Free cybersecurity course on July 16

Hope Cancer

The Hope Wellness Center at Hope Cancer Resources offers a yoga, meditation and fitness class for cancer patients and caregivers in person, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families on a daily basis with a focus on emotional health no matter the circumstances.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and advice.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are asked to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.

writers colony

Dairy Hollow Writers Colony offers “Storytelling Through the Five Senses”, a workshop by Jennifer Moore. The five senses are part of the shared human experience; incorporating them into their writing can be a powerful way for a writer to connect with readers. The workshop will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on July 28 at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. The course fee is $25 and all proceeds benefit the WCDH Scholarship Fund.

“Storytelling Through the Five Senses” will teach participants how to incorporate evocative and sensory detail into their writing. The instructor will share the science behind why sensory storytelling is especially powerful.

Information: writerscolony.org/events.

Red Cross

The American Red Cross and Discovery are teaming up for Shark Week and inviting people to dive in to help save lives by donating blood this July. The Red Cross has seen a sharp drop in blood and platelet donations last month, and donors are urged to book an appointment now to avoid a blood shortage this summer.

Thanks to Discovery, everyone who comes to donate blood in July will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exclusive set of Shark Week merchandise that includes a beach bike, portable smoke-free fire pit, paddle board, kayak and a $500 gift card to use as accessories.

Those who come to donate July 21-24 will receive an exclusive Shark Week t-shirt from Discovery, while supplies last. Details are available at rcblood.org/sharkweek.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities July 7-31:

• Bella Vista: Noon to 4 p.m. July 21, First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. July 26, New Life Christian Church, 103 Riordan Road

• Bentonville: 11am-4pm July 14, McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 2201 SE Moberly Lane; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15, St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1300 NE J St.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, Bentonville Fire & Police, 800 SW A St.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26, Bentonville Plaza, 609 SW Eighth St.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29, Bentonville Church of Christ, 708 N. Walton Blvd.

• Centerton: 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., July 18, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 950 Seba Road

• Rogers: 10 1m at 2 p.m. July 11, Frisco Station Mall, 100 N. Dixieland Road; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 12, Rogers Christian Church, 2501 West Oak St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19, Rogers Convention Center, 3201 Pinnacle Hills Parkway; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, Center for Nonprofits, 1200 West Walnut; 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 20, Sunnyside Baptist Church, 210 East Locust St.; 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. July 21, Everest Rehabilitation Hospital, 4313 S. Pleasant Crossing Blvd.; noon-5 p.m. July 25, Kellogg, 5111 W JB Hunt Drive, Suite 100

• Jasper: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, Jasper High School, 600 School St.

• Farmington: 12-5 p.m. July 28, Farmington Junior High, 278 West Main St.

• Fayetteville: 10am-3pm July 11, Fayetteville Athletic Club, 2920 East Zion Road; 1 to 5 p.m. July 18, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21, Medical Arts Pharmacy, 2515 East Huntsville Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22, Medical Arts Pharmacy, 2515 East Huntsville Road

• Springdale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14, Knights of Columbus Hall, 267 N. Barrington Road; 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 15, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Springdale, 6738 Lynch’s Prairie Court; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31, St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 1386 S West End St.

Information: redcrossblood.org or call (800-) 733-2767.

Cybersecurity courses

A free cybersecurity course on “Understanding the Dangers of Social Media” will be presented by Gregg Robbins from 9:30-11 a.m. on July 16 at the library of the First Presbyterian Church of Rogers, 1901 S. 26th St. in Rogers.

Learn how to defend yourself and your family on the Internet. “Understanding the Dangers of Social Media” explores how social media manipulates us, invades our privacy, and who uses this information.

No special technical skills are required; the presentation is aimed at a wide audience and suitable for students in middle school and beyond. An open time for questions and answers will follow the presentation.

Instructor, Gregg Robbins, leads the corporate security program for Watco Companies, which is a $1.3 billion transportation and logistics company based in Pittsburg, Kansas, with more than 400 offices in four countries. . In addition to being responsible for the cybersecurity program for Watco, he is a speaker on a variety of cybersecurity topics at local schools and events as well as at national events and conferences.

Class space is limited.

Information: www.fpcrogers.com.

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