Events for October 2017
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Sep 11 - Oct 02   Voting for Small Business Awards
Votes for The Spirit of South Arkansas will be taken from September 11th through October 2nd. Please take the time to Nominate our local businesses! All votes will be taken via the internet and stay tuned for the link to vote!

The Spirit Of South Arkansas Awards were created as a way to recognize small businesses that demonstrate a commitment to good business practices, employee relations and the greater community. These businesses are made up of 50 employees or less, have completed three full years of operations as of Jan. 1, 2017 and have a valid business licenses. Nominees must also be located in Union County or be a member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.
This event is organized by the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce, South Arkansas Community College and Arkansas Women's Business Center and Sponsored by our Title Sponsors
El Dorado Insider and Southern Airways Express; Award Sponsors First Financial Bank, Main Street El Dorado GenWealth Financial Advisors and Long's Roofing and Sheet Metal.

 
Date:   September 11, 2017 - October 2, 2017
Website:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VoteSpiritofSouthArkansas
Location:   All votes will be taken via internet.
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for the general public for the award ceremony on October 18th.
Sep 28 - Oct 01   Murphy Arts District Grand Opening
Opening of a state-of-the-art music, entertainment and restaurant complex featuring a star-studded line up featuring Brad Paisley, Migos, ZZ Top and more. 
Click on the website link above for more information.
Date:   September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Website:   http://www.eldomad.com/
Email:   info@eldofest.com
Sep 30 - Oct 01   Migos
Date:   September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Time:   11:30 PM - 01:00 AM
Location:   Griffin Music Hall
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, September 30
11:30 p.m.     
Oct 01   Smokey Robinson with the South Arkansas Symphony
FREE CONCERT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Date:   October 1, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Amphitheater
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, October 1
4:00 p.m.    
Fees/Admission:   FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC!
Oct 03   SmallBytes: Phishing Scams
Dr. Tim Kirk, Chief Information Officer at South Arkansas Community College, provides information about phishing scams and how to avoid them.
Date:   October 3, 2017
Time:   12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/129016334420739/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22
Location:   SouthArk Library
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 3 - 12:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 04   Medical Center of South Arkansas Senior Circle Lunch and Learn
Senior Circle, a Medical Center of South Arkansas program, is now accepting new members. Senior Circle is a program for individuals age 50 or better who are interested in pursuing an active lifestyle, learning about health and wellness and meeting others. Events and activities are designed to help you stay healthy, vibrant and active. We encourage you to pursue the things you love, try new hobbies and interests and meet new friends.
Date:   October 4, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.seniorcircle.com/
Location:   Medical Center of South Arkansas, Conference Room #3, first floor near the main entrance.
Contact:   To make reservations, become a member or inquire, please contact Alex Bennett at 870-864-3245.
Email:   alexandria.bennett@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   Senior Circle meetings are always held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon.
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is free for Senior Circle Members and $15 for non-members which includes your annual membership. Circle memberships are only $15 a year, but the benefits can be priceless to your health and happiness.
Oct 04   SmallBytes: Social Media TMI
SouthArk CIT Instructor Roslyn Turner talks about the dangers of oversharing on social media. You don't want to miss this!
Date:   October 4, 2017
Time:   12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1055445867892317/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22su
Location:   SouthArk Library
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 4 - 12:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 05   SmallBytes: Cell Phone Safety
Vicki Badgley and Roslyn Turner return to the CyberExpo stage to tell you all about cell phone safety.
Date:   October 5, 2017
Time:   12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/126804178067532/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22sur
Location:   SouthArk Library
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 5 - 12:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 05   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:   October 5, 2017
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!
Oct 05   Creating Animals Using LED Lights
Join Barton Library and the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources for a fun project! We will be creating animals that light up using LED lights. It will be presented by Paula White.
Date:   October 5, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www2.youseemore.com/barton/default.asp
Location:   Barton Public Library 200 East 5th St El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Karla Nelson, Children's Librarian 200 East 5th St El Dorado, AR 71730 870-863-5447
Email:   knelson@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   October 5th, 2017 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public!
Oct 05 - Oct 06   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   October 5, 2017 - October 6, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Oct 06 - Oct 07   2nd Annual Agape House Children's Home Flea Market
Come look through our treasures including furniture, books, toys, bags, luggage, appliances, cookware, knick-knacks, and so much more! All proceeds benefit the Agape Ministry and the foster children we care for every day!
