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Oct. 24

QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present QuickBooks Desktop Basics and Beyond from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Arkansas Tech University. This interactive workshop is for those using or planning to use QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier or Enterprise) software. A computer and a take-home workbook will be provided for the workshop. The cost to attend is $130. Registration is required by Wednesday by calling (479) 356-2067 or visiting asbtdc.org/russellville-events.

Oct. 26

U.S. Army Band, Chorus Concert

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas State University-Beebe will present the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Heber Springs High School Performing Arts Center, 900 W. Pine St. The band will perform “Let Freedom Ring.” Through music, the audience will be transported to the edge of the Grand Canyon and have a chance to sing patriotic songs and honor U.S. veterans. Tickets are free, but seats must be reserved at asub.ticketleap.com/usafb or by calling (501) 882-8855.

ONGOING

Walk-Through Drama Performances

CONWAY — The Eternity House ministry will present walk-through drama performances for the public, with tours beginning at 4 p.m. today, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at 4 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 27, and at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Point of Grace Baptist Church, 767 U.S. 64 Business. Each tour takes about an hour, and the last tour group begins at 9 each night. There is no charge for admission. Walk-ins are welcome, but groups are encouraged to make a reservation by calling (501) 772-1252. For more information, visit eternityhouse.org or the ministry’s Facebook page at EternityHouseProductions.

Conway 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 Lavonne Laughlin at (701) 740-0057 or Joyce Hartsfield at (501) 697-3748.

Ozark Perspectives Art Exhibit

CLINTON — The Ozark Perspectives Art Exhibit, by the North Central Arkansas Artist League, will be on display until Saturday at Ozark Health Medical Center, 2500 U.S. 65 S. The public is invited to view the exhibit during business hours, both upstairs near the cafeteria and in the lower-level outpatient wing. Art is available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit the Hospital Auxiliary and other charities. For more information, call coordinator Joyce Hartmann at (501) 745-6615.

Fairfield Bay TOPS Meetings

FAIRFIELD BAY — The TOPS Arkansas 0612 chapter (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday in the Conference Room of the Hart Center, 134 Hillview Drive, behind the Senor Center of Fairfield Bay. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m., and support meetings, emphasizing weight loss and healthy living, start at approximately 9:30-10:30 a.m. Visitors and prospective members may attend their first meeting free. The cost to join is an annual fee of $32 for national dues and $3 per month chapter dues. For more information, call Patty at (501) 253-3790 or Jeannie at (501) 253-3824.

Downtown Conway Farmers’ and Crafts Market

CONWAY — The Downtown Conway Farmers’ and Crafts Market, 718 Parkway St., is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October. All items sold are grown or created by local vendors, including produce, honey, meats, eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. See the organization’s Facebook page for vendor specifics.

Faulkner County Tea Party Luncheons

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Tea Party has weekly luncheons from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Larry’s Pizza, 1068 Markham St. Check the group’s Facebook page for scheduled speakers. All are welcome to attend.

Painting Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — Jim Tindall’s painting class will meet with a new subject from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all materials are provided. The center also offers Tindall’s once-a-month evening class from 5:30-8, with dates to be announced. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440 or visit its Facebook page.

Heber Springs TOPS Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at (501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.

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 also sends home sack lunches with guests. All Saints’ has a Loaves and Fishes Ministry, which accepts Sunday-morning offerings of nonperishable food and toiletries, to be distributed at Neighbor’s Table. For more information, call (479) 968-3622.

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., with full games at 6:30. Proceeds 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 is 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 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 takes 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.

Upcoming

Audubon Club Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Visitors Center at Lake Dardanelle State Park. J.D. Gantz, assistant professor of biology at Hendrix College, will present the program, Chillin’ With Maggots: My Experiences Studying the Only Insect in Antarctica. He will discuss the travel to and from the Antarctic Peninsula, the flora and fauna in the area, and the ecology and natural history of the region. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend at no charge.

Trunk-R-Treat Festival

CONWAY — Grace Presbyterian Church, 1010 Hogan Lane, will have its Trunk-R-Treat Festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. This is a free event, and the public is invited. For more information, call the church at (501) 504-6899 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

KidsFest

RUSSELLVILLE — KidsFest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Hughes Community Center. The free event, presented by the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, is designed for children younger than 12. There will be games, candy and a hero alley. For more information, call the Hughes Center at (479) 968-1272.

The Costs of College Workshop

CONWAY — Know Before You Go: The Costs of College Workshop, designed for the parents of high school students, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at the University of Central Arkansas’ Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Participants will learn about various types of financial aid, how to calculate the costs of college and how to make a plan to afford the college of one’s choice. The workshop is free. For information, visit uca.edu/outreach or call (501) 450-3118.

Kirkin O’ The Tartan Service

CONWAY — Grace Presbyterian Church, 1010 Hogan Lane, will have its second annual Kirkin O’ The Tartan Service, with music led by Jimmy Bell and Kenton Alder from the Lyons College Pipe Band, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3. All are invited to attend, wear their clan’s tartan and be piped into the sanctuary. For more information, call the church at (501) 504-6899 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

WLN Book Club

CONWAY — The Women’s Leadership Network will host its its final book club of 2019, Dig Where You Are, by Nan Doyle, from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the University of Central Arkansas’ Elizabeth House, 120 Elizabeth St. All are invited to this free gathering for fun and fellowship. For more information, call (501) 450-5261.

Emotional Intelligence Event

CONWAY — The Women’s Leadership Network will present an Emotional Intelligence Event from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the University of Central Arkansas’ Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. All are invited to join the WLN for this free event and learn how to development their emotional intelligence. For more information, call (501) 450-5261.

Investment Costs

CONWAY — Investment Costs: Learning What and How You Pay will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. This free class will be taught by Laura Holder and Bud Welch. Participants can discover their investment cost-savings options and learn how to minimize the cost of investing. For more information, visit uca.edu/outreach or call (501) 450-3118.

Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day

CONWAY — An Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day will take place from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Those who attend this free event will learn more about the Coding Academy and see the current Arkansas Coding Academy class demo its projects. For more information, visit uca.edu/outreach or call (501) 450-3118.

Author Fair

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will host its seventh annual Author Fair from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16. Local authors of every genre will be present, with books available to purchase in time for holiday giving. Arkansas authors who are published and would like to participate may call Nancy at (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org.

Holiday Paper Poinsettia Class

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., will offer a Holiday Paper Poinsettia Class from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. JoAnn Hutchinson is the instructor, and the class fee is $35. To reserve a spot, call (479) 968-2452.

Russellville Christmas Parade

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Parade entry forms are available at the Recreation and Parks Department office, 1000 East Parkway, or at www.russellvillearkansas.org. The entry fee is $25 for a float and $100 for a commercial entry other than a float. All participants must submit an entry form. The deadline to enter is noon Dec. 2. The parade’s rainout date is Dec. 9. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.

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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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