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Grasping Shadows: Evolution of the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum will be the subject of the Lakeport Legacies history talk on August 31 at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments and conversation, and the program starts at 6 p.m. The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic … Continued

MAD grand opening to feature ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos & more

The Murphy Arts District (MAD) in El Dorado will celebrate its $100 million revitalization project grand opening with a 5-day music celebration in September featuring a full lineup of top entertainers and recording artists. The event will be held in conjunction with the El Dorado MusicFest. The lineup includes ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos, X Ambassadors, Smokey Robinson, Train, Ludacris, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, John Hiatt, Natasha Bedingfield, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, … Continued

Junk Hunt Loop in Southeast Arkansas set for this fall

The second annual Junk Hunt Loop, a 3-day multi-county yard sale along highways 79 and 63 in Southeast Arkansas, has been set for October 5 through October 7. While there will be sales all along the the route, there will be several hubs where a multiple vendors will sell their “junk” at a central location. The beginning/ending point of the 25-mile Junk Hunt Loop route will be at the Pine Bluff hub at Carrie Scott’s … Continued

Awana preregistration at Shady Grove is Aug. 23

Awana preregistration at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be held on August 23 at 6 p.m. in the church’s family life center. Awana is a program for children from age two through sixth grade. Bible stories, scripture memory, games, singing, handbooks, and lots of fun mark this Wednesday night program. Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings beginning August 30, from 6:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. All boys and girls are welcome to take part … Continued

Beginner pottery class for adults starts August 29

  The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host a six-week beginner pottery class for adults beginning on August 29. The classes will be held from 5 p.m until 7:30 p.m. and all materials will be furnished. For more information, call 870-265-6077. The Guachoya Cultural Art Center is located at 1652 Highways 65 & 82 South in Lake Village. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and … Continued

Grady 62nd annual fish fry

For more than 60 years, people from all over southeast Arkansas and beyond have traveled to a tiny farm town in Lincoln County to eat catfish and watermelon, listen to the Cummins Prison Band, visit with friends, relatives, and politicians and support the Grady Lions Club. The Grady Fish Fry is held each year on the third Thursday in August in a pecan grove on Hardin Farm in Grady where Grady Lions Club members and … Continued

Crossett PRCA Rodeo, Aug. 9-12

The Crossett Riding Club will host the 69th Annual PRCA Rodeo on August 9-12 at Cap Gates Arena in Crossett. The rodeo gets underway each night at 8 p.m. Special events include a downtown parade and the crowning of the Miss Crossett PRCA Rodeo Queen. The downtown rodeo parade will kick off rodeo activities on Wednesday, August 9 at 4 p.m. The rodeo queen coronation will be held August 12. “Slim” Garner will be this … Continued

Dermott Community Health Fair

Mainline Health Systems will host a community health fair at the Dermott school gymnasium on August 10 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The health fair will include free health screenings, healthy snacks, school supplies and door prizes.

Ironclads, Cotton & Corn: The Civil War in the Mississippi Delta

Many Civil War historians have treated the Mississippi Delta region as a sideshow to more significant campaigns in the east. In a Lakeport Legacies history talk at the Lakeport Plantation on July 27, Historian Jim Woodrick will explore how the Delta was vital to Confederate interests and was the target of repeated Union attempts to utilize the region’s waterways as an avenue of invasion. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion begins … Continued

Drew County NAACP to host youth summit

  The Drew County NAACP will host a Youth Leadership Summit on August 5 at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church in Monticello. The purpose of the youth summit is to get more young people involved in ACT-SO, the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, according to a news release announcing the event. ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. It … Continued