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Considering international adoption?

Considering international adoption?

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Dillon International, Inc., will present a FREE informational meeting on international adoption from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Japan and Hong Kong, plus new opportunities in Ghana. Adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner International, will also be discussed.

For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call (501) 791-9300.

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).  April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities.

Program highlights include photos of Arkansas, places of interest throughout the state, state parks, or books that have been read while traveling in Arkansas.  Many programs are interactive, inviting patrons to bring photos, postcards, or brochures of favorite places or trips in Arkansas, or review books read while traveling Arkansas. 

A lesson in Arkansas history is offered at the Main Library campus in the very buildings that make up the Main Library, Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), and Cox Creative Center.

Walk to defeat ALS

Walk to defeat ALS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- ALS patients and their friends, families and supporters will Walk to Defeat ALS during the second annual event at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

"Arkansas Goes to War" as part of sesquicentennial event

"Arkansas Goes to War" as part of sesquicentennial event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – “A Gathering Storm: Arkansas Goes to War” is the theme of the seventieth annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association, which will be held April 14-16 in Little Rock. The deadline to register is March 15.

The conference will feature sessions on a variety of topics centering on events in Arkansas history as the state’s citizens prepared for military conflict. While many speakers will address events linked to the Civil War, other sessions will cover the U.S. Mexican War, World War I and the Korean War.

In addition to the history sessions, the conference includes a reception at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, an awards banquet at the Clinton Presidential Library, and tours of Civil War sites in Central Arkansas, Mount Holly Cemetery, and Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery.

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Community Connections is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering free extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and supporting their families.

Spring programs including dance, soccer, theatre and cheerleading will be starting up soon! Programs are available across the state, including Russellville, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood.

To learn more about Community Connections or register for a program, please visit www.communityconnectionsar.org or contact Director Courtney Leach at courtney_leach@pedplustherapy.com.

"Night Lights" lets autistic children enjoy a night out

"Night Lights" lets autistic children enjoy a night out

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The next “Night Lights” program is Friday, March 11 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

“Night Lights is on the second Friday of each month at Indian Hills Church, 6801 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock, Ark. 72116; it’s located behind Java Roasting Café, next to Indian Hills Shopping Center.

This program is for children on the autism spectrum 12 years old and younger and their siblings.  Children are grouped based on developmental level. There is music, art, recreation, snack, story and movie time.  Most volunteers have medical or therapy experience and all are trained and background checked.

The cost is $10 per child for the entire evening.  If you’d like to attend, please RSVP one week before each event.

Visit http://www.nightlightsnlr.com/ for more information and to sign up.