Brenda Hood, branch manager of First Service Bank’s Shirley location, is retiring Aug. 1 and a public come-and-go reception in her honor is set for 2-4:00 on Thursday, July 31, at the branch, 9667 Highway 16, Shirley. Refreshments will be served.

There will be a gospel singing at Mountain View Baptist Church on Woolverton Mountain at 7 p.m. July 31. There will be a potluck meal after the singing. For more information call Charlotte West at 745-2596.

Summer Fun, a free children’s crafts workshop and story time, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Dirty Farmers Community Market in Clinton. No registration required. Call 253-4716 for more information.

Our Daily Bread & Faith Baptist Church is hosting a free community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Evening Shade Church building 3.5 miles west on Highway 254 in Dennard. Fried chicken with all of the fixings and dessert is on the menu. If anyone knows of someone in the Dennard area who could benefit from the church’s meal delivery program should contact Brandi at (501) 654-4271.

The Clinton First General Baptist Church on Highway 16 East is hosting a Back To School Bonanza from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. This event is for children from kindergarten through 12th grade. There will be games, food and free school supplies.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clinton is holding Vacation Bible School from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4-8.

SurvivorFest organizers are looking for disaster preparedness and safety vendors to set up in Archey Fork park during the Aug. 23 event. For more information call Wendy Russ at 253-0019 or Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.