Junior Cotillion schedule announced 


The National League of Junior Cotillions-Faulkner County Chapter has announced the following schedule of dances and balls for the 2009-2010 season:  Sept. 13, Introduction Dance; Oct. 4, Autumn Dance; Nov. 1, Thanksgiving Dance; Dec. 5, Holly Ball; Jan. 3, Winter Dance; Feb. 7, Valentine’s Dance and March 13, Spring Ball.  

The dances (which are the classes) and the balls will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Center. 

The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance-training program that involves thousands of students nationwide.  The local program is offered to any interested sixth- to eighth-grade boy or girl in the county.  

"The skills that we teach these children promote respect, self-confidence and strong self-esteem, enabling them to deal with the issues facing adolescents today.  This encourages the social behavior and character necessary to gain the edge in future experiences, such as college entrance, business experiences, and other life opportunities," said Susan Humphries, director.  

Registration will continue into early September.  For information about the local program, call Humphries at 1-800-484-9232, code 5054.              


Growing in Grace, free parents night


Growing in Grace, a free parents night out for families with children with special needs, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church on the first Friday of each month. 

The first night will be Oct. 2. Early registration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. All children must be pre-registered to participate. Siblings will not be accepted. Participation will be at the directors’ discretion. 

For more information or to register a child, call Karen Luck 329-7774 or Kathy Ruesing 269-4232. 


Registration open 

for Conway’s 

Fall Classic Bike Tour


The organizers of Conway’s first Fall bike ride – The Conway Fall Classic – are officially welcoming cyclists of all ages and skill levels to begin registering for the inaugural ride.  

The first Conway Classic bike ride will take place Sept. 19 at 8 and 10 a.m. Routes of 29, 52 and a community ride of 8 miles will all begin and end in Simon Park in downtown Conway. 

All participants are invited to a  finish party which will feature a catered lunch and family-friendly music. 

Registration fees of $35 or $50 for a family is tax-deductible, supports local non-profits and includes a T-shirt, a meal and support stations along the route.

The  Conway Fall Classic Tour is being organized by volunteers from Conway Advocates for Bicycling and Conway Interfaith Clinic in order to raise funds for both non-profit groups. One-hundred percent of the registration fees will go to these organizations. 

"The tour is a great opportunity to prepare for the Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock the following weekend. The 50 mile route has a variety of terrain, with some good up-hills and some exciting down-hills. It will be a real challenge for any cyclist," said Peter Mehl, president of Conway Advocates for Bicycling.  

While it seems natural for a bicycling group to raise money through a tour,  some may be interested to know why Conway Interfaith Clinic has decided to partner with CAB.  

"It’s really a wonderful fit," said Kittie Aaron, Executive Director of the Conway Interfaith Clinic. "We are committed to keeping the working uninsured healthy and bicycling is a great low cost, high return activity for health and wellness."

Conway Advocates for Bicycling are working to increase the not only awareness of bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities of the road, but the amount of events for cyclists in Faulkner County.  

CAB sees itself as a helping the city of Conway become a bike-friendly community.  

Conway Interfaith Clinic provides medical care to the uninsured of Faulkner County, dental services to children with ARKids/Medicaid and low income adults. 

To find out more about these non-profits, their community involvement or sponsorship opportunities for the Fall Classic Bike Tour, please contact Kittie Aaron at the Conway Interfaith Clinic at 932-0559.