Events

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Palestine Fall Sports Registration

Now Until 8/12/16

Palestine Fall Sports Registration will be held at Palestine City Hall every weekday through Friday, August 12, from 8:00-4:00. Registration hours will be extended four hours--from 8:00-8:00--on July 29 and August 12 (both Fridays). For Pee Wee Cheerleading for 1st-6th graders, the fee is $35. For Softball, ages 10-16, the fee is $35. Practice for Pee Wee Football for 1st-6th graders starts the first week of August, and that fee is $60. For Soccer for ages 3-16, the fee is $35. For more information call 870-519-9178.

Spring Creek Vacation Bible School

7/27-29/16

Spring Creek Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on July 27-29, from 9:00-noon daily, at the church, 200 Spring Creek Avenue, in Madison. For more information call 870-494-6962.

July Library Events

through July

The Forrest City Public Library will host two more events this month to finish out its summer reading program.   
July 28:  Kids in the Kitchen with Tammy Keeler
July 29:  2016 Summer Reading Program Finale  
Both programs start at 11 a.m. at the Forrest City Public Library.   Call the library at 633-5646 for more information.

AA & Al-Anon Meetings

Each Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Driver's License Class

Each Thursday

Classes for a Driver's License are held each Thursday at the Lee Co. Courthouse. The written exam is given at 1:00 p.m., while the driving portion is at 9 a.m.

C.R.T.I. Fall Semester

Multiple Dates

Fall Semester classes begin Tuesday, August 16, for most courses at Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute, in Forrest City, and all new students must first take a Pre-Registration Free Assessment test. Tests are administered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, beginning at 8 am, through this Friday, July 29. Then there be daily Assessment testing each weekday starting Monday, August 1, until the first day of classes, Tuesday, August 16, with special evening Assessment testing offered on Tuesday, August 2, at 5:00 p.m. An appointment is mandatory, along with a photo ID, and can be made by calling CRTI during regular business hours from 8:00 to 4:30. New student registration for most of CRTI’s Full Time programs will begin on Monday, August 1. All new Crowley’s Ridge Tech students are required to attend one of the mandatory Orientation Sessions that will be held on Friday, August 12, and Monday, August 15, at 9:00 a.m., and again at 1:30 p.m. both days.  Financial Aid applications must be completed before registering. Last day to register is Tuesday, August 16.  For more information about the fall program offerings at CRTI, go to www.crti.tec.ar.us or call 633-5411 or toll-free 800-842-2317.

Basketball Fundraiser

7/30/16

Police officers from Forrest City PD will take on officers from Brickeys Prison in a basketball game fundraiser this Saturday, July 30, at 1 p.m., at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, 402 Dillard Street in Forrest City. All proceeds will go to support the JB Sports Youth Football program. Everyone is asked to come out and support this event.

NECA Horse Show

7/30/16

NECA will present a Horse Show at the Wiley T. Jones Fairground arena on Saturday, July 30, at 5:00 p.m. The concession stand will be open. For more information call 501-580-8554 or 870-755-2884.

Golf Tournaments

All Summer Long!

Ridgecrest Country Club will be hosting two more golf tournaments this summer. The schedule is as follows:
--The Club Championship will be July 30-31.
--Al Burkhart Three Man Scramble will be August 13-14.
For entry information and all other questions, please call Tony Downey at 870-270-0361.

Back to School Drive

8/1-6/16

There will be a Back to School Drive held daily, from August 1 through August 6, from 11:00-7:00, at Best Seafood Garden, in Forrest City (that's the yellow building in front of Food Giant). There will be free hotdogs on that Saturday. For more information call 870-630-8035.

Kids For the Future Graduations

First Week of August.

Kids for the Future will host graduation ceremonies next week for its pediatric day clinics.  
--Forrest City:  Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m., at the EACC Lecture Hall. (Rep. Marshall Wright will be speaking and handing out diplomas.)
--Parkin:  Tuesday, August 2, at 10 a.m., at the Parkin City Auditorium.
--Helena:  Wednesday, August 3, at 10 a.m., at the Beth El Heritage Hall.
--West Memphis:  Thursday, August 4, at 10 a.m., at the West Memphis Civic Auditorium.
--Marianna:  Friday, August 5, at 10 a.m., at the Marianna Civic Center.  
The ceremonies will officially mark the children’s transition to kindergarten through diploma presentations and speeches by locally elected officials along with song and dance performances. For more information, please visit www.kidsforthefuture.com.

Beth Salem Baptist Vacation Bible School

8/1-5/16

Beth Salem Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on August 1-5, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at the church, 835 Garland Avenue, in Forrest City. For more information call 870-270-1704.

Retired Teachers Meeting

8/03/16

A Retired Teachers meeting for Lee County will be held on Wednesday, August 3, at noon, in the board room at Whitten Elementary School. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Lee County Summer School

Till 8/5/16

The Lee County School District is hosting Summer School until Friday, August 5. Classes will be held 7:30-5:00, Monday-Thursday. The district is closed on Fridays.

Mid-Delta Back to School Bash

8/05/16

Mid-Delta Health Systems will hold their 6th Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 5, from 10:00-noon, at Mid-Delta Health Clinic, in Clarendon. This is for students in Kindergarten-12th grade.

