Events for September 2014
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Aug 29 - Sep 04   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado Children's Consignment Event
Over 50,000 gently used and upscale children and teen items (newborn through teen sizes), plus baby equipment gear, furniture and more. One week only!
Date:   August 29, 2014 - September 4, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldorado.rhealana.com
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Contact:   Melissa Polk at 501-328-7262
Email:   melissa@rhealana.com
Date/Time Details:   August 29:  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 30:  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 31: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 1:  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 2: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Half Price Sale
Sept. 3: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Sept. 4:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The event is free!
Sep 01   Grand Opening CrossFit NF
Celebrate the grand opening of CrossFit NF at 1902 North College Ave. on Monday, September 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The  festivities will kick off with a free community workout followed by food catered by Banderas Steakhouse. A mini competition for free t-shirts, goodies and enrollment specials!

For more information contact Danielle Hawkins 870 310-7341

 
Date:   September 1, 2014
Time:   09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   CrossFit NF
1902 North College Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   For more information contact Danielle Hawkins 870 301-73541
Email:   kay@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:  

Monday, September 1
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Sep 02 - Nov 04   Citizen's Police Academy Class 2
Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline is August 15th to apply. Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 10 weeks. Contact Sgt Chris Lutman at 870-881-4820 for more information
Date:   September 2, 2014 - November 4, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldoradopolice.org
Location:   El Dorado Police Department
Contact:   Sgt Chris Lutman 870 881-4820
Email:   clutman@eldoradopolice.org
Fees/Admission:   Free for those selected
Sep 03   Reading & Crystal Bridges (book club)
Wednesdays, September 3-November 12 1:00-2:00 p.m. Class meets in the room 213 of the Whitfield building on SouthArk's west campus - 300 Southwest Avenue $25/person $10/person if over 50 (thanks to the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program) For more information or to register, call Tara at 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. "Located in the heart of the country in Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art explores the unfolding history of America by collecting and exhibiting outstanding works of ark that illuminate our artistic heritage and enrich our understanding and appreciation of our nation and ourselves." [www.crystalbridges.org] "Reading & Crystal Bridges" will discuss interesting novels and stories that have been selected to correlate with paintings and sculpture at Crystal Bridges. The class will meet once a week for twelve weeks, under the direction of Sarah Teague, culminating in a trip to Crystal Bridges. Sarah Shell Teague earned her Ph.D in English at the University of Mississippi. She has published several stories and essays, and currently serves as Associate Editor for El Dorado Insider's Guide and Cloud 9 magazine. She has taught Composition at SouthArk and is delighted to merge two loves, reading and art, into productive discussions in both classroom and museum settings. Tuition includes the weekly book club. Once registered, students will receive the list of works to be discussed. Travel arrangements will be discussed during class.
Date:   September 3, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Whitfield Rm. 213 300 Southwest Avenue
Contact:   Tara Anglin 870-864-8456 ce@southark.edu
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays, September 3-November 12 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25/person $10/person if over 50 (thanks to the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program
Sep 04   CrossFit NF Ribbon Cutting
Please join CrossFit NF at 1902 North College Ave. on Thursday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m. for a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.  A free community workout will followed.   
For more information contact Danielle Hawkins 870-310-7341

 
Date:   September 4, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   CrossFit NF
1902 North College Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   For more information contact Danielle Hawkins 870 301-73541
Email:   kay@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:  

Thursday, September 4
Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 p.m.

 

