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story.lead_photo.caption Sasha Alexandrovich Stanislav Schnittmann created a bronze bust of Count Casimir Pulaski in1961. - Photo by Celia Storey

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Legacies and Lunch

Authors Mel and Joan Gordon, authors of the historical novel Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero of Two Worlds, will discuss the life of Revolutionary War Gen. Casimir Pulaski in a Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Legacies and Lunch talk, titled "General Casimir Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero," noon Wednesday, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Pulaski, a Polish immigrant to America, saved George Washington's life at the Battle of Brandywine and died at 34 after being wounded at the Siege of Savannah in Georgia. Dec. 15 marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Pulaski County in Arkansas, one of seven counties in America named for Pulaski.

Co-sponsor is the Clinton School of Public Service; support for the series comes from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free. Attendees should provide a sack lunch; the Butler Center provides drinks and dessert. Reserve a seat by calling (501) 683-5239 or emailing A library parking discount is available.

Gingerbread house

Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to register a gingerbread house for Treatment Homes Inc.'s 31st annual Gingerbread House Decorating Juried Competition, in five categories: Youth, Grades K-3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-12; Adult; and Team. Work from scratch or pick up a kit ($15 to $30) from the Treatment Homes office, 700 W. Fourth St., Little Rock, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call (501) 372-5039 or email

The annual Gingerbread Extravaganza goes on display 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Rotunda of the state Capitol, 500 Woodlane St., Little Rock. The event will include photos with Santa and an exhibit of the winning entries for the Holiday Coloring Contest for students in grades pre-K-5. Admission is free. Proceeds support the needs of foster children throughout the year, including presents for the annual Christmas party.

Style on 12/04/2018


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