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a non-profit organization led by kids to help kids. Together Kye and Peyton worked to raise money to donate to the Arkansas Children's Hospital. More than $10,000 was raised and donated. Kris Allen and Governor Mike Beebe were among the crowd during the donation ceremony. This just goes to show how amazing kids can truly be. As always, be sure to sign up for the Savvy Kids Club by visiting our Web site: savvykidsofarkansas.com. Club members receive e-newsletters filled with upcoming events, the latest Savvy news, and of course discounts and promotions from tons of central Arkansas retailers! While you're on our site be sure to submit your kid's upcoming events. Whether there is a birthday party in the near future, a team gathering, or school fundraiser, we want to hear about it! Fill out the form on the events section of our Web site and your kid's event could be featured in the next issue of Savvy Kids!

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Eden Moody turns two! n Eden Moody celebrated her 2nd birthday with her friends during an exciting celebration at her home. Eden and her friends played games and listened to the musical styling of Barney and Friends. Then, Barney himself made a surprise appearance! Barney met all of the kids and took time to dance alongside the youngsters. Next, Eden and her party guests gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Eden’s birthday cake was created by the Blue Cake Company in Little Rock. The party was catered by Taste of Elegance catering service.

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Presley Bennett turns four! n Presley Bennett celebrated her 4th birthday with her friends at the Christian Life Center at Little Rock First Baptist Church. Presley and her friends had a great time skating, jumping in the bounce houses, dancing and playing on the indoor playground. Then, Princess Belle, Presley's favorite Disney Princess, made a surprise appearance! Next, the kids gathered to eat birthday cake and open presents. Presley's Belle cakes were created by Cakery Affairs.

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n Charlize Griffin celebrated her 6th birthday with her friends during a rockin’ party at Little Rock Jams! Charlize and her party guests hit the stage to sing karaoke to some hot tracks. Each guest received a backstage pass so they could get in on all the action. The stage was lit with awesome lighting effects and the dance floor was filled with balloons! Next, the kids gathered to each birthday cake and open presents. Charlize’s pink guitar cake was created by Cakes by Sam in Cabot.

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Meet Vandy Nash. “As a mom, I teach kids the way I want my kids to be taught,” explained Vandy Nash, a 4th grade teacher at Indian Hills Elementary School in North Little Rock. “I try to teach the child, not just the subject.” Nash was recently named Arkansas Teacher of the Year for 2010. “It was complete secrecy,” Nash remembered. “I knew I was one of the finalists because there were more applications to fill out, but we didn’t know who won until they announced it. It was really cool.” Once her name was called, Nash recalled questioning the award. “I really thought they called the wrong name. I remember asking, ‘Are you sure you called the right teacher?’ I knew the people in the room, the people I was sitting with, are all phenomenal teachers. It was such a humbling experience.” With the award ceremony behind her, Nash will find out what being named the state’s Teacher of the Year is all about. “Nothing has slowed down,” she stated. And it won’t. Nash will travel the state to talk with other teachers about how things work in their schools. “I can’t wait to go out and see all the wonderful ideas and bring them back to our district.” Nash will attend the National Teacher of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C. She will have the opportunity to meet the President and represent all teachers in the state of Arkansas. Nash will also serve as a non-voting member on the Arkansas State Board of Education. Nash is the wife of Greg Nash, and the mother of Satchel, 12, and Sophie, 7.

Savvy Readers Want to Know… Q. What was your favorite book as a kid? A. I’ve read so many books it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. I do remember loving the Dr. Seuss books. Once I could read, I remember reading Dr. Seuss to anyone who would listen! Q. Where is your favorite place to take your family in central Arkansas? A. We all really love visiting the Lakewood Lake. We walk, run, play; it’s always a lot of fun! Q. If you won the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery how would you spend the money? A. I would pay for my kids’ college! (Laughs) Years from now the kids won’t remember a fancy new car, but we can create lots of memories during a fun vacation. Q. The last time you blew out your birthday candles what did you wish for? A. To go to Hawaii!

