Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EVENTS >> 1-31-15


FEBRUARY HONORS BLACK HISTORY 

The NAACP’s North Little Rock branch will hold a black history celebration called “Black History...You Gotta Love It!” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Milestone Event Center, 1418 Main St. in North Little Rock.

African Americans who have excelled in various areas will be highlighted. That list includes many Arkansans, such as Dr. Jocelyn Elders, Richard Lindsey, C. Michael Tidwell and senior Taekwondo master Richard Anderson.

Eartha Dobbins, who served as the group’s president from 2008 until 2014, will be honored. The contemporary gospel group Psalm 150 will perform.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Heather Rhodes-Newburn at 501-247-1200 or Deborah F. Rhodes at 501-247-1427.

The Jacksonville NAACP will hold its monthly meeting and a “Friends and Family Day” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 1013 Ray Road in Jacksonville.

For more information, call 501-982-7752.

LONOKE COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS MEET MONDAY

The Lonoke County Retired Teachers Association will discuss the re-organization and future plans of the association during its next monthly meeting at a new location — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall — at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend.

Nonperishable food items will be collected for a local food pantry.

Attendees are also asked to bring finger foods.

CHURCH’S VALETINE’S DAY DINNER NEXT SUNDAY 

Hope Lutheran Church in Jacksonville will host a Valentine’s Day dinner at 5:30 p.m. next Saturday.

The event will include a silent auction and dinner music. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12. Children under 3 are free.

For more information, call Ellie Loyd at 501-412-4115 or email her at mselliel@centurytel.net.

The church is at 1904 McArthur Drive.

BEEBE CHAMBER ACCEPTING AWARD NOMINEES 

The Beebe Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2014-15 Community Awards. The chamber will recognize the Citizen of the Year, the Ruth L. Couch Lifetime Service Award winner, the Beebe Public Schools Educator of the Year, the New Business of the Year, the Business of the Year and the ASU-Beebe Educator of the Year.

Award recipients will be honored at the chamber’s annual banquet, “Celebrating Beebe’s Stars,” on Saturday, April 11 in the ASU-Beebe Student Center.

Nomination forms are available for download at www.beebenow.com or by calling the chamber at 501-882-8135. The deadline for nominations is March 13.

NORTH PULASKI RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FEB. 12


The North Pulaski Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day party and meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at First Electric in Jacksonville, 1000 South JP Wright Loop Road.

Stephan Svetz of the Attorney General’s Office will talk about fraud prevention.

For more information, call Sharon Johnson at 501-982-6345.

TEA PARTY GROUP MEETS ON SECOND THURSDAY

The Jacksonville/Cabot Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in Centennial Bank’s community room, 300 W. Main St. The next meeting will be held Feb. 12.

Call 501-813-6980 for more information.

MUSICAL FUNDRAISERS FOR COMMUNITY THEATER 

The Cabot Community Theatre will celebrate Valentine’s Day with “A night in New Orleans” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

The fundraiser will include “plenty of Cajun cooking and jazzy New Orleans-style music, many local singers and musicians and comedians to entertain.” The theater is at 1102 S. Pine St., Suite 3.

Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 501-941-2266 and leave your name and number and a theater representative will call back.

In another fundraiser, the theater will hold gospel music performances by local singers, quartets and musicians at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

Tickets are $10. Concessions will be available. Call 501-941-2266 for reservations.

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR ALCOHOLISM OFFERED IN AREA

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held five times a week at the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, 502 Richie Road in Cabot.

Closed discussions are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. An open discussion is held at 8 p.m. Fridays, and an open-book study is held at 10 a.m. Saturdays.

A closed meeting for women is held at 6 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, visit www.araadist6.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in the Presbyterian church on the ASU-Beebe campus. Open meetings are held at 8 p.m. Monday, and closed meetings are held at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Meetings for friends and family of alcoholics are held in Jacksonville at 4 p.m. every Sunday at 119 N. Spring St.

Meetings for friends and families of alcoholics are held in Cabot at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 301 S. Pine St.

Call 501-438-1189 for more information.

TOUR SHERWOOD HOME THURSDAY

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a “Sandwiching in History” tour at the Matthews-Clauson-McCullough House, 10226 Miller Road in Sherwood, on Thursday, Feb. 6.

The large Craftsman-style home, which is now for sale for $575,000, was built about 1928 by the Justin Matthews Company in the Pope Place Addition of Sylvan Hills. It features a stone portico, banks of casement windows and false half-timbering in the gable ends.

The event will include a brief lecture and tour of the home.

Participants should bring their lunches.

HISTORY CLUB MEETS MARCH 1 IN CABOT

The Lonoke County Historical Association will meet at the Arlene Cherry Memorial Library in Cabot at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

“Please join us in preserving and sharing our local and family history. We’re open to everyone with an interest in history and genealogy. Bring your ideas for group projects, journal articles and resources,” the announcement said.

The group works to promote and maintain public interest in the history and genealogy of Lonoke County and to acquire and restore photographs, memorabilia, audio and videotape of the people of Lonoke County and Arkansas for their benefit, education and research of the general public.

Membership dues are $20 per person and $30 per family.