There will be a fall festival at the old Alread school from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be games, food, a hayride, a pumpkin-carving contest and many more activities. Michael Turner, a local man who now lives in Texas, and Turner Country Band, will play from 2-4 p.m. If the weather is bad the festival will move to the gym. For more information call Debbie Turner at 745-6461, or Jami Allen at 745-8669.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4513, Fairfield Bay, is holding its second annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2531 Highway 330 South, about a half-mile north of The New Road and the Highway 330 intersection (Fairfield Bay West Entrance). Admission is free.

Van Buren County Fair Creative Arts exhibitors may pick up their exhibits entered at the Arkansas State Fair at the county fairgrounds from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Exhibits not picked up at this time will be available at Sew What in Clinton. Contact Phyllis Young at 723-4507 for further information.

North Central Arkansas Artist League members Mary Shelton of Cabot and Ann Snyder of Mountain View will be honored with a reception hosted by Indian Rock Village, 265 Dave Creek Pkwy, Fairfield Bay, from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Their work is the featured exhibit in the upstairs dining room and downstairs gallery at Indian Rock Village through the end of November. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Connie Hood at 884-3283 for more information.

Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs will present a community educational session on orthopedic injuries and physical therapy at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Hart Fitness Center in Fairfield Bay. For more information or to register call (501) 227-8478.

The Red River Dance Club meets from 7-10 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at the Clinton Senior Center. On Oct. 25, there will be a special Halloween costume contest dance. Don Nunley and the Good Timers will provide the music.

There will be a drive-through influenza vaccine clinic from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, a the Ozark Health Foundation building (old Volex building). There is no cost, but those with insurance are asked to provide that information.

The Odd Couple, the female version, will be performed at the Bay View Club in Fairfield Bay. Our Town Productions, formerly Stas’ Productions will be putting on this comical version at 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3. For tickets or more information call the Fairfield Bay Library at 884-4930.