The 100th anniversary of anything is something rare.
So when the St. Joseph’s Bazaar reaches that milestone next weekend, there will be more hoopla than usual. There will be some changes.
The midway will be open two nights, Thursday-Friday, Aug. 2-3, so more people will get to try for exotic prizes -- like at the ham and bacon booth -- won by skill at various games.
The Flea Market will have expanded hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
The cooks will take over on Friday, Aug. 4, with the popular box lunches for take-out of spaghetti and sausage with a plethora of desserts. The more bountiful family gathering at suppertime will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti and sausage, fried chicken, sauerkraut and pork and even more desserts.
Saturday night will be an adults-only dress-up event featuring silent and live auctions, culminating in the giveaway of an automobile, this year a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Hundreds of volunteers have been working for months on the Bazaar to help support St. Joseph School.
Surely there will be something for all to enjoy. Jump in anywhere. It will be a monumental occasion for a monumental year.
Tickets to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are now on sale.
You don’t want to miss this classic story at the Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle in Downtown Conway.
Cindy Romeo is directing a cast of three adults who play Snow White, the Wicked Queen, and the Huntsman/Prince.
As a fun wrinkle, the children in the audience get to participate, too, by becoming trees, the wind, or even dwarfs!
Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2; 2 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3; 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Tickets are $6, and season ticket holders receive two tickets for each season pass. For reservations, call 733-6220. Seating is limited.
If you are looking for some shopping deals and want to see what’s been happening in Downtown Conway lately, Friday will be the perfect time.
Check out Moonlight Madness from 6-9 p.m.
It’s a Downtown tradition and a time for businesses to move some end-of-season inventory at great benefit to shoppers.
The summer arts camp for artists with developmental disabilities is set for Saturday through Aug. 4 at Hendrix College.
The camp will end with a show featuring campers and what they’ve learned through the week.