All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
THE FAYETTEVILLE REUNION: An annual get-together of people with any kind of Fayetteville connection is this week. Friday from 6-9 p.m. meet on the back porch at George’s. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. picnic at the pavilion at Lake Wedington and at 6 p.m. Saturday a mixer at Jose’s on Dickson Street. Sunday from 2-6 p.m. a concert at Jose’s with Rex Rootz, No Control and John Lowe. 856-5243
TOMATO TASTING: Ozark Slow Food will host a tomato tasting from 10 a.m to noon Saturday at East Square Plaza on the Fayetteville Square. $5 adults, $2.50 for ages 5-12. For reservations, email email@example.com.
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: For WWAM (Women With a Message) from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Arsaga’s on Gregg in Fayetteville. Shelley Duchesne, Bobbie Yeager, Julie Jeannene, Mary Long, Shaed, Kate Brown, Margaret Hoskins and Allison.
FIREFLY FLING FAMILY FESTIVAL: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Fairy house building, raft making, obstacle course, outdoor art studio, firefly catch and release. Vendors selling food, mementos, t-shirts and books related to nature. Performances by Trike Theater, Still on the Hill, Shaky Bugs and Kindling Spirit. $6-$20; free for kids younger than 3. Tickets at bgozarks.org or at the gate. 750-2620.
SECOND ANNUAL NWA CELIAC CONFERENCE – “GLUTEN FREEDOM DAY”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Cooking demonstrations, food, discussions and more. Featured speakers are Dr. Craig Brown, Shelly Asplin, Anne Roland Lee and Dr. Dennis Warren. Gluton-free Italian lunch by Schar. Cooking demonstration by Chef Robert Landophi, author of “Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook.” Vendor fair. facebook.com/group.php?gid=47879143390&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=125382944164642&ref=ts.
FINDRAISER “A CHANGE IN SEASONS”: For Summer of Solutions at 6 p.m. July 29 at the OMNI Center, 3274 N. Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Art auction, music and food. 595-9134.
Stage and Screen
PERFORMANCE LAB: At 7 p.m. Friday at Arkansas Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, 2183 #1 N. College Ave. (behind Foghorn’s) in Fayetteville. $5. artslabtheatre.com.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: 7 p.m. Tuesday through July 29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8, 8 p.m. July 30-31 and Aug. 6-7, and 2 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 7-8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$59. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Open Mic. With Ozark Home Grown Poetry slam members Houston, Thomas French, Jeremy Sparkman, Michelle Miesse and Chris Helms. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
“SIDEWORDS” WITH AUTHOR GIL ADAMS: Saturday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
GEOFF AND LESLIE OELSNER AND FRIENDS: With Stephen Coger on trumpet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Herbal Simplicity, 317 E. Huntsville Road in Fayetteville. Host Karen Zaremba will lead a short tour of the Herbal Simplicity house and garden. Everyone is invited to share songs, poems or stories up to 5 minutes. $10. herbalsimplicity.com or 225-8130.
SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: The Fayetteville Jazz Collective with guest vocalist Tom Tiratto: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $12-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
NWA SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
GULLEY PARK FREE SUMMER CONCERT: Ben Miller Band at 7 p.m. July 29 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. Full House on Aug. 12. 575-8328.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Museum. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
WOMEN’S OPEN SHOP: 1-7 p.m. Monday at Bike City Recyclery in Fayetteville. DIY workshop for women who want to learn bicycle repair or maintenance. Donations accepted. bikecityrecyclery.org or 521-2020
BENTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Bentonville Clarion Inn. Monthly buffet luncheon. With attorney Hadley Hindmarsh. $12 for buffet; reservations required. bcdems.org or 271-8335.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their clubhouse, two miles north on Arkansas 43 in Siloam Springs. 918-422-5867.
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30-minutes devoted to teaching/learning. $3; first time free. 283-9947.
SALSA & BACHATA LESSONS: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through July at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. With Boyd and Jocelyn. $15. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 518.
DANCE LESSONS: Line Dancing, two-step, waltz, cha-cha and more, Mondays and Tuesdays at Country Dance Club, 1400 S. Young St. in Springdale. $5 per person. countrydanceclub.org or 751-9845.
Mind, Body, Spirit
REFLECTIONS OF ST. FRANCIS: Friday through Sunday at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. littleportion.org or 253-7370.
TEA TALK AND TASTING: 2 p.m. Saturday at Trailside Cafe & Tea Room, 546 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. American Colonies Rebel over Tea with Red Teas English Breakfast and Earl Gray. Free. Registration required. On Aug. 21, British Empire and Tea with Red Teas iced Assam Mangalam Estate and Darjeeling Coomtee Estate. trailsidetea.com or 966-4945.
WATER EXERCISE CLASSES: 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Jones Center. $25 per month. Water Movement, Arthritis Aqua and Fibro Fit. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 756-8090, ext. 3518.
SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust in Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.
FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS: 9 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Campus Ministries Building, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.
