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May 8

Crawford County Retired Teachers will meet at the Van Buren Public Library at 1 p.m. There will be a potluck lunch.

Teen Scene will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

May 9

Van Buren Public Library will hold an after-school activity from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.

Cedarville Public Library and Mulberry Public Library will hold an activity from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to make Mothers Day crafts. Call the Cedarville library at 410-1853 and the Mulberry library at 997-1226.

Alma Public Library will hold an after-school program. Refreshments will be served. Call 632-4140.

Van Buren High School spring choir concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center. Call 471-4017 or visit www.centerforfinearts.org.

May 10

Summit Medical Center will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Diana Weir in administration, 471-4300, or Arkansas Blood Institute, (877) 340-8777, or visit www.arkbi.org.

Mt. Olive Church, 500 Jefferson St. in Van Buren, will hold a free Parents Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Hamburgers and an age-appropriate movie will be provided for kids ages 4 and up. Call 471-8955 and leave a message.

Van Buren Public Library will hold a teen luau from 7 to 10 p.m. with games, food and music. Registration is required. Call 474-6045.

May 10-12

The Old Town Merchants Association will hold Old Timers Day in downtown Van Buren.

May 11

Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren will hold a 5K/1 Mile fun run.

Dyer Ladies Auxiliary will hold an outing at 4 p.m. for Dyer water department customers ages 55 and older. Meal will include beans, cornbread, tea and dessert. There will be music by the Centerpoint Bluegrass Band. For a ride, call Dyer city hall, (479) 997-8557, before 5 p.m. May 10.

May 11-12

Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam will observe decoration.

May 12

Freedom Cemetery will observe decoration. Cleanup for decoration day will be May 9. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be sent to secretary Tonia Scowden, 7728 Cain Road, Alma, AR 72921. Call 632-4300.

May 14

Van Buren Public Library will hold homeschool hour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with a guest speaker. Call 474-6045.

Butterfield Trail Middle School spring band concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center. Call 471-4017 or visit www.centerforfinearts.org.

May 18-19

Dora Cemetery will observe decoration. Donations will be collected both days or may be mailed to Carl Vinsant, 4601 Dora Road, Van Buren, AR 72956.

May 19

Oliver Cemetery decoration and business meeting will be 10:30 a.m. at the cemetery on White Water Road. Donations for maintenance and upkeep may be mailed to Neal Moon, 1601 U.S. 71 SW, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

New Cemetery in Mulberry will hold decoration at 2 p.m.

Love Cemetery will hold a decoration day service at 2 p.m., preceded by a brief business meeting. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be deposited at BancorpSouth, P.O. Box 2199, Alma, AR 72921.

Antioch Cemetery on Oliver Springs Road will hold decoration services at 2 p.m. A short business meeting will follow. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be made this day or mailed to Antioch Cemetery, c/o Doris Small, 2014 Zion Road, Van Buren, AR 72956. Checks should be made out to Antioch Cemetery.

May 26

Locke Community Cemetery will hold decoration. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be sent to Mike Reeves, 16643 Old Locke Road, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Chester Cemetery will hold decoration. Donations for upkeep may be sent to Chester Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Seratt, 16943 U.S. 71, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

May 31

Van Buren Public Library will host an event for local authors from 1 to 4 p.m. Call Angela Ritter, 474-6045, or e-mail aritter@crawfordcountylib.org by 5 p.m. May 24 to reserve a spot.

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.

Sparky’s Country Music Show is held Saturdays and karaoke on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4918 Alma Highway behind Dub’s Convenience Store. Call 461-9768.

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 Sheila Parochka at 474-5064 or Judy Bossarte at 474-3733.

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 Farm and Flea Market will be held from 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Old Rock School Building on Arkansas 59. Vendors are welcome. Call Patsy Blain, 474-2120, or Stephanie Paschall, 651-2339.

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

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 at Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren.

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 meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Community Center. Call (479) 434-4010.

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.

Monthly

First week

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.

Natural Dam Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Thursday at 7 p.m. at the station on Arkansas 59.

Parkview Elementary School PTA will meet the first Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., September through May, in the Parkview cafeteria.

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 Joseph Armstrong, (479) 651-7467, 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 scond Monday in the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

Kibler Community 4-H Club meets at the Alma Public Library the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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

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 Extention 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.

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.

Mt. Olive Church, 500 Jefferson St. in Van Buren, serves a free community meal the third Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Old Rock School.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg hosts a pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday. Cost is $4 per person.

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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