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This week's events-RVOOriginally Published March 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated March 1, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.
Christian Bluegrass Band Concert
MAUMELLE — Pastor Tony Auxier invites the community to join the congregation of First Baptist Church Maumelle at 10:15 a.m. for a free concert by the Christian bluegrass band The Farm Hands. This gospel group performs regularly at 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 (501) 851-3547, or visit www.fbcmaumelle.org.
Ladies’ Lunch Break
CONWAY — Second Baptist Church will hold a Ladies’ Lunch Break from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The meal costs $5. If child care is needed, call the church office at (501) 327-6565.
Commercial Turf Meeting
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Extension Service will hold a commercial turf meeting at 8 a.m. at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center in the Tommy Lewis Conference Center, 110 S. Amity Road in Conway. Registration is $5 per person or $20 per company. This meeting can be counted toward Continuing Education hours. For reservations or more information, contact Kami Marsh at (501) 329-8344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macaroni and Cheese Please!
CONWAY — H.A.V.E.N (Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need) will hold its second Macaroni and Cheese Please! event, a gourmet macaroni and cheese competition, from 5-7 p.m. at the Conway Country Club. Those attending will sample macaroni and cheese from local restaurants and schools and vote on their favorites. Tickets, which include a beverage, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Live music will be provided by Ben Coulter. Tickets will be available at the door, or call (501) 327-1701.
NEW DIXIE — There will be a spaghetti and sausage dinner in St. Boniface Hall from 4-7:30 p.m. The dinner will feature homemade rolls and peach cobbler. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children younger than 6 may eat free with a parent. For carryout, call (501) 759-2896 after 3:30 p.m. The public is invited.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, will hold a pancake dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. 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 Saturday 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. 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.
Cherokee Bingo Fundraiser
CONWAY — Cherokee Bingo will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Bob’s Grill in downtown Conway. Doors will open 4 p.m. for dinner with bingo mini packs starting at 6:15 p.m. and main packs starting at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the University of Central Arkansas Athletic Scholarship Fund.
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.”
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