Editor’s note: Many events have been canceled or postponed due to concern about the coronavirus.
Today – Saturday
Virtual Conway ArtsFest
CONWAY — The Conway Alliance for the Arts will present its Conway ArtsFest, “We Create Conway,” virtually. Events include Students Create Conway, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, which will feature a hands-on printmaking activity and a virtual art exhibit by college students; ArtsFest Live, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, with a variety of guests who will lead activities and perform; and the Black Artists Showcase, from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, ArtsFest’s grand finale, with performing artist Mary Rowe, the Afroshoujo, headlining. For a full schedule and more information, visit conwayarts.org.
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Outreach will present a free online, self-paced program, Disaster Preparedness for Seniors, from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will discuss what to do in the case of a disaster, how to have legal paperwork completed and plans for managing a loved one with dementia during a disaster. There will be time for questions at the end of the session. For more information or to register, visit uca.edu/outreach.
Rena Detrixhe, Artist
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present artist Rena Detrixhe in a free Zoom session at 1:40 p.m. Detrixhe is an interdisciplinary artist based in Salina, Kansas. Through large-scale objects and installations, sculpture and other mediums, she explores systems of value and cultural relations to land and the histories of injustice.The meeting ID is 944 9087 2442, and the passcode is 986656. For more information, visit uca.edu/cahss.
Aja Gabel, Author and Musician
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present author and musician Aja Gabel in a free Zoom session at 7:30 p.m. Gabel will read from her debut novel, “The Ensemble,” which is about the life and times of a classical string quartet. The novel is available from Riverhead Books. For more information, visit uca.edu/cahss.
Main Street Morrilton Farmers’ Market
MORRILTON — The Main Street Morrilton Farmers’ Market will be open from 4-7 p.m. in the 100 block of Commerce Street. The market features local produce, unique arts and crafts, kids activities and live music. This will be the last market of the season. For more information and vendor applications, visit mainstreetmorrilton.org.
Walk to Remember
CONWAY — The Conway Regional Health System will host its 13th annual Walk to Remember, sponsored by the Conway Regional Perinatal Bereavement program, as a park-and-pray event in parking lot I off Robinson on the Conway Regional Medical Center campus. Registration is from 10-11 a.m., and a remembrance ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and include the reading of babies’ names, a prayer of blessing and a balloon release. The free event, which is in memory of babies lost during any stage of pregnancy and through the first year of life, is dedicated to the late Mike Smyers and his wife, Jeanne, who helped develop the bereavement program after their family experienced a loss. Registration is available online until noon Thursday at www.conwayregional.org/classes/walk-to-remember. For more information, call (501) 513-5228.
Fairfield Bay Oktoberfest Cancellation
FAIRFIELD BAY — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairfield Bay Conference Center and the city of Fairfield Bay have canceled Oktoberfest 2020, which was scheduled for Saturday. “However, a bigger and better event, including the art walk, will take place on Oct. 2, 2021,” said Robbie Miller, chairwoman of the art walk. For more information, call (501) 884-4202.
RUSSELLVILLE — Neighbor’s Table offers a free meal every Saturday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave. The meal is takeout only and can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call (479) 968-3622.
Fairfield Bay Library Services
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Library is now open from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Patrons are required to wear masks and will be allowed in the library four at a time for 30 minutes. No children will be allowed in the library at this time. Curbside pickup is also available by calling the library at (501) 884-4930 during business hours and giving a staff member your requests. Arrange a date and time for pickup, and your items will be brought to your car. The library is still not accepting book donations.
Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery
HEBER SPRINGS — The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery, 349 Hatchery Road, has reopened its outdoor space (outside fish-rearing area), but all indoor spaces remain temporarily closed to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The hatchery staff asks people to contact the hatchery before arriving to confirm its hours. Visitors are required to follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safe practices, including maintaining a safe social distance from other groups and wearing face coverings. For more information, call the hatchery at (501) 362-3615.
Corona Corona! Exhibit
FAIRFIELD BAY — Joyce Hartmann, a Choctaw artist, has an exhibit, Corona Corona!, at the Fairfield Bay Library, 369 Dave Creek Parkway, through October. The show consists of 19 paintings, mostly watercolor, as well as some in mixed media or acrylics. More than half of the works are being shown for the first time. The public can view the exhibit from 1-4 p.m. daily whenever the library is open. For more information, call (501) 884-4930, as hours may change because of COVID-19.
Cleburne County Cares Food Pantry
HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Cares Food Pantry, 2016 Arkansas 25 Bypass, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those who need food are asked to call ahead at (501) 362-8486 so the pantry can have the food ready for pickup.
Fairfield Bay VFW Bingo
FAIRFIELD BAY — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4513 Bingo Nights take place at 6:30 every Monday. Centers for Disease Control and Protection guidelines are strictly enforced.
Fairfield Bay Senior Center Bingo
FAIRFIELD BAY — Senior Center Bingo is played from 10-11:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Senior Center, 385 Dave Creek Parkway. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines will be followed. There will be limited seating, and reservations are required. For more information or reservations, call the center at (501) 884-7800.
Fairfield Bay Rotary Meetings
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Rotary meets at noon every Wednesday, with lunch at 11:30 a.m., in the Fireside Room at the Little Red Restaurant at Indian Hills, 337 Snead Drive. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines will be followed.
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