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Originally Published April 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated April 26, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.
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April 28

Fashion Show

RUSSELLVILLE — A spring mother-daughter fashion show and tea will be held at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Family Hall, 304 S. Commerce. Intergenerational models (grandmothers, mothers and children) will wear spring and summer fashions. A high tea with finger sandwiches, savory snacks and scones will be served. Joann Hays will be the narrator. Admission is a $10 donation, which will be used for United Methodist Women mission projects. Guests will be eligible to win door prizes. For ticket information, call Joann Hays at (479) 968-6562.

April 30

Business Plan Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present How to Write a Business Plan from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. The seminar will explain and illustrate the business-plan format and include a detailed Business Planning Workbook to help business owners create an effective business plan. The cost is $35, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067.

Credit Union Meeting

MORRILTON — The annual meeting of the Arkansas Kraft Employees Federal Credit Union will be from 2-4 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Green Bay Packaging mill sight. Refreshments will be provided. Members will vote on the election of two board members, and annual reports will be given.

Diabetes Meeting

CONWAY — Racheal Nelson, a pharmacy doctorate candidate from Harding University in Searcy, will discuss the relationship between diabetes, weight loss and improved mobility during the next meeting of the Conway Regional Diabetes Care Group. The group meets from 7-8 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Women’s Center Classroom on the medical center campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call the diabetes education coordinator at (501) 513-5248.

May 1

Ladies’ Lunch Break

CONWAY — There will be a Ladies’ Lunch Break from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Second Baptist Church. The cost for lunch is $5. If child care is needed, call (501) 327-4066 or (501) 730-4106.

May 4

The Wizard of Oz

LESLIE — The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center. The youth of the Conway Dinner Theater will be featured. The show is presented by the Conway Dinner Theater in association with the Faulkner Academy of Arts and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door while they last, or for advance tickets or more information, call (870) 448-2557.

Nature Celebration Day

CLINTON — The South Fork Nature Center at 962 Bachelor Road will host a Nature Celebration Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be docent-led trail tours, a scavenger hunt and an auction. Lunch will be served at noon at the 100-year-old log cabin.


Cherokee Bingo Fundraiser

CONWAY — Cherokee Bingo will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Bob’s Grill in downtown Conway. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for dinner, with bingo mini packs starting at 6:15 p.m. and main packs starting at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the University of Central Arkansas Athletic Scholarship Fund.

Senior Wellness Center Volunteers

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Senior Wellness Center, 550 Edgewood, is a day activity center for senior citizens. The center needs volunteer drivers to take members to medical appointments, as well as van shuttle drivers to transport members to and from the senior center. The center serves lunch daily and needs kitchen volunteers. For more information, call (501) 851-4344 or email


Health Fair

CONWAY — The Conway Human Development Center Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 8 in the center’s gymnasium, 150 E. Siebenmorgen Road. The event will offer free health screenings for fasting cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, blood pressure and pulse, body-mass index and fibromyalgia, as well as prostate and breast exams and cardiac assessment. Lunch will be available for $5, and proceeds will go to Special Olympics. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in conjunction with the fair, and the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter will land. For more information, contact Diann Jones at (501) 329-6851, ext. 288 or ext. 267.

Hershey Track and Field Meet

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the Hershey Track and Field Meet at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Russellville High School track. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. This is a free event for boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Entry forms are available at the Hughes Center or online at For more information, call (501) 968-1272.

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