Events for October 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Sep 26 - Oct 02   Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout Golf Tournament
Don't miss the chance to see the next generation of LPGA stars at El Dorado's own Mystic Creek Golf Course. The Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo, is looking for volunteers to help ensure that the El Dorado Shootout is an overwhelming success. You don't have to know a thing about golf to help out! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for golfers and non-golfers alike. Please sign up and help showcase the charm and wonderful hospitality of El Dorado. SIGN UP ONLINE AT: eldoradoshootout.com/volunteer
Date:   September 26, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://eldoradoshootout.com
Location:   Mystic Creek Golf Club
Contact:   Questions? Contact Amy Hulsey at 870-315-4250 or shootout_volunteers@murphyusa.com
Email:   shootout_volunteers@murphyusa.com
Date/Time Details:   September 26th-October 2nd, 2016
Oct 03   Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success
The Dale Carnegie Course Who Should Attend? Employees at all levels in a corporation who seek to maximize their performance, become stronger leaders and add more value to the organization.
Date:   October 3, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development East Campus Rm 121
Contact:   Jessie Wilson at Dale Carnegie (501) 224-5000 ext 116
Email:   jessie.wilson@dalegarnegie.com
Date/Time Details:   Mondays beginning Oct 3rd and ending Nov. 21st 1:30 pm -- 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $1,250
Oct 03   The Personal Touch of El Dorado Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Personal Touch of El Dorado, located at 201 W Main St. on Monday, October 3rd from 2p.m. till 3p.m. The festivities include a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting and appetizers.
Mrs. Chantay has served  her community well, and it is now time for her to make her dreams come true by owning her own business. They will be carrying AnnLoren girls clothing and Charlie 1 Horse Hats as well as anything that can be embroidered/monogrammed from totes, cosmetic bags, koozies, to even able runners and kitchen cloths. Their business hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9a.m. to 6p.m.

 
Date:   October 3, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   201 W Main St
El Dorado, Ar 71730
 
Contact:   Chantay Ramsey
Date/Time Details:   October 3,2016 @ 2p.m. to 3p.m.
Oct 04   Intro to Excel Class
The two-part session is designed for people with basic computer literacy and a basic knowledge of navigating Microsoft Office. Course Objectives: -Overview of Excel interface and description of the key functions. -Learn to create, save, and open existing workbooks -Perform basic data entry, formulas, format cells, move data, and modify worksheets. -Identify chart types and create charts from data. -Learn to import objects and protect data. $195 registration fee (includes both sessions)
Date:   October 4, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2757410
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development, RM 105
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   10/4, 8am-12pm 10/6, 8am-12pm
Fees/Admission:   $195 registration fee
Oct 05   Fields of Faith
2016 Fields of Faith will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm at Memorial Stadium. Home side gates open at 6:30. This event sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from Barton Jr High, El Dorado High, Smackover, and Parkers Chapel. Come hear local student athletes and coaches testify about their faith.
Date:   October 5, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Location:   El Dorado Memorial Stadium
Contact:   Danny Rivers 870.814.4064
Email:   dannyrivers@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   Wed, 10/5/2016, 7pm
Fees/Admission:   free
Oct 06   Top-Notch Customer Service
Excellent customer service is a cost-free marketing technique, as well as a way to set your business apart from your competitors. Learn how to exceed customer expectations, handle unhappy customers, and create a culture of top-notch customer service.
Date:   October 6, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://asbtdc.org/training/magnolia-events/
Location:   South Arkansas Community College - East Campus 3696 East Main Street El Dorado, AR 71730
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:   10/6/16 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30
Oct 06   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 6, 2016
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 07   El Dorado Wildcats Homecoming
Date:   October 7, 2016
Oct 10   Harvest Chili Cooking Class
Learn a new spin on an old Fall favorite with SouthArk Culinary instructor Jonathan Sutherland. Pre-registration is required. Once online registration is complete, payment can be made in the SouthArk Bookstore or by calling 870-864-7163.
Date:   October 10, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2821307
Location:   El Dorado High School
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 Registration fee
Oct 10   Intermediate Waltz Dance Classes
Join instructor Wayne Guinn as he continues into a more in-depth teaching of the Waltz.
Date:   October 10, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2817252
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Gym
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Mondays, beginning Oct. 10th and ending Oct. 31st, 7-9pm
Fees/Admission:   $49
Oct 11   Job Fair Readiness Workshop
Conf. Center breakout rooms; from 9:00-3:00
  •          Students and community invited
  •          Resume assistance
  •          Mock interviews
  •          Professional attire ‘Dress For Success’ information
  •          Interview Do’s & Don’ts
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Conference Center breakout rooms
Date/Time Details:   October 14th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oct 11   Whatley's One Stop Ribbon Cutting
Join us in celebrating the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Whatley’s One Stop, located at 2081 Strong Hwy on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:00p.m.
