“Behold the Lamb,” the 16th annual Live Nativity, will be presented twice nightly, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 3-7, at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds. Local children and animals are featured in the free performances. Cocoa and coffee, also free, will be served. The Nelson Family sings between performances. For more information call Paul Rhoda at 745-8377 or Tamie Aday at 745-8255.
The Alread EH Club is hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange for members and anyone interested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Alread Clubhouse. Participants should bring either a batch of cookies to be shared (no plain chocolate chip or cookie mixes) or a healthy treat along with the recipe. Prizes will be rewarded.
Kim Trujillo be signing copies of her books, the most recent of which is “Creating a Scrap Journal,” Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Dirty Farmers Community Market in downtown Clinton. On Dec. 10, Max Ann Isom will be at the market 10 to sign her book, “Everyone Should Know About Burns,” a true story of a teenage burn survivor. For more information call 253-4716.
A Private Pesticide Applicator Training conducted by the county Extension Office will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Simmons First National Bank in Clinton. This training is primarily for producers of some sort of agricultural product, but may also be useful for anyone interested in learning more about pesticides. For more information call 745-7117.
The Searcy Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St., Searcy. Organizers say this is the 30th year for the craft fair and about 80 vendors will be on hand.
Nov. 30 is 5th Saturday at the Killebrew in downtown Leslie. Making their first appearance on the Killebrew stage will be Spirit Breeze, a local group. Also performing will be the John Eaton family and friends. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.