• Vacation Bible School First United Methodist Church of West Memphis – “To Mars and Beyond!” now through Wednesday,
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July 10 from 6 p.m.
through 8:15 p.m. Music, crafts and games. Dinner is served nightly. All children are welcome.
• FBC West Memphis Creativity Camp –
Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Choose your 1st and 2nd choice: Fishing and camping for Christ 1st-6th grade; music (Ukulele) 3rd-6th grade; Gardening-completed 2nd-6th grade; music and crafts for little people – 4 and 5 year olds (must be 4 yrs. before 9-15-18), kitchen chaos 1st-6th grade; basketball 1st-6th grade; and jewelry making/art, 1st-6th grade.
• Wonder City Boys and Girls Club Summer Food Service Program – West Memphis High School, 501 Broadway, breakfast at 8 a.m.
and lunch at 11 a.m. through July 31. Wonder City Boys and Girls Club, 412 S. 25th St., breakfast 8 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. through Aug. 10.
• Trinity Baptist Church VBS – ‘Farm Fresh Faith’ now through Wednesday, July 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 521 Graham St., West Memphis.
For ages K-6th Grade.
• Road Closure – Buck Lake road will be closed to traffic from Highway 50 west through July 10, 2019 for road repairs.
• ASU Mid South Annual Delta Market – Each Saturday this summer, through Sept.
7. Fresh produce, vegetables, arts and crafts vendors and specialty food. On the North Campus.
• West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization – Is currently soliciting public comments concerning its 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan update. The MPO Citizens Advisory committee will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at the West Memphis City Hall, 205 S. Redding, West Memphis, to discuss this important long-range transportation plan document. The public is invited to attend. For comments or additional information call 870-735-8148 or email@example.com or visit our web site at wmats.
org. If you need assistance in attending this meeting, please contact the MPO at 870-7358148 at least five days prior to the meeting.
• Crittenden County Health Unit – The Crittenden County Health Unit will have special hours on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. These adjusted hours give the unit the opportunity to stay open later to accommodate those who are not able to come during normal business hours. For more information on services and regular hours call 870-7354334. Local health units www.healthy.arkansas.gov.
• An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert – Saturday, Aug.
10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the show will start at 7:15 p.m. at the Hotel Hot Springs Ballroom, 305 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. You may also purchase tickets online at www.
lupus-arkansas.com or pickup tickets at 3907 Central Ave., Suite L, Hot Springs. Hosted by the Lupus Foundation of Arkansas.
• Seventh Day Slumber –
In concert, Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m., at Paragould High School. Special guests, Deny Myself. Proceeds benefit The Lords Refuge and Lifehouse Ministries. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased online at www.itickets.com, Postnet or call (870) 476-7247 or (870) 450-1579.
• Dunbar Creative Learning Center – Now Accepting New Applications “Infant and Toddler Program” Ages 6 weeks to 36 months, 320 Lee Street, Earle (behind the church). Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome. State Licensed, C.P.R. Certified. All meals included, experienced care givers. DCC/CCDF Voucher and Self Pay Accepted. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-514-5577.
• Commodity Distribution Program – The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas conducts four to five commodity food distributions annually at 20 different sites in 11 counties.
Key Food Bank staff, with the help of several local volunteers, set up a one-day food panty at advertised locations throughout the year. Families or individuals are given this food free of charge, and eligibility is based on the household’s combined monthly income. To verify income eligibility contact our USDA coordinator Keith Livesay at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 870-932-3663.
• After School Meals Program – Wonder City, 412 S.
25th Street is providing a free at-risk after school program from 2:30 until 6 p.m. As an enhancement to our afterschool program, we will also participate in the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), which provides snacks and meals to all children ages 5-18, regardless of race, sex, or disability. Snack Time (3:30 p.m.) and Meal Time (5 p.m.). If more information is needed, please call 870-735-7592. Other program and feeding locations will be Academies of West Memphis, 501 West Broadway
• Purchase Birth & Death Certificates – At Crittenden County Health Unit, Vital Records Department, 901 N.
7th St., West Memphis during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Birth Certificate $12 ($10 for each additional copy) and Death Certificates $10 ($8 for each additional copy).
