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Citizens celebrate in a spirit of service on MLK weekend

Citizens celebrate in a spirit of service on MLK weekend

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Soon after his inauguration, President Obama began the United We Serve initiative, calling on citizens to take an active part in their communities by volunteering. As the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaches, Arkansans are taking the president’s words to heart, as they celebrate the holiday not as a day off, but a day on.

Some of the events going on around the state:

The University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas MLK planning commission are hosting several events in Fayetteville over the weekend. On Saturday Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is sponsoring community service project at the Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center at 9 am, followed by a Praise and Reflection Service that evening. Sunday there will be a memorial service for Dr. King at the St. James Baptist Church.

Red Cross: Winter weather impacts blood donations

Red Cross: Winter weather impacts blood donations

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Significant winter weather has visited Arkansas.

Share your winter pics on TodaysTHV.com!

Share your winter pics on TodaysTHV.com!

It's a winter wonderland right outside your door! Check out photos submitted by neighbors in your community by clicking the following link: http://tinyurl.com/4pqntvm Log on to todaysthv.com and share your winter photos!

Argenta Restaurant Week starts Jan. 10

Argenta Restaurant Week starts Jan. 10

January 10-22, 2011, Argenta restaurants roll out some of their best creations in special $8  2-course lunch, and $25 3-course dinner prix fixe menus, along with their regular menus. Extended to two weeks for 2011, the three year old celebration, is a bi-annual event that showcases the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock as a premier dining and arts destination.

Chamber to hold 4th annual Oaklawn Jockey Club Kick-off banquet

Chamber to hold 4th annual Oaklawn Jockey Club Kick-off banquet

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is asking that you join them for their 4th annual Oaklawn Jockey Club ‘Kick-Off’ Banquet.

The event is being held Jan. 12, with a reception at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. at the Wyndham Riverfront.  The keynote speaker is Terry Wallace.  A table of ten is $500 and individual tickets are $50. Table or tickets are to be ordered by Jan. 6 by calling 501-372-5959 or by e-mailing nlrchamber@nlrchamber.org.

This event is sponsored by WestRock Coffee and Frank Fletcher Racing.  

NLR police give to single-parent families

NLR police give to single-parent families

On Tuesday, the North Little Rock Police Department’s 12th Annual “Season of Giving”,  which benefits single parent families,  will take place.  At 10 a.m., North Little Rock Police Officers, along with radio personalities from Power 92, will meet at the North Little Rock Police Department at 200 West Pershing and then proceed to 14 different residences to deliver gifts to selected families that are in need of assistance this Christmas season.

NLR will look different for Plant it Pink Festival next spring

NLR will look different for Plant it Pink Festival next spring

Downtown North Little Rock will look a little different next spring.

That’s when 25,000 pink tulips are expected to bloom in a benefit for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the Plant it Pink Festival.

The idea for the festival came to downtown developer John Gaudin while on vacation, he said at Monday morning press conference at City Hall.

“I saw a pink flower bed,” Gaudin said, “and I thought that’s something we could do.”

Gaudin chairs the Argenta Downtown Council. The idea blossomed when he went to the Argenta Arts Foundation, headed by William F. Laman Library director Jeff Baskin.

A natural partner was P. Allen Smith, the Little Rock-based gardening expert.

“I’m so inspired by what’s going on in Argenta,” Smith said at the press conference.