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How does your brain work?

How does your brain work?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- What happens in an emergency room? How does our brain work? Find out at GENERAL HOSPITAL/BRAIN AWARENESS, a special educational event at the Museum of Discovery, March 10-12, 2011.

Thanks to underwriting from the Arkansas Bioscience Institute and the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the first 464 visitors on Saturday, March 12 will get free admission to the Museum of Discovery. First come, first served. Demonstrations and hands-on activities are designed to teach elementary and high school students about brain and nervous system function, and what may go wrong in certain disorders of the nervous system.

"The human body is amazing," says Susan Bennett, Museum educator. "Although we study human anatomy and physiology in school, we often forget how wonderful it is on a daily basis.

Brush up on your survival skills at Pinnacle

Brush up on your survival skills at Pinnacle

by Karen Martin, InArkansas.com

Survival workshops are being offered Saturday, Feb. 26 at Pinnacle Mountain State Park:

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Map and Compass Workshop. Find your way in the woods with Park Interpreter Susan. Learn how to read maps, how to use a compass, and get an introduction to pacing. After a quick break for lunch, head out on an orienteering course for a chance to try out your new navigation skills. Come prepared for very rugged off-trail hiking with sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing, and plenty of water. Meet at Visitor Center. Cost is $15.

2-4:30 p.m. -- Firestarting Workshop. Park Interpreters Christina and Susan are celebrating the park’s third consecutive year of prescribed burning with a chance for you to learn survival firestarting.

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its fourth annual “Night on the Street” to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas.

URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000. 

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17, at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m. to midnight.   

Financial donations can be mailed to: Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Night on the Street, P.O.

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Approximately 130 soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 77th Theater Aviation Brigade will be honored with a sendoff ceremony in preparation for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

The unit will depart the state this weekend en route to Fort Hood, Texas for mobilization training.

The unit's sendoff ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. The unit departs at 8 a.m. the following Sunday.

The unit will conduct a brief training period at Fort Hood prior to deploying overseas.

Tommy Terrific and the Templars

Tommy Terrific and the Templars

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Parents, bring your children to the magic show of a lifetime!

Tommy Terrific is a big kid that shows up at your event to watch his Uncle Fumpernutter perform his magic show! When no one can find Uncle Fumpernutter, Tommy takes over! Unfortunately, Tommy's never done magic before, but with the help of the kids and the Magician's Handbook, everyone has a great time!

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street, Little Rock AR. For more information call 501-683-3593 or http://www.mosaictemplars.com/ . This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Answers to your international adoption questions

Answers to your international adoption questions

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dillon International, Inc. will present a FREE informational meeting on international adoption from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Dr., Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Japan and Hong Kong, plus new opportunities in Ghana. Adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner International, will also be discussed.

For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call 501-791-9300.

Volunteer registry helps support families with autism

Volunteer registry helps support families with autism

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas families affected by autism have their first chance to participate in a volunteer registry that will track how many people in the state have autism spectrum disorders with the debut of a new website, ArkansasAutismAlliance.org. Families will also find a host of autism resources compiled on the site, which is a collaboration between Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

“This website will help families understand what’s happening with autism in Arkansas,” said Jill James, PhD, director of the Autism Metabolic Genomics Laboratory at ACHRI, a professor of Pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine, and an autism researcher who developed the site.