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Safe Places, Friendship and Fun Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas Where: Various locations throughout the community Contact: (501) 336-9505 or or Program: Communitybased, Bigs in Schools, Sitebased programs and Big for a Day (one time group activities) Age: 6-14 Description: •Community-Based: Volunteers provide children individualized time and attention on a regular basis, typically 2-4 hours per week. The “Big” and “Little” meet freely in the community at playgrounds, in the mall, over a meal, etc. The volunteer and child plan their outings together based on mutual interests and to help the child achieve greater self-confidence and awareness. •Site-Based: “Bigs” and “Littles” meet at the Boys and Girls Club for one hour a week during the B&GC’s hours of operation. •Big for a Day: Groups (civic, business, faith-based, etc.) meet to provide an activity for waiting Little Brothers and Little Sisters. Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County Where: 1313 Deer Street, Bob Nabholz Unit, Conway 4 Grove Circle, Mayflower Elementary School, Mayflower Contact: (501) 329-8849 Program: Summer Activity Program Description: Daily programs offered including computer lab, arts and crafts, game-room activities, gym and playground activities. Age: 5-18 When: Regular Program, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Extended Hours Program, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $25 membership fee (extended hours program add $25 per week) Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council Where: Troops located throughout Faulkner County Contact: Mindy Baird, Membership Specialist, (501) 7581020, ext. 225 or 1-800-632-6894 Program: Girl Scouts Age: Girls, ages 5-17 Cost: $10 annually (Financial assistance available) Description: Girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Program includes traditional troops, cheerleading, sports clinics, badge programs, science workshops, camping and much more.

Arts, Reading, and Creativity Faulkner County Library Where: 1900 Tyler St., Conway (see website for other locations) Contact: Conway Branch (501) 327-7482, Greenbrier Branch (501) 679-6344, Mayflower Branch (501) 470-9678, Twin Groves Branch (501) 3358088, or Vilonia Branch (501) 796-8520 or Program: Summer Schedule (Conway Branch) Description: Mother Goose on the Loose

Ages 0-24 months Mondays at 10 a.m. Toddler Time Age 2 Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Story Time Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Craft Time Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spanish Story Time First and third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Game Night Wednesdays and Fridays 4-7 p.m. Teen Readers Club Fridays from 4-5 p.m. Magic Tree House Book Club Every other Monday at 4:30 p.m. Conway Adult Education Center Where: 615 E. Robins Street Contact: (501) 450-4810, Ruth Ann Williams, or Program: GED (High School Equivalency Diploma) and GED Testing Site; Basic Skills in Reading; Mathematics and Grammar; Family Literacy/Even Start (children and parents), English as a Second Language (learn English language), WAGE (Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy); three state-approved certificates: employability skills, clerical skills, industrial skills, ACT preparation and ASVAB. Age: 18 and above When: Monday through Friday and two evenings per week; call for detailed schedule.

Dance, Gymnastics, and Martial Arts Central Arkansas Cheer All-Stars Where: 1270 Don’s Lane, Conway Contact: (501) 336-0500 or Program: Tumble Camp Description: Tumbling Camps are Monday through Thursday, 1-3 p.m. You must be pre-registered for camps. Registration begins April 15th. Deadline is one week prior to camp. Cost: $45



Age: Levels 1 and 2 When: June 14-17, July 12Age: Levels 3,4, and 5 When: June 21-24, July 19-

Program: Preschool Cheer Camps Description: Cheer, dance and tumble! Cost: $40 Age: 3 and 4 When: June 16-17, 5-6:30 pm Program: Cheer Camps Description: We will cheer, dance, tumble, stunt and jump! Registration deadline is one week prior to camp. Cost: $50 Age: 5-11 When: June 22-24, 1–3 p.m. Program: Flexibility/Flyer Camps Description: These camps are awesome for flyers of all ages! Flexibility is also important in the improvement of tumbling and jumps. Registration begins