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Rose City Middle School’s Telisa Hadley wins Milken Family Foundation Award Telisa Hadley, a math teacher at Rose City Middle School, has been awarded a Milken Family Foundation Award for achievement. The Little Rock native said she was honored to be recognized for the award. “It was a surprise,” Hadley remembered. “We were told that the governor was coming that day and we were going to have an assembly, but I didn’t know I was going to receive the award.” The Milken Educator Awards were established by Milken Family Foundation Chairman Lowell Milken to provide public recognition and individual financial rewards of $25,000 to elementary and secondary teachers, principals and specialists who are furthering excellence in education. The monetary award is unrestricted, and Hadley has big plans for hers. Hadley has many goals for her teaching career. One of those goals is to make sure her students are successful on their exams. In fact, 100% of her geometry students scored advanced or proficient on their end of geometry test in 2007-2008, and 75% scored advanced or proficient in algebra on the end of Algebra I exam. Hadley is currently working toward her national board certification, which is no easy feat. Hadley is the wife of Roosevelt Hadley and the mother of Telia, 13. SAVVY KIDS • February 2010

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Grant Mitchell turns seven! n Grant Mitchell celebrated his 7th birthday with his friends at the Down Under Center at the Little Rock Athletic Club. The Down Under Center is a 7,000 square foot activity center where children have their own gym, a large indoor playground filled with special “soft play” equipment highlighted by a twentyseven foot spiral slide and interactive, electronic “toys” including Dance Dance Revolution, Wii, Expresso Bikes and Sportwall Training Stations. Grant and his friends took a break from playing to eat birthday cake and open presents. Grant’s birthday cake was created by Mickey’s Special Affairs in Little Rock.

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Jump Zone in Conway offers fun parties the whole family can enjoy. Kids will have tons of fun bouncing on the awesome inflatables and playing in the game room! Each birthday party package includes invitations, cupcakes, tablecloths, and paper products. Parents, take advantage of the online auto-booking feature where you can view party availability times and book your entire party within just a few minutes! Party packages start at just $170. Jump Zone is located at 4000 Dave Ward Drive in Conway; 501-932-0970; jumpzoneparty.com.

Pink Bliss Boutique and Party Studio is the place to have fabulous parties for little girls! Pick from one of the many Pink Bliss party themes including Fairy Princess, Cheerleader, Glamour Girl, Spa Diva, Tea Party, and Rock Star. Each party includes dress-up costumes, special activities, party favors, all paper products and drinks. Pink Bliss parties are ideal for young ladies ages three and up and start at just $149! Pink Bliss is located at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock; 501-223-8974; pinkblisspartystore.com.

For a birthday party that’s truly original the Wonder Place takes the cake. With nine party themes to choose from, your child will have a great time! The staff will lead the activities, cut and serve cake, and clean up afterwards. Admission for your guests, invitations, paper products, drinks, make and take home art activity and a special present for the birthday child are included in the total price. Parties start at just $150! The Wonder Place is located at 10301 N. Rodney Parham in Little Rock; 501-255-4050; thewonderplace.com.

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There are a few things to consider On their birthday every kid looks before you place your order. forward to making a birthday Determine how many wish and blowing out their guests will be attending candles. Some might the party. Having a argue that the birthday headcount will help cake is the best part Now that you have the perfect the bakery determine of a birthday party. birthday cake, don’t forget to pack the size of the cake With this in mind, the the birthday candles and matches. needed. Next, choose pressure is on! How a cake type. Is your do you make sure your birthday kid a classic child’s birthday cake Vanilla or more of a Red will be one he/she never Velvet? Do you want a forgets? Choosing a quality screen-printed sheet cake or a birthday cake is easy to do and chic three-tier masterpiece? will help to make your birthday party a success. Cupcakes and pull-apart cupcakes have become popular among children and parents Before you place your order be sure to shop alike. No one gets more icing than anyone around at local bakeries. Visit the bakery else, and cupcakes are the perfect size for little and ask to see a book of example cakes. hands—no forks needed! Ask to sample their work and look for their Web site for photographs of cakes they Upon ordering your cake, let the bakery know have decorated in the past. Also, ask friends if your party has a specific theme. Often times and family to recommend a bakery to you. the bakery can create a one-of-a-kind birthday Sometimes the best (and worst) advertisecake to fit the party’s subject matter. ment is through word-of-mouth!

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The Littlest Cake Shop is a family run bakery that opened its doors to the Cabot community in 2008. The Littlest Cake Shop offers a variety of items including specialty desserts, cookies, pies, custom cakes, cake decorating classes, and birthday parties to suit anyone’s budget! You can walk in and purchase something right out of the oven! Cakes start at just $17. The Littlest Cake Shop is located at 1102 S. Pine Street in Cabot; 501-843-8080; littlestcakeshop.com.

