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 501-398-FEAR (3327) for details.
Argenta Art Walk slated for Friday
On Friday, 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 501-993-1234 or visit www.Facebook.com/ArgentaArtWalk.
Race for the Cure planned on Saturday
On Saturday, Race for the Cure will be held in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Sign up at www.KomenArkansas.org.
North Little Rock Woman’s Club plans fall follies fundraiser set for Saturday
North Little Rock Woman’s Club invites the public to its annual Fall Follies Fund Raiser on Saturday at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center, 401 W. Pershing Blvd., 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 501-835-5019.
Fit 2 Live announces events Oct. 22-26 in school district
North Little Rock’s Fit2Live announces the following events in the North Little Rock School District for a Healthy Life Week slated for , Oct. 22 – 26.
Day 1: Monday. Principals to read proclamation designating this week their school’s Fit2Live week.
Day 2: Tuesday. Substance Abuse Prevention
Day 3: Wednesday. Mental/Physical Health and Suicide Prevention
Day 4: Thursday. Bulling/Violence Prevention
Day 5: Friday. Fit2Live Day – Fitness and Nutrition. Fit2Live is a community wide effort in North Little Rock.
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 501-812-2302, visit www.PulaksiTech.edu.
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 501-753-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.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 501-350-7682, visit www.NLRFit2Live.org.
STARS holiday craft fair set for Oct. 27
The second annual North Little Rock STARS Alumni Holiday Craft Fair set for Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 6701 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock.
Come out and pick up some crafts made by local vendors, such as personalized embroideries, The Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, Homemade Jewelry, and more. Proceeds go toward scholarships.
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 501-753-4937.
Scottish County Dance lessons to be offered in North Little Rock 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 501-666-9694 or visit www.arkansasscottishcountrydancing.com.
Rose City plans first annual fall fest for Oct. 31
The 1st annual Fall Fest sponsored by the Rose City Revitalization Committee will take place on Oct. 31 at the North Little Rock Academy on Lynch Drive. This is in the same building that the Rose City Middle School used to be held in. This event will be from 5-7:30 p.m. in the gym. The committee is still accepting candy donations, volunteers, and table sponsors. The committee’s first community meeting will be held on Nov. 26 at the Rose City Sub Station.
Laman Library Continues Partnership with North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live Initiative; Announces Fall Schedule
The William F. Laman Public Library System announces its continuing partnership with North Little Rock’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, 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."
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 501-370-3820.