Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will bring the magic of “The Nutcracker” to the Robinson Center Music Hall at 7:30 tonight (Dec. 13).
Tickets range from $20 to $52 and are still available. If you can't catch it tonight, there will be showings Saturday (Dec. 14) at 2 p.m. and Sunday (Dec. 15) at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.BalletArkansas.org or call (501) 666-1761.
The Argenta Market, a full service food store emphasizing local Arkansas grown and made products is hosting a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) at 521 Main St., North Little Rock.
The market has teamed up with local vendors to provide food samples, offer gift ideas and raffle prizes for the event. Participating local vendors include Ratchford Farms, MaryClareMacarons, Farnsworth Foods, WooHoo, The Boxer Chef, Raimondo Family Winery, Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, and Le Pops. This event is just one part of Argenta Market’s new emphasis on promoting Arkansas made and grown products. Another initiative - the Arkansas Holiday gift baskets the Market is offering in partnership with Raimondo Winery.
Coinciding with the event; the Argenta Farmers Holiday Market at the corner of 6th and Main Street in downtown North Little Rock and Holly Trolley Day at the Trolley Barn at 7th and Main, directly across Main Street from Argenta Market.
For additional information on the event and campaign, call 379-9980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time to shop! Several places around central Arkansas are offering craft sales, deals and more this week to save you some money and add to your wardrobe, decor and kitchenware.
Here 's what made our list:
And if you're on the search for the perfect gift for a relative or friend, check out Soiree's Gift Guide in the latest issue here. Or, for the kiddo in your life, Little Rock Family featured an awesome gift guide in its December issue here.
The Historic Arkansas Museum's 9th Ever Nog-off competition will allow guests to taste a variety of eggnogs from places like South on Main, Capital Hotel, Copper Grill and Loblolly Creamery and people such as Mayor Mark Stodola.
The holiday drink competition has gained some national attention-- it was featured in the December issue of Food Network Magazine last year! And here is something else that's really cool, our very own Little Rock Soiree Editor Amanda Hoelzeman will be among the celebrity tasters, alongside decor and garden guru P. Allen Smith and Darla Huie of Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro.
Something else you can do is shop for holiday gifts while trying out yummy eggnog. Jann Greenland will be selling her jewelry and fused glass stars; Jane F. Hankins will be signing copies of her book, "The Thirty-Foot Elvis"; Thomas Hankins will be making crystal ornaments and jewelry; and Kat Robinson will also be on hand signing copies of her book, "Ozark Eateries."
And be sure to check out the opening receptions for the museum's two new exhibits: "A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America" and "Dream and Imagery Entailed: Kerrick Harman and LaToya Hobbs."
Get more information here.
It's the end of the 2013 and what better way to celebrate another great year for the books than to highlight our favorite things!
Today, I share my 13 favorite wedding bouquets. I've seen a lot of wedding flowers in 2013. Some were for our floral photo shoots, others from Real Weddings featured in print or on the blog–but all so memorable that many came straight to mind when we decided to compile our 13 for 2013 featurettes.
So, flip through the floral gallery above. Which of these stunning bouquets is your favorite?
PS: Be sure to submit your wedding photos after your big day so we can inspire newly engaged brides in the coming year, and give our many other readers something gorgeous to look at! Visit ArkansasBride.com/Submit for all the details. Or email Info@ArkansasBride.com.
If you were iced in last weekend, don't worry! Due to the winter weather, many of the major events were rescheduled for this weekend, including Toy Hill, the Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade and the Historic Arkansas Museum's Annual Christmas Frolic. Families will also find other holiday treats, like Ballet Arkansas' The Nutcracker production, the opening of The Laman Library's annual model train exhibit, "Because of Winn Dixie the Musical" and much more.
Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15
Ballet Arkansas' "The Nutcracker" at Robinson Center Music Hall -- Read all about this performance from Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in our full article here.
KSSN 96's Toy Hill Toy Drive at Clear Channel Metroplex -- Help provide Christmas presents to needy children in central Arkansas. Bob Robbins and KSSN 96's staff encourage you to bring new, in-package toys to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots program. Music-filled events begin Fri., Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. and conclude Sun., Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 event includes food, a fire truck, ambulance, U.S. Marines, and toys. Parades expected to arrive at Toy Hill beginning at 11 a.m. Free lunch and entertainment for all who come with new toys for Toys for Tots. Dec. 14 event includes food, U.S. Marines, Fraternal Order of Police parade at 12 p.m. and a motorcycle parade at 2:30 p.m. FREE!
Saturday, Dec. 14
Fourth Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History -- This concert features musical performances by Margaret Wyatt Piano and Vocal Studio students. Stay after the performance for a reception with light refreshments provided by members of the Churchill Chapter. 2 p.m. For info: ArkMilitaryHeritage.com. FREE!
46th Annual Christmas Frolic at Historic Arkansas Museum -- From sack races to stilts and from fiddling to frolicking, this favorite seasonal event charms one and all with old fashioned fun. Bring the whole family out and enjoy live music, crafts, carols, pioneer games and our famous hot cider and ginger cake. 1-4 p.m. For info: HistoricArkansas.org.
Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade in Downtown Little Rock -- Come see Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudy the Reindeer in this annual parade in downtown Little Rock. "The Voice" Season 3 fan- favorite, Cody Belew is this year's grand marshal. Beginning at Second and Broadway Streets, the Holiday parade will start at 3 p.m. and travel south on Broadway, turn west onto Capitol Ave. and end at the State Capitol. Enjoy festive entries such as marching bands, floats, cars, animals and much more. 2 p.m. For info: HolidaysInLittleRock.com. FREE!
Christmas Tree Lighting at Little Rock River Market -- This event sponsored by the Hat Club of Little Rock kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony featuring the lighting of a large, professionally-decorated Christmas tree, installed at the entrance to amphitheater park in downtown Little Rock's River Market. The lighting ceremony will also include an appearance by Santa, Christmas music, and free hot chocolate. The tree lighting will continue daily, starting at dusk until 11 p.m., through Dec. 31. FREE!
Dashin' Thru the Lights at Burns Park Softball Complex in North Little Rock -- Run, walk, or stroll through the Hometown Holiday Lights in Burns Park. The display is about one mile each way, and you can complete the course as many times as you like during the event. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome at any time during the event. Leashed pets welcome after 5:15 p.m. A shuttle will be available to return participants to the parking lot. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. $5, families $10. For info: NLRPR.org.
Gingerbread House Workshop at the Capital Hotel -- Let the pastry professionals at the Capital Hotel help with your child's Gingerbread House this year. The gingerbread houses, candy and instruction are all provided. The class is limited to 16 students; advance registration is recommended. 10 a.m.-noon. $75 for one adult and one child; second child is $55. For reservations: (501) 374-7474, email@example.com.
Holiday Lights Festival at Burns Park in North Little Rock -- Games and activities for the whole family while enjoying the light displays. Don't miss photo opportunities with Santa and Dasher. 6-8 p.m. For info: NLRPR.org. FREE!
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis at Garvan Woodland Gardens -- Be part of a holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holiday by helping others. For extra fun, wear a holiday inspired costume or tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Registration required. 9 a.m.-noon. To register: (501) 664-4591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
K.I.D.S. Volunteer Day at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center -- Kids Involved in Dynamic Service offers an opportunity for children ages 8-13 to serve their community. From noon-2 p.m., kids will make holiday cards and stockings for children being served by Methodist Children's Home in Little Rock. Registration required. For info: (501) 683-3592.
Lil' Wild Ones: Encounter an Eagle at Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center -- Learn how to identify a bald eagle in flight, so you can keep your eyes on the sky all winter long. 2-3 p.m. For info: CentralArkansasNatureCenter.com. FREE!
Polar Plunge at Lakewood Lake #3 in North Little Rock -- Take a chilly dip for Special Olympics Arkansas. Individuals and teams will take the plunge to raise money for Arkansas children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the plunge is at noon. Visit SpecialOlympicsArkansas.org for team and sponsor information.
Living Gifts Market at Heifer Ranch in Perryville -- Honor friends and family with a gift that keeps on giving and then enjoy the Heifer Ranch after dark! Visit and take photos with animals in our show barn. Enjoy hot drinks, cookie decorating and other festive activities. Admission is free, but you are asked to bring a non-perishable item to donate to the local food bank. 3-6 p.m. For info: (501) 889-5124. FREE!
Star Gazing at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park -- This remote archeological park provides a perfect backdrop for viewing the night sky. A park interpreter will guide you through the constellations and tell Native American stories while you explore the site in a whole new way. Space is limited so make reservations and meet at the visitor center. Whether you are a novice star gazer or an astrophysicist, come and relax while appreciating earth's natural night lights. 5-6 p.m. $4, kids ages 6-12 $3, children under 6 free. For info: ArkansasStateParks.com/ToltecMounds.
For information on the following ongoing events, simply click the links:
For even more special events this weekend, click here to see Little Rock Family's full calendar.
Get the first look at the spring/summer 2014 issue of Arkansas Bride at Shirley's Flowers, 120 S. Main St., Bentonville, at a special reveal party, happening Thursday, Dec. 12 (TONIGHT!).
From 5:30-7:30 p.m., celebrate Shirley's Flowers' contribution to the new issue and have a chance to check out the newest issue of the magazine that is packed with everything you need to know to plan your dream wedding!
Signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be offered. Dress is business casual.
Call (479) 464-7673 for more information.
Need a rehearsal dress for the big day or still looking for a mother of the bride dress?
On the 12th day of Christmas today (Dec. 12), Little Rock's Proposals, 5913 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, is offering a special discount on a variety of dresses.
The boutique is offering a 25 percent discount on special occasion dresses, so if you're still in the market for a holiday dress this month, a dress for all of the events leading up to your wedding (think bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, reception dress), or maybe a bridesmaid dress or even mother of the bride dress, Proposals has you covered.
See some options here. Shop from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. today.
Call (501) 661-4696 for more information.