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Zeek Taylor will be one of the featured artists at the festival

The third annual Pinnacle Hills Arts & Food Festival will take place this weekend at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. The festival will include a juried art show featuring artists from across Arkansas and the nation, music, food and fun.

Artists will show their work in 15 categories that range from woodwork to photography, ceramics to wearable art, painting to jewelry, and other traditional and non-traditional forms of visual arts.

The food portion of the festival will feature representatives from several Northwest Arkansas restaurants who will be providing samples of their signature dishes.

A “Living It Green Expo” will be located adjacent to the festival. Exhibitors promoting healthy lifestyles and eco-friendly products and services will be showing off their goods.

Kids will enjoy participating in a hands-on art car workshop with Mr. Shrine on Saturday and Sunday.

Festival hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.  To get there take Exit 82 off I-540.

The music schedule is:

Friday

5:30 p.m.: Claudia Burson Trio

7 p.m.: Fayetteville Jazz Collective

Saturday

10 a.m.: Ashlyn Metheny

11 a.m.: Staggering Odds

2 p.m.: Smiling Bear

4 p.m.: Nathan Aronowitz

5 p.m.: Kory Montgomery

7 p.m.: La Fu So

Sunday

Noon: Emerging talent showcase

1 p.m.: Kyla Horton

2 p.m.: The Aerials

4 p.m.: Red Ambition

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The P&G Beauty LPGA Tour, an official LPGA Tour event featuring 144 of the top female golfers in the world is underway at the Pinnacle Hills Country Club in Rogers and runs through Sunday. The event is expected to attract an estimated 25,000 fans. The 2008 champion Seon Hwa Lee will be among the contenders. For a schedule and ticket information go to pgbeautychampionship.com.

Travis Tritt will perform a free outdoor concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue in Fayetteville as part of the LPGA tour.

Do a good deed

Get out on Saturday to do a good deed for Mother Nature and have a good time working with others who come out for the second annual Lee Creek cleanup. Citizens from Sebastian, Crawford and Washington counties will work together from 9 a.m. to noon to clean up one of Arkansas most treasured waterways, Lee Creek, which is designated as an extraordinary resource. At last year’s cleanup, volunteers collected 3.5 tons of trash.  The cleanup will span from Devil’s Den State Park to Natural Dam. Teams will work on foot, horseback, canoe and cars to clean the area from Devil’s Den to the old silver bridge on Arkansas 220. Assisting with this upper portion will be members of the Northwest Chapter of the Arkansas Canoe Club and members of the Highlands Chapter of the Ozarks Society. The lower portion of the river will be cleaned by landowners and members of the River Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Canoe Club.

Headquarters for the event will be at the day-use horse parking area at the west end of Devil’s Den Park, just off of Arkansas 220. Additional check-in points will be at the Buckhorn Trailhead near Fall Creek and at Natural Dam Park.

At noon, after the cleanup is complete, volunteers will be treated to lunch and door prizes.

The Lee Creek Cleanup is one of many kick-off events for the annual Great Arkansas Cleanup campaign going on between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30.

For information contact John Pennington at the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service at 444-1755 or email jhpennington@uaex.edu.

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Ozark Quilt Fair

Quilts. Quilts. Quilts. If you love quilts or simply want to spend a nice laidback Saturday outdoors, pencil in the 32nd Ozark Quilt Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the beautiful grounds of the Shiloh Museum in downtown Springdale. Quilt makers and quilt lovers will be displaying both new and antique quilts on the museum grounds. Many of the quilts will be for sale, and all of the quilts will have a story that will offer a glimpse into the history of the beautiful textiles, many of which were created by recycling fabric before the word recycling was even in our vocabulary. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorites and from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. old-timey string band Shout Lulu will be playing. It might be a good idea to bring your own quilt and sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds. The Shiloh Museum is at the corner of Johnson and Main Streets in downtown Springdale. For information call 750-8165.

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Jazz pianist and vocalist Ren Lovely (above), will be joined by guitarist and vocalist Cate Combs Wednesday night at Greenhouse Grille.

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