Paragould Farmers’ Market is held each Saturday at the Community Pavilion starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon, or when items are sold out. The event includes crafts and produce sellers.
The country band The Tonkyhonks is scheduled to perform at the Bono Community Center this evening (Saturday, May 20) beginning at 7 p.m.
The American Red Cross is asking the public to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month this May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O negative blood donors are especially needed right now.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type in the most serious situations.
Type O positive blood is the most used blood type because it can be transfused to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
Here are some area blood drives scheduled for this week:
Sunday, May 21, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Woods Chapel General Baptist Church, 175 AR-230, in Brookland
Monday, May 22, from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Rector Community Center, 740 East Ninth Street, in Rector
Tuesday, May 23, from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., at Browns Chapel Baptist Church, 3800 S. Rockingchair Road in Paragould
All who give through May 31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2023 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle. The getaway includes two tickets to the 2023 MLB All-Star Game thanks to the support of Fanatics, round-trip airfare, four-night hotel accommodations, a $750 gift card and more. Additionally, those who give through May 31 will receive an exclusive Red Cross beach towel, while supplies last.
Paragould City Council
The Paragould City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22, following a Finance Committee meeting to be held at 5:40 p.m. at City Hall, 301 West Court St., in Paragould.
World Turtle Day
Turtle and tortoise lovers around the globe are gathering together to “shellebrate” World Turtle Day on Tuesday.
American Tortoise Rescue, an international nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of turtles and tortoises, holds this annual event every year on May 23. This year’s theme is – “I Love Turtles!”
Visit WorldTurtleDay.org for more information.
Register for NEA Sings
United Way of Northeast Arkansas is hosting its annual virtual singing competition, NEA Sings. The event is being presented by NEA Baptist and will celebrate and recognize musical talent in Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Clay, Craighead, Cross, Poinsett, Randolph and Mississippi counties.
The virtual singing competition is open to anyone in the mentioned counties, and serves as a fundraiser for United Way of Northeast Arkansas.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash, a produced musical performance video by Anthem Pictures (valued at more than $2,500), a recording session at Back Beat Music (including three songs, setup and recording producer valued at $500), and a photo shoot with James Bickham Visuals. The winner will also perform on center stage at the next Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest.
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