Ms. Regina Whatley is the owner of this quaint little restaurant. Whatley’s One Stop business hours are Monday through Saturday from 5 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.  They have a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu as well as a daily lunch plate. Let us not forget about all the candy bars, chips, and the variety of drink selections. Come meet Ms. Regina and her friendly staff at Whatley’s One Stop! This is an event you don’t want to miss!
If you have any questions please contact Regina Whatley at (870)639-3921.
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Whatley's One Stop
2081 Strong Hwy.
El Dorado, Ar 71730
Contact:   Regina Whatley
Email:   whatleyregina@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   October 11, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.
Oct 11   Advanced Two-Step Dance Classes
Join instructor Wayne Guinn as he teaches advanced maneuvers for this classic dance.
Date:   October 11, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2817301
Location:   South Arkansas Community College Gym
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 11th and ending Nov. 1st, 7-9pm
Fees/Admission:   $49
Oct 13   Union County Mass Flu Clinic
Arkansas Department of Health will be offering Flu Shots for all, ages 6 months and up. BRING YOUR MEDICAID, MEDICARE OR ANY TYPE OF INSURANCE CARD(S) if you have one. There is no out of pocket cost to anyone regardless if you have insurance or not.
Date:   October 13, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Union County Fair Grounds Activities Building
Contact:   Union County Health Unit Danna Taylor 870-863-5101
Email:   danna.taylor@arkansas.gov
Date/Time Details:   10/13/2016 8am-4pm
Fees/Admission:   BRING YOUR MEDICAID, MEDICARE OR ANY TYPE OF INSURANCE CARD(S) if you have one. There is no out of pocket cost to anyone regardless if you have insurance or not.
Oct 13   Intro to Fly Tying Class
Come learn the art of Fly Tying from The Ozark Angler's Chad Kneeland. The Ozark Angler, which was created by Tom Hawthorne in 1989, is the premier fly and trout fishing destination for Arkansas fishermen. The Ozark Angler offers the best in gear and equipment and hosts guided fishing trips around the world. It has expanded to two locations in Heber Springs and Little Rock.
Date:   October 13, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2798748
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Rm. 121
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   6 week class, Thursdays beginning Oct. 13 and ending Nov. 17th. 6-8pm
Fees/Admission:   $65
Oct 14 - Oct 15   2016 Music Fest
Date:   October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Oct 15   The Color Run Night Little Rock
The Happiest 5k on the Planet is staying up late in Little Rock on October 15! The Color Run Night is a five-kilometer, un-timed paint run through the night. Participants wear a black light headlamp to capture the UV reactive powder during the color throws, the glow of the color zones and the night attractions throughout the entire neon course. Once you complete the race, the fun doesn't stop. We throw an unforgettable party at the Finish Festival; a larger than life party equipped with music, dancing, and massive color throws.
Date:   October 15, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   https://thecolorrun.com/night/locations/little-rock/
Location:   Western Hills Park, Little Rock, AR
Date/Time Details:   October 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Oct 17   El Dorado Police Dept Officer Testing
Are you ready to get off of the sidelines and be the positive change in El Dorado? Turn in your application now for the opportunity to be an EPD Officer. When you come in with your application, make sure you bring your birth certificate, valid drivers license, social security card, diploma or GED and a DD 214 for veterans. Starting salary is 32,170. Having additional education hours or a degree with pay more. Deadline to turn in applications is Sept 30th by 4pm. For more info, go to www.eldoradopolice.org Your contact person is Capt Karl Nichols at 870.881.4807
Date:   October 17, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldoradopolice.org
Location:   El Dorado Police Dept Training Room
Contact:   Capt Karl Nichols 870.881.4807
Email:   knichols@eldoradopolice.org
Date/Time Details:   10/17/16 9pm
Oct 18 - Oct 20   Intermediate Excel Class
During these hands-on lessons, you'll learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and harness the power of Excel's data and filtering tools. $195 registration fee (includes both sessions)
Date:   October 18, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2757600
Location:   SouthArk Center for Workforce Development, Rm 105
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   10/18, 8am-12pm 10/20, 8am-12pm
Oct 18   SouthArk 2016 Community Job Fair
Oct. 18th, Murphy II; from 10:00-3:00
  •          Companies/business from all career fields invited
  •          We will be providing lunch for the participating businesses and there is no charge for a booth
  •          From 12:15-1:15 there will be a speaker who is a soft skills expert
  •          Businesses will register for the event via the new career services system NEG paid for – College Central Network
 
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Room: Murphy II
Date/Time Details:   October 18th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Oct 18   Business After Hours hosted by Laney's Collison Center
Business After Hours will be hosted by Laney's Collision Center, 916 E Hillsboro. This event will be held Tuesday, October 18th beginning at 5:00 p.m. This is a great networking opportunity and a chance to win door prizes. The price is $5 at the door. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
 
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   Laney's Collision Center
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday,October 18, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $5.00 at the door.
