Z-Event Calendar

The Searcy Optimist Club will hold signups for Peewee Football and Cheerleading Monday, August 13th; Tuesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 16th from 5pm – 8pm each evening at the Carmichael Center in Searcy.  The cost will be $50.  The signups are open to 3rd grade through 6th grade.
ASU – Newport will sponsor Newport’s Movies in the Park Saturday, August 11th in downtown Newport and will feature the motion picture “Moana.”  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  The movie is free to everyone.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Summer Saturday at the Village will be held Saturday, August 11th at Pioneer Village, located at 1200 Higginson Street in Searcy.  Volunteers will be available from 10am – 2pm for tours of the buildings and grounds.  Admission is free.  Donations will be greatly appreciated.  For more information, call 501-580-6633.
Lionfest will be held Friday, August 17th at 5:30pm at Searcy Lion Stadium.  Admission to the event will be $5 per person.  A meal is included with the admission price.  There will be activities for the kids, recognition of Searcy High School Athletics and performances by the Searcy High School Band, the varsity cheerleaders and the Lionsteppers.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Summer Saturday at the Village will be held Saturday, August 18th at Pioneer Village, located at 1200 Higginson Street in Searcy.  Volunteers will be available from 10am – 2pm for tours of the buildings and grounds.  Admission is free.  Donations will be greatly appreciated.  For more information, call 501-580-6633.
The Searcy Kiwanis Club will host a Football Season Preview Thursday, August 23rd at 11:30am at the Unity Health Specialty Care Campus, located at 1200 South Main Street in Searcy.  Guest speakers will include Coach Simmons from Harding University, Coach Evans from Harding Academy, Coach McCain from Riverview High School and Coach Kelly from Searcy High School.
Searcy Beats and Eats: “Back 2 School Blues” will be held Saturday, August 25th from 5pm – 10pm in downtown Searcy.  There will be live music, food vendors and other activities.  Everyone is invited to attend.
Summer Saturday at the Village will be held Saturday, August 25th at Pioneer Village, located at 1200 Higginson Street in Searcy.  Volunteers will be available from 10am – 2pm for tours of the buildings and grounds.  Admission is free.  Donations will be greatly appreciated.  For more information, call 501-580-6633.
The 75th White River Water Carnival will be held Saturday, September 8th at Riverside Park in Batesville.  This year’s event will feature a tribute to Elvis Presley, as well as the Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship, the River City Cruisers’ Car Show, the Kid Zone, the Water Carnival Parade, arts and crafts and more.  For more information, call 870-793-2378.
ASU – Newport will sponsor Newport’s Movies in the Park Saturday, September 8th in downtown Newport and will feature the original motion picture “Ghostbusters.”  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  The movie is free to everyone.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The 4th Annual Bayfest Street Festival will be held Saturday, September 15th from 10am – 4pm at Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay.  There will be arts and crafts, a pet parade, food, live music and more.  For more information, call 501-556-2814.
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host the 6th Annual FestiVille will be held Friday, September 28th from 3pm – 10pm and Saturday, September 29th from 9am – 10pm at Dupree Park, located at 1700 Redmond Road in Jacksonville.  There will be carnival rides, games, a 5K, a volleyball tournament, canoe rides, a kids area, live entertainment and more.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information, call 501-982-4171.

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