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Sept. 16

Byrd & Street Concert

CONWAY — Austin duo Byrd & Street will give a concert at 2 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Byrd & Street’s songs have been recorded by other artists, including Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. The duo’s vocals are accompanied by guitar, autoharp, glockenspiel, pianica and a few percussion instruments. The duo recently released their fifth CD, This Much Is True. 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.

Sept. 18

Writers@Work Speaker Series

CONWAY — Shelle Stormoe, membership and activities coordinator for the Quapaw Quarter Association in Little Rock, will be the inaugural speaker for the University of Central Arkansas’ Writers@Work speaker series at 1:40 p.m. in Room 105 of Thompson Hall at UCA. The series focuses on the ways in which people on various career paths use writing in different genres and media in their jobs. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carey Clark, associate professor, at (501) 450-3345 or cclark@uca.edu.

ASU-Beebe Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — Jennifer Methvin, chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe, will host a community town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Entergy Room of the Administration Building on the ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus. The meeting will offer an opportunity for community members to hear Methvin’s plans and vision for the Heber Springs campus, as well as ask questions of and offer suggestions to the chancellor.

Conway Women’s Chorus Rehearsals

CONWAY — The Conway Women’s Chorus will have an open rehearsal for the fall semester at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak St. The chorus will host a special production Dec. 1 and 2 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of World War I. Tickets will be available soon. For more information, visit www.conwaywomenschorus.org, email faulkneraarts@yahoo.com, or call (501) 339-7401.

Financing Your Business

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Financing Your Business from 10 a.m. to noon at the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, 708 W. Main St. Participants will explore sources of capital to start a business, as well as topics pertaining to achieving credit readiness. There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required by Monday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.

Sept. 20

Watson Classical Guitar Series

RUSSELLVILLE — Isaac Bustos, head of guitar studies in the Texas A&M University Department of Performance Studies, will perform the 2018 John and Trudy Watson Classical Guitar Series concert at Arkansas Tech University at 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 W. Q St. Admission is free and open to the public. The annual classical-guitar concert is made possible by John W. Watson, distinguished professor of mathematics and former vice president for academic affairs at ATU, and his wife, Trudy. Gifts to support the series may be made to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation by calling (479) 968-0400.

Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon

MAUMELLE — A Maumelle Newcomers luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. The cost is $15. Private jeweler Laura Stanley will present a program on pearls. For reservations, call Mary Davidson at (501) 944-5518 by Monday.

Buddy Guy Concert

CONWAY — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. Guy’s 18-year-old protégé, Quinn Sullivan, will also perform. Guy has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and 37 Blues Music Awards, among others. Tickets are $30 to $40 for the general public and $10 for students and children. Call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or toll-free at (866) 810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

Sept. 21

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will have its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. in the Dam Site Pavilion at Greers Ferry Lake. Brothers BBQ will serve the food, and drinks will be provided. Members are requested to bring either a dessert or a salad. The cost is $6.50 per person. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. RSVP at (501) 206-1375 and leave a message. Members are needed to help with setup and are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 22

Chili-Supper Fundraiser

MORRILTON — The Lanty Heritage Association, 3194 Arkansas 287, 15 miles north of Morrilton off Arkansas 9, will have its annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m. The event will feature all-you-can-eat chili with all the fixings, hot dogs, a drink and dessert at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 9 and younger, along with a raffle with five prizes. Drawings will be at 7 p.m., and winners do not have to be present. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the supper. Proceeds will fund renovations to the Lanty Community Building. For more information or to buy tickets, call (501) 354-0271.

Ongoing

A Sense of Place Art Exhibit

CLINTON — The current art exhibit in the halls of Ozark Health Medical Center, 2500 U.S. 65 S., is A Sense of Place, which will hang through Nov. 12. The exhibit includes more than 50 works — mostly landscapes, as well as florals, still life and wildlife — by members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League. Art is 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 $450. Proceeds will benefit Hospital Auxiliary projects. For more information, call Joyce Hartmann at (501) 745-6615.

