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This week's events in the River Valley & Ozark areaPublished July 6, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
A. Alfred Lee Concert
FAIRFIELD BAY — A. Alfred Lee, internationally known pianist and organist, will present A Stars and Stripes Concert from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center, 210 Lost Creek Parkway. Donations are encouraged.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The commission’s next meeting will be Aug. 12.
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present Dr. J.J. Mayo and Choose to Lose: A Healthy Lifestyle Approach to Weight Management. Classes will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning today and running through Aug. 12. Preregistration is requested. To register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
League of Artists Meeting
CONWAY — The Conway League of Artists will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Sheila Parsons Talley will do a critique of artists’ work and asks members to bring up to three pieces of work that are in the process and not quite finished. Members are also asked to bring artwork to be voted on for Artist of the Month. Refreshments will be served. Members and their guests, as well as visitors, are welcome.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology
Development Center will present a hands-on workshop, QuickBooks Day-to-Day Basics, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 10 at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will learn about the day-to-day features of QuickBooks, including accounts payable, deposits, sales receipts, accounts receivable, managing sales taxes and more. 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 at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
Cleburne County Newcomers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Newcomers will meet at 10 a.m. in the First Electric Building on Industrial Road in Heber Springs. The speaker will be Sherry Farneth from Opal House, who will explain its ministry for single mothers. All are welcome, regardless of length of residency, to attend and meet new friends, learn more about the community and enjoy various activities. For more information, contact Sandy at (501) 362-5344.
Second Saturday Bingo
HEBER SPRINGS — Second Saturday Bingo will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. Albert Catholic Church, 21 Park Road. There is a possible $500 jackpot. A concession stand with homemade pies will be available. For more information, call Myrna Shaw at (501) 362-9450.
Concealed Handgun Carry Course
MAUMELLE — Safe Shooting Sports of Arkansas, LLC will conduct an Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License Course on Saturday at the Hampton Inn. The course includes a Free National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Shooting Course. Discounts are available for nurses and first responders. See www.safeshootarkansas.com to register for the class, or contact Jeff Allison, an Arkansas State Police instructor, at (501) 813-2908.
Faulkner County Summer Concerts
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library announces its Summer Concert Series 2014, featuring local performers at 2 p.m. Sundays: Shannon Wurst, July 13; Jeff Clanton, July 20; the Conway Symphony Orchestra, July 27; The Boomers, Aug. 3; folksimile, Aug. 10; and Men of Fire, Aug. 17. The concerts will be held in the “parklike setting” of the interior of the library, with ice cream and lemonade provided. The series is supported by Friends of the Faulkner County Library. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
RUSSELLVILLE — A Safe Sitter baby-sitting workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday; July 17-18; and July 24-25 at Saint Mary’s Annex, 1808 W. C St., behind Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The cost is $45. For more information or to register, call (479) 968-2841, ext. 0, or email Diana.Herrera@saintmarysregional.com.
Business Startup Boot Camp
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a Business Startup Boot Camp on Tuesday evenings in July. Four workshops designed to help entrepreneurs start and market their new business will be held: Starting a Business in Arkansas, Tuesday; Business Plan for Startups, July 15; Free and Local: Small Business Marketing, July 22; and Introduction to Social Media Marketing, July 29. Workshops will start at 5:30 p.m. in Rothwell Hall at Arkansas Tech University. The cost for all four workshops is $60. Seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or conta.cc/1fKzH5h.
Augsburg Fall Fest Booth Applications
AUGSBURG — JoAnn Dorn, the arts, crafts and vendor booth chairwoman, is taking applications for booth spaces for the seventh annual Augsburg Fall Fest, to be held Oct. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church at the intersection of Arkansas 333 and Augsburg Road. Anyone who wants to have a booth at the festival may get an application form by calling Dorn at (479) 331-2302. The fee for all booths is $25. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the River Valley Free Christian Clinic and the Augsburg Food Pantry.
Soccer Complex Temporary Closures
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department is working on repairing the fields at the Russellville Soccer Complex. While the repairs are underway, the complex will be closed at various times. When the complex is open, only the fields with goals will be available for use. For more information, call the Recreation and Parks Department at (479) 968-1272.
Holiday Puppets Family Show
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Holiday Puppets will perform at 11 a.m. every Wednesday during the summer at the Puppet Playhouse in the post office building. The 45-minute show features Punch and Judy, Dudley the Magnificent Magician and The Cat Came Back shadow puppets. The family show is free and open to the public.
CONWAY — A Bible lecture and luncheon led by Wanda Landers takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Woodland Heights Baptist Church, 4215 Prince St. Lunch, a drink and dessert are served for $5. Child care is available by reservation by calling (501) 329-0001.
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.
Simply Said Storytelling
CONWAY — Simply Said is an informal, open-mic storytelling time held at 6 p.m. every Thursday at The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. Participants are asked to share a story, without using notes, in no more than five minutes. For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.
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