September 20, 2018
– Guests: Rev. William Robinson, Jr., Executive Director and Sandra Mitchell, Director of Supportive Services of Better Community, Development, Inc. (BCD) and Luke Kramer, Executive Director of The Starr Coalition | Better Community Development (BCD), Inc celebrates and recognizes September as National Recovery Month. BCD hosts the 14th Annual Recovery Jam, Tuesday, September 25th 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 or 501-351-3321 or visit www.bcdinc.org or like Better Community, Development, Inc. on Facebook.
- A Rally to Preserve Mental Health “A System in Crisis” will be held, Thursday, September 27th at 3pm on the steps of the State Capitol. Mental Health Advocate and son of Ted Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy will be a featured speaker discussing the state of the mental health system and how Arkansans are being impacted. For more information, call 501-944-8653.
– Guests: Cozetta Jones, Communications Director for the Office of Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde; Rosalyn Middleton and Tjuna Byrd of Pulaski County Youth Services Advisory Board | Pulaski County is presenting two big events.
- 4th Annual Festival in the Park at Two Rivers will be Sunday, September 30th from 11am-6pm at 6900 Two Rivers Park Road between both the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers. More than 1,000 acres of land will make a unique festival experience offering games, contests, food, activities, vendors, live entertainment and more. The admission is free! For more information, visit www.festivalintheparkattworivers.com or like Pulaski County Government on Facebook.
- 5th Annual Champions of Youth Awards Gala will be Thursday, October 11th at The Masonic Center, 712 Scott Street in Little Rock. There will be a 6:30pm Heroes Reception and a 7:30pm Awards Show. Honorees are C.J. Duvall, the Little Rock Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, LR Mayor Mark Stodola, and Eve Jorgensen. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a number of great speakers. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the afterschool and out-of-school programs provided free-of-charge in underserved communities by Pulaski County Youth Services. For tickets and more information, visit www.pulaskicounty.net or like Pulaski County Youth Services on Facebook.
– Guests: Dr. Ericka MCCarroll, Little Rock School District and Megan Golden, AR Kids Read | September is Attendance Awareness Month and the Little Rock School District and partners kicks off their “Feet the the Seat” Chronic Absenteeism Campaign. Regular school attendance may seem like the norm, but many Arkansas students suffer from chronic absence, which can leave them struggling to keep up in class. As your family starts the new school year, make sure your child is in the classroom on time, every day! Join LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore at the Feet to the Seat Community Walk, Saturday, September 22nd at 10am at David O’Dodd Elementary School, 6423 Stagecoach Road in Little Rock. Walking teams of parents, students, staff and the community will wear school shirts or colors and walk predetermined routes knocking on doors passing our bookmarks, flyers , and door hangers. Be sure to tweet photos or videos with the #FeettotheSeat. For more information, call 501-447-1030 or visit www.lrds.org or like Little Rock School District on Facebook.