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Walk in woods while pests are still hiding

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Get friends together for college radio games.

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Check out camping gear

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Walk carefully in the woods

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walk different areas and count political signs.

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go watch a plant industrial work

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Look for harvest festivals

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catch crappie and bake it

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9/16/16 3:49 A

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Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host a Para-Cord Bracelet workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00am until 11:30am at the Visitor's Center – Join a park interpreter in the Visitor Center to make your own para-cord bracelet. For more information or to register, contact Maggie at 870-572-2352.
This is fun for all ages

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3) Mississippi River State Park will host a Basket Weaving workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Visitor Center – Join a park interpreter and learn how to make a historical basket. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up and costs $30 which will cover the cost of materials. For more information, contact 870-295-4040 or view the event online.

4) Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host a Para-Cord Bracelet workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00am until 11:30am at the Visitor's Center – Join a park interpreter in the Visitor Center to make your own para-cord bracelet. For more information or to register, contact Maggie at 870-572-2352.

5) The 23rd Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride’s western leg will stop in Helena for the 16th consecutive year on Sunday, September 18 – The public is encourage to visit with riders as they stop at the Wild Hog building in downtown Helena for lunch before continuing on to their final destination, the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. For more information, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

6) The next Weekly Movie Night will be Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm at the Wild Hog Saloon – Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon. Doors open at 6:30pm. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Tuesday September 20: Spotlight
Tuesday September 27: The Man Who knew Infinity
Tuesday October 4: All The Way
For more information, or to put in a request for an upcoming movie that you’d love to see on the big screen, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

7) The Children's Advocacy Center of Eastern Arkansas will be hosting a Stewards of Children program on September 20 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Mid-South Health Systems – This training will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. For more information or to register, contact Lori Wilson, Director, at 870-702-5933 or via email L1wilson@mshs.org.

8) The Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be held on September 20 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm in the PCCUA Fine Arts Center – Help out the community by donating blood. For more information, email Crystal Eastman at ceastman@suddenlink.net.

9) Helena-West Helena Code Enforcement and Keep Arkansas Beautiful are partnering on a "Great American Clean Up" to be held Saturday, September 24 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at the Main Stage – Volunteers along with supplies are needed to help clean up the community . For more information, contact Patrick Allen at 870-714-0238.

10) HandWorks will be celebrating their 8 year anniversary on Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00am until 6:00pm – A variety of special guests will be on hand and visitors will receive 20% off everything in the store. For more information, contact Cathy Campbell at 870-338-4340 or click here for event information.

11) Business After Hours: Helena Family Dental will be hosting a Grand Re-Opening on September 29 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm – There will be a short presentation to introduce Dr. Brandon Glassell to the community and tours of the new facility located at 400 Plaza Street will be available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nicole at 870-338-3961.

PLUS... mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
October 1: 3rd Annual Birdhouse festival
October 1: Turning Point Park Grand Opening
October 1: BFT 30 Year Anniversary
October 1: Mississippi River State Park Fall Kayak Tour
October 5-8: 31st Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 4: Expanded Food & Nutrition Program (EFNP)
October 14: Mississippi River State Park Fall Kayak Tour
October 15: Delta Heritage Trail Zombie Run
October 22: 2016 Marvell Main Street Festival
October 22: Organ Concert, Warfield Concert Series
October 29: Mississippi River State Park Fall Kayak Tour

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9/15/16 8:00 P

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Sit on side of road and count grain trucks passing in 15 minutes

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Look for construction of on the ground silos for bumper harvest. See how many types are in use.

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Congratulate the fair winners and beauties

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Go to Tri-County fair in Marvell AR.

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Watch for early bird migration.

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9/2/16 1:22 P

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Look for mushrooms

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9/1/16 11:23 P

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rehash the ball game over coffee

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8/31/16 7:56 P

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Watch Hi school team practice

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8/30/16 12:44 P

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Check out the area County Fairs

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Check out County Fairs and walk through the exhibits.

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Look for wild persimmon trees

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watch the current on one of our many rivers and creeks.

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Upcoming Community Events

1) The Downtown Farmer's Market will be open Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the corner of Walnut & Porter Streets – The Downtown Helena tradition continues. This event is open to the public at no cost; there is a $5 fee to participate as a vendor. The Farmers Market will run every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, September 10. For more information, contact Trina Roberts at 870-228-2336 or trinaroberts402@icloud.com.

