Community Calendar

First Baptist Church in Center Ridge is holding a clothing closet every Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The church is now accepting winter clothes donations for the closet.  For more information, call 242-1373.

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.

First Baptist Church of Center Ridge is hosting an Angel Tree for kids in Conway County.  If you would like to help, call 242-1373.  The deadline is December 15th.  The church is also in need of 25 turkeys for holiday food boxes.

The Conway County Office of the Department of Human Services is collecting donations of toys and clothes for the foster children's Christmas project.  Donations can be dropped off at the DHS office at #2 Bruce Street in Morrilton through December 15th.  

BAKE SALE (11/26/14)
By the Book Canaan Land, located at the base of Perry Mountain, will continue its Thanksgiving bake until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday (11/26/14).

OFFICES CLOSED (11/27/14-11/28/14)
The Conway County Courthouse, Morrilton City Hall and other government offices will be closed Thursday (11/27/14) and Friday (11/28/14) for Thanksgiving.  

TRASH PICKUP (11/27/14-11/28/14)
The City of Morrilton Landfill will be closed Thursday (11/27/14) for Thanksgiving.  It will reopen Friday (11/28/14).  DC Trash will run the Thursday trash pick-up route on Friday and the Friday recycle route will be picked up on Saturday.

LIBRARY CLOSED (11/27/14-11/29/14)
The Conway County Library will be closed Thursday (11/27/14), Friday (11/28/14) and Saturday (11/29/14) for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen Tuesday (12/2/14) for normal hours.

MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS (11/28/14-11/30/14)
Petit Jean State Park will hold its 17th annual Mountain Rendezvous beginning Friday (11/28/14).  The camp will continue through Sunday (11/30/14).  Visitors will get a look at life during the 1830s and have a chance to visit with re-enactors portraying that time period.  The event is free.  For more information, call 727-5441.

The friends of the Hattieville Community will be hosting Pancakes with Santa on Saturday (11/29/14) from 7:00-11:00 a.m.  Proceeds will benefit the building fund.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Beeson's Grocery.

Volunteers are seeking donations of non-perishable food items, gently used or new toys and clothes, wrapping paper and cash to support the Stuff the Stocking project for children in Conway County. The group is working to provide a special Christmas for 13 families and 32 children in need. If you'd like to donate to the project, you can call Diane at 697-2618.  Donations will be accepted through Sunday (11/30/14).

TOY RUN (11/30/14)
The third annual Wanda Porter Dawson Toy Run supporting the Conway County Angel Tree will be held Sunday (11/30/14).  The group will depart from the former Cogswell Motors dealership at 2:30 p.m. and ride through Morrilton to the Multi-Purpose Building at the fairgrounds.  All bikes and cars are welcome.  Riders are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift for a boy or girl of any age.  Monetary donations will also be appreciated.

The 2015 Non-Insured Assistance Program application closing date for honey is Monday (12/1/14). Producers can contact the Conway/Faulkner/Perry County FSA office at 354-2000 for more information.

4-H FLAMINGOS (12/1/14)
The Conway County 4-H Pink Flamingo fundraiser will start Monday (12/1/14).  Flocks of pink flamingos will appear at area businesses and residential lawns and can be moved by making a donation to Conway County 4-H.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 354-9618.

The Conway County Quorum Court's Budget and Finance Committee scheduled for Monday (12/1/14) has been cancelled.

The Morrilton City Council Budget Committee will meet Monday (12/1/14) at 6:00 p.m. in the Wastewater Conference Room.

The UACCM Board of Visitors will meet Tuesday (12/2/14) at noon in the UACCM Gallery located in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

SANTA VISIT (12/2/14)
Santa Claus will visit the St. Vincent Morrilton hospital on Tuesday (12/2/14).  He will be available for pictures with kids from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the employee dining room.  Each kid who has their picture taken will receive a free 4x6 photo.  Kids can also bring letters to place in Santa's mailbox.

Entry forms for Morrilton's annual downtown Christmas Parade are due by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (12/2/14) at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce office.  The parade will be Thursday (12/4/14) at 5:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for food boxes for Conway County residents on Thursday (12/4/14) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Morrilton Housing Authority.  Applicants must apply in person and bring photo ID, utility bill and proof of income.  The boxes will be distributed December 18th.

Morrilton's annual downtown Christmas Parade will be held Thursday (12/4/14) at 5:00 p.m.  There is no theme this year, but all entries must be lighted, and music is encouraged.

The Morrilton High School Choirs will host the second annual "Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste" in the high school cafeteria on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the "Olde-Tyme" English Feaste and Performance are on sale now for $18. To purchase or for more information, visit The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday (12/5/14).

The Morrilton Kiwanis Club will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday (12/6/14) from 7:00 a.m.-noon at the Sacred Heart School cafeteria in Morrilton.  Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.age 4-12.  Tickets are $1 more if bought at the door.  Carryouts are available by calling 208-1808.  Santa will be available for pictures with children from 8:00-11:30.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE (12/12/14-12/13/14)
Family Life Worship Center on Highway 9 in Morrilton will host a Christmas Open House on Friday (12/12/14) and Saturday (12/13/14) from 5:30-7:30 both nights and will feature the new children's wing.  Each room of the church will be decorated to a Christmas theme.  Refreshments and hot chocolate will be available in the fellowship hall at the end of the tour.

Heifer Ranch in Perryville will host a Living Gift Market on Saturday (12/13/14) from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday (12/14/14) from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Call 889-5124.

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