kRaFTy Valentine Workshops at Paper, Scissors, Little Rock

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! While the kids are occupied with their crafty creations, mom and dad can shop for locally made gifts and goodies!

Workshops are Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8, during shop hours, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $10 per person and includes all supplies. Workshop attendees are encouraged to RSVP, but drop-ins are welcome.

For more details or to RSVP, join the event on Facebook, email or visit the Paper, Scissors, Little Rock Facebook page HERE. Tickets can be purchased at the shop or via Eventbrite HERE.

Photo Courtesy of Paper, Scissors, Little Rock

Photo Courtesy of Paper, Scissors, Little Rock

Wetland Walk-A-Bout

October 13: The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock is hosting a Wetland Walk-a-bout from 2 to 3 p.m. every second Sunday, through November. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Arkansas River Trail and on the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidents Park Wetlands boardwalk. This half-mile guided stroll will offer opportunities to view native plants and wildlife. Discover the benefits or wetlands and explore nature downtown. For more information, call (501) 907-0636.

Artist-in-Residency Program & Thea Foundation/ACH Art Sale

Thea Foundation and Arkansas Children’s Hospital are hosting a patient art show beginning today! The show will culminate in an art sale in conjunction with the Argenta Art Walk this Friday from 5:30-8:00pm.

According to the Thea Foundation, “the Artist-in-Residency Program, made possible through a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, brings art participation to the patient’s bedside, allowing the patient an outlet for expression and creativity.”

Artists Hamid Ebrahimifar and Elizabeth Weber work with the patients, teaching them content standards in art as well as addressing Mathematics, Social Science, and Language Arts as outline by state core standards. This experience offers patient a way to “express themselves and gain some control over their environment, decreasing their fear and anxiety of being in a hospital.”

For more information about ACH please call the ACH Foundation at 501-364-2646. For more information about Thea Foundation and/or its ArtWalk events, contact Elaine Akin at 501-379-9512 or

The Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street, Suite 100, North Little Rock. Gallery hours are M – F, 9am – 12pm, 1 – 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on Thea and its programs, visit

Rhea Lana’s of Greater Little Rock

It’s time to register for Rhea Lana’s Greater Little Rock consignment sale! The sale has moved to a new location this year – the sale will now be held in the former North Little Rock Wal-Mart at 3801 Camp Robinson Road, from April 15th-21st.

Rhea Lana’s sale is has become the one-stop shop for moms, grandmoms, and mothers-to-be. You can find deals on brands such as Gymboree, Hollister, American Eagle, Gap, Baby Lulu, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Cottontail Originals, Pepper Toes, Anavini, Lucky Jeans, Amanda Remembered and Cach Cach. Consignment sales are a great way to sell your gently used baby equipment, clothing, and accessories. As a consignor, you will be eligible for several opportunities to shop early, which means you will get first pick of the best items on sale!

The database is now open for registration, so don’t delay – sign up to sell today! You will be amazed at how easy it is to make enough extra cash to pay for new a new seasonal wardrobe! Consignors set their own prices and receive 70% of the price back at the end of the sale. Unsold items are graciously donated to local shelters and charities.

For more information about Rhea Lana’s Greater Little Rock sale, please see their website at .

Little Rock Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is a a method of providing people who are differently abled with ways to bring positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes into their lives. TR activities, referred to as “interventions,” are designed to foster independence and develop skills for improved quality of life. These programs are highly structured, goal oriented opportunities to bring about change while incorporating a participant’s individual leisure interests, such as sports, participation in the arts, or other social activities. Continue reading