this week’s EVENTS

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Published April 5, 2012 at 3:26 a.m.
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— TODAY Noonday Prayer CONWAY - St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 925 Mitchell St., will offer noonday prayer and Stations of the Cross at noon today. People of all faiths are welcome to participate in this short service of prayer and Scripture that will include Stations of the Cross. For more information, call (501) 329-8174.

Garden Club Meeting DARDANELLE - The Dardanelle Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Dardanelle Housing Authority, 402 S. Fifth St. Accredited flower-show judge Jo Krallman will present a program on designs for flower shows and understanding flowershow schedules. For more information, call Nan Brown at (501) 264-4707.

Bake Sale CONWAY - Conway Christian School will hold its sixth annual bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road. More than 400 items will be for sale, including pies, cakes, breads, jams and jellies, and gluten-free items. The public is invited.

La Leche League Meeting CONWAY - The La Leche League of Conway will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at La Lucha Space, 2305 Prince St. Women interested in breastfeeding or learning more about breastfeeding are welcome to attend. No membership is required, and children are welcome. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Jordan at (501) 908-4933 or

TODAY AND FRIDAY Computer Training Registration CONWAY - The Conway Adult Education Center’s computer training department will hold registration for computer training classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call (501) 450-4810 or visit

SATURDAY Breakfast With the Easter Bunny PERRYVILLE - The Adona Volunteer Fire Department will hold Breakfast With the Easter Bunny from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Perryville Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building on Arkansas 60 West. Pancakes and a choice of meat will be served. Each child will receive a free photo with the Easter Bunny and a surprise from his basket. Tickets will be $6 per child at the door and include one free adult admission. Additional adult tickets will be $4 each. All proceeds will benefit the Adona Volunteer Fire Department.

SUNDAY Service to Welcome Pastor MAUMELLE - The community is invited to join First Baptist Church Maumelle in welcoming its new pastor, Tony W. Auxier, and his wife, Karen, on Easter Sunday. His sermon topic will be “Seeing Is Believing.” Sunday activities begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all age groups, followed by worship at 10:15 a.m. AWANA clubs meet at 4:30 p.m., and evening worship is at 5. For more information on First Baptist Church Maumelle, call the church office at (501) 851-3547 or visit www.fbcmaumelle. org.

TUESDAY Women’s Council Luncheon CONWAY - The Conway Regional Women’s Council’s quarterly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Special Events Center, 1600 Centennial Club Drive. Dr. Ralph Marrero, a Conway ear, nose and throat specialist, will answer questions on the relationship between snoring and sleep apnea. The luncheon costs $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and registration is required. To register, call (501) 513-5778, email or visit

UPCOMING Flower and Plant Sale MORRILTON - The annual Flower and Plant Sale sponsored by the Petit Jean Garden Club of Morrilton will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at the Fullerton Activity Center, 1050 Oak St./Arkansas 95. Many varieties of annuals, grasses, flowering vines, perennials, hanging baskets and potted containers will be available for purchase. Master Gardeners will be on-site to help customers with gardening problems and to suggest flowers for particular sites. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the club’s planting and maintenance projects and two college scholarships. For more information, call (501) 354-3396.

Golf Tournament FAIRFIELD BAY - The Fairfield Bay Library Friends will host the fourth annual “Tee It Up for Literacy” golf tournament at the Indian Hills Country Club on April 14. This is a four-person scramble, $55 per player, with prizes, contests and food. A set of four hybrids, a set of three wedges and three putters are a few of the items to be raffled. Tournament sign-in and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For reservations, contact the Indian Hills Pro Shop at (501) 884-6018.

Livestock Fundraiser CONWAY - The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will present its 14th annual Livestock concert on April 14 at the Bear’s Den. Livestock is a fundraiser for Heifer International. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to secure food and a dependable income for the poor and hungry, as well as taking care of the Earth. This year, Livestock will feature Ben Wold, Swimming (Fayetteville) and Whale Fire (Little Rock). Doors will open at 8 p.m., and the show will start at 9 p.m. A $5 donation will be requested at the door. All proceeds from Livestock will go to Heifer International.

Relay for Life Bake Sale MORRILTON - The Petit Jean Mountain Extension Homemakers Club will have a Relay for Life bake-sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 in front of the Off the Porch Antique Shop, across from the train depot on Broadway.The women who live on Petit Jean Mountain are baking pies, cakes and cookies to raise money for cancer research. For more information, contact Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559 or

Singing Convention CONWAY - The North Central Arkansas Singing Convention will meet April 14 at Gold Creek Baptist Church, 354 Sturgis Road. Activities will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. The public is invited to these events. For more information, call (501) 329-5040 or (501) 339-8680.

Luncheon and Antique Appraisal RUSSELLVILLE -The River Valley Arts Center and board members Carol Swindell, Richard Ruble and Erica Hull will host a luncheon and a presentation by appraisal expert Charles Curb at 11:30 a.m. April 14 in the Gallery at the River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St. Curb will help attendees identify one antique piece and provide a written appraisal of the piece. Reservations are required. The cost of the luncheon is $35 with or without an appraisal. Tickets can be purchased at the arts center or by credit card at (479) 968-2452. Space is limited.

Oak Ridge Boys Concert CONWAY - The Oak Ridge Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall to close this season’s University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances’ Nostalgia Series. Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, are $30 to $40 for adults, $27 to $37 for senior citizens, $25 to 35 for UCA alumni, $28 to $33 for UCA faculty and staff, and $10 for all students. For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or toll free in Arkansas at (866) 810-0012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit

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