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STEPHEN NEEPER & THE WILD HEARTS and LUCIOUS SPILLER BAND
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000


STEPHEN NEEPER & THE WILD HEARTS and LUCIOUS SPILLER BAND

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Show Time: 9:00 pm

Age:
18 +

Ticket Price:
$5/$7



When: Sep 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM in Little Rock, Arkansas

Art of Marriage
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:30:00 +0000

The Art of Marriage video event weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray the challenges and the beauty of God's design for marriage. Six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete.

The event starts Friday evening 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00PM.  Lunch break on Saturday is from 12 noon to 1:45 PM.

Friday Evening Bonus for parents!  There will be Free childcare available for children up through 5th grade during the Friday Evening session from 6:30 through 9:30.  There will NOT be childcare provided at the Church on Saturday.  Please register any children who will attend on Friday evening by emailing to gayelynne4@yahoo.com with the names and ages of your children and any special needs they may have by Sept. 26th (1 week prior to event)



When: Oct 3, 2014 6:30:00 PM to Oct 4, 2014 4:00:00 PMin Little Rock, Arkansas
Cost: Price is for 2 ($25 per person) 50.00 true Couple Admission 50.00

For Single 25.00 true Single 25.00

Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Fair
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

"Defined as one of the top 100 craft fairs in the United States, this event namely Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Fair can also be defined as the largest indoor craft fair in the state of Arkansas. There are so many products available that you are sure to get confused at one point of time. This field is also going to focus on some quality amenities and services which will help you to deal with this event in an apt manner. Some of the products available here are home decor and antiques, ladies and children fashion and apparel and the list is endless."

When: Oct 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM to Oct 18, 2014 12:00:00 AMin Springdale, Arkansas

NWA's United Toys for Joy Run
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000


Rogers, AR  

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Description NWA's United Toys for Joy Run

Starts at the Pig Trail Harley Davidson in Rogers, Arkansas. This is an escorted parade to the Benton County Fairgrounds. Check Facebook for more info.

Website: www.facebook.com/toys4joy


When: Dec 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM to Dec 13, 2014 12:00:00 AMin Rogers, Arkansas

Writing to Win Federal Grants
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000

This presentation will help experienced grants professionals overcome fears and misunderstandings about applying their skills to federal and state grant proposals. For those new to federal grants, Cheryl Kester will discuss organizational readiness and the components of a typical federal RFA. The remainder of the session will discuss how certain parts of government proposals often differ significantly from their foundation counterparts: heavy use of data and layering of problems in the need section, the level of detail expected in the project description, and the types of evaluation plans reviewers prefer to see. After her presentation, Cheryl will be happy to sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.

Cheryl L. Kester is Principal of The Kester Group, a full-service grants consulting firm that serves education, non-profit, public-safety, health care and county/municipal clients across the nation in obtaining foundation, state and federal grants. In the last 14 years, she has helped secure more than $95.1 million in funding. An engaging speaker, she leads workshops on grant seeking and post-award management, addresses large groups, conducts board workshops, and serves as a grant reviewer for private and federal funders. She will also be presenting tips on winning federal grants that are detailed in her new book, Writing to Win Federal Grants, coauthored with Karen Cassidy and published by CharityChannel Press.

This event is a partnership between the Fayetteville Public Library's Nonprofit Resource Center and the Arkansas Chapter of Grant Professionals Association.  GPA provides local professional development and networking opportunities for grant professionals throughout Arkansas. Membership is open to any individual with an interest in and commitment to the grants profession, and guests are welcome at all chapter events.  For more Information visit www.gpaarkansas.org.



When: Oct 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ozark Writers Live!: Lights! Camera! Arkansas! with Suzanne McCray and Robert Cochran
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000

Lights! Camera! Arkansas! discusses several well known films with Arkansas connections.

"Not only will this book provide a welcomed foundation for appreciating and assessing Arkansas’ relationship to American filmmaking, it identifies a heritage that future filmmakers associated with this state will recognize as their own.  Congratulations to the authors for a job well done."

