LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled an archery event for Dec. 7 as part of its new archery emphasis.

The department started its Archery on Fire promotion on Nov. 18, hoping to expand archery as an outdoor activity by building on the popularity of "The Hunger Games" books and movies.

Game and Parks spokeswoman Christy Rasmussen says the aim of the promotion is to help youths "learn a new sport, build confidence, channel their inner hero and find adventure through archery."

Game and Parks is hosting the Dec. 7 archery event at Platte River State Park near Louisville. People of all ages and experience levels are invited to the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex to learn about archery and shoot arrows. Equipment will be provided.