It's time for back-to-school bashes and end of summer fun!


Bright Night at Big Rock Fun Park: Join Methodist Family Health for glowing mini golf, bumper boats, arcade games and more! Tickets are $30 and each atteendee can try three activities at the park and enjoy dinner. The fun goes from 5-8 p.m. and more information is available on Methodist Family Health's website.


Arkansas State Police Open House: Spend the day with the Arkansas State Police! Meet troopers, tour vehicles, enjoy great food and learn about these first responders from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event takes place at Troop A Headquarters at 1 State Police Plaza Drive. Click here for more information. FREE!

Back-to-School Bash at Little Rock Police Department (12th Street Station): Stop by to meet first responders, prep for heading back to school, and enjoy food and fun. Be there from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for info. FREE!

$1 Mommy & Me Yoga at ClubFit (Hillcrest): Calling all babies and their mamas! Join Laura Landfair and baby Elizabeth for morning yoga, best for babies from newborn to 3 years old. Click here for more info. Class starts at 10:30 a.m. 

Ice Cream Social at William F. Laman Public Library Main Branch: Cool down with a sweet treat at the library! Stop by from 1-3 p.m. to grab some books and enjoy some ice cream while you're at the libary. FREE!

Smokey Bear's Birthday Party at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: Smokey Bear is turning 75! He'll be there to take photos and celebrate. At the party, enjoy treats, participate in games and activities and explore the museum’s “Finding Freedom in the Forest” exhibit. The party goes from 2-4 p.m. Click here for more information. FREE!


Head of the Class Bash at University of Arkansas at Little Rock: The Clinton Presidential Center is celebrating with a free family festival! At the Jack Stephens Center, kids can pick up one of 3,000 free backpacks, get a free health and dental screening, jump around in bounce houses ane more. It all goes down from 1-5 p.m. Visit the website for details. FREE!

Summer Block Party at Murray Lock and Dam: Still need school supplies? Look no further! Pick up free items at this block party and enjoy free food, free haircuts, face painting, bounce houses, laser tag, a mobile video game station and more. The fun goes from 3-6 p.m. Click here for details. FREE!


Travs vs. Frisco Roughriders at Dickey-Stephens Park: The Travs play three home games this weekend, with lots of fun promotions — including kids being able to run the bases on Friday and Sunday! Game times are 7:10 p.m. Friday6:10 p.m. Saturday and 6:10 p.m. Sunday. Click here to check out the special promotions and see what else is gong on at the park. Tickets start at $6. 

"Mary Poppins" at Murry's Dinner Playhouse: Everyone’s favorite, practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Meals are served all-you-can-eat buffet style and showtimes are listed online. Tickets start at $25 and must be purchased over the phone by calling 501-562-3131. Click here for more details.