As we reach the one-year mark, we've got an extra dose of local love on the brain.

 

Thursday, March 11

"The Everyday Bold Woman" Virtual Conversation // Study after study has shown that working mothers are taking a massive hit during the pandemic. Join Community Connections Now founder Starre Haas and author and Powerwomen founder Claire Brown as they dive into this tough topic and talk networking while they're at it. Tune in at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

A Virtual Celtic Cultural Celebration // St. Pat is going the way of the interwebs. As part of the Arkansas Sounds series, CALS will livestream a performance of traditional Irish and Celtic music and dance with the award-winning Lyon College Pipe Band and the Little Rock folk group Parkstone. It starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

 

Friday, March 12

Second Friday Art Night // 2FAN is back. The after-hours gallery walk of downtown businesses is offering a mix of in-person and virtual events this month. Highlights include a Women's History Month celebration at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The fun runs 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

Let's go, girls. This virtual tour covers women’s activism in Arkansas.

Virtual Charlotte Gadberry Awards // The arts community is raising a glass to one of its own this weekend. This year's annual Acansa event will honor Arkansas media icon Craig O’Neill while guests enjoy specialty drinks and snacks along with the livestream. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

"Munchies" Virtual BingoFlix // Bring on the cave creatures. The BingoFlix screening series offers prizes to viewers who can fill up their bingo cards with hilariously awful cliches. The March lineup is all about creatures from the '80s, and this week's 1987 flick features space archaeologists, evil twins and mini monsters in leather jackets. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here.

Speaking of munchies, try this strawberry lemon scones recipe.

 

Saturday, March 13

Keep Little Rock Beautiful across the metro // This weekend you have a chance to do your civic duty and help The Natural State live up to its name. Now in its 12th year, this city-wide effort is part of the Great American Cleanup. There are lots of organized activities led by neighborhood or volunteer groups, so pick one and roll up your sleeves. It's time to get to work. Learn more here.

Drive Through Native Plant Sale at Pinnacle Mountain State Park // If this doesn't say spring, we don't know what does. The Central Arkansas Master Naturalists will be on hand to help you get your fill of flora and fauna with 22 varieties of native plants for sale. Proceeds go to help beautify the park grounds. Stop in 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn more here.

More natural goodness: Here's what you need to know about opening day of the Little Rock Farmers Market.

 

Sunday, March 14

St. Patrick's Day Party at River Bottom Winery // Is this what you find at the end of a rainbow? Located at BoBrook Farms, the winery is serving up St. Patrick's Day specials on the patio along with live music from Pamela Hopkins. It all starts at noon. Learn more here.

Keep with the green: 5 Ways to Safely (Sham)Rock St. Patrick’s Day

Pedal-Palooza at Recycle Bikes for Kids // What better way to celebrate key cycling season? At this sale/swap meet, you can get outfitted with all the right gear to keep you pedaling or pass along the pieces you no longer need. Proceeds help provide bikes to kids. Roll in 1-5 p.m. Learn more here.

Three-Year Anniversary Party at Proof Bar & Lounge // Bring on the deliciousness. This Hillcrest spot is celebrating its birthday all day long, and you're invited. Load up on eats from Holly Smokes and whiskey and draft specials. It kicks off at 4 p.m. Learn more here.