Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lakewood Gardens Closing

Lakewood Gardens @ 3101 North Hills Blvd is having a final inventory clearance April 1st & 2nd. Cash only, all sales final, the entire inventory is to be sold, plants, trees, tools, decor, everything!
Starts Friday April 1st from 10 a.m.-4p.m. with 60% off
Ends Saturday April 2nd from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. with 70% off.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New business in Argenta "Shine" fir hair, arts & gifts. Please go by & say hello or call 626-0480. I know they have special offers for first time customers so be sure & ask. Besides gifts they offer cuts, color & waxing.
We wish them success in their business.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dinner and a Show
True Stories Told by the Southerners who Lived Them

Doors Open 5pm
Dinner 5pm-6:30pm
Show Starts at 7pm

Reservations Highly Recommended: We usually fill up days before!

Join us Tuesday, April 05 for our monthly
featuring screenwriter Graham Gordy 
Details and Schedule on our website: 

Live music by Bonnie Montgomery and Montgomery Trucking
and Bluesman Mark Simpson

McCain Mall

McCain Mall Renovation Kick Off- McCain Mall is renovating to provide shoppers with a better experience. Please fell free to join them for a light breakfast & be a part of their kick off!
Monday, April 4, 2011
8:30 a.m.
M.M. Cohn Court

Friday, March 25, 2011

For those in Argenta that love" Runaway Planet"

Saturday Tunes: Love bluegrass music?  Then don't miss this great opportunity to take the whole family to Dreamland Ballroom to hear Runaway Planet on Saturday afternoon.  Enjoy traditional bluegrass sounds along with some modern twists.  This concert will please the whole gang and help raise money for Dreamland Ballroom's renovation at the same time.  Saturday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dreamland Ballroom, 800 W. 9th Street. $5 at the door.  Visit for more information.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hello Bloggers. Wanted to let you know that I am catching up with technology & social networking by putting Boosters on Facebook. Please check it out & make comments & requests as you feel are appropriate. 
This in no way means I am stopping the blog, just felt Facebook was a way to get immediate info out to the masses in a more efficient manner.
Let me know your thoughts, check out the Facebook site, under "Argenta Boosters".

Monday, March 21, 2011

We need you to help make this event a success!

Rodney Block Project will be performing at the Reception on March 25 6-9 pm. Lots of great food and drinks. Tickets are just $50.

Saturday will be a fun day with special events for the kids and the grownups, and all for free !

Tales from the South March 29  will be a special night held at Argenta Community Theatre with a reception with live music prior to the recording start at
7PM . Tickets are $50.

March 30 luncheon at ACT, box lunch will be an informative luncheon with Dr. Suzanne Klimberg from UAMS speaking. Tickets are $20.

The web sites below will allow you to order tickets on line or you may call me and make your reservations.

We hope you will join us and pass on for others to join as well, thanks !

Donna Hardcastle
Argenta Downtown Council
Executive Director

Friday, March 18, 2011


Down at the pub last night I heard a most interesting unsubstantiated rumor, that packages delivered by post may be disappearing off folks front porches. Has anyone had an issue with this of late? I am going to speak with the post office today but wanted to know if anyone has been affected. Please email me @
I will keep you posted.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Wanted to wish everyone in Argenta a safe & Happy St.Patty's Day. Slainte!! See you at the Pub!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Miss Parade Saturday

The Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas (ICSA) will present the
12th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade
at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Parade includes the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, as well as the River Market and Argenta Arts District. Each year the Parade features marching bands, Irish music and dancing, Irish wolfhounds, clowns, floats and antique cars. Following the Parade from 2:00 to 4 p.m. a program called "Dancing at the Crossroads" is held on the Grand Stand stage. The post-Parade program features Irish music and dance performances. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:Tim Ryan, President (501) 868-6416 or Peggy Loyd, Director of Public Relations

(501) 920-8534

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mojo's Party Pic's

There would have been more evening photos BUT as the day wore on & the beverages flowed, the photographer began to lose focus. This was his last good photo!
It was a great party, John & Rachael, thank you so much for all your hard work. Happy Birthday Mojo, you Rock!
Laman Library Exhibit Hall Information

Good Gardens is Back!!!

   This program will run the second Saturday of each month, March through October.  

Click here to check out our Good Gardens schedule so far.
When: March 12, at 10am
Where: Laman Library Lecture Hall

Mojo Day & Dog Parade!!

The King & Queen of Argenta Krewe of Barkus 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Tales from the South"

      Come hear some great stories and be part of our live audience every Tuesday night for internationally-syndicated radio show "Tales from the South," a program of the William F. Laman Public Library System. We feature everyday people telling their own true stories, and the night includes dinner and live music. The show airs locally every Thursday night at 7pm on FM89.1. For more information, visit

When: Tuesdays at 5pm

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dr Seuss Family Night
Come and join us for an evening of Seussical fun in the Children's Department!!!

When: Tuesday, March 8th 6:45-7:45
Where: Laman Library Auditorium
       Don't miss any of the other fun-filled events at the Laman Library Children's Department.

      We have Storytime, Babytime, crafts, and lots of other exciting activities for children.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I need to make a correction about the marathon, there are 5k's in Little Rock on Saturday but the BIG race is Sunday!
Also on Sunday, starting @ 3 p.m., there will be a dog parade down 5th st. Everyone is to meet @ the new Dog park on 5th by the Mother Nature fountain. then venture forth to the Mojo throw down! Have a great time!


Just a friendly reminder that the marathon is this Saturday March 5th. Argenta will be congested this Saturday so make your plans now if you have an early morning destination.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We're over stocked!

The Argenta Downtown Council has some beautiful plants for sale at bargain prices. Our Yellow Violas are in perfect bloom and will continue to bloom through June!
The generous 3" pots make planting easy for an instant display.
Bargain Price $5.00 per flat of 18 gorgeous plants!!
Our Scarlet Dianthus are going to be a show stopper! 
The full 3" pots are covered in buds, showing a bit of color, and will be covered in scarlet blooms by mid March. The best news about this plant: They are good for 18 months! With care, they will bloom spring/fall of 2011 and spring of 2012. 
A great flower deal for only $5.00 per flat of 18 strong plants.
Call Don Chambers at 501-786-2324 to purchase your plants today!! Also, this spring look for a great deal on our extra large Red Ruffles Azaleas.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Don't forget Boosters this Thursday at 6pm at First Presbyterian Church. Shanta Baro is our speaker this month. If you have considered buying a home or have any assistance needs Shanta may be the person to help. Please come out and meet Shanta & bring your neighbor.

Plant it Pink Festival Blooms in Argenta

March 25-31, 2011, The Argenta Arts Foundation has partnered with P. Allen Smith, the City of North Little Rock, AY Magazine and the Argenta Downtown Council to celebrate Spring of 2011 with the planting of 25,000 Pink Tulips in North Little Rock's downtown Argenta Art's District to honor those families affected by breast cancer. Proceeds of the Festival will go to the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sponsorships are available for 28 Tulip Flower Beds and 50 Tulip Pots on Main and Maple Street in the Argenta Arts District. Bed Sponsorships are $1,000, Pot sponsorships are $350. For more information go to 
For event information and ticket purchases or to sign up for the Komen Honors Walk go to; 
Contact Donna Hardcastle for more information at 993-1234