• "Cook the Book" is set at 6 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Take a favorite recipe from a featured cookbook each week to try at home. Bring it to share and discuss the following week. For more information, call 501-327-7482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Event is free.
• Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. through Aug. 31 the Faulkner County Library will host an intermediate jewelry making class. Previous experience is required. Bring basic supplies (card stock, decorative paper, scissors and glue). For additional information, email CardsandJewelry@gmail.com. Beginner classes will resume in the fall. Event is free.
• Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. through Aug. 31 the Faulkner County Library will host an advanced card making class. Previous experience is required. Bring basic supplies (card stock, decorative paper, scissors and glue). For additional information, email CardsandJewelry@gmail.com. Beginner classes will resume in the fall. Event is free.
• Pickin’ Porch is held each Saturday at the Faulkner County Library. Bring instruments or come and listen. For more information, call 501-327-7482 or email email@example.com. Event is free.
• "Mothers and Sons," a play by Terrence McNally, centers around a mother seeking connection with the son she lost in the AIDS crisis 20 years prior. Through her journey she reconnects with her son’s lover Will and attempts to give him belongings of her late son. The original Broadway production was nominated for two Tony Awards: Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly). This play about a mother’s journey to redemption will touch everyone’s heart and will be performed all the way through Conway Pride weekend. The play is directed by Trent Reese at Conway’s The Lantern Theatre. Showtimes are and May 27 and June 1, 3 at 7:30 p.m. Get ticket information at thelanterntheatre.com.
• "Stop Kiss," a play by Diana Son, will be directed by Kane Anderson at Conway’s The Lantern Theatre on May 26 and June 2, 4 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee is set for 2:30 p.m. May 28. Some moments stop us in our tracks. For New Yorkers Callie and Sara, that moment is a kiss. But these women face hard truths when a simple display of public affection comes with crushing consequences. Diana Son’s bittersweet "Stop Kiss" brings us to the real beauty and brutality of modern romance and reminds us that love is always a choice — but rarely an easy one. Get ticket information at thelanterntheatre.com.
• June 10 – Plates and Palettes: Bruschetta and Brushes, 5-8 p.m., UCA Downtown. Culinary and art join forces. Connie Tipton will conduct an interactive demonstration of Italian style bruschettas. Next, Branch Out Paint Bar’s artist will guide you through replicating the night’s featured painting. Get more information, costs and register online at http://uca.edu/outreach.
• The Conway Community Band will host free and public concerts for the community at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park in downtown Conway. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. June 9 and June 30. Guests can bring theirlawn chair, a blanket or even a picnic. The community band is sponsored by Virco and hosted by the Conway Downtown Partnership. It also receives support through several other local corporate sponsorsincluding the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat. For more information, contact Ricky Brooks at 450-5764 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Robin Ratliff at 450-4880 or email@example.com.
• Garden sketch hour returns to the Urban Farm Project at the Faulkner County Library on Tuesdays at 5 p.m., beginning May 30. Each week, the group will explore the garden and choose a fruit, vegetable or flower to sketch. Colored pencils and paper are supplied. Sketch Hour is open to teens and adults and is free.
• Danny Santos will be live in concert at the Faulkner County Library on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.
• Faulkner County Library hosts a free writer’s workshop with singer-songwriter Kerry Grombacher to be followed by a concert, "Jumpstart Your Creativity." The workshop begins at 10 a.m., followed by the 2 p.m. concert. The event is free and open to the public.