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May 13

Jonathan Trawick Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present Jonathan “J.T.” Trawick in concert at 2 p.m. Trawick grew up in Conway but was born in the Pacific Northwest, where he makes his home when not on tour. Known for his smooth, clear voice and authentic phrasing, Trawick continues a rich tradition of singing from deep within the Ozark hills. 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.

May 14

Lunch and Learn

CONWAY — Lunch and Learn takes place at the Faulkner County Library at noon every second Monday to offer attendees an opportunity to learn something new about Arkansas. This week, Reinaldo Morales of the University of Central Arkansas will present a program on Rock Art in Arkansas. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. 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.

May 15

Cleburne County Retired Teachers Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn, 404 S. Seventh St. This will be the group’s last meeting until September. Annual reports and yearbooks will be the topics of business. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, email elh@windstream.net.

Hamburger Cookout Fundraiser

CONWAY — The Nursing Home Gift Fund of Faulkner County will host its annual hamburger cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Faulkner County Courthouse. The event raises funds to fill Christmas gift bags for nursing-home residents in Faulkner County. The cookout takes place in conjunction with National Nursing Home Week. First Security Bank’s Teal Grill team will grill the burgers. The cost is $5 for a hamburger, chips and a drink. Fresh-baked cookies will be $1 per package. For more information, visit the Nursing Home Gift Fund of Faulkner County Facebook page.

May 17

Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. Ann West will discuss the activities of LifeQuest, including classes for lifelong learning and community service. The cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty McBurnett at (501) 664-7196 by Monday.

May 18

ASU-Beebe 1950s Class Reunion

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas State University-Beebe will welcome the classes of the 1950s from Beebe Junior College to attend a reunion from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ASU-Beebe at Heber Springs Campus, 101 River Crest Drive. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Jerry Smith Family Pavilion. The $10 cost, payable at the 9 a.m. registration, will include a catered barbecue meal with sides, dessert and a drink. Various reunion activities in the afternoon will include shopping Springfest in downtown Heber Springs. Members of all classes are invited. For more information or to request an invitation to the reunion, contact Rosemary Frame at (501) 882-8855 or rframe@asub.edu.

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1156, will meet at 11:30 a.m. The potluck luncheon/meeting will be in the First Electric Cooperative Community Room, 150 Industrial Park Road. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

May 18 and 19

Springfest

HEBER SPRINGS — The 31st annual Springfest, hosted by Downtown Heber Springs, will start at noon Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday. The festival home base is Spring Park, with activities on the courthouse square and throughout the city. Springfest will feature an arts and crafts show, classic festival-food favorites, and live music and other entertainment. Kids’ activities will include pony rides, a petting zoo and the Butterfly Pavilion. Tickets to the pavilion are $3, which includes a butterfly net. There will also be a Volkswagen Car Show, The Ride Like a Mountain Man, a dog show benefiting the Heber Springs Humane Society, the Springfest Pageant and more.

May 19

Cooking Conquests

CONWAY — Cooking Conquests: Rubs, Marinades and Sauces will take place from 4-6 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Teresa Conquest will teach participants how to make sauces, pickling-spice rubs and marinades with only two or three ingredients. For more information, call Reuel at (501) 450-3429.

Paws to Read

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library and Maumelle Friends of the Animals will present an Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. All are invited to attend and read to dogs in the library’s backyard. Participants will have an option to adopt a furrever friend. There will be a special story time and craft at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. More information about available dogs and the adoption process will be announced at a later date.

Ongoing

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 will hang through Aug. 6 and feature 46 original paintings by Faye Rodgers, Sue Pico, Diana Foote, Yun Kim, Joyce Hubbard, Marion Thorpe, Charlotte Rierson, Jan Cobb, Julie Caswell, Diane Dudzik and Joyce Hartmann. 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, priced from $15 to $350. Proceeds will benefit Hospital Auxiliary projects. For more information, call Hartmann at (501) 745-6615.

