September 21, 2017
The legendary Al Bell and Stephanie Jackson from The Design Group (not pictured) | Mavis Staples, a powerhouse singer and civil rights activist will headline a concert to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High, Saturday, September 23rd at 7pm at the Robinson Performance Hall in downtown Little Rock. Fox 16’s Donna Terrell will emcee the event that will also feature a multicultural choir. The concert will follow a semi formal reception featuring cocktails and light hor d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30pm. For ticket information, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Celebrity Attractions Box Office located inside of the Robinson Performance Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the nonprofit Little Rock Nine Foundation. The mission of the Little Rock Nine Foundation is to provide direct financial support and mentorship program for students to help them reach their educational goals. Other events scheduled throughout the city will be the dedication of “United” sculpture, Reflection of Progress Symposium, Children of the Little Rock Nine Panel Discussion, Interfaith Service, and Commemoration Ceremony. For a list of the locations and times of these events, visit www.centralhigh60th.org.
Sandra Mitchell, Director of Supportive Services at the Better Community Development (BCD), Inc. and Luke Kramer, Executive Director of The STARR Coalition | In honor of the National Alcohol & Drug Addition Recovery Month, the 13th Annual Recovery Jam will be held, Tuesday, September 26th from 4pm-8pm at the downtown River Market Pavilion, 400 President Clinton Drive in Little Rock. Recovery Jam raises awareness about mental & substance use disorder, treatment and recovery. Individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are in long-term recovery will be highlighted. There will be live entertainment, a talent showcase, free food and non-alcoholic beverages, testimonials, door prizes, and great family fun. For more information, call 501-663-7221.
Charles Sampson of Rixey; Toni Foy, Dick Jeter Asst. Treasurer; and Janice Hobson, Dick Jeter President | Valentine-Wooten Awareness Council presents Dick Jeter Day & Parade featuring Rixey Day, Saturday, September 23rd with the parade kicking off at 10am at Mount Araratt Church, 5417 Valentine Road in North Little Rock. The annual day event begins at 11am at Dick Jeter Park, 4621 Dick Jeter Loop in North Little Rock with free food, entertainment, a bounce house for the kids, various vendors, DJ Uncle Jam and fun events for the entire family. For more information, call 501-773-6999 or 501-960-2763.
Melodee Denise of Power Praise Gospel and Mark McGraw, Event Co-Chair | “A Chosen Time for God’s Chosen People” Gospel Concert presented by M.W.P.H.G.L. (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge) of Arkansas will be held, Saturday, September 23rd at 6:30pm at the Grand Lodge building, 2906 East Harding Ave. in Pine Bluff. Proceeds will benefit their community outreach & scholarship program. Bishop Kenneth Robinson & Chosen and Dedric Jones & Chosen Praise will be featured with Melodee Denise of Power Praise Gospel on Power 92 as the host. For ticket information, visit www.phachosen.eventbrite.com or call 318-523-0169.