Ceramic and Drawing Exhibits

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will host two exhibitions through Oct. 11 — Peter Pincus: Color and Form, plus Artistic Processes: Drawings and More. The Pincus show features the ceramics of this New York-state artist, and he will give a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Ceramics Studio in Schichtl Hall. Other events include a roundtable featuring Laurie Pincus, Liz Smith and Peter Pincus, with Brian Young moderating, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; and a lecture, Peter Pincus on his process, at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, all in McCastlain Hall’s Lecture Hall 143. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication at (501) 450-3293 or visit www.uca.edu/cfac.

TOPS Meetings

CONWAY — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Dave Ward Drive. Weigh-in begins at 9:15 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 10-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church from Donaghey Avenue. For more information, call Peggy at (501) 514-0823 or Sandy at (501) 329-0558.

The Magic of Sugarloaf Art Exhibit

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artist Joyce Hartmann’s new exhibit, The Magic of Sugarloaf, is at the Fairfield Bay Library Art Gallery, 369 Dave Creek Parkway. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Hartmann studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, at Pittsburg State University in Kansas and at Pratt Community College in Kansas. View her artwork on her Web page, www.joycehartmann.com, and on Facebook.

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.

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. 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

Audubon Club Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Lakeview Room of the Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. Blake Sasse, nongame mammal program leader for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will discuss the ecology, research and management of Arkansas bats and the impact white-nose syndrome has had upon cave-hibernating bat species. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. For directions to the center, call (501) 977-3899.

Poetry Slam

RUSSELLVILLE — All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave., invites the public to its first poetry slam, which is on embracing diversity with the theme of identity, at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. The event will feature poetry from the River Valley area, music from Some Guy Named Robb, and an array of coffees, teas and desserts in a coffeehouse environment. The event, co-sponsored with the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network, will consist of poetry by scheduled artists, followed by an open mic for poets to perform for three minutes each. Language discretion is encouraged. For more information, contact the church at (479) 968-3622 or visit its event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/2250541511831329.

Silent Auction, Rummage Sale and Blessing of the Animals

HEBER SPRINGS — St. Francis Episcopal Church will have its annual Silent Auction and Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 to benefit the Heber Springs Humane Society. This will be an inside sale. The church’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held in conjunction with this event at 10:30 am. Sept. 29. Bring dogs on leashes, cats in carriers, birds in cages and fish in bowls. Donations of dry dog/puppy food and cat/kitten food are requested for the society’s shelter.

Blessing of the Animals

RUSSELLVILLE — All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave., invites the public to its Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the church’s park, weather permitting. The event is to celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. All animals are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to have animals on a leash or in a safe travel carrier. For more information, call the church at (479) 968-3622 or visit its Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/500423900403231.

Book Study: Healing the Heart of Democracy

RUSSELLVILLE — All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave., invites the public to a four-week series on Healing the Heart of Democracy, by Parker Palmer, from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct 7, 14, 21 and 28. The series, co-sponsored with the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network, features short videos as an entrance into the discussion. For more information, contact the Rev. Teri Daily at All Saints’ Episcopal Church at (479) 968-3622 or visit the church’s Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/432778920546261.

Oil-Painting Workshop

FAIRFIELD BAY — Artists of all levels are invited to register for an oil-painting workshop by Sarah Keathley, featuring florals and still life, on Oct. 18 and 19 at Bayside Studio, 100 Greenwood Road. The workshop is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Artist League. The workshop fee is $100. Artists are also invited to paint together Monday for free at Bayside Studio. For more information, contact NCAAL Vice President Mark Davis at (501) 253-3994.

Kirkin’ of the Tartan Worship Service

CONWAY — Grace Presbyterian Church, 1010 Hogan Lane, will have a Kirkin’ of the Tartan worship service at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 to honor the Scottish origins of the Presbyterian Church. The service will begin with a procession into the sanctuary, led by a bagpiper. Following the singing of hymns and a short homily, the service will conclude at 6:30 with the blessing of the tartans. Participants are requested to wear clothing depicting their tartans if they have such. The public is invited to join the celebration. For more information, call the church at (501) 504-6899.

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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