North Central Arkansas Artist League

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artists are all members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, open to anyone who would like to learn more about art. They meet in Fairfield Bay, paint together, take art workshops, and watch demonstrations by professional artists. A free program for members and guests is held each third Monday of the month. The next program will be group drawing and painting from a live model, beginning at 9:30 a.m. May 21 at Bayside Studio, at the corner of Greenwood Road and Arkansas 330.

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 will meet 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.

Historical Journal Spring Edition

CONWAY — The 2018 spring edition of Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, the Faulkner County Historical Society’s journal, is available. This special commemorative issue highlights the recent restoration of the Springfield-Des Arc Bridge at its new home on Beaverfork Lake. The issue is available for $4 at the Faulkner County Museum and the Faulkner County Library. Members of the historical society will receive a copy. Information on how to join the society can be found in the journal, at www.faulknerhistory.org or on the society’s Facebook page.

M.J. Hickey Pool Opening

RUSSELLVILLE — The M.J. Hickey Pool will open May 26. Pool hours are 12:30-6:30 p.m. every day. Daily admission is $4 for adults ages 18 and older and $3 for children ages 17 and younger. Individual season passes priced at $75 are available at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.

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

Links for Learning Golf Tournament

MORRILTON — The 13th annual Links for Learning golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. May 22 at the Morrilton Country Club. The three-person scramble is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation. The entry fee is $300 per team, which includes two mulligans per player, carts, lunch, goody bags and prizes. Proceeds will support UACCM’s special programs and services. For more information, or to be a sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085 or cadle@uaccm.edu. Checks may be made payable to the UACCM Foundation.

Piano Recital

RUSSELLVILLE — Noah Smith, 16, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. May 24 on the Chickering grand piano in the nave of All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave. The performance will feature appearances by his parents, Timothy and Kristin Smith, on piano and cello and by the Cyclone Jazz Combo. Admission is free, but an offering will be accepted to support Noah’s attendance at the 2018 Lutheran Summer Music. For more information, call the church at (479) 968-3622.

BrierFest

GREENBRIER — BrierFest will take place May 25-27 at Greenbrier High School. The annual festival features music, food, a pageant, carnival rides, a kids zone and a talent show. For more information, visit www.brierfest.com.

Brother Norm at the Library

CONWAY — Brother Norm will return to the Faulkner County Library with stories for adult listeners at 2 p.m. May 26. Brother Norm, a member of the National Storytelling Network, tells tall tales and legends from around the world for adults and children of all ages. 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.

UCA Small Developer Conference

CONWAY — The UCA Small Developer Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, 201 Donaghey Ave. The event will offer participants an opportunity to be exposed to the “big-picture view” of small-scale real estate development and will enable them to pick a good development project and take the first steps to make that project a reality. For more information, call Shelby at (501) 450-5269.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Bazaar

MORRILTON — The Sacred Heart Catholic School Bazaar will take place June 1 and 2 at the school, 106 N. St. Joseph St. A traditional spaghetti/sausage and turkey/dressing dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. June 2 in the school gym, with carry-out dinners available. Activities both nights will include a midway with kiddie-land games, bingo, a ham and bacon stand, and a multiroom silent auction, with items in value from $25 to $800, from 6-10 p.m. June 1 and 5-10 p.m. June 2. Winning bidders may pick up their auction items the night of June 2 or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 in the auction room. The grand prize for the raffle is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport, with the drawing the evening of June 2. For more information, call the school at (501) 354-8113 or visit www.sacredheartmorrilton.org.

Children’s Fishing Derby

RUSSELLVILLE — The annual Children’s Fishing Derby will take place at 8 a.m. June 9 at Pleasant View Park, with the weigh-in at 10 a.m. This free event is for children ages 4 to 12. Prizes will be given in three age divisions for the heaviest catfish and the heaviest stringer of catfish. A special prize is given for the biggest fish caught during the derby. Register at the Hughes Community Center. For more information, call the Recreation and Parks Department 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. The deadline for calendar-item submissions is noon Tuesday.

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