Announcements:

Faulkner County Fair Parade: 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 18; Raffles and prizes and every entry receives 1 ticket with options to buy more (drawings will be after the parade). 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female and 1st, 2nd wagon judging. All horses need a negative coggins within 12 months NO EXCEPTIONS!. For more info check out facebook or ​www.faulkner​countyfair.net/parade.

Downtown Conway Farmers and Crafts Market: Saturdays through October; 718 Parkway St.; Veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers, honey, meats, eggs, baked goods, crafts including wind chimes, jewelry and more. Meet the farmers, crafters and artists.

CASA Training: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m Thursday, September 6 through Monday, October 1 and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 2; Faulkner County Courthouse  801 Locust St.; This training is for anyone who: 1) wants to help their community, 2) wants to impact the lives of under-represented youth, 3) has a passion for giving hope, 4) is invested in the lives of all children, 5) has a heart for foster children, 6) wants to save lives and create a better future. Please apply by August 30, 2018. You must apply and go through an interview prior to training. Dinner will be provided at training, bring your own drink. The swearing in will be on Oct. 2, at 8:00 a.m., at the courthouse located at 510 S. German Lane. Applications may be found through the ticket link or at www.hopeandjustice.org/casa-20th/

Arkansas Coding Academy Adult Classes: At the Arkansas Coding Academy, students can be retrained for a new career within several months. They offer 3-month full-time and 6-month part-time tracks taught by local senior-level developers. The programming language for each course is based on input and feedback from local companies, and the curriculum is structured around project-based assignments with a final project based heavily in the core language for that course. To see the class schedules, inquire about tuition and for more information, Visit arkansascodingacademy.com or call 501-450-5276.

Calendar:

Parkinson's Disease Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12; McGee Center in Conway; Public invited to attend. For more information, call 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972

 

Faulkner County Democratic Headquarters Grand Opening: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12; 803 Harkrider Street in Conway; Meet candidates and enjoy fellowship and snacks.

 

CAPCA Faulkner County Commodity Distribution: 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13; Administration Office at 707 Robins Street in Conway; Each household will receive 1 to 3 of each item as supplies last. Commodities will he given on a first come first serve basis. REQUIREMENTS: declaration of household Income and photo identification. If you are picking up commodities for someone, you must have a signed and dated statement from that person giving you permission to pick up their commodities. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help assist with the distribution, please contact Myracle White at 501-329-3891 ext 2133.

 

Fair Item Set Up: 3-8 p.m. Thursday, September 13; Faulkner County Fairgrounds; All consumer science (home ec) items (canned produce, crafts, sewing, photography, paintings, horticulture,etc. must be brought to the Expo center/Fairgrounds.

 

Cherokee Bingo: 4:30 p.m. Every Thursday; 710 Harkrider in Conway; For more information, call 501-358-0436.

 

Free Bingo: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, September 13; Mayflower Senior Citizen Center; Fun family friendly event.

 

Live Facebook Fashion Show Fundraiser: 7 p.m. Thursday, September 13; Perryville event center; Tickets are $5 with all the proceeds going to “Partners For Progress”. The fashion show is being put on by Jack & Diane’s Boutique in Perryville and will be featuring Men and Women’s fall Western and Trendy fall fashion. For more information please call Deana Oie-Morin 501-470-5477.

 

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.

 

Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour: September 14-16; Mountain View; a free self-guided driving tour of the private working studios of artists located within 30 miles of the courthouse square.

 

9th Annual Creekbank Service: 1 p.m. Sunday, September 16; Cadron White Oak Bridge, HWY 107 North of Enola; Hosted by TLC Dunhill and Kidz Church. Everyone is welcome. All churches are invited to attend. No seating, guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 501-730-5413.

 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting: 9:15 a.m. Every Tuesday; Peace Lutheran in Conway; Support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living. Prospective members welcome. For more info call Peggy 501-514-0823 or Sandy 501-329-0558.

 

Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 18; Conway First Baptist Church Activity Center; Guest speaker will be Arkansas Teacher Retirement System trustee Bobby Lester. There will also be an update on the insurance. All retired educational personnel, faculty and staff, are cordially invited to attend and consider becoming members. Refreshments will be served.

 

Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board of Directors Meeting: 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 18; Office of Central Arkansas Planning and Development District located at 902 North Center Street in Lonoke; The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board is “an equal opportunity
employer/program”and “auxilliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”

 

Spirit Ride: 8-11 a.m. Friday, September 21; Antioch Baptist Church in Conway; The Spirit Ride's mission is to promote public awareness of the Move Over laws while honoring fallen first responders killed on the roadside.

 

Conway Symphony Orchestra - Free Community Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 21; Downtown Conway

 

Annual Community Fellowship Day: 9 a.m. Sunday, September 23; Bible Faith and Fellowship Church, 690 Salem Road in Conway; The public is invited to attend

 

Free Flu Vaccinations: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 5; Faulkner County Health Dept. 811 N Creek Drive in Conway; Open to the public. For more information, call 501-450-4941

 

VFW Flag Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6; VFW at 1885 Old Morrilton Highway; Event is open to the public. There will be a cookout and a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the efforts in raising money for a 50 foot flagpole.

 

Festival of Chairs: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25; Legacy Acres; The Festival of Chairs' signature feature are the repurposed chairs by local artists. The chairs are symbolic of the children and families that the Children’s Advocacy Alliance serves on a daily basis. The chairs start the journey broken, tattered, abused, then they arrive at the Festival of Chairs as beautiful works of art; this is the visual representation of the path walked by the children we serve. These chairs, along with other works of art and hundreds of other unique items, are featured in live, silent and super silent auctions.