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Originally Published February 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated February 8, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.
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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 Nancy@fcl.org.

Feb. 12

Interfaith Dialogue

CONWAY — The next interfaith dialogue in this series will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, when former Morrilton resident Phillip Spivey, UCA professor of philosophy and religion, will speak on Judaism. The public is invited for refreshments, followed by a lecture and discussion.

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 rljones@uca.edu.

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.

Feb. 14

Just Desserts Fundraiser

MORRILTON — The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation will hold its 11th annual Just Desserts fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. at the UACCM Plaza. The event will feature a variety of desserts, savory snacks and musical entertainment, as well as silent and chance auctions. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.uaccm.edu, from a foundation board member or at the door. For more information or to make a contribution to the event, call Morgan Zimmerman at (501) 977-2085.

Feb. 15

Giving Tree Grants Deadline

CONWAY — Friday is the deadline for nonprofit organizations in Faulkner County to submit applications for Giving Tree Grants through ARCF/Faulkner County, a local affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation. Visit arcf.org to download an application. Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, government agency or hospital in Faulkner County is eligible to apply. Other applicants may be considered if the project has a clear charitable purpose for public benefit. Grants are not made to individuals. Applications will be reviewed by a

grant-making committee from ARCF/Faulkner County. Grants generally range from $750 to $3,000.

Feb. 16

The McKameys in Concert

SATILLO — The McKameys will be in concert at Oak Bowery Baptist Church at 7 p.m. The church is six miles east of Conway on Otto Road. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Loyd Kelley at (501) 514-5670 or (501) 796-2662; or Matt Corkran at (501) 336-9133.

Ongoing

Art Exhibit

LITTLE ROCK — Beauty in the Natural State, a collection of oil paintings by Jeannie Stone of Russellville, will be featured through March 2 at the Community Bakery in Little Rock, a few blocks from the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and part of the historic downtown district. Stone plans to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Arkansas Tech University. For more information, visit www.communitybakery.com or email dj@djstoneart.com.

Spring Art Exhibitions

CONWAY — The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas will present four exhibitions to be on display through Feb. 24: Swishbone: New Paintings by Julie Evans; Under the Influence: New Ceramic Work by Curt LaCross; Alternating Currents: A Mixed Media Art Installation by Mario Marzan; and Before and After: An

Exploration of the Art Conservation Process. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Entry to the exhibitions is free.

Upcoming

Rigoletto Live From the Met

CONWAY — A new production by Verdi’s Rigoletto will be broadcast to conclude the 2012-13 season of Captured Live From the Met @ UCA at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. About 200 seats are available. General-admission tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for students with a valid ID. To order, call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. For more information, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293, email jdmiller@uca.edu, or visit www.uca.edu/cfac or www.metopera.org.

Retired Teachers Meeting

CONWAY — Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Activity Center of First Baptist Church. The program will be presented by Joan Hanna, director of the Faulkner Academy of Arts and the Conway Women’s Chorus. Anyone who has retired from any position in

education is invited to attend.

David Coleman Presentation

CONWAY — Hendrix College will present David Coleman, known as the dating doctor and America’s real-life Hitch, at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in Reeves Recital Hall in the Trieschmann Building. Coleman travels the nation and tackles the issues of dating, romance and relationships in a humorous and candid manner. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 450-1263 or email clark@hendrix.edu.

History Lecture

CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of History will host “Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory,” a lecture and discussion by Dr. Carol Gluck, at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in Worsham Student Performance Hall-South in the Student Life and Technology Center.

Book Signing

CONWAY — Regional author Nancy Powell will sign copies of her new book, Dark Secrets, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Faulkner County Library; and on March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Damascus Library and from 2-4 p.m. at the Greenbrier Library. She will give a $3 discount on any books purchased by students or members of a writing group. The book is the first in a series of historical novels based on the life of Ollie McNew. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.

Public Art Lecture

CONWAY — Julie Evans will present a public lecture about her exhibit, Swishbone: New Paintings, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in McCastlain Hall, Room 143, at the University of Central Arkansas. Her paintings, which are on display in the Baum Gallery, are characterized by organic forms that swish and swirl with color and texture. For more information, call (501) 450-5793.

Charity Ball

RUSSELLVILLE — The 48th annual Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Charity Ball will be held March 2 at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 E. 16th St. The black-tie-optional event will start at 6 p.m., and activities will include hors d’oeuvres, Southern cuisine by Opal Mae’s Café, a live auction and dancing. Mr. Lucky will provide musical entertainment. Tickets, at $70 per person or $130 per couple, may be purchased by calling (601) 467-1735 or (479) 890-1381.

Chase Race and Paws

CONWAY — The eighth annual Chase Race and Paws will begin at 8 a.m. March 9, starting and finishing at Simon Park, 805 Front St. The two-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course record. A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to anyone who breaks an age-group record. Each registrant will receive a T-shirt. The event will include a one-mile fun or competitive event for runners/walkers with leashed pets, a best costume contest for all pets and pet adoptions. The event promotes and raises funds for nonadopted pets and research for adolescents with traumatic brain injury. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter and Arkansas Children’s Hospital for brain-trauma research. Online race registration is open at www.chaserace.info/. Entry forms are also available at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, and at Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Road.

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