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Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Little Rock, AR (Union Rescue Mission)-  The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26th. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by local schools in the Little Rock area. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 15, 2013.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 1650 East Washington, Saturday, November 23 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)

Thea Scholarships gain new Education Partner in Philander Smith College

Thea Scholarships gain new Education Partner in Philander Smith College

The Thea Foundation is happy to announce that Philander Smith College of Little Rock, Ark., is the foundation’s 26th Education Partner in support of its scholarship program.   Since 2002, the Thea Foundation has recruited in-state and out-of-state institutions of higher education, both public and private, that have committed to match or even exceed Thea Scholarships funds when a recipient chooses to attend one of the Education Partner schools.  On average, for every dollar Thea awards in scholarships, an Education Partner matches at three dollars.   Education Partners have made college possible for countless high school graduates.  

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Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

NLR High School gears up for one last home game in stadium

NLR High School gears up for one last home game in stadium

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One last home game will be played in the North Little Rock Stadium before its gone forever.

Communications Specialist Shara Brazear said the final home game will happen Fri., Nov. 1. In addition to the game, students will lead tours of the campus every hour on the hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from the Guidance Office in the main building.

Recognitions will be given during pregame, halftime and in between each quarter for the following: All former NLR Mayors and Superintendents; former coaches, principals, and athletic directors; and all alumni.

A reception for alumni will also take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria hosted by The Wildcat Foundation and the NLR Booster Club.

Shuttles will be available beginning at 4 p.m. and running throughout the game. Pick up will be at Park Hill Baptist Church on D Street and Pine Street, and drop off will be at the CAT bus stop on 22nd Street in front of the school.

The Joint features "Little Rock & A Hard Place" 2-act comedy

The Joint features "Little Rock & A Hard Place" 2-act comedy

Central Arkansas’ premier musical sketch comedy troupe, The Main Thing, is bringing back “Little Rock & A Hard Place” by popular demand, for a limited run of just 8 performances – opening Friday, October 25 at The Joint theatre/coffee shop in downtown North Little Rock’s historic Argenta Arts District.

The show tells the story of a man who dies in a car accident while driving through Little Rock.  When he reports to the pearly gates, he discovers that he’s lived his life so much on the line that St. Peter can’t decide whether to send him to heaven or hell – so he sends him to Little Rock where he has to do something to help our city in order to earn his wings. 

“Little Rock & A Hard Place will run through November 16, with performances every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.  The Joint’s cabaret theatre offers food, wines, craft beers, cocktails, specialty coffees and soft drinks throughout the show.

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy.  But try looking a person in the eye and saying you can’t help their family,” says Bethlehem House volunteer Lesley Turner.  

Sunday, November  10,  will be the second annual Bethlehem House “Empty Bowls” fundraiser to provide for the needs of the homeless and nearly homeless.  Guests are invited to join us for a meal of soup, bread, and dessert made by local restaurants and volunteers and served at the facility of oneChurch, 1058 Front Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Sunday, November 10.   

Also, local artisans and vendors will display a variety of items for sale in the   Empty Bowls Marketplace. Cost for the meal is $10 per person, and vegetarian and gluten-free soups and desserts will be available.  Children under 10 eat free.  This event coincides with Conway’s Downtown Christmas Open House. 

"Drawing a Line: 30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

"Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

The Thea Foundation is happy to host a retrospective exhibition by one of central Arkansas’s most recognized names.  “Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons and Illustrations by John Deering” will be on display in the Thea Gallery from October 4 - 18, kicking off with an opening reception the evening of October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations, and get the chance to meet the artist himself.