Events for August 2016
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Aug 04   Coast Guard 226th Birthday
Coast Guard Birthday Life Touch’s Operation Appreciation and PJ's Coffee will celebrate the 226th birthday of our nation's Coast Guard on Thursday, August 4th at 9:00-10:00 a.m. by treating all U. S. military, past or present, to a cup of coffee and a cookie at THE SPOT on the square in El Dorado. Celebrating the branches of our armed forces is a project of Life Touch's Opera-tion Appreciation. Life Touch is a level III partner of We Honor Veterans. For more information visit http://www.wehonorveterans.org/ and http://lifetouchhospice.homestead.com/Operation-Appreciation.html Please stop by and enjoy your day, Coast Guard! Information on the Birthday: http://www.uscg.mil/history/
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   http://lifetouchhospice.com/Operation-Appreciation.html
Location:   PJs Coffee on the Square in El Dorado AR
Contact:   Marsha Cowling @ Life Touch Hospice
Email:   mcowling@lifetouchhospice.org
Date/Time Details:   August 4, 2016 @ 9a.m.
Fees/Admission:   free
Aug 04   SAAP August Meeting
Join South Arkansas Administrative Professionals for our August meeting sponsored by Clean Harbors.
Date:   August 4, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap
Location:   St. Mary's Parish Hall
Contact:   saapnetwork@gmail.com http://saapnetwork.wix.com/saap https://www.facebook.com/SAAPNetwork
Email:   saapnetwork@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 4th, 12-1pm
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is free, please RSVP.
Aug 04   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:   August 4, 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!
Aug 05   El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce Educator's Breakfast
You are invited to the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce Educator's Breakfast. Sponsorships are available. We will be honoring new teachers and the 2016 Teachers of the Year on Friday, August 5, at 7:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club. We want to recognize your importance as a new teacher in our community and invite you to attend this special event.
Date:   August 5, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   The El Dorado Golf and Country Club
Contact:   El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce
Email:   chamber@goeldorado.com
Fees/Admission:   15$
Aug 11   Book Signing Recpeption for Dr. Ken Bridges
The South Arkansas Historical Society is pleased to host a reception and book signing for Dr. Ken Bridges, professor of history at SouthArk, on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Dr. Bridges new book, "In An Arkansas Minute" was released in April. Please join us in celebrating with him.
Date:   August 11, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Historical Society 12 East Faulkner El Dorado
Contact:   Paula or Jack
Email:   info@soarkhistory.com
Date/Time Details:   August 11, 6-8 pm
Fees/Admission:   free to the public
Aug 13   BorderTown Combine
High school football combine on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Junction City, AR. My reasoning for this combine is to start a showcase to help promote the young men in our area. Our area high schools and the talented young men aren’t widely seen, or they are getting overlooked. There is often little to no recruitment happening, and I'm trying to change that. In addition to changing recruitment practices, I want to change these young men lives. I want to help these guys get out of the streets, enter into college, and realize that there is a world outside of our small towns. This event is for 2016 High School Juniors and Seniors.
Date:   August 13, 2016
Website:   http://bordertowncombine.com
Location:   Junction City High School Football Field
Contact:   Antoine Cook (870)312-0786 /smileyse2@outlook.com/cookjrantoine06@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 13, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Registration Deadline is July 31, 2016. Registration Fee is $50 for High School Juniors and Seniors. Event is open to the public
Aug 18   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:   August 18, 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!
Aug 20   Guns and Hoses Beauty Pageant
First Responders participating in a beauty pageant raising money for the TeamCorrie Foundation to fight cancer in our community
Date:   August 20, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Auditorium
Contact:   Debbie Stinson at 863.4244 or
Email:   pwsecretary@eldoradoar.org
Date/Time Details:   8/20/16 at 6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 minimum/ donate more if you like
Aug 22 - Aug 23   Small Business Workshop
BancorpSouth and the Arkansas Women's Business Center present a Small Business Workshop, providing tools and tips to help you start and grow your small business. Monday, August 22nd will focus on starting a small business while Tuesday, August 23rd will feature information for existing small business owners.
Date:   August 22, 2016 - August 23, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Community College
Contact:   Shay Kaldem, Arkansas Women's Business Center 870-864-8429 or skaldem@winrock.org
Email:   skaldem@winrock.org
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public but you must register, space is limited.
Aug 25   The Red Shield Diner
After being open for 30 years The Salvation Army will have a Grand - Reopening of their Dining Facility located at 419 S. Madison on August 25th, 2016 at 10:00AM. This is a day they will be celebrating in serving the community breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Lieutenant Charles Smith at 870-863-4830.
Date:   August 25, 2016
Location:   419 S. Madison El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Lieutenant Charles Smith The Salvation Army 419 S. Madison El Dorado, AR 71730 870-863-4830
Date/Time Details:   08/25/2016 10:00AM
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Aug 25   HEAD TO TOE Wellness
Presented by South Arkansas Center on Aging. This is an annual event to promote wellness in the community and provide resources for the growing population of baby boomers 50 and better who are still loving life and want to be healthy.
Date:   August 25, 2016
Time:   08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Champagnolle Landing, 910 Champagnolle Rd.
Contact:   Lori DeWese 870.881.8969
Email:   lkdewese@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   8:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission:   FREE to older adults 50 and better
Aug 25   Building Your Brand
You might have a great logo, but do you have a great brand? What's the difference? Learn how creating and cultivating your brand is vital to your business's success. Leave ready to plan and implement a brand strategy to increase sales and customer retention.
Date:   August 25, 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:   8/25/16 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $30
Aug 27   Murphy USA Summer Concert Series featuring Jana Kramer
Main Street El Dorado welcomes Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer, 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:   August 27, 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:   August 27th at 7 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to the public
Aug 28 - Sep 01   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado Fall/Winter Event
We are a Children's Consignment event with over 600 families participating. Over 55,000 items including clothing, baby gear/equipment, furniture, books, toys & more.
Date:   August 28, 2016 - September 1, 2016
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, August 28 - 11-8 Monday, August 29 - 9-8 Tuesday, August 30 - 9-3 Wednesday, August 31 - 9-8 Thursday, Sept 1 - 9-3
Fees/Admission:   Admission is always free! We accept cash, checks & credit cards.