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From breakfast with the penguins to an birthday celebration for Big Orange, here's what you have to look forward to this weekend.


Back-to-School Splash at Splash Zone: Families are invited to slip, slide & dive into the night at the last bash of the summer. Swim and dance to music with a live DJ. Admission is $5 per person and the fun goes from 6-9 p.m. Click here for more info.


Walk With Me 5K & Family Fun Walk at Easterseals Arkansas: Celebrate and raise money as your family enjoys food, refreshments and activities all morning! The fun starts at 7 a.m. and includes face painting, bounce houses and more in addition to the fun walk or 5K. Visit the website to register: $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. 

Breakfast with the Penguins at the Little Rock Zoo: Enjoy breakfast at Café Africa and then enjoy a special keeper chat and up-close encounters with the penguins. Make sure to bring a camera for lots of pictures! All guests must be 6 years old or older. Tickets start at $20 and breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit the website for more details.

Paint & Storytime at The Painted Pig Studio: It's important to build creative expression at an early age, and just getting a paintbrush in your kids' hands is the first step! This one-hour storytime and painting session from 10-11 a.m. features a small project aimed at kids up to age 5. The class is $16 and pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.

$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.

Big Orange's Big Birthday Shakeup With Yarnell's: Bring the kids to Big Orange for the ice cream social birthday event of the season! Big Orange turns 8 this summer, and they're celebrating with an ice cream eating contest, scoops from the Yarnell's Ice Cream truck and more! Sign ups for the ice cream eating contest start at 11 a.m. Visit the Facebook page for more info. FREE!

Storytime and Activities at Barnes & Noble (North Little Rock): Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused with his emotions all over the place. He feels so many things all at once! When he meets a little girl who shows him what feelings mean through color, he is able to define his emotions, and gain peace and self-awareness in the process. Little ones can enjoy this story and fun from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Click here for details. FREE!

Happy, Healthy Trees at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: In this interactive program, kids and adults will look at a cross section of a tree, or “tree cookie”, to learn the inner parts of a tree and how growing conditions can influence its size and health. Program participants will learn that trees need three resources – sunlight, water, and nutrients — and that trees often must compete for these resources. The program goes from noon-1 p.m. Click here for info. FREE!

National Honeybee Day Craft at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Celebrate National Honeybee Day at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, where you can help decorate the new honeybee boxes! All craft materials provided. Craft time goes from 3-4:30 p.m. Click here for details. FREE!


Kids Yoga at Arkansas Yoga Collective: Kids ages 6-12 will learn yoga poses and sequences, play movement games, and use fun hands-on activities to build a love for themselves the Earth! Class registration is $10 and the fun goes from 3-4 p.m. Click here for more information.