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RVO Calendar of events starting April 10Published April 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Maumelle AARP Chapter Meeting
MAUMELLE — The Maumelle AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. at the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center. Following a social time, a representative from the William J. Clinton Presidential Center will give a presentation on what the center has to offer, the current exhibit and an upcoming exhibit, and show a short film narrated by Morgan Freeman. Anyone 50 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Betty Hall at (505) 851-6828 or Jan Bowen at (501) 803-0089.
Social Science Lecture
CONWAY — Hendrix College will host a lecture titled Who Are These Guys? Emerging Markets and the U.S., by former U.S. Ambassador Richard Boucher at 7 p.m. in Mills Social Sciences Center’s Lecture Hall B. The lecture, supported by the W.C. Buthman Endowed Scholar and Lectureship Program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact former U.S. Ambassador Alan Eastham, senior fellow in politics and international relations at Hendrix, at (501) 505-1502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10 and April 11
Lions Club TV Auction
HEBER SPRINGS — The Lions Club TV Auction will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. today and Friday live on Suddenlink Channel 6. For more information, call Dolly Hartman-Matz at (501) 362-5194.
April 10 - 11, April 16 and April 17-18
A Doll’s House
CONWAY — The UCA Theatre will present A Doll’s House at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Wednesday and April 17 and 18 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Bridges/Larson Theatre. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and University of Central Arkansas students can get two free tickets with a current student ID. For tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or visit Reynolds Performance Hall.
April 11 and April 12
Flower and Plant Sale
PETIT JEAN — The annual flower and plant sale sponsored by the Petit Jean Garden Club of Morrilton will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fullerton Activity Center, 1050 Oak St. (Arkansas 95), on the west side of the Southern Christian Home campus. The many varieties of annuals, grasses, flowering vines, perennials, hanging baskets and potted containers for sale are chosen for their tolerance of the area’s heat and humidity. Master Gardeners will be on-site to help customers with gardening problems and suggest flowers for various conditions. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the club’s plantings and maintenance of gardens at the walking trail, city swimming-pool bathhouse and the Senior Adult Center, as well as a scholarship for a graduating senior in Conway County who plans to pursue a degree in horticulture/agriculture. For more information, call (501) 977-0756.
CONWAY — The Central Baptist College Music Department will perform the musical Show Boat, directed by Suzanne Banister, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Burgess Auditorium of the Cooper Complex at CBC. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The public is invited. Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern, and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River showboat. The play’s themes include racial prejudice and enduring love. The musical contributed such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.”
NEW DIXIE — St. Boniface Catholic Church will have a spaghetti and sausage dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. in St. Boniface Hall. The dinner will feature homemade rolls and peach cobbler. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children younger than 6 may eat free with a parent. The public is invited. For carryout meals, call (501) 759-2896 after 3:30 p.m.
MAYFLOWER — The Mayflower United Methodist Women will hold their Spring Bazaar, beginning at 7 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mayflower United Methodist Church, at the corner of Miller (Arkansas 89) and Grove streets. The event will feature jams and jellies, home-preserved pickles, baked goods and handmade fried pies. The pies, available in chocolate, cherry, apple, peach, blueberry and apricot for $1 each, are cooked in peanut oil. The bazaar will offer handmade cedar bluebird and wren houses, toys, books, collectibles and purses, as well as chances, at $1 each, to win a handmade blue quilt by Cheryl Brannon. The quilt can be viewed at H&B Hardware in Mayflower through Friday. Proceeds form the bazaar will benefit local mission projects. For more information, call UMW president Florene Phipps at (501) 470-3333 or the Rev. Rick Wilkins at (501) 442-5045.
HEBER SPRINGS — The 14th annual Road Runner Car Show will be held Saturday at 1500 Bypass Road. Registration will be from 9-11 a.m. There will be a Rudy the Road Runner Raffle to benefit Margie’s Haven House. The main prize will be a 51-inch Samsung Plasma TV. Tickets are $1 each.
Bread of Life Food Pantry
MORRILTON — The Bread of Life Food Pantry, a ministry of First Baptist Church Morrilton, will sponsor a fish fry and silent auction from 4-7 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 200 E. Church St., across from the courthouse. Catfish dinners will be $10 each, for dining in or picking up at a drive-thru. The silent auction will be from 4-6:30 p.m. and include tickets to Jonah at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson, Mo.; day passes to Wild River Country, Magic Springs and Silver Dollar City; Razorback items; hunting and fishing items; sports items; gift certificates to restaurants; and more. Proceeds will benefit the food pantry, which serves patrons in Conway and Perry counties. For more information, call Judy Hammons at (501) 889-8606.
HEBER SPRINGS — Second-Saturday Bingo will be held at St. Albert Catholic Church, 21 Park Road. Early-bird games will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event features a $500 jackpot and a concession stand with a variety of homemade desserts.
