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Shows will be Thursday Nov. 15, Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17. For more information call Jayne Stokes at 870-732-6260 or email email@example.com .
• The Nutcracker – Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at EACC, ForrestCity.Tickets$25adults/ $15 children 12 and under.
• Good Neighbor Center and Memphis Food Bank Mobile Food Giveaway – Is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at Old St. Paul Church, 504 S. 8th St., West Memphis from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Vouchers are available until Nov. 14.
• West Memphis Church of God, 311 W. Bond St., West Memphis – Annual Winter Festival Saturday, Nov. 17. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. This year there will be the famous bake sale, Sugar Plum Cafe and Country Store. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a Reindeer Crossing and a silent auction and outdoor vendors.
• Docettes and Debutantes High Tea Family and Fashion Extravaganza – In celebration of 50 years the event will be Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the LR Jackson Girls’ Club. All Docettes, debutantes and escorts have tickets available now. The cost is $10 per person. If you need tickets contact President Cynthia Cheatam at 901-230-4513.
• West Memphis/Marion Ministerial Fellowship – Annual Thanksgiving Service 2018, ‘United in Thanks!’ Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Hosted by First United Methodist Church, 215 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. We invite all Christian Churches to join us in an evening of praise and worship as we thank our God together! Speaker will be Andrew Kjorlaug, pastor at Marion Methodist Church. Offering will be used by the West Memphis/ Marion Ministerial Fellowship.
• Crittenden County NAACP Meeting – Monday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Join us for a tour of the soon to open Baptist Memorial Hospital, hosted by Mr. Brian Welton, CEO. Meet us in front of the hospital’s entrance. The public is invited.
• Earle Community Thanksgiving Service –
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Earle Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Rev. Herbert Watson will be the guest speaker. A reception will follow.
• Marion Holiday Trash Pick-Up – Trash pickup for Marion will be the following Monday, Nov. 26 after Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Christmas trash pickup will be Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Dec. 27.
• Delta Artist’s Society Paintings on Exhibit – now through Saturday, Nov. 24 at the West Memphis Public Library, Oliver and Avalon.
• Crittenden County MuseumAnnualOpenHouse – Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Earle. The Red Hat Muses will provide refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend.
• Academies of West Memphis Title 1 Meeting – Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Both will be held in the library.
• 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.
• City of Earle 2018 Christmas Parade – Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate with a float, marching group, driving unit, classic/antique car or emergency equipment. If you would like to participate call the Earle Police Department at 870-792-8909 or Sgt. Al Elberson – EPD at 870-3620475 to register. Line-up will be at 1 p.m. at the Old Dunbar School on Lee Street (Hwy. 149 South). The theme will be “A White Christmas.” Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each division.
• Hope House Ministries Food Drive – Holding it’s next food drive on Friday, Dec. 14. Call 870-732-4902 to set up an appointment.
• My Hometown Earle – Medley of Movements presents the stage play “My Hometown Earle” written and directed by Debbie Lewis Saturday Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the West Memphis Civic Center. Purchase tickets now at West Memphis Sav A Lot Grocery and at Youngs Grocery in Earle $10 in advance. For more information call 214-212-4118.
• 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 oneday 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 klivesay@foodbankofnea. 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.
• 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 870-7324077. 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.
• 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 South 14th Street in West Memphis. The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday.
• 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 870635-9155. Go to www. ar.al-anon.alateen.org.
• Edmondson Councilmembers Meeting – Meeting permanently changed to 9 a.m. every 2nd Monday of the month.
• 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 .
• DeltaARTS Willy Wonka Jr. –