Announcements:

Vilonia Driver's Education Open Enrollment: May 29 - June 15; Classes will be held 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. May 29 - June 7, with Driving times TBA; For more information contact Rodney Partee at 501-796-2940.

Arch Ford Record Destruction: On June 29, 2018, the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative Early Childhood Program will destroy special education records of students who were transitioned and/or were dismissed from special education services in the program on or before June 29, 2012. This is in compliance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR at 34CFR76.734). Parents and/or guardians may obtain any records in the folder prior to June 29, 2018. For additional information call the Early Childhood Office at 501-208-5417.

Summer Camps: UCA offers a variety of summer camps for youth grades K- 12. Visit uca.edu/outreach/camps or call 501-450-3118 for information.

Calendar:

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.

 

UCA Small Developer Conference: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31; Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center; This is an opportunity to be exposed to the "big picture view" of small scale real estate development and will enable participants to pick a good development project and take the first steps to make that project a reality. Please contact Shelby at 501-450-5269 for additional information.

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31; Larry's Pizza in Conway; This week's guest speaker is Gene McVay - Little Rock, deep state. The meeting is open to the public.

 

Do Good Donut Party: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, June 1; Julie's Sweet Shoppe, 201 Skyline Drive Suite 39 in Conway; With the help of Julie’s Sweet Shoppe & Bakery, The Salvation Army will provide free donuts to Veterans & First Responders.

 

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.

 

Moms Demand Action Orange Day: 5 p.m. Friday, June 1; Simon Park in Conway; Conway volunteers with Moms Demand Action will be having a Wear Orange event for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

 

Harbor Market Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2; Conway Event Center; Local Artisans and Craft Bazaar. Admission $1.00/Vendor booths available for $45. Will be selling Barbecue Sandwiches, chips & soft drinks.

 

Conway Boogie for the Buffalo River: 1 - 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3; Almost Famous Smokehouse and Grill, Hwy 64 E in Conway; The event will feature several local musicians volunteering their talents to the cause. BRWA will have speakers and information about current developments central to animal waste pollution affecting the Buffalo River, America's first designated national river. Donations will go to the Buffalo River Watershed, an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization.

 

Express Employment Professionals Hosts the Express Clydesdales: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5; Express Employment Office located at 721 Front Street in Conway; The event will feature wagon rides and pictures with the Clydesdales and games to play. Hot Dogs, chips, and water will be provided along with Kona Ice. Donations will be accepted to raise money for Conway’s Downtown Partnership.

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7; Larry's Pizza in Conway; This week is an Open Mic meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Parkinson's Disease Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13; Faulkner County Library in Conway; Public invited to attend. For more information, call 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 - 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14; Larry's Pizza in Conway; This week's guest speaker is  Jenna Netherton, former South Dakota state legislator. She will be speaking on working with legislators, public testimony, and  lobbying. The public is welcome to attend.