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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo In the 19th century "to mourn" meant not just to feel grief but to follow the established conventions governing the conduct of the funeral service, the decoration of the home, memorialization of the deceased, and the behavior of the family and those around them. A House in Mourning opens Sept. 28 at the Rogers Historical Museum's historic Hawkins House and will explore the customs related to mourning through guided tours of the house decorated for a funeral. The Hawkins House is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and general admission is free. Information: (479) 621-1154 or

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 O positive and B positive blood types. Donations are needed immediately to ensure that adequate reserve levels are maintained.

Help save lives by giving blood at these upcoming blood drives:

•Eureka Springs: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12, Eureka Springs High School, 2 Lake Lucerne Road

•Fayetteville: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10, University of Arkansas Al-Islam Students Association, 902 W. Dickson St.; 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 12, Lindsey & Associates, 1200 E. Joyce Blvd.; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13, Washington County Courthouse, 280 N. College Ave.

Information: (800) 280-5337 or


sale set

Friends of Fayetteville Public Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in the library's lobby and book store.

On both days participants will have the opportunity to "fill a bag" at a cost of $5 per bag.

If participants do not wish to fill a bag, prices for both days will be 25 cents for pocket paperbacks, 50 cents for trade paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for media.

All proceeds from the sale will support the library.

Information: (479) 856-7104.


to speak

Jennifer Bonner will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 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.

Bonner is the founding director of MALL, a creative art and architecture practice in Boston.

In her lecture, "Before and After Haus Gables," Bonner will discuss MALL's recent works, including a single-family residence made of cross-laminated timber, a mid-rise tower that resembles a sandwich and an urban development for a small lot located in Atlanta. The firm's work challenges the production of architecture through representation materially and color.

This is the June Biber Freeman Lecture in Architecture.

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

Information: (479) 575-4704 or

Chamber hosts

biking event

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an in-town "poker run style" biking event Sept. 20 at the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce offices and Bike Rack Brewing at Eighth Street Market. Bike & Brew, presented by Nabholz, is directed at building relationships, serving the community and promoting biking to work. Bike & Brew is less a ride atmosphere than it is a post-ride atmosphere (think fun not fast).

The bike route will take riders around town to five featured stops. The kick off will be at 1 p.m. at the new Chamber of Commerce offices on Fifth Street where Dan Bartlett, EVP, Walmart Corporate Affairs, will share details about biking in Bentonville, the new Walmart campus biking goals and how cycling is being integrated into the new campus. Bartlett will also serve as the guest Easy Rider for the day.

Then at 2 p.m. it's on to the charity poker ride, which covers roughly 8 miles over two hours with stops along the way to demonstrate the ease of cycling and engagement with local merchants. After the ride, cyclists will ease over to Bike Rack Brewing for the post-ride party from 4 to 6 p.m. that will feature food, craft beer, music and a bicycle stunt show by Chris Clark.

This year's ride supports the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County. Riders can purchase a poker score card with the winning poker hand securing an e-bike sponsored by Pacific Cycle.

Information: (479) 273-2841or

FSRAM hosts

new program

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum has started a new billboard project "Why Art?" with the intent to provide youth the opportunity to showcase their art and promote a healthy self-esteem, creating opportunities to identify and redirect the valuable skills and abilities the youth possess.

There will be five billboards placed sporadically in the Fort Smith area over the span of a year. Each billboard will have a child's name and artwork on it. The billboard will be up for approximately one month or more.

If you or someone you know has a hidden artistic talent and is under the age of 18, email the Education Department at for further details on how to submit the artwork.

Information: (479) 784-2787 or email

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