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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

This article was published October 8, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 8

Faulkner County Singing Club Meeting

GREENBRIER — The Faulkner County Singing Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. with members of Centerville United Methodist Church, 76 Blythe Road, 2 miles east of Woolly Hollow State Park in north-central Faulkner County. The public is invited to join the group for an hour or so of singing new and old gospel songs.

Oct. 9

AARP Safe Driving Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Place, No. 2, will offer an AARP Safe Driving class with Clay Fires from 1-5 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling (501) 884-4440.

Paint the Town Red Week Proclamation

CONWAY — Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry and Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker will sign proclamations Monday declaring the week of Oct. 15 as Paint the Town Red Week in Conway and Oct. 20 as Wear Red Day in honor of Dazzle Daze. The mayor and judge, along with the Dazzle Daze Committee, will meet at 10 a.m. at the east entrance of Conway Regional Medical Center for the signings. The public is invited to the event, and yard signs promoting Dazzle Daze will be distributed. Dazzle Daze, the annual shopping fundraiser of the Conway Regional Women’s Council, will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St.

Daniel Boling Concert

CONWAY — Daniel Boling, a 2014 Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest winner, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Boling’s songs tell stories about a variety of characters as he plays guitar, banjo and banjitar (a banjo/guitar hybrid) in a fingerpicking style. To listen to his music, visit danielboling.com/music.html. 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.

Oct. 10

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn. Mary Alice Hughes of Insurance Advantage Services will speak about insurance updates for retirees. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, call Lavern Penn at (501) 206-0357.

Women in Business Luncheon Panel

CONWAY — A Women in Business Luncheon Panel will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. The event is free. To register, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Arkansas Coding Academy Open House

CONWAY — An Arkansas Coding Academy open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit with staff to learn about the opportunities offered by the Coding Academy. For more information, call Anita at (501) 450-1715.

Oct. 12

Master Gardeners Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The Pope County Master Gardeners will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 414 of First Assembly of God Church, 124 E. G St. Roger Fryar will present a program on lawn care — establishing a lawn and maintaining it, including mowing, weed control, pest management and fertilizer applications. The public is invited. For more information, call the Pope County Cooperative Extension Service at (479) 968-7098.

Blues Concert

FAIRFIELD BAY — There will be a free blues concert at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway. The concert is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education. For more information, call (501) 884-4440.

Website in a Day

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Website in a Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will be guided step by step in opening a free account and creating an attractive, functional, five-page website using Weebly. The cost is $50, and registration is required by Monday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Plumerville Homecoming Gospel Singing

PLUMERVILLE — Plumerville United Methodist Church will host a singing from 6:30-8 p.m. as part of the Plumerville Homecoming activities, which will include the class of 1967’s 50th-year reunion. There will be no special homecoming services at the church this year. There will be a regular worship service at 11 a.m. Oct. 15. Groups and individuals are welcome to attend the singing, but most of the singing will be of a class nature. Light refreshments (potluck) will be served in Plummer Hall following the singing. Drinks will be provided.

Intermediate Sewing Class

CONWAY — The Sew Unique intermediate sewing class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 9, at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Go beyond zippers, buttons and stitches. A supply list will be provided, and participants are required to bring a sewing machine. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Oct. 13 and 14

Plumerville Homecoming

PLUMERVILLE — All Plumerville residents and former residents, graduates and former students of Plumerville School are invited to the 2017 Homecoming and Reunion. On Friday, Plumerville Masonic Lodge 253 will host a chili supper at 5 p.m. at the Plumerville Fire Department. On Saturday, the Plumerville Youth Association will serve a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., and the Homecoming Committee will sell hamburgers, drinks, chips and desserts at noon for $7. The Plumerville High School Class of 1967 will be honored at the reunion dinner at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from any committee member or at the door. For more information, call David Garrett at (501) 208-2319 or Bill Plummer at (501) 208-2882.

Oct. 14

Photo Club Meeting

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Photo Club will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Place, No. 2. For more information, call (501) 884-4440.

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 $12 for adults and $6 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.

Renewal Ranch’s Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction

CONWAY— Renewal Ranch’s eighth annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 3333 Dave Ward Drive. The cook-off will feature three team categories: individual, business and church/civic organizations. The deadline to enter is Wednesday. The event will also include a chili supper for the public. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 11 and younger. Entertainment will be from the Renewal Ranch Worship Team. For more information, to register a chili cook-off team, become an event sponsor or donate a silent-auction item, call Bryce McGhee at (501) 733-4263 or visit www.therenewalranch.org.

Conway County Library Oktoberfest

MORRILTON — The Conway County Library, 101 W. Church St., once again invites the community to celebrate the fall season at the library’s family-friendly Oktoberfest, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature grilled brats and Petit Jean Meats hot dogs, served with homemade German potato salad and kraut. For more information, call the library at (501) 354-5204.

