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This week's events in the River Valley & Ozark areaPublished July 27, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
Broken Vessels in Concert
HIGDEN — First Baptist Church Sugarloaf at 557 Arkansas 337 in Higden will present Broken Vessels in concert at 6 p.m. Following the concert, finger foods will be served.
Audubon Society Meeting
CONWAY — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at the Faulkner County Library on Tyler Street. A program, Salamanders of the Ouachita Mountains, will be presented by Timothy Clay, a doctorate candidate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Visitors are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
Fall Softball League Divisional Meeting
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks
Department will have a divisional meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hughes Community Center for teams competing in the adult fall softball league. A representative from each team needs to attend the meeting. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.
Business Startup Boot Camp
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Introduction to Social Media Marketing, the last session of Business Startup Boot Camp, at 5:30 p.m. in Rothwell Hall at Arkansas Tech University. Seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or conta.cc/1fKzH5h.
Arkansas Notary Workshop
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present two sessions of the Arkansas Notary Workshop on Thursday 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. There is no fee to attend, but seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
CONWAY — Meet author Duke Warren Kittle at the Faulkner County Library at 2 p.m. Kittle is the author of The Dragon Eaters, a young-adult fantasy novel. He will talk about his writing process and address the ambitions of young authors. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.
LESLIE — The Rackensack Folklore Society Salutes Local Music Heritage will held at 7 p.m. at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, 410 Oak St. Admission is free, but donations will be taken for the center. The night of music will pay tribute to Jimmy Driftwood, Frankia Stills Treat, Elton Britt and fiddlers Absie and Abbie Morrison. Audience members will have an opportunity to visit with the families of these local music talents of yesteryear. The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce is presenting the event. For more information, call (870) 448-2557.
Child Development Associate Training
CONWAY — Childhood Services at Arkansas State University will conduct training for interested individuals in the Conway area who would like to earn the Child Development Associate (CDA )credential. Classes in Conway will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, beginning Aug. 19. For more information about the CDA credential, visit the Childhood Services website, asuchildhoodservices.org; email email@example.com; or call (870) 972-3055 or (888) 429-1585.
CONWAY — Kimberly Tomlinson, an advanced, certified color and skin-care specialist, will present a series of five skin-care classes at 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Faulkner County Library. The first will be Aug. 2: Get that perfect complexion, an hour-long class on learning proper skin and sun care for all skin types, from dry to normal to combo and acne prone. No makeup will be applied during the class. All library events are free and open to the public.
Sacred Heart Meat Sale
MORRILTON — Sacred Heart Catholic School is selling Petit Jean whole slow-smoked Boston butts (8-10 pounds) for $32 each and smoked pork ribs (4-4.5 pounds) for $26, just in time for Labor Day. The meat must be ordered by noon Aug. 14 and will be available for pickup from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Morrilton Packing House. Order forms are available in the school office and at www.sacredheartmorrilton.org. Call (501) 354-8113 for more information. All proceeds will benefit Sacred Heart Catholic School.
Faulkner County Summer Concerts
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library’s Summer Concert Series 2014, featuring local performers, continues at 2 p.m. Sundays: the Conway Symphony Orchestra, today; 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.
Augsburg Fall Fest Booth Applications
AUGSBURG — JoAnn Dorn, 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. To reserve a booth at the festival, call 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.
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. For child care by reservation, call (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.
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.
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.
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 www.thelocals.be/events.
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 www.southernhillsbaptist.tv.
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.
AARP Smart Driver Course
RUSSELLVILLE — An AARP Smart Driver Course, hosted by Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Saint Mary’s Annex, behind the hospital. The class is open to people 55 and older. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, payable to AARP the day of the class. Pastries and coffee will be provided. Following the class, lunch will be available in the hospital cafeteria at a 25 percent discount for participants. To register, call (479) 964-9355.
Reality-Based Leadership Workshop
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Reality-Based Leadership from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Arkansas Tech University. Loretta Cochran, associate professor of management at ATU, will discuss concepts based on the book Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results, by Cy Wakeman. The workshop is suited for anyone who works in management or wants to do so. The cost is $99 per person, with an early-bird fee of $79 through Thursday. Breakfast, lunch and training materials are included. Seating is limited, and registration is required at (479) 356-2067 or asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
The Perrys Concert
CONWAY — The Perrys will be in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Oak Bowery Baptist Church. The church’s choir will sing at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. The church is six miles east of Conway at 286 Otto Road. For more information, contact Loyd Kelley at (501) 514-5670 or (501) 796-2662, or Matt Corkran at (501) 336-9133.
CONWAY — Jay Grelen, author of Sweet Tea Tales, will be at the Faulkner County Library at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Grelen will read from his new book and discuss life as a “newspaper hack” and the stories that go along with that. Grelen spent 35 years at 10 newspapers, including 10 years at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which published his thrice-weekly Sweet Tea column.
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.
Adult Digital Literacy Classes
CONWAY — Connect Arkansas returns to the Faulkner County Library with free adult digital literacy classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20. The course schedule is 10 a.m., Intro to Windows 8 (students encouraged to bring their own laptops; 11 a.m., Intro to Microsoft Word; 1 p.m., Setting up and Using Email; and 2 p.m., Q&A. Students are asked to register in advance by calling the library at (501) 327-7482 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All library events are free and open to the public.
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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