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story.lead_photo.caption File photo The Berryville Public Library, in cooperation with the Carroll County Historical Society and the Carroll County Extension Homemaker Clubs, will host a multi-media presentation titled "Riders on the Orphan Train" at 6 p.m. April 15 in the community room of Carroll Electric Cooperative in Berryville. The program combines music, a video montage with archival photographs and interviews of survivors, and a dramatic reading from the 2012 novel Riders on the Orphan Train by award-winning author Alison Moore, who will be one of the program presenters. The event is free. Information: (870) 423-2323.

Blood center

seeks donors

Currently the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reports less than a three-day supply of all negative blood types. All blood types are needed this week. Please give if you are eligible.

You can help by giving blood at this upcoming blood drive:

Prairie Grove: 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28, Prairie Grove High School, 500 N. Cole Drive

Elkins: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 29, Elkins High School, 349 N. Center St.

Information: (800) 280-5337 or

Red Cross

needs blood

Eligible blood donors of all blood types -- especially type O -- are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

Upcoming Blood drives include:

Rogers: 1-6 p.m. March 28, Walmart, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd.; 2-6 p.m. April 4, Harding University, 901 S. 52nd St.; 3-7 p.m. April 8, Sunnyside Baptist Church, 210 E. Locust St.

Siloam Springs: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11, John Brown University, 2000 W. University St., Walton Lifetime Health Complex, Court 2

Jasper: Noon-5 p.m. April 2, Jasper High School, 600 School St.

Farmington: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2, Farmington High School, 12327 N. Highway 170

Fayetteville: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1, Epley Center for Health Professions, 606 Razorback Road; 1-5 p.m. April 1, Life Styles Inc., 2590 W. Sycamore St.

Tontitown: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5, K&K Vet Supply, 675 Laura Lane

Information: (800) 733-2767 or



In honor of Arkansas Archeology Month, the Arkansas Archeological Survey will hold the sixth annual Celebrate Archeology Day event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at the Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2475 N. Hatch Ave. in Fayetteville.

Archeologists will demonstrate the atlatl and spear throwing and other tools and weapon replicas, basketry and weaving, flint knapping, conduct artifact ID (no appraisals), ground penetrating technology, prehistoric musical instruments and have displays and information on Arkansas archeology.

In addition, an open house and tour of the University of Arkansas Museum Collections will be available. This is a rare opportunity for the public to view the vast collections of the museum.

Pizza will be provided by Mojo's Pints and Pies, and there will be a drawing for prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

Information: (479) 283-5720.


to lecture

Elizabeth Whittaker will present a lecture at 4 p.m. April 1 in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall on the University of Arkansas campus, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design lecture series.

Whittaker is the founder and principal of Merge Architects, based in Boston. She is also an associate professor in practice of architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

In her lecture, "Scaling Up: Obsessions with Craft and Social Ecologies," Whittaker will discuss the trajectory of her design practice exploring the social and spatial boundaries within an urban, suburban and rural context. The work of Merge capitalizes on invention in the ordinary as a way of working through obsessions with craft, assembly and the economic constraints of each project.

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

Information: (479) 575-4704 or



Hope Cancer Resources will host its annual free skin cancer screening clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. April 2 at their office, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Appointments are required.

Regular skin checks are important because one in five Americans are affected by skin cancer, and if detected and treated early, it has a better than 99 percent cure rate.

Hope Cancer Resources in partnership with Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, the American Academy of Dermatology, The Cancer Challenge, Hull Dermatology & Aesthetics, Ozark Dermatology Clinic and Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Center provides this skin cancer screening clinic at no cost to anyone in the community (uninsured, underinsured or insured) who would like to have their skin checked for possible signs of skin cancer. More than 130 people in the community saw a physician at the 2018 free skin cancer screening.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or


sets auditions

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, under the direction of Maestro Paul Haas, has announced auditions for the 2019-20 season, which will be held May 1 and 5 in Fayetteville.

On May 1 auditions will be held Section Violin I (three positions) and Section Violin II.

On May 5 auditions will be held for Trumpet II, Principal Tenor Trombone and Principal Bass Trombone.

Submit a one-page resume to Jarrett Bastow at [email protected] Resumes must be received by April 26. No phone calls.

Principal pay for the 2018-19 season is $110 per service. Section pay is $95 per service. Mileage allowance and housing are provided.

Undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas are also encouraged to apply and may be chosen for the Lester Lewis Chair, which is designated for a qualified student violinist in either section. Regular SoNA pay scales and conditions apply to this position.

Information: or email [email protected] or visit.

NAN Profiles on 03/24/2019

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