EVENTS >> 5-20-09
The 13th annual Jacksonville Business Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21. Businesses can interact with more than 3,500 potential customers, exhibit products and services, develop new opportunities and enhance their organization’s marketplace visibility.
The expo is a great place to network with suppliers and companies and learn about other businesses in central Arkansas.
The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (501) 982-1511.
FREE PROFESSIONAL TRAINIING COURSES FOR VETERANS
Arkansas veterans who are stationed out-of-state or overseas, or are here at home, can now receive small-business training on the Internet.
On ArkansasVeteran.com, veterans who are aspiring business owners or who already own businesses and are returning from or preparing for deployment can access 20 small business courses at no charge. The site also offers information on starting a business and managing an already-open business during deployment. ArkansasVeteran.com is a project of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
CABOT YARD OF THE MONTH NOMINEES ARE SOUGHT
Cabot yard-of-the-month judging has begun. Committee members of Cabot City Beautiful have started their rounds in each of the city’s four wards, searching for beauty and color. Residential yards and local businesses are considered.
One yard per month May through August will be chosen. Nominations may be made for any yard that is within the city limits.
Send the name and address of nominees to Cabot City Beautiful at email@example.com, regular mail at Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. P.O. Box 1101 Cabot, Ark. 72023 or call 501-941-2028.
SUMMMER MOVIE SERIES POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING
Due to flooding at Dupree Park in Jacksonville, the Friday Night Flick will be postponed until Friday, June 5.
“Kung Fu Panda,” the first movie of the series, is about a passive panda bear who rescues his village from the claws of a loathsome leopard.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show under the stars. Concessions will be provided by First Arkansas Band and Trust and all revenue generated will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Jacksonville.
Admission is free. The show starts at sundown.
The movie series is sponsored by First Arkansas Bank with the parks and recreation department. For more information, contact Dana at 982-0818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUSTINFEST WILL FEATURE PARADE, PAGEANT, MORE
AustinFest 2009 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. and includes area fire department trucks.
The Miss Austin Springfest 2009 Pageant will begin at 11 a.m. Lawren Fason will be organizing and officiating the pageant again this year.
Applications may be obtained at Austin City Hall, Chamberlain’s Corner Store or by contacting Fason at 501-605-4144.
The Cummins Prison Band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.
For booth and concessions applications or more information, contact Tammy Williams at 843-9657 or Donna Soellner at 843-5590.
FISH FRY TO BENEFIT FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
A fish fry fundraiser for the Arkansas’ Fallen Firefighters Memorial will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Ward City Hall, 405 Hickory St. The event will be catered by N&N Restaurant of Cabot. For ticket information, call 501-259-4275.
JACKSONVILLE LIBRARY OFFERS MANY EVENTS THIS MONTH
Jacksonville library’s schedule of events continues this month with book discussions, movies, art classes and even video games.
Wii Time, an after-school video game activity, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The movie “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” will be screened at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Free popcorn and drinks will be served.
The Book Club Divas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 to discuss “Toujours Provence” by Peter Mayle.
How to Crochet for Beginners will meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Registration is required for this class.
The library will be closed on Memorial Day, May 25. For more information call 501-457-5038.
JACKSONVILLE, SHERWOOD'S GRADUATION CEREMONIES
Seniors at Jacksonville, North Pulaski and Sylvan Hills High Schools will graduate this weekend.
Jackonville seniors graduate at 8 p.m., Friday at the football stadium. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to McArthur Assembly of God Church with seating limited to four for each senior.
Sylvan Hills High in Sherwood graduates at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Jack Stephens Center on the UALR campus in Little Rock.
North Pulaski High School follows at 11:30 a.m.
CHOIR SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR JULY 3 SPECTACULAR
Churches, schools and residents who want to be part of the 2009 patriotic spectacular on Friday, July 3 at Jacksonville High School will have their chance to begin singing this evening.
Adults and children at least in second grade who love to sing are invited to participate in the annual patriotic musical celebration.
Patriotic Community Choir practice begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Second Baptist Church, 1117 S. James in Jacksonville. Choir members will receive a free event T-shirt. Adult choir members will need to purchase a book and practice CD for $10, which they will keep.
Childcare will be provided by the church for preschoolers and children not participating in the event. Contact Second Baptist in advance by calling 501-985-2502, so they may plan for adequate staffing.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PEP RALLY THURSDAY IN JACKSONVILLE
Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Jacksonville Police Department will hold a pep rally at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Pathfinders on West Main St. The rally will be held at Pathfinders to show the spirit of past and present Special Olympic Athletes with local law enforcement.
JPD officers will be carrying the Flame of Hope to the opening ceremony of Special Olympics Arkansas Summer games in Searcy.
JUNE MOTORCYCLE RUN WILL BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The seventh annual Jimmie W. White II Memorial Ride Poker Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6. The event will begin at the Jacksonville High School parking lot and finish at M and M Cycles in El Paso around 11:30 a.m. The poker run costs $15 per bike with proceeds to benefit the Jimmie H. White II Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Jimmie White at 501-982-7876.
COMMUNITY THEATER HOLDS AUDITIONS NEXT WEEK
Cabot Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 28. Director Brian Wolters has parts available for one female and one male performer. Teenagers and adults who look 20 to 25 years old should audition. Come prepared with a song to sing a cappella and ready to read from the script.
Those who play instruments should bring them. Auditions will be held at CenterStage Playhouse, 204 North First St. For more information, call 501-941-2266