Our network

Arts & Culture

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

The William F. Laman Public Library System are partnering with North Little Rock Parks & Recreation to be a location for the departments Summer Food Service Program.  The main Library (2801 Orange Street) and our Argenta Branch (420 Main Street) will be serving Breakfast at 9:00-10:00 and Lunch at 11:00-1:00, Monday thru Friday until August 8. All sites in this program are open sites, no registration required.  All children, 18 and under, are welcome to come and will receive a free meal.

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Little Rock, Ark. - On July 2nd, Little Rock Fashion Week founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell and several models participating in LRFW 2014 events July 14-19 visited youth at Pinnacle Pointe Hospital. Campbell shared his story about growing up in Little Rock, during the height of the city's gang violence, and how he decided to make a difference in the world by being successful. Models shared their inspiration and helped give out prizes to the kids. The sixth annual LRFW is July 14-19 at various locations in Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased at www.littlerockfashionweek.com.

Ice Cream Happy Hour Benefiting the Thea Foundation

Ice Cream Happy Hour Benefiting the Thea Foundation

From 4 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy Argenta art all weekend long

Enjoy Argenta art all weekend long

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Beginning Thursday night, enjoy Art in Argenta all weekend! Thursday kicks off with the first of three performances of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, by the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. and will be presented outdoors behind the new Argenta Branch Library, 420 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.

Friday, June 20 is sure to be an exciting night in the Argenta Arts District with three simultaneous events, Argenta Art Walk, Shakespeare in the Park & the Arkansas Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale.

Voters choose North Little Rock Community Farm as winner of Regions Bank’s ‘What a Difference a Day

Voters choose North Little Rock Community Farm as winner of Regions Bank’s ‘What a Difference a Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Regions) – The results are in, and voters have chosen the nonprofit North Little Rock Community Farm of North Little Rock, Ark., as the winner of the Regions Bank “What a Difference a Day Makes” contest.

For receiving more votes than any other nonprofit featured in the contest, the North Little Rock Community Farm will receive 100 volunteer hours from Regions associates and $5,000 from the company. The second and third-place finishers in the contest – the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Indianapolis, Ind., and Branches, Inc. of Miami, Fla., respectively – will receive 50 volunteer service hours from Regions associates and $1,000 from the company. In addition, all other nonprofits featured in the vote will each receive 50 volunteer service hours from Regions associates and $500 from the company.

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

LYON COLLEGE

The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MTCC) - Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. In honor of the observance, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will host a free street festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

In addition to the outdoor festival, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, AETN and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will present a free preview screening of American Experience: Freedom Summer by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Freedom Summer tells the stirring, inspirational story of 10 weeks during the summer of 1964. The screening will take place in MTCC’s third-floor auditorium and is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Register online at http://ualr.edu/race-ethnicity/.