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Walmart's Champion Child

Walmart's Champion Child

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Click for photos of young Haven, who was featured at Walmart's Champion Child event earlier this week.

Upcoming events at Mosaic Templars museum

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center of Little Rock is all about sharing Arkansas history through the arts.

The "Southern Journeys" exhibit, which runs through August 2011, is one way they're doing this. But according to Quantia Fletcher, director of education at the museum, there's more than one way to get into the act.

I caught up with "Key" at the museum earlier this week. Hear what she had to say about the Mosaic Templars' upcoming events.

Cinco de Mayo coming up soon

Cinco de Mayo coming up soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The thirteenth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the River Market from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Cinco de Mayo is sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock.

Cinco de Mayo 2011 will be bigger and better than ever! The event will span both River Market pavilions and attract thousands of Latinos and residents from all over the state.

The fiesta features typical homemade foods from Mexico and Central America, arts and crafts exhibits, and games and entertainment for children. Many services and product information will be available. The event includes special activities for the entire family as well as services and product information.

Continuous live entertainment includes the Ballet Folclórico Reflejos de México, the Mariachi “América,” followed by the Band F-5 and the Chicos Style from Dallas.

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Windstream Arkansas YES! sports expo and summer camps fair, going on from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, is a day of family fun where parents can plan their kids' entire summer and youth ages 4-12 can compete in individual sports competitions. Admission is $5 per person and $2 per youth competition.

Kids just want to be kids!

Kids just want to be kids!

Each week, when we visit the kid’s cancer unit, I am always reminded of one very absolute reality. Kids want to be kids! No matter how sick or how isolated or how confined or how restrained they are. There is an innate desire in them for fun, for laughter, for playing…for the simplicity of childhood. They drag their IV poles with bags of chemo and pain pumps down the hallways at rapid speeds. At times, you will even see them actually trying to ride on their pole…like a scooter or a big wheel. My daughter, Brooke, always did. We even had a song for her IV pole. We would sing, “You get the line and I’ll get the pole and we’ll go fishing at the craw-dad hole, baby.” Brooke would unplug her pole and hop on the bottom rolling brackets as we pushed her up and down the halls. She would even do fancy stunts like lifting one leg or letting go completely while proudly retorting, “Look Mom – no hands!”

Cancer kids amaze me, and this past week at the hospital was no exception.

PCSSD hosts district-wide spring jamboree

PCSSD hosts district-wide spring jamboree

Parental Involvement Event to Benefit Both Students and Parents

WHAT: This event promises to be informative and fun! Students from various schools will showcase their talents. In addition, each school will be represented by displaying the highlights of their instructional programs. Over 15 Exhibitors will be present to answer questions related to summer opportunities, child safety, scholarship information, etc.  There will be jump inflatables, free food and door prizes. Lastly, parents will have the opportunity to attend a break-out session titled, Teamwork in a Child's Educational Experience/ Resolving Homework Issues.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m.

Arkansas a la Carte at Chenal Country Club

Arkansas a la Carte at Chenal Country Club

Arkansas La Carte, hosted by Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary, will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. today (April 21) at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. Tickets are $100.