Tour de Rock: Riding for Patients

On Saturday, CARTI will host its 15th annual Tour de Rock Rider in North Little Rock. The cost to register is $55 in advance and $60 the day of, with the proceeds going towards CARTI’s patient assistance fund. “Patient assistance can be anything from nutritional supplements to fuel for cars, hotel stays or overnight stays…

Helena-West Helena

The River Town Full of History, Blues and Catfish by Curtis Lanning   Sitting along the banks of the Mississippi River, travelers will find Helena-West Helena, a town with rich history, soulful blues music and all the catfish one can eat. Shane Williams, executive director of Main Street Helena, encourages those seeking a fresh start…

A Musical Road Trip to the Arkansas Delta

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism What do Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich, and Al Green have in common? In addition to becoming musical legends in various genres, each of these trailblazers was born or lived in eastern Arkansas. The region’s roster…

Save the Date: Runway for the Cure 2018

We’re all about fashion for a good cause. Runway for the Cure 2018, which is set for Thursday, October 4 at 11 a.m., will combine fashion and fundraising in a fabulous luncheon. Join us as we celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Runway for the Cure benefits the…

Go On An Arkansas Adventure Bike Tour

Thursday marks the first day of the Arkansas Adventure Bike Tour, the weekend-long trek through the Ozarks, hosted by Velo View Bike Tours. The Arkansas Ozarks are often overlooked by tourists and cycling enthusiasts headed for the Rockies or Appalachia. But Northwest Arkansas is home to some of the most beautiful cycling setting without the…

ADE, AETN Launch Science of Reading

The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Educational Television Network’s ArkansasIDEAS are pleased to announce the June 1 rollout of the first Science of Reading online professional development course. The “Science of Reading: The Right to Read Act” course was developed to assist teachers with meeting the requirements of Act 1063 (the Right to Read…

Hiking in Southwest Arkansas

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round and a chance to get off the beaten path is also attainable. Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks about hiking in Arkansas,…