Community Outreach summer schedule of events


The following events will be held by the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Office of Community Outreach. For more information, call Director Laura Rudolph at (479) 508-3315.

June 5-July 12 – Rhythm Cardio Exercise: Dance-workout class formatted to Top 40 and hip-hop songs. It’s planned with easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting to exercise more. The class, which meets 5:50-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday, is designed to pick up your heart rate, as well as your mood. Cost for the classes is $35. Marci Gage of Ozark, director of Leadership Franklin County, is the instructor.

June 21 – Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Day trip to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville and luncheon in which participants will enjoy celebrating the American spirit of art. Cost is $50. Make your reservations now as there is limited seating available. Schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Depart from Arkansas Tech-Ozark;
  • 11:30 a.m. – Arrive at Crystal Bridges Museum;
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch in the Great Hall (guests receive a souvenir);
  • 1 p.m. – Guided museum tour;
  • 3 p.m. – Depart Crystal Bridges;
  • 5 p.m. – Return to Arkansas Tech-Ozark.

June 25-26 – FREE Boating Safety Course: Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish boating education course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas water. Mandatory boating education began in 2001The six-hour class will cover the following topics: Arkansas boating law; boat classification; registration and trailering; personal flotation devices (life jackets); rules of the road; maintenance; and boating accidents.

July 23-27 – Kids Campus: Open to pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade children, the objective is to inspire youngsters by engaging and focusing on their intellectual and physical health through a summer camp program dedicated to literacy and learning in a college environment. Cost is $30. All campers will receive a T-shirt, and kindergarteners receive a backpack loaded with school supplies to start the school year. Older campers will receive other goodies, too. Each session is limited to 40 participants, so sign up soon.

Aug. 3-4 – United Way’s Stuff the School Bus: All children deserve to get a good start to the school year, and the Stuff the Bus program provides children in need with new school supplies to assist them with their studies and keep them on the road to success. This is made possible by donations from the community. Franklin County residents can “stuff the bus” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Ozark Walmart. The supplies collected will be donated to schools in the Ozark area. Volunteers are needed in staffing the buses to assist patrons who wish to donate supplies.

Aug. 6-10 – “Fit Me”: Open to pre-kindergarten through third-grade children, the program encourages a healthy lifestyle at a young age by engaging and focusing on exercise, diet and physical health. Cost is $45, and Marci Gage will be the instructor.