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Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

You're invited to Jay's Big Birthday Jam at the Fox and Hound in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 2 -- and it's a 1980's kind of night!

We're talking Jheri curls, Members Only Jackets, oversized sweaters and neon legwarmers. Our friends from Burning the Past will kick the show off at 9 pm, followed by the JJB rocking your favorite classics from the '80s. We're giving away prizes and playing games, in addition to having a charity auction to benefit Voices for Children of Pine Bluff (to help support kids in foster care).

Don't be lame! Totally come JAM with the Jay Jackson Band Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm. We're gonna party like it's 1985!

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Chemistry: Then, Now, and Green on March 22. Panelists will discuss important historical discoveries in chemistry, new materials/methods and the latest happenings in environmentally sustainable “green” chemistry.

Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from Hendrix College in Conway, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.

LRFD and Ozark Water collect shoes for charity

LRFD and Ozark Water collect shoes for charity

Little Rock Fire Fighters are joining forces with a local non profit group Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. in an effort to collect new or used shoes to send to South America, Haiti and Kenya. Ozark Water Projects will help residents of these areas resell these shoes or barter them for other goods. Then the money will be used to purchase well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.

Typical water transportation in Africa includes a bucket of some sort and sturdy feet. Walking a mile or more each way to collect water for drinking, watering animals and crops, or for cleaning and washing is not uncommon. Affordable shoes are a life saving tool as they protect the new owner’s feet and overall health from foot abrasions, parasites and mites.

An announcement about how Little Rock Fire Fighters will work with this project, and how citizens can take part too, will be made today at 10 a.m.

Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

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.

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).  April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities.

Program highlights include photos of Arkansas, places of interest throughout the state, state parks, or books that have been read while traveling in Arkansas.  Many programs are interactive, inviting patrons to bring photos, postcards, or brochures of favorite places or trips in Arkansas, or review books read while traveling Arkansas. 

A lesson in Arkansas history is offered at the Main Library campus in the very buildings that make up the Main Library, Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), and Cox Creative Center.

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

Offering HOPE to first-time homebuyers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Observing lent across Arkansas

Observing lent across Arkansas

The parishes of the Diocese of Little Rock submitted their Lenten schedules. Call the parish for details before making plans to attend.

The current schedule is available online. You can view it by clicking here.

(Source: Arkansas Catholic)