The Jackson County Learning Center is hosting a benefit dinner and purse auction from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Iron Mountain Depot in Newport.

Dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and wacky cake for $6. A silent purse auction will be held throughout the evening featuring new and used pursed form brands such a Louis Vuitton, Coach, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Dooney, Burke and more. While bidding attendees will be able to visit with home-based business owners representing products such as Thirty One, Oragami Owl, Beauty Control and more. All have agreed to donate a portion of their evening sales to the Jackson County Learning Center. Door prizes will be given away and the learning center urges everyone to join them for an evening of fun. To donate or volunteer call 870-523-8488.