The Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave., will host free health screenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

The event is for children in the HIPPY/PAT/ABC programs, however parents may also receive free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, according to a news release.

Sessions will be held by appointment only, according to the release. Parents must bring their children’s updated immunization records. Details: HIPPY, 870-730-2906 or 730-2909.