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International Show Reception
MORRILTON — The Rialto Gallery on Broadway in Morrilton will hold a reception from 5-7 p.m. for the International Show and Sale of items collected from 20 countries over a 60-year period during travels and work. There will be a wine, finger-food and cheese reception. Those attending will have an opportunity to visit with one of the collectors.
Mount Vernon School Reunion
MOUNT VERNON — The annual Mount Vernon School reunion will begin at 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. A potluck lunch will be held at noon. All past and present students, faculty and friends are invited. Special recognition for the class of 1964 is planned. A $1,0000 Mount Vernon-Enola Alumni Scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior in honor of Kellar Noggle. The Desmond Paul Henry family will present a $1,000 scholarship to a senior as well.
Quitman School Reunion
QUITMAN — The annual Quitman School reunion will be held at 2 p.m. at the school. All students — past and present — are encouraged to attend and meet old friends and make new ones. Participants are asked to bring old photographs.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center will be closed Saturday through Monday for observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Free Movie Night
MORRILTON — The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces Starlight Cinema, a free outdoor community movie night. The event will feature Divergent on Tuesday, beginning at sundown on the lawn near the Plaza courtyard on the UACCM campus. The community is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information about Starlight Cinema, contact Courtney Stell at email@example.com or (501) 977-2142.
CLINTON — The Red River Audubon Society will meet for a Dutch-treat dinner at 5 p.m. at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton, followed by a program at 6. The topic will be discussion of how the white-nose syndrome prevalent on the East Coast is affecting local bat populations. Door prizes will be given after the meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.littleredriveraudubonsociety.com.
May 27 and May 28
Basic Training: Baking
PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will present Basic Training: Baking, a 10-class series, at the institute. The series contains demonstration-only classes that will help participants tackle cakes, cookies, pies, breads and much more. Basic Training: Baking will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. A session on Baking Cakes will be held May 27 and 28. The cost is $15 per class, or $120 for a package of all 10 classes. Advance registration is required. For more information, call (501) 727-5435 or visit livethelegacy.org.
QuickBooks Payroll Workshop
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a hands-on QuickBooks Payroll workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will learn to use the payroll features in QuickBooks accounting software. Topics include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, producing required payroll reports and more. A computer will be provided for each participant to 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.
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. The exhibit will continue through June 13. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 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.
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 www.southernhillsbaptist.tv.
Sign Language Class
CONWAY — A sign language class meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Faulkner County Library.
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.
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.
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.
CONWAY — Local authors Roger Barnett and Paul Gill will have a book signing at the Faulkner County Library at 2 p.m. May 31. Barnett is the author of Fighting Cancer One Memory at a Time. Gill is the author of In Reflections of My Childhood. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email email@example.com. All library events are free and open to the public.
MAUMELLE — The 11th annual Ken Watson Golf Tournament, presented by the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle Men’s Group, will be held June 6. Registration and information are available online at kenwatsongolf.com or by calling Jeremy Smith at (501) 201-0253.
Children’s Fishing Derby
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will present its annual Children’s Fishing Derby at Pleasant View Park on June 7, beginning at 8 a.m., with the weigh-in at 10 a.m. This free event is for children ages 4 to 12. Prizes will be given in three age divisions for the heaviest catfish and the heaviest stringer of catfish. A special prize will be given for overall biggest fish caught during the derby. Preregister at the Hughes Center. For more information, call the Recreation and Parks Department at (479) 968-1272.
ATKINS — The Atkins School District will host a baseball instruction camp June 13 at the Atkins Baseball Field in McClaren Park. The camp is for students going into grades three through eight. Third- through fifth-graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and sixth- through eighth-graders will meet from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $35 if paid by May 30 (includes a shirt) or $30 the day of camp. For three or more children from the same household, the cost is $25 per child. Boys and girls are welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (479) 641-1008. Make checks payable to the Atkins School District. If there is enough interest, there will be separate softball instruction for girls.
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