The Adult Education Center at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton offers free classes to prepare adults in Conway and Perry Counties to earn a GED. ESL classes are also offered free of charge for anyone at least 18 years of age. For more information, call 215-4904.
Neighbor's Table is a free meal is provided from 12-1 PM every Saturday at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Russellville. Doors open at 11 AM with free coffee. All are welcome to attend this no pressure, no questions asked free lunch. Neighbor's Table is celebrating its 6th year of service. All Saints' is located at 501 South Phoenix Avenue.
WHAT: Russellville Community Market
WHERE: Pickup at All Saints’ Episcopal Church | 501 Phoenix Ave. | Russellville
PRICE: Price of order + 8% surcharge
This is the place to connect our community with the local food system. Members have a weekly opportunity to interact with local farmers as a participant in our local farmers market. Members get an inside look at what’s available locally and can get to know their local farmers through buying at the market. Our community market can help stock your kitchen year-round with healthy, accessible local food. They have a great selection: meats, honey, jellies, dog treats, eggs, and more! You can order online at http://russellville.locallygrown.net and then pick up weekly in Russellville. The Community Market accepts cash, check, card, and SNAP/EBT for payment. For any questions about the Russellville Community Market, how to be a contributing farmer, or to start ordering, you can email them at email@example.com.
WHEN: Monthly from December 2017 – May 2018 | 6-9 PM
WHERE: Lake Dardanelle State Park
PRICE: $20 (Includes dinner.)
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for the River Valley to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S., Outdoor Women Learning Skills, a program series designed to give ladies the opportunity to explore the available recreation at Lake Dardanelle and the surrounding area, by learning skills and knowledge needed to enjoy nature. The series will be one evening a month for 6 months and you can come to one, or come to them all! Each month we will cover a new topic. You must pre-register for each class by calling (479) 967-5516 and the $20 registration fee for each night includes dinner. Each workshop will be from 6-9 PM, and space is limited and so register early!
WHERE: Lake Dardanelle State Park | Russellville
With the Borrow a Park Adventure & Creativity Kit (P.A.C.K.) you get all the tools you need for adventure and creativity neatly packaged in a backpack along with an adventure guide full of ideas on what to do with all the items. Our P.A.C.K.’s can be checked out at the visitor center for a $ 10 fee. You keep the pack for 24 hours and get to keep many of the items for future adventures. Remember that all our programs count toward earning your State Park Explorer Certificate. If you would like more information on this program, ask one of our Park Interpreters.
GO GRAY IN MAY 5K (5/19/18)
The 2nd Annual Go Gray in May 5K will take place Saturday, May 19, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Downtown Church of Christ in Morrilton. Registration is $35 for adults and $30 for kids with a virtual runner option available. Registration can be completed at www.runsignup.com. Proceeds support brain cancer research and care in Arkansas.
WHAT: National Kids to Parks Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 19th | 10 AM – 6:30 PM
WHERE: Lake Dardanelle State Park | Russellville
Includes nature programs with park interpreters in the visitor center, Native American Games, crafts and other programs at Lake Dardanelle’s fishery and a Lake Cruise.
Sacred Heart Catholic School's annual Bazaar will be held June First and Second on the school grounds in downtown Morrilton. There will be numerous concession items both nights, including hamburgers, tacos, pizza and ice cream. On Saturday night from five until 7:30, the traditional spaghetti and sausage and turkey and dressing dinner will be served, family style – all you can eat - in the air conditioned gym. Take outs will be available from four until 6:30. Also featured will be various booths and games, including new attractions like video gaming stations, an escape room, Plinko and returning games like Bingo, kiddie land, bounce houses, and much more. The grand prize in the raffle is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school office, by calling 354-8113 or on the school website, sacred-heart-morrilton-dot-org. Also on that website and on the bazaar's Facebook page, you'll soon be able to find some of the items that will be included in the silent auction and start bidding on certain items prior to the event. All proceeds from the bazaar benefit the school.
WHAT: Mountain Fishin’ Derby 2018
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th | 8 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: Petit Jean State Park | Boathouse | Morrilton
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. This derby is open to children ages 15 and under. Parents may help, but the kids must do the fishing. Bring your own bait and tackle. Fish are stocked and door prizes provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. For more information, please call 501-727-5441.
WHAT: Clarksville High School Reunion (Classes 1969-1993)
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th | 6 PM
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall | Cherry Street | Clarksville
Clarksville High School classes 1969-1993 will be having their fifth annual reunion on June 9, 2018. This year’s event will be held at The Knights of Columbus Hall on Cherry Street with doors opening at 6PM. Snacks, pop, bottled water and ice will be provided. Entry is $15 per person. Visiting and class photos will be taken from 6pm to 8:30 pm. Old school DJ’s will provide music entertainment for dancing from 8:30PM- 11:00PM. For more information, please email Becky Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: 60thAnnual Petit Jean Auto Show & Swap Meet
WHEN: Saturday, June 12th – Wednesday, June 16th
WHERE: Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain | Morrilton
PRICE: Free, unless otherwise noted.
This annual antique car show is co-hosted by the Mid-America Old Time Automobile Association and the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage automobiles from all over the region are on display. Call the museum at (501) 727-5427 for more information, or email email@example.com.
WHAT: QuickBooks Online Payroll Workshop (Interactive)
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th | 1-4 PM
WHERE: Arkansas Tech University | Russellville
The Arkansas Tech Small Business & Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) will present a hands-on QuickBooks Online Payroll Workshop from 9 AM – 12 PM on Thursday, June 14th at ATU in Russellville. This interactive workshop is designed for those using the cloud-based version QuickBooks (Simple Start, Essentials, or Online Plus) to learn to use the payroll features in the desktop version of QuickBooks accounting software. Topics include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, and producing required payroll events. A computer with internet access will be provided during the session. Cost is $65 to attend, and seating is limited, so please register to later than June 13th by calling 479-356-2067 or online at www.asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.
WHAT: Tax Reform & Your Business
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th | 9-11 AM
WHERE: Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce | 708 W. Main St. | Russellville
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) will present the program “Tax Reform & Your Business” on Wednesday, June 20thfrom 9-11 AM at the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce. With the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act approved by Congress on December 22, 2017, came the biggest changes to tax law since 1986. Josh Masters, CPA with Beall Barclay and Company, will break these changes down to help business owners and their employees understand the impact of the legislation. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Cost to attend is $30 per person and seating is limited, with registration required no later than June 19th. Register by phone at 479-356-2067 or online at www.asbtdc.org/training/russellville-events.