Foster love of reading early

Laptime Story Time is a special program designed for babies up to 24 months old and their caregivers, and is held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Miller Branch Library, 8701 S. 28th St. There will be rhymes, songs, simple stories and lots of interactive fun. Each program lasts about 20 minutes.

Visit or call (479) 646-3945 for information.

'Osiyo' screenings planned

The Cherokee Nation will hold three public screenings of the fourth season debut of its Emmy-winning show "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People." The screenings will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. in Muskogee; at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Chesapeake Oklahoma Theater in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City; and at 5 p.m. March 15 at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave. in Tulsa. Established in 2015 and hosted by Cherokee Nation citizen and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” features documentary-style profiles on the people, places, heritage, history and culture of the Cherokee people.

The screenings are open to the public and free to attend.

CAM Tribe District 4 to meet

The Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri Tribe will hold its District No. 4 meeting from 1-5 p.m. March 17 at the Heavener Public Library, 203 E. Avenue C in Heavener. All District No. 2 elected officials should attend. Visitors are welcome to attend. Please pick up cards. Email for information.

'Night to Remember' draws near

Special Olympics Oklahoma–Area 10 and the Pervasive Parenting Center will host the third annual ‘A Night to Remember’ event, a formal dance for people with special needs, from 5-8 p.m. April 7 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, 105 Reynolds Ave. in Poteau. The event is open to all individuals with special needs from ages 14 (or 8th grade) and up, regardless of where they are from. The dance will be sensory friendly with little-to-no flashing lights and a section for attendees to visit if they become over-stimulated or overwhelmed.

Register at by March 24. One partner, or buddy, will be allowed to attend per person. Contact Tanna Weaver at (918) 658-5381 or for information.

2018 Hanging Judge Hamfest slated

The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will host the 2018 Hanging Judge Hamfest beginning at 8 a.m. April 7 at the Sebastian County Emergency Communications and Training Facility, 8400 S. Zero St. There will be hourly door prizes, new and used amateur radio equipment for sale, a flea market area and more.

Admission is $5 per person at the door with children 16 and younger admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Visit or contact Mike Cole at (479) 522-3683 for information.

Wine and Roses fundraiser coming

The 24th annual Wine and Roses fundraiser for the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the support house, 3324 S. M St. The event will be emceed by actor, comedian and television host Rossi Morreale and will feature the wine auction, art by several local talents, live music and food.

Tickets are $125 per person. Rose bouquets are available for $100 each, and raffle tickets for a Newton's Jewelers' Rolex watch are $10 each or 6 for $50.

Visit or call (479) 424-1812 for tickets, to sponsor rose bouquets or for information.

Carole King musical comes to WAC

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit, "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" will come to northwest Arkansas for a limited eight-show run April 24-29 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Tickets start at $44 and are available at or by calling (479) 443-5600.