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— NEBCO Fundraiser

GARFIELD - NEBCO Volunteer Fire Department will have a fried catfish and BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser starting at 10 a.m. until the food runs out Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Northeast Benton County Community Center in Garfield.

Chicken dinner is $7 and catfish dinner is $8, including slaw, potatoes, roll and beverage. Eat on site or take it home.

Museum open on Saturdays

The Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There will be a rotating display about families from the area.

Summer Reading Program

The Pea Ridge Community Library has begun its annual Summer Reading Program, which is for children kindergarten through sixth grade.

The reading competition will be through Thursday, July 30.

Come by the library for sign up sheets and more information.

Pea Ridge Farmers' Market

A satellite of the Rogers Farmers' Market is held in Pea Ridge north of the Emergency Services Building Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Pea Ridge Golf Classic

The 16th annual Pea Ridge Classic sponsored by the Pea Ridge Optimist Club will be held Aug. 22 at Big Sugar Golf Club. The format will be a four-person scramble with an entry fee of $60 per person.

Kids and spouses are invited from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for freegames and food on the putting green by the pro shop. For more information, call Justin Bradford at 841-7800.

Avoca Farmers' Market

AVOCA - The Farmer's Market has begun for the second year. The vendors will set up in the "depot" pavilion. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Items include fruits, vegetables, plants, crafts, eggs and more.

Summer hours at Military Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park superintendent John Scott announced that the park began its summer hours. The park tour road will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists only from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The horse trail will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The tour road and the Park Visitor Center will be open to vehicle traffic everyday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, call the park at 451-8122 or visit the park's Web site at

Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri. The park is located six miles east of Pea Ridge or 10 miles north of Rogers on U.S. Hwy. 62.

Military Park temporary museum closure

On Aug. 3, the museum at Pea Ridge National Military Park will be closed for re-modeling. The current exhibits, installed in the 1960s, will be removed and replaced with updated museum displays and interpretive media. This project will enlarge the size of the museum and will update the lighting and floor covering in the exhibit area. The project is scheduled for completion in early March 2010. The visitor center, auditorium and bookstore will remain open for visitors. Temporary museum exhibits will also be on display while the main museum is being re-modeled.

Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri. The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on US Highway 62.

Magic show

BENTONVILLE- The Rogers Noon Lion's Club is bringing a magic show to White Hall Auditorium on the NWACC campus at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets to the "Master of Illusion" will be $8 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased from any Lion's Club member or call 273-3443.

Pickin' in the Park

ROGERS - The Pickin' in the Park series will be held through Oct. 24 every Saturday at 6 p.m. in Frisco Park. Bring your instrument and join in with live music.

Community, Pages 5 on 07/29/2009

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