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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo Ann and Bill Christopher at 8318 S. Lakeshore Drive in Rogers were named the winners of the Beaver Shores POA Yard of the Month for June. The Christophers built this home on lakefront property in 2015. They have three chickens that roam the yard and have a coop in the backyard. Ann likes to buy plants on clearance and bring them back to life. Their landscaping includes knockout roses, day lilies, petunias, New Guinea impatience, geraniums, Japanese maples, elephant ears, magnolias and a crepe myrtle. Bradford Yard Living + Landscaping give a $25 gift card to the winners.

Statehood Day ceremony set

The 183rd observance of Arkansas's Statehood Day will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the First Christian Church of Fayetteville, according to Maylon Rice, president of the Washington County Historical Society.

The focus of the lecture will be "Arkansas's 200th anniversary of becoming a United States Territory in 1819," by Dr. Charles Bolton of the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Bolton is a published author of several books of Arkansas Territorial History and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the Arkansas Historical Association.

The event will also feature some territorial period music by the Northwest Arkansas Heritage Brass Band both before and after the lecture.

The Washington County Historical Society invites the public to attend.

Information: Email rice4arkhouse85@gmail.com.

Blood Center seeks donors

Currently, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reports less than a three day supply of type O Negative, A Negative, AB Negative and B Negative blood. But all blood types are needed this week. Please give if you are eligible.

Participants at this CBCO blood drive will receive a green "Adventure" t-shirt. It's a colorful reminder of the summer season and the gift that means so much for local patients.

CBCO is the sole local provider of blood for patients at more than 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.

Help by giving blood at these upcoming blood drives:

Bella Vista: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10, Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14, Allen's Food Market, 60 Sugar Creek Center

Rogers: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11, Cooper Communities Inc., 903 N. 47th St.

Fayetteville: 3-6 p.m. June 12, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 E. Zion Road

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

Film considers lesbian fiction

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville will host a work-in-progress screening of the feature documentary In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction from 6 to 10 p.m. June 14. The evening will begin with a reception from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the screening and a conversation with visiting artists. Filmmakers Lisa Marie Evans and Cheryl Pletcher, and author Jenifer Levin of The Sea of Light, will be in attendance for the event. The event is free and open to the public.

In Her Words examines how key authors and their works have had significant impact on the genre of lesbian fiction and in society at large. The documentary showcases more than 15 interviews, including the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction" Ann Bannon; Rubyfruit Jungle author Rita Mae Brown; and Tipping the Velvet author Sarah Waters.

Author Sarah Waters said of the project, "This is a fantastic celebration of lesbian culture and lesbian storytelling, of lesbian activism, community, love, guts, passion and panache. I was thrilled to be interviewed for it."

"When I talk with others about this film, I ask them if they remember when they read a lesbian novel in school. They look confused for a moment, and shake their heads no," says Evans. "That's why this project is so important. Our history has been erased. This film gives visibility to our stories and honors the women who blazed these trails before us."

To watch the trailer and learn more, visit projectlegacies.com.

Fundraiser announced

The Havana Grill Dinner Fundraiser will support Benton County Democrats running for local and state office. The fundraiser will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 14 at Havana Tropical Grill, 203 N. Second St. in Rogers. Dinner includes variety of appetizers, Cuban sandwiches and salad. There will be music by Farmer and the Markets. Tickets for adults are $25 each or two for $45; children 12 and younger are $11. Tickets are available at secure.actblue.com/donate/dpbc-havanah.

Information: (479) 381-7443 or democraticpartybentoncounty.org.

Writers' Colony offers workshop

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering a writer's block workshop lead by Cora J. Duffey from 7 to 9 p.m. June 19 at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs.

The workshop will deal with identifying the common causes of writer's block and explore how engaging with nature can help overcome the challenges. Duffy is a screenwriter, poet and essayist and the recipient of the 2018 Moondancer Fellowship.

The fee for the course is $20.

Information: (479) 253-7444, writerscolony.org/workshops or email director@writerscolony.org.

Hobbs sets workshop

Lyshell Reann Hiatt-Blech will lead a nature painting workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. July 14 at Hobbs State Park visitor center, located on Arkansas 12, just east of the War Eagle Road intersection. Hiatt-Blech does personal art instruction, as well as group workshops for all ages, and will give step-by-step instruction. The $30 fee includes everything needed for the workshop. Cash or checks are accepted; preregistration is required. Minimum age is 8.

Information: (479) 789-5000.

Library seeks kids' books

Fayetteville Public Library is partnering with Fayetteville-based Southern Trend Clothing Company to host a book drive to support the library's summer reading program.

During the month of June, Southern Trend will offer a 20% discount on all full-priced merchandise when a customer donates a slightly used or good quality children's picture book upon check out at the company's Fayetteville store located at 614 W. Sycamore St.

Information: (479) 856-7126 or email dstanley@faylib.org.

Perfect Harmony reunion planned

Perfect Harmony of Bella Vista will celebrate 20 years of singing together beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Highlands Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. All former and current members are invited. There will be a concert by the Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus with a reception following.

Information and RSVP: (479) 876-7204 or perfectharmonybv.com.

Five and Dime seeks plays

The Five and Dime Drama Collective is now accepting play submissions for the fall performance series in Eureka Springs.

They are looking for 10-minute plays that have not been previously performed on stage. Submissions may be made now through June 30. One play per playwright may be submitted.

Information: fiveanddimedrama@gmail.com.

NAN Profiles on 06/09/2019

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