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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

This article was published February 11, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

Feb. 11

The Lightfoot Family Band Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present the The Lightfoot Family Band in concert at 2 p.m. The husband and wife team consists of Joshua Lightfoot on guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle; and Tove Thunell on banjo. The couple’s repertoire consists mainly of American traditional music, bluegrass and old-timey gospel, but they also do Celtic and Swedish folk songs. 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.

Pinkalicious the Musical Show and Tea Party

CONWAY — Pinkalicious the Musical will visit the University of Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Following the show, A Tea Party With Pinkalicious, a fundraiser for the Main Stage Education Series, will take place at 4 p.m. in Room 111 of the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Attendees will have sips and sweets and get to meet and take a photo with Pinkalicious. Tickets are $25, which does not include a ticket to the performance. For tickets, call the Reynolds Box Office at (501) 450-3265 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. For more information, contact Amanda Horton at 501-450-3682

Feb. 12

Pinkalicious the Musical for Schoolchildren

CONWAY — Pinkalicious the Musical is part of the Main Stage Education Series and will include a matinee performance for schoolchildren — day cares, schools and home schools only — at 10 a.m. Monday in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. Reservation forms are available at uca.edu/publicappearances/mainstage.

Photoshop 101

CONWAY — Photoshop 101 will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 12 to March 5, in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. In this four-week course, students will learn to edit and manipulate photos, choose the correct file type and size for projects, make images for social media and the web, and create print-ready projects. For more information, call Anita at (501) 450-1715. ​

Feb. 13

UCA Jazz Ensembles Concert

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at UCA. The concert is free and open to the public. Participating groups will include the UCA Dixieland Band, directed by Jackie Lamar and performing traditional Mardi Gras music in honor of Fat Tuesday; Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Larry Jones; and Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Gail Robertson. For more information, contact Lamar at (501) 450-3163 or jackiel@uca.edu.

Feb. 13 and 14

Maggie Smith at UCA

CONWAY — Award-winning poet Maggie Smith will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist-in-residence both days. The residency will include a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the College of Business Auditorium 107, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Other residency activities include a masterclass with graduate students at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Win Thompson Hall 331 and a craft talk and Q&A at 11 a.m. Wednesday, also in Thompson 331. For more information, contact Sandy Longhorn at (501) 450-5108 or slonghorn@uca.edu.

Feb. 14

River Valley Beef Cattle Conference

RUSSELLVILLE — The 2018 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference will take place at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Ave. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and is $20 at the door. The conference will conclude at noon with a steak lunch. The agenda includes 9:05 a.m., Welcome; 9:10 a.m., Disease prevention and minimum vaccination program for beef cattle; 10 a.m., Cattle working facilities overview; 10:30 a.m., Marketing cattle and calves; and 11:15 a.m., Pasture weed control. For more information, contact a local county extension office.

Community Valentine’s Day Ball

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Jazz Band will sponsor its first Valentine’s Day Ball for the community at the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 1099 W. Pine St. The band will play and sing jazz classics from days past. Tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the Central Offices of the Heber Springs School District or at heberspringsbands.org with PayPal.

Feb. 15

Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon

MAUMELLE — This month’s Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. In recognition of Valentine’s Day, members may bring a guest. The program will feature Ed Buckner, chief meteorologist at KTHV. The cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty McBurnett at (501) 664-7196 by Monday.

Feb. 16

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the First Electric Cooperative Community Room, 150 Industrial Park Road. There will be a potluck luncheon, and all active and retired federal employees are invited. Guest speaker Nancy Foster of CapTel will discuss phones available for the hearing impaired. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

Feb. 17

Cubs in the Kitchen: Cooking From the Heart

CONWAY — Cubs in the Kitchen: Cooking From the Heart, for children ages 7 to 12, will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. ​Food is love. … Food is Art. Young chefs will explore their creative sides while preparing several varieties of edible art.​ For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Dublin Irish Dance Troupe

CONWAY — The Dublin Irish Dance troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $30 to $40 for the general public, $10 for children and free for UCA students with a valid student ID. For tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or toll-free in Arkansas at (866) 810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. For more information, contact Julia Dossett Morgan at (501) 852-7889 or jmorgan@uca.edu.

