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Originally Published June 30, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 28, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.
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July 3

Ladies’ Lunch Break

CONWAY — There will be a Ladies’ Lunch Break from noon to 1 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The meal costs $5. If child care is needed, call (501) 327-4066 or (501) 730-4106.

Pre-K Summer Music Class

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Center for Music Education will host a pre-K music class for ages 2 to 4 that will begin Wednesday. The class will meet from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks. For more information or to register, contact Shirley Faulkner at, or call (479) 264-9107.

July 4

Fireworks Display

RUSSELLVILLE — The city of Russellville will present a community fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. at Old Post Road Park. Donations of $5 per car will be accepted at the gate.

July 5

Fireworks Extravaganza

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Fireworks Extravaganza will begin with musical entertainment at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. at Sandy Beach. Imagine That, Reading Ezra and Ryan Couron will perform.

July 6

Market Day

CONWAY — Market Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. The public is invited. The indoor market will feature fresh produce, eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods, handcrafted items and more. A quilt silent auction will be held throughout the market hours, with a final bid at 1 p.m. The church is at 2310 E. Oak St., across from the Caldwell Country Store. For more information, call the church office at (501) 329-7629.

Arkansas River Cleanup

RUSSELLVILLE — Lake Dardanelle State Park staff members will be among the participants in the third annual Arkansas River Cleanup on Saturday. This activity is being held in conjunction with National River Cleanup Day to allow people to come together to make a big impact on the environment through the removal of trash and debris. Admission is free. Groups are encouraged to attend but need to call ahead. For more information, call (479) 967-5516 or email


FAST Summer Programs

CONWAY — The Conway Regional Therapy Center’s summer FAST program continues at the Hendrix Wellness and Athletic Center. The program is designed to help young

athletes, grades 3 through college, improve their skills. Sessions that have not yet begun are as follows: Total Athlete session B, July 15 to Aug. 9, for grade 7 through college; and Movement Skills Session B, Tuesday and Thursday, July 16 to Aug. 8, for grades 3-6. For details, visit or call (501) 269-4041.

Beekeepers Meeting

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


Children’s Musical Theatre

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Center for Music Education will host a Children’s Musical Theatre program for children ages 7-14 from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, beginning July 11. The group will perform at The Granny Awards on Aug. 3. For more information or to register, contact Shirley Faulkner at, or call (479) 264-9107.

High School Fishing World Finals

RUSSELLVILLE — High school bass anglers from across the nation will converge on Russellville and Lake Dardanelle on July 15-20 to compete in the High School Fishing World Finals tournament. Prospective participants can register online at 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.

Southern Gospel Quartet Singing

HEBER SPRINGS —The 41st annual Bud Magness Memorial Southern Gospel Quartet Singing will be held July 19 and 20 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

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

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 to 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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