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2nd annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival

Author: Lacey Burba

Preparations are well underway for the 2nd Annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Burns Park’s Victory Lake.

All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Protection Center (CPC). The CPC is a non-profit child advocacy center housed in Little Rock. The CPC works with members of the Pulaski County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team (MDT) to serve victims of child abuse and their families. The (MDT) is a comprehensive team which includes child protection personnel (DCFS), law enforcement professionals, child forensic interviewers, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and victim assistance professionals (www.http://childrensprotectioncenter.org/)

Teams of 20 rowers and one drummer race on the water against each other in 46-foot-long Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HSPC) -- Your Dog Can Be Toto, a fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County will be held Saturday, April 5th, 11 am - 3pm at Just Dogs! Gourmet at The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock.

For a minimum donation of $15, animal lovers can bring their dogs and pose for a digital photo with the main characters of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School's presentation of the "Wizard of Oz". Photos will also be displayed in the lobby of Parkview Auditorium during the production on April 11-13, 2014. All breeds and sizes welcome.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to Buy One Get One Free Tickets for the "Wizard of Oz" musical at Parkview, a value up to $20.

Proceeds of the event will go directly to provide food, care and shelter for animals at the Humane Society of Pulaski County. The HEART mobile unit will be on-site for adoptions.

Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Blair is looking for her forever home

Blair is looking for her forever home

This beautiful baby is Blair, and she's a, um, well.....I haven't got a clue! She's listed as a shepherd mix, but I'm not seeing it. No matter what she is, she's a pretty girl with a lot of personality. She's about 40 lbs with a compact stocky body made for playing. We open every day at 11am so come by and meet her She's about three years old.

Humane Society of Pulaski County

14600 Colonel Glenn Rd,
Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 227-6166

HOPE Conference 2014: Bringing hope and support to Arkansas foster, adoptive parents

HOPE Conference 2014: Bringing hope and support to Arkansas foster, adoptive parents

Little Rock, Ark. (CAOC) - This weekend (January 24 & 25) at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, the Central Arkansas Orphan Coalition is offering a revolutionary training program for foster and adoptive parents, those who have considered fostering or adoption and those who support those families.

Keynote speakers Michael and Amy Monroe have developed Empowered To Connect Parent Training specifically to equip those caring for children from hard places. Michael and Amy are the proud parents of four children, each of whom were adopted. In addition to developing and training ETC Parent Training, together they lead Tapestry, the adoption and foster care ministry at Irving Bible Church in Texas.

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is now accepting applications for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program is federally funded. It provides capital assistance in the form of discounted vehicles to agencies providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.