Leader Blues

Sunday, July 01, 2007

EVENTS>>Summer 2007

The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department and National Exercise Trainers Association will co-sponsor a personal trainers certification program next Saturday and Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center.
Personal trainers are the fastest growing segment in the fitness industry. The two-day NETA certification includes 14 hours of lecture, demonstrations and hands-on applications. This extensive workshop is designed for people with some fitness experience. It includes exercise science refresher, health and fitness assessments, exercise programming for healthy adults, cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, dynamics of communication and leadership skills.
To register you can call 1-800-AEROBIC or online at www.netafit.com.  For more information, call Kristen Griggs, program service manager for the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation, at 982-4171.


The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Teen Council is having a school uniform drive. The council will collect, care and distribute to those who need school uniforms. Donations accepted at Martin Street Youth Center, 201 Martin St. For more information, call 982-0818.


On Aug. 2, Cabot Public Schools will be conducting a training session at Cabot Middle School South for all interested and approved substitute teacher candidates. Last year the chamber donated several items for drawings during the day.
Contact Robert Martin at the Cabot District Administration Building if you can provide door prizes for drawings this year.
For more information, call Martin at 843-3363, Ext. 1018.


A seminar on starting a business in Arkansas is being cosponsored by Community Bank in conjunction with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas Small Business Development Center.
The seminar will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Community Bank in Cabot, 2171 W. Main St. The speaker will be a ASBDC Representative. To register call the ASBDC at (501) 683-7700 or online at www.asbdc.ualr.edu/training. The cost of the seminar will be $25.
This seminar prepares for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business and so much more.


Autism and Developmental Disabilities Support of Searcy will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Simmons First Bank on Main Street in Searcy.
Tamara Jenkins, Office of Emergency Managagement and 911 coordinator for White County will speak. Anyone with a child or knows of anyone with developmental disabilities and is interested in the subject is invited to attend. The group is a chapter of the Arkansas Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Inc.
For more information, contact Suzanne Modlin at 593-5399, James at 593-3534 or email to aaddsos@gmail.com.


Sherwood First Church of the Nazarene will have a free divorce care program at the church in August.
The first session will be held Aug. 7 and will meet each Tuesday at 7pm for 13 sessions.
Childcare will be provided. For more information or to register for the program, call 835-2072 or 607-1147.



Discovery Day Camp at Woolly Hollow State Park will introduce children ages 7-12 to the wonders of the natural world through camping, hiking, kayaking and crafting using principles of biology, ecology and conservation in two three-day sessions from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The first will be held July 10-12 for children ages 7-9; the second is July 17-19 for ages 10-12. Children will be carefully supervised by the park interpreter and park volunteers but parents are welcome as volunteers or for the one overnight stay on Thursday night of each session. The cost is $75 per child. Deadline to register for either session is Saturday, July 7. For more information or to register, call 501-679-2098 or email julie.lovett@arkansas.gov.