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RVO Calendar of events starting Dec. 29

This article was published December 29, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Jan. 1

Holiday Closing

RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center will be closed Wednesday for observance of New Year’s Day.

Ongoing

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 (New Year’s Day excluded) and Saturdays. The shop offers books at bargain prices. Proceeds will benefit the libraries in Cleburne County, including the library in Quitman. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, stop by the shop.

Upcoming

Choir Concert

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 York, Neb., 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 lakedardanelle@arkansas.com.

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 petitjean@arkansas.com, or visit www.petitjeanstatepark.com.

Ozark Pickin’ & Singin’

CONWAY — A family bluegrass concert will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Conway High School Auditorium, 2300 Prince St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with general seating. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. The concert is sponsored by the Committee of 100, a volunteer advocacy group for Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Proceeds will benefit Folk Center educational programs such as historic crafts interpretation, the Heritage Herb Garden and Music Roots, an instructional program to preserve Ozark Mountain music.

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

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