Events for July 2015
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
May 14 - Jul 09   Online Operation JumpStart
Examine your business idea from every angle! Operation JumpStart is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and plan to launch new ventures. Operation JumpStart consists of a proven curriculum for starting or expanding a business. The curriculum won SBA's Model of Excellence Award fro Entrepreneurial Education. The program includes: concept development, market research, market analysis, financial projections, case studies, and networking opportunities. This entrepreneurship course is primarily online, with three in-class meetings: May 14 | 6:00 p.m. | "Getting Started" June 4 | 6:00 p.m. | Mid-Course Meeting July 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Graduation Fee for this course is $25. Pre-registration is required.
Date:   May 14, 2015 - July 9, 2015
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/ContinuingEducation
Location:   Online/SouthArk Center for Workforce Development
Contact:   tanglin@southark.edu 870-864-8456
Email:   tanglin@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Class begins Thursday, May 14
Fees/Admission:   $25
Jun 08 - Jul 08   Camp Lotsfun
SouthArk presents Camp Lots-a-fun 2015: Under the Sea Open to children grads K-6th, Camp Lots-a-fun is a summer youth program that intersects learning with fun. For more information, visit www.southark.edu/Continuing Education
Date:   June 8, 2015 - July 8, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/ContinuingEducation
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Tara Anglin tanglin@southark.edu 870.864.8456
Email:   tanglin@southark.e
Date/Time Details:   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $89.00 per week
Jul 04   Independence Day Burger Plates
Get a burger or hot dog plate with chips and a drink while you watch the fireworks! Dine-In or Carry-Out! Will serve as long as supplies last!
Date:   July 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Water/1612136969025733
Location:   Living Water Ministries 100 Evans Dr in Parkers Chapel (Across from the football field)
Contact:   Kara Taylor (318) 478-0384 David Hagood (870) 310-7094
Email:   taylors4him@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   July 4, 2015 Start serving at 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Burger, chips, drink $7.00 Hot Dog, chips, drink $3.00 Add Chili or cheese $1.00/each
Jul 07   Advanced Facebook
This course is a step-up from our Facebook ABCs for Business seminar. Attendees will be hands-on with computers and will be shown step-by-step how to create various marketing techniques for their business on Facebook. Attendees should have basic computer skills and already have a personal Facebook profile.
Date:   July 7, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus
Contact:   Julia Nipper, SAU SBTDC Training Coordinator
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   7/7/15 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30
Jul 09   Toad Abode
Build a Toad Abode as part of National Get Outdoors Month.
Date:   July 9, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.amnr.org
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources 3853 Smackover Hwy
Contact:   870-725-2877
Email:   sherry.franques@arkansas.gov
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 10 - Jul 11   Union County Antique Dealers Association Antique Show and Sale
3rd Annual Antique Show and Sale hosted by UCADA
Date:   July 10, 2015 - July 11, 2015
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center Murphy Hall
Contact:   Larry Anderson 870-866-8165
Email:   everybodysantiques@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   9am-6pm Friday July 10, 2015 9am-4pm Saturday July 11, 2015
Fees/Admission:   $5 good for both days
Jul 11 - Jul 12   Oil Belt 2 Man Scramble Golf Tournament
Annual Oil Belt 2 Man Scramble Golf Tournament. Format: 2 Man Teams in Scramble golf play.
Date:   July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://eldocountryclub.com
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Contact:   Will Hartenstein - Head Golf Professional at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Email:   will@eldocountryclub.com
Date/Time Details:   July 11th & 12th (Saturday & Sunday). Tee off time will be announced closer to tournament date.
Fees/Admission:   Entry Fee is TBA
Jul 11   Tinker Time
Have you ever wondered how electricity works? Or, maybe how a toy can to speak to you? Or, have you ever thought that you wanted to motorize a wooden car? Well, during Tinker Time, you can explore those and lots of other things related to science, engineering and technology.
Date:   July 11, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.amnr.org
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources 3853 Smackover Hwy
Contact:   870-725-2877
Email:   sherry.franques@arkansas.gov
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 14   Business After Hours Hosted by Trotter Nissan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Business After Hours will be hosted by Trotter Nissan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM . This is an opportunity to network with other area professionals as well as visit a Chamber of Commerce member's business and learn more about what it is that they do. Refreshments will be served. Bring your business card for the door prize drawings. RSVPs are not required.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://goeldorado.bizzuka.org/work/Networking-Opportunities
Location:  

Trotter Nissan Dodge Jeep Chrysler RAM
1910 West Hillsboro
El Dorado, AR 71730

Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 14, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $5.00 at the door.
