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HEBER SPRINGS — Registration will begin Monday for the Heber Springs Community Center’s 2014 Summer Day Camp. There will be three sessions for ages 5 to 12, with 50 children per camp. For more information, call (501) 362-4901.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The commission’s next meeting will be June 10.
Retired Teachers Meeting
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn in Heber Springs. This will be a business meeting to share information from the area meeting and to plan programs for the next biennium. All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.
HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly luncheon at noon in the Heber Springs Community Center. Angela Belford will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $10 per person. RSVP by calling the chamber office at (501) 362-2444 by Friday.
OZARK — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, in partnership with Connect Arkansas, will present a free seminar, Website in a Day, for small-business owners from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University in Ozark. Participants will be taken step by step through creating a free account and building a five-page website. Seating is limited and is available to small-business owners who do not have a website. Lunch is included. Registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
MAUMELLE — A Maumelle Newcomers luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. Reservations are required. Call Joan Ann at (501) 851-4223. The scholarship winner will be recognized, and new officers for the Newcomers will be installed.
AARP Driver Safety Class
HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will meet in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and 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 email@example.com.
ATKINS — A Picklefest Breakfast will be held at the Church of Assumption from 7-11 a.m. The menu will include all-you-can-eat Whole Hog sausage and pancakes, coffee, milk and juice. For more information, call Wes Zulfer at (479) 890-5548.
PLUMERVILLE — The Plumerville Homecoming Committee will host the annual fundraiser bean supper from 4-7 p.m. at the W.C. Plummer Senior Center, east of the Arch Ford Co-op. The menu consists of pinto beans, home-fried potatoes, slaw, cornbread, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. The proceeds will benefit the senior center. Everyone is invited to attend and support this cause. For more information, call David Garrett at (501) 354-5241 or Bill Plummer at (501) 208-2882.
CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library and La Lucha Space will host the third annual Backyard Gourmet event at the library from 5-8 p.m. to celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month with a beans, greens and cornbread supper and dessert potluck. The theme for Heritage Month is “Come to the Table: Celebrating the Flavors of Arkansas,” and the event will feature produce from the Urban Farm Project’s garden at the rear of the library and from local farmers through Conway Locally Grown.
CONWAY — Photographer Bill Ward will conduct a workshop, The Eye … The Difference, from 10:30 a.m. to sunset on Petit Jean Mountain. The cost for the one-day, destination workshop is $75; lunch is not included. Participation is limited to 10. For more information, contact Ward at (501) 450-2599 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.billwardphotography.com.
International Traveler Exhibit
MORRILTON — The Rialto Gallery on Broadway in Morrilton is exhibiting a 60-year collection of items from 20 countries, with some of the items for sale, including pictures, dresses, shirts, ponchos, scarves, 14 3- by 5-inch flags from various countries and assorted items. An open-house reception will be held in the gallery from 5-7 p.m. May 23 with wine, cheese and finger foods. The exhibit will continue through June 13. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call Mollie Williams at (501) 354-1903.
Pool Passes and Reservations
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department is selling individual pool passes to the M.J. Hickey Pool for $75 each. Reservations for private pool parties are also being taken. Available times are 9-11 a.m. Saturdays; 8-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 7-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The cost is $50 per hour, plus $12.50 per hour per lifeguard, based on the number of guests. Passes may be purchased and reservations made at the Hughes Community
Center, 1000 E. Parkway, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.
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 will be 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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., will now be open from 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays. The shop is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers a large selection of books at bargain prices. All proceeds from book sales benefit the libraries in Cleburne County, including the new library in Quitman.
Church Picnic and Bazaar
NEW DIXIE — The annual St. Boniface Catholic Church picnic and bazaar will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the church, five miles west of Conway on Arkansas 60. The community-wide event includes beef brisket and chicken. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger may eat free. The event will include live music, horseback rides and old-fashioned carnival games, which cost 50 cents. A silent auction will be held, and raffle tickets will be available, as well as St. Boniface T-shirts. For more information, call (501) 391-2340.
MORRILTON — Award-winning author Nancy Dane will speak to the Morrilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 2 p.m. May 18 in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. She will discuss Civil War Arkansas. Dane, an alumnus of the University of the Ozarks, has four published historical novels and a Civil War documentary titled Tattered Glory. Dane’s books are being used as curriculum in Arkansas high schools and colleges. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 354-2187.
Retired Teachers Association
CLINTON — The Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 20 at Western Sizzlin. Musical entertainment will presented by Steve Smith and Becky Bradley. President Betty Oliger and others will report on the Area Meeting of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association held May 8 in Ashflat, including news of retirement benefits and legislative matters concerning retirees. The association will announce the winners of $150 scholarships to a senior at each of the three high schools in the county. Retirees are asked to bring a count of their volunteer hours for the past year or notify Oliger of the hours.
Booneville Driver Class
BOONEVILLE — An AARP Safe Driver classroom course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 29 at the Booneville Senior Activities Center, 545 E. Heritage Drive. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with attendees paying for their lunch. To register, call (479) 675-4851. The class, presented by an AARP-certified instructor, is open to licensed drivers of any age. Those who complete the course may be eligible for a discount on their auto-insurance premiums. The course fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. There is no test.
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