Newcomers Club of Conway: 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16; August New Member Coffee. Any Conway resident, either new or longtime, who is interested in getting out, meeting some new friends and trying new activities, is warmly invited.  Please contact Donna at 501.472.8447 or more information, and directions.


Faulkner County Tea Party: 12 p.m. Thursday August 16; Larry's Pizza in Conway; Speaker will be Mark West – Libertarian Candidate for AR Gov; Open to the public.


Marine Corps League Informational Meeting: 7-8 p.m Thursday, August 16; DAV Building, 1490 S. Donaghey in Conway;  The League is an organization of Marines, for Marines, and provides community service, relief for needy veterans, and opportunities for fellowship. Marines of all ages are invited. Once a Marine, always a Marine. For more information, contact Donnie Hay at 501-733-8011 or Jim Howington at 501-672-2222.


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.


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


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


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