AETN Family Day 2016: Peace, Love & AETN
Join AETN as we celebrate our 50th anniversary at AETN Family Day 2016: Peace, Love & AETN!
Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Event will be held rain or shine)
350 South Donaghey, Conway, AR 72034
Travel back in time to the 1960s when AETN first went on the air. Watch classic episodes of programs from the AETN Video Vault, meet-n-greet Walkaround Cookie Monster and Walkaround Elmo from "Sesame Street," get a sneak peak of what to expect next from AETN and PBS.
We'll have games, face painting, arts and crafts, story time, snacks and much more − all free and open to the public. See below for a full list of events and activities.
Special guests for the day include Walkaround Cookie Monster and Walkaround Elmo of Sesame Street. Children are invited to meet and take photos with the characters.
Local food trucks will be on hand for additional food and snacks.
AETN Family Day Drives
In an effort to give back to the community, AETN holds community service drives during Family Day to collect items for local charities. Donations are not required to participate in Family Day activities, and all collected items will be distributed to neighbors in need free of charge.
Drives at this year’s event include:
Free Activities and Entertainment
- Additional Activities and Entertainment
- Arts and crafts.
- Tours of AETN's facilities.
- Face painting.
- Emergency vehicles.
- Sidewalk chalk art time.
- Popcorn, cookies and drinks.
Meet & Greet Walkarounds
Meet & Greet Walkaround Cookie Monster and Walkaround Elmo from "Sesame Street" Schedule Studio A:
- 10-10:30 a.m. - Walkaround Cookie Monster appearance
- 10:30-11 a.m. - Walkaround Elmo appearance
- 11-11:30 a.m. - Walkaround Cookie Monster appearance
- 11:30 a.m.-Noon - Walkaround Elmo appearance
- Noon-12:30 p.m. - Walkaround Cookie Monster appearance
- 12:30-1 p.m. - Walkaround Elmo appearance
- 1-1:30 p.m. - Walkaround Cookie Monster appearance
- 1:30-2 p.m. - Walkaround Elmo appearance
- 2-2:30 p.m. - Final Walkaround Cookie Monster appearance
- 2:30-3 p.m. - Final Walkaround Elmo appearance
Meet & Greet schedule for Daniel Tiger, The Cat in the Hat, Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog -- front sidewalk, AETN main entrance:
- 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
- 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
- 1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
- 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
- 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
AETN Family Day Map of Events
- Brock Entertainment with Retro Soundtracks
- PBS KIDS Walkaround Characters (See Above for Schedule)
- CAPCA Project Homeless Connect & Book Drive
- AETN Information Booth
- Storytime in the AETN Conference Room (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:30 p.m.)
- Arts & Crafts in the AETN Classroom
- Face Painting
- AETN Foundation Store
- Conway Fire Department
- AETN Refreshments
- Mister Rogers Neighborhood Sweater Drive
- Bearden Chiropractic
- "Cook with Brooks" Cooking Demos with Chef Brooks
- Street Fare
- Kona Ice
- Conway Regional Medical Center
- AETN Production Truck with "Exploring Arkansas" Host Chuck Dovish
- MEMS (Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services)
- UCA Police
- Bounce Houses, Slide, & Obstacle Course
- Video Vault Screenings
- Sesame Street Characters (See Above for Schedule)