The education center was a dream of Mayor Paul Wellenberger in 2009. Our city revitalization program included a long list of amenities already in place and a wish list of complimentary features to add. Paul contacted ASU Vice Chancellor Chris Boyett and voiced his dream about providing quality education and identified an unused facility that would make a perfect home for our non-profit center in the Village Mall at 120 Village Lane, Suite E, Fairfield Bay, AR 72008.
The Education Center was dedicated and opened for business in August of 2009.
Dr. Catherine Swift, Director and some very enthusiastic volunteers comprise the staff who are available to serve you Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
We host a large group of home schooled children each month as well as a group of 4-H members. Area adults and children all find something to do at the Education Center.
Fairfield Bay is also a vacation destination, so we serve up a nice assortment of one day classes such as Jewelry Making, Oil Painting, Jeweled Spider Art, Take Better Photos, Learn Basic Computer Navigation Tips and Tricks and Stress Reduction Techniques.
We are now offering a new group and club program called “AT YOUR LEISURE”. This is where you can have a class dedicated to your group or club. Fees are based on space usage and instructor fees.
We are a non-profit education center that exists due to the generosity of area businesses, local residents and clubs. Once a year, the Community Education Center will host a fundraiser. The fundraiser is held in the month of May at the FFB Conference Center. The theme of the fund raiser changes each year. So come join the fun.
Individual piano and guitar instruction
Jewelry Making using Arkansas Crystals with Melanie Minton, Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00noon
Fused Glass with Barbara Cornett, Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Jeweled Spider Art with Fran Schroder, Thursdays, 9:45am-11:45am
Qigong- Benefits of deep breathing and slow body movement with Dan Eidson, Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
Dollhouse workshop, Do It Yourself, Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm, free with annual registration
Sterling Scholars Lecture Series, first Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn Presentations, second Thursdays, 12noon-1:00pm
Painting with Panache, fourth Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00noon
Please call the Community Education Center 501-884-4440 for more information…
Thank you for your support,
Catherine Swift, Director
Fairfield Bay Community Education Center
130 Village Lane, Suite 5EPO box 1400
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
501-884-4440 Hours of Operation:
Tues-Wed-Thurs 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
About Fuzzy Hearts
Fuzzy Hearts Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non profit small animal rescue located in Northern Van Buren County. Our Rescue depends solely on donations and volunteers. You are always welcome to sponsor our animals or donate to their veterinary care. You can donate money by going to Paypal and sending money to firstname.lastname@example.org, all donations are tax deductible. Our Director has been in Rescue for 17 years, and is certified in Animal Abuse Investigation for Law Enforcement. All of our animals are kept in a home environment where they are happily socialized, house trained and tested for any aggressive behavior. Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
Adopting a friend
All of our Animals are spayed & neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, including rabies vaccinations, Bordetella. They are current on heart worm (pro heart) and flea and tick preventatives. If you are interested in any of our furies please contact us and we will email you an adoption application. All applications must be approved before a meet and greet will be set. Our animals all have an adoption fee of $125.00 for canines and $50.00 for felines, and there is a binding contract as well. We always try to match our furies with the best home possible.
We have event listings where we always welcome new friends and adopters!.
We are always looking for new and exciting places to get our fur babies seen. Please check out our new website at http://www.FuzzyHeartsRescue.yolasite.com or visit us on Facebook at Fuzzy Hearts Animal Rescue FUZZY HEARTS ANIMAL RESCUE OFFERS A PET FOOD PANTRY IN VAN BUREN COUNTY, WE PROVIDE DOG/CAT FOOD FOR PEOPLE NEEDING ASSISTANCE FEEDING THEIR BELOVED ANIMAL, CONTACT US FOR AN APPLICATION!! We also have a program called REASSURING PAWS. This program works with our Countries Veterans. Many of our soldiers suffer from PTSD, companion animals give them the boost, and the friendly ear they need. This program was started by the FHR Co-Director MICHELLE GIBSON whos husband is a Veteran. Together they work to train the dogs in basic obedience, socialization. There’s are NOT service animals, they are companions, lifelong partners for OUR HEROES. Any of our dogs can be part of the program. However Specific dogs (large breeds) are already in the program for Training. This will be noted in their profile!.
The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education, located in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, works to achieve its mission through professional development programs, advocacy projects and collaborative initiatives among artists, arts organizations and educators.
We engage teachers, administrators, artists, cultural organizations and parents in strengthening quality arts education throughout a region that is known for its cultural and educational richness.
Learning and participation in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are profitable to the development of our children and our communities.
