Blanchard Springs offers programs on water, fish

June 8, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area with different topics highlighted each week, according to a news release. This week’s topic is fish.Activities include outdoor amphitheater programs presented at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, day and/or night programs on Thursdays, and guided walks at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Most programs are held at or near the amphitheater, located near the picnic area at the base of Sandfield Bluff. Programs are:

Brockwell singing is Sunday

June 8, 2010 BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Brockwell Music School Auditorium.“Everyone is welcome to come help us sing the old and new songs as we begin our 63rd Brockwell Music School on Monday, June 14,” Anna Floyd said. “Catch the excitement and come join us.”For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Floyd at 368-5012.

Church to hold homecoming

June 8, 2010 CHARLOTTE — Center Grove Baptist Church will hold its 152nd anniversary homecoming Sunday.Morning worship will be at 10:30 with Jimmy Thompson, former pastor, bringing the message, followed by a potluck. Congregational and special singing will be held in the afternoon.A community meeting to care for the business of Center Grove Cemetery will be held at 2 p.m. Contributions will be taken for the upkeep and care of the cemetery.The church is located on Highway 25 between Cord and Charlotte. Charles Bullington is the pastor.The event is open to the public.

Fishing derby announced

June 8, 2010 NEWARK — The Newark Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free fishing derby for ages 4-16. Gates open at 6 a.m. Saturday at Newark City Park with weigh-in at 10:30.Prizes will be awarded.For more information, call (870) 799-8888.

Elvis coming to Calico Rock

June 8, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Elvis tribute artist Danny Spinosa of Memphis, will be “in the building” at the Calico Rock Music Hall Saturday performing his “Memories of the King” show.Born and raised in Memphis, Spinosa grew up in Graceland Subdivision behind the Graceland Mansion. He had many encounters with Elvis himself. He first started performing Elvis songs at the age of 4 in his parent’s restaurant.The show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $15 for couples. For more information call (870) 297-3010.

Heber Springs to have concert

June 8, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — Turner’s Bluegrass will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.

Group to visit water park

June 8, 2010 Batesville First Assembly’s single’s group, Pairs & Spares, is going to Wild River Country Saturday. The church van will be leaving at noon. Those attending are asked to bring money for their discounted ticket ($15), which will be purchased at the water park, and money for lunch. To sign up, call (870) 793-5489.

‘Boundaries’ class offered

June 8, 2010 Batesville First Assembly will be offering a class entitled “Boundaries” starting Friday in the basement of the Family Connections Room. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and will last for 8 weeks. It is designed to help people become less stressed, more productive in their relationships, and overall more balanced in their lives, a news release states.The class is free, but the book will cost about $8. To register, call (870) 793-5489.

Retirees plan meeting

June 8, 2010 POCAHONTAS — Retirees of United Auto Workers will meet at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly the Bonanza restaurant, on Thursday.The meeting will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Calico Rock Lions to host rodeo

June 8, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The 52nd annual Calico Rock Lions Club Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday in the Tip Wiseman Rodeo Arena in Earl King Park located off Highway 56.Gates open at 6 nightly, with the rodeo starting at 8. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, with under 6 admitted free.