COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

Published July 16, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.
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July 17

Conway AARP Meeting

CONWAY — The Conway AARP Chapter will meet at the Ola and John Hawks Senior Wellness and Activity Center, 705 E. Siebenmorgen Road. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Meal tickets can be purchased at the door. The meeting will take place from 12:10-1 p.m. The speaker will be Jason Hooks with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. All who are 50 or older are invited to attend and can become a Conway AARP Chapter member for $5 each year. For more information, call Ruby Johnson at (501) 327-0498, Vinita Davis at (501) 329-8722 or Mary Pat Cullum at (501) 327-5171.

Demonstration on Alcohol Ink

FAIRFIELD BAY — Maureen Rousseau of Hot Springs will present an art demonstration in alcohol ink at 10 a.m. at Bayside Art Studio, on the corner of Greenwood and Arkansas 330. The free demo is provided for members and guests by the North Central Arkansas Artist League. For more information, call Joyce Hartmann at (501) 745-6615 or look on Facebook at artist.maureen.rousseau.

DAR, CAR Come-and-Go Event

CONWAY — Members of the Cadron Post Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and The Rock Society, Children of the American Revolution, will host a come-and-go event from 4-7 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. Information will be available on DAR, which is open to women 18 and older who can prove direct lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided the fight for American independence. Information will also be available on CAR, which is open to any girl or boy 21 or younger who is lineally descended from a man or woman who aided the American Revolution. For more information, call (501) 329-8859 or (501) 269-2293.

July 17-21

Adult Fall Softball League Registration

RUSSELLVILLE — Registration for the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department’s fall softball league will run through Friday. Register at the Hughes Community Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The forms are available in the Recreation and Parks Department Office or online at www.russellvillearkansas.org. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.

July 20

QuickBooks Workshops

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present two hands-on workshops for QuickBooks Online users at Arkansas Tech University. The 9 a.m. to noon session, QuickBooks Online for Beginners, is designed for business owners and their employees with little or no experience using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks. The 1-4 p.m. session, QuickBooks Online Day-to-Day Basics, includes using invoices, payments, bills, bank feeds, reports and more. Computers will be provided for use during the sessions. The cost per session is $65. Registration is required by Wednesday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

July 21 and 22

Singing Convention

CONWAY — The 139th annual session of the Faulkner County Singing Convention will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church, 1735 E. Oak St. (U.S. 64). The event is open to the public. After Friday’s session, refreshments will be provided, and lunch will follow the Saturday-morning session. Officers for the convention are Robert Clark, president; Jonathan Sawrie, vice president; Robert Morrow, chaplain; Raymond Bush, sergeant at arms; Margie Fulmer, secretary; and Martha Wilcox, treasurer.

July 22

Red Curtain Theatre Auditions

CONWAY — The Red Curtain Theatre will hold auditions for Deathtrap, by Ira Levine, at 1 p.m. Saturday at 913 W. Oak St. Mike King will direct the local production. Those planning to audition are asked to arrive at 1 p.m. and be prepared to do a cold reading from the script. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. July 26. Performances are scheduled for Sept. 8-10. For more information or to sign up to audition, visit redcurtaintheatre.com.

Ongoing

Governor’s Arts Awards Nominations Deadline

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards. The annual awards program recognizes Arkansas artists, arts patrons, arts educators and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts community. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 4. To download a nomination form or to submit a nomination online, visit arkansasarts.org. Nominees must be current Arkansas residents or Arkansas-based corporations. For more information, contact Cheri Leffew at (501) 324-9767 or cheri.leffew@arkansas.gov.

Peas Take One Veggie Cart

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library and the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project will have the Peas Take One Veggie Cart available each Monday throughout the summer in the front lobby of the library, 1900 Tyler St. The cart will have a wide variety of vegetables and fruits for the public to take home. Nutritional-fact cards will accompany the produce, as well as recipe cards.

Summer Concert Series

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library’s annual Summer Concert Series will take place indoors to beat the heat. All are invited for music from local musicians and summer snacks. All concerts are at 2 p.m. Sundays. The schedule includes today, The Boomers; July 23, Mary Parker; July 30, Wightman and Karen Harris; Aug. 6, John Murphy; Aug. 13, Fat Soul Band; and Aug. 20, Wyatt Jones. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org.

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

Palestine Baptist Church Homecoming

QUITMAN — Palestine Baptist Church, 389 Edgemont Road, will celebrate its 156 years of existence at the church’s homecoming July 23. Brother Mike Martin will deliver the message at 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will be served at noon in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a special concert by Heavens Echoes at 1:30 p.m. for more information, call the church at (501) 589-2860.

Audubon Club Meeting

CONWAY — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in Room 110, in the basement’s north hall, of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Life Sciences at Hendrix College. The program will be presented by Cindy Franklin, who has had a lifelong interest in gardening and bird-watching. In February and March 2016, Cindy and her husband, Bill, spent 24 days in southern Argentina and Chile on a Wings Tour. Her presentation provides a brief overview of areas they visited and observations about land and sea birds and animals. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. For directions to the building, call (501) 977-3899.

Meet the Master Gardeners

CONWAY — All who are interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Faulkner County — novices and seasoned gardeners — are invited to attend Meet the Master Gardeners at 6:30 p.m. July 25 in the auditorium of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension office, 844 Faulkner St. There will be a brief program, and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about their organization. Refreshments will be served.

Starting a Business in Arkansas

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Starting a Business in Arkansas from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 27 at Arkansas Tech University. This basic seminar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations, licensing and key issues that affect business success, as well as common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small-business owners, the cost to attend is $30, and veterans attend free. Registration is required by July 26 by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

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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