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

Published June 22, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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June 23

Audubon Society Meeting

DARDANELLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Dardanelle State Park visitor center. The program topic will be announced later. Refreshments will be served, and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Coe Wilson at (501) 208-2264.

Free Health Screenings

HEBER SPRINGS — Free blood-pressure and blood-sugar screenings will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Allcare Pharmacy. The event is sponsored by the Highlands of Heber Springs and Allcare Pharmacy.

June 24

Rotary Club Banquet

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will have its annual Induction and Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club.

Creature Feature

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present its annual Creature Feature with the Little Rock Zoo, open to kids of all ages, at 6 p.m. at the Petit Jean Electric building, 270 Quality Drive. Attendees will have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the zoo’s animals. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. For more information, email

June 25

QuickBooks for Beginners

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks for Beginners from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. This hands-on workshop introduces QuickBooks to small-business owners and their employees with little or no experience using this accounting software. Topics will include setting up a new company; reconciling accounts; and working with lists, customers, vendors, assets and liabilities. A computer will be provided for use during the interactive seminar. The cost is $65 per person. Seating is limited, and registration is required by Monday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting


June 26

O Gallery and Etc. Grand Opening

OPPELO — The community is invited to join artists, instructors and the owner for the Grand Opening of the O Gallery and Etc. from noon to 7 p.m. for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists and view their work. The “et cetera” covers all things creative, including birdhouses, classes, events, writing seminars, yard art, yoga instruction and more. Everyone is

welcome to sign up to take classes, exhibit art or win an original work of art by Coe Wilson. The gallery is at the corner of Arkansas 9 and 154.

June 28

Baby-Safety Class

CONWAY — Getting Ready for Baby, a free baby-safety class, will be offered to expectant mothers as part of Conway Regional’s Great Start Lactation Club. The club meets from 10 a.m. to noon in Conway Regional Medical Center’s Conference Room. The first 10 moms to arrive will receive home safety items and will be entered into a drawing for a car seat. The class is designed to teach soon-to-be moms how to keep their babies safe in an automobile and at home. The class is co-sponsored by the Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. For for information about the class or the lactation club, call Teresa Gates at (501) 745-1443.

Author Presentation

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present Jessica Munzlinger, author of Mercy’s Grace: Discoveries, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Though many events and people inspire Munzlinger in her writing, she draws the most from her faith. She lives near St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

Home Run Derby

POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Athletic Association will host its first Home Run Derby at 2 p.m. at the Pottsville ballpark. There will be $1,500 in cash prizes, as well as door prizes and raffle items. Concessions will be available. The entry fee is $15. There will be six age divisions for contestants ages 4 to 25. Entry forms are available at the concession stand of the Pottsville ballpark. For more information, call (479) 857-3617.


Smoked Pork for Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs is taking orders for smoked pork butts for a cost of $35 each, with the proceeds to benefit area scholarships. The orders will be available for pickup at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Eagle Bank parking lot. Contact Jim Robbins at (501) 690-6643.

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.

Adult Digital Literacy Classes

CONWAY — Connect Arkansas returns to the Faulkner County Library with free adult digital literacy classes in June. Each class will last one hour, and each student is provided with a computer to use. For more information or to sign up, email or call (501) 327-7482.

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) 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

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

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, no 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

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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