Hispanic center selling tamales

El Centro Hispano in Jonesboro is selling tamales and flan to help support its programs. Orders can be placed through Jan. 18 and picked up Jan. 21-22 at the center, 211 Vandyne St.

Tamales are $15 per dozen and are come in chicken, pork or mixed. A 9-inch flan is $18.

To order or for more information call 870-931-1884 or 870-926-1118.

Dementia awareness topic of session

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia is underway with the support of the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

“Dementia Friends” a one-hour virtual information session, will be presented at noon Tuesday via Zoom.

Dementia Friends of Arkansas, the Arkansas State Library and the Central Arkansas Library System are collaborating with the AGEC for this event.

To join the session, go to https://bit.ly/34Vfhur.

Free grant-seeking webinar offered

A free, three-part grant-seeking webinar offered by the Arkansas Arts Council will be 10 a.m. to noon Friday and Jan. 20 and 27.

Grants expert Brenda Mauldin will lead the two-hour programs.

Each workshop is limited to 100 participants and registration can be made by emailing Janet Perkins at janet.perkins@arkansas.gov. There is no deadline to register.

For additional details, visit www.arkansasarts.org/ get-smart-learning-series.

2021 SWOP exhibit opens

A virtual grand opening of The Arkansas Arts Council 2021 Small Works on Paper exhibit will take place at 7 p.m. Friday on the council’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The exhibit features 26 artists and will tour 10 venues.

The exhibit is currently open at East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, and will remain open through Jan. 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

HPMEC to host art exhibit

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott will host its annual Student Art Exhibition in a virtual format this year

Entries will appear on HPMEC’s Facebook page beginning Friday and through Jan. 25. Winners will be announced on Facebook at 1 p.m. Jan. 26.

Awards are $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Honorable mention and people’s choice will also be awarded, with people’s choice determined by the artwork receiving the most Facebook likes.

ARDOT conducts online meeting

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will conduct an online informational meeting on how to navigate the roundabout at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 158 and 163 in Jonesboro.

The public is invited to listen, view meeting materials and provide written comments. The website will be available for comments until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

To access the online public meeting, go to https://bit.ly/3nracAu.

Retired teachers offer scholarship

The Craighead County Retired Teacher Association will award a one-time academic scholarship to a graduating senior from a public high school in Craighead County who plans to major in education. Deadline to apply is March 8. The scholarship will be awarded in April.

Requirements include a 2.0 GPA or higher, financial need, leadership qualities, community service and extracurricular activities, and two letters of recommendation from a school counselor or resident of the community.

Information and applications are available from high school counselors or scholarship chairman Bettye Gibson, Craighead County Retired Teachers Association, P.O. Box 33, Jonesboro 72403.

A-State Creative Media to hold competition

High school and college students are eligible for the first Arkansas State University Creative Media Competition to be held April 9. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. March 19. All submissions must be made online.

The Creative Media Production program at the Arkansas State University School of Media and Journalism in Jonesboro is organizing the free event. High school and college students will compete in separate categories.

An awards ceremony will be streamed live on ASU-TV’s Facebook page.

Registration forms and competition details are available at https://adobe.ly/3q1PaKu.

Arkansas Arts Council offers grants

Applications are available at arkansasarts.org for the 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship awards. Deadline to apply is April 16.

The $4,000 fellowship categories this year are Literary Arts: Poetry, Cinematic Arts: Director of Documentary or Narrative Films, and Visual Arts: Contemporary Crafts

For more information, contact Robin McClea, artist services program manager, at 501-324-9348 or robin .mcclea@arkansas.gov.