RIVER VALLEY and OZARK AREA SATURDAY Ancestor Fair MORRILTON - The Conway County Genealogical Society will sponsor the 16th annual Arkansas River Valley Ancestor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the multipurpose building on the county fairgrounds on U.S. 64 in downtown Morrilton. Those attending will have an opportunity to share family history and receive tips about researching genealogical history. Food and drinks will be available at the fair. For more information, contact Emery Francis at email@example.com or (501) 834-3482.
TODAY Summer Concert Series CONWAY - The Boomers will perform at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library as a part of the library’s summer concert series. The band consists of J.D. Hatfield, Joe Lombardi, Mike Schaefer, Conrad Shumaker and Sara Shumaker. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
MONDAY Fall Softball Divisional Meeting RUSSELLVILLE - The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will have a divisional meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hughes Community Center for teams competing in the Adult Fall Softball League. A representative from each team will need to attend the meeting.
For more information, call (479) 968-1272.
TUESDAY Q & A with Senator’s Staff MORRILTON - U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s staff will hold a question-and-answer session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce. This is a walk-in event, and staff members will answer questions and address concerns involving any federal agency and listen to residents’ thoughts on legislative issues. For more information, contact the chamber at (501) 354-2393.
WEDNESDAY Ladies’ Lunch Break CONWAY - The Ladies’ Lunch Break will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The cost of the meal is $5. For more information or if child care is needed, call the church office at (501) 327-6565.
SATURDAY College Financial Preparation Class MAUMELLE - The Maumelle Library will hold the first of a two-part series on college financial preparation at 1 p.m. Saturday. The session, Prepare Your Family for College: Budgeting, Student Loans and What Parents Should Know, will include budgeting strategies and insight on student loans. The second session will be held Sept. 29 and will include information about college scholarships.
Both sessions are free, but registration is required. To register, contact the Maumelle Library at (501) 851-2551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Triathlon CONWAY - The 15th annual First Security Conway Kids’ Triathlon will be held Saturday at the University of Central Arkansas. Kids ages6 to 15 can still register online at www.conwaykidstri.com or in person on Friday at UCA, as long as spots are still available.
ONGOING Art Exhibit FAIRFIELD BAY - Beginning Wednesday, Jane Huner will present her collected works at the Fairfield Bay Library, 369 Dave Creek Parkway.
Her exhibit will continue until Oct. 30. The public may view the work from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information or to purchase a painting, contact Ellen Kelly (501) 884-6476.
First Baptist Church Services MAUMELLE - Pastor Tony Auxier invites the community to attend services and activities at First Baptist Church Maumelle. Each Sunday morning, a worship service is held at 10:15 in the Sanctuary. Through August, Auxier’s sermon topics will be from the Gospel of Mark. Bible classes for all age groups meet at 9 a.m. Sundays. At 5 p.m. Sundays, Auxier will continue the study on the struggles of the prophet Jeremiah. A dinner and fellowship are held at 5 p.m. each Wednesday in the Activities Building. For more information on the church’s activities and study opportunities, call the church office at 851-3547 or visit fbcmaumelle.org.
Summer Food Service Program CONWAY - First United Methodist Church of Conway will serve lunch to children of any age from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday until Aug. 13.
For more information, visit the church website, www.conwayfumc.org , or call (501) 329-3801.
Master Gardeners Applications CONWAY - The Faulkner County Master Gardeners are taking applications for the fall training class that will begin Sept. 11. Participants will join the group for projects such as the gardens at the libraries, the museum and the courthouse, as well as the Legacy Garden at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center on Amity Road. For more information or to get on the master list for the class, call Kami Marsh at (501) 329-8344 or email email@example.com.
UPCOMING Free Concert CONWAY - The Toneadoes will perform at 2 p.m. Aug.
5 at the Faulkner County Library as a part of the library’s live summer concert series.
The free event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Faulkner County Library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
Grant-Writing Workshop CONWAY - Judith Killen will return to the Faulkner County library for a second session of her grant-writing workshop from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 6. The free event is open to the public, but participation is limited to 10 students, so sign-up is required. For more information or to register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
Business Expo Preview RUSSELLVILLE - The Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2012 Business Expo preview party at 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Tucker Coliseum. Door prizes will be awarded. To request tickets to the event, visit the chamber at 708 W. Main St. or call (479) 968-2530.
River Valley Business Expo RUSSELLVILLE - The Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2012 River Valley Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 8 at Tucker Coliseum. The free event is open to the public, and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call (479) 968-2530.
Rhythmic-Breathing Exercise Class CONWAY - Rajen Vakil of India will lead a rhythmic breathing class at 6 p.m.
Aug. 9 at the Faulkner County Library. He will demonstrate and teach six simple exercises that work to heal specific organs and help cure their related diseases. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, River Valley & Ozark Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines for calendar item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.
River Valley Ozark, Pages 138 on 07/29/2012
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