Community Education Center Is Open and Going Strong for the Season
The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center is in full swing for the 2016 season. In addition to all our currently schedule events, to celebration our communities 50th anniversary, we have collaborated with Marilyn Robertson, curator of the Indian Hills Cave and museum and will host Dr. Jamie Brandon, Pd.D.(archeology) who will be our Sterling Scholars speaker on May 4 from 1pm-2pm.
in celebration of Fairfield Bay’s 50th Anniversary, we will focus on our areas earliest peoples and their 4,000 year old legacy from the Indian Rock Cave (Edgemont Shelter on the National Register of Historic places).
Sterling Scholars Lecture Series
First Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm $10
• April 6 – Diamonds are Forever, appraising your jewels with Lori Blagg, Master Gemologist. Lori will speak on appraising diamonds with the precise standards of the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight.
• May 4 – Indian Rock Cave, the Ozark Shelter Project and artifacts from the Edgemont Shelter with Dr. Jamie Brandon, Ph.D. Archeology. Dr. Brandon will speak and will focus on our areas earliest peoples and their 4,000 year old legacy from the Indian Rock Cave (Edgemont Shelter on the National Register of Historic places). He’ll discuss the artifacts taken from the cave that are dated from 1,000 to 4,000 years old, and the rock art petroglyphs.
• June 1 – The History of Aviation Pioneer Dick Rutan is narrated by returning author and historian John Lambert
On April 14 the Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn session will feature Bob Berdine who will present a lesson on how to successfully plant from seeds. This presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th from 12noon-1pm, and the cost is $5.
More great classes to sign up for: (call to reserve your space: 501-884-4440)
NOTE: CEC ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE $35 WILL BE COLLECTED PRIOR TO CLASS
SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 30th 6:30-9:30pm $25
For the Annual Education Center Fundraiser – LETS GO SURFING!
Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, games light appetizers, pay as you go bar, LIVE MUSIC by Lucky Draw. Event Tickets ($25) and 50/50 Raffle Tickets ($5) are available at the Conference Center and the Education Center.
The Community Education Center is getting ready for summer with plans for the 4th annual benefit fundraiser to be held at the Conference Center on Saturday, April 30th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. The talented women on the planning committee include Cindy Wellenburger, Kay Otis, Linda Duncan, Sharon Luxon, Bonnie Lang and Catherine Swift.
Keeping with a tropical theme, this year we invite everyone to “Lets Go Surfing”. Live music by the band Lucky Draw will rock the night’s entertainment with memorable hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Wax down your surfboard and you’ll be sure to catch a few Beach Boy waves. Maybe flaunt your ripped bod in pair of swim trunks with a Frankie Avalon pompadour or an Annette Funicello beehive while you listen to Beauty School Dropout. Dress is casual, very casual, shoes are optional.
Some of the activities include a silent auction showcasing items donated by local businesses and artists. Notable fused glass artwork by Barb Cornett and Arkansas crystal jewelry created by our talented new instructor Melanie Minton will be featured, and all bids will be accepted. For the sporting group we will have floor games with prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
You’re sure to build up a roaring hunger with all of that dancing and swimming, so refresh yourself with light appetizers and quench your raging thirst at the pay as you go bar. Replenish your energy with a sweet treat from the cupcake table.
Photos from past years – 2014
Photo 1 – Paul and Cindy Wellenburger
Photo 2 – Robert and Kay Otis
Photo 3 – Bob and Wilba Thompson