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Young Professionals of Conway hosting 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil Jubilee for Deliver Hope

By News | March 18, 2019

Helping a Good Cause Never Tasted So Good Young Professionals of Conway hosting 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil Jubilee for Deliver Hope Conway, Ark. (Feb. 04, 2019) – The Young Professionals of Conway (YPC) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil Jubilee on Saturday, March 30th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simon Park. A portion of the funds raised from the event will be given to Deliver Hope, a local nonprofit organization that helps mentor and lead at-risk youths of the Conway area by selling tickets to the all you can eat crawfish boil. YPC will be partnering …

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Mayumana To Bring Action-packed ‘currents’ To Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | March 17, 2019

CONWAY — Multicultural performance troupe, Mayumana, will bring its electrifying “Currents” show to Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 1. The show is inspired by the historical battle of currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, in their last quest for finding energy sources for the world. The performance will combine a variety of elements, including specially-made instruments, video art projections and 11 skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds. Audience members will be taken on a journey between two troupes, …

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Jimmy Warren To Host Community Block Party In Conway

By News | March 17, 2019

Conway, AR- Local community activist, Jimmy Warren announces Celebrate! A Community Block Party, to be held April 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Roger’s Plaza in downtown Conway. Celebrate! aims to connect small business owners, local entrepreneurs, families, friends, and all who like to have a good time by providing a fun atmosphere with food, music, games and physical fitness. According to the Facebook event page, Let’s celebrate! This event is aimed at bringing the community together and having a good ole time. It will be filled with physical fitness activities, food trucks, vendors, and free hot …

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UCA to Present Inaugural Black History Month Art Show

By News | March 4, 2019

By Darian Burks, Division of Outreach and Community Engagement CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will celebrate Black History Month with an inaugural Black History Month Art Show from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at UCA Downtown. Opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m. This exhibit will feature the artwork of UCA’s phenomenal student artists of black and/or African descent, while commemorating Black History Month. The exhibit will be on display from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through mid-March. The gallery and event are free to attend and open to the public. While …

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Ultimate Guide to Conway Events in March 2019

By Lauren Norris | March 3, 2019

Every month we curate your Ultimate Guide to Events in Conway, a post filled with a handy schedule of (probably) everything going on in Conway that month. We scour dozens of sources, calendars and websites so you don’t have to. Know when each month’s event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. We strive to keep this post as current as possible, but please check with the event host before attending or purchasing tickets in the case of changes. Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. WEEKLY …

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Lou Holtz To Speak At UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | March 1, 2019

By Braxton Sampley, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Legendary football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz will speak at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He is the only coach in history to have six different teams play in a bowl game, win five bowl games with different teams, and to have four different teams ranked within the Top 20 Poll. During his 26 seasons as …

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UCA’s Baum Gallery To Host Student Art Competitive

By News | March 1, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will once again host the Annual Student Art Competitive (ASAC) from March 4-15. A reception will be held on March 7 at 4 p.m. During this event, UCA students are allowed to submit up to three different pieces for possible inclusion. All works are then jurored, and multiple awards are given. This is an opportunity for students to participate in a curated museum exhibition. This year’s juror is Kevin Cole. A native of Pine Bluff, Cole is an art professor and mixed media artist who is currently based out of Atlanta. …

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Q&A with Mary Condit from the AR Coding Academy

By Todd E Jones | February 27, 2019

I can remember the press conference regarding the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy. A group of UCA and community leaders gathered for the news. The new organization tapped Mary Condit who had directed The Iron Yard in Little Rock. Condit came with experience. She is a past participant in The ARK Challenge as a member of the WeGeek startup. She also served as a Digital Marketing Manager for Agency 501 and is a UCA Alum. Two and half years later the AR Coding Academy (ACA) shows no signs of slowing down. Recently the coding school launched a new campus …

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