Sep 05 - Sep 07   Operation Christmas Child Kick Off
It's time to kick off Operation Christmas Child in the South Arkansas Area. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes are filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. Kick-Off weekend is September 5-7 in the South Arkansas Area. We have the privilege of hosting Livia Satterfield, a full circle story. Livia lived in a Romanian orphanage. In sharp contrast to the lack of love and care from the orphanage attendants and fellow orphans, she vividly remembers the change, through a simple shoe box gift, that came into her life at the age of 12. Five years after, Livia was adopted by a family in Georgia. Since 2005 Livia has been promoting Operation Christmas Child, and in 2010 she traveled back to Romania to share the love of Jesus with children in Romanian orphanages and poor villages through a shoebox. While in our area, Livia will be speaking in several schools, churches and at the Camp Fire House in El Dorado. She will also be sharing her story at the Shoe Box Summit for the South Arkansas Area, Sunday, September 7th at 2 pm. The Summit will be held at the Area Collection Center located at Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 South West Ave. in El Dorado. Livia?s schedule is listed below; please feel free to attend any or all of the events. For more information about the weekend schedule call 870-862-4264. 2014 National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 17-24. The goal for the South Arkansas Area is 53,000 shoe box gifts. Please join the global effort to send shoe box gifts to 10 million children in more than 150 countries. For more information contact the Area Collection Center in El Dorado at 870-862-4264 or go to www.samaritanspurse.org. Friday,September 5 7:30 am ~ Radio Interview with James York of South Arkansas Matters on KLBQ 10 am ~ Drew Central, Monticello, School Assembly 2:15 pm ~ Parkers Chapel School Assembly 3:45 pm ~ Camp Fire House in El Dorado, AR Saturday, September 6 10 am ~ 1st Baptist Church, Crossett, AR Sunday, September 7 10:15 am ~ Immanuel Morning Worship 2 pm ~ Shoe Box Summitt - Immanuel FLC 6 pm ~ Maple Avenue Baptist Church, Smackover, AR
Date:   September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Website:   http://www.ibceldorado.com
Location:   El Dorado, Crossett, Monticello and Smackover
Contact:   Vicki Pepper, Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child 870-862-4264 or 870-918-5479
Email:   vpepper@ibceldorado.com
Sep 06 - Oct 31   Keep El Dorado Beautiful Great Fall Clean Up
The Keep El Dorado Beautiful Great Fall Clean Up is part of the Great Arkansas Clean Up sponsored by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Each Fall, thousands of Arkansans remove tons of trash from our state's roadways, shorelines, parks and public areas during the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the statewide community-improvement campaign. Communities large and small show their commitment to the Great Arkansas Cleanup campaign by recruiting volunteers of all ages and taking on a variety of community clean up and environmental-improvement projects. In the 2013 Great Arkansas Cleanup, over 24,000 Arkansans were involved in more than 130 events. Through their efforts, litter was picked up from 729 miles of roadway, 4,279 parks and public areas, and 588 miles of shoreline; and 56 illegal dumps were closed. The Great Arkansas Cleanup began more than 40 years ago as the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. In 1985, then-U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers guided legislation requiring an annual pickup event during the weekend after Labor Day on all federal lands. This law, the Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Act, honors the founder of the event. Mr. Garner continued his advocacy for a clean and litter-free environment as a member of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation Board of Directors for many years. To organize or volunteer for a Great Arkansas Cleanup event in your community,call (501)682-3507, or fill out the volunteer form on www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com.
Date:   September 6, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Website:   http://www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com
Location:   El Dorado
Contact:   elizabeth.philpott@arkansas.gov
Email:   keepeldoradobeautiful@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   September 6 - October 31
Sep 06   Girl Scout Garage Sale
Girl Scout Troop 2322 Fundraising Garage Sale September 6th - 7 AM to 2 PM @ TAC House on N. West Ave. Washer, Dryers, Furniture, Dishes, Decorations and many items from an estate.
Date:   September 6, 2014
Time:   07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   TAC House
Contact:   Elizabeth Pratt
Email:   uniongirlscouts@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   September 6 - 7 am to 2 pm
Sep 08   Preservation Society Meeting
Natural and Human History of Arkansas Soft Pine will be presented by Don C. Bragg, USDA Forest Service at the Newton House Museum on September 8, 2014, beginning at 5:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Date:   September 8, 2014
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Website:   http://www.soarkhistory.com
Location:   Newton House Museum
Contact:   Patrick Hotard, (870) 862-9890
Email:   stef@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   September 8, at 5:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Sep 09 - Sep 13   Union County Fair
September 9th- 13th. Food, Amusement rides, Livestock, exhibits and more! It's your fair, be there. Watch for details about booths, Fair Queen pageant, events, school tours and more!
Date:   September 9, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Union County Fair Grounds
Contact:   Beth Chadwick bchadwick_17@yahoo.com or 870-725-4614
Email:   bchadwick_17@yahoo.com
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 Admission Fee. Wednesday night is Feed the Needy. Bring 3 canned goods Get 1/2 off admission. Thursday is Senior Citizen Day. All Seniors 55+ admitted Free all day. Saturday Kids day Free Admission from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sep 10   United Way Business Blitz Training
TBD
Date:   September 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwayunioncounty.com
Location:   TBD
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   September 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sep 11   South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Meeting
"Unraveling the Mystery of the Cloud and Other Computer Myths" presented by Bryan Windham of Computer Troubleshooters Question and Answer session to follow
Date:   September 11, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap or www.facebook.com/SAAPNetwork
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall 512 Champagnolle Rd
Contact:   For more information an email can be sent to saapnetwork@gmail.com.
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, Sept 11th from Noon - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is Provided. RSVP is required via email.
Sep 12   Walmart Super Center Ribbon Cutting
Join Walmart Super Center in celebration of the newly renovated  store at  2730 N. West Ave, on Friday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting.  Refreshments will be served.

