All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701, or fax to 444-7289, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
Ozark Native Garden grand opening week today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. bgso.org or 750-2620.
Bikes, Blues and Barbeque today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Randal Tyson Track Center and the city parking lot at West and Dickson Streets.. Custom bike builder Jesse James, live music, vendors, contests and more. ZZ Top Friday at the Tyson Track Center, $39.50, ticketmaster.com or 800-277-1700. bikesbluesandbbq.org or 800-766-4626.
4-State Homegrown Music Festival, featuring Katie James & Instant Karma, Shannon Wurst and the Best Boys, City Limits, The Ozone Players, On the Edge with Tony B & Cuzn Walt, Indagrass, and Homemade Jam Band, Friday and Saturday at West 60 Cycle, 6 miles west of Neosho on Hwy 60. $15, $4 per ticket benefits Layette House and Turnaround Ranch. 417-451-0000.
11th annual Barnyard Days at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Circle R Ranch near Neosho, Mo. Arts and Crafts vendors, haybale maze, horseback rides, food, family fun. $5, $1 off coupon available from area McDonald’s, 16 and under free; free parking. Follow signs from the Iris Road exit of Hwy 71. circle-r-festivals.com.
Apple Fest at 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln. Arts and crafts, food, family entertainment . 824-3402.
Seventh annual Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas Conference “Citizenship: Reaching for the American Dream” with Alfonso Aguilar, Cheif of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Office of Citizenship, Saturday at the UA Department of Continuing Education Building in Downtown Fayetteville. 751-9494.
30th annual Woodcarvers of Northwest Arkansas Competition Show and Sale at 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Bentonville High School Commons off SE J Street. Free.
Third annual Fall Festival Saturday in Rogers. Scarecrow building, Pumpkin Fest, hayride and more. Some free, some with fee. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.
Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Fayetteville. $5, all you can eat; benefits Washington County children’s charities. 684-4689.
Seventh annual Rogers Spelling Bee and Auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at NWACC’s Shewmaker Center. Benefits Rogers Library; Baseball themed event. 366-2272.
Reception for “Appx” by Darell Fields at 7 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., No. 103 in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
Fifth annual Crosswalk Safety Awareness Day at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Fayetteville. 444-6170.
60th Original Ozark Folk Festival, featuring Odetta, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Trout Fishing in America, Chris Smither, Riders in the Sky, The Maybelles, Wednesday through Oct. 14 in Eureka Springs. $10 and up; pageant, songwriting contest, parade and more. eurekasprings.com or 888-855-7823.
Artist’s reception for Pat Carr at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Arsaga’s Gregg, 2418 N. Gregg Ave. in Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557.
Arkansas’s Quilt Congress “Pumpkin Time at the Rock”, with guest speakers Margaret Miller of Washington State and Jaynette Huff of Conway, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 10900 N. Rodney Parham in Little Rock. $30; includes lunch and all activities. ozarkquiltguilds.com, or 501-327-3124.
STAGE & SCREEN
Fall Comedy Festival featuring Eugene Mirman, Jon Benjamin, and Hard ‘n Phirm at 7 p.m. today at the UA Union Ballroom in Fayetteville. myspace.com/universityprograms or 575-5255.
Biker Movie Marathon: “Wild Hogs” (PG13) at 9 a.m., “Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man” (R) at 11 a.m., “Easy Rider” (R) at 1 p.m. and “The Wild One” (Not Rated) at 3 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Free. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Meet Academy Award winning writer, Ray McKinnon at a special showing of his movie Randy & The Mob, Friday, at Fiesta Square 16.
University Theater will stage “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley Friday through Oct. 14 at the University Theatre at 228 Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. $3-$14. 575-3946.
“Oops… We did it Again!” The Gridiron Show at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Rogers Little Theater. $25; benefits Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of University of Women and the Rogers Little Theater. spj.org/nwark/gridiron/HOME.html or 409-6072.
Family Flicks: “Gooneis” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; next week: “Open Season”. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
“Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Free. faylib.org or 571-2222.
“Madame Butterfly” with the Houston Ballet at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $22-45. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Passport to Adventure travel film series: “Tanzania Safari” at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$15. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Banned Books Week fundraiser for the OMNI Center through Sunday at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., No. 103 in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
National League of American Pen Women, NWA Branch at 11 a.m. Friday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. 925-7739.
