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: Adult Education
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.
WHAT: Neighbor’s Table Meal
WHEN: Every Saturday | 11:30 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: All Saints’ Episcopal Church | 501 S. Phoenix Ave.
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.
WHAT: National Public Lands Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th | 8-11 AM
WHERE: Lake Dardanelle State Park | Russellville
Join Lake Dardanelle State Park as they host National Public Lands Day. This event brings together thousands of volunteers to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education and enjoyment. You can also join in volunteering for the annual Great Arkansas Clean-up which will be held at this event. At 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony for all those who volunteered and a free lunch along with several planned activities for the whole family. If you or a group of friends, coworkers, neighbors or club members would like to volunteer for National Public Lands Day and Great Arkansas Clean-up, please contact Lake Dardanelle State Park at (479) 967-5516 to cleanup in Russellville.
WHAT: Swim for Hope Invitational
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th | 9 AM
WHERE: Russellville Aquatic Center
The Russellville Kiwanis Club is proud to announce the "Swim For Hope Invitational", a new and one of a kind swim meet to be held at the Russellville Aquatic Center. Set to take place Saturday, September 29 at 9 a.m., the meet will serve as a pre-season opener for swim teams and individual swimmers from all over the state of Arkansas. The multi-event meet is open to individuals of all ages and will feature awards and recognition for those competing. Concessions and meet souvenirs will also be available throughout the day. All of the funds raised from the invitational will be given to The Call, an organization that trains families to become foster families and to the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp, a camp created to provide positive outdoor & camping experiences to at risk youth in our area. General admission and entry fees will be announced closer to the event day. If you would like more information regarding this meet, please visit www.facebook.com/kiwanisswimforhope.
WHAT: Rockin’ the Runway
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th | 3 PM – Until the party stops!
WHERE: Russellville Regional Airport | 1759 Airport Rd. | Russellville
Keith Frazier and the Russellville Regional Airport are hosting an epic benefit event – Rockin’ the Runway – on Saturday, September 29th! There will be 6 bands performing and all sorts of fun for the entire family, with 100% of proceeds benefitting River Valley Food 4 Kids (RVF4K). RVF4K is a non-profit organization that provides food to local River Valley children via their School Backpack Program, Summer Food 4 Kids, Holiday Food 4 Kids and more! They currently serve over 1,000 children in the Russellville, Atkins, Pottsville, and Dover school districts. For more information about Rockin’ the Runway, please call 479-967-1227 or 479-857-0362. For more information about River Valley Food 4 Kids, please visit www.rivervalleyfood4kids.org.
WHAT: River Valley Log a Load for Kids Fish Fry Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th | 4-8:30 PM
WHERE: LV Williamson Boys & Girl Club | 600 E. 16th St. | Russellville
PRICE: $15/Adults | $5/Children
The River Valley Log A Load for Kids chapter will conduct the 2018 Fish Fry Fundraiser for Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) in Russellville again this year. Committee Chairman Allen Farley said the fundraiser will include a fish dinner, guest speakers, live and silent auctions and drawings. An Angel One helicopter will even fly in during the event to showcase what some of the proceeds from Log a Load actually benefit. The 2018 Fish Fry Fundraiser will be conducted from 4-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the LV Williamson Boys and Girls Club, located at 600 E. 16th St. in Russellville. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. The Log A Load program started in 1988 when two loggers from South Carolina were discussing ways in which they could make a positive contribution to their community. The idea has now spread to 28 states, and began in 1993 in Arkansas. Since the program came to Arkansas, loggers and members of the forestry community have demonstrated their commitment to Arkansas' children by raising more than $9 million for ACH at events throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Timber Producers Association. Arkansas Log A Load For Kids has funded one $4 million endowment in support of the Emergency Department and Trauma Unit at ACH, two $1.5 million endowments -- one in pediatric cardiovascular surgery and another in support of the Angel One helicopter transport program -- and one $1 million endowment in support of the hospital's imaging and radiation program. To get tickets for September 29th's River Valley Log a Load for Kids fundraiser, please call West Fraser, Green Bay Packaging, Evergreen Packaging, or Potlatch Deltic today!
WHAT: 2ndAnnual Light the Night 5K Glow Run
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th | 7 – 9 PM
WHERE: Cline Park | Clarksville
PRICE: $25/Person for 5K | $10/Ages 4-12 for 1K
REGISTER HERE: https://racesonline.com/events/light-the-night-in-johnson-county
CASA of the 5th Judicial District and Friends of CASA are hosting the 2nd Annual Light the Night 5K Glow Run on Saturday, September 29th at Clarksville’s Cline Park. There will be a Kids 1K at 6:30 PM and the glow competition wraps up the event around 8:30. Strollers are welcome and children under 13 can participate in the 5K if they have parental supervision. All proceeds will benefit CASA of the 5th Judicial District in their mission to provide a trained court advocate for every child who enters foster care in Johnson, Pope, or Franklin county. Register at this link: https://racesonline.com/events/light-the-night-in-johnson-county.
SNACK FOOD DRIVE (THRU 9/30/18)
Room 29:11 is holding a snack food drive during the month of September. Snacks and single-serve microwaveable meals will be collected to help stock the snack closets at DHS and Room 29:11. Dropoff locations in Morrilton are Big Cuppa, Elia's Mexican Grill, Kidd Automotive and First United Methodist Church.
