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To submit your group event to our church briefs calendar, bring information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to news@bannernews.net; fax it to 870-234-2551; or call 870-234-5130. Events will appear as space allows.

MONDAY - Oct. 21

All Youth Studio Art Workshop, Youth will be involved in a hands-on 1 hour art experience with drawing, painting, and 3-D art using various media. The workshop will conclude with a Youth Artists’ Reception. Each class size is limited to 8 students. Location: Studio 11 – 11 Cherrywood Magnolia, AR 71753, Day: Monday (4 Sessions), Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 2nd Session: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Ages: K – 7th Grade, Location: Studio 11 – 11 Cherrywood Magnolia, AR 71753, Instructor: Pat Leslie, Fee: $40 (materials included)

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

TUESDAY - Oct. 22

Families and Children Together, Inc. (FACT, Inc.) has scheduled a meeting of the Policy Council for October 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the FACT, Inc. central office at 2720 Vine Street in El Dorado and is open to the public.

Cookie Craze, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SAU Beyond the Campus (113 North Jefferson) — Amanda Blanchard, owner of Cookie Doughmain, will explain basic cookie decorating tools, bags, and tips in this fun parent and child Halloween class! Learn how to properly outline, flood, and decorate delicious treats. Practice those skills on freshly baked cookies! Fee includes 1 dozen cookies. Class size is limited to 12 pairs. Register online at www.SAUmag.edu/CE or call (870) 235-4006, Macy Moseley retail and community education, macymoseley@saumag.edu, (870) 235-4006. Fee: $50

Delta Waterfowl Banquet. Doors open: 5:30 pm, Dinner: 6:30pm, Columbia County Fairground, 200 Columbia Road 13, Magnolia. Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce, 211 W. Main.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 23

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

THURSDAY - Oct. 24

Families and Children Together, Inc. (FACT, Inc.) has scheduled a meeting of the Board of Directors for October 24, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at the FACT, Inc. central office at 2720 Vine Street in El Dorado and is open to the public.

15th annual Farmers Bank & Trust Distinguished Speaker Series at the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University. Tickets are available online at www.saudevelopment.com/fbt, by phone at 870-235-4287, or at the SAU Beyond the Campus store. Former NYPD officer and U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is the speaker. The dinner and lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center. A Gold Sponsorship, $2,000, includes 10 tickets to the dinner, lecture and private reception, premium seating, and name displayed in the program and on the table. A Blue Sponsorship, $800, includes eight tickets for the dinner and lecture, two tickets for the private reception, and premium seating with name displayed on the table and in the program. Individual tickets to the reception, dinner, and lecture are $200, and dinner and lecture tickets are $100.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

FRIDAY - Oct. 25

Coffee with Your Congressman with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R) of Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District, 10 a.m. at The Perfect Cup in Magnolia.

Magnolia Panthers football @ Little Rock McClellan, 7 p.m., Location: McClellan High School, Little Rock.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

SATURDAY - Oct. 26

Magnolia Downtown Merchants Fall Festival, chili cook-off 4:30-6 p.m., entertainment begins at 3 p.m. featuring Mae Estes at Magnolia Square Park. Events include: trick or treating, costume contest, scavenger hunt, bounce houses, MJCL boosters and big rigs downtown car show, and pie contest. Chili tickets are $5.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

The Camden Connections Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Great Camden Chili Festival in downtown Camden. Teams will set up on Washington Street early that morning to begin cooking their best chili recipes. Public tasting will begin at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, tasting tickets will be sold starting at $1.00 each to purchase chili and beverages at a central area. Takeout chili purchases will also be available. The winners will be announced at 6:00 p.m. Prizes will be award to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall, a People’s Choice award, and a Showmanship Award for best booth presentation.

All Hallow’s Art Gala, Magnolia Arts, 7 p.m., hor’s d’oeuvres, spirits, live music by Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes, costumes strongly encouraged! Tickets sold at Magnolia Arts, 870-901-3600 or www.magnoliaarts.net, $50 per person.

SUNDAY - Oct. 27

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 1-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

MONDAY - Oct. 28

The Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. will host Business Services Team Training on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 101 Harvey Couch Boulevard, Magnolia, Arkansas.

All Youth Studio Art Workshop, Youth will be involved in a hands-on 1 hour art experience with drawing, painting, and 3-D art using various media. The workshop will conclude with a Youth Artists’ Reception. Each class size is limited to 8 students. Location: Studio 11 – 11 Cherrywood Magnolia, AR 71753, Day: Monday (4 Sessions), Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 2nd Session: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Ages: K – 7th Grade, Location: Studio 11 – 11 Cherrywood Magnolia, AR 71753, Instructor: Pat Leslie, Fee: $40 (materials included)

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

TUESDAY - Oct. 29

Annual Boys and Girls Club Harvest Festival, 6-7:30 p.m. We will have games and prizes for everyone. The Harvest Festival is for members and nonmembers, ages 12 and under and free of charge. Activities and games will be provided by SAU athletes and students, Come and have fun, wear your costumes if you wish.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 30

The Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at SWAPDD Inc., 101 Harvey Couch Boulevard, Magnolia, Arkansas.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

THURSDAY - Oct. 31

Community Compassion Center of Magnolia, 2642 North Dudney will be having a Fall Festival, Thursday, October 31 from 2 to 5pm. There will be a cake walk, antique cars, motorcycle show, face painting, chili cook-off, popcorn, hot dogs and music.

Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1300 E. University.