Oct 18   Breast Cancer Awareness Night
Breast Friends and MCSA are partnering together for an evening of education, support, and encouragement honoring breast cancer awareness month and those that have been affected by cancer. Survivors, fighters, and supporters are all welcome to this free event, open to the public on October 18, 6:00pm at Medical Center of South Arkansas Conference Room 3. We will be having heavy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and door prizes. Local speakers will include: Pat Rackow, Breast Friends Representative Karen Jones, Breast Friends Representative Dr. Alero Nanna, General Surgeon-South Arkansas Surgical Specialists Amy Triplet, RN, MNSc- MCSA ACNO Laurie Eckart, BSRT, (R)(M)- MCSA Imaging Please RSVP to Alex Hecke Bennett 870.864.3245
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Medical Center of South Arkansas
Contact:   Alex Hecke Bennett 870.864.3245
Email:   Alexandria.hecke@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free and Open to the Public
Oct 18   Women's Self Defense Class
Have you been thinking about learning basic ways of defending yourself in an emergency situation? Come join instructor Jimmy Bennett as he teaches basic self defense maneuvers and additional safety information during this two-part class. When: Tuesday, Oct.18th and Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 6-8pm Payment is accepted in the SouthArk Bookstore or by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, email ce@southark.edu or call 870-864-7192.
Date:   October 18, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2841483
Location:   South Arkansas Community College, East Campus Center for Workforce Development, Rm 121
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, Oct.18th and Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 6-8pm
Fees/Admission:   $40
Oct 20   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 20, 2016
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 22   Murphy USA Classic
Are you ready for some football? Then you need to come to El Dorado's annual Boomtown Classic! Each fall, an Arkansas college football team is pitted against another in a friendly game on a Saturday afternoon in beautiful El Dorado at Memorial Stadium. There are activities surrounding this family-friendly event, including the El Dorado Jaycees hosting the NFL Punt, Kick and Pass competition for children.
Date:   October 22, 2016
Location:   Memorial Stadium
Contact:   Matthew Shepherd, Chairman 200 North Jefferson #600 El Dorado, AR 71730 Phone: (870) 862-2087 Email: mshepherd@mjspa.net Contact: Don Hale, Director 112 W. Peach St. El Dorado, AR 71730 Phone: (870) 862-1010 Email: donhale@sbcglobal.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, October 22nd
Oct 24   Pasta Paradise Cooking Class
Do you love cooking pasta but are tired of store bought sauce recipes? Join Cathy Harrell in this "Pasta Paradise" class as she teaches basic Red Gravy, Basic Alfredo, and other simple sauces that make a perfect companion to your favorite noodles. Pre-registration is required. Once online registration is complete, payment can be made in the SouthArk Bookstore or by calling 870-864-7163.
Date:   October 24, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/2841599
Location:   El Dorado High School
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Fees/Admission:   $15 registration fee
Oct 25   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon Sponsored by Comcast Spotlight
Join us for the South Arkansas Networking Luncheon hosted by Comcast Spotlight held at the Poppy's Pizza,2664 Haynesville Hwy . 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 for members and $20 for non-members. RSVP required to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113 by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21st.
Date:   October 25, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Poppy's Pizza
2664 Haynesville Hwy
Contact:   El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce (870) 863-6113
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, October 25; 11:30AM - 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $15 for members; $20 for non-members
Oct 29   United Way HalloWeinerPawLooza
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, goblins and weiner dogs!  It’s Hallo-WeinerPawLooza! 
The Seventh 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 29 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 29, 2016
Website:   http://www.unitedwayunioncounty.com
Location:   Boys & Girls Club
Contact:   United Way of Union County, 870-862-4903
Email:   alexis@unitedwayunioncounty.com
Date/Time Details:   October 29, 2016
Fees/Admission:   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.