Fireworks are a staple at festivities for many Americans during the summer months. The event will feature musical artists Grammy-nominated singer Jon B with Dr. This indoor/outdoor experience will take place in the Ballroom and on the River Top. -Fire Marshal Chief John Pflasterer, North Little Rock Fire Department had some helpful Fireworks Safety Tips to share in honor of National Fireworks Safety Month. Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.Tickets are available at Ugly Mike’s, Uncle T’s Food Mart, Butler Furniture, Record Rack in Pine Bluff, and Kibb’s BBQ in P. If you plan on drinking, don’t drive, and if you are under 21, don’t drink.Some good news is Arkansas has seen 27 percent reduction in drunk driving fatalities since the 2009 law requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted offenders went into effect.These symptoms can occur when people are not drinking enough fluids. Unlike the average adult, a child, infant or elderly person loses electrolytes at a faster rate. -Hank Young III and Kris Young, Founders of Step Up Mentoring Program | The 4th Annual Step Up Mentoring Camp will be Friday-Sunday, July 27th-29th at the Arkansas 4-H Center, 1 Four H Way in Ferndale.The mission of the camp is to impact the lives of teenage youth 13-18 years old to empower them with knowledge & help them make a positive difference in their communities.
-Dominique Mc Grudder, Mighty Vikings Youth Football Team; Derrick Hamilton, Mobile Video Game Station; Jerald Smith, Battlefield Laser Tag; and Ozzie Banks, III, Photographer | The Jacksonville Mighty Vikings Football Team & Partners sponsors a Father’s Day Celebration, Sunday, June 17th from 2pm-6pm at the Jacksonville Mighty Vikings Football Field, 312 Ray Road in Jacksonville.To register and secure your spot, call 501-680-0144 or email [email protected] June 14, 2018 -Raymond Allmon, Outreach Director for Friendship Aspire Academy Public Charter School and Leta Anthony, Consultant | Friendship Public Charter School is one of the oldest minority charter schools in the nation and has been in existence for 20 plus years and has 100% college acceptance rate.-Tomiko Davis, Director of The Excel Center at Goodwill Industries | More than 300,000 adults in Arkansas, ages 25 and older do not have a high school diploma. Fifteen schools are located throughout the United States.This annual commemoration of the end of slavery will have family-friendly activities and attractions, exhibits, food trucks, entertainment, live music from the national recording artists Shanice and Sir the Baptist.Hosted by The Bar-Kay’s Larry Dodson and Power 92’s Comedian Keith Glason, this event will also feature local artists, a showing of documentaries “Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street” and “Soul Food Junkies” and so much more!-Joseph Mc Corvey, Executive Director of Pine Bluff Convention Center; Tavante Calhoun, Go Forward Pine Bluff Representative; and Terence Mitchner, Owner of Jack & Jill Fun Zone | Go Forward Pine Bluff presents Forward Fest — , Saturday, June 9th. Show starts at 1pm with live music, food, fireworks, kids zone, vendors, car show and more! Church; and Brother Larry of the Nation | Anderson’s Taekwondo Center (ATC) is still enrolling for Camp Positive, an 8-week Summer program which includes fishing, swimming, chess games and tournaments, math, science, and more. John Baptist Church, 2501 South Main Street in Little Rock.Featured artists will be national recording artists Angie Stone and Bigg Robb, and a lists of others. Lawn chairs are welcomed, but no coolers or backpacks. -Chief Master Anderson and ATC Students, and Pastor Darell Howell, Moody Chapel A. The Camp will be held June 4th-July 29th in the Life Center of Moody Chapel A. There will be free health screenings, school physicals, health information, Ask The Doctor segments, CPR training, live entertainment, fitness demos, food, fun, and more.– Stan Ellis, Promoter | The 2018 Pine Bluff / Altheimer Blues Festival will be held Sat., June 2nd at Cook Family Park, 11712 North Highway 79 in Altheimer. Show starts at 4pm with featured artists Calvin Richardson, OB Buchana, Sweet Angel, Jaye Hammer, Nathaniel Kimble, Big John Miller Band, Will P., Mo B., Lady Trucker, and the Platinum Blues Band.The event will be hosted by Broadway Joe and Comedian Keith Glason. May 24, 2018 -Yolonda Holmes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Arkansas State Program Manager | With Memorial Day around the corner and high school and college students celebrating graduations, we want to help keep this message in the forefront.To enroll and learn more, call (225) 361-9035 or download & submit your application at -Brian Rogers, Community Relations Liaison for Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Stephanie Sims, Guest Curator from the Clinton Foundation | Mosaic Templars Cultural Center presents Juneteenth Celebration, Saturday, June 16th from 12 noon-6pm at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock.A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Soak all firework debris in water before throwing away. Never try to re-light a firework that did not properly ignite.For safety tips and information, visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission at gov. Featured artists will be Keyshia Cole, Joe, Dru Hill, 112 (“Q & Daron P”), H-Town and local acts The Rodney Block Collective, and Dee Dee Jones. & Vibe Events, Saturday, July 7th from 8pm-2am at the Downtown Marriott Hotel on the River Top, #3 Statehouse Plaza.