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Soccer 2014
Registration Dates: July 21 - August 20, 2014
Registration Fee: $60 plus $5 if a new member card is needed. Online registration is available at however all forms must be printed and dropped off at or mailed to the Northwest Unit.
Age Groups: U5 Boys & Girls (4 years old, parents must help with team); U6 Boys and Girls (5 year olds); U8 Boys (6 & 7 year olds); U8 Girls (6 & 7 year olds); U10 Boys (8 & 9 year olds); U10 Girls (8 & 9 year olds); U12 Boys & Girls (10 & 11 year olds); U14 Boys & Girls (12 & 13 year olds). The age group is determined by your age as of July 31, 2014.
Date of Tryouts: Saturday, August 23 @ 9 a.m. for U10 Boys and Girls (ALL PLAYERS) // 11 a.m. for U12 & U14 Boys and Girls (ALL PLAYERS)
The tryouts will be held on the "B" League field at the Boys & Girls Club. There will be a draft for the U10, U12, and U14 divisions.  Uniforms are furnished by the Boys and Girls Club. This includes a jersey, shorts, and socks. Teams will be formed and practice will begin the last week in August. League play will begin around September 22.
* TOP SOCCER: TOP Soccer is a national program which is a modified version of the game of soccer. It is designed to provide opportunities for special needs children. Hope Landing and the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado are working together to sign up youth with special needs to participate in our TOP Socccer League. The cost will be $25 per child. If you have any questions, please contact Billy Lester at the Boys and Girls Club at 870-863-8753, ext. 106.

Doodle and Sketch Support Group
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location: South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E 5th St.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Created by Sandy Bennett and April Hoover, the Doodle and Sketch Support Group works with live models and is open to anyone interested in developing their drawing skills in a relaxed, pressure-free environment with both novice and accomplished artists. A $10 "karma" donation is suggested to help "feed the models". No registration is required for the class, open to anyone ages 18 years and up. For more information, contact SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or go online to

American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Bunko Night
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location: Holy Redeemer Church, 444 W. Main St.
Time: 6 p.m.

Come out and join and enjoy the fun! Cost is $10 per ticket, individuals or teams are welcome. If teams play, we ask that you bring your own tables and bunko dice. Prize money will be half the money raised! There will be light snacks provided. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Location: Medical Center of South Arkansas, 700 W. Grove St. (in the conference room)
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
LifeShare Blood Centers and El Dorado Chemical are hosting the event. Each donor will receive a limited-edition MASH BASH t-shirt only available during this event and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. For more information, go to or call 870-862-2150.

Urbanafest 2014

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: Old Urbana School Yard, Urbana, AR
Time: 1 p.m.
Softball, food, dominos, and fun for the whole family. Sponsored by Urbana Improvement Association.

NRA Annual Banquet Dinner
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: Jim Golden Ford Lincoln, Camden, AR
Tickets are available at Jim Golden Ford Lincoln and Dean's Heating and Air Conditioning in Camden. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Benefit Poker Run & Dance for Baby Carson Sneed
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: Bikes will meet at Mr. James and will ride to Camden, AR. Last stop will be at the American Legion in Magnolia, AR.
Time: Kickstands up at 10 a.m.
The dance starts at 8 p.m. and there will be live entertainment. We will be selling BBQ plates with all the fixings for $5 a plate. Come together and help this precious baby and her family in their time of need. For more information contact Kenny Barnett at 870-949-4488, Lori Barnett at 870-949-2371, or Kathy Johnson at 870-949-7895. All proceeds go to baby Carson Sneed, who was born 10.5 weeks early and weigh 2 lbs. 12 oz. and is going to have a long stay in Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She is the daughter of Bubba and Stormy Bulloc Sneed.

Beginner's Pastel Class

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E 5th St.
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kelly Campbell will offer a Beginner's Pastel Class teaching the basics of using soft pastels on sanded paper. Students will learn to change tan paper to white, tone paper for underpainting, and the basics of using different kinds of soft pastels to create an original painting. Cost for the class is $45 (includes supplies), plus $6.50 for sanded paper. Class size is limited to 8. For more information or to register, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.

