Announcement: The public is asked to participate in choosing the 2018 Faulkner County Fair theme now through April 27 at midnight. Suggestions will be accepted by the Faulkner County Fair Parade Committee by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org. A theme that incorporates the fair, Faulkner County and would make fun, interesting parade float designs is preferred. The individual whose theme is chosen will receive a $50 prize from the committee. Individuals may submit up to two entries.
Arkansas Blood Institute Blood drive: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12; Mayflower High School; Blood donors will receive their choice of inspirational t-shirt in one of three featured colors, “Strong” olive, “Bold” maroon, or “Fearless” teal. Healthy adults, age sixteen and up. Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Arkansas Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting arkbi.org.
CAFTA Conway Art Awards: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12; Trieschmann Fine Arts Building on the Hendrix College Campus in Conway; The public is invited to attend the artist awards ceremony, free of charge, which will include local performing artists. The ceremony will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Amanda Horton at email@example.com.
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.
Resurrection A Journey Tribute: 7:30 p.m Friday, April 13; the Maumelle Events Center; Tickets are available at www.LipSyncConway.com. Enter promo code Y107 for $5 off. ALL proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, hosted by the Faulkner County Lip Sync Committee.
Conway FFA Plant Sale: Saturday, April 14; Conway High School; Great plants at a great price.
4th Annual Parkinson's Symposium: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 15; Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute 12th floor, Little Rock; UAMS experts to speak on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's Disease. For more information, call 501-686-5270.
Conway Bookcase Project Annual Awards Ceremony: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15; Faulkner County Library; 50 Bookcases & Books presented to pre-school children the public is invited.
The Living Christ-A Musical Tribute: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2045 Dave Ward in Conway; The seventy-five member choir is composed of young men and women ranging in age from eighteen to
twenty-one. For more information about the event, contact Monica Dixon, 501-450- 2950.
The Ronnie and Mary Lou Warren Music Ministry at Eastside Baptist Church: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15; Eastside Baptist Church in Conway; Ronnie is a music evangelist full time for the past 21 years. Mary Lou joins him in singing a mixture of southern gospel, bluegrass and old favorites. The public is invited to attend.
The annual Political Pie Auction, benefiting Bethlehem House: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16: Bob’s Grill in Conway; Political candidates and supporters are invited for a good, old-fashioned political pie auction. The candidates will be serving up burgers, fries and a drink for $10. There will be lots of baked goodies to be auctioned off starting at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, log onto bethlehemhouse.net.
CAPCA Regional Head Start Self-Assessment: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17; CAPCA Administrative Office, 707 Robins St. in Conway; Management Systems, Program Governance, Human Resource and Fiscal will be the topics that will be reviewed. Self-Assessment is a time when the agency takes a close look at the overall program to determine the strengths & ways to improve the program. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the administrative office at 501-329-0977 ext. 2110.
The AgHeritage Farm Credit Services Annual Stockholders’ Meeting: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17; Central Office located at 119 East Third Street in Little Rock; For the purpose of presenting the reports of the association and opening the election process for directors and the nominating committee.
Kona Ice National "Chill Out" Day: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17; Conway Towne Center, 201 Skyline Drive in Conway; The island-inspired truck will be handing out free cups of tropical shaved ice to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season. The community is invited to come and chill with a cup of shaved ice, tropical tunes and flower leis.
“Happenings: A Clean Energy Revolution": 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17; Murphy House at Hendrix College; Presented by The Environmental Concerns Committee (ECC) at Hendrix College, Ark. Interfaith Power & Light and Audubon Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given away. A discussion will follow the 50-minute documentary presentation.
Coffee with the Council: 8-9 a.m. Thursday, April 19; Greenbrier City Hall Atrium; Visit with members of the city council, the mayor, and the Chamber of Commerce. No formal agenda.
CAPCA Commodity Distribution: 8:15-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19; CAPCA Office, 707 Robins St. in Conway; Commodities will be 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. More information is located on our agency Facebook page at Facebook/capcapage.
Newcomers Club of Conway New Member Coffee: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19; Any Conway resident, either new or longtime, who is interested in getting out, meeting some new friends and trying new activities, is invited. Please contact either Karen (932-6063) or Catherine (513-1956) or more information, and directions.
2nd Annual Beauty in Brokeness Gala: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19; Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway; The keynote speaker is Bishop W. C. Martin, author of “How Love Came to the Least of Them." He will be available for a book signing Thursday morning at Central Baptist College in the Café from 10:00am-12:00pm. For more information about how to participate contact County Coordinator, Louise Witcher, 501-581- 9208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
17th annual IN HER HONOR Women’s Health Fair: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, April 20; Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center on Salem in Conway; Cholesterol and glucose screenings, blood pressure checks, body composition checks, and posture and sun damage assessments are part of the free health services to be provided. The first 150 guests will receive a box lunch.
