From a consignment sale to a pajama party at the Governor's Mansion, this weekend has it all.


Duck Duck Goose Consignment Sale at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: This biannual consignments sale is a dream come true for thrifty moms! From junior size clothing to essential baby items, find hundreds of gently used and greatly discounted items to stock your kids’ closets and playrooms. The sales goes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, items are half price and there are fun family activities from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the website for more details. 

Parenting Conference at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ: Celebrated counselors and authors Sissy Goff and David Thomas will present Raising Boys and Girls on Friday, March 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Topics include: Modern Parent’s Vintage Values, Raising Boys and Girls and Intentional Parenting. Cost is $20 per person and includes child care and lunch Saturday. Visit the website for more information.

FOCAL Used Book Sale at CALS Main Library: Time to tackle that summer reading list. The library basement is full of thousands of gently read books — from children's tales to poolside reads for mom. Sale hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit the website for more information.


"Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook" at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre: Junie B. Jones learns all about finders keepers, losers weepers in this comedic play based on the children's books by Barbara Park. Shows take the stage Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for AAC members and $12.50 for non-members. Visit the website for more details.


Curbside Couture Mentoring Day at the Clinton Center: Student designers who hope to have their creations selected and showcased at the seventh annual Curbside Couture Fashion Show will participate in a mentoring session with several local fashion designers. Mentors will offer feedback and ideas to guide student designers as they complete their entries. Selected designs will be highlighted in the runway fashion show on April 8 at the Clinton Presidential Center. Event goes from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find more info on the website and Facebook page. 

Goodnight Arkansas Reach Out and Read Pajama Party at the Governor's Mansion: This fun event is is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. and Erin Marcussen and Toni Cullum are serving as event chairs for this pajama party! Goodnight Arkansas will feature story stations led by physicians, news personalities and book characters. In addition to story stations, there will be refreshments, crafts, prizes and photo opportunities. Tickets are $25 and available here.

Picassos Fine Art Auction at the Museum of Discovery: A magical night of music, food, drinks and vibrant art for adults! Picassos is the primary fundraiser for Pulaski Heights Elementary, a public school in the Hillcrest neighborhood. The evening includes opportunities to bid on art in both a silent and live auction. The event goes from 6:30-9 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Call (501) 519-1914 or visit the website or Facebook page for more information. PARENTS' NIGHT OUT!


Princess Tea Party at The Castle on Stagecoach: Enjoy a tea party with your favorite fairtyale characters at The Castle on Stagecoach! Guests can dress in the fanciest princess attire and enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage from the parking lot to the castle. Each child will take a photo with either The Snow Queen, The Ice Princess or The Ice Cutting Man and receive a tiara and wand before enjoying a three-course tea. Tea times are at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults and $50 for children. Call (501) 960-0658 or visit the website for more information.

Winter Jam at Verizon Arena: This approximately four-hour long show features 10 different artists and performers, including comedian John Crist, band Building 429 and Skillet and more. Tickets are $15 and can only be purchased with cash at the door. The show starts at 6 p.m. Visit the website for details.