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Originally Published August 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated August 24, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.
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Aug. 28

Fall Garden Talk

MAUMELLE — Beth Phelps, Pulaski County extension agent for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church. Phelps will share information on planting a fall garden, including when to plant, what pests may be a concern and when to clean up for the winter. The talk is part of the mission of First Fruits Community Garden, which is to provide education in order to improve the health and wellness of the residents of Maumelle and the surrounding area. Admission is free. For more information, call (501) 851-2377.

Aug. 30

Music Performance

RUSSELLVILLE — The Swon Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 online and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit

Aug 31

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 Saturday, 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, or visit


Membership Applications

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.

Beekeepers Meetings

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.


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, or visit

QuickBooks Introduction

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Introduction to QuickBooks from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Arkansas Tech University. The seminar will introduce this computer program to small-business owners and their employees who have little or no experience using account software. A computer will be provided for use during the interactive seminar. The cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting

Ozark Trail Festival

HEBER SPRINGS — The Ozark Trail Festival will be held Sept. 13-15 in downtown Heber Springs at the courthouse, 300 W. Main St. The festival will include a street dance, a bicycle fun ride, a 5K/10K, a parade, music in the park, a poker run, a barbecue cook-off, a costume contest, a car cruise, a blood drive and more. All proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research. For more information, call (501) 362-8402, email, or visit


CONWAY — Food, activities and music will all come together for the Conway EcoFest on Sept. 14 in Laurel Park. The festivities will be balanced with an interactive exploration of the connections between environmental issues and daily life. The pre-event Star Party will be held the evening of Sept. 13. For more information on this free event, call (501) 548-2957, or visit

Alzheimer’s Walk

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Walk, benefiting Alzheimer’s Arkansas, will be held Sept. 14 at Woodland Mead Park. Prizes will be awarded to the largest family and corporate teams, as well as the individual, family team and corporate team who raise the most funds. Admission is free; however, those giving a $25 donation will receive a walk T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, call (501) 224-0021, email, or visit


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 rvonews@arkan Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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