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Join the cause: Raise awareness for ALS

Join the cause: Raise awareness for ALS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 3rd Annual Lester M. Vahsholtz BIKE & HIKE FOR ALS is coming up in two weeks and features an 18 mile bike ride, a 3.5 mile hike, and an 18 mile return bike trip.  

The event starts at 7am. on August 17 in North Little Rock’s Riverfront Park at MARK TWAIN Riverboat & Sandbar Lounge. You’ll ride from North Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Hike Pinnacle Mountain (The ride will offer a transition station to hold your bike and gear while you hike), then ride back to North Little Rock! Afterward, you can cool off, or sit out on the deck of the Sandbar Lounge.

All of this is to raise awareness and funds for ALS Association of Arkansas.

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/bikehikeforals2014

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:

CABOT:

  • 1131 James Drive

Aug 9-10; 8 am til late; Multi Family Yard Sale-  some furniture, clothes, knick-knacks, housewares and more

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LITTLE ROCK:

  • Corner of Spring & 16th

Friday - Saturday (August 1 & 2); 7:30-5:30 (Fri); 7:00-???? (Sat); Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Furniture, Electronics, Children's Clothes & Toys, Antiques and Collectables.

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech will offer a free Arkansas boating education class on Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. The class will meet from 6-9:30 p.m. both nights at the college's Business and Industry Center, 3303 East Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.

A representative from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will teach the two-part class, which covers the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. A certification test will be given on the second night.

To register, call Emily Martin at 501-907-6670, ext. 2307, or register online at www.pulaskitech.edu/continuing_education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

The Pulaski Technical College Foundation will host its 7th annual golf tournament in memory of P.G. Bradford on Aug. 25 at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle.

The format is a four-person scramble with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Team entry is $400, or $100 per person. Prizes will be offered at individual holes, including a 2014 Volkswagen, $10,000, and other prizes. 

Proceeds benefit PTC students enrolled in in Arts and Humanities programs.The Division of Fine Arts and Humanities is the college's largest academic division,and all students must complete at least one course in the division.Pulaski Tech will open The Center for Humanities and Arts, complete wih a 500-seat theater,on its Main Campus in North Little Rock, in Fall 2015.

The tournament also features a helicopter ball. Ball can be purchased for $10, and the person whose ball lands closest to the hole wins $1,000.

Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 25, 2013) -- The William F. Laman Public Library System will hold the fifth annual LAMANPALOOZA on Saturday, August 2nd.

LAMANPALOOZA's outdoor activities include: inflatables, 100 foot zip line, caricatures by Jim Tindall, Marty Boone - the balloon-maker on stilts, Tommy Norman doing finger prints, dunk tanks, games, music, crafts, and a lot of family fun.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 2,000 people will receive a free hot dog, drink, chips and cookies.

LAMANPALOOZA is free and open to the public. A library card is not required for entry to the festivities.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

Red Octopus Theater presents: KOCT-O News

Red Octopus Theater presents: KOCT-O News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ROT) – KOCT-O News!, a new sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, runs August 7-9 and August 14-16, 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 and students.  No reservations are accepted and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences.

Red Octopus Theater will take on politics, current events, social issues and entertainment (the important topic real people care about) in their end of summer original sketch comedy production, KOCT-O News!