Summer Showtime Concert Series
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: Union Square District, downtown El Dorado
Time: 6 p.m.
Following the Showdown at Sunset reenactment of the famed 1902 shootout on the courthouse steps, Main Street El Dorado, KIX 103 and Murphy USA will host the showtime Series. The concert series will feature rising country star Logan Mize. The heartland-rocker's latest single, "Used Up," has seen rising success on Sirium XM's The Highway and his debut video is currently playing on CMT. Showdown at sunset beings at 6 p.m., followed by pre-event music at 7 p.m. Mize will take the stage at 8 p.m. All events, including the concert, are free and open to the public. For more information, call Main Street El Dorado at 870-862-4747.

Good Times Grill Ice Bucket Challenge
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Location: Good Times Grill - 415 NW Ave.
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Help raise awareness for ALS. Please come out and dump ice water on the crew. Donations are welcome!

Photoshop Design Course
Date: Mondays, beginning August 25, 2014
Location: South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E 5th St.
Graphic and visual artist Mike Means will offer a 13-week Photoshop design course, "Drawing with Digital Tools," for students in fourth through ninth grades. The course introduces students to Adobe Photoshop by creating artwork using the design tools and filtering techniques of the program. Students will learn to create digital art as easily as using pencil or brush with the lab's Wacom Tablets. The class meets on Mondays, with grades 4-6 meeting from 3:45-4:45 p.m.; and grades 7-9 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Each class is limited to a maximum of seven students. Clost of the class is $125 for SAAC members and $145 for the general public.

How to Write a Business Plan
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Location: Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main, SouthArk East Campus
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer this class which will help business owners define a concept, evaluate the competition, determine risks and estimate costs. The seminar will explain and illustrate the business plan format. Registration costs $35 per person, and includes a 50-page workbook. For more information or to register, contact Julia Nipper at 870-235-5033 or email

Community Impact Grants
Date: Deadline is noon on August 28, 2014
Location: Union County
The United Way of Union County is accepting applications for Community Impact mini grants. These funding requests (for $250 or less) should present innovative approaches to meeting the health and human services needs of the community. Priority will be given to projects that address UWUC priority issues - education, health services, culture and recreation, safety and violence, and health behaviors. Applicants must operate as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in Union County and demonstrate the ability to meet a need in the community. For more information or to request a grant application, call 870-862-4903 or email

Eternal Light Singers
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Location: Spirit Led Fellowship Church, 1355 E. North St., Magnolia, AR
Time: 7 p.m.
Donations are welcome.

Single Parent Scholarship
Date: Apply by September 1
Location: Financial Aid, South Arkansas Community College West Campus
The deadline for applications for the Union County Single Parent Scholarship is nearing. Scholarship eligibility requires that applicants live in Union County, be enrolled in any college or university, and be a single parent providing support of a dependent child or children under the age of 18 in the household. Applications are available online at or through the South Arkansas Community College financial aid office. For more information about applying, contact 870-864-7150.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Plate Lunch Fundraiser

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Location: Joe's Tire Service, 609 E. Hillsboro, El Dorado, AR
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$7 per plate which includes leg quarter, baked beans, potato salad and bread. Presale tickets are available. Please place orders to or contact Carolyn Taylor at 870-843-0100. There will be a Yeti Cooler raffle. 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

The Preservation Society Presentation
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Location: Newton House Museum, 510 Jackson St., El Dorado, AR
Time: 5:15 p.m.
The Preservation Society of the South Arkansas Historical Foundation (SAHF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Don Bragg of the USDA Forest Service will make a presentation to the Preservation Society. The program is free and open to the public. The title of Dr. Bragg's talk is "Natural and Human History of Arkansas Soft Pine".

EXPO Booth Space
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Location: El Dorado Conference Center, 311 South West Ave.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Booth space is available for the 2014 SouthArk Outdoor Expo, presented by the South Arkansas Community College Foundation. The full-day event has activities for all ages, entertainment and competitions for cash and prizes. Entries for the Herring Furniture-Holland Grill Rib Cook-Off, the Outdoor Photography Contest, the Nexans-Amercable, 5K Run and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Duck-Calling Contest also are being accepted at the site. Interested vendors and exhibitors can find information and forms at For more information, email

Charlie's Angels Relay for Life Team - BPW Barn Sale Car & Motorcycle Show - Cruising for a Cure
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Location: Cullendale Assembly of God Church - 3250 Cash Rd., Camden, AR
For more information, please call 870-836-6989. 1st and 2nd place trophies for 11 different classes.

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