“Nefretiti’s City” with guest lecturer Professor Barry Kemp of Cambridge University and director of the Amarna excavations, at 3:30 p.m. Friday at UA’s Giffels Auditorium in Fayetteville. Free. uark.edu/depts/anthinfo/events.htm or amarnaproject.com
“Civil War Medicine” with C.W. Webb at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St. siloamspringsmuseum.com or 524-1011.
OMNI’s Peace Coffee House hosts open mic night at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Campus Ministry in Fayetteville. 442-4600.
Booksigning with Sylvester C. Myers, “From Coal Fields to Oil Fields: A Life in Pursuit of All I Could Be” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Music on the Mountain with Sleepy LaBeef at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clapp Auditorium at Mount Sequoyah Conference and Retreat Center in Fayetteville. $30. 736-2709.
Brentwood Bluegrass at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brentwood Community Building. $3. South of Fayetteville on U.S. 71. 839-2119.
Mary Flower at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Church, 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. $12. eurekahouseconcerts.com or 981-9843.
Pickin’ in the Park at 6 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 in Frisco Park, Rogers. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.
Mixed Media Medley with Eden Miller at 9:30 a.m. and Pencil to Paint at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. 4 weeks; all ages; $39-$44. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Photograph Identification project at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
The Boston Mountains Potters Association, a group of area potters and sculptors, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Flat Rock Clay, 2002 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. flatrockclay.com/MudClubHome.htm or 521-3181.
Clay classes at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center, 50 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. All ages. whereartstakeform.com or 927-2491.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
“Caring for Aging Parents: Here & Away” at 6 p.m. today at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson in Springdale. Free. schmiedingcenter.org or 751-3043.
The Schmieding Center for Senior Education presents “Dehydration & the Older Adult” with Dr. Donald W. Daut at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Rd. in Bella Vista. 751-3043.
“Standing Up To Bullying” at 5 p.m. Oct. 11at the Wingate Inn Airport, 7400 SW Old Farm Blvd. in Bentonville. For adults; $35, includes pizza dinner. standinguptobullying.com or 866-544-4075.
Be aware: it’s bird season, and bow and muzzelloader season for some game as well.
Fourth annual Northwest Arkansas Tour de Cure Saturday at the Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. Ride, walk or run. diabetes.org or 770-6402.
Ozark Highland Trails Association: 13.5 mile Overnight Fun Hike Saturday and Sunday along the Buffalo River from Kyle’s to Ozark. Free; limit 10 hikers. Brad Davenport, 996-4649.
MS Dog Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bella Vista Walking Trail. Costume contest, treats, coffee. $10 per family. Benefits national Multiple Sclerosis Society. email@example.com or 443-3974.
Map:GPS at 10 a.m. and Compass class at 2 p.m. with Jason Saturday at Pack Rat, 209 W. Sunbridge, Fayetteville. Also Oct. 13. packrat.biz or 521-6340.
UA Razorbacks host Tennessee-Chattanooga at 6 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock.
Ozark Off Road Cyclist at 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Mountain Brewery in Fayetteville. 363-8129.
Ozark Society-Highland Chapter at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Calvin Road in Fayetteville. 521-4062.
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market at 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through October on the Square. 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 Sunday at Frisco Park. 936-5487.
After School Workshops: Impact Martial Arts at 4 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Next week: University of Arkansas International Students. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222, ext. 4370.
Bean Bag Baseball at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; for ages 9-12. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
YouthCAN!’s Family Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Imagination Studio, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Free. communityimaginationstudio.org or 442-8585.
Spanish Hertiage day, with UA’s Latinos Unidos president Elena Foulis, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
The Sound of Music singing and dancing at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; for ages 9-12. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
Tournament night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; for ages 13-18. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
Teen Anime Club at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Teen Open Mic with Jules Taylor at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. For grades 6-12. faylib.org or 571-2222.
AUDITIONS, CALL FOR ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS
Information is needed on Northwest Arkansas resident Forrestina Bradley Campbell, or “White River Red” known for operating games of chance at local carnivals, selling firewood, fence posts, Christmas trees and strawberries from the 1930s until her death in 1973, by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
Washington Regional Hospice Training for volunteers or for care of loved ones at home at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 18 at WRMC Hospice office, 34 W. Colt Square in Fayetteville. Registration required; Free. 713-7384.
Artistic proposals for 10th annual First Night Fayetteville, “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun”, through Sunday. Specific requirements and forms. firstnightfayetteville.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-4797.
Empty Bowls, benefitting Ozark Food Bank, due Oct. 27 at Flat Rock Clay Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. flatrockclay.com/emptybowls.html or 521-3181.
