Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Film Festival Opens in Argenta 

Don't miss the 5th Annual Little Rock Film Festival, the premiere festival for all things Southern, June 1-5.

This year, the Little Rock Film Festival will be held in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock and the River Market District of Little Rock.

Highlights include the Opening Night VIP screening of The Last Ride, directed by Arkansas native Harry Thomason, at the Argenta Community Theater and the Oxford American Opening Night Block Party on Main Street in the Argenta Arts District. 

Each day the festival is packed with films, panels and workshops. At night the festival showcases some of the best parties on the festival circuit, including the legendary RiverBoat Cruise and the Arkansas Times Closing Night Gala and Awards Ceremony in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center.

The LRFF showcases the best in narrative, documentary, and short films from around the World with the Oxford American Magazine Award of $10,000 going to the best Southern themed film. Every film in competition at the LRFF makes its Arkansas premiere, and many are regional, national or world premieres. Both Golden Rock Award winners in 2010 went on to be nominated for Oscars.

Festival passes can be purchased online (www.littlerock"lmfestival.org), or purchased at any of the festival's screening venues during the festival. Festival Passes will be available for pick up during the week of the festival (June 1-5, 2011).

June 4: Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown

At the North Shore Riverwalk at 2:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy houser, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Show is rain or shine. Advanced tickets are $76.50 VIP or $36.50 general admission. Available through TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.TicketMaster.com. For details visit www.CountryThrowdown.com, call 501-217-5000.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rock 'N Stroll Through Argenta
Riverfest, Inc. and AR BlueCross BlueShield
Present the 2nd Annual
Riverfest Rock 'N Stroll
Fun Run/Walk 5K
Saturday, May 28th

North Shore Riverwalk/
Historic Argenta District
North Little Rock, AR

For more information visit
Sign up online or download the entry form
and mail it in today. 
You won't want to miss out on the fun!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure
Hello UP Steam Fans!
On Jan 18 we announced that with more than 76,000 votes, the Little Rock Express won Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure - You Route the Steam!
Today we're announcing that the Little Rock Express begins May 29 with the arrival of Union Pacific's steam locomotive No. 844 in Kansas City, Mo., and concludes June 9 in Little Rock, Ark.
Get the Inside Scoop!
The route starts in Kansas City, heads east to St. Louis before turning south to Little Rock. Along the way the train will make overnight stops in KC, Jefferson City, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Bald Knob and North Little Rock. A detailed schedule that includes whistle stop locations will be announced April 27.
The Grand Prize Winner of the Great Excursion Adventure was Shad Pulley of West Jordan, Utah, earning him the title "Honorary Engineer" and the opportunity to ride in the steam locomotive cab! Our four runners-up and their guests also will ride on the train for a leg of the tour. They are:
  • Skip Waters from Dallas
  • James O'Connor from Willowbrook, Ill.
  • Nick Benson from Eagan, Minn.
  • Kevin Mucha from Villa Park, Ill.
Winners were determined based on the number of points they earned by gathering referrals via Facebook or Twitter.
In addition, a number of coach ride winners will be named in a drawing from those who voted for their hometowns along the winning route. Coach ride winners will be contacted via e-mail in the coming weeks.
Go to upsteam.com or follow Union Pacific on Facebook or Twitter for more information about the Little Rock Express.
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Thanks again for taking part in Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure - You Route the Steam!
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V.L. Cox sent this to me to post: She has a bike for sale!

I bought it and have only ridden it twice. It's slightly used, but in EXCELLENT Condition. I just never have time to ride. Price is firm. 786-1382 (see pic attached)
"Sun Kruizer" - New helmet, lock, and tire pump included - $300.00

Frame - High Tensile Steel, TIG-Welded

Fork - 1-1/8" Hi Tensile Steel, Curved Legs, Double Eyelets

Headset - Steel, Caged Bearings, 25.4 x 34 x 30mm

Handlebar - Steel, 26.8' Wide x 11.8' Rise x 25.4mm Clamp

Stem - Alloy, 25.4 x 180mm Quill x 80mm Ext. x 25.4mm Clamp

Grips - Foam, Black

Rear Brake - Shimano SG-3C41 Nexus Inter-3 Coaster Brake

Rear Shifter - Shimano 3-Speed Revo Twist Shifter

Sprocket - 19T x 1/2' x 1/8'

Seat Clamp - Alloy, 28.6mm I.D., with Q/R Lever

Seat Post - Steel w/o Clamp, 25.4 x 350mm

Saddle - Cruiser, Double Coil Sping Suspension, Two Panel Covering

Crank Set - One-Piece Steel, 6-1/2'

