501 LIFE to be featured
 on Channel 4 segment

The June edition of 501 LIFE will be highlighted on KARK Channel 4 during the 12:30 p.m. news show on Tuesday, May 22.

Each month, 501 LIFE co-publisher and editor Sonja Keith presents information about the current edition as it hits the streets. “This month, 501 LIFE is all about ‘Celebrating summer’ with a focus on staycations in Central Arkansas,” said Keith. “Whether it’s time at Greers Ferry Lake (pictured on the cover of this month’s edition) or a dip in a swimming pool, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water fun and other activities in Central Arkansas.”

The main story in this month’s edition features two special opportunities for recreation and entertainment in White County – the new Searcy Swim Center and the Rialto Theatre. “Both are fun and affordable options for a summertime outing for anyone,” Keith said.

The June “Celebrating summer and 501 staycations” edition of 501 LIFE will be featured Tuesday, May 22, on KARK Channel 4. (Mike Kemp photo)

The 19,085-square-foot aquatics center is designed with two inside pools (open year-round) and an outdoor pool (open during the summer). The pool offers lap swimming, water aerobics, water walking, leisure activities, swim lessons and swim teams for both youth and adults. The pools utilize a state-of-the-art ultraviolet treatment system, reducing chemical costs and reducing the problem with rust.

The City of Searcy, which owns the theatre, recently took over operation of the Rialto, which is now considered part of the Parks and Recreation Department. Minor renovations have since been made in the concession area and in the restrooms.

During the summer, there will be a matinee every day at the Rialto and tickets are $1 each. During the rest of the year, typically there is a $1 matinee on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On Tuesday nights, tickets are also $1. The theatre can also take private reservations and host birthday parties. For more information including current movie listings, visit the Searcy Rialto Theatre page on Facebook.

This month’s issue also has information about Fairfield Bay, which offers a plethora of summertime fun. A variety of watercraft are available for rent at the Fairfield Bay Marina and special events are on tap throughout the summer. For more information on fun during the summer and throughout the year at Fairfield Bay, go to VisitFairfieldBay.com. To make a reservation at the marina, call 501.884.6030.

“No matter the destination, we are encouraging readers to include a copy of 501 LIFE in their packing list and take a photo with the magazine to send to us to share with our readers in a future edition.”

In addition to the live KARK broadcast, the 501 LIFE segment can be seen on the station’s website – arkansasmatters.com. For more information on this month’s issue, visit 501lifemag.com.