RVO Calendar of events starting March 30

Published March 30, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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April 1

The Liverpool Legends Concert

RUSSELLVILLE — The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band, will perform at 7 p.m. at The Center for the Arts at Russellville High School, 2209 S. Knoxville Ave. A special performance will feature members of the Russellville High School Cyclone Band. Tickets are $15 for students and $30 for adults. For more information, call (479) 498-6600 or go to www.russellvillecenter. net.

April 2

First Wednesday Ladies Lunch Break

CONWAY — First Wednesday Ladies’ Lunch Break, a nondenominational Bible study, is relocating with Second Baptist Church to Dave Ward Drive and Farris Road. The first meeting at the new location will be Wednesday in the Student Building. Enter the drive from Farris Road. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Lunch is $5, and the spiritual program is Clouds and Umbrellas. Child care is available at no charge with advance registration by calling (501) 327-4066 or (501) 730-4106 by Monday.

April 3

Starting a Business in Arkansas

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Starting a Business in Arkansas from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. Workshop participants will learn the steps crucial to starting a business; identify key issues and pitfalls that affect small-business success; and learn start-up requirements. The workshop includes a how-to “New Business Guide” and handouts relevant to each participant’s county licensing requirements. The cost to attend is $30 per person, and veterans may attend free. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

April 5

Spring Pageant

CLINTON — The annual Spring Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds. The pageant is open to all ages in all counties in Arkansas. Contestants must preregister by calling (501) 745-8100 or (501) 253-1190, or faxing (501) 745-8100. The pageant is a fundraiser for upcoming youth events.

Boots and Benefactors BBQ

RUSSELLVILLE — The sixth annual Boots and Benefactors BBQ will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Pope County Fairgrounds, 517 S. Knoxville. The event will feature Some Guy Named Robb, a chuck-wagon dinner, a rider exhibition and door prizes, as well as pony rides. Tickets are $25 per person; admission is free for children 15 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. Proceeds will benefit the Equestrian Zone, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing equine-assisted activities. For tickets, call (479) 970-8351 or visit www.equestrianzone.org.

Ongoing

Computer Training

CONWAY — The Conway Adult Education Center, 125 Center St., is taking registration for computer-training classes and workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the sessions begin. For more information, call (501) 450-4810 or visit www.caec.org.

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.

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 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, no notes, in no more than five minutes. This month’s theme is “Failed New Year’s Resolutions.” For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.

The Fiber Circle

CONWAY — The Fiber Circle is held at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. Those who knit, crochet, stitch or pursue any other craft are welcome to work on their own projects or help fellow craftivists with theirs. For more information, visit www.thelocals.be/events.

TeamKID

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.

Sign Language Class

CONWAY — A sign language class meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Faulkner County Library.

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.

Friends of the Library Book Shop

HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of The Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers books at bargain prices. Proceeds from the shop benefit the libraries in Cleburne County. Volunteers are needed. Friends of the Library meet at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. For more information, stop by the shop.

Upcoming

Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon April 8 at the Rustic Inn in Heber Springs. The guest speaker will be Donna Morey, the new director of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.

Human Resources for Businesses

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer Human Resources: What Every Business Should Know from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 at Arkansas Tech University. Many topics will be covered. The cost is $40 per person. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Easter-Egg Hunt

CONWAY — The Sigma Kappa Sorority from the University of Central Arkansas will present an Easter-egg hunt at 2 p.m. April 12 at Laurel Park, across the street from Conway High School. There will be three age groups: birth to 2, 3 to 6 and 7 to 10. A $5 donation per participant is requested. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Arkansas. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. For more information, call (501) 733-2457.

Zumba Dance Party

RUSSELLVILLE — A glow-in-the-dark Zumba dance party will be held from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway. The cost is $20, and all proceeds will go to Relay for Life of Pope and Yell counties. To sign up in advance, email Meagan Green at meganzgreen@gmail.com. Payment may be made at the door, but anyone who signs up by Wednesday will receive an event T-shirt.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

MAUMELLE — Bring faded, torn or tattered flags to a ceremony for their dignified retirement at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Veterans Memorial at Lake Willastein in Maumelle. The event is sponsored by the Maumelle Memorial Committee. Flags may also be dropped off in designated boxes in the lobbies of Kroger stores in Maumelle through April 11. For more information, call (501) 813-9024.

Golf Tournament

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Library Friends Inc. will host it sixth annual Tee It Up for Literacy golf tournament April 12 at the Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay. Sign-in will begin at 11 a.m., and food will be available. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $55 per player. There will be two flights — men and mixed. The deadline to enter is noon April 10. For more information or to enter, contact the Indian Hills Pro Shop at (501) 844-6018.

QuickBooks Online

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks Online from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 15 at Arkansas Tech University. The session is designed for business owners and their employees who have little or no experience using the online QuickBooks Harmony platform. Topics include navigation, setting up a company and working with lists, customers, vendors, inventory, reports and more. A computer with Wi-Fi will be provided for each participant for use during the interactive session. The cost is $65. Seating is limited, and registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Computer Classes for Seniors

CONWAY — Connect Arkansas will offer free computer classes for seniors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at the Conway Public Library. The hands-on classes will cover frequently asked questions regarding computers and the Internet. The instructor can help participants set up an email account, learn about Facebook, use Word or Excel and download pictures. The class size is limited to five people per one-hour class. To register, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.

Davanzo Family Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present the Davanzo Family Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. April 17. Carmen, the father, is from the popular Hometown Bluegrass Band. The Davanzo Family Bluegrass Band also includes mom Bridget and the couple’s three children: Brittany, 18; Monica, 17; and Nick, 14. All library events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.

Softball Tournament

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the 19th annual Battle on the Bayou softball tournament at Pleasant View Park on April 19. The USSSA-sanctioned tournament is open for Men’s Class E and Women’s Class D and below teams. The entry fee is $185, plus the sanctioning fee. The deadline to register is noon April 16. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272 or (479) 880-1519, or email russellvillearsoftball@hotmail.com.

Public Service Fair

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present a spring Public Service Fair from 1-4 p.m. April 19. The purpose of the fair is to alert Faulkner County residents to the services that various organizations offer to those in need, and offer an opportunity for agencies to promote their organization and encourage volunteerism in the community. To sign up an agency to participate, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org. The event is free and open to the public.

Political Speaking and Dessert Auction

HEBER SPRINGS — The Wilburn Relay for Life Team will hold a Political Speaking and Dessert Auction on April 26 at the old Wilburn School Cafeteria (Arkansas 110 in Wilburn). Finger foods will be served at 5 p.m. Stumping will begin at 6, followed by an auction. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Danita Hayes at (501) 206-2505.

Tribute to Mom 5K Run/Walk

MORRILTON — The Tribute to Mom 5K Run/Walk will start at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church at 7 a.m. May 10. The entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the race. For an additional $10, participants can take out an ad to pay tribute to their moms in the “Happy Mother’s Day” booklet, to be published by the church. Registration forms and ads are due April 30. Registration forms will be available at locations to be announced. For more

information, contact Charlotte Kindle at (501) 354 3142 (evenings) or charlotte.kindle@yahoo.com; or Joyce Smith at (501) 450-2976 or smith59jm@gmail.com.

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 rvonews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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