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April 15th. Deadline is one week prior to camp. Cost: $30 Ages: All ages When: June 10-11, 9-11 a.m. June 28-29, 1-3 p.m. Program: Partner Stunt Camps Description: For advanced, you must have toss stunts with heel stretch and arabesque. Full down is also required. For beginning/intermediate, no previous experience is required. Cost: $40 per person When: Advanced – July 1920, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning/Intermediate – June 30 through July 1, 1-3 p.m. Sonshine Academy Where: 2415 Donaghey Ave., Conway Contact: Elsie Rose Wright, 327-7742 Program: Swim Lessons Age: 9 months to 12 yrs. When: May, June, July and August Cost: $73 for eight 35 min. classes. Description: Instruction for all ages and levels in swimming. Heated pool, progression-based lesson plans, emphasis on water safety, and low student-teacher ratios. es

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Age: 18 mo. to 18 yrs. When: Summer Schedule begins June 1 Cost: Cost per session depends on class and length Description: Instruction for all ages and levels in gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling. Gymnastics teams are also available for those students who desire to compete in the Olympic sport of gymnastics. Program: Cheerleading/ Tumbling Classes Age: Kindergarten to College When: Summer Schedule begins June 1 Cost: Cost per session depends on class and length Description: Instruction in motion technique, jumps, stunts, tumbling (beginner through advanced), cheer and dance. All Star Cheerleading Squads are also available for those students who desire to participate on a competition squad. Program: Dance Classes Age: 3 years through 12th grade When: Summer Schedule begins June 7 Cost: Cost per session depends on class and length Description: Instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Modern is available. Preschool students also have the opportunity to enroll for a combination class that includes both dance and gymnastics. Camps Trampoline Camp Age: 1st – 12th grade When: June 14th through 18th and/or July 26th through 30th Time: 12:45–3:45 p.m. Cost: $79 (if registered by May 28) Description: Instruction in trampoline, tumble tramp and mini tramp. Flips, flips, and more flips is the theme of this camp. Students receive instruction in trampoline, tumble tramp and mini tramp. Prior experience is not necessary. Cheerleading Camp Age: Kindergarten through 6th grade

When: June 7–11 Time: 12:45–3:45 p.m. Cost: $79 (if registered by May 28) Description: Instruction in cheer technique, chants, jumps, stunts, cheer dance and tumbling is just a sampling of this loud and proud camp. Prior cheer experience is not necessary. Girls Gymnastics Camp Age: Kindergarten through 12th grade When: June 21–25 and/or July 5–9 Time: 12:45–3:45 p.m. Cost: $79 (if registered by May 28) Description: Instruction on all the Olympic gymnastics events, trampoline, tumble tramp, strength and flexibility training. “Boys Only” Hip Hop Camp Age: 3rd through 7th grade When: Monday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 30 Time: 12:45–2:15 p.m. Cost: $39 (if registered by May 28) Description: Balance, coordination and basic elements of “funk” and “urban” styles of dance. This is a great way to learn to “break it down.” Preschool Gymnastics Camp Age: 3–5 When: June 28, 30 and/or July 20, 22 Time: 12:45–2:45 p.m. Cost: $39 (if registered by May 28) Description: Features beginning gymnastics, gross motor skills, jumping, climbing, rolling and games. Cheernastics Camp Age: 4.5–6 When: June 29, July 1

Time: 12:45–2:45 p.m. Cost: $39 (if registered by May 28) Description: This is the best of both worlds! This camp will teach the fundamental skills in both cheerleading and gymnastics. Boys Sport Fitness Camp Age: Kindergarten through 12th grade When: July 12-16 Time: 12:45–3:45 p.m. Cost: $79 (if registered by May 28) Description: Features strength and conditioning obstacle courses. Develops spatial awareness using trampolines. Use of gymnastics apparatus to build upper body strength, coordination, agility and flexibility. Hip Hop Camp Age: 3rd grade and older Where: 2415 Donaghey Ave. When: July 12–16 Time: 3rd–5th, 12:45–2:15 p.m. 6th and up, 2:15–3:45 p.m. Cost: $61 (if registered by May 28) Description: Instruction by Junia Massey. Students will learn balance, strength, coordination, stage presence and basic elements of “funk” and “urban” styles of dance. Tumbling Camp Age: 1st through 11th grade When: July 19, 21, 23 (M,W,F) Time: 12:45–2:45 p.m. Cost: $49 (if registered by May 28) Description: Tumbling Camp focuses on tumbling for students who are considered beginners as well as those who are very advanced. This is a great opportunity to refine tumbling skills and learn new ones. Prior

tumbling experience is not necessary.

Theater Camp Age: 3rd through 7th grade When: July 19-23 Time: 12:45–3:45 p.m. Cost: $79 (if registered by May 28) Description: Instruction in storytelling, skits, commercials, pantomime, stage movement, audition preparation, stage presence and more. Just the right camp for all “drama kings and queens.”

Program: Birthday Parties Age: 3-14 years. Where: 2415 Donaghey Ave. When: Friday and Saturday Cost: Prices are dependent upon number of children attending. Description: Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Dance and Swim parties Contact: 327-7742 or www.

Hollender’s ATA Black Belt Academy Where: 1216 Harkrider Street, Conway Contact: (501) 327-5425 or Program: Martial Arts Classes Age: Pre-school program (3-5 years) and children (6 years and up) Description: Fun and exciting martial arts programs that develop skills in the traditional Korean martial art of Taekwondo. This martial art teaches the physical skills of punching, kicking, blocking and jump kicking, as well as teaching the foundations of self-discipline and self-confidence. Activities also include educational games and fund

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activities. No experience necessary. Instruction by internationally certified instructors with extensive teaching experience in the school and university systems. Special 9 week program for $99 which includes uniform. After school pick-up is available. Cost: Varies depending on program. Call for more information. Take the Lead Academy, Inc Where: 255 East German Lane, Conway Contact: (501) 329-2233 or Program: Ballroom Bootcamp Age: Children (ages 8–16) and adult classes Cost: Varies with class Description: Beginner, intermediate or advanced classes. Classes offered in Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Tango, Cha Cha, Swing, Salsa and Line Dancing. No experience or partner required. Hourly instruction for parties and functions or group or private lessons are available. Program: Country Western Dance Cost: Group or private rates Description: Beginner, intermediate and advanced partner or line-dancing instruction available for groups or individuals. Classes offered for Two-Step, Waltz, Triple-Step, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Hoe-Down and all the popular line dances. No experience or partner required. Hourly instruction for parties and functions or group or private lessons are available. Program: Dance/Gymnastics/Cheerleading Age: Preschool boys and girls through adult Cost: Varies depending on class length Description: Ongoing classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, cheerleading, pom pom, country western, swing, hip-hop and ballroom dance for boys and girls. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and private or group lessons are available.

Enrichment and Education American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas Faulkner County Service Center Contact: (501) 329–3571 Where: 1301 N. Museum Road, Conway Cost: Varies with class. Program: Babysitter Training camp Age: 11–15 year olds When: Currently taking applications for May 15, 2010 class. Call for other current class dates and times. Description: This newly revised program will teach the skills necessary to care for children of different age groups, age appropriate arts and crafts activities, safe play, emergency care including infant/child CPR and first aid training, and resume building to market your newly-learned skills. Program: First Aid for Children Today (FACT) Age: 5–8 years When: As needed, 10–14 hour program. Description: Helps children understand the important role they have in managing their own health and safety as well as the health of the environment in

