COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA
MONDAY Open Registration at St. John School
RUSSELLVILLE — Registration at St. John Catholic School, 1912 W. Main St., for the 2019-2020 school year will open to the general public on Monday. Registration forms and information packets are available in the office. A $100 deposit should accompany all forms in order to secure a spot. For more information or to arrange a tour, call the school’s office at (479) 967-4644.
WEDNESDAY Buying or Selling a Business?
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Buying or Selling a Business? Ask the Experts First from 10 a.m. to noon at the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce. Participants will hear from and interact with a panel of experts, including a business broker, an attorney and a CPA. There is no fee to attend. Registration is required at asbtdc.org/russellville-events or by calling (479) 356-2067.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND FEB. 17
The Robber Bridegroom RUSSELLVILLE — Ardith Morris, a 37-year veteran of the Arkansas Tech University faculty, will direct The Robber Bridegroom, her final production at ATU, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Techionery Theatre, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. Tickets, at $12 for general admission and $8 for students, will be sold at the door. Ken Futterer, associate professor of music at ATU, serves as musical director, and ATU student Cameron Davis of Russellville is the choreographer. For more information, call (479) 964-0890.
ONGOING Free Fly-Fishing Class
HEBER SPRINGS — Greg Seaton will offer a free fly-fishing class for adults and older youth from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays — Feb. 21 and 28, and March 7 and 14 — at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Pine streets. Seaton is a guide and a member of Trout Unlimited and the Little Red River Foundation. It would be best to attend all classes, but if this is not possible, students can attend when possible. To register for the class or for more information, contact Seaton at (501) 690-9166 or [email protected] littleredflyfishingtrips.com.
Multiclass Computer Course
FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E, will offer a multiclass computer course on the MS Office 2010 applications of WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Laptops will be provided. All sessions will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb.19 and 26, and March 5 and 12. The cost is $110 for all four subjects. For more information or to RSVP, call the center at (501) 884-4440.
River Valley Arts Center Gift Shop Closing
RUSSELLVILLE — The gift shop at the River Valley Arts Center is closing. Anyone who has left work for sale at the shop needs to pick it up by Feb. 21. Any artwork left in the gift shop after this date will be considered a donation. For more information, visit www. rivervalleyartscenter.org, email rvartscen[email protected] com or call (479) 968-2452.
Adult Summer Softball Registration
RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will register teams for its Summer Adult Softball League starting Feb. 25 and ending at 5 p.m. March 8. Teams that register must pay the entry fee and submit an entry form and a team roster. Forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office or at www.russellvillearkansas. org. For more information, call (479) 968-1272.
Health Foundation Scholarships
CONWAY — Area full-time students in a health care field who are currently enrolled or beginning their education are invited to apply for a 2019-2020 scholarship through the Conway Regional Health Foundation. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28. For an application, visit www.conwayregional. org/scholarships, or contact the Conway Regional Health Foundation at founda[email protected] conwayregional.org or (501) 513-5191. Recipients will be notified in April and will be recognized at a reception in the Conway Regional Auditorium.
Women to Watch
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts will present its biennial exhibit, Arkansas Women to Watch 2019: Heavy Metal, through March 9 at the Norman Fine Arts Center Gallery at Arkansas Tech University. The exhibit includes work by Holly Laws, associate professor of art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. For more information, visit www. acnmwa.org or Facebook.
Get Up & Give Collection Project
HEBER SPRINGS — Methodist Family Health’s 10th annual Get Up & Give collection project asks Arkansans to contribute necessities to children and families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and managing psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues. The project is during Lent, March 6 through April 18. People can donate personalhygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and more to a local Methodist Counseling Clinic. The drop-off location for the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area is at 407 S. Seventh St., Heber Springs, AR 72543, or call (501) 365-3022. Download a list
of items at www.methodist family.org/get-up-and-give. html, or contact Kelli Reep at [email protected]tfamily.org or (501) 906-4210 for more information.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Jim Tindall’s painting class will meet with a new subject from 10 a.m. to noon. every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all materials are provided. The center also offers Tindall’s once-a-month evening class from 5:30-8. The dates will be announced. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440, or visit the center’s Facebook page.
Heber Springs TOPS Meetings
HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at
(501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.
Conway TOPS Meetings
CONWAY — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Dave Ward Drive. Weigh-in begins at 9:15 a.m., and a support
meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 10-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church from Donaghey Avenue. For more information, call Peggy at (501) 514-0823 or Sandy at (501) 329-0558.
RUSSELLVILLE — Neighbor’s Table is a free meal from noon to 1 p.m. every Saturday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix Ave. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. with free coffee. All are welcome to attend. Neighbor’s Table also sends home sack lunches with guests. All Saints’ has a Loaves and Fishes Ministry, which accepts Sunday-morning offerings of nonperishable food and toiletries, to be distributed at Neighbor’s Table. For more information, call
Humane Society Benefit Bingo
GREENBRIER — Bingo, sponsored by the Humane Society of Faulkner County, is played every third Friday at the Melton Cotton City Event Center, 5 Lois Lane. Pregames start at 5:30 p.m., with full games at 6:30. Proceeds benefit the Sloan-Swindel Spay and Neuter Memorial Fund. For more information, email res[email protected] yahoo.com.
Bluegrass Music Night
HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Christian Church, 1101 N. Broadway St., offers a bluegrass music night from 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday. Musicians are invited to participate. Free coffee is available. For more information, call the church at (501) 362-2389.
Yoga Class at the Library
CONWAY — Danny Mize, a registered yoga instructor, teaches a yoga class at
7 p.m. Thursdays at the Faulkner County Library. Yoga practitioners of all skill levels are welcome to attend. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email [email protected]
To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, River Valley & Ozark Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to [email protected]line. com. The deadline for calendaritem submissions is noon Tuesday.