10 Local Events for Family Fun
Check out our list for local, family-friendly activities.
Mid-America Science Tots
You can tune in virtually to the Mid-America Science Museum’s storytime every Thursday. This week, their educators will read “10 Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin Jr.
When: 11 a.m.-noon Where: Virtual | Facebook Live; In-Person | 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs Best Ages: 5 and under Cost: Free (In-person is included with admission) More information: event page
CALS Creating with Nan
Tune into this virtual event to learn tips and basics about painting while creating a work of art.
When: 3 p.m. Where: CALS Main Library Ages: All
CALS Pre-K Storytime Bags
Grab a bag at Maumelle Library to go along with the theme of Bunnies for the Pre-K storytime this week.
When: 10:30 a.m. Where: 10 Lake Pointe Drive, Maumelle Ages: 3-5
Arkansas Skatium St. Paddy's Skate
Wear green for a free skate rental at the Arkansas Skatium. Your lucky night will also be filled with games and prizes.
When: 6-10 p.m. Where: 1311 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock
AMFA Arts on the Lawn
Each Saturday in March, AMFA puppeteers and artists will travel to parks to create engaging mini pop-up performances. These brief performances will be unique to each location as the puppeteers develop new story lines and build on reactions and ideas from the previous locations.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Riverfront Park | 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock Cost: Free Info: website.
River Bottom Winery and BoBrook Farms St. Patrick's Day Party
This free outdoor event will feature live music, a food truck and (for the adults) a special St. Paddy’s Sangria.
When: noon-5 p.m. Where: 13810 Combee Lane, Roland Find more information here.
Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards St. Patrick's Day Party
Bring the family to sample the Irish-infused menu at Sunset Lodge’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. Live music, green beer and drink specials will round out the free event.
When: noon-5 p.m. Where: 10 Rusty Tractor Lane, Little Rock Find more information here.
CALS Virtual Storytimes
CALS storytime is on every morning this weekend. Tune in Thursday for a Read Aloud favorite, Friday for a Guest Reader and Saturday for Family Storytime. Plus, check out your local branch for grab-and-take crafts and activities.
When: Daily at 10 a.m. Where: CALS Kids Facebook page | CALS Kids YouTube
Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Gardens
Garvan Gardens's Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza will continue this weekend. This gorgeous display is definitely in our worth-the-drive category.
When: Now-Apr. 15 Where: 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs National Park Ages: All Cost: Free - members and ages 3 & under | $15 - adults | $5 - ages 4-12 More information: 501-262-9300 | garvangardens.org
Methodist Family Health's 12th Annual Get Up & Give Collection Drive
This project allows Little Rock families to donate personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community. Here are the details if you’re ready to get started:
When: Now - 4/1 Donation drop-off location: 1600 Aldersgate, Suite 100 B, Little Rock Virtual donations: website More Info: 501-906-4210 | website