February 21, 2019
– Guests: Brenda Ficklin and Connie Curry of the Timmons Arts Foundation; Nicole McGehee and Nicole Woods of UAMS Health Initiatives & Disparities Research Program; Lydia Page & D’onte Marshall of Holisitc Home Health Care; Tomeka Caldwell of Heavenly Scent of Paradise; A.J. (April Jackson) & Tamara “Tap” Bates of She’s Dope Movement; and Leander Williams of W. K. Financial Group | The 15th Annual UAMS MidSouth Black Expo will be held Saturday, February 23rd from 9am-3pm at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. The event is FREE and open to the public. Business empowerment will involve seminars, community leaders, exhibitors and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. Some of the Expo highlights will be live entertainment, Battle of the Bands, Business Seminars, Exhibitors Marketplace, ACT Prep, Fashion & Arts, a Millennial Lounge, hourly giveaways, & more. There will be a Food Truck Court and the UAMS Mammovan will be onsite providing mammograms from 9am-1pm. (Registration is required. Call 800-259-8794.) Other Health Screenings will include Colorectal Cancer Screenings or FIT test for home usage; educational information will be distributed on Prostate Cancer and HPV, which is related to Cervical Cancer. For more information, call 501-891-1792 or visit www.midsouthblackexpo.com or Like The UAMS Midsouth Black Expo on Facebook.
– Guests: Christy McMillion, Executive Director; Laurie Johnson, Board Member; & Alison Huskey, Activity Director of the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center for the 4th Annual “Taste of New Orleans” Fundraiser. This annual fundraiser will be held, Thursday, February 28th from 6pm-8pm at the Jacksonville Community Center Banquet Hall, 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. Provided will be great food, live jazz music, a King cake, and fun & fellowship. Proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center, a place for senior adults to socialize, have a hot meal and stay active. The center provides entertainment, transportation and other activities & services for any person over the age of 60. For tickets, call 501-982-7531 or purchase your $20 tickets on site at the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center, 100 Victory Circle in Jacksonville.
– Guests: Big John Miller, Music Coordinator at Arkansas Sounds, a division of the Central Arkansas Library System | Arkansas Sounds presents “The Legacy of the Legendary KOKY”, Friday, February 22nd at 7pm at Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square, 100 Rock Street in Little Rock. KOKY is Arkansas’s first radio station devoted to all-Black programming. This event will honor the station with photos, audio clips and a panel discussion featuring KOKY on-air personalities, including Sonta Jean “The KOKY Queen,” Mark “Chillin” Dylan and Billy St. James with moderator Broadway Joe Booker. To RSVP, visit www.arkansassounds.org or visit Arkansas Sounds on Facebook.