical Center.

Teen Thursday will be held at the Cedarville Public Library at 1 p.m. There will be a photo scavenger hunt. Call 410-1853.

Van Buren Public Library will hold, “An Evening With a Mad Scientist,” for adults 18 and over. Call 474-6045.

July 26

Van Buren High School Class of 1994 is planning its 20-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith. To register send $40 per person (no cash) to VBHS Class of 1994 Reunion, 422 N. Palm St., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1322 will hold a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Bank on Arkansas 59 North.

Aug. 1

Gold City and The Nelons will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center, 2001 Pointer Trail. Tickets, $15 or $17 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under, are available at The Solid Rock, 8304 Phoenix Ave. in Fort Smith. Call The Solid Rock, (479) 452-4844, or call God’s Amazing Grace Fellowship, (479) 410-4900.

Aug. 4

Enrollment begins at Van Buren High School.

Aug. 5

Senior schedules may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren High School.

Aug. 6

Junior schedules may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren High School.

Aug. 7

Sophomore schedules may be picked up at Van Buren High School. A parents meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Fine Arts Center.

Aug. 12

Van Buren High School will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Alma Masonic Lodge meets the second and fourth Mondays at the lodge building. Supper is at 6:30 p.m.

Children/family practice night is held Mondays at Hero’s Arena with barrel racing on Tuesdays and team sorting on Fridays.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting practices are held the second and fourth Sundays at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds arena in Mulberry. Call 414-4507 or 926-0247.

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, 513 Main Street in Van Buren, offers adult reading, math, English as a second language and other classes. Classes are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 474-4594.

English as a second language classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

GED classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Introduction to computer classes will be offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center. Call 471-0019.

Pickleball is played at City Heights Methodist Church’s family center Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Call Buck Buchanan, 474-2545 or 462-4973.

Van Buren Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Van Buren Public Library Wednesdays and Saturdays. Locally grown produce and handmade crafts are available.

Van Buren Lions Club meets at noon the first, third and fourth Wednesdays at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren.

Van Buren Writers Group meets at several locations. Call Judy Bossarte, (479) 208-2164.

Weekly

AA meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Van Buren.

AA meets at 7 p.m. Monday and Fridays in the ground floor conference room at Summit Medical Center.

Alma Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Alma Community Center.

Caregiver’s Day Out is held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren First Assembly of God Church, 1014 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Trained volunteers will care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia so their primary caregivers may enjoy a few hours of rest. Call the church, 474-7573.

Cedarville Farmers Market and Flea Market will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays in front of the Old Rock School. Vendors are welcome.

Chester Farmers’ Market will meet every Saturday in July from 8:00-11:30 AM. No vendor fees and plenty of parking. Exit 34 off I-49, turn right and proceed into town. On Front Ave across form the Chester Country Cafe. For more information please call (858)361-3430.

Citizenship classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Crawford County Optimist Club meets at noon Thursdays at Las Fresas in Van Buren.

Freedom for Life Ministries offers Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 523 Main Street in Van Buren behind the literacy council office, Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Call Lonnie Bennett, (479) 226-9476, or Jerry Cowan, (479) 650-4738.

GriefShare is held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, excluding holidays, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 1604 Pointer Trail in Van Buren, and at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Heights Independent Retirement Center, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Call Shirley Touchstone at (479) 629-7901.

Handprints Sign Language Choir holds practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Shibley Baptist Church, 1136 Shibley Road in Van Buren. Call Kerry Scott, 650-0215.

Hearts of Hope “Way Out” drug program meets 8 p.m. Mondays in Alma. Mulberry division meets Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Van Buren meets at noon Tuesday.

Old Town Sertoma Club meets at noon Wednesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren.

Spirit Plus Christian Life Center holds baseball classes each Tuesday. Call 474-2168 or 806-3134.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Van Buren Community Center, 814 Drennen St. Call (479) 522-0525, (479) 459-2273, (479) 221-7349 or (918) 498-2029.

Van Buren Rotary Club meets at noon Thursday in the Community Center.

Wednesday Lunch Bunch meets 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Arts and Education, 104 N. 13th in Van Buren. Fee is $3.

Who’s Got the Button Yarn Shop, 506 Main St. in Van Buren, will hold a Knit-A-Long drop in class from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call (479) 287-2616.

Monthly

First week

Autism Spectrum Disorders Support Group will meet the first Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, 3130 Pointer Trail East in Van Buren, beginning Feb. 6. Contact Rickie Timmons, (479) 471-7110 or (479) 461-9333, or visit the group’s Facebook page.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg meets the first Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m and the meeting at 7:30.

