RVO Calendar of events starting Nov. 10

Published November 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Nov. 10

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. at oneChurch, 1058 Front St.

Nov. 11

Holiday Closing

RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center will be closed Monday for observance of Veterans Day.

Nov. 12

Meeting Cancellation

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The next commission meeting will be Dec. 10.

Nov. 13 – Nov. 16

Student Production

CONWAY – World-renowned theater artist Daniel Stein will direct a student production of his play Still. Going Forward Backward at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cabe Theatre at Hendrix College. The production is co-sponsored by the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for Literature and Language, which provides yearly support for the visiting-director program. Performances are free, but reservations are required. For more information, call (501) 450-1343.

Nov. 14

Newcomers Club

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Newcomers Club will meet at 10 a.m. in the First Electric building on Industrial Road. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the community, meet new friends and discover all the activities available. For more information, call Sandy at (501) 362-5344.

Nov. 15

The Hunger Games

CONWAY —Silver Moon Cinema will show The Hunger Games at 7:30 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St. The cost of the outdoor movie is $1. Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is sponsored by the Conway Parks and Recreation Department. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Heber Springs Driver’s Class

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety Program class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at the Arkansas State University-Heber Springs campus. Individuals 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The course costs $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 jlrath@hebersprings.asu.edu.

The Locals Fundraiser

CONWAY — The Locals coffee shop and retail space will hold a launch party and fundraising event at 6 p.m. 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.

I Hope I Get It!

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University Music Theatre Workshop will offer its Broadway-inspired fall 2013 cabaret, I Hope I Get It!, at 7 p.m. in the Williamson Hall Dining Room. Tickets are $25, which includes dinner served by students and faculty from the Arkansas Tech Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration. To make reservations, call (479) 968-0473 or email ktfutterer@atu.edu.

Nov. 16

Fall Festival

OPPELO — Riverview Baptist Christian School’s 41st annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at the school, 123 Riverview Road in Oppelo. The event will feature a meal of Petit Jean ham, turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, silent and live auctions, a cakewalk, a treasure hunt, a hay ride, a jailhouse, a bounce house, a bounce slide, a Pies and More store, and other games and activities. Dinner tickets are $ 9 for adults, $ 8 for senior citizens and $7 for children 5-12. Children younger than 5 may eat free. The dinner will be served from 4:30-7: p.m. in the cafeteria, and other activities will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in the gym. The silent auction will end at 7:45 p.m. Proceeds will be used to purchase book, supplies and technology for the classrooms, some play equipment and materials for minor renovations in the gymnasium. For more information, call the school office at (501) 354-0327.

Ongoing

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.

Upcoming

Art Exhibit and Reception

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 through Dec. 5 in the McCastlain Hall Baum Gallery. A public reception will be held 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.

UCA Chorus Fall Concert

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Snow Fine Arts Center. The free concert is open to the public. For more information, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.

Dixieland Jazz Band

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Dixieland Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Faulkner County Library. Refreshments will be served. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482, email Nancy@fcl.org, or visit Facebook or Twitter.

Carolyn’s South American Adventure

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present Carolyn Goettsch’s Carolyn’s South American Adventure, a photographic presentation of the field trip Goettsch took with Heifer International, along with a side trip to the Galapagos Islands to view wildlife. The showing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Bayside Art Studio and Gallery at the corner of Arkansas 330 and Greenwood, opposite the Stringbeanz Restaurant and the FFB Marina entrance. Door prizes will be given after the meeting. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com or email at lrras2011@gmail.com.

Shopping Extravaganza

MORRILTON — Sacred Heart’s Holiday From the Heart Hometown Shopping Extravaganza will be held from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Sacred Heart Gym/Ruff Auditorium. All proceeds will help the parent-teacher organization provide items for classrooms. To register as a vendor, contact Ashely Hoelzeman at ashleyhoelzeman@yahoo.com. Details are also available at www.sacredheartmorrilton.org.

To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail in- formation 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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