Events for January 2017
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Dec 19 - Jan 02   Holiday Childcare
Open for Holiday Childcare!
Date:   December 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM
Location:   Take 5 Childcare
Contact:   881-8066
Date/Time Details:   December 19-22, 27-29, Jan 2
Fees/Admission:   Kindergarten-5th grade
Jan 01   New Year's Day
The Chamber and city government offices, with the exception of the police and fire departments, will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Date:   January 1, 2017
Jan 04   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:   January 4, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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.
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.
Jan 05   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:   January 5, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Jan 06   Ez Wash Ribbon Cutting
Come and celebrate the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for EZ Wash, located at 517 S. Bradley on Friday, January 6th at 10:00 A.M.
James Langford is the new owner of EZ Wash. Ez Wash has been remodeled and now has state of the art stainless steel washers and dryers. Their hours of operation are Monday-Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. 
So the next time your laundry sneaks up on you, your appliances are on the blink, or you just enjoy getting all your laundry done at once, go visit EZ Wash where your clothes come out squeaky clean and extra fluffy!!
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Langford at (870)820-3501.
Date:   January 6, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location:   517 S. Bradley Ave.
Date/Time Details:    January 6th at 10:00 A.M.
Jan 11 - Jan 17   Project Zero Heat Gallery hosted by The CALL in Union county
A large traveling exhibit featured children avavilable for adoption in the state of Arkansas. January 11- College Ave church of Christ 4-8 January 12- Union county courthouse January 13-El Dorado conference Center January 14- PJ's coffee shop and The Spot January 15- First Assembly of God (morning service) West Side Baptist (evening service) January 16- FBC Cordell ladies luncheon January 17- Barton Library
Date:   January 11, 2017 - January 17, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM
Location:   See above
Contact:   Karen Langston, Regional Coordinator The CALL in Arkansas.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 14   Group Fitness Launch & Open Gym
Group Fitness Launch & Open Gym, World wide Launch of BODYPUMP 100. RPM EXPRESS @ 8:15, CXWORX @ 8:45, BODYPUMP @ 9:30, XTS & Foam Rolling @ 10:00 followed by THROWDOWN Demo @ 11:00. Open Gym community wide for everyone to give us a try. Let HealthWorks be your Gym of choice.
Date:   January 14, 2017
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   HealthWorks Fitness Center
Contact:   Jan Culp, 870-862-5442, ext. 15
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 14th @ 8:00am
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Jan 17   Honor the District Day
On this day, The El Dorado Promise will honor all El Dorado school district employees--teacher,s administration, bus drivers, secretaries, and others -- who work so hard to make this district the "Promising Choice". It also will feature the student "Promise Writing/Art Showcase -- I love the Promise, because ...
Date:   January 17, 2017
Jan 17   Business After Hours hosted by Mustard Seed Wealth Management
January's Business After Hours will be hosted by Mustard Seed Wealth Management on Tuesday, January 17th at 5:00 p.m. This event will be held at El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W 8th Street. Mustard Seed Wealth Management will be celebrating their 15th year anniversary. They will have lots of door prizes, which includes a tablet, Keurig, Apple Watch & much more. Refreshments and beverages will also be served. This is an event that you would not want to miss out on! RSVPs are not required. PJ's Coffee & Fayrays will be catering. Cost is $5 at the door!
Date:   January 17, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
100 W. 8th Street
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 17, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $5.00 at the door.
Jan 18   College Day
College representatives plan to visit different campuses throughout the district. This day also will feature "Wear a College T-shirt" Wednesday. Everyone, both at the district and in El Dorado, is encouraged to please wear their own college T-shirts.
Date:   January 18, 2017
Jan 19   Career Day-- Dress Like Your Career after College Day
 Parents, community members, students, teachers, students, administrators, and the public are asked to wear PURPLE on this day; and to please attend El Dorado Promise Pep Rally!

This short, fun event will take place at 4:00 p.m., downtown on the Union County courthouse square. The Barton Junior High School band and the cheerleaders will perform. Students from the district-wide "Promise Writing/Art Showcase" will be recognized. Events of Promise Week will be recapped and a representative from Murphy Oil Corporation will speak. A focal point will be the unveiling of the brand new El Dorado Promise flag
Date:   January 19, 2017
Jan 19   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:   January 19, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Jan 20   El Dorado Promise Anniversary Rally
El Dorado Promise Anniversary Rally 
Date:   January 20, 2017
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Union County Courthouse steps
Date/Time Details:   January 20 - 4:00 p.m.
Jan 24   South Arkansas Networking Luncheon hosted by Be Sighted Marketing, LLC
The January South Arkansas Networking Luncheon hosted by Be Sighted Marketing,LLC is an opportunity to meet other area professionals. Each attendee has the opportunity to introduce themselves to others as well as tell a little about what they do and who they work for. Bring your business card for a chance to win awesome door prizes. RSVPs are required by Friday, January 20th to (870) 863-6113 or

Date:   January 24, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club, 101 Shady Side St. in El Dorado
Contact:   For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Chamber at (870) 863-6113.
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   The cost is $15 for members. $20 for non members
Jan 26   Forks Over Knives
Join us for a free showing of the documentary film Forks Over Knives! All interested in plant based nutrition, lifestyle, and health are encouraged to attend! Visit the SouthArk Library Facebook page to check in for the event and learn more information!
Date:   January 26, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115
Date/Time Details:   January 26, 2017 - 6:00-8:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Jan 28   Joseph Shackelford Live at PJ's
Joseph Shackelford to perform in El Dorado Arkansas! Formerly of El Dorado, Electric Violinist Joseph Shackelford is transforming the perception of what is possible with the violin and genres such as rock, pop, alt rock, and more. Described as the “Jimi Hendrix of Violin," Joseph is taking on the world one stage at a time! Joseph has performed on the same bill/along side: 3 Doors Down, Ben Folds, Barrett Baber, Whisky Myers, Will Hoge, and many more. Please Share this event, and invite your friends! Venue - PJ's Time - 8:00 PM When - January 28th, 2017 $$$ - FREE SHOW
Date:   January 28, 2017
Time:   08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   PJ's - Downtown El Dorado
Date/Time Details:   1.28.17 - 8:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Free Show
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters stop in El Dorado during their 2017 World Tour for one incredible performance at the beautiful Wildcat Arena on the El Dorado High School campus. Join us January 30th for a magical night for the entire family!
Date:   January 30, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Wildcat Arena
Contact:   Main Street El Dorado at (870) 862-4747 or online at
Date/Time Details:   Monday, January 30th
Fees/Admission:   Reserved seating tickets go on-sale Tuesday, November 8th at 10 am and are $60 (Courtside), $50 (Front Row), $25 (General Reserved Seating).
Jan 31   How to Write a Business Plan
All businesses, especially new ventures, need a business plan. Crafting a plan helps you define your concept,evaluate your competition, determine risk, and estimate costs. Using our "To the Point" outline, learn how to put together a plan that will guide the growth of your business.
Date:   January 31, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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
Date/Time Details:   1/31/17 - 11-1 pm
Fees/Admission:   $35