"Blueberry’s Clubhouse," an Arkansas PBS original series produced in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center, will premiere Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m.
Kids can join Blueberry, a fun-loving puppet guide to engaging and insightful activities for students out of school for the summer months, on adventures across The Natural State. A digital series will accompany the broadcast program. New content and activities will be released on Facebook each weekday morning beginning July 20.
Grab this week's activity sheet here.
Calling all kids – Be part of the “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” talent show!
Do you have a talent? Want to see yourself on TV?
From painting to “flossing,” and singing to juggling – show us the amazing things you can do for a chance to be featured on “Blueberry’s Clubhouse”!
Blueberry is looking for some talented kids in Arkansas to show off their skills at the end of summer talent show. This should be a talent you can perform in front of your classmates (don’t be crude or rude), and it needs to be original.
Have your parent film your talent with their camera or phone (no more than 30 seconds) and send it Arkansas PBS. See our at-home taping tips here.
Parents, for each entry, please include your child's first and last name, age and hometown. If you'd like to be entered to win a Arkansas PBS KIDS swag bag, please also include your mailing address.
Plus, by submitting your talent show video, you'll be entered to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the Museum of Discovery! We'll add your name to the random drawing, and winners will be notified by email Aug. 4.
All talent show videos must be submitted by close of business Monday, Aug. 3.
Check out a new episode each week!
Blueberry, assisted by Camp Counselor Carol and special guests, will introduce various topics to help young viewers learn and play each day. Episodes will include:
Special thanks to our partners and guests!
About the Arkansas Arts Center
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.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state’s Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.
Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
About the Apple Seeds food education program
Apple Seeds is a non-profit organization based in Fayetteville, AR that works to excite and educate children about fresh fruits and vegetables while increasing access to healthy food in schools. Our mission is to inspire healthy living through garden-based education. Apple Seeds normally offers experiential learning activities through workshops, cooking in the schools, farm to table cooking classes, summer camps, and Farm Lab (field trip) at our Teaching Farm. Apple Seeds integrates a nutrition-based curriculum into all of its activities and materials. Our program increases exposure to fresh produce in a positive atmosphere, empowers students with knowledge about nutrient-rich foods, and inspires students to try new fruits and vegetables. These programs reach over 10,000 students a year.
More about Zig Zag – A Place to Make
Not all learning takes a straight path, we explore our world in a meandering, ZIG ZAG path-- making new discoveries and creations along the way. Zig Zag is a place where both kids and adults can learn about and create art. We offer weekly classes for kids during the school year, monthly adult workshops and camps for kiddos in the summer. You can also rent our space for private, family Maker Time during the pandemic. Zig Zag is where kids and kids-at-heart can make a mess and pursue their creative journeys along their own zig zagging path.
For summer activities and more information visit myarkansaspbs.org/parents