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Knight’s Bakery offers a wide variety of sweet treats to fit anyone’s budget! Whether you need a birthday cake, cupcakes, or pull-apart cupcakes, Knight’s Bakery has it! The bakery also has an image machine that offers licensed characters and is equipped to scan photographs to be printed on cakes. Knight’s Bakery offers a quick turnaround on decorated items and in some cases customers can pick up the cake the same day. Knight’s Bakery is located in Cabot, Jacksonville and Beebe; 501-843-8101; knightssuperfoods.net.

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Save The Date! No one will know about your perfect party if you don’t invite them! Invitations give your party guests important information, but are also a fun way to set the tone for your celebration. Many businesses can even personalize invitations with your child’s photo, name, age and party info. Invitations should be timed to reach the guests approximately two weeks before the party. This allows enough time for guests to “save the date” and also allows enough time to collect RSVPs before you make your final

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Don’t forget to buy or make Thank You notes to send after the party. Thank you cards are available in a fill-in-the-blank format for kids. This is particularly good for children learning to read and write or have your preschooler draw a picture of the item they are thankful for.

If you are looking for unique, fun and one-of-a-kind party invitations, look no further than Zuzu Designz! Zuzu Designz specializes in custom invitations. Simply tell them your theme and colors and they will create the perfect invitation for your event. Zuzu Designz can also create photo invitations, birth announcements and more! Invitations start at just $1.19 and matching Thank You cards are also available. Enter the promotional code SAVVY upon ordering and receive 15% off! Zuzu Designz: zuzudesignz.com; 501-960-5939; erica@arktimes.com.

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Decorating for the Party Decorations add color and excitement. A little creativity goes a long way and you don’t have to spend a fortune. One of the easiest ways to decorate for a party is to purchase “party ware sets”, consisting of matching table cloths, plates, cups, and napkins, that convey the theme. Balloons are an easy and affordable way to decorate a party. Helium-filled balloons are readily available (party stores, florists, and grocery stores) and relatively inexpensive

costing less than $1 per latex balloon. Hang a fringe of streamers over the doorways or make a canopy over the cake table by attaching streamers to the chandelier and twirl them down to the corners of the table. Party stores sell confetti in nearly every shape imaginable. A couple sprinkles on the tables can add a festive look, but be careful around the food table or your guests will be eating it and be warned...you’ll be cleaning it up for weeks to come!

Cups, plates, napkins, balloons and decorations are just a few of the many things you will find at Party City to complete your perfect party! Party City is your one-stop-shop for party supplies. You will find over 100 party themes to choose from to fit anyone’s budget. Don’t forget the party favors! Party City has isles and isles of party favors, many of which are under $1! Party City: 11218 Rodney Parham in Little Rock, 501-223-4929; 4822 North Hills Blvd. in North Little Rock, 501-978-3154; 50 West Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville, 479-571-2147 .

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isn’t cheap, so consider how transImagine the look on your tween’s face portation can be worked into when a stretch limo pulls up in the party. If the transportafront of the school to chauffer tion can serve as party her and her friends to her entertainment the cost birthday party. Your little may not seem quite so princess will be grinning high. A horse-drawn from ear to ear as she Make sure someone in the limo has carriage can become arrives to her party in a a camera! There is bound to be lots the entertainment horse-drawn carriage. of laughter and silliness going on during the ride which will make when all of the kids While transportation wonderful memories later! get to take turns going may not be necessary, for rides. it will definitely create an unforgettable experience A stretch limo is an exciting for your birthday kid! way to get your child and his/her friends from school, back home to a Just as there are a number of transslumber party, but make sure you get your portation services in central Arkansas, there money’s worth. If you live just a few miles from are a number of things to consider. Start school, but paid for a full hour, ask the driver to by calling around to get some price quotes. cruise town or chauffer the kids to a fast-food In most cases, renting a limo, horse-drawn restaurant to get an after-school snack. carriage, or any other type of transportation

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If you’re leaning more toward a home-based celebration, consider all your options with party rentals. Bounce houses, tents, tables and chairs, red carpet, popcorn machines, dance floor, stage, costumes and more! Host a carnival party in your own back yard. Rent a popcorn and snow cone machine. Set up some outdoor carnival games and watch your party guest enjoy themselves for hours! Kids love bounce houses. There are a variety of bounce house sizes and price ranges, but

make sure you have adequate room outdoors before you inflate! Does your teenager want to host a dance party? Rent a dance floor and crank up the tunes. Does your little diva want to host a fashion show? Rent a runway and let her and her friends strut their stuff. Most party rental companies will come to your home and set-up and take-down the rented equipment which means less of a headache for you!

