Family Camp

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Fellowship North hosted it’s first “Family Camp” last Sunday – Wednesday at Castle Bluff in Newton County, Arkansas. For as long as I can remember, the church did a snow camp in Colorado, but this year, it was decided to stay closer to home and utilize our beautiful camp in the Ozark Mountains. There were 13 families there — including mine.

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The weather was beautiful until the last half day. We hiked, played GaGa Ball, ziplined, rappelled, sat in rocking chairs and visited with friends old and new. It was very relaxing, and the kids ran and played until they collapsed in their beds each night.

It was a fun 72 hours with great people! Hopefully this will become a spring break tradition.

March Events at the Clinton Presidential Center

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The William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park, health located on the banks of Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to its grounds each year. Here are some of the exciting events happening at The Center in March.
The NEW Clinton Museum Store opens TODAY.

Opening today, March 1, the new Clinton Museum Store, located inside the lobby of the Library, offers guests a one-of-a-kind, presidential shopping experience. The shelves are stocked and the staff is eager to help! Museum Store customers are not required to pay admission fees to shop.

American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory
Opens March 12

The Clinton Center’s upcoming temporary exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games. But it goes beyond just celebrating the Olympians’ achievements and athleticism. Like the Games themselves, it honors the common humanity that unites our world’s people across borders, generations, gender, and race.

Spring Break at the Clinton Center

School will soon beĀ out for Spring Break, so get ready to run, jump, and play. The week of March 21-25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Center will celebrate Spring Break with free family activities. In conjunction with American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory, students will learn about and participate in sports from the Olympic Games. Spring Break activities are free; however, admission fees to tour the Center still apply.

Easter Brunch at the Clinton Center

Easter Brunch at the Clinton Presidential Center is filling-up quickly! Join us on Easter Sunday for a delicious brunch including a “Build-Your-Own-Omelet” station, a “Breakfast Favorites” station, an array of house-made desserts and more. Reservations are required. Please call (501) 537-0042 to make your reservation today.

Clinton Center

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs, and lectures throughout the year. Visit the website for more information.

 

Spring Break Fun

Maybe it’s because of all the snow days recently or maybe it’s because I’m hoping to go back to work full time soon, contagion but I am so excited for Spring Break this year. I want to get out, web explore, approved and feel the sun on my skin. (Please be warm and sunny. Please be warm and sunny.)

When Maya and I lived in DC, we were always taking advantage of the museums and sites around us. But back here in Arkansas, I forget how many cool places are right in my back yard. So I got the March issue of Little Rock Family for inspiration and have narrowed down our outings options.

In Little Rock/North Little Rock:

  • River Rail Streetcars. Maya loves to ride the streetcars, and I love downtown, so this is a no brainer. Plus it’s cheap. $1 for 12 and up; $0.50 for kids 5-11; under 5 is free. (Note: The streetcars are NOT baby stroller friendly.) We’ll probably eat lunch downtown too.
  • Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. I’ve never been to this museum, so this is high on our hit list. It’s only open Friday – Sunday though. I think I heard on the radio that they are opening additional days for spring break. (But I could have dreamed that.) $7.50 for adults; $5 for under 12. (Children under 5 not recommended.) www.AIMMuseum.org
  • Witt Stephens Jr Central Arkansas Nature Center. Nature stuff. It’s FREE. Nuff said. (Closed Mondays.) www.centralarkansasnaturecenter.com
  • Pirate Week at The Wonder Place. Again, I’ve never been here, but it sounds fun. It’s geared for kids 8 and under — arts, climbing thingies, pirates. $7/person. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.thewonderplace.com

In/Around Hot Springs:

  • Mid-America Science Museum. I remember going here when I was a kid. It’s completely renovated — just had their grand re-opening on March 7 — so it’s definitely time for to introduce my kids to this place. Their website is down today, so I don’t have prices.
  • Oaklawn. My girls love horses, so if the weather cooperates, we’re going to the ponies. They open at 10 a.m. Post times are 1:30 p.m. on Thu, Fri & Sun; 1:00 p.m. on Sat. www.oaklawn.com
  • Garvan Woodlawn Gardens. I’ve never been here either. I’m starting to realize how many Arkansas treasures I’m missing! The flowers should be starting to bloom next week, so I can’t wait to see this place. $15 for ages 13 and older; $5 for ages 6-12. Open 9-6 daily. www.garvangardens.org

What are you doing for Spring Break? What “staycation” ideas do you recommend?

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