Events for September 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Aug 28 - Sep 01   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado Fall/Winter Event
We are a Children's Consignment event with over 600 families participating. Over 55,000 items including clothing, baby gear/equipment, furniture, books, toys & more.
Date:   August 28, 2016 - September 1, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldorado.rhealana.com
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center 311 South West Ave.
Contact:   Melissa Polk, Owner 501-328-7262
Email:   melissa@rhealana.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, August 28 - 11-8 Monday, August 29 - 9-8 Tuesday, August 30 - 9-3 Wednesday, August 31 - 9-8 Thursday, Sept 1 - 9-3
Fees/Admission:   Admission is always free! We accept cash, checks & credit cards.
Sep 01   El Dorado Lions Club Meeting
The El Dorado Lions Club meets on every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. at  Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor. This meeting is open to the public!
Date:   September 1, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Email:   eldorado.lionsclub@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Sep 06   TOUCH Coalition
Tremendous Opportunities for Union County Health (TOUCH), is a Hometown Health Coalition and meets the First Tuesday of each month (except Jun-Aug) to discuss substance abuse prevention initiatives and Healthy Living topics pertinent to Union County residents.
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://touchcoalition.org
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W Grove Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Contact:   Jill Weinischke
Email:   jill.touch@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Meeting is at noon. Lunch for those that pre-register to jill.touch@gmail.com is just $5.
Fees/Admission:   Admission FREE! Lunch is $5 and includes Entree, Salad, Bread, Dessert and Tea. Pre-registration is required.
Sep 06   Becoming a Notary / What is a Notary?
Notaries verify signatures on legal and business documents to deter fraud and ensure the proper execution of these documents. The AR Secretary of State's Office will walk participants through the application process, assist in understanding issues facing notaries, best practices and procedures for current and future notaries. This class is FREE!
Date:   September 6, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus 3696 Main El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Julia Nipper, SAU ASBTDC Business Consultant SAU Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center 870-235-5033 julianipper@saumag.edu
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Sep 10   SouthArk Outdoor Expo
Winner: “First Runner-up for Best Festival by Arkansas Festival and Events.”
Those who love the outdoors will be summoned to the 18th Annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo, hosted by the South Arkansas Community College Foundation on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9:00-4:00 p.m.  

Contests include the Hero 5K run/walk, rib cook-off, outdoor photo contest, and car show contest with cash prizes for all contests. Live entertainers will be performing throughout the day. A full day of hands-on activities and exhibits for outdoor enthusiasts, families and children will take place. Admission is free. Donations of canned or packaged food items will be collected for a local food pantry.    

Contact Cynthia Reyna at (870) 864-7106 or 
foundation@southark.edu for information about booth space for vendors and exhibitors.  www.southarkexpo.com

 
Date:   September 10, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Contact:   Cynthia Reyna (870) 864-7106
Email:   foundation@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, Sept 10
Sep 12   Beginning Waltz Dance Class
Join instructor Wayne Guinn as he takes you through the basics of this beautiful and timeless dance. Registration is required.
Date:   September 12, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2817245
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Gym
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Mondays, beginning Sept. 12th and ending Oct. 3rd, 7-9pm
Fees/Admission:   $49
Sep 13   Intermediate Two-Step Dance Classes
Join instructor Wayne Guinn as he teaches you the steps to this classic dance.
Date:   September 13, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2817264
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Gym
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 13th and ending Oct. 4th, 7-9pm
Fees/Admission:   $49
Sep 14   Economic Outlook Luncheon
Join the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, September 14th for the last 2016 Economic Outlook Luncheon. This luncheon will be held at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, beginning at 11:30 AM. The luncheon is being sponsored by Democratic and Republican parties. The event is open to the public. Candidates from each party will be presented the opportunity to speak to the attendees. Tickets are $15 for members & $20 for non-members and can be purchased at the Chamber!
Date:   September 14, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goeldorado.com
Location:   El Dorado Fairgrounds
Contact:   Chamber (870) 863-6113
Email:   taylor@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 14th        
Fees/Admission:   Tickets - $15 per person
Sep 15 - Sep 18   El Dorado Film Festival Presents: Live Music, Food, Drinks and film "Valley Inn"
The third annual El Dorado Film Festival bring films and filmmakers from around the world to El Dorado for a fun weekend. Come enjoy a weekend full of great films and fun parties.
Date:   September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Website:   http://www.eldofilmfest.com
Location:   South Arkansas Arts Center
Contact:   El Dorado Film Festival 870-863-4547
Email:   eldoradofilmfestival@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   September 15 starting at 6:00PM, September 16 starting at 6:00PM, September 17 all day and September 18 at 1:00PM.
Sep 15   El Dorado Lions Club Meeting
The El Dorado Lions Club meets on every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. at  Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor. This meeting is open to the public!
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Email:   eldorado.lionsclub@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Sep 15   Intro to Fly Fishing
Come learn the basics of Fly Fishing from The Ozark Angler's Chad Kneeland. The Ozark Angler, which was created by Tom Hawthorne in 1989, is the premier fly and trout fishing destination for Arkansas fishermen. The Ozark Angler offers the best in gear and equipment and hosts guided fishing trips around the world. It has expanded to two locations in Heber Springs and Little Rock.
Date:   September 15, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2798733
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Rm. 121
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays, Beginning Sept. 15th and ending Oct. Oct. 6th, 6-8pm
Fees/Admission:   $40
Sep 16 - Sep 18   24th Annual First Financial Bank SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament
Join us this weekend for the FFB / SHARE Benefit Golf Tournament. All proceeds benefit InterFaith Clinic of El Dorado, AR.
Date:   September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.http://sharefoundation.com/Golf_Tournament.html
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club and Mystic Creek Golf Course.
Contact:   For more information or to volunteer, please contact Amanda Cooley at acooley@sharefoundation.com or Jean Hadley at jhadley@sharefoundation.com. Or call Amanda and Jean at 870.881.9015
Email:   acooley@sharefoundation.com
Date/Time Details:   Tournament Check-In begins at noon on Friday, September 16th at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club.
 
