May 20

Preschool Story Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Call 474-6045.

Teen Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 3:30 p.m. There will be classes, crafts and games. Call 474-6045.

May 21

Van Buren Public Library will hold an activity for all ages at 3:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.

Cedarville Public Library will hold an outdoor chalk painting activity in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-1853.

Mulberry Public Library will hold a Wii games activity for kids ages 6 to 12 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 997-1226.

Alma Public Library will hold an activity to make melted bead suncatchers at 4 p.m. Call 632-4140.

May 22

Redwork Embroidery Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Van Buren Public Library. Bring supplies. Call 474-6045.

May 23

Pioneer Days Parade will be held on Main Street in Van Buren at 1 p.m., beginning at the Crawford County Courthouse. Call Patti, 474-2581.

Decades of Divas music show to benefit Volunteers for Literacy in Crawford County will be held at 6 p.m. at the King Opera House. Tickets are $10-15. Call 461-0126.

Mounted shooting competition will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Arena in Mulberry at 6 p.m. Admission for spectators is free. Call Kim, (479) 670-3292, or visit www.newmsa.com.

Mulberry Public Library will hold a science program with a representative from UAMS at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 997-1226.

May 24

Conley Cemetery in Mountainburg will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Herb Wages will be the preacher.

Peevyhouse Cemetery decoration will be held. Funds for cemetery upkeep are needed and may be mailed to Paul Hays Jr., 2507 Moss Road in Van Buren.

Bolton Cemetery in Alma will hold decoration. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be made to BancorpSouth in Alma.

Locke Community Cemetery decoration will be held. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be sent to Mike Reeves, 16643 Old Locke Road, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Chester Cemetery will hold decoration. Donations may be send to Chester Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Seratt, 16943 N. U.S. 71, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Bryant Cemetery will hold decoration service at 11 a.m.

May 26

Alma Intermediate School will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Call (877) 340-8777 or visit www.arkbi.org.

May 27

Garden Gate Garden Club will meet at Furr’s buffet, 5707 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith, at noon. Hostesses will be Jere Ocker and Jackie Hubbs.

May 29

The first Community Table, an event for ladies from all churches, will be at 7 p.m. at the Alma Community Center. For more info email Rhondatravis35@yahoo.com.

May 30

Crawford County High School Hawghunters spring car show and swap meet will be at Alma Primary School. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon with trophies given out at 3 p.m. There will be games, vendors and food from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Call Candi Hopp at (479) 276-7274.

Lost in the ’50s presents an Elvis tribute show by Brent Giddens at 6 p.m. at the King Opera House. Tickets are $10. Call 649-8803.

June 6

Family reunion for members of the John Cole and Merle Cole families will be held at Alma Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 638 Rudy Road in Alma.

Pope Cemetery will hold its annual business meeting at 6 p.m.

June 7

Morrison Cemetery will hold a Decoration Day service. The singing of some old hymns and special music will precede the message by Mark Gentry. Jim Hall, president of the cemetery trustees, will preside at the business session following the worship service. Contributions for cemetery maintenance and improvement should be mailed to: Morrison Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 91, Rudy, AR 72952.

Pope Cemetery will observe decoration.

June 9

Crawford County Ducks Unlimited will host a "Texas Hold Em" poker tournament at 6:30 p.m. at Big Jake’s Restaurant, 1702 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren. There is a $100 buy-in. Call David Martin at (479) 806-7761.

June 13

Mounted Shooting Clinic with Cox Performance Horses will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Mulberry at 9 a.m. Cost is $30. Clinic will be followed by Judge Parker’s Posse Summer Shoot No. 1 Mounted Shooting competition. To sign up, call (479) 670-3292. Visit www.newmsa.com.

Mounted Shooting Jackpot competition will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. There will be three stages plus one fun stage. Call Kim, (479) 670-3292.

June 27

Natural Dam Community Center will hold a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 12 and under for spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. To-go orders will be available.

Miscellaneous

Alma Masonic Lodge meets the second and fourth Mondays at the lodge building. Supper is at 6:30 p.m.

Children/family practice night is held Mondays at Hero’s Arena with barrel racing on Tuesdays and team sorting on Fridays.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting practices are the second and fourth Sundays at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds arena in Mulberry. Call 414-4507 or 926-0247.

