The Brooks Education Scholarship Trap Shoot will be held Saturday, November 16th at 10am in Bald Knob on Fracking Road. The entry fee is $250 for a team of five. All clays are furnished. There will be team prizes and individual shooter prizes. Concessions will also be available. All profits will go towards college scholarships. For more information, call 501-278-0989.
Jeans & Bling, a charity event for United Way of White County, will be held Saturday, November 16th at 6:30pm at the Searcy Country Club. There will be music, food, a silent auction and more. Advance tickets are $55 and tickets at the door will be $60. All proceeds benefit United Way of White County.
Searcy Holiday of Lights and Main Street Searcy will host Santa on the Square beginning Friday, November 29th from 1-3pm on the Courthouse Square in downtown Searcy. For the complete holiday schedule go to searcychamber.com
The Batesville Christmas Parade will be held Monday, December 2nd. The lineup for the parade will begin at 4pm and the parade will begin at 6pm. The theme for this year’s parade will be “A Cinematic Christmas.”
Searcy Parks and Recreation’s Holiday Craft Fair will be held Saturday, December 7th from 9am – 3pm at the Carmichael Community Center, located at 801 South Elm Street in Searcy. There will be 80 spaces filled with Christmas décor, arts and crafts, gifts ideas and more. Admission to the event is free.
Pioneer Village will host “An Old Fashioned Christmas” Saturday, December 7th from 10am – 4pm. Pioneer Village is located at 1200 Higginson Street in Searcy. The village will be decorated for Christmas. There will also be hot cider, sugar cookies and Christmas carolers. Santa Claus will also be on hand for pictures. Admission and parking are free. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 501-278-5010.
The Living Nativity will be held Friday, December 6th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturday December 7th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunday, December 8th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Friday, December 13th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturday, December 14th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunday, December 15th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Searcy First Assembly of God, located at 101 South Benton Street in Searcy. Nearly 300 church members, exotic animals, handmade costumes and crafts will set the scene for the Nativity. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host the 62nd Annual Christmas Parade in conjunction with Christmas in Jacksonville Saturday, December 7th. A dance performance will be held at 10am at the Community Center, followed by Story Time with Santa at 4pm at the library. The tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:15pm. Lineup for the parade will begin at 6pm and the parade will start at 6:30pm. The parade will begin at the corner of Sharp and Main Street and will end at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street. For more information, call 501-982-4171.
The Hope for the Holidays Half Marathon and 5K in memory of Garrett Yeager will be held Saturday, December 7th beginning at 8am at the Eagle Mountain Magnet School, located at 800 Eagle Mountain Boulevard in Batesville. The registration fees are $55 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K run/walk and $25 for the Virtual Race. All proceeds will be donated in the memory of Garrett Yeager to Special Olympics of Batesville and Celebrate Recovery of Batesville.
Christmas in Clinton 2019 will be held Saturday, December 7th beginning at 8am. There will be a local craft fair to benefit the Food Bank’s School Pantry. Christmas in the Park will kick off in the afternoon at Archey Fork Park in Clinton. There will be free rides by the Cowboy Clydesdales, free hot chocolate, a Polar Express kiddie train, old fashioned hayrides, carriage rides, live music, Christmas caroling, cookies and more. The day will wrap up with the official lighting up of the park at sunset.
The 9th Annual Vilonia Christmas Parade, “A Storybook Christmas,” will be held Saturday, December 7th. Lineup and judging will begin at 5pm at Cemetery and Main in Vilonia. The parade will begin at 5:30pm. The parade will end at the Vilonia High School.
The Lonoke County Council on Aging will host the Santa Run 5K Saturday, December 7th at 8am in downtown Lonoke. Each runner will receive a Santa suit to run in and a t-shirt. Runners will begin at 8am and walkers will begin at 8:30am. There will be a Super Sleigh contest where you can decorate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. There will also be a Jolly Jogger contest for the best dressed/most festive participant. The signup fee $30 for preregistration and $35 the day of the race. All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels for Lonoke and Prairie Counties.
Christmas in the Park will be held Saturday, December 14th from 7pm – 9pm at Daniel Park in Beebe, following the Beebe Christmas Parade. There will be train rides, carriage rides, Christmas music, refreshments and Santa Claus will be there. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, new coats and nonperishable food items will be accepted for local families in need. For more information, call 501-882-8117.