2) Mississippi River State Park is holding two events on Saturday, August 27 at the Visitor Center – The public is invited to join park interpreters for the following events:
Aerial Acrobats (9:30am - 10:15am)
Harvest Touch Time Table (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Both events are open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact 870-295-4040.

3) The Delta Cultural Center will present a screening of "Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World" on Saturday, August 27 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the Visitor Center – As part of the Delta Drop-In program, the DCC will screen this documentary in which fellow tennis players and world leaders pay homage to the life and work of Arthur Ashe, the sports legend who transcended his athletic gifts and grew to become one of the most inspirational celebrities to lend their name in the fight against racism and the race to find a cure for AIDS. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The Delta Drop-In programs are held each Saturday and are presented by DCC staff members. Each program provides a unique look into the museum. Visitors may get to see a new artifact, learn about a person featured in an exhibit, or discover new facts about the Delta region. For more information, contact Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350 or paula.oliver@arkansas.gov.

4) The Delta Cultural Center will host a Civil War Roundtable on Monday, August 29 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm at the Beth El Heritage Hall – The topic for this Roundtable will be Southland College and will feature University of Arkansas emeritus professor of history, Thomas Kennedy. Kennedy is the author of A History of Southland College: The Society of Friends and Black Education in Arkansas. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact 870-338-4350.

5) The Delta Cultural Center will host an Opening Reception for the Skeet Seaton Exhibit on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm at the DCC Visitors Center – The public is invited to the official opening of this exhibit, which features items from Rockabilly Hall of Famer Skeet Seaton's career. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350 or paula.oliver@arkansas.gov.

6) The next Weekly Movie Night will be Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00pm at the Wild Hog Saloon – Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon. Doors open at 6:30pm. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 30: Mother's Day
Tuesday, September 6: Fathers and Daughters
Tuesday September 13: A Hologram for the King
For more information, or to put in a request for an upcoming movie that you’d love to see on the big screen, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

7) Fabulous First Thursday Lunch will take place Thursday, September 1 from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Pillow Thompson House – Enjoy a fabulous meal by chef Elizabeth Stephens. There is one set menu for the meal, and the cost to attend is $14 per person. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Pillow-Thompson House at 870-338-8535.

8) Southern Bancorp will host a reception honoring new teachers on Thursday, September 1 from 5:00pm until 6:30pm at the 425 Plaza branch in West Helena – The community is invited to this annual event honoring new teachers in Phillips County. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. The Phillips County Welcome team will be on hand to welcome all new teachers. For more information, contact Gina Pillow at 870-816-2958.

9) Alive After 5 will be held on Thursday, September 1 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in Downtown Helena – Come visit the shops and restaurants of Downtown Helena on the first Thursday of each month. Participating businesses may include:
Bailee Mae's (209 Rightor)
Bella (229 Cherry)
Handworks (227 Cherry)
Haute Pare (403 Cherry)
J.W. Hall & Co Marketplace (306 Cherry)
Southbound (233 Cherry)
Thrive (310 Cherry)
More details will follow next week. For more information, contact Jordan Yancey at 479-466-9450.

10) The 5th Annual Legendary Blues Festival will be held Saturday, September 3 from 3:00pm until 12:00am at the Cherry Street Pavilion – KCLT & Delta Force 3 Radio Network present the 5th Annual Legendary Blues Fest, featuring live blues along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Helena, AR. Artists include Vic Allen, Ms Jody, Billy Soul Bonds, Luther Lackey and many more. Also, don't miss the Big Dog BBQ Cookoff, Motorcycle Roundup, Men's Six-Pack and Women's Swimsuit Contests. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the gate. Gates open at 3:00pm, and the show starts at 5:00pm. Vendor booths and sponsorships available. View the Facebook event. For more information, contact 870-572-9506

11) The 2016 Tri-County Fair will take place Monday, September 5 through Saturday, September 10 at the fairgrounds (1794 Hwy 49, Marvell) – Get the autumn season off to a great start at the annual Tri-County Fair. Highlights include: animal and agricultural products competitions, homecraft displays and contests, talent contests, beauty pageants, live music, carnival food, the infamous demolition derby, and an old-fashioned midway complete with rides and games of skill. Tickets are $3, children's tickets are $2, and Thursday is Dollar Night. For more information, contact Barbie Washburn at 870-829-1001.

12) Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host From Boll to Yarn: Processing Cotton on Wednesday, September 7 from 4:00pm until 4:30pm at the Visitor's Center – Join a park interpreter to discover how cotton is processed by turning a cotton boll into yarn. Class size is limited, so please register by noon the day before. For more information or to register, contact Maggie at 870-572-2352.

PLUS... mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
September 9: Alzheimer’s Arkansas: Hope for the Future
September 9: Expanded Food & Nutrition Program
September 10: Arkansas Hunter Education Class
September 10: Cherry Street Fair
September 10: KBBF presents The Paul Thorn Band
September 11: Steamboat Sunday
September 11: HUMC: Good Old-Time Gospel Worship
September 15: UAMS 6th Annual Health Awareness Program
September 15: BGCPC Ten-Year Anniversary Fundraiser
September 20: Red Cross Community Blood Drive
October 1: 3rd Annual Birdhouse festival

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8/21/16 9:01 P

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Drain all standing water

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kill more mosquitos

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kill mosquitoes

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visit farmers markets in all counties

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finally walk in the rain

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harvest crops

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get a lot of okra

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Look for wld persimmons

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Upcoming Community Events

1) TODAY: Phillips County Extension Services presents the Expanded Food & Nutrition Program (EFNP) beginning on Thursday, August 11 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm at the Helena Regional Medical Center cafeteria - Everyone is invited to participate in these eight Eating Smart & Being Healthy Educational seminars, which will be held on the second Thursday of each month through Thursday, March 9. Participants in each session will receive the following at no cost:
Food Samples
Cookbooks
Exercise Supplies
Food Thermometer
Measuring Cups
Vegetable Grater
Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat for this class, contact Tammy Knowlton, Marketing Director, at 870-816-3732.

2) TODAY: PCCUA will host a College Cookout for Adults on Thursday, August 11 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Fine Arts Center – Find out what it takes to get started again to finish that degree. Advisors will be available to assist with setting up the perfect class schedule. There is no cost to attend. View the event online. For more information, contact Rhonda St. Columbia at 870-338-6474, ext. 1130 or rhonda@pccua.edu.

3) TONIGHT: The 2016 King Biscuit Blues Festival poster unveiling will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30pm until 6:30pm at Southern Bancorp (425 Plaza Street) – Come see the unveiling of the 2016 KBBF poster and meet the artist at this much-anticipated annual community event. Posters will be for sale. Food and drinks will be provided. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact the KBBF office at 870-572-5223.

4) The Downtown Farmer's Market will be open Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the corner of Walnut & Porter Streets – The Downtown Helena tradition continues. This event is open to the public at no cost; there is a $5 fee to participate as a vendor. The Farmers Market will run every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, September 10. For more information, contact Trina Roberts at 870-228-2336 or trinaroberts402@icloud.com.

5) The Helena-West Helena School District will hold a Back to School Rally on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Central High School – All HWHSD students and their parents are invited to attend the rally, which will feature complimentary food, entertainment, backpack give-a-ways, school supplies, and door prizes. For more information, contact 870-338-4425.

6) Central High School will have a ribbon cutting for the new track on Saturday, August 13 from 10:00am until 10:30am at Cad Polk Stadium – Come celebrate the re-opening of the Central High School track. There will be a ribbon cutting, a ceremonial first lap, and recognition of the Helena Health Foundation, which helped cover the cost of the project. For more information, contact 870-338-4425.

7) HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS: The Delta Cultural Center will present "Small Works on Paper" on Saturday, August 13 from 1:00pm until 1:30pm at the Miller Annex – As part of the Delta Drop-In program, Curator Bill Branch will lead a tour of the DCC's current exhibit. The Delta Drop-In programs are held each Saturday and are presented by DCC staff members. Each program provides a unique look into the museum. Visitors may get to see a new artifact, learn about a person featured in an exhibit, or discover new facts about the Delta region. For more information, contact Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350 or paula.oliver@arkansas.gov.

8) HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS: The Delta Cultural Center presents The Savior Series on Saturday, August 13 from 5:00pm until 6:00pm at the Miller Annex (223 Cherry St.) – The Ratio Male Chorus will perform as part of the Savior Series, providing great gospel music in an indoor venue. The chorus is from Ratio, AR, and will soon celebrate their 60th anniversary by performing throughout Phillips County. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350 or paula.oliver@arkansas.gov.

9) HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS: The Cherry Street Fair will take place Saturday, August 13 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Cherry Street – Come to Downtown Helena for live music, food, and fun. The Kimbrough Brothers will be the featured band, and Angel Voices will be performing gospel music. Additionally, the Ratio Male Choir will be performing at the Miller Hotel (223 Cherry Street). This month will also be the first ever Cherry Street Classics car show. The fire hydrant will be open again in the Kidzone as well. Parents with children are encouraged to bring a towel. Stick around for the annual Book Walk Relay at 7:15pm. As always the local food and craft market will be full of unique offerings ranging from home d้cor to art, fresh soul food and more. There will be a family-friendly beer garden with lawn games, including giant jenga and cornhole, plus the popular Kidzone. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to participate as a vendor, contact Will Staley at 870-816-4844.

10) The next Weekly Movie Night will be Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00pm at the Wild Hog Saloon – Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon. Doors open at 6:30pm. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 16: Eye In The Sky
Tuesday, August 23: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Tuesday, August 30: Mother's Day
For more information, or to put in a request for an upcoming movie that you’d love to see on the big screen, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

11) Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host a Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop on Friday, August 19 from 5:00pm until 6:00pm at the Visitor's Center – Join a park staff member for a class on cooking with Arkansas’ official state cooking vessel. Learn everything about seasoning, cleaning, and cooking with a camp Dutch Oven. The cost of the class is $15. Ovens, ingredients, and cooking utensils will be supplied, and participants get to eat what they cook. Dutch ovens will be available for purchase on site for $30. Class size is limited, so please register by noon the day before. View the event online. For more information or to register, contact Maggie at 870-572-2352.

12) Mississippi River State Park will host a Nature Inspired Jewelry workshop on Saturday, August 20 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm at the Visitor Center – Join a park interpreter and create several nature-themed pieces of jewelry. The cost is $30. Space is limited, so please register early. View the event online. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact 870-295-4040.

13) The Delta Cultural Center will host a Civil War Roundtable on Monday, August 22 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm at the Beth El Heritage Hall – The topic for this Roundtable will be Southland College and will feature University of Arkansas emeritus professor of history, Thomas Kennedy. Kennedy is the author of A History of Southland College: The Society of Friends and Black Education in Arkansas. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact 870-338-4350.

PLUS... mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
August 25: Senior Health & Fitness Lunch & Learn
September 1: Alive After Five
September 3: Legendary Blues Festival
September 5-11: Tri-County Fair
September 9: Alzheimer’s Arkansas: Hope for the Future
September 10: KBBF presents The Paul Thorn Band
September 11: Steamboat Sunday
September 15: UAMS 6th Annual Health Awareness Program
September 15: BGCPC Ten-Year Anniversary Fundraiser
September 20: Red Cross Community Blood Drive
NOTE: If you would like to get an upcoming community event on our calendar and in an upcoming newsletter, you can send us information via our online submission form.

Phillips County Positive Press

RECENT: Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track (Arkansas Business) – Great feature on John Edwards and the return of rail service to the Helena Harbor.

RECENT: King Biscuit Time Radio Show to Mark 75 Years, Longest Running Daily Broadcast in the US (KATV-Little Rock) – This piece on "Sunshine" Sonny Payne also includes a history of Helena's historic radio show and video. King Biscuit Time will celebrate 75 years of broadcasting on November 21, 2016.


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invite friends to local festivals

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tour local museums

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plan to attend a tour boat landing in Helena=West Helena

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1) TODAY: Fabulous First Thursday Lunch will take place Thursday, August 4 from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Pillow Thompson House – Enjoy a fabulous meal by chef Helen McClain. There is one set menu for the meal, and the cost to attend is $14 per person. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Pillow-Thompson House at 870-338-8535.

2) The Downtown Farmer's Market will be open Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the corner of Walnut & Porter Streets – The Downtown Helena tradition continues. This event is open to the public at no cost; there is a $5 fee to participate as a vendor. The Farmers Market will run every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, September 10. For more information, contact Trina Roberts at 870-228-2336 or trinaroberts402@icloud.com.

