Wednesday, August 07, 2013
EVENTS >> 8-10-2013
ONE MILLION DADS NEEDED AUG. 19
Pinewood Elementary School and The Black Star Project are sponsoring a Million Father March this coming school year.
On the first day of school in more than 600 cities across America, men will take children to school to help keep our children safe and to help them become better students.
Men and women of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds are invited to participate. In Pulaski County Special School District, school begins on Aug. 19.
Be at your your child’s school on the first day.
For more information, call 501-982-7571.
JACKSONVILLE NAACP MEETS AT 3 P.M. SUNDAY
The Jacksonville chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 1013 Ray Road. For more information, call 501-982-7752.
SCHOOL-SUPPLIES COLLECTION DRIVE ENDS TODAY
Hope’s Closet asks Cabot residents to donate school supplies for students in need during a collection drive from 7 a.m. until noon Friday and Saturday at the Cabot Walmart parking lot.
Items needed include notebook paper, spiral notebooks, one-inch binders, No. 2 pencils, 24-count crayons, glue sticks, yellow highlighters, backpacks, colored pencils, Pink Pearl erasers, black dry erasers, Crayola 10-count markers and three prong-pocket and pocket folders in red, blue, yellow or green.
BOOK SALE HELD THIS WEEKEND IN JACKSONILLE
The Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association will host its 28th annual book and paper show today and Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive. Admission is $5. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call Jeff Baskin at 501-590-0071.
JACKSONVILLE HIGHLIGHTS DUPREE PARK TODAY
The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department will feature Dupree Park as the park of the month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Visitors will gather near the dog park for free food and community fun. Bring your friends, family and dogs.
Visit www.cityofjacksonville.net/parks for more information or call 501-982-4171. Dupree Park is at 1700 Redmond Road.
ZION HILL MEN'S MINISTRY FISH FRY ON AUG. 23
The Men’s Ministry of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cabot will host a Men’s Fellowship Fish Fry at 6:30 p.m Saturday, Aug. 23 in the church’s fellowship hall. The meal will be catered by N & N Family Restaurant of Cabot. Roy Thompson will speak.
There will be a lot of door prizes. Tickets are $10 per person and are available by calling 501-988-4989, 866-212-7874 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church is on Zion Hill Road near Hwys. 89 and 107, about seven miles west of Cabot.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT HAS FREE FOOD, SUPPLIES
H.O.P.E.’s (Helping Out People Everywhere) will hold its annual Community Back to School Summit from 10 a.m. until noon Sat., Aug. 17 in the Evangelistic Ministries Church parking lot, 101 N. Elm St. in Jacksonville. There will be free food, entertainment, back-to-school supplies and school uniforms.
‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’ WILL BE PERFORMED IN CABOT
Cabot Community Theatre will kickoff its 2013-2014 season with “Steel Magnolias” on Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6. Reservations are required and may be made starting on Aug. 26. Actresses include Autumn Watson, Larrissa Kohler, Shann Nobles, Scarlett McLain, Cecelia Wilson and Kathy Whitt.
Donations wanted for ‘barking lot sale’ Sept. 14
The Jacksonville Animal Shelter at 217 S. Redmond Road is still accepting donations for its barking lot sale fundraiser that will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the shelter.
There will also be a dog wash that day to benefit the shelter and an adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
CIVIL WAR GROUP WILL MEET ON TUESDAY
The Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will be meeting at the Lonoke County Museum in downtown Lonoke, 215 SE Front St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Shawn Fisher, a history professor at Harding University, will present a talk titled “James Wolfe Ripley and the Sinews of War: Body Armor and
Repeating Rifles in the American Civil War.”
DRIVERS CLASS TO START
Jacksonville AARP will begin a drivers-safety class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church on MacArthur Drive. The course costs $14 for non-members and $12 for AARP members. Bring your AARP card with you.To register, call 501-982-4891.
KEEP CHILDREN SAFE
The Jacksonville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association will be hold a free children’s identification event at Walmart on John Harden Drive from noon until 3 p.m. Aug. 17-18 to educate the public about keeping up-to-date information on children for police in case of an emergency.
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