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Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Stand-up comedian Mark Klein is bringing his talents to an assisted living facility in Maumelle with a personal goal of performing for the severely underserved senior market. 

“My dad is in his 90s,” says Klein. “If he still enjoys comedy, I see no reason other folks his age won’t enjoy it as well.” 

Klein began his professional stand-up career during the comedy boom of the 80s. Since then, he’s gone on to conquer the cruise ship circuit and corporate comedy gigs. He has been profiled by CBS, GQ Magazine and Forbes. Now, Mark is setting out to perform for seniors in need of a good laugh. 

“Just because they are older, doesn't mean they have lost their need for laughter and love of comedy.”

Klein will perform at Elmcroft Senior Living located at 100 Bringler Drive in Maumelle on November 2. It will last from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Free festival helps promote National Fire Prevention Week

Free festival helps promote National Fire Prevention Week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Free food, fun and family-oriented entertainment and demonstrations will be on deck during Fire Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Clinton Presidential Center.

The Little Rock Fire Department will lead the annual event, a four-hour festival that aims to educate children and families about fire safety as part of National Fire Prevention Week, this year taking place Oct. 4 - 10. From sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck and operating a fire hose to meeting Molly the Fire Safety Dog, children will get the opportunity for hands-on learning at Fire Safety Day, which kicks off at 11 a.m.

CADC to distribute USDA commodities in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. - Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities Thursday, September 17 beginning at 9 a.m. in Pulaski County.  

The food items to be distributed may include Pink Salmon, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetable Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Potato Flakes, Vegetarian Beans, Peanut Butter and Apple Juice.

Commodities will be distributed at the following locations:

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A coffee business in Bryant is showing their appreciation to law enforcement by providing free coffee to any cop that makes a stop by their shop on Friday. 

Koffee with a Kause is an establishment located at 23219 Interstate 30 in Bryant, Ark. that provides drive-thru coffee service, and 10 percent of their profits go towards charities in the Bryant community. 

To give thanks to law enforcement in the area, they have decided to provide a free cup of Joe to any officer in need on Friday, September 4. 

Koffee with a Kause made this post on Facebook Thursday: 

“We stand with law enforcement and are grateful for what you do for our communities! Officers can come by anytime tomorrow Friday, Sept 4 and receive any drink at no charge as a token of our appreciation! Please feel free to share with all law enforcement friends and family!!"

 

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a ground-breaking program that will empower you to take control of your career and create opportunities you've only imagined. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business
skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.

 

 

Little Rock Fire Department to offer free CPR class

Little Rock Fire Department to offer free CPR class

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 31, 2015) – The Little Rock Fire Department is introducing an initiative to teach residents basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for use in emergency situations

The “Put Me in Chief” program will hold a free CPR class from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Little Rock Fire Training Facility at 7000 Murray St. The class includes a demonstration on how to provide primary emergency response in the event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Data provided by the American Heart Association show that roughly 70 percent of Americans feel helpless during a cardiac emergency because they either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has lapsed. Additionally, some people are afraid they will hurt the individual in distress if they try to administer CPR.