The McKameys Concert

CONWAY — The McKameys will give a concert at 7 p.m. at Oak Bowery Baptist Church, 6 miles east of Conway on Otto Road (Arkansas 286). There will be no admission charge, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call Brother Matt Corkran at (501) 336-9133 or Loyd Kelley at (501) 514-5670.

Book Signing

CONWAY — Local author Jasmine Harris will give a book signing at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Harris is a secondary educator and a published poet who is featured in the International Poetry Digest. Her first book is I May Have Been in My Feelings. To stay updated on her next release and current events, visit crownpressbooks.com and follow her on social media, facebook.com/JasmineHarris and Instagram @dr_harris. For more information on the event, email nancy@fcl.org or call (501) 327-7482.

Ongoing

Adult Summer Softball RegistrationR

USSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will register teams for its Summer Adult Softball League, starting Feb. 26 and ending at 5 p.m. March 9. Teams that register must pay the entry fee and submit an entry form and a team roster. Forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office and online at www.russellvillearkansas.org. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.

Cheers! Art Exhibit

CLINTON — Cheers! is the North Central Arkansas Artist League’s free original art exhibit at Ozark Health Medical Center on U.S. 65 on the south side of Clinton. On display until April 23, the collection includes 50 paintings by 11 local artists. Artwork is located in the hallways, both upstairs near the cafeteria and downstairs in the outpatient wing. All paintings are for sale at prices ranging from $15 to $325. A portion of each sale will benefit projects by the Hospital Auxiliary. For more information, call Joyce Hartmann, hospital exhibit coordinator, at (501) 745-6615.

St. John Catholic School Registration

RUSSELLVILLE — St. John Catholic School will have its 2018-2019 registration for the general public beginning Monday. Registration forms and information packets are available in the school office. A $100 deposit needs to accompany all registration forms. For more information, call the school at (479) 967-4644.

Lakes, Skies, and Rivers Art Exhibit

CLINTON — Choctaw artist Joyce Hartmann has a new exhibit of 17 paintings titled Lakes, Skies and Rivers at First Security Bank, 112 Volunteers Parkway. The exhibit, which features some of the local natural beauty of Arkansas water and landscapes, is open to the public during regular business hours through March 19. Hartmann is a member and past president of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, a member of the Conway League of Artists and a Signature Member of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists. Her art can be seen at www.joycehartmann.com and on Facebook.

Painting With Jim

FAIRFIELD BAY — Painting With Jim will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. The cost is $40 per session, and all materials will be provided. Students will learn the value of color and composition with a new subject each week, starting and completing an acrylic painting in the two-hour class. For more information, contact the Fairfield Bay Education Center at (501) 884-4440 or ffbcec@artelco.com.

UCA Printmaking Exhibition

CONWAY — Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will host Pathways: An Exhibition of Large Format & Experimental Printmaking, through Thursday. The featured artist-in-residence is David C. Williams, who will offer a printmaking demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Schichtl Hall at UCA. At 1:40 p.m. Thursday, he will give a lecture in McCastlain Hall 143. The events are free and open to the public. Baum Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Jewelry-Making Classes

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library has jewelry-making classes for beginners from 6-7 p.m. each Thursday. There is no charge for the classes, but students provide their own supplies or purchase kits in class. Free minor jewelry repair will be offered by the class instructor. Bring broken or outdated costume jewelry to be repaired or updated while you wait, or bring broken jewelry or loose beads to trade for a piece of new jewelry. For more information, email cardsandjewelry@gmail.com or call the library at (501) 327-7482.

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.

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, a 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. 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

UCA Dixieland Jazz Band

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Dixieland Jazz Band, under the direction of Jackie Lamar, UCA professor of saxophone, will celebrate the sounds of Mardi Gras at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Faulkner County Library. The band performs in the traditional New Orleans style with banjo, tuba, drums, piano, sax, trumpet, trombone and clarinet. 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.

