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BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: Thea scholarship fund fed with chefs' creations

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There's an art to plating food and local chefs served up provisions pleasing to the eye as well as the palate at Thea's Blue Plate Special. The celebration of the culinary arts, held Oct. 17 at the Capital Hotel, was a fundraiser for the Thea Foundation, which promotes and supports the creative arts in schools.

POLITICS PAST AND PRESENT: Pundits punch up suppertime at museum

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Politics was once again the topic of discussion at the Old State House Museum -- Arkansas' original state Capitol. Local political pundits and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnists Rex Nelson and John Brummett were the guest speakers Oct. 13 at the Old State House Museum Associates Annual Supper dubbed "A Trumped-up Hillaryous Evening."

Catherine Jean Giblin - James Robert Barber III

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The bride is the daughter of Cheryl and Dr. John Giblin of Little Rock. Her grandparents are Bernice Giblin-Carroll and the late Thomas Giblin, both of Morehead City, N.C., and the late Betty and Frank O'Brien of New Bern, N.C.

ONE FOR THE RANCH HANDS: Philanthropic guys and gals pony up for Youth Ranches

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Ray Dillon, the recently retired chief executive officer of Deltic Timber Corp., was honored at the 2016 Arkansas Children's Award Dinner on Oct. 12 at the Little Rock Marriott. The event was a benefit for Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches, which provides stable homes for at-risk boys and girls.

Tools & toys

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Bonita Beach Roundie

ALL OUT FOR AUTISM: Life changer

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Lisenne Rockefeller was honored Oct. 6 for her contributions to improving the lives of people in Arkansas diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities at a benefit for Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC). The event, All Out for Autism, was at Next Level Events.

LET VIDEO ROLL: Polishing the silver

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Opening night celebrations for the silver anniversary of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival couldn't be contained to just one event, so there were three parties on Oct. 7 to help kick off the 25th annual festival.

Personal Space

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Prentice McIntosh

Tools & Toys

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SEASONAL SHAKESPEARE: Shakespeare Theatre party a casting call for members

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Clear skies and lower temperatures reminded guests that summer is over and a new season of Shakespeare is in the works for next year. Mary Ruth Marotte, executive director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, hosted the theatre's fall membership party at her home the night of Sept. 29. The theatre produces a range of Shakespeare's works around the state each summer.

HOWLING AT THE WOLFE: Successful day ends with victories all around

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The day started early and ended late on Sept. 30 for many supporters of the Wolfe Street Foundation. Teams competed in the 21st Annual Golf Classic earlier that morning at Maumelle Country Club for cash and prizes, followed by a barbecue lunch provided by the Cross-Eyed Pig. Later that evening, guests gathered on the grounds of the Wolfe Street Center for a tailgate party dubbed Howling at the Wolfe.

Tools & toys

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Guests were offered a "Shot of Culture" as they arrived Sept. 21 to the Junior League of Little Rock building for the kick-off party for ACANSA, the five day central Arkansas arts festival. Served in colorful shot glasses with fruity garnishes, the drink was made with vodka, lime and triple sec.

EVERY MEAL COUNTS: Hunger Action Breakfast lauds those who feed a need

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke to about 230 guests at the Hunger Action Breakfast on Sept. 20 in the ballroom of the Junior League of Little Rock Building. The event, part of Hunger Action Month, was to honor individuals and organizations from around the state who work to relieve hunger in their communities.

RESTORE AND AFTER: $75,000 added to the kitty to raise roofs for 'habitaters'

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About 70 local artists and do-it-yourselfers took used and donated items from Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas Restores and turned them into auction-worthy items for the fundraiser Restore and After, held Sept. 15 at Embassy Suites.




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