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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.

"Life As We Know It" hits Nixon Library

"Life As We Know It" hits Nixon Library

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - "Life As We Know It" will be playing at the Nixon Library Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Observing lent across Arkansas

Observing lent across Arkansas

The parishes of the Diocese of Little Rock submitted their Lenten schedules. Call the parish for details before making plans to attend.

The current schedule is available online. You can view it by clicking here.

(Source: Arkansas Catholic)

"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.

City to dedicate new scoreboard Saturday

City to dedicate new scoreboard Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- First Arkansas Bank & Trust will be holding a dedication ceremony in partnership with Jacksonville Parks & Recreation on Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. to unveil the new scoreboard on Field #1 at Dupree Park.

The scoreboard, to read “Welcome to Hickingbotham Field – Bill Gwatney Stadium,” was donated by First Arkansas Bank & Trust. The scoreboard is 20’ x 6’6”, fully digital and remote with LED lighting.

Field #1 is home of the Jacksonville High School baseball programs, baseball tournaments, and some American Legion games. The public is invited to attend.

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) will headline the Seventh Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo with a fashion presentation, highlighting a few clothing lines to be featured at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011.

The expo is February 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metroplex, located 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. The LRFW presentation is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. The expo and fashion show is free and is open to the public.

Attendees will get a sneak peak into this summer’s favorite fashion experience. The LRFW showcase will preview sophisticated, trendy and couture fashions by Savers, the Nicole McGehee Collection (LRFW 2010 Clothing Line of the Year), NaJo by Natasha Rawls (LRFW 2009 Clothing Line of the Year) and introduce Graffiti by 13-year old fashion designer Aaliyah Fisher, who will become the youngest designer to ever showcase in a fashion week.