Wednesday, September 02, 2015

EVENTS >> 09-2-15

CASA BANQUET ON SEPT. 22 AT ARMORY

CASA of Lonoke County will hold its annual Champions for Children Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Cabot National Guard Armory, 300 Commerce Park Drive. Tickets are $30 per person.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained to represent children within the child-welfare and family-court systems. They are appointed by judges for individual cases.

CASA is a national nonprofit organization that trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. With the help of a CASA volunteer, a child is half as likely to languish in the foster care system, and that much more likely to find a safe and permanent home.

“For an abused and neglected child, a CASA volunteer is someone who listens, someone who fights for that child. Reaching out to teachers, social workers, parents, lawyers, caregivers and anyone else who can meet that child’s needs. Someone whose sole mission is to help clear a path out of the complex child-welfare system and into a safe, permanent home,” according to a news release from Delyce Palik with CASA of Lonoke County.

For more information about the dinner or to buy tickets in advance, call 501-676-6533 or email casa23@sbcglobal.net.


FLU CLINIC SATURDAY AT BEEBE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 

Beebe Christian Church, 305 West Georgia St., in cooperation with Walgreens pharmacy, will hold a flu-shot clinic from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday.


JACKSONVILLE GARDEN CLUB MEETING ON MONDAY

The Jacksonville Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2413 Northeastern Ave. A representative of Botanica Gardens, a landscaping company, will speak about orchids. For more information, call 501-533-7708.

 The Verandah Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Harper-Alexander House, 18 Olen Lane at Hwy. 70 East in North Little Rock. The public is welcome.

For more information, call 501-533-7708.


ARKANSAS CONSTITUTIONAL TEA PARTY MEETINGS

The Arkansas Constitutional Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs-day, Sept. 10 at Papa’s Place in the South Fork Shopping Center, 2798 S. Second St. in Cabot.

The group meets on the second Thursday of the month and invites the public to attend.

For more information, call 501-813-6980.


GOSPEL CONCERT SATURDAY AT CABOT THEATER

The Community Theatre of Cabot will hold gospel concerts featuring several singers and musicians from the area and across the state at 7 p.m. Saturday and Saturday, Sept. 12.

Tickets are $10. Call 501-941-2266 for reservations. The theater is located at 1102 S. Pine St., Suite 3.


JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER SEPT. 19 BUNCO BASH

The senior center’s second annual Bunco Bash will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at Landmark Baptist Church in Jacksonville, 2200 Marshall Road. Doors open and dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Bunco starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Proceeds will go to the senior center that serves older adults in north Pulaski County.


CABOT’S FALL CLEANUP OCT. 3, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Cabot’s fall cleanup, sponsored by the city and Cabot City Beautiful, is set for Saturday, Oct. 3.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the Cabot Schools Administrative Building parking lot at 602 N. Lincoln St. to check in, receive locations to remove litter and pick up safety vests and trash bags. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves.

Any civic organization, church group, youth group, school group, scouting group, business or individual is invited to participate.

The event is being held in conjunction with the annual statewide Great Arkansas Cleanup. For more information, call 501-920-2122.


CABOT HIGH SCHOOL REUNION SEPT. 18 IN LR

The Cabot High School class of 1973 will hold a reunion on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Double Tree Hotel in Little Rock. The event will also serve as a 60th birthday party for the classmates.

For more information, call Rick Crum at 479-409-7760, Diane Smith Chapman at 501-425-8085 or Velva Judkins French at 501-680-0569.

 The Cabot High School class of 1962 will hold its 53rd reunion at noon Oct. 3 at Caney Creek Road near Lake Conway.

For more information, call Donna Ballard at 501-843-8916 or Diane Haymes-Griffin at 501-519-2742.


CIVIL WAR CLUB MEETING

Tommy Dupree of the Jacksonville Museum of Military History will speak at the Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lonoke County Museum, 215 S.E. Front St. in Lonoke.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 501-676-6750.