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Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Are you looking for a unique Christmas experience? Look no further, the Little Rock Zoo will be opening their doors to Christmas in the Wild.

Christmas in the Wild will be held December 8 and 15, both days opening at 9:30 a.m. There will be arts and crafts for the family to participate in while sipping on hot cocoa. Santa will also be there to meet every child. Tickets will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Reservations are required, you can reserve your spot by calling (501) 661-7218.

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will air a special block of holiday programming Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. featuring the all new “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,” as well as “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.” These special programs will also air throughout Thanksgiving weekend and in December.

The special, one-hour “Cat in the Hat” holiday celebration follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a trip around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas. On their adventure to Freezeyourknees Snowland, the Cat in the Hat and friends depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins and red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help navigate an amazing journey home. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” airs Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Kids’ Fishing Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Kids’ Fishing Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Saturday, June 16th from 8:00am to 12:00 pm, DeGray Lake Resort State Park will once again be hosting a fishing derby for children 12 years old and younger.  Golf course pond number 7 will be stocked with over 500 channel catfish to increase the chances that all the young anglers will score a big catch.  1st through 5th place trophies will be awarded in two age groups for the heaviest stringer of ten fish, and door prizes will be drawn hourly during the derby. 

Participants should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, drinking water, umbrella, bait, and tackle.  Adults may assist children, but must not fish themselves.  Only one pole per child will be allowed.

Parking will be available across from the horse stables.  The event is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and is free and open to the public.  Advanced registration is not necessary- all participants will be registered upon arrival. 

LRFW launches youth fashion design competition

LRFW launches youth fashion design competition

Little Rock Fashion Week is accepting applications from students entering grades 1st through 12th for its Youth Fashion Sketch Design Competition. Applications can be downloaded at LittleRockFashionWeek.com.

The purpose of the competition is to ignite, motivate and encourage young people who are interested in the fashion industry. Students are asked to create their own clothing line by sketching out their designs and coming up with a name.

The finalists from different grade categories (1st-5th grades; 6th-8th grades; and 9th-12th grades) will be invited to attend Little Rock Fashion Week 2012.

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

Explore Arkansas with Chuck Dovish

One winning family to be chosen for excursion; entries accepted at www.aetn.org/engage

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Fans of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) “Exploring Arkansas,” with host Chuck Dovish, now have the opportunity to win a family outing with Dovish that will be filmed for possible future use in the series.

A winning family (up to six family members) will be chosen at random to spend a day with Dovish as he tapes a family-friendly episode of “Exploring Arkansas.” Dovish will aim to introduce the family to some of his favorite places and activities suitable for all ages, in turn allowing them to explore Arkansas with him.

Contest winners will be treated to a hike or similar activity at a location of Dovish’s choosing on a weekend. The outing will be filmed by an AETN production crew and segments may be used for an upcoming episode of “Exploring Arkansas.”

AETN brings Buddy the dinosaur to Museum of Discovery March 20

AETN brings Buddy the dinosaur to Museum of Discovery March 20

‘Dinosaur Train’ screenings, photos open to kids for spring break

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has partnered with the Museum of Discovery to bring Buddy the T. Rex from PBS KIDS’ hit series “Dinosaur Train” to the museum during spring break. Families are invited to meet Buddy Tuesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Buddy will arrive at the museum, 500 President Clinton Avenue, courtesy of the Arkansas Trolley Company at 9 a.m. He’ll be making appearances throughout the day for photos, and “Dinosaur Train” episodes will be playing in the museum theater.

The museum will be open its normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission will only be charged to visitors going beyond the lobby. General admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 1 to 11, and free for members and children under 1.

Get your child’s doodle up on Google

Get your child’s doodle up on Google

Students Invited to Redesign Google Homepage Logo for Millions To See

           
For the fifth year, Google is announcing Doodle 4 Google, a contest where students in grades K-12 across the country use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. This year’s theme -- “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…” -- encourages students to harness their curiosity to imagine the past, present, or future on the blank canvas of Google’s homepage. The Doodle 4 Google student contest inspires the leaders and inventors of tomorrow to push the limits of their creativity with the Google logo as their canvas.

This year’s winner will not only have their doodle on Google.com for millions of people to see, but will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his/her school.