Events

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We announce community events throughout the day on KXJK/KBFC. Send us your event by mail, email, text, phone or social media. You can also call in your event live on the air at 6:50am each morning (M-F) on 950AM/106.5FM KXJK.

Seeking Classmates

Going on!

The Forrest City High School Class of 1986 is looking for classmates for their upcoming reunion on November 4 and 5. If you are a member of the Class of 1986 or know members of it, please contact Lenora Winston at 870-270-1704.

Arkansas Razorbacks Auxiliary Fundraiser

9/23/16

Forrest City Medical Center will host an Arkansas Razorbacks Season Opener Event on September 23, in the in-service classroom, from 7:00-7:00. They will have shirts, jerseys, infant items, jewelry and much more for sale as a fundraiser for the Forrest City Medical Center Auxiliary. All types of payment are accepted. For more information call 870-261-0444.

Benefit Program (Bro. Jimmy Shaw)

9/24/16

The House of God of Praise will be hosting a benefit program for Bro. Jimmy Shaw on Saturday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m., at 409 Hill Street. Special guests preforming will be the Anointed Angels, Grant & the Gospel Voices, the Heavenly Stones and many more.

C.R.T.I. Nursing Fundraiser

9/24/16

The Practical Nursing Program at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute is hosting a bake sale fundraiser on Saturday morning, September 24, at 10:00 at Autumn on the Square in Marianna. They will also be raffling off goodies from businesses like Antique Rose, Arkansas Concrete, Cajun Express and many more. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds go to the students attending the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association Convention in Batesville, AR, in November. For more information call 870-633-5411 ext. 139.

Palestine Homecoming

9/23/16

Palestine-Wheatley celebrates their Homecoming Friday, September 23, when the Patriots host Augusta in conference action. Activities begin with a pep rally at 1:00 p.m., with the homecoming parade beginning at 2:00 p.m., and Homecoming will start at 6:00 p.m. before the game at 7:00 p.m.

TA Futtrall 50th Reunion

9/23 & 24/16

The TA Futtrall Class of 1966 will meet during Marianna's Autumn on the Square, on September 23 & 24.  If you're a member of this class and you have not been contacted, or if you need more information, call 870-768-5078.

Cotton Pickin' Festival

9/23 & 24/16

The annual Cotton Pickin' Festival is scheduled for September 23 & 24 at Caldwell Park. Anyone who is interested in entering the Cotton Pickin' King and Queen Pageant or reserving a booth for arts and crafts can call or pick up an entry form from Caldwell City Hall. The pageant has two divisions, one for children ages 2-6 and the other for children ages 7-12. For more information call 870-633-1513 or 870-261-2381.

11th Annual Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

9/23/16-10/31/16

The 11th Annual Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open from Friday, September 23, until Monday, October 31. The farm is located at 100 Woodruff 249 in Augusta, AR, and open from 9:00-6:00, Sunday-Saturday. They have hay, horse and wagon rides, weekend bonfires and much more. Admission is $8. For more information call 870-919-6162.

Little Farmer Contest

9/24/16

The Little Farmer Contest will be held during Autumn on the Square in Marianna on Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the downtown gazebo. This is open to boys up to five years old, dressed in farm attire. The entry fee is $5. They do not have to be a resident of Lee County. For more information call 870-295-2469.

Miss Autumn on the Square

9/24/16

The Miss Autumn on the Square Pageant will be held at the downtown gazebo in Marianna on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 870-295-2469.

Kayaking Tours

9/25/16, 10/01/16, 10/14/16 & 10/29/16

Mississippi River State Park is hosting their Fall Kayaking Tours with several different sessions. The schedule is as follows:
--They will be at Storm Creek Lake on Saturday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m.
--There will be a full moon tour at Bear Creek Lake on Friday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m.
--There will be a regular tour at Hornor Neck Lake on Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Each guided tour costs $12 and it includes a kayak rental (the price does not change if you bring your own). There will also be a Kayaking try-out tour on Sunday, September 25, from 2:00-4:00, at Storm Creek Lake Swim Beach. For more information on any events call 870-295-4040.

Arkansas Traveler's Workshop

9/26/16

There will be an Arkansas Traveler's Workshop on Monday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m., at the Forrest City Library. Attendees will learn how to access 82 databases and will learn to research genealogy, student resources, adult learning and college prep. The event is free. Call the library at 633-5646 for more information.

