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CARD girls Shamrock N’ The Rink

CARD girls Shamrock N’ The Rink

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Central Arkansas Roller Derby junior varsity team takes the center rink against a veteran opponent, the ThunderDollz of Green County Roller Girls. The bout will be held March 13 at 5pm at Skate World. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 10 and under free. A portion of the door proceeds will go to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.

It may be St. Patrick’s week, but purple is the color of the day. Come support the second generation of Central Arkansas Roller Derby. These girls are highly competitive and can hip check like hockey players. Drinks and concessions will be available for purchase at the snack bar during this event and live music from The Ugly Stuff will be featured at halftime. The doors will open at 4:30pm; come early and grab a seat on the floor for an up close view of roller derby. You might even catch a skater in your lap!

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 12th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

The Parade begins on Third Street in downtown Little Rock near the main Post Office, passes Dugan's Irish Pub at Third and Rock Streets, travels through River Market, crosses the Main Street Bridge into North Little Rock ending in the Argenta Historic District. The reviewing stand will be located in front of Cregeen's Irish Pub at Main and Broadway in North Little Rock.

A program of traditional Irish music and dance will be held on the main stage in North Little Rock following the parade from 2-4 p.m.

The parade is presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and sponsored by the city of North Little Rock and the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District. For more information, visit IrishArkansas.org or call 501-868-6416.

LRSD plans make-up days until June 9

LRSD plans make-up days until June 9

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Thursday, Feb. 24, the LRSD Board of Directors approved the following calendar change regarding weather makeup days:

Friday, March 18 will be a full day student contact day. The remainder of the make up days will be made at the end of the school calendar year.

  • Friday, June 3 will be a full day for students.
  • Monday, June 6 will be a full day for students.
  • Tuesday, June 7 will be a full day for students.
  • Wednesday, June 8 will be a full day for students.
  • Thursday, June 9 will be a 1/2 day for students.

Church brings Mardi Gras theme to LR marathon

Church brings Mardi Gras theme to LR marathon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- First United Methodist Church, Downtown for GOOD, celebrates the Little Rock Marathon with a Mardi Gras theme.  Members will be lining the street, cheering on the runners and walkers with lively music and lots of encouragement. This year featuring a Mardi Gras theme, beads will be distributed to the cheering masses.

Music on the street starts at 9 a.m.

ARMEA targets bullying, suicide with new campaign

ARMEA targets bullying, suicide with new campaign

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Mental Health Education Association is hosting Dr. Robert Brooks, who will present “The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Approach for Working with Angry and Resistant Youth” from 8:40 am to 2:30 pm.

It all starts March 10 at the Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center. Our luncheon will kick off our anti bullying/suicide prevention campaign through a memorial tribute to Chandler Barnwell, a student with Asperger’s Syndrome who took his own life after being bullied.

Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe is the special guest attending our afternoon wrap up session at 3 p.m., showcasing the “In Our Own Voice” Youth Panel consisting of young people who participated in The First Lady’s Listening Tour in 2007.  The Listening Tour focused on access to mental health care and helped create the Governor’s Children Behavioral Health Care Commission.

Muscle Walk brings 300, raises $40,000

Muscle Walk brings 300, raises $40,000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Over 300 smiling faces filled D1: Athletic Training on Saturday morning, February 26 as families and fundraising walking “teams” entered through the doors to gather their teams together and register.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association names The Muscle Walk as its “biggest family reunion.” Teams consisted of corporate sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and most importantly families that are served by MDA here locally. Activities throughout the event consisted of “Creative Masterpiece Contest,” where teams were to construct a “masterpiece” from a pile of recycled junk that would best represent their team.

Teams also participated in a warm up led by former Arkansas Razorback, Anthony Lucas and consisted of various exercises as well as the Cupid Shuffle and The Hokey Pokey.

Buy a brick, support MOD

Buy a brick, support MOD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Museum of Discovery extended the deadline for its "Buy a Brick" appeal to May 1, 2011. Funds from the campaign support the Museum's complete renovation to become a first-class science center.

For $100, individuals, businesses, community groups and families can receive a personalized brick with their own message. Each brick can have up to three lines of text with eighteen characters per line. The bricks will be featured in front of the Museum of Discovery's new entry.

"We are preparing to close the building on April 3 for the remainder of our renovations," says Meredith Poland, Development Director.