The Arkansas Twisters, off to a 3-1 start, are finally home again after two weeks on the road, playing host to Tennessee Valley from Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday at Alltel Arena.
Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10, with discounts available.
The team offers $2 beers and seating to watch the action in the open-end section of the arena.
For more information, call 975-5425 or visit www.arkansastwisters.com on the web.
Inclement weather forced the annual Saints and Sinners Masked Ball fund-raiser for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre Foundation to be rescheduled for Friday, April 28, at the Statehouse Convention Center. Partygoers will be greeted by celebrity impersonators and paparazzi as they arrive on the red carpet, while the party will feature dinner catered by the Peabody, live and silent auctions and hit music from the Soulsations. Tickets are $200 per person. Call 378-0445.
Yes, there is a rodeo in the spring at the State Fairgrounds, too. The rodeo, presented by the Diamond State Rodeo Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, starting at 8 a.m. each day, with the grand entry each day at noon. The awards will be presented at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Arkansas Building, and a close-down party follows.
For tickets or more information, call 372-8341 or 562-4466.
Rockin’ on the Runway
See various aircraft displays, take a ride in a bi-plane or a helicopter, and see radio-controlled aircraft acrobatics at Rockin’ on the Runway Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Rock National Airport.
For those who like to stay grounded, classic cars will be on display, and there will also be live music, a kids’ fun area, food and drink vendors, and more. As for aircraft, one of the three Super G Constellations still flying will be on hand, along with a C-54, a DC-3, a C-130 from the Little Rock Air Force Base, and other vintage aircraft.
Admission is free. Call 372-3439 for more information.
Enron whistleblower speaks at UALR
Lynn Brewer, an Enron executive who blew the whistle on the shenanigans at the Houston power company that led to the biggest corporate collapse in history, will appear at UALR’s Business Ethics Day on Tuesday, May 2.
Brewer will speak at 2 p.m. at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building. Free parking will be available in Lot 13, next to the Jack Stephens Center.
Brewer is the author of “Confessions of an Enron Executive: A Whistleblower’s Story,” and she worked in Enron’s Risk Management in Energy Operations. The talk is part of the inaugural David W. Kempner Business Ethics Program.
Brewer’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion on ethics issues. Panel participants include Mike Headlee from Alltel Communications, Assistant Legislative Auditor Jerry Spratt, Professor Frances S. Fendler of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, Dr. Cynthia M. Daily, assistant professor of accounting, and Steven D. Warren, partner in charge at BKD Arkansas in Little Rock. A reception in the Donald W. Reynolds Business Center will follow the discussion.
For more information, call 569-3356.
Women’s baseball stars at Hays Center
Dee “Dolly” Brunsfield and other members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which inspired the movie “A League of Their Own,” will appear at the Hays Center on Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Brunsfield and the other women will talk about playing baseball during and just after World War II. The league and players were recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Seating for the program and lunch is limited to 250 people, and tickets are $10. The Hays Center is at 401 W. Pershing Blvd. in North Little Rock. Call 975-4297.
Encyclopedia of Arkansas editor does lunch
Nathania Sawyer, editor of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, will share the experience of creating an online encyclopedia at “Legacies and Lunch” on Wednesday, May 3, at the Main Library’s Darragh Center. Sawyer will demonstrate the various features of the website while sharing interesting and offbeat stories about bringing the project online from scratch.
The program runs from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch; drinks are provided.
“Legacies and Lunch” is program of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Call 918-3049.
America’s Walk for Diabetes is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Murray Park. It’s sponsored by Baptist Health and Wal-Mart Corp. To sign up as a walker, sponsor, volunteer or to donate, call 888-342-2383 or visit www.diabetes.org/walk ... “Light the Night,” a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is scheduled nationwide for Friday, and Little Rock’s program will be held at the River Market East Pavilion. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the walk begins at 7:30 p.m. Walkers carry illuminated balloons — white for survivors and red for supporters — to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. The funds raised will help find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The walk is open to everyone. For more information, call 375-2552 or visit www.lightthenight.org … Herf in the Rock III, a benefit for the American Diabetes Association, will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the River Market East Pavilion. Tickets are $50. Call 765-0511 or 225-4138.