Crawford County 4-H Horse Talk Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at the Alma Library. Call 474-5286.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 42, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 42, Alma, meets for a potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 the first Tuesday at 6307 Alma Highway across from Kopper Kettle.

Fort Smith Area Huntington’s Disease Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren, 1702 Fayetteville Road. Call Pat, 462-7711, or Sandee, 474-2221.

Friends of the Van Buren Public Library meet the first Monday at the library at 5:30 p.m. followed by a book talk.

Kenner Chapel 4-H Club meets the first Monday at 7 p.m. Call 474-5286.

Mountainburg FFA Alumni meet the first Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountainburg High School.

Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry meets 7:30 p.m., with dinner preceding at 6:30.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge hosts a breakfast in the lodge the first Saturday, from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children 6 and under are free.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 and ladies auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m., the first Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Post Commander Earl Duty, (479) 670-3836, or Renee Mansfield, (479) 208-2702.

Women’s Ministries of Van Buren First Assembly of God, 1014 Fayetteville Road, serves home-cooked lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 each the first Thursday. Call 474-7832.

Second week

Alma High School Class of 1955 meets 11:30 a.m. the second Monday at D’s Family Restaurant on Collum Lane in Alma in February, May, August and November.

Bond Special EHC meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday at the Crawford County Extension Office, 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area board of directors meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday at the club, 410 East Main. Call president Becky Newton at 632-2070.

Crawford County Car Club meets 7 p.m. the second Thursday at Dee’s Restaurant in the Meador’s Inn in Alma. Call Ethan Gordon at 719-0757.

Crawford County Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday in the Mushrush Room at Alma Public Library.

District 4 Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cove City Station.

Friends of the Alma Public Library meets the second Monday in the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

Natural Dam Community Center meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center.

Natural Dam Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter 86 meets the second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Masonic Lodge, 18 Fayetteville Road. Potluck supper begins at 6:30.

Republican Women of Crawford County meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the SPMI building, 1700 Main Street in Van Buren.

River Belles EHC meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Rocky Top 4-H Club meets in the Turner Community 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday. Call Luann Wise, 217-0280.

Rudy Park Community Association meets 7 p.m. the second Monday in the Rudy Community Building.

TLC Extension Homemakers Club meets 6 p.m. the second Monday at the Turner Community Building. Call Shirley Donnohue, 997-1590.

Turner Community Development Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Friday in the community building. Potluck follows at 6:30 and family night at 7.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge No. 6 meets the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30.

Woodmen of the World meets the second Monday at 6 p.m., 2410 Alma Highway. Call 410-1726.

Third week

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce meets at noon the third Tuesday at D’s Family Restaurant.

Alzheimer’s Support Group from Memory Lane meets the third Thursday at Legacy Heights, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren, at 2 p.m. Call 474-7233 or 262-6466.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg hosts a pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday. Cost is $5 per person.

Crawford County Conservation District board meets the third Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at 701 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren.

Diabetes Support Group meets 5 p.m. the third Tuesday in Summit Medical Center’s conference room. Call Katie Whitlow at 471-4345.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 61, Van Buren, meets 6:30 p.m. the third Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Danny Molina at 632-2588.

Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 260 meets 7:30 p.m. the third Monday at the Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry. Dinner precedes the meeting.

Order of the Eastern Star Melody Chapter 579 meets the third Tuesday at Fine Springs Masonic Hall in Alma at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served at 6:30.

Van Buren High School class of 1961 meets the third Saturday at noon at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren. Call Phyllis Brammer Hamlin, 632-3343, or Judy Bushong Coleman, 474-6455.

Women’s Literary Club meets the third Monday 1 p.m. at 421 Webster in downtown Van Buren, September through May.

Fourth week

Alma Extension Homemakers Club meets 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in the Alma Public Library.

Alma VFW and VFWA Post 6465 meets 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday at the Alma Senior Inn.

Cedarville Community Association meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Old Rock School.

Crawford County Animal Science 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the county extension office the fourth Thursday. Call Penni Templeton, 629-1016.

River Valley Museum of Van Buren Inc. meets 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in the Municipal Complex.

Summit Medical Center Auxiliary meets 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the hospital conference room. Call 471-4344.

Van Buren Public Library Board meets 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the library, 1409 Main St.

Information on upcoming events will be published on a space-available basis within 30 days preceding the event, for non-profit groups and organizations meeting in Crawford County only. Submit pertinent information to: In and Around, Press Argus-Courier, P.O. Box 369, Van Buren, AR 72957, fax to 471-5607, or e-mail to: jmcclure@pressargus.com.

Close
The Press Argus-Courier website is available only to print and digital subscribers. If you are already a subscriber, you can access the website at no additional charge.