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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

February 2, 2020 at 12:00 a.m.

Today

Neal & Tammy Harrington Exhibit and Reception

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St., will present an exhibit by Neal and Tammy Harrington. The show’s opening reception will take place from 1-3 p.m. today. For more information, call (479) 968-2452.

Hometown Bluegrass Concert

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library will present Hometown Bluegrass in concert at 2 p.m. The band consists of Carmen Davanzo, guitar and vocals; Rich Steele, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Lyle Dent, banjo, fiddle and dobro; and Robert Krzesziksnki, bass and vocals. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org.

Tuesday

Cleburne County Master Gardeners Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Master Gardeners will meet at 10 a.m. at the First Electric Co-op, 150 Industrial Park Road. Larry Jernigan will be the guest speaker, and his program will be Seed the Wildlife. The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn more about bird identification and feeding birds.

Conway Women’s Chorus Spring Rehearsals

CONWAY — The Conway Women’s Chorus will rehearse for its spring season at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak St. This Tuesday will be the last open rehearsal for prospective members. Joan Hannah, director, said the chorus is open to all women ages 15 and older. No fee is required. For more information, call (501) 339-7401 or visit conwaywomenschorus.org.

Wednesday

Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust

RUSSELLVILLE — Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be among the speakers when Arkansas Tech University hosts an opening event for Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, an exhibit of photographs by Gay Block. The opening reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the Techionery building, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the ATU Museum in the Techionery from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March. For more information, visit www.atu.edu/museum or call (479) 964-0826.

Financial Empowerment Series

CONWAY — A Financial Empowerment Series, offered through the United Way of Central Arkansas Financial Empowerment Center, will continue at noon Wednesday at the Faulkner County Library. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will have an opportunity to win a $25 Walmart gift card. To sign up, visit www.uwcark.org.

Thursday

Heber Springs Chamber Banquet

HEBER SPRINGS — The 64th annual Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce banquet will take place at The Barn at Pine Mountain, 2075 Goff Road. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be the guest speaker. Hor d’ouevres will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. For tickets, tables or sponsorship opportunities, call (501) 362-2444.

Saturday

Spaghetti and Sausage Dinner

NEW DIXIE — The Knights of Columbus will have its spaghetti and sausage dinner, featuring homemade rolls and peach cobbler, from 4-7 p.m. at St. Boniface Hall. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children younger than 6 may eat free. For carryout meals, call (501) 759-2896.

ONGOING

Cooking Matters!

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library, in partnership with Hendrix College, will offer a six-week class titled Cooking Matters! from 4:30-7 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24, and March 2, 9 and 16. Participants will learn how to cook low-cost, nutritious meals for their families, and caregivers of children ages 5 and younger are particularly encouraged to attend. Each week, participants will take home recipes and the food to cook the recipes at home. Preregister by calling the library at (501) 327-7482 or emailing nancy@fcl.org or mary@fcl.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Humane Society Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Humane Society meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Cleburne County Library, 1009 W. Main St. The shelter, at 49 Shelter Lane, is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Fly-Fishing Class

HEBER SPRINGS — Greg Seaton, a fly-fishing guide on the Little Red River, will offer a free four-week fly-fishing class at 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 20, at First United Methodist Church, 1099 W. Pine St. Adults and older youth are welcome to participate. For more information or to sign up for the class, contact Seaton at (501) 690-9166 or greg.seaton@littleredflyfishingtrips.com.

Sculpture Exhibit

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University is hosting a sculpture exhibit, titled José Sacal: A Universal Mexican, at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, 305 W. Q St. The exhibit is open during Pendergraft Library regular hours through Feb. 28. For more information, call (479) 968-0400.

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 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.

Faulkner County TEA Party Luncheons

CONWAY — The Faulkner County TEA Party meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday at Larry’s Pizza, 1068 Markham St. Check the group’s Facebook page for scheduled speakers. All are welcome to attend.

Open Mic Night

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., presents the SongFarmers of Conway Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. All musicians, poets and other artists are invited to participate. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482.

Magic the Gathering

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., presents Magic the Gathering from 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss, play and enjoy all things magic. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482.

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 takes place from 10-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome. Enter the church from Donaghey Avenue. For more information, call Lavonne Laughlin at (701) 740-0057 or Joyce Hartsfield at (501) 697-3748.

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., with support meetings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The first meeting is free. The cost to join is $32 annually for national dues and $3 monthly for chapter dues. For more information, call Patty at (501) 253-3790 or Jeannie at (501) 253-3824.

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 is from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at (501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.

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

Park Master Plan Open House

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, along with Halff & Marlar, invites the public to a park master-plan open house at 6 p.m. Feb. 10. The come-and-go event will be at the Russellville Depot, 320 W. C St. The open house is an opportunity to voice any needs and concerns for the Recreation and Parks Department as the park-master-plan process continues. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.

Maumelle AARP Meeting

MAUMELLE — Maumelle AARP Chapter 5359 will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Maumelle Center on The Lake, the city’s senior center. The guest speaker will be Maumelle Fire Chief Gerald Ezell. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone older than 50 is welcome to attend. For more information, call chapter president Barbara Reese at (501) 529-1188 or membership chairwoman Beverly Alberson at (501) 425-9312.

Cupid Shuffle 5K

MORRILTON — Morrilton Parks and Recreation will present the Cupid Shuffle 5K at 8 a.m. Feb. 15, with the start and finish at The Train Depot downtown. Preregistration is $25 for a single runner or $40 for sweetheart runners. Registration on race day will be $30 for a single runner or $50 for sweetheart runners. For more information, call (501) 354-4122.

Beaux Arts Academy Awards Ceremony

RUSSELLVILLE — The 13th annual Beaux Arts Academy Awards Ceremony will take place from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Russellville Country Club, 186 Country Club Plaza. Inductees are Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Teeter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Eaton, Judy Olson and Boyd Osborne. Tickets, at $50 each, are available at the River Valley Arts Center, 1001 E. B St.

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