FRIDAY - Nov. 1

Magnolia Panthers football vs. De Queen, 7:00 p.m., Location: Magnolia High School

SATURDAY - Nov. 2

Jimmy Lewis and 8 Second Ride – Country music roundup benefit for South Arkansas Heritage Museum, 7 p.m. at Union Street Station. Also performing, The Cotton Picker Bluegrass Band, Tickets are $10 and sold at the door. Children under 12 are free. Concessions available, free parking. 100% of proceeds to benefit SAHM.

SUNDAY - Nov. 3

Holiday Homemade Market application deadline. Visit www.magnoliaarts.net for more information.

WEDNESDAY - Nov. 6

SAU Rankin College of Business and Farmers Bank and Trust wealth management presents Executive-in-Residence Community forum - Guest Jeffrey Weiss, 10:30 a.m., Foundation Hall, Reynolds Center at SAU. Weiss served as chief technical analyst for Lehman Brothers, PaineWebber Inc., UBS/PaineWebber and UBS, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Fast Money, Talking Numbers, and Trading Nations, in addition to Bloomberg Television and Radio.

FRIDAY - Nov. 8

Magnolia Panthers football @ Hope, 7:00 p.m., Location: Hope High School.

MONDAY - Nov. 11

Dropoff dealine for Farmers Bank & Trust’s second annual Heart of the Red, White and Blue military care package drive, ongoing now. The bank is collecting items to send to deployed troops. Anyone can drop off items for the care packages at any Farmers Bank & Trust location in Magnolia as well as Malvern, Texarkana, Camden, Hope, and New Boston. Cash donations will also be accepted. One complete care package only costs $20 to fill. Suggested Items to donate include things like Slim Jims, crackers, chips, Little Debbie cakes, Crystal Light drink packets, baby wipes, Gold Bond powder, bug spray, sunscreen, soap, dental kits, playing cards, board games, books, etc. Please refrain from dropping off cans or heavy items. Cash donation also accepted.

FRIDAY - Nov. 15

Magnolia High School class of 1994 presents: Living Legends Luncheon honoring former city of Magnolia mayor George Wheatley and Mrs. Kathy Wheatley, class of 1994 active duty military and veterans. Time: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72201, REGISTRATION LINK: www.eventbrite.com/e/living-legends-luncheon-for-magnolia-class-of-1994, SPONSORSHIP LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25th-class-reunion-sponsorship-for-magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-tickets, REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 15, 2019

Magnolia High School Class of 1994 Mighty Magnolia Panthers will be celebrating its 25th Reunion Anniversary! Activities will include: dynamic culture experience within the State Capitol of Little Rock, Arkansas, a Memorial Service reflecting on deceased Classmates, Faculty, and Staff, A Living Legends Luncheon Honoring Former Mayor George Wheatley and Mrs. Kathy Wheatley along with Class of 1994 Active Duty Military and Veterans, Shopping at The Outlets of Little Rock, and All Red Attire Celebration! Event is at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Conference Center 617 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-25th-reunion-tickets-

Hotel Room Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/little-rock-arkansas/la-quinta-downtown-conference-center/overview?brand_id=LQ&checkInDate=7/15/2019&checkOutDate=7/17/2019&&group_code=GROUPCODE&CGMHSR&

There is a separate hotel and registration fee!

Sponsorship link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25th-class-reunion-sponsorship-for-magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-tickets.

THURSDAY - Nov. 14

Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commcerce presents Second Thursday Market, 5-8 p.m. at Magnolia square. Sign your business up for a booth, local businesses are welcome. The Chamber of Commerce is also seeking handmade vendors for Makers Market. Art, décor, vintage and collectibles, stationary and paper goods, bath and body, woodcrafts, repurposed items, locally grown produce vendors, and food trucks are welcome. Email Bonnie at ea@ccalliance.us for more information.

SATURDAY - Nov. 16

Magnolia High School Class of 1994 Mighty Magnolia Panthers will be celebrating its 25th Reunion Anniversary! Activities will include: dynamic culture experience within the State Capitol of Little Rock, Arkansas, a Memorial Service reflecting on deceased Classmates, Faculty, and Staff, A Living Legends Luncheon Honoring Former Mayor George Wheatley and Mrs. Kathy Wheatley along with Class of 1994 Active Duty Military and Veterans, Shopping at The Outlets of Little Rock, and All Red Attire Celebration! Event is at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Conference Center 617 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-25th-reunion-tickets-

Hotel Room Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/little-rock-arkansas/la-quinta-downtown-conference-center/overview?brand_id=LQ&checkInDate=7/15/2019&checkOutDate=7/17/2019&&group_code=GROUPCODE&CGMHSR&

There is a separate hotel and registration fee!

Sponsorship link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25th-class-reunion-sponsorship-for-magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-tickets.

SUNDAY - Nov. 17

Magnolia High School Class of 1994 Mighty Magnolia Panthers will be celebrating its 25th Reunion Anniversary! Activities will include: dynamic culture experience within the State Capitol of Little Rock, Arkansas, a Memorial Service reflecting on deceased Classmates, Faculty, and Staff, A Living Legends Luncheon Honoring Former Mayor George Wheatley and Mrs. Kathy Wheatley along with Class of 1994 Active Duty Military and Veterans, Shopping at The Outlets of Little Rock, and All Red Attire Celebration! Event is at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Conference Center 617 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magnolia-high-school-class-of-1994-25th-reunion-tickets-

Hotel Room Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/little-rock-arkansas/la-quinta-downtown-conference-center/overview?brand_id=LQ&checkInDate=7/15/2019&checkOutDate=7/17/2019&&group_code=GROUPCODE&CGMHSR&

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