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    Join Holiday Events In Little Rock, Arkansas

    Across Arkansas you'll discover the Yuletide spirit is vibrate and well on it's way with festive events. Throughout the communities many are giving back, and supporting research like the Annual Craig's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock serves as the starting point this year for the 21st The Saturday event begins at 11 a.m. and features thousands of runners and walkers who take to the streets, paths and parks to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Wear a holiday themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces then run or walk a 5 kilometer route with team members. There will also be a one-mile walk around the Clinton Library.

    The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum will host holiday activities during the Santa at the Center event. There will be art projects, holiday entertainment, decorating of Christmas cards, and refreshments. Santa will make a special guest appearance, with every child receiving a complimentary framed photo with the main man himself. Activities take place in the Great Hall. The event is free; regular admission fees are applicable for touring the library.

    The Heifer International’s Celebration of Living Gifts will offer the opportunity to learn how the Heifer International animals provide sustainable livelihoods for struggling families throughout the world. You can purchase one of these animals for a family in need, find unique international gift items in the Shop@Heifer, and have your photo taken with some of the furry, four-legged residents. There will be opportunities to make ornaments, play with the exhibits and take part in interactive story time. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; admission is free. Heifer Village is located at 1 World Avenue in downtown Little Rock.

    Little Rock Museums will celebrate with Holiday Open Houses. Plot your course in advance and you’ll be able to make them all. The Annual Christmas Frolic at the Historic Arkansas Museum is from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. This seasonal get-together depicts an old-fashioned holiday, much like ones held during territorial days. Dancing, caroling, crafts, music, pioneer games, plus the event’s popular hot cider and ginger cake are scheduled. Admission is free. The museum is located at 200 East Third Street in downtown Little Rock. Phone 501-324-9351 for more details.

    By Kerry Kraus

    Getting There:

    For more details on the Annual Craig's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis can be found on www.arkansasjinglebellrun.org or phone 501-664-4591.

    Visit www.heifer.org/heifervillage or phone 501-907-COWS (2697) for more information on the Heifer International’s Celebration of Living Gifts.

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