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This article was originally published January 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Updated January 23, 2013 at 10:51 a.m.

Jan. 24

Art Conservation Lecture

CONWAY — Wendel Norton of Norton Arts Inc., a fine-art conservation company based in Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas and San Francisco, will give a public lecture on art conservation at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Lecture Hall, Room 143, at the University of Central Arkansas. The lecture will go along with the Baum Gallery exhibit Before and After: An Exploration of the Art Conservation Process, which aims to illustrate conservation techniques practiced in museums and galleries throughout the world. For more information, call (501) 450-5793.

Jan. 26

Book Signing

CONWAY — Tyrone Jaeger, author of The Runaway Notebook, and Mark Spitzer, author of Monstropocalypse Opus IV, will sign copies of their books from 1-3 p.m. at Hastings Books and Music. Jaeger is a professor of English at Hendrix College, and Spitzer is a professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. This literary partnership of the creators of two bizarre and fantastic fictions fuses a seductive dream world with mutant nightmares. Hastings is at 1360 U.S. 64 W. in Conway. For more information, call (501) 329-1108.

Heart Failure Workshop

CONWAY — The Arkansas Heart Hospital will hold a free Success With Heart Failure workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emeritus at Trillium Park, 1160 Hogan Lane. The workshop will cover symptoms of heart failure, lifestyle changes and how to prevent hospital visits. Registration is required. For more information, call (501) 219-7050.

Punch Brothers Performance

CONWAY — The Punch Brothers, a progressive bluegrass band, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Worsham Student Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College. The show, sponsored by Hendrix Special Events, the Office of Student Activities and KHDX, is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and limited seating is available. For more information, call (501) 450-1291.

Health and Fitness Fair

GREENBRIER — The City Event Center in Greenbrier will hold its seventh annual Health and Fitness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, exercise demonstrations, and a pickleball clinic in the afternoon. The event is sponsored by the Road Runners Extension Homemakers Club. For more information or to become a participant, contact Emily Harris at (501) 733-2409 or

Made From Scratch Workshop

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

Jan. 27

First Baptist Church Maumelle

MAUMELLE — Pastor Tony Auxier of First Baptist Church Maumelle invites the community to worship with the congregation on Sundays with Bible classes for all age groups beginning at 9 a.m., followed by worship in the main sanctuary at 10:15. AWANA clubs for children age 2 through the sixth grade meet in the activities building at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, and a worship service is held in the sanctuary at 5 p.m. The church is at the corner of Maumelle Boulevard and Millwood Circle. For more information on church activities, call the church office at 851-3547 or visit

Old-Time Concert

CONWAY — Dana and Susan Robinson of North Carolina will give a concert at 2 p.m. 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

Audubon Society Meeting

CONWAY — The Arkansas River Vally Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. The speaker will be Maureen McClung, who holds a doctorate and teaches in the biology department at Hendrix College. Her subject will be “Response of Breeding Birds to Forest Disturbance in the Ozarks.” Visitors are welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information or directions, call Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559.

Jan. 29

Diabetes Care Group Meeting

CONWAY — The Conway Regional Diabetes Care Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Women’s Center Classroom at Conway Regional Medical Center. David Narens and Shawn Turner, candidates for a doctorate in pharmacy at Harding University, will discuss physical activities and updated standards of care for diabetes. The free group meets the last Tuesday of each month and is open to the community to promote education, awareness and management of diabetes. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 513-5248.

Small Business Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a hands-on small-business seminar, Introduction to QuickBooks, from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. This seminar introduces this popular accounting software program to small-business owners. Topics include setting up a new company, a chart of accounts overview, working with lists, and how to view transactions records and find information in your company file. The cost is $65, and a computer will be provided for use during the interactive seminar. Seating is limited. To register, call (479) 356-2067.

Kindergarten Roundup

CONWAY — Conway Christian School will hold a kindergarten roundup at 6:30 p.m. The school, at 500 E. German Lane, admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin. For more information, contact registrar Kim Roberson at (501) 336-9067, ext. 106, or visit

Bible Study

MAUMELLE — The women of Maumelle and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a Bible study by Beth Moore, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church Maumelle, at the corner of Maumelle Boulevard and Millwood Circle. The study, facilitated by Linda Obremski, will focus on “breaking free” of anything that hinders women from attaining an abundant and effective spirit-filled life. The cost of the workbook is $16. For more information or to register for this 11-week study, call (501) 851-3547.


Giving Tree Grants

CONWAY — Nonprofit organizations in Faulkner County can go to to download an application for Giving Tree Grants through ARCF/Faulkner County, a local affiliate office of the

Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 15. 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, said Julie LaRue, executive director of the Faulkner County affiliate. Visit to view Giving Tree Grant submission guidelines and begin the application process.

Class Registration

CONWAY — The Conway Adult Education Computer Training Department is accepting registration for classes. For more information, contact the center at (501) 450-4810, or visit

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 is a solo exhibition showcasing the recent paintings on Mylar by the New York City native. Under the Influence: New Ceramic Work by Curt LaCross is also a solo exhibition featuring the artist’s most recent large-scale ceramic busts. Alternating Currents: A Mixed Media Art Installation by Mario Marzan, also a solo show, will feature mixed media, 3-D installations and drawings by the Puerto Rican artist. Before and After: An Exploration of the Art Conservation Process is an exhibition aiming to illustrate conservation techniques practiced in museums and galleries throughout the world. 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.

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, 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.


Membership Madness Drive

CONWAY — The Conway Regional Women’s Council will host a drop-in Membership Madness Drive social and networking event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Michelangelo’s Italian Ristorante. Prospective members are invited to this drop-in event to mingle with other members, hear plans for 2013 and check out the volunteer opportunities available with the Women’s Council. A brief presentation at 5 p.m. will highlight new events and upcoming changes being made to the council. The council is open to women ages 18 and older, and all who join during the event will be entered to win a door prize. The restaurant is at the corner of Oak and Front streets. For more information, call (501) 513-5771.

Retrospective of Jim Thorpe

CONWAY — 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 is 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

Art Exhibit

LITTLE ROCK — Beauty in the Natural State, a collection of oil paintings by Jeannie Stone of Russellville, will be featured from Feb. 4 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 or email

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


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