• A community dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 2310 E. Oak St., across from Caldwell Country Store. For more information, call the church office at (501) 327-7629.

• Illuminate will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 2-7 p.m. at Rogers Plaza and Simon Park. The event will feature the lighting of the 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, rides on the giant Ferris wheel, pictures with Santa Claus, horse and carriage rides, miniature train rides, funnel cakes and more.

• The Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 27, in Russellville at the Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center in the Lakeview Room. Call 501-977-3899 for directions if needed. Members and guests will gather for a holiday potluck meal and sharing time, and are invited to bring favorite bird photos to share if desired.

• The Conway Human Development Center will hold its third annual Polar Express on Dec. 6 and 7 from 5-8 p.m. on the CHDC campus. The event is open to the public. Donations are appreciated.


• Constitution 101: A Three-Part Series, finishes Monday at 6:30 p.m. at China Town restaurant in Conway.


• The Shakespeare Club meeting will be held at the home of Frances Hendricks, 1931 Robinson, at 1:30 p.m. Julie Adkisson will present the program "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty. Co-hostesses are Molly Jones and Marette Stiritz.

• Faulkner County senior center activities:

Conway — 9:15 a.m., art class

Greenbrier — 12:15 p.m., moon dominoes

Vilonia — 11 a.m., music

Mayflower — 10:30 a.m., chair exercise

Menu: Chicken-fried steak


• Faulkner County senior center activities:

Conway — 9:15 a.m., strength training exercise

Vilonia — 10 a.m., exercise

Twin Groves — Noon, bingo

Menu: Ham and beans