Events for June 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
May 31 - Jul 09   HealthWorks South Arkansas Kid's Marathon
What is a kids marathon? The South Arkansas Kids Marathon is an EXCITING event that gives children ages 5 to 12 years the opportunity to complete the marathon distance (26.2 miles) over an extended period of time. Participants have 12 weeks to complete at least 25 miles and may run, jog, walk or do a combination of all three. Then on race day, Saturday, July 9th, all registered participants finish their marathon as they run. The Final Mile (1.2 miles) on the official race course starting and finishing at HealthWorks Fitness Center in El Dorado, Arkansas. Free Training Program Children can train at home with an adult training partner or can join a group if offered at school, church or any civic/community/athletic organization. Parents should consult with your child?s physician before beginning this or any fitness program. The Training Logs can be found online at www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com or at HealthWorks Fitness Center. This training log will help them reach their mileage goal prior to race day. Suggested start date for the 12 week training is March 14th. The 9 week training should begin no later than April 4th. All training logs will be turned in on race day or at packet pickup (TBA). Kid's Marathon - Help Your Child Succeed Lead a Program Today Forming a Kid's Marathon Training Program is fun and easy to begin. Programs are led by adult volunteers and can be conducted at school, church or any civic/community/athletic organization. A sample email can be provided for those interested in coaching a group of kids. For More Information Call or Email: Danielle Clark 870-862-5442 ext 35 kidworks.hfc@gmail.com Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26 wellness.hfc@gmail.com
Date:   May 31, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 09:00 AM
Website:   http://www.healthworksfitnesscenter.com
Location:   HealthWorks Fitness Center El Dorado, Arkansas
Contact:   Danielle Clark 870-862-5442 ext 35 kidworks.hfc@gmail.com Terry Clark 870-862-5442 ext 26 wellness.hfc@gmail.com
Email:   wellness.hfc@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Official Race: July 9, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $10 Registration at HealthWorks
 
Jun 02   SAAP June Meeting
Join us for our June Meeting with activities and content sponsored by Simmons Bank.
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap
Location:   St. Mary's Parish Hall
Contact:   saapnerwork@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/SAAPNetwork
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, June 2nd, 12:00-1:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is free, please RSVP.
Jun 02   The Natural State Chautauqua: Adventure is Worthwhile
Have you ever wanted to ask someone from the past a question about their life? Join three voyagers from the past to hear their daring and exciting stories of adventure. Each night, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session from the audience, first in character, then as a scholar. Visit with explorer Daniel Boone as he talks about how he blazed a trail to the far west through the Cumberland Gap, providing access to the new American frontier.
Date:   June 2, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Contact:   Pam Beasley
Email:   pamela.beasley@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   June 2, 2016 from 7-9p
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 03 - Jun 04   Agape House Children's Home Flea Market and Rummage Sale
The Agape House Children's Home will be hosting a Flea Market and Rummage Sale June 3rd and 4th. All proceeds will go toward various needs for the organization. Have furniture, books, what-not's, other home good items that you need to get rid of? (NO CLOTHING PLEASE) Drop donations off before June 2nd at the Mac's Tree Service office located at 1405 W 19th Street in El Dorado, AR Monday -Friday 8AM-5PM
Date:   June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Location:   Drop donations: Mac's Tree Service
Contact:   Melinda Gatheright 870-918-8709
Date/Time Details:   Donations drop off deadline: June 2nd M-F 8AM-5PM
Jun 03   The Natural State Chautauqua: Adventure is Worthwhile
Have you ever wanted to ask someone from the past a question about their life? Join three voyagers from the past to hear their daring and exciting stories of adventure. Each night, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session from the audience, first in character, then as a scholar. Edith Russell was a fashion buyer, stylist and correspondent, but she is best remembered for surviving the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic with a music box in the shape of a pig. Join us under the tent to hear the rest of this intriguing story.
Date:   June 3, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Contact:   Pam Beasley 870-725-2877
Email:   pamela.beasley@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   06/03/2016 7pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 04 - Jun 05   Southern Showcase Festival City Shootout 2016
Showcasing AAU and Travel Team basketball talent during the post school season. Last years teams committed were form Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas. Includes a slam dunk and three point competition.
Date:   June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Website:   http://www.festivalcityshootout.com
Location:   Wildcat Arena and other local El Dorado Gyms.
Contact:   Reginald Holly, Tournament Director
Email:   festivalcityshootout@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4-June 5th Saturday and Sunday 8AM Until
Fees/Admission:   Daily $7 Adults $5 Kids Gets you in all gyms all day.
Jun 04   Coco'z Cottage Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Please join Coco'z Cottage located at 2018 North College Avenue, Saturday June 4th at 10:00 a.m. for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. There will be sales on merchandise, door prizes and many refreshments during the day. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer McNabb at (870) 444-5097.

 
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Coco'z Cottage
2018 North College Avenue
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   For more information contact Jennifer McNabb at 870-918-5654
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:  

Saturday, June 4th
Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 AM

 

Fees/Admission:   Coco'z Cottage
2018 North College Avenue
El Dorado, AR 71730
Jun 04   The Natural State Chautauqua: Adventure is Worthwhile
Have you ever wanted to ask someone from the past a question about their life? Join three voyagers from the past to hear their daring and exciting stories of adventure. Each night, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session from the audience, first in character, then as a scholar. Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Hear her story before that tragic turn of events.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Contact:   Pam Beasley 870-725-2877
Email:   pamela.beasley@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   06/04/2016 7pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jun 04   Glow for Children's 5K
Join us in our 3rd Annual Glow for Children's 5K benifitting Arkansas Children's Hospital. There will be a DJ, live music, food, goody bags and lots of glow in the dark fun! Race begins at 9:00.
Date:   June 4, 2016
Time:   09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   https://giving.archildrens.org/glow
Location:   Union County Fairgrounds
Contact:   Kristyn Riley
Email:   kristyn.riley3@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   June 4th- 9:00 pm (arrive early)
Fees/Admission:   $35 pre registration $15 for children (6-12) 0-5 year olds are free $45 day of registration Must register by May 16th to be guaranteed a shirt
Jun 09   Chamber's Annual Golf Classic
Enjoy Golf, Networking and Prizes! Help Support Member Services at the Chamber! Players could Win a Gift Certificate to the Lions Club Pro-Shop! 1st Place: $150 per player 2nd Place: $100 per player 3rd Place: $75 per player
Date:   June 9, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Lions Club Golf Course
Contact:   El Dorado Union County Chamber of Commerce (870)863-6113 chamber@goeldorado.com
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tee Off at 8:00AM & 1:00PM Lunch at 12:00PM Awards to Follow
Fees/Admission:   $75 per player $300 Team of Four
Jun 10 - Jun 12   Lutheran Women's Missionary League's Mid-South District Convention
These ladies will be traveling to El Dorado from several states. We would like to notify all downtown merchants and Main Street officials to be aware and prepared for the event. All meetings will be held at the conference center but there will be plenty of time for them to explore our wonderful city...especially downtown to eat, shop and sight see.
Date:   June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Jun 10   National Guard Summer Tip Off
Community gathering Sponsored by the Arkansas National Guard with a live broadcast of the NBA Final game 4, 2K16 gaming tournament for Playstation and Xbox, inflatable obstacle course, pugil stick pit and fre hot dog and drink
Date:   June 10, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Old City Park
Contact:   SSG Easter 870-814-1957 or SFC Tollett 870 224-5935
Email:   james.o.easter.mil@mail.mil
Date/Time Details:   June 10 2016 at 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jun 10 - Jun 11   THE 6TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL & BANQUET
WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 6TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL & BANQUET DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT JUNE 10TH IN EL DORADO ARKANSAS LOCATION T.B.A. SATURDAY JUN 11TH WE WILL BE @ MATTOCKS PARK IN EL DORADO ARKANSAS FROM 12 NOON UNTIL 8PM. IT'S A DAY FULL OF FESTIVITES FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY. PLUS IT'S FREE WE WILL HAVE A CAR,TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW.PLENTY OF VENDORS, FOOD, DRINKS,ENTERTAINMENT, ARTIST, LIVE DJ, GOSPEL, BLUES & R&B.WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU !!!
Date:   June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Contact:   Benito Glosson @ 870-866-7763
Email:   benito11869@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Banquet Friday Night FROM 7PM TO 9PM Location T.B.A.Saturday from 12 noon until 8 pm We will have Festivites @ Mattocks Park In El Dorado Arkansas
Fees/Admission:   FREE,FREE,FREE
Jun 12 - Jun 26   Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center Online Auction
Date:   June 12, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Time:   12:00 AM
Website:   http://www.hannahprc.com
Location:   El Dorado
Email:   kristyn.snyder@hannahprc.com
Jun 14   241st Birthday of the US Army
