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
WHAT: Summer Feeding Program
WHEN: June 4th - August 10th
WHERE: Crawford Elementary School & Community Sites
This summer, Aramark, the Russellville School District, and River Valley Food 4 Kids will be hosting a Summer Feeding Program for ALL local kids, running June 4th - August 10th. Students will be served a hot meal each day from 11 AM - 12 PM at Crawford Elementary. A district school bus will also pick up students from local elementary schools and take them to and from Crawford beginning on June 25th:
London: Pickup @ 10:20 AM, Return @ 12:30 PM
Center Valley: Pickup @ 10:25 AM, Return @ 12:25 PM
Oakland: Pickup @ 10:40 AM, Return @ 12:10 PM
Sequoyah: Pickup @ 10:40 AM, Return @ 12:10 PM
Dwight: Pickup @ 10:45 AM, Return @ 12:15 PM
If students can’t make it to Crawford Elementary for lunch, there will be four community sites where sack lunches will be distributed:
Wesley United Methodist Church: 300 N. Cumberland Ave.
Garden Valley Apartment Complex: 1103 E. 11th St.
Lamplighter Trailer Park: 229 Warehouse Road
Wood Brook Apartment Complex: 1616 E. 16th St.
Learn more by calling 479-498-8836.
WHAT: Dardanelle Farmers Market
WHEN: Every Saturday thru October | 8 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: The Gazebo | 120 N. Front Street | Downtown Dardanelle
A brand new Farmer’s Market has just hit Downtown Dardanelle. Come out every Saturday morning through October and enjoy live music while you shop for spring produce, flower + vegetable seedlings, pasture raised beef, baked goods, eggs, crafts, natural dog treats, goat milk soap, jams/jellies, raw local honey and so much more! Be sure to like the Dardanelle Farmers Market on Facebook so you can stay updated on live music, special events, cooking demonstrations, what will be at market days and more!
WHAT: Pope County Farmers Market
WHEN: Saturdays: 8 AM – 1 PM | Tuesdays: 4-7 PM | Thursdays: 8 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Train Depot | Downtown Russellville
The Pope County Farmers Market has moved back to Downtown Russellville for the 2018 season! Market days are on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays – so it’s convenient to keep your family’s kitchen stocked with accessible local food! Saturday market days are full of live music and special events, so be sure to like the new Pope County Farmer’s Market page on Facebook to stay updated on the free family activities and what will be at market each week!
WHAT: Johnson County Community Farmers’ Market
WHEN: Saturdays: 8 AM – 12 PM | Wednesdays: 5-7 PM | Thru end of October
WHERE: Courthouse Square | Downtown Clarksville
The Johnson County Community Farmers’ Market meets down on the Courthouse Square in Clarksville each Saturday from 8 AM – 12 PM and on Wednesdays from 5 – 7 PM. They have over 45 vendors who have a variety of local crafts, wearables, soaps, veggies, fruit, honey, USDA meat, bread, pastries, jewelry, and more. All items are produced by local community members and are as fresh as possible, because everything is grown or created locally! They will be open through the end of October. Like the Johnson County Community Farmers Market on Facebook to stay updated on special events and activities and what will be at market days!
WHAT: Inaugural River Valley Poker Run
WHEN: Saturday, June 23rd | 9 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: River Valley Child Advocacy Center | 2206 Red Hill Lane | Russellville
PRICE: $20/Bike (Includes dinner)
It’s time for the 1st Annual River Valley Poker Run, hosted by and for the River Valley Child Advocacy Center (RVCAC). Check in begins at 9 AM at RVCAC, with last bike out at 11 AM and last bike in at 5 PM. Cost is $20 per bike entry and that does include dinner after the ride. The community is invited to join for supper beginning at 4 PM. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes available. It’s $5 for an extra hand and $5 to buy a card. 1stplace rider will take home $250! Stops on the River Valley Poker Run include the River Valley Child Advocacy Center, Mount Nebo or the Subway in Dardanelle, Mount Magazine, and Petit Jean Mountain. For more information, please call RVCAC at 479-498-4747.
BOOK SALE (6/28/18-6/30/18)
The Conway County Library's Friends of the Library will host the club's annual book sale Thursday (6/28/18) through Saturday (6/30/18) at the old Magie Ford building in Morrilton. Thursday will be a preview sale from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Friends of the Library members. The sale will be open to the public Friday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PERRY COUNTY FARMERS MARKET (6/30/18)
A grand opening of the Perry County Farmers Market will be held Saturday (6/30/18) from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Perryville City Park. Admission is free and there will be live Gospel music and free hot dogs, but drinks and other refreshments will be sold as a fundraiser for Perry County churches.
FABULOUS FOURTH (7/4/18)
The City of Morrilton will host its annual Fabulous 4th celebration on Wednesday (7/4/18) starting at 5:00 p.m. at Cherokee Park on the bank of the Arkansas River. There will be free hot dogs, watermelons, drinks, children's games, and live music before the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
DRIVERS EDUCATION (THRU 7/16/18)
Sacred Heart Catholic School is conducting a Drivers Education course from July 16-27. The cost is $220. Call the school at 354-8113 for a registration form.
SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM (THRU 7/26/18)
The summer feeding program at Morrilton High School continues through July 26th. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria every Monday through Thursday. The free meals are available to all children in the community age 18 and younger.