Five extracurricular activities for children with disabilities will benefit from a family night hosted by Community Connections of Conway.

"A Royal Night Out" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the New Life Church in North Little Rock.

Courtney Leach, executive director of Community Connection, said the event will be a "big family gala." 

"It will be a fancy dinner for the whole family," she said. 

Community Connections provides five programs for children with disabilities: Act Jr., a theater program; I Can Dance, a dance class; Rivals United Football League; Triumph Soccer and Autism Resource Center.

The program has been in existence five years.

"We provide positive experiences to children with special needs and family resources," Leach said.

The Act Jr. program and I Can Dance program will provide entertainment during "A Royal Night Out."

Also that night, Leach encourages children to dress as royalty and their parents in dress attire. The children will have an opportunity to have their photos made with a Cinderella carriage.

Magicians will also perform at tables.

Leach said the children will also be able to have some special activities away from the adults for about an hour.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and free for children 3 and under.

"We are projecting that we will have 200 to 300 in attendance," Leach said.

Community Connections is located in Conway and offers programs in Conway and Little Rock. The Autism Resource Center, Act Jr. program and Triumph Soccer are located in Conway. Leach said a grant will allow the addition of the I Can Dance Program in Conway.

"Both cities are involved," Leach said.

She said the event will be a good opportunity for people to learn about Community Connections.

"A lot of people don’t know what Community Connections is," Leach said. "This will be an excellent opportunity for people to see the services available to families with special needs in the area."