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8 Days A Week- Aug. 23-30

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SPECIAL EVENTS
Fifth annual Bluegrass Festival in Eureka Springs opens today with a watermelon social at 7 p.m. in Basin Park. Music events Friday through Sunday at various locations in Eureka Springs. Headliners Sam Bush and Marty Stuart. www.eurekaspringsbluegrassfestival.com or 253-7333.

Potluck Supper and Dance at 6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Senior Center 945 S. College. All ages and players welcome. 571-2920.

23rd annual Frisco Festival Friday and Saturday at Frisco Park in Rogers. Food, kids events, performances, activities, live music. Free. www.FriscoFestival.com or 936-5487.

15th annual VW Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Eureka Springs. Swapmeet, art exhibits, parade and more. 866-947-4387 or www.nwavwa.com.

Ozark Slow Food dinner. Chef Joshua Byers food tasting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ella’s Restaurant on the UA campus in Fayetteville. $10. Call for reservations. 799-7985.

Youth Bridge Gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Town Center. $50. jhuffman@youthbridge.com or 521-1532.

NWA Rollergirls all-stars, The Arkansas Killbillies host OKC Tornado Alley Rollergirls all-stars, The Trailer Trashers at 7 p.m. Saturday at All Star Sports Arena behind Sam’s/Wal-Mart in Springdale. www.nwarollergirls.com.

Northwest Arkansas Art Expo Retrospective Monday at Boi de Ouro in Fayetteville.www.artexponwa.com or 361-1211.

Third annual Starry Starry Night, Almost Van Gogh art  sale featuring original works by local celebrities and community leaders and benefitting YouthCAN! at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Garner home in Fayetteville. Food, silent auction, $25. www.youthcaninc.org or 927-2020.

Artists’ reception for Megan Chapman and Helen Phillips at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville. www.ddpgallery.com or 442-0001.

STAGE & SCREEN
Outdoor Family Movies: “How to Eat Fried Worms” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jones Center for Families amphitheater, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free. Bring lawn chairs. www.jonesnet.org or 756-8090.

The Lascivious Biddies at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Itty Biddies, for kids, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $9- $25. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

Family Flicks: “Shrek” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free. Next Week: “Shrek 2″. www.jonesnet.org or 756-8090.

OMNI Center Video Underground at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. Free. www.northwest-ark.com/vu/ or 442-4600.

Lucky 13 Starlight Cinema: “Waiting for Guffman” at 7 p.m. Sunday at One N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Next Week: “Pirates of the Carribean 2: Dead Man’s Chest”. $3; BYO lawnchair. www.lucky13cinema.org.

WORDS
Booksigning and reading by Rebecca Newth, “Walking the Guest Home” at 6 p.m. today at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. www.nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

Readings and booksignings by authors Carolyn Guinzio, “West Pullman” and Martha Silano, “Blue Positive” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., No. 103 in Fayetteville. www.nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

MUSIC
Pickin’ in the Park at 6 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 in Frisco Park, Rogers. www.mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.

Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh or 770-6602.

LEARNING
Blue Ribbon Quilts, Here We Come with Caroline Searls at 6 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn of Northwest Arkansas in Springdale. www.quiltguildnwa.org or 273-7153.

Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

Ozark Wireless Society at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

The Springdale Odd Fellows Lodge is attempting to reestablish its presence in Northwest Arkansas. There will be a membership drive at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Must be 16 or older. 750-8165,
http://www.springdaleark.org/shiloh/ or http://www.ioof.org

Amateur Radio Klub of the Arkansas Northwest at 7 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas Air Museum. www.arkan.us.

Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their clubhouse 2 miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 43 in Siloam Springs. (918)422-5867.

Cajun music and dance lessons at 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Green Door, 1404 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. 575-0111.

Jones Center Juggling club at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. www.jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 518.

Dress up and Dance at 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. $10, dressing up required. www.scarpino.com or 409-3772.

Kouakou Yao “Angelo” leads a West Africa Drums at 5:30 p.m. and Dance at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Francis Stokes Dance Studio east of Mission and Crossover in Fayetteville. $10. www.afriqueaya.org or 587-0888.

Fayetteville International Folk Dancers at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church. 756-3298.

