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UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Visit the French-speaking world without leaving central Arkansas through the Tournées French Film Festival at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Tournées French Film Festival is from October 30 to November 13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA. An audience discussion with a panel of UCA faculty will follow each film, and refreshments will be served.

All films are free and open to the public, have English subtitles and will begin at 6 p.m.

A special family-friendly screening of the animated film “The King and the Mockingbird” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Refreshments and interactive games for kids of all ages begin at 5 p.m.

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Stand-up comedian Mark Klein is bringing his talents to an assisted living facility in Maumelle with a personal goal of performing for the severely underserved senior market. 

“My dad is in his 90s,” says Klein. “If he still enjoys comedy, I see no reason other folks his age won’t enjoy it as well.” 

Klein began his professional stand-up career during the comedy boom of the 80s. Since then, he’s gone on to conquer the cruise ship circuit and corporate comedy gigs. He has been profiled by CBS, GQ Magazine and Forbes. Now, Mark is setting out to perform for seniors in need of a good laugh. 

“Just because they are older, doesn't mean they have lost their need for laughter and love of comedy.”

Klein will perform at Elmcroft Senior Living located at 100 Bringler Drive in Maumelle on November 2. It will last from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

UCA to hold Family Day on Saturday

UCA to hold Family Day on Saturday

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Office of Student Life, in partnership with the Office of the President, are excited to announce this year’s Family Day festivities.

The event will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 on the football practice field located at the corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street. The entire UCA Community and their families are invited to enjoy this free event!

A variety of free activities, including a picnic lunch, carnival snacks, games, bounce obstacles, pony rides, and other activities for the entire family will be available.

Kickoff for the UCA football game against McNeese State will follow at 6 p.m. on the stripes.

For a schedule of events, football ticket prices and more information visit uca.edu/go/familyday

Purple Cow Milkshake contest to benefit Bethlehem House

 Purple Cow Milkshake contest to benefit Bethlehem House

CONWAY, Ark. - The Purple Cow in Conway will host its Second Annual 'BrainFREEZE' event Sunday, October 18 on the Green at Hendrix Village.

'BrainFREEZE' is a milkshake drinking competition that willl begin at 2 p.m. and will last until 2 p.m. It will feature three competitive divisions: child, church and celebrity.

Registrants are encouraged to raise the registration fee. Fees for the celebrity division are $250, church division fee is $100, and $50 for children’s division.

Coach Todd Kendrick will be defending his Celebrity Championship Title. Last year, Kendrick drank three pounds and seven ounces of Purple Cow Milkshakes. 

Organizers promise a fun, family adventure with kid-friendly activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, a coloring competition and free balloon animals. All funds raised at the Purple Cow 'BrainFREEZE' will benefit the Bethlehem House, Conway's homeless shelter.

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, October 10, the Cabot Lions Club invites you to join them at Cabotfest for some pancakes. 

The organization is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cabot First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

You can purchase a ticket from any Cabot Lions Club member or the day of at the entrance of the church. Adults are $5 each and kids ages 10 and under are $2 each. Carry-Out/To-Go Orders will be available.

Proceeds raised from the event will go directly towards the purchasing of eyeglasses for local school children and in-need adults, assisting local applicants with vital glaucoma and cataract surgeries, providing vision-screenings at local daycares, pre-schools, churches, health fairs and the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, as well as supporting the Cabot Lions Scholarship Fund. 

The Cabot Lions Club ask that you bring any unwanted eyeglasses to the breakfast so they can recycle them.

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, inventor and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will give a public lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 6.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Farris Center on Bruce Street.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students/children and free for UCA students with a valid student I.D.

“Bill Nye is an amazing scientist, author, teacher and comedian who will engage and educate the audience with his humorous story telling,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances.  “We are ecstatic to be offering this caliber of talent to the Central Arkansas community.”

Nye is devoted to bolstering a scientifically literate society by making science accessible as well as entertaining.  His goal is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes the world work.

Community Connections to kick off fall programs for kids with special needs

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 18, 2015) – Community Connections will kick off its fall extra-curricular programs for children with special needs and their families on Tuesday, September 22.

The programs, which are free of charge, will include theatre, music, art, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, golf programs and an autism workshop.

“We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts,” said Courtney Leach, director of Community Connections. “We adapt our programs for individual needs and utilize buddies to accommodate children so they can experience success and being part of a team.”