The Springfield Regional Arts Council will help get the kids in gear for the upcoming school year at the community-wide Free Art Day at The Creamery Arts Center, Saturday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be projects including "Design Your Own Book Bag;" "Bad Hair Day Pencils;" custom name tags and Japanese Dolls in celebration of the upcoming Japanese Fal lFestival. Springfield-Greene County Library personnel will also be hand with storytelling. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome for the hands-on activities, and no registration is required. The Creamery is located at 411 Sherman Parkway just west of Hammons Field. Free Art Day is underwritten by the Junior League of Springfield. For more information call the Arts Council at 862-ARTS (2787) or www.springfieldarts.org.