Jul 14   Preservation Society Meeting - El Dorado Printing
El Dorado Printing Building 332 S. Washington Topic: Linotype typesetting machine, marvel of late 19th century printing technology Speakers: Don Harrell, owner of El Dorado Printing Time: 5:15 p.m. Free and open to the Public Our thanks to El Dorado Printing for allowing us to visit their facility and learn about this piece of industrial technology. Note that a substantial amount of standing will be a part of this program.
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
Website:   http://www.soarkhistory.com
Location:   El Dorado Printing 332 S. Washington El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   870-862-9890
Email:   director@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   July 14, 2015 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Jul 14   Preservation Society Meeting
Preservation Society Meeting Topic: Linotype typesetting machine; marvel of late 19th century printing technology Speakers: Don Harrell, El Dorado Printing
Date:   July 14, 2015
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   El Dorado Printing Building 332 S. Washington El Dorado, AR
Contact:   Patrick Hotard 870-862-9890
Date/Time Details:   07-14-15 5:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Jul 15   Business Writing
Grow your confidence in business communications. This course will be led by Dr. Gerald Plumlee, assistant professor of management at Southern Arkansas University. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at www.southark.edu/ContinuingEducation or call 870-864-8456.
Date:   July 15, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/ContinuingEducation
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development - 3698 E. Main Rd.
Contact:   tanglin@southark.edu 870-864-8456
Email:   tanglin@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   July 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $98.00
Jul 16   Safety Conference
Whether you are a business owner, employed by a private company, or work for a public agency, you and your coworkers can benefit greatly from attending this safety conference. The purpose of this event is to enhance workplace hazard recognition and strengthen a culture of workplace safety, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses. While the conferences are primarily intended for hourly employees, companies are encouraged to also send members of their safety committees, supervisors or managers with safety responsibilities, and any others who might benefit from basic safety training. Nursing home administrators and nurses may also use this training for continuing education purposes. The registration fee of $25 covers lunch and conference materials. Pre-registration is encouraged, as this allows the event organizers to plan accordingly. Cancelations will be accepted until two days prior to the conference, and substitutions are permitted.
Date:   July 16, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.labor.ar.gov
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Center for Workforce Development (East Campus) 3696 E. Main El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Juanita Matlock, Arkansas Department of Labor (501) 628-9092
Email:   Matlock.Juanita@dol.gov
Date/Time Details:   July 16, 2015 Registration starts at 7:15 Conference ends at 2:30 Lunch and refreshments included
Fees/Admission:   $25
Jul 18   Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Clean Harbors 309 American Circle El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Clean Harbors 870/863-7173
Email:   gunter.christy@cleanharbors.com
Date/Time Details:   July 18, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free of Charge
Jul 18   United Way Stuff the Bus
While most children are enjoying the summer vacation, a local committee is already making plans for the return to the class room and wants to make sure all students have what they need to be successful. A Stuff The Bus event - where local residents are asked to load up a school bus with new backpacks - will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 simultaneously at WalMart and the Boys & Girls Club on North West Ave. In addition to backpacks, monetary donations will also be accepted. The United Way of Union County will use the funds to purchase additional backpacks. The Stuff The Bus drive is an effort to collect backpacks for distribution at the third annual Back 2 School Blast on August 1 at the Boys & Girls Club. The free backpacks will be handed out at the event, which will also include a resource fair, games and food. To help us reach our goal of 1,000 backpacks, the United Way of Union County is asking local businesses to have a workplace backpack drive between now and July 30. Businesses can ask their employees, customers and the general public to participate. All backpacks will be collected on Friday, July 31 and delivered to the Back 2 School Blast on August 1. For more information, call the United Way at 862-4903.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/B2SBUnionCounty
Location:   WalMart and the Boys & Girls Club
Contact:   Alexis Alexander at 870-862-4903
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18
Jul 18   Tinkerfest
Visit stations throughout the Museum to tinker and make stuff or take apart things. Examples of stations include 3D printing (both hand held and with a printer), music with fruit, stop motion animation and light painting just to name a few.
Date:   July 18, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.amnr.org
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources 3853 Smackover Hwy
Contact:   870-725-2877
Email:   sherry.franques@arkansas.gov
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 20 - Jul 24   Twilight Camp sponsored by Girl Scouts Diamonds Union Service Unit
Spend the evening under the stars while earning a leadership journey from the Its Your Story, Tell It series. Daisies will complete 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals! Brownies will complete A World of Girls. Juniors will complete aMUSE. A healthy snack will be provided nightly. Girls will participate in activities based on appropriate levels including but not limited to role playing, panel discussions, speakers, crafts, games, yoga, and story time. Parents are invited to stay the last night for Show and Tell. Open to girls Daisy (Kindergarten) to Juniors (5th grade) and non-Girl Scouts can also attend.
