Mount Pleasant Kids Day
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, located five miles east of Gravette on Highway 72, will hold Kids Day on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Bible lessons, singing, crafts, food and surprises. Children age 3 through high school are invited.
Free meals offered in Gentry
Gentry School District's Seamless Summer Meal Program is serving breakfasts and lunches (dine-in or carry-out) at the Gentry Intermediate School Cafeteria to any child 18 years old and younger at no cost, even if they are not a Gentry Schools student. Parents and adults may obtain meals for a small fee -- $2 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. Meals will be served Monday through Friday through July 30. Breakfasts are served from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menus can be found at https://bit.ly/PioneerMeals.
Gravette Farmers Market
The Gravette Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the open-air pavilion at Old Town Park. The market offers locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, and farm-raised beef and pork. A variety of arts and crafts is also available. Members of the Old Town String Band provide musical entertainment at the market most Saturdays. Anyone wishing to reserve a booth may call market manager Beth Patton, 479-787-3313.
First Baptist food pantry
First Baptist Church, located at 213 E. Roller Ave. in Decatur, holds a community food pantry on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Contact the church at 479-282-6658.
Senior Center art classes
Henzie's Art Studio holds art classes at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center on the first Thursday of each month. The classes are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for each session with all supplies (canvas, paints, brushes) provided. Anyone interested in attending classes should sign up in advance. Call the Center at 479-787-5950.
Gentry Public Library open
Gentry Public Library is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 479-736-2054 or visit the library's website at www.gentrylibrary.us.
Kiwanis Club meetings
Kiwanis Club meetings are held at 7 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at the Gravette Civic Center and are open to the public. Visitors are asked to wear a mask when arriving and until seated when physical distancing is not possible.
GFA food pantry drive-through
GFA Pantry Inc., located at the Gentry Assembly, 821 East Main Street in Gentry, is open every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clients are asked to call or text 662-727-5157 for an appointment, or email [email protected] They will receive meat, dairy, fresh produce, canned and boxed goods, and occasionally household/cleaning products as available. Clients may park in the parking lot and go into the building to get signed in and receive their goods. Each family can come once a month. There are no restrictions based on where a client lives.
Bella Vista Area Radio Club
The Bella Vista Area Radio Club is conducting virtual meetings on the first Thursday of each month via YouTube Live. In-person monthly license testing has resumed on the second Saturday of the month. All amateur radio enthusiasts and prospective hams are invited. Details are online at www.BellaVistaRadioClub.org, on the club's Facebook Group, at www.YouTube.com/BellaVistaRadioClub,or by calling Ron Evans at 479-270-5584.