Daily Flyer: Monday, Nov. 28

Aron Ralston speaks at the Town Center tonight.

In case you missed it…

The Washington County Fairgrounds is hosting a drive-through light display each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 18.

Looking for a better quesadilla recipe? The latest Flyer Recipe calls for the Three Ps: poblanos, pepitas and pesto.

The Razorback football team lost big to LSU Friday and dropped five spots to No. 8 in the BCS rankings. Now the Hogs await their bowl destination which will likely be the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2 in Orlando or the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 6 in Dallas.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: David Harlow, Brandi Heilman, Angie Coleman, Dane Hutsell, Diane McCready, Mandy Hefner, Randy Odglen, Adam Ritchey and Erin Griffin.
Others: Singer Randy Newman is 68, musician Paul Shaffer (Late Show With David Letterman) is 62, actor Ed Harris is 61, actor Judd Nelson is 52, drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam) is 49, comedian Jon Stewart is 49, singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) is 43, musician apl.de.ap (Black Eyed Peas) is 37 and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) is 28.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Monday To-do

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 2004

Rock climber Aron Ralston will speak in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the Fayetteville Town Center. He will share his inspirational story, dramatized in the critically-acclaimed film, 127 Hours, of how he amputated his own arm to save his life after a climbing accident.

Ralston will appear as part of the University of Arkansas student-sponsored Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required.

Also on today’s calendar, a public reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the UA Student Union for Nolan Richardson, former UA head basketball coach, to celebrate his selection to receive a Silas Hunt Legacy Award.

Richardson is one of four recipients of this year’s award, which recognizes African Americans who make significant achievements or contributions to the community, the state and the nation.

The list

Fayetteville Public Library: Dramatic Book Club with Trike Theatre
UA Student Union: Nolan Richardson reception
JJ’s Grill: Effron White
Fayetteville Town Center: An Evening with Aron Ralston
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Andie Schenk – Cello Recital
The Perk: Open acoustic jam

Monday Public Meetings

5:30 p.m.Planning Commission * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219
7:00 p.m.Ward 4 Meeting *City Hall, Room 111

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk

127 Hours Interview With Aron Ralston