Citizens Bank Celebrate America
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 @ 4:00pm
It's time again for the event we look forward to all year!\n \nCome and enjoy the infamous Citizens Bank Celebrate America fireworks show (presented by Sonic) at Riverside Park on Monday, July 4th.\n \nFor our 25th Year Anniversary, we're striving to bring you the best show yet. Relax all evening long with food, fun, and live entertainment featuring Dixon Street, Garrett Duncan, and former 'Voice' contestant Cory Jackson.\n \nThe evening's main event - the glittering fireworks display - will kick off at 9:15PM.\n Batesville is THE place to be this July 4th -- You won't want to miss this!
Cars 'N Coffee
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 @ 8:00am
Join us for Cars 'n Coffee, presented by River City Cruisers, at the Wood Family Dealerships. Stay as long as you want and get some FREE Coffee and Breakfast!
Gardening with Chickens
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 @ 10:00am
Join master gardener Cathy Shonk as she demonstrates best practices of Gardening with Chickens.\nAdults may register by calling 870-793-2121 or emailing oirm.educator@gmail.com.\nMuseum members: $10\nMuseum non-members: $20
Dance with Your Doll Camp @NADT
Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Our Dance with Your Doll Camp is from 1-4 on Thurs. July 14That's more fun than a play-date with your best friends? Bring your child and their favorite doll tothis half-day camp for a fun-filled party! We’ll havea tea party, learn etiquette skills, and dance with ourdolls!
Freedom Fest
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 @ 5:00pm
July is the month the nation celebrates its freedom and independence, and it will also be the month that the residents at John 3:16 Ministries will celebrate their freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. \nJohn 3:16 will host a fundraiser dinner and concert featuring Matthew West on Saturday, July 23, at the ministry, located at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission. \nBesides a fish fry dinner, every ticket comes with an entry into the grand prize drawing of a Spartan Mower SRT-HDD zero-turn riding mower (one must be present to win, however). \nThe event will also include an auction featuring a number of items made from the residents at John 3:16, including wood and metal signs and lighted crosses, canvas prints, wooden cutting boards and, as Instructor A.J. Austin indicated, “There may be a few bigger specialty items like a hope chest.” \nFor 20 years, John 3:16 has been helping men conquer their drug and alcohol addictions at no cost to them. From day 1 when someone asks how much it will cost for their loved one to attend, the camp’s founder, Bryan Tuggle, has always explained, “Jesus Christ already paid the price.” The ministry is primarily funded by donations and fundraisers. \nA.J. said selling items handmade by the men in the camp is one step in the healing process. \n“That’s part of what John 3:16 does, getting guys that've been in drug addiction and teaches them Jesus to get that freedom in Him but also teaches them how to put our hands on something and do something with our lives,” he said. \nA.J., who graduated in June 2021, knows firsthand the feeling of seeing people bid on items that will support the ministry, which is now home to 220 men. \n“It’s a big confidence booster; it’s like God is showing you that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. At the end of my addiction, everything I touched went wrong, whether I wanted it to or not. Even with the best intentions, it still went wrong. So then to see something that I’ve put my hands on actually be worth something to someone means a lot.” \nInstructor Brent Waugh also said the items have a deeper meaning. “Everything we do represents every man that came before us and every man that will come after us, like Jesus - what He did for one He did for all of us.” \nJohn 3:16 Instructor Luke Powell noted that the ministry has brought some big names in Christian music to the Charlotte area, such as Zach Williams, King & Country and now Matthew West. \n“It’s been great to meet the musicians, to interact with them and interview them,” said Powell, a Mississippi native who came to the program in January of 2021 and stayed on after graduation to become an instructor at the camp. “All of them have had a great experience at the ministry. Anytime I’ve spoken with them, they’ve always had nothing but good things to say and say it’s one of the best places they’ve ever played, with how Spirit-moved the audience is and how impacted they are by what goes on here at the ministry.” \nA five-time Grammy nominee, Matthew West was also recently named Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 K-LOVE Fan Awards. West’s other accolades include ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, Dove Award Songwriter of the Year, American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. \nWest also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.” His singles include “Truth Be Told,” “The God Who Stays,” “Hello, My Name Is” and “Before You Ask Her.” \nIn addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards five times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey and others, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their recent single, “Nobody,” in which West is featured. \nAdding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date, and he is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. \nFor more information about Freedom Fest, call 870-799-2525 or visit John316thecure.com.
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2022
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm
2022 Induction ceremony
Car Show presented by River City Cruisers
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:00am
Friday Night Cruise: Aug. 5 @ 6 p.m.\nStarts at Southern tire and Ends at Wood Family Dealerships\nCar Show presented by River City Cruisers\nSaturday, August 6 • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.\nWood Family Dealerships\n1674 Batesville Blvd.
Cars 'N Coffee
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 @ 8:00am
Join us for Cars 'n Coffee, presented by River City Cruisers, at the Wood Family Dealerships. Stay as long as you want and get some FREE Coffee and Breakfast!
Cars 'N Coffee
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 @ 8:00am
Join us for Cars 'n Coffee, presented by River City Cruisers, at the Wood Family Dealerships. Stay as long as you want and get some FREE Coffee and Breakfast!
The River Haunt
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Open October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31 from 7pm-10:30pm
2022 Pumpkin Patch
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 @ 12:00am
We will be offering a Fall Festival for the community. we will schedule groups by reservation Wednesday through Friday and open up to the community on weekends (Saturday 10-5pm) and (Sunday 1-4pm)! \n\nTons of games, bouncy houses, inflatable maze, petting zoo, and SO MUCH MORE. Only $10 per person, pumpkin and ALL EVENTS included!!
Cars 'N Coffee
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 @ 8:00am
Join us for Cars 'n Coffee, presented by River City Cruisers, at the Wood Family Dealerships. Stay as long as you want and get some FREE Coffee and Breakfast!
Nightmare on Main Street
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 @ 12:00am
Fun and Safe Halloween
Monday, Oct 31, 2022 @ 5:00pm
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 @ 12:00am
Old-Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 @ 12:00am
Wassail Walk
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 @ 1:00pm