CONWAY — The Sigma Kappa Sorority from the University of Central Arkansas will present an Easter-egg hunt at 2 p.m. at Laurel Park, across the street from Conway High School. There will be three age groups: birth to 2, 3 to 6 and 7 to 10. A $5 donation per participant is requested. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Arkansas. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. For more information, call (501) 733-2457.
Zumba Dance Party
RUSSELLVILLE — A glow-in-the-dark Zumba dance party will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway. The cost is $20, and all proceeds will go to Relay for Life of Pope and Yell counties. To sign up, email Meagan Green at email@example.com. Payment may be made at the door.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
MAUMELLE — Bring faded, torn or tattered flags to a ceremony for their dignified retirement at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial at Lake Willastein in Maumelle. The event is sponsored by the Maumelle Memorial Committee. Flags may also be dropped off in designated boxes in the lobbies of Kroger stores in Maumelle through Friday. For more information, call (501) 813-9024.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Library Friends Inc. will host it sixth annual Tee It Up for Literacy golf tournament Saturday at the Indian Hills Country Club. Sign-in will begin at 11 a.m., and food will be available. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $55 per player. There will be two flights — men and mixed. The deadline to enter is noon today. For more information or to enter, contact the Indian Hills Pro Shop at (501) 844-6018.
Dardanelle Driver Safety Class
DARDANELLE — An AARP Driver Safety classroom course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Dardanelle Senior Activity Center, 705 N. Fifth St. A one-hour lunch break will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch available at the center. To register, call (479) 229-4129. The class is open to licensed drivers of any age. Seating is limited to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The course will be presented by an AARP-certified instructor through a combination of instruction, video and workbook participation. Those who complete the course may be eligible for an appropriate discount on their auto-insurance premiums. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. There is no test.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks Online from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. The session is designed for business owners and their employees who have little or no experience using the online QuickBooks Harmony platform. Topics will include navigation, setting up a company and working with lists, customers, vendors, inventory, reports and more. A computer with Wi-Fi will be provided for each participant for use during the interactive session. The cost is $65. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
Crowns for a Cure Entry Deadline
RUSSELLVILLE — Tuesday is the entry deadline for Crowns for a Cure, the second annual Little Miss and Mr. Relay for Life Pageant. The pageant is held in conjunction with the Relay for Life of Pope and Yell counties, set for April 25 and 26 at the Pope County Fairgrounds. Opening ceremonies for the relay will begin at 7 p.m. April 25, and the pageant will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the fairground stage. The pageant includes three age groups: 2-4, 5-7 and 8-11. Winners will receive a sash, a crown and $50, and the entry fee is $25. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s Relay for Life theme is “Dr. Seuss,” and contestants are asked to dress in their best Seussville outfits. For more information, contact Aimee Dixon at (870) 675-1759, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Softball Tournament Registration Deadline
RUSSELLVILLE — The deadline is noon Wednesday to register for the the 19th annual Battle on the Bayou softball tournament, held by the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department. The tournament will be April 19 at Pleasant View Park. The USSSA-sanctioned tournament is open for Men’s Class E and Women’s Class D and below teams. The entry fee is $185, plus the sanctioning fee. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272 or (479) 880-1519, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer Classes for Seniors
CONWAY — Connect Arkansas will offer free computer classes for seniors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. The hands-on classes will cover frequently asked questions regarding computers and the Internet. The instructor can help participants set up an email account, learn about Facebook, use Word or Excel and download pictures. Class size is limited to five people per one-hour class. To register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
Arkansas Society of Printmakers
CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of Art will host the Arkansas Society of Printmakers’ exhibit Print Evolution through April 24. The closing reception will be from 6-7 p.m. April 24 in the Art Building A Gallery. Print Evolution is an exchange portfolio by the ASP. On view is a collection of original fine-art prints. Each print is a collaboration between two members of the group. Included are woodcuts, lithographs, screen prints, etchings and monotypes. Join the artists to find out more and celebrate the art of the print. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hendrix art professor Melissa Gill at email@example.com or (501) 505-1562.
CONWAY — The Conway Adult Education Center, 125 Center St., is taking registration for computer-training classes and workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the sessions begin. For more information, call (501) 450-4810 or visit www.caec.org.
Conway Community Meditation Group
CONWAY — The Conway Community Meditation group meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. This session provides a time of unifying harmony with fellow Conway residents. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.
Spanish Practice Group
CONWAY — The Spanish Practice Group meets at 4 p.m. every Friday at The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. Join other Spanish-speaking enthusiasts in conversation. Todos son bienvenidos! For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.
CONWAY — Wordpress Conway takes place at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. For anyone who uses Wordpress or wants to learn more about it, this central-Arkansas group can provide help with questions or issues Wordpress users may have. For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.
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