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Create Little Rock’s annual Land in the Rock summer program is designed to entertain interns, law clerks, and medical residents who are here for the summer and demonstrate to them what Little Rock has to offer.  These events are also for young professionals who have recently moved to Little Rock.  Create Little Rock members are invited to all Land in the Rock events.

For Interns, Law Clerks, and New Residents – SIGN UP HERE

Employers – SIGN UP HERE

JUNE SCHEDULE:

Arkansas Travelers Baseball Game
Thurs, June 17
7:00 pm | Dickey-Stephens Park, NLR

Join us for a night at the ballpark in the Beer Garden as the Travs take on the Tulsa Drillers. Free admission for LITR participants and CLR members who REGISTER HERE.

Little Rock Rangers Minor League Soccer Game
Tues, June 22 | 6pm
War Memorial Stadium

Little Rock’s minor league soccer team, the Little Rock Rangers, will be playing the AHFC Royals.  Free admission for LITR participants and CLR members who register. We’ll have a tailgate party in the parking lot beginning at 6pm with cold beverages. The game is at 7pm. REGISTER HERE.

Between the Rocks
Thurs, June 24 |5-8 pm
 Rockwater Marina and Rock City Yacht Club

Create Little Rock members and Land in the Rock participants have been invited to attend an exclusive free members-only event hosted by the Little Rock Regional Chamber, North Little Rock Chamber, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, and Argenta Downtown Council.
The party will be in North Little Rock at the Rockwater Marina (located HERE) and in Little Rock at the all new Rock City Yacht Club (located HERE).
We’ll have music, beer, food, and multiple free ways to test out the water for yourselves including kayaking with our friends at Rock Town River Outfitters and motorboat tours from H2O Sportz! REGISTER HERE.

JULY EVENTS:

Movies in the Park Pre-Party
Wed, July 7th | 6:30-8:30pm
River Market East Pavilion400 President Clinton Ave.

Each Wednesday throughout July, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a free movie at the First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park as part of their Movies in the Park programming.  On July 7th, they’ll be showing Wonder Woman 1984, and we’re throwing a watch party in the east pavilion overlooking the amphitheater with beer, wine, and pizza for Create Little Rock members and Land in the Rock participants who REGISTER HERE.  

More July events will be announced soon, including an Arkansas River Party at Rockwater Marina, a tour and tasting at Rock Town Distillery, and a professional development lunch

Arkansas River Cookout
@ Rockwater Marina
Hosted by Rock Town River Outfitters
1600 Rockwater Blvd, NLR
Wed July 14 | 6-8:30 pm

CLR is grilling out at Rockwater Marina on the North Little Rock river bank. Rockwater marina and boathouse are located in the Rockwater residential development on the edge of Argenta. 
Come get a whole new view of the Arkansas River! You’ll be able to paddle around the marina in a kayak, thanks to our friends at Rock Town River Outfitters! Check them out for some awesome kayaking on the Arkansas River.
Free beer, wine and food for CLR members and Land in the Rock participants who register

Professional Development Lunch
Featuring Skip Rutherford
Little Rock Regional Chamber Building
200 E. Markham St.
Tues, July 27th | Noon – 1:15 pm

As part of our Unplugged Speaker Series and Land in the Rock programming, we’ll be hosting a Professional Development Lunch featuring 2 great speakers: Skip Rutherford, former Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service, and Sam Smith, senior HR business partner with CARTI. Skip will speak on networking and “rainmaking,” and Sam will talk about interviewing and resumes, including many pitfalls you may not be aware of. 
Please register here. You can order a box lunch from Bray Gourmet for $10 or feel free to bring your own lunch. (Just select the “bring my own lunch” option from the order list.  If you’re not ordering a box lunch, registration is not necessary to attend, but it’s appreciated for an accurate head-count). Please note that the free sandwich options are for Land in the Rock participants (summer interns and law clerks) only.  

Rock Town Distillery Tour & Tasting
1201 Main St
Thurs, July 29th | 5-7pm

For our final event, we’ll be touring Rock Town Distillery on South Main Street and sampling 8 of their award-winning products!
Private tours usually cost $20 per person, but the cost for CLR members and LITR participants is only $10. You must PAY HERE in advance. Space is limited and last time this event sold out. The cost includes a tasting of 8 different spirits following the tour.
Please note the earlier start time – 5pm instead of our usual 5:30pm – to accommodate another tour that begins at 7pm.  
The itinerary is a follows:
5:00-5:30pm: Socializing in the tasting room. Rock Town has a full bar including beer and wine, and you can purchase a drink to enjoy before the tour.
5:30-6pm: Tour of the distillery. During the guided tour, we’ll learn about the process of making spirits – from grain to glass – and hear about their origins. (Don’t worry if you’re running late, it will be easy to catch up with the group.) 
6pm-6:30pm: Back in the tasting room, we’ll sample and learn about 8 of their spirits.  
6:30 – 7pm: We’ll move the party over to the main bar area to make room for the next tour. You can grab another drink and purchase bottles of their various spirits if you like.