GENTRY Barbecue Chicken Dinner
The Gentry Senior Activity Center will be holding a barbecue chicken dinner from from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, April 16. The menu includes chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and a drink - $5 for adults and $3 for children six and under. The event is a fundraiser for the senior meal program. Tickets are on sale from any center member. For more information, call 736-0378.
NWA Riding Club play days set
The NWA Riding Club will have its 2010 season opener of play-day rodeo at 6 p.m. on April 10, and every other Saturday night until Nov. 1, at the enclosed arena at the Luca-Don Equestrian Center, 23236 Arkansas Highway 12, west of Gentry. Ribbons will be awarded nightly, with an awards banquet at the end of the season. A point system will be in effect. There will be five age classes, with events including poles, barrels, flags, speed and mutton busting. Memberships are $30 per year for a family. There is no charge for nightly events. The NWA Riding Club is a non-profit, non-alcoholic and drug-free environment for families. For more information, call 752-3466 or 899-3259.
Bean Bag Challenge
The Gentry Senior Center is issuing a challenge to any groups or organizations that would like to enter the SAC bean bag baseball tournament from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Carl Gym. The Gentry Fire Department and the Gentry Police Department have accepted the challenge. Eight teams are needed. Spectators too may come out and root for their favorite team. The cost will be $3 per adult and $2 per student. Proceeds raised will be used for the senior meal program. For more information or to compete in the tournament, call Jackie Bader at 736-0378.
Gentry City Council
The Gentry City Council holds regular meetings in the city court room at 6:30 p.m., the first Monday of each month. The Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission meets in city hall at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
Gentry School Board
The Gentry School Board holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the school district board room.
The Springtown Council meets at 6 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month, in the new community building.
Town of Highfill
Highfill’s next council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at the Highfill Community Building. The planning commission meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27.
Gentry Lions Club
The Gentry Lions Club meets from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The club s now meeting in the Gentry Public Library’s community room. Visitors are always welcome.
GHS Band Boosters
The Gentry High School Band Boosters meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the high school band room.
Tired Iron of the Ozarks
Tired Iron of the Ozarks will hold its spring show from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on April 16-18. The show will feature antique engines and tractors, a blacksmith shop and many demonstrations. See next week's issue of the Courier-Journal for a full schedule of events. The show is open to all and free to the public.
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Gentry, AR 72734; or by e-mail to gentrynews @ nwanews.com.
Community, Pages 2 on 04/07/2010
Print Headline: GENTRY COMMUNITY EVENTS