National Read a Book Day
Sept. 7 Superhero Dash-N-Bash
Throw on your favorite cape and soar over to War Memorial Stadium to help raise money for the hematology/oncology department at Arkansas Children's Hospital. In addition to participation in the Victory Walk, registration also includes many superhero-themed activities for all ages. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. give.archildrens.org/superhero
Sept. 7 Little Rock Paper Airplane Championship
Let your creativity soar at the Little Rock Paper Airplane Championship from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center. This fundraiser for the Lymphomaniac Society includes competitions for distance and hang time, age divisions for children and adults and trophies for first, second and third place in all divisions. lrpaperairplane.com
Sept. 8 Super Sunday Free Family Funday
The Arkansas Arts Center and CALS Children's Library and Learning Center team up to bring a free afternoon of art-making for the whole family at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library from noon-3 p.m.
Little Rock Brunch Fest
Indulge in the most decadent meal of the week at the inaugural Little Rock Brunch Fest on the grounds of Heifer Village. Look for more than 13 local restaurants, including Cathead’s Diner, EJ’s Eats and Drinks and more serving up sweet and savory treats to raise money for Centers for Youth and Families from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets start at $25; children under 3 are free. centersforyouthandfamilies.net
Sept. 14 Tinkerfest
Come play, make, move and learn at Museum of Discovery’s Tinkerfest. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the public is invited to join in as tinkering takes over the entire museum and neighboring streets with more than 40 hands-on, interactive activities. Each activity engages both children and adults, teaches how everyday objects such as cars and computers work, and provides opportunities to explore the engineering and science behind building objects. Tinkerfest is included in regular museum admission ($10 for adults and $8 for children) or free for members. museumofdiscovery.org
Things are going to get wild at the Little Rock Zoo’s foamy fundraiser, Zoo Brew. Sample dozens of craft beer, meet new animal friends, hear live music and participate in some crazy competitions like Bear Pong. Food trucks will be serving up all kinds of goodies available for purchase. Must be 21 years old to attend. littlerockzoo.com
Barnaroo at Heifer Hour
Heifer Village and Urban Farm host a celebration of international farming with hands-on crafts for kids and adults, activities, barnyard animals and a variety of international foods at Heifer Village from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. heifer.org
Main Street Food Truck Festival
Enjoy a taste of everything as more than 60 food trucks and beer vendors come together to serve up food along the Main Street Creative Corridor. Find plenty of food and drink along with entertainment and craft vendors at this lively event in the heart of downtown from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. mainstreetfoodtrucks.com
Bridging the Need Fish Fry
Feed the whole family and help end hunger in the state at Bridging the Need Fish Fry, hosted by Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance at the DoubleTree Hotel from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The evening will include fried catfish and chicken tenders with all the fixin’s, iced tea, lemonade, water, beer and wine. Activites include a bouncy house for kids, music by Alex Summerlin and silent auction featuring art, outings, gift certificates and games. Tickets are $20 for adults; children 12 and under eat free. arhungeralliance.org
Sept. 30 Recovery Jam Celebration
This community event, sponsored by Better Community Development, aims to pull the many families supporting a member through addiction recovery out of the shadows to celebrate them with a day of information, fun and food from 4-8 p.m. at the River Market Pavilion. Find health screenings, live entertainment, free food, door prizes, face painting and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Through Oct. 27 Washed Ashore
Catch “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” the latest temporary exhibit to show at the Clinton Presidential Center. This family-friendly exhibit features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This unique and informative exhibit illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways, and offers facts on the species affected and ways we can all implement environmental stewardship.