Announcements:

CAPCA Faulkner County Commodity Distribution: 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23; Administration Office at 707 Robins Street in Conway; Each household will receive 1 to 3 of each item as supplies last. Commodities will he given on a first come first serve basis. REQUIREMENTS: declaration of household Income and photo identification. If you are picking up commodities for someone, you must have a signed and dated statement from that person giving you permission to pick up their commodities. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help assist with the distribution, please contact Myracle White at 501-329-3891 ext 2133.

CASA Training: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m Thursday, September 6 through Monday, October 1 and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 2; Faulkner County Courthouse  801 Locust St.; This training is for anyone who: 1) wants to help their community, 2) wants to impact the lives of under-represented youth, 3) has a passion for giving hope, 4) is invested in the lives of all children, 5) has a heart for foster children, 6) wants to save lives and create a better future. Please apply by August 30, 2018. You must apply and go through an interview prior to training. Dinner will be provided at training, bring your own drink. The swearing in will be on Oct. 2, at 8:00 a.m., at the courthouse located at 510 S. German Lane. Applications may be found through the ticket link or at www.hopeandjustice.org/casa-20th/

Calendar:

Back to School Stargaze & SkyDome Portable Planetarium: 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 17; Greenbrier City Event Center; See Mars at its closest since 2003! A rare opportunity will occur to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon in the sky at the same time. To take advantage of this event we are hosting a free stargaze.

 

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.

 

Conway Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, August 20; McGee Center in Conway; Meeting is free and open to all who have experienced the death of a child, grandchild or sibling. This month's program includes creating bookmarks and cards. For more information, call Flora Salyers at 606-331-0075.

 

Confused about Medicare Seminar: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21; McGee Center in Conway; Josh Davis of Davis Insurance Resource will be presenting this free seminar. For more information, Call 501-458-9803.

 

Central Arkansas Planning and Development District Board of Directors Meeting: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23; 902 North Center in Lonoke.

 

Central Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District Meeting: 9 a.m. Thursday, August 23; 902 North Center in Lonoke.

 

Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 p.m. Thursday August 23; Larry's Pizza in Conway; Open Mic Week; Open to the public.

 

Grand opening & Pancake Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. Saturday, August 25; Greenbrier Senior Citizen Center 21 North Broadview; All you can eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Bake sale and silent auction. $6 per person, 4 years and under eat free. For more information or to reserve tickets call 501-679-3103.

 

Boy Scout Troop 71 90th Anniversary: 2-4 p.m. Saturday August 25; First Untied Methodist Church in Conway; Skills to be presented. Any past members with memorabilia or sharable keepsakes are asked to contact Amy Strohm at abs.eyes@yahoo.com

 

Afternoon Women's Tea: 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28;  Weathered Cottage in Mayflower; The Rene Henderson 4 JP Campaign Team will co-host. Becky Tucker will be the featured guest. Mrs. Tucker is the mother of US 2nd Congressional Candidate Clarke Tucker.

 

Faulkner County Home Building Association General Membership Lunch & Learn: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30; Calvary Baptist Church in Conway; Roads, Right-of-Ways and Roundabouts - Representatives from Conway Street Dept., Faulkner County Road Dept., ARDOT, and area municipalities will present information regarding Faulkner County Projects. RSVP by August 28 to fchba10@gmail.com or call 501-269-9558.

 

Central Arkansas Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 4; McGhee Center in Conway; For more information, email frogwithvicky@gmail.com.

 

Raminator in Conway: Friday, September 7 & Saturday, September 8; Superior Chysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Conway; Recorded hitting a speed of 99.10 mph, the Raminator with a 2018 Ram Heavy Duty Laramie Limited body will be demonstrating.

 

Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour: September 14-16; Mountain View; a free self-guided driving tour of the private working studios of artists located within 30 miles of the courthouse square.

 

Conway Symphony Orchestra - Free Community Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 21; Downtown Conway

 

Festival of Chairs: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25; Legacy Acres; The Festival of Chairs' signature feature are the repurposed chairs by local artists. The chairs are symbolic of the children and families that the Children’s Advocacy Alliance serves on a daily basis. The chairs start the journey broken, tattered, abused, then they arrive at the Festival of Chairs as beautiful works of art; this is the visual representation of the path walked by the children we serve. These chairs, along with other works of art and hundreds of other unique items, are featured in live, silent and super silent auctions.