FORREST CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
The Forrest City Public Library will be showing movies and doing crafts during Spring Break starting Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m.
For questions call 633-5646.
MRSP SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP
Mississippi River State Park is preparing for the return of their “No Boundaries” Spring Break Day Camp! They hope to host 20 local 3rd – 5th grade students from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. starting Monday, March 20th and ending on Friday, March 24th. With the help of AmeriCorps NCCC, they hope to inspire personal connections with public lands and strengthen campers’ interest and skills in natural resource stewardship. Daily programming will be centered around activities and opportunities to experience and enjoy the outdoors: hiking, kayaking, creating nature inspired art are just a few examples. They are looking for community sponsors to help make this camp as accessible as they can. Please call with any questions or for details if interested in sponsoring a child, donating to their participation cost, or wanting to pay for a day’s lunch. The number to call is 870.295.4040.
Easter Egg Hunt
Genesis Masonic Lodge #111, Spring Grove #006 & Ladies of Grace #007 are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on March 25th from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Stuart Springs Park. Free Food, games & Fun.
Clothes Closet of First Baptist Church
The Clothes Closet of First Baptist Church, 507 North Rosser St. Forrest City will be opened Saturday, March 25th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon with FREE Clothes for men, women and Children in most sizes. Everyone is welcome!
EACC PRESENTS TANYA TUCKER
East Arkansas Community College will present GRAMMY® award-winning country legend Tanya Tucker on Saturday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center. This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 21st. Tickets are still sold out. For ticket questions, call 870-633-4480, ext. 352.
Community Health Fair
FCAA Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its 2nd Annual Community Health Fair on March 25, 2023, from 9 am-1 pm at the Technology Center of the Delta located at 1790 North Falls Blvd in Wynne, AR. There will be free health screenings, educational resources, vaccinations, emergency preparedness information, door prizes, fun activities, and more for all!! This event is free and open to everyone!
Outside Tent Gospel Singing
An outside tent gospel singing event will be held Sunday (3/26) at 3 p.m. at Twin Assembly of God Church in Palestine. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Forrest City Farmers Market
The Forrest City Farmers Market will host its annual vendor and volunteer meeting Tuesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the city hall. All interested vendors and volunteers are encouraged to attend. Vendor applications and information will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Anna Howton at 870-317-5296.
FCSD Gifted and Talented Program Information Meetings
MAR 28 & APR 4
The Forrest City School District will hold Gifted and Talented Program Parent Information Meetings on Tuesday, March 28, and Tuesday, April 4.
The meeting on March 28, is for the parents of 3rd through 8th grade students. It will be held at 5 p.m. in the Stewart Elementary School Cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.
The Meeting on April 4th will be for the parents of FCHS students. It will be held at 6 p.m. in the FCHS Library and refreshments will be served.
For more information on either Parent Information Meeting contact Ms. Lasandra Bean at 870-633-1485, ext. 103.
CHICKEN AND DUMPLING DAY
The Colt Community Development Corporation will sponsor their 29th annual Chicken and Dumpling Day on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (or until they run out of dumplings). Plates are $6.00 and will include a generous serving of chicken and dumplings, slaw, roll, and dessert. Please come and join us at the historic William Stone House in Colt. All proceeds will go for maintenance and upkeep. For more information, please call 501-626-7254.
JASFC Presents Egg My Yard
Once again the Junior Auxiliary of St. Francis County is providing “Egg My Yard” event Contact any JA member to order. 25 eggs for $20 or 50 eggs for $35. CASHAPP: $JASTFRANCISCOUNTY. Deadline to order is April 1.
“Spring Into Spring” Community Popup
“Spring Into Spring” Community Popup event will be Saturday, April 1st from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Stuart Springs Park in Forrest City. Bounce houses, food, music, vendors, fire department, police department and community leaders will be at this event. For information contact Cassandra Applewhite @ 870-945-5306 or Sadie Blackwell @ 901-337-6413.
CRAWFISHIN' IN THE PARK
It’s time for crawfish! The Caldwell Fire Department’s 2023 fundraiser, Crawfishin’ in the Park, will be held Saturday, April 8th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with pick up at the Caldwell Community Center parking lot. Tickets are $25 each and includes 3 lbs. crawfish, taters, corn, sausages and the fixins. Drive thru carry-out only, bring a cooler or pick up a sack. For tickets or sponsorship details, contact any Caldwell Firefighter or Fire Chief Jeremy Sharp @ 870-261-2607
Easter Egg Hunt
First Baptist Church located at 507 North Rosser in Forrest City is inviting all to their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th from 2pm to 4 pm. Contact the church @ 633-2382 with any questions. Everyone is welcome.
FCHS Class of 2023 Important Dates
APR 11-May 19
The Forrest City High School Class of 2023 has several upcoming important dates.