Chainwheel - Steel, 42T x 1/2' x 1/8', Painted

Bottom Bracket - Steel for OPC, Caged Bearings, UCP

Chain - K.M.C. Z410, 1/2" x 1/8", Brown

Chain Guard - Steel, Painted

Pedals - VP 875, Slip Resistant Top, 1/2", Black

Front Hub - Steel, 36H x 14G with 3/8" Bolt-On Axle, CP

Rear Hub - Shimano SG-3C41 Nexus Inter-3 Coaster Brake, 36H x 14G, Silver

Rear Hub Part - Shimano Push Rod, 81.85mm

Rims - 26" x 36H x 14G, Alloy, Painted

Front Wheel - 26" x 1.75 x 36H x 14G Alloy-Cruiser, Bolt-On

Rear Wheel - 26" x 1.75 x 36H x 14G Alloy-Cruiser, W/Nexus-3 Coaster Brake

Spokes - 14G Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples

Tires - Duro Beach Bum 26 x 2.125"

Tubes - 26" x 1.90-2.35', Schrader Valve

Kickstand - Steel, Center Mount

Fender Set - none

Weight - 36 Lbs.sun-bike.jpg

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mayor's Youth Council Benefit Set

The North Little Rock Mayor's Youth Council has teamed up with the Arkansas Queen and Red Lobster for an unforgettable evening Thursday, May 26, to benefit the Arkansas Rice Depot's Food For Kids Program.

Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., cruise, dinner, and silent auction begin at 7:00 p.m., deboard at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and the price of your ticket feeds one child for a month.

For more information contact Jan Scholl, director of the NLR Mayor's Youth Council at 501-951-0866. To purchase tickets online click on following link: cruiseforthekids.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

River Flicks are back!

Thursday Night Movies at North Shore River Walk starts back on May 26th at 7 p.m. The first moive is "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse". Then:
June 2, "Grease"
June 9th, "Iron Man 2"
June 16, "Coraline"
June 23, "Jaws"
June 30, "How to Train Your Dragon"

See you @ the movies!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Argenta Art Walk


Did you know? Our Argenta Branch participates in downtown North Little Rock's monthly Argenta Art Walk! Each month, a demonstrating artist is featured in front of our library.

This month's artist is woodturner Dr. Bob Miller from Searcy. 

Join Dr. Miller during this month's Art Walk and watch him turn wood into a masterpiece on a lathe!

When: Friday, May 20, 5p.m. - 8p.m.
Where: Argenta Branch Library, 506 Main Street

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Argenta Community Garden

On Sunday, May 15, at 5:00, the Argenta Community Garden will host a free one-hour training session on weed and pest control. Gardeners throughout Argenta and from other neighborhoods are welcome to attend.  Copied below is information on our instructor, Mary Evans, who is described as "one of the most sought after garden speakers in Arkansas!"  The Argenta Community Garden is located at 216 W. 4th Street on the east side of the Junior League House.


Lifelong, (self-taught) gardener. Grew up on a chicken farm in northwest Arkansas. 

Began working as a floral designer/ florist in 1980. 

A Master Gardener in Pulaski County since 1990.

Worked for 10 years in retail nursery as assistant manager/plant buyer.

Arkansas Flower & Garden Show board since 1998, show garden designer.

Garden instructor for Arkansas Extended Learning Center since 1996.

Formed own gardening business “Garden Makeovers” in 2002.  Specialize in “makeovers”, but do all kinds of projects, design & installation, maintenance, herbs, perennials, roses, containers, water, habitats, etc.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cruise For the Kids

NLR Mayor's Youth Council has teamed up with the Arkansas Queen & Red Lobster for an unforgettable evening on Thursday May 26th. "Cruise For the Kids" will benefit Arkansas RIce Depot's FOod for Kids program, a back pack program that sends food home with kids after school. Tickets are very resonable at $30.00 each, which feeds one child for a month. Tickets can be ordered online, by emailing dani@ricedepot.org or by calling the office at 501-565-8855.

Kate Campbell to perform during LIVE AT LAMAN

   This month, Kate Campbell will be in concert at Laman Library. 
  "A literate songsmith who's as satisfying as barbeque and sweet tea." ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY  
"I can't think of many Nashville troubadours whose albums I look forward to more eagerly than Kate Campbell's. You need this woman's music in your life." MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE

"With a literate eye for detail and metaphor, Campbell weaves her country-folk tales like a masterly storyteller." MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL

   Since making her recording debut in 1995 with the heart-rending Songs From The Levee, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell has since put together a body of work matched only (perhaps) by Emmylou in consistency, Lucinda Williams in terms of pure, wrenching, honest self-examination and self-revelation and no one for its sheer display of broad-based, intimate artfulness. 
   Weather permitting, Kate Campbell will perform outside on the Laman Plaza Stage. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place inside in the auditorium.
When: Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m.
Where: Outside on the Laman Plaza Stage

Monday, May 9, 2011

ADC 4th Annual Luncheon Set

The Argenta Downtown Council hosts its 4th Annual Luncheon featuring Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, SC, May 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wyndham Riverfront, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.
All proceeds from this event fund the safe, clean and green mission of the Argenta Downtown Council. For ticket information or to join the Argenta Downtown Council, visit www.ArgentaDC.org or call 501-993-1234.

