Children’s Story Time will be held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the Van Buren Public Library. Call 474-6045.
Teen Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.
Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cedarville Public Library. Call 410-1853.
Preschool Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Mulberry Public Library. Call 997-1226.
Toddler Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.
Teen Time will be held at the Alma Public Library at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 632-4140.
Redwork and Embroidery Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Van Buren Public Library. Bring supplies. Call 474-6045.
Mystery on Main will be in historic downtown Van Buren. Presented by Questers and sponsored by Citizens Bank and Trust, the event will begin at 6 p.m. at Main Street Attraction, 701 Main St. and include stops at the Frisco Depot, King Opera House, Drennen-Scott Historic Site and the original Citizens Bank.
St. Michael’s Day Festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1025 East Pointer Trail in Van Buren. There will be food, games and hay rides.
Cedar Lodge No. 762 in Cedarville will hold its 39th annual barbecue and old-time auction. Music begins at 10 a.m., with auction at 11 and a meal at noon.
River Valley Master Gardeners herbal committee will host a butters, blends and brews workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Clayton House, 514 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith. The committee will offer samples of compound butters, spice blends, brews and infused waters. Reservations required. Call (479) 646-8234 or (479) 649-0293. Fee is $20. Refreshments provided.
Alma Senior Center will hold a caregiver support meeting at 10 a.m. for those who are caregivers for adults 60 years or older. Topic will be "Helping Your Loved One with Sleep Disorders," presented by Rebecca Mounce, RN-BC, of UAMS. Refreshments will be provided. Call Elaine Walker, (479) 632-3535.
Dyer Community Center will meet at 6 p.m. to plan a Halloween haunted house. Actors and production help are needed.
Van Buren Fine Arts Center will host Joseph Hall’s Hound Dog show, a live Elvis musical experience, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a special gospel set with the Van Buren High School choir. For tickets and information call (479) 471-4017 or visit www.vbsd.us/fac.
Charlie Little will speak on figs at a meeting of the River Valley Master Gardeners at 10 a.m. at the Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing. Call Susan Randolph at (479) 462-1713.
Fall Festival sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association will be in downtown Van Buren.
Van Buren High School will host its annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center. There will be a reception at noon in the Commons at VBHS where the Hall of Honor is located. Jimmy Bell, a 1966 graduate, will be inducted. Tickets are $10 and may be pre-ordered by calling (479) 471-4017.
LaRue family reunion will be held at the Mountainburg Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. For information call Pluma Cluck, (479) 369-4376.
Crawford County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host a membership banquet at 6 .m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a meal, games, auctions and raffles. For tickets or to help call David Martin at (479) 806-7761.
Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren will hold its second annual "Great Futures Gala" at 6 p.m. This year’s "Blue Door Masquerade" themed event will be held at the home of Roger and Melanie Key in Van Buren’s Scott Farm. Tickets are $60 by calling (479) 474-9401.
The annual Tales of the Crypt will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren.
Sparks Stampede 5k run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren. For more information, contact Mary Jo Brinkman at (479) 650-0509 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alicia Agent at (479) 441-5445 or email@example.com.
The Old Town Merchants Association will host Halloween on Main, beginning at 6 p.m., in downtown Van Buren.
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.
English as a second language classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Monday through 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.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 in Van Buren is open each Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon for coffee and games.
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.
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 at the Crawford County Extension Office, 105 Pointer Trail West.
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.
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.
River Valley Chapter of the Blacksmiths of Arkansas meets the first Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1604 Daugherty Road in Van Buren. Call (479) 474-5547 or (479) 651-1507.
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 meets 6:30 p.m., the first Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Post Commander Earl Duty, (479) 670-3836.
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.
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.
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.
Butterfield District 5 Volunteer Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast the third Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. Donations accepted.
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.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren.
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