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Originally Published February 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated February 6, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.
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Feb. 7

Intermediate QuickBooks Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present an Intermediate QuickBooks seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will acquire knowledge of the more advanced features of QuickBooks, including tracking inventory, accounts payable and receivable, and generating reports. A basic working knowledge of QuickBooks is required to attend the seminar. A computer will be provided for each participant to use during this interactive session. The cost is $65, and seating is limited. Call (479) 356-2067 to register.

Email Basics Classes for Adults

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library in Conway will offer email basics classes at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. today and Feb. 21 and March 7. The hands-on, one-hour classes will cover how to set up an email account with a secure username and password, as well as some do’s and don’ts when using email. To register, call the library at (501) 327-7482, or email There is no charge and a limit of three students per hour-long class.

Feb. 9

Spaghetti Dinner

NEW DIXIE — There will be a spaghetti and sausage dinner in St. Boniface Hall from 4-7:30 p.m. The dinner will feature homemade rolls and peach cobbler. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under age 6 may eat free with a parent. For carryout meals, call (501) 759-2896 after 3:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Vocal and Piano Recital

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University will present baritone vocalist Stephen Swanson and pianist David Gompper in a recital of pieces from their Albany Records album Animal Songs: Bestiaries in English, French and German at 7:30 p.m. at Witherspoon Auditorium. The free recital is open to the public. For more information, call (479) 968-0368 or visit

Sweetheart Saturday

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Hospice’s ninth annual Sweetheart Saturday will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Drive. Local food vendors, bakeries and restaurants will supply sweet and savory treats. An assortment of items for silent and live auctions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. Tickets are $10 each or $18 for two and may be purchased at the Arkansas Hospice Russellville office, 2405 E. Parkway, Suite 3, or by calling (479) 498-2050.

Symphony Guild Fundraiser

RUSSELLVILLE — The Talk of the Town Tables fundraiser will be hosted Saturday by The Russellville Symphony Guild. The annual event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lake Point Conference Center with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music, followed by a steak dinner at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to bring the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to Russellville for a concert on April 6 and for scholarships for local high school music students. Tickets for the event are $60 and may be purchased from any board member or by calling Judy Murphy at (479) 967-1177.

Sweetheart Dinner

MORRILTON — The General Federated Women’s Adelaide Club of Morrilton will have a sweetheart dinner and dance Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Morrilton. The pork-chop dinner, catered by the Knights, will begin at 7 p.m. Jim Aldridge — singer, showman and saxophonist — along with his partner, Kern Kennedy, on keyboard, will perform for the annual benefit. A dessert table will be provided by Adelaide Club members, and auction items will be available for silent bids. Tickets are $30 each, in advance from Adelaide members or from Sue Noble at (501) 354-2756.

Polar Plunge, 5K Run

RUSSELLVILLE — The Area 17 Special Olympics will hold its Polar Plunge and 5K race Saturday at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville. The 5K registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. Registration for the plunge starts at 10 a.m., followed by the event at 11 a.m. For a minimum of $50 raised, plunging participants will receive a Polar Plunge T-shirt. Individual and team awards will be given for best costume, as well as the most money raised. The area business raising the most money will receive a traveling trophy. An entry fee of $25 is required for 5K participants. Registration forms are available at For more information, call Darla at (479) 264-4831.

Feb. 10

Hungrytown Performance

CONWAY — Hungrytown, the musical duo of Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Refreshments will be served. The free concert is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email

Feb. 12

Jazz Ensemble Concert

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will present its first jazz ensemble concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. The free event is open to the public. The concert will feature both the Jazz Ensemble I and II bands playing music from the big-band era. Some newer, more contemporary pieces will also be performed. For more information, call (501) 450-5018 or email

Mardi Gras Dance

FAIRFIELD BAY — A Mardi Gras dance will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, 250 Woodlawn Drive. The dance will feature the Little Red River Band. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from Judy Johnson in the Parish Office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; from Therese Preusser at (501) 884-3049 or (501) 454-8313; or at Jacks convenience store, 540 Dave Creek Parkway.


Bible Studies

MAUMELLE — The women of Maumelle and surrounding areas are invited to participate in an 11-week Bible study by Beth Moore at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church Maumelle, at the corner of Maumelle Boulevard and Millwood Circle. The study, facilitated by Linda Obremski, focuses on “breaking free” of anything that hinders women from attaining an abundant and effective spirit-filled life. The cost of the workbook is $16. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jeannie Adams will facilitate a study called “Seed 1 and 2,” by Priscilla Shirer. The cost of the book for this six-week study is $20. Both Bible studies will be held in the Activities Building. To register, call the church office at (501) 851-3547. For more information, visit

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