Date:   July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Location:   Great Lakes Rec Center, El Dorado
Contact:   Elizabeth Pratt, Union Service Unit Director 870-875-2692 to request registration form.
Email:   enurseark@suddenlink.net
Date/Time Details:   July 20-24 from 6 to 9 pm nightly
Fees/Admission:   $30 for current GS members; $45 for non-GS members.
Jul 23   History Forum - Felsenthal
History Forum co sponsored by Barton Library History of Felsenthal & Huttig Regions of Union County Public participation is encouraged and patrons are also encouraged to bring old photographs or document related to these communities and historic Union County.
Date:   July 23, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.soarkhistory.com
Location:   Felsenthal Recreation Center 150 New Lock 6 Road in Felsenthal, AR
Contact:   Patrick Hotard 870-862-9890
Email:   director@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   07-23-15 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public
Jul 25   The 2015 KIX 103 El Dorado Wildcat Scamble
The KIX103 Wildcat Scramble is a 4 man golf scramble that helps raise money for the El Dorado Wildcat Football team. The cost per team is $500. Lowest score wins with the top 3 spots winning prizes. The tournament is open to anyone who wants to play. Tee time is Saturday July the 25th at 9:00 AM with lunch provided following the tournament by Michelle Balstad State Farm. For more information contact Jay Helm at 870-863-6126 or by email at jay_helm@noalmark.com
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Mystic Creek Golf Course, El Dorado Arkansas
Contact:   Jay Helm KIX103 2525 NW Ave El Dorado AR 71730
Email:   jay_helm@noalmark.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday July 25th 2015, 9:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $500 per team
Jul 25   Cow Chip Bingo by El Dorado Band Parents Association
Help support all the students who participate in the El Dorado Band Program through Washington Middle School, Barton Jr. High, and El Dorado High School. The El Dorado Band Parents Association is raising funds for the 1st Annual Cow Chip Bingo. For a $10 donation a person has a chance to win $500 (or our deal of 3 chances for a $25 donation). People do not have to be present to win - but we will have some fun things going on at the Fair Grounds the day of the event starting at 10:30 with the cow being released at 12 pm. Bring a lawn chair and come join the fun on July 25th. More details to come about the fun later. We will even have celebrity judges. We want this to be a family event!! People can use our webpage to make a donation using PayPal. A person does not have to live in El Dorado or even Arkansas to participate!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://eldoradobandparentsassociation.org
Location:   Fair Grounds
Contact:   Matt Burton 870-578-7491 Tricia Vickery 870-918-1718 Elizabeth Pratt 870-875-2692
Email:   fundraising@eldoradobandparentsassociation.org
Date/Time Details:   July 25th starting at 10:30
Fees/Admission:   For a $10 donation a person has a chance to win $500 or our deal of 3 chances for a $25 donation.
Jul 25   Cruise Night Car Show
Bring your car and a story!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   In front of Pj's Coffee on Washington
Contact:   Joel 870-665-8080
Date/Time Details:   Last Saturday of each month until October
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jul 25   Showdown at Sunset
Join on Union Square in the heart of downtown El Dorado for a historic reenactment of the legendary Tucker VS Parnell feud as part of the award-winning Showdown at Sunset. Live entertainment begins at 6 pm and then get ready for the shootout at 6:30 as the two families fill the streets to settle the feud once and for all. Woody & Jessie from Toy Story will be on hand prior to the performance!
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mainstreeteldorado.org / www.facebook.com/mainstreeteldorado
Location:   The steps of the Union County Courthouse on Union Square in downtown El Dorado.
Contact:   Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747
Email:   mainstreeteldorado@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 25th @ 6 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to the public
Jul 25   Murphy USA Showtime Concert Series
The Murphy USA Showtime Concert Series welcome ACM/CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Brothers Osborne. The duo recently toured with Eric Church and have a new single, Stay a Little Longer is climbing the charts.
Date:   July 25, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mainstreeteldorado.org / www.facebook.com/mainstreeteldorado
Location:   Union Square in the heart of Downtown El Dorado
Contact:   Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747
Email:   mainstreeteldorado@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 25th at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public. Lawn chairs are welcome but coolers are not. Concessions will be available.
Jul 28   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon Sponsored by Comcast Spotlight
Join us for the South Arkansas Networking Luncheon hosted by Comcast Spotlight held at the College Avenue Church of Christ, 1817 College Avenue. Each attendee will have 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. Win door prizes and network at the same time. The cost is $17.50 for members and $20 for non-members. RSVP required to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113 by 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24.
Date:   July 28, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   College Avenue Church of Christ, 1817 College Avenue
Contact:   El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $17.50 for members $20 for non-members