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

This article was published July 31, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

July 31

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

Aug. 1

Maumelle Newcomers Meeting

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers will hold their monthly coffee at 10 a.m. at the Maumelle Community Center, 1100 Edgewood Drive. All women in the community are invited.

Aug. 2

Skin-Care Classes

CONWAY — Kimberly Tomlinson, an advanced, certified color and skin-care specialist, will present the first in a series of five skin-care classes at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Get That Perfect Complexion is 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. The classes will continue on the first Saturday of the month through December. All library events are free and open to the public.

Author Presentation

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

Music Festival

LESLIE — The Rackensack Folklore Society Salutes Local Music Heritage will be 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.

Aug. 5

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. 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.

Aug. 6

First Wednesday Ladies’ Lunch Break

CONWAY — The First Wednesday Ladies’ Lunch Break, a nondenominational Bible study, has relocated to Second Baptist Church at Dave Ward Drive and Farris Road. The event will be in the Student Building Fellowship Hall. Enter the drive from Farris Road. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Lunch, for $5, includes a drink and dessert. Child care is available at no charge with advance registration by calling (501) 327-4066 or (501) 730-4106 by Monday.


Child Development Associate Training

CONWAY — Childhood Services at Arkansas State University will conduct training for 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,; email; or call (870) 972-3055 or (888) 429-1585.

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 Call (501) 354-8113 for more information. All proceeds will benefit Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Library Summer Concert Series

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library’s Summer Concert Series 2014, featuring local performers, continues at 2 p.m. Sundays: 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

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.

To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, River Valley & Ozark Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.


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