Wedding Etiquette

CONWAY — Wedding Etiquette will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at the University of Central Arkansas. Wedding etiquette can be overwhelming. This class will review all the do’s and don’ts so you can walk down the aisle with ease. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Storytelling

CONWAY — Brother Norm Moyer, a member of the National Storytelling Network, will bring stories for adults and children to the Faulkner County Library at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Moyer tells folk tales, tall tales, legends, origin stories and fairy tales from around the world, usually with a lesson and always with humor. 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.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert

HEBER SPRINGS — The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will return to the Heber Springs Performing Arts Center for a concert at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the Central Offices of the Heber Springs School District or at heberspringsbands.org with PayPal.

Cake Decorating Phase 2

CONWAY — Cake Decorating Phase 2 will meet from 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 26 to March 26, at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Participants will learn new skills, including cake design, gum paste and fondant 101, making their cakes bloom with button flowers, pansies, rose centers and other flowers. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Women’s Business Showcase

CONWAY — The Women’s Business Showcase, hosted by the UCA Women’s Leadership Network, will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the McCastlain Ballroom at the University of Central Arkansas. All women are invited to attend the free event. RSVP is required. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Conway Conversations: Book Discussion

CONWAY — Conway Conversations: Book Discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m. March 1 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. In this lunch-and-learn event, participants will choose one of three books to read and have a discussion on a topic related to community and identity. Lunch will be provided. Book Options include Braving the Wilderness, by Brene’ Brown; Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, by John Maxwell. A limited number of books will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who RSVP by Wednesday. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Beaux Arts Academy Awards Ceremony

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center will honor the inductees of this year’s Beaux Arts Academy Awards Ceremony from 6-9 p.m. March 1 at the Lake Point Conference Center, 171 Lake Point Lane. Honorees will include David and Betty Snellings, Lifetime Achievement Award; Mary Ann Rollans, Patron of the Arts; Ashley Miller Davis, Performing Arts; and Doyle Young, Visual Arts. Purchase tickets for $50 each from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., P.O. Box 2112, Russellville, AR 72811. For more information, contact Tanya Hendrix, executive director, at rvartscenter@gmail.com, or visit www.rivervalleyartscenter.org.

Website Development 101

CONWAY — Website Development 101 will meet from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, March 1-22, at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. This four-part series is for beginners, business owners and developers, who will learn how to personalize a website and change a template, plus learn more about HTML and CSS. Students must furnish a laptop for their use. For more information, call Anita at 501-450-1715.

Marvin Williams’ Cooking Adventures

CONWAY — Marvin Williams’ Cooking Adventures: Leftover Remix will take place from 6-8 p.m. March 2 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Williams will show participants how to flip the script on leftovers by turning them into tasty meals. For more information, call Autumn at (501) 450-3118.

Anglers Expo & Outdoor Show

HEBER SPRINGS — On March 2 and 3, the Rotary Club of Cleburne County will host the Annual Anglers Expo & Outdoor Show, featuring a wide variety of vendors, special events, and displays in the fishing, hunting, camping and general outdoor categories. Musical guests will provide entertainment, and a chili cook-off contest will take place. All events will be at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobby Jean Lane. For more information, email rotaryclubcleburnecounty@gmail.com or visit www.anglersexpo.com.

Ziggy Pepper Chili Cook-Off

HEBER SPRINGS — The Ziggy Pepper Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cleburne County, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane, in conjunction with the Angler’s Expo & Outdoor Show. The chili tasting will begin at 11 a.m. Cooks can enter in the pro, youth or people’s choice chili categories, where the total prize money is more than $1,800. Those who want to taste and judge the chili entries and support the club’s efforts to raise money for college scholarships are invited to participate. For more information, contact Rick Maguire at (501) 499-1580 or ziggypepper.com.

Native American Flute Presentation

FAIRFIELD BAY — William Wording, a Native American flute maker and performer, will give a presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at the Indian Hills Club/Little Red Restaurant. The event is free, and purchase of lunch is optional. For more information, contact the Fairfield Bay Education Center at (501) 884-4440 or ffbcec@artelco.com.

Creating Butterfly Landscapes

FAIRFIELD BAY — Ruth Andre will give a presentation on creating butterfly landscapes from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Indian Hills Club/Little Red Restaurant. Andre will talk about how to cultivate a garden to be butterfly-friendly. The event is free, and purchase of lunch is optional. For more information, contact the Fairfield Bay Education Center at (501) 884-4440 or ffbcec@artelco.com.

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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