Monday, July 06, 2015

EVENTS >> 7-04-15

HELP AVAILABLE FOR ELECTRIC, GAS BILLS

The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications next week for its summer Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides low-income people help with paying their electric and gas bills.

Lonoke County residents can apply for assistance from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 W. Front Street in Lonoke. After July 10, applications will also be accepted from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 S.E. Front St., and from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory St.

Pulaski County residents can apply to the program from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building in Little Rock at 2600 Howard St.

After that event, residents may apply at the Arkansas Workforce Center of North Little Rock, at 324 Pershing Blvd., or at the Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University Ave. in Little Rock, from 8:30 a.m. until noon Monday through Wednesday.

Applicants must meet income guidelines, have photo IDs and have copies of their electric and gas bills.


SHERWOOD DOG DAY SATURDAY AT SHELTER

Sherwoof Dog Day, which raises money for the Sherwood Animal Shelter Helpers organization, will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Sherwood Animal Shelter, 6500 North Hills Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce’s Sherwood Young Professionals group. There will be dog contests, free giveaways, vendor booths, a silent auction and refreshments. Pets will also be available for adoption from the shelter.

For more information, call Darrell Brown at 501-425-4037, email DWBrown@CityofSherwood.net or visit Facebook.com/SherwoofDogDay.

 

LONOKE COUNTY MUSEUM POTLOCK SATURDAY

The Lonoke County Museum will hold its first annual potluck community dinner from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

“Everyone is welcome, and members, friends of the museum and potential members are encouraged to attend. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite potluck dish to share, bring your recipe too, and enjoy the fellowship of the evening,” according to Linda Acrey.

Admission is free and donations will be appreciated.

This event will provide a chance for people to come tour the museum and see the recent updates, including the new foyer and the Heritage Tree.

“If you have it, everyone is encouraged to bring a quilt — old or new — perhaps a pie for the best-pie contest, or, anyone that wishes, is encouraged to come in heritage dress as there will be a contest for all three,” she said.

For more information, call the museum at 501-676-6750. The museum is also accepting recipes for its cookbook, which will be published soon. The museum is at 215 S. E. Front St.


TEA PARTY MEETS SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH

The AR Constitutional Tea Party, formerly known as the Cabot Tea Party, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Grandpa’s Bar-B-Que and Catering, 1801 S. Pine St. in Cabot. The next meeting will be on July 9. Everyone is welcome.

Call 501-813-6980 for more information.


SENIOR CENTER TO OFFER DIABETES MANAGEMENT

The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will offer a six-week diabetes management course at the North Metro Medical Center Education Center’s conference room from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. starting Wednesday, July 15. The class is designed for people 60 years or older living with diabetes. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, call 501-982-7531.


VERANDAH GARDEN CLUB WILL MEET ON JULY 18

The Verandah Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Harper-Alexander House, 18 Olen Lane at Hwy. 70 East in North Little Rock. For more information, call 501-533-7708.


ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid.”

Students will pretend to travel to Nazareth to learn what life was like when Jesus was growing up. Classes are available for preschoolers through sixth graders. There will also be a class for adults.

Call 501-988-4989 for more information. The church is at Hwy. 89 and 107.


BASE COMMANDER TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER LUNCH 

Col. Charles (Chip) Brown, commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, will speak at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.

Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.


LANDLORDS WILL MEET ON TUESDAY IN CABOT 

The Tri-County Landlords meet at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at the Old House Event Venue, 500 E. Mountain Springs Road and Locust Street in Cabot.

The next meeting will be held July 7.

For more information, call Sheila Grinstead at 501-843-5670.


HEAD START ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 

Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for children who will be ages 3 and 4 years old on or before Aug. 1.

To register, call 855-267-8338.