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Mugs Cafe Gallery Exhibit "Elegance" Opens Friday

Mugs Cafe Gallery Exhibit "Elegance" Opens Friday

Mugs Cafe Gallery's latest exhibit, "Energy and Elegance," features paintings by Steven Rockwell, Kelly Furr and Karlyn Holloway. Rockwell's work "hugs the realist edge," Furr's evoke "a sense of otherworldliness" and Holloway's floral compositions are blended with "contemporary elegant design," according to the Mugs release. The reception is 5-8 p.m. for Argenta ArtWalk. "Energy and Elegance" runs through Nov. 18.

Bring the Kids For Puppets, Illustration Demonstrations

Bring the Kids For Puppets, Illustration Demonstrations

Get the kids out to Argenta Library Friday, October 17, during Argenta Artwalk, 5-8 p.m. Ron Wolfe will offer an illustration demonstration, and will have books for sale. Jan (His wife) will perform a puppet show. See you there!

The Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is stirring up local appetites

The Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is stirring up local appetites

Dutch ovens bring in the fall season with their delicious smells and flavors that anyone can cook in their own backyard.  Food cooked outdoors in a Dutch oven always gives off mouth-watering flavors unmatched by almost all other cookware.   Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum to learn the art of Dutch oven cooking over a fire, discover its Arkansas roots, and enjoy an old fashioned full course lunch.  The workshop will be hosted at the museum on Saturday, October 18th, from 9-1pm. 

The menu for the Beginners Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop is:  Buttermilk biscuits, shepherd’s pie, and apple turnovers.  Contact the museum to register early, as space is limited. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 11th.  The workshop fee includes workshop, lunch, and workshop booklet with tips and recipes.  Admission:  $25 per person. 

Red Octopus Theater returns with “The Ghoul-sual Suspects!”

Red Octopus Theater returns with “The Ghoul-sual Suspects!”

LITTLE ROCKThe Ghoul-sual Suspects, the new sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, runs October 16-18, 2014 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military, students and anyone in costume.  No reservations are necessary and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences, child tickets are $666.

Red Octopus Theater, Arkansas’s oldest sketch comedy troupe, is proud to present their new, original Halloween extravaganza, by rounding up The Ghoul-sual Suspects!

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Celebrates Annual World Fest

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission  Celebrates Annual World Fest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - More than 2,500 Little Rock students are expected to participate in the 2014 World Fest.

The event happens Fri., Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is a multicultural event that offers a variety of learning experiences. Students are provided with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides rich learning opportunities to students of all grade levels.

World Fest will feature an international flag procession, showcase of foreign language skills, Native-American dancers, and a Samba Rio carnival, among others. Schools also compete in a world cultural fair contest where students prepare graphic board presentations representing a variety of countries.

You can find a schedule of events below:

9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and School Roll Call

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

UNDATED (PAM) - Are you and your family anxious for some fall fun?  The Plantation Agriculture Museum invites you to bring out your family and celebrate with us the annual gathering of crops and home life from the Arkansas Delta at our Fall Harvest Home Festival!  Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas.  The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be hosting the Fall Harvest Home Festival on Saturday, October 4th, from 10-3 pm. 

CATA looking to increase low ridership

CATA looking to increase low ridership


LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) - Fewer people are riding the bus in Central Arkansas. The Central Arkansas Transit Authority says they're down 5 percent in ridership from last year, saying the decrease came at the hands of this winter's weather.

"When it comes to level of investment in our system we're not at the top," said CATA executive director Jarod Varner.

In a day and age when there are more cars than people in the world the novel idea of public transportation can often be overlooked, and Varner wants to change that.

"I think there's room, much room for improvement when it comes to the service area as well as the frequency of service," he said.

Varner has had to implement cost saving measures that include lower fuel rates and fewer employee benefits to make up for the decrease in ridership.

"It comes at a time that we're being very introspective," he continued.