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Originally Published January 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 9, 2013 at 9:25 a.m.
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Jan. 11

AARP Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in cash or by check. To reserve a place, call ASU at (870) 362-1273 or email

Jan. 12

Cheerleading and Dance Clinic

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University spirit squads will hold a cheerleading and dance clinic from noon to 2:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12. The clinic will be held in Room 112 of the Hull Physical Education Building. All participants will perform at halftime of the Arkansas Tech women’s basketball game later that day at Tucker Coliseum. Tipoff will be at 4 p.m. The cost for the clinic is $25, which includes a clinic T-shirt. For more information or a registration form, visit

Jan. 12 and Jan. 26

Made From Scratch Workshops

MORRILTON — Budding chefs, foodies, breakfast fans and seafood lovers are invited to participate in the Made From Scratch workshop series from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 26. The first class will feature 2012 Arkansas Diamond Chef Jason Knapp, and the second will feature 2008 Summer Olympics Chef Robert Hall. Both classes will be at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Drive. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. The cost is $80 per participant per class. For more information or to register, visit

Jan. 14

Community Choir Rehearsal

RUSSELLVILLE — The Community Festival Chorale is accepting new and returning singers for the spring semester, with the first rehearsal at 7 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas Center for Music Education, 2106 E. 16th St. in Russellville. The nonauditioned choir is open to men and women of various vocal and musical abilities. Junior and senior high school students are also welcome and encouraged to participate. Families are encouraged to be involved. For more information or to sign up, contact Shirley Faulkner at (479) 264-9107 or, or visit

Jan. 15

Exchange Program Deadline

CONWAY/RUSSELLVILLE/MORRILTON — Tuesday is the deadline to submit applications for the Group Study Exchange Program of the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club is seeking four outstanding professionals to visit southern Italy as part of the program. A Rotarian will lead the team to visit southwestern Italy from May 22 to June 20. The team will make presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups about Arkansas and their professions. The Rotary Foundation will pay for round-trip airfare. Rotary Club members in Italy will provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team members will pay only for personal and incidental expenses. Non-Rotarian team members should be between the ages of 25 and 40; employed full time in a business or profession; and live or work in Rotary District 6170. Applications can be found at


MLK Celebration

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will be closed Jan. 21 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be a march from downtown to the library, followed by a special program at the library, but there will be no regular library services on that day. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482.

Author’s Reading

CONWAY — Local author and Hendrix professor Tyrone Jaeger will read from his latest work, The Runaway Note, at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Jaeger was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains, and his work has been published in The Oxford American, the Toad Suck Review, The Literary Review, the Indiana Review, the Southern Humanities Review and many others. The free event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email

Adult Computer Classes

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. on Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and 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.

Old-Time Concert

CONWAY — Dana and Susan Robinson of North Carolina will give a concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Faulkner County Library. The group will perform a blend of original music and old-time songs. All library events are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email

Retrospective of Jim Thorpe

CONWAY — Dr. Bob Reising will return to the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 with a video retrospective on Jim Thorpe, the man who made the Super Bowl possible. Thorpe was known as the greatest athlete of the 20th century. He was an Olympian, a professional baseball player and a professional football player. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email

Symphony Guild Fundraiser

RUSSELLVILLE — The Talk of the Town Tables fundraiser will be hosted by The Russellville Symphony Guild on Feb. 9. 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. Proceeds are also designated for the guild scholarship funds that provide scholarships to 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 host a sweetheart dinner and dance Feb. 9 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 provide music 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 per person and must be purchased in advance from any Adelaide member or by calling Sue Noble at (501) 354-2756.

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. in Russellville. 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 obtained by calling (601) 467-1735 or (479) 890-1381.

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