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Argenta Film Series Opens With Screening of Little Rock Film Festival Favorites

Ed Lowry and John Isner in Pillow, screening at Argenta Community Theater.

The start of the year-round Argenta Film Series will start with a reception at 6 p.m. today (Sept. 19) at Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., Little Rock.

A film screening of award winners from the 2011 Little Rock Film Festival -- Foot Soldier by director Jon Crawford, Pillow by directors Josh and Miles Miller and The Orderly by director Daniel Campbell -- will follow at 7 p.m. (running time is 49 minutes), followed by a question and answer session with the directors. 

Admission is $10 at the door or can be purchased by clicking here. Admission is free for 2012 Little Rock Film Festival gold pass holders. 

The film series will emphasize discussions on the craft of filmmaking and will showcase indoor and outdoor screenings of local, national and international films. The complete fall and winter lineup for the AFS will be announced at the opening night event.

For more information call (501) 205-0400.

Enter to Win a White Gold Hog Charm at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist

Enter to win this 14K white gold charm from Stanley Jewelrs Gemologist.

A white gold hog charm with a ruby eye can be yours. Enter to win by sending a photo of a Razorback fan (or several) wearing diamond jewelry to Stanley Jewelers Gemologist by clicking here.

All entries will be posted to Facebook, where everyone can vote for their favorite fan photo. Be sure to identify the fans in the photo and the pohtographer.

Deadline to enter is Nov. 21 and voting will be Nov. 22-30. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

For more information click here. 

Think Floral for Fall Fashions, Accessories

Gallery by C. Waynette Traub

Floral isn’t just for spring. subdued prints are perfect for fall From soft dresses, sheer tops and light jackets to delicate floral jewels, adornments and handbags.

Floral isn’t just for spring. Subdued prints are perfect for fall, from soft dresses, sheer tops and light jackets to delicate floral jewels, adornments and handbags.

To see stylish examples of the trend in the September issue of Little Rock Soiree click here. 

Main Library Opens Level 4 for Teens

A gaming section for Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can be found on Level 4 for teenagers at the Main Library. 

Level 4, a 9,700 square-foot area of the Main Library at 100 Rock St., Little Rock that's dedicated to teenagers, is open with books, DVDs, audio books, a gaming section, and 10 computer stations.

Admission is free.

The new section features areas for quiet study, group study/projects/activities, food/snacks, and gaming and other noisier activities. The flow of space ensures the needs and preferences of teens are accommodated.

Along with books, DVDs, and audio books geared to teen readers, Level 4 has 10 computer stations and a gaming section for Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Future plans for programming include gaming, crafts, college prep, technology, Internet safety, and cooking.

The decor includes fun furniture, neon-like lighting, colorful paint and carpet, and lockers where personal belongings can be stored. The snack area is reminiscent of a soda shop with booths, high tables and stools.

The section will be open from 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m.Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Level 4 is part of a $5 million remodel of the Main Library, which was funded through a capital improvement tax approved by Little Rock voters in December 2007.

For more information call (501) 918-3000.


Just Engaged: Natalie Stagg & Ben Tschepikow of Little Rock

Gallery by Christopher Nolan Photography

Natalie Stagg and Ben Tschepikow of Little Rock are engaged! The couple plans to wed November 26, 2011.

Their engagement photos were taken by Christopher Nolan Photography.

Best wishes to the happy couple!!



Game Guide: Razorbacks Wrap Up Homestand; Red Wolves Look For Upset Against Hokies

Troy (0-1) at No. 14 Arkansas (2-0)
Location: Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.
Media: CSS, Cox Sports (TV); ARSN (Terrestrial Radio); XM/Sirius (Satellite Radio)
Notes: Razorbacks wrap up a three-game homestand before beginning its SEC schedule next week against Alabama • The Hogs won its last contest versus Troy in 2009, 56-20. Current players Joe Adams, Greg Childs, Jarius Wright and Ronnie Wingo Jr. all scored touchdowns in that game. • Former Razorback Fred Talley will serve as the A Club honorary captain. • Arkansas won't play another game at Razorback Stadium until Oct. 8 when Auburn visits.