Gallery Exhibit--Delta: Rediscovered

through 10/6/16

The EACC Gallery in Forrest City presents Delta: Rediscovered, a touring exhibit that features rare photographs of early Arkansas life along the White River.  The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 4:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 to noon.  Special group tours may also be scheduled.  There is no charge for admission.  Pieces are the work of Master photographer Dayton Bowers, whose work focused on the lives, culture, and heritage of Arkansans from the early 1880s to the mid-1920s.  Several of his photos are also featured in the book Daughter of the White River (History Press, 2013).  For more information, call the college at 633-4480 or visit their website.

Career Expo

9/27/16

Arkansas Workforce will present a career expo on Tuesday, September 27, from 9-noon, at EACC Fine Arts Center.  This is a free event. For more information call 870-633-2900 or visit dws.arkansas.gov/careerexpo.

Buisness Open House

9/28/16

There will be an Open House for St. Francis Assisted Living Community on Wednesday, September 28, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at 1800 Stephens Drive. For more information call 870-633-6390.

AA & Al-Anon Meetings

Each Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Driver's License Class

Each Thursday

Classes for a Driver's License are held each Thursday at the Lee Co. Courthouse. The written exam is given at 1:00 p.m., and the driving portion is at 9 a.m.

Benefit Fund (Jackson Family)

Ongoing

5-year-old Anna Claire Jackson, daughter of Nick and Detra Jackson, tragically passed away on Tuesday, September 13, in a fatal car accident and a benefit fund has been set up for her family at First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas. If you would like to donate to the fund you can at any F.N.B.E.A. location. Please make all checks out to “Jackson Family Benefit.”

"You've Been Gnomed" (Fundraiser)

through September

The DBS High School Sorority Girls are sponsoring a fundraising event so that you can gnome your neighbor or good friend. There are two sets of gnomes, one is in Marianna and the other is in Forrest City. Through the month of September a set of gnomes will be placed in a yard and the home/business owner will need to donate to Prevent Child Abuse America to move the gnomes. They even get to pick who gets them next! For more information call 870-270-1943 or 633-3666 ext. 12.

4-H Fishing Derby

10/01/16

4-H of St. Francis County will host a youth fishing derby on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00-noon, at the pond at the Forrest City Sports Complex. This is a free event for youth up to 19 years old. Youth ages 16-19 must have fishing license. For more information call 870-261-1730.

Brinkley Fall Fest

10/01/16

Brinkley Fall Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, at the Brinkley Convention Center. The main event will be The Legendary Pacers with an "Awesome Science" program by the Museum of Discovery. More details will be given later; they are still looking for vendors. For more information call, 870-734-2262.

Pastry & Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Selling starts in October

First United Methodist Church will be selling Butterbraid pastries and cookie dough during the month of October. The list of flavors and costs are listed below:
Pastries ($14 per pastry)
--Apple
--Cinnamon
--Cream Cheese
--Blueberry Cream Cheese
--Strawberry Cream Cheese
--Double Chocolate ($16 per pastry)
Cookie Dough ($16)
--Chocolate Chip
--Candy (M&M)
--Oatmeal, Cranberry, Chocolate
--Peanut butter
--Snickerdoodle
--White Chocolate Macadamia ($17)
To place an order or for more information you can call the church at 870-633-1094, Monday-Thursday, from 8:30-4:30. All proceeds go into their mission fund.

2nd Annual Scenes of the South Painting Competition

10/01/16-11/30/16

The 2nd Annual Scenes of the South Painting Competition will be from Saturday, October 1, until Wednesday, November 30, at 105 Missouri Street in Helena-West Helena, AR. For entry information and more go to www.arkansasdeltaartspartnership.org.

Benefit Singing (Wayne Allan)

10/01/16

There will be a benefit singing on Saturday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m., at Widener Baptist Church. This will benefit Wayne Allan and his family following his stroke. Singers and groups will be the Callahans, Unioniares, Dale Ball & the Messengers and more. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 870-317-8511.

3rd Annual Pancake Day

10/01/16

The Rotary Club in Brinkley will have their 3rd Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, October 1, from 6:00-10:00 a.m., at Gene's BBQ. Tickets are $5. For tickets ask any Rotary Member or Gene Depriest.

Fundraising Dog Show

10/01/16

The Arkansas Bully Fest will be held on Saturday, October 1, with gates opening at 7:00 a.m., at the ASU Equine Center in Jonesboro, AR. This is a dog show for bulldog breeds specifically. Entry is $20 per person, $5 per dogs, and kids 12 and under get in for free. No aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are allowed. During the show a raffle-style fundraiser will be taking place, tickets range from $5-$20. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Forrest City Humane Society. For more info call 870-295-0087, 870-295-0056 or e-mail arkansasbullyfest@gmail.com.

