Amelia’s Gift 5k Run

This event will be held at Shadow Lake in Greenwood, AR on January 21st. The run will begin at 10:00AM. The fee is $20 for early bird registration or $25 on the day of the race. 100% of the proceeds will benefit children at the Grace School in Uganda! You can register by visiting or stop by City Christian Fellowship at 2203 Hendricks Blvd, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Sunday Singing Service

Cornerstone Free Will Baptist 5th Sunday singing service at 6pm on January 29th. Finger foods will be served. Come out and join us!

Crystal Bridges offering new programs

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, is kicking off a new program for 2017 called Member Scoop. Members of the museum will have access to special programing and tours as well as discounted prices for a number of special events. Contact the museum at (479) 418-5774 or go to for information.

Crystal Bridges will also host an intimate concert and conversation with members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas at 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Cost for the evening is $50 per person, $40 for members. Call (479) 657-2335 to register or for information.

The museum will also offer a number of free programs during January, including:

Preschool Playdate: Playful Patterns from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12.

Hollywood Cinema Series: Shirley Temple and Bill “BoJangles” Robinson at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

Art Book Club: “An Island Garden” at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

Tween Night dance party at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 is open to all middle and junior high school students.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Opening of a new Jo-Ann store in Fort Smith, AR on February 2, 2017. Grand Opening celebrations are scheduled to take place on that Thursday through February 4, 2017. To support the store opening, a job fair will be held on December 6th and 7th at the Arkansas Work Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. The address is 616 Garrison Ave Forth Smith, AR 72901. Additional information, including special Grand Opening events, sales and offers, will be finalized soon.

Spaghetti Supper/Singing

The Mansfield/Huntington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Spaghetti Supper/Singing on Saturday, February 11th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Mansfield Senior Center located at 509 S Main St in Mansfield (just south of the Mansfield Ball Park) Also, ‘JUST US’ a local bluegrass/gospel band will be performing! Tickets will be on sale at the door! Adults $5.00 and children 12 and under will eat FREE!! Spaghetti along with salad, bread sticks, tea and dessert will be served. (Thank you Olive Garden in Fort Smith for donating the salad and bread sticks) Come enjoy a great meal and some great music from ‘JUST US’! All proceeds will go toward our 4th of July Celebration!!

Questions AboutThe Juvenile Justice System … Understanding Fins

Come to the workshop that begins: Tuesday, February 7th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Special Education Service Building 316 N. Daisy Greenwood, AR PRESENTERS: Associate Director of Juvenile Services, Kelly Hammond Michelle Pass LPC, LMFT Crissy Thompson MS, LPC, LMFT To register, please contact Special Education lervices at 996-8884, lunch provided if you RSVP by February 3rd 2017, SPONSORED BY GREENWOOD SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

FREE Amateur HAM Radio License Classes NOW Forming

Have you often wondered what it would be like to talk to the astronauts on the ISS or make new and renew old friendships from people from all over the world using a wire antenna and a modest radio?

Are you interested in true wireless communications or enjoy building science projects and showing all your friends and family how they work? Are you interested in weather related storm spotting and being able to report your sightings directly to the National Weather Service through the local Storm Spotters liaison? Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator or HAM as we’re also called can and will give you the skills and opportunity to learn and sharpen these skills.

The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club is now taking reservations for a Technician Licensing Class beginning mid February 2017. The classes will be 2 and a half hours long each Saturday from 1pm thru 3:30pm starting Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 and end March 25. Location will be in the main conference room at Health South Rehabilitation Center located at 1401 South J Street in Fort Smith. If you have any questions about these classes or would like to reserve a seat please contact Mike at 918-427-1431 or by email at w5tmc@arrl.NET. Hurry seating is limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the millions of Hams throughout the world. We look forward to meeting you there.

Conversation Cafe

JOIN US! Sponsored by Regional Prevention Providers of Harbor House, INC. January 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM “Fetal impact of substance abuse” (LUNCH INCLUDED) Save your space! 4425 Jefferson Ave. Conference room, Texarkana, AR. 71854. We will be discussing the fetal impact of substance abuse and what we can do to promote prevention. Our speaker will be Jamie Moore, who will give a personal account of how substance abuse negatively impacted her life, changed her perspective, and motivated her to live a clean life for her unborn child. Contact or Email by Jan. 23.