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Sunday, March 19

Revival: Trinity Pentecostal Church of God, 336 Arkansas Highway 11 S. in Higginson, will hold revival services today at 5 p.m. Speakers will be Christian and Ashley Varner. For more information, call (501) 230-4936.

Grant applications: White County non-profits serving youth ages K-12 can obtain applications for Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants from White County Community Foundation by visiting arcf.org/whitecounty through Friday. Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital in Arkansas is eligible. For more information, email whitecounty@arcf.org or call (501) 322-0563.

Monday, March 20

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.

Revival: South Heights Freewill Baptist Church, 304 W. Lincoln Ave. in Searcy, will hold revival services Monday through March 24 at 7 p.m. Pastor is Mike Lyles. Guest speaker will be Rev. David Taylor. A special singing will be held each night.

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken at the American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St., on Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and at First Security Bank, 314 N. Spring St., from 1-5 p.m. March 24. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Hydrant testing: The Searcy Fire Department will be flow-testing fire hydrants Monday through March 24 from 6-10 p.m. All hydrants east of Davis Drive and Benton Street will be tested, this includes the subdivisions of Cloverdale and River Oaks. Residents should let their water run for a few minutes to ensure that it is clear before cooking or washing clothes.

Assistance program: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas Winter Crisis Utility Assistance Program for gas, propane or electric is open. 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. The Winter Utility Assistance Program will continue until funds are depleted. For more information, call (877) 699-6962 or or visit 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.

Exhibit: The Arkansas State University-Beebe Art Department will feature the artwork of Rick VanHook of Searcy in an exhibit to be on display through March 28 in the England Center Art Gallery, 201 N. Orange St. in Beebe. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.vanhookART.com.

Tuesday, March 21

Child health clinic: The Harding University Carr College of Nursing will provide a free well-child health clinic Tuesday and March 23. Free health screenings, including a complete checkup, vision and hearing screenings and routine urine test, are offered for area children ages 2 to 8 years old. Ninety-minute appointments can be scheduled by calling (501) 279-4475.

Exhibit: “Images: A Photographic Collection from the Natural State” by Lynn Reinbolt will be on display at the Searcy Art Gallery, 300 E. Race Ave., through April 29. All proceeds from the exhibit will go to the White County Kickin’ Cancer Foundation. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

Dancing: Square dancing will be held Thursday 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.

Concert: Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play 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’s at (501) 279-4343.

Meeting: The White County Republican Women will meet Thursday, in conjunction with the White County Republican Committee meeting, at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wilbur D. Mills Court Building, 301 W. Arch Ave. They meet the fourth Thursday of each month.

Bible study series: “Understanding the End Time,” a 14-DVD series on Bible prophecy with Irvin Baxter, will be discussed by Rev. Larry Davidson at the Apostolic Church, 3390 Arkansas Highway 36 W. in Searcy, on Thursday at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (501) 827-2565.

One act festival: The Harding University Department of Theatre will present its annual one-act festival “Seasons of Life” at 7 p.m. from Thursday through March 25 and March 30-April 1 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. The festival features nine one-act plays directed by eight students as part of a degree requirement for theater majors. Tickets are $10. For tickets and more information, go to www.hardingtickets.com.

Friday, March 24

Band: The Luke Williams Band will perform at the Elks Lodge, 3708 Evans Street in Searcy, on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. All members and guests are welcome. For more information, call (501) 268-9737.

Saturday, March 25

Spaghetti dinner: The Searcy Optimist Club will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Riverview High School Cafeteria. Cost is $6 per person. Children 3 and under are free. An auction will also be held. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Bobby T’s, Searcy Water Utilities, Lincoln Lawncare or any club member.

Expo: Ruffles and Rust Expo will be held at the White County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 with 12 and under free. For more information, visit rufflesandrustexpo.com or call (918) 497-6260.

Cemetery cleanup: There will be a cleanup at the West Point Cemetery on Saturday at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served following in the community center. Rain date is April 1.

UPCOMING

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken at the Pangburn High School, 1100 Short St., on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Meeting: Harding University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcome the public to a meeting during the site visit of the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on March 27 from 4-5 p.m. at the Swaid Center of Health Sciences, 805 E. Park Ave. in Searcy. For more information, call (501) 279-4325.

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken at the American Red Cross Blood Center, 1120 S. Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. and Arkansas State University, 1800 E. Moore Ave., on March 27. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Child health clinic: The Harding University Carr College of Nursing will provide a free well-child health clinic March 28 and March 30. Free health screenings, including a complete checkup, vision and hearing screenings and routine urine test, are offered for area children ages 2 to 8 years old. Ninety-minute appointments can be scheduled by calling (501) 279-4475.

Bible study series: “Understanding the End Time,” a 14-DVD series on Bible prophecy with Irvin Baxter, will be discussed by Rev. Larry Davidson at the Apostolic Church, 3390 Arkansas Highway 36 W. in Searcy, on March 30 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (501) 827-2565.

12-step program: Break Free: A New Beginning, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery meeting, will be held April 1 and April 15 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 April 1 at 7:30 a.m. The group meets the first Saturday of every month.

Fundraiser: The Judsonia Activities Committee, a nonprofit organization, will host a Community Fish Fry, Raffle and Pie Auction on April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Judsonia Community Building. All proceeds go toward a firework show in July. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. They are available at the door.

Meeting: The Christian Motorcyclists Association local chapter Thundering Grace will meet April 3 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 April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center. They meet the first Monday of each month.