Conway High School class of 1968 50th Reunion: Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21; Conway; The group will meet at Kings Piano Bar at 7 p.m. Friday night. Saturday begins with a tour of the old CHS building at 10 a.m., followed by a tour of the new high school at 11 a.m. A final meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Conway Country Club. Classmates may attend any or all of the events. Classmates who have not responded or been contacted are asked to call Bruce Joyner at 501-908-9461
Moving Day Little Rock fundraiser: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21; War Memorial Stadium; Proceeds go to benefit Parkinson's Disease programs around the state. For more information, call Kristin Trulock at 501-590-8948.
Harbor Home for Women 2nd Annual Power of Change Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21; The Cowboy Church, HWY 36 in Conway; The gala will highlight the what has taken place in the past year. They will be honoring the leaders and teachers in the community for their contributions to the program.
Conway Symphony Orchestra to present "Strings Attached": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21; Reynold's Performance Hall on UCA Campus; Season finale show featuring the strings section performing Shostakovitch's Chamber Symphony Op. 110a, plus selections from Psycho and more.
Antique Tractor Show: Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22; Pickles Gap, 315 Hwy 65 north; Free admission.
Mountain Man Rendezvous: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22; Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier; The event will feature re-enactors dressed in traditional period attire and camp in authentic lodge, tepees, and tents. Demonstrations include the crafts, games, and survival skills needed during the era of the fur trappers. Visitors should meet at the park entrance. During the event, tours of the historic Woolly Cabin will be available each day at the park. Admission is free.
CAPCA Governing Board: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26; CAPCA Administrative Office, 707 Robins St. in Conway; The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss program updates, committee reports and funding proposals. CAPCA serves Arkansas, Cleburne, Desha, Faulkner, Lincoln, Lonoke and White counties in Arkansas and Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana.
Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest entry deadline: Friday, April 27; Entries must be approved by the county dairy committee or by the county Extension agent. Each contestant must agree to participate in the state cook-off if his or her recipe is selected for the semifinals.
McNew Cemetery Annual Meeting: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28; McNew Cemetery in Greenbrier; As is custom and policy, the last Saturday in April is the date for cleaning grounds and removing leaves.Work usually begins very early and is completed by noon. In addition to cleanup, the Board of Directors will present several business items to the members. Should inclement weather prevent outdoor activity, members will meet at 9 a.m. at Centerville United Methodist Church for the business session. All who have relatives or friends buried in the cemetery, or otherwise have an interest in it, are urged to attend.
6th annual Conway Crawfish Crawl: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday, April 28; Hosted by Kings Live Music, 1020 Front St.; Live music, family fun and crawfish plates will be served. Tickets are $5 after 8 p.m.
Conway Women's Chorus to present "Love Songs": 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and 2 p.m. Sunday April 29; The Saturday performance will be at the Family Life Bible Church on Hogan and the Sunday performance will be at Wesley United Methodist Church on Oak; No admission charge.
BrainFreeze 2018, hosted by the Bethlehem House: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29; The Village at Hendrix; The purple milkshake-drinking contest includes contestants from categories such as first responders, community, collegiate, students K-12, etc. Entry is $50 and spaces are limited. For more information, log onto bethlehemhouse.net.
The Stewards of Children Child Abuse Prevention Training: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30; UCA Downtown; The Children's Advocacy Alliance is implementing this curriculum across Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, and Conway counties. Training is free but registration is required. Reserve a spot at uca.edu/go/stewards.
Central Arkansas Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1; McGee Center, Conway;Monthly Meeting and Program. For more information send an email to email@example.com
Wheels in Motion – Driving Through History Car Show: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5; Conway Expo Center, 2505 Oak St; Hosted by V Dub Showtime & Classy Classics and featuring VWs, cars, trucks & motorcycles from the 20s to the 80s. There will be vendors, food and more. For more information call 501-920-8206, e-mail VDubShowtime@comcast.net or visit Facebook: V Dub Showtime Car Show
19th Annual FCHBA Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 11; Nutter's Chapel Golf & Country Club, 1705 S. Salem in Conway; Online Registration on their Facebook Page.
Brierfest Car Show: Saturday, May 26; Greenbrier High School; Registration begins at 10 a.m. Free pre-registration online at greenbrierchamber.org, payment due day of show.
61st Annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest: Wednesday, May 30; Little Rock; The contest is divided into two categories: Main Dish and Party Ideas. Each county may enter one recipe in each of the two categories. Students enrolled in 4-H aged 9-19 or in the 4th through 12th grades as of Jan. 01,2018, and living in Arkansas may enter. Home-schooled students may also enter. Entries must be approved by the county dairy committee or by the county Extension agent. Each contestant must agree to participate in the state cook-off if his or her recipe is selected for the semifinals. Local entries must be received for selection of state finalists by April 27,2018.