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Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Central Arkansas Roller Derby) - This year marks the third annual Central Arkansas Roller Derby (CARD) Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank.  On November 16th at 7pm come to Little Rock Skateworld and watch the CARD family battle it out, derby style. Admission is only $5 if you bring 2 non-perishable food items.  Tickets without a food item are $10 for adults; kids 10 and under are free.   All food items go to the Arkansas FoodBank Network.

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Players keeping busy this summer

Players keeping busy this summer

By Chad Matchett, Correspondent

The Jacksonville Gwatney Chevrolet American Legion kids are certainly staying busy this summer.

With a roster full of young players, the junior and senior teams use many of the same players.

All the extra playing time has only seemed to help the junior team as they ran their record up to 17-2 Monday night with a 3-1 win over Benton. The juniors also swept a double-header over Sheridan on Saturday afternoon 10-9 and 9-5. The senior team fell 6-2 to a surging Cabot Centennial Bank team last week and 8-3 against Russellville over the weekend.

Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood at Skate World

Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood at Skate World

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --  On Saturday, May 18, the Big Dam Rollers of Central Arkansas Roller Derby will take on the Tornado Alley Rollergirls of Oklahoma in a bout called The Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood. The game will also serve as an art auction and fundraising avenue for Fighting Fancy, an organization providing beauty products to women ages 15 to 39 undergoing chemotherapy.

A portion of the proceeds from the door and the art auction will go to Fighting Fancy. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under get in free.

Drinks and concessions will be available for purchase at the snack bar during this event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; bout begins at 7 p.m. Come early and choose a seat on the floor for an up close view of the action. Roller derby is a family-friendly sport.

Hershey’s Track & Field Games in Jacksonville

Hershey’s Track & Field Games in Jacksonville

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Jacksonville Parks & Recreation and Hershey’s Track & Field Games are sponsoring a Track & Field Event at Jacksonville High School at 4:30pm. If you are a kid between 9 and 14 who loves to run, jump and throw, these games are for you! Come on out and join in the fun by competing in basic track and field events and have a chance of a lifetime to receive an all expense paid trip to compete in the annual North American Final Meet held in Hershey, PA. Beginners and track enthusiasts all welcome. Everyone's a winner because you are making the choice to get fit! Visit ww.hersheystrackandfield.com for details. In case of rain, the Track & Field Games will be moved to April 25, 2013.

Jacksonville High School is located at 2400 Linda Lane, Jacksonville, AR. 72076

Parks & Rec receives Program of the Year Awards

Parks & Rec receives Program of the Year Awards

The Jacksonville Parks & Recreation received the Natural Resources Program of the Year Award for its Youth Fishing Derby and the Therapeutic Recreation Program of the Year Award for its Swimming Lessons through Arkansas Parks and Recreation.  The awards were given based on the innovative nature of the program, partnerships within the community, and the community needs it fulfills.

In partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish and other community sponsors, the Youth Fishing Derby was established in 1997 as a way to introduce youth to fishing and as an opportunity for families to spend time together outside.  The youth fishing derby is about parents teaching their children how to have fun away from video games and television. The youth fishing derby is a yearly event and families from Jacksonville and other surrounding communities look forward to participating each year. 

MLB 'Pitch, Hit & Run' postponed due to chilly weather

MLB 'Pitch, Hit & Run' postponed due to chilly weather

The Jacksonville Parks & Recreation Department will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013    Time: Noon

Location: Dupree Park

PITCH, HIT, & RUN is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters the opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have a chance to advance through four levels of competition including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2013 MLBTM  All-Star Game.