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RVO Calendar of events starting Jan. 19Published January 19, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Martin Luther King Celebration
CONWAY — The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration be held at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. A Unity March from City Hall in downtown Conway to the library will begin at 10 a.m. Shuttles from the library to City Hall will start running at 9 a.m. Library activities will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a complimentary lunch for participants.
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 Wellness and Activity 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.
Art, Pray, Love Fundraiser
CONWAY — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 925 Mitchell St., will host Art, Pray, Love: Teaching Hearts, Changing Lives from 6:30-9 p.m. The event will feature an art show, sale and auction; heavy hors d’oeuvres; and live music. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple. All proceeds will benefit a medical mission trip to Guatemala. For more information, call the church office at (501) 329-8174.
MORRILTON — The annual photography exhibit will go up from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Photographers who want to exhibit their work may call 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.
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.
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 Saturday. 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 Friday, 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. Friends of the Library are welcome to attend the monthly meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Stop by the shop for more details.
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 email@example.com, 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. Computers 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.
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. Feb. 4. 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.
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.
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.
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. For more info contact Rotarian Dara Samuel at (501) 362-8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.anglersexpo.com.
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