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Originally Published May 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 1, 2013 at 8:51 a.m.
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May 2, May 4 and May 5

Beauty and the Beast

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville High School Cyclone Theatre will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, at The Center for the Arts at Russellville High School, 2209 S. Knoxville. All performances are general admission, and tickets will be available at The Center Box Office hour and a half before showtime. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Light-up roses will be available at each performance for $5 each and will be used during the show for an audience-participation segment. A special Tea Time with Mrs. Potts will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Center Black Box. Tickets are $5 per child and include tea and dessert. For more information, call (479) 498-6600.

May 3

Monthly Coffee

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers monthly coffee will be held at 10 a.m. at the Maumelle Community Center.

May 4

Saturday Bingo

HEBER SPRINGS — St. Albert’s Catholic Church will host second-Saturday bingo, with quick-fire games beginning at 5:30 p.m. The jackpot prize is $500. It will be homemade-pie night, and sandwiches will be available for $3 or less. For more information, call Myrna Shaw at (501) 362-9450.

Plant Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Master Gardeners will hold their fifth annual Plants Galore and More sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardener Greenhouse, 725 Fourth St., on the grounds of the Heber Springs Public Works and Sanitation Department. The event will include Hypertufa kits for sale, a Trash and Treasures tent, free garden-tool sharpening and members available to answer gardening questions. Proceeds will fund the group’s beautification projects, as well as educational programs, workshops and demonstrations. For more information, call Darlene O’Connor at (501) 825-8014 or (808) 927-3201.

Fish Fry

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Lions Club and the Maumelle Parks and Recreation Department will hold a fish fry from 4-7:30 p.m. at Lake Willastein. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger. Children 3 and younger may eat free. In case of inclement weather, the fish fry will be conducted at the Jess Odom Community Center. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or at the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce. Profits will go to the World Services for the Blind Center in Little Rock, which provides vocational training for the visually impaired.

The Wizard of Oz

LESLIE — The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition, featuring the youth of the Conway Dinner Theater, will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center. The show is presented by the Conway Dinner Theater in association with the Faulkner Academy of Arts and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door while they last. For advance tickets or more information, call (870) 448-2557.

Nature Celebration Day

CLINTON — The South Fork Nature Center at 962 Bachelor Road will host a Nature Celebration Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be docent-led trail tours, a scavenger hunt and an auction. Lunch will be served at noon at the 100-year-old log cabin.

May 8

Health Fair

CONWAY — The Conway Human Development Center Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the center’s gymnasium, 150 E. Siebenmorgen Road. The event will offer free health screenings for fasting cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, blood pressure and pulse, body-mass index and fibromyalgia, as well as prostate and breast exams and cardiac assessment. Lunch will be available for $5, and proceeds will go to Special Olympics. An American Red Cross blood drive will also be held, and the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter will land. For more information, contact Diann Jones at (501) 329-6851, ext. 288 or ext. 267.


Pool Passes

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department is selling individual pool passes for $75 each for the M.J. Hickey Pool. Reservations for private pool parties are also available. Passes may be purchased or reservations may be made from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway. For more information, call (501) 968-1272.

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.

Senior Wellness Center Volunteers

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Senior Wellness Center at 550 Edgewood is a day activity center for senior citizens. The center needs volunteer drivers to take members to medical appointments, as well as van shuttle drivers to transport members to and from the senior center. The center serves lunch daily and needs kitchen volunteers. For more information, call (501) 851-4344 or email


Happenstance Concert

CONWAY — Happenstance, with Dan Clanton on guitar and vocals, Doug Coppock on guitar and vocals, and Brooks Walthall on bass and vocals, will perform at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. May 10. 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

Hershey Track and Field Meet

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the Hershey Track and Field Meet at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Russellville High School track. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The free event is for boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Entry forms are available at the Hughes Center or online at For more information, call (501) 968-1272.

Flag-Retirement Ceremony

MAUMELLE — A flag-retirement ceremony, sponsored by the Maumelle Veterans Memorial Committee, will be held at 10 a.m. May 11 at Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Willastein. People may bring faded, torn or tattered flags to the ceremony or drop them off at Kroger lobbies in Maumelle through May 10. For more information, call (501) 851-2085.

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