Events for February 2015
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Jan 12 - Mar 21   HealthWorks Community Wide Couch 2 5k Training
HealthWorks is having a community wide Couch 2 5k training program beginning Monday, January 12th and ending Saturday, March 21st. Each Saturday at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting, meet us at the Union County Fairgrounds for a community run/walk. For HealthWorks members, a training schedule will be posted on the 2nd floor. Non-members may pick up a copy of the training schedule in the lobby of HealthWorks. Inquire at the front desk.

**NOTE:  You can also download the C25K app on your smartphone
Date:   January 12, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Website:   http://www.healthworksfitnesscenterar.com/
Location:   HealthWorks and Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26 or Lindsey Spooner at 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   tclark1@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   1/12/2015 through March 21, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Couch 2 5k training is free to the public. Registration fee for the 5k on Saturday, March 21st yet to be determined.
Jan 25 - Mar 20   Get Lean in '15
HealthWorks Fitness Center is starting the New Year with Get Lean in '15. This program is an 8 week challenge that focuses on total wellness through a variety of Fat Loss Lifestyle Education Classes and Workouts. Participants will receive a pamphlet containing healthy nutrition and time efficient workouts. Interactive lectures teaching the fat loss lifestyle are scheduled weekly on Sundays from 3:00-4:00pm. This program will end Friday March 20th.
Date:   January 25, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   HealthWorks Fitness Center Conference Room
Contact:   Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26
Email:   tclark1@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Educational seminar dates are as follows: January 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 25th, and March 1st, 8th, and 15th.
Fees/Admission:   $120 which includes 8 weeks of unlimited access to XTS classes, education, and workouts.
Feb 02   Preservation Society
Topic: Diary of Jacob Hass: 9th Wisconsin Inf. (Civil War, Camden Expedition) Speaker: Mark Christ Free and open to the public
Date:   February 2, 2015
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.soarkhistory.com
Location:   510 N. Jackson - Newton House Museum
Contact:   Patrick Hotard 870-862-9890
Email:   info@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   February 2, 2015 5:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 02   Magicland Circus
The Circus is coming to Town! The Circus will be in town for one day only February 2nd with one performance at 7pm. The show will be a the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. Doors open one hour before show time in order to get a good seat. Adult tickets are $16 and children age 2 - 14 get in free with paid adult and a free pass form one of your local merchants. For additional information please e-mail us at: Familyfuncircus@gmail.com
Date:   February 2, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
Email:   familyfuncircus@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Feb 2 2015
Fees/Admission:   $16 for adults $7 for children age 2 - 14 however there are free passes around town at your local merchants.
Feb 04   Senior Circle Lunch & Learn
Age gracefully, live well and have some fun. Join the circle. February is American Heart Month: Learn about how to stay ?heart healthy?! The event begins at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Reservations requested to (870) 864-3282. No charge for Senior Circle Members. SC membership is $15/year. You can sign up at the Lunch & Learn
Date:   February 4, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.themedcenter.net
Location:   Medical Center of South Arkansas Conference Room 3
Contact:   Amber Cowger 870-864-3245 amber.cowger@mcsaeldo.com
Email:   amber.cowger@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Fees/Admission:   No fee for Senior Circle members. Annual membership for Senior Circle (age 50 plus) is $15/yr. Reservations requested.
Feb 05   South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Meeting
Exploitation of the Elderly and disabled: Presented by Pam Reed- Adult Protective Services
Date:   February 5, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall 512 Champagnolle Road
Contact:   Please RSVP by Monday February 1, 2015
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   February 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Feb 07   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   February 7, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds Track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   2/7/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 07   UCAPS Furball
Fundraiser for Union County Animal Protection Society. Food, Band, Silent Auction. Casual dress
Date:   February 7, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   American Legion El Dorado AR
Contact:   870-918-6638
Date/Time Details:   02/07/15 6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20 individual, $30 couple
Feb 07 - Feb 08   Silk lead man "Gary Jenkins"
At PANDORA LOUNGE LEAD MAN OF "SILK" In 1992, Gary answered an audition call and earned the role as lead singer for Keith Sweat's newly formed R&B group Silk. Their career began with the success of "Freak Me" and "Lose Control" from Silk's 1992 debut album Lose Control. Their career spanned the globe for nearly ten years, with more than five million records sold. In September 1994, Jenkins appeared in the R&B group, Black Men United with mentor Keith Sweat on the single, "U Will Know" from the soundtrack to the movie, Jason's Lyric. The success of their second album, Silk, led to the follow-up, Tonight. Remaining consistent, they released their fourth album, Love Session in 2001. The group gained national recognition with his appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kathi Lee, MTV, BET, Soul Train, Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, Moesha, Showtime At The Apollo and Motown Live among others. Achieving international acclaim, Gary has toured throughout the world in such countries as Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, the Netherlands and Germany
Date:   February 7, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Time:   09:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Website:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silks-gary-jenkins-tickets-7672704265
Location:   PANDORA LOUNGE
Contact:   JEREMY 870-8148484
Email:   mix96jo@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   FEBRUARY 7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   AT DOOR $15.00 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silks-gary-jenkins-tickets- 767270-4265
 
