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RVO Calendar of events starting Dec. 22Published December 22, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Winter Wonderland drive-thru light display and full Nativity/petting zoo will be open from 6-10 p.m., and Santa will be present. Donations of $5 will be accepted. Festivities will be held at Pleasant View Park. From Interstate 40, take exit 81 to Arkansas 7 North and go one mile. For more information, visit www.discoverrussellville.org.
RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville’s Live Nativity will be held today in historic downtown Russellville. For more information, visit www.fbcruss.org.
The Angels Sang
MAYFLOWER — The Angels Sang, an original compilation of Scripture and music, will be presented by Rick and Francy Wilkins at 3 p.m. at Mayflower United Methodist Church on Miller Street (Arkansas 89) in front of the elementary school. For more information, call Rick Wilkins at (501) 442-5045.
Christmas Eve Service at Simon Park
CONWAY — A candlelight Communion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park in downtown Conway. The service, hosted by Wesley United Methodist Church, is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 329-7629.
Dec. 24 and Dec. 25
RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Drive, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for observance of the Christmas holiday.
League of Artists Christmas Show
CONWAY — The annual Conway League of Artists Christmas Show and Sale will be on exhibit through Saturday at the Faulkner County Library. The exhibit will show league members’ work only and usually has small pieces for sale, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the library. For more information, call Coe Wilson at (501) 208-2264.
Master Naturalists Class of 2014
CONWAY — The Central Arkansas Master Naturalists are accepting applications for the class of 2014. Training will begin Jan. 12 at the Witt Stephens Nature Center in Little Rock’s River Market District. The mission of the Master Naturalists organization is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in their communities. For more information, visit home.arkansasmasternaturalists.org.
Friends of the Library Book Shop
HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of The Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays (excluding Christmas) and Saturdays. The shop offers a large variety of books at bargain prices. Proceeds will benefit all the libraries in Cleburne County, including the new library in Quitman. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, stop by the shop.
CONWAY — The 44-member York College Choir will present an a cappella concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at University Church of Christ, 3155 Dave Ward Drive. The choir, directed by Clark Roush, professor of music at York College in Pennsylvania, travels widely and has developed a worldwide reputation for the quality of its programs. The free concert is open to the public.
Trout Day Rescheduling
RUSSELLVILLE — Trout Day has been rescheduled for Jan. 11. The event, hosted by the Caddis Fly Fishing Club, the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Pleasant View Park. A fishing license and trout permit (stamp) are required for people 16 or older, and all trout regulations will be enforced. The limit of five rainbow trout will apply for this seasonal trout-fishing event. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.
Winter at the Lake
RUSSELLVILLE — On Jan. 11, Lake Dardanelle State Park will hold Winter at the Lake, an event filled with programs, crafts and refreshments geared toward providing participants with a chance to learn how winter affects nature. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to make edible ornaments for the birds and gain information from other educational programs to be offered. For more information on this free event, call (479) 967-5516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Awareness Weekend
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — On Jan. 11 and 12, Petit Jean State Park will kick off its 2014 slate of special events and activities with Eagle Awareness Weekend, two days devoted to teaching attendees about the bald eagle. Programs will include field trips to the nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering eagles and other birds. For more information on this free event, call (501) 727-5441, email email@example.com, or visit www.petitjeanstatepark.com.
Banquet and Auction
DARDANELLE — The Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet and silent auction at 7 p.m. Jan. 27. The featured speaker for the banquet will be native Arkansan James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call (479) 229-3328, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dardanellechamber.com.
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