Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EVENTS >> 9-20-17

FIRST ELECTRIC HOSTS STORM-SPOTTER CLASS 

First Electric Cooperative and the National Weather Service will host a free and open-to-the-public SKYWARN storm-spotter training class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at the power company’s headquarters at 1000 South J.P. Wright Loop Road in Jacksonville.

The class is intended for anyone with an interest in learning more about severe weather. This is part of an area-wide severe weather preparedness campaign conducted by NWS. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Midland WR120 weather-alert radio.

“By attending this class, you will learn how to identify dangerous storms by sight and then learn how to communicate that information to help keep the people in your community safe,” said Dennis Cavanaugh, warning coordinator meteorologist with the NWS in Little Rock.

Class size is limited. Register online at fecc.eventbrite.com, online at facebook.com/FirstElectric or by calling 501-985-4543.


ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR MARKET ON SATURDAY

Today is the last day for vendors, businesses and craftsmen to register for Lodge-a-Palooza, a fundraiser for the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 508 in Cabot.

The group is looking for people to sell yard- and garage-sale items as well as craftsmen, nonprofit groups and small retail businesses.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Masonic Lodge, 750 W. Locust St. In case of rain, it will be held Saturday, Oct. 7.

Booths are 9 foot by 18 feet and can be rented for $10 for yard sale items. Nonprofit groups will be charged $20 unless holding a yard sale. Fees for craftsmen and retailers are $25. To register, call 501-605-2642 or email lodgeapalooza@gmail.com.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors should park at Northside Elementary School or at Fields Family Dental.


SAFE HAVEN JEANS AND JEWELS GALA THURSDAY

Lonoke County Safe Haven’s fourth annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bella Terra Estates, 500 Hwy. 89 in north Pulaski County.

Tickets are $65, and sponsorship opportunities are available through Lonoke County Safe Haven’s Facebook page.


OKTOBERFEST ON SATURDAY AT ST. JUDE CHURCH 

St. Jude Knights of Columbus and Ladies of the Knights will hold their annual Oktoberfest from 6:30 till 10 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive in Jacksonville.

Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.


MT. ARARAT BAPTIST HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN SUNDAY

Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road in rural Jacksonville, will host a Women’s Day event at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The event will be attended by members of churches in Jacksonville, Sherwood, Beebe, North Little Rock, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Beebe and Dallas.

The themes are “I am a daughter of the King” and “Living as a Royal Daughter of the King” – 1 Peter 2:9.

Anita Thomas of Dallas will speak, and Doris Allen of North Little Rock will be a guest Sunday school teacher for a class starting at 9:45 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Men are also welcome.

Timothy Smith is pastor of Mt. Ararat. Charlotte Thomas and Ardellia O’Neal are organizing the event.


MONEY-SAVING TIP FOR JACKSONVILLE SEWER BILLS 

Jacksonville Wastewater customers are reminded sewer billing is averaged on bills from May through September, which means October sewer bills will be based on actual water use during September.

“If you do not have a sprinkler meter, you may choose to limit lawn and garden watering during September to assist in keeping your sewer bill low,” according to the announcement.

For more information, call 501-982-0581.


BLUEGRASS ON OCT. 2

The Cabot Public Library, 909 W. Main St., will hold a free bluegrass concert by local musicians from 6 till 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in the library’s garden.

Free burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors.