Heather Baker’s Weekend Plans: The Great Escape, National Dog Day Celebration and More

See what’s going on this weekend with AY’s very own publisher, Heather Baker!


Pawty by the Pool with CARE (Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Highland Midtown! Meet your new best friend, because CARE is going to have several adoptable pups out and about, as well as complimentary treats from Brown Sugar Bakeshop and brews from Lost Forty. Donations to CARE are encouraged!


Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation for a fabulous night of dinner, a silent and live auction, a special Outdoor Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the presentation of the Legacy Award. The Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center. The banquet recognizes men and women across Arkansas who have played key roles in expanding the use of Arkansas’ outdoor resources, and spreading conservation education. Proceeds support the foundation’s year-round work, so this is all for a really fantastic cause. Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased here: https://www.agff.org/hall-of-fame-tickets


Honestly, who doesn’t love macarons? Learn to bake and decorate them to perfection, using the Italian method from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Cinnalightful in Little Rock! Supplies and a refreshment are included in the $65 class fee, and you get to bring all of your goodies home! The class is perfect for all skill levels, and you really don’t want to miss out on learning to turn these sweets into art. The class is filling quickly, so buy tickets now here:
The same class is also available on Wednesday, August 29th.

Prepare to be pampered, ladies! The Great Escape is waiting for you at the Conway Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spa services will be provided all day for only $10 each, including makeup, hair and manicures. Several vendors will be set up, fabulous silent auction items will be up for grabs, and there’s even going to be a fashion show! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. So grab your girlfriends and spend the day relaxing for a great cause, because funds raised will benefit the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-escape-womens-shelter-of-central-arkansas-tickets-44892825650?aff=efbeventtix

It’s “pawty” time! Celebrate National Dog Day a little bit early with your four-legged friend at First Security Bank in North Little Rock on McCain! There will be free treats, fun toys, free baths from Ultimutt Pet Spa Mobile Grooming, and a giveaway basket up for grabs, filled with dog toys and treats that your furry favorite will love! The celebration is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon, so don’t miss out!

Attention movie buffs! Fan of Last Man on Earth or MacGruber? Enjoy the movies at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, then stay after for a conversation with Jeff Nichols, Will Forte, Mel Rodriguez, John Soloman and Mary Steenburgen! Last Man on Earth starts at 1 p.m., and MacGruber starts at 4 p.m. General admission is $35, and tickets can be purchased here:

With National Dog Day wagging closely behind, celebrate Bark Bar’s First Birthday Pawty! It kicks off at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of food and drink specials to go around all night long. Live music, Loblolly treats, hourly prizes and live dog portraits are just a few of the reasons you should grab your furry friend and head out. Pups must be at least 4 months old, and attendees 21 or older. Fill out your records online before visiting here: https://barkbar.com/pages/records
Tickets can be purchased here: https://barkbar.com/products/1st-birthday-pawty

Exercise your right to vote while…literally…exercising, ladies!  The 2nd Annual Suffrage Sprint and Stroll will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., and the 1.9-mile fun run/walk begins and ends at the Arkansas State Capitol. All participants will receive a “Votes for Women” race shirt, and funds raised will support the Arkansas Women’s History Institute. Registration costs $36, and ends on Aug. 24.
You can sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/AR/LittleRock/SuffrageSprintStroll#event-188896

Have a conversation with someone who has been exposed to prejudice, stigma or discrimination at the Faulkner County Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Check out a human “book” from the Human Library, and learn to challenge the stereotypes we’re often faced with. This is a safe conversation space where difficult questions can be answered, and societal prejudices challenged. Gain a better understanding of the people in your community. For more information, call 501-327-7482.

Sunday 26th

Get crackin’! The 3rd Annual Crab & Shrimp Boil will be ON at Lucky’s Sports Bar & Grill at 3 p.m. Wear your finest sports attire and gear up for the upcoming season! Select buckets only $9!

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