Feb 10   HEAT (Healthy Eating and Tasting) presented by South Arkansas Center on Aging
Monthly program for older adults 50 and better. Each month will feature a different chef from one of our local businesses in the community. The program will provide tips for healthy recipes, food demonstrations and food tasting! A light lunch will be served so reservations are required. Call Lori DeWese at 870 881-8969
Date:   February 10, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   HealthWorks
Contact:   Lori DeWese, Education Coordinator at South Arkansas Center on Aging 870 881-8969
Email:   lkdewese@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 10, 2015/ 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 11   Economic Outlook Luncheon Sponsored by Martin Operating Partnership
On February 11, 2015, the Chamber is holding its 2015 quarterly Economic Outlook Luncheon, sponsored by Martin Operating Partnership, during which representatives from each community in Union County will have the opportunity to report what's going on in their backyard.

This is a great opportunity to learn about so many of the good things taking place around Union County and to meet the leaders who are making them happen. Reservations required to (870) 863-6113 or chamber@goeldorado.com. The cost is $15. Payment or invoice preferred in advance. Speaker will be AEDC Deputy Director Danny Games.
Date:   February 11, 2015
Location:   First Methodist Church
501 West 7th Street
Smackover, AR
 
Contact:   Tiffany Olson, (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 11:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M.
Fees/Admission:   $15 at the door
Feb 12   Blood Drive at East Main Baptist Church
East Main Baptist Church is hosting a Blood Drive tonight and they welcome you to join! It is a Valentine themed event with "share the love" & "I changed someone's world" t-shirts. They will have snacks and drinks as well and you will be entered into a drawing to win dinner for two!
Date:   February 12, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   East Main Baptist Church 1903 East Main Street El Dorado, AR 71730
Date/Time Details:   February 12, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Feb 14   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting). Wear RED for Valentine's Day!
Date:   February 14, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds Track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   2/14/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 14   Seasons of Love with the South Arkansas Symphony
This Concert OVERVIEW Love is in the air and Maestro Poling has put together a program of some of the most beautiful music ever written. Experience these oft unheard of pieces featuring tenor, Randal Rushing and principal French Horn, Tom Hundemer. The concert will conclude with the original version of Appalachian Spring written by American composer, Aaron Copland. Program: Holst: Brook Green Suite Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings Intermission Copland: Appalachian Spring
Date:   February 14, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southarkansassymphony.org
Location:   El Dorado Municipal Auditorium 100 W. 8th Street El Dorado, AR. 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Symphony Box Office: 870-862-0521
Email:   sasoexecdirector@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   tickets are between $5-$25
Feb 17   South Point Dermatology Ribbon Cutting
Join South Point Dermatology Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, February 17, at  10:00 a.m., located at 613 Thompson, El Dorado, Arkansas.  Meet Shelbi Van Pelt, MSN, APRN, along with her team. 
 
