Jeff Bowling

East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center will present the Jeff Bowling Quartet on Saturday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the EACC Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater.   

The Jeff Bowling Quartet specializes in modern hard-driving swing music and performs original compositions, model expressions and the avant-garde drawing from Ellington, Coltrane and Lennon/McCartney.  Formed in 1989 by saxophonist Jeff Bowling, the group has gone through many changes over the past decade performing as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet and more.  The Jeff Bowling Quartet boasts a wide range of influences and performance histories, variously appearing with Dizzy Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Pete Fountain, Terry Holmes, Louie Bellson, Pat Metheney, Steve Reid and Bamboo Forest, and Bobby Vann and the Rockets of Rhythm.  

General admission tickets for this special event are $10 may be purchased via telephone by calling 870- 633-4480, ext. 352 or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City just off I-40.  

Photo:  Saxophonist Jeff Bowling

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Time-Specific Events

Volunteers Needed for FC Spring Fling

FCA United is making plans for the annual Spring Fling, and they need volunteers from the community.  For more info or to volunteer, call LaSandra Ward at 870-945-9202.

Sanyo Reunion Planning Committee

The Sanyo Reunion Committee is planning its event for September 2014.  Anyone interested in assisting or serving on the committee may contact Lorene Oliver at 870-295-5841.

Forrest City Baseball & Softball Registration (Thru March 31)

The Forrest City Recreation Department is accepting applications for youth softball and baseball for ages 4-17. The deadline for registration is March 31. Fees for those living inside the city limits are $20 and outside $25. Registration is also underway for men, women & co-ed softball. Registration fee per adult team is $250. For more information call the Forrest City Recreation Dept. at 633-3667.  

Monroe County Beaver Bounty (Thru March 31)

The Monroe County Conservation District, in collaboration with Monroe County, will be offering a bounty of $20 on beaver tails through March 31 for the Monroe County Beaver Program. For more information, call the Monroe County Conservation District at (870)747-3431 ext. 3.

Upward Bound Math-Science Program - Lyon College (Deadline is April 4)

The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College in Batesville is now accepting applications from 9th, 10th and llth grade high school students for the 2014 Summer Session, June 1-July 13.  Students must attend a high school that is currently served by the program, be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States, and be from a family where neither parent has a college degree OR meet established income guidelines. There is no cost to students. Application deadline is April 4.  For additional information, visit the program website at ubms.lyon.edu or call toll free at 888-577-7984.

Wheatley Reunion Meeting - (03/21)

The Wheatley All School Reunion committee will have a planning meeting on Friday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Greater First Baptist Church in Wheatley.  All former Wheatley students are invited to attend to help with the plans for the reunion, which is scheduled for this summer.  For more info, call Roy Summers at 214-259-6218.

Vegetable Production Clinic - (03/21)

A Commercial Vegetable Production Clinic is scheduled for March 21, 2014 for producers in Lee, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis Counties. The clinic will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude around 12 noon in Helena at the Fine Arts Center of the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. Several representatives are scheduled to speak on the program. For more information, contact the Lee County Extension office at 870-295-7720.

Women's Self Defense Class (Marianna) - (03/22)

Brayboy Safety Against Domestic Violence will offer a three-part series of self-defense classes beginning Saturday, March 22, at the Domestic Center, located at 30 W. Main, in Marianna. For more information, call (870)636-2781.

Hunter's Education Course (Marianna) - (03/22)

A free hunter’s education course will be offered Saturday, March 22, at 8 a.m., at the Lee County Extension office in the Lee County Courthouse in Marianna. For more information, contact Ricky McClurg at 501-626-7229.

Foot Rally Luncheon - (03/22)

The Esther Lee Pettigrew Women’s Missionary Society at St. Luke A.M.E. Church will hold its annual foot rally luncheon on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. For more information, call (870)633-7808.

Youth Revival - (03/23-26)

Forrest City Church of God, on Hwy. 1 South, will hold a youth revival Sunday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 26. The Sunday services will begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and the Monday through Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. Caleb Rodgers is the evangelist for the revival.

101st Church Anniversary - Mt. Sinai (03/23)

Mt. Sinai M.B. Church in Caldwell will celebrate its 101st church anniversary on Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The special guest is Pastor Marland Brown of Riverside MB Church in Widener.

103rd Church Anniversary - Freedonia MB (03/23)

Freedonia M.B. Church will hold its 130th year celebration and homecoming on Sunday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Nathaniel Curne of Hughes.

65th Church Anniversary - New Light Baptist (03/23)

New Light Baptist Church will observe its 65th Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. Bishop Connie Moore and the Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Family will be the special guests. Everyone is invited to attend.

