To submit your church or group event to our community events calendar, bring your information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130.  

TUESDAY - March 18  The state of public education will be the topic at 5:30 p.m. at Lifetree Café, 320 W. Main St. The program, titled "Pass or Fail? The State of Education," features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of  ”One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School," and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization. For more information contact to Jeremy Carter at 870-234-4530 or jeremy@magnoliafumc.org, or visit Lifetreecafe.com. Greer’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host a “Laundry LoveZ” event from 6-8 p.m. at Main St. Laundry (next to Western Sizzlin). Coins and laundry detergent will be furnished, for a three-load limit per family.  

WED. - March 19 The state of public education will be the topic at noon at Lifetree Café, 320 W. Main St. The program, titled "Pass or Fail? The State of Education," features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of  ”One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School," and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization. For more information contact to Jeremy Carter at 870-234-4530 or jeremy@magnoliafumc.org, or visit Lifetreecafe.com.

 THURSDAY - March 20 Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA commodities, beginning at 9 a.m. at the C.W. Easter Building in Waldo, 902 E. McKissack Street. There will be no separate distribution in the McNeil community. All McNeil residents will be served at the Easter Building in Waldo. For more information, contact Evelyn Reed at 501-778-1133.  

FRIDAY - March 21 Alumni Ball Game will be held at Stephens High School Gym. Games begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. To sign up or get more information  call 870-786-5442 or 870-786-5443 or email jsimpson@stephens.k12.ar.us

Magnolia Specialized Services Board of Directors will meet at noon in the Wes Weiser gymnasium. Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA commodities, beginning at 9 a.m. at the C.W. Easter Building in Waldo, 902 E. McKissack Street. There will be no separate distribution in the McNeil community. All McNeil residents will be served at the Easter Building in Waldo. For more information, contact Evelyn Reed at 501-778-1133.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program RSVP Dance will be held from 7 - 10 p.m. featuring ‘White Mustang’ at  the Champagnolle Landing Senior Center in El Dorado. Admission is $6 per person.  

SATURDAY - March 22  SWACDC’s Kick Butts Day will be observed, which will include a “Spring Fling Out Tobacco” Fun Day.  There will be tobacco information for everyone, games, prizes, and refreshments. The first 100 participants will receive a “Spring Fling Out Tobacco” T-Shirt. All church youth groups and others are invited to attend and stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. This event will take place in the Southview Church of Christ Family Life Center (236 Fairview Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 234-3700 ext. 12 for more information.  

TUESDAY - March 25 “Remaining hopeful while facing difficulties” will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. at Lifetree Café, 320 W. Main St.  The program is entitled "Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening? Finding Hope...Against All Odds.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact Jeremy Carter at 870-234-4530 or jeremy@magnoliafumc.org, or visit Lifetreecafe.com.  

WED. - March 26 “Remaining hopeful while facing difficulties” will be discussed at 12 noon at Lifetree Café, 320 W. Main St.  The program is entitled "Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening? Finding Hope...Against All Odds.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact Jeremy Carter at 870-234-4530 or jeremy@magnoliafumc.org, or visit Lifetreecafe.com.  

THURSDAY - March 27 The Columbia County Area Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 5-6 p.m. in the new location of The Caring Place, 311 W. Main.  Individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Nancy Bailey at Area Agency on Aging at 234-7410 or toll free 800-272-2127.

Published: 03/18/2014