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Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

MORRILTON, Ark. (Petit Jean State Park) - During the Thanksgiving season, visitors to Petit Jean State Park are invited to take a step back in time to the early 1800s, at the park’s 16th Annual Mountain Rendezvous.

Beginning on Friday, November 29th, park visitors will be able to see how people dressed and lived when much of Arkansas was an unsettled wilderness, a place of French exploration and fur trade.  The rendezvous camp will be open to the public on Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. 

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Nothing quite beats the scene of a cool morning. With steam rising off the water and a low sun in the background, you can't help but stop and soak in the beauty of such a serene setting.

Melissa Kirby captured the photo above at Beaverfork Lake in the Conway area and shared it with THV11.

Beaverfork Lake rests on 25 acres right off of Highway 25 and provides areas for swimming, boating, and fishing as well as barge rentals and grilling pits. The park surrounding the lake also features pavillions, volleyball courts, and a baseball field.

For more details on Beaverfork Lake, visit the Conway Parks website at: http://on.kthv.com/1j75RdA

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Join field mycologist Jay Justice and other members of the Arkansas Mycological Society for a day of immersion to macrofungi, the largest members of the fifth kingdom. 

The day events include interpretive hikes to observe mushrooms and fungi, opportunities to consume wild mushroom soup, and lectures on edible and poisonous mushrooms.

This will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Contact the park for more information.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 adults; 17and younger free

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.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB)’s Poster Competition is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup to involve statewide elementary school students in the Cleanup effort, and to educate the public about the importance of a clean and beautiful community to economic development, civic pride and environmental quality of life.  The competition’s winners, including students in grades K - 5, will be exhibited in Thea’s gallery from May 13 to 17.  More information at www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com.

Thea will host KAB’s Poster Competition Winners as well as Mary Ann Stafford’s ongoing The Argenta Project during this upcoming Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, May 17, 5 to 8pm.  Visitors can peruse the art while enjoying yummy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the open wine and cheese bar.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

UAMS employees and the public will be bringing papers for shredding and old electronics to be recycled as UAMS celebrates Earth Day. Exhibitors will have displays on recycling resources and environmentally friendly products. The Arkansas Forestry Commission will be giving away 200 trees for planting.

WHO: Robert Airo, director of the UAMS Office of Sustainability, and exhibitors including Allied Waste, Little Rock Recycling, Metroplan, Shred Smart, Entergy and the City of Little Rock.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE: UAMS, outside the Shorey Building entrance and along Campus Drive,  4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

Free parking is available on the Parking 2 deck.  In case of inclement weather, it will move to the concourse on the ground floor of the Education II building.