Convention: Christian Research Hospital will host the 2017 Convention and African Supper for the poorest with HIV/AIDS today and Saturday. The two-day event will begin 6-9 p.m. today with an African dance, fashion show and dinner in St. James Catholic Church parish hall for $30 and conclude with an African dance, fashion show and a debate about poverty 9 a.m.-noon Saturday for $10 at Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave. Tickets are limited for Friday events. For more information or tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit christianresearchhospital.org.
Pageant: The Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Strawberry Pageant on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the C.C. Hunnicutt Auditorium. Entry deadline is today. For more information, call (501) 940-3195.
County cleanup: The spring countywide cleanup, Keep White County Beautiful, hosted by White County and the city of Searcy today from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the White County Fairgrounds, 802 Davis Drive. For more information, (501) 279-6200 or (501) 279-1000.
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.
Fundraiser: Veterans Outreach Ministries Centers will host a fundraiser Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Searcy Elks Lodge, 3708 Evans St. A hot dog or hamburger lunch with chips and a drink will be sold for $3. There will be door prizes and lodge tours. For more information, visit vetcenters.org.
Fundraiser yard sale: Revival Church, 1000 N. Maple St. in Searcy, will host a large inside yard sale Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit the church youth group.
Open house: The Beebe Fire Department, 305 W. College St., will host an Open House at the Central Fire Station on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. A dedication ceremony for the new fire truck will be held at noon. For more information, call (501) 882-3083 or (501) 882-8135.
Walk for Life: Friends for Life, 914 E. Race Ave. in Searcy, will host a Walk for Life on Saturday at Berryhill Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk at 9 a.m. Walk is two miles. Register by calling (501) 305-4500 or visit fflmedical.com.
Farmers' Market: Main Street Searcy will host the Farmers' Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the White County Courthouse.
Plant sale: The White County Master Gardeners will host their first annual plant sale at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Janet Carson, extension horticulture specialist, will be presenting a program at 9 a.m. and F. Dustan Clark, extension poultry health veterinarian, with the University of Arkansas will offer a separate program at noon.
Rose Bud cleanup: A Cleanup Rose Bud for Earth Day 2017 will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at the Rambler Arena parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring gloves and work clothes. For more information, call (501) 837-0593 or email email@example.com.
Golf tournament: The fifth annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament four-person scramble will be held Saturday at the Bald Knob Country Club. Tee time is 10 a.m. Cost is $35 per person. Lunch is free. For more information, call (501) 259-6616.
Fundraiser run: Beebe Kiwanis Club will host the Painted Path Fun Run 2017 on Saturday at 8 a.m. at 115 W. Illinois St. in Beebe. The event begins at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit planetreg.com/paintedpathfunrun2017, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register at the event. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for kids 10 and under.
Fundraiser walk/run: CASA of White County will host its sixth annual CASA 5K Run/Fun Walk on Saturday at Spring Park, 133 E. Pleasure Ave. in Searcy. Registration fee is $25 before Saturday and $35 on race day. Teams of five or more pay $15 each participant. Students and children under 12 pay $15. For more information or to register, visit wccasa.org or call (501) 305-3428.
Fish fry: Rocky Point Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry Saturday at 11 a.m. Donations only.
Anniversary: St. Mary CME Church, 205 S. Sowell St. in Searcy, will hold its 131st church anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Logan Hampton, president of Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.
Revival services: Calvary Baptist Church, 1508 W. Center St., will hold revival services Sunday at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bro. C.W. Blood will be the evangelist.
Revival: Foothills Church of Christ, 95 Central Ave. in Searcy, will host a revival Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Ty Rhymes of Counce, Tenn. Topic will be "Staying Faithful to God."
Monday, April 24
Kindergarten roundup: H.L. Lubker Elementary will hold its Kindergarten Roundup on Monday through May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 and live in the Bald Knob School District need to register. Bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record and physical assessment. For more information, call (501) 724-3714.
Meeting: The White County Group Home Board of Directors will meet Monday at the White County Group Homes at noon.
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. For more information, call (877) 699-6962 or or visit 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.
Thursday, April 27
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.
Meeting: The Dripping Springs Manor Inc. Board of Directors will meet Thursday at Dripping Springs Manor Inc., 903 Second St. in Pangburn, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Included on the agenda are the program report, finance report, renewal of expiring terms and election of officers.
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.
Retirement: A reception for Dr. Jeanene Peck will be held April 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Unity Health South Campus. Peck is retiring from the Reading and Learning Diagnostic Center. For more information, call (501) 593-0821 or (501) 827-3081.