Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions to help get you started:

Celebrate back to school

It's back to school time, and several area organizations are helping students throw one last party before hitting the books once again. Check out these events for back to school fun:

• Back to School Nail Makeover for kids and teens from 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call 783-0229.

• Back-to-School Bash beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road. Call (479) 452-3993.

• Summer Games Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dewey's Cafe inside Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. Call 783-0229.

• Back to School Bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alma Public Library, 624 Fayetteville Ave. in Alma. Call (479) 632-4140.

Thinking about buying a home?

The Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council will hold its monthly homebuyers workshop class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 1617 S. Zero St. Learn about inspections, down payment assistance and other council programs that can help. Admission is free.

Call 785-2303, ext. 125, to register or for information.

Get in touch with your inner artist

Try your hand at making your own art at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave. RAM Saturdays is a drop-in style event from noon to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Or there's the RAM Make and Take art program that begins at 1 p.m. Saturday. Visit fsram.org or call 784-2787 for information.

Not feeling that creative yourself? Stop by the River Valley Artisan Market from 6-9 p.m. at Ross Pendergraft Park, 200 Garrison Ave. The market includes artists and craftspeople from around the region, food vendors and other activities. Email RiverValleyArtisanMarket@gmail.com for information.