Trail of Tears unveiling set
The Webbers Falls Historical Society will unveil a new Trail of Tears marker at 2 p.m. Sunday at Battlefield Park in Webbers Falls, Okla. The marker identifies a water route along the Trail of Tears, the path several Native American tribes took when they were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in the Southeastern United States. An open house will be held at the historical society museum on Commercial Street in Webbers Falls, and a reception will begin at 3 p.m. at the Falls Building, adjacent to the museum.
Learn history of Bella Vista
Carole Harter, past president of the Bella Vista Historical Museum, will present a program titled "The Linebargers' Bella Vista" at noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. Harter is the granddaughter of Clarence Linebarger, who was general manager and part owner of the Bella Vista resort from 1917 to 1952.
Visit shilohmuseum.org or call (479) 750-8165 for information.
WAC shows highlight music, comedy, more
Upcoming performances at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville will highlight American music and humor and Canadian dance. First, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets start at $15.
Next, American humorist and author David Sedaris will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets start at $46.
Canadian dance company Cas Public will perform "Symphonie Dramatique" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets start at $10.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a positive family hip-hop group, will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $9 for children and $15 for adults.
Visit waltonartscenter.org or call (479) 443-5600 to purchase tickets or for information.
Adult vaccinations available
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and Walgreens will provide adult vaccinations for flu and pneumonia from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the West Central Center on Aging, 2414 S. 57th St., Suite 101, in Fort Smith. A tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough booster vaccine will be offered as well.
Anyone interested in receiving a vaccination at the event should bring their insurance card. Call Lana Howard at (479) 478-8819 or email her at email@example.com for information.
Clayton House gets Halloween spirit
Paranormal investigator Lindsey Miles will be the speaker for Haunted Happy Hour, an adults only event, from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Clayton House, 514 N. Sixth St. Miles will discuss what goes into a paranormal investigation, the instruments used and what investigators are looking for. Alcoholic beverages and light refreshments will be served.
Cost is $5 for Fort Smith Heritage Foundation members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit www.claytonhouse.org or call 783-3000 for reservations or information.
Autumn color tour slated
The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests will hold its 56th annual Autumn Color Tour from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. from the Newton County courthouse in Jasper. Cost is $6 per person. Participants will need to bring snacks or lunch, jacket, camera and comfortable shoes.
Call the Big Piney Ranger District at (479) 284-3150 or the Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum at (870) 446-5122 for information.
Gentlemen Trio set to perform
The Gentlemen Trio, a nationally-acclaimed group of tenors, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., as part of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37. Tickets are $27 or $25, depending on seating tier.
Visit www.tickets.uafs.edu or contact the UAFS Box Office at 788-7300 for tickets or information.
Cause for Paws slated
Cause for Paws, the biggest annual fundraiser for the Sebastian County Humane Society, will be held from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St. The dinner and awards evening will include a dog fashion show, music by DJ Raze, silent and live auctions and a Mexican-style Fiesta with beer, wine and margaritas.
Tickets are $75 each, and sponsorships are still available. Visit CauseForPaws.pet or call Heather at 783-4395 for information or tickets.
Holocaust survivor to speak
Holocaust survivor Eva Kor will speak about her journey "From Auschwitz to Forgiveness" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Benson Auditorium on the Harding University campus in Searcy. The program is part of the university's American Studies Distinguished Lecture Series.
Visit www.harding.edu/ASI for information.
AETN Foundation seeks new members
The Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation is looking to add 7,500 new members by June 30, according to a news release from the network. If the AETN Foundation meets that goal, the Windgate Foundation has pledged to give them $100,000 to support local programming.
Visit aetn.org/challenge for information and share the challenge on social media with using #AETNChallenge.
'American Pickers' coming to area
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the "American Pickers" team will be filming in Oklahoma in November. If you or someone you know has a unique collection of antiques and would like to be considered for the program, contact Victoria Weinberg at (855) 653-7878 or email AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.
Chorale announces performances
The Fort Smith Chorale 2017-18 Season will consist of two concert dates: the Christmas Concert 2017 "How Great Our Joy" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th St., and the Spring Concert 2018 "Images of the Past" at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Northside High School auditorium, 2301 N. B St.
Single tickets are $15 per person for each concert, or season tickets to both concerts for $25 per person. Visit www.FortSmithChorale.com to order or make donations to Fort Smith Chorale.
Ducks Unlimited seeking sponsors
The Sebastian County Ducks Unlimited chapter will hold its sixth annual banquet and auction at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Columbus Acres, 10203 Columbus Acres Road in Fort Smith. The organization is looking for sponsors to donate live or silent auction items, raffle and door prizes and goody bag items as well as table sponsorships.
Call Lacey Nast at (479) 831-2116 or Davey Nast at (479) 414-9624 for information or to help out.