RVO Calendar of events starting Feb. 2

Published February 2, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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Feb. 3

Art Show

CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of Art will host UMI, a solo exhibition of recycled-materials sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Sayaka Ganz in the Art Building A Gallery. The free exhibit opens Monday and runs through Feb. 28. Ganz will speak about her work at 6 p.m. Monday in Art Building A110. There will be a public reception with refreshments in the gallery at 7 p.m. following her talk. The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Hendrix art professor Melissa Gill at (501) 505-1562 or gill@hendrix.edu.

Sketchbook Class

RUSSELLVILLE — Daniel Freeman will teach a sketchbook class beginning Monday at Gallery 307, 307 W. C St. Participants don’t need to know how to draw. The class is structured around finding a style or adapting a new one. For more information, call (479) 223-7351.

Feb. 3 and Feb. 5

Small Works on Paper Exhibit, Reception

RUSSELLVILLE — The 27th annual Small Works on Paper traveling exhibit will open Monday at the Norman Art Center Galley at Arkansas Tech University. An opening reception will be held from 2:30-3:30 Wednesday. There is no admission charge, and the public is invited. Area artists with works in the show include Neal Harrington and Tammy Harrington, both of Russellville; Benjamin Krain of Maumelle; Robert Robbins of Conway; Rachel Trusty of Little Rock, formerly of Russellville; Cathy Wester of Conway; and Brittany Madalone of Conway. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 25.

Feb. 4

Guitar Performance

RUSSELLVILLE — Internationally acclaimed musician Ana Vidovic will perform the third annual concert of the University Classical Guitar Series at Arkansas Tech University at 7 p.m. The concert will be in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about Vidovic, visit www.anavidovic.com.

Feb. 5

Connect Arkansas

CONWAY — Connect Arkansas returns to the Faulkner County Library with Senior Citizen Adult Computer Literacy Training from 1-3 p.m. The one-hour classes will give instructions in computer literacy, from how to use a computer to setting up email and navigating Facebook. To enroll, contact Nancy Allen at (501) 327-7482 or Nancy@fcl.org. All library events are free and open to the public.

Feb. 6

Black History Month Guest Speaker

MORRILTON — The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s guest speaker for Black History Month will be former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson Jr. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.

Garden Club Meeting

DARDANELLE — The Dardanelle Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library with a program on flower-arranging mechanics by Jo Krallman, a renowned Master Judge who teaches design classes throughout the United States. Flower arrangers of all skill levels are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page or call Nan Brown at (479) 264-4707.

Feb. 6 and Feb. 7

Volunteer Auxiliary Scrubs Sale

RUSSELLVILLE — The Saint Mary’s Volunteer Auxiliary will hold a scrubs sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in Cafés 2 and 3 at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Proceeds will benefit the volunteers’ Nursing and Clinical Scholarship Fund.

Feb. 7

Maumelle Newcomers

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers’ monthly coffee will be at 10 a.m. at the Maumelle Community Center. Everyone in the community is invited.

Valentine Gala and Auction

CONWAY — The annual Bethlehem House Valentine Gala and Auction will be at 6 p.m. at oneChurch, 1073 Front St. Tickets are $25 each, and table sponsorships are $300. Tickets can be purchased at Bethlehem House, 1115 Parkway St., or online at www.bethlehemhouse.net. For more information or to donate a silent-auction item, call (501) 205-0905. All proceeds will go to Bethlehem House, a transitional homeless shelter.

Feb. 8

Second Saturday Bingo

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 concession stand will be open, and dinner is available, usually for under $5, as well as homemade desserts. The bonus jackpot will be $500.

Spaghetti Dinner

NEW DIXIE — St. Boniface Catholic Church will have a spaghetti and sausage dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. in St. Boniface Hall in New Dixie. 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.

Ozark Pickin’ & Singin’

CONWAY — A family bluegrass concert will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. in the James H. Clark Auditorium, 2300 Prince St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for general seating. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. The concert is sponsored by the Committee of One Hundred, a volunteer advocacy group for Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Folk Center educational programs.

Youth Spirit Clinic

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University will host a youth spirit clinic for ages 5-12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Hull Physical Education Building, rooms 111 and 112. The cost is $25. Members of the Arkansas Tech Cheerleaders and the Arkansas Tech Golden Girls dance team will teach age-appropriate cheer and dance skills. The clinic will include breaks and games. Participants will perform Saturday at halftime of the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball game, which begins at 2 p.m. in Tucker Coliseum. Register for the clinic at www.atu.edu/spirit/form-youthclinic.php. For more information, call (479) 968-0276 or email spiritsquads@atu.edu.


Sign Language Class

CONWAY — A sign language class meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Faulkner County Library.

Tea Party Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas’ We the People Tea Party of Cleburne County meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1101C W. Main St. Issues to be discussed include Obamacare, overspending, constitutional items, taxation, state sovereignty, and local, state and federal government operations. For more information, call Marlin Schwartz at (847) 977-5261.

Friends of the Library Book Shop

HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of The Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers books at bargain prices. Proceeds from the shop benefit the libraries in Cleburne County. Volunteers are needed. Friends of the Library are welcome to attend the monthly meetings at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Stop by the shop for more information.


Intermediate Quickbooks

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a hands-on workshop, Intermediate QuickBooks, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will receive detailed instruction on the day-to-day features of QuickBooks, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, managing sales taxes and generating reports. A basic working knowledge of QuickBooks is recommended to attend the seminar. A computer will be provided for each participant for use during the interactive session. The cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Freezin’ for a Reason

RUSSELLVILLE — The third annual Polar Plunge/5K for Area 17 Special Olympics will be held Feb. 15 at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 and begins at 8 a.m.; the race begins at 9 a.m. Plunge registration is $50 and begins at 10 a.m. The parade and award presentations will start at 11 a.m., and the plunge will be at 11:30. Awards will be given for best costume and for the most money raised in individual, business, school and church divisions. Donations to the Polar Plunge go to Special Olympics Arkansas. For more information, visit specialolympicsarkansas.org.

Sweetheart Dinner/Dance

MORRILTON — The annual Sweetheart Dinner/Dance sponsored by the General Federated Women’s Club’s Adelaide Club of Morrilton will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The pork-chop dinner will be prepared and served by the Knights, and desserts will be provided by members of the Adelaide Club. Jim Aldridge — vocalist, showman and sax man — along with his partner, Kern Kennedy, on keyboard, will entertain and provide music for the dance. Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased from any Adelaide member or by calling Martha Brickey, ticket chairwoman, at (502) 477-5033.

Chamber of Commerce Banquet

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 58th annual banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. The guest speaker will be Steve Clark, president/CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be $35 for individuals or $250 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets need to be purchased by Feb. 12. For more information, call (501) 362-2444.

Chamber Banquet and Awards

MARSHALL — The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Chamber Banquet and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Searcy County Civic Center in Marshall. The guest speaker will be Lavina Grandon, president and policy and education director of the Rural Community Alliance. The meal is $10.50 per person in advance. RSVP by Feb. 23 to Big Springs Trading Co. at (870) 439-2900.

Anglers Expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The Anglers Expo will be held March 28 and 29 at the Heber Springs Community Center. Vendors supporting hunting, fishing, and sports industries will display their products. Featured guests will be The Swamp People from the History Chanel. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cleburne County. For more information, contact Rotarian Dara Samuel at (501) 362-8402 or dara.anglersexpo@gmail.com, or visit www.anglersexpo.com.

To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information 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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