**The Union County Conservation District is currently selling a variety of tree seedlings. This year's trees consist of 18-24 inch Mayhaws, 2-3 ft. Eastern Redbud, 18-25 inch Rose of Sharon (Althea), 18-24 inch Pussywillow, 12-18 inch purple Lilac, and 6-12 inch Saucer Magnolia. The cost is $3 each or two for $5. The trees are perfect for conservation planting or yard landscaping. Proceeds from the sale will go toward district conservation programs in Union County. To place an order, call the district office from noon until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 870-863-8634 or purchase trees by stopping by the office located at 612 N. Flenniken, corner of North College and Grove.
Grief Walking Group
Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Location: Champagnolle Landing, 910 Champagnolle Rd.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Open to both Life Touch families and those in the community. Short 5-10 minute grief topic discussion followed by the opportunity to walk and share with others who are also going through their grief journey. Some attendees walk and some just sit and visit, either way is great! The group can be joined any time. There is no cost or fee to attend.
Champagnolle Landing Senior Wellness Center Breakfast
Date: April 6 - June 30, 2015
Breakfast for seniors 60+ will be served for a three month period. Breakfast will be served Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Donations are welcome and always appreciated!
Mother's Day Tribute - Beverly L. Rainey's Queen for a Day Contest
Entries will be accepted through May 1, 2015
Does your mom deserve to be spoiled for a day? Write and submit a letter in 300 words or less, along with a picture of your mom or family photo telling us how special she is and why she deserves to be spoiled and recognized for a day. Letters must be mailed to PO Box 10566, El Dorado, AR 71730 by May 1, 2015. For questions or more information call 870-866-6795. One winner and two runner-ups will be selected by a committee of judges and contacted on May 5. Winners will be the most deserving Moms based on the essays received. Cash prizes and gifts will be awarded to the winners.
El Dorado Parkinson's Support Group Meeting
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Location: Health Works Fitness Center - Conference Room
Time: 2 p.m.
As this is Parkinson's Awareness month, this meeting is designed to bring awareness to Parkinson's disease and possible interventions. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. The support group exists through a partnership of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc., Health Works, and the South Arkansas Center on Aging. For more information, please call Nancy Bailey at 800-272-2127, ext. 105 or Lori Dewese at 870-881-8969.
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: First Apostolic Church - 215 American Rd., El Dorado, AR
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Groups include: The Shutes Sisters, Beulah Grove Wesson, Union Mission, FreeHope, and many more! Everyone is invited to come out and worship with us!
Christian Education - #2090 A Christian View Toward Sexual Responsibility
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1404 S. Georgia St., Pine Bluff, AR
Instructor: Rev. Brian Castle
For more information, call 870-534-5863.
Brotherhood Program / 100 Men in Black and Women in White
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Location: Little Bethel Baptist Church, 3761 S. Jackson Rd.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Theme: Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love. - Romans 12:10
4 Man Scramble Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Location: Mystic Creek Golf Course
Time: 8 a.m.
Sponsored by the South Arkansas Operation Christmas Child Area Team. $400 per team. Limited to the first 20 teams. Entry deadline is April 17. Proceeds benefit shipping costs for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gifts. Entry forms are available at Immanuel Baptist Church or Mystic Creek Pro Shop.
The City/County - Wide Revival 2015
Date: April 26-30, 2015
Location: Douglas Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 696 Smackover Hwy
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Motto: "Behond, How Good and Pleasant It Is For Brethren To Dwell Together In Unity." - Pls 1331:1
Host: Douglas Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
For more information, contact Dr. George Calloway, Jr. at 870-881-1317 or [email protected].
The South Arkansas Slammers Fresh Fried Catfish Plate
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Location: Boys and Girls Club Parking Lot
Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The South Arkansas Slammers 10 and under girls softball team is inviting you to pick up a fresh fried catfish plate lunch or dinner. The price is $10. These young ladies are raising funds to participate in the 10 and under youth softball world series in Panama City Florida. All donations and purchased fish plates will be greatly appreciated.
Southern Food & Wine Festival
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Historic Downtown El Dorado
Raise your glass to the pleasures of amazing wine, spectacular food and live music at the season's first big celebration. Visit eldofest.com or call 870-863-4547 for more information.
23rd Annual Mayhaw Festival
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Newton House Museum (along Jackson St. between Faulkner and Sheppart Streets)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The festival will include children's activities, rock climbing, 5K/10K Run, mayhaw biscuit breakfast, museum tours, live music, craft vendors, lawn and garden vendors, mayhaw jelly, and an antique car and motorcycle show. Bands scheduled for Saturday include Farmer and the Markets, Roses and Revolvers, Mountain Springs Band, Emily Cole, Clancey Ferguson and the Ragtags, and the Haley Creek Boys. The popular wing cook-off, called WING DING, is now in its fifth year. The grand prize for the best wings will be $1,000 and a bante rooster. Festival patrongs, vendors, runners, and cooking teams interested in the festival should visit the official Mayhaw Festival website at mayhawfestival.com for additional information. *If you would like a MAYHAW FESTIVAL "Ready to Jam" Yard Sign, please come by 411 E. Faulkner to pick one up.
Battle of the Bands!
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Location: American Legion Roy V. Kinard Post 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Adults $10 / Couples $15 / Children 10 yrs. & under $2.50
Designated drivers with 2 or more adults - Free! Kitchen and bar will be open. All bands and vendors that are interested in participating, please contact Ray Buzbee at 870-866-3128 or email [email protected]