Community Band Deadline
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Center for Music Education is seeking instrumentalists to participate in an ongoing community band. Musicians should be at least ninth-graders to participate. The band will schedule at least four performances per year and be available for special events such as Memorial Day, graduations from the Russellville Adult Education Center, etc. Each semester will include four rehearsals and a performance. Rehearsals will be at 7 p.m. Thursdays at ACME, 2106 E. 16th St. in Russellville, beginning Oct. 4. To participate in a semester, musicians are required to obtain the music two weeks prior to the first rehearsal, so the deadline for the first semester is today. The band’s first performance, “Fright Night,” will be held Oct. 27. There is no charge to participate, except the purchase of a T-shirt. For more information, contact Shirley Faulkner at email@example.com or (479) 264-9107 or visit www.ac-me.org.
MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers’ monthly luncheon meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. Charming Charlie’s will present a fashion show. For more information, call (501) 803-0225.
AARP Driver Safety Class
HEBER SPRINGS — An AARP Driver Safety Program class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals 55 and older who complete the class will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The course cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid by cash or check made payable to AARP. To reserve a spot in the class, call (501) 362-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE ROCK — Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures, based in Russellville, will hold its first fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. at Little Rock First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 N. Mississippi St. There will be live and silent auctions and door prizes. The guest speaker will be Matt Mosler. Dinner will be provided by The Mean Pig BBQ. Tickets are $25 for individuals, $40 for couples, $120 for a table of six and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. For more information, call Hunter Baughman at (501) 580-2505.
CONWAY — Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Simulcast will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 150 Amity Road in Conway. The simulcast will feature Ramsey, Jon Acuff and Chris LoCurto. Participants can learn to become leaders, set goals and reach them, and inspire businesses to move to the next level and thrive in times of chaos. Central Baptist College and the church are bringing this event to Conway. The cost is $39 per person. For more information, contact Bobby Tucker at the church at (501) 329-5153, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 21 and 23
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music will hold harp workshops at 3:30 Friday and Sunday in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The workshop sessions are free and open to the public.
CONWAY — The Conway Cyclones, a member of the American Basketball Association, will hold tryouts for the 2012-2013 season from 9 a.m. to noon at the Conway Sports Center in the Don Owen Recreation Complex, 10 Lower Ridge Road. Water and Powerade will be provided. Players who try out will be required to pay a fee. For more information, call (501) 240-4388, email email@example.com or visit www.conwaycyclones.com.
OPPELO — The 15th annual Oppelo Homecoming will be held at 10 a.m. in the Oppelo community on Arkansas 9, south of Morrilton. Festivities will include a pulled-pork lunch at noon, a flea market south of City Hall, a temporary museum in City Hall, hourly door-prize drawings, cake and ice cream at 2 p.m. in City Park and entertainment at the park’s amphitheater. Admission is free, but there is a charge for lunch. The homecoming organizers have compiled two history books, a school picture book and a cookbook that will all be available for sale. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information or to reserve a flea-market booth, call (501) 354-4428 or (501) 354-5721.
Alzheimer’s Arkansas Walk
FAIRFIELD BAY — The annual Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Arkansas Walk will be held at Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m., with snacks provided by Indian Rock Village. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the park amphitheater. A portion of the proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Prizes have been donated by area businesses, and a post-walk ceremony with team recognition will be at 11 a.m. at the amphitheater. First Security Bank will provide a grilled lunch in the park’s parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the walk will be moved to the Fairfield Bay Hart Center. Those unable to participate may donate to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. Note “Fairfield Bay Walk” on the check. For more information, call George Kelly, walk chairman, at (501) 884-6476.
Tim Gunn Lecture
CONWAY — Tim Gunn will appear in a University of Central Arkansas Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA. Tickets are $5 to $10. UCA students can receive two free tickets with presentation of a student ID. Call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free in Arkansas at (866) 810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. News of Reynolds events, ticket giveaways and exclusive backstage access is available through facebook.com/ucareynolds and Twitter @ucareynolds.
River Valley Audubon Meeting
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. The public is welcome to attend. Jennifer Penner, a professor at Hendrix College, will present the program, “Wildlife Adventures in Costa Rica.” Penner, who spends most summers teaching near the cloud forest of Costa Rica, will talk about bird adaptations that make them specially suited for living in a rain forest.
Jazz Master Class
CONWAY — Delfeayo Marsalis will hold a jazz master class at 1:40 p.m. in the University of Central Arkansas’ Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Visit www.uca.edu for more information.
Little Red River Audubon Meeting
CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton, followed by a program at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given after the meeting, which will present information on a stream restoration plan for parts of the Archey Fork and South Fork segments of the Little Red River. Speakers will include Joy DeClark, the River Restoration Program director for the Nature Conservancy, and Don Richardson, an officer of the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission. For more information, visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trombone Master Class
CONWAY — Delfeayo Marsalis will hold a trombone master class at 2 p.m. in the University of Central Arkansas’ Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
Jazz Ensembles Concert
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will give a concert with Delfeayo Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
CONWAY — The Baum Gallery’s fall season of exhibitions: So Tiny: An Exhibition of Small Works in 3D; Juried Bodies of Work: The Baum MFA Biennial 2012; and Small Talk: Works on Paper by Heather Gordon, are on view at the gallery through Oct. 25 in McCastlain Hall. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sundays. Tours for children will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The exhibits are free and open to the public.
