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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.

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LRFW brings style to UAMS Black Expo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) will headline the Seventh Annual Midsouth Summit Black Expo with a fashion presentation, highlighting a few clothing lines to be featured at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011.

The expo is February 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metroplex, located 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. The LRFW presentation is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. The expo and fashion show is free and is open to the public.

Attendees will get a sneak peak into this summer’s favorite fashion experience. The LRFW showcase will preview sophisticated, trendy and couture fashions by Savers, the Nicole McGehee Collection (LRFW 2010 Clothing Line of the Year), NaJo by Natasha Rawls (LRFW 2009 Clothing Line of the Year) and introduce Graffiti by 13-year old fashion designer Aaliyah Fisher, who will become the youngest designer to ever showcase in a fashion week.

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.

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Red Hat Ladies will have their Anniversary Tea Friday, April 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd.

You can purchase tickets at the center for $8. Call (501) 975-4297.

Decorate a basket and wear it as a hat. There will be food, entertainment and prizes.

For information call Queen Faith Burke (501) 753-8672.

Conference encourages men to finish college

Conference encourages men to finish college

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The author of “Tricks of the Grade: Street-Smart Strategies for Acing College,” will be the featured speaker at the Arkansas African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24 and 25.

Representatives from 18 to 20 colleges, universities, and community agencies will be participating in the UALR event in Ledbetter Hall Rooms A, B, and C in the Donaghey Student Center.  

Joe Martin, author and educational consultant, was at 24 the youngest professor ever hired at a Florida university.

Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Get ready for the first Friends of the Central Arkansas Library System (FOCAL) book sale of 2011 on February 25-27!

The Main Library basement, 100 Rock St., is fully stocked with great books, audiobooks, and VHS tapes for children and adults. Beginning Friday, shoppers can purchase $.50 paperback books and $1 hardback books. Don't miss boxes of prepackaged books available for $1, each which contains 25 books.

FOCAL members can shop the Main Library basement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Memberships are available at the door. The sale will open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sale hours on Sunday are from 1-4 p.m.

At River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue, FOCAL members receive 50% off gently read books during the sale. Sale hours for River Market Books & Gifts are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the sale, please call 918-3000.

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pulaski County Special School District will host a Career Fair this Saturday to recruit employees for the 2011-2012 school year.

According to Shawn Burgess, the district’s director of human resources, employment opportunities are available for certified teachers, substitute teachers, para-professionals, transportation staff, custodial staff, adult education staff and food service staff.

“We are looking for energetic, qualified personnel to be part of the PCSSD team. This is an event to learn more about the third-largest school district in Arkansas and available employment opportunities,” Burgess said.