which they live. Program: Basic Aid Training (BAT) Age: 8– 1 years When: As needed, six-hour course. Description: Introduce children to safety information and basic first aid procedures. Program: Scrubby Bear Age: 4–7 years When: As needed, half- to one-hour class. Description: Teaches children how germs are spread, how to prevent the spread of disease and to properly wash their hands. 4-H Clubs and Project Groups - Faulkner County Extension Service Where: Faulkner County Extension Service, 110 S. Amity Road, Suite 200, Conway; clubs meet throughout the county at various times. Contact: (501) 329-8344 or or www. Program: 4-H Community Clubs and Project Groups Age: 5-19 years Description: 4-H is the youth development program conducted by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H members can select from many activities in 82 project areas ranging from automotive to clothing to space camp. Trained adult leaders teach projects to children using the “learn-by-doing” method. 4-H teaches leadership, citizenship and skills children will use throughout their lives. Community 4-H clubs usually meet once a month and offer programs in areas such as nutrition, gardening, environmental stewardship, public speaking, photography, vet science, pet care and more. 4-H clubs and groups also participate in a variety of community service activities. In addition to community clubs, Faulkner County has several 4-H project groups and a 4H Teen Leader group that meet regularly. Current 4-H clubs and groups are listed below. All 4H groups are open to all youth without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or disability. 4-H Community Clubs Conway: Conway Clovers 4-H Conway Lucky Charms 4-H Faulkner County 4-H Greenbrier: Greenbrier Cloverleaf 4-H Rising Clovers 4-H Guy: Guy Small Town 4-H Mayflower:

Mayflower Vision 4-H Mt. Vernon/Enola Area: Cadron Creek 4-H Club Saltillo Area: Saltillo Heights 4-H Vilonia: Vilonia 4-H Hooves, Furs and Spurs 4-H Club 4-H Project Groups: 4-H Teen Leaders Shamrock Horseshoes 4-H Mayflower 4-H Show Team Faulkner County 4-H Rabbit Club Shooting Sports 4-H Faulkner County Dream Team, Dressage Team Next Generation Beef 4-H Racing Clovers Faulkner County Livestock Club Cost: Participation in community clubs is free; fees vary for camps/field trips; some project books are free, others are $2 - $3 each.

Entertainment and Amusements Conway Family Bowling Center Where: 1010 E. Oak St., Conway Contact: (501) 329-2638 or Program: Bowling, arcade games, pool Age: All ages. When: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday 12:30-10 p.m. Cost: See website or call for daily special promotions. Group rates and packages, including birthday parties, available for up to 100 people. Conway Roller Rink Where: 1008 E. Oak St., Conway Contact: (501) 329-9070 or When: Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:30–8:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, 1:3010:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30–4 p.m. Program: Skating, arcade games, Supermaze and party room. Parties and large groups welcome. Play World Pizza & Fun Where: 2736 Prince Street, Conway Contact: (501) 450-7300 or When: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1–6 p.m. Program: Arcade games, miniature golf, Mazeplay and birthday parties (with reserva-

tion). Age: All ages (12 and under for Mazeplay) Silver Moon Cinema Where: Oak Street at Locust Street, Conway Contact: www.conwayparks. com When: June 17, The Blind Side; September 16, The Proposal; October 21, Top Gun. Cost: $1 contribution to local charity

Music and Theatre UCA, Community School of Music Where: University of Central Arkansas, Snow Fine Arts Center, Room 203, Emma Rasor Drive and Marian Ross Avenue Contact: Jann Bryant, (501) 450-5755 Program: Music instruction of all types. Private Lessons Description: Lessons offered on a five- to 10-week basis in most band and orchestral instruments, plus piano, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and voice. When: •Summer I: Some lessons begin in May and most begin June 7 through July 9. •Summer II: Classes from July 12 through August 13. Cost: $63 to $138 for five lessons, depending upon the instructor. CSM Group Lessons: Beginner Guitar Class Description: Maximum class size 10 students. Smokey Emerson, instructor. Ages: 10 and up. When: Classes will meet Thursday, 5-6 p.m., for 10 weeks, beginning June 10. Cost: $130. Little Mozart Pre-piano class Description: Fun introduction to the keyboard and excellent way to determine readiness for piano lessons. Maximum class size is four to six students. Terrie Shires, instructor. Ages: 5-7 years When: Tuesday, 4:30-5 p.m., May 25 through June 22. Cost: $70 plus $15 materials fee. Location: UCA Snow Fine Arts Center. Kindermusik Time


