A Trip To The Market

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market market — opening April 2 — will include more than 60 vendors, selling locally grown flowers, produce, meats, eggs, baked goods and plants as well as local arts and crafts.
Peggy Maringer, the market’s director, said beginning this year SNAP/EBT (food stamp) recipients will be able to use their benefits at the market, thanks to a grant program provided by the USDA.
The downtown market is held on the Fayetteville square on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lawnmower Care

Two University of Arkansas agriculture clubs will host a “Lawnmower Tune Up” fundraiser April 1-2. The cost for lawnmower maintenance is $30 per mower plus oil and parts, averaging around $37. The tune-up includes new spark plugs, filter, oil, and sharpening and balancing mower blade. Only push mowers in working order are accepted. Drop off your mower from 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 1 or from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Abernathy Agriscience Building (1194 W. Cassatt). All lawnmowers will need to be picked up by 5 p.m. Saturday. Customers will be notified by phone when their mower is ready for pick up. Proceeds will support professional and educational activities for the Agricultural Mechanization club and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.

The Dalai Lama

Tickets to the Dalai Lama’s keynote address on May 11 sold out to the University of Arkansas community quickly, however tickets are still available for the morning panel discussion “Turning Swords into Ploughshares: The Many Paths of Non-Violence,” featuring Sister Helen Prejean and Vincent Harding. To reserve a seat, contact the Walton Arts Center box office, 443-5600, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, or visit waltonartscenter.org.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Arkansas Community Foundation announced two privately funded scholarships for Arkansas students. The Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship will be available to students who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Applications should be received by
May 1.
The Ryan Mondy D.A.S.H. Memorial Scholarship is offered to those who have cancer or a sibling with cancer. Applications must be postmarked by April 15. Go to arcf.org or email mbirdsong@arcf.org.

Bulky Waste Schedule

Check www.accessfayetteville.org for details on what can or cannot be accepted at bulky waste drop off points.
▲ Ward 4, March 26: Owl Creek School (375 N. Rupple Road) and Shaver Foods Parking lot (Behind Randall Tyson Track complex) 1367 S. Beechwood
▲ Ward 3, April 2: Elks Lodge (4444 N. Crossover) and Vandergriff Elementary (2975 E. Township St.) Enter off Mission and exit out on Township
▲ Ward 1, April 9: Root Elementary (1529 E. Mission Blvd.) and Solid Waste & Recycling Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)
▲ Ward 2, May 14: Woodland Jr. High School (7 E. Poplar in front parking lot) and Church of Christ (310 W. Center St.)

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