Arkansas Events http://ualrpublicradio.org en Christmas In The Quarter http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/christmas-quarter-0 <p>UPDATE: <em>This event has been canceled due to the effects of inclement winter weather.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Quapaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> United Methodist Church is hosting its </span>10<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Christmas in the Quarter Fundraising Event Sunday from 2:00 to 5 :00 in the afternoon.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 15480 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Christmas In The Quarter Arkansas Figures Honored For Preservation Work http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-figures-honored-preservation-work <p>Several Arkansas residents are being honored for their work to preserve cemetery markers.</p><p>The Association for Gravestone Studies is to present merit awards on Thursday to University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Johanna Miller Lewis and UA-Fayetteville Professor Kimball Erdman.</p><p>They're being honored for preserving the cemetery at the former Japanese internment camp at Rohwer in southeast Arkansas.</p><p>Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis are receiving the same award for efforts to preserve African-American cemeteries.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:26:35 +0000 Associated Press 15517 at http://ualrpublicradio.org 4 Tiger Cubs Born At Little Rock Zoo http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/4-tiger-cubs-born-little-rock-zoo <p>There's a baby boom at the Little Rock Zoo. Four tiger cubs were born earlier this month to 5-year-old Suhana and 9-year-old Liku.</p><p>The two are Malayan tigers, which are critically endangered with fewer than 500 species remaining in the wild.</p><p>The zoo says the four new cubs are "a significant contribution" to the conservation of the Malayan tiger. The cubs were born Nov. 12 and zoo staff say the animals appear to be growing strong.</p><p>Workers are using video monitoring equipment to keep an eye on Suhana and her babies in their indoor section of the tiger habitat.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:32:43 +0000 Associated Press 14944 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hot Springs Film Fest Tries To Broaden Appeal http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hot-springs-film-fest-tries-broaden-appeal <p>The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival got started over the weekend as organizers try to broaden the event&#39;s appeal.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opening night was Saturday, and organizers sold about 500 tickets to a showing of &quot;Good </span>Ol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#39; Freda,&quot; a film about Freda Kelly, the Beatles&#39; secretary.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Festival board chairman Susan Altrui told The Sentinel-Record that the film was well received.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:55:59 +0000 Associated Press 12782 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hot Springs Film Fest Tries To Broaden Appeal Arkansas 188th Fighter Wing Delays Anniversary Celebration http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-188th-fighter-wing-delays-anniversary-celebration <p>The 60th anniversary celebration of the Arkansas Air National Guard&#39;s 188th Fighter Wing has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The celebration for current and former </span>188th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> members was set for Saturday, but officials decided to postpone the event until Nov. 2 because of the shutdown.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Maj. Heath Allen tells the Southwest Times Record that it wasn&#39;t feasible to hold the event because of furloughs caused by the shutdown.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:41:40 +0000 Associated Press 12239 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas 188th Fighter Wing Delays Anniversary Celebration Greers Ferry Dam To Mark 50th Anniversary http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/greers-ferry-dam-mark-50th-anniversary <p>Former President Bill Clinton is to top the list of speakers at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Greers Ferry Dam.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and is expected to draw a large crowd. The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce says an overflow parking lot will be opened at 9:30 a.m.</span></p><p>It&#39;s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy stood at the dam and praised the programs of President Franklin Roosevelt as a way of bringing prosperity to the nation.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:46:52 +0000 Associated Press 12232 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Greers Ferry Dam To Mark 50th Anniversary Organizers Prepare For Little Rock Marathon Training Sessions http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/organizers-prepare-little-rock-marathon-training-sessions <p>The 2014 Little Rock Marathon is over seven months away, but organizers say now is the time for participants to prepare for race day.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Geneva Hampton is the marathon’s executive director. She says informational meetings over the next few weeks will ensure people are ready for training programs.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:46:25 +0000 Malcolm Glover 9879 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Organizers Prepare For Little Rock Marathon Training Sessions Astronaut Buzz Aldrin To Speak in Little Rock http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/astronaut-buzz-aldrin-speak-little-rock <p>Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is coming to Little Rock to speak at the Clinton Presidential Center.</p><p>Aldrin will be speaking alongside journalist Leonard David, who co-authored Aldrin's new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration."</p><p>The speech is set for Aug. 14 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The speech is free and open to public, though reservations are required.</p><p>Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969, becoming the first two people to set foot on the moon.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:26:00 +0000 Associated Press 8738 at http://ualrpublicradio.org