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URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its fourth annual “Night on the Street” to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas.

URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000. 

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17, at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m. to midnight.   

Financial donations can be mailed to: Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Night on the Street, P.O.

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Red Hat Ladies will have their Anniversary Tea Friday, April 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd.

You can purchase tickets at the center for $8. Call (501) 975-4297.

Decorate a basket and wear it as a hat. There will be food, entertainment and prizes.

For information call Queen Faith Burke (501) 753-8672.

Laman hosts “Visions of the Universe” traveling exhibition

Laman hosts “Visions of the Universe” traveling exhibition

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Galileo Galilei transformed our knowledge of the universe in 1609 when he peered into the cosmos using an astronomical telescope – the first person to do so. An exciting new exhibit opening at the William F.

Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Get ready for the first Friends of the Central Arkansas Library System (FOCAL) book sale of 2011 on February 25-27!

The Main Library basement, 100 Rock St., is fully stocked with great books, audiobooks, and VHS tapes for children and adults. Beginning Friday, shoppers can purchase $.50 paperback books and $1 hardback books. Don't miss boxes of prepackaged books available for $1, each which contains 25 books.

FOCAL members can shop the Main Library basement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Memberships are available at the door. The sale will open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sale hours on Sunday are from 1-4 p.m.

At River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue, FOCAL members receive 50% off gently read books during the sale. Sale hours for River Market Books & Gifts are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the sale, please call 918-3000.

Boys & Girls Club inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

Boys & Girls Club inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For over 26 years the Boys and Girls Club have recognized former members who have grown up to become leaders in our community. Named after Jim Wetherington, the Director of the North Little Rock Boys and Girls Club for over 30 years, the Hall of Fame Banquet recognizes three such members annually.

The Jim Wetherington Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on March 10, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little, Arkansas.

This years recipients for the Hall of Fame will be Walt Coleman, Basil Hicks and Bobby Vint.

Please join us in this celebration of the Boys and Girls Club successful programs by honoring these former members.

For ticket information please call 501-666-8816 or click link to purchase tickets online. https://secureonlinegiving.com/events/site/items.asp?eventID=521

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pulaski County Special School District will host a Career Fair this Saturday to recruit employees for the 2011-2012 school year.

According to Shawn Burgess, the district’s director of human resources, employment opportunities are available for certified teachers, substitute teachers, para-professionals, transportation staff, custodial staff, adult education staff and food service staff.

“We are looking for energetic, qualified personnel to be part of the PCSSD team. This is an event to learn more about the third-largest school district in Arkansas and available employment opportunities,” Burgess said.

Fishing legend shares "Tales from the South"

Fishing legend shares "Tales from the South"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Jerry McKinnis, the outdoor sports pioneer for ESPN and co-owner of B.A.S.S., will be the featured storyteller for a “Tales from the South” special Tin Roof Project on Tuesday evening, March 1. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Live music will be provided by the Old 78’s.
 
Jerry McKinnis, one of the early inductees into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame, went from running a boat dock on Lake Maumelle in the 1960s to becoming a leader in outdoor-themed television programs, both as a host and as a producer. He started doing the local TV show “The Fishin’ Hole.”  This program went on to become a regional TV show, then made its way up to the national level, and is now the longest running fishing show in TV history.

When ESPN launched in 1979, Jerry saw the future and brought “The Fishin’ Hole” to cable.