BOYS CLUB DINNER FOR THURSDAY
Super Bowl champion and Jacksonville native Clinton McDonald will be the guest speaker at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club’s annual banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the community center.
Tickets are $50, and table sponsorships are available. Proceeds will be split between the Boys and Girls Club and Jacksonville High School.
The Boys and Girls Club provides after-school and summer programs for youngsters that McDonald and his siblings participated in.
The event will include a silent auction, recognition of the club’s volunteer of the year and presentations of the Boys and Girls Club of Jacksonville Scholarship and the Dub Meyers Leadership Scholarship.
McDonald, a former defensive tackle for Seattle Seahawks, recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is a 2005 graduate of JHS.
• The Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club will also host a fashion show at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for 3-year-olds and younger kids. The two-hour show will feature many local vendors and boutiques showing off spring fashions for children and adults.
• Goodsell Truck and Accessories’ 15th annual classic car and truck show, which is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club, will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at 401 Municipal Drive. In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, April 27.
For more information, call 501-982-2245
TALENT SHOW ON SATURDAY BENEFITS CABOT CIVITAN
The Cabot Civitan Club will hold a talent-show fundraiser from 6 until 8 p.m. April 19 in the Cabot High School Auditorium.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, 16C Ryeland Drive, or at Washboard Laundry, 100 N. First St.
The nonprofit civic group, whose members work to better the lives of people with cognitive and developmental disabilities, is also seeking sponsors for the event.
For $25, individuals or businesses will be included in the program that will be distributed to every attendee.
For more information, call Tom Nolting at 501-606-3731.
JACKSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET OPENS MAY 3
The Jacksonville Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 3 and will operate from 4 until 8 p.m. every Tuesday and from 7 a.m. until noon Saturdays through Oct. 25. The market is at 9 Municipal Drive near the community center.
Vendor applications are still being accepted. They are available at the community center, 5 Municipal Drive, or by calling 501-982-4171 or online at www.cityofjacksonville.net.
JACKSONVILLE-CABOT CHAMBERS LUNCH APRIL 29
The fifth annual Jacksonville-Cabot chambers of commerce luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.
RSVP by calling the Jacksonville chamber at 501-982-1511. Tickets are $15 for chamber members and $20 after April 22.
Chuck Welch, who is system president of Arkansas State University, will speak.
WARD CHAMBER AWARDS BANQUET ON FRIDAY
The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Grace Community Church, 30 Second St. Ken Madden, owner of Cruise Planners in Cabot and Searcy, will speak. Tickets are $25 each and tables of eight are $175.
For more information, call Sharon Roberts at 501-743-4395, Charlie Gastineau at 501-413-9341 or visit www.wardchamber.com.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN CABOT
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held four times a week at the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, 502 Richie Road. Closed discussions are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. An open discussion is held at 8 p.m. Fridays, and an open-book study is held at 10 a.m. Saturdays. A closed meeting for women is held at 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.araadist6.org.
BRIDGE PLAYERS NEEDED AT SHEPHERDS CENTER
The Shepherds Center at Beebe United Methodist Church is seeking bridge players for its weekly game at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Pat Graham at 501-843-2930.
NLR LIONS’ FISH-AND-CHICKEN FRY ON FRIDAY
The North Little Rock Lions Club will hold its annual fish-and-chicken fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hospitality House at Burns Park in North Little Rock. Takeout service will also be available.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12 and are available at the door or by calling Lions President Jay Hoyle at 501-786-2481 or Dr. Garry Haas at 501-766-6892.
This is one of the club’s three major fundraisers that support vision screenings and assistance programs in Pulaski County.
The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will hold its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25. Anyone who has volunteered at the senior center is invited to attend. It will be held at 100 Victory Circle in Jacksonville.
JPD ALUMNI MEETING
The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the police station, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, call 501-412-4115 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOG ROAST FUNDRAISER
The Lonoke Exceptional Development Center will host a fundraiser hog roast at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at 518 N.E. Front St. in Lonoke.
County Judge Doug Erwin, Pastor Derek Walker, police officer Randy Mauk and Bo Bevis will be team captains for the obstacle course and relay race. The event will also include live music, a petting zoo and more.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and are available at Bank of England branches, Lyons Drug and the Lonoke Exceptional Development Center, which provides training for people with developmental disabilities.