Date:   October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.SupportAgape.org
Location:   Mac's Tree Service 1405 West 19th Street El Dorado, AR 71730
Email:   mgatheright@supportagape.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th 8 A.M to 4: P.M. Each Day
Oct 06 - Oct 13   The Veterans of Comedy
The Veterans of Comedy is a group of comedians that have served in the armed forces, who are now nationally touring comedians who have made it their mission to entertain veterans, and active duty military. Founder Will C, along with Erik Knowles and Brett James are all veterans of the military and veterans in the entertainment industry who wanted to reach out and support our transitioning veterans through their love of standup comedy. The Veterans of Comedy are Veterans who are Comedians and Comedians who are Veterans. Whether it be a battlefield, bunker, hanger, or a comedy club, The Veterans of Comedy use laughter as the foundation to reach and support those active duty military personnel as well as those transitioning to the civilian way of life. The Veterans of Comedy are GOOD TO GO and will be sure to leave “NO LAUGH LEFT BEHIND”. Willc – (USAF, USMC, USAR) Originally from Kansas City, MO, now makes his home in Los Angeles, CA. Seen on Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Storage Hunters, MOM and blockbusters Hail, Caesar, and Gone Girl. Will has been heard on XM/Sirius, The Bob and Tom Show, National Lampoon Radio, and All Comedy Radio. www.willc.net Erik Knowles – (USMC) Originally from Beaumont, TX, now makes his home in San Diego, CA. Erik has worked with Sarah Silverman, Pauly Shore, Bobby Lee, Zach Galifianakis just to name a few. He was a finalist at the California Comedy Festival, and WON The World Series of Comedy 2016 in Las Vegas. Erik has performed in comedy clubs and casinos, and military bases all over California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. www.erikknowles.com with Guest Host Jay Jackson - (USAR) Army veteran Jay Jackson draws upon his experiences as a theatre actor, news reporter, and radio host during his stand-up comedy. He co-hosted The Broadway Joe Morning Show, the #1-rated urban radio talk show in Arkansas, for nearly three years. Jay appeared in the 2016 Loony Bin Comedy Competition and hosted the 2017 Little Rock World Series of Comedy. He currently hosts the Comedy Cage Match variety show every month in North Little Rock and the Rogue Radio podcast.
Date:   October 6, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.facebook.com/theveteransofcomedy
Location:   American Legion Post 10 105 Christian Drive El Dorado AR
Contact:   8703156482
Email:   Rickwilliams@suddenlink.net
Date/Time Details:   October 6 Doors open at 6 show starts at 7
Fees/Admission:   Tickets $10 in advance available at POST 10 and PJ's coffee shop. $12.50 online www.eventbrite.com $15 at the door
Oct 07   Paint the Town Pink 5K Color Walk/Run
Paint the Town Pink is a fun family-friendly 5K color walk/run to benefit the #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation. #teamcorrie gives $1000 grants to cancer patients in Union County to help with their medical expenses.
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   The Square in El Dorado
Contact:   Sandy Gross 8708630291
Email:   Sandy49gross@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   October 7, 2017 8:00AM
Fees/Admission:   $35 registration fee that includes a t-shirt
Oct 07   The 2nd Annual Strong Arkansas Fall Festival
Benito Presents The 2nd Annual Strong Arkansas Fall Festival Saturday October 7th In Beautiful Downtown Strong Arkansas. We will have family fun all day long until 6pm That's when we will get ready for the Concert Series Starring Omar Cunningham Ghetto Cowboy & Summer Wolfe. Tickets are on sale now @ Strong City Hall. $10 In advance $15 the day of the event. So come on out for a day filled with fun @ The 2nd Annual Strong Arkansas Fall Festival ?? !!!
Date:   October 7, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Beautiful Downtown Strong Arkansas
Contact:   Benito @ 870-866-7763
Email:   benito11869@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday October 7th 2017
Fees/Admission:   Free up until 6pm That's when the Concert Series starts. Admission $10 in advance $15 day of the event
Oct 08   Free Screening: Silence of the Lambs
Former FBI Special Agent John Douglas will be at South Arkansas Community College on October 12 for the SouthArk Lecture Series. In preparation for that event, Dr. Jim Yates will be discussing the film "Silence of the Lambs," which owes a considerable debt to Agent Douglas's work at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. Rated R.