--Frank Milo Scheide, noted film scholar

About the authors

Suzanne McCray serves as the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and the Dean of Admissions. Enrollment Services includes the Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Office of Retention. She also works closely with the Academic Scholarship Office and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards in the Honors College. She serves on a variety of committees including the Advisory Board for the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.Robert Cochran is the chair of American Studies and director of the Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He authored several books published by the University of Arkansas Press including Singing in Zion: Music and Song in the Life of an Arkansas Family (1999); A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice (2003); and Our Own Sweet Sounds: A Celebration of Popular Music in Arkansas (2005).



When: Oct 4, 2014 1:00:00 PM in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ozark Writers Live!: Coffee and Conversation Meet and Greet
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0000

Join authors, presenters, sponsors, and other participants for coffee.  Mix, mingle, and start your day of gathering ideas and stimulating creativity.

When: Oct 4, 2014 9:30:00 AM in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ozark Writers Live!: Fiction Writing with Toni Jensen
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0000

About the instructor

Fiction writer Toni Jensen is the author of a short story collection, From the Hilltop, which was published in 2010 through the Native Stories Series at the University of Nebraska Press. Her stories delve into the intertwined lives of Native characters outside the reservation. Always complex, her characters defy stereotype in favor of their own truths about life and tradition. Jensen’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2007; Best of the West: Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri, 2011; and Denver Quarterly, among others. Toni joined the University of Arkansas Creative Writing Faculty this year.



When: Oct 4, 2014 3:00:00 PM in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ozark Writers Live!: Why Are You Using That Red Pen? Joining and Using a Critic Group with Nancy Hartney
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000

Every writer needs readers that can encourage and criticize and push you toward publication. Finding those unique readers is a cultivated skill. Nancy Hartney explains the various types of critique groups, what to expect from members, and how to find a good match for your writerly growth. Nancy Hartney bio

When: Oct 4, 2014 11:00:00 AM in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ozark Writers Live! : The Sci-fi Horror of a Cowboy that Murdered the Reader: Panel Discussion in Genres
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Western author Pamela Foster, mystery writer Susan Holmes, and sci-fi horror aficionado Brad Carter discuss what is unique about their chosen genres and how to craft tales that cross boundaries. Each will offer personal tips for novice and seasoned writers.   

Brad Carter Bio

Brad Carter is a product of the public school system in Arkansas, but he hopes you will not hold that against him. He currently lives in Northwest Arkansas, where his wife and daughter barely tolerate his behavior. He uses an Ouija board nightly.

Brad’s 2012 debut novel The Big Man of Barlow has been optioned for a motion picture. Publisher’s Weekly called his novel (dis)Comfort Food “…an unsettling story where familiar ingredients bring unexpected results.” His latest novel is Saturday Night of the Living Dead.

Pamela Foster

Pamela Foster’s first two books, Redneck Goddess and Bigfoot Blues were contemporary novels.  The author went on to write My Life with a Wounded Warrior, a collection of essays about living with her Vietnam Veteran husband.  Next came Clueless Gringos in Paradise, the hilarious story of Foster and her husband strapping two 150 pound post-traumatic stress service dogs to their wrists and moving to the country of Panama.

But when a grim-faced civil war veteran sat a bay mare and refused to leave her imagination, Foster ignored the writing prompt for almost a year. 

“I don’t write westerns,” she told the image.

The cowboy refused to leave and two years later, Ridgeline, Foster’s first western was published.  The author is currently writing the second in what has become her western series, The Long Journey Home. Which just goes to prove that cowboys are difficult to ignore.

Susan Holmes

Susan Holmes penned her first story at age four. Despite the brevity (three pages of crayoned text) and the title ("Three Bears Visit New York City") her father gave it the same careful consideration he gave to C. F. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series. When he finished the story he announced, "You are going to be a writer."

Today, a professional writer, editor, college professor, and consultant, her work appears in peer-reviewed journal and military publications, as well as print and digital media. The author and editor of two non-fiction books, she explores the world of dogs through her website http://dogmysteries.com and writes regional mysteries set in a boarding kennel.

Her third book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels mystery series, was inspired by 18 years of adventure with her beloved spaniel Alix. She's joined Search and Rescue exercises, ventured through caves, forests and fields, and into dog parks, vet clinics, and kennels. She’s worked with dog trainers, kennel owners, and veterinarians to create an environment dog lovers recognize and appreciate.



When: Oct 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM in Fayetteville, Arkansas