Arkansas Urban Legions Haunted House runs through Nov. 3

From Oct. 3 to Nov. 3, The Arkansas Urban Legends Haunted House will be open on Thursday-Sunday weeknights from 7-11 p.m. Weekend hours are 7 p.m. - ?. Admission is $13 and located at 5204 Crystal Hill Rd., North Little Rock. Call 398-FEAR (3327) for details.

NLR Curbside Recycling Schedule for October

Here is the North Little Rock Curbside Recycling schedule for the rest of October:

Oct. 8-12: yes

Oct. 15-19: no pickup

Oct. 22—26: yes

Oct 29—Nov. 2: no pickup

Band to play at Laman Library Plaza today

Playing live at Laman on Today at 7 p.m. in the Laman Library Plaza will be the Steel Cat Steel Drum Band. Call 758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.

Top of the Rock Chorus to host bazaar today

Top of the Rock Chorus will host a "Harmony Bazaar" at McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72116, on Thursday, Today, from 5-8 p.m. Shop 10 specialty vendors such as Pampered Chef, Premiere Jewelry, Scentsy, and Thirty-One. There will be a special performance by Top of the Rock Chorus. There is no admission fee. The event will be located on the street level of McCain Mall in the food court area.

Ronald’s Night of Dancing Stars set for Saturday

The North Little Rock Civitan Club will host "Ronald’s Night of Dancing Stars" at 7 p.m. at Verizon Arena on Saturday. Ten local celebrities and business owners will take part in the event. Tickets are $45 and will raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.rmhclittlerock.org or call Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 758-5560.

Latin Music Cruise set for Saturday

On Saturday, a Latin Music Cruise aboard the Arkansas Queen Riverboat Boards is set for for 10 p.m. with cruising from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 372-5777 to reserve your seat.

St. Mary’s schedules crockpot lunch on Sunday

The 12th annual crockpot lunch has been set for Sunday, Sunday, at St. Mary’s Parish Center located at the corner of 16th and Parker streets in North Little Rock. The event will take place after the 10:15 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome. The menu will include homemade soups, stews and vegetables. Baskets will be auctioned off. The cost for adults is $5 and children 12 and under $2. For more information call 771-1046.

Gospel quartet cruise set for Monday

On Monday, a gospel quartet dinner cruise aboard the Arkansas Queen Riverboat is planned that boards at 6 p.m. with the cruise from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Call 372-5777 to reserve.

NLR Landlords Association sets candidates forum for Monday

The North Little Rock Landlords Association is having a candidate’s forum Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Shelby Smith Pavilion at Burns Park.

There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks.

The public is invited to attend as well as all North Little Rock and Pulaski County candidates.

Fit2Live program planned at Laman Library for Tuesday

On Tuesday, "Fit 2 Live" at Laman Public Library is set with the series on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Branch. People who attend can learn about nutrition, exercise options, healthy grocery choices and meal planning.

Argenta Art Walk slated for Oct. 19

On Oct. 19, The Argenta Art Walk will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. "Art In Unexpected Places" can be found inside and out of the galleries and businesses along Main Street.

For details or to display your artwork, please call 993-1234 or visit www.Facebook.com/ArgentaArtWalk.

Race for the Curse planned on Oct. 20

On Oct. 20, Race for the Cure will be held in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Sign up at www.KomenArkansas.org.

NLR Woman’s Club plans Fall Follies fundraiser for Oct. 20

North Little Rock Woman’s Club invites the public to its annual Fall Follies Fund Raiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center, 401 West Pershing, North Little Rock.

Come and enjoy Corky’s BBQ and homemade desserts provided by club members.

There will also be a "Country Store" which will have a just about a little bit of everything. This is a great time to get gifts for the holidays and benefit the club. There will also be music for dancing. Tickets will cost $25 with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call Past President Helen Greenfield at 835-5019.

Phantom of the Roller Derby set for Oct. 20

On Saturday Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at Little Rock Skate World the Big Dam Rollers (BDR) make their debut in Central Arkansas Roller Derby’s (CARD) season six. BDR takes on the South Central Rollergirls (SCR) of Ada, Oklahoma. Adult admission for the bout is $10; kids 10 and under are free. This bout benefits the Miracle League.

