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Meet the candidates for state and local office at a candidates forum April 5 at the Alread EHC on Highway 16, 1 mile west of the Alread School. Everyone is welcome. A light supper at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by presentations by the candidates and a pie auction. For information call Liz Alvord at 745-5603.

Damascus Chapter 515, Order of the Eastern Star, will serve breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Doric Lodge 471 F&AM located on Highway 65 and 285 West in Damascus. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, coffee and juice. All donations help support charities. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, April 12, is the deadline for removing old flowers from the graves in the Archey Valley Cemetery.

The AARP is offering a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. The class will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 10, 2014, at Simmons First national Bank Community Room. Graduates are entitled to a reduction in automobile insurance premiums for three years. For more information or to enroll call 745-8200. Class size is limited.

First Baptist Church of Damascus is having a Kids Fest from 1-4 p.m. April 12 for kids in sixth grade and below. Parents must accompany children. Inflatable obstacle course and rock climb slide, games and refreshments.

The Alread community will have an activity day on Saturday, April 12, starting with an Easter Egg Hunt and children’s games at the Alread FUN Park from 4:30-6:15 p.m. All kids are welcome; they just need to bring a basket to collect eggs. The Egg Hunt will be followed by a talent show at 6:30 p.m in the old Alread School Gym, sponsored by the Alread Community Resource Development Corp. Profits from concessions for both events will go toward the 4th of July Fireworks fund. For more information call 745-5430 or 253-3996.

There will be an Umbrella Painting workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Dirty Farmers Community Market in downtown Clinton. This workshop is open to all ages.

The sixth annual Tee it up for Literacy golf tournament to benefit the Fairfield Bay Library is set for April 12, 2014 at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay. The four-person scramble begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun. For more information call the Pro Shop at 884-6018.

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