 
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Walmart Super Center
2730 N. West Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Kay Smith
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m.
Sep 12   40th Annual Junior Livestock Show
The 40th annual Junior Livestock Sale, sponsored by El Dorado Chemical, is Friday, September 12, at 12:30p.m. at the Livestock Barn at the Union County Fairgrounds. The sale enables 4-H and FFA members to exhibit their animals and helps the students develop personal pride and leadership qualities and learn life skills. The Chamber invites businesses and individuals throughout Union County
to attend the sale and bid on the animals being auctioned. For more information about the sale, please call the Chamber at (870) 863-6113 or the Cooperative Extension Office at (870) 864-1916.
Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location:  

Union County Fairgrounds
Gerald Crossland Livestock Barn
1430 E. 19th 
El Dorado, AR  71730




 

Contact:   Robin Bridges, Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, (870) 864-1916 El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, (870) 863-6113 Sue Ellen Dillard, Union County Junior Sale, (870) 310-8157
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 12th

Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. (for students and buyers)
Sale begins at 12:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free to public
Sep 13   SouthArk Outdoor Expo
Those who love the outdoors are invited to the 16th Annual Outdoor Expo, hosted by the South Arkansas Community College Foundation. Contests include the Hero 5K run/walk, famous rib cookoff, outdoor photo contest, and duck calling competition with cash prizes for all contests. A full day of live entertainment and hands-on activities and exhibits for outdoor enthusiasts, families and children alike. Information and registration for vendor and exhibitors booth space may be found at www.southark.edu/expo or by contacting Foundation Director Cynthia Reyna at (870) 864-7106 or creyna@southark.edu. Proceeds benefit educational opportunities for students and general operations of the SouthArk Foundation.
Date:   September 13, 2014
Website:   http://www.southarkexpo.com
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Contact:   Cynthia Reyna, (870) 864.7106
Email:   creyna@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   September 13, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Free admission,canned food donations encouraged.
Sep 16   ACE EXPO & JOB FAIR
Arkansas Department of Career Education(ACE)along with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Career and Technical Education and Adult Education Division will be present along with approximately 30 Employers. Refreshments including Food and Drinks will be provided.
Date:   September 16, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds El Dorado AR
Contact:   Darline Vick 708 W. Faulkner El Dorado 870-862-5451
Email:   Darline.Vick@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sep 16   Business After Hours Hosted by El Dorado Conference Center
Business After Hours in September will be hosted by El Dorado Conference Center, 311 S. West Ave.on Tuesday, September 16, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to network with other area professionals learn more about a Chamber member. More details to come! Be sure to bring your business card for the door prize drawings. RSVPs are not required.

Business After Hours is held every month on the third Tuesday of the month.
Date:   September 16, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   311 S. West Ave.
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Kay Smith, (870) 863-6113
Email:   kay@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 16, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 at the door
Sep 17   United Way Business Blitz
TBD
Date:   September 17, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.unitedwayunioncounty.com
Location:   TBD
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   September 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sep 18 - Sep 20   El Dorado Film Festival
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The El Dorado Film Festival begins its first year as one of the multiple cultural activities planned with the South Arkansas Arts Center 50th year anniversary celebration. MISSION & OBJECTIVE The mission of the El Dorado Film Festival is to deliver a new cultural experience to South Arkansas that fosters and uplifts a great appreciation of the art of film-making.
Date:   September 18, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Website:   https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=13104&festview=1
Location:   TBA
Contact:   Laura Barrow
Email:   laura@spaonmain.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept. 18-20, 2014
Time: TBA
Fees/Admission:   TBA
Sep 19   22nd Annual First Financial Bank SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is the largest charity golf event in South Arkansas. Two person scramble, all proceeds from the tournament benefit Interfaith Clinic. Interfaith Clinic offers affordable, compassionate care for many patients that would otherwise be forced to seek medical attention in area emergency rooms.
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sharefoundation.com/Golf_Tournament.html
Location:   El Dorado Golf and Country Club and Mystic Creek Golf Course.
Contact:   Amanda Cooley or Jean R. Hadley at (870) 881-9015
Email:   acooley@sharefoundation.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Per team registrant fee applies.
Sep 20   22nd Annual First Financial Bank SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is the largest charity golf event in South Arkansas. Two person scramble, all proceeds from the tournament benefit Interfaith Clinic. Interfaith Clinic offers affordable, compassionate care for many patients that would otherwise be forced to seek medical attention in area emergency rooms.
Date:   September 20, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sharefoundation.com/Golf_Tournament.html
Location:   El Dorado Golf and Country Club and Mystic Creek Golf Course.
Contact:   Amanda Cooley or Jean R. Hadley at (870) 881-9015
Email:   acooley@sharefoundation.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Per team registrant fee applies.
Sep 20   United Way of Union County?s Community Campaign Kick Off & Dachshund Dash
You would certainly expect to see kids running around the ball fields at the Boys & Girls Club, but wiener dogs? The Fifth Annual Dachshund Dash is just part of the United Way of Union County?s Community Campaign Kick Off from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, at the Boys & Girls Club. The kick off is an element of the United Way's campaign, which annually raises thousands of dollars through individual gifts and workplace campaigns to support programs and services provided by 14 local non-profit agencies. For $1 admission, the community can enjoy many games and activities.

