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Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 12th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

The Parade begins on Third Street in downtown Little Rock near the main Post Office, passes Dugan's Irish Pub at Third and Rock Streets, travels through River Market, crosses the Main Street Bridge into North Little Rock ending in the Argenta Historic District. The reviewing stand will be located in front of Cregeen's Irish Pub at Main and Broadway in North Little Rock.

A program of traditional Irish music and dance will be held on the main stage in North Little Rock following the parade from 2-4 p.m.

The parade is presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and sponsored by the city of North Little Rock and the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District. For more information, visit IrishArkansas.org or call 501-868-6416.

Church brings Mardi Gras theme to LR marathon

Church brings Mardi Gras theme to LR marathon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- First United Methodist Church, Downtown for GOOD, celebrates the Little Rock Marathon with a Mardi Gras theme.  Members will be lining the street, cheering on the runners and walkers with lively music and lots of encouragement. This year featuring a Mardi Gras theme, beads will be distributed to the cheering masses.

Music on the street starts at 9 a.m.

Buy a brick, support MOD

Buy a brick, support MOD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Museum of Discovery extended the deadline for its "Buy a Brick" appeal to May 1, 2011. Funds from the campaign support the Museum's complete renovation to become a first-class science center.

For $100, individuals, businesses, community groups and families can receive a personalized brick with their own message. Each brick can have up to three lines of text with eighteen characters per line. The bricks will be featured in front of the Museum of Discovery's new entry.

"We are preparing to close the building on April 3 for the remainder of our renovations," says Meredith Poland, Development Director.

Airmen to pay respects at homeless vet's funeral

Airmen to pay respects at homeless vet's funeral

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- The Honor Guard will be providing Military Honors for TSgt Leroy Braumaugh, a homeless Air Force retiree, on Friday, March 4, at 12:00 at the Veterans' Cemetery in Sherwood off Hwy 107. The cemetery is only about 15 mins out the back gate and the ceremony should only take about 20 mins.

The Green Knights Motorcycle Club from the air base will be at the ceremony, in addition to the Patriot Guard. Motorcycle riders can meet up at Small Base Lake at 11:15 and we can ride down together and meet up with the Patriot Guard.  All others should try to carpool.

How does your brain work?

How does your brain work?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- What happens in an emergency room? How does our brain work? Find out at GENERAL HOSPITAL/BRAIN AWARENESS, a special educational event at the Museum of Discovery, March 10-12, 2011.

Thanks to underwriting from the Arkansas Bioscience Institute and the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the first 464 visitors on Saturday, March 12 will get free admission to the Museum of Discovery. First come, first served. Demonstrations and hands-on activities are designed to teach elementary and high school students about brain and nervous system function, and what may go wrong in certain disorders of the nervous system.

"The human body is amazing," says Susan Bennett, Museum educator. "Although we study human anatomy and physiology in school, we often forget how wonderful it is on a daily basis.

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.

McCain Mall promotes literacy, love of learning through Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast!

McCain Mall promotes literacy, love of learning through Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast!

Storytelling and Mall Reading Event to Feature “The Little Engine That Could,” “Strawberry Shortcake: My First Sleepover,” “Shoes,” and a Sneak Peek of the All-New

“The Little Engine That Could” Movie Premiering March 22 on DVD

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Simon Kidgits Club® at McCain Mall will be promoting the joys of reading and learning among area children and their parents during the 2011 Kidgits Book Blast! on Saturday, March 5 it was announced today.

The free, family event will be held from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.