Events for February 2017
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Feb 01   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:   February 1, 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.
Feb 02   El Dorado Promise Anniversary Event
February 2 - El Dorado Promise Anniversary Event - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - El Dorado Conference Center - featuring New York Times Best Selling Author Liz Murray and Governor Asa Hutchinson
Date:   February 2, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center 
Date/Time Details:   February 2 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Feb 02   Decade of Promise
A Decade of Promise -- A celebratory tenth-anniversary program, will take place from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, at the El Dorado Conference Center.

The keynote speaker will be Liz Murray, New York Times best selling author of the autobiography Breaking Night; and whose award winning movie about her life is entitled, Homeless to Harvard. She will discuss her journey from homelessness to higher education achievement and beyond. Featured will be remarks from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Murphy Oil Corporation Chairman Claiborne Deming. El Dorado Promise success stores will be shared, and the Promise memorabilia displayed.


Tickets to the Decade of Promise event are free, but are required to attend. Tickets are available beginning Friday, January 20, by contacting eldoradopromiseevents.com; or (870) 864-6300
Date:   February 2, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Date/Time Details:   4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2
Fees/Admission:   Tickets to the Decade of Promise event are free, but are required to attend. Tickets are available beginning Friday, January 20, by contacting eldoradopromiseevents.com; or (870) 864-6300
Feb 02   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:   February 2, 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!
Feb 06   Beginning East Coast Swing Dance Classes
Location: SouthArk Gym Time: 7--9pm Dates: Starts Monday, Feb. 6th through Monday Feb. 27th Lace up your dancing shoes and join instructor Wayne Guinn for this fun and popular dancing class. Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Date:   February 6, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3059756
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Fees/Admission:   $49
Feb 07   Social Media Marketing Plans
Not sure where to begin with social media or why you should bother? See how a social media presence complements your other marketing, and leave with your own social media marketing plan
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus
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:   2/7/17 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30
Feb 07   Free Blood Pressure Screening
Join us in the SouthArk Library for a free blood pressure screening provided by the nursing students of SouthArk's Allied Health programs.
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 7, 2:00-3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 07   Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Compliments of the SouthArk Nursing Students
The American Heart Association states that the prevalence of high blood pressure in African-Americans is the highest in the world.
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   SouthArk Library
Feb 07   AARP Work for Yourself@50+
Is self-employment right for you? South Arkansas Community College is hosting a free Work For Yourself@50+ workshop in your area on Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the SouthArk Library Lecture Hall. Join us at 300 Summit Street in El Dorado Arkansas for more information about creating your own employment opportunities! Call 888-339-5617 to register today. http://bit.ly/2cQNk9g
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://bit.ly/2cQNk9g
Contact:   Call 888-339-5617 to register today.
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Feb 07   Beginning West Coast Swing Dance Classes
Location: SouthArk Gym Time: 7--9pm Dates: Classes start Tuesday, Feb. 7th and end Tuesday, Feb. 28th Cost: $49 This dance style is suitable for the ballroom or the dance hall--or for some great exercise! Join instructor Wayne Guinn to learn about this fun and popular dance. Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Date:   February 7, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3059770
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Feb 08   Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by Waste Corporation of Arkansas

The Chamber is holding its first 2017 Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by Waste Corporation of Arkansas, during which representatives from each community in Union County will have the opportunity to report what's going on in their backyard. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church in Norphlet, Arkansas.

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. RSVP to (870) 863-6113 or 
chamber@goeldorado.com.

The cost is $15 at the door.

Date:   February 8, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:  

First Baptist Church of Norphlet
201 S Main St.  
Norphlet, AR 71759

Contact:   El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $15 per person. RSVP required.
Feb 09   Free showing of the movie ?Red Tails?
Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen
The first African-American combat pilots to fight in WWII
Thursday, Feb. 9 – 6:00 p.m.
Library Auditorium

 
Date:   February 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Feb 13 - Feb 15   Soul Food Lunch Specials
Monday, Feb. 13 – Wednesday, Feb. 15
SouthArk Bistro

