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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

Walking Away From Domestic Violence Takes Courage!
Date: Now through October 31, 2014
South Arkansas Home Health and Women's Crisis Center of South Arkansas needs your help with donations of "gently worn" shoes for women, men, and children. Our goal is to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes between now and October 31. Locations for drop offs are on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 1-6 p.m. at Brookshires on Northwest Ave. If you cannot make it to the drop off, you may drop off at South Arkansas Home Health, 431 W. Oak St. in El Dorado, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last day to drop off shoes is October 31.

Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado - Youth Basketball
Sign up starts: Monday, October 20, 2014
Registration fee: $55 for basketball league and $5 for 2014 Club Membership. Included in the registration is a reversible jersey and matching shorts. Since the basketball season starts in January 2015, everyone will be required to renew membership when registering for the league. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, November 26. Your age division will be determined by what age you are on September 1, 2014. Teams will be formed the first week in December 2014 and will start play in January 2015. Teams will be formed based on the school the player attends, if there are not enough players to form a team the players will be combined with another school. Due to high volume of registrants, we cannot guarantee that a child will be assigned to a requested team or coach.

2014 Keeping History Alive Awards Banquet
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Location: El Dorado Conference Center
Time: 6:30 p.m.
The South Arkansas Historical Foundation is pleased to announce that Terry Stewart will be the keynote speaker. Terry Stewart, CEO of El Dorado Festival & Events and the former CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will make a presentation entitled "So You Thin You Know the History of Rock and Roll." Reservations are $100 per person and tables of 8 are available for $800. For reservations call Stefani O'Donohoe at 870-862-9890 or email her at [email protected] by Thursday, October 16, 2014. For more information on the SAHF and its programs please visit our website at

Keeping History Alive Banquet Reservation Deadline Extended

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Location: El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Terry Stewart, CEO of El Dorado Festival * Events and former CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will make a presentation entitled " So You Think You Know the History of Rock and Roll." Reservations are $100 per person and tables of 8 are available for $800. For reservations call Stefani O'Donohoe at 870-862-9890 or email [email protected] by Monday, October 20, 2014. Act now to join us for another informative and entertaining evening.

2nd Anniversary of the Gospel Echoes
Date: October 24-25, 2014
Location: Triumph C.O.G.I.C. Church
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Theme: Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalms 29:2. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us on this great occasion. Contact Booker Bro. Felix Wade at 870-315-1767 or Ass't Booker Robert Willis at 870-814-2077 if you need further information.

Paint the Town Pink 5K Color Fun Run/Walk - #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Course starts at the intersection of Elm and Jefferson in Historic Downtown El Dorado
Time: 8 a.m.
All proceeds to benefit #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation. The family of Corrie Gross Bechtelheimer is currently in the process of forming a non-profit organization, #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation, to provide grants to assist cancer warriors of Union County with medical expenses incurred by cancer treatment. Please join us as we raise money to continue the fight against cancer in memory of Corrie. Entry fee is $15 for 0-12 years old and $35 for 13 yrs. old and up. For more information, contact Almost Blonde at 870-875-1535, [email protected] or visit

Halloween Carnival
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Location: 1401 E. Center St.
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado - David A. Wetherington Unit will host its annual Halloween Carnival. The carnival includes games, costume contest, free food, and a haunted house. Come dressed to win prizes in our costume contest. Attention parents -- we need volunteers and donations of candy and decorations. If you can help call Mr. Calvin Jackson at 870-881-903. Open to the public. Admission is free.

Halloween Haunted House
Date: October 24-25, 2014
Location: 1401 E. Center St.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission is $5 and $3 for Boys and Girls Club Members (with card only).

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.

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:

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