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Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Celebrates Annual World Fest

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission  Celebrates Annual World Fest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - More than 2,500 Little Rock students are expected to participate in the 2014 World Fest.

The event happens Fri., Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is a multicultural event that offers a variety of learning experiences. Students are provided with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides rich learning opportunities to students of all grade levels.

World Fest will feature an international flag procession, showcase of foreign language skills, Native-American dancers, and a Samba Rio carnival, among others. Schools also compete in a world cultural fair contest where students prepare graphic board presentations representing a variety of countries.

You can find a schedule of events below:

9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and School Roll Call

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Delicious fun at Taste of the Town

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's 21st Annual Taste of the Town will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Taste of the Town will give the business community an opportunity to sample the "Tastes" that our region has to offer.

Taste of the Town has become one of the area's leading business networking events with more than 30 local restaurants, caterers and drink distributors participating and over 1,200 attendees.

Proceeds will support the Chamber's educational programs such as Arkansas Scholars, Leadership Renaissance, Vital Link as well as fund local scholarships in the community.

Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

LITTLE ROCK ARK. (LRRM) – The Little Rock River Market, Chainwheel and Recycle Bikes for Kids will bring back last year’s hit bicycling event, Biketoberfest, on Sunday, October 19th, from 12pm – 5pm in the River Market Pavilions. This 2nd annual event will feature Bikes, Beer, Music, Art and even more fun than was had in 2013.

“Our first Biketoberfest was a great success with over 400 people in attendance. Everyone had such a good time that we decided to take the best elements of that event and expand both the length of the event and variety of things to do and see as part of it,” said Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

UNDATED (PAM) - Are you and your family anxious for some fall fun?  The Plantation Agriculture Museum invites you to bring out your family and celebrate with us the annual gathering of crops and home life from the Arkansas Delta at our Fall Harvest Home Festival!  Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas.  The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be hosting the Fall Harvest Home Festival on Saturday, October 4th, from 10-3 pm. 

100 acres of land burned to prevent wildfires

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- More than 100 acres were burned on Wednesday in Central Arkansas; on purpose. The goal is to prevent future fires.

The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council hosted its annual Prescribed Fire School for Natural Resources Managers at Camp Robinson.

The week-long burn camp united firefighters from federal and state fire agencies where they practiced safely containing active fires.

"The reason why we're doing these prescribed fires now is to remove this kind of fuel so that it's less dangerous," said Doug Zollner, part of the state's Nature Conservancy Organization. "A wind can come through here and a potential fire can all of a sudden reach 30 and 40 feet tall."

North Little Rock Family Dollar robbed over the weekend

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 24, 2014) - On Sunday around 9 p.m., a man entered the Family Dollar Store at 4143 JFK wearing a mask and carrying a handgun.

The man demanded cash while pointing the handgun at store employees. Once he obtained the cash he fled from the business, and the amount of cash taken has yet to be determined.

Anyone with information related to this incident please contact the North Little Rock Police Department at 501-758-1234. Individuals may also send an anonymous crime tip to Crimes (274637) with the keyword NLR in the body of the text.

This investigation is still ongoing. More information regarding this incident will be released as it becomes available.