11 Fun Family Events
This weekend offers a cornucopia (yes, we did) full of opportunities to fill family time with ways to help out and explore our community.
Virtual Light the Path Gala
P.A.T.H. provides a variety of victim services for survivors of sex-trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution. This year, P.A.T.H.’s annual Gala and auction are going virtual. First, tune in to hear about what P.A.T.H. has been up to and find out what’s in store for the coming year. Then stay for their annual silent auction.
Easterseals Arkansas: Art & Soul
Easterseals Arkansas is dedicated to providing services, education, outreach and advocacy for people with disabilities in our community. Art & Soul, one of their biggest fundraisers, will take place via live stream. Tune in to support their mission.
Note: To check out some of the art up for auction, you can visit Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center (11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock) through November 12 during your lunch hour (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Food Truck Friday at Simmons Bank Arena
This is your last chance to join in the Food Truck Friday fun at Simmons Bank Arena. Come kickoff the weekend with lunch, dessert and snacks.
When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: VIP parking lot at Simmons Bank Arena | 1 Simmons Bank Arena Drive, North Little Rock
The Salvation Army Red Kettle and Angel Tree Kick-Off at the Outlets of Little Rock
Usher in holiday fun for a good cause at the Outlets of Little Rock. The Salvation Army Brass Band Ensemble will perform to signal the start of their Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaign for the season. Families are invited to pick an ornament from The Salvation Army Angel Tree, purchase the requested gift and help make a child’s holiday wish come true. Angel Tree gifts are due back to the Outlets on December 13.
When: 11 a.m. Where: Christmas tree located near J. Crew Factory | 11201 Bass Pro Pkwy, Little Rock More information: website
Tinkerfest: Manipulating Materials at the Museum of Discovery
Due to weather, the Museum had to reschedule one of their Tinkerfest events. That means the family fun at the Museum extends into November. Come to build, create and … tinker.
Where: 100 block of Sherman Street When: Tickets will be offered in two hour between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. increments. Members can reserve their spot online Cost: $10 for adults | $8 for children 1-12 | Free for infants younger than 1 | $8 Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military are admitted for | $2 for SNAP recipients plus an additional five people are admitted
Santa's Workshop: Virtual Craft Time for Children presented by Davisdrew, LLC
Part of the Junior League of Little Rock’s Sleigh Bell Soiree (SBS), this art class will guide your kids as they create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece just in time for holiday gift-giving. Parents, check out the rest of the SBS events here. All sessions support local businesses and the JLLR.
When: 10 a.m. Where: Online, class link will be emailed to address entered at time of purchase painting class, reserve your spot here. Cost: $15
Pandemic Care Package Drive-Thru from Partnering with a Purpose
If your family or a family you know needs a pandemic pickmeup, don’t miss Partnering with a Purpose’s Pandemic Care Package Drive-Thru. This Little Rock non-profit is dedicated to children's families in need including, but not limited to elderly, homeless, essential workers and teachers. The first 20 families will also receive a food donation box.
When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Where: 901 S. Main, Little Rock For more information: facebook
"First Round" with Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Ballet Arkansas and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra present an open-air, collaborative concert featuring three world-premiere dances. Ballet Arkansas dancers will perform with live accompaniment from Arkansas Symphony Orchestra string players and percussionists.
When: 3-4 p.m. Where: In front of the Matt McLeod "Beneath the Surface" (koi) mural on 6th and Main St. Admission: Free, RSVP required. Join the waiting list here.
Music in the Wild Concert at Wildwood Park
Come to the next installment of Wildwood Park’s Music in the Wild outdoor concert series. This socially distanced event will feature Adam Faucett, The Atomicons, and blues singer Charlotte Taylor. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Concessions available at the event for donations. In the event of rain, all sets will be moved to Wildwood's Pavilion.
For all-day fun, come early for a disc golf tournament starting at 11 a.m.
When: 4:30 p.m. Where: Wildwood Park for the Arts | 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock Cost: $15, get your tickets here.
2020 Stache Dash Virtual 5K
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer with the 2020 Stache Dash Virtual 5k! Run or walk to support all of the GREAT MEN in your life. Prostate cancer warriors and survivors this race is for you!
When: November 1-15 Where: Virtual event More Information: stachedash5k.org
Craft Take-n-Make: Rock Painting Kits at the CALS Main Library
CALS makes having a creative moment with your kids easy with their rock painting kits. Just drive up to get started — all parts and instructions are included for this beginner-level craft.
When: Through Nov. 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: CALS Main Library Drive-Thru | 100 S. Rock St., Little Rock
No Shave November
No Shave November is a fun yet impactful way to show support for prostate cancer survivors and for raising money to support the mission of the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF). Men of all ages across Arkansas are encouraged to take part in the event either individually or as part of a competition in their workplaces or through social or church groups.
When: November 1-30 Where: Your house For more information: facebook
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Create Fall-Tastic Treats
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