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This Weekend in Little Rock

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Easter events overpower this weekend.  I have a full list of Easter events and places to eat Easter brunch.

Many of the local farmer's markets are beginning to open.  The Argenta Farmer's Market, Bernice Gardens and the Hillcrest Farmer's Market have all been open.

  • ACCESS Gardens Friday Plant Sale is Friday at the Stella Boyle Smith Campus on 10618 Breckenridge Dr.
  • The 2014 MudBug Bash presented by The Point 94.1 is Friday and benefits the Arkansas Food Bank and is $50 at the door.  Good food and good music. More info.
  • The Arkansas Earth Day Celebration is Saturday at Heifer Village.  It has entertainment, food and exhibits.
  • Pinnacle Mountain is also having its Earth Day Celebration this weekend.  501-868-5806.
  • Spinach Fest is  April 19, 2014 in downtown Alma.
  • There's a stargazing event at the Toltec Mounds.  Starts at 7:30 p.m. 501-961-9442

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It's Time to Register for Summer Camp

Monday April 14, 2014

Zoofari Class

I spent this weekend updating my list of summer camps with current links and costs.  Most of the camps are already accepting registration, and many fill up quickly!

I went to UALR's SLUFY when I was a kid (I think it was still called SLUFY back then).  I had the most fun summer ever.  It's been a while, but we did a lot of fun, hands-on, science-geared activities.  I remember dissecting owl pellets, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.  The current offerings have a little bit from every subject including literature, science, math and sports.

My niece used to do the Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theater Academy every year. She loved it, especially the big performance at the end.  Auditions for that program are already closed, but the Arts Center has other fun summer classes that will allow your kids to learn a new art skill.   They have classes in painting, fabric arts, drawing, jewelry making, clay, theater and more.

Another program I have experience with is the Little Rock Zoo's Summer Zoofari.  I volunteer at the zoo, and sometimes end up guiding a class or two.  This year, their classes are going to be a little different, so it's the perfect time to visit again or try them for the first time.

The Arkansas Museum of Discovery has some fun looking classes too.  Their summer offerings concentrate on science in a fun way.  They have classes in kitchen chemistry, archaeology and biology

Instead of me blogging about them all, why don't you check out the entire list and find one your child would like to participate in.

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This Weekend in Little Rock

Wednesday April 9, 2014
  • The Fashion Event for Easter Seals is Friday at the downtown Little Rock Mariott.  More info.
  • ACCESS Gardens Spring Plant Sale is Friday at the Stella Boyle Smith Campus on 10618 Breckenridge Dr.
  • The What a Woman Wants Expo is Friday through Sunday in Benton at the Benton Event Center. More info.
  • The Mid-South Golden Gloves Tournament is April 10-12.  More info.
  • The Ninth Annual Easter Festival and Egg Hunt at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center is Saturday.  This is a great event with games, prizes and lots of fun.  The Easter Bunny does make an appearance.   Egg hunt starts at
  • ArtWorks is Saturday.  It's an auction to benefit The Rep.   More info.
  • Heifer Village and The Witt Stephens Jr Nature Center both have events going on this weekend.
  • Magic Springs celebrates opening day Saturday.
  • The Arkansas Travelers have their first home games this week.  Check them out this weekend.
  • The Racing Festival of the South is happening at Oaklawn Saturday.

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Seventy Degrees This Weekend? Welcome Spring by Getting Outside

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Two Rivers

This weekend is going to be gorgeous!  They are predicting mid to high 70s weather wise, no rain and it may finally feel like spring.  What's up with this 40 degree weather we're having?

I suggest you take the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some of Little Rock's best natural features.  My picks are the River Trail (I especially like the Two Rivers Bridge portion) and Pinnacle Mountain.  You can have a nice, leisurely stroll or an intense outing on either one.

Another option, though not in Arkansas, would be Oaklawn Park.  This weekend is your last chance for live racing. The Arkansas Derby is Saturday.  Magic Springs opens this weekend too.

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