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Free Fun For Families: May 29 – June 10

This Week:

Thursday, May 31 – Morning Stroll @ Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 9am
Meet at the Arboretum trail head for a leisurely hike on this paved trail.  You’ll see wildflowers, wildlife, and more!

Friday, June 1 – West Summit Trail Hike @ Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 9am-11am
Take part in this moderately-strenuous guided hike to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, where you’ll enjoy incredible scenic vistas and lots of nature along the way.

Friday & Saturday, June 1-2 – Hats in Hot Springs Festival in Hot springs
Hot Springs holds its first-ever Hats in Hot Springs Festival with wacky contests, free concerts and more. The festivities are free to everyone who wears a topper and starts with a concert from Memphis Soul Revue at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The Hot Springs Concert Band continues the party on Saturday, with a performance at 1 p.m. They’ll be followed by the Arkansas State Simon Sez Championship for all ages at 2:45 p.m. Boom Kinetic will play at 7:30 p.m., to be followed by the crowning of the TOP Hat of Hot Springs 2012. Judges will also award prizes for Most Glamorous, Most Outrageous, Best Children’s Hat and more.

Saturday, June 2 – Community Health Fair @ St. John Baptist Church, 8am-1pm
Come check out local and national health, beauty and fitness organizations, hospitals, physicians, dentists, faith-based and community non-profit organizations showcasing health information to the Little Rock community. Visitors can partake in health screenings, including HIV tests, blood pressure readings, dental exams and cholesterol check-ups. Or, enjoy a massage, watch a healthy cooking demo and learn CPR. Youths in 7th-12th grades can sign up for a free sports physical.

Saturday, June 2 – Kids’ Fishing Derby @ Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 8am-11am
There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes will be given away throughout the event with a special prize for the biggest fish. Bring your own lawn chairs, umbrellas, drinking water, bait, and tackle. If you don’t have a pole, you can check one out from the Central Arkansas Library system for FREE! Contest is for kids 15 and under, although everyone is welcome to fish after 11 a.m. with a fishing license.

Saturday, June 2 – Free Kid’s Workshop @ Your Local Home Depot, 9:00am – 12:00 pm
These workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. This month’s project is an organizer! Workshops are designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Every Saturday from June 2 – Aug. 11 – Super Summer Saturdays @ the Clinton Center,  10am to 2pm.
Every Saturday this summer, a special section of the Clinton Center will be transformed into a baseball diamond filled with hands-on activity stations including interactive baseball games, puzzles, coloring, trivia and more. Each participant will receive commemorative baseball cards and Crackerjacks. Additionally, Little League Baseball Players in their uniform, along with their team coach, can enjoy a free tour of “Play Ball: The St. Louis Cardinals” exhibit throughout the summer. Super Summer Saturday activities are free; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the Library.

Go Here for events for Kids and Families at Central Arkansas Libraries.

Go Here for events for Kids and Families at William F. Laman Public Library System.

Next Week:

Friday, June 8Youth Fishing Derby @ Burns Park, 9:00am – 11:30am
BYO Tackle and bait out to the covered bridge for an All American Fishing Derby!

Saturday, June 915th Annual Youth Fishing Derby @ Dupree Park Lake in Jacksonville, 7am-10am
Fishing enthusiasts ages 15 and under are invited to join. Prizes will be given. Registration 7-8 a.m.; derby 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Saturday, June 9Summer Reading Club Kick-Off @ CALS Main Library
This year’s theme is “Dream Big”. Museum of Discovery leads an activity with animals at 10:30 a.m., and kids will be able to participate in other games and crafts all day long.

Saturday, June 9Mountain Fishin’ Derby @ Petit Jean State Park
Ages 15 and under can drop a line and wait for the fish at Petit Jean State Park to bite. Fish will be stocked and prizes provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. BYO lawn chairs, bait and tackle.

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