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.
Pope County Better Together 4-H Club is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through October 11th to raise funds for club activities involving community service projects. The Better Together 4-H Club will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at the Pope County Extension Services’ office.
The River Valley Arts Center is announcing its 20th Annual Holiday Jubilee Tuesday November 14th at 6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express 300 E. Harrell Drive in Russellville. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks, bidding on fabulous items in a live and silent auction, plus entertainment by Rufus Elam and more! Tickets are on sale at the Arts Center, 1001 East B Street, Russellville or from any member of the Board of Directors for $50 each. Contact the River Valley Arts Center for ticket information.
Registration for the Morrilton Parks and Recreation Department's instructional basketball league for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students is open through Wednesday (11/15/17). Registration is $50 for one child, $90 for two children, or $120 for three children in the same family. Registration can be completed at the Community Center in Morrilton. If you're interested in coaching, call Kyle Roch at 215-7777.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Office of Workforce and Community Education is offering a free course about the challenges of dementia on Thursday (11/16/17) from 6:00-7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.uaccm.edu/workforce or call Vicki Shadell at 977-2132.
The Safe Place of Morrilton will hold its Fourth Annual Tree-mendous fundraising event on Saturday (11/18/17) from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the old Allison Ford building in Morrilton. There will be a silent auction for Christmas decorations, including decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces. There will also be refreshments, and Santa will have cookies for the kids. For more information, call The Safe Place at 354-1884.
St. Elizabeth Church, located at the foot of Petit Jean Mountain, will host a fall fiesta in the parish hall on Saturday (11/18/17). A dinner featuring all-you-can-eat authentic fajitas, chips, salsa and cheese dip will be served from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for age 12 and over, $10 for age 6-12 and free for ages five and under. DJ music will be played from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and drink bracelets will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart capital campaign. Tickets are available in the Sacred Heart School office, at Merle Norman and More in Morrilton, and online at www.sacredheartmorrilton.org.
The CADDIS Fly Fishing Club, the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) are again partnering to bring season trout fishing to Russellville! Don’t miss Trout Day 2017 on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 AM to 12-noon! The AGFC will stock Pleasant View Park’s Pond with 1,200 Rainbow Trout for a great opportunity for everyone to catch a limit of trout in Russellville! For more information about Trout Day 2017, you can contact the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department at 479-968-1272.
The entry deadline for the 2017 Russellville Christmas Parade is Monday, December 4 at noon. Parade entry forms are available at the Recreation & Parks Department office at 1000 East Parkway, Russellville or online at www.russellvillearkansas.org For more information call the Recreation & Parks Department at 479-968-1272. The parade will be held Thursday, December 7th at 5 PM in Downtown Russellville.
The Harvest Run is an annual run that will be in Dardenelle this year on December 9th from 8am to 12n. Runners will pass by historical places in Dardenelle and meet the McElroy House to see upcoming projects. You can register for the run at http://www.thirdharvestrun2017.racewire.com/.