Friday

 

Fort Smith Commissary Kiwanis Club: Meets at 7 a.m. at Golden Corral, 1801 S. Waldron Road. Call Mark Hobbs at (479) 649-9800.

 

Fort Smith Duplicate Bridge Club: Meets at 10 a.m. at 1810 S. U St.

 

Novice Bridge Game: Meets at 10 a.m. at 1810 S. U St.

 

Let’s Play Bingo: Meets at 10 a.m. at Arkoma Senior Citizen Center, 615 Poteau St.

 

Story Time: Meets at 10 a.m. at Miller Branch Library, 8701 S. 28th St. Call (479) 646-3945.

 

Writers Group: Meets at 10 a.m. at Mountainburg Public Library, 1300 U.S. 71 North. Call (479) 369-1600.

 

Bingo for Books: Meets 10-11 a.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Call (479) 474-6045.

 

Art Class: Meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arc for the River Valley, 7821 Texas Road in Fort Smith. Call 783-5529.

 

Noon Exchange Club: Meets at noon at Fianna Hills Country Club, 9101 Jenny Lind Road. Call Daren at 783-1191.

 

Downtown Sertoma Club: Meets at noon at Golden Corral, 1801 S. Waldron Road. Call Roger Young at (479) 650-2542.

 

Bingo: Begins at noon at VFW Post 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave.

 

River Valley Community Action Network: Meets at noon at Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, 612 Garrison Ave. Call 782-7837.

 

Redwork: Meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Call (479) 474-6045.

 

"Critter Crunch": Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Fridays will be snake feeding. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Nature Break for ages 3-7: Begins at 3:45 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Fraternal Order of Eagles Fort Smith Aerie 208 Auxiliary dinner: Begins at 6 p.m. at the Eagles, 3321 S. 66th St.

 

Beginning lure craft program: Begins at 6 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Registration required. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

2018 Night to Shine: Runs 6-9 p.m. at West-Ark Church of Christ, 900 N. Waldron Ave. Visit fsnighttoshine.org.

 

Saturday

 

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast: Begins at 8 a.m. at the Belle Point Masonic Lodge, 6000 Zero St.

 

Lavaca Community Food Pantry: Opens at 8 a.m. at 2709 Arkansas 96 in Lavaca.

 

Arkansas Retired Military Association Ladies Auxiliary breakfast: Runs 8:30-10 a.m. at 144 N. Greenwood Ave. Cost is $5. Call 783-2727.

 

2018 Regional Church Safety Seminar: Begins at 8:45 a.m. in the worship center at Grand Avenue Baptist Church, 3900 Grand Ave. Visit www.grandfamily.net/safety.

 

Guided hike: Begins at 9 a.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Women of Faith meeting: Begins at 9 a.m. with breakfast at Bonanza Assembly of God, 701 McConnell Ave. Worship will begin at 10 a.m.

 

Eagle tour: Meets at 9 a.m. at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, 107993 S. 4520 Road in Vian. Call (918) 773-5251.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Members meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at VFW Post 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave. Call Charles Hollibough at 783-8394.

 

Mother Nature Reads: Begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hobbs State Park, 20201 Arkansas 12 in Rogers. All ages welcome, but most stories are targeted to ages 3-6. Stories are followed by hands-on nature craft activities. Call (479) 789-5000.

 

Homecoming street fair: Runs 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Kinkead Avenue on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus.

 

Church on the Street: Meets at 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Riverfront Drive and North H Street.

 

Military Order Purple Heart, Post No. 587: Meets at noon at Building No. 1189, the Fort Chaffee D.A.V. building. Call Jim Frye at (479) 639-2489.

 

RAM Saturdays: Runs noon to 5 p.m. at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave. Call 784-2787.

 

Arklahoma African Violet Society: Meets at 1 p.m. at Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

 

Bee Introduced to Beekeeping: Begins at 1 p.m. at Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

"Critter Crunch": Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Saturdays feature fish feeding in the large aquarium. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Laser Shot: Meets at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Activity dependent on availability of the room. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

The Arc for the River Valley bowling: Meets at 3 p.m. at Midland Bowl, 2600 N. 32nd St. Cost is $1.25 for Arc members and $2.50 for nonmembers per game. Call 783-5529.

 

Fort Smith Museum of History's 2018 Pardi Gras: Begins at 6 p.m. at Shipley Baking Co., 52 S. Seventh St. Visit www.fortsmithmuseum.org.

 

Knights of Columbus Mardi Gras Party: Begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Hall at Columbus Acres, 10203 Columbus Acres Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Visit KofC996.com.

 

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage concert benefiting the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith: Begins at 7 p.m. at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. Call (479) 646-0444.

 

Sunday

 

Fort Smith Marathon: Begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Fort Smith.

 

Bingo: Begins at noon at VFW Post No. 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave.

 

Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers: Meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. Call (479) 750-8165.

 

River Valley Writers: Meets at 2 p.m. at Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

 

"Critter Crunch" animal feeding: Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Archery lessons: Begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Equipment provided. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Eagles Aerie No. 208: Members meet at 3 p.m. for shuffleboard and games at 3321 S. 66th St.

 

The Calendar runs Monday through Friday in the Times Record; weekend events are included in Friday’s calendar. Items must be submitted five working days before publication to Daily Calendar, P.O. Box 1359, Fort Smith, AR 72902. Email submission to speterson@swtimes.com.