Friday, January 26, 2007

EVENTS>>Winter 2007

The first meeting for the Cabot Mayor’s Fitness Challenge will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb.1 at the Veterans’ Park Community Center, 508 North Lincoln. No meeting will be held Feb. 22. Fitness Challenge meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.
The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge costs $1 per month, and it is a program set up to offer support to those who would like to make healthier choices. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact Karen Davis at 843-3566.

There will be a meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at Cabot Community Center for those interested in helping to plan Cabot’s next Christmas parade. The purpose of the meeting will be to form a new group made up of citizens of Cabot who want to have a great parade.

The Community Bank Concert Series at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host Ain’t I a Woman! on Friday, Feb. 2. Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The show tours throughout the U.S. during Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Ticket prices are $10 per concert event. Senior citizens tickets are $8, and student ticket prices are $3. Alumni Association members may purchase tickets for $9 per event. All concert series events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus at the corner of Orange and West College Streets. The Theater Box Office will open at 6:45 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. events, with seating beginning at 7 p.m. Season ticket holders may be seated in rows 1-11 of the center section. All other seats are general admission. Vacant seats will be released to the public 10 minutes before curtain time.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the ticket office at (501) 882-8351.

The youth of Cabot United Methodist Church are selling tickets for smoked pork butts. The cost is $20 and they may be purchased through the church office. The pork should be picked up immediately following the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Feb. 4 (just in time to feed your Super Bowl party!) Proceeds from the sale will go toward Ozark Mission Project and youth retreat scholarships. For more information, contact Denise Wilson in the church office at 843-3541.

Simply Delicious Restaurant at North Pulaski High School is taking orders for Valentine Sweetheart cakes available in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and iced with buttercream frosting for only $5 each.
Cakes can be personalized with a message with up to 12 letters.
To place an order stop by the restaurant during school hours or call 241-2260. The deadline to order is Friday, Feb. 9.

Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) is sponsoring an essay contest for seventh- and eight-grade students in Pulaski County in celebration of the River Rail extension to the Clinton Presidential Library and Heifer International.
The title of the essay is “How Public Transportation Benefits My Community.” The deadline to submit essays is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Entry forms and essay rules may be obtained by going to CAT’s Web site,, or by calling 501-375-6717.
Essay winners will be awarded $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third. Each winner will also receive 10 River Rail passes. Winners of the contest will be recognized on Feb. 16 when city and county officials dedicate Phase II of River Rail service at the new streetcar stop located at World Avenue and Third Street.

The Miss Lonoke Pageant will be held Saturday, March 3. Deadline for entry is Feburary 16. Miss Arkansas Amber Bennett will be MC and entertainment. Applications are available at Lonoke Schools and Lil Hair Hut. For details contact Janette Boyles @ 676-0138 or Crystal Payne @ 676-0434.