Description: Movin’ and Groovin’ class for families with multiple children of various ages; tuition covers a family of siblings from newborn to age seven. At least one caregiver per family, please. When: 10 classes, 5-5:45 p.m., beginning June 15. Cost: Tuition, including home materials: May 25 through June 1, $210. Maximum class size: six to seven families. Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway, AR 72034 CSM Music Camps: Kindermusik Camps Description: Creatures in My Back Yard When: June 7-11, daily 1011 a.m. Ages: 18 months to 3.5 years Description: Imagine That Ages: 3 and 4 years Description: Confetti Days When: June 7-11, daily 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Description: Our Time, Zoo Train; and Imagine That, On the Road When: July 12-16, daily 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Contact: Beth Lasley at 450-5755 for tuition prices which vary depending upon cost of home materials. Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway. 2nd Annual Summer Strings Camp for violinists, violists, cellists and string bassists Description: Day camp for children and teens, elementary thru 12th grade. 3 levels of instruction, early to intermediate level and beyond. Mike and Susan Burkepile, directors When: June 7-12, Concert June 12. Cost: $150 through June 2. Location: UCA Snow Fine Arts Center. Rock Camp for guitarists, bassists, vocalists and drummers Ages: 12-18 years Description: An intense five-day camp packed with workshops, jam sessions and performances to foster musical growth for aspiring rock musicians. Smokey Emerson, director. When: June 28 to July 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Concert July 2. Cost: Early Bird Tuition:

$295 by June 11. $325: June 12-18. Location: UCA Snow Fine Arts Center.

Outdoor Fun

Pickles Gap Village Where: Highway 65 North (5A Gap View Road), Conway When: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Contact: (501) 327-8049 or Program: Gift, souvenir, music shop, antique and craft shops, a card shop, knife shop, Kiddie Land and the Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory and Snack Shop. Description: Children’s ride and playground equipment with live animals to watch and feed. Gift and crafts shops.

Chief Whitehorse Trail Rides Where: 869 Lollie Road, Mayflower (Take the Mayflower exit 135 off Interstate 40. Go south on Highway 365; turn right on Highway 89 North and go 10 miles) Contact: Buddy Burnside at 327-7776 or http://www. Program: Horseback Rides Age: All ages. When: By reservation. Cost: One-hour ride, $25 for adults, $22 kids under 12; one hour, ten-minute ride, $35 for adults, $32 kids under 12; twohour ride, $45 for adults, $42 kids under 12. Description: Ride along the river bluffs on a thousandacre cattle ranch. Children should bring bike helmet for safety. Group discounts.

Take the Lead Academy, Inc Where: 255 East German Lane, Conway Contact: (501) 329-2233 or Program: Birthday parties with ponies or petting zoo Age: 2 years to adult Where: On site or at child’s home (picnic area available on site) Cost: Varies according to the number of horses and ponies needed. Additional costs for parties at child’s home and/or cake and party favors. Description: Bring your party to Miss Toby’s barn and take advantage of having both small and large arenas, trails, assorted animals to brush and feed and fun places to play. Additional options include hayride,