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, 513 Main Street in Van Buren, offers adult reading, math, English as a second language and other classes. Classes are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 474-4594.

Dyer Women’s Auxiliary is planning an alumni reunion June 13 at the Dyer Community Building at noon. They are seeking former students and teachers from the old Dyer School, which was open from 1918-1972, and anyone with memorabilia to display. Call Cindy Kelly Jones, (479) 312-7771, or Tammie Heister, (479) 430-5249.

English as a second language classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Monday though Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

GED classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Introduction to computer classes will be offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center. Call 471-0019.

Kiwanis Club of Van Buren meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesdays at Hope’s Creek.

New Cemetery in Mulberry is in need of donations for upkeep. Donations may be sent to Jerry Dickerson or Allied Bank. Call Dickerson, 997-1574.

Pickleball is played at City Heights Methodist Church’s family center Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Call Buck Buchanan, 474-2545 or 462-4973.

Van Buren Lions Club meets at noon the first, third and fourth Wednesdays at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren.

Van Buren Writers Group meets at several locations. Call Judy Bossarte, (479) 208-2164.

Weekly

AA meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Van Buren.

Alma Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Alma Community Center.

American Legion Post No. 31, 4901 Midland Blvd., Fort Smith, meets for coffee and donuts at 7:30 a.m.

Caregiver’s Day Out is held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren First Assembly of God Church, 1014 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Trained volunteers will care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia so their primary caregivers may enjoy a few hours of rest. Call the church, 474-7573.

Cedarville Farmers Market, sponsored by the Old Rock School Quilters, is held each Saturday through September from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Call 474-2120.

Celebrate Recovery is held Thursdays at Mulberry First Assembly of God. A free dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., with large group meeting at 7 and small groups at 8. Call Von Richesin, (479) 209-5054, or email MulberryCR2014@hotmail.com.

Citizenship classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Crawford County Optimist Club meets at noon Thursdays at Las Fresas in Van Buren.

Freedom for Life Ministries offers Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 523 Main Street in Van Buren behind the literacy council office, Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Call Lonnie Bennett, (479) 226-9476, or Jerry Cowan, (479) 650-4738.

GriefShare is held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, excluding holidays, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 1604 Pointer Trail in Van Buren, and at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Heights Independent Retirement Center, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Call Shirley Touchstone at (479) 629-7901.

Handprints Sign Language Choir holds practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Vista Freewill Baptist Church, 2301 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Call Kerry Scott, 650-0215.

Hearts of Hope "Way Out" drug program meets 8 p.m. Mondays in Alma. Mulberry division meets Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Old Town Sertoma Club meets at noon Wednesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren.

Spirit Plus Christian Life Center holds baseball classes each Tuesday. Call 474-2168 or 806-3134.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Van Buren Community Center, 814 Drennen St. Call (479) 474-1932, (479) 459-2273, (479) 221-7349 or (918) 458-2029.

Van Buren Rotary Club meets at noon Thursday in the Community Center.

Wednesday Lunch Bunch meets 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Arts and Education, 104 N. 13th in Van Buren. Fee is $3.

Who’s Got the Button Yarn Shop, 506 Main St. in Van Buren, will hold a Knit-A-Long drop in class from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call (479) 287-2616.

Monthly

First week

Autism Spectrum Disorders Support Group will meet the first Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, 3130 Pointer Trail East in Van Buren. Contact Rickie Timmons, (479) 471-7110 or (479) 461-9333, or visit the group’s Facebook page.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg meets the first Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m and the meeting at 7:30.

Crawford County 4-H Horse Talk Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at the Alma Library. Call 474-5286.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 42, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 42, Alma, meets for a potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 the first Tuesday at 6307 Alma Highway across from Kopper Kettle.

Fort Smith Area Huntington’s Disease Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren, 1702 Fayetteville Road. Call Pat, 462-7711, or Sandee, 474-2221.

Friends of the Van Buren Public Library meet the first Monday at the library at 5:30 p.m. followed by a book talk.

Kenner Chapel 4-H Club meets the first Monday at 7 p.m. Call 474-5286.