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented ninth term. Under his leadership, Charleston has increased its commitment to racial harmony and progress, achieved a substantial decrease in crime, experienced a remarkable revitalization of its historic downtown business district, and experienced unprecedented growth in Charleston's size and population.

Mayor Riley has led a city government with an impressive record of innovation in public safety, housing, arts and culture, children's issues, the creation of park and other public spaces, and economic revitalization and development. The City of Charleston is recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States. Throughout his lifetime of experience in Charleston, Mayor Riley has become a leading expert on urban design and livability issues and is a frequent speaker
across the country on these topics.

"Man on Wire"

  Our documentary film series, "Movie Mondays," presents, "Man on Wire."

   On August 7, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.    

   James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as the artistic crime of the century.

When: Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m.
Where: Laman Library Auditorium
   With an auditorium equipped with a new 12-foot screen and digital surround sound, you can now make Laman Library your "go to place" for movie watching!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Arkansas Boathouse Club's Discover Rowing is an introduction to sweep rowing for adults in 4 person or 8 person boats and is required
before a new member may use club equipment. This class should be thought of as a chance to discover rowing. The class will cover the basics
of rowing while keeping it fun and moving. The minimum class size is 4 students and the max class size 12 students. If class minimum is not met, the class will be combined with next available class.  All classes will be held at the NLR club house, north shore base of the I-30 bridge
and next to the Downtown RV Park. Property address is 224 South Locust St. in North Little Rock on the river side of the sea wall. Times are Friday, May 13th, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, May 14th, 8a.m. -12p.m., Sunday, May 15th, 8a.m.-12p.m.  Sponsored by the Arkansas Boathouse Club. For more information contact Eileen.Denne@comcast.net, call (571) 215-3759 or visit ArkansasBoathouseClub.org

Peabody Roof top parties

I don't know about you but I am very unhappy about the Peabody Rooftop parties starting again last night.They are suppose to stop @ 1:00am, I called about 1:15 & asked them when it would be over. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep last night & had to get up @ 5:30a.m. for work. I want to know if the music bothered anyone else or am I just being a stick in the mud? I live in an old house, as most everyone in Argenta does, with single pane windows. The music seems to bounce off the river & echo right into our home. By the way, this is with 2 fans running & the windows closed. Please let me know your thoughts so I can follow through.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary & his family

Hi friends and neighbors,
In case you didn’t see it in the paper today, I wanted to pass along that Hurschel Clements, Gary’s dad, died yesterday.  Ann asked that I spread the word.  I’ve pasted the obituary below; details on services are at the end. The online guest book is here:  http://www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com/index.cfm

Gary, Ann and Austin Clements are at 413 W. 5th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meeting Announcement

Keep North Little Rock Beautiful
Date & Time: Tuesday May, 10 2011 @  5:30pm

Location: Bethel AME Church
               600 North Cedar Street
               North Little Rock, AR 721114

Purpose: To organize training dates and times in order to become affiliated with Keep America Beautiful.

This is an organizational meeting to form a Keep NLR Beautiful Committee.  Everyone is invited to attend to improve the quality of life in NLR.   Keep America Beautiful is about more than just picking up trash.

Monday, May 2, 2011

From NLR School district

Monday, May 2, 2011
2:30 p.m.

The following buses from North Little Rock School District will make courtesy stops tomorrow in the Sherwood/Sylvan Hills area to assist those parents of students that are majority to minority transfers (M-to-M) from the Pulaski County Special School District in getting their children to the North Little Rock schools they attend:

Students attending Lakewood Elementary, Crestwood Elementary and Indian Hills Elementary:
Bus M4 - Wal-Mart at Highway 107 and Maryland Departs 7:00, Arrives 3:10
Bus M32 - Kohl's Parking Lot, Brockington and Warden Road Departs 7:00, Arrives 3:10

Students Attending Poplar Street or Lakewood Middle
Bus M36 - Wal-Mart at Highway 107 and Maryland Departs 7:00, Arrives 3:45
Bus M33 - Kohl's Parking Lot, Brockington and Warden Road Departs 7:00, Arrives 3:45

Students Attending East Campus or West Campus
Bus M18 - Wal-Mart at Highway 107 and Maryland Departs 7:30, Arrives 4:30
Bus M33 - Kohl's Parking Lot, Brockington and Warden Road Departs 7:30, Arrives 4:30

For more information, please contact the NLR School District Transportation Department at 340-5150.