November 29, 2018
– Guests: Margaret (Preston) Dedman, Board Member in the Arkansas Homeless Coalition | The Arkansas Homeless Coalition (AHC) brings together the resources and people who provide services to the homeless. The coalition is in its 14th year and has more than 300 members, including volunteers, retirees, churches, and state employees. Membership is open to all persons engaged in or interested in networking and advocacy on behalf of those on the streets. In January 2017, Central Arkansas listed 990 homeless individuals, which represented 898 households with 84 children under the age of 18. Many of the homeless are in need of a home and shelter, jobs, healthcare, food, clothing, transportation, legal assistance, child care, pet care, dignity, respect, and the same rights as all citizens in Arkansas. While the coalition doesn’t provide actual services – you will find coalition individuals driving vans to get people to medical care, shelter and food. Members clean up camp sites where there is no trash pick-up and participate in helping at various centers and locations that offer shelter, job counseling and training, individual case management, access to computers and the internet, restroom & shower services, a place to receive and send mail, local phone service, laundry, housing referrals, meals, shelter from the weather and more. To join AHC, meetings are open to the public on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10am-11:30am at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street in Little Rock. To learn more, and stay connected, visit www.facebook.com/arkansashomeless.
– Guests: Lana Nayles, Links President and Donna Terrell, Event Co-Chair | The Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosts their 46th Annual Holiday Jazz Brunch, Saturday, December 1st at 11am at the Downtown Marriott Hotel. This festive event will have tasty food and feature live music and entertainment from Lexington Porter and Ensemble. Proceeds help fund annual scholarships to local high school graduates and help sustain community service projects held throughout the year. For tickets and more information, call 501-492-9660 or visit www.littlerocklinks.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation, Text to Donate “LRLINKS” to 56651.
– Guests: Brian Rodgers, Community Relations Liaison and Jaimie Wright, Director of Development at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center | The 7th Annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest will take place at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Sunday, December 2nd 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. Live entertainment will be performed by local dance groups & musicians. Registration is free. Participants are asked to bring a donated toy for the Say McIntosh Stop the Violence Organization. To register, visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com call 501-683-3593.