• CAPCA will have its monthly Commodity Distribution on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the CAPCA Administrative Office, 707 Robins St., Ste. 118 in Conway. The Emergency Food Assistance Program works to improve the health of qualified applicants. Commodities will be given on a first come, first served basis. REQUIREMENTS: Must meet income guidelines, declaration of all household income and photo identification. If you are picking up commodities for someone, you must have a signed and dated statement from that person giving you permission to pick up their commodities. You may pick up for only one other person. More information is located on the agency Facebook page at Facebook/capcapage.
• The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication and Division of Outreach and Community Engagement are hosting the Gene Hatfield: A Lifetime of Distinction, Achievement and Emeritus art exhibit at UCA Downtown through Aug. 25. UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St., is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
• Choosing to Excel is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be nondiscrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided Monday-Friday at the Conway Ministry Center at 766 Harkrider, Conway. Breakfast will be served from 9-10 a.m. and lunch from 12:30-1 p.m.
• The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at Garvan Woodland Gardens in the Magnolia Room on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Free admission. The program will be “Chartreuse Hates Pink: Color in the Garden” by Tom Dillard. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Lin Johnson at 501-318-0288 or 870-942-6040 or Yvonne Becker at 501-922-3296.
• The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the McGee Center in Conway. For more information, call Bronnie Rose at 501-329-6282.
• The city of Damascus will hold its monthly City Council meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 17319 Hwy. 65 South in Damascus.
• Faulkner County Republican Women hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Smittys BBQ. The guest speaker will be Tommy Land.
• The Central Community Development Institute hosts a Lunch and Learn with Ben Muldrow at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, cost of attendance and to RSVP, visit uca.edu/go/muldrow.
• Conway Human Development Center, Volunteer Council hosts a ribbon cutting for a Community Garden at 2 p.m. at the Family Visitation Complex on the campus at 150 E. Siebenmorgen Road. The garden will offer new job opportunities for residents.
• First day of tax-free weekend. State and local sales tax will not be collected on the sale of clothing and footwear, clothing accessories and equipment, school supplies, school art supplies and school instructional materials.
• Mayflower hosts a School reunion from 6-9 p.m. The event will be in the Mayflower High School Cafeteria. There will be a potluck. For more information, call Karen (Oliver) Young at 310-621-7563.
• The Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association hosts the first day of the 32nd annual Arkansas Book and Paper Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center at 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and school employees with current school ID. Parking is free at the Community Center. For additional information, call 501-985-1663.
• Last day of tax-free weekend.
• The Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association hosts the second day of the 32nd annual Arkansas Book and Paper Show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center at 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and school employees with current school ID. Parking is free at the Community Center. For additional information, call 501-985-1663
• United Way of Central Arkansas hosts its annual Stuff the Bus Day of Caring at 8 a.m. Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families with school-age children who are struggling to make ends meet, giving a student who is in need the required supplies.