WHAT: Disabled American Veterans Big Bass Tournament
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th
WHERE: Lake Dardanelle State Park
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $75/Person | $140/Boat (2 Persons)
NORMAL PRICE: $80/Person | $150/Boat (2 Persons)
The Russellville Disabled American Veterans chapter are hosting a Big Bass Tournament on September 29th & 30th with a $5,000 grand prize! Early registration ends on September 15th and veterans get a $10 discount. Prize tiers are as follows:
* Grand Prize: $5,000 (based on largest bass weight for one fish)
* 1st Place: $300 | 2nd Place: $200 | 3rdPlace: $100
* 2nd – 10th payouts based on 200 boat entries
* Hourly payouts each day: 8 AM – 2 PM
For rules, bass tournament information, or to sign up, please visit www.get5bass.com. For other questions or regarding the DAV, please call 479-567-5450 or 479-886-0027.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE (10/2/18)
The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Department of Community Education will offer a non-credit Basic Photography course from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 2nd-11th. The cost is $50 and registration can be completed at www.uaccm.edu/workforce.
WHAT: Computer Class
WHEN: Thursday, October 4th | 11 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: Pope County Library | 116 E. 3rd St. | Russellville
PCLS offers a FREE computer class on the first Thursday of each month. The next class will be on Thursday, October 4th from 11a.m.-12 p.m. at the Pope County Library. Class will cover the basics of computers, using common computer programs, internet safety, and utilizing online job search resources. Seating is limited, so please call to reserve your seat. For more information, contact Kristin Pearson at 968-4368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Russellville High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, October 5th & 6th
WHERE: Russellville Cyclone Stadium & Russellville Country Club
The Russellville High School Class of 1968 is having its 50th reunion on Friday, October 5th during the homecoming parade and football game. On Saturday the 6th, Russellville alumni of '68 are invited to a free family picnic at Washburn Park from 11 AM – 2 PM, where food trucks will be available for food purchases. An alumni banquet will be held that same evening from 6-10 PM at the Holiday Inn Express of Russellville. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple and catered heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Holiday Inn will allow attendees to bring their own beer and wine, just no hard liquor. You can Facebook message Susan Lewis, Judi Baker, Mary Anderson, Ann Barnett, Cherie Driver Pierce, Sharon K Carter, or Beth Walter Monroe with questions or leads and addresses for classmates not on Facebook so that they may get in touch with them before October 5th's reunion.
5K RUN (10/6/18)
The First Annual Break Away 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday (10/6/18) at the Conway County Courthouse in Morrilton. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded and t-shirts are guaranteed to all participants registered by September 24th. You can register online at www.runsignup.com. All proceeds benefit The Safe Place.
WORKFORCE STRONG (10/6/18)
As part of National Manufacturing Day, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Department of Workforce Education will host a Workforce Strong career day on Saturday (10/6/18) from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the UACCM Workforce Training Center. The free event will provide a closer look at career options available in the area and is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a technical certificate at UACCM or adults looking to enter the workforce. For more information, call 977-2189 or email email@example.com.
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Morrilton will host its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday (10/6/18) in the school gymnasium. An all-you-can-eat turkey and dressing dinner will be served from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with carryouts available from 4:00-5:30 by calling 354-8113. Dinner prices are $13 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under. There will also be games for all ages and a silent auction until 8:30 p.m. and a raffle for a Kawasaki Mule. New this year is a pumpkin patch craft station for kids and a beer garden for adults.
WHEN: Saturday, October 13th | 5-9 PM
WHERE: Train Depot | Downtown Russellville
PRICE: Free! Donations accepted.
The annual Foodstock event to benefit River Valley Food 4 Kids will be held on Saturday, October 13th at Downtown Russellville’s Train Depot. Foodstock will include live entertainment, an onsite crawfish and shrimp boil, interactive games, vendors, food trucks, Kona Ice, raffles, and much more! The mission of River Valley Food 4 Kids is to help alleviate hunger among children in the Arkansas River Valley by providing food when other sources of nutrition are not readily available and to provide education on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. During Foodstock, all proceeds raised will go toward the Backpack Program, provided local students with food over the weekend, which serves over 1,000 local children weekly. For any questions regarding Foodstock, please email Amy Rowlette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANGEL TREE APPLICATIONS (THRU 10/15/18)
Applications for the Morrilton Adelaide Club's 28th Annual Angel Tree are available at the Conway County Department of Human Services thru October 15th. The club is accepting applications from legal guardians and custodial parents of children who live in Conway County and were born between September 1, 2004 and September 1, 2018. Completed applications can be left at the DHS office on Bruce Street in Morrilton or mailed to The Adelaide Club Angel Tree Project, P.O. Box 174, Morrilton, AR 72110.
WHAT: Pirate Dash 5K
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th | 8 AM
WHERE: Dover Middle School & Dover Football Field
Join the Dover Pirates Band as they celebrate the Pirate Dash 5K! The Dover band members, alongside the Band Boosters, are hosting this race to raise funds for upcoming out-of-state trips for the Dover High School Band and instrument needs for all levels of the Dover band. They are working to raise the $15,000 necessary to help every Dover band member for all trip necessities. Participants can register at https://runsignup.com/, type in Pirate Dash 5K and the event will be listed. For any questions, please contact Band Director, Niall Blasdel, by emailing email@example.com or Shelli Johnson at 479-857-2792.
Official website: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Dover/DoverPirate5K
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/435567220300805/