Date:   October 8, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 12   John Douglas, Author/Retired FBI Special Agent -- SouthArk Lecture Series
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: The man who literally wrote the book on criminal profiling, JOHN DOUGLAS, will speak at the El Dorado Conference Center at 7pm on Thurs. Oct 12, FREE. Hear about Douglas' exploits as an FBI agent working on the cases of some of the world's most notorious serial killers. The new Netflix Original series "Mindhunter" (debuts Friday, Oct. 13) is based on Douglas' work. Don't miss this amazing event, part of our annual Lecture Series!
Date:   October 12, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Contact:   Dr. James Yates, Dean of Liberal Arts 870-864-7156
Email:   jyates@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 12, 2017: 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free For Mature Audiences
Oct 12 - Oct 13   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Oct 13   El Dorado Kiwanis Club Pancake Day!
It's that time of year; all you can eat pancakes/sausage/beverage $5, the best deal in town! Don't have time to stay and eat? That's ok we do carry out. The El Dorado Kiwanis Club Pancake Day will take place on Friday, October 13th. There are two sets of serving times: 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. The event will take place at the TAC House on North West Avenue. Proceeds go to benefiting the children of Union County. For advanced ticket purchases contact any Kiwanis Club member or Gerry Tomlinson, Ticket Chair at 310-3113.
Date:   October 13, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Location:   TAC House on  North West Avenue.
 
Contact:   El Dorado Kiwanis Club
Email:   tomlinson1011@att.net
Date/Time Details:   October 13th, 2017
11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm 
Fees/Admission:   $5 A Person
Oct 14 - Oct 15   Shoot Your Way Across the Bayou
Shoot Your Way Across the Bayou is a state wide league patterned off the highly successfull Shoot Your Way Across Texas.
Date:   October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Location:   Slinging Arrows 1428 N West Ave, El Dorado, AR
Contact:   Slingin Arrows 870-639-8133
Oct 14   Holiday Foods
The theme is “COLOR OF THE SEASONS.” This year’s featured speakers are Dr. Margaret Wood Holzem, Program Director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at the Medical Center of South Arkansas, and Stacie Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian. Margaret Holzem will be speaking on Diabetes, and Stacie Smith will be speaking on Healthy Living. Extension Homemaker members have prepared some tasty recipes for participants to sample. The tasting will follow the program. Those attending will receive a booklet of recipes for the holiday season. A portion of the profit will go to fund an Extension Homemaker Club scholarship. Extra books can be purchased for $5.00. Table decorations are being furnished by the Extension Homemakers Clubs. The Extension Homemaker Club cookbook, A Taste of Union County, Volume IV, will be sold at the Holiday Foods program for $10. Extension Homemaker members will also sponsor a candy sale (homemade divinity, fudge, peanut brittle, etc.) will be available at $3.00 per package.
Date:   October 14, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ministry Center of College Avenue Church of Christ El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Contact:   Lauren McGarrh 307 American Road, Suite 101 El Dorado, Arkansas 71730 Phone Number: 1-870-864-1916
Email:   lamcgarrh@uaex.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 14, 2017 11 am - 1 pm
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $15.00.
Oct 18   2017 Small Business Awards Luncheon
More to come!
Date:   October 18, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Oct 19   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:   October 19, 2017
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!
Oct 19   Let's Eat! Making the Most of Plant-Based Nutrition
Join Paula Shackelford, Dr. Jim Sheppard, Alexandra Bell, Dr. Ivory Kinslow and Dr. Eric Hatley as they present the practical side of plant-based nutrition and how to enjoy whole foods, plant-based eating. A valuable follow-up to the earlier panel presentation in July - you don't want to miss it! Happening on Thursday, October 19 in the SouthArk Library Auditorium at 6:00 PM.
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 19   Veteran's Family Benefits Fair
Project SOUTH (Serving our Units at Home) will host a benefits fair to all military personnel and their families. Veteran Service Organizations and State Agencies will be available to provide information on benefits and help.
