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..
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..
SoMa (Southside Main Street) is celebrating Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 1, with its annual parade.
The parade starts at noon at 24th and South Main, and features floats, neighborhood events, beads, costumes, music and lots of activities along Main Street..
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..
The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The show features 80 vendors, with lots of plants, pots, outdoor furniture, garden art, tools and more..
The deadline for central Arkansas writers to submit pieces for the Listen to Your Mother: Little Rock (LTYM) show is Saturday, Feb. 22.
LTYM is a live reading of local writers, with productions in 32 cities nationwide celebrating Mother’s Day..
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..
All week, we’ve posted a bunch of fun events going on in central Arkansas this weekend (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2). Here’s a recap:
Friday: It’s “Pay What You Can Night” at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre..
Celebrate World Wetlands Day at the Little Rock Zoo on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The zoo will be hosting special activities, including wetland experiments, water inspections and a chance to learn about the zoo’s wetland species..
The Central Arkansas Library System announced its lineup for this year’s Arkansas Literary Festival on April 24-27.
This year’s lineup features more than 80 presenters, along with a mix of sessions, parties, panels, special events, performances, workshops and more for the whole family..
Downtown boutique Paper, Scissors, Little Rock is hosting a series of Valentine-making workshops for youngsters.
Bring the little ones down to create something special for their classmates, family members or sweethearts!.
Starting Saturday, Feb. 1, the Central Arkansas Library System will begin offering two new types of library cards, offering families more options in accessing library services.
The new family card will be a group account for up to 10 family members living in the same household..
Registration is now open for the 2014 Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl.
Youngsters in grades 6-12 are invited to compete in teams of at least three players and answer trivia questions about inventions, social science, famous firsts, sports, the arts, current events and entertainment..
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” opens Friday, Jan. 24 at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre.
The play is adapted from Doreen Cronin’s book, illustrated by Betsey Lewin. “When the cows learn to type and fowl go on strike, Farmer Brown must find new ways to get milk and eggs,” the Arts Center’s website says..
Head out to the Arkansas Arts Center’s “Rothko’s Colors and Perfect Portraits Family Festival” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy art-making and activities inspired by current Arts Center exhibits: Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade, Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge, and Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr..
Green smoothies are a great way to sneak extra veggies into your child’s diet. While these smoothies may be bright green in color, you can’t even taste the spinach! Have fun and experiment with different milks, yogurts, juices, fresh or frozen fruits, veggies and greens..
HeiferVillage is hosting its Living Gift Market on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be activity stations highlighting different regions where Heifer works around the world to learn how animals empower families to feed themselves. Have your photo taken with some of the animal ambassadors from Heifer Ranch..
FastFit Bootcamps in Little Rock is hosting a Busy Mom Makeover, starting Jan. 6.
This 21-day transformation program is designed for moms “who struggle with time to get their fitness up and running with the rigors and demands of being a mom on-the-go,” said Jeff McDaniel, FastFit owner and personal trainer..