Sharon’s Parent’s Association will hold its annual chili cookoff at Sharon’s Dance and Gymanstics on James Street in Jacksonville from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a raffle, kiddie games and a talent show. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. This includes all you can eat — chili, hot dogs and a drink.
For more information, call Tracy at 501-940-9703.
BEEBE FUMC RUMMAGE SALE, BAZAAR TODAY
Beebe First United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale and bazaar from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
A breakfast of fried pies and cinnamon rolls will begin at 7 a.m, and a soup luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jelly, mustard, candies, cakes, crafts and quilts will be sold.
CABOT JUNIOR AUXILIARY'S BUNKO BASH TODAY
The Cabot Junior Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser Bunko Bash at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 103 Commerce Park Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres served at 6 p.m.
Entry fee is $30.
LONOKE COUNTY COURT HEARING ON BLUE BIRD WAY
Lonoke County Court will hold a hearing at 2 p.m. Monday to read letters from the viewers of Blue Bird Way, a road the county judge may close. The meeting will take place in the Court House Annex, 210 S. Center St. in Lonoke.
For more information, call 501-676-6403.
CABOT AMERICAN LEGION'S VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
The Cabot American Legion will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Park Community Center.
JACKSONVILLE DOG PARK HOSTS YAPPY HOUR ON SUNDAY
Jacksonville residents are invited to bring their dogs to the city’s dog park from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dupree Park, 1700 Redmond Road. The free event, dubbed Yappy Hour, will be held the first Sunday of each month.
CABOT SCHOOLS HOLD CHRISTMAS BENEFIT WEDNESDAY
The Cabot School District will hold a fundraiser for Cabot Christmas Alliance at Larry’s Pizza from 5 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday. Principals will be waiters, and all tips and donations will benefit the Christmas charity group.
Kindergarten through fourth-grade principals will work from 5 to 7 p.m., and fifth-grade through 12th-grade principals will serve from 7-9 p.m. Nonperishable food and toys can also be donated at the event.
Christmas parade themes and dates have been set in Sherwood, Jacksonville and Cabot.
Jacksonville’s parade is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The theme is “Storybook Christmas.” Entry fee is $20. Deadline to register is Nov. 18. Entry forms are available at Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club, 1 Boys Club Drive.
The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The theme will be “Christmas Around the World.” For entry forms, call 501-835-7600 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cabot’s Christmas Parade is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.
The theme will be “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Dewey Faught, former director of the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, will be the grand marshal.
Entry forms are available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot chamber and online at www.cabotparks.net. Deadline to enter is Dec. 3. Entry fee is $10. For details, call 501-920-2122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES
State Rep. Jane English (R-North Little Rock) will speak at the 19th Airlift Wing’s Veterans Day retreat ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The ceremony will be held at Heritage Park on base.
The Cabot American Legion will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Park Community Center.
Jacksonville Christian Academy's fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Veterans and active-duty military members, who will be honored for their service, are welcome. The event will be held in the auditorium of Bible Baptist Church, 3301 N. First St. in Jacksonville. Refreshments will be served.
Jacksonville Middle School will host an all-day Veterans Day celebration Friday. Students’ parents, who are military members will be honored. Students will learn ways to express honor and respect to the flag and country.
Parents who are active-duty military members will begin the day by greeting students as they arrive on campus.
The choir, accompanied by the school band, will sing the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.
The Jacksonville High School Honor Guard will attend, as will officials from the Jacksonville Museum of Military History.
There will be lessons on flag etiquette, an obstacle course, a rock-climbing wall and speakers will discuss their military service.
The day will conclude with students writing about what they learned from the event.
The Cabot Community Coalition will hold its second get together at noon Thursday at The Diner, 3286 S. 2nd Street in Cabot. The coalition is a group of agencies and individuals, who provide services for those in need in the area. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 501-529-0604.
FREE DRIVING CLASSES OFFERED BY AARP
For all veterans and their spouses, Jacksonville AARP is offering its drivers-safety class for free this month. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. at St Jude Catholic Church, 2403 Mc Arthur Drive. To register call 501-982-4891
This will be the final class for Elise Remond, a longtime instructor of the course. Terry Franks will teach the next course.
Cabot United Methodist Church is also offering veterans a free AARP drivers-safety course also set to begin Nov. 16. Call Jean Davenport at 501-843-5694 for details.
AUTISM FUN GROUP TO MEET NEXT SATURDAY IN CABOT
An autism fun group for people with Aspergers Syndrome and high-functioning autism between the ages of 18 and 25 will be held at 11 a.m. next Saturday.
The program will be held in the KFC Panther room, 1003 W. Main St. For details, call Beverly Luck at 479-629-6335 or Janice Jones at 501-605-6721.
SHERWOOD ANIMAL SHELTER OFFERS $5 FELINES ALL MONTH
This month, the Sherwood Animal Shelter is holding its $5 felines drive to help with its over abundance of cats. The shelter wants to find their cats good homes at rock-bottom prices.
The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE'S HOLIDAY CRAFT AND GIFT SALE NOV. 19-20
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will hold its 34th annual holiday craft and gift sale Nov. 19 and 20 at the Jacksonville Community Center.
Jewelry, painted wood, dolls, quilts, Christmas decorations and other handmade items will be for sale. Concessions and bake goods will also be sold. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 12-18.
Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call Dana at 501-982-0818.
MOUNT PISGAH HONORS PASTOR'S 20TH ANNVERSARY
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1017 Ray Road in Jacksonville, will celebrate Rev. Craig B. Collier Sr.’s 20th year with the church. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at First Baptist Church, 2015 Main St. in North Little Rock. Pastor Quinton E. Hammonds of Birmingham, Ala., will give the sermon.
The theme is “A Spiritual Calling–Continuing to Minister to God’s People,” Timothy 1:12-17.
The public is invited. For more information, call 501-982-6215.
NORTH METRO BOOK SALE
The North Metro Medical Center’s Auxiliary will host its annual fall book sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15. The sale will be held in the hosptial’s cafeteria at 1400 Braden St. in Jacksonville.
Proceeds will help purchase hospital equipment. The group encourages residents to make the event part of their Christmas shopping. For details, call Ann Lucas at 501-988-5020.