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Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas will present its newest youth program for middle school students this summer. In Our Own Voices is a writing adventure in which 6th, 7th and 8th graders will explore issues of identity, diversity, and understanding of others. The program will be held Monday through Friday, July 8-19, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day at the CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

In Our Own Voices is a writing workshop curriculum for middle-school youth that fosters cultural diversity and community while improving creativity, developing communication skills, and building self-esteem. Each day the students will be presented with writing prompts and then encouraged to write and share their own work.

Wild River Country opens for season

Wild River Country opens for season

A new and improved Wild River Country water park will open on May 18th.

Wild River Country’s Vice President of Operations Chris Shillcutt will lead a media tour of the property on Tuesday, May 14th after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 am.   Shillcut will provide updates of the adventures to come to the park including a new attraction that will operate during the water park’s off season. 

Aquapark Holdings bought the park earlier this year and has been working hard to transform the look and experience of the park. 

Due to the winter weather, work crews had to wait till late March to build a new ADA bridge and renovate the water slides. The slides were refurbished and painted new colors for a brighter and smoother ride. New landscaping, cabanas and building enhancements followed in April and May.

14th annual 4th of July Family Celebration

14th annual 4th of July Family Celebration

Sherwood will be having their 14th annual 4th of July Family Celebration at Sherwood Forest on Thursday, July 4th, 2013!  Doors will open at 6:00pm.  Fireworks will begin at 9:00pm.  There will be FREE patriotic giveaways, hot dogs, and water! (Water donated by Central Arkansas Water; items available while supplies lasts.) Additional food/drink will be available for purchase.  There will also be entertainment on two stages and you are welcome to bring your own lawnchairs. Event sponsored by Sherwood Advertising and Promotion.

Summer programs aim to enrich Pulaski County kids

Summer programs aim to enrich Pulaski County kids

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Pulaski County Youth Services (PCYS) has a variety of educational and fun-filled summer programs and special events for youth ages six to 18.

This year's line-up includes a Public Service Internship Program and Presidential Service Volunteer Program for ages 16-18; a six-week band program for the sixth-eighth grade students; and Youthonomics, a one-week financial literacy camp for ninth through twelfth-grade students. The Our Club after school programs will continue to meet through the summer.

"Summer is an important time to keep our young people engaged in life-enriching opportunities," says Charles Mobley, director of youth services. "These experiences not only give young people a safe and enriching environment, but also enhance their lives and better prepare them for healthy futures."

UniverSoul Circus is coming to Little Rock May 8-12

UniverSoul Circus is coming to Little Rock May 8-12

2013 “MASH IT UP” TOUR

UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus the MASH IT UP tour – featuring seven beautiful bone-bending contortionists from Ethiopia, a dazzling ice skating act from right here in the USA, and a powerful pole act from Cuba – will be performing in Little Rock at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds May 8-12, 2013.

For the past five years, UniverSoul Circus has ranked in the top ten of Ticketmaster’s Top 25 which ranks the Top 25 Most Requested Family Events in the U.S. by fan-search requests and online event page views.

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 8 thru Sunday May 12, 2013