Thursday, January 10, 2008

OFF DUTY LIFE >>01-11-08

Pinch Pot Workshop Jan. 19 at Des Arc

Become a pioneer settler for a day by attending the Pinch Pot Workshop on Jan. 19. The event will be held at the Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc.

Trappers, traders and settlers along the Lower White River made small cups, which were called “pots,” by pinching clay with one hand. Learn this easy and fascinating way to make pinch pots for home decorations or gifts.

Participants take home a finished product. The class size is limited; reservations are required. Admission is $10 with materials and instruction provided. The museum is located at 2009 in Des Arc. Call 501-256-3711 or e-mail for more information.

Cutest pet contest deadline Feb. 15

The Arkansas State Chapter of Dog Cat Lovers of America in partnership with IPOC is proud to announce that many cash and prizes are up for grabs including a $1,000 cash grand prize in the 2008 Spring Cutest Pet Photo Contest.

Ten entrants will also be selected to have their photo grace the cover of an internationally distributed pet book.

Pet owners from the Jacksonville area are welcome to win a share of the prizes. The deadline for the contest is Feb 15. The contest is open to everyone and entry is free.

Dog and cat photos are welcome. The photo may contain one pet or several and may include different pet types in the same photo. There is a strict limit of one photo per household to avoid disqualification.” The preferred method of entry is to enter directly online at

Photos may also be submitted by postal mail. Please send one photograph full color or black and white of any size. All photo entries must include the photographer’s name and address on the back.

Photographs should be sent to: AR 2008 Spring Cutest Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 4470, Olathe, KS 66063. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15.

Dog  Cat Lovers of America is an organization dedicated to bringing pet owners from around the world together for fun and fellowship.

Membership in the organization is not required to participate and the entry is free. Past winners are listed at

Performance Jan. 18 at The Rep in Little Rock

Rep@the Rep is set for Jan. 18 and 19 at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. Rep@the Rep is a mixed repertoire ballet performance by Arkansas Festival Ballet, featuring legendary ballerina Patricia Barker of Pacific Northwest Ballet in Act II of Swan Lake.

Saturday, Jan. 19 gala performance includes pre-performance reception and silent auction and post-performance reception. Admission: Friday $25/$20 student; Saturday $50. For more information visit

Murder at MacArthur Park is set for Jan. 18.

Enjoy an evening of murder, mayhem, and mischief written especially for tour groups inside an authentic pre-civil war arsenal...also one of the most haunted places in the South. This is an audience participation one of a kind show.

Admission: $42 per person. The event takes place at McArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock. For more information visit

Open mic night

The Airmen's Council will be presenting an open mic night to the entire base from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 25 at the TCAC.There will also be a a Guitar Hero battle the same night.


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