Drinks and concessions will be available for purchase at the snack bar during this event. A costume contest will be held at halftime. SkateWorld doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. Skate World is located at 6512 Mabelvale Cut Off in Little Rock. For more information about Central Arkansas Roller Derby or this event, go to www.littlerockrollerderby.com. Complementary tickets for members of the press are available.

Big Rock Reading Series slated at Pulaski Tech for Oct. 25

On Oct. 25, Big Rock Reading Series will be held at Pulaski Tech in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall at the Campus Center for 6 p.m. with novelist Padma Viswanathan to discuss her debut novel "The Toss of a Lemon" as well as read from and discuss newer work. Call 812-2302, visit www.PulaksiTech.edu.

Annual City Auction is set for Oct. 25

The city of North Little Rock announces that its annual city auction is to take place on Oct. 25.

Used equipment of all types will be sold, including vehicles, heavy equipment, computers, typewriters, chairs, office furniture, and more.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. at the Public Works Complex.

Genealogical Society Fall Seminar and Book Fair scheduled for Oct. 26-27

On Oct. 26 – 27, Arkansas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar and Book Fair will be held at the Wyndham Hotel. Call Suzanne at 753-2551 or online@agsgenealogy.org.

NLR plans bicycle traffic skills class Oct. 27

The City of North Little Rock will be conducting a bicycle traffic skills class for educators will be held on Oct. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants can gain skills in emergency maneuvers, shifting, cycling in traffic, and more. For details call Willa Williams at 350-7682, visit www.NLRFit2Live.org.

Bicycle traffic skills class set for Oct. 27

On Oct. 27, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 for Educators will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gain skills in emergency maneuvers, shifting, cycling in traffic and more. For details call Willa Williams at 350-7682, visit www.NLRFit2Live.org.

Lakewood Fallfest soccer tournament scheduled for Oct. 27-28

On Oct. 27 - 28, the 23rd Annual Lakewood Fallfest Soccer Tournament will be held at the Burns Park Soccer Complex. For details visit www.LakewoodPOA.com/Fallfest call 753-4937.

Scottish County Dance lessons to be offered in NLR through Nov. 26

The fall session of Scottish Country Dance lessons began on Sept. 10, and will end on Nov. 26. The cost for the 12-week session is $60 or $20 for students 18 and under. Beginners are encouraged to try the first class at no charge. Classes meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Park Hill Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 3520 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock. For additional information or to pre-register, call 666-9694 or visit www.arkansasscottishcountrydancing.com.

Laman Library Continues Partnership with NLR’s Fit 2 Live Initiative; Announces Fall Schedule

The William F. Laman Public Library System announces its continuing partnership with NLR’s Fit 2 Live initiative, the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

"Fit 2 Live" at Laman will teach patrons about nutrition, exercise options, healthy grocery choices, meal planning and more. There are several upcoming events, including:

• Tuesday, Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m.: "Navigating Nutrition Recommendations — Is My Plate Your Plate?" with David Rath Nutrition;

• Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.: Free martial arts class where patrons can learn about coordination, balance, and self-defense while getting your dose of exercise and having fun.

Fit 2 Live is an initiative created by the City of North Little Rock and the North Little Rock School District in 2009 "to address the obesity epidemic in our city and to make the healthy choice the easy choice for our residents."

Says Rhodes, "We are excited about our partnership with Laman Library. It is a win-win for the city and its residents. What better place to learn about making healthier choices in our lives, than the public library."

ADVA cautions vets about paying people to help with benefit assistance

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) issued a caution to veterans today in an effort to prevent them from paying for benefits assistance.

According to the agency, there is a growing trend of individuals and businesses charging veterans to help them apply for various VA benefits, including filing disability claims.

"There are veterans paying large sums of money for services that, because of their military service, should not cost them a dime," said ADVA Chief of Claims and Appeals Tony Gordon. "Navigating the benefits system can be challenging but our service officers are accredited to assist veterans in doing so, one-on-one and free of cost."

According to Gordon, each county has its own service officer, normally located in the county courthouse. A complete list of county veteran service officers and their contact information can be viewed at www.veterans.arkansas.gov.

To speak with an ADVA veteran service officer, visit 2200 Fort Root Drive, Building 65, Room 119 in North Little Rock on Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Appointments are not needed. For questions, call 370-3820.

Loose Leaf Pickup will resume Nov. 5

Starting on Nov. 5, bagged leaves in North Little Rock will be picked up weekly on the yard waste pickup day of city residents.