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Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

Get the kids off the couch and head over to the Museum of Discovery this weekend to take advantage of Dollar Day. The first 1,000 visitors to the museum on the first Sunday of the month get in for just a buck.

CEO Kelley Bass says this is a great way to make the museum more accessible to the community. 

"It's really fun for all of us to see people experience the musuem for the first time," says Bass. "For five dollars, a family of five can come have a great time and stay as long as they want."

The hands-on science museum, located in downtown Little Rock, focuses on making science and technology fun for all ages. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

And history buffs rejoice! The Old State House Museum hosts its second exhibit to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, starting tomorrow and running through May 4th.

Battle Colors of Arkansas will show visitors the roles Arkansans served in the American Civil War. You'll can also see the museum's collection of Civil War battle flags, including two new ones.

The Old State House Museum in downtown Little Rock is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

And for men who want to ensure a brighter future for themselves, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) will host a free prostate cancer education and screening event at the State Capitol on January 15 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Men between the ages of 40 and 75 are encouraged to take advantage of the free preventative-health care services, which will include a brief explanation of prostate health and a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Men with a family history of prostate cancer and men that are African-American are in high-risk populations for prostate cancer and are eligible for screening at age 35.

Exams will take place in the mobile screening unit, a converted recreational vehicle motor home (RV) that will be parked at the Capitol front steps.

For more information about the event and to reserve a spot for the screening, men can contact Billy Parrish at 800-338-1383. There must be 45 men pre-registered for screening for the event to occur.

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