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PRESIDENTIAL PETS

February 25 - April 27

The Clinton Presidential Center is hosting a temporary exhibit, called “Presidential Pets,” through April 27. This exhibit pays tribute to the pets that called the White House home, and includes items from presidents George W.

Tech City Exhibit at MOD

February 25 - May 11

The Museum of Discovery’s Tech City features 12 exhibits comprised of 20 activity stations that teaches visitors what it takes to build a city. The exhibits present challenges that can be readily solved using an engineering approach.

Adventure Club

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday and Wednesday until March 31, 2014

Mondays and Wednesdays: After-school activities, like Wii games, snacks and crafts, for ages 5-11. Event time: 4 p.m. Event place: Oley E. Rooker Library. Visit www.cals.org for details.

WIGGLE WORMS AT MOD

March 25 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until March 29, 2014

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: This program at the Museum of Discovery introduces children 6 and under to science in a fun, hands-on and interactive environment. Event time: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Book Babies

March 27 @ 9:30 am - April 20 @ 10:30 am
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Every week on Monday and Thursday until March 27, 2014

Mondays and Thursdays: Lap-sit story time for babies, newborn to 24 months, and their caregivers. It includes stories, action rhymes, songs and playtime. Event time: 9:30 a.m. Event place: Terry Library.

CLINTON MCDONALD ‘IRON SHARPENS IRON’ FOOTBALL CAMP

April 18 - 19

April 18-19: Clinton McDonald, from the Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks, will return to his hometown, Jacksonville, to celebrate with a homecoming rally, local fashion show, banquet and the Second Annual Clinton McDonald “Iron Sharpens Iron” (ISI) Football Camp.

BURNS PARK ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

April 19: Prizes, games, photos with the Easter Bunny and, of course, an egg hunt. The festivities are at the park’s Pavilion #10. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Four egg hunt times are divided by age: 9 a.m., children with special needs; 9:30 a.m., ages 1-3 (with parents); 10 a.m., ages 4-6 (no parents); and, 10:30 a.m., ages 7-9 (no parents).

EASTER EGG HUNT

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

April 19: The Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allsopp Park (3700 Cedar Hill Road, Little Rock) for children in second grade and younger.

ARKANSAS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 19: The Arkansas Earth Day Foundation hosts the 2014 Earth Day Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Have fun and discover how Heifer International is working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

April 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 19: Discover astronomy with members of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Activities include solar viewing in the afternoon, special indoor programs and viewing through telescopes from 9-10 p.m.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

April 20

April 20: Pinnacle Mountain State Park is hosting an Earth Day celebration dedicated to going green. Programs will focus on recycling, reusing and repurposing. Call 501-868-5806 for details.

LITTLE ROCK FARMER’S MARKET OPENS

April 22

April 22: The 40th Annual Little Rock Farmer’s Market opens in the River Market Pavilion downtown. The market is open on Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. through the last Saturday in October.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – MICHAEL JACKSON, THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR

April 22 - 23

April 22-23: This Cirque du Soleil show will be at Verizon Arena for two shows. Tickets are $52.50-$152.50. Tickets are available at the arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

ARKANSAS LITERARY FESTIVAL

April 24 - 27

April 24-27: The Central Arkansas Library System’s annual event features lots of family friendly activities. This year’s festivities include a story time on Governor’s Mansion lawn, treasure hunt, Lego exhibit and more.

12th ANNUAL CABOT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

April 25 - 26
April 25-26: The Cabot Strawberry Festival features carnival rides, pageant, food, entertainment, vendor booths and lots of strawberries. Held at the Cabot Community Center. Carnival and booths are Friday, 6-9 p.m.

‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ AT THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE

April 25 - May 11

April 25-May 11: This classic tale of love, courage and the triumph of good over evil is sure to leave audiences of all ages feeling happily ever after. “Sleeping Beauty,” written by Alan Keith Smith, illustration by David Hohn, and based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, will be at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on weekends through May 11.

ACCESS FRIDAY PLANT SALE

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 25: Access Gardens Friday Plant Sales are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. ACCESS Stella Boyle Smith Campus, 10618 Breckenridge Drive in Little Rock. Call 501-217-8600 for details.

DROP-IN FAMILY PROGRAM – NATURALLY DYED EGGS

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 25: This class teaches children about the plants that contain dyes that can be used to decorate Easter eggs. Held at the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Education Center at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

THEA ARTS FESTIVAL

April 26

April 26: The festival returns for the third year to bring the community together for a day of artists, music, food and family friendly hands-on activities. The festival is held along Main Street in Argenta.

SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PIECE

April 26

April 26: Local poetry troupe Foreign Tongues is headlining this event at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. The event features youth poets from central Arkansas and the 2013 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Team Champion G.

Walk, Run, or Wheel 5K/2K for Special Needs

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

April 26: The course starts at Helping Hand in North Little Rock, and runs down Northshore Business Park and ends back at Helping Hand. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the 2K family fun run starts immediately after, about 9 a.m.

2014 CENTRAL ARKANSAS HEART WALK

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

April 26: The walk includes a 5K and one mile options. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. in Burns Park, and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 501-707-6588 or email CentralArkansasHeartWalk@nullheart.org.

TEA & TIARAS

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

April 26: The 4th Annual Tea & Tiaras, a Mother-Daughter Tea, benefitting the Waner Children’s Vascular Anomaly Foundation begins at 10:30 a.m. at Chenal Country Club. The event features crafts, brunch and a raffle.

DROP-IN FAMILY PROGRAM – NATURALLY DYED EGGS

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

April 26: This class teaches children about the plants that contain dyes that can be used to decorate Easter eggs. Held at the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Education Center at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

SPRING CANOE FLOAT

April 27

April 27: Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 mile paddling adventure. Prior experience is not required, but participants should be comfortable around water.

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