 
Date:   February 13, 2017 - February 15, 2017
Feb 13 - Mar 31   Applebee's NEW 12 Minutes or It's Free Lunch Deals, M-F Until 2PM
Click here for more information!
Applebee's introduces the NEW 12 Minutes or Your Lunch is FREE until 2PM Lunch Deals. Full-size menu items starting at $7.99 including tea or soft drink served in 12 minutes or less. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid for large parties of 7 or more. Choose any of these full-size menu items: $7.99: Classic Cheeseburger, Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken, Chicken Tenders $8.99: Oriental Chicken Salad, Clubhouse Grille, Grilled Chicken Breast with 2 Classic Sides $9.99: 6-oz USDA Choice Top Sirloin with 2 Classic Sides*, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi *Steak is excluded from the 12-minute guarantee due to required cooking time. 12-minute guarantee is available until 2PM, Monday-Friday. Lunch Deals without the 12-minute guarantee available until 5PM, Monday-Friday. Ask your server for details.
Date:   February 13, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Time:   10:45 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/applebeeseldorado/
Location:   El Dorado Applebee's
Contact:   El Dorado Applebee's, 870-881-9600.
Email:   gina.applearkansas@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   12-Minute Guarantee valid Monday-Friday until 2PM. Lunch Deals available until 5PM Monday-Friday.
Feb 13   African-American Read-in
Monday, Feb. 13 – 12:15 p.m.
Cypress/Oak Rooms – Conference Center

 

 
Date:   February 13, 2017
Time:   12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Cypress/Oak Rooms – Conference Center
 

 
Feb 13   AfroPunk Concert featuring Vintage Trouble
http://vintagetrouble.com/about/
Monday, Feb. 13 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
SouthArk Library

 
 
Date:   February 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Feb 13   Italian Cookies Cooking Class
February 13th 6—8pm Italian Cookies $15 – El Dorado High School Teaching Kitchens Beyond Biscotti Most people know the biscotti sold in coffee shops, but Italian cookies come in many varieties. Cuccidatti, pignolatti, regina, biscotti and more. Plain, filled with fig or nuts, dusted with sesame seeds, these are “special occasion” delights. Cathy Harrell will cover three styles of Italian cookies familiar to Italian-Americans in New Orleans, Chicago and New York.
Date:   February 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3037198
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Feb 15   Free Blood Pressure Screening
Join us in the SouthArk Library for a free blood pressure screening provided by the nursing students of SouthArk's Allied Health programs.
Date:   February 15, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 15, 2:00-3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 15   Unity In The Community Musical
In support of the Shirley Jean Hicks Russell Memorial Scholarship
Through the SouthArk Foundation
Featuring the Frankie Andrews Concert Choir, The Anointed Shutes Sisters, Curry Chapel Choir, Upward Bound Praise Dancer and Mt. Calvary Male Chorus
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church - Cordell
 

 
Date:   February 15, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Feb 16   Go Red for Men and Women
Go Red for Men and Women Luncheon Continuing the tradition of heart health education for Union County.
Date:   February 16, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://themedcenter.net
Location:   TBA
Contact:   Catherine Noyes 870.864.3282 Catherine.noyes@mcsaeldo.com
Email:   catherine.noyes@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   February 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Ticket price minimal for luncheon
Feb 16   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:   February 16, 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!
Feb 16   Romeo and Juliet
With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)
Date:   February 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 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:   Thursday, February 16 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 18   African-American Family and Friends Day
Saturday, Feb. 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SouthArk Gymnasium

 
Date:   February 18, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Feb 18   Arts & Entertainment District Open House
We have been busy creating an Arts & Entertainment District for everyone!
Now we want you! Join us for an open house and tour. Bring your curiosity.
We'll supply some traditional El Dorado hospitality including some hot chocolate, coffee and a sizzling preview of what's to come!
Saturday, February 18
10AM - Noon
RSVP via Facebook or email openhouse@eldofest.com.
Date:   February 18, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Festivals & Events
217 S. Jefferson Ave
Contact:   RSVP to openhouse@eldofest.com
Email:   openhouse@eldofest.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday
10 AM - 12 PM
Feb 20   Recycled Art Class
February 20th 6—8pm Bottle Cap Art $15 registration fee, $10 supply fee— “Recycled Art” A fun and easy way to recycle bottle caps into ART! Using bottle caps and hot glue, Cathy Harrell will show you how to create fun projects. Students can make the pre-designed crab or create their own design. A list of supplies will be provided at sign up.
Date:   February 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3037231
Location:   SouthArk East Campus Center for Workforce Rm 121
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Feb 21   Free Blood Pressure Screening
Join us in the SouthArk Library for a free blood pressure screening provided by the nursing students of SouthArk's Allied Health programs.
Date:   February 21, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 21   Mario Batali Speaks to NSLS!
Join us in the SouthArk Library Auditorium as famous chef, author, and Food Network star Mario Batali speaks to the National Society of Leadership and Success via webcast! Contact Dean Inman at dinman@southark.edu for more information.
Date:   February 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaf@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   February 21 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 21   Black History Month: Connecting the Past to the Present
Barton Public Library will be hosting an event for Black History Month featuring Carolyn S. Williams, Founder of The Quilted History and will also be showing Buddy T's Little Theater: A Salute to African-American Heroes.
Date:   February 21, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.youseemore.com/barton/
Location:   Barton Public Library 200 East 5th Street El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Karla Nelson, Children?s Librarian knelson@bartonlibrary.org or Ashley Malone amalone@bartonlibrary.org 870-863-5447
Email:   knelson@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   February 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free and Open to the public!
Feb 22   A.L. Franks Engineering Ribbon Cutting
Please join the El Dorado Union County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30 A.M. for a ribbon cutting celebration celebrating with A.L. Franks Engineering, Inc. They are located at 101 West Main, Suite 413 in El Dorado.

