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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.

Voices Have Power
Date: Now through October 31
The nationwide campaign from Verizon, "Because Voices Have Power," will continue through the end of October. The digitally-focused campaign is designed to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and will also raise funds for 10 organizations nationwide, including the El Dorado Boys and Girls Club. Every message of hope sent through social media, via text, or on the website will raise $3 for the local Boys and Girls Club, which raised $19,200 during the first campaign. Send a message via text message at #94079; submit on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #VoicesHavePower, or enter a message on the campaign website at For more information, including examples of messages of hope, visit

Clementine Hunter Collection
Date: Now through October 31, Mon.-Fri.
Location: South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. 5th St.
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The South Arkansas Arts Center is hosting an exhibition of a comprehensive collection of works of Clementine Hunter, curated by Tom Whitehead. "Clementine Hunter: The Nolan Collections" is one of the largest exhibitions ever amassed of Hunter's work. Hunter has become one of the most well-known self-taught artists, often referred to as the black Grandma Moses. Hunter lived her entire life in rural northwest Louisiana. Her last painting was created one month before her death at the age of 104. She produced between four and five thousand paintings in her lifetime. For more information, contact the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit

Autumn Book Sale
Date: October 25 - November 1, 2014
Location: Barton Library
Time: Sat. 1-4:30 p.m. / Mon. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Tues. & Thur. 1-8 p.m. / Closed on Wed.
We will be selling books for all ages, from children to adults, westerns to mysteries, to those beginning to read to the advanced readers. Something for everyone. For more information contact the Barton Library at 870-863-5447 or on our new Facebook page: Barton Library.

Scouting for Food

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
DeSoto Area Council Boy Scouts of America is collecting food. Items needed include: soup, beef stew, chili, canned fish, jelly, rice, corn meal, instant potatoes, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, peanut butter, dry beans, flour, sugar, Hamburger Helper. Please, no glass containers and nothing frozen or perishable. Please place food in the bag provided by the Scouts and place outside your door by 9 a.m. on November 1. The Scouts will pick up the bags between 9 a.m. and noon.

Clint Black in Concert
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
Time: doors open at 6 p.m.
Main Street El Dorado, El Dorado Metals and Sewell Drilling will present country music superstar Clint Black live in concert. Tickets are on sale now through Main Street El Dorado. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now through or by calling the office of Main Street El Dorado at 870-862-4747. Tickets are $40 (orchestrat), $40 (parquet), and $30 (loge-lower balcony).

Louisiana Tech Historian to Speak to Preservation Society
Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
Location: Newton House Museum
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Professor V. Elaine Thompson of Louisiana Tech University will be the speaker at the upcoming meeting. The program is entitled "History in Your Back Yard: Researching Local History in Clinton, Louisiana". The program is free and open to the public. For more information on the SAHF/Preservation Society and its programs please visit our webs ite at Like us on Facebook at Newton House Museum El Dorado.

Murphy USA Classic
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: El Dorado Memorial Stadium
Time: 2 p.m.
The Murphy USA Classic, formerly known as the Boomtown Classic, will return to El Dorado with the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders meeting the Henderson State University Reddies. The game will be part of a weekend of college football for students, alumni and fans from around the state. Tickets will be available at select Murphy USA stations.

AHTD - Public Involvement Meetings
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Location: City Council Chambers - 204 Northwest Ave. in El Dorado
Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
These meetings are being held to present and discuss the proposed findings of Highway 82 planning study between Texarkana and Lake Village. The meetings will be "open house" with no formal presentations. The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

El Dorado Professional Firefighters Local 1074 - The "Stache" Dash 5K Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Location: The Boys and Girls Club Parking Lot
Time: Runners/Walkers at 9 a.m. / Awards at 10:15 a.m.
Held in conjunction with Men's Health Month and Awareness. 5K Runner Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each 10 year age division and overall male and female. Mustache "Stache" Contest is $10 and will have winners in three categories (thickest, longest, and creepiest). Shaving party following the award ceremony. Entry fee is $25 for early registration (postmarked by 11/17/14) and $30 late or race day registration. Online registration: 

Pancake Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Location: Applebee's in El Dorado
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Benefits Agape House Children's Home in El Dorado. Hosted by Campfire #49. Purchase tickets at Almost Blonde or the office of Jerry H. Grant, MD, PA. Contact Gianna Grant at 870-862-2285 for more information.

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