Worship Rally

8/06/16

Forrest City United Church Effort will host a Worship Rally on Saturday, August 6, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., at Forrest City Civic Center. There will be music, worship and more. For more information call 501-573-9703

Pee Wee Cheerleaders Sign-Up

8/07/16

Brinkley Pee Wee Cheerleaders will have sign-up day on Sunday, August 7, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the Brinkley Convention Center. $50 will be due at sign-up. For more information call 870-589-3427 or 870-319-5502.

Lunch-N-Learn (Diabetes)

8/11/16

Forrest City Medical Center will host a free lunch-n-learn program in Marianna on Thursday, August 11, from noon-1:30 p.m., at the Glover Family Life Center, at First Baptist Church. Advance registration is required and a light lunch will be served. For more information call 261-0444.

Alzheimer's Support Meeting

8/11/16

The Alzheimer's Support program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, August 11, starting at noon, at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

Chance for a Change Summer Feeding Program

Through the Summer

Chance for a Change will be participating in a Summer Feeding Program. Their three locations are Millbrook's Community Center (breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.) and JB Sports and Manor House (breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and lunch at noon in both locations).

Sistas Support Group

8/11/16

Sistas & Others Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the in-service classroom at Forrest City Medical Center. This is for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 870-298-2128.

Bamboo Wind Chimes

8/12/16 & 9/17/16

The Mississippi River State Park will host two Non-Native Bamboo Wind Chime classes: one class will be held on Friday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m., and the second is Saturday, September 3, at 3 p.m. Each class is about 45 minutes long. Pre-registration is recommended, with a fee of $5 for each wind chime made. For more information, call 870-295-4040.

Back to School Give Away

8/13/16

Marian Anderson High School Commission will be hosting a Back to School supply giveaway on Saturday, August 13, from 11:00-2:00, at the Marian Anderson Community Center in Brinkley. Refreshments will be provided.

Track Re-Opening Ceremony

8/13/16

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for August 13, at 10 a.m. for the reopening of the running track at Central High School in Helena-West Helena. Special guests for the ceremony will be members of the Helena Health Foundation Board of Directors, whose grant made the project possible. It will be held in conjunction with the Helena-West Helena School District’s Annual Back to School Rally. 

Caregiver Support Meeting

8/17/16

The Family Caregiver Support program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Wednesday, August 17, starting at 1:30 p.m., at St. Bernard Senior Life Center. For more information call 494-3300. Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month.

Nature Inspired Jewelry

8/20/16

The Mississippi River State Park will host a Nature Inspired Jewelry class on Saturday, August 20, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required, with a fee of $30. For more information, call 870-295-4040.

Jilin Smith Fundraiser

8/27/16

Three Trees Cowboy Church will hold a fundraiser for third grader Jilin Smith, who recently lost both parents.  The fundraiser will be held at the church in Wynne on Saturday, August 27, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  BBQ plates will be available for $10, dine in or carry out. They will also be raffling off a shotgun, tickets are $100. For more tickets or more information, call 870-261-5097, 870-208-4909, 870-588-2285 or 870-317-5484.

50th Class Reunion

9/2-4/16

The 50th Class Reunion for Marianna High School is planned for September 2-4. For more information, call 870-295-3222, 870-295-2326, or 870-295-5044.

BBQ Cook-off

9/03/16

The Livestock Association of Eastern Arkansas will host the First Annual Barbeque Cook-Off on Saturday, September 3, from 10:00-3:00, in downtown Forrest City at 208 North Grant Street. The entry fee is $20, and prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Booths are available for $30 and a silent auction will be held. For more information, call 870-734-3005, 870-345-5465 or 870-945-0616.

Colt Pioneer Days

9/9 & 10/16

The 25th Annual Colt Pioneer Days will be held on Friday, September 9, from 5:00-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 10, from 9:00-3:00, at the William Stone House in Colt. With local musicians, food, free door prizes and more. They are still looking for vendors. For more information or get a booth call 501-626-7254.

EACC Spotlight Series

Dates Vary

The EACC Spotlight Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Charley Pride- Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m.
--Arkansas Symphony Orchestra- Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
--Three Dog Night- Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show- Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Amy Grant- Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake- Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.

Basket Weaving Class

9/17/16

The Mississippi River State Park will host a Basket Weaving class on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00-4:00. Pre-registration is required, with a fee of $30. For more information, call 870-295-4040.

Brinkley Fall Fest

10/01/16

Brinkley Fall Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, at the Brinkley Convention Center. The main event will be The Legendary Pacers with an "Awesome Science" program by the Museum of Discovery. More details will be given later; they are still looking for vendors. For more information call, 870-734-2262.

EACC Special Events

Dates Vary

The EACC Special Events Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Forrest City Medical Center Women's Expo- Guest Speaker will be Diana Jordan- Tuesday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m.
--Rodney Black Jazz Project- Friday, February 17, 2017
--UAPB Vespers Choir- Thursday, February 23, 2017
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.

Reunion Information

TFN

The Forrest City High School Class of 1971 is looking for interested parties for a 45th Class Reunion in October of 2016. If interested or you have information, please call Loretta Brown at 870-752-6733, Willie Jenkins at 501-613-5995, Norma Mason at 901-218-3362 or Barbara Willis at 870-633-9356.

EACC Family Series

Dates Will Vary!

The EACC Family Performance Schedule is as follows:
--The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare- Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 3 p.m.
--Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Going To Move- Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Both events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.