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The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Riverview High in Searcy Christmas Parade

Riverview High in Searcy Christmas Parade

 The Riverview High School Student Council Club and Future Farmers of America (FFA) Club worked together to create a float for the Searcy's Christmas Parade.  They used the FFA slogan "I Believe" with "Past" and "Present" Shepherds.  The Past Shepherds represented the Old Shepherds as Wisemen from the Bible and the Present Shepherds as the Present Wisemen represented by the FFA members and Student Council Club. Left:  Mattye Martin, Christy Davis, Jessica Wesson, Luke Hoofman, Amelia Chapman, Emily Bennett, Chelsey Crawford.

‘AETN Presents’ features Celtic Thunder’s Keith Harkin solo performance

‘AETN Presents’ features Celtic Thunder’s Keith Harkin solo performance

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Keith Harkin” will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Keith Harkin, a vocalist with Celtic Thunder, comes from County Derry in Northern Ireland, where he started performing for the public at age four, wowing audiences with his beautiful voice and musical talent. Now at 24, Harkin has played to audiences across Europe and North America. He is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist and has opened concerts for acts such as John Martyn, The Undertones and David Kitt and has recently started his own record label, Busty Music.

“Keith is the blond, scruffy member of the band,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Kevin Kerby + Battery features entertaining, energetic rock ‘n’ roll and the honest songwriting style of lead singer, Kevin Kerby. The band often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor.

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.