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Thea Arts Festival - April 27

Thea Arts Festival -  April 27

Artists from across Arkansas will display and sell their works from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, April 27, along Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock at the second annual Thea Arts Festival. While the Festival itself is open and free to the public, money raised through sponsorship of the festival will help support the arts in schools across Arkansas.

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED, Febuary 21st, 7p.m., Argenta Community Theater with special guest Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas Tigers football team.

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.

Donations needed to serve 1,052

Donations needed to serve 1,052

Central Arkansas Salvation Army to provide services for over 1,000 in next 30 days

CENTRAL ARKANSAS – “After the holiday season some people think The Salvation Army takes a break,” says Major Alan Hill of The Salvation Army’s Central Arkansas Area Command.  “No more bell ringing.  No more Christmas kettles.  We just wait until next year to help those in need. But nothing could be further from the truth!”

 “Everyday The Salvation Army is there to assist those in need with food, clothing and emergency assistance.   With the help of our supporters, in 2012, we provided services to 12,626 Central Arkansas families in desperate need.”

JCA to honor 'champion of social change'

JCA to honor 'champion of social change'

From a JCA press release:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just Communities of Arkansas will honor three individuals for their work for social change at their Annual Gathering of Friends, to be held Thursday night, January 31 at the Darragh Center of the Main Library, 100 S. Rock Street, Little Rock. The 2013 Father Joseph Biltz Awards will be given to Dr. Estella Morris, Renie Rule, and Dr. Billy Thomas for their demonstrated commitment to inclusion, acceptance, and justice for all.

The event begins with a reception at 5:30, followed by the awards ceremony. The Gathering of Friends is billed as a fundraiser and “friendraiser” to benefit JCA’s programming, which promotes diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect and understanding among all people. A sold-out crowd will be on hand to celebrate the good work of this year’s recipients, and to support JCA’s mission.