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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

This article was published August 28, 2017 at 10:04 a.m.

Aug. 28

Audubon Society Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. The program will be presented by Marcus Asher, quail program coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. His talk will cover the biology, habitat requirements and management practices needed to create habitat for quail, plus a new initiative to increase Northern bobwhite quail populations in Arkansas. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. Call (501) 977-3899 for directions.

Registration for Fall Music Lessons

CONWAY — Registration is open for fall music lessons at the University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music. Lessons will begin Monday. Private instruction is offered in piano, voice, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Suzuki violin, ukulele and all band and orchestra instruments. Tuition for private lessons varies. For registration information, visit uca.edu/csm/registration, call (501) 450-3672 or email Teresa Bumgarner at tbumgarn@uca.edu. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CSM office, Room 203, in the UCA Snow Fine Arts Center.

Aug. 29

Conway Conversations: Teaching Civility

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present Conway Conversations: Teaching Civility from 6-8 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. The event, designed to integrate civility into academic and community programming, is geared toward educators, parents and youth-organization leaders. Conway Conversations is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Lesley Graybeal at (501) 852-7416. To reserve a spot at the event, call (501) 450-3118.

Sept. 1

Maumelle Newcomers Club Coffee

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers Club will have its monthly coffee at 10 a.m. at the Maumelle Community Center. The club is a social, charitable and educational organization designed to provide a way for women in Maumelle to meet others and gather for various activities of their choice. The chairwomen of each activity will be available at the coffee to describe their activities and answer questions. For more information, call Barb Spahr at (501) 766-4664.

Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony

RUSSELLVILLE — The traditional luminaria ceremony for the Relay for Life of Pope, Yell and Conway counties will take place from 9-9:30 p.m. at Russellville Depot Park downtown. The ceremony will follow the quarterly Downtown Art Walk, scheduled to end at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the local Relay for Life web page at relayforlife.org/popear or the organization’s Facebook page.

Ongoing

Community Choir Opportunity

RUSSELLVILLE — The Community Festival Chorale is accepting new and returning singers, ages 15 and older, for the fall 2017 semester. The musical selection will be Part I, plus “The Hallelujah Chorus,” from G.F. Handel’s Messiah. Auditions are held for part placement only. Rehearsals will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning this week, at the Arkansas Center for Music Education, 502 Tyler Road. The dress rehearsal will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, and the performance will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 17. For more information or to sign up, email info@ac-me.org, or call or text (479) 264-9107.

Orange Art Exhibit

CLINTON — The North Central Arkansas Artist League’s Orange art exhibit is on display through Nov. 6 at Ozark Health Medical Center, 2500 U.S. 65 S. The nearly 50 paintings by 12 artists include watercolors, acrylics, oil paintings, pen and ink, and pointillism, all using the color orange somewhere in the art. The Outpatient Wing display downstairs can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Cafeteria display, in the hallways upstairs near the cafeteria, is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Photography, Poetry Exhibit

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host We’re Not Telling You Everything: Words and Images From the Wichita Mountains during August in the institute’s Flagstone Foyer and Show Barn Hall. The exhibition includes photographs by Don House and Sabine Schmidt and poetry by Sy Hoahwah. For more information, visit www.rockefellerinstitute.org/wichita.

Bluegrass Music Night

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Christian Church, 1101 N. Broadway St., offers a bluegrass music night from 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday. Musicians are invited to participate. Free coffee will be available.

Yoga Class at the Library

CONWAY — Danny Mize, registered yoga instructor, teaches a yoga class at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Faulkner County Library. Mize’s class focuses on feeling good in one’s body and letting go of life’s stress while listening to music. Yoga practitioners of all skill levels, especially beginners, are welcome in the class. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org.

Faulkner County Coin Club Meetings

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Coin Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Ola and John Hawks Senior Wellness and Activity Center, 705 E. Siebenmorgen Road. The 5 p.m. dinner is optional, and a $6 donation is suggested for those 60 and younger. A fellowship time will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. with educational speakers, show-and-tell, news and door prizes. For more information, call (501) 514-0785.

Friday Night Bingo

HEBER SPRINGS — Friday Night Bingo takes place each week at the American Legion Hall, 49 Park Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available.

Faulkner County Tea Party Luncheon

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Tea Party has a luncheon at noon every Thursday at Larry’s Pizza, 1068 Markham St. Guest speakers and the members’ “soap box” are featured each week. All who are interested in governmental and business affairs on the county, state or national level are invited to attend.

Upcoming

Small Business Loans Class

CONWAY — A free class, Small Business Loans, will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Josh Dunlap from Arvest Bank will teach participants about various types of loans, documentation associated with loans and the steps required to complete the loan process. For more information, call (501) 450-3118.

Edible Gardening Class

CONWAY — The class Edible Gardening will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Sean Ott will cover everything from basic information to soil amendments and fertilizers. To register or for more information, call (501) 450-3118.

Arkansas Coding Academy Open House

CONWAY — The Arkansas Coding Academy will have an open house from 5-7 p.m. ​Sept. 6 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Participants will learn about the opportunities offered by the Coding Academy.​

Photography: Learn the Basics

CONWAY — Photography: Learn the Basics will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 11, in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Participants will learn the basics of operating film and digital cameras and learn to take better pictures. To register or for more information, call (501) 450-3118.

Introduction to Tai Chi

CONWAY — Introduction to Tai Chi will meet from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Sept. 7 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Tai chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that has a rejuvenating effect on the mind and body. For more information or to register for the course, call (501) 450-3118.

Jubilee Festival

GREENBRIER — Greenbrier First Baptist Church will have a Jubilee Festival on Sept. 9. The event will feature craft vendors, music and a food vendor. Vendors will set up at 7 a.m., music will start around 10 a.m., and the festival will run until about 4 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn chair, listen to music and shop with the vendors. To reserve a vendor booth, call (501) 940-1174.

Science and Engineering Institute

CONWAY — The Science and Engineering Institute, a free program for students in grades six through 10, will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Old Main Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. For more information, contact David Slaymaker at slaymakered@asmsa.org or Uma Garimella at uagarimel@uca.edu.

All Re’ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car Show

RUSSELLVILLE — The All Re’ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car show will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at 1509 E. Main St. (the parking lot of Brangus). The entry fee is $20 per vehicle. The event is a benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 5th Judicial District. For more information, call (479) 264-6677.

Health, Safety and Nutrition

CONWAY — Health, Safety and Nutrition — a free class, especially for child care providers — will meet from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Oct. 9 in the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. The class focuses on essential skills to keep children and their surroundings healthy and safe. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate recognized by the Early Childhood Association, as well as 15 professional-development units. For more information, call (501) 450-3118.

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Sept. 12 at the Rustic Inn. The guest speaker will be Donna Morey, executive director of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. Susan Eckhart will also present a program on scamming. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.

Crafting With Silhouette Studio Software

CONWAY — Crafting With Silhouette Studio Software will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 in the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. This is a beginner class that will teach participants to use Silhouette Studio software to create designs and crafts with an array of materials, and to design T-shirts, greeting cards and more. For more information, call (501) 450-3118.

Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk

HEBER SPRINGS — The annual Humane Society’s Paws at the Beach 5K Run/Walk will take place Oct. 7 at Sandy Beach. Race time is 8 a.m., and the course is certified. Register at racesonline.com/events/paws-at-the-beach-5k-1k or at the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25 through Sept. 15 and $30 after that and on race day. For more information, contact Eileen Wilroy at hshumanesociety5k@gmail.com or (501) 250-4428.

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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