To publicize your non-profit event, send details to Mary Lynn: call 870-633-1252 or toll free at 800-246-5955; fax 870-633-1259; or email Be sure to include the who, what, when, how, and why for the event; the deadline (if there is one); and a contact number for listeners (for more information).
MOTHER'S DAY OUT
The Mother's Day Out program at the First Baptist Church in Forrest City, is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This program is for Mother's who need a couple of hours to themselves or to run errands. For an application or for more information, call the First Baptist Church office at 870-633-2382 or Paige Daugherty at 870-270-0811.
THE DELTA DREAM FOOD PANTRY
The Delta Dream Food Pantry was established June of 2004 and has since been serving the residents of Lee County for almost 16yrs. The pantry serves over 250 families per month.The pantry provides 250 meals per week to the children of the Lee County school district to feed them over the weekend while out of school. To help us better serve the community you can make your tax exempt donation to The Delta Dream Food Pantry at P. O. Box 155, Marianna, AR 72360. For more information please call Evelyn Shackelford at 870-662-0672.
MORO HOMECOMING MEETING
There will be a meeting Monday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Moro Baptist Church for people to share ideas for the 29th Annual Moro Homecoming.
FC CHAMBER ANNUAL BANQUET
Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet 2020 will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at the EACC Fine Arts Center. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Meet & Greet and a dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $30 and Corporation Sponsorships are $300, which includes 8 tickets, a reserved table, and listing in the program. Deadline to purchase a ticket will be February 11. For more information call Mary Beth Doler at 870-633-1651.
ANNUAL PRODUCERS & LANDOWNER MEETING
The St. Francis County Conservation District invites all Farmers and Landowners to attend the Annual Producers & Landowner Meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at CR Smalls Restaurant in Palestine starting at 9 a.m. We have a great group of speakers. Attendees will receive valuable information about a variety of USDA and State programs that can benefit their land and farm. Lunch will be provided to those attending. For more information, call Pat Perry at 870-633-3055 Ext. 4367
EACC BOARD TRUSTEES MEETING
The EACC Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the EACC Cosmetology Building. The Nominating Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. prior to the full board meeting in order to recommend a state of Board officers to serve for 2020.
RICE & SOYBEAN PRODUCTION MEETING
Rice & Soybean Production Meeting for St. Francis and Monroe Counties will be held at Woodruff Electric Cooperative, 3201 Hwy 1, in Forrest City, on Thursday, February 20, from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, contact Cody Griffin at 870-565-8872.
EACC will host an Open House for the Cosmetology Building Friday, February 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
ANNUAL CHILI DAY
Newcastle Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting its annual chili day Friday, February 21, from 10:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church's fellowship hall. For more information, contact Samuel Pettus at 870-317-5426 or Kendall Pettus at 870-633-1000.
VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK
On Saturday, February 22, join the interpreter for a hands-on, beginner class where you can weave your own basket to take home. The workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. or until everyone has finished their basket. The fee is $30 and covers the cost of all materials. Space is limited so reservations are required. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Village Creek State Park at 870-238-9406.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER STATE PARK
On February 25. at 2 p.m., at the Bear Creek Loop Trailhead, there will be a Ridge Exploration Hike. Discover the unique habitat of Crowley's Ridge as we hike through the forest and see how the plant life changes from cottonwoods and sycamores near the creek beds at the bottom of the ridge to more tulip poplars and oaks at the top. This hike is mildly strenuous and 1-mile in length. Wear sturdy shoes and don't forget to bring water.
MARIANNA BLOOD DRIVE
There will be a blood drive held in Marianna at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 47 West Main St., on Thursday, February 27, from 1-5:30 p.m.
2020 E. ARK. RURAL BUS. DEV. CONFERENCE
There will be a Eastern Arkansas Rural Business Development Conference on Friday, February 28, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the UAMS Delta Area Health Education Center, 1393 Hwy 242 S., Helena, Ar. This is open to the public and includes breakfast & lunch with lenders. To register, call 800-482-7641.
East Arkansas Community College presents Motown and R&B classic recording group, The Spinners, on Saturday, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center as part of the 2019-2020 Performance Season's Spotlight Series. Tickets are $39 and are available now by calling 870-633-4480 ext. 352, online at EACC.edu. , or at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Group discounts are available and save 20%. The Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.
INTRO TO TURKEY HUNTING
If you've ever wanted to turkey hunt in Arkansas, but didn't know where to start, this program is for you! Join us for a crash course in turkey hunting in the natural state on Saturday, February 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro. Registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 870-933-6787.
WHEATLEY CRAWFISH BOIL & SPORTSMAN'S NIGHT OUT
Please join us at the Wheatley Crawfish Boil & Sportsman's Night Out on Tuesday, March 10. Make plans to attend out 4th annual Wheatley DU Crawfish Boil at the Cajun Express! We'll have DU coolers, guns, and more, with auctions featuring the 2020 DU merchandise collection. Happy Hour starts at 6:00 p.m. at Cajun Express restaurant, located at 5082 Hwy 78 N in Wheatley. Tickets $45 single; $80 couple; $20 youth (17 & under); $500 table. To purchase your tickets online go to www.ducksystem.com For more information, or to volunteer on the Wheatley DU Chapter, contact Robin at 870-734-7118 or email@example.com.
JAFC ANNUAL YARD SALE FUNDRAISER
The Junior Auxiliary of Forrest City (JAFC) is collecting gently used items for their Annual Yard Sale. JAFC is currently collecting donated household items, gently used clothes, home décor, kitchen items, furniture and so much more. JAFC will use the donated items for their yard sale on Saturday, March 14th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The yard sale will be held at the Campbell House at 305 N. Forrest Street in Forrest City. All proceeds will benefit the children of St. Francis County. The proceeds will be used for different events that JAFC hosts throughout the year. Dates to drop off donation items at the Campbell House: March 8 5:00pm – 7:00pm March 9 5:00pm – 7:00pm March 10 5:00pm – 7:00pm March 11 5:00pm – 7:00pm
MONROE COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
The Monroe County Master Gardeners Seminar and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Hall at the corner of New York and Ash Streets in Brinkley. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Limited seating. There will be a champagne chicken lunch, door prizes, and surprises through out the seminar. Contact Diane Cunningham at 870-747-3397 for registration.
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.
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.
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.
AA & AL-ANON MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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 also a photo ID. You can purchase a photo ID for $5 at the Revenue Office, this is just an option, NOT something you have to do. Either way you MUST have a photo ID.