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53rd ANNUAL YOUNG ARKANSAS ARTISTS EXHIBIT

May 9 - July 27

May 9-July 27: The Young Arkansas Artists exhibition showcases artwork by Arkansas students in grades K-12. More than 600 works in a wide variety of media are entered annually. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association jury the entries, selecting approximately 125 works for the exhibition.

CHIHULY AT CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER

May 17, 2014 - January 5, 2015

May 17-Jan. 5: The Clinton Presidential Center presents the artwork of renowned American artist Dale Chihuly. Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1941, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art.

53RD ANNUAL YOUNG ARKANSAS ARTISTS EXHIBITION

June 1 - July 27

This annual exhibit showcase artwork by Arkansas students in grades K-12. Each year, more than 600 works are entered and about 125 are chosen for the exhibit. One Best of Class and two Honorable Mentions are selected for each grade.

MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN MEDALLION

June 1 - September 12

July 1 – 31: The Museum of Discovery’s newest exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, gives youngsters the chance to be archeologists and uncover the mystery of a dig site in Palenque, Mexico, that was abandoned by an archeological team.

WILD JOBS

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

July 23: Wild Jobs features Wildlife Celebrity. Television, radio, social media and outdoor activities and events are just a hint at what a public affairs coordinator can do for the outdoors.

MOVIES IN THE PARK — ‘FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS’

July 23 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

July 23: This is the 10th season of the free outdoor movie night at First Security Amphitheater. Shows are on Wednesdays throughout the summer at dusk, around 8 p.m. The amphitheater opens an hour before film showings.

IT’S SUMMER FRIDAY: GO OUTSIDE — NIGHT SOUNDS

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

July 25: The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock is hosting free summer nature programs on Fridays during the summer. From 11 a.m. to noon, 9- to 13-year olds can learn about science and nature with activities, technology and outdoor fun.

INSPECT AN INSECT WEEKEND

July 26 - 27

July 26 – 27: Ninety-five percent of all living creatures are insects. Spend the weekend learning about the different types of insects at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and have a chance to eat one.

BREAKFAST WITH BIG CATS

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

July 26: Join the Little Rock Zoo for a breakfast buffet in Café Africa and a unique keeper chat all about Big Cats. The zoo highlights several animals during the breakfast series and provides guests with a special up-close-and-personal look at some of its most interesting creatures.

MIRACLE CHASERS KIDS TRIATHLON

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

July 26: The Miracle Chasers kids triathlon is a fundraiser for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The event is 8 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. The triathlon includes a run, bike ride and swim for children ages 6-15.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 29: The Little Rock Zoo is hosting International Tiger Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the zoo’s new tiger cubs and watch them play and splash with their mom.

HEIFER HOUR — ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 29: Throughout the summer, Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock is hosting free activities for children in grades K-5 on Tuesdays and the second Saturday. The programs feature crafts, games, children’s books or outdoor activities to teach kids about caring for the earth and other people.

MOVIES IN THE PARK — ‘E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL’

July 30 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

July 30: This is the 10th season of the free outdoor movie night at First Security Amphitheater. Shows are on Wednesdays throughout the summer at dusk, around 8 p.m. The amphitheater opens an hour before film showings.

FAMILIES AND KIDS WORKSHOP: I’M SEEING STARS

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July 31: The Little Rock Zoo’s workshop allows families to make a map of the night sky, enjoy the view from the zoo and tell stories. Bring a chair or blank and a flashlight.

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