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WINE AND DINE: Hearty turnout

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Partygoers who wanted to find a new riesling from Germany or a new zinfandel from California had a chance to sample hundreds of wines at the American Heart Association's Festival of Wines, held Oct. 5 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. The event filled the ball park's concourse.

MOVIE MINGLE: Documentary festival stars, supporting cast, kick it off

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HOT SPRINGS -- Suellen and Davis Tillman opened their Central Avenue home in the Tillman Building the evening of Oct. 6 for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Donor and VIP Kickoff Cocktail Party.

SWEET TEA: Sophomore volunteers feted with moms at afternoon affair

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American Heart Association Sweethearts and their mothers enjoyed an afternoon together at the annual Mother-Daughter Tea on Oct. 8 at the Heifer International pavilion.

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS: Feeding the hungry mission of alliance's award winners

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Individuals and organizations that help feed Arkansas' hungry were honored at the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance's Hunger Action Breakfast on Sept. 28 at the Junior League of Little Rock building.

CALLED TO ACTIVISM: 60th anniversary of women's open-schools panel marked

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The names of 1,281 women -- members of the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools -- are etched into the glass windows of the Terry House's conservatory. Children, family, friends and even a few of those honored spent time looking at the names during a reception at the mansion Oct. 8.

Tools & Toys

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Safe Home DIY Bacteria Test

WINNING AT TUTORING: Literacy advocates spotlight top learner, teacher at event

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Literacy Action of Central Arkansas put the spotlight on its tutors and students at the ninth annual Shine a Light on Literacy fundraiser, held Sept. 29 at Next Level Events.

FAIRY TALE EVENING: 60th-year gala raises funds for United Cerebral Palsy

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United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas observed a major milestone at its Once Upon a Time fundraiser, held Sept. 28 in the Doubletree ballroom. The festivities celebrated the organization's 60 years of service to the community. Money raised, about $50,000, will be used for a toddler library, outdoor playground renovation and for a family support fund.

COMMANDING ATTENTION: History enthusiasts revisit '80 missile disaster at dinner

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The Old State House Museum Associates' annual supper always provides guests with a bit of Arkansas history. This year, the program offered firsthand accounts of the deadly explosion at the Titan II Missile Complex on Sept. 19, 1980, in Damascus.

A BIRTHDAY WELL SPENT: Full court press

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Basketball star Sidney Moncrief, who played for the Razorbacks and Milwaukee Bucks, celebrated his 60th birthday Sept. 22 at the Arkansas Arts Center, but the festivities were also a kickoff fundraiser for the new Moncrief Career Professional Development Center. The event was the first of several over the weekend for the center, which will offer young adults in Little Rock crucial skills for personal and professional development.

MATERIAL GOODS: House will become a home with Habitat's fundraising

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Outdated furniture and used building materials were crafted into original, more functional pieces and auctioned off at ReStore and After, a Sept. 21 fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. The event -- hosted by Habitat's young professionals group -- raised $100,000, enough to build an entire house, said marketing director Becky Pittman.

Tools and Toys

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Aeroflex Hose

HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY: 'Feeding' Foodbank

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For the second year, Arkansas Foodbank opened its warehouse and loading dock for Harvest Night, a family-friendly fundraiser for the food bank. The Sept. 16 event was one of several sponsored by local nonprofits during Hunger Action Month.

SNAZZY JAZZY EVENING: Crescent City-style revelry raises big bucks for CARTI

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Decorations including colorful masks and Mardi Gras beads gave a New Orleans feel to the annual All That Jazz, a fundraiser for the CARTI Foundation. The casual evening of music and food was Sept. 16 at Next Level Events.

AMPLE SAMPLES: Attendees, chefs mix, mingle at 'tasty' gourmet fundraiser

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PINE BLUFF -- Area chefs showed off a few of their best dishes Sept. 15 at the fifth annual Taste of Southeast Arkansas, held at Pine Bluff Country Club.

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