Alzheimer's program slated
The Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association will host a Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body program at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Topics will include research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and the use of hands-on tools.
Visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org or call 783-0229 for information.
Writing club set to meet
The Fort Smith Public Library Writing Club will met from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Writers from teens to seniors of all backgrounds are welcome. Visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org or call 783-0229 for information.
Maverick Theatre to stage 'Dear Ruth'
Maverick Theatre will stage its production of "Dear Ruth" at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24 at the Southside High School auditorium. Set during World War II, the play centers on the Wilkins family. One daughter assumes the other's identity to correspond with a soldier overseas until the soldier returns home and chaos ensues.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the door. Contact Amy Pumphrey at email@example.com for information.
Women, come express yourselves
The Artistic Bean, 615 Garrison Ave., presents Women of the Fort, a night for area women to come express themselves through family friendly poetry and acoustic music, from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 24. Signup begins at 6:30 p.m. Please limit poetry to three to five minutes and music to 15 minutes per act.
Become a storm spotter
The National Weather Service office in Tulsa will conduct its annual local storm spotter training from 6-8:0 p.m. Feb. 27 in the main seminar center at the Kiamichi Technology Center, 1509 S. McKenna St. in Poteau. The training is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Call (918) 647-8601 for information.
VoiceJam finalists announced
The Walton Arts Center recently announced the eight a cappella groups chosen to compete in the 2018 VoiceJam Competition at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the venue, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. the groups are The Originals, Carnegie Melon University; VORTEX, University of Texas in Arlington, Texas; Mind the Gap, University of Oregon; The Harmelodics, Northern Illinois University; Impromptu, Indianapolis, Ind., community group; The Amateurs, Washington University in St. Louis; The Texas Songhorns, University of Texas at Austin; and Ars Nova, Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio.
Tickets for the competition start at $19 and are avaliable at www.waltonartscenter.org or by calling (479) 443-5600.
Visit www.waltonartscenter.org for information.
Chamber seeking Leadership applicants
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its 2019 Leadership Fort Smith Class. The deadline to apply is May 18.
Leadership Fort Smith is a 10-month program that offers participants an overview of the Fort Smith region. The class focuses on strengths, challenges, needs and overall issues facing the region. Sessions cover topics such as health care, history, law, government and education. Additionally, participants will learn about economic development and meet and talk with the leaders of our region.
Only 25 participants are selected each year. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: demonstrated leadership or potential leadership ability and obvious commitment to the community. Anyone who lives or works in Fort Smith is eligible.
Visit http://www.fortsmithchamber.org/lfs-nominate/ or http://www.fortsmithchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Leadership-Fort-Smith-Application.pdf to apply. Visit www.fortsmithchamber.com or contact Debra Young at 783-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Dinosaurs coming to Hot Springs
Nearly 20 prehistoric dinosaurs were recently delivered to the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. The new additions will be staged around the grounds of the museum, and the new Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek exhibit will be open to the public beginning Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. Visit www.midamericamuseum.org or call (501) 767-3461 for information about the exhibit.