JA Skeet Shoot

10/01/16

Forrest City Junior Auxiliary will have its annual skeet shoot on Saturday, October 1, from 2:00-11:00 p.m., at Central Arkansas Turbines, Inc., 1280 Highway 980, in Forrest City, AR. Registration is from 2:00-3:00 p.m. with the actual shoot from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Registration fee is $60 per shooter and $30 for a non-shooter. The rest of the night will be filled with food from Delta Q and music from the group Deep South. To pre-register or for more information call 870-317-3296.

4th Annual Forrest City Downtown Music & Arts Festival

10/01/16

The 4th Annual Forrest City Downtown Music & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 11:00-5:00, at the St. Francis County Museum. There will be food, music, vendors, free museum tours and much more! For more information call 870-261-1744.

Master Gardeners Seminar

10/1/16

Brinkley Master Gardeners will host a seminar on Saturday, October 1, from 9:30-2:00, during Fall Fest, at Brinkley First United Methodist Church, in the fellowship hall. Pre-registration is preferred and costs $15, but to register at the door is $20 (from 9:00-9:30 a.m.). For more information call 870-747-3397.

Great Arkansas Clean-Up

10/1/16

Mississippi River State Park and St. Francis National Forest will join up and be apart of the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, that is promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. They will be doing shoreline clean-ups of Storm Creek Lake and Horner Neck Lake, as well as cleaning up along the confluence and confluence area at the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers on Saturday, October 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 870-295-4040.

Free Mulch

10/01/16

Forrest City Landfill will be giving away free mulch on Saturday, October 1, from 8:00-noon. Free mulch is given away the first Saturday of every month.

EACC Special Events

Dates Vary

The EACC Special Events Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Forrest City Medical Center Women's Expo- Guest Speaker will be Diana Jordan, who will speak at 7:30 p.m.- Tuesday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m.
--Rodney Black Jazz Project- Friday, February 17, 2017
--UAPB Vespers Choir- Thursday, February 23, 2017
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.

Retired Teachers Meeting

10/05/16

A Retired Teachers meeting for Lee County will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at noon in the board room at Whitten Elementary School. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Master Gardeners Gardening Seminar

10/06/16

Master Gardeners of Forrest City will host a Gardening Seminar on Thursday, October 6, starting at 8:30, at Mid-South Health Systems Building. There is a $15 fee. For more information call 870-633-7422.

Delta Cultural Center's Front Porch

10/6-8/16

Delta Cultural Center will host their Front Porch Event, while they are gearing up for their annual King Biscuit Blue's Festival, on October 6-8, at the Miller Annex, on 223 Cherry Street. The headliners for this event will be Kenny Brown and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith. There will be a jam session on Thursday, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., then the music will start at noon on both Friday and Saturday. For a complete line-up or more information you can visit www.deltaculturalcenter.com or call 870-338-4350.

Memorial Walk

10/08/16

There will be a memorial walk for Timothy Washington on Saturday, October 8, with check-in starting at 8:00 a.m., at Brinkley Convention Center and a program at Brinkley High School at 10:30 a.m. Donations are welcome. For more information call 870-589-0880.

Relay for Life 5K

10/8/16

Run for Their Life 5k will be held on Saturday, October 8, starting at 8:00 a.m., at Village Creek State Park in Wynne, AR. There is a $20 registration fee. This event benefits Concepts of Truth International.  To sign up or for more information visit their website.

Parker Pioneer Homestead Hours

10/8 & 9/16 and 10/15&16/16

Parker Pioneer will be open on October 8, 9, 15 and 16, at 16944 Homestead Road in Harrisburg, AR. It is open from 10:00-5:00 both Saturdays and 12:00-5:00 on both Sundays. Come and see their homestead artifacts, crafts, sorghum tastings and much more. For more information call 870-578-2699 or visit www.parkerhomestead.com.

Reunion Information

TFN

The Forrest City High School Class of 1971 is looking for interested parties for a 45th Class Reunion in October 2016. If interested or you have information, please call Loretta Brown at 870-752-6733, Willie Jenkins at 501-613-5995, Norma Mason at 901-218-3362 or Barbara Willis at 870-633-9356.

American Legion BBQ

10/13/16

The annual BBQ at the Marianna American Legion will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. You have the option to dine-in or carry-out. Tickets are $7.

Homeschool Education Classes

10/13/16

Mississippi River State Park will host a homeschool education class one Thursday out of each month. These classes are set up to cover the nature and history of Crowley's Ridge, the St. Francis River and the Mississippi River. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. There is no fee but pre-registration is required. The two remaining classes will be on Thursday, November 3, and Thursday, December 8. For more information call 870-295-4040.