April 11: Prom Promise & Decision Day (Dwight Lofton Mustang Arena)
April 14: FCHS Prom (FC Civic Center)
May 17: FCHS Class Night (FCJHS Auditorium)
May 19: FCHS Graduation (Sam Smith Stadium)
Delta Cultural Center in Helena Presents "1968 Folsom Redemption Exhibit"
APR 6 - May 25
The 1968 Folsom Redemption Exhibit will open on April 6, 2023. This new exhibit will run from April 6 – May 25, 2023, at the DCC Visitor Center. It consists of a collection of photographs and memories of the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom Prison in 1968. It proved to be a turning point for the career of Johnny Cash. There will also be a concert celebrating Johnny Cash on May 12 featuring Cecil Yancy and C.W. Gatlin at the Cherry Street Pavilion.
Delta Cultural Center in Helena Presents Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
Civil War Roundtable of the Delta featuring George Pettigrew of the Alexander/ Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers at the Miller Annex on April 13, 2023, at 6 p.m. He tells the story of Isaac Johnson and reflects on the role of African Americans in the Civil War.
FREE TAX PREPARATION @ FORREST CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NOW THRU APRIL 13
IRS Certified Volunteers Free Tax Preparation will once again be offered at the Forrest City Public Library through April 13th. This program offers FREE tax preparation and filing for households making $73,000 or less. Drop-Off days and times are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s only 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For a listing of all information needed please refer to the Forrest City Public Library Facebook page, website: www.forrestcitylibrary.org or call the library @ 633-5646.
Lee County's National Superhero Day
Calling all Superheroes! Each year, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional. This year National Superhero Day is on Friday, April 28th, however Lee County is celebrating on Saturday, April 15th . There will be a parade at noon starting at Atkins Park. The event will then transition to the Marianna Civic Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. located at 593 State Hwy 243 Marianna. If interested in a vendor space, give a donation or if you have questions, please contact LaFay Broadway at 870-295-5225.
KXJK/KBFC Bass Classic
It’s that time of year again! The annual KXJK/KBFC Bass Classic will be held Saturday, April 15th at Burnt Cane Lake. Launch will be at safe light and weigh-in at 3 p.m. $1,000 Guarantee Payout. $100.00 per team to enter and 100% payout! For more information, call KXJK/KFBC at 870-633-1252.
EACC PRESENTS KANSAS IN CONCERT
East Arkansas Community College will present the classic rock band Kansas on Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for Kansas are $44 and will be available online at EACC.edu, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.
MRSP-HUNTER AND BOATING EDUCATION TESTING SITE
The Mississippi River State Park in Lee County is a testing site for both hunter and boating education courses. Testing dates are by appointment only. For an appointment, call the park at 870-295-4040.
The Ties that Bind Quilting Group is accepting new members. Contact 870-633-5837 for more information.
PINK LADIES OF FCMC
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
The Pink Ladies of the Forrest City Medical Center Auxiliary invite you to join them each week for exercise classes that can help all ages and levels of activity. The classes are FREE and are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria
ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY CLASSES
FREE Adult Education and Literacy Classes! Call 870-633-4480 extension 310 for more information.
DRIVER'S TESTING AT TROOP D
Arkansas State Police Troop D driver's testing for Skills will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The written exam will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call 870-633-1454. You will need an original copy of your birth certificate and a photo ID. You can purchase a photo ID for $5 at the Revenue Office, this is just an option, and NOT something you have to do. Either way you MUST have a photo ID.
TRANSPORTATION FOR VETS
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
The Disabled Arkansas Veterans is providing transportation to area veterans from St. Francis County to the VA in Little Rock. The van will pick up veterans every Monday and Wednesday at the Shell station on Holiday Drive in Forrest City at 7:05 a.m. and the Love's truck stop in Palestine at around 7:10 a.m. To reserve a spot or get more information please call 870-932-1052.
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT
The Oak Hill Church of God, 97 SFC 309, will host Monday Night Outreach each week, a free support group for people struggling with depression, grief, loneliness, or addiction. A complimentary meal is served at 5:30p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30p.m. For more information, call 870-633-7331.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, 400 Hill St. in Forrest City.
Lee County Cooperative Clinic at 530 West Atkins Blvd in Marianna, will be offering free drive thru flu vaccines & Covid-19 testing every Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call 870-295-5225 to pre-register. Walk ups are also welcome. Please wear your mask.
AA & AL-ANON MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT MEETING
EVERY SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH
The Alzheimer's Support Program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, November 8, starting at noon at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 870-494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.
DRIVER'S LICENSE CLASSES
Classes for an Arkansas Driver's License are held each Thursday at the Lee County Courthouse. The driving portion is at 9 a.m., and the written exam is given at 1:00 p.m.
MARS HILL CLOTHES CLOSET
OPEN THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
If you or anyone you know needs clothing, please come shop! Our clothes are clean, gently worn, and FREE!
Take Hwy. 261 South from Palestine (turn at the Valero Station) and cross the Lee County line. Then take the first paved road to the right (LEE 814). The church is just off the pavement. Only 6 miles or so from Palestine.
Call for more info or emergency needs.
870-317-8848 or 870-295-0408
THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Forrest City Landfill will give away free mulch on the first Saturday of every month, from 7:00 to noon, weather permitting.