CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will offer Unwind the Mind, Body and Soul, a one-hour relaxation class for adults 18 or older at 7 p.m. at the library. The class, led by Leigh Ann Warriner, will focus on relaxation breathing techniques; movements designed to encourage fluidity and lessen tension in the joints; guided meditations; and self-massage. Participants are asked to wear loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat, beach towel or quilt. Warriner is a licensed massage therapist and owner/operator of Oasis Massage Therapy. The free class is open to the public. For more information, contact Warriner at email@example.com, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@gcl.org.
Volunteer and Funding Workshops
HEBER SPRINGS — The Division of Community Service and Heber Springs Parks and Recreation will present two workshops today. From 9 a.m. to noon, the session will offer an overview of searching for funding opportunities and how to fund a grant for nonprofits. The second workshop, from 1-4 p.m., will be an interactive session on the keys to a successful volunteer program, including volunteer management, techniques, tips and tools. The free workshops will be at the Heber Spring Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. For more information, contact Beth Jacks at (501) 320-3981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert Choir Performance
LITTLE ROCK —The University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi Ave. in Little Rock. John Erwin, associate professor and director of choral activities at UCA, will conduct the concert, which will feature versions of “Durufle Requiem” and “The Sunrise Mass of Ola Gjeilo.” The UCA Concert Choir will join with the Arkansas Chamber Singers and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more information, contact Erwin at (501) 450-5757 or email@example.com.
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Extension Service and the city of Conway Tree Board will offer a free clinic on Proper Tree-Pruning Techniques at 10:30 a.m. at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center in the Tommy Lewis Conference Center, 110 S. Amity Road. The public is invited. John Slater, urban forest partnership coordinator with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, will discuss the proper techniques for structural pruning of various trees that are grown in Arkansas, information that is useful to homeowners and gardeners. To reserve a seat, contact the Faulkner County Extension Service office at (501) 329-8344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chili and Pie Supper
HEBER SPRINGS — The Associated Women for Harding will hold a chili and pie supper at 6 p.m. at the Heber Springs School Cafeteria. The Good News Singers from Harding University will be part of the program, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. All proceeds will go to scholarships. For more information, call (501) 250-6142.
World Day of Prayer
FAIRFIELD BAY — The churches of Fairfield Bay will sponsor a World Day of Prayer event at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Bay Presbyterian Kirk of the Hills, 250 Dave Creek Parkway. This year’s service was written by the women of France around the theme “I Was a Stranger, and You Welcomed Me.” The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday of March each year. For more information, contact Judy Leason at (501) 884-6617.
Century League Charity Ball
MORRILTON — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Century League of Morrilton will hold its annual charity ball at 6 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 808 N. Cedar St. There will be dinner and dancing at a black-and-white ball honoring past and present members. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Merle Norman & More, The KVOM Studios or from any Century League member. The event will feature local band Relic, and a silent auction, raffle and super raffle. Guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire to commemorate 30 years of the club’s federation. Proceeds will support the club’s scholarship program for Conway County students. For more information or tickets, contact any Century League member or call (479) 264-4332.
CONWAY — Regional author Nancy Powell will sign copies of her new book, Dark Secrets, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Damascus Library and from 2-4 p.m. at the Greenbrier Library. The book is the first in a series of historical novels based on the life of Ollie McNew. The free events are open to the public. Powell will give a $3 discount on books purchased by students or members of a writing group. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball
RUSSELLVILLE — The 48th annual Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Charity Ball will be held Saturday 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.
Christian Bluegrass Band Concert
MAUMELLE — Pastor Tony Auxier invites the community to join the congregation of First Baptist Church Maumelle for a free concert by the Christian bluegrass band The Farm Hands at 10:15 a.m. This gospel group performs regularly on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Lead vocalist Daryl Mosley has written songs featured on American Idol and other television programs. For information on this concert and the other events at First Baptist Church Maumelle, call the church office at 851-3547 or visit www.fbcmaumelle.org.
LITTLE ROCK — Beauty in the Natural State, a collection of oil paintings by Jeannie Stone of Russellville, will be featured through Saturday at the Community Bakery in Little Rock, a few blocks from the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in 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 email@example.com.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, will hold a pancake dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. March 9 to benefit the 2013 Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Arkansas Walk, to be held Sept. 14 at Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay. Tickets to the dinner are $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call George Kelly at (501) 884-6476.
Chili and Soup Supper
HEBER SPRINGS — The Wilburn Friends and Family Relay for Life Team will host a chili and soup supper, followed by gospel singing, on March 9 at Wilburn General Baptist Church. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Gospel music by local singers will begin at 7. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, call Danita Hayes at (501) 206-2505.
Chase Race and Paws
CONWAY — The eighth annual Chase Race and Paws will begin at 8 a.m. March 9, 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. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Online race registration is open at www.chaserace.info/, or pick up entry forms at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, or at Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Road.
Retired Teachers Association Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon March 12 at the Rustic Inn in Heber Springs. Sharon Johnson, travel coordinator with the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, will talk about travel opportunities offered through ARTA. All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend to also hear about current legislative issues and bills that have been addressed in the current legislative session. For weekly summaries of legislative action affecting the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, visit artrs.gov, and click on “Director Updates.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.