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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy artwork The Museum of Native American History will present Muscogee Creek artist Johnnie Diacon in the third installment of Creative Visions at 5:30 p.m. July 14. With the title "Creative Visions: Flat Style of Indian Painting," this workshop will delve into a traditional Native painting style that is known to the Five Civilized Tribes: Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole. The free event is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. Participants must reserve a free spot online through the MONAH website, Information: (479) 273-2456.

Hospital hosts

blood drive

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. July 20 at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Bloodmobile in the SSRH parking lot, 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs.

Information: (800) 280-5337 or

Driver safety

class planned

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 inside Siloam Springs Regional Hospital's Classroom 1 at 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Payments by cash or check are due the day of the class. Classes are designed for drivers 55 and older.

Information: (479) 215-3125 or email


group meets

Woods Cemetery Association will meet at 5 p.m. July 10 at the Benton County Historical Society, 306 N.W. Second St. in Bentonville. There will be discussion on another work day and confirming plans for the upcoming WCA reunion, to be held Oct. 5-6.

Information: Email

Class of 1978

plans reunion

The 40-year class reunion for Springdale High School Class of 1978 will be held July 13 and 14. The group will tour Springdale High School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 13 and then meet downtown at Shiloh Square. Dinner will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at Tontitown Winery, 3235 N. Barrington Road in Tontitown. Entertainment is provided, and there is no fee for class members.

Information: (479) 751-5416.

Blood Center

seeks donors

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks strives for area blood reserves to be at around a three-day supply for all blood types. At the time of this release, the blood center has less than optimum reserves for B Negative and A Positive blood types. The public is urged to help by donating at a CBCO blood drive or donor center near them. When you give through July 31, you will get a cool heather gray t-shirt with a patriotic summer message.

Upcoming blood drives include:

•Fayetteville: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11, Pat Walker Health Center, 525 N. Garland Ave.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13, Washington Regional Medical Center, 3215 N. North Hills

Information: (800) 280-5337 or


to gather

The Gabbard family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at the Carroll Electric Building, 5056 U.S. 412B in Huntsville. Please bring a covered dish and your family history.

Information: (479) 521-6459.

Nature art

at workshop

Hobbs State Park is offering a nature painting workshop from 2-4 p.m. July 15 at the visitor center. Lyshell Reann Hiatt-Blech will lead the class. She comes from a family of artists and does personal art instruction as well as group workshops for all ages. Lyshell will inspire participants and provide step-by-step guidance. Included in the $30 per person price is everything needed for the workshop including canvas, brushes, paint and an easel.

Preregistration is required.

Information: (479) 789-5000.


to speak

The Early Childhood Education program at Northwest Arkansas Community College will host a one-day conference for early childhood professionals from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The event, titled "The Power of Play," is co-sponsored by the Scott Family Amazeum and Arkansas Early Childhood Association.

Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Denita Dinger will be the featured speaker. Dinger is a popular keynote speaker, trainer and consultant on the topic of transitioning from a teacher-led philosophy to a play-based, child-led one. She has co-authored three books -- "Let Them Play: An Early Childhood UnCurriculum," "Let's Play" and "Let's All Play."

Registration is available through Eventbrite (search for The Power of Play). Cost is $15, which includes lunch.

Information: (479) 466-6268 or email

Class of 1973

sets reunion

Rogers High School class of 1973 will celebrate its 45th class reunion Sept. 28 and 29, which will coincide with the Rogers High School homecoming football game against Fayetteville. Classmates can participate in the parade and tailgating before the game on Sept. 28 and a social gathering Sept. 29 at the Holiday Inn and Suites beginning at 6 p.m. with a live band playing music from the 1970s. Dress is casual and all events are free.

Information: (479) 871-1931, (479) 435-9992 or (479) 381-0343.



Northwest Arkansas farmers market patrons are encouraged to visit area markets in July with a passport program that can make them eligible for prizes. The Northwest Arkansas Farmers Market Trail is a five-week celebration of the diversity of farmers markets in the area, presented by NWAFMA and the Division of Agriculture department of horticulture.

Participants visit as many participating farmers markets in the region and get the passport stamped at each one. If five or more markets are visited, the entry form from the back page of the passport should be submitted to their local farmers market manager to enter a drawing for prizes donated by the market.

Passports must be turned in by Aug. 1 to be eligible for the drawing during National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5-11.

Cities with participating markets include Bella Vista, Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Gravette, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale.


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