The Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, at Ruth Doyle Middle School for a salad supper.

Kappas should bring prospective members, $1 for the Arkansas state scholarship fund, $1 for the raffle item, and their salad.

Hostesses will be Mary Jones and Kathy Sweere.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend this free and informative meeting.

For more information, call Bronnie Rose, facilitator, at 329-6282 or 246-1972.

Laureate Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Laureate Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi began the new year with an old-fashioned family reunion on the evening of Aug. 28.

The Beginning Day committee consisting of Gena Bishop, Anna Boudreaux, Jolinda Bryant, and Janie Carpenter planned a fun-filled evening of good food, games, fellowship, and reminiscing over old scrapbooks and other memorabilia to coordinate with this year’s international theme. The event began with a pot luck dinner with members bringing their favorite family side dishes to complement smoked pork loin provided by Dee Lawrence. Committee members provided a variety of desserts and drinks. The community room at the McGee Center was decorated with the sorority color of yellow along with bright orange, green, blue, and red. Tables were arranged in a square formation to allow for visiting and surrounded a picnic vignette. Members introduced themselves to Peggy McCaskle, who transferred from another chapter, played a family "catch-up" game, took a group picture, and enjoyed time looking through memorabilia from the past 30 years. The first regular meeting of the year will be held Sept. 9, at the home of Barbara Money with Karen Matthews and Marsha Wigley as co-hostesses, and Carolyn Jones presenting the program.

North Central Arkansas Artist League

Famed artist Richard Stephens of Hot Springs, presented a watercolor workshop in Fairfield Bay, Ark., for 16 members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League Aug. 25 and 26. He reviewed elements and principles of design, demonstrated techniques, produced several finished paintings in less than an hour, and provided individual help to participants in their own paintings. His informal "Fireside Chat" has become a highlight of his workshops, where he answers questions about the business side of art, such as framing, marketing, legal issues, donating, and pricing.

Richard has garnished many top awards, his most recent from Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials, where his national first place grand prize awarded him $1,500 of art supplies. He presents workshops all over the country.

Richard has become a mentor and a friend to many of our artists, as he has presented about 10 of these annual workshops in Fairfield Bay. Our most superannuated member, IRV resident Melva King, 92, attended his demonstration as his invited guest of honor Tuesday afternoon.

During September some of Richard’s art can be seen in the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center. Also check out his web page at www.raswatercolors.com for more information and samples of his work.

The NCA Artist League has evolved geographically from its beginnings in the 70s, with 40 or so members from Cabot, Edgemont, Greers Ferry, Choctaw, Diamond Bluff, Perryville, and Fairfield Bay. League artists paint together each Monday in the Bay and hang their art at many venues, including Indian Rock Village, the Fairfield Bay Library, Greers Ferry Library, Greers Ferry Florist, Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton, and the NCA Gallery. To learn more or to join this creative group, check with any member or contact President Joyce Hartmann, 501-745-6615.