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: On June 29, 2018, the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative Early Childhood Program will destroy special education records of students who were transitioned and/or were dismissed from special education services in the program on or before June 29, 2012. This is in compliance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR at 34CFR76.734). Parents and/or guardians may obtain any records in the folder prior to June 29, 2018. For additional information call the Early Childhood Office at 501-208-5417.
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.
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.
Splash Pad groundbreaking ceremony: 11 a.m. Friday, May 11; Laurel Park in Conway;The event will be free and open to the public.
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.
Kick Off to Spring Festivals: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12; Fairfield Bay Ozark Mountain Lake Resort & Community; There will be three festivals including Bloomin' in the Bay, Blues & BBQ in the Bay and Cruisin' in the Bay. For more information log on to visitfairfieldbay.con/events or call 501-884-4202.
Mt. Olive Cemetery meeting: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12; Corner of Rocky Point road and Coker Road near Vilonia; 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.
AETN Blood Drive: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, May 14; 350 S Donaghey Ave.; Donors will receive one free ticket to Wild River Country and a “Give Local” T-shirt.
Healthy individuals age 16 or older may donate. Anyone under age 18 must weigh at least 125 pounds, and 16-year- olds must provide signed parental permission. Anyone age 18 or older must weigh at least 110 pounds.
7th Annual UACCM Job fair & Career Expo: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; Conway Expo Center; This event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a current resume and to “dress for success”. For more information about UACCM Adult Education in Faulkner County and other areas, call (501) 450-4810, or visit www.uaccm.edu/adulteducation.
Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting: 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management at 57 Acklin Gap Road.
Conway Shakespeare Club: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17; Dr. Linda Arnold will present the program which will be about "The Chase" by Alberto Moravia. Hostesses are Rosemary Henenberg and Marette Stiritz.
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.
2018 Wooster Memorial Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19; Wooster City Park; The annual service honors those who have served in the military.
CAPCA Faulkner County Commodity Distribution: 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24; Administration Office at 707 Robins St in Conway; Each household will receive 1 to 3 of each item as supplies last.Commodities will be given on a first come first serve basis. REQUIREMENTS: declaration of household income and photo identification. If you are picking up commodities for someone, you must have a signed and dated statement from that person giving you permission to pick up their commodities. You may pick up for only 1 other person.
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.
Mt. Vernon/Enola School Reunion: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26; Mt. Vernon/Enola School Cafeteria in Mt. Vernon; Potluck at noon followed by a short program. The class of 1968 will be honored. All former students, teachers, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Bring yearbooks, pictures and memories to share. For more information call 501-680-4633, 501-849-2145 or 501-733-7207.
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.
Conway Boogie for the Buffalo River: 1 - 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3; Almost Famous Smokehouse and Grill, Hwy 64 E in Conway; The event will feature several local musicians volunteering their talents to the cause. BRWA will have speakers and information about current developments central to animal waste pollution affecting the Buffalo River, America's first designated national river. Donations will go to the Buffalo River Watershed, an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization.