Events for May 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Apr 22 - Jun 04   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, June 4th, 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:   April 22, 2016 - June 4, 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:   June 4, 2016 Training can begin anytime between March 14th and mid April. Your child must turn in mileage log at packet pickup on Friday June 3rd or before the race June 4th.
Fees/Admission:   $20 plus small fee online $25 to register at HealthWorks T-shirts available for those who register before $15 for Proud Parent t-shirt: "My Kid Did The South Arkansas Kid's Marathon" T-shirts available until May 27th. No Race Day Registration
May 02   The Call of Union County Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Please join The Call of Union County for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.There will be refreshments served and a tour of the center.
Date:   May 2, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   315 E Oak
Contact:   Karen Langston 870-814-2809
Email:   unincounty@thecallinarkansas.org
Date/Time Details:   May 2, 2016 at 11 AM
May 03   Women Run Arkansas
The Women Run Arkansas Running/Walking Club is hosting the 19th Annual "Women Can Run" running and walking clinics and we in El Dorado will be joining them by having a clinic at Old City Park and Parker's Chapel Track!! CLINIC BEGINS MARCH 1 2016.
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   05:45 PM
Website:   https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/ElDorado/WomenRunArkansasTrainingClinicElDorado
Location:   Tuesday and Thursday 5:45pm at The Old City Park Sunday 2:30pm at Parker's Chapel Track
Contact:   Kristi Rainwater
Email:   womenruneldorado@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday March 1, 5:45- Tuesday May 3, 5:45
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 05   SAAP May Meeting
Join us for our May meeting as we hear from special guest speaker; Susan Hutchinson, Arkansas' First Lady.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/SAAPNetwork
Location:   St. Mary's Parish Hall (512 Champagnolle Rd, El Dorado)
Contact:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 5th, 12pm-1pm
Fees/Admission:   The meeting is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP is required.
May 05   Mother's Night Out
13th South CASA is having a mother's night out paint night! We will have an instructor helping each one of us bring out our inner Picasso. We will be painting, eating and having lots of fun! Bring your child, a friend or come solo- just come! Tickets are $20 (adult) and $10 (under 18). Call 862-2272 for more information.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.13southcasa.com
Location:   Wyatt Baptist Church
Contact:   862-2272
Email:   director@13southcasa.com
Date/Time Details:   May 5th 6pm
Fees/Admission:   $20 (adult) $10 (under 18)
May 06 - May 07   4th Annual Southern Food & Wine Festival
Friday night we will start with a vintner dinner featuring Presqu'ile Wines and food prepared by our very own chef Dan Smith. Saturday late afternoon will kick off a wine pour with food offerings from several regional restaurants and over 100 wines provided for by Moon Distributors and Central Distributors. Visit www.eldofest.com to purchase tickets.
Date:   May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldofest.com
Location:   Fridays event will be held at the Granite Club Saturdays event will be held at Corinne Court
Contact:   El Dorado Festivals & Events, Inc 870-863-4547
Email:   kellih@eldofest.com
Date/Time Details:   Vinter Event is Friday, May 7th at 6:30pm Wine Pour is Saturday, May 6th beginning at 3:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Vinter + Wine Pour $155 Wine Pour $30
May 07   2016 24th Annual Mayhaw Festival
Join us for a fun filled day of activities sure to please everyone. Start the day with a Mayhaw biscuit breakfast and the Mayhawlin 5k/10K run. Sample fare from our Wing Ding chicken wing cook off while listening to all day long Bluegrass music. Stroll thru our antique car and bike show, shop and eat from our numerous craft, art, gardening and food vendors. We'll also have lots of Mayhaw jelly! The kids will love our "Kids Jam" children's event with rock climbing walls, bouncy houses, face painting and more. Trotter Nissan is giving away a car at the festival so be sure to register at Trotter for a chance to win. The festival is located on the grounds of the historic Newton House Museum so don't miss this one!
Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://soarkhistory.com
Location:   Newton House Museum, 510 N Jackson, El Dorado, AR
Contact:   For more information contact us at South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society, 870-862-9890 or email us at info@soarkhistory.com
Email:   paula@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   May 7, 2016 7am-4pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE
May 10   Intermediate Microsoft Excel Part 1
During these hands-on lessons, you'll learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and harness the power of Excel's data analysis and filtering tools. In addition, you'll find out how easy it is to create macros that lets you manipulate data with the push of a button. You'll discover how to use Goal Seek and Solver and apply them to real-world problems. Course objective: - How to use the Data Validation and Conditional Formatting features. - Using Group Sort, Advanced Filter and Auto Filter to filter worksheet table data. - Basic Worksheet functions like SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, and SUBTOTAL. - Summarizing data using key worksheet functions like SUMIF, SUMIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS. - Data mine worksheet text using key worksheet functions. - How to create professional business charts including combining different chart types into one chart.
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 10, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
May 10   Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Please join the Chamber of Commerce on May 10 at 11:00 a.m. for Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs,located at 220 W. 10th Street for a  Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening. There will be $0.99 6 inch turkey subs while supplies last. You do not want to miss this!
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs 220 W. 10th Street El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   John Felton (870) 863-5704
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 10th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 10   Candlewood Suites Groundbreaking Ceremony
The groundbreaking ceremony for CandleWood Suites that will be located here in El Dorado, AR  will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The public is invited to attend.
 
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   2210 Junction City Road,
El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Matt David, 318-245-8063
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free, and the public is invited to attend.
May 12   Intermediate Microsoft Excel Part 2
During these hands-on lessons, you'll learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and harness the power of Excel's data analysis and filtering tools. In addition, you'll find out how easy it is to create macros that lets you manipulate data with the push of a button. You'll discover how to use Goal Seek and Solver and apply them to real-world problems. Course objective: - How to use the Data Validation and Conditional Formatting features. - Using Group Sort, Advanced Filter and Auto Filter to filter worksheet table data. - Basic Worksheet functions like SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, and SUBTOTAL. - Summarizing data using key worksheet functions like SUMIF, SUMIFS, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS. - Data mine worksheet text using key worksheet functions. - How to create professional business charts including combining different chart types into one chart.
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 12, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
May 17   Business After Hours Hosted by Office Equipments of South Arkansas
Business After Hours will be hosted by Office Equipment of South Arkansas. 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:   May 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:  

Office Equipment of South Arkansas
116 Wrights Ln.
El Dorado, AR 71730

Contact:   Chamber (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,March 17 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $5.00 at the door.
May 19   Senior Health and Fitness Day
This day will include exercise demonstrations, laughter, mingling, informative speakers and a light lunch. Our goals for this event is to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults, and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered in their communities.
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   HealthWorks Fitness Center
Contact:   Lori DeWese 870 881-8969
Email:   lkdewese@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 19, 2016
Fees/Admission:   FREE to all senior adults 50 and better! RSVP is required due to light lunch by calling Lori DeWese at 870 881-8969 or lkdewese@uams.edu
May 21   Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be every 3rd Saturday until September. Bring your old paint, insecticides, poisons, car batteries, antifreeze etc... PLEASE DO NOT BRING: SMOKE DETECTORS, FIRE ARMS, EXPLOSIVES, COMPRESSED GASES, RADIOACTIVE WASTE, BUSINESS GENERATED WASTE, BIOMEDICAL, TIRES, APPLIANCES, EWASTE, TRASH
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Clean Harbors Facility 309 American Road El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   870-863-7173
Date/Time Details:   May 21st/8:00am - 12:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to Union County and the City of El Dorado residents.
May 21   Joseph Shackelford Music Video Project
Hey Y'all! I'm really excited to filming some new music! This next music video is going to really special, because you guys are going to be in it! We are filming on May 21st in Downtown El Dorado from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm! We need people for the concert scene, so all you have to do is act like you're at a concert, and just enjoy the music! If you have any questions, feel free to send us a quick note! You can get in touch under contact us, or send us a quick email - JSMusicManagement@gmail.com #TheGraduationTour DETAILS BELOW When - May 21st What Time - 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Please arrive a few minutes early ... 5:30pm) Where - El Dorado Arkansas (Meet Downtown in front of the Courthouse, on the side of the Old Town Store) What - All you have to do is act like you're at a concert! Feel free to ask any questions!
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.josephshackelford.com/music-video.html
Location:   Meet Downtown in front of the Courthouse, on the side of the Old Town Store
Contact:   Contact Joseph Shackelford - jsmusicmanagement@gmail.com or El Dorado Festivals and Events.
Email:   JSMusicmanagement@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   May 21st - 6:00 - 8:00
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 23   Initiative and Self-Direction
The class provides an overview of the principal areas of initiative and self direction. The objectives include, identify traits of an individual with strong initiative and self direction, explain tangible and intangible success criteria when setting goals, describe types of goals and techniques to reward yourself for goals achieved, and apply self-direction techniques to advance professional skills.
Date:   May 23, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Building, East Campus 3698 East Main St. El
Contact:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development, East Campus Phone: 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 23, 2016 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Fees/Admission:   Class Fee: $25 Computer Access Code: $25
May 24   Advanced Excel Part I
The sessions are designed for students who already have a fundamental knowledge of how to navigate an Excel worksheet and how to enter data, create basic formulas and arranging data in pre-formatted tables and charts. Course Objectives: - Creating advanced formulas and verifying data and formulas. - Creating macros to automate repetitive tasks. - Creating Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts and advanced filtering. - Analyzing data with what-if analysis. - Organizing and merging data with V-lookup. - Conditional formatting.
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 24, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
May 24   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon hosted by Nabholz Construction
Come and join Nabholz Construction Services for the South Arkansas Networking Luncheon. 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. The cost is $15.00 for members and $20 for non-members. RSVP required to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113 by Friday, May 20.
Date:   May 24, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.nabholz.com
Location:   United First Methodist Church 201 S Hill El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Chamber 870-863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $15 for members
$20 for non-members
May 26   Advanced Excel Part II
The sessions are designed for students who already have a fundamental knowledge of how to navigate an Excel worksheet and how to enter data, create basic formulas and arranging data in pre-formatted tables and charts. Course Objectives: - Creating advanced formulas and verifying data and formulas. - Creating macros to automate repetitive tasks. - Creating Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts and advanced filtering. - Analyzing data with what-if analysis. - Organizing and merging data with V-lookup. - Conditional formatting.
Date:   May 26, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.southark.edu/continuing-education-2/corporate-education
Location:   SouthArk Center of Workforce Building-East Campus 3698 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR, 71730
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College-East Campus 870.864.7192
Email:   ce@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   May 26, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $145/person
May 26   Second Annual Power of the Purse
To support childhood literacy and the United Way of Union County?s Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the United Way of Union County will host Power of the Purse on Thursday, May 26 at the Granite Club in El Dorado. The Power of the Purse will feature a fashion show from local merchants; a silent auction, which includes purses from local and national celebrities; heavy hors d?oeuvres and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Individual tickets for the event are $35. Group tickets for businesses are also available. Thanks to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the United Way of Union County, children under the age of 5 years can now have access to their own library where a book is mailed to each enrolled child every month until their fifth birthday. There are currently more than 1,200 children enrolled in the program. In order to enroll more children, we must raise funds to continue to advance the program. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit United Way of Union County?s early literacy initiative ? the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The book program is offered to families at no cost. Parents can register their eligible child/children online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. To purchase tickets, donate to the silent auction or get more information, please contact Alexis Alexander at alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com or 870.862.4903.
Date:   May 26, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/923716497743742/
Location:   The Granite Club
Contact:   Alexis Alexander, United Way of Union County, 870-862-4903
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26
Fees/Admission:   Individual tickets are $35