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"Locally Grown" co-author to speak at Laman’s “Good Gardens”

"Locally Grown" co-author to speak at Laman’s “Good Gardens”

The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Larry Burton, co-author of Locally Grown: Recipes Inspired by Local Living, as May’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

On Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m., Burton will share recipes and tips using locally grown produce during a fun and informative presentation.

Burton and daughter, Annamary Thompson, Executive Editor of the popular Arkansas daily webzine Hot in Little Rock, teamed together in 2010 to craft this book after many requests for mentioned recipes. The book features past recipes from the webzine -- as well as some new favorites. The book includes family stories and recipes, plus suggested wines. It reminds readers to Live and Eat Local and Inspired!

Good Gardens takes place the second Saturday, at the main branch, of each month through October.

P. Allen Smith, food bloggers bake and bloom in Argenta

P. Allen Smith, food bloggers bake and bloom in Argenta

Lifestyle expert and garden designer P. Allen Smith will join North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays and the Argenta Arts Foundation on Saturday, May 14, at 9 am at the Argenta Farmers Market to unveil the new rose beds filled with Knock Out Roses and Pink Double Knock Out Roses throughout the Argenta Arts District.

Peggy Cornett, curator of plants at Monticello, will also be on hand. An expert on historic plants, Cornett will be in Little Rock for a lecture at the Clinton School of Public Service.  The announcement will coincide with the Argenta Farmers Market, and will be followed by a book signing of Smith’s new cookbook, P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden, which focuses on cooking with fresh, in-season produce.

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.

Laman Library adds cultural twist to summer programs

Laman Library adds cultural twist to summer programs

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System announces its 2011 Summer Reading Program beginning June 1-July 22, 2011.

The 2011 theme is about exploring the various cultures throughout our world. Each department has their own theme: Children’s One World, Many Stories; Teen’s You are Here and Adult’s Novel Destinations. Online only preregistration begins Monday, May 16. Readers may enroll in person or online anytime during the program through, Friday, July 22, before closing time.

Participants will get the chance to experience many activities during the program, among the following: Celebrity Storytellers (Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, THV’s Craig O’Neil, NLR Police Officer Tommy Norman), Magic Shows, Games, Movies, Live Animals and much more.

Family-friendly concert Saturday in NLR on the river!

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Considered by many to be the founding fathers of Southern Rock, Arkansas' own music pioneers Black Oak Arkansas will come to Central Arkansas this weekend for a one-night-only performance as they headline a new all-day family concert benefit event called A Dandy Day at the Park.   A Dandy Day at the Park will take place on Saturday, May 7, on the north banks of the Arkansas River at Riverfront Park in North Little Rock and will feature seven top rock, blues and folk bands from all around Arkansas, Memphis and Texas.
The concert event, the first in a new planned series this summer by Blue Collar Concerts, is meant to provide an affordable day of high-quality entertainment for families who are watching their wallets.

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.

 

 

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Windstream Arkansas YES! sports expo and summer camps fair, going on from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, is a day of family fun where parents can plan their kids' entire summer and youth ages 4-12 can compete in individual sports competitions. Admission is $5 per person and $2 per youth competition.