The Park Hill Business and Merchants Association’s popular Patio on Park Hill returns this Saturday, Oct. 28, from noon to 6 p.m. on the back parking lot of the now-closed Park Hill Elementary School on the corner of JFK Boulevard and H Street in North Little Rock.

This is the only time the public will be able to tour the original school building before it’s sold.

Park Hill Elementary School was constructed 1923-1924. The original two-story brick building with flat roof and parapet faces east and a grand stairway leads to the street below. For one day only, this section of the school will be available for the public to see with tours given by the North Little Rock History Commission.

Live Music will be presented by Up Arkansas Federal Credit Union in the beer garden:

Noon – 2 p.m. – Ben Byers

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Brian Nahlen

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Joe Darr

Entry fee is $3, children ages 12 and under are free. The playground will be open, the public is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets (no coolers allowed). Dogs are welcome but must be licensed and on a leash.

Proceeds support the Park Hill Business and Merchants Association.

For more information, visit or the Park Hill Business & Merchants Association Facebook page.

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

The state-wide drug take back back will start at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28, at police departments and other locations across the area.

It is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. but some locations have 24-hour drop boxes to rid people of expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

A complete list of locations can bve found at

The Arkansas Take Back event is dedicated to the memory of Nicholas “Cheezy” Alexander Kellar, of Little Rock. The son of Rory and Suzanne Tipton, he was born Jan. 7, 1994, and was only 23 years old when he died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in April 2017, following a long, hard battle with addiction.

Kellar was baptized at the Geyer Springs Baptist Church, attended Arkansas Baptist High School and was a graduate from Maumelle High School. He attended Pulaski Technical College.

Catfish Festival is Sunday

Teh Catfish Road Festival will be at the Burns Park Soccer Complex in North Little Rock this Sunday, Oct. 29.

It is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and is presented by Sundowner River Night, River City Recreation World, Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation, North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Flyway Brewing Company, and Diamond Bear Brewing Company.

Entry fee is $1 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, live music, face painting and much more. All proceeds from Catfish Road Festival will go towards expansion of the One Heart Playground, an inclusive playground in Burns Parks for children with all abilities.

For more information, call 791-8543.

Halloween events

* Trunk or Treat at Dupree Park in Jacksonville, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* The Jacksonville Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will be hosting a Halloween “Trunk or Treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Jacksonville Police Department parking lot located at 1400 Marshall Road, Jacksonville.

* Halooween Family Fun Night, Maumelle Library, Thursday and starting at 6:30 p.m.

* Trunk or Treat, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Marche, 6:30 p.m. Friday

* Trunk or Treat, Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Maumelle, 3 p.m. Saturday

* Haunted House, Jess Odom Cmmunity Center in Maumelle, 6 p.m.. Saturday and also Tuesday, Oct. 31. Both nights will also have a Halloween Carnival that starts at 5:30 p.m.