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Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

Free activities out of the heat
Where can you go in central Arkansas to beat the blistering heat? Today's THV has a few ideas and best of all, they're free!

  • The Arkansas Arts Center, located at Ninth and Commerce in Little Rock, is cool, quiet, elegant and educational.
  • The Peabody Splash Fountain in Riverfront Park is an adventure playground designed with help from children. There are also outdoor and underground tunnels, native stones for climbing and a big slide.
  • Paws Park at Murray Park in Little Rock is a fenced, off-leash dog park located on two shady acres.

I CAN! birthday celebration
Help I CAN! Arts and Resource Center blow out the birthday candles at the building's first-ever Birthday Bash, held on July 6 to toast the "birth" of Phase One of the center. The extravaganza will be a true birthday party, complete with balloons, a bounce house, music, arts and crafts, games, a cake and much more. Guests are even encouraged to bring gifts to help stock the center with arts and crafts, office and cleaning supplies; look for gift registries at Target and Wal-Mart.

At the bash, attendees will have their first chance to register for the center's programs, including soccer, and art, music and dance classes for children with disabilities. Kids ages 9 and up who are interested in volunteering can sign up as Buddies to assist children who need one-on-one help.

The center will be run by Community Connections, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing extra-curricular activities to children with disabilities. Funding for the building was provided through a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in cooperation with Saline County; however, hundreds of individuals, businesses, and other non-profits have given their time and/or financial assistance to complete Phase One of this project.

The event is free and open to all; it will be held Fri., July 6, from 6-8 p.m. at 1040 Angel Court in the East End Community of Saline County.

Job openings at Molly Maids
Molly Maids is looking to hire 20 home service professionals to join their growing company.

You'll be working 40 hours and making up to 500 per week with weekends and holidays off. Work transportation is provided and no experience is needed because paid training is included.

To apply, submit your information online or call their Maumelle office at 501-758-9996.

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