Wildlife Observation Trail Dedication
RUSSELLVILLE — The vity of Russellville invites the public to the dedication of the Wildlife Observation Trail at 10 a.m. 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.
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas invites music lovers to celebrate Halloween at the Octubaween event at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The free event is 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. 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, call the church office at (501) 893-2714 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
CONWAY — Conway Adult Ed Computer Training is taking registration for classes and workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Nov. 7 at 125 Center St. For more information, call (501) 450-4810, or visit www.caec.org.
Today – Nov. 11
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 today through Nov. 11. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. today. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
Maumelle Newcomers’ Monthly Coffee
MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers’ monthly coffee will be held at 10 a.m. at the Community Center in Maumelle. Everyone in the community is invited.
World Community Day
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Church Women United will hold a World Community Day event at 9:30 a.m. 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. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.uca.edu.
NEW DIXIE — A spaghetti and sausage dinner will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall. The meal will include homemade rolls and peach cobbler. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children 6 and younger may eat free. For carryout meals, call (501) 759-2896.
Class on Chinese Dumplings
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library and the University of Central Arkansas’ Confucius Institute will offer a class on making Chinese dumplings at 2 p.m. The class is limited to 20 people, and sign-up is required. For more information or to register for the class, call (501) 327-7482, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Facebook or Twitter.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Freshly baked breads, cakes and pies are just some of the attractions for the annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 250 Dave Creek Parkway. There will also be crafts, quilts and 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. The parade lineup will be at 9:30 a.m., and 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 the day of the celebration. For more information, call (501) 208-3467.
Audra McDonald Performance
CONWAY — An Evening with Audra McDonald will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. Tickets are $23 to $40 for the public and $10 for UCA students with 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. 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 Saturday 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 email@example.com.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civil War Exhibit
CONWAY — Hendrix will host Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865. The exhibit will open Monday and run through Nov. 26 in the Bailey Library at Hendrix College. Library hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. to midnight Sundays. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.
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. Nov. 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a hands-on QuickBooks Payroll seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will learn to use the payroll features in QuickBooks accounting software. Other topics will include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities and producing required payroll reports. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session. The cost is $65, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/russellville.asp.
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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