Today (November 25) the Clinton School is hosting a panel discussion concerning innovative solutions to the Central American Migration and Economic Development Crises. The program will begin at 12 noon at Sturgis Hall.
This panel will include Congressman Rick Crawford who serves on the House Intelligence Committee and has a strong interest in solutions to the migration problems.
The Congressman will be joined by Ambassador Manuel Espina, Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States; Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International; Professor William Hernandez Requejo of UC Irvine. Mark Grobmyer, the Chairman of the Global Solutions Institute, will moderate the panel discussion.
Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), Big Boo!-seum Bash will take place Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hosted by the Greater Little Rock Museums and Attractions Consortium, the event will feature 14 partners at nine downtown attractions.
Big Boo!-seum Bash is a free, family-friendly event that provides people the opportunity to visit many of Little Rock’s museums and cultural attractions for a night of safe trick-or-treating and family fun and games. Visitors are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes.
“The Big Boo!-seum Bash was created to provide the public free access to our great local museums and cultural attractions. It’s a great family-oriented event in secure locations that people of all ages enjoy,” said Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gretchen Hall. “It’s a perfect time to visit an attraction possibly for the first time, or re-visit one that you haven’t been to in a while,” she added.
Printed by Target Printing & Office Centre, game cards will be provided at each participating Boo!-seum location. Get your card stamped at each participating location to be eligible for prize drawings. Entry instructions are printed on the game cards. Prize entrants must be 18 years of age or younger. Prizes include:
Grand Prize – Electronic Tablet. Visitors must visit all nine locations to be eligible.
Second Prize – $100 gift card. Visitors must visit seven or more locations to be eligible.
Third Prize – Goody basket with items donated by LRCVB, NLRCVB and Boo!-seum Bash participants.
Social Media Prize – Special Boo!seum Goody basket. Entrants must tag #LRBooseum on Facebook and/or Instagram for drawing eligibility.
2019 Big Boo!-seum Participants Include:
Arkansas Arts Center – NEW location: Terry House Mansion, 411 E 7th St
Central Arkansas Library System will participate on-site
Central Arkansas Water will participate on-site
Heifer International – 1 World Ave
Historic Arkansas Museum – 200 E 3rd St
Little Rock Visitor Center at Historic Curran Hall – 615 E Capitol Ave
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History – 503 E 9th St
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will participate on-site
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – 9th St and Broadway
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site will participate on-site
Museum of Discovery – 500 President Clinton Ave
Central Arkansas Library System will participate on-site
Old State House Museum – 300 W Markham St
Arkansas Secretary of State will participate on site
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center – 602 President Clinton Ave
Heifer International celebrates its 75th Birthday today.
It was not founded in Little Rock, but has been located here since the early 1970s. The Heifer campus in downtown Little Rock is nestled along the Arkansas River between the Clinton Presidential Center and the burgeoning East Village.
Visitors to the Heifer Village can learn more about Heifer International. The center features unique, hands on exhibits about the work of Heifer as well as facts about hunger, poverty, and empowerment of individuals.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.
And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?
That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, 75 years later, that philosophy still inspires their work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.
Do you spend a majority of your work day watching goats wearing pajamas or animal rescue videos on “The Dodo”? Is your Instagram feed full of dogs with “zoomies” or cats and ducks living in harmony? Then there has never been a Science After Dark at Museum of Discovery more perfect for you! Meet cute and cuddly animals from Museum of Discovery, Heifer, C.A.R.E. and more!
The Little Rock Zoo is co-presenting this month’s Science After Dark and will be bringing PENGUINS!!!
The Heifer Village and Urban Farm will be bringing Rocky and Tina, Nigerian dwarf goats; Sunshine, the miniature cow; and a silkie chicken.
In April 2002, Oscar winning actress Julie Andrews appeared at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. The purpose was a fundraiser for a program the Rep had at the time.
The evening consisted of reminiscences from her as well as a conversation with Anne Jansen. It included discussions of her Oscar winning role in Mary Poppins as well as her Oscar nominated turns in The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria.
Following the performance, there was a dinner on the Rep’s Second Stage. Though she no longer sings due to vocal chord damage following a late 1990s surgery, she did sing a childhood Cockney song about Henry VIII after Rollie Remmel sang to her a childhood song about Charles Lindbergh.
While in Little Rock, she toured the Clinton Materials Project which was processing the papers and items from the Clinton White House in advance of the 2004 opening of the Clinton Presidential Center. She also toured Heifer International.
Historic Arkansas Museum will host the 45th Annual Territorial Fair on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular annual event is a fun and free opportunity for adults and children of all ages to experience what life was like during Arkansas’s Territorial era. Living history performances, blacksmith demonstrations, historical dances and pioneer games will be happening on the museum’s historic grounds, a preserved and meticulously recreated section of an early downtown Little Rock neighborhood.
The Museum Store will be open for Mother’s Day shopping with a variety of unique Arkansas-made gifts and books.
Historic Arkansas Museum is a historic site museum of Arkansas’s frontier days. Five pre-Civil War houses, on their original block, are restored to antebellum appearances, so you can learn about life pre-Civil War in Arkansas. Guided tours of the historic houses encounter actors portraying original residents, making it easy to step back in time and learn about the history of Arkansas.