Local notes

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Photo courtesy Associated Press Fayetteville's favorite and three-time Grammy Winner Lucinda Williams will headline the 70th Original Ozark Folk Festival Friday in Eureka Springs. The festival begins with a free performance at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium at 36 S. Main St., and Rozenbridge kicks off free music Friday afternoon at Basin Park. Williams' show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the auditorium, and tickets are $25 to $45 at www.theaud.org.
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Photo courtesy Associated Press Fayetteville's favorite and three-time Grammy Winner Lucinda Williams will headline the 70th Original Ozark Folk Festival Friday in Eureka Springs. The festival begins with a free performance at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium at 36 S. Main St., and Rozenbridge kicks off free music Friday afternoon at Basin Park. Williams' show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the auditorium, and tickets are $25 to $45 at www.theaud.org.

Red Cross needs blood

With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Bentonville: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Bentonville Plaza, 609 S.W. Eighth St.; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 12, Walmart, 406 W. Walton Blvd.

Gentry: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, McKee Foods Bakery Store, 105 Arkansas 59

Fayetteville: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, KeyTronic EMS, 1101 S. Beechwood Ave.; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 9, Life Styles Inc., 2590 W. Sycamore St.

Rogers: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 13,Walmart, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, Bryan College, 3702 W. Walnut St.

Information: redcrossblood.org, (800) 733-2767.

Blood Center seeks donors

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.

CBCO will be hosting blood drives at the following location:

Huntsville: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Huntsville High School, 594 S. Harris St.

Information: (800) 280-5337 or cbco.org.

OLLI sets new classes

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas announces the following upcoming classes:

Development of Economic Thought Prior To Adam Smith: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, $30 members, $45 nonmembers.

The Joy of Writing (an Essay): 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, $65 members, $80 nonmembers.

Tigers in the Snow: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, $65 members, $80 nonmembers.

Facing our Fears -- A Cultural History of U.S. and U.K. Horror Films: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $40 members, $55 nonmembers.

Mrs. Fulbright's Railroad to Summit: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, $25 members, $40 nonmembers.

Information: (479) 575-4545.

Weatherizationhelp offered

The Weatherization Department at Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council is seeking applicants for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Weatherization is a vital program, providing recipients with a more energy-efficient, safe and healthy home. The energy expenses of heating and cooling are reduced, allowing for more income to pay for food, medicine, clothing, child care, transportation, education and other basic necessities, all of which help to strengthen the effort to advance. The program services 14 counties, including Washington. The work is free of charge for those meeting the eligibility guidelines.

Information: (479) 785-2303 or email kporter@cscdccaa.org.

Ruddick to lecture

Margie Ruddick will present a lecture at 1 p.m. Monday in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design lecture series.

Ruddick is an international, award-winning landscape designer and is the recipient of the 2013 National Design Award for landscape architecture from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

In her lecture, titled "Landscapes and Their Buildings: Conceiving the Dynamic Between the 'Natural' and Built Worlds," Ruddick will discuss how architecture is one part of a series of ecosystems. These ecosystems include not only "natural" systems, but human activity, energy systems and infrastructure, among other components of the landscape.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is free, with limited seating.

Information: (479) 575-4704 or fayjones.uark.edu.

Forum on gunviolence planned

In the wake of our nation's most recent mass shooting, the League of Women Voters of Washington County will bring together a panel of experts to educate citizens on gun legislation and to discuss creative ways to save lives.

The public is invited to attend the forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Joyce Hale, the League president, said the forum is designed to provide listeners with information about the proliferation and expanded permitting of firearms in our public spaces.

The program will include a panel discussion featuring Steve Boss, founding member of Arkansas Against Guns on Campus; Nicole Clowney, advocate for Moms Demand Action; Steve Gahagans, Chief of University of Arkansas Police Department; and state Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville. The panel moderator will be Ann Rosso.

Information: lwvarwc.org

Send news about local events, charity fundraisers and family or class reunions to ourtown@nwadg.com. Deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday for Sunday publication.

Cemetery hosts open house

The Fort Smith National Cemetery invites veterans, family members and the general public to an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, 522 Garland Ave.

Cemetery staff will provide burial benefit information for veterans and spouses and discuss the new option of applying in advance for a burial eligibility determination. Staff will also be on hand to discuss other VA burial and memorial benefits, such as headstones, markers and medallions in a private cemetery, the Presidential Memorial Certificate and other new programs and offerings.

Information: (479) 783-5345.

Race supports cemetery

The Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation is holding its ninth annual Veterans Memorial 5K Race beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S Government Blvd. Sponsors will provide shirts and goodie bags to all runners. Awards and prizes will be presented to the top overall male and female runners and to the top three male and female runners in each age group.

Entry fee is $25 early registration or $30 the day of the race. Group rates are available.

Information: (479) 871-7478 or RNCIC.com.

Health Mattersseries continues

Richard McWhorter, M.D. with Ozark Urology, will be the speaker as part of a Your Health Matters Presentation Series on urinary incontinence in women from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Pat Walker Center for Seniors, 12 E. Appleby Road in Fayetteville. McWhorter will discuss types of urinary incontinence, common symptoms and treatment methods. Urinary incontinence in women is common and treatable.

This free presentation is open to the community.

Information: (479) 463-4438 or email drowe@wregional.com.

NAN Profiles on 10/29/2017