Date:   October 19, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Gym 300 S. W. Ave El Dorado, AR
Contact:   Richard Dunlap-Project South Coordinator 1-870-315-1116
Email:   projectsouth@ymail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, October 19th, 6-8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Oct 19 - Oct 20   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   October 19, 2017 - October 20, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Oct 20   AnnTeeKeys Antiques, Flea Mall, and Auctions Ribbon Cutting
The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting at AnnTeeKeys* Antiques* Flea Mall* and Auctions* on October 20th at 12pm. They are located at 9590 Strong Hwy in Strong. This event is right in the middle of their semi-annual 25 cent parking lot sale as well as the same weekend of the Bargains for you on Hwy 82. They are family owned and operated business since 2011. This Antique store/Flea Mall carries antique furniture, appliances, living room, dining room, bed room furniture, pottery, glass and Fenton, Crystal, Imperial, L.E. Smith, Rosseville, and Hull... Just to mention a few of their glass and pottery brands. AnnTeeKeys also has your yard decorations covered with metal yard art consisting of RAZORBACKS, LSU, Alabama, frogs sitting on Mushroom with an umbrella and more. Services they provide include: Auctions, estate sales, consignments, and custom paint jobs for furniture and metal yard art! To contact AnnTeeKeys please call them at 870 797-3018. www.annteekeys.com
Date:   October 20, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.annteekeys.com
Location:   9590 Strong Hwy, Strong, AR 71730
Contact:   AnnTeeKeys please call them at 870 797-3018
Date/Time Details:   10/20/17 Noon
Fees/Admission:   free
Oct 21   Music of The Beatles: Abbey Road
Once again, Jeans 'n Classics will join the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to bring you the music of The Beatles. The group has previously sold out performances with the Symphony for the music of the Eagles, Queen, Pink Floyd and others. Jeans 'n Classics formula is simple – “Combine rock musicians and headlining stars with world-class Symphony orchestras' in programs of classic rock designed to attract younger audiences.” Combining that formula with the Symphony, Jeans n' Classics returns to El Dorado for a concert featuring the entire “Abbey Road” album, plus other Beatles favorites, featuring all-star lead singer David Blamires. The Beatles' best-selling album, “Abbey Road” was the Fab Four's 11th studio album and the last in which all four Beatles participated.
Date:   October 21, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southarkansassymphony.org
Location:   Griffin Music Hall Murphy Arts District
Contact:   For more information, contact the Symphony office at 870.863.4547 ext. 106, or go online to www.southarkansassymphony.org.
Email:   kermitpoling@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets cost $40 for premium seating; general admission tickets range from $15- $30. Discounts are available for students, military personnel and seniors.
Oct 23   KEYNOTE: Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will speak on cyber security, identity theft, and Internet safety for the first annual SouthArk CyberExpo! Don't miss this important event, Monday October 23 at 12:15 in the El Dorado Conference Center. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so South Arkansas Community College is hosting its first ever CyberExpo during the month of October! Events will include guest speakers, "small byte" lunch hour presentations, and community outreach opportunities. Looking to know more about cyber security? Look no further! We'll see you in October.
Date:   October 23, 2017
Time:   12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/270230803485701/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Contact:   870-862-8131 870-864-7115
Email:   pshackelford@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 23, 2017 12:15 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 24   Banking Services for Small Businesses
Cyber security is a concern for everyone, and perhaps especially companies and businesses. As part of SouthArk's CyberExpo this month, join us on October 24 for "Banking Services for Small Businesses" presented by Southern Bancorp and the Arkansas Women's Business Center. 12:00 noon in the SouthArk Library Auditorium.
Date:   October 24, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/910570612435199/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22
Location:   SouthArk Library Auditorium
Contact:   librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115 liz.young@winrock.org 870-864-8430
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 24 | 12:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 24   Southern Airways Ribbon Cutting
Join Southern Airways at the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado for a ribbon-cutting and launch party celebrating the new low-cost service to Dallas. The event will be held between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, and will feture live entertainment from Rick Jones, catering from Upper Crust Catering, craft beer selections, a local wine sampling, and ticket giveaways. One guest will win the grand prize of round-trip airfare for two to Fort Lauderdale and two-night hotel stay.
 
Please R.S.V.P. for this event by calling the Southern Airways terminal in El Dorado at (870) 340-2884 or by emailing s.mcdaniel@iFlySouthern.com
Date:   October 24, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field418 Airport Dr. El Dorado, AR
Email:   mcn288@hotmail.com
Oct 26   Cyber Jobs Panel
Join Alexandra Bell, Bryan Windham, and Tim Bolin as they present insight on the cyber security and information technology job market, preparing for technology jobs interviews, and other helpful tips. Students and all others welcome!
Date:   October 26, 2017
Time:   09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/southarklibrary/
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   October 26 | 9:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Oct 26 - Oct 27   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Oct 27   Hope for the Future Caregiver Workshop
Hope for the Future is a free educational workshop that provides information for caregivers, on how to care for those with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia. Professionals from the field of medicine, law, nutrition, and exercise address important issues that caregivers face daily when caring for a loved one or patient. This is a full day seminar and provides breakfast, lunch and relaxing amenities, all at no cost to the caregiver. Please Contact Alzheimer's Arkansas at 501-224-0021 for more information. If you are a professional caregiver or student, Continued Education Units (CEU's) are offered for a small fee.
