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story.lead_photo.caption File photo Don McLean, one of America's most enduring singers forever associated with his classic hit "American Pie," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and, in 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Tickets are available online at and are $45, $65 and $85.

Blood center

seeks donors

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, the area's exclusive provider of blood products to more than 40 area hospitals, is experiencing a shortage of all blood types. Donations are needed immediately to ensure that adequate reserve levels are maintained.

Participants at CBCO mobile blood drives through Aug. 31 will receive a free "Super Hero" T-shirt, a colorful reminder of the gift that means so much for local patients.

Help by giving blood at these upcoming blood drives:

Fayetteville: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, 1100 N. College Ave.

Bella Vista: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, St. Bernard Catholic Church, St. Bernard Lane

Rogers: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, Crossland Construction, 1800 S. 52nd St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 22, Arvest Bank, 201 W. Walnut St.

Harrison: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21, Hillcrest Home, 1111 Maplewood Road

Information: (800) 280-5337 or

Red Cross

needs blood

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give through Aug. 29 with a $5 gift card via email.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

Bentonville: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24, Hindu Association of Northwest Arkansas, 2500 S.W. Regional Airport Blvd.; 3-7 p.m. Aug. 26, Harps Food Store, 1209 N. Walton Blvd.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27, Bentonville Plaza, 609 S.W. Eighth St.; 3-7 p.m. Aug. 29, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way

Rogers: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21, Fellowship Northwest Arkansas, 1051 W. Pleasant Grove Road; 3-7 p.m. Aug. 21, Sunnyside Baptist Church, 210 E. Locust St.

Jasper: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 30, Jasper High School, 600 School St.

Fayetteville: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28, University of Arkansas, 1106 W. Maple St.

Information:, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

SoNA sets


The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas has announced auditions for the 2019-20 SoNA Singers, an auditioned group of choral singers performing with the symphony.

Led by music director Terry Hicks, one of Arkansas' most respected choral conductors, the SoNA Singers perform choral works both a cappella and with orchestral accompaniment.

For the 2019-20 season, the SoNA Singers will perform two concerts of A Very SoNA Christmas at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and one concert of Carmina Burana at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, all at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Rehearsals will take place in Bentonville and Fayetteville beginning in late September.

Auditions will be held Sept. 7 at Bentonville High School, 1801 S.E. J St.

Audition requirements are: One solo (oratorio, aria or art song preferred), pitch memory exercises, intervals and scales (major and minor).


VFW wants

essay entries

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking essay entries for competitions "Patriots Pen," "Teacher of the Year" and the "Voice of Democracy" through Oct. 31.

Ages and prizes vary.

Information: Email



The fourth annual Bentonville Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the First National Bank of NWA, 402 S.W. A St. in Bentonville.

Organized by the Rotary Satellite Club of Bentonville, the outdoor event features local and regional breweries, brats, a silent auction and music by Squirrel Jam and Take Cover. The Brewhouse sponsor is Keurig Dr Pepper, and proceeds will benefit Havenwood and the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. Regular and VIP tickets are available. Attendees must be 21 or older.


Pack Rat

has contest

Pack Rat Outdoor Center is expanding its cinematic horizons. Last year, Pack Rat teamed up with the South Yuba River Citizens League from California and hosted Fayetteville's first Wild & Scenic Film Festival. With more than $6,000 in funds raised for the Buffalo River, via the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, they continue the march of progress and conservational awareness by hosting the second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Oct. 12 with a film contest. The winner will be shown at the film festival, as well as receive an assortment of prizes.


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