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June 11

Van Buren Public Library will hold a family story time at 9:30 or 11 a.m. to learn about inventors. Craft will be supplied. Call 474-6045.

Teen Time: CSI will be held at the Van Buren Public Library for kids ages 10 and up at 1:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.

Science in the Kitchen program will be held at the Alma Public Library at 10 a.m. Call 632-4140.

June 12

Van Buren Chamber of Commerce banquet and business fair will be held at the Van Buren High School. Business fair will begin at 5 p.m. Call the chamber at 474-2761 or email janie@vanburenchamber.org.

Science Camp will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.

June 13

Center for Art and Education will hold its third Art Night Out event. Registration is required. Call (479) 474-7767.

Crawford County Board of Realtors will hold its sixth annual bowling tournament to benefit CASA and Special Olympics at Bowling World. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.; bowling at 7.

Alma Public Library will hold a 40/29 storm chasers program at 2 p.m. Call 632-4140.

Van Buren Public Library will show a rated-R sci-fi movie for adults 18 and older at 7 p.m. Call 474-6045.

Van Buren Public Library will hold a family fun Friday at 1:30 p.m. There will be a homemade water slide, sponge bombs and a wading pool for the little ones. Call 474-6045.

Redwork and Embroidery Club will meet at the Van Buren Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 474-6045.

Mountainburg Public Library will hold a mad scientist show with demonstrations, experiments and a laser light show at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 369-1600.

Mulberry Public Library will hold a Father’s Day craft activity for kids ages 7-15 at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 997-1226.

Cedarville Public Library will hold a mad scientist show at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-1853.

June 13-14

Summer craft extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crawford County Extension Office, 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren. Handmade and homemade items will be available. For vendor information call Judy Scott, (479) 883-9191.

June 14

Gospel Music Show by Mount Zion CMF Church will be held at 6 p.m. at the King Opera House. Tickets are $10. Call (479) 629-4975.

June 16

Be Snake Safe, a program presented by Lake Fort Smith State Park staff, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

Van Buren Public Library will show at movie matinee at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 474-6045.

Bricks 4 Kidz will be held at the Cedarville Public Library at 1 p.m. for kids kindergarten through sixth grade. Call 410-1853.

June 17

Alma Public Library will hold an activity, Myth or Truth, for tweens and teens at 2 p.m. Call 632-4140.

June 18

Teen Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 1:30 p.m. where participants will build a recycled robot. Call 474-6045.

Children’s Story Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Robot-themed craft will be supplied. Call 474-6045.

Children’s Story Time will be held at the Alma Public Library at 10 a.m. Call 632-4140.

Kids’ Wednesday will be held at the Cedarville Public Library at 1 p.m. for kids to make snow, paint and have an outdoor snowball fight. Kids should wear easily-washable clothing. Call 410-1853.

June 19

Thursday Night Country Music Show will be held at the King Opera House at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

June 20

Women’s Community League of Alma and Alma Rotary Club will hold their annual golf tournament at Eagle Crest Golf Course. The two-man scramble will begin at 8 a.m., and there will be cash prizes for first and second place teams. Entry fee is $70 per person and includes cart, green fee and lunch provided by Simon Dentistry. Mulligans will be available at registration. Entries must be returned by June 10. Proceeds will benefit the Alma Boys and Girls Club and various community organizations.

June 21

Dragons Spitfire 4-H Club will hold a car wash/bake sale at Mazzio’s in Alma. Proceeds will assist the club in buying T-shirts and other group activities. Call Misty Nelson, (479) 217-1248.

J.R.’s Country Gospel Variety Show will be held at 7 p.m. at the King Opera House. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 474-2426.

June 23

Digeridoo Down Under will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

June 27

Alma Public Library will hold a mad scientist movie marathon at 2 p.m. Call 632-4140.

June 28

Digeridoo Down Under will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Mulberry Public Library. Call 997-1226.

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 Forrt Smith. To register send $40 per person (no cash) to VBHS Class of 1994 Reunion, 422 N. Palm St., Little Rock, AR 72205.

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.

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 Thursday 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.

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