Announcements:

Humane Society of Faulkner County BINGO!: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m every third Friday of the month; Greenbrier Event Center at #5 Lois Lane; Main BINGO pack - $20, expanded pack - $35, with a $700 Raffle Jackpot.

Calendar:

Conway Gun & Knife Show: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday July 7 & 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8; Conway Expo Center; Admission $10, children 12 & under get in free.

 

Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Homecoming: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 8; 676 Hwy. 25 south of Wooster; Dinner to follow in the activity center. Special guests for the service will be the new Southern gospel trio, "United Voice."  Band members include Jeremy Ballinger, Chris Bennett and Mike Franklin.

 

ABI Blood Drive: 3-6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9; Walgreen's on Oak in Conway; Donors will receive a limited edition “Adventure” t-shirt, and a voucher for free admission for one to the Little Rock Zoo. Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting arkbi.org.

The Arkansas Workforce Development Board Meeting: 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10; Crown Plaza Hotel in Little Rock; The AWDB - Strategic Planning Committee, the AWDB - Program & Performance Evaluation Committee, and the AWDB - TANF Oversight Committee will meet that morning, beginning at 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact GTina Smith at 501-682-5625 or email GTina.Smith@arkansas.gov

 

Meet & Greet Rene Henderson 4 JP District 4: 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 11; Stroud's Diner 558 Hwy 365 in Mayflower; Henderson will be joined by Maureen Skinner, Candidate for Senate District 35 and  David Barber, Candidate for Faulkner County Assessor. Contact Henderson at 501.697.3346 or Julie Adkisson for more details.

Faulkner County Master Gardeners: 10:20-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11; Antioch Baptist Church Activity Center in Conway; This month’s program:  “Rock Work and Waterfalls presented by Faulkner County Lifetime Master Gardener, Jimmy Fielder at 11:00 a.m.  All interested Faulkner county residents are invited to attend.

 

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

 

Karaoke Fun & Food with Candidates: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11; Taylor's Made Cafe in Mayflower; Meet candidates for state senate, justice of the peace for Quorum Court, assessor, county judge and more as they sing their hearts out.

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12-1 p.m. Thursday, July 12; Larry's Pizza in Conway; Open Mic Meeting. Open to the public.

 

ARDOT "30 Crossing" Public Hearing: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12; Wyndham Riverfront (Silver City Rooms), located at 2 Riverfront Place in North Little Rock; The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will conduct an open forum Location and Design Public Hearing to present and discuss the 30 Crossing Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed design plans.

 

Mayflower Senior Citizen Center Family/Community Fun Event: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 12; 1 Ashmore in Mayflower; The public is welcome to attend and participate in an evening of Bingo, cake walks, door prizes, music, and much more. Contact Director Barnes at 501.470.3350 for more 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.

 

Market Day at Wesley UMC: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14; Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall; the indoor market will feature a wide variety of handcrafted items, as well as fresh eggs, produce and baked goods. A silent auction will also take place. All proceeds go to benefit the church's daycare project. For more information, call the church office at 501-327-7629.

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12-1 p.m. Thursday, July 19; Larry's Pizza in Conway; Speaker will be Jeremy Horpedahl with Arkansas Center for Research in Economics at UCA . Open to the public.

 

Districtwide Business/Economic Forum: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19; Mayflower City Hall located at  2 Ashmore Street in Mayflower; The forum will be facilitated by Entrepreneur Freddie Smith, of Faulkner County, who is a certified John Maxwell Speaker, Coach & Trainer. The event begins with a food and networking Power Hour from 5p-6pm immediately followed by the Business Forum from 6p-8p. Businesses and stakeholders who do not receive their invitation by July 15 should email julie.adkisson@gmail.com or call Rene at 501.697.3346.

 

Concert with The Perry's: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21; Oak Bowery Baptist Church on Highway 286 on Otto Road; Love offering to be taken. For more information, contact Bro. Matt Corkran at 501-336-9133 or Loyd Kelley at 501-514-5670.

 

Back to School Carnival and Health Fair: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28; New Hope Baptist, 1232 Watkins Street in Conway; Sponsored by New Hope Baptist Church Health Ministry and Ida Burns Elementary School. The carnival will feature bounce houses, food, fun, games and prizes. At the health fair, Baptist Health will provide immunizations and school and sports physicals. School supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email Gerard Newsom at gnewsom@nhbcfamily.org, call 501-358-5054 or visit newhopefamily.org.

 

Quitman High School Annual Reunion: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 28; Bulldog Complex on east side of the Quitman School Campus; The theme will be All Things 60s, hosted by Quitman High School Class of 1968. For more information, contact Gayla Barger Chapman  at 501-269-5255 or email chapman7@windstream.net.

 

Central Arkansas Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7; McGhee Center in Conway; For more information, email frogwithvicky@gmail.com.

 

Marine Corps League Informational Meeting: 7-8 p.m Thursday, August 16;DAV Building, 1490 S. Donaghey in Conway;  The League is an organization of Marines, for Marines, and provides community service, relief for needy veterans, and opportunities for fellowship. Marines of all ages are invited. Once a Marine, always a Marine. For more information, contact Donnie Hay at 501-733-8011 or Jim Howington at 501-672-2222.