Arkansas State (1-1) at No. 13 Virginia Tech (2-0)
: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.
: 3 p.m. CDT
: Fox Sports Regional Networks including Fox Sports Southwest Plus. Fox Sports Southwest subscribers in Arkansas will join the game in progress at 4 p.m. (TV); (Web); EAB (Radio)
Notes: ASU faces the only team on its regular-season schedule that is currently ranked among the Top 25. • The Hokies and Red Wolves rank among the top 43 teams in the nation in both total offense (ASU No. 25, VT No. 43) and total defense (VT No. 8, ASU No. 41).  • A replay of the game will be telecast on Fox Sports Southwest at midnight CDT, Monday, Sept. 19.

UCA (1-1) at Sam Houston State (1-0)
Location: Bowers Stadium, Huntsville, Texas
: 6 p.m.
: 106.7 The Heartbeat, 91.3 KUCA (Radio); (Web)
Notes: UCA leads the overall series 3-2, but SHS has won the last two meetings. • SHS has had two weeks to prepare for UCA after having played only one game so far in the 2011 season, a 20-6 win over Western Illinois. With that win, SHS is currently the only undefeated team in the Southland Conference. • This is the first meeting between two Southland opponents this season. • UCA will play its third consecutive road game next week at Arkansas State.

UAPB (1-1) at Prairie View A&M (1-1)
Location: Blackshear Field, Prairie View, Texas
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Notes: The Prairie View A&M football tandem of linebacker Chris Townsend and placekicker Christopher Barrick were recognized as the SWAC Defensive Player and Specialist Of The Week, respectively. • In light of the conditions caused by wildfires burning in Montgomery, Grimes, and Waller counties, barbeque grills along with any type of outdoor cooking will not be allowed on the campus of Prairie View A&M this weekend. These rules extend to tailgating activities.

GREAT AMERICAN: Two unbeaten teams in the conference face off at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Boomtown Classic in El Dorado. Arkansas-Monticello beat Southern Arkansas the last two times it played in Memorial Stadium and will now meet Ouachita Baptist. OBU holds the all-time series lead 37-32-1. • Southeastern Oklahoma State will visit Southern Arkansas in the teams' first meeting as Great American opponents and the first meeting since 2000 overall. • The Henderson State Reddies will play on their new field turf for the first time this Saturday when they host Southwestern Oklahoma State in a GAC contest. Both squads are 1-1 overall. • Arkansas Tech plays host to former Gulf South foe Delta State.

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Capi's Nuevo Latino Restaurant To Close Sunday

Capi's is closing after brunch service Sunday.

Capi's Nuevo Latino Restaurant in Pleasant Ridge Town Center (11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock) is closing at 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 18)  after brunch service is completed.

The restaurant started out as Capi's in 2008 and switched its focus from tapas to dishes from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America in the fall of 2010. 

Some of Capi's menu items will be featured in the future at its sister restaurant Trio's, 8201 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, which opened in 1986. Both restaurants are owned by Capi Peck and Brent Peterson. 

Beginning Oct. 2, Trio's will be open on Sundays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for brunch and at 5:30-close for dinner. Selected bottles of wine will be offered at half price. 

To read the full story in Arkansas Times click here. 

Arkansas Wedding Advice from a Real Newlywed: The "Good" Wife

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So I ran across a pretty hilarious article about being a good housewife in 1950s.  There is a bit of controversy of whether it came from a textbook or magazine called "Housekeeping Monthly," but either way, I had to share some of these interesting suggestions.

Here are my top five:
  • Be happier and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  •  Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking.  He has just been with a lot of work- weary people. 
  • Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes.  Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
  • Things to avoid: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner.  Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables.  Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order.

Of course, when I read these to my husband, he said, "Man, I wished I lived in the 50's!"  Just kidding right, Frazier?  

With so many women in the working world, I think some of these suggestions are just plain silly and don't stand up to the test of time.  I mean touch up your make-up and be fresh looking for when your husband gets home?  Yeah, right!

It's also interesting to think of how the role of a wife has evolved over the past few decades.  Thankfully, I think most grooms and husbands have a bit more realistic expectations as well!

What do y'all think makes up "good" wife nowadays?  Comment below!

Deborah Edwards, a recent newlywed bride from Little Rock, is an account executive for our sister publication Little Rock Family. She will chronicle the exciting days of settling into married life, buying a house, nesting in said house and all the in between. Read more about her adventures as a wifey on her personal blog, Edwards Newlywed Nest

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