Holiday edition of 501 Kids now hitting the streets

St. Joseph School students Brooke Dumboski (from left), Alan Paz and Christian O’Dwyer are decked out in Christmas pajamas for the cover of the 501 Kids “Holiday” edition. 501 LIFE would like to thank Nicole Rappold and St. Joseph School for their help with the cover. (Mike Kemp photo)

The latest edition of 501 Kids – the annual holiday issue – is hitting the streets.

“We are excited to feature three St. Joseph School students on the cover of this edition of 501 Kids,” said 501 LIFE editor/co-publisher Sonja J. Keith. “We highlight some upcoming holiday events in this edition, including the Teddy Bear Clinic at Dazzle Daze and a special presentation at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas.”

Dazzle Daze, which will kick off with Girls Nite Out on Thursday, Nov. 15, will continue with two days of general shopping on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17. The event, which will be held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds, is sponsored by the Conway Regional Women’s Council. Tickets can be purchased at 

“Not only are shoppers getting a jumpstart on their holiday purchases, they are also helping their community because proceeds will be used to expand 3D mammography at the Conway Regional Women’s Center,” said Sonja.

501 LIFE is a Presenting Sponsor.

This year’s Dazzle Daze event will once again feature something special – a Teddy Bear Clinic. “Not only is it a fun activity, it can help kiddos feel more at ease the next time they have to go to the doctor – what a great idea! We hope you will join us for this fun event!”

Another special event, planned at UCA’s Reynolds, is “Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with a special Christmas party after the show.

The party – called “Cupcakes & Christmas Chaos” – is at 7 p.m. Those attending will enjoy cupcakes, activities and have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Junie B. (You will need a show ticket and party ticket to attend both.

The party is a fundraiser for the Reynolds Main Stage EdUCAtion Series which provides educational programming for area school children. “501 LIFE is a big fan of Reynolds and the Main Stage program. A great show and party are in store for a great cause.”

Also in this edition, 501 LIFE contributors Kellie Bishop, Brittany Gilbert and Meagan Lowry have some wonderful and helpful information for parents and other caregivers.

501 Kids is distributed through schools, daycare centers and businesses throughout Faulkner County. Copies are available at the 501 LIFE office at 701 Chestnut St. in Conway and at the following locations of advertising partners: Central Arkansas Pediatrics, Conway Regional Medical Center, First Security Bank, First Service Bank, Shoe Choo Train and St. Joseph School.