Mountainburg FFA Alumni meet the first Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountainburg High School.

Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry meets 7:30 p.m., with dinner preceding at 6:30.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge hosts a breakfast in the lodge the first Saturday, from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children 6 and under are free.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 and ladies auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m., the first Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Post Commander Earl Duty, (479) 670-3836, or Renee Mansfield, (479) 208-2702.

Women’s Ministries of Van Buren First Assembly of God, 1014 Fayetteville Road, serves home-cooked lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 each the first Thursday. Call 474-7832.

Second week

Alma High School Class of 1955 meets 11:30 a.m. the second Monday at D’s Family Restaurant on Collum Lane in Alma in February, May, August and November.

American Legion Post No. 31, 4901 Midland Blvd., Fort Smith, meets the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. for a family dinner. Cost is $5 per person. There are also guest speakers each month. Call post commander Keith Greene, (479) 632-3488.

Bond Special EHC meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday at the Crawford County Extension Office, 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area board of directors meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday at the club, 410 East Main. Call president Becky Newton at 632-2070.

Crawford County Car Club meets 7 p.m. the second Thursday at Dee’s Restaurant in the Meador’s Inn in Alma. Call Ethan Gordon at 719-0757.

Crawford County Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday in the Mushrush Room at Alma Public Library.

District 4 Volunteer Fire Department has its board meeting the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Station 1 in Cedarville.

Friends of the Alma Public Library meets the second Monday in the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

Natural Dam Community Center meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center.

Natural Dam Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter 86 meets the second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Masonic Lodge, 18 Fayetteville Road. Potluck supper begins at 6:30.

Republican Women of Crawford County meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the SPMI building, 1700 Main Street in Van Buren.

River Belles EHC meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Rocky Top 4-H Club meets in the Turner Community 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday. Call Luann Wise, 217-0280.

Rudy Park Community Association meets 7 p.m. the second Monday in the Rudy Community Building.

TLC Extension Homemakers Club meets 6 p.m. the second Monday at the Turner Community Building. Call Shirley Donnohue, 997-1590.

Turner Community Development Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Friday in the community building. Potluck follows at 6:30 and family night at 7.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge No. 6 meets the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30.

Woodmen of the World meets the second Monday at 6 p.m., 2410 Alma Highway. Call 410-1726.

Third week

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce meets at noon the third Tuesday at D’s Family Restaurant.

Alzheimer’s Support Group from Memory Lane meets the third Thursday at Legacy Heights, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren, at 2 p.m. Call 474-7233 or 262-6466.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg hosts a pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday. Cost is $5 per person.

Crawford County Conservation District board meets the third Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at 701 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 61, Van Buren, meets 6:30 p.m. the third Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Danny Molina at 632-2588.

Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 260 meets 7:30 p.m. the third Monday at the Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry. Dinner precedes the meeting.

Order of the Eastern Star Melody Chapter 579 meets the third Tuesday at Fine Springs Masonic Hall in Alma at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served at 6:30.

Van Buren High School class of 1961 meets the third Saturday at noon at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren. Call Phyllis Brammer Hamlin, 632-3343, or Judy Bushong Coleman, 474-6455.

Women’s Literary Club meets the third Monday 1 p.m. at 421 Webster in downtown Van Buren, September through May.

Fourth week

Alma Extension Homemakers Club meets 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in the Alma Public Library.

Alma VFW and VFWA Post 6465 meets 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday at the Alma Senior Inn.

Cedarville Community Association meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Old Rock School.

Crawford County Animal Science 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the county extension office the fourth Thursday. Call Penni Templeton, 629-1016.

Summit Medical Center Auxiliary meets 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the hospital conference room. Call 471-4344.

United Methodist Men of Alma United Methodist Church hold a breakfast with pancakes, biscuits and gravy and sausage from 7 to 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday.

Van Buren Public Library Board meets 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the library, 1409 Main St.

Information on upcoming events will be published on a space-available basis within 30 days preceding the event, for non-profit groups and organizations meeting in Crawford County only. Submit pertinent information to: In and Around, Press Argus-Courier, P.O. Box 369, Van Buren, AR 72957, fax to 471-5607, or e-mail to: jmcclure@pressargus.com.