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
“Caring for Aging Parents: Here & Away” with Carolyn Wheeler, Sherry White, and Margaret Christensen at 6 p.m. today at the Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd. www.schmiedingcenter.org or 876-2335.

The Secret Revealed workshop with Kate Guendling at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.

Renewing Your Life-Force with Joe Alexander at 4 p.m. Friday at Passages Bookstore, 930 N. College in Fayetteville. 442-6194.

Fayetteville Free Thinkers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. www.fayfreethinkers.com or 442-6738.

Choices Training for EFT with Garland Landrith at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. $30-$45; registration required. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.

Lift exercise at 9 a.m. and Peppi exercise at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fayetteville Senior Center 945 S. College. 571-2920.

Yoga at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fayetteville Senior Center 945 S. College. $6. 571-2920.

The Buddhist meditation and spiritual support group, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Arkansas Yoga Center, 1949 N. Green Acres Road, Fayetteville. 521-2395.

A Course in Miracles at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.

The Jones Center Community Health and Wellness Center in Springdale offers a variety of free and low cost exercise classes for adults and children, including Water Aerobics Classes for $25 per month. 756-6550, ext. 132.

OUTDOORS
Bentonville/ Bella Vista Noon Rotary Club Golf Tournament benefiting the Bentonville Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday. $60. 254-2974 or 464-7622.

Arkansas Canoe Club Northwest Chapter at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Picasso’s Pizza, Arkansas Hwy. 16 West. 263-1420.

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market at 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through October on the Square. Evening market at 4 p.m. Thursday nights through September at School Avenue and Sixth Street in the Mill District. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org or 236-2910.

Springdale Farmers’ Market at 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Jones Center for Families. 751-3352.

Rogers Farmers’ Market at 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Oct. 7, and at 4 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, at Frisco Park. 936-5487.

MINOR MATTERS
Library Lions at noon Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. For students grades 6 to 9. www.faylib.org or 571-2222.

Movie and Pizza Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. For ages 13-18. www.jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 214.

Gym Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. For ages 9-12. www.jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 117.

Storytimes return: Baby Bookworms at 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Preschool at 10:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays, and Cuentos y mas at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. www.faylib.org or 571-2222.

Teen Anime Club at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. www.faylib.org or 571-2222.

AUDITIONS, CALL FOR ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS
Entries for youth talent contest of the Washington County Fair through 4:30 p.m. Monday. Limited to first 25 entrants, ages 10-20, call for all requirements. 444-1755.

Auditons for ACO Youth Choir Tuesday and Aug. 30 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. For grades 2-8. $180-$200 for season. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441

Entries to Fayetteville In Bloom monthly photo contest due the first of each month. www.accessfayetteville.org or 575-8323.

Entries for the OMNI Critical Thinking Awards for Teachers Invitation. Washington and Benton County Public school teachers; $500 award. www.omnicenter.org.

Auditions for “Smoke on the Mountain” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

Volunteers needed for the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Agency training Sept. 11-14. Background check required. shannonr@jtlshopnet.org or 927-1025.

Auditions for the Dance Coalition at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the HPER Building, Room 220 at the University of Arkansas. Dancers must be 14 or older. www.dancecoalition.org or 422-6132.

Proposals of 200 words dealing with unique, interesting, kooky aspects of Arkansas history for the Arkansas Historical Association’s 67th annual conference will be accepted through Sept. 15. Send to: Timothy G. Nutt, Program Chair, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Ave., Fayetteville AR, 72701, timn@uark.edu or 575-8443. Include name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.

Auditions for “Aladdin” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-18 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 12 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

Empty Bowls, a benefit for the  Ozark Food Bank, due Oct. 27 at Flat Rock Clay Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. www.flatrockclay.com/emptybowls.html or 521-3181.

Entries for seventh annual 2008 Ozark Foothills FilmFest accepted through Dec. 1 at Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. New screenwriting division; $10-$20 non-refundable entry fee; cash prizes. Specific requirements at www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.

ART EXHIBITS
Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. www.arsagas.org or 527-0690. Scott Brandt through August.

Arsaga’s, 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville, 444-6557. Ginny Masullo through August.

Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. 751-5441. Ozark Pastel Society “Pastel Power” Friday through Sept. 21.

ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. Fayetteville. www.ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Intuition: paintings by Megan Chapman and ceramics by Helen Phillips through Sept. 29.

Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 571-2222. www.faylib.org. Photographs by Angela Peace through Sept. 28.

Frameworks 645, 645 W. Dickson, Fayetteville. 443-1692. Diana Rivers, Rath, Ninci Ballew, Elizabeth Nevin, Dawn Graham, Patti Besser, Jori Costello and Cedar Kincy thorugh Sept.

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery, 109 N. Main St., Bentonville. 273-9278. Painting by Dan McWilliams through August.

Julie Wait Designs Art Gallery, 318 S. First St., Rogers. 631-8706. Linda Dian Stari through Aug. 31.

Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 521-7558. “Just the Other Side of Nowhere”, Photographs by Henry Turner through Aug.

GALLERIES, ETC.
Art Emporium, 2914 N. College, Fayetteville. 521-4141.

Artful Spaces, 266 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 582-5554.

Enigma, 15 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville. 587-0304.

Flat Rock Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. www.flatrockclay.com or 521-3181.

Heartwood Gallery-An Artists Collective. 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888.

Poor Richard’s Art, 116 S. First St., Rogers. www.poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.

Terra Studios, 12103 Hazel Valley Road, Durham. 643-3314.

Wishing Spring Arts and Crafts Gallery, 8862 W. McNelly Road, Bella Vista. 273-1798. www.villageartclub.org.

MUSEUMS
Clinton House Museum, 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. www.clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066. Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Gravette Historical Museum, 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.

Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Open Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.

Peel Mansion Museum and Historic Gardens, 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. $2. 273-9664. 1875 Italianate mansion with historic roses and plants.

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, 506 E. Douglas St., US Hwy. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. www.rogersarkansas.com/museum. Discovering the Bluff Dwellers through Sept 2008. That’s Entertainment: From Vaudeville to Cable TV through Jan. 2008. All Aboard: Rogers and the Golden Age of Rail through Oct. 2007.

Shiloh Museum, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. Open Season through Jan. 19. 20th Century Quilts through Oct. 27. Rodeo Days through Friday.

Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011. Oklahoma Centennial through Sept. 8.

COMING SOON
Schwagstock 35, featuring Keller Williams, Zoso-Led Zepplin Tribute Band, The Schwag-Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Devon Allman & Honeytribe and more, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Camp Zoe in Salem, MO. www.campzoe.com or 573-858-3333.

Fayetteville Arts Festival, featuring exhibits, plays, and workshops, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 and Sept. 7-9 in Downtown Fayetteville. Some events free, some with a fee. www.fayettevilledowntown.org/faf or 571-3337.

Gospel Music Celebration, featuring Crabb Revival, Anchorman Quarter, The Relation Quartet and more, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs. www.eurekasprings.org or 800-882-7529.

Paint a bowl for the Empty Bowls project Sept. 1-2 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Bowls will be used for Empty Bowls Soup Dinner, a benefit for the Ozark Food Bank. www.flatrockclay.com/emptybowls.html or 521-3181.

56th annual Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair. Sept. 1-3 at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. 846-2990.

Poker Run benefiting the Sheriff Ralph Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund at 9 a.m. Sept. 1 on the Square in Huntsville. $20 per hand; same day registration; approximately 120 miles; ends at Jose’s in Fayetteville. 738-7265.

Oklahoma Aviculture Society’s Indian Summer Bird Fair at 9 a.m. Sept. 1 at the Tulsa Convention Center at 100 Civic Center in Tulsa, OK. $2. www.okbirds.com or 918-437-3343.

Spring Street Sweethearts Day, celebrating suffragette Charlotte Woodward at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at Basin Park in Eureka Springs. Music by Sarah Hughes, Susan Shore, Catherine Reed, Emily Kaitz and Opal Fly. Female artisans will display wares and demonstrate techniques. Free. www.eurekasprings.org or 253-2586.

Reading and booksigning with author Bill Lancaster, “Bench Warmer” at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., in Fayetteville. www.nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship Sept. 3-9 at the Pinnacle Country Club in Robers. www.LPGANWAC.com or 715-6100.

George’s 80th anniversary festival featuring Cross Canadian Ragweed, the Cate Brothers Band, the Nace Brothers, Anthony Gomes, Jimmy Thackery, Steve Kimmock, Donna Jean Godchaux, Melvin Seals, Mike Dillon, George Porter, Jr., Jeff Snipe, Outformation, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, Mountain of Venus and more, Sept. 6-9 at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Benefits Children’s House; auction; $15-$35. 442-4226.

