Missoula Children's Theatre

Planning is underway for EACC’s 5th annual Children’s Theater Camp presented by Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theater. Dates for the camp will be July 21st – 26th, 2014. The camp is sponsored by EACC’s Department of Continuing Education.   

Under the direction of two MCT Actor/Directors, the camp will begin with group auditions for approximately 50 roles that are available for area children entering grades 1st – 12th.  Once casting is complete, the children become involved with comedy, acting, singing, dancing, as well as staging and scenery design and development. The camp program culminates in a dress rehearsal and a public performance on the “big” stage of the EACC Fine Arts Center. Monday - Friday rehearsals are required plus the final performance on Saturday. No advance preparation is necessary. Every child that auditions will be cast in a role.    

Missoula Children's Theatre has been touring extensively for over 40 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year.  The tour team will arrive with everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love.      Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project.  MCT's mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.   

The camp will run Monday – Friday, July 21st – 25th.  On Saturday, July 26th, the cast members will present their public performance of Treasure Island on the main stage in the EACC Fine Arts Center at 5:00 pm.   For more information or to register for Missoula Children’s Theater Camp, call 870-633-4480, ext. 333.   

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Time-Specific Events

Sanyo Reunion Planning Committee

The Sanyo Reunion Committee is planning its event for September 2014.  Anyone interested in assisting or serving on the committee may contact Lorene Oliver at 870-295-5841.

Brown Bag Talk (Every Monday from June 2nd-July 28th)

The Brown Bag Talk will be every Monday at 12pm. It will be at the Wynne Library. The only thing you have to bring is your book and lunch and the library will take care of the rest. The list of event is as follows:
June 2nd: The Time Between Us by Tamera Ireland Stone
June 9th: The Time Traveler's Wife- Movie Screening
June 16th: In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
June 23rd: To Kill a Mockingbird- Movie Screening
June 30th: The Paris Wife
July 7th: Midnight in Paris- Movie Screening
July 14th: Finn
July 21st: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen- Movie Screening
July 28th: Fantastic Food Finale!!!!

Summer Feeding (June 6th till August 17th)

H.T Outreach will be hosting the Summer Feeding. It will start on the 6th and continue on till August the 17th . Will be Monday through Friday. In Forrest City it will be at All Empowerment at 500 Rosser St. In Wynne it will be at the H. T. Outreach on 1401 Martin Luther King

Food Program (June 9th-August 14th)

Kiddie Kollege Daycare will be having a Food Program for people 18 and under. They will be at 142 Dr. Herd Stone Street in Holly Grove. They will serve breakfast between 9:45 and 11, and they will serve lunch between 11:30 and 12:45.

Vacation Bible School (M,W,F till July 25th)

N.T.I.M.E Spiritual Church will be having Vacation Bible School every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It will be from 9:30 till 12:30. For more information you can contact Gloria Cunningham at 813-598-1870.

Food Program-Madison (Now till July 28th)

The city of Madison is having a Food Program. It will be held at the Madison Community Center. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 till 8am and Lunch will be served from 12-12:45pm.

Vaction Bible School- Missionary Baptist (July 21st-25th)

Missionary Baptist will be having Vacation Bible School. Classes will begin nightly at 6p.m. with a light meal followed by a bible study, singing and crafts.It is for all children ages 4 and up. Each night it will be over by 9 p.m. followed by a closing program that Sunday at 5pm.

Job Readiness Program (July 24th)

The Lee County Single parent Committee will sponsor a free job readiness workshop. It will be for single mothers from 9am-4pm at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. You must pre-register by July 21st by calling (870)295-2839. Lunch will be provided and many incentives will be given to those in attendance.

