Democrats to celebrate JFK
The November meeting of the Sebastian County Democratic party of Arkansas will be a celebration of the like of President John F. Kennedy on his 100th birthday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Riverfront Building, 121 Riverfront Drive. Former Times Record editor Jack Moseley will speak about his experiences in Dallas the day Kennedy was assassinated. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m.
UAFS to hold jazz concert
The Jazz Band and Jazz Catz at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will perform a fall concert of blues, contemporary pop, country and jazz at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. Local jazz musician Rick Endel will be a guest performer. The concert is part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37 and will feature songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Michael Buble, The Beatles, Bob Mintzer and Count Basie. Tickets are $8. Admission is free for UAFS students and employees.
Visit tickets.uafs.edu or call 788-7300 to purchase tickets. Call Don Bailey, director of the Jazz Catz, at 788-7554 or Dr. Christopher Barrick, head of the department of music, at 788-7847 for information.
Tribe to hold genealogy workshop
The Cherokee Nation Historical Society will host a genealogy workshop in recognition of Native American History Month from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Ho-chee-nee Chapel on the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill, Okla., near Tahlequah. The event includes a 45-minute break for participants to have lunch on their own. Cost is $40 for Cherokee National Historical Society members, $50 for preregistered non-members and $60 for those who pay at the door. Registration is limited to 40 people. Proceeds from the workshop will support the Cherokee Family Research Center's 2018 Ancestry Conference. Participants will receive a free tote bag and handouts for each session.
Call (918) 456-6007, ext. 6162, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to preregister.
Pajama Train set to run
The Van Buren Pajama Train, sponsored by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, will Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 4-6. Hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa will be featured on each trip. Each trip departs from the Train Depot in Van Buren. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3-12. Departure times are 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24; 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 25; 11 a.m. and 2:30 and 4 p.m. Nov. 26; and 9 and 11 a.m. and 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6.
Visit www.amrailroad.com or call Arkansas-Missouri Railroad at (800) 687-8600 or (479) 725-4017 for information.
Stuttgart celebrates its ducks
The 82nd annual World's Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival will be held Nov. 22-25 in Stuttgart. Events include the Great 5K/10K Duck Race, World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook-Off,a trap shoot competition, carnival booths, food and music. Visit www.StuttgartArkansas.org/duck-festival/index.aspx for information.
UAFS to host blood drive
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28-29 at the Reynolds Room inside the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 800 N. 49th St. Donors will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last and health screening.
Appointments are not required but can be made by calling 788-7699 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Dementia updates from UAMS
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and caregivers are invited to the second annual Dementia Update from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the I. Dodd Wilson Building, near the corner of West Markham Street and Hooper Drive on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock. Speakers include Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and Mark Pippenger, M.D., associate clinical professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Visit uams.cloud-cme.com for information or to register.
Writers' Block hosting book fair
A Writers' Block Literary Pop-Up Shop book fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Singleton Community Center Auditorium, 7266 Third Road in Bartlett, Tenn. Authors and vendors from Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas will be in attendance. Admission is free. All vendor spaces for this show are filled, but there will be another book fair Feb. 3 which is still open.
Visit www.thewritersblock-tn.com or email email@example.com for information.
Celebrate Christmas with Miss K's dancers
Miss K's Dance Bungalow will present "Christmas Company," a musical variety show at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the King Opera House, 427 Main St. in Van Buren. The dancers also will perform as part of the Fort Smith 2017 Christmas parade at 3 p.m. Dec. 16.
Tickets are $5 per person and are available at www.misskdb.com or at the door.