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CPD holds Shop with a Cop for Christmas

CPD holds Shop with a Cop for Christmas

Conway police officers went shopping with about 45 children Sunday for Shop with a Cop, a Martin McDaniel Fraternal Order of Police event.

The event is sponsored by the FOP and community donors.

Each child, recommended to the program by their school counselors, is allowed to spend $100 for Christmas.

“Officers had a wonderful time, the smiles and hugs made it all worthwhile,” said La Tresha Woodruff, Conway Police Department public information officer. “Special thanks to Walmart on Skyline Drive.”

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Wind ensemble/symphonic band concert set for Dec. 5

Wind ensemble/symphonic band concert set for Dec. 5

By Callie Sterling

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — The University of Central Arkansas’s Department of Music will host a Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, free and open to the public, should last approximately an hour and a half. A brief intermission will take place during the transition between the two groups.   

“The concert will be very entertaining,” Dr. Ricky Brooks, director of UCA’s Wind Ensemble, said. “Some concerts are intellectual, some are historical, but this concert is entertaining. It has a lot of variety.”

Journalist Lisa Ling to lecture Nov. 25

Journalist Lisa Ling to lecture Nov. 25

By Callie Sterling

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY (UCA) — The University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances season will continue with a lecture by Lisa Ling, a former co-host of The View and a contributor to ABC News’ Nightline, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

"Lisa will focus on her professional career as a journalist and author," Director of Public Appearances Amanda Horton said. "She will discuss how she got started in journalism, highlights and lowlights of her career and important issues she has covered. She will also cover her sister’s captivity in North Korea and how she fought to bring her home."

The lecture and question and answer session will last 90 minutes.

Candlelight Carol Service 2013

Candlelight Carol Service 2013

Hendrix Choir presents annual holiday service December 5 – 8 in Greene Chapel... Read More

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

MORRILTON, Ark. (Petit Jean State Park) - During the Thanksgiving season, visitors to Petit Jean State Park are invited to take a step back in time to the early 1800s, at the park’s 16th Annual Mountain Rendezvous.

Beginning on Friday, November 29th, park visitors will be able to see how people dressed and lived when much of Arkansas was an unsettled wilderness, a place of French exploration and fur trade.  The rendezvous camp will be open to the public on Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. 

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.

AETN to hold Roaring ’20s cocktail reception, Downton Abbey: Season 4’ preview screening

AETN to hold Roaring ’20s cocktail reception, Downton Abbey: Season 4’ preview screening

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation will host a Roaring ’20s cocktail reception inspired by the Academy Award-winning “Masterpiece” series “Downton Abbey” Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

Fans of “Downton Abbey” are invited to join the AETN Foundation for an evening of elegance at a Roaring ’20s cocktail reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, a period photo booth, costume contest and door prizes.