Lifestyle & Leisure

Stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will!" Take time to learn something new or do something different. Start that garden you've been talking about for years. We have a class to get you started.

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Financing a Home Loan

Financing a home is a big step. Learn the benefits to homeownership, followed by the different loan program options available. You’ll uncover the biggest obstacles of home ownership and how to overcome those difficulties. You’ll also learn the mechanics of credit scores, what they mean, how to improve low scores and what options are available to buyers. Ashley will take you step-by-step through the application and loan process. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, October 4 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Ashley Newman

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Estates, Wills, Trusts… Oh My!

This workshop will cover the basics on estate planning such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Frank will discuss state benefits, veterans benefits and asset protection law, as to how individuals and families reaching the retirement planning phase can plan ahead to protect assets from nursing home and long-term care expenses, and how families in nursing home crisis situations can protect their assets!

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, October 9 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Frank Dudeck | Dudeck Law Firm

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Medicare 101

Learn the key aspects of Medicare and the types of plans available to you and other Medicare beneficiaries. The course will cover the history of Medicare, Group vs Medicare, penalties, deferments and Medicare disability, supplements, Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 13 -

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Robin Fletcher | The Hatcher Agency

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First Time Homebuyer

Planning for your future as a first time homeowner is the focus of this course. Upon completion, you will be issued an Arkansas Department of Finance Authority certificate that is a prerequisite for assistance toward a down payment or closing costs on a new home. Anyone who will be on the mortgage loan must attend this class (e.g., both husband and wife). A lunch break will be provided.

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 13 -

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: April Smith & Elizabeth Wilson | Universal Housing Development Corporation

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

Considering beekeeping to earn extra money? Then this two evening class is for you! The class is taught by Midwest Master Beekeeper members and will focus on the principles of beekeeping. You will learn about the history of beekeeping, honey bee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment and requirements for raising bees. By the end of this class, you will be ready to have your own colony and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives.

Regular Fee: $75

Tues, Thurs, October 23 - October 25

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Automotive Care 101

This is one of our most popular classes. Automotive Care 101 will teach you about safety, checking fluid levels, changing the oil, maintaining your cooling system, winterizing your vehicle, changing a flat tire and much more. This course is great for college students!

Regular Fee: FREE

Sat, October 27 -

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Hines Service Center

Instructor: Brian Armstrong

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Smart Recycling

Join the Department of Sanitation for this free “Smart Recycling” presentation, and learn the ins and outs of the industry and Conway’s recycling program. Conway’s recycling educator will discuss acceptable items, current trade news and answer your sanitation questions. This course will culminate with a class tour of Conway’s Material Recovery Facility. Students must provide own transportation.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, Fri, November 15 - November 16

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Whitney Reuschling

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