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Master Gardeners Plant Sale

The 2022 Crittenden County Master Gardener’s Annual Spring Plant Sale is this weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day. The big event is Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, at 12401 Hwy. 70, in Proctor. A variety of plants, flowers, garden and lawnthemed decorative items and more. Rain or shine. No appointment necessary.

Blues Off Broadway

Main Street West Memphis presents the return of Blues Off Broadway, featuring free live music every Thursday in May, from 6 to 9 p.m., 212 W. Polk. Blues, Brwes & Food. Scheduled to appear are, May 5: Infinity Band, a Classic Soul Band with a Twist; May 12: Lucious Spiller Blues Band with special guest Watermelon Slim; May 19: Akeem Kemp and Albert King, Jr.; May 26: Baunie & Soul and Johnie B. & Queen Iretta. Invite your friends and help spread the word! Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers.

Spring on the Square

The Marion Chamber of Commerce presents Spring on the Square, Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Arts & Crafts fair at the Marion Courthouse Square will feature a wide variety of vendors with something for everyone. Sponsored by Willowbend of Marion, Baptist- Crittenden and Southland Casino Racing. Vendor registration forms are available at

Ditching the Cape

“You don’t have to be a hero all the time.” Saturday, May 21, the West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter’s Mental Health Committee presents a special event at the West Memphis Public Library, 500 E. Broadway. Come learn about important selfcare strategies, the effects of stress on your physical, mental and spiritual health, and how keeping the “cape” on can ultimately hurt you more than help you. There will be games, activities and prizes for attendees. 10 a.m. until noon. This is a free event. Limited spots are available. Reserve yours or get more information today at [email protected]

Family Fun Day & Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 21, Esperanza Bonanza presents Family Fun Day & Fishing Derby, at the Marion Sports Complex. Free to the community: Outdoor activities, food trucks, fishing, BB gun shooting, archery, canoeing, fish cleaning and cooking demo, health and wellness screenings and more. Visit to register.

SSGT Taylor Hoover Memorial 5K

Mark your calendars for the inaugural SSGT Taylor Hoover 5K, honoring one of the Fallen 13 Heroes of Kabul. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Worthington Park in West Memphis. Food trucks, music, vendors and much more. Additional details coming soon.

Battle of the Boards

Charcuterie Board competition, Saturday, Oct. 8, during the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Hogs on the Square Razorbacks watch party. See whose board is the best and enjoy some football action while you taste! More details to come.

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers

Earn cash helping local law enforcement solve crimes. Call (870) 732-4444, 24 hours a day, 7 days week with tips. Rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. Your identity will remain anonymous. All tips kept confidential.

Cornerstone Mother’s Day Service

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1105 Balfour Rd., in West Memphis, is “Making Hope Contagious!” Come join us this Sunday for our Mother’s Day service! Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning services are back in the sanctuary (livestream on Facebook), and posted on the church website by 3 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting followed by Bible study in the Main Building and posted to Cornerstone WM Study Group on Facebook by Thursday morning. Join the Cornerstone WM Study Group to join in. No Sunday evening services until further notice. For more info go to www. Billy Oyler – Pastor

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