You can still purchase certificates at 4815 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205, as well as Crittenden County Health Department, 841 Ruth St., Earle. Office hours are the first Wednesday of the month and every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Birth Certificates are $12 ($10 for each additional copy) and Death Certificates are $10 ($8 for each additional copy).
• American Legion Charity Bingo – Mondays at 7 p.m. at 150 Legion Rd. across from the speedway race track. If we have 35 people we will pay $100 per game. We will play old program. Early bird starts at 6:45. Call 870-735-8803 after 4 p.m.
• Families in Transition –
provides support groups for victims of domestic violence as well as teen dating violence. We also provide “Safe Dates” Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum to schools, youth groups and any organization focusing on youth ages 12 and up. If you are interested in attending a support group or participating in “Safe Dates”, please contact Nyya Denson at 870-732-4077. All services are provided free of charge through State and Federal funding.
• G E M Academy – Inside
The Word on the Move Tabernacle, 2703 E. Broadway, West Memphis – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. We offer education enrichment classes for children 1st to 3rd grade. For more information or to register for 2018 contact our School Director Mrs. Marlena Davis at 870-394-4792.
• YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South Sponsor USDA Food Program – at the YMCA Avondale Elementary After School Care, 1402 Crestmere St., West Memphis, YMCA Marion Elementary After School Care, 133 E.
Military Rd., Marion and YMCA Marion Intermediate After School Care, 100 L. H.
Polk Dr., Marion.
• Woolfolk Public Library Story Hour – Come enjoy stories, crafts and a snack at the library, 100 N. Currie St., Marion every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
• Al-Anon & Alateen meetings – Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at 1233 Park Drive, West Memphis.
Call 870-635-9155. Go to www.ar.al-anon.alateen.org.
• Fish Fry the Last Friday in each month – VFW Post 5225, 406 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Eat in or carry out.
• American Legion Post 53 – Fish fry 1st Friday of every month. Food served from 5-8 p.m. Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Bingo Monday’s at 7 p.m., 150 Legion Road. 735-8803.
• Child and Adult Care Food Program – The 15th Street Child Care Development Center is participating in the Child and Adult Food Program. This will provide meals to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are provided at 130 S. 14th Street in West Memphis. The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday.
• Arkansas State University Degree Center – Offering admission, advising, and scholarship information/assistance for students interested in attending Arkansas State University-Jonesboro on the ASU Mid-South campus.
Students can major in Criminology, Business, Nursing, or Education and live locally.
Assistance is available Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call, Kennidi Ridgell, Degree .
• 15th Street Childcare Development Center –
Announced its sponsorship of the USDA Food Program.
Meals will be available at no separate charge or at a reduced charge for National School Lunch Program and at no charge for Child and Adult Care Program.
• Volunteer Drivers Needed – Jim Fiveash, the commander of the American Legion Post 53 needs Volunteer Van Drivers to transport veterans who live in Crittenden County to their VA appointments at the Memphis VA Medical Center and the new Primary Clinic in East Memphis. A 10 passenger transportation van will be furnished by the VA. For requirements and information contact Patrick Kennedy, LCSW, at 901-5238990, ext. 5540.
• American Red Cross Volunteers Needed – Join the Crittenden County Disaster Action Team (DAT). For volunteer requirements and more information contact Elzadia Washington at 870-635-1955 or 501-228-4202.
• Feeding/Mentoring Program – Free Food at Barton Court Apartments for ages 5-18 sponsored by USDA At Risk Program 3:15 Supper/ 4:15 Snack.
• Charity Bingo – At the VFW on South Avalon Friday and Saturday early games at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Food served at concession counter. $100 games, 4 jackpots and a winner take all. Free meal one Saturday of each month. For information call 735-9102.
• Global Academy Child Care/Preschool Food Program – Meals available at no charge or at a reduced charge to enrolled persons at 301 N.
7th St., West Memphis. For eligibility there is a chart of how many children and how much gross income can be made allowing for free food or reduced food costs. Call 870-702-7530 or 901-6906040 for more information.
• National Sultana Disaster Museum – Open Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at 104 Washington St. across from the county court house. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children.