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RVO Calendar of events starting Nov. 3Published November 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Christmas Open House
HEBER SPRINGS — To kick off the Christmas shopping season, merchants will open their decorated businesses to the public with refreshments, sales and gift-giving ideas. For more information, call Tom’s Florist & Gifts at (501) 362-8287.
Relay for Life
RUSSELLVILLE — A kick-off meeting for the 2014 Pope and Yell County Relay for Life will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Russellville Chamber of Commerce building on West Main Street. The meeting will serve as a wrap-up for the 2013 Relay. For more information about the meeting, Relay activities or services provided by the American Cancer Society, contact Kacie McCurrie, ACS community representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONWAY — The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karen Griebling, along with Hendrix College Chaplain the Rev. Wayne Clark, will present an evensong observance for All Souls Day at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel at Hendrix. Guest artists will be the Chancel Choir from First United Methodist Church and the Rockefeller String Quartet of the Arkansas Symphony, as well as adjunct music
instructors Katherine Reynolds, viola; Barron Weir, double bass; and Kara Claybrook, soprano. The free event is open to the public. For more information, email Griebling@hendrix.edu, or call (501) 450-1243.
Master Gardeners Open House
CONWAY — People interested in becoming a Faulkner-Perry County Master Gardener are invited to attend an open house to meet the Master Gardeners at 7 p.m. at the Natural Resources Building, 110 S. Amity Road. For more information, call the Extension Office at (501) 329-8344.
Straight No Chaser
CONWAY — Straight No Chaser will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The performance is sold out, but any turn-back tickets will become available one hour before the show. Tickets are $23 to $40; and $10 for UCA students with a current ID. Call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free in Arkansas at (866) 810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. Stay updated on Reynolds events, ticket giveaways and exclusive backstage access through Facebook at facebook.com/ucareynolds or Twitter@ucareynolds.
Evening of Hospitality
HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas State University-Heber Springs will host a gourmet meal and silent auction starting at 6 p.m. in the ASU-Heber Springs Dining Room. Seating is limited. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information or to reserve a meal, call Carol Johnson at (501) 730-1962.
Ladies’ Lunch Break
CONWAY — A Ladies’ Lunch Break will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Attendees will be fed both spiritually and physically. the cost of the meal is $5. For more information, call (501) 327-4066, or (501) 730-4106 if child care is needed.
Nov. 6 - Nov. 8
PERRYVILLE — The Perryville United Methodist Church will sell fried pies and sugar-free fried pies — apple, apricot, peach and chocolate — for $2 each. To place orders, call Ida Rose at (501) 208-3105 or the church at (501) 889-5314. The pies will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
John Two-Hawks Performance
MORRILTON — The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will present John Two-Hawks for a free community event at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Two-Hawks is a Grammy- and Emmy-nominated recording artist and is the recipient of a Platinum Award. Two-Hawks’ show will take place in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. For more information, call (501) 977-2142 or email email@example.com.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Wildlife Observation Trail dedication has been postponed because of the weather and has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. The trail is at 6630 U.S. 64 W. in Illinois Bayou Park. The trail was funded by a grant from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The public is invited to attend.
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Art will present the BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition. Works in all media by candidates for graduation will be on view Thursday through Dec. 5 in the McCastlain Hall Baum Gallery. Public receptions will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17. Gallery hours each week are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Nov. 7 - Nov. 8
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
CONWAY — The Caucasian Chalk Circle will be presented at the Snow Fine Arts Center Bridges/Larson Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8, and 13-15 . Tickets are $10 each for the general public. UCA students with a current ID will receive two free tickets. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265.
CONWAY – Hendrix will dedicate the new Young-Wise Memorial Stadium and Plaza at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.
JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Garden Club will have a beans, cornbread and dessert lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2413 Northeastern Ave. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, call Fran at (501) 580-0658.
CONWAY — Everything weird, creepy, grotesque and downright scary will be center stage for Goosebumps, an exhibit curated by Hannah Mosby, a University of Central Arkansas art history student. The exhibit will be featured at UCA’s Black Box Student Gallery through Nov. 11. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
Food for Fines
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will hold its Food for Fines program for the Thanksgiving season. The library will accept nonperishable food items through Nov. 22. Donated items will be given to local shelters and food pantries for the holidays. The library will waive fines for overdue items when food is donated. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482, email Jen@fcl.org or Nancy@fcl.org, or visit Facebook or Twitter.
Empty Bowls Benefit
CONWAY — The second annual Empty Bowls Event to benefit the Bethlehem House homeless shelter will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at oneChurch, 1058 Front St.
The Locals Fundraiser
CONWAY — The Locals coffee shop and retail space will hold a launch party and fundraising event at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at 1024 Van Ronkle St. The event will include music performances, games and contests for prizes, and more. Performers will include the up-and-coming local folk-rock band Big Ginsburg, Swampbird, and the Pneumatic Girls with Jack Alberson, a University of Arkansas alum from Memphis. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thelocals.be.
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