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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

This article was published June 10, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

June 10

Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens

MORRILTON — The Rialto Community Arts Center, 215 E. Broadway St., will present Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens — a comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten — at 2 p.m. Tickets, at $10 for adults and $5 for children, can be purchased at rialtomorrilton.com or at the door. For more information, call the center at (501) 477-9955.

June 11

Skincare, Hair Careb and More Seminar

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present Successful Product Launching: Skincare, Hair Care and More from 6:30-8 p.m. at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, 201 Donaghey Ave. Participants who dream of owning a skin-care, cosmetic or hair-care line will learn all the steps needed to launch a successful product line. There is a $25 materials fee for the session. Register at uca.edu/outreach/types/business-pd or call (501) 450-3118.

June 12-14

Summer Seminar for Educators

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present Integrating the Edible Schoolyard and K-8 Curricula: A Summer Seminar for Educators from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the UCA McAlister Hall Mirror Room. Participants will learn to use teaching strategies through garden-based education, develop lesson plans, learn teaching techniques and more. Register at uca.edu/outreach/types/business/pd or call (501) 450-3118.

June 14

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. All who are ages 50 and older are invited to attend. In lieu of a program, the group will have a potluck dinner. For more information, call chapter president Carol Slaymaker at (501) 529-9833 or membership chairwoman Kathy Kafka at (501) 851-4771.

Pope County 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. Janet Carson, horticulture specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, will lead a discussion on pollinators. Visitors are welcome to attend.

QuickBooks Payroll Workshops

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present two QuickBooks Payroll workshops at Arkansas Tech University. The session from 9 a.m. to noon is for QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise users. The session from 1-4 p.m. is for those using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks (Simple Start, Essentials or Online Plus). A computer is provided for use during each interactive session. The cost is $65 per session. Registration is required by Wednesday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

June 14 and 25

Arkansas Coding Academy Open Houses

CONWAY — The Arkansas Coding Academy will have open houses from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and June 25 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Visitors will learn more about the Arkansas Coding Academy and the opportunities offered by coding. Full and part-time classes are available. For more information, call UCA Downtown at (501) 852-8223.

June 16

Dan and Jeff Clanton Concert

CONWAY — Dan and Jeff Clanton will give a concert at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. This father/son duo are longtime fixtures on the Arkansas acoustic-music scene. Guitarist Dan plays and sings original songs, as well as selected covers, and is usually accompanied by Jeff, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who plays old-time acoustic blues and Americana tunes. 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.

Surf the Bay WaterSport Festival

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Surf the Bay WaterSport Festival will take place at the Fairfield Bay Marina on the North Shore of Greers Ferry Lake. The event will feature wakesurfing, flyboarding, paddleboarding and kayaking, plus water slides, new water toys to try, and watersport and adventure vendors. Visitors can check out the Versa boards and the new pontoon paddle boat or the Hobi eclipse. Ask about the Craig Cat — the only one on Greers Ferry Lake. The festival is free and open to the public. Arrive by land or water. For more information, call (501) 884-6030 or visit FairfieldBay.com/Surf.

Ongoing

Summer Cereal Drive

HEBER SPRINGS — The Seven Springs 2018 June Cereal Drive will take place through June 29. Anyone who wants to donate can bring boxes of cereal to the Seven Springs Health and Rehabilitation Social Office, 1040 Wedding Ford Road. For more details, call Connie Herrin at (501) 281-5115.

Kids Summer Camp Classes

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., will offer Kids Summer Camp Classes in June. Art/Drawing/Painting, by Miranda Townsend, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15. The fee is $55 for members and $90 for nonmembers. The Pottery Kids Class, by Teyah Jarra, will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 12-18, $85/$100, starting on Tuesday and ending on the following Monday. Art/Drawing/Painting/Pottery, by Jessica Simpson and Winston Taylor, meets from 2-5 p.m. June 18-22, $80/$110. Art/Drawing/Painting, by Lisa Jones, meets from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22, $65/$100. For more information, call (479) 968-2452.

