The butterfly release at South Fork Nature Center is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Ruth Andre will do a butterfly session showing larvae and adults before the release. In the middle of the morning John Andre (retired U.S. Forest Service from the Ozark office) will lead a walk dealing with forest ecology and fire restoration management as it affects plant community development.

The Van Buren County Democratic Party meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Service Bank.

Fifth Saturday at the Killebrew theater in Leslie means gospel music and the Sherman Mountain Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds go to support the Ozark Heritage Center.