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RVO Calendar of events starting Jan. 16Published January 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Radio Control Club Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Area Radio Control Club (HARCC) has rescheduled its January meeting for 6:30 p.m. today at the Heber Springs Community Center.
MAUMELLE — A Maumelle Newcomers luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. The program will be Celebrate Accessories With the Versona Store. Reservations are required. For more information, call Joan Ann Olson at (501) 851-4223.
Driver Safety 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 Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Fees 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.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center will be closed Monday for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
CONWAY — Conway AARP Chapter 796 will have its monthly meeting at the Conway Senior Citizen Center, 1620 Donaghey Ave. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by speaker Jack Bell, chief of staff for Mayor Tab Townsell, at 12:15 p.m. and a business meeting. The meeting will adjourn at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Tea Party Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The 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. in Heber Springs. 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.
Sign Language Classes
CONWAY — Sign Language classes have resumed at the Faulkner County Library, with a new time. The free classes will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
MORRILTON — The quilt show at the Rialto Gallery will be on display through Jan. 25. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There will be a reception for the quilt winners at noon Jan. 24, and refreshments will be served. Some of Conway County’s quilters have their current works on display. For more information, visit rialtocommunityartscenter.com.
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 welcome.
MORRILTON — The annual photography exhibit will go up from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 25. Photographers who would like to exhibit their work are asked to contact Gretchen Schol at (501) 354-6383 or (501) 977-3680 for information or an entry form. The winner in the exhibit will receive $500. For more information, visit rialtocommunityartscenter.com.
Banquet and Auction
DARDANELLE — The Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet and silent auction at 7 p.m. Jan. 27. The featured speaker will be native Arkansan James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, call (479) 229-3328, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dardanellechamber.com.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks Basics from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Arkansas Tech University. The hands-on workshop will introduce QuickBooks to small-business owners and their employees who have little or no experience using this accounting software. Topics will include setting up a new company, reconciling accounts and working with lists, customers, vendors and assets. A computer will be provided for use during the interactive seminar. The cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting http://conta.cc/1f8uhXU.
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. Feb. 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM.
Garden Club Meeting
DARDANELLE — The Dardanelle Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 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. All flower arrangers, beginning to experienced, are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page or call Nan Brown at (479) 264-4707.
Ozark Pickin’ & Singin’
CONWAY — A family bluegrass concert will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8 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 will benefit Folk Center educational programs such as historic crafts interpretation, the Heritage Herb Garden and Music Roots, an instructional program to preserve Ozark Mountain music.
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 in Morrilton. 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.
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