Ozark Opportunities will be distributing USDA donated foods that may include peaches, spinach, red kidney beans, pasta rotini, beef stew, and apple juice to low income households in Van Buren County. The food may be picked up at 100 Success Drive in Clinton from 8 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. For income guidelines or more information call 745-2437. Identification is required.
Hastings Bookstore in Conway will host a book signing for Freeda Baker Nichols of Clinton from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Nichols’ novel Call of the Cadron is a 200-page fiction set in Central Arkansas. The contemporary story includes elements of romance and adventure. Family oriented, it is aimed at a general audience. The cover was painted by Nichols’ sister, Yvonne Baker Hall, an artist. Nichols’ work appears on a blog at http://freedanichols.wordpress.com.
There will be a 5k Run/Walk in conjunction with this year’s Dalton Days event on April 27 in Morganton. This is in memory and celebration of Dalton Walters who battled cancer for three years and died at the age of 7. There will be activities going on all day at the Morganton Volunteer Fire Department. For information on entry fees for the walk, which goes toward scholarships for local high school seniors, call Cheryl Golden at (501) 206-7946.
Thursday, May 2, is National Day of Prayer. There will be a gathering at the flagpole next to the Courthouse in downtown Clinton at noon to pray for country, community and elected officials. Everyone is welcome.
Lute Mountain Community Church will host a singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Performers will include Paul Bane and Country Gospels. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
The annual Conway Men’s Choir spring concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, Conway. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Nature Celebration Day at South Fork Nature Center, 962 Bachelor Road, Clinton, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. There will be tours, a scavenger hunt, lunch and an auction for the rights to name a trail. Everyone is welcome.
Ozark Opportunities Executive Committee will meet at 2 p.m. May 2 at its office, 701 E. Prospect Ave., Harrison. The meeting is open to the public.