The Crabtree Foursquare Church’s Senior Night Potluck and Fun Night is Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the old sanctuary kitchen. The mature public is invited.


A Crabtree pasture is the site of “Rally X” car racing on Saturday. Drivers’ meeting begins at 9 a.m. Spectators can watch for free anytime during the day. Refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Sports Car Club of Arkansas, drivers can register online in advance or the morning of the event at the site. The half mile track challenges drivers with twists and turns during timed races. “It’s about the safest and cheapest racing around,” says organizer Jonathan Jackson. For more info call 501-253-4318.


Signs of summer’s coming increase. The blackberry flowers have gone and fruit is forming. Ants have started showing up in my kitchen. The fruit of the mulberry tree is almost full size. Sugar peas from my garden are producing well. And I’ve heard my first extended whippoorwill call of the season, although neighbors say they’ve heard them as long as 2 weeks ago.


Another sign of the coming warmer weather is increased motorcycle traffic on 16 West. Thanks to articles about 16 West in national motorcycle magazines bikers from all over the nation come to experience the incredible scenery and exhilarating curves. Let’s be mindful of their presence. Safety is no accident.


“Blooms of Note” going on now include: catalpa tree, penstemon, prickly pear and purple coneflower (echinacea).


If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call or text Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.