Date:   October 27, 2017
Time:   07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edczvfga9f5d7590&llr=vtbdvwmab
Location:   First United Methodist Church Peace Hall, 320 W Main St, Magnolia, AR 71753
Contact:   501-224-0021
Email:   elise.stuart@alzark.org
Date/Time Details:   October 27th, 7:30am-3:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free for family Caregivers, $45 for CEU's, $25 for Student CEU's
Oct 28   Jingle Bell Fun Run
Kid fun run for ages 5-18 Sponsored by Immanuel Baptist Church. Proceeds go to shipping shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   Patty Howard
Email:   phoward.occ@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017 8:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $9.00
Oct 28   HalloWeinerPawLooza
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, goblins and weiner dogs! It’s Hallo-WeinerPawLooza! The Eighth Annual Dachshund Dash is just part of the United Way of Union County’s Halloween-themed WeinerPawLooza, which will also include costume contests for children and pets. Hallo-WeinerPawLooza is set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28 at the Boys & Girls Club. The event is free, however there are admission costs for the contests. WeinerPawLooza, which is open to all dog breeds this year, will include a costume contest and other games for pets, a kissing booth, a photo booth, concessions – and, of course, dog races. The two race categories include the Dachshund Dash (for dachshunds only) at 11 a.m. and the Weiner Wanna Bes (all other breeds), which starts at 10 a.m. Entry fee for the race is $10 per dog and proof of current vaccinations must be provided. Racers must be registered in advance of the day of event. The Pet Costume Contest will start at 9:30 a.m. and is $2 per pet to enter. Registration is available on site. Canine Contests will start at 10:30 a.m. Entry for each category is $1 per pet. Dogs can be entered into more than one category. Categories are: smallest dog, largest dog, dog that travelled the farthest, best trick, best howl, oldest dog, youngest dog, worst breath, longest ears, longest tail, shortest dog and longest dog. Registration is available on site. A Halloween costume contest for children under 12 years old will start at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $2 per child. Prizes will be awarded in each age category. Vendors will be on site and United Way agencies will have games and trick-or-treating for children in costume. For the safety of all participants, all dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Water bowls will be provided throughout the event. WeinerPawLooza is an element of the United Way’s annual campaign, which raises more than $1 million through individual gifts and workplace campaigns to support programs and services provided by 13 local non-profit agencies. 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, through the generous donations from the community, raised more than $1.2 million. United Way of Union County partner agencies include: 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 Hallo-WeinerPawLooza, contact the United Way at 870-862-4903.
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/weinerpawloozaeldorado
Location:   Boys & Girls Club
Contact:   Alexis Alexander at 870-862-4903
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28
Fees/Admission:   Admission is free. Certain events or activities may have fees.
Oct 28   NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET
NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charity Fleming Smith Principal Associate for Education at Fetterman and Associates International Little Rock, Arkansas Commemorative Program Empowerment Through Education: Strengthening the Family and Community
Date:   October 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   St. Mary’s Parish Hall 512 Champagnolle- El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   1. Janice Bush 870-863-7437 janice.bush29@outlook.com 2. Betty Morgan 870-818-3486 bettymorgan@yahoo.com 3. Dessie Ford 870-665-2591 dessa3@suddenlink.net 4. Angula Davis 870-31-20406 anguladavis@yahoo.com
Email:   anguladavis@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   October 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS $25.00
Oct 29   Carnival in The Park
Old fashioned carnival for children. Free. Costumes welcome. Presented by College Ave. Church of Christ.
Date:   October 29, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Neel Park
Contact:   Coach - College Ave. Church of Christ Children's Minister
Email:   CACOC@Suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017; 3-5:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   None
Oct 31   Monster Mash Bash with Barton Library
Come join us for our Monster Mash Bash at Barton Public Library! We will have face painting from 6:00 pm-6:30 pm and a Thomas and Friends Halloween movie from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided and candy bags will be given after the movie.
Date:   October 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www2.youseemore.com/barton/
Location:   Barton Public Library 200 East 5th St El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Karla Nelson, Children's Librarian 870-863-5447
Email:   knelson@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   October 31, 2017 6:00 pm- 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to the public! Ages 2-11