Family Lego Day

CONWAY — Family Lego Day will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Kids will build cars, trucks, landmarks and unique creations with Legos. They will receive a Lego kit and a mini figure. Parents or guardians must be present. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Reformation Bike Ride

AUGSBURG — The 10th annual Augsburg Fall Fest, in celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, will host a Reformation Bike Ride at 9 a.m. There will be a 28-mile Full Reformation ride and a 13-mile Mini-Reformation ride. An entry fee of $20 includes lunch and a T-shirt ($10 without a shirt). Aid stations and SAG service will be provided. For more information, contact Chuck Campbell at chuckecampbell@hotmail.com. Routes are available at www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1161118954 and Mini-Reformation at www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1161131941. Proceeds from the festival, which will take place at Zion Lutheran Church, will benefit the River Valley Christian Clinic and the Augsburg Food Pantry.

Ongoing

Career Woman of the Year Nominations

CONWAY — The Conway Business and Professional Women are taking nominations for Career Woman of the Year. The deadline to enter is Friday. The winner will be announced at the second annual Ladies In Red reception, set for 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Antioch Baptist Church, 110 S. Amity Road. An application is available on the Conway Business and Professional Women’s Facebook page.

Food for Fines Program

MORRILTON — The Conway County Library, 101 W. Church St., will offer its Food for Fines Program through Oct. 31 so that patrons can help others while taking care of fines for overdue library materials. Patrons may donate nonperishable food items when returning overdue materials to erase the fine for that item, as well as other fines. Each food item represents $1, and up to 10 items may be used to cancel up to $10 of fines. Food may not be used to waive charges for items that are lost. Additional donations are encouraged, as well as food items from those who do not have fines. For more information, call (501) 354-5204.

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.

Conway League of Artists Fall Show and Sale

CONWAY — The Conway League of Artists Fall Show and Sale has the theme Arkansas: Its People, Flora, Fauna or Vistas. The artwork will be on display through Oct. 20 at the Faulkner County Library. Awards will be presented at a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the library. For more information, contact Pauline Butts at (501) 314-8656 or pilan_artist@yahoo.com, or Marilyn Rishkofski at (603) 918-9237 or marilyn@artexperienceinc.com.

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.

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

Immigration Service Fair

CONWAY — An Immigration Service Fair will take place from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. This session will inform students and community members about how they can become more involved in working with organizations that help immigrant communities. The session will include discussions from students and faculty members who have engaged in service-learning projects, as well as a service fair, in which attendees can learn more about various organizations. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Zach Smith at (501) 450-5650.

Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Maumelle Country Club. The program will feature Mark Christ, who will discuss the Arkansas State Parks Passport Program. The cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty McBurnett at (501) 664-7196 by Oct. 16.

Fill the Truck

MORRILTON — The Conway County Care Center will stock its food pantries through the Harvest of Hope Food Drive, which will include a Fill the Truck event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Haynes Homes Center, 4 Davis Drive, near the Kroger. All are asked to help by volunteering at the site or contributing nonperishable food items. For more information, visit www.conwaycountycarecenter.com or the Conway County Care Center Facebook page, or call store manager Cindy Lucariello at (501) 354-1454.

Automotive Care 101

CONWAY — Automotive Care 101 will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Hines Service Center, 798 Sixth Ave. The class will teach participants about safety, checking fluid levels, changing the oil, maintaining a car’s cooling system, changing a flat and more. The class is free and open to the public. To register, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Spaghetti and Sausage Dinner

ST. VINCENT — The St. Mary’s Altar Society will sponsor its annual fall spaghetti and sausage dinner from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Parish Hall of St. Mary Church. The all-you-can-eat dinner costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 10. Children 5 and younger may eat free. The menu includes slaw, green beans, homemade bread and pie. Adult takeout meals will be available. The event will feature a bake sale, a country kitchen and a silent auction. The church is 10 miles north of Morrilton on Arkansas 95. For more information, call Francis Gottsponer at (501) 354-4737.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

MORRILTON — The Friends of the Library’s annual meeting will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Conway County Library, 101 W. Church St. Judge Charles Eddy will be he guest speaker, and he will discuss his new memoir, Dreams Realized: Hunting Wild Sheep. Light refreshments will be provided. Members will have an opportunity to renew their memberships, and others are encouraged to join the organization at the meeting. For more information, call the library at (501) 354-5204.

Intermediate Hoop Dance Class

CONWAY — An Intermediate Hoop Dance class will meet from 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 23 to Nov. 20, at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. The class introduces intermediate-level hula-hoop tricks and transitions. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time. To register, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

KidsFest

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will present KidsFest from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Hughes Community Center. The event is free for all area children. There will be games, prizes, candy and a hero alley. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.

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. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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