-Christina Shutt, Executive Director and Brian Rodgers, Community Liaison of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center | The 6th Annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest will take place at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Sunday, December 3rd from 2pm-5pm at 501 West Ninth Street in Little Rock. Admission is free to this family-friendly event, which is in conjunction with their Holiday Open House. Participants will compete for bragging rights for the best sweet potato pie in Central Arkansas. There will be a panel of celebrity judges that includes Broadway Joe of Power 92. First and second place prizes will be awarded in both professional and amateur categories in addition to a people’s choice award. Billy St. James of 102.5 Praise FM will emcee the event with performances by Gloryland Pastor’s Choir and other local musical performers. The museum will also host a holiday craft-making stations for children. Registration is free, but participants must bring a toy to donate to Stop the Violence organization, which was founded by Robert “Say” McIntosh. To register, visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com/events/holiday-open-house or call 501-683-3593.
-Former Senator Tracy Steele, Founder of The Stand Foundation | The 10th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration of The Stand Foundation will be held, Friday, December 1st from 6pm-10pm at Maumelle Event Center, 10910 Maumelle Blvd., in North Little Rock. The Leadership Institute has grown to exceed 40 Vista volunteers and 600 graduates. This event is geared to say “thank you” to all who have made contributions of their time, energy and resources. For more information, visit www.standone.org or call 501-374-8788.
-DuShun Scarborough, Executive Director of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission | Mega King Fest. The 2018 A Day of Service – “A Day On, Not a Day Off’ Mega King Fest will be Monday, January 15th at the North Little Rock High School, 101 West 22nd Street in North Little Rock. A number of events hosted by the AMLK Jr. Commission and its partners will be taking place in the state.
6 A.M. – 9 A.M. – The Broadway Joe Morning Show live broadcast of several guests
8 A.M. – Interfaith Unity Prayer Breakfast by invitation only at the Governor’s Mansion
12 P.M. – 3 P.M. – Mega KingFest will include on-site community service projects, youth initiatives, health screenings, scholarships, ZaeHD, AYO & TEO, and Miss Arkansas 2017 Maggie Benton, and more.
To RSVP or obtain more information, or learn about more events around the state, visit www.AMLKC.Eventbrite.com or call 888-290-KING (5464)