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mini rodeo, bon fire, dance, cookout, horseshoes and roping. Program: Horseback Riding Age: 4 years to adult Description: Gentle horses of all sizes and colors. Classes for beginners through experts. Western and English rodeo and horse show events. Facility includes round-pen arena with games and agility courses and trail riding. Many additional farm animals available for enjoyment. Horses for lease or sale. Boarding available. Earn your Girl Scout badges with us. Equipment required: hard-soled shoes, long pants. Your helmet or use ours. Program: Mini-Rodeo Place: On site or your location. Description: Staff, with group participation, performs animal and rodeo events. Children rope, tie, judge, time, flag, cheer and ride an imaginary bucking horse or bull. Following the rodeo, children break into groups to brush and feed the animals, play with the dogs and re-enact their favorite rough-stock event. Program: Summer Horseback Camp Age: 6 years and up When: June, July and August Cost: $155 per four-day camp; enroll in four or more camps and pay only $105 each. Family discounts available. Description: Campers spend each day riding their horses/ponies as well as learning to saddle, groom and feed the animals. Guest speakers such as farriers and veterinarians will meet with campers. Field trips and social activities such as swimming, bowling, etc. are planned each week. Program: Group Trail Rides Age: 8 years and up Cost: Varies depending on distance traveled. Description: Enjoy a leisurely stroll on horseback while experiencing the great outdoors. Trail rides are tailored to the rider’s skill level and may be conducted at Miss Toby’s Riding Academy or other locations. Toad Suck Ferry Lock AND Dam/Park Where: 6298 Hwy. 60 West,

Toad Suck Contact: (501) 329-2986, 1877-444-6777 or www.swl.usace. Program: Enjoy viewing boats passing through the locks, picnicking, playground areas, fishing, hiking, camping, boating and wildlife viewing. Use of picnic pavilions requires a reservation and fee. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Woolly Hollow State Park Where: 82 Woolly Hollow Park, Greenbrier Contact: (501) 679-2098 or Program: Swimming, hiking, canoeing, picnicking, boating, pedal boats and fishing.

Sports and Fitness Conway Parks and Recreation Department Contact: (501) 450-6186 or Program: Basketball, racquetball and walking Where: Don Owens Complex, 10 Lower Ridge Road and McGee Center, between College Avenue and Prince Street, Conway When: Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: No fee for use of basketball courts or walking track, but participants must bring their own equipment and be properly dressed. Racquetball courts are $2 per hour and $2 for rental of equipment. Program: Skate Park Where: Next to the McGee Center, between College Avenue and Prince Street When: Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. until dark; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (bikes only on Sunday) Program: Parks and Walking/Bike Trails Description: Conway offers 10 different parks and walking/bike trails throughout the city. Each has its unique features, ranging from picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, boat launch, baseball fields and a rodeo arena. For a small fee, park pavilions may be reserved by calling the parks office.

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Activity: Lights over the Lake Where: Beaver Fork Lake When: July 3, 2010

At A Distance Aerospace Education Center Contact: (501) 376-IMAX or Where: 3301 Roosevelt Road, Little Rock (at Little Rock National Airport) Program: IMAX Films and Planetarium When: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See website for film schedule. Activity: Arkansas Centennial Flight Celebration Where: Aerospace Education Center When: May 22, 2010 Description: Speakers, food, children activities, C-130 Fly over, showing of “The Magic of Flight.” See website for more details. Arkansas Arts Center Where: 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock Contact: (501) 372-4000 or Program: Art Classes When: June 21 through August 28. Registration begins May 31 Cost: Call for more information. Program: Week-long Art Extravaganzas – Children’s Classes When: See website for dates of specific programs. Ages: 6 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years. Cost: Fees vary according to program. Description: Variety of classes in the visual and performing arts, including Art Safari, Puppets on Parade, Big Messy Outdoor Art Class and many more. Historic Arkansas Museum Where: 200 E. Third St., Little Rock Contact: Starr Mitchell at (501) 324-9351 or Program: Museum Exhibits and Demonstrations When: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,

