Friday

 

Fort Smith Commissary Kiwanis Club: Meets at 7 a.m. at Golden Corral, 1801 S. Waldron Road.

 

Fort Smith Duplicate Bridge Club: Meets at 10 a.m. at 1810 S. U St.

 

Novice Bridge Game: Meets at 10 a.m. at 1810 S. U St.

 

Let’s Play Bingo: Meets at 10 a.m. at Arkoma Senior Citizen Center, 615 Poteau St.

 

Story Time: Meets at 10 a.m. at Miller Branch Library, 8701 S. 28th St.

 

Writers Group: Meets at 10 a.m. at Mountainburg Public Library, 1300 U.S. 71 North. Call (479) 369-1600.

 

Bingo for Books: Meets 10-11 a.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. Call (479) 474-6045.

 

Noon Exchange Club: Meets at noon at Fianna Hills Country Club, 9101 Jenny Lind Road.

 

Downtown Sertoma Club: Meets at noon at Golden Corral, 1801 S. Waldron Road.

 

Bingo: Begins at noon at VFW Post 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave.

 

River Valley Community Action Network: Meets at noon at Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, 612 Garrison Ave. Call 782-7837.

 

Redwork: Meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. Call (479) 474-6045.

 

Ellig-Stoufer American Legion Post 31: Opens at 1 p.m. at 4901 Midland Blvd. is open for games, drinks and snacks. All veterans welcome. A donation is requested to cover costs.

 

Survivors' Challenge Over the Edge celebrity rappellers: Runs 1-4 p.m. at First National Bank, 602 Garrison Ave.

 

"Critter Crunch": Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Fridays will be snake feeding. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Homework Help: Meets 3:30-5 p.m. at Alma Public Library, 624 Fayetteville Ave. in Alma. Call (479) 632-4140.

 

Authors in the Afternoon Friday the 13th edition: Runs 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call 783-0229.

 

Nature Break for ages 3-7: Begins at 3:45 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Fraternal Order of Eagles Fort Smith Aerie 208 Auxiliary dinner: Begins at 6 p.m. at the Eagles, 3321 S. 66th St.

 

Fall Festival concert: Begins at 7 p.m. along historic Main Street in downtown Van Buren. Call (479) 922-6862.

 

Prophetic encounter program with Bishop George Bloomer: Begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Christ For the World Church, 4401 Windsor Drive. Call (479) 434-4038.

 

Third annual Old Fort Paranormal Convention: Runs 7-11 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center, 700 Rogers Ave. Visit www.rvpri.com.

 

Saturday

 

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast: Begins at 8 a.m. at the Belle Point Masonic Lodge, 6000 Zero St.

 

Lavaca Community Food Pantry: Opens at 8 a.m. at 2709 Arkansas 96 in Lavaca.

 

26th annual Survivors’ Challenge Weekend 10K and 5K Run and the 5K Walk: Begins at 8 a.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 S. M St. Celebration Walk follows, and rappelling qualifiers will begin at 9 a.m. at First National Bank, 602 Garrison Ave. Call (479) 424-1812.

 

Third annual Old Fort Paranormal Convention: Runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center, 700 Rogers Ave. Visit www.rvpri.com.

 

Arkansas Retired Military Association Ladies Auxiliary breakfast: Runs 8:30-10 a.m. at 144 N. Greenwood Ave. Cost is $5. Call 783-2727.

 

Guided hike: Begins at 9 a.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

River Valley BEST robotics competition: Runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center, 5210 Grand Ave. on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus. Call 788-7877.

 

Fall Festival: Begins at 9 a.m. along historic Main Street in downtown Van Buren. Call (479) 922-6862.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Members meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at VFW Post 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave. Call Charles Hollibough at 783-8394.

 

Mother Nature Reads: Begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hobbs State Park, 20201 Arkansas 12 in Rogers. All ages welcome, but most stories are targeted to ages 3-6. Stories are followed by hands-on nature craft activities. Call (479) 789-5000.

 

Accident School Reunion: Begins at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. Call (479) 750-8165.

 

Hackett-Bonanza School Reunion: Runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hackett School cafeteria. Call (479) 638-8562.

 

Church on the Street: Meets at 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Riverfront Drive and North H Street.

 

Military Order Purple Heart, Post No. 587: Meets at noon at Building No. 1189, the Fort Chaffee D.A.V. building. Call Jim Frye at (479) 639-2489.

 

Octos for Preemies Crochet Collective: Meets noon to 1 p.m. at Mountainburg Public Library, 1300 U.S. 71 North. Call (479) 369-1600.

 

RAM Saturdays: Runs noon to 5 p.m. at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave. Call 784-2787.

 

Make and Take art program: Begins at 1 p.m. at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave.

 

Arklahoma African Violet Society: Meets at 1 p.m. at Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

 

Birthday party for Judge Isaac C. Parker: Runs 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave. Call 783-7841.

 

Magic the Gathering: Runs 1-4 p.m. at Dewey's Cafe inside Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call 783-0229.

 

Fort Smith Rose Society's Fall Rose Show: Open 1-5 p.m. at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

 

"Critter Crunch": Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Saturdays feature fish feeding in the large aquarium. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Laser Shot: Meets at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Activity dependent on availability of the room. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Scottish Club of Fort Smith: Meets at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 2701 Old Greenwood Road. Call Bob Cole at (479) 997-2099.

 

Western Arkansas Ballet masquerade ball: Runs 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Fort Smith Riverfront Glass Pavilion, 100 N. B St. Call 785-0152.

 

Sunday

 

Third annual Old Fort Paranormal Convention: Runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center, 700 Rogers Ave. Visit www.rvpri.com.

 

Fall Festival: Begins at 9 a.m. along historic Main Street in downtown Van Buren. Call (479) 922-6862.

 

Bingo: Begins at noon at VFW Post No. 8845, 3005 Tilles Ave.

 

Ozark Bead Box: Meets at 1 p.m. at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call Diana at 652-1009.

 

Fort Smith Rose Society's Fall Rose Show: Open 1-5 p.m. at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave.

 

Dew-vies — “The Others”: Meets at 1:30 p.m. at Dewey’s Cafe inside Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call 783-0229.

 

"Critter Crunch" animal feeding: Begins at 2 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

22nd annual National Trail of Tears Conference and Symposium pre-conference events: Runs from 2-5 p.m. at various locations in Webbers Falls, Okla. Call (800) 590-5825.

 

Crawford County Friends of Genealogy: Meets at 2:30 p.m. at Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St.

 

Archery lessons: Begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Equipment provided. Visit www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com or call (479) 452-3993.

 

Eagles Aerie No. 208: Members meet at 3 p.m. for shuffleboard and games at 3321 S. 66th St.

 

The Calendar runs Monday through Friday in the Times Record; weekend events are included in Friday’s calendar. Items must be submitted five working days before publication to Today’s Calendar, P.O. Box 1359, Fort Smith, AR 72902. Email submission to speterson@swtimes.com.