The Historic Arkansas Museum is hosting its 46th Annual Christmas Frolic on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Keep your family tradition going, or make a new one, and join hundreds of others who have danced their first Virginia Reel in the Hinderliter Grog Shop, the oldest house in Little Rock..
It’s time for sugar plum fairies, snowflakes and the Nutcracker Prince.
Sunday, Dec. 8 is the Nutcracker Tea at the Capital Hotel in downtown Little Rock. This is a meet-and-greet event for families to meet the characters of the “The Nutcracker.” Tickets are $25..
The sixth annual Holiday Celebration of Lights at the Promenade at Chenal is Saturday, Nov. 30.
The festivities begin at noon when the Central High School band parades down the Promenade’s Main Street with Santa and Mrs..
At 13, Joseph Hammond has three goals in mind: becoming president of the United States, playing basketball professionally and being pastor of his own church. He’s already working toward these goals, by building the impressive resume of a community do-gooder and striving to make a difference..
The 2013 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., between 13th and 15th streets on South Main Street in downtown Little Rock.
Professionals and amateurs will compete in several cornbread categories, including Best Overall, Best Traditional (professional and amateur), Best Non-Traditional (professional and amateur) and Best Side Dish..
Besides trick-or-treating, there are lots of other fun Halloween activities going on in central Arkansas. Here are some ideas.
Boo at the Zoo 22
The entire family will enjoy celebrating Halloween at Boo at the Zoo, with live music, carnival rides, ghostly garden, hay rides, haunted house, s’mores, carousel rides and lots more..
Lululemon athletica will celebrate its grand opening this weekend at The Promenade at Chenal, with free yoga and CrossFit classes.
Throughout the weekend, Nov. 1-3, lululemon will host the classes for all fitness levels, featuring local instructors and trainers, including Breezy Osborne of Barefoot Studio, Krista DeBuhr of Soul Yoga Lounge, Stacey Faught of Blue Yoga NYLA and Joey Lamb of Wellness Revolution Crossfit..
The Little Rock Athletic Club is hosting a Halloween Carnival, featuring games and giveaways. Visit www.lrac.com for details.
Halloween Pumpkin Workout
Little Rock trainer Jeff McDaniel and his FastFit Bootcamps are hosting the Freaky Fat Loss Workout to raise money for Bethany Christian Services for Child Adoption at 10 a.m.
The Clinton Foundation invites Arkansas 11th and 12th graders to write a 500-word (minimum) essay on the following prompt:
“In today’s interdependent world, we have many challenges. The Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results..
Arkansas State Fair
Friday through Oct. 20: The fair opens Friday, with free concerts, children’s shows, exciting attractions, carnival rides, games, educational exhibits, rodeos, livestock shows and lots of food. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children and seniors age 60 and older, free for kids 6 and under..
Central Arkansas has many great options for fall outings, including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, festivals, hayrides, Halloween parties and more.
Fall Flower Days
October 1-31: Fall at Garvan Woodland Gardens offers a rainbow of colors and shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum..
There are tons of fun, family-friendly activities in central Arkansas this weekend.
All weekend: Fall Flower Days at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Fall at Garvan Woodland Gardens offers a rainbow of colors and shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum..
The third annual Main Street Food Truck Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with good eats and family fun.
The festival will feature more than 30 food trucks and food carts, along with Etsy Little Rock vendors, live music, a Heifer International Children’s Plaza, street performers, beer gardens, giveaways, a TV broadcasting the day’s sporting events and live radio broadcasts..
This Saturday, Sept. 28, kicks off the Farmer’s Market West at the Promenade at Chenal, with local Arkansas produce, food samplings, local music and more.
Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Arkansas Rice Depot and receive one free produce item of your choice, while supplies last..
The soft fur, cold nose and wagging tail of a dog are a welcome and comforting sight for any animal lover, especially on a stress-filled day. But for children experiencing a tough time, whether a death in the family, a hospital stay, health concern or bullying at school, dogs and other pets can provide a valuable therapeutic touch.Animals can help children open up about their feelings in a way that adults sometimes can’t, says Janet Breen, an outpatient therapist at Methodist Family Health’s Kaleidoscope Grief Center in Little Rock..
AETN Student Selects premieres Thursday The Arkansas Educational Television Network will air the “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2013” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
“Student Selects” is an annual event that highlights the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten through 12th grade students..
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event features activities for the whole family, including casting practice and laser shots for kids..
Hosted by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System, the Arkansas Sounds Music Festival features workshops and concerts for children and teens. These events are Saturday, Sept..
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 5th annual Family Fun Fest, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park.
The festivities include entertainment from the Kindersongs, the Museum of Discovery’s “Awesome Science” and “All About Animals,” and much more..
On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Argenta Community Theater and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will partner to host the “ACT in Concert Children’s Workshop.”
The workshops are FREE to parents and elementary school students through 8th grade..