September 2013 Events

The 12th Annual Midsouth Econoline Show & Shine will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, on the parking lot of the Museum of Automobiles, atop Petit Jean Mountain. The event will feature 1961 to 1967 Ford Econoline trucks and vans. For information, call 501.727.5427, visit  or email [email protected]


The Faulkner County Library will host Conway musician Jonathan Trawick at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, accompanied by Aarun Carter, national fiddle champion. They will demonstrate and discuss Arkansas roots music. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Jonathan and Aarun will present a concert featuring Jonathan’s meticulous guitar work and Aarun’s fiddling. Refreshments will be served. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 501.327.7482, email [email protected] or visit the library’s page on Facebook and Twitter.


The Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Back to School” afterhours event at 5:30-7:30 Thursday, Sept. 12. The cost is $5. For additional information, contact the chamber at 501.851.9700.


The University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances will open its 2013-14 season with Cirque Éloize presenting “Cirkopolis” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway. The show focuses on industrial workers in a busy city during the World War II era with 1940s style hair and clothing. The performance (sponsored by Arkansas Times) is appropriate for all ages. The second event of the season – An Evening with Bill Cosby – is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 26, and is sold out.

For more information, contact 501.852.7889 or [email protected]


The Greenbrier Lions Club and the Greenbrier Boy Scouts of America Troop 435 are planning an American Flag Retirement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Woolly Hollow State Park. Organizers are extending an invitation to veterans and military personnel to participate in the event, which is open to the public. For more information or questions about the event or how to submit a flag to be retired, contact Verna Higgins at 501.472.7083.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will host a Light the Night walk on Thursday, Sept. 19. The walk is a national event that raises money and awareness for all types of blood cancers. Funds from this walk will stay in Arkansas and support patients with co-pay assistance, financial aid, support groups and research. The walk will be held at the Rivermarket Amphitheater. Check-in will start at 5:30 p.m. and the walk will start at 7:30 p.m. Participants will carry illuminated balloons in memory and in support of cancer patients. For more information, call 501.227.6416, visit or email [email protected]


A reunion of First National Bank of Conway employees will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Centennial Valley Special Events Center in Conway. Reunion organizers have identified approximately 300 individuals who worked at the bank before it became Regions Bank in 1998. The program will include a video, trivia contest, photos and lots of employee recognition. For more information (especially for employees who have not received an invitation), visit the First National Bank of Conway Employee Reunion page on Facebook or contact Lori Case Melton at [email protected]


The Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce will present a Business Brief Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 26. The cost is $20. For additional information, please contact the chamber at 501.851.9700.


Main Street Searcy will host the Get Down Downtown Festival 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, through 10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28, in historic Downtown Searcy. The family-friendly event includes live music, a selection of more than 100 vendors and children’s activities from the Courthouse Square to Spring Park. For more information, call 501.279.9007.


The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, September 27, at The Course at River Oaks. The tournament is held each year to memorialize past leaders and their contributions to our community. The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a grilled lunch courtesy of ARAMARK catering. A noon ceremony will honor 1966 Chamber President J.J. Pyeatt. Following the ceremony, the four-man scramble will start at 12:30 p.m. For registration forms or more information, call 501.268.2458 or visit


The Petit Jean 16th annual Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet, Open Car Show and Military Vehicle Rally will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 28 on the tree-shaded grounds of The Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain, near Morrilton. Vendors will be on hand to sell automobiles, parts, arts and crafts, antiques, memorabilia and a little something for everyone. The event is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The swap meet is free. For information, call 501.727.5427, visit  or email [email protected]