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Manners are on the menu in new ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ episode Friday on Arkansas PBS
Posted 28 Jul 2021
Original Pre-K-2nd grade series explores Arkansas foods, culture this week
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: The Summertime Friendship Feast” will premiere on Arkansas PBS Friday, July 30, at 9:07 a.m. as part of the “Rise and Shine” summer learning program. Produced in partnership with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Arkansas PBS original pre-K-2 children's program features Blueberry, a curious puppet guide, and her friends at Camp Onomatopoeia participating in fun, engaging and insightful summer activities across The Natural State.
“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” will air on AR PBS-1, livestream at myarpbs.org/watchlive and be available on demand at myarpbs.org/blueberry and youtube.com/arkansaspbs, as well as in the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app. New episodes will air Fridays at 9:07 a.m. through Aug. 13.
In this episode, Blueberry is excited about the Camp Onomatopoeia Summertime Friendship Feast at the mess hall. When her best friend Max explains that there is more to a feast than food and that different cultures have different foods, Blueberry goes on a mission to find out all about culture and foods in Arkansas. Blueberry learns lessons about cooking, manners, history and culture.
To dig deeper together, Blueberry and viewers will:
- Start “Dishin’ Tradition!” as they learn about Arkansas foods – from tons of rice and wheat to pickles in Alma and super sweet watermelons in Cave City – with Central Arkansas Library System’s Abby Kerby.
- “Mind Yo’ Manners” when they learn about table manners, table settings and the politest ways to eat with Monica Herrera of Proper Way Academy.
- “Order Up!” when they learn how to whip up a great dish – and combine both fruits and vegetables in a strawberry salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing – with Faith Anaya and the gang at Kids Cook!
- Sing mömandpöp’s new song “Manners Matter.”
Families can bring the fun of Camp Onomatopoeia home with printable activities – including something totally rad(ish) to color and a search for all the fun things happening in this week’s episode – at myarpbs.org/blueberry.
An encore of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” will air Fridays, Aug. 20-Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. each week.
“Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” was made possible, in part, by generous donations from June H. Williams of Little Rock and another special supporter to Arkansas PBS.
About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, 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 livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watchlive, 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), KETZ (El Dorado) and K11JW/D (Lee Mountain).
About Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (previously the Arkansas Arts Center) is home to a renowned collection of international art, exceptional performing arts experiences, and an innovative Art School. With more than 60 years of dedication to the visual and performing arts, AMFA inspires, enlightens, and builds community. Serving the state of Arkansas and beyond, AMFA is committed to providing enriching cultural experiences for all, and we are proud to be a cultural destination for the region. The AMFA will reopen after a multi-year expansion and renovation in fall 2022.