Library to observe Asian Heritage month

The Windsor Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library will observe Asian Pacific Heritage month with a trivia challenge during the month of May at the library, 4701 Windsor Drive. Patrons are invited to pick up a free trivia sheet, complete it and turn it in at the front desk for a chance to win a $10 Books-A-Million gift card. Visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org or call Janine Jamison at 785-0405 for information.

Lupus update meeting slated

The Lupus Foundation of Arkansas will host a Lupus Awareness Month seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 in Room 124 of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock. The topic of the seminar will be "What is new in the lupus world?" and guest speakers include Dr. Seth Berney, a representative from Exagen Diagnostics and a lupus patient.

Admission is free and lunch will be provided, but advance registration by Friday is required. Call (800) 294-8878 for information or to register.

Photo competition accepting entries

The Arkansas mobile phone photography group @ArkMoPhs is now accepting smartphone photo submissions through May 8 for its fourth annual Explore Arkansas exhibit. The exhibit will be on display beginning June 16 at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. Explore Arkansas entries are accepted for three categories: people, places and things of Arkansas. All photos must be taken within the borders of Arkansas and shot and edited only with the aid of mobile devices.

Visit @ArkMoPhs on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to register, submit photos or for information.

Dyer Women to host spaghetti dinner

The Dyer Women's Auxiliary will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. May 13 at the Dyer Community Building, 425 Loomis Lane in Dyer. Meal will include spaghetti, toast, a salad and a drink followed by an evening of bingo.

Cost for dinner is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and younger. Admission for bingo is an inexpensive gift to be used as a prize.

Tax seminar for professionals slated

A tax seminar for certified public accountants and attorneys will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, 101 N. Second St. The event is sponsored by Eldredge & Clark, LLP, First National Bank, and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation.

Cost is $20, and registration is required. Lunch is included, and attendees will qualify for one-and-a-half hours of continuing legal education credits and continuing professional education credits in Arkansas.

The program will consists of topics such as “Choosing the Right Retirement Plan,” “Uncertainty Over the Future of Healthcare,” “Trust and Estate Planning” and “Planning for the Sale of a Closely Held Business.”

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-tax-planning-update-seminar-fort-smith-tickets-33050849982 for information.

WhyteSpyder, Mercy partner for Cornhole Event

Fayetteville eCommerce company WhyteSpyder will host its fourth annual Catfish, Corndog and Cornhole Tournament, benefitting Mercy Health Foundation, on June 16 at the Mercy Hospital Campus North Field/parking lot in Fayetteville.

Teams can register and sponsors can find more information at http://catfishcorndogsandcornhole.com/. The registration deadline for event sponsors is May 26.

Contact Casey Crowell at (479) 287-4006 or ccrowell@whytespyder.com for information.

Strickland Foundation plans fundraisers

The Craig Strickland Memorial Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at the River Valley Golf Course, 5829 U.S. 64 in Alma.

Call Cody Robbins at (479) 670-3438 to register.

The foundation also will host a ping pong tournament at 6 p.m. June 29 at the former Shipley Baking Building, 63 S Seventh St. in Fort Smith. Entry fees are $20 for the singles tournament and $30 for the doubles. Food trucks, popcorn and refreshments will be available.

General admission is $5. Call (479) 629-6916 for information.

Proceeds from both fundraisers will support the Craig Strickland Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing scholarships and mentoring to help young adults leverage the opportunities God brings their way.

'Shopkins Live!' coming to WAC

"Shopkins Live!," the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand, will be staged at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Tickets are $37.50 plus taxes and fees and will go on sale noon Friday. Tickets can be purchased at Walton Arts Center’s Box Office, by calling (479) 443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter,org.