The Hope Housing Authority Board meets every 3rd Thursday of each month at noon at the Hope Housing Authority Community Room at 720 Texas Street in Hope
Hope 1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center will be holding a Safety Baby Shower Tuesday, December 10th at 5:30 pm for those in their 2nd or 3rd trimester. Attendees will receive a free car seat. Hope. The Center is in downtown Hope at 114 South Main Street in the same building as the Charitable Christian Clinic.
The Annual Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Community Coffee, hosted by Farmers Bank & Trust will be Wednesday, December 11th at the bank, 201 East Third, from 9:30-11 am. The bank will hold "Cookies with Santa" that afternoon from 3pm to 5pm and all kids are invited!
Starting December 11th, Blevins will host a Christmas Treasure Hunt. The item to be found will be located inside the city limits. It will not be hidden on private property so no one should be trespassing. The clues will be given daily at 4pm on the "Blevins Christmas Treasure Hunt" facebook page. The treasure will be worth $1,000. The winner will be announced at the Blevins Christmas Parade on December 14th.
The Blevins Elementary School Christmas Program is Thursday, December 12th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm in the cafeteria
M-pact "Ehite Christmas" Holiday Special is Friday, December 13th starting at 7 pm at Hempstead Hall in Hope, sponsored by the Hall and Southwest Arkansas Arts Council. Tickets start at $20. The award winning A Capella sextet is based in Los Angeles. Go to hempsteadhall.com for ticket information.
Christmas & Candlelight Saturday, December 14th, 1 pm - 8 pm at Historic Washington State Park. Adults: $10, Children Ages 6-12: $6. You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through the historic village. Decorations, music, and more set the mood for this historic holiday experience. The homes of yesterday are adorned with historic period decorations of pine cones, grapevines, magnolia, and evergreens. Daylight tours are from 1-5 p.m. Candlelight tours begin at 5 p.m. when thousands of luminaries will be lit, and will continue until 8 p.m. Plan time in your schedule to visit Williams' Tavern, offering a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. You may also choose to enjoy a horse-drawn surrey ride or shop the gift shops for that special holiday gift.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a program for Robbie Martin on December 14th at Union Baptist Church in Fulton at 6pm. Choirs are invited to render and "a" and "b" selection. For info contact Jessie Henry at 703-8994.
Old Washington Farmers' Market will have a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 14th from 4-8 pm at the Washington Firehous
The Oakhaven luminaries will be set up on Saturday December 14th and 21st. Again this year the town will be giving out hot cocoa and cookies.
The 26th Annual Emmet Christmas "Night of Lights" Parade will be held Saturday December 14th beginning at 6pm sponsored by the Emmet Vision Association. Those interested in participating in the parade should be at the parking lot on Hazel Street near old school and gym at 5:30pm. The parade will begin at 6pm sharp and will continue through many streets and neighborhoods ending at the Emmet Chuck Wagon on East 1st Street by City Park. The parade route is 2miles. Refreshments will be served and Santa will be there to greet everyone. For info, call Anita at 903-276-5723 or Jewell Allen at 887-3285.
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 14th from 9-11 am at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Prescott. For ages 0-12 years old. Admission—Canned food item. Must be accompanied by an adult. Activities include Breakfast with Santa, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, make reindeer food, Santa’s hat crafts, snowball toss, face painting, jingle bell necklace, Christmas coloring pages, and bingo. Pictures with Santa will be $3.00 Call Prescott-Nevada Chamber of Commerce at 870-887-2101.
The Blevins Christmas Parade will be December 14th beginning at 6pm. The lineup will be at 5:30pm at the Blevins School. Following the parade there will be hot cocoa and cookies with Santa at the Word of Faith Church. For info contact Margie Smith or Angela Mitchell.
Calvary Baptist Church at 1301 West Avenue B in Hope will hold a Christmas Carol Sing-Along Sunday December 15th at 6pm. Robert Green will play the organ for the event and everyone is invited!
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Christus Trinity Medical Clinic at 805 Trinity Drive near Chicken Express, is Tuesday, December 17th at 10 am.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 256 Highway 76 in Rosston will hold a Christmas Concert December 17th at 7pm. The program will feature a night of Christmas music including a mix of Bluegrass, Classical, and Irish Christmas songs. The program will feature the Silvey Family from Bodcaw, Lynn Silvey of Hope, and Sister Strings of Caddo Gap. The public is invited. Refreshments will follow.
