The Seminar is not just about attending sessions, learning new tools and gaining resources to take to your classroom. The event is a time for participants to have casual conversations, network and learn from each other between sessions and during breaks and lunches. Evenings offer additional time to get acquainted. So forget about lounging by the pool, shopping or exploring the city on your own. Plan to have some fun and get to know one another. 


Check out what we have planned!   


Wednesday, July 20: Chill at the Seville

A casual reception featuring finger foods, live music, a cash bar and prizes!!

This event is FREE to Summer Seminar Participants and their guests! 

RSVP to by Tuesday, July 12. Please let us know how many people (including yourself) will be attending so we can plan for enough food and drinks.  

Directions: The Hotel Seville is located at 302 N. Main St, which is at the corner of N. Main & Ridge Ave, and is next door to the Durand Center. 





Thursday, July 21: Murder in Margaritaland

Join us for a night of mystery that will have everyone searching for more than their long lost shaker of salt! A clever concoction of chaos, crime and cocktails in the Caribbean! 

Check out this flier for more information and get a sneak peak of the characters you will encounter in this edition of The Island Review

 Want to really have some fun? Sign up for a character part in this twisted plot!! It's easy and it will make the experience even more entertaining! Just send me your name, age (or at least approx), and a good email address so our hostess can send you a part. You will also need to plan on being at the entire event (7:00 pm - 10:00ish).

There will be prizes at the end for all attendees!!!

This event is FREE to EAST Summer Seminar Participants. Family and friends are welcome to partipate in the fun for only $35 for adults, or $15 for kids 12 and under. The price includes a buffet-style menu of American food with a Jimmy Buffett and Caribean flare. There will be something for everyone, and you won't need to eat before or after the party. Let us know ASAP if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies. 

RSVP to by Tuesday, July 12! Let us know how many people (including yourself) will be attending so that we can plan enough food and drinks. There wlil be a cash bar onsite. Also, be sure to let us know if you want a part. 

Payments must be made to the EAST Initiative no later than Wednesday, July 20. 

Checks, cash, and credit cards accepted. You are welcome to pay prior to attending Summer Seminar or anytime before the end of breakout sessions on Wednesday, July 8. If you want to pay in advance, you may mail checks to EAST at 6215 Ranch Drive; Little Rock, AR 72223 or we can take credit card payments over the phone by calling 501-371-5016 (ask to speak with Cody). 

Directions: From the Durand Center, head south on N. Main St. toward W. Ridge Ave. Turn right onto W. Central Ave. for 0.2 miles. Take a left onto State Hwy 7 / S. Pine St. Look for signs toward Jasper. Follow Hwy 7 for 0.8 miles. At the "Y in the road," take a slight left onto Hwy 7 for 4.3 miles. Twelve Oaks will be on the right.