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Previewing 19th annual Taste of the Town

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 24, 2012) - The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's 19th Annual Taste of the Town, presented by Pulaski Technical College, will be held this Thursday, September 27th from 5-7 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be picked up at the Chamber office or purchased at the door for $20. Tickets are also available to purchase online.

Taste of the Town gives the business community an opportunity to sample the tastes that our region has to offer. This has become one of the area's leading business networking events with over 1,200 attendees and more than 30 local restaurants, caterers and drink distributors participating.

26th annual CARTI Kids Golf Classic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 24, 2012) - The 26th annual CARTI Kids Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 1 at Maumelle Country Club.

The tournament was founded in 1986 as a joint effort between the Arkansas Automobile Dealer's Association and the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas.

Festivities surrounding the 26th anniversary of the golf tournament kick-off the evening before with 'All That Jazz,' an informal gala event featuring food, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions.

"All That Jazz" is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at Next Level Events in Little Rock.

For tickets and more information, visit www.carti.com.

The tournament is a classic four-man scramble with morning and afternoon flights.

Festival to bring awareness of disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) It's a disease of the brain that affects children and chances are you've never heard of it. It's called Hydrocephalus. Organizers held the first ever Little Rock Kids Festival on Sunday to bring awareness to the disease.

It's caused by an increase of pressure in the brain. Health officials say the disease affects one out of every 500 children.

"That makes it as prevalent as juvenile diabetes as well as Down Syndrome but most people have never heard of Hydrocephalus," says Cessiyle Lawson with Arkansas Pediatrics.

Felder farm plants a community garden

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) Entergy employees spent the morning planting a community garden at Felder Farm.

Barbara Merrick with Entergy says the volunteers planted a variety of vegetables.

"We've harvested this morning eggplant several different variety and okra and tomatoes which I have a few right here," says Merrick.

Felder Farm teaches art and science to math and reading around the most basic of human acts-growing and eating food.


Famous B-29 Superfortress on display in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The famous B-29 Superfortress arrived at Adams Field Airport on Friday.

This historic World War II aircraft is arriving for a three day stay at Central Flying Service.

On Saturday and Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., the public can get an up-close view of the aircraft, including a tour of the cockpit.

Admission is $10 per person. There is no admission for children ages 12 and under.

Central Flying Service is located at 1501 Bond Avenue in Little Rock.

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Free fun for families on National Hunting and Fishing Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 22, 2012) - On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day.

The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center is celebrating today, September 22 with free activities for the whole family from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fly-tying and fly-casting demonstrations, a knife-making forge, taxidermy mounts, conservation organization exhibits, antique duck calls and more will be available. Kids' activities include casting practice and laser shots to sharpen their skills.

There is no fee for this program thanks to your support of the 1/8 Cent Conservation Sales Tax.

For more information about this event, please contact Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center at 501-907-0636.

Pathfinder Preschool hosting yard sale today

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 20, 2012) - Pathfinder Preschool offers day habilitation services to enable the 3 month to five-year old child with developmental disabilities to receive individualized services. 

These services include day care, skills training, self-help skills training, and physical, speech, and occupational therapies as prescribed by the child's physician. 

"We also service children who are typically developing to give them an early start for kindergarten," says teacher Cory Carey. "It allows them to build good skills while gaining compassion for children with disabilities."

To help raise funds for more projects, Pathfinder is holding their first annual Bazaar/Yard Sale today, September 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m at 2400 W. Main Street in Jacksonville.