Grits and Glamour
CONWAY — Country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The women have won multiple awards for their music and will perform many of their hits. Tickets are $30 to $40 for adults, and $10 for students. For more information, call (501) 450-3265, email email@example.com, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.
Oct. 25 and 26
Table for Two
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will offer Table for Two culinary classes at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Executive chef Robert Hall will demonstrate effective use of time while cooking and eating. Plus, couples will be allowed to practice their new skills, followed by a candlelit dinner for two that includes a dessert created by the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute kitchen. The classes include overnight lodging and a continental breakfast. Admission is $200 per couple. For more information, call (501) 727-5435, or visit www.livethelegacy.org/educational-programs/culinary.
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — There will be a bean supper at the Petit Jean Mountain Lutheran church from 4:30-6 p.m. The cost will be $8. Children younger than 6 may eat free. All proceeds will benefit the Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery. This historic cemetery is more than 165 years old and is a memorial to and the final resting place for many of the people who made Petit Jean Mountain what it is today. For more information, call Dot King at (501) 727-5428.
Congregation Appreciation Day
PERRYVILLE — The Heifer Ranch Learning Center will be the site Saturday for a celebration of the role that congregations play in helping families around the world. Admission is free. For more information, call the center at (501) 889-5124.
Sacred Heart Octoberfest
MORRILTON — Sacred Heart School will hold its annual Octoberfest. The 5K run has been canceled. Octoberfest will open at 4 p.m. with a bake sale, followed by an all-you-can-eat turkey-and-dressing dinner from 5-8 p.m. Carryout meals will be available from 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger may eat free. There will also be games for all ages and a silent auction until 8:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available with cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $300. For more information, visit www.sacredheartmorrilton.org.
Jenifer’s Antique Show
CONWAY — Jenifer’s Antique Show will be held Saturday through Monday at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. The indoor event will include 45,000 square feet of antiques from across the country. The show will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12. For more information, call (501) 513-7441, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.jenifersantiques.com.
Oct. 26 and Nov. 2
Classes on Chinese Culture
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library and the University of Central Arkansas’ Confucius Institute will offer a class on Chinese paper crafts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the library. Patrons need to bring their own scissors. A class on making Chinese dumplings has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. The class is limited to 20 people, and sign-up is required. For more information or to register for classes, call (501) 327-7482, email email@example.com, or visit Facebook or Twitter.
Middle East in Upheaval Lecture
CONWAY — The Crain-Mailing Center of Jewish Culture at Hendrix College will host The Middle East in Upheaval: Implications for Israel and the United States, a lecture by Daniel Pipes, at 7 p.m. in Worsham Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ellen Kirsch, director of the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture, at Kirsch@hendrix.edu.
Audubon Society Meeting
CONWAY — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. The program will be presented by Joyce Harding, a professor of biology and the chair of the environmental studies department at Hendrix College. The program will be Where the Wild Things Are: Gardening for Nature. Visitors are welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Coe Wilson at (501) 208-2264.
MORRILTON — Father Jack Harris and the Rev. Todd-Paul Taulbee will offer a one-on-one dialogue on Catholicism and Protestantism at the Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Broadway. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. This is the last in a series of five Interfaith Dialogues. For more information, call (501) 205-4891 or (501) 354-8408.
Faculty Chamber Music
CONWAY — Faculty Chamber Music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
Our Colors, Our Stories
CONWAY — An exhibit on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activism titled Our Colors, Our Stories is on view at the University of Central Arkansas’ Black Box Student Gallery through Monday. 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 shared with 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.
CONWAY — The Conway League of Artists is taking applications for membership. The league meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. Yearly dues are $20, and there is a lineup of programs in the making for the coming year. Refreshments are served at meetings. Those interested in becoming a member can visit a meeting or send membership dues to Penny Rubow, 511 Faulkner St., Conway, AR 72034; or call her at (501) 733-6573.
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas invites music lovers to celebrate Halloween at the Octubaween event, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
CENTER RIDGE — First Baptist Church Center Ridge will hold its annual Fall Festival from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. The festivities will include games, candy, a cake walk and a hayride. Concessions will include hot dogs, nachos and hot chocolate. The event is offered free of charge as a safe alternative for families in the community and surrounding areas. All ages are welcome to attend and wear costumes. The church is at 3631 Arkansas 92 in Center Ridge. For more information, cal the church office at (501) 893-2714 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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 on Oct. 31 through Nov. 11. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
World Community Day
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Church Women United will hold a World Community Day event at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St. Lynn Baker from the University of Central Arkansas Department of Occupational Therapy will lead a Bible study with the theme “Walking Through Doors of Opportunity.”
CONWAY — Christian Carichner will give a faculty tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Freshly baked breads, cakes and pies are just some of the attractions for the annual Holiday Bazaar, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 250 Dave Creek Parkway. There will also be crafts, quilts, Christmas stockings and ornaments. Plus, attendees can pick from a variety of jams, jellies, relishes, soups and cookie mixes. Everything on display, including artworks, will be handmade by the women of the church. There will be drawings for a variety of prizes, and a hot dog lunch with dessert will be served at 11:30 a.m. Also, attendees can get their knives sharpened while they shop. For more information, call Kay at (501) 626-4249 or Lois at (501) 884-6281.
PLUMERVILLE — The Plumerville Association of Conway County Veterans will hold the group’s seventh annual Veterans Parade and Celebration on Nov. 2. The parade lineup will be at 9:30 a.m., the parade will begin at 11 a.m. Events, including patriotic activities, in the city park will begin at noon. Concessions will be available. Military memorabilia is welcome in the Plumerville Community Room. To display items, bring them the day before. Items must be picked up on the day of the celebration. For more information, call (501) 208-3467.
Audra McDonald Performance
CONWAY — An Evening with Audra McDonald will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. Tickets are $23 to $40 for the public and $10 for UCA students presenting an ID card. Call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds for more information. Stay updated on Reynolds events, ticket giveaways and backstage access through facebook.com/ucareynolds and Twitter@ucareynolds.
Arbor Day Celebration
CONWAY — The Conway Tree Board will hold an Arbor Day Celebration at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 in Laurel Park on Prince Street across from the Conway High School campus. In case of rain, the celebration will be moved three blocks east to the Conway Junior High School Gymnasium on Prince Street. The free event will include entertainment, bounce houses, an art display, prizes and food. For more information, visit www.conwaytrees.org.
Fall Star Party
GREENBRIER — The staff of Woolly Hollow State Park will hold a free event Nov. 2 featuring the night sky. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will set up telescopes for visitors to view celestial bodies and will provide answers to questions about astronomy. Attendees need to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information, call (501) 679-2098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban Farm Fest
CONWAY — The Urban Farm Project and the Faulkner County Library will celebrate the harvest with the third annual Urban Farm Fest from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the library, 1900 Tyler St. The event will include live music, demonstrations, crafts, and games for the kids. This is a potluck, so bring a dish to share, and bring reusable utensils to be “green.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482, email Nancy@fcl.com, or visit the Urban Farm Project’s facebook page.
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. Nov. 4 at the Natural Resources building, 110 S. Amity Road. For more information, call the Extension Office at (501) 329-8344.
Byrd & Street Concert
CONWAY — Austin-based musicians Byrd & Street will perform at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. These singer/songwriters are three-time nominees for Texas Music Awards (2009 and 2012) and three-time Kerrville Festival New Folk finalists, including 2013. All library events are free an open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482, email Nancy@fcl.org, or visit Facebook or Twitter.
Straight No Chaser Concert
CONWAY — The harmonies of a cappella group Straight No Chaser will fill Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas on Nov. 5. The group previously appeared at the venue in 2012, selling out quicker than any other booking for Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $30 to $40 for adults, and $10 for students. For more information, call (501) 450-3265, email email@example.com or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.
Retired Teachers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Nov. 12 at the Rustic Inn. Representatives from the 16th Judicial District will speak about CASA, (court-appointed special advocates). For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.
Buffalo River Beauty
CONWAY — Photographer Tim Ernst will visit the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 to offer a slide program of the Buffalo River, complete with discussions and pictures from his newest coffee-table book, Buffalo River Beauty. The book will be available for sale at a special price during the event. The library will also offer picture books, guidebooks, the 2014 Arkansas scenic wall calendar and other items at special prices. 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.
CONWAY — Mark Spitzer, a professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas and editor-in-chief of the Toad Suck Review, will read from his two latest books, Crypto-Arkansas and After the Octopus, at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Faulkner County Library. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the reading, as well a signing, during which Spitzer will offer copies of the Toad Suck Review for purchase. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Nancy Allen at (501) 327-7482, email Nancy@fcl.org, or visit Facebook or Twitter.
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