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Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, City Director Dean Kumpuris and guests of all ages were on hand for the unveiling of Riverfront Park’s new splash pad.

The splash pad is the latest addition to the park’s children’s play area, designed for children up to age 5.

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“Help us…please!”

If butterflies could talk, that is the cry we would hear from them throughout the year. Butterflies in Arkansas and the rest of the United States are at risk, but you can help them survive by planting a butterfly garden.

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The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Point 94.1 are sponsoring a Youth Rock Orchestra Camp led by violinist Rachel Barton Pine on March 28-30.

The camp, held at Wildwood Park for the Arts, features master classes, rehearsals and a concert with Pine and youth musicians, blending music from Sibelius, Bruch, Paganini with Van Halen, Metallica and Led Zeppelin.

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Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at the Rollin’ By the River Fun Walk on Saturday, March 22, at the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center, noon to 3 p.m.

Hosted by the Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council, the event features activities for the whole family, including a fun walk tour of the center’s grounds.

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Larry’s Pizza in Cabot is hosting a fundraiser on March 15 to help pay for medical expenses for 16-year-old Sydnie Reedy, who has brain cancer.

Reedy is traveling back and forth to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for specialized chemotherapy treatment.

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Learn about the pets that called the White House Home at the Clinton Presidential Center’s “Presidential Pets” exhibit, which runs through April 27. Click HERE for details.

Enjoy 12 exhibits and 20 activity stations focusing on what it takes to build a city at the Museum of Discovery’s “Tech City” exhibit, now through May 11.

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The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series kicks of on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1-6 p.m., at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center with a screening of “The Abolitionists.”

The film series is a partnership of the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Seven musicians are vying to have their tune chosen as the Song of Arkansas contest winner.

Click HERE to listen to the finalists and vote for your favorite.

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Song of Arkansas promotion began the week of Thanksgiving and ran through Jan.

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My wife could go into labor at any moment now. In fact, I just checked on her, and she’s sleeping soundly and it’s not quite 8 p.m. yet. But I know that come midnight, she could be waking me up with those same words she woke me up with last time, also around midnight: “Get up, baby, my water just broke!”

She’d been having contractions that day, at often enough intervals so as to prompt her giddy parents to drive down to Little Rock.

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