3) The Arkansas Welcome Center at Helena-West Helena and the Delta Cultural Center will host "The Great War: Arkansas in World War I" traveling exhibit opening on Friday, August 5 from 9:00am until 5:00pm at the DCC Depot (95 Missouri St.) – This traveling exhibit consists of 12 large panels showcasing images from the Arkansas State Archives' holdings, including original documents, posters, maps and historical objects, giving a first-hand look at the lives of Arkansans during World War I. Depot hours are 9:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, August 23. For more information, contact Dawna Parker at 870-338-7602 or Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350.

4) The Delta Cultural Center will close their Summer Enrichment Workshop series "Exploring Music Through The Years" on Saturday, August 6 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the Depot – This youth workshop series is geared toward children aged 10 and older. For the final week, participants will learn about Delta Blues music. Bluesman Vince Cheney will come to Helena to show participants how to construct a cigar box guitar, which they can then take home with them. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants and is first come, first served. For more information or to enroll in a workshop, contact Ron Kelley at ronald@arkansasheritage.org or 870-338-4350.

5) Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas will host a Pokemon Go event on Tuesday, August 9 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at the Pillow Thompson House – Come take part in the craze of Pokemon Go. Learn the basics of the game as well as some strategies, and take advantage of the virtual Pokemon Gym location onsite. Refreshments will be served, and there will be prizes. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact 870-338-6474.

6) The next Weekly Movie Night will be Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00pm at the Wild Hog Saloon – Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon. Doors open at 6:30pm. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 9: London Has Fallen
Tuesday, August 16: Eye In The Sky
Tuesday, August 23: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
For more information, or to put in a request for an upcoming movie that you’d love to see on the big screen, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

7) Bella and The Maven present "Fall 2016: A Helena Fashion and Design Event" on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Cherry Street – Please join Bella and the MS Design Maven as they celebrate fall and back to school with a fashion show and fashion inspired design in downtown Helena. The evening will begin with a fashion show and champagne at The Maven and after hours shopping at Bella. Handworks will also be open late for everyone's back to school and fall needs. Stop by Southbound afterwards for live music and dinner at Southbound after shopping. There is no cost to attend. View the Facebook event and the event flyer online. For more information, contact Bella at 870-228-5004 or The Maven at mtsdesigner@aol.com.

8) Phillips County Extension Services presents the Expanded Food & Nutrition Program (EFNP) beginning on Thursday, August 11 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm at the Helena Regional Medical Center cafeteria - Everyone is invited to participate in these eight Eating Smart & Being Healthy Educational seminars, which will be held each month through Saturday, March 11. Participants in each session will receive the following at no cost:
• Food Samples
• Cookbooks
• Exercise Supplies
• Food Thermometer
• Measuring Cups
• Vegetable Grater
Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat for this class, contact Tammy Knowlton, Marketing Director, at 870-816-3732.

9) PCCUA will host a College Cookout for Adults on Thursday, August 11 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Fine Arts Center – Find out what it takes to get started again to finish that degree. Advisors will be available to assist with setting up the perfect class schedule. There is no cost to attend. View the event online. For more information, contact Rhonda St. Columbia at 870-338-6474, ext. 1130 or rhonda@pccua.edu.

10) The 2016 King Biscuit Blues Festival poster unveiling will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30pm until 6:30pm at Southern Bancorp (425 Plaza Street) – Come see the unveiling of the 2016 KBBF poster and meet the artist at this much-anticipated annual community event. Posters will be for sale. Food and drinks will be provided. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact the KBBF office at 870-572-5223.

11) The Helena-West Helena School District will hold a Back to School Rally on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Central High School – All HWHSD students and their parents are invited to attend the rally, which will feature complimentary food, entertainment, backpack give-a-ways, school supplies, and door prizes. For more information, contact 870-338-4425.

12) Central High School will have a ribbon cutting for the new track on Saturday, August 13 from 10:00am until 10:30am at Cad Polk Stadium – Come celebrate the re-opening of the Central High School track. There will be a ribbon cutting, a ceremonial first lap, and recognition of the Helena Health Foundation, which helped cover the cost of the project. For more information, contact 870-338-4425.

13) HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS: The Cherry Street Fair will take place Saturday, August 13 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Cherry Street – Come to Downtown Helena for live music, food, and fun. The Kimbrough Brothers will be the featured band, and Ratio Male Choir will be performing at the Miller Hotel (223 Cherry Street). The fire hydrant will be open again in the Kidzone as well. Parents with children are encouraged to bring a towel. Stick around for the annual Book Walk Relay at 7:15pm. As always the local food and craft market will be full of unique offerings ranging from home d้cor to art, fresh soul food and more. There will be a family-friendly beer garden with lawn games, including giant jenga and cornhole, plus the popular Kidzone. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to participate as a vendor, contact Will Staley at 870-816-4844.

PLUS... mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:
• August 25: Senior Health & Fitness Lunch & Learn
• September 1: Alive After Five
• September 3: Legendary Blues Festival
• September 9: Alzheimer’s Arkansas: Hope for the Future
• September 10: KBBF presents The Paul Thorn Band
• September 11: Steamboat Sunday
• September 15: BGCPC Ten-Year Anniversary Fundraiser


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Upcoming Community Events

1) The Downtown Farmer's Market will be open Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at the corner of Walnut & Porter Streets – The Downtown Helena tradition continues. This event is open to the public at no cost; there is a $5 fee to participate as a vendor. The Farmers Market will run every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, September 10. For more information, contact Trina Roberts at 870-228-2336 or trinaroberts402@icloud.com.

2) Mississippi River State Park will hold a Nature Inspired Fairy Gardens workshop on Saturday, July 23 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at the Visitors Center – This workshop will have participants creating furniture out of nature for fairy gardens made inside of 10” galvanized tubs. The cost is $30 per person. Space is limited so please register early. For more information or to reserve a space, contact the Visitor Center 870-295-4040.

3) The Delta Cultural Center will continue their Summer Enrichment Workshop series "Exploring Music Through The Years" on Saturday, July 23 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the Depot – This youth workshop series is geared toward children aged 10 and older. For the second week, participants will learn about African music and build a rattle to take home. The remaining workshops will cover the following topics:
Saturday, July 30 - Harmonicas and the Civil War
Saturday, August 6 - Delta Blues
Each workshop is limited to 15 participants and is first come, first served. For more information or to enroll in a workshop, contact Ron Kelley at ronald@arkansasheritage.org or 870-338-4350.

4) The next Weekly Movie Night will be Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00pm at the Wild Hog Saloon – Everyone is invited to Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon. Doors open at 6:30pm. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, July 26: Remember
Tuesday, August 2: Hello, My Name is Doris
Tuesday, August 9: London Has Fallen
For more information, or to put in a request for an upcoming movie that you’d love to see on the big screen, contact Leslie Chin at 870-572-3408 or email him at idrchin@gmail.com.

5) The Helena Regional Medical Center will host a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, July 28 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm in Classroom A – The community is invited to hear talks on "Protecting Your Eyes" presented by Dr. Drew Fielder and "Everybody Deserves a Massage" presented by Cathy Jacobs, LMT. Lunch is provided but space is limited, so register early. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Tammy Knowlton at 870-816-3732 or tammy_knowlton@quoromhealth.com.

6) Deco will hold a ribbon cutting and business after hours on Thursday, July 28 from 4:30pm until 6:00pm at 605 Oakland – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of Deco, a small mall and a division of Brian's Picture Framing in Helena-West Helena. The ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30pm followed by a business after hours with refreshments provided. For more information, contact Ann Marie Zito at 870-338-3700.

7) The Delta Cultural Center will host an opening reception for "Small Works on Paper" on Thursday, July 28 from 5:30pm until 7:00pm at the Visitors Center – This exhibit is sponsored and coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Council and features small works by artists who are members of the Arkansas Artists Registry. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact Paula Oliver at paula@arkansasheritage.org or visit the Arkansas Arts Council website.

8) Delta Heritage Trail State Park will host a Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop on Sunday, Saturday, July 30 from 10:00am until 11:00am at the Visitor's Center – Join a park staff member for a class on cooking with Arkansas’ official state cooking vessel. Learn everything about seasoning, cleaning, and cooking with a camp Dutch Oven. The cost of the class is $10. Ovens, ingredients, and cooking utensils will be supplied, and participants get to eat what they cook. Class size is limited, so please register by noon on Thursday, July 28. For more information or to register, contact Maggie at 870-572-2352.

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