This week's events in the River Valley & Ozark area

Published July 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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July 10

Maumelle AARP meeting

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. at the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center. There will be a social time, program and business meeting. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Hope Alliance Food Pantry. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Betty Hall at (501) 851-6828 or Jan Bowen at (501) 803-0089.

QuickBooks Workshop

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. 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

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.

July 12

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 to register for the class, or contact Jeff Allison, an Arkansas State Police instructor, at (501) 813-2908.


Adult Fall Softball League Registration

RUSSELLVILLE — Registration for the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department’s adult fall softball league will begin Monday and end July 25. Registration forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office and online at Registration will be accepted at the Hughes Community Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.

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

Baby-sitting Workshop

RUSSELLVILLE — A Safe Sitter baby-sitting workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Friday; July 17 and 18; and July 24 and 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

Business Startup Boot Camp

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is presenting a Business Startup Boot Camp on Tuesday evenings in July. Three more workshops designed to help entrepreneurs start and market their new business will be held: 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. Seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or

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.

Midday Manna

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)


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

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

Wordpress Conway

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

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. Various issues are discussed. For more information, call Marlin Schwartz at (847) 977-5261.


MAUMELLE — Southern Hills Baptist Fellowship and JumpZone have teamed up to offer a free children’s program, TeamKID, for first- through sixth-graders. The program is held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the JumpZone building. For more information, call (501) 851-7729 or visit

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


AARP Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety Program class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 18 in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals 55 or older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in cash or by check, payable to AARP. To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273 or email

Treasure Island the Musical

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Youth Theater will present Treasure Island the Musical at 7 p.m. July 25 and at 2 p.m. July 26. The performances will be at the Little Scholars Academy of Maumelle Theater, 112 Audubon Drive. Tickets are $5.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

LESLIE — Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. will be presented at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center. This children’s production is $5 for children 12 and younger, and $10 for adults. The production is by Red Curtain Theatre of Conway. Advance tickets are available at the Elk & Eagle Trading Post in Leslie and at Simmons Bank in Marshall. For more information, call (501) 941-4828.

Arkansas Notary Workshop

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present two sessions of the Arkansas Notary Workshop on July 31 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Notaries verify signatures on legal and business documents to deter fraud and ensure the proper execution of these documents. The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office will walk participants through the application process, assist them in understanding issues facing notaries, and outline best practices and procedures for current and future notaries public. Although there is no fee to attend, seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or

Rotary District Seminar

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will host a seminar by the Rotary District on Aug. 18 at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. For more details, contact Rotary member Brenda Erby Fudge at (501) 472-0161.

Red Apple Inn Golf Scramble

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will hold its annual Golf Scramble on Sept. 5 at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club. For more information, call Rotary member Brenda Erby Fudge at (501) 472-0161.

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