Greers Ferry

Lake group

shelters available

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin accepting online group shelter reservations at 8 a.m. Monday for parks around Greers Ferry Lake.

In-person reservations will no longer be accepted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seasonal shelter dates and reservations will be available at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Reservations can be made the same day or up to 12 months in advance. Half and full-day reservations will be available.

For more information, contact the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416.

Girl Scout Cookie sales beginGirl Scouts-Diamonds Cookie Program kicks off Friday with booth sales beginning Feb. 12.

Ways to purchase cookies include checking with individual scouts to see if they are selling online using The Digital Cookie platform; downloading the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for iOS or Android mobile devices; visiting www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org and typing a zip code into the Find Cookies search to locate nearby cookie booths; or emailing product@girlscouts diamonds.org for help finding a local Girl Scout.

This year’s list of cookies will include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon-Ups, Girl Scout S’mores and Toffee-tastic.

Alzheimer’s Association offers classTo help people age well in the new year and beyond, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a virtual program, “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research.”

This class will cover research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help participants incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. It is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible.

The course is free and is being offered several times in January, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

To find a schedule of courses, go to alz.org/virtualeducation ar or call 800-272-3900.

Blue & You offers mini-grantsThe Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas in Little Rock is accepting applications for $1,000 mini-grants to fund health-related projects. Applications for the 2021 Mini-Grants Program will be accepted until Feb. 15.

Any health-related program or project, ongoing or new, is eligible, as well as applications to purchase automated external defibrillators, naloxone/Narcan kits and Stop the Bleeding kits. Any 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, church, government agency or nonprofit hospital in Arkansas can apply.

Online applications are available at blueandyou foundationarkansas.org.

Preservation work recognizedPreserve Arkansas has announced the winners of the 2020 Arkansas Preservation Awards.

The statewide program Main Street Arkansas is the recipient of the 2020 Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Additional winners in Northeast Arkansas include Drew Calhoun of Corning for Excellence in Heritage Preservation; Boyce and Pat Dixon of Walnut Ridge for Excellence in Personal Projects; and the Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center in Newport for Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting.