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Housing Authority connects families with Fatherhood Initiative

Housing Authority connects families with Fatherhood Initiative

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As a result of the national mandate for all federally funded family programs to include fathers in meaningful involvement with their children, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made a major commitment to increase its outreach efforts to fathers of children living within its public housing communities.  The sole purpose is to encourage the reunification of strong nuclear families while simultaneously enhancing the well-being of children.  The Responsible Fatherhood and Fragile Families Capacity Building Project, managed by the National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL), is one such project.

Weekend activities for 6/18

Weekend activities for 6/18

Star Time at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls

6/17 @ 2:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

For info: MagicSprings.com

Kids can head over to the Pinecone Playhouse at Magic Springs to be on stage and sing some of their favorite songs. The music, microphone, costume and even backup dancing will be provided! Show are at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. every day except Tuesdays from June 11-Aug. 14.

Park admission applies.

 

Go! Mile Race

6/18 @ 7:30 a.m.

Burns Park Soccer Complex

For info: GoRunning.com or 663-6800

This race, hosted by Go! Running and the Arkansas Road Runners Club of America will be one mile around one lap and is designed to lead to fast times and a great spectator environment.

Arkansas free fishing weekend

Arkansas free fishing weekend

June 10-12 is the official "Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend" according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision Fishing Guidebook 2011.  Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.  Several new changes have occured on fishing limits, so visit http://www.agfc.com/resources/GuidebookDocs/fish2011p07-11.pdf for more information on current regulations.  

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June  11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day with free activitiesat Wildwood

Celebrate Father’s Day with free activitiesat Wildwood

Enjoy Fishing and Garden Games at Wildwood, June 19, Noon – 5 pm

When: Sunday, June 19, noon – 5pm
Where: Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Rd., Little Rock, AR 72223

Wildwood Park for the Arts is a premier cultural institution dedicated to celebrating the arts and nature. Wildwood is open 7 days a week and free for the public to enjoy (admission fees are applicable during festival weekends).

June 19, Wildwood Park for the Arts will celebrate Father’s Day with fun outdoor activities for the whole family. Bring a picnic, take a hike, enjoy free garden games like badminton, croquet and bocce ball, or grab a snack at the Wildwood concession stand. Wildwood will also allow free fishing for Father’s Day only. Guests are invited to bring their fishing poles and tackle to catch and release fish in Wildwood’s Swan Lake.

Admission is free.

Programs at Pinnacle 6/26

Programs at Pinnacle 6/26

 

Sunday, June 26

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Amazing Astronomy
Learn about what's on tap for tonight's sky with Park Interpreter Susan. Discover some amazing software that lets you see the night sky any time and location, then learn about constellations, stars, planets, and more that are visible tonight. We will end the program by learning how to read a star chart with one for you to use at home. No experience necessary; perfect for kids and beginners!  Meeting place: Visitor Center  Admission: Free

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Solar System Hike
What do you mean the earth is a peppercorn? Discover how big our solar system really is on this hike with Park Interpreter Susan.

Programs at Pinnacle

Programs at Pinnacle

 

Sunday, June 12

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A Froggy Symphony
Make music with Park Interpreter Susan at the Environmental Education Pond. Imitate the calls of frogs with common objects as you learn about different frogs found throughout the park. After our symphony, take a short walk around part of the pond to look and listen for frogs and toads. This program is fun for all ages!  Meeting place: Environmental Education Pond  Admission: Free

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunset on the Mountain
A park interpreter will be leading a hike up Pinnacle Mountain's West Summit Trail for a special sunset viewing. This is a great hike for the whole family to get outdoors and active, while learning how to be safe hiking at dusk.

Pinnacle State Park upcoming programs

Pinnacle State Park upcoming programs

If you have any questions about any of our programs, please call the visitor center at (501) 868-5806 or email  pinnaclemountain@arkansas.com.

 

 

Saturday, June 4

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kids' Fishing Derby
Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be fish programs, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes will be given away throughout the event with a special prize for the biggest fish. Bring your own bait and tackle. Contest is for kids 15 and under, although everyone with a valid license is welcome to fish after 11 a.m.