Homecoming event canceled

Union Grove United Methodist Church in Jonesboro has again canceled its yearly homecoming event.

Donations for the cemetery fund can be made to UGUMC Cemetery and mailed to Coral Sutterfield, 85 Craighead 317, Bono 72416.

For additional information, call 870-919-1332.

Mission Outreach to host open house

Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas, 901 E. Lake St. in Paragould will host an open house of its newly remodeled facility from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Centennial Bank representatives will be grilling lunch during that time. Everyone is welcome to tour the mission and have a free meal.

Vaccine clinic set

A free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 at the Fisher Street Community in Action Building, 315 N. Allis St. in Jonesboro.

Vaccinations will be provided for anyone 18 years old or older and will be administered by Robert W. Holt, a staff pharmacist with AllCare Pharmacy.

Students to perform ‘Les Miserables’

The Foundation of Arts Young Artist Theatre students will present “Les Miserables School Edition” on June 19-20 and 24-26 at The Forum, 115 E. Monroe Ave. in Jonesboro.

Showtimes are 6 p.m. June 19 and 24-26, and 2 p.m. June 20.

Floor seating is $15 for adults and $13 for children, seniors, Arkansas State University students or military, and $13 and $11 respectively for balcony seating.

Tickets may be purchase at The Forum Box Office, 870-935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

ASU-N to host movie“The Croods: A New Age” will be the featured film during Arkansas State University-Newport Movies in the Park, at 8 p.m. June 19 on Front Street in Newport.

Movies are presented in a drive-in format and are free to the public. Audience members should bring their own refreshments.

Kids’ robotics camps scheduled

Black River Technical College Corporate and Community Education will host two VEX IQ Robotics Camps on its campuses for students entering grades 4-8.

The camps will feature the VEX IQ robotics kit used by many schools in Arkansas and are for both beginners and students who would like to compete in next year’s season. The camps will end with a participant competition.

The Pocahontas camp will be 8 a.m. to noon June 21-24. The Paragould event will be 8 a.m. to noon June 28-July 1.

Space is limited to 20 students. Registration will continue until classes are full. To register call 870-248-4180 for Pocahontas or 870-248-5220 for Paragould.

Student curated exhibition to open

Hindsight 2020, a student-curated summer exhibition will open to the public June 21 at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, 3750 Norriswood Drive.

It will continue through Sept. 30, offering a reflection on the events of 2020 through the lens of artists of color, LGBTQ artists, and other artists with non-traditionally represented identities.

AMUM is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday except on University holidays and between temporary exhibitions.

The University of Memphis requires masks to be worn inside all university facilities.

HealthTalk luncheons to resume

NEA Baptist will resume its quarterly HealthTalk luncheons from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23 at Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James St. in Jonesboro.

The focus will be “Heart Health,” with Dr. Michael Isaacson, cardiologist, Dr. Rich Stevenson, cardiovascular surgeon, and Joyce Lemieux, RN BSN, director of cardiac services.

The program will include a free lunch, a moderated conversation between panelists covering a wide variety of heart-related issues as well as giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Tickets for the luncheon are complimentary but required for entry, and space is limited.

They can be picked up at the NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center, at 2617 Phillips Drive or the NEA Baptist Clinic lobby, 4802 E. Johnson Ave, both in Jonesboro or reserved online at /bit.ly/2TcdbmN.

Social distancing and masking will be required.

Women’s boater education offered

Education Program Specialist Elizabeth Kimble and other female Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff will lead a free women’s only boater education class from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 26. This course is required for anyone born after 1986 to operate a motorized vessel.

This class will include advanced and hands-on skills such as backing up a trailer, loading and unloading a vessel, transporting a vessel. Participants are asked to bring sack lunches and wear clothing conducive to being outdoors and near water.

The classroom portion of the course will be in the meeting room of the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro with the outside portion at Craighead Forest Park.

Registration is required by calling 870-933-6787.