LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There are several events this weekend to celebrate our veterans, but if you can’t make it out to an event there are lots of things you can do to honor veterans. You can visit the local VA hospital and bring flowers or games to help cheer them up, or even put a green light bulb in your outside light to show your support.
Heather Baker, publisher of AY Magazine shares details on some of these celebrations, and also tells us about Holiday House, 2nd Friday Art Night and more!
Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change
Who: Women and Children First
Where: Cache, 425 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock
When: Thursday Nov. 9, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change is a casino-themed party featuring gaming, entertainment, libations, food and a silent auction to raise money for Women and Children First. WCF empowers women and their children to live free from domestic violence.
General Admission: $50 – Includes complimentary beer and wine, snacks, $1000 in gaming chips.
VIP Tickets: $100 – Includes access to the VIP lounge, beer, wine and margarita bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, $2500 in gaming chips.
To purchase tickets, visit: wcfarkansas.org/VegasTickets
B-17 Bomber Tour
Who: Conway and Clinton chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association host the World War II B-17 Bomber Tour
Where: Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field
When: Friday through Nov. 12.
Flights are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m daily
Ground tours are available from 2-5 p.m. each day
What: Rides on the airplane, nicknamed “Aluminum Overcast,” and ground tours will be available each day. Flights are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flight cost $435 for EAA members and $475 for nonmembers; Ground tours are $10 per individual or $20 per family, with veterans and active members of the military admitted free.
A Veterans Day program is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission charge to the Veterans Day program.
Proceeds from the B-17 ticket sales will support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing “The Spirit of Aviation” with everyone. To purchase tickets in advance at a reduced rate, call (800) 359-6217 or visit the website B17.org.
Veterans cemeteries across the state will holding remembrance ceremonies. Check your local veterans cemetery for information.
Holiday House 2017
Who: Junior League of Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the Presenting Sponsor this year
When: Nightly at 6 p.m. through this Saturday
Where: Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street in Little Rock.
Holiday House is the highlight of the holiday shopping season in central Arkansas. Around 14,000 shoppers visit Holiday House every year to start their shopping season. For 25 years, Holiday House has collectively raised over $5 million to fund the Junior League’s community priority areas including Stuff the Bus, Nightingales, PARK, Kota Camp and Boosters & Big Rigs. More than 80 percent of all funding for the JLLR is generated by Holiday House.
A special event during Holiday House is Cookie Decorating With Santa. This family-friendly event will be held in the Statehouse Convention Center Atrium Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 each. For more information or to buy tickets, visit jllr.org/holiday-house.
2nd Friday Art Night
What: 2nd Friday Art Night is downtown Little Rock’s after hours art and culture event, happening every month. Spend your Friday evening enjoying premier galleries and museums as well as discovering pop-up artists and entertainers on the sidewalks in between.
When: Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Who: Participating vendors include:
ACANSA Gallery in the Cox Creative Center
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) – Butler Center
And the Historic Arkansas Museum just to name a few.
It’s free to attend and transportation between venues is provided by the Rock Region METRO Streetcar.
For complete weekend planner details, visit AYmag.com.