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Gym Offers Free Classes to Aid Special Needs

Powerhouse Gym and Fitness Centers of Bentonville and Fayetteville will be offering a free boot camp class for children with special-needs and free memberships to families of special-needs children. For more information, call Randall Curry at 442-6800.

Thorup Gains New Position
The former executive director of the Fayetteville Public Library, Shawna Thorup, has been hired on as the director of sales and marketing at Southern Hospitality Management Company. A search committee for the Fayetteville Public Library is seeking a new executive director.

Big Bucks Granted for New Music Venue
The Fayetteville A&P Commission unanimously approved a $500,000 grant for the construction of the new Arkansas Music Pavilion. $250,000 will be allocated immediately, and the remainder will be available in 2012. Seating for the new venue will increase to 6,400, including 2,400 permanent seats and a lawn area that will accommodate 4,000. Additional amenities include an improved concessions area, air-conditioned restrooms and permanent backstage dressing rooms.

Spay Shop
Spay Arkansas has opened a resale shop inside the Fayetteville Trading Post at 2600 N. College Ave. Donations, except for clothing, are welcome. More information is available by calling 756-1100.

Mentors Needed For LBGT Youth
The NWA Center for Equality is seeking mentors for LBGT youth. A peer facilitator training session will be held at the center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24. More information is available online at nwacenterforequaltiy.org or by emailing peercommunity@nwaequality.org.

Construction to Begin on Major Roads
Road construction is expected to begin in the next couple of weeks on Crossover Road between Mission and Joyce Boulevard. The improvements will widen the road to four lanes and include a raised median. The project is expected to be completed by late 2013.

Mug Club Offers Perks
The Tanglewood Branch Beer Co., a new pub opening at the intersection of 15th Street and S. College Ave., is offering half-price memberships to their mug club called The Fifth Legion now through Sept. 28. A one year membership is $150 and a lifetime is $500. Members get their own 20 oz. mug and beer to fill it will be the cost of a 16 oz. draught. Members also get a T-shirt and their names listed on the Legion V Wall of Honor at the pub. The Fifth Legion commemorates Julius Caesar’s troops who were nicknamed the drunken barbarians by other Roman soldiers. To sign up, visit the Fifth Legion Facebook page.

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