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This week's eventsOriginally Published March 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated March 13, 2013 at 2:19 p.m.
Classical Guitar Concert
CONWAY — Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns to the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. to present classical guitar in the Segovian tradition. 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 Nancy@fcl.org.
Tea Party Meeting
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. at 3800 College Ave.. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman will be the guest speaker. There will be a question-and-answer session, followed by a meet-and-greet with light refreshments.
Cheaper by the Dozen
CONWAY — Conway Christian School will present Cheaper by the Dozen at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Central Baptist College’s Burgess Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.
HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs High School will host a job fair for juniors and seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Tables and chairs will be available for businesses participating in the fair. For more information or to register, call Gaye Stark at (501) 250-5151.
MORRILTON — The First United Methodist Men’s annual Pancake Supper will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students in the 12th grade and younger. The menu will include pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk and soft drinks. Tickets will be available at the door or from the church office at 201 S. Chestnut St.
AARP Driver Safety Class
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 (payable to AARP). To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. VINCENT — Knights of Columbus Council 10908 in St. Vincent, nine miles north of Morrilton on Arkansas 95, will sponsor its 20th annual catfish supper from 5-8 p.m. The menu will include fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw and dessert. The price is $12 for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old. Children 4 and younger may eat free. Adult takeout meals will be available for $10 each. For more information, call (501) 354-4854.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Special Olympics Arkansas State Basketball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday. Games will at Russellville High School, Russellville Junior High School and MiChild (Friendship) Gym. First Assembly Church will provide meals to athletes and coaches. To volunteer or for more information, call Darla Jones at (479) 264-4831 or Wendy Parks (479) 968-2055.
Chocolate Roll Festival
MARSHALL — The second annual Marshall High School Art Club Chocolate Roll Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Marshall High School. Awards will be given at 2 p.m. The centerpiece of the festival is a competition to determine who makes the best chocolate rolls. For more information, call (870) 448-6224.
Polio Survivors Support Group
HEBER SPRINGS — The Central Arkansas Polio Survivors support group will meet at 10 a.m. at the community center in Heber Springs, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane.
CENTER RIDGE — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold its St. Joseph’s Day Dinner at the church in the Catholic Point community in Center Ridge. An all-you-can-eat Italian sausage and spaghetti dinner will be served from 3:30-8 p.m. To-go plates will be available at 4 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children. Kids 3 and younger may eat free. A Mass will be held at 4 p.m.
CONWAY — The 51st annual Arkansas State and Southern Regional Daffodil Show will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Faulkner County Library. Admission is free. The Arkansas Society will also have its second Daffodil Photography Exhibit and Contest. Amateur photographers are invited to enter pictures. There will be seven classes to enter, with a limit of two exhibits per class per person. People who wish to display daffodils may email Char Roush for instructions at email@example.com. To enter the photography contest, email Kristin Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 428-2015. A copy of the exhibit book is available at the front desk of the Conway library. For more information, call (501) 327-7482.
Birdseed Order Deadline
FAIRFIELD BAY/CLINTON — Orders for the Little Red River Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Birdseed Sale are due Sunday. Turn in order forms to any society member, call Carolyn Goettsch at (501) 723-4744 or Bob Hartmann at (501) 745-6615, or email Pat at LRRA2011@gmail.com. Payment may be made when orders are picked up. Pickup will be from 9-11 a.m. March 23 at Simmons Bank on Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay, and from noon to 2 p.m. March 24 at Archey Fork Park in Clinton. Specify a pickup location when ordering.
CONWAY — The Conway AARP Chapter will meet at the Conway Senior Citizens Center on Monday. Lunch will be Dutch treat at 11:30 a.m., followed by the meeting and program at 12:15 p.m. DeWayne Tyus will demonstrate senior strength-training exercises. Everyone is invited to attend.
LESLIE — Donkey Basketball, a fundraiser for the Leslie Homecoming, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Leslie Intermediate School gym. Tickets will be $6 in advance or $8 at the gate. Children under 5 will be admitted free. Members of Leslie American Legion Post 131 will work in the concession stand. Purchase advance tickets at Elk & Eagle Trading Post, LLC; Country Flowers & Gifts; or Smith CITGO in Leslie; or Medic Pharmacy in Marshall. For more information, call (501) 941-4828.
Van Buren County Retired Teachers
CLINTON — The Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin in Clinton. Sharon Boyd Johnson, activities director for the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, will talk about the legislative activities that relate to the retirement system and provide information about travel opportunities through the ARTS. Parson-Barnett Grant application forms will be available for members to give to any currently employed teacher who wants to apply for the $1,500 grant. Members will be asked to complete volunteer forms, and officers for 2013-2014 will be elected. The Scholarship Committee will present its recommendation for the selection process for awarding scholarships,
Faulkner County Retired Teachers
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Activity Center of First Baptist Church. Jack Bell, assistant to the mayor of Conway, will speak on “Growth, Needs and Progress.” All who have retired from any position in education are welcome.
Cherokee Bingo Fundraiser
CONWAY — Cherokee Bingo will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Bob’s Grill in downtown Conway. Doors will open at 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.
DARDANELLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a free Website in a Day seminar for area small-business owners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at the Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce. A computer will be provided for use during the seminar, and lunch will be included. Registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/russellville.asp.
Stroke Survivors Support Group
CONWAY — Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital has begun a support group for individuals who have experienced strokes. The Stroke Support Group is open to all stroke survivors and caregivers and will meet in the hospital classroom at noon the third Thursday of each month, beginning March 21. At the first meeting, Gina Sifford, community resource specialist with the Division of Aging and Adult Services, will discuss options for long-term care. For more information, call (501) 514-4925.
Writers Craft Lecture Series
CONWAY — The Conway Creative Writers and the Faulkner County Library will host a lecture series titled Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft. Classes will meet at 2 p.m. March 22 and April 5. These video presentations are a part of The Great Courses series and are made possible by a donation from Shirley Barham. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
Audubon Society Meeting
CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet March 26 at Western Sizzlin’. Dan Smith will share his experiences from his recent birding trip to Colombia, South America. Dinner will be Dutch treat at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting.
Easter Egg Hunt
CONWAY — The Hendrix College Wellness and Athletics Center and Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 30 on the track and turf field behind the center. This event for the Conway community is open to children ages 2 to 10. Families are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Bethlehem House. For more information, contact Jennifer McCracken at (501) 336-7484 or email@example.com.
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