Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EVENTS >> 8-19-17

ECLISPE VIEWINGS IN CABOT, LONOKE

Eclipse-watch parties are planned in Cabot and Lonoke to observe Monday’s total solar eclipse, the first one in the area for about 40 years and the last one until 2024.

The Cabot Public Library will hold a watch party in its garden space from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The eclipse begins at 11:47 a.m. reaching its peark at 1:18 p.m. and ending at about 2:27 p.m. “It will be a spectacular sight so bring a chair and join us for this exciting event! Solar viewing glasses will be available for use,” according to the announcement.

The library is at 909 W. Main St.

In Lonoke, DJ Wild Joe King will hold an eclipse viewing party on the chamber lawn from 12:30 till 1:30 p.m. Monday.

“Bring your lunch, a chair and your viewing glasses. There will be a pinhole projector that you can see the eclipse on,” according to the announcement.

The chamber office is at 102 Front St.

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TODAY AT GALLOWAY PARK

Mission Jacksonville will give free school supplies during a back-to-school event from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. today at Galloway Park.

PHILIPPINE CHURCH TO HOLD EVANGELICAL MISSION 

Iglesia Ni Cristo at 236 Pearl St. in Jacksonville will hold an evangelical mission at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church originated in the Philippines and welcomes everyone.

JACKSONVILLE ANIMAL SHELTER ‘BARKING LOT SALE’

Jacksonville Animal Shelter will hold its “barking lot” sale will be held, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday at 217 S. Redmond Road.

Proceeds will help the animals at the shelter. There will also be a barbeque, car wash and dog wash for $10 donations.

HOMELESSNESS GROUP MEETING NEXT SATURDAY

Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless, known as CATCH, will meet at 10 a.m. next Saturday at the American Legion Post 71 in Cabot, 114 N First St., in the Cabot Mini-Mall.

For more information, call 501-203-5715.

JACKSONVILLE TRAIN SHOW NEXT SATURDAY, SUNDAY

The seventh annual Jacksonville train show will be held from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 at the community center, 5 Municipal Drive. Admission is $7 and is good both days. Kids 12 and under are free.

The Jacksonville Lions Club will raffle two handmade quilts at the event. For more information, call Daryl Conner of Rail and Sprue Hobbies at 501-982-6836.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO GAMES TONIGHT 


The Jacksonville Knights of Columbus hosts a bingo fundraiser on the first and third Saturday of the month at St. Jude’s the Apostle Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Quick-fire starts 6:30 p.m., and regular bingo starts at 7. Half the proceeds goes to charity.