Life Touch’s Operation Appreciation and PJ's Coffee will celebrate the 241st birthday of our nation's Army by treating all U. S. military, past or present, to a FREE cup of coffee and a cookie at PJs Coffee on the square in El Dorado. Celebrating the birthdays of the branches of our armed forces is one way Operation Appreciation honors our veterans and shows gratitude for our current servicemen and servicewomen. Join us for good coffee and good fellowship!
Date:   June 14, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://lifetouchhospice.com/Operation-Appreciation.html
Location:   PJs Coffee on the Square in El Dorado AR
Contact:   Marsha Cowling 866-378-0388
Email:   mcowling@lifetouchhospice.org
Date/Time Details:   June 14, 2016 9-10am
Fees/Admission:   free to military past and present
Jun 16   WORKERS SAFETY CONFERENCE
WORKERS SAFETY CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY SOUTH ARKANSAS SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP, PRESENTED BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Date:   June 16, 2016
Time:   07:15 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.labor.ar.gov
Location:   SOUTHARK WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER EAST CAMPUS.
Contact:   NITA MATLOCK ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (501) 682-4500
Email:   Juanita.Matlock@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   7:15 REGISTRATION 2:30 END
Fees/Admission:   ATTENDEES|$25 EXHIBITORS|$30
Jun 16 - Jun 18   45th Annual Smackover Oil Town Festival
This year's festival will include performances by Blake Bolerjack, The Shutes Sisters, Cummings Prison Band, Windstorm, Band of Stepbrothers, Louisiana Swamp Donky and Lone Star Action Sports! There will also be Watermelon Eating, Tug-O-War, Drill Bit Toss, Rod Wrenching, Pipe Tote, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Arm Wrestling, 5K, The Turtle Race and the World Famous Duck Race!
Date:   June 16, 2016 - June 18, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.smackoverar.com
Location:   Tennyson Park, Smackover AR
Contact:   Smackover Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 275 Smackover, AR 71762 870-725-3521
Email:   smkovrcofc@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   June 16, 17, 18
Fees/Admission:   Free Admission
Jun 21   Dementia Care Workshop
Learn the care skills needed to care for Family members with Dementia. This FREE 6-hour Workshop provides an overview of Dementia and caregiving for anyone providing unpaid care for an older adult with Dementia.
Date:   June 21, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Center on Aging (Above PJ's Coffee)
Contact:   Katy Canright 870.639.1744
Email:   KECanright@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE, RSVP required. Lunch is provided
Jun 22 - Jun 23   El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction
Stop by the El Dorado - Union County Chamber of Commerce for the first ever Silent Auction in Charles H. Murphy Jr. Boardroom , 111 W. Main St. You will be presented the opportunity to bid on various items such as printers, tablets, radios and other various items. This will be a walk through event where there will be over 20 items for you to place a bid on.
Date:   June 22, 2016 - June 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce 111 W. Main St.
Contact:   If you have any questions or items you would like to donate please contact Taylor Rowland at taylor@goeldorado.com or at (870) 863-6113.
Email:   taylor@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   The Silent Auction will take place June 22nd & 23rd from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. All items will be sold at 5:00PM on June 23rd and the winning bid will be contacted for pick-up June 24th by 5:00PM.
Fees/Admission:   There will be no cost and no RSVP required.
Jun 25   Murphy USA Summer Concert Series w/ William Michael Morgan
Main Street El Dorado welcomes Warner Nashville recording-artist William Michael Morgan to Union Square for the Murphy USA Summer Concert Series. The concert is FREE to the public and begins at 7 pm following the award-winning Showdown at Sunset.
Date:   June 25, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   http://www.mainstreeteldorado.org
Location:   Union Square in Downtown El Dorado
Contact:   Main Street El Dorado (870) 862-4747
Email:   mainstreeteldorado@suddenlinkmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, June 25th at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to the public
Jun 30   Advanced Social Media Management
So you're active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but maybe you are flying by the seat of your pants. Learn how to manage your social media presence strategically and efficiently even across multiple platforms. We'll explore how to schedule posts, create unique insights, and get the most bang for your buck when advertising on social media.
Date:   June 30, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus
Contact:   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:   6/30/16 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $30