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Today

Church Celebrates 150 Years

RUSSELLVILLE — Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will celebrate 150 years of ministry with a program at 3 p.m. Nadine Burton, executive regional minister of the Great River Region of the Christian Church will be the guest speaker. Cards and letters of encouragement may be mailed to Central Christian Church, P.O. Box 1963, Russellville, Arkansas, 72811. For more information about the church and its history, visit www.centralchristianchurchrsvl.weebly.com or call (479) 264-6000.

Tuesday

Arkansas Notary Workshop

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present an Arkansas Notary workshop from 9-11 a.m. at Arkansas Tech University. A representative from the Arkansas secretary of state’s office will walk participants through the application process and discuss best practices and issues facing notaries. All current and prospective notaries public are encouraged to attend. There is no fee, but registration is required by Monday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Customer Service Workshop

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer a Customer Service workshop from 1-3 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. The Russellville Chamber of Commerce will share tips for making a positive first impression, fine-tuning customer-service skills, handling unhappy customers and creating a positive customer-service environment. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by Monday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Wednesday

Sterling Scholar Presentation

FAIRFIELD BAY — There will be a Sterling Scholar speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Little Red Restaurant at Indian Hills, 337 Snead Drive. Robert Gaut will discuss Native American thong trees. Attendees will learn how and why these landmarks were cultivated in the region and discover their possible connection to the Trail of Tears. The event is free, and purchase of lunch is optional. For more information, call the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center at (501) 884-4440.

Fitness Program Launch at Morrilton School

MORRILTON — Champions for Heath is launching a pilot project with Morrilton Intermediate School from 8-11 a.m. on the school campus, 1907 Poor Farm Road. The pilot initiative includes targeted fitness and nutrition education and strategies for both adults and students on campus. The newly unveiled Arkansas Heart Hospital Food Truck will serve breakfast from 7-9 a.m. For more information, visit www.archampionsforhealth.org.

Wednesday - Saturday

Bargains Galore at Vilonia Church

VILONIA —Vilonia United Methodist Church, 1112 Main St., is participating in the Bargains Galore on 64. The annual rummage sale benefits local missions. Booth rentals are available. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, email mfreeman@tcworks.net or call (501) 499-2438.

Thursday

Maumelle AARP Meeting

MAUMELLE — Maumelle AARP Chapter 5359 will meet at 6 p.m. at the new Maumelle Center on the Lake, 2 Club Manor Cove behind Kroger and the new fire station. Guest speaker will be Kirstina Carnes of the Arkansas Attorney General’s office. She will be speaking about new scams and information on how to protect oneself online and on the cell phone. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Carol Slaymaker at (501) 529-9833 or Kathy Kafka at (501) 851-4771.

Saturday

Mount Nebo Chicken Fry

DARDANELLE — The 71st annual Mount Nebo Chicken Fry — Chicken, Pickin and Politickin — will take place atop Mount Nebo in Mount Nebo State Park. Tyson’s award-winning cooks and Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce volunteers prepare chicken strips, smoked chicken and all the fixins. Arts and craft vendors will open at 10 a.m., chicken dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and political speeches and the pie action will run from noon to 2 p.m. The event will also include the Chicken Fried 10K, an art show, log sawing, wood splitting, horseshoe pitching, live music and more. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, call the chamber office at (479) 229-3328.

Ongoing

Fall 2018 ATU Campus Tours

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions will conduct campus tours for prospective students and their families during the fall 2018 semester. Tours of the ATU campus in Russellville will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and group tours will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, as well as at 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. One-on-one campus tours will be available at 3 p.m. weekdays. For online registration for all campus tours and visit days, visit www.atu.edu/admissions/personaltours.php. For more information, call (479) 968-0343 or (800) 582-6953.

Fairfield Bay Farmers Market

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Village Mall Gazebo. The market features certified naturally grown produce from the Gathering Place at Meadow Creek. All vendors are welcome to bring bumper-crop vegetables to sell. No preregistration is required.

Junior Park Ranger Tours

FAIRFIELD BAY — Junior Park Ranger tours at the Fairfield Bay Heritage Center take place from 1-4 p.m. Mondays. Bring kids to the museum, and they will get a name badge and an activity book from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. For more information, call (501) 884-4440.

Art Classes

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center offers its Paint With Jim class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; Barbara Cornett’s fused-glass class from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays; and Fran’s Jeweled Spider class from 1-2:30 p.m Thursdays. For class fees and more information or to RSVP, call the center at (501) 884-4440. Information is also available on the center’s Facebook page.

Neighbor’s Table

RUSSELLVILLE — Neighbor’s Table is a free meal from noon to 1 p.m. every Saturday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. with free coffee. All are welcome to attend this no-pressure, no-questions-asked free lunch. Neighbor’s Table now sends home sack lunches to guests who come for lunch. All Saints’ has a Loaves and Fishes ministry, which accepts Sunday-morning offerings at the altar of necessities such as cereal, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, toilet paper, toiletries, hand soap and detergent to be distributed at Neighbor’s Table. For more information on the program or how to help, call the church office at (479) 968-3622.

Community Teaching Garden

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Master Gardeners will have a community teaching garden in front of Freyaldenhoven’s nursery, at the corner of Siebenmorgen Road and Bob Courtway Drive. The group meets there at 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month through September. All are invited to attend and learn to grow their own food.

Friday Night Kruzn

CONWAY — Friday Night Kruzn, a free event, will take place from 6-8 p.m. the third Friday of each month through Oct. 19 at The Village at Hendrix. Cars will be on display, and a donation will be made to the Arkansas Food Bank. For more information, contact Don Searls at (501) 269-1817.

Humane Society Benefit Bingo

GREENBRIER — Bingo, sponsored by the Humane Society of Faulkner County, is played 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 will benefit the Sloan-Swindel Spay and Neuter Memorial Fund. For more information, email rescuethestrays@yahoo.com.

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. For more information, call the church at (501) 362-2389.

Yoga Class at the Library

CONWAY — Danny Mize, a registered yoga instructor, teaches a yoga class at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faulkner County Library. Yoga practitioners of all skill levels are welcome to attend. 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 & John Hawks Senior Wellness & 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.

VFW Tuesday Night Bingo

QUITMAN — Tuesday Night Bingo takes place each week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1295 Bee Branch Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

American Legion 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. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

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

Pool Closing

RUSSELLVILLE — The M.J. Hickey Pool will close for the season Aug. 12. That will be the last day to swim.

Master Gardeners Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The Pope County Master Gardeners will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 in Room 414 of First Assembly of God Church, 124 E. G St. Joyce Hardin, a Hendrix College professor, will speak on the topic Our Gardening Roots. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Women’s Self-Defense

MORRILTON — The Morrilton Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Broadway St., will present Women’s Self-Defense from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. In a safe, supportive, fun environment, women will learn hands-on skills to help protect themselves. Participants are asked to wear comfortable workout attire. Water and snacks will be provided. Because of content, this event is restricted to females ages 13 and older. The cost is $20. Register by calling the library at (501) 354-5204 or visiting www.morrilton.com.

Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale

ST. VINCENT — Knights of Columbus Council 10908, nine miles of north of Morrilton on Arkansas 95, is hosting its annual spaghetti and meatball supper at 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Green beans, coleslaw and deserts will be available. The prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and children under 4 eat free. Adult takeouts are $10. There will also be a a bake sale to raise money for the Knights of Columbus Persons with Disabilities fund. For more information, call (501) 354-4845.

Cheeseburger in Paradise

FAIRFIELD BAY — Cheeseburger in Paradise, the annual Fairfield Bay Community Education Center fundraiser, will take place from 6:30-9:30 Aug. 25 and include dance music by the Sean Sikes Band, smoked chicken plates by cook-off winner Greg Calaway, fireball cupcakes, a silent auction, games of beer or champagne pong and a pay-as-you-go bar. Tickets are $20 for the dance and $10 for food plates at the Conference Center or the Education Center; from committee members Cindy Wellenberger, Kay Otis, Sharon Luxon and Linda Duncan; or at the dance. There will be a 50/50 raffle, with tickets at $5 each. The Education Center is in the Village Mall, next to the mayor’s office. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440.

Human Library

CONWAY — COHO (City of Hope Outreach) and the Faulkner County Library will bring the Human Library to the Faulkner County Library from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25. The Human Library is a library of human beings — individuals, or “books” — each representing a group in the community that is somehow exposed to stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination. There will be an organizational meeting for “books” at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the library. For more information or to participate as a “book,” contact Nancy at the library at (501) 327-7482 or nancy@fcl.org, or Tristan Norman at normantristanhendrix@gmail.com.

Tim Hawkins LIVE

RUSSELLVILLE — Comedian Tim Hawkins will return to The Center for the Arts main stage at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Pulling his material from everyday life, Hawkins points out the absurdity, and hilarity, of modern daily life. Tickets are on sale for $19 to $45. For more information, call The Center Box Office at (479) 498-6600 or visit www.russellvillecenter.net.

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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