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.

 

Coffee and Conversation: Meets from 7:30-8 a.m. on the third floor at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, 105 Wall St. in Poteau. Call (918) 647-9178.

 

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 from 10-11 a.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Call (479) 474-6045.

 

Growing Kids Consignment Sale: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kay Rodgers Park, 4400 Midland Blvd.

 

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: Members meet 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.

 

Kick Start Alma: Meets 1-3 p.m. at the Alma Community Building in Alma.

 

"Critter Crunch" animal feeding: 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.

 

Paper Airplane Competition: Runs 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas St. Call (479) 484-5650.

 

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.

 

Teen Tech Week for children, tweens and teens: Meets at 4 p.m. at Alma Public Library, 624 Fayetteville Ave. in Alma. Call (479) 632-4140.

 

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

 

Venomous Snakes of Arkansas: Begins at 6 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Saturday

 

Carl Albert State College Vike Hike half marathon and 5K: begins at 7 a.m. on the CASC campus in Poteau. Visit www.runsignup.com.

 

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.

 

Fort Smith Boys Shelter Basketball Tournament — Fort Smith Police Department vs. Razorbacks alumni: Runs 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Northside High School, 2301 N. B St. The Fort Smith Police Department/University of Arkansas Razorbacks alumni game will begin at 6 p.m. Call (479) 769-5624.

 

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

 

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.

 

2018 Steel Horse Rally volunteer team meeting: Begins at 9 a.m. in the Judge Parker meeting room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center, 700 Rogers Ave.

 

Rye Hill Baptist Community Closet and Pantry: Open 9-11 a.m. at Rye Hill Baptist Church, 11512 Old U.S. 71 in Fort Smith. Visit www.rhbc.church/.

 

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

 

Flag retirement ceremony: Begins at 10 a.m. at Robert Jack Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 23 N. 20th St. in Van Buren. Call (479) 650-6551.

 

Growing Kids Consignment Sale: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Kay Rodgers Park, 4400 Midland Blvd.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Once Upon a Prom Dress Giveaway: Runs noon to 4 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 1604 Pointer Trail in Van Buren.

 

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.

 

The Community Strikes Back Commissary Kiwanis Club bowling tournament benefiting the Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter: Begins at 1 p.m. at Bowling World, 6100 S. 36th St. registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

 

"Critter Crunch" animal feeding: 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.

 

16th annual "A Night in the Caribbean" Gregory Kistler Treatment Center benefit: Runs 6-11 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center, 700 Rogers Ave. Call 785-4677.

 

Sunday

 

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

 

Health Expo Lifestyle Programs: Runs 1-5 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church gymnasium, 2000 Louisville in Fort Smith. Call (479) 650-3857.

 

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.

 

Gospel-Fest Quartet concert: Begins at 6 p.m. at Rye Hill Baptist Church, 11512 Old U.S. 71 in Fort Smith. Visit www.rhbc.church/.

 

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.