– Jamileh Kamran, Owner/Operator and Anthony Lemons, fashion student for Arkansas Fashion School presents “A Leading Edge” – 2016 Emerging Designers Graduation Event Fundraiser. This event will benefit individuals not able to afford tuition and the needed supplies by providing them with scholarships. “A Leading Edge” will be held, Saturday, August 6th from 10am-1pm at the Little Rock Club, 400 West Capitol Ave. on the 30th floor of the Regions Building. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.
- Founded in 2007, Arkansas Fashion School offers a unique and fast way to pursue your dreams of becoming a Fashion Designer. This vocational, hands-on school is a 11 course program that will take the student through all aspects of planning and creating timeless fashions. Each course lasts 8 weeks with students attending class once a week for 4 hours. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday. For more information on the school, visit arkansasfashionschool.comor call 501-663-3242.
– Katherine Donald, Executive Director of Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas for Runnin’ with the Law Family Fun-Run. This event is designed to pair Arkansas kids with law enforcement officers in a team setting, establishing meaningful relationships and on-going positive interactions and more. Proceeds will benefit the prevention work of Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas, a 501(c)3 organization. Runnin’ with the Law Family Fun-Run will be held, Saturday, July 30th | Check-in at 7am | Start time 8am beginning at Capitol Ave. and Chester Street in Little Rock. To register, visit www.arfreshair.com or call 501-687-0345. The first 100 kids to officially register for and participate will get a t-shirt. All participants will receive a medallion.
– Sterling Ingram and Alma Williams, Members of the Board of Directors for the Art Porter Music Education, Inc. for the 6th Annual “A Work of Art” Jazz Week 2016. Art Porter Music Education presents their annual week of events honoring Art Porter, Sr. and Art Porter, Jr. with a star studded line up at venues across the city.
- Monday| August 1st | 12pm-1pm: A Work of Art Kick-Off | LR City Hall, 500 W. Markham | FREE
- Tuesday| August 2nd | 12pm-1pm: Jazz on the Plaza featuring Minors in Music | The River Plaza, 400 President Clinton Ave. | FREE
- Wednesday| August 3rd | 7pm & 9pm: An Evening with Pianist Jonathan Fritzen | Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road | LR| TICKETED EVENT
- Thursday| August 4th | 7pm & 9pm: An Evening with Saxophonist Benjamin Pruitt | Khalil’s Pub & Grill, 110 S. Shackleford | LR | TICKETED EVENT
- Friday| August 5th | 8pm: Porter Players Jam Session | Khalil’s Pub & Grill, 110 S. Shackleford | LR | FREE
- Saturday| August 6th | 8pm: Gerald Albright and Selina Albright | Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road | LR | TICKETED EVENT
For tickets for “A Work of Art” or to receive more information, visit www.artporter.org or call 501-492-9120.
– I. Malik Saafir, President & Founder of Janus Institute for Justice and Attorney Furonda Brasfield for Criminal Justice Reform in Arkansas. The NAACP of Jacksonville Branch and UALR Wm. H. Bowen School of Law Racial Disparities in Arkansas Criminal Justice System Research Project. This event will be held Saturday, July 30th from 9am-2pm at Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, 1017 Ray Road in Jacksonville. The Criminal Justice Reform will examine the longstanding racial disparities in the Arkansas criminal justice system, and make recommendations for policy, practice and community programming based on finding from the research. For more information, call 800-624-1558 Ext. 201.