Announcement: Vilonia Driver's Education Open Enrollment from May 29 - June 15; Classes will be held 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. May 29 - June 7, with Driving times TBA; For more information contact Rodney Partee at 501-796-2940.
Announcement: Summer Camps - UCA offers a variety of summer camps for youth grades K- 12. Visit uca.edu/outreach/camps or call 501-450-3118 for information.
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.
Revving Up At Conway Expo Center: Classic car owners & visitors will be revving up May 5, 2018, 10 – 3pm for the indoor Wheels in Motion – Driving Through History Car Show at the Conway Expo Center. The second annual V Dub Showtime & Classy Classics Car Show will combine a VW show with a classic car show with cars & motorcycles from the 1920s to the 1980s. The indoor show at 2505 East Oak Street in Conway Arkansas will benefit the Humane Societies of Pulaski & Faulkner Counties. Doug & Garnet Quimby combine their love of classic cars and animals to put on an enjoyable show for everyone. There will be vendors, food and more. Pre-registration is advised for participants or register the day of the show. Vendor opportunities are still available. For more information call 501-920-8206, e-mail VDubShowtime@comcast.net.
A free first-time home buyer class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Planning for your future as a first-time homeowner is the focus of this course. Upon completion, you will be issued an Arkansas Department of Finance Authority certificate that is a prerequisite for assistance toward a down payment or closing costs on a new home. Anyone who will be on the mortgage loan must attend this class (e.g., both husband and wife). Bring a lunch! Visit uca.edu/outreach/classes to register.
Arkansas Blood Institute Blood Drive: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5; Walgreens at 850 Oak Street in Conway; Donors ages 16 years old and up.
Kid's Fishing Derby: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 5; Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier; Calling all kids ages 15 and younger, try your luck in Lake Bennett at our annual fishing derby! A drawing at the end of the derby will be held for some excellent prizes. Trophies will be awarded in three age groups for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, plus overall biggest and smallest fish. Bring your own bait, stringer and tackle. Parent’s help is welcome, but kids must do their own fishing. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic and plan to make a day of it! Meeting Place: Snack Bar. Admission: Free. For more information, contact the park at 501-670-2098.
Wheels in Motion – Driving Through History Car Show: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5; Conway Expo Center, 2505 Oak St; Hosted by V Dub Showtime & Classy Classics and featuring VWs, cars, trucks & motorcycles from the 20s to the 80s. There will be vendors, food and more. For more information call 501-920-8206, e-mail VDubShowtime@comcast.net or visit Facebook: V Dub Showtime Car Show.
County Road Clean Up/Canvass 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Volunteers will meet at White City Park to begin their trash pick up of White City and Center Roads located just outside the Mayflower City limits in District 4 of Faulkner County. Light refreshments will be available. The Boss Angels will give those gathered a short send out performance. Rosalynn Wise-McGill, a Mental Health Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse and Phil Hoard will be on site to assist with volunteer recruitment and to conduct volunteer interviews. Questions can be directed to Rene Henderson, Julie Adkisson, Berthenia Gill, James Fuller, Anne King or Kim Ellis. Contact number 501-697-3346.
Annual Women's Day at PMBC: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6; Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Menifee; Theme focus will be "Be ye steadfast and faithful women of God." (I Corinthians 15:38). The afternoon case speaker will be Sis. Angie Gatlin of the Evangelical Baptist Church North Little Rock. Groups and soloists are invited to render special music. The public is invited. Rev. Robert J Thompson is the pastor.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will have a interest meeting from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at UCA Downtown. AAUW is a national organization that empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The Conway Branch, established in the 1920's, is seeking new members to revitalize the organization. This interest meeting is for women with college degrees who have a desire to work to assist women in finding greater opportunities to use their education, as well as promoting and assisting women's college attendance through scholarships. Refreshments will be served. Visit uca.edu/outreach/classes to register.
American Association of University Women - Interest Meeting: 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 7; UCA Downtown; The AAUW is a national organization that empowers women and girls. The Conway Branch is seeking to revitalize the organization. The meeting is for women who with college degrees who have a desire to assist other women. Please contact Autumn at 501-450-3118 for additional information.
Faulkner County Master Gardener May Monthly Meeting: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9: Antioch Baptist Church Activity Center in Conway: Snacks and beverages served from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. This month’s program: “Appropriate Native Plants for the Yard ” presented by Pulaski County Master Gardener, Cindy Freeman. begins at 11:00 a.m. All interested Faulkner County residents are welcome to attend.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9; Faulkner County Library in Conway; Public invited to attend. For more information, call 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972.
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.
The City of Conway will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the splash pad at Laurel Park on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. The event will be free and open to the public.
Mt. Olive Cemetery meeting at the cemetery located at the corner of Rocky Point road and Coker Road near Vilonia, Saturday May 12 at 2 p.m. Anyone with interest in this historic cemetery is encouraged to attend. Help is needed for the upkeep of this cemetery. For more information you may call 501-329-5040.
Centerville UMC Singing: Sunday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m., the Faulkner County Singing Club will meet at Centerville United Methodist Church. The Church is some 2 miles east of Woolly Hollow State Park in northern Faulkner County. This community has been host to a singing in early May for over a century. It again invites the public to help carry on a matchless tradition.
Red Curtain Theatre presents Smoke on the Mountain: 7 p.m. Friday, May 18; Faith Church, 1655 Middle Rd.;Benefiting The Harbor Home for Women. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by going to www.theharborhome.com and going under “Upcoming Events”. They may also purchase tickets at the door.
Brierfest Car Show: Saturday, May 26; Greenbrier High School; Registration begins at 10 a.m. Free pre-registration online at greenbrierchamber.org, payment due day of show.
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.
Harbor Market Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2; Conway Event Center; Local Artisans and Craft Bazaar. Admission $1.00/Vendor booths available for $45. Will be selling Barbecue Sandwiches, chips & soft drinks.