Leader Blues

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

EVENTS>> Fall 2007

Animal shelter to offer pet Christmas photos

The Jacksonville Animal Shelter will be offering Christmas photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Bring your animal friends and take family photos with Santa. Kids and families are welcome.

Proceeds will go to to volunteer group Pet Angels for the purchase of items for animals confined to the shelter.

Items needed include blankets, feeding bowls, leashes, dog and cat toys. The group also provides vaccinations and spaying and neutering for shelter cats and dogs. An adopt-a-thon will also be held at the same time. The shelter is located at 217 Redmond Road.

Call 982-2916 for more information.

Baptist Church offering free photos with Santa

Landmark Baptist Church at 1701 General Samuels Road in Jacksonville will offer free pictures with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday. Call 982-8226 for more information.

Groups seek Christmas gifts for veterans in need

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History and Mt. Tabor Methodist Church are sponsoring Christmas Care for Veterans, and collecting items the two organizations will be giving to the Little Rock Veterans Retirement Home.

The groups are asking for donations of new sweat suits, slippers, white cotton t-shirts, pajama pants, socks or flannel pajamas of all different sizes (including large and X-large) no later than Sunday, Dec. 16.

The items may be dropped off during regular business hours at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History, 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville or Mt. Tabor Methodist Church, Hwy. 89 South in Cabot.

Please do not purchase any toiletries. For more information, contact the museum at 241-1943 or the church at 843-1084.

Military Order of the World Wars will meet today

The Central Arkansas Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Western Sizzlin’ in Jacksonville.

Garrick Feldman, editor and publisher of The Leader, will be the guest speaker. Three local high school students who recently graduated from the Youth Leadership Conference at the Space and Rocket center in Huntsville, Ala., will also be in attendance.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Carter Burwell at 247-9181, Stanley Warrick at 868-8211 or Jim Elmer at 771-4106 or e-mail jimelmer@swbell.net.

Nixon Library offering free events to the public

Nixon Library in Jacksonville is offering free events to the public throughout December. Tyke Tales, for ages 3-5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Dec. 12. The library’s after-school program, Book Bunch, will also meet today and Dec. 12 at 3:45 p.m.

Merry Moppets, for little readers ages 1-and-a-half- to 3-years-old, will meet at 10:30 a.m. this Friday and also on Friday, Dec. 14.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, book lovers are invited to a book chat at 2 p.m. to share the books they have read over the past month.
Children’s story times are also scheduled throughout the month.

For more information, contact the library at 982-5533.

LRAFB Spouses’ Club to hold holiday luncheon

Please join the Little Rock Air Force Base Spouses’ Club for a holiday luncheon Thursday, Dec. 13 at the LRAFB Chapel Annex.
All spouses of active duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and DOD employees are invited. Social and childcare begin at 10:30 a.m. and the function at 11 a.m.

A pot-luck lunch will be provided with a $2 donation. Please bring a holiday item for the drawing and receive 10 free tickets; additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Melissa Matus from the Junior Auxiliary of Jacksonville will be our guest speaker. Children’s Playgroup will be available at the TCAC for $4 per child. For more information and to RSVP visit www.littlerockspouses.com or contact Rachel Kreps at 501-765-0316.

An RSVP is required by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.