Party and Auction date and location will be announced in early 2016.
 
Fees/Admission:   Registration fee will be $380.00 per 2 person team. Contests and extras will be $80.00 per team.
Sep 16   69th birthday of our nation's Air Force
Life Touch’s Operation Appreciation and PJ's Coffee will celebrate the 69th birthday of our nation's Air Force on Friday, September 16th at 9:00-10:00 a.m. by treating all U. S. military, past or present, to a cup of coffee and a cookie at THE SPOT on the square in El Dorado. Celebrating the branches of our armed forces is a project of Life Touch's Operation Appreciation. Life Touch is a level III partner of We Honor Veterans. For more information visit http://www.wehonorveterans.org and http://lifetouchhospice.homestead.com/Operation-Appreciation.html Please stop by and enjoy your day, Air Force! Establishment of Air Force: http://www.afhso.af.mil/afhistory/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=15239
Date:   September 16, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lifetouchhospice.com/Operation-Appreciation.html
Location:   PJ's Coffee, 106 W Main St, El Dorado, AR 71730, United States
Contact:   Marsha Cowling 866-378-0388 mcowling@lifetouchhospice.org
Email:   mcowling@lifetouchhospice.org
Date/Time Details:   9/16/16 9:00am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 19   AMY GRANT LIVE!
Main Street El Dorado will present six-time Grammy Award winner Amy Grant live and in concert Monday, September 19th at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium (100 W 8th). The concert begins at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:00. Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name. She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top-40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top-40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. In all, she has sold over 30 million records worldwide. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes. Tickets are reserved-seating and go on-sale to the public Tuesday, July 26th at 10 AM and will be available at www.mainstreeteldorado.org or by calling the office of Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747. Ticket prices are $40 (Orchestra), $35 (Parquet) & $30 (Balcony).
Date:   September 19, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mainstreeteldorado.org
Location:   El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
Contact:   Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747
Date/Time Details:   Monday, September 19
Fees/Admission:   Reserved seating tickets are $40 (Orchestra), $35 (Parquet) & $30 (Balcony) and are available by calling (870) 862-4747 or online at www.mainstreeteldorado.org.
Sep 20 - Sep 24   Union County Fair
Union County Fair Booth info and advertising contact Beth at beth.brumley@yahoo.com
Date:   September 20, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   870-862-8071
Email:   beth.brumley@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept. 20th- 24th
Fees/Admission:   TBA
Sep 26 - Oct 02   Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout Golf Tournament
Don't miss the chance to see the next generation of LPGA stars at El Dorado's own Mystic Creek Golf Course. The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo, is looking for volunteers to help ensure that the El Dorado Shootout is an overwhelming success. You don't have to know a thing about golf to help out! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for golfers and non-golfers alike. Please sign up and help showcase the charm and wonderful hospitality of El Dorado. SIGN UP ONLINE AT: eldoradoshootout.com/volunteer
Date:   September 26, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://eldoradoshootout.com
Location:   Mystic Creek Golf Club
Contact:   Questions? Contact Amy Hulsey at 870-315-4250 or shootout_volunteers@murphyusa.com
Email:   shootout_volunteers@murphyusa.com
Date/Time Details:   September 26th-October 2nd, 2016
Sep 28   NEW! Small Business Owners/ Landlords Tax Deductions
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and SAU present the new class, “Small Business Owners/Landlords Tax Deductions.” Do you enjoy being your own boss, but hate the record-keeping struggle? Do you constantly find yourself asking if this is a deductible business expense? Do you have questions about income tax for your small business or real estate properties and don’t know who to ask? Then, this seminar is for you! This class will be taught by a business tax expert.
Date:   September 28, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus
Contact:   SAU Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center 870-235-5033 julianipper@saumag.edu
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   9/28/16 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30
Sep 29   Senior Center Celebration -Find Balance at Champagnolle Landing
September is National Senior Center Month so the South Arkansas Center on Aging Education Center is celebrating Champagnolle Landing Senior Wellness Center for all they do for our older adults. Mayor Hash will read a proclamation at 9:45 and fun festivities will follow.
Date:   September 29, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Champagnolle Landing Senior Wellness Center, 910 Champagnolle Rd
Contact:   Lori DeWese 870.881.8969
Email:   lkdewese@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   9:30am to Noon
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 29   Festive Fall Swag
Join us at All About Flowers to create a beautiful and festive Fall Swag! Registration is required.
Date:   September 29, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2818809
Location:   All About Flowers
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thurs, Sept 29th 6-7:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 registration fee and $35 supply fee