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An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, March 17th from 9am – 2:30pm at the Newport High School, located at 406 Wilkerson Street in Newport. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The White County Literacy Council will hold their 1st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Tuesday, March 17th at 5:30pm at the White County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 2400 Old Searcy Landing Road in Searcy. There will be a silent auction, Irish food, Irish music and dance performances. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the White County Literacy Council. For more information, call 501-278-5000.
All About Carz will host the 4th Annual Classics & Antiques on the Square Car Show Saturday, March 21st from 8am – 3pm on the Courthouse Square in downtown Searcy. Registration will be held from 8am – 12 noon. The registration fee is $20 per vehicle. All vehicles must be classics and antiques 1995 and older year models. There will also be music, a silent auction and food. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society in Searcy.
The Carius Concert Series will present “Collage,” a benefit concert for Main Street Batesville, Saturday, March 21st at the Melba Theater 115 West Main Street in Batesville. The doors will open at 6:30pm and the concert will begin at 7:30pm. The featured entertainer will be Cindy Carius and the concert will feature Broadway, country, rock, gospel and the blues. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street Batesville office, the Melba Theater or at MainStreetBatesville.org. All proceeds will go to Main Street Batesville.
The Independence County Library will host a Spring Break Movie Day Tuesday, March 24th. For kids ages 12 and under, the library will show the motion picture “Frozen 2.” The movie is free and free snacks will also be provided. The library is located at 267 East Main Street in Batesville. For more information, call 870-793-8814.
The Independence County Library will host a Spring Break Movie Day Wednesday, March 25th. For kids ages 13 and older, the library will show the motion picture “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The movie is free and free snacks will also be provided. The library is located at 267 East Main Street in Batesville. For more information, call 870-793-8814.
The Optimist Club of Searcy will hold their Annual Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, March 28th from 5pm – 7pm at the Riverview High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $6 per person. Children three and under eat for free. Plates will be available to dine in or carry out. There will also be a live auction at 6pm. All proceeds benefit the youth projects of the Optimist Club of Searcy.
The Gum Springs Fire Department will hold their Annual Fish Fry and BBQ Saturday, April 4th at 5pm at the fire department, located at 2320 Highway 267 South in Searcy. There will be fish, BBQ and all the fixings. Plus, there will be door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Gum Springs Fire Department.
The 41st Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival will be held Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Activities on Friday, April 3rd will include a golf tournament, The President’s Reception and The Kilted Mile. There will be a full day of activities on Saturday, April 4th, including the Tartan Twenty Bike Ride, a Scottish breakfast, craft and food vendors, a bake sale, live entertainment, a British car show, a children’s zone, sheepdog demonstrations, Highland dancing and more. The festival will conclude Sunday, April 5th with a worship service, live entertainment, sheepdog demonstrations, Highland dancing and the Boniest Knees Contest.
The Greers Ferry Lake Trails Council and the Rotary Club will sponsor the Adventure Outdoors Expo Friday, April 3rd from 12 noon – 6pm and Saturday, April 4th from 9am – 5pm at the Heber Springs Community Center, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs. There will be indoor and outdoor vendors, demonstrations, live music, food vendors and more. Admission is free with a small donation to the local Boy Scouts for parking. For more information, call 501-206-5675.
Jacksonville’s largest Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4th at Excell Park, located on Ray Road in Jacksonville. All participants must arrive by 10am. There will be egg hunts with 2,000 eggs per age group for ages toddler up to 10 years old. The event is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be moved to the Jacksonville Community Center. For more information, call 501-982-4171.
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, April 15th from 9am – 2pm at the Cave City High School, located at 711 North Main Street in Cave City. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
White County and the City of Searcy will host the Spring County Wide Cleanup Thursday, April 16th thru Saturday, April 18th from 8am – 2pm each day. Just look for the signs at the White County Fairgrounds on Davis Drive in Searcy. The following items will be accepted: a maximum of 10 regular size tires off the rims, appliances, scrap metal, furniture, bagged road side litter and all paint in dry form. The following items will not be accepted: concrete, masonry, brush, vegetation, chemicals, batteries, electronics, liquid paints and tractor tires. For more information, call 501-279-6200.
The Jacob’s Place Annual Dinner will be held Tuesday, April 21st from 6pm – 8pm at the First United Methodist Church, located at 304 North Main Street in Searcy. Everyone is invited to come out and eat, and learn more about Jacob’s Place Homeless Mission. All proceeds will benefit Jacob’s Place.
The White County Central Spring Band Concert will be held Thursday, April 30th at 7pm in the White County Central School Auditorium, located at 3259 Highway 157 in Judsonia. The concert is free and open to the public.
The 6th Annual Evolution Truck, Bike and Car Show will be held Saturday, May 16th at the Arkansas State University – Beebe campus, located at 1000 West Iowa Street in Beebe. Registration will take place from 8am – 12 noon. Awards will be presented at 2pm. All makes, models and years are welcome. The entry fee will be $20 per vehicle for judging or $10 per vehicle to display only. All proceeds will go to Patriot Guard Riders and the ASU ROTC.
Ward Parks and Recreation will host the 18th Annual Fishing Derby Saturday, May 16th from 8am – 12 noon at Busby Lake in Ward. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will stock the lake. The fishing derby is open to all children ages 1 – 15.
The Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce will host the City of Greers Ferry Fourth of July Fireworks Saturday, July 4th at 9pm at the Greers Ferry City Park.
The 6th Annual Shine Your Ride Truck, Bike and Car Show will be held Saturday, October 24th from 8am – 3pm at Orr Collision Center, located at 301 South Poplar in Searcy. All makes, models and years are welcome. The entry fee is $20 per vehicle. All proceeds will go to the Sunshine School in Searcy. For more information, call 501-388-2057.