Showing posts from September, 2013


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton presents “Magic by Scott Davis” Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus. The event is free and is open to all ages. Scott Davis has performed magic professionally since the age of 14. Currently he performs more than 300 live shows per year and is one of the busiest performers in magic today. From the stages of Las Vegas casinos to resorts nationwide, his unique blend of comedy and magic has been seen by more than one million people across America. He has been featured on television affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox and has opened for comedian Jay Leno. His off-beat sense of humor and award-winning magical style captivates audiences young and old. Davis makes his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Throughout the summer months, he presented his full evening comedy magic show at the RayLynn Theater in historic downtown Hot Springs. Davis was awarded the 1999 Comedy Magicia


The E. Allen Gordon Library of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will host Vivienne Schiffer for a special appearance Oct. 11 at noon. Her book, “Camp Nine,” is the 2013 selection for “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book,” a program led by the Arkansas State Library and funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Schiffer is a novelist and a screenwriter who grew up in Desha County, Arkansas. Her book, “Camp Nine,” depicts events that took place at the Rohwer Relocation Center, one of the two sites in Arkansas where 16,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned from 1942 to 1945. The fictionalized story is based on the account of an Arkansas Delta girl and her experiences with two internees and an American soldier from the nearby relocation center following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of war with Japan. At UACCM, Schiffer will speak about her experiences as a writer and will discuss her book, “Camp Nine.” She wil


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Phi Beta Lambda student organization announces plans for the seventh annual UACCM Pageant. The pageant will be Nov. 9 at the Fine Arts Auditorium of the UACCM campus. The pageant is open to current UACCM students and girls between the ages of birth and 17 years competing in seven other categories. Those competing for the title of Miss UACCM will be judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation, and interview skills. The winner of the Miss UACCM division will receive a $1,000 scholarship to UACCM, and the first alternate in that category will receive a $500 scholarship. The pageant will run throughout the day, beginning with a welcome at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Petite Miss, and Little Miss competitions. At 1:15 p.m., the Princess Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, and Teen Miss competitions will take place ending with the competition and crowning of Miss UACCM. Admission to the pageant is $3. Childr


The Theatre Department at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its fall production titled “Kindertransport.” The cast will hold five performances of the play from Oct. 10-13. After the violence of Kristallnacht (known as the Night of Broken Glass) against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain via ship and train to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis. Between 1938 and 1939, over the course of nine months, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety—separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps where many of their family members were exterminated. The play, written by Diane Samuels, examines the life of one child over a 40-year period, and is based on interviews with many kinder. This powerful drama will be presented Oct. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., an


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces plans for “Starlight Cinema,” a free outdoor community movie night. The event will feature “Jurassic Park” Tuesday, September 17, beginning at dusk on the lawn near the Plaza courtyard on the UACCM campus. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Morrilton Boy Scout Troop 93 will manage a concession stand at the event as a fundraiser to help offset costs for the Quapaw Area Council Fall Camporee. The concession stand will open by 7:30 p.m. and will have Coke products, bottled water, popcorn, and candy for sale. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. “Jurassic Park” is a 1993 Universal Studios film directed by Steven Spielberg. The science fiction adventure movie is set on Isla Nublar, home to a wildlife park full of cloned dinosaurs. When security systems are shut down, the park’s visitors are left with few defenses against the dangerous predators. The film is rated PG-13 and m