Central Events has it all! From intimate private parties to high-end corporate occasions, Central Events will bring creativity, inspiration and expertise to each event, allowing you to entertain in style while enjoying a stress-free planning process. From bounce houses and concessions, tables and chairs to flooring and costume rentals, your party will be a hit! A variety of rental prices makes Central Events affordable for anyone’s budget. Central Events is located at 1340 B Nabholz Ave. in Conway; 501-327-4545; centraleventsinc.com.

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Strike a Pose! If you’re like most parents, you want photos of your children…tons of photos! Looking back on special occasions makes us smile, cry, and sometimes makes us laugh out loud. Enjoy your child’s party and worry less about getting photos. Hiring a photographer to photograph your child’s party will be one of your greatest investments. You are sure to end up with beautiful, professional-quality photos of your child’s party that will last forever while getting to actually experience the excitement of the celebration.

Remember to ask a few questions before hiring a photographer. Will the photographer be bringing large equipment? Will they stay for the duration of the party? Are there different photo packages to choose from? Have they ever photographed a similar event? Also, be sure to visit the photographer’s Web site. Photographers display their best work on their sites so if the photos aren’t up to your standards or aren’t of your taste, look to another photographer.

When the business that would eventually become Studio 1 began almost four years ago, it was built on a singular belief that professional photography shouldn’t have to break the bank. Studio 1 doesn’t have sitting fees or hidden charges and doesn’t limit what the client can choose from. Package prices include your studio and location time, retouch and free effects, and, of course, a great set of prints! Clients will always receive freebies such as additional prints, Facebook™ Discs, canvas prints, etc. Studio 1 Photography is located at 201 East Markham in Little Rock; 501-650-1806; studio-1-photo.com.

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Entertain Us! If you want to host a kids party that will be fun and memorable for your child and their guests, consider hiring some entertainment. The first thing to consider is the age range of the kids that you are looking to entertain. Usually, a parent would want entertainment not only for their child but for the guests as well. A professional entertainer would know how to make the birthday child feel special without making the other kids feel not included. If you choose to hire a clown or costumed

character, consider the person behind the make up. A seasoned professional will know how to calm a child’s anxieties very early on and bring the group together into the fun zone. Also, look for reviews or testimonials on the entertainer to see how others rate his or her work. Ask the performer these logistical questions before you commit: How much space do you need? Can you perform indoors and outdoors? Do you provide your own sound equipment? What do you need us to prepare for your act?

When it comes to hiring entertainment, in most cases, you get what you pay for, but with Future Sounds Mobile Music you get so much more! With over 20 years of experience, Future Sounds definitely knows how to get the party rockin’! They play the music you want to hear by the original artists and all the music is edited to remove offensive lyrics, which makes Future Sounds the perfect entertainment for your next event! Their equipment is compact enough to go anywhere. Future Sounds is located in Little Rock; 501-837-2540; 501-2211962; futuresounds@comcast.net.

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Splash Zone 201 West Martin Street Jacksonville 501-982-2613 cityofjacksonville.net

Museum of Discovery 500 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock 501-396-7050 amod.org

The Little Gym 1121 South Bowman Little Rock 501-225-5437 TLGLR.com

North Little Rock Athletic Club 3804 McCain Park Drive North Little Rock 501-812-5555 nlrac.com

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The Painted Pig Located in The Heights 5622 R. Street Little Rock 501-280-0553 paintedpigstudio.com The Wonder Place 10301 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 722274838 (501) 225-4050 thewonderplace.com Thunder Road Grand Prix 3847 Dave Ward Drive Conway 501-513-1065

Little Rock 501-888-4148 willowsprings.net Cakes/Cupcakes/ Cookies Arlyn’s Rolling Pin 501-472-4359 Blue Cake Company 14710 Cantrell Road Little Rock 501-868-7771 thebluecakecompany.com Brown Sugar Located inside the River Market Little Rock 501-372-4009 brownsugarbakeshop.com Cakes by Sam Located in Cabot 501-988-2400 cakesbysam.com Candace’s Creations Deliveries available throughout central Arkansas 501-831-1427 chefcandace.com Cupcakes on Kavanaugh 5625 Kavanaugh Blvd. Little Rock 501-664-2253 eatacupcake.com Gigi’s Cake Boutique 501-240-3932 gigiscakeboutique.com

