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This week's events in the River Valley & Ozark AreaPublished August 22, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
CONWAY — The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Chairman’s Toast to celebrate being named 2013 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. The toast will be from 3-4 p.m. at 900 Oak St. in Conway. For more information, call (501) 327-7788.
RUSSELLVILLE — Lake Dardanelle State Park will hold an event to celebrate how the past has created the culture that is now found in the Arkansas River Valley. Programming and festivities will occur throughout the day. Admission is free. For more information, call the park at (479) 967-5516 or email email@example.com.
Career Preparedness Seminar
CONWAY — Gwendolyn Middleton will present a free Career Preparedness training seminar from 10-11 a.m. at the Faulkner County Library. This session is open to the public. A second session will be held from 2-4 p.m. and is limited to 40 participants, who will receive individual resume evaluations. To register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
CONWAY — The Conway League of Artists is taking applications for membership. The league meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. Yearly dues are $20, and there is a lineup of programs in the making for the coming year. Refreshments are served at meetings. Those interested in becoming a member can visit a meeting or send membership dues to Penny Rubow, 511 Faulkner St., Conway, AR 72034; or call her at (501) 733-6573.
RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Beekeepers meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Western Sizzlin’. Anyone interested in beekeeping is invited to attend.
Petit Jean Founders and Builders Day
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas, largely because of the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. Ten years later, the Civilian Conservation Corps laid the foundation for the park as it has become known. On Aug. 31, park officials will conduct a family-friendly program — Petit Jean Founders and Builders Day — to recognize the contributions of such individuals and organizations. Admission is free. For more information, contact the park at (501) 727-5441 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.petitjeanstatepark.com.
Econoline Auto Show
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain will be the site for the Mid-South Econoline Show and Shine on Sept. 1. Ford Econoline vehicles will be displayed throughout the parking lot of the museum. For more information, call (501) 727-5427, email info@museum ofautos.com, or visit www.museumofautos.com.
Relay for Life
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Relay for Life will be held Sept. 20 at Spring Park in Heber Springs. For more information on forming a team or becoming a sponsor, call Laurie York at (870) 668-0312.
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 email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.