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Arkansas Master Naturalists

Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists kicks off this month

By Todd E Jones | January 20, 2019

The Foothills chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists is kicking off their new year of workshops. Saturday, they held a workshop at Woolly Holly State Park to teach kids of all ages how to build a birdhouse. Next Saturday, January 26, the Naturalists will hold their first yearly orientation for new Naturalists. Recently, I asked the president of the Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists, Larry Fliss, some questions to learn more about the organization. Conway Scene: What does it mean to be a Master Naturalist? Fliss: Arkansas Master Naturalists (AMN) is a corps of well-informed volunteers.  A Master Naturalist is someone who …

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UCA News

UCA’s Baum Gallery To Host Two New Exhibitions This Spring

By News | January 17, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will host two exhibitions this spring, “Faculty Invitational” and “From It to Thou: Being Conscious of the Sacred in Nature.” An opening reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. Both exhibits will go up on that day and remain up until Feb. 15. The “Faculty Invitational” show features work from almost every full-time UCA art department faculty member, including those in the disciplines of graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, fiber, video and animation, and photography. Long-time faculty members whose work is featured include David Bailin, Melissa …

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Something Rotten

Reynolds Performance Hall To Host ‘Something Rotten!’ Jan. 23

By News | January 9, 2019

CONWAY — The original new musical “Something Rotten!” will debut at Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this national Broadway tour of “Something Rotten!” is set in the 1590’s, long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off cell phones. With music and lyrics by Grammy Award® winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, this hilarious musical comedy tells the …

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Events in January 2019

Ultimate Guide to Conway Events in January 2019

By Lauren Norris | December 31, 2018

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. JANUARY …

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Top 10 Articles 2018

Top 10 Conway Scene Articles in 2018

By Todd E Jones | December 30, 2018

The year 2018 has seen a lot of successful articles for Conway Scene. Additionally, I added a couple of young professionals to the family which has made our little site enjoy growth it otherwise wouldn’t have. Wells Thompson joined the team in the early part of the year and went to work giving us some fantastic articles. Many of the articles in this top ten list come from Wells! In the fall, I was honored to meet Lauren Norris. Lauren has helped out hugely with social media. All of our stellar Instagram posts come from her. Additionally, Lauren takes care of …

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New Year's Eve events

Quick Guide to New Year’s Eve in Conway

By Lauren Norris | December 27, 2018

When that ball drops and you sing Auld Lang Syne (do you know the words?), where you will you be? No need to leave town to find something to do. Conway has the goods – plenty of places to ring in the new year. Where will you go to celebrate 2019? Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. Know when our monthly event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. New Year’s Eve 7:00pm – 12:00am | Wunderhaus presents: Time Zone Toast | More Info …

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The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) hosts annual party for foster children in Faulkner County

By News | December 17, 2018

Conway, AR, Monday, December 17, 2018 — The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) hosted the annual Christmas party for foster children in Faulkner County in the first week of December at Bob’s Grill in downtown Conway. “I am so thankful for Bob’s Grill for allowing us year after year to use their facility so that these kids have a time to feel special,” said Jessica Hess, Court Appointed Special Advocate Supervisor. Milk & Cookies with Santa is a time for each foster child and their foster family to meet Santa, talk to him about what they wish for this year, get …

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The Conductor

Award-Winning Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to Return for a Third Year

By News | December 6, 2018

Conductor, UAMS, BioVentures and Arkansas INBRE collaborate to host boot camp for undergraduates around the state. CONWAY–Applications are now open for the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (webpage), a weeklong training program for undergraduate and graduate students that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to start and fund their own health sciences ventures. In its third year, the camp has propelled dozens of college students into their post-graduate careers, and it recently won an Innovations in Research and Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The camp is a joint initiative of the Conductor, …

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