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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.

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.

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.

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - United Way of Garland County is hosting a Zombie Fun Run 5K on October 31, 2015 at Cedar Glades Park located at 461 Wildcat Road.

The Fun Run is sponsored by Shop Oh Snap! Boutique, Bennett’s Auto Service, FBC Fitness and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. The route will involve a few walls to climb over, a log to jump over, zombies to avoid and a variety of elevations.

Early registration is $25 per person and ends on September 30, 2015. Late registration will end October 28, 2015 and is $30 per person. The check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 250 who register will receive a goody bag and a t-shirt.

Prior to the race, the Hot Springs Beauty College will do zombie make-up for $5.00 per person. However, if an individual has their make-up done by the HSBC then they will be excluded from the costume contests.

Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A restaurant in Little Rock is allowing the public to travel back in time for a brunch with royalty. 

Nestled on 100 acres of land on Stagecoach Road in Little Rock sits a castle fit for a queen or king and now, open to the public for events. The Castle on Stagecoach has been offering the venue for rentals suitable for all types of events including weddings, corporate parties, bridal showers, holiday dinners and so much more.  

The owners decided it was time to start a monthly event in an effort to allow anyone in the public to come enjoy a champagne brunch, tour of the grounds and enjoy live music.

"The food and experience is wonderful.  Everyone should experience this," said guest, Rance Golden.

"Feed the Funnel" to help feed local area families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Volunteers are welcome to join in on the packing of 10,000 ready-to-eat meals going towards hungry families in the Little Rock area as part of a "Feed the Funnel" event. 

"Feed the Funnel" sponsored by United Way, Embassy Suites and the Arlington Hotel will be happening on Tuesday, September 29 at Embassy Suites. 

The event is open to volunteers from 3 years old and up. The practice of “Funnelology” involves grown-ups packaging the food while kids contribute art work to the design of the packages themselves. The volunteers will work one of two shifts. Those are the 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. shift or the  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. shift, all of which will take place in the Grand Ballroom. Frequent time outs are thrown in for dancing to lively music.

Community Connections to kick off fall programs for kids with special needs

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 18, 2015) – Community Connections will kick off its fall extra-curricular programs for children with special needs and their families on Tuesday, September 22.

The programs, which are free of charge, will include theatre, music, art, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, golf programs and an autism workshop.

“We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts,” said Courtney Leach, director of Community Connections. “We adapt our programs for individual needs and utilize buddies to accommodate children so they can experience success and being part of a team.”