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Monthly Archives: May 2013
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend Greater Hot Springs Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Lake Hamilton Church of the Nazarene (200 Lockhaven Point) in Hot Springs. For more information, contact Robert Schappek by clicking here.
Interested in composting? Then, come to the Composting Workshop by GreenAR by the Day, this Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the John Gould Fletcher Library (823 North Buchanan) in Little Rock. Learn how to turn your garbage into healthy compost for your garden. GreenAR by the Day will show you different ways to compost and how to incorporate worms into your composting process. For more information, contact the Fletcher Library at (501) 663-5457.
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend North Central Arkansas Beekeeping Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Farm Bureau Insurance (1424 Highway 62 W) in Mountain Home. For more information, contact Nina Huddleston by clicking here.
Meet fellow canoeing enthusiasts near you! Join Central Arkansas Canoe Club for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bar (3003 West Markham Street) in Little Rock. For more information, visit the Club website at www.arkansascanoeclub.com.
First Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock’s Argenta Historic District has opened a Kitchen Incubator for use by community groups and small businesses. Kitchen Incubators foster entrepreneurship by reducing new and small businesses’ need to make large upfront investments in equipment or rental space. They are ideally suited for use by caterers, local food entrepreneurs, and community groups teaching food preparation or preservation. The kitchen’s upgrades were partially funded by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work obesity prevention grant, which, from 2010, funded the City of North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live initiative with $1.5 million from the Centers for … Continue reading
Register for the Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s annual Watershed Camp for Kids! The Watershed Camp for Kids is an entire day of fun and discovery held at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s newly established Watershed Sanctuary at the Lake in Cave Springs, Arkansas. The free, one-day camps are for youth ages 8-12. Campers can enjoy the magic of summertime through a variety of supervised activities, including Watershed Mania games; geo-caching around Lake Keith; bug kicking; water-quality monitoring and fishing, kayaking and canoeing lessons. “The Watershed Camps give kids the opportunity to learn about their local watershed, wetlands and wildlife through … Continue reading
The City of North Little Rock, in partnership with the Mello Velo cycling group, installed a new bike repair station on the North Little Rock River Trail, beneath the Main Street Bridge. The repair station has an air pump and tools that can be used to make most minor adjustments and repairs to your bike. The City and the Mello Velo group have so far installed four bike repair stations on the River Trail. The Main Street Bridge station was purchased with the proceeds from last year’s Wampoo Roadeo, a benefit ride to raise money for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial … Continue reading
Are you interested in gardening, garden-based education, healthy food, and public service? Arkansas GardenCorps, an AmeriCorps program of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute Childhood Obesity Prevention Program, strives to promote the use of school and community gardens to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities. Service members spend a one-year term with a service site. After successful completion of their term of service, AmeriCorps members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school at Title IV schools, or to repay qualified student loans. Full-time AmeriCorps members also … Continue reading
Join the Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light for a screening of the documentary, Dirt! The Movie, Thursday, May 30 at the Oyster Bar (3003 West Markham) in Little Rock. Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow, Dirt! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of the Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility—from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The event starts at 5:45 p.m. with a vegetarian meal. A discussion will follow the film. Click here for more information about the film. Click here for more information about … Continue reading
Celebrate the new growing season with the Arkansas Local Food Network (ALFN). Join ALFN for Southern Roots: An Evening of Local Food and Farmers, Friday, May 31 between 6-9 p.m. at the Oxford American (1300 South Main) in downtown Little Rock. The event will feature South on Main’s Chef Matt Bell’s delicious, Southern-inspired menu designed around the food locally-grown by ALFN’s farmers. The event will also showcase locally-brewed beer by Flyway Brewery and Stone’s Throw Brewery, and a signature cocktail featuring Rocktown Distillery’s gold medal winning, locally-sourced and -produced liquors. While enjoying the best of Arkansas’s food and drinks, listen … Continue reading