Play: Center on the Square will present "Harvey" today and Saturday and Feb. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at 219 W. Arch Ave. in Searcy. Tickets are $35 with meal and $18 for show only. Meals are served one hour prior to showtime. For more information or tickets, call (501) 368-0111.
Band: 90 Proof will perform at the Elks Lodge, 3708 Evans Drive in Searcy, today from 8 p.m. to midnight. All members and guests are welcome. For more information, call (501) 268-9737.
Road closed: The White County Road Department will be replacing culverts on Gilliam Road between the intersections of Arkansas Highway 305 to Yarnell Road today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (501) 279-6200.
Museum: The Pangburn Museum on Searcy Street, will be open today from 1-3 p.m. There is a display of Pangburn's history with photographs, letters and various artifacts from the early 20th century. No admission charge. For more information, call (501) 728-3513.
Fundraiser: The Junior Auxiliary of Searcy will host its annual Charity Ball fundraiser Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Searcy Country Club. The event will feature both a silent and live auction and entertainment by Mayday by Midnight. Tickets are $65 for an individual and $120 for a couple. For more information or tickets, call (501) 254-9181 or visit www.eventbrite.com. Dress for the event is derby attire.
Auditions: Center on the Square, 1311 N. Maple St. in Searcy, will hold auditions for "The Odd Couple" on Saturday at 10 a.m. Play will be held in late April. Cast needs six adult females and two adult males. Excerpts of the script will be available to read. For additional information, call (501) 368-0111.
Meeting: The Literacy Council of White County will meet Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Simmons Bank, 401 S. Main St. in Searcy. A light brunch will be served. RSVP by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org
12-step program: Break Free: A New Beginning, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery meeting, will be held Saturday at New Beginning Ministries, 1009 Brundridge St. in Pangburn from 7-8 p.m.
Spaghetti supper: The Bald Knob Veterans Committee will host a spaghetti supper Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Bald Knob First United Methodist Church. The Velvet Ridge Singers will perform. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Children's event: Women for Harding will host its fifth annual Princess and Superhero Party at Harding University on Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Heritage Auditorium. Cost is $10 for children and $5 for adults. There will be snacks, crafts, games and guest appearances. Tickets available at First Security Bank (Searcy locations), Harding Academy Elementary office, Harding Alumni Office and Sassy Stitch. For more information, call (501) 279-4276.
Concert: Melody Hart, along with other family and friends from "Branson Country USA," will be in concert at Calvary Baptist Church, 1508 W. Center Ave. in Searcy, on Sunday at 3 p.m. For any additional information, you can call (501) 827-1814. No admission charge. A love offering will be received.
Meeting: The White County Creative Writers group will meet Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Simmons First Bank, 401 S. Main St. in Searcy. Beginning writers are welcome. They meet the third Monday of the month.
Searcy route changes: There will be no trash pickup on Monday. All trash routes will run a day late. There will be no recycle pickup on Monday. Monday's routes will be run Feb. 21. All other recycle routes will remain the same.
Assistance program: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas Winter Utility Assistance Program is open for gas, propane or electric. Applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:15-11 a.m. and 1:15-3:30 p.m. Applicants are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (877) 699-6962 or or visit 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.
Assistance program: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will open its Winter Crisis Utility Assistance Program for gas, propane or electric. Applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:15-11 a.m. and 1:15-3:30 p.m. Applicants are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must have a light and gas bill. For more information, call (877) 699-6962 or or visit 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.
Concert: Harding University's music department will present an orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Administration Auditorium. The concert program includes Movement 1 Prelude from "Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra and Piano Obbligato" by Ernest Bloch, featuring senior Garrison Gerard on piano, and all four movements of "Symphonie No. 5 in C minor, op. 67" by Ludwig von Beethoven. Admission is free. For more information, call (501) 279-4343.
Meeting: American Legion Post 350, 801 S. Elm St., will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Bank Building, 401 S. Main St. For more information, call (870) 261-8594.
Sign-ups: Sign-up for Searcy Baseball Inc. will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Feb. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St.
Dancing: Square dancing will be held Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Judsonia Community Building, 601 Judson St. First three lessons are free. Lessons are held every Thursday. For more information, call (501) 724-3930.
Polar plunge: Dr. Bruce McLarty will make his second annual Polar Bear Plunge in the fountain outside the Benson Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This is the precursor to the Searcy Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics to be held Feb 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Econolodge. Harding will have several teams participating.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Meeting: The White County Republican Women will meet Thursday, in conjunction with the White County Republican Committee meeting, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Harriet Raley, 2 Edgehill Road in Searcy. Refreshments will be served. They meet the fourth Thursday of each month.
Concert: Women of the World will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Harding University Administration Auditorium as part of the Department of Music's 2016-17 Arts and Life concert series. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (501) 279-4343.
Free hearing tests: Infinity Hearing of Sherwood will hold free hearing tests for White County and surrounding counties March 1 at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St. in Searcy, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (501) 833-8800 or (855) 919-8800.
Dancing: Square dancing will be held March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Judsonia Community Building, 601 Judson St. First three lessons are free. Lessons are held every Thursday. For more information, call (501) 724-3930.
Meeting: The Bald Knob AARP Chapter 2146 will meet March 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the senior citizens building, 402 E. Fourth St. in Bald Knob. It meets the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call (501) 724-5730.
Bible study series: "Understanding the End Time," a 14-DVD series that explains end time Bible prophecy with Irvin Baxter, will be discussed by Rev. Larry Davidson at the Apostolic Church, 3390 Arkansas Highway 36 W. in Searcy, beginning March 2 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (501) 827-2565.
Commodities: The White County Commodity Distribution, sponsored by the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA), will be held March 3 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the A.J. Baker National Guard Armory, 3105 S. Main St. in Searcy. For more information or to volunteer to help assist with the distribution, contact Forrest McPeake at (501) 329-3891 Ext. 2133.
12-step program: Break Free: A New Beginning, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery meeting, will be held March 4 and March 18 at New Beginning Ministries, 1009 Brundridge St. in Pangburn from 7-8 p.m.
Meeting: All former Eaton Corp. members will meet for breakfast at the Country Kitchen in Kensett on March 4 at 7:30 a.m. The group meets the first Saturday of every month.
Meeting: The Christian Motorcyclists Association local chapter Thundering Grace will meet March 6 at Western Sizzlin in Searcy. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.
Meeting: The White County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will meet March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center. They meet the first Monday of each month.