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Other Food Options Big Ben’s Playhouse Hwy. 64 Vilonia 1-866-796-BENS Candace’s Creations Deliveries available throughout central Arkansas 501-831-1427 chefcandace.com Chick-Fil-A 1115 East Oak Street Conway 501-513-1122 Frosty Treats 501-791-3100 frostytreats.com Golden Corral 5001 Warden Road North Little Rock 501-771-4605 goldencorral.com Iriana’s Pizza Located at the corner of Scott and Markham Streets Downtown Little Rock 501-374-3656 Lazercade 311 East Race Avenue Searcy, AR 72143-4331 501-268-5664 lazercade.com Playtime Pizza 600 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop West Little Rock

Tropical Smoothie Café Locations in Conway, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Little Rock and Maumelle tropicalsmoothie.com Decorations Central Events 1340 Nabholz Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-327-4545 centraleventsinc.com Party City 11218 Rodney Parham in Little Rock 501-223-4929 4822 North Hills Blvd. in North Little Rock 501-978-3154 50 West Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville 479-571-2147 Rentals Central Events 1340 Nabholz Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-327-4545 centraleventsinc.com

Little Rock 501-223-4929 4822 North Hills Blvd. in North Little Rock 501-978-3154 50 West Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville 479-571-2147 Something Blue 1014 Oak Street Conway 501-327-4258 Zuzu Designz Little Rock 501-960-5939 zuzudesignz.com Tableware Central Events 1340 Nabholz Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-327-4545 centraleventsinc.com Party City 11218 Rodney Parham in Little Rock 501-223-4929 4822 North Hills Blvd. in North Little Rock 501-978-3154 50 West Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville 479-571-2147 Something Blue 1014 Oak Street Conway 501-327-4258

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Feb. 2nd Preschool Storytime located at Milam Library at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Denise for Preschool Storytime each Tuesday morning. Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and more.

Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Friday Night is Family Night located at the Aerospace Education Center. Get free museum entry, a small popcorn and coke with each movie ticket purchase at our special family night price of $5.75 per ticket. Show time varies. For more information call 501-376-4629 or visit www.aerospaced.org.

Feb. 2nd Homeschool Storytime located at Milam Library at 2 p.m. Library time for homeschool children with Ms. Trinity. Feb. 1st Storytime for babies located at Youth Services (Main Library) from 9:30-10 a.m. The event will include an interactive story time for babies, ages 0-2, and their caregivers. Feb. 1st Thompson Tots located at the Thompson Library at 10 a.m. Story time for ages up to 36 months. Feb. 1st Book a trip with Dewey located at Terry Library from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for home-schooled children, ages five and up. Embark on an adventure with Dewey for a whirlwind journey through the land of nonfiction-including stories, activities, and crafts. Feb. 2nd Toddler Tales located at Terry Library from 9:30-10 a.m. Bring your toddlers, up to age 36 months, for stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts. Feb. 2nd Thompson Tots located at Thompson Library at 10 a.m. Storytime is for ages up to 36 months. Feb. 2nd Family Storytime

Feb. 4th thru Feb. 16th Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza located at 423 W. Van Buren Avenue in Eureka Springs. Carnival comprised of masquerade balls, costume contests, parades, pub krawls, music, and celebrity vocalist. For more information contact Dan Ellis at 479-981-9551 or visit Krazo.Ureeka.org. Feb. 4th thru Feb. 6th African Rhythms located at the Museum of Discovery. Join Zinse Aggine and students for the Hope Drum Ballet for a cultural performance coupling movement, rhythm, and the historical significance of the drum. For more information contact Beth Nelsen at 501-396-7061 or visit www.MuseumofDiscovery.org. Feb. 5th Sandwiching in History Tour of Robert E. Lee School located at 3805 W. 12th Street. The tour begins at noon. This Sandwiching in History series event features the Robert E. Lee School. This beautiful historic school building now serves as the Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center. For more information contact Arkansas Historic Preservation Program 501-324-9880 or visit www.arkansasperservation.org. Feb. 5th thru Feb. 21st Cat on a Hot Tin Roof located at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Brimming with Tennessee Williams’ trademark emotional intensity and insightful wit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an American treasure, full of themes such as the emerging power of women and the mendacity of the powerful that are

Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Professor Bowl, 901 Towne Oaks Drive in Little Rock. Bowl for Kids’ Sake benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. It is a grassroots fundraiser in which individual participants lend their support to the work of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in our community. More than 100 teams participated in last year’s event! A team consists of four or five bowlers. Each bowler raises a minimum of $100 in pledges from friends, family and coworkers. Visit www.bbbsca.org for more information or call 501-374-6661. Feb. 6th Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits located at the Starr Theater in Fayetteville. Perhaps it’s his tremendous musical skills, his natural humor of his theatrical style with worldly instruments that led Wynton Marsalis to call Cyro Baptista “truly one of the greatest musicians in the world.” Master percussionist Cyro Baptista and friends will summon ancient rhythms and melodies in “Banquet of the Spirits,” exploring the connections between free jazz and music from the Middle East, Africa, and India. Admission prices start at $15.50. For more information contact the Walton Arts Center at 479-443-5600 or visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security and peace. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations. For more information contact the Walton Arts Center at 479-443-5660 or visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

Feb. 7th Super Bowl Party located at the Little Rock Zoo. Join us at the Little Rock Zoo to watch the big game from 4-10 p.m. For more information contact Susan Altrui at 501-661-7208 or visit www.littlerockzoo.com.

Feb. 6th World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions located at the Verizon Arena. Two show times: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24.25-$31.25. Tickets are available at the Verizon Arena Box Office and any Ticketmaster location or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online.

Feb. 9th An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch located at Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The Conway Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to perform with the incomparable Marvin Hamlisch with a collection for Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Tonys and Golden Globes, his compostions and performances have produced cheers from rapt audiences across the nation. This concert is part of the UCA Public Appearance Series. Admission prices range from $5 up to $36. For more information contact the Conway Symphony Orchestra at 501-269-1066 or visit www.conwaysymphony.org.

Feb. 6th Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny located at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar night time

Feb. 12th Tyson Invitation located at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. As history shows, the Tyson Invitation brings some of the biggest


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ilton. For more information contact Garvan Woodland Gardens at 501-2629300 or visit www.garvangardens.org. Feb. 15th Chamber Orchestra Waltz Night located at Hendrix College, Hulen Ballroom, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway. For more information contact Karen Griebling at 501-450-1249 or visit www.hendrix.edu. Feb. 16th “STOMP” located at the Robinson Center Music Hall. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Celebrity Attractions. Tickets prices are $22.00, $32.00, $37.00, and $47.00. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated and unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. STOMP consists of music, dance, theatre, choreography, and performance art. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments-matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and hubcaps-to fill the stage with rhythms. STOMP triumphantly returns to Little Rock after nearly five years. For tickets and additional information call 501-244-8800 or visit www. CelebrityAttractions.com. Feb. 17th thru 20th Constructive Destruction located at the Museum of Discovery. Build it or tear it down to see how it works. Be an engineer for a

day as we explore how things are made in conjunction with National Engineering week. For more information call 501-396-7050 or visit www.amod.org. Feb. 25th Soaring Wings Fashion Derby and Style Show located at the Conway Country Club. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Sponsored by In b’Tween & Walk This Way. The event is for all ages. The theme is Off to the Races (Kentucky Derby). There will be a raffle and it is catered. Clothing will feature Spring/Summer Styles. All proceeds go to Soaring Wings Ranch. For more information call In b’Tween at 501-514-0996 or Walk This Way at 501-327-4637. Feb. 26th thru 28th The 19th Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show located at the Statehouse Convention Center. Show hours: Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for “A World of Gardening.” This show is the premier horticultural event in the state. Event includes 100 vendors and 9-10 display gardens, speaker presentations, gardening howto presentations, the Big Backyard Family Learning Center, a silent auction, “Dreaming in Technicolor” advanced standard flower show and professional florist’s table-top competition. Admission: Adults $7.50; Senior Citizens (60+) $5.00; Ages 6-12 FREE. For more information call 501-8214000 or visit www.arflowerandgardenshow.org/contact.htm. Feb. 28th Laterns! Outdoor-Winter Festival located at Wildwood Park for the Arts. Times: 5:30-10 p.m. Admission is $10

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