Summer GED classes (June 23rd- July 25th)

 Crowley’s Ridge will be having summer GED classes for St. Francis County. The classes will be held at the Crowley’s Ridge and will be Monday- Friday starting at 8:15am till 12pm. There are two classes: One instructor is Sheila McCurley and the other is Patricia Williams

Jr. Olympics (July 28th- August 3rd)

The Team Elite track team will be travelling to Des Monies, Iowa to compete in the Jr. Olympics. It is open to the public, if you would like to travel that far you can purchase tickets at the gate or you can buy a pass for all week at $45. If you do not wish to travel that far you can watch online, from your computer and even from a cell phone. There will be different events every day. There are 5 athletes from the Forrest City area going. They do still need sponsorships and donations so if you would like to donate you visit their website at www.teamelitetrackclub.org or you can mail it in to 105 Oak Valley Circle in Searcy, AR 72143. The last day to mail any donations in will be July 23rd or 24th. For more information you can call Coach Wilford Jones at 501-658-8446.

Summer Program (July 28th-August 8th)

The NJROTC unit of Forrest City High School will be having a Summer Program. It is for any current ROTC student or the students planned to enroll in the course going into the 9th grade. It will be Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm. For more information you can call 261-1894.

Barbecue Contest (August 1st & 2nd)

All Veterans Empowerment Services Inc. will host a Barbecue Contest. It will be at the office located on 500 S. Rosser Street in Forrest City. For more information call 870-494-3005 or stop by the office.

Colt Pioneer Days (September 5th & 6th)

Annual Colt Pioneer Days will be at the William Stone House again this year. On the 5th the events will take place from 5pm till 8pm and on the 6th they will be from 9am till 3pm. If you would like to participate in the event you can call Walter Meals at 633-7588 or 501-626-7254. If you would like a booth please call 633-7588, please NO food booths.

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CPR Classes (Forrest City)

CPR Classes Forrest City Medical Center offers community CPR classes on the second Tuesday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon. The class is held in the hospital’s in-service classroom. The cost is $45, books included. To register or for more information, contact David Herzog, director of the St. Francis County EMS, at (870)630-9611.

Sistas Support Group

Sistas, a local organization for mothers who have had a child die, meet the second Thursday of every month, at 5:30 p.m. in the in-service classroom at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information, contact Carol Baker at 870-261-3136.

Prayer Services - Fresh Annointing Ministries

Fresh Anointing Ministries Church will hold prayer services every third Sunday of the month at 7 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1 p.m. and the last Friday of each month at 7 p.m.

Tabitha's Clothes Closet

Tabitha’s Closet at Oak Hill Church of God is open on the first Saturday of every month form 10 a.m. to noon. Free clothing is available in all sizes for men, women, and children.

Sanyo Reunion-till September 2014

The Sanyo Reunion Committee is planning its event for September 2014.  Anyone interested in assisting or serving on the committee may contact Lorene Oliver at 870-295-5841.

Prayer Services- Fishing for Souls Church

Fishing For Souls Church will host community prayer meetings every Saturday from noon till 1 p.m. For more information you can call 870-295-3760.

Madison Satellite Clinic

The clinic is located at 809 Jackson Street in Madison. It will be from 8:30- 4:30 every Tuesday and Friday. For more information call 870-295-5225

Senior Citizens

A lunch program has been started at the Hughes Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-1. For information call Edward Watt at 870-339-3070.

St. Francis Area Development Center in Forrest City

Currently there are no openings for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. But in August more spots will open up. It is for developmentally delayed children. For more information call 633-5270 and talk to Janet Findley.

Mission Meeting- Paradise #1

The Paradise #1 Church will have Mission meetings every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Mission Meeting- Mt. Moriah

Mt. Moriah Church of Oak Forest will hold mission and youth meetings on the Fourth Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m.

Baptist Training Union

Paradise #1 Church on Hill Street will host youth and adult Baptist Training Union on the First and Third Sunday of each month at 5 p.m.

Collecting Bibles

Ivan Brown with the Voice of the Martyrs is collecting old Bibles from area churches which will be donated in needy areas around the world. To contact Brown call 494-3478. For more information on the Voice of the Martyrs visit www.persecution.com

4-H Clubs

The 4-H Clubs of St. Francis County are looking for members. For more information, contact Judy Sweet at 261-1730.

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