Arkansas PBS > Engage > Pressroom > ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ premieres Friday on Arkansas PBS
Posted 22 Jul 2020
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — “Blueberry’s Clubhouse,” an original pre-K-2 children's program produced by Arkansas PBS in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center, will premiere Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. Kids out of school for the summer months can join Blueberry, a fun-loving puppet guide, for an at-home summer camp adventure in The Natural State.
Episodes for this four-part series will be available to watch each Friday at 10 a.m. on ARPBS-1, myarkansaspbs.org/blueberrysclubhouse, Facebook and youtube.com/myarkansaspbs, as well as in the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app.
A digital series accompanies the broadcast program. New content and activities will be released on Facebook (facebook.com/arkansaspbs) each weekday morning through Aug. 14.
Blueberry, assisted by Camp Counselor Carol, her best friend and bunkmate Maxine, and special guests, will introduce various topics to help young viewers learn and play each day. In this week’s episode, “Blueberry Weathers the Storm,” Blueberry is throwing a party for her dear friend, Max, and works to make sure everything is perfect for the special day – even with some thunder clouds on the horizon.
Featured partners for this week include Zig Zag – A Place to Make with an art project, the Museum of Discovery with a helium lesson, Apple Seeds teaching farm with a snack recipe and Central Arkansas Library System’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center introducing Blueberry’s granny, Elderberry.
Music for the series, including the theme song, is written and performed by songwriting duo Virginia Ralph and Bobby Matthews, also known as mömandpöp, who combine original pop music, characters and comedy for kids.
Additionally, kids from across the state are encouraged to submit talent videos for the final episode. Blueberry will host an end-of-summer talent show and is looking for some kids to show off their skills. Submissions should be original and suitable to perform for classmates. Parents can film their children’s talent show submission – no more than 30 seconds – with a camera or cell phone. Videos can be shared with Arkansas PBS by uploading the video to wetransfer.com, Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive and emailing the link to email@example.com by close of business Monday, Aug. 3.
The Arkansas Arts Center, located in Little Rock, Ark., is the state's premier center for visual and performing arts, with a world-class collection of more than 14,000 works of international art and a robust schedule of performances, art classes, special exhibitions, education and public programs. The Arkansas Arts Center is currently undergoing an extraordinary transformation that includes the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open in 2022. Designed by renowned architecture firms, Studio Gang and SCAPE, the new facility will secure the Arkansas Arts Center’s position as one of the top cultural institutions in the state and region. The new Arts Center will feature state-of-the-art galleries, studios, theatre spaces, outdoor event areas, and other spaces to host programming, classes, and performances. The innovative gathering spaces, restaurant, store, and landscaped grounds will position the Arkansas Arts Center as a cultural hub for Little Rock and the Delta region.
Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).