MAUMELLE — In-depth 11-week studies of the Bible for women and men meet each Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Maumelle. The men’s group will study the ministry of the apostle Paul, the dynamics of an early church and receiving encouragement of hope in Christ. Chet Obremski will facilitate the group, which meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the church’s activity building. The women’s group, facilitated by Linda Obremski, meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the same location. The group will study Beth Moore’s Believing God and explore the heart of Christianity — faith. Books for the study group can be purchased for $16. For more information on First Baptist Church of Maumelle, call the church office at (501) 852-3547 or visit www.fbcmaumelle.org.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Jane Huner’s collected works are on exhibit at the Fairfield Bay Library, 369 Dave Creek Parkway, through Oct. 30. The public may view the exhibit 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, call Ellen Kelly at (501) 884-6476.
GUY — Students from Guy-Perkins, Clinton, South Side Bee Branch, Mount Vernon-Enola and Quitman high schools are invited to attend a College Night at the Guy-Perkins cafetorium from 5 to 7 Sept. 27. The students will have an opportunity to visit with representatives of at least 25 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. A hospitality room will be available for teachers, bus drivers, college representatives and members of the media. For more information, call Guy-Perkins High School at (501) 679-3509.
Mirazozo Luminarium Exhibition
CONWAY — An exhibition of the Mirazozo Luminarium, presented by the Baum Gallery and the University of Central Arkansas’ Artists in Residence program, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on the east lawn of McAlister Hall at UCA. Tickets are required for entrance. For more information or free tickets, visit www.uca.edu/art/baum.
Screening of Dancer
CONWAY — A screening of Dancer, a 25-minute art film by Dara Fridman, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in Ida Waldran Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
Interactive Art Installation
CONWAY — UCA’s Black Box Student Gallery presents Black Box City, an interactive art installation keeping with the architectural theme of ArtsFest, turning the gallery into a three-dimensional city-scape, at Schichtl Hall. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 29.
CONWAY — The CORE Performance Co. will appear Sept. 28 and 29 at the University of Central Arkansas through UCA’s Artists in Residence program. Their “Light Moves” performance inside the Mirazozo Luminarium will be from 4-4:40 p.m. Sept. 28 and from 1-1:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets are required to attend. Visit www.uca.edu/art/baum for free tickets or more information.
American Legacies Concert
CONWAY — American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band will feature the two groups in performance Sept. 30 in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The show will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are $23 to $40, with student tickets $10. UCA students can attend for free. For more information, or for tickets, visit www.uca.edu/reynolds or call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012.
MORRILTON — Sacred Heart Catholic School will hold Octoberfest on Oct. 6, with a 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m., beginning at the Knights of Columbus Hall. For details and entry forms, visit www.sacredheartmorrilton.org. A bake sale will be held at 4 p.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat turkey-and-dressing dinner from 5-8 p.m. Dinner costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger may eat free. Carry-outs will be available from 4-5:30 p.m.; call (501) 354-4416 to order. During dinner, there will games for all ages, as well as a silent auction until 9 p.m. Raffles will offer cash awards of $100 to $300, and a 1977 Corvette. Tickets for the car raffle are $10 each. Purchase tickets for both raffles at the school office, at the festival or online. All proceeds from Octoberfest will benefit the school.
MARSHALL — The fifth annual Flying Jam will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Searcy County Airport in Marshall. There will be musical entertainment, and more than 20 flying machines with several styles will be represented. There will be a C-130 flyby. The music stage will be in the airport’s hangar, so attendees are asked to bring folding chairs. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.searcycountyairport.com or call Kenneth Farriss at (870) 448-5289.
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will holds its annual pet fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 on the lawn of the Faulkner County Courthouse, 801 Locust St. The annual yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the pet fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pet fair offers a silent auction, microchipping, nail trimming, a doggie wash and more. There will be rescued animals, vendors, guests speakers and the Arkansas Banshees, a women’s tackle football team. Some vendor spaces are left and are available at no charge; however, a donation to the silent auction will be accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/#!/events/358584780854971/.
Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous
LESLIE — The first Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held Oct. 12-14. Re-enactors wearing circa-1840 clothing will be camped in tents in Leslie behind the Killebrew House. The event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14. Private, public and home-schooled students are invited to attend on Oct. 12 to see history come alive. Admission is free. For more information, call (501) 941-4828.
Perryville Class Reunion
PERRYVILLE — The Perryville High School Class of 1992 will hold 20-year-reunion activities on Oct. 19 and 20. Class members can attend the Mustangs homecoming football game on Oct. 19. There will be a family picnic around noon Oct. 20 at the Perryville City Park, with an event set for Michelangelo’s Restaurant in Conway from 6-8 p.m. that day. Class members may visit a private Facebook page for more details. For more information, or to attend the picnic or the dinner at Michelangelo’s, contact Michelle (Cody) Young at (501) 472-8732 or email@example.com, or find her on Facebook under Michelle Cody Young.
Walk for the Kids!
RUSSELLVILLE — Walk for the Kids! — a fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Old Post Park, on the stage and in pavilions 3 and 4. The event raises money to assist the hospital in finding new treatments for childhood cancer and other diseases. For more information, call (479) 857-7821.
SHIRLEY — The second annual craft sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4513 Fairfield Bay, on Arkansas Highway 330 at Shirley 11 miles from Clinton, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The event is sponsored by the post’s Ladies Auxiliary. A variety of handmade and commercial items will be available for purchase, as well as homemade baked goods, lunch and snacks. Booth rentals are $10 or $15 for auxiliary members. There are some available spaces with electricity. Booth setup will be at 7 a.m. the day of the sale. For more information, contact Patty Sullivan at (501) 884-5461, (501) 253-3790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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