Through advocacy, partnerships, and professional development, North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education strives to provide and secure more resources and support for arts education.
The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education recognizes the importance of arts learning both within schools (in non-arts and arts classrooms) and beyond school walls in the community (art centers and museums).
Some NCAFAE participants have a particular interest in educational partnerships among schools and arts institutions.
Within these contexts, core learning in the programs address arts-related issues in educational practices.
Beyond that, NCAFAE participants expand their interests around the arts in education.
Art forms in which NCAFAE participants express interest include visual art, writing, drama, dance, and music.
Meet The Board
Mary Su Forsman
The Fairfield Bay Senior Center WELCOMES you to join us, not only for lunch, but for many activities, friendly conversation, a cup of coffee, computer use and much more. Seniors and visitors (all ages) are welcome to attend lunch Tuesday through Friday. A menu schedule is available and changes each month. We have a clean, well kept Center and we invite everyone to come and visit us. Besides lunch, we offer lots of activities, please check that Calendar also. Our building is large enough to accommodate 200 people. It can be rented on an hourly basis or by the day or evening. You may contact Bettye Willis (501-884-7800) for availability.
If you like a little more sedate form of exercise we offer Bridge and Pinochle. We have party-Bridge on Mondays at 1 p.m.; contact Bridge on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays. The Pinochle group plays on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Cribbage group come on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Also Scrabble group at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Please contact Bettye Willis at 501-884-7800 for further information on any of the above Activities.
|Fairfield Bay, Arkansas|
|Meeting Time:||Wednesday at 12:00 PM|
|Meeting Place:||Indian Hills Country Club|
|Meeting City:||Fairfield Bay, AR|
|Meeting Address:||337 Snead Dr.|
|Meeting Directions:||From Highway 16, take the Indian Hills entrance into Fairfield Bay. Follow about a mile and turn Left into Country Club.|
|Link to Map Directions:||Click here for map and directions|
|Club Description:||The Rotary Club of Fairfield Bay enjoys meeting in Indian Hills Country Club surrounded by the quiet natural beauty of our lake and golf resort/retirement community of Fairfield Bay. Our club’s signature service throughout its 25 year history is providing college scholarships for local students – $230,000 has been given thus far. In addition, we promote literacy in the elementary schools with the Dictionary Project and Black Stallion Project. Our community of retired citizens is served by the Partners for Life Project which responds to inquiries concerning a citizen’s well-being. We welcome all who visit the community as time share guests and vacationers.|
|Link to Club Website:||http://fairfieldbay.rotary-clubs.org/|
|Link to About US:|
|Link to Project URL:|
|Club Phone Number:||501-884-6010|
|Club’s Mailing Address:||P O BOX 1443, FAIRFIELD BAY AR 72088|
| FAIRFIELD BAY
|Member Name||Classification / Position||Business Name|
|Bailey, Donald M (Don)||Entrepreneur|
|Castro, Jeanne M.||Medical-Legal Records 22-99||JEANNE’S RECORD SERVICE|
|Deaton, David W||Hospital Administrator||Ozark Health Medical Center|
|Dickerson, Clay Wayne||Branch Manager Banking||Eagle Bank|
|Feeler, Kevin L.||Stockbroker/Trader 01-06||Edward Jones Investments|
|Hadley, Robert||CLERGY 07-01|
|Heimann, Bernard J. (BEN)||CORPORATE EXECUTIVE-ANIMAL FEED MFGR. 03-99|
|Hietbrink, Dolores V.||ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT|
|Hietbrink, Earl H.||SCIENTIST-RESEARCH 26-99|
|Hilsenrath, Fred||ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 04-07|
|Hookman, James S.||RAILROAD-FREIDGHT SALES 29-99|
|Keathley, Jack||Chief Financial Officer||Fairfield Bay Community Club|
|Landry, Doug||Commercial Insurance||A+ Insurance Center|
|Murray, Pam S.||BANKER||REGIONS BANK|
|Newsome, Erschelle (Celle)||Member||Retired|
|Nollenberger, Ralph J||Education|
|Otis, Robert E.||REAL ESTATE||CENTURY 21 FRANK ORR REALTY & AUCTION, INC.|
|Schueren, Thomas C. (Tom)||City Government|
|Tangen, Thomas W (Tom Tangen)||Senior Engineer||AMEC Geomatrix, Inc.|
Your Local Public Library in Clinton, Arkansas for Van Buren County. We are a member of the Faulkner – Van Buren County Libraries System which includes Damascus, Vilonia, Greenbrier, Mayflower, Mt. Vernon, Twin Groves and Conway.