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Creative writers to be recognized at Lit Fest

Creative writers to be recognized at Lit Fest

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Participants at the 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival will be able to attend programs on both sides of the Arkansas River during this year's Festival, April 7-13.  Laman Library has joined the Festival as a sponsor and will host programs in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.

Chess students get their game on

Chess students get their game on

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – North Little Rock High School West Campus is hosting the 2nd annual NLRSD Chess Grade Championship for students in grades 7-12 on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the cafeteria at North Little Rock High School West Campus located at 22nd and Main Streets. 

There is no entry fee to participate. Trophies are guaranteed to the top finisher in each grade. Pre-Registration is required. 

You do not have to be a member of a chess club to participate.  If you have a chess clock and/or chess set, bring it to the tournament, but it is not required.

Registration on the day of the tournament is from 8:00-9:00 a.m.  The tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. and end by noon.  There will be four rounds of chess.

For more information, contact Mr. McPherson, (501) 416-5903, at NLRHS West Campus.

Charity gamers show off their SWAG

Charity gamers show off their SWAG

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the players of the Arkansas Warriors (an Arkansas Developmental League Team) and the Power 92 Jammers (a local radio station charity basketball team) as they face off against one another to raise money to support these the DREAM and SWAG after-school programs.

The game is Friday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 pm in the Harry Elementary Gym, 4424 Highway 61 in North Little Rock.

Hosted by DREAM and SWAG Pre-K and afterschool programs, the proceeds from this event will help provide support to these programs that serve 240 low income students in the Pulaski County Special School District. The SWAG Dance Team will perform during half-time. Tickets are available for only $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Information is available at www.pcssd.org.

Family asks support for accident victim

Family asks support for accident victim

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Family and friends are organizing a fundraiser for Jeff Justice, a man who was in a near-fatal traffic accident in November. Jeff spent the next several weeks in a coma, and is currently undergoing physical rehabiliation at Baptist Hospital after having multiple surgeries.

The fundraiser is at CiCi's Pizza in Lakewood Village on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 pm. The family thanks everyone who is able to attend. For more information, contact Jim Dalton at (501) 515-2856.

Janis Kearney featured at Tales From the South’s Tin Roof Project

Janis Kearney featured at Tales From the South’s Tin Roof Project

Tales From the South - Janis Kearney, publisher, author, educator and literacy advocate who served as Personal Diarist to President William Jefferson Clinton for five years, will be the featured author kicking off the new year for Tales From the South’s special Tin Roof Project on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2011. The “live” taping of the radio series, presented by William H. Laman Public Library, will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Prior to the live taping and interview, dinner music will be provided by the award winning duo, Still on the Hill.

Laman Library to host exhibit of paintings by calligrapher Charles Pearce

Laman Library to host exhibit of paintings by calligrapher Charles Pearce

The William F. Laman Public Library System announced that it will open its 2011 exhibition season with “The Painted Word: Calligraphic Paintings by Charles Pearce,” January 26 – March 13, 2011.

Charles Pearce was born in Birmingham, England, the son of an English teacher father and musician mother in 1943. His early schooling was traditional in nature, and he won a Bantock scholarship to Tettenhall College in Wolverhampton at the age of 10. After finishing his secondary education, he completed five years of art school training at Leek Art School, the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and finally the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, also in London. It was at Camberwell that he first formed his association with Donald Jackson, Scribe to Her Majesty’s Crown Office at the House of Lords.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Argenta

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Argenta

Starving Artist Cafe celebrates the new year with their Annual New Year's Eve Dinner this Friday, December 31. Multiple seatings from 5 - 9 p.m. Choose from 3 different prix fixe menus, 3 courses, from $45-$60 per person. Call 501-372-7976 for reservations.

Cregeen's Irish Pub rings in the new year with live music by Embrace the Crash featuring Shannon Mclung and The Supporting Cast. $10 cover includes a midnight toast.

Cornerstone Pub & Grill features a New Year's Eve Bash with the sounds of Brown Soul Shoes.

Reno's Argenta Cafe offers live music and a midnight champagne toast.

Benihana's New Year's Eve celebration includes local musician Lyle Dudley in the sushi bar.

Also check out Crush Wine Bar, Ristorante Capeo, and Riverfront Steakhouse for an exciting New Years Eve in Argenta !