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UAMS sets SeniorNet Oct. classes for ages 50+

UAMS sets SeniorNet Oct. classes for ages 50+

LITTLE ROCK — Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, Tips and Tricks for iPad and iPhone and Exploring Windows 10  ­— and a special workshop — Exploring the Internet — will be taught in October for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Computer classes and workshops begin Oct. 5. They are:

·         Exploring the Internet, Oct. 5, 7 and 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

·         Tips and Tricks for the iPad and iPhone, Oct. 5, 7 and 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

·         Fundamentals for Beginners, Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 5-26, 1-3 p.m.

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New UCA writing professors to hold ArtsFest reading

New UCA writing professors to hold ArtsFest reading

CONWAY, Ark. — As part of the Conway Alliance for the Arts’ annual ArtsFest celebration, the newest faculty members in the University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing, will share their work in a reading hosted by the Faulkner County Library.

Sandy Longhorn and Jennie Case will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

Longhorn’s most recent book, The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, won the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and she teaches creative writing. She additionally co-edits the online journal Heron Tree. Case, who teaches creative and professional writing, has appeared in many journals, including North American Review, Zone 3, English Journal, and Poet Lore. Her appearance in Stone Canoe received the 2014 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize in Fiction, and she is assistant nonfiction editor of terrain.org.

Bill Clinton to speak at Anne Frank monument at library


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is speaking at the grand opening of an installation outside his presidential library honoring Anne Frank that will feature a sapling from a tree outside the building where she and her family hid from the Nazis.

Clinton planned to make remarks Friday at the grand opening of the Anne Frank Tree, a permanent installation outside his presidential library. It will feature five framed, etched glass panels and be surrounded by natural landscaping. Two of the panels will feature quotes from Frank and the former president.

The sapling will be at the ceremony but will be housed at a local nursery until it has matured and thrive at its new home. A similar chestnut tree will be temporarily planted in its place.

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ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

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Magic Screams at Magic Springs weekends beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 1

Magic Screams at Magic Springs weekends beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 1

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Magic Springs is bringing back its annual “Magic Screams” Halloween event. 

Beginning on October 10 and continuing through November 1, the park will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays for the public to experience a good scream for Halloween.  

Several of the park’s rides will be open, including X-Coaster, The Gauntlet, Wild Thang, Big Bad John, Ozark Mountain Taxi Co., Razorback Roundup (enclosed with black light paint), the Carousel and the kiddie rides.

“We have the largest Halloween event in the state, possibly in the region and want our visitors to enjoy every bit of it,” said General Manager Steve Honeycutt.

Downtown Little Rock to offer free guided tours


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you think you know everything there is to know about Downtown Little Rock, think again! Starting next month, visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to see the capitol city from a new perspective both on foot and on the rails.

Whether on foot, two wheels or four, there are many ways to take in the sights of downtown Little Rock.

"We really love to hang our hat on being real personal and high touch as a destination," said Gretchen Hall of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. But, there's more than what meets the eye. "Someone can walk through Riverfront Park and really take in its beauty, but they might not know all the underlying information and facts about the park."

Throughout the month of October, visitors and residents will have that opportunity thanks to a new downtown partnership offering free guided tours.

Community center to revitalize old LR park


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock city leaders finalized an agenda item on Tuesday that will allow them to buy four houses along the south end of John Barrow Road. Their goal is to turn the land into a football field and help bring long-time West Central city park back to life.

The football field will compliment a $6-million community center that has been under construction for about five months. It is set to become the centerpiece in a part of town that has been resourceful and smart with its money.

Ten years ago, the city bought West Central park for $1.

"This park was literally dead," said Ward 6 Alderman Doris Wright, who played a major part in the acquisition.

Dilapidated, and without power, White restored the park to where it is today.

"I took a gamble, and boy, did it pay off," she said laughing. "It is beyond exciting."