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Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The world’s largest manufacturer of rubber bands is hosting an event on October 2 in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

The Alliance Rubber Company is giving the public a chance to see the inner-workings of manufacturing. During the event, sixth graders from Fountain Lake School will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about manufacturing and hear about career opportunities in the manufacturing field.

The students will arrive at 9 a.m. on Friday to the Alliance Rubber Company facility located at 210 Carpenter Dam Road in Hot Springs.

Amy Fecher, deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will be one of the speakers during the event, and Assistant Hot Springs Mayor Rick Ramick will be in attendance. 
 

21st Annual "Tales of the Crypt"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Mount Holly Cemetery Association and Parkview Arts-Science Magnet High School are pleased to announce the 21st Annual "Tales of the Crypt" at Mount Holly Cemetery on October 13.

From 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., watch as history comes alive right in the middle of Little Rock. This year's presentation will feature student actors recreating the lives of Arkansans who have helped shape Little Rock's history.  The students have researched each character and prepared original scripts for the performance under the direction of Tamara Zinck.  Award-winning local costumer Debi Manire will once again provide the historical characters' costumes.

This free event is sponsored by the Mount Holly Cemetery Association and LRSD Parkview Arts-Science Magnet High School

Donations will be accepted, and all of the proceeds go to the maintenance of the Mount Holly Cemetery.

Malvern High School dance team invited to perform at Sugar Bowl

MALVERN, Ark. - WorldStrides OnStage programs has invited the dance team from Malvern High School to perform in the upcoming Sugar Bowl.

They will join the most elite dance, cheer and drill teams from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. An invitation to perform at the Sugar Bowl is an honor reserved only for the most talented student performers from across the nation.

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.

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.

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.

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind to host "Dining in the Dark"

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind to host "Dining in the Dark"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Supporters of Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind (ALB) invite the community to support its 75th anniversary “Dining in the Dark” fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the Ballroom at Noah’s Event Venue located at 21 Rahling Circle in Little Rock.

During “Dining in the Dark,” dining enthusiasts will have the opportunity to discover how darkness will enhance their senses of smell and taste while supporting the employment of Arkansans who are blind. After a lighted reception and silent auction outside the ballroom, guests will meet with employees of the Lighthouse who are blind or visually impaired. These individuals will assist attendees throughout the dining experience in complete darkness while encouraging them to use their other senses of taste, sound and touch.

According to National Industries for the Blind, seven out of 10 working-age Americans who are blind are not employed.