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HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HMA) - The Hillcrest Merchants Association is ready for our October 4th, HarvestFest, voted Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas for best neighborhood festival and included in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Five festivals in Arkansas. This is the merchants’ yearly fall celebration for children and families.  The main street in Hillcrest, Kavanaugh, will be closed from Walnut Street to Monroe Street. HarvestFest festivities start at 7:00 A.M. and street activities start at 11:00 A.M. include the following:

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American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine

American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines celebrates food and wine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CHI) – Taste your way through Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock October 2 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for the American Heart Association’s Festival of  Wines presented by CHI St. Vincent.

The 11th annual festival is the largest wine tasting event in Arkansas, and since its creation, Moon and Central Distributors have been sharing their wines from around the world. At this year’s festival there will be more than 500 wines from around the world available for sampling.

Patrons can pair the wines with delicious healthy hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants. Featured restaurants include: Arkansas Heart Hospital, Heart Café, Bar Louie, Boulevard Bread Company, Bray Gourmet, Cache, Cheers in the Heights, Chick-fil-A, Ciao Baci, Good Food by Ferneau, P.F Chang’s China Bistro, Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill, Salut, Sweet Love, Table 28, Two Sisters Catering, Whole Hog North Little Rock, and Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro

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:

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BEEBE

  • 608 Shani Dr. 

Multi - Family Yard sale  Friday Sept. 26th and Saturday Sept. 27th in Beebe on 608 Shani Dr. behind the new Walmart in Windwood. Nick knacks, household items, ladies clothes, boys clothes, girls clothes, Western wear, toys, small baby toys, baby bed, wind chimes, Nike basketball shoes, McDonalds toys, Junior set of gold clubs with bag and lots more. Come take a look. 8:00 a.m.

Directions: Turn on Windwood Dr. off Center street. Go down to Skylark, turn right then turn right on Shani Dr. You can't miss it

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Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Celebrates Annual World Fest

Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission  Celebrates Annual World Fest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - More than 2,500 Little Rock students are expected to participate in the 2014 World Fest.

The event happens Fri., Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at War Memorial Park.

Created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest is a multicultural event that offers a variety of learning experiences. Students are provided with a safe, fun and stimulating environment infused with diversity education. This award-winning festival provides rich learning opportunities to students of all grade levels.

World Fest will feature an international flag procession, showcase of foreign language skills, Native-American dancers, and a Samba Rio carnival, among others. Schools also compete in a world cultural fair contest where students prepare graphic board presentations representing a variety of countries.

You can find a schedule of events below:

9:15 – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and School Roll Call

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Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

LITTLE ROCK ARK. (LRRM) – The Little Rock River Market, Chainwheel and Recycle Bikes for Kids will bring back last year’s hit bicycling event, Biketoberfest, on Sunday, October 19th, from 12pm – 5pm in the River Market Pavilions. This 2nd annual event will feature Bikes, Beer, Music, Art and even more fun than was had in 2013.

“Our first Biketoberfest was a great success with over 400 people in attendance. Everyone had such a good time that we decided to take the best elements of that event and expand both the length of the event and variety of things to do and see as part of it,” said Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

UNDATED (PAM) - Are you and your family anxious for some fall fun?  The Plantation Agriculture Museum invites you to bring out your family and celebrate with us the annual gathering of crops and home life from the Arkansas Delta at our Fall Harvest Home Festival!  Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas.  The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be hosting the Fall Harvest Home Festival on Saturday, October 4th, from 10-3 pm.