Auditions for Witness for the Prosecution at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
83 Spring Street Gallery, Eureka Springs. 83springstreet.com or 253-8310. Mary Hopkins sculptures Saturday.
Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690. Ingrid Gipson through October.
Arsaga’s, 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville, 444-6557. Pat Carr through October.
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artcenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Small Works on Paper through Nov. 3. Fifth annual 5×5 Exhibit through Nov. 1.
The Common Grounds, 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 442-3515. Quality Life through October.
Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. Thoreau’s Waldon: A Journey in Photographs by Scot Miller through Nov. 25.
Julie Wait Designs Art Gallery, 318 S. First St., Rogers. 631-8706. Megan Chapman through Oct. 19.
The Perk, 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Aaron Hand and Maryevelyn Jones through mid October.
University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville. 575-7987. Photo retrospective of Ralph Eugene Meatyard Monday through Nov. 1.
Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 443-5600. Beads and Iron by RuAnn Ewing through Nov. 18.
Art Emporium, 2914 N. College, Fayetteville. 521-4141.
Artful Spaces, 266 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 582-5554.
ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001.
Enigma, 15 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville. 587-0304.
Flat Rock Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. flatrockclay.com or 521-3181.
Fusion Fine Arts Gallery, 109 N. Main St., Bentonville. 273-9278.
Heartwood Gallery-An Artists Collective. 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888.
Poor Richard’s Art & The Rabbit’s Lair, 116 S. First St., Rogers. 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. villageartclub.org.
Clinton House Museum, 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. 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. rogersarkansas.com/museum. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Discovering the Bluff Dwellers through Sept 2008. That’s Entertainment: From Vaudeville to Cable TV through Jan. 2008. The Healing Power of Plants through Oct. 31.
Shiloh Museum, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. Open Season through Jan. 19. Ozarks at Play through Dec. 20. 20th Century Quilts through Oct. 27.
Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., admission is free. Long Ago School Days in Siloam Springs through Oct. 20.
“Cherokee Footsteps in Northwest Arkansas” symposium Oct. 12-13 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. Many lectures, film screening, audio presentations. Free; pre-registration required. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
Inaugural Redneck Tailgate, benefiting UA Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Dickson Street Theatre in Fayetteville. $75; includes beer, wine and food. email@example.com or 251-1857.
Arts and Crafts Fair Oct. 13-14 in Van Buren. 474-4392.
Kids Theatre Production Workshop with Nikki Thomas at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. 5 weeks; for grades 2-3; $56-$66. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Musical theater workshop with Broadway star Bill Hastings at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 UA’s HPER room 220 in Fayetteville. $20, includes snack; register online for t-shirt as well. Space very limited; for ages 14 and up. dancecoalition.org, theafoundation.org or 422-6132.
French-inspired dinner with Chef Anthony Bourdain Oct. 16 at Theo’s, 318 N. Campbell in Fayetteville. Reservations required. 527-0086.
Fall Crafts Fairs weekend Oct. 17-21 all over Northwest Arkansas.
The World Drum Tour, drawing attention to the critical situation for Mother Earth, Oct. 17-21 in Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. eurekasprings.org or 253-5826.
Author and Chef Anthony Bourdain at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Limited free seating; $35-$110. faylib.org or 571-2222, ext. 4321.
The David Valentin Quintet at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $12-28. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
“Smoke on the Mountain” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$18. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
“A Classic Evening in Vienna” with the North Arkansas Symphony with Marshall Coid, violin, and Dejan Mladjenovic, viola, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $28-40. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Ozark Blues Society annual Blues Challenge Oct. 24-25 at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. ozarkbluessociety.org or 531-3659.
Spookstock 6 Oct. 26-27 at Camp Zoe in Salem, MO. campzoe.com or 573-858-3333.
Solid Blues at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $24-45. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Willie Nelson at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the City Auditorium in Eureka Springs. $116.50; Robin English opens. ticketbound.com or 800-737-4040.
Harry James Orchestra at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. $5-$25. 855-9997.
The Snow Dragon at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $8-15. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
“Outrageous, Awesome Creatures of the Ozarks” Halloween program with Susan Young at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in Siloam Springs. For ages 6-12 siloamspringsmuseum.com or 524-1011.
Scary Movie night at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; for ages 9-18. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
Haunted Hayride Oct. 27 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Make your reservations now. arkansasstateparks.com or 761-3325.
Halloween Story time at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Free; preschool ages kids and family. faylib.org or 571-2222, ext. 4370.
23rd annual Goblin Parade at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31 from Frisco Park in Rogers. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.