Published September 7, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.
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Sept. 7

Introduction to Tai Chi

CONWAY — Introduction to Tai Chi will meet from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. 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.

Sept. 7-10, 15-17


CONWAY — Red Curtain Theatre will present Deathtrap, by Ira Levin, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again Sept. 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 17, in the auditorium at Conway Junior High School, 1815 Prince St. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at Due to mature content, this show is not recommended for children. For more information, call (501) 499-9776.

Sept. 9

Jubilee Festival

GREENBRIER — Greenbrier First Baptist Church will have a Jubilee Festival featuring 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. in Old Main Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. For more information, contact David Slaymaker at or Uma Garimella at

All Re’ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car Show

RUSSELLVILLE — The All Re’ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

Willi Carlisle Concert

CONWAY — Americana musician and theater artist Willi Carlisle will perform at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. While his big frame and expressive voice draw comparison to old balladeers and bluesmen, Carlisle sings new songs for the oldest reasons: love, heartache and joy. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email

Sept. 10

School Open House

CONWAY — The public is invited to an open house from 2-3 p.m. at the newly renovated Marguerite Vann Elementary School, 2845 Carl Stuart Road.

Church Bazaar

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — St. Elizabeth Church will host its annual church bazaar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti and sausage lunch will be available until 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger may eat free when accompanied by an adult. There will be games and prizes, including a trip to Branson, Missouri; a Yeti Hopper 20; and a John Deere 6V Kids Gator. Takeout meals are available by calling (501) 354-0631.

Sept. 11

Women’s Leadership Network Reception

CONWAY — A Women’s Leadership Network Reception will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Hosted by University of Central Arkansas first lady Jenny Davis, this is a free opportunity for women in leadership positions to network with one another. Register is requested. To register, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Sept. 11 and 12

Blood Drive

CONWAY — Conway Regional Medical Center and the Arkansas Blood Institute will have a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Conway Regional Auditorium on the medical center campus at 2302 College Ave. ABI spokesman Vince Maniace said there is currently a critical shortage of O-negative blood products. If possible, donors are asked to make appointments online at For more information, contact Maniace at

Sept. 12

Soccer Lights Dedication

RUSSELLVILLE — The city of Russellville invites the public to the dedication of the new soccer lights at the Russellville Soccer Complex, 901 Lock and Dam Road, at 11:30 a.m. The lights were funded by a 50/50 Land and Water Conservation Fund matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Recreation Outdoor Recreation Grant Program. The matching funds were paid from the city’s 1 cent sales-tax fund.

Fundraising Pyramid 101

CONWAY — Fundraising Pyramid 101, a free workshop designed for nonprofit staff and board members, will be offered from 9-11 a.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. To register, call Lesley at (501) 852-7416.

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon 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.

Small Business Loans Class

CONWAY — A free class, Small Business Loans, will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. 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.


Health, Safety and Nutrition

CONWAY — Health, Safety and Nutrition — a free class, especially for child care providers — will meet from 5-8 p.m. Mondays, 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.

Introduction to Chi Kung

CONWAY— Introduction to Chi Kung will meet from 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese art form that balances and replenishes the life force to promote natural healing. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Beginner Hoop Dance

CONWAY — Beginner Hoop Dance will meet from 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9, at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Hoop dancing is a great way to stay in shape, burn calories, challenge one’s creativity and explore movement and dance, all with a hula hoop. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

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

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.


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.

Bill Thurman Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present Bill Thurman in concert at 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Thurman is proficient in Celtic and Appalachian fiddle music, as well as being an accomplished classical musician. Bill is a cancer survivor, and he donates a portion of the sales of his latest CD, Nothin but Fiddle and a Sarcoma Survivor, to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

Taste of Conway

CONWAY — The 2017 Taste of Conway, sponsored by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Conway Expo Center. Tickets are $15 and are available at or by calling (501) 327-7788.

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 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 or (501) 250-4428.

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