The Van Buren County Spring Pageant, open to all ages, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Clinton. For entry forms contact Dana Huyck at 745-4805 or Corrine Weatherly at 745-8100.

The AARP is offering a classroom refresher course for drivers 50 years and older from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 at Simmons First National Bank Community Room in Clinton. Graduates are entitled to a reduction in automobile insurance premiums for three years. For more information or to enroll call 745-8200. Class size is limited.

Liberty Tax Service is throwing a Roadside Party to benefit Van Buren County Animal Control outside its office on Highway 65 in Clinton from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013. There will be free food as well as animals available for adoption. Prizes will be raffled to raise funds for the shelter.

Dan Smith will share his experiences from his recent birding trip to Colombia at the next meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society on Tuesday, March 26. Dutch treat dinner is at 5:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit or e-mail

First Baptist Church Sugar Loaf, 557 Highway 337, Higden, is hosting a non-denominational gospel singing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22. Everyone is welcome and may participate in "special music" after the congregational songs. A potluck will follow.

The Van Buren County Republican Committee will host guest speaker Nannette Ramsey of Faulkner County, coordinator of the 2nd District Women’s Club, on Monday, March 18, at Simmons First National Bank in Clinton. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and Ramsey will speak at 7 p.m. For more information call Rick at 723-8433 or Linda at 745-1136.

A benefit Wild Game Dinner for The CALL of Van Buren County is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Fairgrounds in Clinton. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Gwendlyn Kay Bradley will provide musical entertainment and David Miller of Heber Springs will be the featured speaker. For ticket and raffle information contact Lee Emberton at (501) 757-1306 or Peggy Hardy at (501) 253-7722. The CALL is an organization that helps with the foster children of the county.

The Greers Ferry Lake Area Razorback Club will host head football coach Bret Bielema on April 1 at the Heber Springs Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. For ticket information contact Ricky Davis at (501) 206-0303, Bill Lynch at (501) 362-9350 or Todd Treece at 745-2060.