Clark Cemetery Meeting - (03/24)

The Clark Cemetery Association will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2014 on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church in Caldwell.

Spring into Nutrition Youth Program (Marianna) - (03/24)

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a program titled “Spring into Nutrition” for youth ages 5-19. This is a hands-on program during spring break to teach youth how to prepare healthy snacks, arts and crafts and the importance of exercise. The event will be held March 24-28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Marianna Housing Authority. To register, call the Lee County Extension office at 870-295-7720.

Commodity Distribution (Marianna) - (03/27)

Mid-Delta Community services will distribute USDA commodities for Lee County on Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center in Marianna. For additional information, call (870)295-3697.

Spring Break at Village Creek State Park - (03/22-29)

Starting Saturday, March 22, and continuing through Spring Break Week the staff at Village Creek State park will offer a variety of programs, games, and hikes for kids and families. On Saturday, March 29, kids have the chance to join the park interpreter from 1-3 p.m. for Kids Campfire Cooking. This workshop is specifically designed to help kids 6 and older learn about campfire safety and how they can make their own tasty treats over the fire.  There is a $3 fee per child to cover the cost of food. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations are required for groups, so that we will have enough supplies.  Families are welcome to attend without reservations. For more information or a complete schedule, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.

Crawfishin' in the Park (Caldwell) - (04/05)

The Caldwell Fire Dept. will have Crawfishin’ in the Park at Caldwell park on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 3-7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Caldwell Fire Department. Tickets are $20 and includes 3 lbs. of crawfish, taters, corn, sausages, etc. Purchase tickets before the event from any Caldwell Firefighter or Chief Shane Dallas at (870)261-2912. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Pastor's 20th Anniversary - Mt. Calvary MB (04/06)

Mt. Calvary M.B. church in Marianna will hold a 20th anniversary celebration for Rev. Ronald Broussard on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. The special guests will be Rev. Nathaniel Hull Sr. and the First Baptist Church family of Helena-West Helena. For more information, call (870)295-3519.

Healthy Woman Program (Wynne) - (04/10)

Healthy Woman will host an After Hours program titled “Winning the Allergy War” on April 10 at Caldwell Pharmacy in Wynne from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Pamela McGarrah of East Arkansas Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic will be the featured speaker at this program. To register or for more information, call Janet Benson at (870)261-0444.

Jeff Bowling Quartet - (04/12)

East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center will present the Jeff Bowling Quartet on Saturday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the EACC Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater. General admission tickets for this special event are $10 may be purchased via telephone by calling 870- 633-4480, ext. 352 or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City just off I-40. 

Phanatical Phunphest - (04/15-20)

The Phanatical Phunphest carnival & crawfish boil is scheduled for the week of Easter, April 15-20 2014, and will be held in Forrest City, Arkansas. New this year is the King Crawfish and Seafood Phestival which will feature a Crawfish Boil and Hot Wing Cooking Competition scheduled for Saturday, April 19. There will also be a Youth and Young Adult Talent Showcase for youth ages 8-18. Other events include a Karaoke Night on Thursday, Live Bands and Singers on Friday and Saturday and a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. For more information, contact Andrew Stringfellow, Jr. at 901-340-6077.

Ranch Rodeo - (05/31)

The first annual Three Trees Cowboy Church Ranch Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 31, at the Wiley T. Jones Arena in Forrest City. The rodeo will start at 10 a.m. Admission is $2 for adults and children 10 and under get in free. There will be vendors, bounce houses, a mechanical bull, concession, cowboy style chuck wagon food, cowboy mounted shooting & more. For more information contact Jimbo Todd at 261-2505 or Bubba Rhea at 630-7044.

Recurring Events

CPR Classes (Forrest City)

CPR Classes Forrest City Medical Center offers community CPR classes on the second Tuesday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon. The class is held in the hospital’s in-service classroom. The cost is $45, books included. To register or for more information, contact David Herzog, director of the St. Francis County EMS, at (870)630-9611.

Sistas Support Group

Sistas, a local organization for mothers who have had a child die, meet the second Thursday of every month, at 5:30 p.m. in the in-service classroom at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information, contact Carol Baker at 870-261-3136.

Prayer Services - Fresh Annointing Ministries

Fresh Anointing Ministries Church will hold prayer services every third Sunday of the month at 7 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1 p.m. and the last Friday of each month at 7 p.m.

Tabitha's Clothes Closet

Tabitha’s Closet at Oak Hill Church of God is open on the first Saturday of every month form 10 a.m. to noon. Free clothing is available in all sizes for men, women, and children.

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