"All activities are sponsored by United Way's partner agencies, which will also be on hand to distribute information and discuss the services they provide" said Alexander.

The kick off will also feature the fifth annual Dachshund Dash, El Dorado's premier wiener dog race. The race starts at 11:00 a.m. and a pre-race parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress their pets for the parade. Entry fee for the race is $10 per dog and proof of current vaccinations must be provided with registration. Concessions will also be available for sale.

"The United Way of Union County is one of the community's strongest organizations," said Alexander. "Its member agencies served more than 30,000 residents last year and continue to work toward enhancing the quality of life in Union County."

United Way of Union County partner agencies include: American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Club, Camp Fire USA, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Community Living Arrangements, Girl Scouts, HOPE Landing, Literacy Council, Salvation Army, Single Parent Scholarship Fund, South Arkansas Developmental Center for Children & Families, South Arkansas Fights AIDS, and Turning Point.

For more information on the kick off or to register for the Dachshund Dash, contact the United Way at (870) 862-4903.
Date:   September 20, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Boys & Girls Club
Contact:   Alexis Alexander, (870) 862-4903
Email:   alexis.alexander@unitedway.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $1 admission. Concessions for sale.
Sep 21   22nd Annual First Financial Bank SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament
This golf tournament is the largest charity golf event in South Arkansas. Two person scramble, all proceeds from the tournament benefit Interfaith Clinic. Interfaith Clinic offers affordable, compassionate care for many patients that would otherwise be forced to seek medical attention in area emergency rooms.
Date:   September 21, 2014
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sharefoundation.com/Golf_Tournament.html
Location:   El Dorado Golf and Country Club and Mystic Creek Golf Course.
Contact:   Amanda Cooley or Jean R. Hadley at (870) 881-9015
Email:   acooley@sharefoundation.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21, 2014
Fees/Admission:   Per team registrant fee applies.
Sep 23   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon sponsored by Regions Bank
The September South Arkansas Networking Luncheon sponsored by Regions Bank on Tuesday, September 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club.

This is an opportunity to meet other area professionals. Each attendee has the opportunity to introduce themselves to others as well as tell a little about what they do and who they work for in a fun, friendly environment.


Reservations required by Monday, September 22, by 5:00 p.m. to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113.
Date:   September 23, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Contact:   Tiffany Olson, (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $15 at the door
Sep 24   Grief and Loss: Myths and Needs of Children and Grief
Wednesday, September 24 9:00-12:00 at the SouthArk Center for Workforce Development 3698 E. Main Rd. $10/person $20/person to include lunch Pre-register by Wednesday, September 10. For more information or to register, call Tara at 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. Some of the things we have heard and learned about grief and loss are actually not that helpful and there are some more recent ideas that appear more useful and fitting to the realities of our experiences. This presentation will look at some old grief and loss ideas to let go and some newer ideas to consider for use. A certificate will be provided upon the completion of this course. Speaker: Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT has been the Director of the Center for Good Mourning (a grief support and outreach program of the Arkansas Children's Hospital) since 2001. He has been the Director for PalCare (the palliative care program at ACH) since 2006. Mr. Adams is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduate School of Social Work where he teaches "Loss, Grief, and Social Work Intervention." Mr. Adams was named Community Faculty Member of the Year at UALR College of Professional Studies in 2014.
Date:   September 24, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development 3698 E. Main Rd. El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Tara Anglin 870-864-8456 ce@southark.edu
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 24  9:00-12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10/student $20/student to include lunch