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5th Annual Divas, Inc. Girl Leadership & Empowerment Summit


A Measure of Success

Youth Career Classes

What’s Happening in Our Community…

BethelDonaldson Scholarsipp

Donaldson Text


Our House Is Hiring!
Our House is currently hiring for several positions. 
Open positions include:  
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
 Children’s Programs:
 Arts Facilitator
AmeriCorps VISTA:
VISTA Leader
Children’s Programs VISTA
Community Relations VISTA
In-Kind Donations VISTA 
Operations Support VISTA
Program Support VISTA
Volunteer Relations VISTA
For complete position descriptions and information on how to apply,
click the link below.
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Our House l P.O. Box 34155 l Little Rock, AR 72203 501.374.7383

Happenings at Pyramid Arts Bookstore

Saturday, June 27, 2015                           Time: 1:30 p.m.
 Arkansas Author Connection with Vivian Carroll Jones
Civil Rights Memoirs of a Pine Bluff, Arkansas Native 
Featured Author:
Vivian Carroll Jones

Featured Title:
Civil Rights Memoirs of a
Pine Bluff, Arkansas Native

$15.00 (paperback)
Vivian Carroll Jones is an Arkansas native born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Cortez and Victoria Carroll, the seventh of ten children. She grew up in the south when people of color were treated as second-class citizens.

At a very early age Ms. Jones and three of her siblings participated in the struggle for Civil Rights and equality. Ms. Jones became involved with SNCC in Pine Bluff as a high school student. After high school she married and had three children.
In 1973, she became the first African American to be hired by the city attorney’s office. This was a bittersweet victory, however, and she quickly filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission due to discrimination in the workplace. This experience led her “to pursue higher education and entrepreneurship.”  She earned a degree in Social Studies from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a health sciences degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a degree from the Agape School of World Evangelism. For over 25 years she worked as a nurse and health educator at South Central Career College, Aspen’s Career One, Jefferson Hospital and at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Experiencing the first 1963 March on Washington at 15 years of age, marching with the late civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., incarcerated on five occasions for civil rights – these are the author’s first hand, personal experiences in the struggle for social changes.

NEW Victoria Christopher Murray + 27th Anniversary Special!  

Let’s help Victoria get her FIRST
New York Times


Celebrate Pyramid’s

27th Anniversary


From the #1 Essence bestselling and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray comes Stand Your Ground, a pulse-pounding meditation on race, motherhood, marriage, and vigilante justice that will have readers spellbound until its shocking end.
Stand Your Ground
$16.00 (Paperback)
20% off ($12.80)
June 30 – July 3rd ONLY!
Additional 7% off if code 1988 is mentioned!

Special Anniversary Hours on June 30th: 9 am – 7 pm
Sponsored by the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 Pyramid Picks of the Month
                       For Middle Schoolers                  


Gone Crazy in Alabama
by Rita Williams Garcia
Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it’s like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.


Seek and Learn: Journeys in Black Legacy
by Leticia A. Fitts
 Great book to use to learn about Black History this summer.
The Ultimate Betrayal
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Another captivating Curtis Black saga.

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Summer Happenings at the CALS


Self-Defense for Women Class

Tuesday, August 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hillcrest Hall, $50
Minimize the risk of becoming a victim by learning about the four stages of an attack and self-defense tactics. The workshop will be a blend of presentation, demonstration, and active participation. Registration is required.

Register here.


Volunteers Needed for July Book Sale


Free Conference
for Genealogists

You Pick the Flick at Rooker Branch


Short Works Writing Workshop at Main
For more information on ways you can support CALS’ programs, contact
Christine Gronwald, Development Coordinator, at cgronwald@cals.org or 918-3025
or Angela Delaney, Volunteer Coordinator, at adelaney@cals.org or 918-3095.


Reminder: Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting Tonight

The Pettaway Neighborhood Association now meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the East Little Rock Resource  Center at 500 East 21st St. at 6 p.m. Please come and support your neighborhood; …

2 Days Until Preservation Libations Mix-Off

Get tickets TODAY for the
FIRST annual
Preservation Libations Mix-Off

Thursday, June 25

5:30 -7:30 PM
Albert Pike Memorial Temple
712 Scott Street, Little Rock

All of the details are coming together for next week’s Preservation Libations Mix-Off and we can’t wait to see you there!

Have you seen the ads on the Arkansas Times website and the post on the
Eat Arkansas Blog? Huge thank you to the Arkansas Times for being a Master Mixologist Sponsor!

We’ve gotten a sneak preview of the food that Shane Henderson with Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South is dreaming up for the event–sounds AMAZING! A huge thank you to Ben E. Keith for being one of our Master Mixologist sponsors and providing ALL of the food for the First Annual Preservation Libations MASTER MIX-OFF!

We also went shopping this morning at Colonial Wine and Spirits for liquor and specialty items for the bartenders’ creative concoctions.The generous folks at Colonial are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and we’re so grateful to have them as a Gold Glass sponsor!

Join the Fun! Buy your TICKETS today! Space is limited!
TICKETS to the Mix-Off start at just $40 per person with a $5 discount for members of Preserve Arkansas and the U.S. Bartenders Guild.


Thanks to our SPONSORS!

BEK Crest Logo       


Jamie C. Brandon and Lydia Rees
Courtney C. Crouch, III and Amber Crouch
Fee Brothers

John C. Edwards
Tim and Vanessa McKuin
Hannah K. Vogler

VOTE for your Favorite Bartender(s)

One of these bartenders will win our People’s Choice award on June 25,

but you can start VOTING TODAY for your favorite – $2 per vote!

Merrick Fagan, Trio’s

Sarah Harrington, Heights Taco & Tamale
Spencer Mahan, SO
Michael Peace, 109 & Co
Neil Pedrick, Ciao Baci
Ben Seay, Big Orange
Kevis Smith, Cache
Luiggi Uzcategui, Afterthought Bistro & Bar
or click here to vote for more than one bartender


JoAnn “JoJo” Sims
reigning Arkansas Times
Best Server in Little Rock
Merrick Fagan
Sarah Harrington
Heights Taco & Tamale
Spencer Mahan
Michael Peace
109 & Co.
Neil Pedrick
Ciao Baci
Ben Seay
Big Orange Midtown
Kevis Smith
Luiggi Uzcategui
Afterthought Bistro & Bar
Matt Bell
South on Main
Jamie Brandon
Preserve Arkansas
Phil Brandon
Rock Town Distillery
Christopher Crane
Arkansas Film Commission
Kramer Darragh
Darragh Company
Joel DiPippa
cocktail aficionado
Spencer Jansen
formerly of the Capital Hotel
Blair Wallace
De Nux Distributors

Featured coverage of the Mix-off
Inviting Arkansas/
Read About Emcee
JoAnn “JoJo” Sims in June’s
issue of Inviting Arkansas

Preserve Arkansas works to build stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places.

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