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Adoption Coalition hosts event for prospective parents

Adoption Coalition hosts event for prospective parents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pulaski County Adoption Coalition and DHS are presenting a Disney Adoption Extravaganza to focus on the need for adoptive parents. People who are waiting to adopt and waiting children from all over the state are being invited to this event.

The event is Saturday, May 21 from 11 am – 2 pm at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford in Little Rock. Please RSVP to your adoption specialist or to Tracy Dickinson at tracy.dickinson@arkansas.gov or Christie Erwin at jherwin@juno.com.

Coming to Riverfest? Go over Sunny's Safety Plan

Coming to Riverfest? Go over Sunny's Safety Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Riverfest coordinators, along with ¡Hola! Arkansas and Today's THV, want to help provide a plan for kids and their families who become separated.

The scariest thing for children is to become separated from their family during a huge, crowded event. And the worst feeling is not knowing where to go to be reunited with loved ones.

There will be four Information Tents strategically placed throughout the park. Families will be encouraged to visit these booths and discuss "Sunny's Safety Plan" before enjoying the day's activities. They will be introduced to the booth volunteers and "Sunny." "Sunny" will be posted on a big sign at each booth and the volunteers will give children a "Look For Sunny" sticker to wear.

This will help the children remember what they're looking for. If a child becomes lost, they will look for the "Sunny" symbol and know that it is a safe place to go.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

Laman features 'Babies' in documentary film series

Laman features 'Babies' in documentary film series

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock announced Babies as the next installment in their documentary film series, Movie Mondays, on June 13th at 6 p.m.

Babies is a look at one year in the life of four newborns from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Hattie is in San Francisco, Mari's in Tokyo, Baryarjargal lives out in the Mongolian steppes, and Ponijao is born amid the simple straw huts of Namibia.

Follow this quartet through their first year of life, a chronicle that director Thomas Balmes and producer Alain Chabat have likened to a nature documentary that happens to focus on humans.

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.

Car seat check-up at McCain Mall Saturday, May 7

Car seat check-up at McCain Mall Saturday, May 7

What: Free car seat check-up event for the annual Safe Kids/State Farm Child Safety Day

When: Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where:  McCain Mall in North Little Rock (parking lot near Dillard’s)

Parents of young children are encouraged to come by for a free car seat check-up. Trained professionals will be on hand to help evaluate the car seat currently in use, to check that it is appropriate based on the child’s age and weight, to ensure that it is installed correctly, and to answer any questions parents may have about car seats and booster seats.

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.