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Dine to end domestic violence

Dine to end domestic violence

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Family Violence Prevention’s Second Annual “Silent No More: Dine to End Domestic Violence” even will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville at 6 p.m.

32nd Arkansas Scottish Festival scheduled for April 8-10

32nd Arkansas Scottish Festival scheduled for April 8-10

BATESVILLE —  Free is the operative word this year for the 32nd Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College.

Admission is free to the three-day festival, which brings in the best pipe bands, Highland dancers, athletes, entertainment and Scottish food. The festival is scheduled for April 8-10.

The Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College began as a way to honor the college’s Scottish roots. The College was founded in 1872 by the Presbyterian Church, which has its roots in Scotland.
 
The festival gives visitors a glimpse of traditional Scotland.

Five pipe bands are expected to compete in the Southwest Pipe Band Championships April 9. The bands include the Bannatyne Pipe Band from Dallas, North Texas Caledonians, Northeast Arkansas Caledonians, Wolf River Pipe Band and Monmouth College Pipe Band.

Individual pipers and drummers also are scheduled to compete in solo competitions.

Patty Carreras-Silent Comedy 6-8 p.m.

Patty Carreras-Silent Comedy 6-8 p.m.

Batesville Chamber of Commerce - Patty Carreras will be a featured artist in the BAAC Art Gallery on Main on March 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Due to the weather from February’s Second Friday, Patty will be returning to work with the schools and also provide a wonderful evening of fun at the gallery.

The program will be called: COMEDY, Characters and IMPROV. The Workshop will be after the third piece and will center around silent comedy, characterizations and Improv --and is really the highlight of the program--despite the age.

Learn more about Patty Carreras on her MySpace page.

Jim Oberst in BACC Art Gallery

Jim Oberst in BACC Art Gallery

Batesville Chamber of Commerce - Jim Oberst will have work in the BAAC Art Gallery on Main beginning March 8th through March 27th. He will also be the featured artist for Main Street’s Wander and Wonder’s Second Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. on March 11th. He will do a couple demonstrations in the gallery; one about 5:15 and another about 6:30 or so that people can come and go. If you want to learn more about him and get photo’s etc. goto his website at www.jimoberst.com.

Make Facebook work for you

Make Facebook work for you

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Today the question is not IF Social Media Marketing is right for your business, the question is HOW to use it RIGHT!

Learn the basics of Facebook Marketing Tuesday, March 15 in two sessions: on from 1-4 p.m and another from 6-9 p.m. in the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 409 Vine Street. The instructor will be Herb Lawrence.

To register, call (870) 972-3517, email  asusbtdc@astate.edu, register online at http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/jonesboro.asp  or "Confirm" on this event and we will get in touch with you!

Cost $35 per person, $25 Batesville Area Chamber and Main Street Batesville members, $20 for UACCB Faculty, Staff and Students.

Parents talk business, have fun at fair

Parents talk business, have fun at fair

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The Southside School District will host its Community Parent Fair from 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Southside Elementary.

Representatives will local agencies, programs and businesses will be on hand to talk with attendees. Free promotional items, information and door prizes will be available.

Free health screenings including those for vision, blood pressure, blood sugar, height and weight, and stress reduction will be offered by students in UACCB's nursing program. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's 1,000 gallon mobile aquarium will also be on disply. For more information, call the Southside Parent Resource Center at (479) 251-4024.

Ozark Foothill Film Festival kicks off in March

Ozark Foothill Film Festival kicks off in March

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- A chronological listing of FilmFest screenings and events is available on the festival's website.

Most screenings take place in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Other locations are noted.

Three ticket prices are listed for each screening or event. The first is regular adult admission, the second is admission for adults over age 54 and students of all ages, and the third is the price for Foothills Film Society Members.