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Originally Published May 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 24, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
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May 26

Pancake Fundraiser

RUSSELLVILLE — The Dardanelle Boys & Girls Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake-breakfast fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stoby’s Restaurant. Tickets are $5. All proceeds will go to purchase a storm shelter for the club. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Boys & Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley in Russellville or Dardanelle, or at the breakfast. For more information, call (479) 968-7819 or (479) 229-2982.

May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony

MAUMELLE — There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Lake Willastein. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 851-2500.

May 28

Diabetes Care Group

CONWAY — The Conway Regional Diabetes Care Group will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the Women’s Center Classroom on the medical center campus. Janelle Williamson, a dietitian and diabetes educator, will give a cooking demonstration titled Quick, Delicious, Go-to Dinners. Williamson works in the Conway Regional Diabetes Self-Management Program. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Diabetes Care Group meets the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the diabetes education coordinator at (501) 513-5248.

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 Culwall, 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 or email

May 29

Microsoft Access

RUSSELLVILLE — There will be a Beginning Microsoft Access 2010 class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Training Room A at the Lake Point Conference Center. For more information or to register, call (479) 498-6035.

May 31 and June 1

Sacred Heart School Bazaar

MORRILTON — Sacred Heart School will host a bazaar from 6-11 p.m. Friday and from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

June 1

Lockup for Life

WILBURN — The Wilburn Friends and Family Relay for Life Team will host a Lockup for Life from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilburn Fire Station. Some special folks have agreed to be “arrested,” and they must raise a bond of $100 each in order to get out of jail. Each “inmate” will ask 10 friends to donate $10 each. A brunch will be served for participants. For more information, call Danita Hayes at (501) 206-2505.

Benefit Breakfast

RUSSELLVILLE — The Knights of Columbus will hold a benefit breakfast for Carter Nuckols, a 4-year-old boy with an inoperable malignant brain tumor. Breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. at the Saint John Catholic Church Hall, 1900 W. Main St. All donations will be appreciated. For more information, call (479) 964-0063.


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

AARP Driving Program

RUSSELLVILLE — An AARP Safe Driving Program will be held at 9 a.m. June 4 at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Annex. Course graduates 55 and older may be eligible for a discount on their car insurance premiums. The cost for the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Complimentary pastries and coffee will be provided. Following the course, lunch will be available in the hospital cafeteria at a 25 percent discount for attendees. To register, call (479) 964-9355.

Clinton Music Festival

CLINTON — The Clinton Music Festival will be held from 1-10 p.m. June 8 at the fairgrounds in Clinton. There is no cost for admission. The event will feature gospel music from 1-5 p.m. and bluegrass and country music from 6-10 p.m. There will be concessions, raffles and bounce houses for kids. The event is a fundraiser for the Van Buren County Literacy Council.

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 Handmade Moments 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

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

Bluegrass Concert

CONWAY — The Josh Love Bluegrass Band will give a concert at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Faulkner County Library. 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

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