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.

3rd Annual Christmas Forrest

Ongoing

Mississippi River State Park will sponsor their 3rd Annual Christmas Forrest. Businesses, Organizations and others are invited to sponsor a tree and decorate it. The put up date will be Saturday, December 24, and they will be open for public viewing from December 28 through January 2, along the Trotting Fox Trail behind the Visitors Center. A six to nine foot tree is $70, plus tax, for a new sponsor and $60, plus tax, for a returning sponsor. They will also have Charlie Brown trees for $35, plus tax, for a new sponsor and $25, plus tax, for a returning sponsor. For more information call 870-295-4040.

Bible Donations

Ongoing

The Voice of Martyrs are taking bible donations to take to Nigeria. New and used Bibles will be accepted. For more information call 870-317-1312 and leave a message.

3rd Annual Light of Good Hope

Throughout December

The 3rd Annual Light of Good Hope is open again this year. They will be open November 29-December 3, December 6-10, December 12-17 and December 20 and 21, from 5:00-8:00 nightly, at Good Hope Life Center. For more information call 870-630-0696 or 870-270-0493.

Legal Aid Services

12/02/16

A representative from Arkansas Legal Aid will be at the Forrest City Public Library offering free legal services this Friday, December 2, from 9:00 until 1:00.   For more information, log-on to www.arlegalservices.org or call the library at 870-633-5646.

Christmas Parades

Dates Vary

--Forrest City Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m.
--Palestine Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
--Brinkley Christmas Parade is scheduled for Monday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m.
--Clarendon Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m.
--Marion Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Military Road in Marion. Floats are encouraged to enter. For entry information and more call 870-733-5767.
--Marianna/ Lee County Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m.
--Cotton Plant Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.
--Hughes Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m.
--Helena-West Helena Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
--Marvell Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 11, at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Southern Santa

12/03/16

Santa will be stopping by Southern Outdoors in Barton on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00-2:00. For more information call 870-572-9800.

Free Mulch

12/03/16

Forrest City Landfill will be giving away mulch on Saturday, December 3, from 8:00-noon. Free mulch is given away the first Saturday of every month.

Felt Critters Craft

12/03/16

Mississippi River State Park will hold a Felt Critter craft event on Saturday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. The fee for this is $25 for every ten critters made. For more information call 870-295-4040.

Christmas in Colt

12/03/16 and 12/8-10/16

The William Stone House will be open on Saturday, December 3, and from December 8-10, for their Christmas activities. On Saturday, December 3 and December 10, they will be open from 10:00-3:00, and then on December 8-9, they will be open from 2:00-5:00. The Children's Shopping Room will be open and gift wrapping will be available; Mrs. Santa's Kitchen will be open as well, with delicious baked goods. For more information call 501-626-7254.

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.

Tabitha's Closet

12/03/16

Tabitha's Clothes Closet will be open on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00-noon, at Oak Hill Church of God. Clothes are available in all sizes. For more information call 870-633-7331. This is available the first Saturday of every month.

Breakfast with Santa

12/03/16

Ridgewood Baptist Church will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. You will be able to take pictures with Santa with your camera or professionally. For more information call 870-633-1121.

Church Presentation

12/4 & 5/16

First Baptist Church in Forrest will be presenting Come Let Us Adore Him on Sunday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m., at 507 N. Rosser St. For more information call 870-633-2382.

Recovery Meeting

Every Sunday

Rusty Nails Restoration Ministries holds recovery meetings every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Ragland Presbyterian Church, 978 SFC 707. Childcare is provided. For more information call 870-317-2041.

Early Registration

12/5-8/16

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute will host Early Registration from December 5-8, from 8:30-4:00 daily. Regular registration will take place January 3-5, with January 5 being the first day of class. For more information call 870-633-5411 or 1-800-842-2317.

Tree Lighting

12/05/16

Brinkley will have a tree lighting event on Monday, December 5, at 5:30, at the downtown park. Hot chocolate will be served. For more information or if you wish to help decorate the park call 870-734-2262.

College Singers Christmas Concert

12/07/16

EACC will present the College Singers Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 7, at noon, in EACC Lecture Hall. Admission is free. For more information call 870-633-4480 Ext. 214.

Medicare Part D

12/07/16

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D coverage continues through Wednesday, December 7.  Area offices of the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will be taking appointments so that individuals can meet with counselors to review plans.  They do not charge for this service.  For more information, call 870-633-2248.

Alzheimer's Support Meeting

12/08/16

The Alzheimer's Support program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, December 8, starting at noon at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

Accepting Applications

Ongoing

Save the Children Head Start is accepting applications for children ages three to five. You can swing by the office at 945 Rice Street in Forrest City for an application. For more information call 870-633-2821 or 870-494-4010.

Homeschool Education Class

12/08/16

Mississippi River State Park will host the final class of their homeschool education class program. The class is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m. This class is set up to cover the nature and history of Crowley's Ridge, the St. Francis River and the Mississippi River.  There is no fee but pre-registration is required. For more information call 870-295-4040.

Sistas Support Group

12/08/16

Sistas & Others Support Group will meet on Thursday, December 8, 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.

Pet Pictures with Santa

12/11/16

Forrest City Area Humane Society will host pet pictures with Santa on Sunday, December 11, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at Gehring Veterinarian Hospital. The cost is $8 for an 8X10 sheet. For more information call 901-227-5925.

Coat Drive

Ends 12/12/16

Superior Senior Care in Forrest City is sponsoring a coat drive from now until Monday, December 12. You can donate new or slightly used coats at their office at 2321 N. Washington or at Forrest City Bank, 715 N. Washington. For more information call 870-630-9351.

Warfield Concert

12/13/16

Warfield Concerts will present Jim Curry's Rocky Mountain Christmas on Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Lily Peter Auditorium, in Helena/ West Helena. Admission is free. For more information call 404-697-7197.

Blood Drive

12/15/16

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at First Baptist Church in Marianna on Thursday, December 15, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Lee County Commodities

12/15/16

Mid-Delta Community Services will be distributing commodities at 53 Poplar Street in Marianna on Thursday, December 15, from 10:00 to 4:00.  Applicants must bring proof of income and a form of identification.  For more information, call 870-338-3412.

Photos With Santa

12/15/16

Santa will be at Farm Bureau to take pictures on Thursday, December 15, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more information call 870-633-4112.

Christmas Celebration

12/16/16

The Lincoln High School Class of 1966 will host a Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 16, at 6:00 p.m., at the AVESI Center, 500 S. Rosser Street. For more information call 870-270-1735.

Holiday Celebration

12/17/16

There will be a Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December  17, at 1:00 p.m., at Lee Senior High School Auditorium. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For more information call 870-295-2176 or 870-821-0153.

Church Presentation

12/18/16

Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church will present A King is Coming to Town on Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m., at the activities center. For more information call 870-261-3768.

EACC Family Series

1/14/17 and 4/2/17

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.

EACC Special Events

2/17/17 and 2/23/17

The EACC Special Events Performance Schedule is as follows:
--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.