1–5 p.m. (see website for special events) Description: A historic site museum of Arkansas’ frontier days. Five pre-Civil War houses, on their original block, are restored to antebellum appearances. Guided tours of the historic houses encounter actors portraying original residents. Arkansas Travelers Baseball Where: Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock Contact: (501) 664-1555 or When: See website for complete schedule and ticket prices. Central High School National Historic Site Where: 2125 Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock (across the street from Central High School) Contact: (501) 374-1957 or When: Daily, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Program: Public tours of Visitors Center and Central High School National Historic Site. Program: Junior Rangers Description: The Junior Ranger program enhances students’ knowledge of Little Rock and the1957 crisis through a series of fun activities. Children ages of 9 - 12 can become a Junior Ranger by completing the activities and earn an official Junior Ranger Badge and certificate. Little Rock Zoo Where: 1 Jonesboro Drive, Little Rock Contact: 501-666-2406 or Program: Zoological Park housing over 725 animals on 33 acres When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (through September 30); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (October 1 through March 31) Cost: Children 1-12 $8, Adults $10, Seniors $8 See website for more info and activities. Program: ZOOfari Classes Description: Through unique encounters, children learn about important biological and conservation concepts of the animal world. Contact the Zoo Education Department, ext. 124 or check the website for specific programs, dates, ages and fees. Program: Breakfast with the Animals Description: Ever thought what it would be like to have breakfast with a spider monkey? Enjoy a breakfast date with a variety of animals – rhinos, bears, or small carnivores. Contact: (501) 661-7222 for specific dates and fees.

Museum of Discovery Where: 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock Contact: (501) 396-7050, (800) 880-6475 or Program: Permanent Exhibits and Collections. See website for upcoming events and special exhibits. When: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 5 p.m. Cost: Ages 1–12, $7; ages 13 and over, $8 Old State House Museum Where: 300 West Markham St., Little Rock Contact: (501) 324-9685 or Program: Museum Exhibits When: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Description: Greek revival structure that houses museum of Arkansas history. Collection includes civil war battle flags, inaugural gowns of governors’ wives, Arkansas art pottery, and African American quilts. State Parks of Arkansas Contact: 1-888-287-2757 or Description: Dig for diamonds, visit the natural springs of Hot Springs, venture into the caves at Blanchard Springs or explore ancient Native American burial grounds. William J. Clinton Presidential Center Where: 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock Contact: (501) 374-4242 or Program: Located in the heart of the River Market District, the Center houses the largest presidential archive and 20,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Clinton library and museum provide an exciting and educational experience for visitors of all ages. When: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost: Children 6 and under – free; ages 6–17, $3; and 18 and over, $7; parking is free. Free admission on July 4th and August 19 (Saturday prior to President Clinton’s Birthday).

Staying Healthy Department of Human Services-Faulkner County Where: 1000 E. Siebenmorgan Road, Conway Contact: (501) 730-9900 or When: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Program: Food Stamps Description: D.H.S. determines eligibility and benefit amount for households in need

of food for a nutritious diet. If eligible, the allotment amount is based on household size, income and resources.

Program: Campaign for Healthier Babies Description: The Campaign for Healthier Babies is a DHSsponsored program to provide pregnant women with the education, incentives and support they need to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Call 1-800235-0002 for more information and a free Happy Birthday Baby Book.

Program: Division of Children and Family Services Description: Provides services for children, who are at risk of being abused, neglected, exploited and have serious emotional problems.

Program: Division of Services for the Blind Description: Referral services to the Division of Services for the Blind. This division offers rehabilitation services to the blind and severely visually impaired. It helps people live independently and find and keep jobs. The Arkansas Radio Reading Services for the Blind is also operated by this division. This is a referral service only.

Program: Division of Developmental Disabilities Description: Services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Program: Division of Behavioral Health Services Description: If your child is having emotional or behavioral problems, it can affect the whole family’s health. There is somewhere to turn for help for your child’s mental health problems. Call toll-free 1-877-227-0007.

Program: Medicaid program including ARKids First Description: Provides assistance in meeting financial expenses of medical services for eligible individuals. Must meet income and resource test for most programs. ARKids First website is and tollfree hotline is 1-888-474-8275. To find a participating doctor, call ConnectCare at 1-800-275-1131.

UCA – Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic Where: University of Central Arkansas, Donaghey and Bruce Streets, Conway Contact: 450-3176 Program: Clinical Consultation, Evaluation and Therapy Services When: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Call for information; limited number of financial scholarships available.

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