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"Movie Mondays" continue at Laman Library

"Movie Mondays" continue at Laman Library

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock announced Thursday that its documentary film series, "Movie Mondays," will continue with Woodruff: A Lesson of Non-Violence.

Produced by the local chapter of WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions), Woodruff tells the compelling tale of an inner city elementary school in Little Rock that came together – principal, teachers, and students – and developed their own non-violent ways of dealing with the drug and gang culture that was beginning to take hold in their neighborhood.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Anncha Briggs, producer; and Pat Higginbotham, former principal and program founder.

The event, which will occur on Monday March 14, will be held at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Laman's main library at 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock.

NLR schools set make-up day for inclement weather

NLR schools set make-up day for inclement weather

North Little Rock, Ark. (KTHV) -- The North Little Rock School District Board of Education voted to approve the attached revised calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

The revised calendar changes Monday, February 21, originally scheduled as a Professional Development day for teachers, to a Student Day for all students in the North Little Rock School District.

Ken Kirspel, Superintendent of Schools in the North Little Rock School District, made the recommendation to make February 21 a Student Day for students to makeup the day early in the year to benefit students on this year's Benchmark Exam. The makeup of Professional Development for teachers will be at the discretion of the Administrative Director's of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Get your free ticket to Argenta Theatre show

Get your free ticket to Argenta Theatre show

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A screening of Small Town Murder Songs will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17th by the Little Rock Film Festival as the first of three events to celebrate of opening of Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets, available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, are free.

"Head North to Health"

"Head North to Health"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - McCain Mall and Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock will team up again to hold the “Head North to Health” event, an annual city-wide health fair at the mall on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Take advantage of free services such as PSA screenings for men, cholesterol count, blood sugar count, carbon monoxide screenings. body mass index, and blood pressure.

The event is free and open to the community. The first 250 participants will receive a special gift and door prizes will be drawn hourly.

“Head North to Health” with be Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at McCain Mall. For more information, contact Lisa Meyer, Director of Marketing and Business Development, at (501) 758-6317.

Black History revival encourages kids to stop the violence

Black History revival encourages kids to stop the violence

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – From Sunday, Feb. 20 – Tuesday, Feb. 22 there will be a “Stop the Violence” youth revival at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, 217 Hazel, North Little Rock in observance of Black History Month.

Speakers include Rev. Tyrone Broomfield, Sherriff Doc Holliday, and attorney John Walker. Revival begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Family seeks justice for Justice; asks for support

Family seeks justice for Justice; asks for support

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Sunday, Feb. 13, several local performers will be raising money for Jeff Justice, a North Little Rock man who family and friends say is fortunate to be alive.

Jeff was in a near-fatal traffic accident in November after another driver collided with his vehicle head-on. After spending the next several weeks in a coma, Jeff has had several surgeries and is currently undergoing physical rehabiliation.

Shannon Lafferty, Willy Ray, Elison's Cage, and Whale Fire are just a few of the local acts scheduled to play. The fundraiser is at Vino's on 7th & Chester in Little Rock. The family thanks everyone who is able to attend.

For more information, contact Jim Dalton at (501) 515-2856.

Country star plays Verizon Arena

Country star plays Verizon Arena

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Kenny Chesney will play Verizon Arena on Friday, April 1 as part of his "Goin' Coastal" tour.

Also appearing will be Uncle Kracker and Billy Currington.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 am. You can get tickets at the arena box office or at www.ticketmaster.com.