CAPCA Crisis LiHEAP Program Closing: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will close the Winter Crisis LiHEAP Assistance Program effective May 25, 2018. For more information in Faulkner County, please contact Kayla Taylor at our Administrative Office at (501) 329-3891 ext. 2134 or at 707 Robins St., Suite 700, Conway, AR 72034. In Cleburne County, please contact Debbie Gilmer, Community Services Coordinator, at 877-699-6924 or at 305 W. Searcy St., Heber Springs, AR 72543. In White County, please contact Heather Morton, Community Services Coordinator, at 501-279-2015 or at 1132 Benton St., Searcy, AR 72143.
Vilonia Driver's Education Open Enrollment: 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.
Arch Ford Record Destruction: 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.
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.
Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17; Larry's Pizza in Conway; This week's guest is Conway School Superintendent , Dr. Greg Murry. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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.
Betty Cohen Retirement Recital: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20; Conway First Methodist Church; A part of the church’s “Under the Dome” series, Mrs. Cohen will present “A Few of My Favorite Things,” as a celebration of her nearly 25 years as organist at Conway FUMC. The recital is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. For more information, call 501-329-3801, or visit www.conwayfumc.org.
Conway AARP Chapter Meeting: Monday, May 21; Conway Ola & John Hawks Senior Wellness and Activity Center located at 705 Siebermorgan Road; You must be at least 50 years or older to attend. Special speaker will be Mr. Jim Davidson. Membership is $5.00 each year payable when joining and each January. Any questions regarding our Conway AARP Chapter, please contact President Ruby Johnson (501-327-0498) or Linda Strickland Vice President(501-499-2349) or The Center (501-327-2895)
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.
Greenbrier Check-R-Board Days: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, May 25; Farmers Association located at 268 Broadview Street in Greenbrier; Customer appreciation event. Stop by for a complimentary hot dog and hamburger lunch. There will be door prizes and in-store specials. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national 2018 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days Sweepstakes for their chance to win a 2018 Polaris® Ranger Utility Vehicle, a Trip-for-Two to the Purina® Animal Nutrition Center, or Orion® 65 Cooler. See store for official rules.
Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26; City Building on Wilson Farm Road in Greenbrier; Presented by the Town and Country Garden Club. The brief dedication will include remarks by Mayor Hartwick, T&C Garden Club past president Barbara Schenk and current president Jane Lagasse with a closing prayer by Mark Wilcox.
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.