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Originally Published July 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated July 17, 2013 at 1:14 p.m.
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July 18 – July 20

High School Fishing World Finals

RUSSELLVILLE — The High School Fishing World Finals tournament will continue today through Saturday at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville. For more information about The Bass Federation, visit or call (580) 765-9031. The visitors center at Lake Dardanelle State Park will be the host site for the tournament.

July 19

Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — An AARP Driver Safety class will be held 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 of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273, or email

July 19 and July 20

Southern Gospel Quartet Singing

HEBER SPRINGS —The 41st annual Bud Magness Memorial Southern Gospel Quartet Singing will be held Friday and Saturday on the stage of the Spring Park Amphitheater. Several groups will perform in the free concerts that begin at 7 p.m. each day. For more information, call Chris Bennett at (501) 825-0395, email, or visit

July 21

Summer Concert Series

CONWAY — The Summer Concert Series at the Faulkner County Library continues at 2 p.m. with Simona Donova and Michael Yoder. Flautist Simona Donova and bassist Michael Yoder, who have been collaborating on live and recorded jazz projects since late 2012, have performed several times in central Arkansas. Refreshments will be served. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

July 22

Audubon Society

CONWAY — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. A program, Colorful Coral Snakes and a Myriad of Mimics, will be presented by George Harper, associate professor of biology at Hendrix College. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559.

July 22 and July 23

Senior Softball League

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Senior Softball League will have registration from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Russellville Hughes Center. This is the eighth fall season for the league. Participants must be at least 49 years old. The fee is $35 per person. The first play date is Aug. 13. For more information, call Charles Lemley at (479) 970-5248.

July 23

Starting a Business Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Starting a Business in Arkansas from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will learn the major steps in starting a business and to identify key issues that affect a business’s success. The workshop includes a how-to business guide and handouts relevant to each attendee’s county licensing requirements. The cost is $30. Veterans can attend for free. Registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting


Book Bag Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Friends of the Library will host a Book Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday in July at 2255 Arkansas 25B N. All proceeds will benefit the Cleburne County Library.

Beekeepers Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Beekeepers meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Western Sizzlin’. Anyone interested in beekeeping is invited to attend.


9 to 5: The Musical

LESLIE — The Conway Dinner Theater, in association with the Faulkner Academy of Arts and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce, will present 9 to 5: The Musical at 7 p.m. July 27 at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center in Leslie. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations. For more information, call (870) 448-2557.

Cardboard Boat Races

HEBER SPRINGS — The 27th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races will be held July 27 at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake. Awards will be given for the most elaborate and fastest boats and the best team spirit. There will be a Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Parking will cost $5. For more information, contact Melisa Gardner at (501) 362-2444 or, or visit

Ancestor Fair

MORRILTON — The Conway County Genealogical Society will sponsor its 17th annual Ancestor Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Multipurpose Building at the County Fairgrounds on U.S. 64 East in downtown Morrilton. People will share their family histories and photos, and county genealogical societies will offer publications for sale. For those researching a family tree, assistance will be available. There is no charge for tables for providers or vendors. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, contact Emery Francis at, or call (501) 834-3482.

Bargains Galore on 64

More than 160 miles of yard sales and flea markets will line U.S. 64 across and beyond the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area on Aug. 8-10. The sale will extend from Fort Smith in the west to Beebe in the east, with sellers in cities such as Russellville, Atkins, Morrilton, Conway and Vilonia participating in between. Bargains Galore on 64 will feature antiques, collectibles and other knickknacks. For more information, call (501) 796-2534, email, or visit

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