Special Events & Programs

Annual Head of the Class Bash
August 4, 2019 • 1-5 p.m.
Jack T. Stephens Center, UA Little Rock
We kicked off the new school year at our Annual Head of the Class Bash. The first 3,000 students received free backpacks and back-to-school supplies. We also provided immunizations, physicals, dental screenings, vision screenings, and more to ensure students were ready for a successful start to the school year. 
 
Read for the Record (Pre-K-Third Grades)
November 7, 2019 • 9:30-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In partnership with Too Small To Fail
Great Hall
This fall, the Clinton Center will participate in the 14th annual national “Read for the Record” campaign, which highlights the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child. Join us as local celebrities and community leaders read Thank You, Omu! by Oge Moral. Thank You, Omu! tells the story of a generous elderly woman who makes a fantastic pot of thick red stew. The scent from her stew travels all throughout her neighborhood and brings her community members over to her home for a taste. By the end, she shares a lovely feast with her neighbors where everyone contributes to the meal. Each student who participates will receive a copy of Thank You, Omu!, available in both English and Spanish. Click here to register your students for this special program.

Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and
language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children. For more information about Too Small to Fail, visit www.toosmall.org.
 
Hold These Truths (Sixth-Twelfth Grades)
November 15, 2019 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Great Hall
Hold These Truths is a single-performer play that explores the horrors of Japanese internment. The play is particularly impactful as it shows its main character — from the time he was a boy memorizing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to the time he is an old man — refusing to give up “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The “playwright Jeanne Sakata uses the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi to illuminate one of the most heinous stories in America’s history. In 1941, driven by anger, fear, and desire for revenge for Pearl Harbor, the American government rounded up over 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent and held them in detainment camps.” Click here to register your students for this special program.

Black History Month (Third-Eighth Grades)
School Programs: February 14, 2020 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Family Program: February 16, 2020 • 3-4 p.m.
In partnership with Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School
Great Hall
We will celebrate Black History Month with a series of historically-rooted performances by Parkview High School drama, choir, and orchestra students. The program will be inspired by the Clinton Center’s temporary exhibit …Like It’s 1999. More details to be announced. Click here to register your students for this special program.
Empowering Girls and Women (Sixth-Twelfth Grades)
March 2020
In partnership with #ARGirlsLead
Great Hall
Join us for a special Women’s History Month program in partnership with #ARGirlsLead, a bipartisan movement started by women of the Arkansas House of Representatives 91st General Assembly. Representatives from the movement will share their personal stories to promote positive self-image and leadership for young girls across the state. Click here to register your students for this special program.
Mentoring Session: March 2020 
Fashion Show: April 19, 2020
Curbside Couture encourages students to turn trash into treasure. Arkansas’s largest “green” fashion show, Curbside Couture offers students in third-twelfth
grades the opportunity to apply their creativity and technical skills to create wearable designs made of recycled material. The fashion show is the product of months of hard work by student designers and guidance from educators and mentors. Participants will attend a mentoring session with acclaimed designers, including Korto Momolu, first runner-up in Project Runway’s fifth season, and the Clinton Center’s own Connie Fails. Winning designs are chosen by a panel of jurors, and winning designers are awarded a cash prize. Registration is open now through January 31 at www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/curbsidecouture. For more information about the event, please contact Connie Fails at (501) 748-0405 or [email protected]
 
Culinary Camp
Date: TBA
Great Hall
The culinary and Educational Programs staff of the Clinton Center lead this unique week-long summer day camp. Over the progression of four years, student chefs learn proper culinary techniques, discuss nutritional information, visit local farms, and much more. Students participate in exciting food challenges throughout the week and conclude by preparing and executing a special reception to reveal their new culinary skills to family members and guests. At the graduation ceremony, they will also earn essential culinary supplies that they can use at home. Camp fees are $350 for Clinton Presidential Center members and $400 for non-members. Space is limited. Please monitor www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/culinarycamp for updates and registration.

 

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The Clinton Center

The Clinton Presidential Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton. It also provides year-round educational and cultural opportunities to visitors of all ages that reflect President Clinton’s lifetime commitment to advancing opportunity for everybody, instilling responsibility throughout our society, and cultivating a sense of community within our great nation. The Clinton Center is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website