The Music Man

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center will present The Music Man at 7 p.m. June 22, 23, 29 and 30; and at 2 p.m. June 24 and July 1 at The Center for the Arts, 2209 S. Knoxville Ave. For ticket information, call (479) 968-2452.

Fun in the Sun! Art Exhibit

CLINTON — The art exhibit Fun in the Sun! is on display at Ozark Health Medical Center on U.S. 65 in south Clinton. The collection, which will hang through Aug. 6, features 46 original paintings by various local artists. Art is located in the hallways near the cafeteria on the upper level and in the outpatient wing on the lower level. The paintings are for sale for $15 to $350. Proceeds will benefit Hospital Auxiliary projects. For more information, call Joyce Hartmann at (501) 745-6615.

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

Much Ado About Nothing

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will perform Much Ado About Nothing at 7:30 p.m. June 23 on the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s front lawn. There will also be an interactive workshop, a guided tour of the exhibit Art in Its Natural State and food trucks. Activities will start at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so bring blankets or lawn chairs. Attendees can bring in food but no alcoholic beverages. Admission is free, but registration is requested at rockefellerinstitute.org/institute-programs/much_ado. For more information, call (501) 727-6255 or email pchristenberry@uawri.org. For lodging, call (501) 727-5435.

Vollman Cemetery Fundraiser

BIGELOW — The Vollman Cemetery will have its annual fundraiser June 23 in the Bigelow Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A fish dinner with all the trimmings, prepared by the Oaks family, will be served at 5 p.m., followed by an auction. Plates will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Donations may be mailed to the Vollman Cemetery, P.O. Box 103, Bigelow, AR 72016.

Academia Nuts

FAIRFIELD BAY — Our Towne Productions presents the Greff Kreutz comedy Academia Nuts, directed by Seana Garrow, at 7 p.m. June 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. June 24 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway. Tickets are $18 at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the Fairfield Bay Library. For more information, call (501) 844-4202.

Rupert Wates Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present singer/songwriter Rupert Wates in concert at 2 p.m. June 24. Wates has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards and was a finalist in the Kerrville New Song Folk Contest in 2018. 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. For more details on Wates, visit www.rupertwatesmusic.com.

Watercolor Workshop

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., will present a watercolor workshop with Richard Stephens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 and 30, with an hour lunch break. The class fee is $160 for members and $190 for nonmembers. Stephens, a native of Hot Springs, graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway in 1969 with a degree in art. For more information, visit www.rivervalleyartscenter.org/art-classes.html.

Pine Street Community Museum Collection Picnic

CONWAY — The Pine Street Community Museum project will have a Collection Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30 at Hendrix College to collect items associated with the Pine Street community, such as photos, articles and artifacts, along with conducting interviews with people who are willing to record their Pine Street-community experiences. Scanners will be set up to copy items, and a photographer will take updated photos of community residents. Refreshments will be served. The museum is set to open in June 2019 on the campus of the Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, the location of the last two existing buildings of the historic Pine Street School. For more information, call (501) 504-2049.

Summer Strings Camp

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music’s 10th annual Summer Strings Camp, for students in grades six through 12 who have completed at least one year of private lessons or orchestra, is set for July 15-21 on the campus. Daytime activities include rehearsals, masterclasses, a webinar with young orchestra professionals, ultimate Frisbee and extreme noodling. Night activities, for commuters and on-campus campers, will include a trip to Wild River Country, a movie night and a camp dance. For more information, visit www.uca.edu/csm/camps, call Ronald Jensen-McDaniel at (501) 450-3672, or email ucacsm@uca.edu.

3C’s Train-the-Trainer Program

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will off the 3C’s Train-the-Trainer Program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26 and 27 at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, 201 Donaghey Ave. Based on the book Civility, Compassion and Courage in Schools Today: Strategies for Implementing in K- 12 Classrooms, this course will focus on becoming civility-competent and compassionate, as well as provide an in-depth reflection on how one’s personality will impact authentic program delivery. Register at uca.edu/outreach/types/business-pd or call (501) 450-3118.

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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