The Annual Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Community Coffee, hosted by Lance and Associates Real Estate in the log building at 411 West Avenue C, will be Wednesday, December 18th from 9:30-11 am.
Hempstead County 4-H Record Book Workshop is Wednesday, December 18th at 4:30 pm at the Extension Office in Hope. If you have any questions please contact the Extension Office at (870) 777-5771.
Phi Theta Kappa is conducting a Toy Drive for Arkansas Children's Hospital and Pop Tab Drive for Ronald McDonald Foundation. Donation deadline is Wednesday, December 18th. Drop off donations at DL 108, DL 109 and SC Entryway at UAHT/Hope or Tailgaters in downtown Hope. Information by calling Amanda Maggio at 870-722-8237 or Jason Chism at 870-722-8205.
The monthly singing at Guernsey Baptist Church, 4284 Hempstead 2, is Friday, December 20th. at 6:00 pm. Potluck supper will be served.
Hunter Education class offered by the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will be Saturday, December 21st from 7 am-5 pm. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch.
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Prescott at 240 Warren will hold a free "Coats for Kids" distribution on December 21st from noon to 4pm at the church. Free coats wil be given to kids and a soup and cornbread lunch will be served. Persons who would like to sponsor a coat can contact Marilyn Trotter at 331-5673. Rev. M.L. Manning is the pastor.
The "Bountiful Blessings Christmas Musical" is set for Saturday December 21st at 6pm at Union Missionary Baptist Church at 210 Townson Street in Fulton. Choirs and soloists are invited to render an "A & B" selection. For information call Doroty Johnson at 777-7698 or Farris Koontz at 703-6153 for information.
Candle Making Workshop, Saturday, December 21, 9 am - noon at Historic Washington State Park Admission: $25. Meet at the candle shop and enjoy the hands-on experience of making candles as you learn the history of this art form. Make your own creation and take it home. Must be 12 years or older to participate.
The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center near Columbus will offer the Arkansas Hunter Education Course Saturday, December 21st from 7:00 am-5:00 pm. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch. There is no fee for this program. Call 870-983-2790.
Lincoln High School Alumni will hold a Blue & Gold Christmas Ball Saturday, December 21st from 8 pm-midnight at the old Western Sizzlin Building, 1706 Holiday Drive in Hope. Semi-formal attire. Admission is $7 per person. Music provided by D.J. Batt. Door prizes. Gift auction. All money goes to the L.H.S. Scholarship Fund.
The city of Hope Public Works will be closed Tuesday December 24th and Wednesday December 25th for Christmas. There will be no trash pick up on December 23rd but rubbish will be picked up that day. Monday's trash will be picked up Thursday December 26th and Tuesday's trash will be picked up Friday December 27th. There will be no commercial pickup Deember 24th or 25th. The city of Hope landfill will be closed December 24th and 25th.
Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and December 26th.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church downtown at 3rd and Elm will celebrate The Birth of Christ Christmas Eve with a birthday party for Jesus beginning at 7 pm in the Parish Hall on Christmas Eve. The service of Holy Communion will begin at 9 pm in the church. All are welcome
The monthly singing at Southside Baptist Church, Highway 29 South across from the college in Hope, scheduled for Friday, December 27th has been cancelled.
Watch Night Service Tuesday, December 31st at 8 pm until midnight at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road near Saratoga. Finger food refreshments. For information, call 870-388-9200. Brother Charles Jones, pastor.
The city of Hope public works will be closed January 1st for New Years. There will be no rubbish pick up on the 1st.
First Day Hike at Millwood State Park on Highway 32 between Saratoga and Ashdown will be Wednesday, January 1st at 9:00 am starting at the Trailhead. Join a park interpreter for a 1.5-mile hike along the Waterfowl Way Trail. This trail is easy and can accommodate the most novice of hikers. The hike is an hour and a half winding along the lakeshore, observing scenic views and wildlife sightings. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and bring drinking water. Dress appropriately for the weather.
First Day Hike Wednesday, January 1st from 10:30 am-noon at White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City. Meeting Place: Tent Camping Area Trailhead. Join park staff to traverse 2 miles on Beech Ridge Trail, located beside the tent camping area. After the hike, warm up beside a campfire and enjoy some Dutch oven taco soup. Supplies are limited. Please remember to bring a chair. Contact the park for more information at 870-685-2748.
The monthly singing at Okay Community Baptist Church, 301 Okay Road near Saratoga is Friday, January 3rd, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be potluck supper. For directions and information, call 870-388-9200.
