Friday, February 2, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE-02-02-07

Exhibit runs through end of month

Historic Washington State Park honors Black History Month by presenting the exhibit "True Education: The Salvation of the World" through Feb. 28 at the park. Experience this exhibit dedicated to one of the South's preeminent black institutions of higher learning, the Haygood Seminary. Founded in Washington in 1883 by ex-slave John W. Williamson, the seminary attracted students from five surrounding states.
Admission is free. For more information call 870-983-2684 or visit the Web site www.oldwashingtonstatepark.com


Lawn and garden show scheduled in Pine Bluff

The 20th Annual Lawn and Garden Seminar and Show will be held Feb. 17 at the Convention Center in Pine Bluff. Exhibits of plants, herbs, and other items for sale. Several distinguished speakers present information on various horticultural topics.
Admission is free. For more information visit the Web site http://uaex.edu.


Chocolate festival Feb. 10 in Eureka Springs

The Third Annual Chocolate Festival will be held Feb. 10 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.
There will be chocolate fountains, specialty vendors, samples, professional and amateur contests with cash prizes and more. Admission is $12 for adults, and $6 for ages 12 and under. For more information visit www.eurekachocfest.com


ASU-Beebe will present special concert

The Community Bank Concert Series at Arkansas State University-Beebe will host Ainít I a Woman! on Friday, Feb. 2. Ainít I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African-American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The show tours throughout the U.S. during Black History Month and Womenís History Month.

Ticket prices are $10 per concert event. Senior citizens tickets are $8, and student ticket prices are $3. Alumni Association members may purchase tickets for $9 per event. All concert series events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus at the corner of Orange and West College Streets. The Theater Box Office will open at 6:45 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. events, with seating beginning at 7 p.m. Season ticket holders may be seated in rows 1-11 of the center section. All other seats are general admission. Vacant seats will be released to the public 10 minutes before curtain time.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the ticket office at (501) 882-8351.

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