Charleston Lodge to Host Chili Cook-off

The Charleston Lodge will host a chili cook-off on October 14th at 5:00 pm at the Charleston Lodge hall. Everyone is encouraged to make their favorite chili and enter it in the contest. The winner of the contest will receive a prize. Also, everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy a bowl of chili and fellowship at the Charleston Lodge. This is an opportunity for the lodge to express their appreciation to the public. Don’t forget October 14th at 5:00 pm to join us for a fun afternoon at the Charleston Lodge Hall.

19th Annual Focus On Greenwood Golf Tournament

3-person scramble on October 7th, 2017. If 30 Teams-3 flights; otherwise- 2 flights. This event will be held at Vache-Grasse Country Club…Lunch provided& Mulligans included. Sign in is at 9:00 a; Shotgun start at 10:00 am, Door prizes & gifts will be provided. $135 entry fee (per team). Sign up in person at the Vache-Grasse Country Club or call the club at (479)-996-4191. Advertise your business! Gold sponsor (Banner) -$300; Individual Sponsor (Sign) - $100. All proceeds benefit local charities and youth in the Greenwood community.

DeVine Evening

Dust off your Dancing Shoes and get ready for an elegant evening of FUN at the ….. DeVine Evening in the Vineyard at Post Vineyards, 8530 Fair Haven Road, Altus, Arkansas. $25 per person includes: Social (6-7 PM), Dinner (7-8 PM), Auction and Dancing (8-11 PM) Saturday, October 7, 2017, Music by “On the Verge” Band. Evening attire appropriate (or other suitable apparel.). Enjoy the fun as we Dance under the Stars! Presented by Altus Area Sunset Rotary  proceeds to Club Projects. Tickets available from Club Members; for info/directions, call 479-518-1963.

Holiday Bazaar

The annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 11th, 8 to 2 at the Charleston Community Center. To reserve space call 965-6729, 965-6035 or 965-3073. This year a fee will be charged to rent vendor space with all proceeds being directed to the Charleston Ministerial Alliance to support their missions in our community.

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Weekend Retreat

St. Scholastica Retreat Center, 1205 S. Albert Pike, Fort Smith will offer a weekend retreat, “Everywhere a Blessing: A Celtic Spirituality Retreat,” from October 27-29. Participants will reclaim their forgotten Celtic legacy as they celebrate the goodness of creation, the nearness of Saints, and the power of the Trinity in their midst. Presentations will utilize ancient poetry, art, song, storytelling, and Celtic Christianity’s beautiful legacy of prayers and blessings. Presenter Sister Therese Elias, OSB has been leading Celtic pilgrimages to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales since 1996. Her pilgrimage ministry began at the invitation of Esther de Wall, who mentored her in Celtic Spirituality.

Resident Cost: $195.00. Commuter Cost: $150.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included. For more information, or to register, call (479)783-1135 or visit

AM’s Annual Art Affair: Searching for the Seventies

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Date & time: Saturday, October 28, 7-10PM. Admission is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Dust off your bell bottoms and throw on your love beads for RAM’s Annual Art Affair Searching for the Seventies. Special guests will enjoy: 70’s music and disco, Heavy appetizers from River City Bistro, Raffle (featuring a $2,500 gift certificate to Newton’s Jeweler’s, flower arrangement by Expressions Flowers, & tickets to The Escape Room, just to name a few), Open bar featuring a 70s-themed cocktail, 70s themed photo props, Make-and-take 70s art, Throwback 70s board games. This event is RAM’s annual fundraiser that supports educational programming.

Space is limited and reservations will be honored as received. Kindly RSVP by Friday, October 20. Must be 21 to attend.

2017 Hackett - Bonanza School Reunion

Saturday, October 14, Hackett School Cafeteria, 11AM - 2:00PM

Come and visit with old friends and classmates. Bring your favorite, vegetable, dessert, or salad!! There will be lots of fellowship and food. The “Silent Auction” supports Scholarships for Students and Staff at Hackett School. If you would like to donate items for the auction or have questions, please contact Chrystal Adams at 479-221-2171. Class of 1967 celebrates 50 Years. See you there!!

“Science Confirms The Bible”

Greenwood First Baptist Church, EDGE building, Sunday Nights at 6pm, Began September 10. Led by John Thomas. This class is open to the community.