What Happened In Conway


Saturday, September 10th

  • Conway Wiki Pre-release Party

Time: 6:30 PM     Location: Mimosa Base

The time for the city of Conway to have its own community wiki is nigh! Pizza tasting event for early contributors and admins for the Conway Wiki! Pizza provided, Wiki Wacky Woos might make an appearance as well. Come join us and add content to our new wiki!!


Monday, September 19th

  • Erin Brockovich

Time: 2:30 PM     Location: UCA

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn, and sexy. Brockovich is all that and definitely more. When Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force Erin Brockovich, the film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Brockovich hasn’t been resting on her laurels…she continues to fight hard and win big! Erin Brockovich is a true American hero who’s icon status and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.

Thursday, September 29th

  • Craig Jensen ; BookLabs II of San Marcos, TX
  • “Book Arts: Dressing up Art, Literature, and the Printed Word” ; Lecture

Time: 7:30 PM   Location: Hendrix (in Staples , i think)

Fine edition binder Craig Jensen is one of America’s most respected bookbinders. For the last three decades, he has dedicated himself to the craft and the history of the book. In 1981, Jensen moved to Austin to head the conservation lab at the Harry Ransom Center. In 1984, he established the Jensen Bindery that became Booklab, Inc. Booklab II started in 2002 and continues to this day. Jensen will deliver a public lecture on the history of the book.

Sunday, October 2

  • World History, the Real Live Tigers, (tentatively) Sea Nanners, Phillip Huddleston

Time: 8:00 PM     Location: La Lucha Space

Come out and hear live music. A Sunday night show is a rare occasion at La Lucha Space, but October 2nd we will be welcoming return visitors World History (http://worldhistory.bandcamp.com) of Seattle, WA and the Real Live Tigers (www.reallivetigers.com), recently based in Fayetteville.  I always like to mention (thank) Neil of this band World History as he participated in the creation of a site that has had a tremendous impact in the house show movement and for independent touring acts: dodiy.org.

Support will be provided by the local (current LR) the Sea Nanners (http://sea-nanners.bandcamp.com/) - if you haven't checked out their recent EP I would recommend you follow that link.  We're excited to have them back, and hope they will be joined by Phillip Huddleston, but we'll all just have to turn up on October 2nd to find out.  8pm, walk or bike if you can very limited parking. (as always, be courteous to our neighbors!)

Saturday, October 8

  • 1st Annual Urban Farm Festival

Time: 1 - 5:00 PM     Location: Conway Public Library

Come and join us for a fun-filled day with the Conway community and help make our city more sustainable through composting, seed saving, and worm bins. You'll get to meet some Conway Farmers and buy their produce too! If that's not enough, the fest will be filled with garden techniques lessons, crafts, games, live music, and bike tune-up. Join us at the critical mass from the Faulkner library to St. Peter's Episcopal Church at around 1:00pm.

For more information, call 501-327-7482 or e-mail [email protected] www.fcl.org, facebook & twitter.

Saturday, October 29

  • Soaring Wings Half Marathon

Half marathon event benefiting the Soaring Wings Ranch.

TIme: 8:00 AM Location: McGee Center


Just in case you were wondering, JeffPadberg did not win this event, but did manage a sub-two-hour finish! :)  


Friday, November 11

  • Miss University of Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant

Time: 1:40 PM     Location: UCA

The 2012 Miss University of Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, an offical Miss Arkansas and Miss America preliminary, will be held at Reynold's Hall on Friday, Novebmer 11, 2011.

Miss UCA 2011, Alicia Haflich, will pass on her crown to Miss UCA 2011.

Tickets are $10 at the door for the general public and $5 for students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will be available starting at 6 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m

    Monday, November 21

    • James Carville

    Time: 1:30 PM     Location: UCA

    James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. Carville is hosting Sirius XM radio’s 60/20 Sports show with Luke Russert, and is a frequent political commentator and contributor on CNN. He also serves as a Professor of Practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he lives with his wife Mary Matalin and their two daughters.