RVO Calendar of events starting Nov. 14

Published November 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Today

Model Airplane Club Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — For those who build and fly model airplanes or want to learn to do so, the Heber Hobby Shop has organized a Heber Springs area club, which will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. The center is across the street from Auto Zone and behind Michael’s Italian Restaurant and adjacent to Good Times Family Restaurant. All are welcome, and no flight experience is needed. For more information, call (501) 206-7070.

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.

Today – Saturday

Hendrix 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. today and 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.

Today – Sunday

Little Shop of Horrors

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville High School Cyclone Theater Department will present its fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors, at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Center for the Arts, 2209 S. Knoxville Ave. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students. More information is available by calling the box office at (479) 498-6600.

Friday

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.com.

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 and include 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.

Saturday

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 books, supplies and technology for classrooms; some play equipment; and materials for minor renovations in the gymnasium. For more information, call the school office at (501) 354-0327.

Young Life Half Marathon

HEBER SPRINGS — The Young Life Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Sandy Beach. Preregistered participants can pick up packets from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Young Life Building, 710 W. Main St. For registration or more information, visit www.heberhalf.com.

MONDAY

Conway School Fundraiser

CONWAY — The Conway Public Schools La Fiesta Orquesta Dinner and Silent Auction will be held from 5-9 p.m. in the new CHS Cafeteria and Buzz Arena. The event is open to the public. Performances are free, and dinner tickets, available at the door, are $9 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

TUESDAY

Retired Teachers Meeting

CLINTON — The Van Buren County Retired teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Van Buren County Historical Society and Museum, 211 Third St. A sandwich lunch will be provided. All are invited to attend and to research history or their ancestors. For more information, call Sallie Parish at (501) 745-7152.

UCA Chorus Fall Concert

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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. Sunday. 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.

Upcoming

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 lrras2011@gmail.com.

Audubon Point Holiday Party

MAUMELLE — Audubon Point will hold a holiday party for fellow seniors at 2 p.m. Dec. 5. Volunteers are needed to bring refreshments and to help serve. All are invited. A sign-up sheet will be available at the November meeting, or to participate, call Kathy Kafka at (501) 851-4771.

Christmas Parade

HEBER SPRINGS — The annual Heber Springs Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The theme will be “12 Days of Christmas.” All parade entries need to have some form of lighting so they can be seen. For a parade application, visit www.heber-springs.com/events/christmas-parade-0.

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 school’s 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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