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NLR teacher participates in 'Dancing with the Stars'

NLR teacher participates in 'Dancing with the Stars'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Kristen Mullins, an art teacher at Pike View and Park Hill Elementary Schools in the North Little Rock School District, is taking part in this year's Ronald's Night of Dancing Stars at 7 p.m. on June 2 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Kristen's artwork will be auctioned off in the Live Auction and also in the Silent Auction.

Ronald's Night of Dancing Stars is hosted by NLR Civitan Club to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

Tickets are $45 per person which includes drinks and heavy appetizers plus an evening filled with entertainment.

Email emily@rmhclittlerock.org for more information or to purchase tickets online.

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Old State House Museum will mark Arkansas’s 175th Birthday with two events on Saturday, June 11, 2011, and Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Travel Back to 1836

To observe the 175th anniversary of Arkansas statehood, the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum are recreating life in 1836 Arkansas with a joint living history event, "175 Years of Arkansas Statehood" on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The fun will begin at the Historic Arkansas Museum with living history demonstrations highlighting everyday life in Little Rock at the time of statehood. Visitor can participate in dancing, military drills, and 18th century chores from 9 am to 12 pm.

At noon event participants and visitors will parade from the Historic Arkansas Museum to the Old State House Museum, where Arkansas’s admission to the union will be commemorated with a 26-gun salute and the raising of a 26-star U.S.

Help local disaster relief and release your severe weather stress

Help local disaster relief and release your severe weather stress

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas wants Arkansans to release stress from April and May’s severe weather by joining them May 12 for an evening of great music and dancing to support local disaster relief:

Red Hot Party fueled by Windstream

Featuring the music of Memphis Soul Review & Tragickly White

Doors open at 6:45   Dancing begins 7:15pm

Metroplex Event Center I-430 & Colonel Glenn Rd Little Rock

"The last month as been tough on everyone," stated Red Hot Party Chair and Windstream Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Ric Crane.

April food pantry activity

April food pantry activity

Food Pantry activity for the Month of April 2011.

Attended Households = 248 with 460 adults and 284 younger than 18 years of age, for a total of 744 individuals supplied with food.

On April 10, our regular monthly feeding Sunday, we fed approximately 75 homeless individuals a breakfast and noon meal.

The need is great and the supply usually runs a little short.  Any donations are appreciated. 

There is a yard sale going on this weekend at Fairfax and Highway 161 North, North Little Rock, at Full Gospel Temple in support of In Your Hands Ministries, Inc.  As the great gospel songs says, "Little is Much When God is In It".  This surely has proven to be the case with this ministry.

 

 

Donations for displaced LRAFB families

Donations for displaced LRAFB families

LITTLE ROCK AFB, Ark. –  Donations are now being accepted to assist Team Little Rock personnel impacted by Monday’s EF-2 tornado that damaged more than 100 homes with nearly two dozen homes completely destroyed. 

Cash, checks, or gift cards to assist with immediate living expenses is the most appreciated way to help. Financial donations to the "LRAFB Good Samaritan Fund" can be made at any First Arkansas Bank and Trust bank, Arkansas Federal Credit Union branch or at the Tornado Assistance Center located at the Thomas Community Activity Center on base.

Families need non-perishable food, furniture, clothing, kitchenwares and children's toys. Donated items may be dropped off at the Arkansas Federal Credit Union branch located at 4848 North Hills Blvd in North Little Rock on the corner of North Hills and Crestwood Road, and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce located at 200 Dupree Drive at the intersection of Main Street, James Street and Dupree Drive.

County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program

County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In the summer of 2011, Pulaski County Youth Services will be coordinating its 5th Annual Public Service Internship Program.  This program is designed to be a 6-week, paid, work experience program which helps students gain knowledge, skills, and exposure to careers in non-profit, volunteer, and government work. 

Seventy-five participants will be selected to participate in this summer's program.  Pulaski County Youth Services expects the youth to bring plenty of dedication, energy, and idealism to their work.  Participants will work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service.

"Through this program, youth will learn valuable lessons about leadership, community service, and how to effectively work with individuals and organizations to build healthy communities," states Charles Mobley, Director for Pulaski County Youth Services.  "We int

Laman Library hosts "Tales from the South" in conjunction with “Greatest Generation” exhibition

Laman Library hosts "Tales from the South" in conjunction with “Greatest Generation” exhibition

The William F. Laman Public Library joins with the internationally-syndicated Tales from the South radio show featuring writers from “America’s Greatest Generation” reading their own true stories.

On Tuesday, April 26, the Library hosts the radio program live in its Auditorium. The doors open at 7pm. The night includes experiencing the Mid-America Art Alliance and National Endowment for the Humanities’ On the Road exhibit Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation in the Exhibit Hall, then a 1940's soda fountain reception with period pieces by Galaxy Furniture in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. There will be live music during the reception by the Bluegrass Bombers from Jacksonville, featuring a 1940's cowboy look.