Alzheimer's Support Meeting

10/13/16

The Alzheimer's Support program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, October 13, starting at noon at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

Sistas Support Group

10/13/16

Sistas & Others Support Group will meet on Thursday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the in-service classroom at Forrest City Medical Center. This is for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 870-298-2128.

Annual BBQ

10/13/16

The American Legion in Marianna will host its annual barbecue on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m., at their location.

L'Anguille River Festival

10/15/16

Palestine's Annual L'Angulle River Festival will be on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Palestine City Hall. There will be a BBQ cook-off, talent competition, car show, horseshoe tournament, fishing derby, bounce houses and much more. Admission is free. For more information call 870-581-2166.

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration

10/20/16

Forrest City Medical Center will host their annual Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration on Thursday, October 20, from noon-2:00 p.m., at FCMC first floor lobby. You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to attend and everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served and balloon release will be held in memory of those who have lost their battle. For more information call 870-261-0444.

FC Library Fall Programs

10/20/16 & 11/17/16

Forrest City Public Library has released their Fall Children's Programs, the schedule is as follows:
--Halloween Storytime & Craft on Thursday, October 20, at 4:00 p.m.
--Thanksgiving Storytime & Craft on Thursday, November 17, at 4:00 p.m.
For more information call 870-633-5646.

Marvell Main Street Festival

10/22/16

The Marvell Main Street Festival will be held in conjunction with the Levon Helm Downtown Jubilee this year on Saturday, October 22. There will be a 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run starting at 8:00 a.m. that morning, and the festival itself starts at 10:00 a.m., with live music, arts and crafts, silent auctions, kid games and much more. Then the Levon Helm Downtown Jubilee will perform at 7:00 p.m.; all proceeds go to the restoration project at Levon Helm. All activities will be held on Main Street in Marvell. For more information 870-829-1001.

Fashion Show

10/23/16

The DBS High School Sorority Girls are sponsoring a fundraising fashion show on Sunday, October 23, in the afternoon, at the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City. Start time will be announced later. There will be clothing modeled from L.E.A.H., Edwin Houston and more retailers. Tickets are $10 to attend. For more information call 870-270-1943 or 870-633-3666 ext. 12.

JA Trunk or Treat

10/30/16

Junior Auxillary of Forrest City will host a Trunk or Treat in cordination with Forrest Street on Sunday, October 30. Junior Auxillary will be located in the yard of the Campbell House. For more information call 870-317-8527 or 870-261-8990.

ECOS Lil'Fishhook Theatre Performance

11/05/16

ECOS Lil'Fishhook Theatre will perform on Saturday, November 5, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 300 College Street in Elaine, AR. This will be a local playwright's play, and the cast will be made up of children ages 4-10. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 870-714-0881.

Caring and Sharing Market

11/06/16

The 3rd Annual Caring and Sharing Market will be on Sunday, November 6, from 11:30-3:00, at First United Methodist Church. This is a free and alternative gift giving event. For more information call 870-633-1094. All proceeds go to their mission trip fund.

Siberian Virtuosi

11/06/16

Warfield Concert will present Siberian Virtuosi on Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Lily Peter Auditorium. This is a group made up of 12 violinists and one pianist. This is a free event. For more information call 404-697-7197.

JA Angel Tree

11/7-11/16

Junior Auxillary of Forrest City will host their Angel Tree event again this year. You can go and pick up names from November 7 through 11, from 11:00-1:00 or 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the Campbell House in Forrest City. Drop-off dates will be November 28-30, same times and place. For more information call 870-317-8527 or 870-261-8990.

Christmas on the Square

12/01/16

Christmas on the Square will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the courthouse square in Marion, AR. There will be a children's theater performance, high school band performance, arts and crafts booths, food trucks and more. Admission is free. For more information call 870-739-6041.

EACC Spotlight Series

Dates Vary

The EACC Spotlight Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Arkansas Symphony Orchestra- Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
--Three Dog Night- Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show- Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Amy Grant- Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake- Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.

Christmas Parades

Dates Vary!

--Palestine Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Floats are encouraged to enter. For entry information and more call 870-581-2166.
--Marion Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, from 8:00-8:00 p.m. at Military Road in Marion. Floats are encouraged to enter. For entry information and more call 870-733-5767.

A Rocky Mountain Christmas

12/13/16

Warfield Concert will present Jim Curry's Rocky Mountain Christmas on Thursday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Lily Peter Auditorium. This is a free event. For more information call 404-697-7197.

EACC Family Series

Dates Will Vary!

The EACC Family Performance Schedule is as follows:
--The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare- Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 3 p.m.
--Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Going To Move- Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Both events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.