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Ouachita Little Theatre is holding auditions for “Return to Radio Land” this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Ouachita Little Theatre.  This is a readers theatre style performance to be performed October 22, 23, and 24.  There are parts for all ages.

The Rotary Club of Polk County will be presenting their new “Blessing Box”

to the community on Thursday, October 1st at 12:45pm.

A Ribbon Cutting for Transcendence Energy and Body Works will be held Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at 408 Janssen Ave. Suite C. Call the Mena/Polk County Chamber for more information.

The Ouachita Strings and Friends will be holding a bonus performance of their annual Concert in the Park, Saturday October 3rd at 4:00pm at Janssen Park. It is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments and come prepared to enjoy a evening  of musical favorites while supporting your local artist.

Mena Downtown Partners has canceled Downtown Daylight Trick-or-Treat.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the American Legion building in Veterans’ Park for their monthly meeting.

4-H is selling Texas Roadhouse Rolls for a fundraiser. Contact the extension office, 479-394-6018, for more information.

The Elks Lodge is seeking donations for their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. For more information contact the Lodge at 479-394-3740

City Of Mena Fall Clean-Up Scheduled: The City of Mena’s 17th Annual Fall Clean-Up is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 26,  Only yard waste items will be picked up (tree limbs, shrubs, leaves, grass, etc.). Due to state law, we can not pick up construction debris and lumber.  Please place items at curb side PRIOR to Monday, Oct. 26 to insure they will be collected.  it is required that smaller items, such as small limbs, gum balls, and leaves, be placed in garbage bags. This service is free for the residents of Mena. The Mena Street Department will begin collection in the Northwest part of the city and work their way across town following the same routes as Southern Disposal. This pick-up is scheduled for one week only and it is not necessary to call City Hall in order to receive this service.

St. Agnes Church will host a food distribution on Thursday, October 1st.  from 10:30 – Noon at 203 8th St. in Mena.  Distribution will be at the church office.

The Mena Art Gallery will be open extended hours during October to give people a chance to see the national Art of the Heartland Show. October hours are: Friday, Oct. 2, 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, Oct. 3, 3 pm – 7 pm;

Sunday, Oct. 4, Noon – 3 pm; Friday, Oct. 9, 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, Oct. 10, 3 pm – 7 pm; Sunday, Oct. 11, Noon – 3 pm; Friday, Oct. 16, 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, Oct. 17, 3pm – 7 pm; Sunday, Oct. 18, Noon – 3 pm; Friday, Oct. 23, 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 pm – 7 pm; Sunday, Oct. 25, Noon – 3 pm. For more information contact Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, at 479-394-3880.

The Community Calendar has a new format! As a result of several events being canceled during the pandemic and disruption to routine, we found there were often errors in the Community Calendar. Because events are changing, often canceled or approved on a case by case basis, we have decided to revamp how to share what is going on in the community. The Around Town format will depend on readers to let Pulse Multi Media know what is happening Around Town. Rather than list events by date each week, we will have a Topic/Event Organizer in BOLD, with the details of when, where, why and more information following.

It’s easy to have your event listed in Around Town, which will be read on radio stations KENA and KQOR daily. Simply send your Around Town announcement to news@mypulsenews.com or call 479-243-9600 and let us know! To have the event listed in the paper, we need to know by FIVE on FRIDAY. We look forward to continuing to serve the community!

Have an Around Town event or announcement? Email news@mypulsenews.com or call 479-243-9600

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