The Arkansas State University-Beebe Star Theatre is scheduled for June 7-29. Star Theatre is a four-week summer camp for children ages 7 to 17 interested in learning about all aspects of theater. Students spend four weeks building props, painting sets, sewing costumes and memorizing lines with the goal of providing fun and entertainment for themselves as well as their audiences.
This year’s production will include plays adapted from selected children’s stories. Camp hours are 1 p.m to 3:30 p.m. Classes will be conducted in the ASU-Beebe’s Owen Center Theatre.
For more information, contact Bruce Cohen at (501)882-8925.
The ninth-annual Jimmie H. White II Memorial Ride Poker Run will begin at 9 a.m. next Saturday at the Jacksonville High School parking lot in honor of the state trooper who died while on duty in a motorcycle accident near Little Rock Air Force Base’s front gate. The 80-mile ride will end at M&M Cycles in El Paso by 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per bike. The top three finishers will be rewarded.
Proceeds will benefit the Jimmie H. White II Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Jimmie White at 501-982-7867.
CANINE CUTIE PAGEANT IN JACKSONVILLE ON SATURDAY
The second-annual Canine Cutie Pageant, sponsored by C and J’s Gifts and Home Décor, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Dupree Park in Jacksonville. All proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Animal Shelter.
Dogs will be judged on best stage personality, most likely to be cuddled, prettiest hair, best smile, cutest eyes, best attire – which will be scored separately, and most photogenic. The registration fee is $30 for the first dog and $15 for second dog. Admission is a donation of towels, dog and cat food, treats, toys, blankets, collars and leashes or a monetary donation of $2. For details, call 501-425-2885.
ARLENE CHERRY LIBRARY'S SUMMER PROGRAM STARTS
Cabot’s Arlene Cherry Memorial Library invites readers of all ages to travel the globe in this summer’s reading program “One World, Many Stories.” All programs are free.
Children will explore places from Oceania to Russia through stories, crafts, music and other activities. The summer reading program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes and more. Registration for “One World, Many Stories” begins Monday, June 6. For more information, call the library at 501-843-7661 or visit the library’s Web site, www.1preregional.lib.ar.us.
WARD PUBLIC LIBRARY'S SUMMER-READING PROGRAM
The Ward Public Library, 405 Hickory St., Suite 100, invites patrons to sign up for its free summer-reading program beginning Monday. Readers of all ages will be invited to circumnavigate the globe beginning with Arkansas and Oklahoma on June 2 and continuing on to outerspace on June 7, Egypt on June 9 and Alaska on June 14 and Father’s Day, June 16. All programs begin at 10 a.m.
The adult program is called “Novel Destination,” and the children’s section is called “One World, Many Stories.” There will be story time, crafts, taste testing and more. For details, call 501-941-3220.
YARD-SALE BENEFIT AT WOODLAWN COMMUNITY CENTER
The Woodlawn Community Center, 10070 N. Hwy. 31, will hold a yard sale as a fundraiser at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Proceeds will help cover the center’s operating costs.
JACKSONVILLE AARP DRIVERS-SAFETY CLASS JUNE 15
The Jacksonville chapter of AARP will begin its next drivers-safety course Wednesday, June 15. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 982-4891.
MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST TO HOST HEALTH FAIR JUNE 9
Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 163 Mt. Carmel Road in Cabot, will host a health fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9.
The Arkansas Department of Health, Cabot fire and police departments, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, A Woman’s Place, Total Bodyworks, UAMS Witness Project, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Baptist Health Medical Center and Centennial Bank will participate.