Sandra Leyva

rsvped for Library and Garden District Initiative on Facebook 2018-02-08 23:19:56 -0600

Library and Garden District Initiative

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Join us for this ongoing conversation to create Conway's Library and Garden District. In this session we will define our boundaries, zero-in on our goals, and break out into focus groups. Come help us make the community's ideas into a reality!

We will meet on Thursday Feb 22nd from 6-9pm in Seminar Room 3 at the library.

To download past meeting notes click on the links:

Meeting Notes 1/25/18

Meeting Notes 1/31/18

Info about the initiative: http://www.thelocals.be/library_and_garden_district_initiative

For questions email: zmccannon@gmail.com

WHEN
February 22, 2018 at 6pm
WHERE
Faulkner County Library
· 12 rsvps
rsvped for Seed Swap on Facebook 2018-02-06 23:37:53 -0600

Seed Swap

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Save the date and start digging through your seed stash for the Faulkner County Seed Swap on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 to 1:00! We will have the Seed Library collection as well as community members' personal collections to swap, trade, and distribute. Even if you're a novice or first time gardener, this is a great opportunity to learn from local farmers and plant geeks! We will have envelopes for patrons to collect seed and tables available for participants with large collections. 

Call the Faulkner County Library at 501-327-7482 or email sean@fcl.org for any questions.

WHEN
February 24, 2018 at 11am
WHERE
Faulkner County Library
1900 Tyler St
Conway, AR 72032
United States
Google map and directions
· 31 rsvps
published Urban Farm Project Programs in Friends of the Garden 2018-02-01 00:10:14 -0600

Programs

Volunteer Workdays
Posted by · February 01, 2018 12:16 AM

Children's Garden Club
Posted by · February 01, 2018 12:15 AM

Peas Take One Veggie Cart
Posted by · February 01, 2018 12:08 AM

published MovieNight in Events 2018-01-22 23:06:32 -0600

MovieNight

 

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It's time for the first movie night with The Locals of 2018. Come out, enjoy a night out with friends, a cold one from Kings, and popcorn! This time we are watching a contemporary Arkansas documentary filmed by former Conway residents: The Night the Black Bird Fell.

The sight of birds dying and falling from the sky has been an omen of dark times since at least ancient Greece. What does it mean now, in an era where human influence over the environment is hotly debated and exists alongside our instinct for visions of doom? On New Year's Eve, 2010, the town of Beebe, AR experienced this exact apocalyptic image: thousands of dead blackbirds littered the landscape. In The Night the Blackbirds Fell (2013), directors Will Scott and Brian Campbell investigate what happened to them in a compelling mix of documentary and graphic novel - a bold stylistic choice about a story that is both augur and scientific warning. 

We will have a discussion with co-director Will Scott after the screening. And as always, you can stick around for Trivia at Kings afterwards :)

WHEN
February 21, 2018 at 6pm
WHERE
Kings
$5.00 USD · 35 rsvps
donated 2017-10-12 10:18:00 -0500

Movie Night tickets

published Local Foodie Group in The Locals Food Hub 2016-03-17 12:15:09 -0500

Local Foodie Group

Join the Local Foodie Group to get updates and invites....

Good food. Fresh food. Local food. All at your favorite (or new favorite) restaurant!

We all love local food. It's fresher, and just tastes better. So it's great when we can buy local ingredients and make tasty meals at home. But sometimes we can't (or just don't want to) cook. And sometimes we just want a nice meal out on the town. But that doesn't mean we don't want the same quality and flavor as we'd get at home!

To support this idea, The Locals has created a group of like-minded folks who want to support restaurants that use local ingredients for whatever they do. We'll be promoting events that help local businesses see the support that exists in our community for tasty food made with local ingredients.

If you'd like to join us, or just keep up with our efforts, please sign up!

donated 2018-01-12 05:04:30 -0600

Donate Monthly

La Lucha Space is a 501(c)3 non-profit that coordinates projects benefiting the community of Conway.  Our work represents the contributions of many diverse community members.  Your donations support our staff's work to organize programs and projects such as The Locals and the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project.  

Recurring donors are a huge help - they allow us to more easily budget and cover overhead so we can better focus on providing programs, and support small local creators.  

These funds stay in your community, they support local people doing work that strengthens the local economy and contributes to the vibrancy of our community - help us make change happen!

published heart 2015-02-16 09:28:58 -0600

love

published Creative Coffee in Blog 2014-12-03 12:57:43 -0600

Creative Coffee Club

These three ladies have been a constant source of support and encouragement. Since the beginning of this project, Pat, Jan and Linda have helped us turn our vision into reality. From their home-studio, the ladies get together to sip coffee and put together one of a kind pieces with materials spanning from cultured sea-glass and kazuri beads from Kenya, to lava hematite and tagua nuts from South America. They believe in sourcing materials with a conscience, making their jewelry not only beautiful but caring and compassionate. Their presence at The Locals always brightens up the space and their creations are constant source of compliments among visitors. Find them at etsy.com/shop/creativecoffeeclub

published How can I get involved? in FAQs 2014-11-13 12:58:34 -0600

How can I get involved?

A:

There are many ways to get involved with La Lucha Space and help us further our mission. 

You can volunteer to help at one of our projects or events. You can help us spread the word, and most importantly you can show up and participate! To check out upcoming events around the community click here

Finally, a great way to support our organization is by making a donation. Every little bit helps us continue offering programs and services to our community. We strongly encourage supporters to be our super heroes and set up a monthly recurring donation. These donations help us with plan for the future and pay for staffing and overhead costs--the things that are most needed but are hardest to fund. Once you set it up you don't have to think about it and you'll automatically send your love to our organization.

published FAQs in About 2014-11-13 11:51:29 -0600

La Lucha Space

published Conway Symphony Orchestra in Members 2014-08-15 21:13:07 -0500

Conway Symphony Orchestra

The Conway Symphony Orchestra exists to create meaningful experiences through performances and education. The Conway Symphony Orchestra is unique in many ways. We provide our pre-professional musicians an unparalleled opportunity to play alongside professionals in an orchestra setting.

published Independent Living Services in Members 2014-08-15 21:12:47 -0500

Independent Living Services

Independent Living Services is a nonprofit agency whose purpose is to assist in making a better life possible for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in central Arkansas. Independent Living Services recognizes each person as different and provides an array of services to best meet individual needs and maximize choice. 

published Juicy Lucy in Members 2014-08-15 21:12:24 -0500

Juicy Lucy

Once upon an amazing time there were 3 women friends who loved the plants and animals and stones of Earth, loved the splashes of color in all the growing, blooming things, loved the music of the sky by day and night and loved to gather weekly to share their dreams and dramas.  The 3 women found that this love they had for life began to change them from the inside out.  They got bolder and louder and juicier and helped each other think new thoughts and imagine new possibilities. 

published Tammy Sue's Critters in Members 2014-08-15 21:12:07 -0500

Tammy Sue's Critters

We are a small family farm on the Pulaski - Faulkner county line. We raise French Alpine dairy goats, honeybees and chickens. We use the fresh raw milk from our goats to make bath and beauty products. We use the wax from the bees to make additional products. It is our desire to create fine quality products using natural ingredients. We have a great passion for what we are doing, and  believe in providing an affordable product that will nuture your body.

published Maria's Home Made Country Fare in Members 2014-08-15 21:11:47 -0500

Maria's Home Made Country Fare

Maria’s Homemade Country Fare offers a product line of fresh jams and jellies, breads baked in a jar and a wide variety of candies. All of Maria’s products are prepared in her certified kitchen using the freshest ingredients. Her focus is on growing their own produce or purchasing from the local market, attempting to maintain chemical-free products whenever possible. There is no corn-syrup used in the making of any of her jams, butters, salsa, chow-chow.

published The Twisted Purl in Members 2014-08-15 21:11:28 -0500

The Twisted Purl

As the owner and fiber artist of The Twisted Purl, Cyndi Minister has been producing handspun yarn and other handmade fiber creations since the start of 2007.  Her passion for handmade yarn and fibers began after not seeing the color combinations and textures she wanted to see in the market.  Now, The Twisted Purl is on a mission to fill the world with handspun yarn and handmade fiber goodies.

published Scratch in Members 2014-08-15 21:11:11 -0500

Scratch

A project that began as a summer church fundraiser soon turned into a hobby for me, and now I make and sell my oilcloth aprons and bibs at a variety of venues and craft fairs, one of which brought me to The Locals.

Being in my kitchen is something else I enjoy and am currently selling some of my jams, jellies, and bread here at The Locals. I make my jellies and jams from locally grown fruit, and all of my jelly is made from juice I make myself, with the exception of my wine jelly, which is made from homemade muscadine wine. My breads are made using a sourdough starter that was given to me in 2006.

published Urban Farm Project in Members 2014-08-15 21:10:32 -0500

Urban Farm Project

The Urban Farm Project is a demonstration and educational garden for the community of Conway and surrounding areas. It is located behind the Faulkner County Library on 1900 Tyler St. Volunteers get together once or twice a week to grow food with sustainable practices. We celebrate to local food festivals a year: Backyard Gourmet in the Spring and Urban Farm Fest in the Fall. Most of the food grown is donated to the St. Peter's food pantry.

published Toadsuck, Shakespeare & Co Press in Members 2014-08-15 21:10:13 -0500

Toadsuck, Shakespeare & Co Press

The cult-classic, cutting-edge small press Shakespeare & Co., Toad Suck was established in 2011 with the mission of publishing one innovative book per year by a voice that Burns Burns Burns! Shakespeare and Company, Toad Suck books are designed and marketed by Mark Spitzer, in homage to the legendary work of George Whitman’s incarnation of Shakespeare & Company in Paris.

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