Presbyterian Church VIP Group offering 13th annual video series

  The VIP Group, formerly known as the Parent Group, of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello is offering a five-week workshop. The workshop will meet on Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. and will meet at the same time on the following four Tuesdays. A meal and childcare are provided at no cost, and the workshop is open to anyone who wants to attend. The series, I Hope You Dance: Crucial Parenting Steps, will … Continued

Tunican Chapter to host cordage workshop

The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will offer a cordage workshop on October 3. The program will start with a short presentation on experimental archeology by Dr. Jodi Barnes, then participants will learn to make cordage or rope from plant fibers. Since archeologists can neither ask or observe how ancient peoples made or used tools, archeologists do experiments to learn how people made things, like stone tools, pottery, or cordage. Cordage artifacts are … 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

Architect Alison Turner to give lecture at Lakeport Plantation

In Observance of World Architecture Day, Lakeport Plantation and the Alex Foundation will host a reception and lecture with Alison Turner, Director of Community Education and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fay Jones School of Architecture. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. The event will be held on October 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeport located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. In 2008, … Continued

Guachoya to host reception for more than 20 authors

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village is “Embracing the Literary Arts” with a reception on Saturday, September 30, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to introduce approximately 22 published authors. Presenting this art form broadens the Guachoya Cultural Art Center’s presentation of art forms from traditional exhibits of paintings to the literary arts. More than 20 authors represting six states will participate in the event. The following states will be represented at the … Continued

Lakeport Plantation to feature Polk family plantations

“The Polks’ Plantations and the Creation of Cotton Kingdom in the Old South” will be presented by Dr. Kelly Houston Jones in the latest Lakeport Legacies monthly history talk on September 28 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 program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Blake … Continued

Junk Hunt Loop in Southeast Arkansas

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

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra to perform with Jazz One at UAM

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, a Savannah, Georgia-based orchestra, will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Jazz Band One at a free public concert on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The orchestra features lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. … Continued

Tom Richard art to be featured in Rosenzweig exhibit

The artwork of Tom Richard, of Monticello, will be featured in the Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The opening reception and awards ceremony for this prestigious event will be held on Thursday, September 21, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with juror remarks at 5:30 p.m. Thirty artists from seven states — Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Louisiana — will be featured in this year’s exhibition. … Continued

Class on Catholic faith set

  Whether one is seeking to enter the Catholic Church or simply wanting to learn more about the substance, tradition and customs of the Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Mark Abban, pastor of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, said a Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) class will answer those questions. “Classes are somewhat informal and within the bounds of common courtesy and scheduling will allow participants to find the answers to any questions about the … Continued