Date:   February 17, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   South Point Dermatology
613 Thompson
El Dorado, AR 71730

 
Contact:   Kay Smith
Email:   kay@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:  

Tuesday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Feb 17   Business After Hours Hosted by PJ's Coffee
Business After Hours will be hosted by PJ's Coffee located at the Spot.  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:   February 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://goeldorado.bizzuka.org/work/Networking-Opportunities
Location:   PJ's Coffee
106 West Main
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Tiffany Olson (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 17, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $5.00 at the door.
Feb 19   Getting Started with Pinterest and Instagram
Join us for a fun and fast paced look at these emerging social networks. In this seminar, we will explore how these social networks may fit your business and how to make these effective. We will also discuss time management tips on how to make sure you are spending the appropriate amounts of time on these social networks.
Date:   February 19, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaar77751489603d
Location:   SouthArk - East Campus
Contact:   Julia Nipper, SAU ASBTDC Training Coordinator SAU Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center 870-235-5033 julianipper@saumag.edu
Email:   julianipper@saumag.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 19,2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30
Feb 19 - Feb 21   HOPE Landing Rug Show
Outstanding selection of antique & hand woven Oriental rugs from a major wholesaler from Dallas World Trade Center, Exclusive Oriental Rugs. ALL RUGS 50%-60% OFF. $1,000,000 inventory from Persia, China, India, Pakistan & Turkey. Proceeds to Benefit HOPE Landing
Date:   February 19, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.hopelanding.com
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall 512 Champagnolle, El Dorado, Arkansas
Contact:   Jenny Williams (870) 862-0500
Email:   jenny@hopelanding.com
Date/Time Details:   February 19th - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. February 20th and 21st 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free
Feb 21   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   February 21, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds Track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   2/21/2015 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Feb 21   Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant Crawfish Boil
If you like Hot and Spicy Crawdaddy's Jalisco's in Strong, Arkansas is the place to be on February 21,2015. Call and reserve your crawfish today! 8707972555
Date:   February 21, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   9564 Strong Hwy, Strong, Arkansas
Contact:   Jonathan Williams 8707972555
Date/Time Details:   February 21,2015
Feb 24   South Arkansas Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Timberlane Health & Rehab
Join us with a new event: South Arkansas Networking Breakfast sponsored by Timberlane Health & Rehab,2002 Timberwood El Dorado, AR 71730. 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. Breakfast will be catered by Paula's Catering. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members
Date:   February 24, 2015
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Timberlane Health & Rehab, 2002 Timberwood El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Tiffany Olson (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   February 24, 2015 7:30 till 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $15 for members $20 for non-members
Feb 25   El Dorado Bankers Blood Drive
16th Annual El Dorado Bankers Blood Drive Banks Participating: BancorpSouth First Financial Bank Regions Bank Simmons Bank Smackover State Bank Southern Bancorp $600 Wal-Mart gift card given away at the end of the drive. Door prizes given away every hour! Pizza, Spudnuts, and Drinks will be provided!
Date:   February 25, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Arts Center 110 E 5th St. El Dorado, AR 71730
Email:   tiffany.hunter@lifeshare.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Feb 26   South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Bunko Night
Bunko Night Everyone is invited Come Play Bunko and Help Fundraise Whether your a newbie or an old Pro!
Date:   February 26, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap
Location:   St. Mary's Episcopal Church- Parish Hall
Contact:   Please RSVP by Monday February 23rd.
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   February 26th from 6pm-9pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per player
Feb 28   HealthWorks Community Run/Walk
Meet as a community at the Union County Fairgrounds for the Couch 2 5k run/walk (weather permitting).
Date:   February 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Website:   https://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds Track
Contact:   Lindsey Spooner 870-862-5442 ext 14
Email:   healthworksfitness1@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   2/28/2015 2/28/2015
Fees/Admission:   Free