Friday, March 9, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>03-09-07

Children's concert slated for Saturday

"Izzy Investigates" Children’s Concert is slated for Saturday at Reynold Performance Hall in Conway. Conductor Izzy Getzov takes you on a wild journey from the inside of a tuba to the bow of a fiddle, learning all about the instruments and the music they make.

The action will be captured live and broadcast on giant video screens for an up-close and personal experience. The concert will have the world premiere of a special composition created just for the kids. Music from movies, a real live opera star, refreshments and a chance to ‘meet’ the instruments after the show. Admission is $5. For more information call 501-269-1066 or visit

Chase Race and Paws set at Conway

The Second Annual Chase Race and Paws is Saturday at the Commons Shopping Center, 650 Whispering Winds, Conway. Race features a 2-mile RRCA State Championship race and a 1-mile leashed paws race/walk. A judging for the pet with the best costume will also take place.

Proceeds will go to benefit for Friends of Conway Animal Shelter and Arkansas Children’s Hospital for Research Admission varies. For more information e-mail or call 501-514-4370.

Bluegrass festival this weekend in Mtn. View

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival lasts through Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, 107 N. Peabody Ave., Mountain View. Great Bluegrass music all weekend long. Single day pass or festival pass available. Admission is TBA.

Daffodil festival begins

The 29th Annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival begins Saturday and lasts through March 18 at 1402 Hwy. 113 S., Bigelow. Experience seven acres of daffodils — 30 varieties. There will be arts and crafts, barbecue, cobblers, drinks and more.
Admission is free. For more information call 501-330-2403.

Drawing exhibit currently at Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center presents Lines of Discovery: 225 Years of American Drawings through April 1. Lines of Discovery features 144 drawings in a full range of media including graphite, charcoal, monotype and pastel. Works by Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Motherwell, John Singer Sargent, John Sloan, Frank Stella, Benjamin West and Andrew Newell Wyeth. Admission is free. For more information visit

Arts and crafts show March 24 in Jacksonville

Marshall Road Baptist Church’s Women’s ministry, “Women to Women mentoring, 821 Marshall Road in Jacksonville, is hosting Springtime Arts and Crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The festival will be two weeks before Easter. There are approximately 45 different vendors with handcrafted items scheduled. All vendors have been hand picked.
There is a $1 door charge per person ages 12 to 100. All monies collected will be donated to the Dorcas Abused Women’s House located in Little Rock. Wal-Mart will be matching the donation collected up to $1,000.


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