The Arkansas State Archives will host its fourth annual Arkansas foodways symposium from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 16, at the north campus of UA Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. . The symposium’s theme, Fruit of the Vine: Arkansas’s Italian Communities and Foodways, will feature presentations by Chris Dorer, Dr. Rebecca Howard, Regina Moyer and State Archives staff member Terra Titsworth. Topics will include Little Italy, Arkansas: A Bootlegger's Oasis; Aren't Grits Just Polenta?: Italians in the Ozarks; and Sunnyside: Italian Tradition from Past to Present. The day will conclude with a cooking demonstration by professionally trained chef, Terra Titsworth, who will be preparing cannoli. The seminar is $12 and registration is required. Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance. An Arkansas Italian fare lunch will be prepared by chefs from UA - Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute and a wine tasting will be provided for symposium participants. Deadline for registration will be Sept. 11. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives and funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. For more information about the symposium, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-682-6900. To register, visit https://italian-foodways.eventbrite.com.