Tonight – The Yarn presents Stories of Resiliency from Our House

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Our House has the great honor of hearing, seeing, and experiencing the inspiring stories of thousands of people each year who are working hard to make a better life for themselves.

On Thursday, March 14, at 7pm, The Yarn is hosting an event to provide opportunities to hear some of these stories—
-stories of perseverance, resilience, & transformation
-stories told with great power and great heart
-stories told by people who have something to say.

It will be at Cranford Co. located on the Main Street Creative Corridor, 512 Main Street.

Tickets are available here.

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The Yarn presents True Stories of Resilience from Our House

No photo description available.

Our House has the great honor of hearing, seeing, and experiencing the inspiring stories of thousands of people each year who are working hard to make a better life for themselves.

On Thursday, March 14, at 7pm, The Yarn is hosting an event to provide opportunities to hear some of these stories—
-stories of perseverance, resilience, & transformation
-stories told with great power and great heart
-stories told by people who have something to say.

It will be at Cranford Co. located on the Main Street Creative Corridor, 512 Main Street.

Tickets are available here.

Shakespeare at the Shelter this Friday and Saturday

shakeatshelterProving that all the world really is a stage and that each of us truly has a part to play, Our House presents Shakespeare at the Shelter this weekend!

Now in its 4th year, Shakespeare at the Shelter is a summer-long community building project in which Our House clients and alumni come together with staff, volunteer scholars and theater experts to study the work of William Shakespeare, culminating in two performances of some of the Bard’s most famous scenes and monologues.

This program invites Our House clients to challenge themselves intellectually and provides opportunities to hone skills necessary in the workforce (team work and confidence chief among them). It also invites the community to challenge their assumptions about homelessness. It is Our House’s great pleasure to invite the public to the 4th annual production of Shakespeare at the Shelter, Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The participants have been working with Ganelle Blake and Crystal Mercer.  Each person has a fascinating story.  For instance, one is a blind piano tuner.  He has learned his lines by listening to a recording made on his phone.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Our House website.  Tickets are going fast, don’t delay!

All money raised by Shakespeare at the Shelter goes to improve the quality of life for Our House clients. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to further improve the Shelter kitchen as well as to purchase laptops for the Learning Center. With the assistance of over 50 generous volunteer groups, we provide 220 meals each day at the Shelter. Laptops for the Learning Center will support our adult education and employment services programs which provide support to over 500 shelter residents and community members each year.

When
August 7th and 8th, 2015
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
 
Where
Our House Shelter
302 E Roosevelt
Little Rock AR 72206

31st Annual POPS ON THE RIVER sponsored by Arkansas Democrat Gazette; including performance by Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

popsonriverPops on the River, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is the state’s largest Fourth of July celebration and takes place this year on Friday, July 4th in downtown Little Rock.

Pops on the River, in it’s 31st year, is FREE to the public and will begin at noon outside the main gates of the First Security Amphitheater in the River Market Pavilions with a Kid’s Pavilion and Car Pavilion. The event will also have a marketplace with shopping, food trucks, a car show and other activities below the River Market Pavilions.

2-8:30pm – Military Appreciation Tent

All Military members (active, retired or dependents) are encouraged to check-in to receive a discount card to many of the vendors at Pops on the River. Other giveaways including t-shirts and koozies will be available while supplies last.

 

12:00pm – 8:30pm – Kids Pavilion (East Pavilion) sponsored by Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Join the fun at the pavilion with free bounce houses, crafts, games and activities for the kids. Free Hiland Dairy milk for the kids.

Join us as we Salute the Troops – kid’s are invited to write a letter or color a picture to send to a service man or women serving overseas. Sponsored by St. Vincent.

 

12:30pm – 1:45pm – Jeremy Geyer performs (Pavilion Plaza)

 

2:00pm – 8:00pm – Caricatures by John Deering (Kids Pavilion)

John Deering is the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s editorial cartoonist. The fee of $10 goes to support Our House Children’s Center.

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Uncle Sam (Kids Pavilion)

Uncles Sam visits the kids and will perform magic tricks and make balloon animals.

 

2:15pm – 3:30pm – Valley Ray performs (Pavilion Plaza)

 

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Northeast Northwest performs (Pavilion Plaza)

 

5:30pm – Gates to amphitheater open

Chairs, blankets are encouraged. Open amphitheater seating is available, but limited. You can purchase reserved seating for $10 in advance online. No coolers or outside food or drinks. No pets or fireworks allowed.

 

5:30pm – 8:30pm – Smile Photobooth presented by Delta Dental (Kids Pavilion)

Take July 4th themed pictures in the fun photobooth and leave with a free photostrip. You can also view and get a digital copy of your photo at http://www.facebook.com/DeltaDentalAR

 

5:30pm – 9:30pm – Salute to the Troops. Sponsored by St. Vincent (Riverfront Park)

Record a video message to our men and women in the military in our Salute the Troops tent. Free t-shirts to the first 100 who record their videos.

 

6:30pm – The Oh Say! Can you Sing? Finalists perform. (First Security Amphitheater)

Help the judges decide who will sing the National Anthem with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and win $500. See the finalists online now at http://www.arkansasonline.com/sing

 

7:00pm – Air National Guard Band of the Southwest (First Security Amphitheater)

The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, historically known as the 531st Air Force Band, has over a sixty year history of sustaining the traditions and heritage that has become the hallmark of military bands. This forty-member concert band will provide patriotic and Americana music, from Sousa to Broadway to Motown.

 

8:30pm – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, presented by Delta Dental (First Security Amphitheater)

Conducted by Philip Mann. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performance is one not to miss.

 

9:15/9:30pm – Fireworks

Celebrate our nation’s independence with the Pops on the River Fireworks finale – shot over the Main Street Bridge and visible to all of downtown Little Rock.

Shakespeare at the Shelter

shakeatshelterTonight Our House presents “Shakespeare at the Shelter.”  It is a performance of some of William Shakespeare’s most famous scenes presented by residents and alumni of Our House.

Proceeds directly beneift shelter life.  This year Our House is raising money to refurbish the common area at the shelter.  This is where residents eat, receive visitors and spend leisure time.  It is one of hte most used spaces on the Our House campus and is in need of new furniture.

The performance is at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ourhouse

Our House provides the working homeless – individuals and families – with shelter, housing, job training, education, childcare and summer youth programs, in order to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community and their own families.