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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

This article was published November 5, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 6

Program on Pixel Painting

FAIRFIELD BAY — Cathy Wester, a mixed-media and photography artist, will give a program about pixel painting at Bayside Studio, at the intersection of Arkansas 330 and Greenwood Road. Coffee and light refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m., followed by a short membership meeting and the program from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to attend the free program, which is hosted by the North Central Arkansas Artist League.

Nov. 7

​Women in Politics Panel

CONWAY — A panel titled Women in Politics, a discussion about current events, will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. The event is free and open to all women. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Nov. 8-10

Fried Pies Sale

PERRYVILLE — Perryville United Methodist Church will offer its fried pies for sale in time for weekend company or deer camp. Apple, apricot, peach and chocolate fried pies, as well as all the fruit pies in sugar-free varieties, will be $2 each. The pies will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To place an order, call Ida Rose at (501) 208-3105, the church at (501) 889-5314 or the Connection Center at (501) 889-1253. Walk-in orders will also be accepted.

Nov. 9​

Immigration and America

CONWAY — Immigration and America — The Melting Pot: Politics and Culture in a Diverse Society will be presented from 7-9 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. This session explores ongoing and historical debates about America’s identity as a nation of immigrants, exploring the politics surrounding appropriation, assimilation, bilingualism and other issues. The event is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas College of Liberal Arts. For more information, call Zach Smith at (501) 450-5650.

Nov. 10

Active and Retired Federal Employees Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Mack’s Fish House, 559 Wilburn Road (Arkansas 110) near the bypass. A representative from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees Program will discuss the upcoming Federal Employees Health Benefits Open Season and answer questions. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

Nov. 11

Spaghetti and Sausage Dinner

NEW DIXIE — St. Boniface Catholic Church will have a spaghetti and sausage dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. in St. Boniface Hall. The dinner will feature homemade rolls and peach cobbler. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children younger than 6 may eat free with a parent. The public is invited. For carryout meals, call (501) 759-2896 after 3:30 p.m.

On a Winter’s Night: The Music of Trans Siberian Orchestra

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Center for Music Education will present On a Winter’s Night: The Music of Trans Siberian Orchestra at 7 p.m. at The Center for the Arts, 2209 S. Knoxville Ave. The performance will feature some of the Trans Siberian Orchestra favorites, as well as a light show. Tickets are $20, $30 and $35. For more information, call (479) 498-6600 or visit www.russellvillecenter.net.

Ongoing

Blue Ribbon Beauties Exhibit

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will present the Blue Ribbon Beauties exhibit from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Nov. 24. This is an exhibit of the blue-ribbon-awarded photography and written stories from the 2017 Van Buren County Fair submitted by Education Center photographers and writers. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Fall BA/BFA Senior Exhibit

CONWAY — The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will host its Fall BA/BFA Senior Exhibit through Dec. 7. A weekend reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the gallery, located in McCastlain Hall. Fall graduating seniors in the exhibit include Kaitlyn Haynes, Conway; Winsor Luke, Canyon, Texas; Shiori Soya, Tokyo; Josh Steging, North Little Rock; Kaelyn Suarez, Bald Knob; Lauren Swaim, Little Rock; Jordan Tribble, El Dorado; Abigail Nipper, Conway; Kelsee Sawrie, Bradford; Emily Willhite; Greg Beene; Kolby Black; Georgie McCarthy; and Leah Roddey.

Humane Society Benefit Bingo

GREENBRIER — Bingo, sponsored by the Humane Society of Faulkner County, takes place every third Friday at the Melton Cotton City Event Center, 5 Lois Lane. Pregames start at 5:30 p.m., and full games begin at 6:30. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sloan-Swindel Spay and Neuter Memorial Fund. For more information, email rescuethestrays@yahoo.com.

Orange Art Exhibit

CLINTON — The North Central Arkansas Artist League’s Orange art exhibit is on display through Monday 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.

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

Poet Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will welcome troubadour Dana Cooper at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. This song poet engages audiences with his wit and stories. He has performed on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage and at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists, and he is known for his mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style on guitar. He has recorded 25 albums, including Building a Human Being in September 2015 with co-producer/guitarist Thomm Jutz. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org. To learn more about Cooper, visit danacoopermusic.com.

Cookies With Santa

CONWAY — Cookies with Santa will be presented from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Kids will have an opportunity to decorate a cookie and tell Santa their wish lists. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day

CONWAY — An Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day will take place from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 13 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Full-time and part-time coding classes have been working with JAVA and creating web-based applications. Visit UCA Downtown to view the students’ creations. For more information, call Anita at (501) 450-1715.

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will have a business meeting at noon Nov. 14 at the Rustic Inn, 404 S. Seventh St. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.

Apprenticeship Informational Meeting

CONWAY — An Arkansas Coding Academy Apprenticeship Informational Meeting will take place from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 16 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. For more information, call Anita at (501) 450-1715.

Tree-mendous Silent Auction Fundraiser

MORRILTON — Everyone is invited to the fourth annual Tree-mendous Silent Auction Fundraiser from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 18 at 1207 E. Harding (the Old Allison Magie Ford Building). There will be decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments and nibbles. Kids are welcome to have cookies with Santa. Proceeds from the event will support men, women and children served by The Safe Place. Admission is $20 for adults ages 18 and older. For more information, call Jo Warren at (501) 354-1884 or (501) 208-1065 or Dusty Norris at (479) 264-5225, or email thesafeplace@suddenlinkmail.com.

Turkey Trot 5K

CONWAY — The United Way of Central Arkansas will present its third annual Turkey Trot 5K, a family fun run and walk, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Valley Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive. Packet pickup and registration, for $25, will be from 7-8 a.m. To register online, volunteer or see the race route, go to uwcark.org. For more information, call the United Way of Central Arkansas in Conway at (501) 327-5087.

Tim Ernst Slide Show

CONWAY — Tim Ernst, Arkansas’ wildlife photographer, will present a slide show at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Faulkner County Library. Ernst’s photographs capture the beauty and wonder of The Natural State. Ernst will have available for sale at special prices a large selection of picture books, guidebooks, calendars and matted prints, as well as his newest book, Arkansas Beauty. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org.

Russellville Christmas Parade

RUSSELLVILLE — The 2017 Russellville Christmas Parade has been set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The rainout date is Dec 11. All entries must have a Christmas theme. Parade entry forms are available at the Recreation and Parks Department office, 1000 E. Parkway, or at www.russellvillearkansas.org. Entry fees are $25 for a float, and $100 for a commercial entry other than a float. Entry forms are required. The deadline to enter is noon Dec. 4. For more information, call Recreation and Parks at (479) 968-1272.

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. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.

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