Thorn Cemetery Association Annual Meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3; Greenbrier United Methodist Church, #2 Tyler St. All those who have relatives or friends buried there are encouraged to attend this meeting.  For additional information, please contact D.Ann Phillips at 501-398-7575 or Randy Garrett at 501-679-3001.

 

Central Arkansas Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3; McGee Center, Conway;Monthly Meeting and Program. For more information send an email to frogwithvicky@gmail.com

 

OTIS at Bears Den: Tuesday, April 3; Bears Den Pizza in Conway; Kentucky bred and born, OTIS is a young, on-the-rise quartet who performs and plays their exciting original music like they’ve been around for 40 years. The band blends roots music, blues, classic rock and, of course, Southern rock and has created an original sound reminiscent of some of the great classic rock/Southern rock bands from back in the day, like the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top and Wet Willie.

 

Free Genealogy Research Help: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m and 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday; Conway Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2045 Dave Ward Drive, Conway.

 

Small Scale Developer Movement: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5; UCA Downtown; Principal of the Infill Group and Founding Member at the Incremental Development Alliance, Matthew Perry, will be presenting "The Small Scale Development Movement". This is a free event.  Please contact Autumn at 501-450-3118 for additional information.

Launch of Rene Henderson 4 Justice of the Peace, District 4: 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 6; Highway 365 and Highway 89 Intersection, Wandering Hog BBQ, Mayflower; Rain Location: Pavilion of Frank Pearce Memorial Park, Mayflower.

 

Mt. Olive Cemetery Meeting: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7; Mt. Olive Cemetery; All those who have relatives or friends buried there or have any interest in the cemetery and its upkeep are encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information, call 501-329-5040.

 

J.R Raynor Sanctuary Choir 42nd Annual Concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8; Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Conway; The concert theme is "Pursuing the extraordinary through worship, the word, and the work of the Ministry- extraordinary praise for an extraordinary God." The public is invited to attend.

 

Conway Writers Group: 2-4 p.m. every Friday; Ola and John Hawks Senior Center, 705 E. Siebenmorgan Road, Conway; The group views all writings as creative. Its goals are to encourage, assist and celebrate writing in all its forms. Newcomers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to bring writing samples. Meetings are free and open to the public.

 

Faulkner County Solid Waste Management District Board Meeting: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10; FCSWMD office at 2705 Blaney Hill Road in Conway; The meeting is open to the public.

 

Parkinson's Disease Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11; McGee Center in Conway; Public invited to attend. For more information, call 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972.

 

CAFTA Conway Art Awards: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12; Trieschmann Fine Arts Building on the Hendrix College Campus in Conway; The public is invited to attend the artist awards ceremony, free of charge, which will include local performing artists. The ceremony will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Amanda Horton at ahorton@uca.edu.

 

Resurrection A Journey Tribute:  7:30 p.m Friday, April 13; the Maumelle Events Center; Tickets are available at www.LipSyncConway.com. Enter promo code Y107 for $5 off. ALL proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, hosted by the Faulkner County Lip Sync Committee.

 

4th Annual Parkinson's Symposium: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 15; Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute 12th floor, Little Rock; UAMS experts to speak on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's Disease. For more information, call 501-686-5270.

 

The Living Christ-A Musical Tribute: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2045 Dave Ward in Conway; The seventy-five member choir is composed of young men and women ranging in age from eighteen to
twenty-one. For more information about the event, contact Monica Dixon, 501-450- 2950.

 

The annual Political Pie Auction, benefiting Bethlehem House: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,  April 16:  Bob’s Grill in Conway; Political candidates and supporters are invited for a good, old-fashioned political pie auction. The candidates will be serving up burgers, fries and a drink for $10. There will be lots of baked goodies to be auctioned off starting at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, log onto bethlehemhouse.net.

 

2nd Annual Beauty in Brokeness Gala: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19; Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway; The  keynote speaker is Bishop W. C. Martin, author of “How Love Came to the Least of Them." He will be available for a book signing Thursday morning at Central Baptist College in the Café from 10:00am-12:00pm. For more information about how to participate contact County Coordinator, Louise Witcher, 501-581- 9208 or conwayfaulkner@thecallinarkansas.org.

 

Mountain Man Rendezvous: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22; Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier; The event will feature re-enactors dressed in traditional period attire and camp in authentic lodge, tepees, and tents. Demonstrations include the crafts, games, and survival skills needed during the era of the fur trappers. Visitors should meet at the park entrance. During the event, tours of the historic Woolly Cabin will be available each day at the park. Admission is free.

 

Harbor Home for Women 2nd Annual Power of Change Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21; The Cowboy Church, HWY 36 in Conway; The gala will highlight the what has taken place in the past year. They will be honoring the leaders and teachers in the community for their contributions to the program.

 

Moving Day Little Rock fundraiser: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21; War Memorial Stadium; Proceeds go to benefit Parkinson's Disease programs around the state. For more information, call Kristin Trulock at 501-590-8948.

 

Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest entry deadline: Friday, April 27; The contest is divided into two categories: Main Dish and Party Ideas. Each county may enter one recipe in each of the two categories. Students enrolled in 4-H aged 9-19 or in the 4th through 12th grades as of Jan. 01,2018, and living in Arkansas may enter. Home-schooled students may also enter. Entries must be approved by the county dairy committee or by the county Extension agent. Each contestant must agree to participate in the state cook-off if his or her recipe is selected for the semifinals. Local entries must be received for selection of state finalists by April 27,2018.

 

6th annual Conway Crawfish Crawl: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday, April 28; Hosted by Kings Live Music, 1020 Front St.; Live music, family fun and crawfish plates will be served. Tickets are $5 after 8 p.m.

 

BrainFreeze 2018, hosted by the Bethlehem House: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29; The Village at Hendrix; The purple milkshake-drinking contest includes contestants from categories such as first responders, community, collegiate, students K-12, etc. Entry is $50 and spaces are limited. For more information, log onto bethlehemhouse.net.

 

The Stewards of Children Child Abuse Prevention Training: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30;  UCA Downtown; The Children's Advocacy Alliance is implementing this curriculum across Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, and Conway counties. Training is free but registration is required. Reserve a spot at uca.edu/go/stewards.

 

19th Annual FCHBA Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 11; Nutter's Chapel Golf & Country Club, 1705 S. Salem in Conway; Online Registration on their Facebook Page. 

 

61st Annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest: Wednesday, May 30; Little Rock; The contest is divided into two categories: Main Dish and Party Ideas. Each county may enter one recipe in each of the two categories. Students enrolled in 4-H aged 9-19 or in the 4th through 12th grades as of Jan. 01,2018, and living in Arkansas may enter. Home-schooled students may also enter. Entries must be approved by the county dairy committee or by the county Extension agent. Each contestant must agree to participate in the state cook-off if his or her recipe is selected for the semifinals. Local entries must be received for selection of state finalists by April 27,2018.