Weaving Basics Saturday, January 4th. at Historic Washington State Park. Meeting Place: 1874 Courthouse from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission: $25 Learn to weave a rug on a lap loom. All supplies are provided in this easy, interactive introduction to weaving. Leave with completed rug, loom, and weaving tools.
Trial by Jury Saturday, January 11 at Historic Washington State Park. Meeting Place: 1874 Courthouse from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adults: $25, children under 14: $20. Experience 19th century justice in Washington as you take part in the "Trial by Jury" series. The evening will begin with a meal at Williams' Tavern Restaurant and then you will proceed to the trial drama. Reservations are required. Call 870-983-2684.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a program for Rev. Wallace Ingram January 11th at 6pm at St. John Baptist Church in Bluff City. Choirc are invited to render and "A" and "B": selection or solo. For info contact Pastor Jessie Henry at 703-8994.
The Call in Hempstead and Nevada Counties will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, January 14th at New Liberty Baptist Church, 2546 County Road 14 near Emmet. Contact Dixie Coffee at 501-607-8035 or email@example.com
Dances of the Past at Historic Washington State Park Saturday, January 18th, starting at 7:00 pm. Meeting Place: 1874 Courthouse Couples: $18, Single: $10. Dance experience is not required for this fun evening of dance and fellowship! Join the staff of Historic Washington for an exciting class that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Throughout history, dance has been not only an art form but also a way to socialize and make new friends. Come alone or with a partner and you will leave with new friends and new knowledge of dances such as the Virginia Reel, and many more. Refreshments will be served. Casual dress or period dress as you like. To reserve your spot for the evening call 870 983-2684.
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Fulton will hold a benefit program for James Carrigan, Jr. on January 25th at 6pm at Rising Star Baptist Church January 25th at 6pm. Choirs are invited to render an "A" and "B" selection. For info phone Jessie Henry at 703-8994.
Hope Police Department will observe National Night Out 2019 Tuesday, August 6th from 6-8 pm at Hope Fair Park. Food, fun and entertainment for all ages.Union Baptist Church, 1925 Highway 53 Bodcaw, will have the theme Farm Fresh Faith at their Vacation Bible School July 29-31 from 6:00-8:30 pm. For more information, call 870-703-6987The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Wednesday, August 28th from 9:30-11 am will be hosted by the Hempstead County Fair at the chamber officeHope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at the new Hempstead County Library in Hope, Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 am-11:00 amThe Junior Auxiliary of Hope will hold their 57th Annual Spaghetti Supper Tuesday, September 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm, drive-thru only at Hempstead Hall in Hope. Tickets are $8 and available from any JA member. Proceeds go towards scholarships for Hempstead County students.AEDI Task Force Committee meetings Thursday, September 19th from 5-8 pm at Hempstead Hall in Hope. Still not too late to join a committee.Antioch Baptist Church, 799 Highway 332 near Deann, will hold its annual homecoming program Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm. Speaker will be Brandon Williamson of Tollette.All Hempstead County 4-H Livestock Show team members are to report to the District Fairgrounds in Hope at 7 pm Monday, September 23. Will work about an hour setting up the Farm Bureau Women's Committee Children's Barnyard. Bring shovels and wheel barrows if you have them. For more information call 870-777-5771 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgLifeShare Blood Centers will have a blood drive Tuesday, October 29th from 8 am-1 pm at Brentwood Industries, 118 Industrial Park off Highway 29 North in Hope.
Hope Academy of Public Service will host a Halloween Chamber Coffee Thursday, October 31st from 9-10:30 am at the HAPS Cafeteria. Costumes welcome!
---Town of McNab will hold a public meeting to discuss a city sewage project Thursday, October 17th at 5 pm in the McNab Community CenterFirst Baptist Church, Hope, Family Fall Festival Thursday, Oct. 31st, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Parking Lot/Gym behind church on Main Street). Music, food, candy, games and m
- The city of Hope Public Works will be closed Monday November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. Commercial trash routes will run as normal. As far as residential trash is concerned, Monday's will be picked up Tuesday November 12th and Tuesday's will be picked up Wednesday November 13th. The city of Hope Landfill will be closed November 11th and there will be no rubbish pick up for the week according to Sanitation Superintendent Nathaniel Holyfield.
The Blevins Elementary School Christmas Program is Thursday, December 12th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm in the cafeteriaThe Oakhaven luminaries will be set up on Saturday December 14th and 21st. Again this year the town will be giving out hot cocoa and cookies.