A program of local speakers will discuss the growing role of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures in the region from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today, May 22, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. The roundtable is sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society through its Diverse Settlers Committee, led by Margaret Clark. There will also be cultural dances by Marshal and Indian groups.
Parking is available in front of the museum on Johnson Avenue and across from the museum in the bank and retail parking lots.
The WCHS has recognized the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The observance has been set aside by the U.S. Congress for local groups and citizens recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the states history, culture, and achievements -United.
Information: (479) 521-4681 or by email at [email protected]
Taste of Elkins
The second annual “A Taste of Elkins Area” is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 4 at the Elkins Community Center. This fundraiser helps raise funds for Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center programs, including nutrition, socialization and transportation programs.
According to center director Claudine Stark, the center serves about 1,600 meals a month to local seniors, and more than half of those meals are delivered daily to Meals on Wheels recipients.
“Food and gasoline prices continue to rise, and it’s hard to keep up,” she says. “Meals and all services are free for anyone aged 60 or over, with a suggested donation. Some people can afford to donate, some can’t, but no one is ever turned away. that’s why we have We receive very limited funding, around 50%, so the rest is up to us Since feeding the elderly is our number 1 priority, it seemed only natural to organize a fundraiser with our food community local.
A Taste of Elkins Area is an opportunity to eat great local food and listen to great local music. Eight food establishments will be represented, Nellie B’s, Harps Foods, Boba’s Asian Café, The BBQ Place, Tequila Grill, Creations by Cindy, The Swalty Kernel and the Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center. You’ll fill your plate with sample specials.
The cost is $10.
The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation recently awarded WelcomeHealth $60,000 to support its mission to provide free medical and dental care to less fortunate members of the community who need quality health care.
The funds received will pay for 1,722 services for 246 adults and children in the medical and dental programs.
With more than 60,000 residents of Northwest Arkansas living in poverty and without health insurance, there is a continued need for free health care in the region. WelcomeHealth is the springboard to better health and quality of life for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Information: (479) 444-6033 or by email at [email protected]
The mission of the Northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista Veterans Council is to honor and honor all veterans, living or deceased. The Wall of Honor provides a venue for special events; helps teach the important history of our great nation; and provides a place for quiet time to reflect and a place for memories. Free tours of approximately half an hour of the beautiful Veterans Memorial, honoring all veterans, are offered.
To schedule a free tour of the Veterans Wall of Honor, contact the Northwest Arkansas Veterans Council.
Information: (479) 855-4421, email [email protected] or write to PO Box 3085, Bella Vista, AR. 72715.
The Hope Wellness Center at Hope Cancer Resources offers a yoga, meditation and fitness class for cancer patients and caregivers in person, via Zoom and YouTube.
Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families on a daily basis with a focus on emotional health no matter the circumstances.
A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and advice.
Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are asked to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.
Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas has announced the following courses for the coming week:
• May 23: Arkansas Relocation Centers during World War II. 110,000 Japanese Americans were displaced from their homes and placed in camps in other parts of the country. A camp was at McGehee. The reasoning behind these camps will be presented with relevant videos. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pryor Center. $19 members, $34 non-members.
• May 24, 31 and June 7: Sculptural Hand-building With Clay. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Creation Center. $75 members, $90 non-members.
• May 25: A virtual visit to the MAPS Air Museum: where history takes flight. 10 a.m. to noon. Zoom. $25 members, $40 non-members.
• May 26, June 9, 16: Engraving techniques for beginners. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Creation Center. $75 members, $90 non-members.
• May 27, June 3 and 4: Baseball: Counting the points for beginners. In two in-person classes, learn to score in person, while watching TV or listening to the radio. In Session 3, put your skills to the test while watching a Northwest Arkansas Naturals home game. OLLI Office and Arvest Ball Park. $39 members, $54 non-members.
Information: (479) 575-4545.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas announced the 10 grantees participating in its upcoming Women’s Economic Mobility Hub. During the six-month program, black women entrepreneurs across the state have access to vital support services, training and financing.
Participants of the WEM Hub 2022 cohort include:
Dequeshia Prude-Wheeler, Prude Legacy Law Group, PLLC in Bentonville; and
Warrenesha Arnold, Nyarai Cosmetics, LLC in Fayetteville.
As part of the WFA’s Women Empowered initiative, the WEM Hub is a statewide program designed to support Black women-owned businesses by providing technical assistance as well as additional resources, including 5 $000 in unrestricted grants. Support for WEM Hub 2022 was provided by Arkansas Business Publishing Group, Arvest, Bank of America, RSF Social Finance, Simmons Bank, Truist Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Women’s Funding Network.