Leader Blues

Monday, May 07, 2007

EVENTS>>Spring 2007

The Jacksonville Senior Center will host Jax to the Max, a free event from 9 a.m. till noon Monday in celebration of Older Americans Month. Activities will include a cookie cook-off, bean bag baseball, ceramics, dominoes and games. Everyone over age 60 is invited. The theme for this year’s observance, “Older Americans: Making Choices for a Healthier Future,” is a call to think differently about health and long-term care for older people now and in the future.

The Cabot Relay for Life Team, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, needs help to “Paint the Town Purple” by placing purple ribbons on the doors of businesses and homes during the week of May 11. Participants may purchase a purple ribbon for their businesses for $10 and $7 for their homes. Orders can be placed early by contacting Teri Miessner or Peggy Clark at 501-533-2310 or 501-533-2201.

The Department of Workforce Services in Jacksonville will be hosting a Job Fair and Career Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at the Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. Business owners are encouraged to participate, as well as seniors considering going to college or finding employment. For more information, call Virginia Cox at 982-3835.

Arlene Cherry Memorial Library located at 506 N. Grant St in Cabot is holding Super Hero Saturday today. This free event will begin at 9 a.m. with a special appearance by Spiderman and comic book reading at 10 a.m. Free comic books will be given out. This celebration is in observance of National Comic Book Day. The library will be open until 1 p.m. today.

Jacksonville Chapter #1597 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin in Jacksonville. The guest speaker will be Joanne Zeitler, a well-known Tai Chi instructor.

Fellowship Bible Church, 12701 Hinson Road off Napa Valley Drive in Little Rock, will be hosting a juried festival of artists’ depictions of the story of Jonah.
Jonah Arts Festival and Sale Exhibition opens Saturday, May 12. Times to see the show are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 12 and 13 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 14, 17 and 18.
Marty Smith of Cabot will exhibit a painting titled “Storm” (left).
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform “Jonah” by award-winning conductor David Itkins, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 and at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. To purchase tickets go to www.mustardtreesart.com.

The first annual Thunder Roads Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Poker Run will kick off on Saturday, May 12 with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. at South Bend Fire Station, 4421 Highway 294 (Military Road) in Jacksonville.
First bike out will be at 10 a.m. and last bike out at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at the end of the ride. The run is sponsored by South Bend Fire and Rescue, Ward Fire Department, Vilonia Fire Department and North Pulaski Fire Department. A $20 ticket includes a poker card, T-shirt (to the first 200 people who register), door prize ticket and meal ticket. Co-riders pay $10, which includes a poker card, door prize ticket and meal ticket. For more information, contact Brenda at 501-276-0244, Kenny at 501-944-4856, Tim K. at 501-650-5059, Tim T. at 501-454-3170 or emai pokerrun@southbendfireandrescue.com.

The Junior Auxiliary of Cabot is sponsoring Spring on the Green Saturday, May 12 at the Rolling Hills Country Club. The event will begin at 7 p.m. There will be an outdoor dinner with entertainment by the band Superlow.
Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. There will be a cash bar available too. All sales will benefit the children of the community. For more information or to purchase tickets call Natalie Berry at 501-605-0238 or Becky Helton at 501-944-8862.

The Cabot Fire Department will be conducting a fundraising drive to help raise funds for the purchase of a new fire station and needed supportive equipment. For the next several weeks, representatives will be going door to door offering an 11X14 family portrait for only $30.