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'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' opens Friday

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' opens Friday

Pirates of the Caribbean -- installment No. 4 -- arrives in theaters this week. Along with Johnny Depp, you get Penelope Cruz. Other new films include Bloodworth with Kris Kristofferson and Kill the Irishman with Ray Stevenson.

Free autism parent education

 Free autism parent education

Cornerstone ABA Services is excited to announce a FREE parent education opportu­nity. Parents with children on the Autism Spectrum are often bombarded with dif­ferent treatment options. It can be difficult to decide what is the best fit for the child and family. Many parents have heard of ABA as a treatment option, but do not understand what ABA is or how ABA can be beneficial for their child.

Join us as we will discuss the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis. We will also review the current research on the effectiveness of ABA interventions for chil­dren on the Autism Spectrum.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hennessey, Ed.D., BCBA at 501-940-4435 (Jhennessey@conwaycorp.net) or Shelia Smith, Ph.D.

Coming to Riverfest? Go over Sunny's Safety Plan

Coming to Riverfest? Go over Sunny's Safety Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Riverfest coordinators, along with ¡Hola! Arkansas and Today's THV, want to help provide a plan for kids and their families who become separated.

The scariest thing for children is to become separated from their family during a huge, crowded event. And the worst feeling is not knowing where to go to be reunited with loved ones.

There will be four Information Tents strategically placed throughout the park. Families will be encouraged to visit these booths and discuss "Sunny's Safety Plan" before enjoying the day's activities. They will be introduced to the booth volunteers and "Sunny." "Sunny" will be posted on a big sign at each booth and the volunteers will give children a "Look For Sunny" sticker to wear.

This will help the children remember what they're looking for. If a child becomes lost, they will look for the "Sunny" symbol and know that it is a safe place to go.

Lake Dardanelle upcoming events

Lake Dardanelle upcoming events

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Saturdays 1:45 p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us. 

 

Thursday, June 2 - Sunset Cinema – “Yogi Bear”

About Dusk - As the sun sets on beautiful Lake Dardanelle, enjoy the lights rising on a big-screen outdoor movie.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

Kid's Fishing Derby set for June 11

Kid's Fishing Derby set for June 11

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will present the annual Children's Fishing Derby at Pleasant View Park on June 11, 2011 beginning at 8 am with the weigh-in at 10 am.

This free event is for children ages 4 to 12. Prizes will be given in three age divisions for the heaviest catfish and the heaviest stringer of catfish. A special prize is given for biggest fish of any kind caught during the derby. Please pre-register at the Hughes Center.

For more information on the Children's Fishing Derby contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 479/968-1272.

Chamber produces outdoor cinema

Chamber produces outdoor cinema

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. – The Promotion and Events committee of the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Advertising and Promotion Commission have partnered again this year to produce the outdoor movie event, Sunset Cinema. This summer will mark the fifth season of Sunset Cinema, which aims to enhance the quality of life in the Russellville area by bringing together members of the community.

Sunset Cinema is an outdoor movie theater which operates during the summer months at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville. The cost is $1 per person, children under 12 are free.

These family-friendly events brought in over 650 attendees last year.  The two feature presentations scheduled this summer are Yogi Bear on Thursday, June 2 and Cats and Dogs on Thursday, July 7. Each showing will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

For more information please contact the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-968-2530.