Okay, locokarma has been digging around, and found some events that he thinks are interesting. We need input on these. If you are interested, you need to let me know so I can get to work on it. If you don't feel comfortable posting, PM me. One thing to note is that several of these are on the 7th or 8th of October, and the Susan Kohman race for the cure is also in that timeframe, the 9th I think. Since I already have interested parties in that event, it is a definite go as of now. COMMUNITY FEST 2006 / Little Rock COMMUNITY FEST 2006 ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2006. Details: Free food, school supplies, games, seminars, space walk, health fair, liturgical dance,gospel rap and much more fun. Event Date Sat 8/19/06 Start Time 9:00 a.m., - 2.00 p. Location Little Rock Cost -0- WorldFest is an annual international and multi-cultural festival held in MacArthur Park. The festival was created to embrace Little Rock's different cultures and ethnicities while educating students and citizens about global cultures. WorldFest recently received the National League of Cities Cultural Diversity 1st place award for 2006. Festival highlights on both days will include international food, youth-geared fun, and non-stop, music and entertainment. Day One will feature school groups sharing their cultural displays and competing for prizes. Day Two will highlight our communityÃ¢??s diversity, cultural heritage, resources and programs. We anticipate over 10,000 festival-goers to participate in this yearÃ¢??s event. Details: All activities, games, and entertainment are free but there will also be vendors on site providing tastes of the world. Event Date Fri 9/15/06 - Sat 9/16/06 Start Time 15th 9-3, 16th 9-9 Location MacArthur Park Cost Free Timberfest in Sheridan Lots of fun. Gospel Show, Dutch Oven Cookoff Event, Parade, Street Dance, FOOD AND MORE FOOD, and lots of arts and crafts booths. MANY MORE THINGS AS WELL Event Date Fri 10/6/06 - Sat 10/7/06 Start Time Friday and Sat Location Sheridan Court House Square Cost FREE NO ADMISSION Wing Ding Festival The festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dupree Park. Last year over 20,000 people from all over Central Arkansas came out to enjoy the dayÃ¢??s events, so you do not want to miss this excellent opportunity to network with people in this area. Commercial, craft, and non-profit vendors are all encouraged to get involved. The Wing Ding Festival will feature old favorites like the World Championship Chicken Wing Cook Off, Fishing Derby, Paddleboats and Glider Wars. There will be entertainment for all ages on the Main Stage. The Jacksonville Junior Auxiliary will have all day activities in the Children's Tent, which will also include a Morgan Nick Photo ID booth. You can also enjoy a rock climbing wall, a moonwalk and other amusements. The Jacksonville Wing Ding committee is also seeking volunteers to help out on the day of the festival. If you are interested in earning some service hours or merely lending a hand, please contact the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. For more information on how you can get involved in the 2005 Jacksonville Wing Ding Festival, please call 982-1511 or visit our website at www.jacksonville-arkansas.com. Event Date Sat 10/7/06 Start Time 9am-6pm Location Dupree Park, Jacksonville, AR Cost FREE LASTLY, WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AT A BOOKSTORE ON THE 29TH FOR THE RELEASE OF A NEW STAR WARS BOOK. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, LET ME KNOW. (IT'S DURING THE WEEK, I BELIEVE A TUESDAY).