A.L. Franks Engineering, Inc. provides professional engineering services for municipal and commercial clients. The staff and associates include, professional, technical, and support personnel. The primary goal of A. L. Franks Engineering is to provide each client with a quality engineering service that results in projects that meets the client’s needs and expectations and is delivered on time and within the budget.

The management of A. L. Franks Engineering is committed to the satisfaction of our clients and providing a professional service that will keep those clients returning for future projects.

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Franks at 870-216-1906.
Date:   February 22, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.alfranksengineering.com/
Location:   101 West Main, Suite 413 in El Dorado
Contact:   Andy Franks 870-216-1906
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30 A.M.
Feb 22 - Mar 11   PETER FLETCHER ~ CLASSICAL GUITAR
Fletcher will perform selections from his new CD, which contains such classical masterworks such as Paganini’s dazzling Caprice No. 24, and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz. Other repertoire on the program includes Bach’s monumental Lute Suite No. 3, the exciting and fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles for Guitar by British composer William Walton, Fletcher’s transcriptions of the French composer Erik Satie, and works by Dowland, Llobet and Segovia. In addition Peter will perform a very special arrangement of the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts, which has become a favorite among audiences. On May 6, 2017, Peter will perform this exact program at Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall in New York City. There will be a brief intermission for audience convenience and Peter will remain after the program to meet with his fans.
Date:   February 22, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.bartonlibrary.org
Location:   South Ark Community College- Library Auditorium
Contact:   Laura Cleveland, Director Barton Public Library lcleveland@bartonlibrary.org 870-863-5447
Email:   lcleveland@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th, 2017 at 7pm.
Fees/Admission:   This concert is brought to you by Barton Library. It is free and open to the public.
Feb 23   Boost Your Sales
Watch your sales and revenues grow with proven techniques. Develop a sales strategy, learn how to recognize buyers needs, strengthen your sales team’s communication with customers, and get tips for hiring, training, and evaluating salespeople.
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus
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:   2/23/17 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $30
Feb 23   Heritage Blues Trio Concert
http://www.heritagebluesorchestra.com/
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
SouthArk Library

 
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Feb 23   Easter Egg Swag Wreath
Looking for the perfect decoration for your front door this spring? Join us as we craft a colorful and creative Easter Egg Wreath that you will use year after year! Location: All About Flowers, 106 Elm Street El Dorado Fee: $10 Registration fee, $30 supply fee
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3144808
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Feb 23   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   February 23, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Feb 25   SouthArk Upward Bound Gospelfest
Saturday, Feb. 25 – 6:00 p.m.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1018 Wilson Street

 
Date:   February 25, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1018 Wilson Street

 
Feb 26 - Mar 02   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado
This is our Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Event. Over 600 families from South AR come together to sell the items their kids have outgrown. We will have over 58,000 items available during our event: clothing, furniture, toys, baby equipment & more!
Date:   February 26, 2017 - March 2, 2017
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, Feb. 26 11AM-8PM Monday, Feb. 27 9AM-8PM Tuesday, Feb. 28 9AM-3PM Wednesday, March 1 9AM-8PM (Half Price Sale) Thursday, March 2 9AM-3PM (Half Price Sale)
Fees/Admission:   Admission is always free!
Feb 27   Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Plant Based Nutrition
According to the American Heart Association 2016 statistics, cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, with one American dying of heart disease every 40 seconds. What if you knew the secret to stopping and actually reversing chronic heart disease? Join us as Dr. James Sheppard of SAMA presents information on how to prevent and reverse heart disease with plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine in recognition of American Heart Month. It's too important to miss.
Date:   February 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00-7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Feb 28   Rebecca Naomi Jones Concert
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Naomi_Jones
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SouthArk Library


 
Date:   February 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM