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Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

LITTLE ROCK ARK. (LRRM) – The Little Rock River Market, Chainwheel and Recycle Bikes for Kids will bring back last year’s hit bicycling event, Biketoberfest, on Sunday, October 19th, from 12pm – 5pm in the River Market Pavilions. This 2nd annual event will feature Bikes, Beer, Music, Art and even more fun than was had in 2013.

“Our first Biketoberfest was a great success with over 400 people in attendance. Everyone had such a good time that we decided to take the best elements of that event and expand both the length of the event and variety of things to do and see as part of it,” said Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

Come out to celebrate your family harvest on the Arkansas Delta

UNDATED (PAM) - Are you and your family anxious for some fall fun?  The Plantation Agriculture Museum invites you to bring out your family and celebrate with us the annual gathering of crops and home life from the Arkansas Delta at our Fall Harvest Home Festival!  Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas.  The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be hosting the Fall Harvest Home Festival on Saturday, October 4th, from 10-3 pm. 

#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100

#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Phil Buck is now just four days from making his attempt at riding the Big Dam Bridge 100.

He took his bike in for a final checkup on Tuesday. He said that it went well, and the bike is in top condition and should have no trouble riding the full 100 miles.

ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – ACANSA is an arts event never before seen in Central Arkansas.

26 special performances from opera to ballet and even mime will combine with special gallery exhibitions in Little Rock and North Little Rock to produce an event involving hundreds of artists.

On Tuesday, it all begins at the Governor's Mansion with a special reception.

The Governor and Mrs. Beebe will welcome visiting artists to the mansion and salute volunteers who have put it all together.

So where does the term ACANSA come from? It was a Quapaw Village and its name means "southern place." Many people regard the term Arkansas as being native American for "downstream people," but that's actually what "Quapaw" means.

By the looks of it, ACANSAS could certainly be the original Arkansas. But, whatever the history, it's making history in the arts.

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Zoo Brew starts this Thursday

Zoo Brew starts this Thursday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - The Little Rock Zoo's 'Zoo Brew' will take place this Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

They will have dozens of craft beers lined-up from some of the best brewers in town such as Stone's Throw Brewing, Finch's Beer Company, the Central Arkansas Fermenters, Vino's, Bosco's, Diamond Bear, Arkansas Craft Beer, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Loblolly, and many more.

There will also be food trucks available for food purchase from Southern Gourmasian, Waffle Wagon, and Pie Hole.

Live music will hit the scene in the Civitan Pavilion and in Cafe Africa with Jeff Coleman and the Feeders and Kevin Kirby.

To purchase tickets, click here.


#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course

#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With less than a week to go until the Big Dam Bridge 100, THV 11's Phil Buck went out Monday and drove the entire 100-mile course for the ride. When he left he was already nervous, when he returned he was terrified from what he saw.

"The overall elevation change is about identical, just a couple hundred feet difference. It's just that it's a little bit more condensed this year into 2 climbs versus a whole bunch of little climbs," said Big Dam Bridge 100 event director Fred Phillips. "It's a winding climb for the 100-mile road but the last ¾ or mile of getting up to the top of Wye [Mountain] and going over towards Little Italy, that one you got to press the pedals just a little bit."