Local Notes

Rotary clubs plan event

Rotary clubs from Benton and Washington counties will hold their inaugural fundraiser, Everybody Wins! A Benefit to End Polio, April 5 at the Pauline Whittaker Arena, 1335 W. Knapp Drive in Fayetteville. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are $50 per person.

This event is an evening of fun at a carnival with the goal of raising funds to end polio. The carnival theme will include games, raffles, prizes, food, drinks and will feature music by the band Ultra Suede. Dress is casual.

For more information, to sponsor or buy tickets, contact [email protected], visit Everybody Wins End Polio Now on Facebook or (479) 263-8451.

Small business seminar topic

"Videos for Small Business Marketing," sponsored by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Walton College, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Reynolds Center. Cost is $30 per person. Bring a light supper. Parking is free in Harmon Avenue garage.

Pre-registration required at http://sbtdc.uark.edu.

Information: (479) 575-5148.

Academy teaches rain gardening

The Rain Garden Academy, hosted by Beaver Water District and the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at Carroll Electric, 5056 U.S. 412 Business in Huntsville.

The workshop is designed for homeowners, commercial developers, gardeners, nursery owners, landscapers and personnel who work for city, state and county government, parks departments and anyone who wants to know more about rain gardens or connect with others who want to build and maintain rain gardens.

The academy includes hands-on experience building a rain garden, a low-impact development manual and lunch. The cost is $25 per person and $15 for students. Preregistration is required. Participants may register online at irwp.org.

Master Gardeners host Garden Day

Carroll County Master Gardeners' Home Garden Day will be Saturday at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Cody George will lead participants on a virtual exploration of the Arkansas native plant gardens at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. George is the field horticulturalist at the museum and creator of the museum's gardens.

Randy Forst, Carroll County Extension agent, will teach about "Functional Landscape Design Using Beauty and Balance." He was the Extension agent in Forrest City before his move to Carroll County in 2011.

"Seeing the Garden Through the Eye of the Camera" will be led by David Bell, photographer and associate editor of Currents magazine.

Janet Carson is the keynote speaker during lunch. Her talk is titled "Take a Walk on the Dry Side: Heat-Tolerant Plants." She is author of "In the Garden" and writes a column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a blog on gardening. She is an Extension horticulture specialist at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

After lunch, Karen Wall will talk about floral design. "A home adorned with flowers is a home adorned with beauty" is the theme of her presentation.

Registration is $35 and includes a buffet lunch. Make checks payable to Carroll County Extension Service and mail to Master Gardeners, Carroll County Extension Service, 909-B Freeman Switch Road, Berryville 72616.

Information: (870) 423-2958.

Springdale Library checks out Nooks

The Springdale Public Library launched the Springdale Electronic Lending Library on March 9.

Glowlight Nooks will be available for two-week checkout periods by patrons 18 years and older and will be preloaded with a variety of new and classic titles selected by library staff.

Funding for the project was provided by Springdale area residents and businesses, as well as the Springdale Public Library Foundation.

Information: (479) 750-8180.

Compost facility gives out mulch

The city of Bentonville's compost facility will hold another compost and wood mulch giveaway Tuesday through Saturday. Medium grade, unscreened compost and wood mulch will be available during normal compost facility hours. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

A skid-steer loader and operator will be available to load pickups and trailers. A wheel loader and operator will be available to load larger vehicles. A $20 loading fee will be charged for loading more than four cubic yards at one time. Only vehicles 108 inches in height or less can be loaded with compost facility equipment; no tractor trailers. Those wanting quantities less than a half of a cubic yard or that have no pick-up or trailer will need to bring their own containers and a shovel. The distribution is first-come, first-served basis.

Information: (479) 271-3160.

Golden Eagle fundraiser set

The fifth annual Golden Eagle fundraising dinner will be held Tuesday at Embassy Suites in Rogers. The evening will begin with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner and program.

Dan Shewmaker will be honored this year. Asa Carter, a veteran, will be honored with a collectible Henry rifle. There will be officers of Walmart and Sam's Club present as well as a video presentation from Bill Gates, the national president.

Information: (479) 366-8265.

Museum recalls Louise Thaden

A special exhibit on award-winning female aviator Louise Thaden will be on display during the months of March and April at the Bella Vista Historical Museum. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, featuring permanent displays reflecting the 100-year history of Bella Vista, and is located at the corner of U.S. 71 and Kingsland Road, next to the American Legion in Bella Vista.

Information: bellavistamuseum.org.

Lake tours begin again

Hobbs State Park spring lake tours begin Saturday to observe the new color and growth and watch for hawks, kingfishers and great blue herons.

Dates for Hobbs State Park spring Beaver Lake cruises are March 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, April 12, 13, 19, 20, and May 3, 4, 10, 17, 18.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the park's visitor center on Arkansas 12 just east of the Arkansas 12/War Eagle Road intersection. Adults $10 plus tax; children ages 6 to 12 $5 plus tax.

Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina at 2 p.m.

Reservations: (479) 789-5000.

Architect Segal presents lecture

Jonathan Segal will present a lecture titled "Architect as Developer" at 5:30 p.m. April 2 in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series.

Segal redefines the role of the traditional architect by exclusively eliminating the client and developing, constructing and designing his own work. He is considered Downtown San Diego's most successful and pioneering residential architectural/development company.

This is the Leadership in Design Lecture, sponsored by ZweigWhite LLC.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is free, with limited seating.

Information: (479) 575-4704 or architecture.uark.edu.

Blood Center seeks donors

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold blood drives at the following locations:

m Bella Vista: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Allens Food Market, 60 Sugar Creek Center

m Bentonville: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, PRGX, 211 SE 34th St.

m Fayetteville: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Haas Hall Academy, 3155 N. College Ave., Suite 8

m Fayetteville: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, 20 E. Dickson St.

m Greenland: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Greenland High School, 30 N. Sandy Ave.

m Pea Ridge: 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Arvest Bank, 132 N. Curtis Ave.

m Prairie Grove: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie Grove High School, 500 N. Cole Drive

Information: cbco.org or (800) 280-5337.

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NAN Profiles on 03/16/2014