A young kayaker learns how to keep his boat afloat during a Friends of the Locust Fork River’s annual Day on the River. He is one of the many Blount County children in grades 3-6 who have enjoyed past fun days at King’s Bend. This June 18 marks the 11th annual event, and young people, their parents, and their families are looking forward to the water sports, nature viewings, critter watching, and other activities that will pack the day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Although a lot of the children are fascinated by the snakes and other wildlife they see, some really enjoy the river activities. One youngster wrote the FLFR organization that his “favorite part was when we got to go kayaking.” Don’t forget to preregister for this year’s river party as space is limited. Registration deadline is this Friday, June 10. Everything’s free, so don’t ignore the deadline and miss out. E-mail email@example.com, call Susan at 429-3240, or see all the details at www.FLFR.org.