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Originally Published May 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 22, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
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May 25

Pool Opening

RUSSELLVILLE — The M.J. Hickey Pool will open for the season on Saturday. Daily admission is $4 for adults 18 and older, $3 for children 7-17 and $2 for children 6 and younger. Individual season passes are $75 and are available at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway. Pool hours are 12:30-6:30 p.m. every day.

May 28

Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant. There will be a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Don Culwell, retired University of Central Arkansas botany professor, will discuss Arkansas’ trees. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. The public is invited. For more information, visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com or email lrras2011@gmail.com.

Upcoming

Sacred Heart School Bazaar

MORRILTON — Sacred Heart School will host a bazaar from 6-11 p.m. May 31 and from 5 p.m. to midnight June 1 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking lot, 506 E. Broadway. There will be food; games; a silent auction; and a Kiddie Land, featuring a petting zoo, a basketball shoot, a bounce house, a dunking booth and more. An all-you-can-eat dinner will be served from 5-8:30 p.m. June 1 only. Boxed dinners will be delivered from 4-6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger may eat free. Drawings will be held at midnight June 1 for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4, a Carnival cruise, a $1,000 gift certificate for furniture, a 47-inch 3D Edge LED/HD TV, jewelry and a trip to Las Vegas. Winners do not need to be present. For more information, call (501) 354-8113.

Dutch Oven Cook-off

MORRILTON — The Arkansas River Valley Blackpot Cookers will host the second annual State Championship Dutch Oven Cook-off on June 1 in downtown Morrilton. There will be participants from eight states and celebrity judging in three categories of dishes, as well as live music and vendors. The event benefits The Cookin’ for Kids charity. Cooking will start at 8 a.m., with demonstrations and a cooking class held at 10:30 a.m. Sampling and judging will begin at 11 a.m., and meals for donations will be served at 12:45 p.m. For more information, call Ray Pruitt at (501) 242-2763 or visit Facebook at CookinForKids/2112.

Scenes from Oliver!

CONWAY — Members of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater will perform scenes from the company’s upcoming musical production of Oliver! at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Faulkner County Library. Performers will remain to talk about their craft and the

Arkansas Shakespeare Theater. 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.

Backyard Gourmet

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will host Backyard Gourmet from 5-8 p.m. June 8, a community potluck to celebrate local food and sustainable-living ideas. Patrons are asked to bring their own utensils. Oak Street Bistro and ZaZa’s will offer samples of food, Fire & Brimstone and Don’t Stop Please will provide entertainment, and a contra dance will be held. Copies of Backyard Gourmet, a community cookbook, will be available for $15. There will also be a presentation about the soon-to-be-established seed library. 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.

Leslie Homecoming

LESLIE — The 59th annual Leslie Homecoming will begin June 11 with a beauty pageant. The festivities will continue June 15 with a pancake breakfast, vendors, a turtle race, live music, free beans and cornbread provided by the Searcy County Farm Bureau, a parade, lawn-mower racing, a rodeo and more. The restored Leslie mural will be available for viewing. For more information, call (870) 448-7505 or visit the Leslie Homecoming Facebook.

Author Talk and Book Signing

CONWAY — Carl Barger will be at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. June 13 for an author talk about his book Dark Clouds Over Alabama. He will also sign copies of the book. 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.

Bluegrass Concert

CONWAY — The Josh Love Bluegrass Band will return to the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. June 14. The acoustic bluegrass quartet performs a new bluegrass style. 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.

To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, River Valley & Ozark Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to rvonews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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