37th annual Antique Automobile Festival Sept. 7-9 at Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs. Contest, parade, BBQ. www.eurekaspringschamber.com/pdf/Antique.pdf or 866-947-4387.

Arkansas State University and the Center for Living Traditions: “Talking Ozarks” exploring Arkansas music, with Brooks Blevins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7, and at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8, Sept 14-15 and at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$18. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ladlam at 8 p.m. Sept.7-8, Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 16 and 23 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios at 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. For adult audiences. $22. www.theatresquared.org or 571-2728.

Pianist Lio Kuok-Wai at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 and at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $45. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

Pinnacle Hills Promenade Art Festival Sept. 8-9 in Rogers. www.eurekaspringsartists.com\ or 899-6294.

Seventh annual Cherishing Children Challenge 1 mile walk at 7:45 a.m. and 5K run at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 8 in Little Flock. Benefits Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County. www.signmeup.com/54916 or 621-0385.

31st Ozark Quilt Fair at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. Live music; $10 includes sack lunch. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

Kids Theatre Proformance with Nikki Thomas at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. 8 weeks; for grades 4-6; $70-$85. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

Walking Tour of Downtown National Register Historic District with Don Warden at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 from the Siloam Springs Museum at 112 N. Maxwell St. 524-4011.

Second Saturday with Tina Wilcox of the Ozark Folk Center at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Rogers Historical Museum at 322 S. Second St. in Rogers. A Granny Woman’s Yarb Tales, Herbal First Aid and Body Care workshop for teens. www.rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.

Reading and booksigning by Donald Harington at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. www.faylib.org or 571-2222.

Diamonds, Denim and Dice benefiting Rebuilding Together of Northwest Arkansas, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Arkansas Air Museum at Fayetteville’s Drake Field. Casual dress; $100. 725-2488 or 521-4411.

Fayetteville Fine Arts Fest: Palillos! and the Dance Coalition at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. www.dancecoalition.org or 422-6132.

Guest artist Ed Saindon jazz vibraphone, with James Greeson, bass, and Steve Wilkes, drums, at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.

Trisha Yearwood at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $50-$100. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

The Wedding in the Gardens and Bridal Show at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Mock wedding; vendors; $5-$7. lizesch@bgso.org or 750-2620.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Sept. 15-16 and 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $20-$47. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

14th annual Unity World Day of Prayer at  10 a.m. Sept. 13 at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.

16th annual Tom Pagnozzi Charity Golf Tournment, Banquet and Sports Memorabilia Auction Sept. 13-15 at the Fayetteville Country Club and the Town Center. $35 and up. 443-2550.

Second annual Feat Fest, featuring Little Feat, Earl & Them and more, at 7:30 p.m. Sept.14 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at various locations in Eureka Springs. Costs: free and up. www.theaud.org or 253-7788.

Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Sept. 15-16 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. www.arkansasstateparks.com or 761-3325.

Seventh annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at 8 a.m. Sept. 15 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Food, music, goody bags, UA Cheerleaders and more. www.jdrf.org or 443-9190.

Readings and booksignings by  authors Jo McDougal, “Satisfied with Havoc” and Andrea Budy, “Woman in the Painting” at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., No. 103 in Fayetteville. www.nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

Brenda Lee at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Alma Performing Arts Center 103 E. Main St. in Alma. $30-$45. www.almapac.org or 632-2129.

18th annual Polo in the Ozarks: A Night on the Red Carpet benefiting LifeStyles, Sept. 15 at the Buell Farm. Polo match, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. $10-$75. 521-3581.

Altrusa International of Fayetteville’s Second annual Battle of the Badges, featuring officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Fayetteville Police Department led by Washington County Prosecutor John Threet against Fayetteville Fire Fighters and Washington County Emergency Service Personnel led by Public Defender Denny Hyslip, at 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at Harmon Field at Fayetteville High School. Benefits Children’s Safety Center. $10; children under 12 free. 521-5353.

Grammy winners Bela Fleck at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Fayetteville Town Center. www.georgesmajesticlounge.com

Gail Minogue New World Renaissance lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and workshop at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. Lecture is free; workshop is $35. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.

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