FAYETTEVILLE HORSESHOE PITCHING: late afternoon until dark Mondays at the Walker Park horseshoe pits in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Tournaments: July 24 and Aug. 14. arkansashorseshoepitching.com or 871-4948.
BEAVER LAKE CRUISES: 9 a.m. Sunday, July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 8, and 6 p.m. today and Aug. 12 from Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Reservation required. $5-$10. 789-5000.
INTRO TO KAYAKING: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration required. $50; BYO sunscreen and sack lunch. 789-5000.
ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION: through Aug. 6 with Fayetteville Parks and Rec. First 96 paid teams fills the league. accessfayetteville.com or 718-7681.
ADULT KICKBALL: through Aug. 26 at Walker Park in Fayetteville. Games are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Chill Out recreational league or Game On competitive league. accessfayetteville.org or 575-8330.
BOOK BUDDY BUNCH: 10 a.m. Saturdays through July at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. With the 7-UP volunteers. faylib.org or 856-7170.
MAGICIAN ZAC BARKOWSKI: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.
KINDERSONGS: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.
DIVE INTO ACTING: 1 p.m. for grades K-2, and 4 p.m. July 27-30 for grades 3-5 Tuesday through July 30 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.
CARTOONING – UNDERWATER WORLD: 2 p.m. Tuesday for grades K-1, 2 p.m. Wednesday for grades 2-3, and 2 p.m. July 29 for grades 4-5 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.
FPL GAMERS CLUB: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens. Wii, card and board games. faylib.org or 856-7170.
KNWA WEATHERMAN DAN SKOFF: 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary age kids. faylib.org or 856-7170.
SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Ages, dates, subjects vary. One and two-week classes. $120-$200. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
SUMMER ART CLASSES: Through Aug. 13 at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, drawing, multimedia, creative play costuming and more. Dates and ages vary by class. For kids ages 5 and older. $80 per class; nwaccc.org or 200-0663.
Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: to read certain books on the Middle East and the Afghan war, and U.S. Presidential Power, and then participate in an OMNI panel discussions. “The American Way of War: How Bush’s War Became Obama’s” by Tom Engelhardt, “In the Graveyards of Empires” by Seth Jones, “A Woman Among War Lords” by Malalai Joya, “Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer” by David Wildman and Phyllis Bennis; “Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century“ by Kenneth Osgood and Andrew Frank, “BOMB POWER: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State“ by Gary Wills. Contact Dick Bennett at email@example.com.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: for Ozark Quilt Fair on Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. $10 for exhibitors. New and antique quilts for show and sale. Cash prizes for Viewers Choice awards. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: For World Cheese Dip Championship. Compete in amateur or professional categories in the first ever cheese dip championship to be Oct. 9 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Register online at cheesedip.net.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: For a street side art walk program during First Thursday on the Square in Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. firstThursdayfayetteville.com/apply or 521-5776.
CALL FOR SCREENPLAY ENTRIES: Due Dec. 15 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition. For writers who have not yet had a work produced or optioned. $20. ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.
CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES: Due Jan. 1, 2011 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest. Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. For details, go to ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography.
CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Highway 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” through August 29.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. “A Place to Drown” by Institute Du Loop, “The Super Cute Show” by Kelly Price-Colston, ceramics by Gailen Hudson and “Poor Traits & Land Scapegoats” by Matthew Lyman through July.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Suite 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607. Works by Timothy C. Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Glick, Cindy Wiseman, David Mudrinich, MM Kent, Doug Randall, John L Newman, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Amber Perrodin, Suzanne Countryman, Szilvie Kadas, Hisai Kamamura Yale and Kirk Lanier.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888. Jewelry, pottery, glass, handmade books, textiles, sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, music CDs, wood turnings. More than 30 local artists.
INSPIRATION POINT: Eureka Springs. eurekaspringsstudiotour.com or 981-3073. Art in Opera Group Show, with pieces by 31 local artists, through Friday.
JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. Paintings by Karrie Evenson through Aug. 13.
OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791. Works by Rebecca Buchanan through July.
THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photography by Sarah Tomlin through July.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Watercolors by Zeek Taylor through July.
QUEEN ANNE MANSION GARDEN LEVEL GALLERY: 115 W. Van Buren, U.S. Highway 62, Eureka Springs. 253-6164.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Hwy 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
TEATRO SCARPINO: 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 1-800-255-8995. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.
ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066.
GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.
MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. museumofnativeamericanartifacts.org or 273-2456. Free self guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.
PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.
PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GARDENS: 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. 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. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011.
SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdalear.gov/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. “All Dressed Up” and exhibit on clothing through Jan. 22. “Answering the Call” the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville” images from the 1910s through 1950s, through Aug. 21.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.
HUNTSVILLE IPRA RODEO: July 30-31 at Sky High Arena in Huntsville. 738-2840.
ME AND MY SHADOW: July 30-31 at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. Self awareness workshop with Amy Eversole and Joy Caffrey. Registration required. $30-$125. joymatters.com or 442-7013.
A.G. RUSSELL KNIFE EVENT: July 30-Aug. 1 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. knifeevent.com or 631-0055.
“SOUTH PACIFIC“: 8 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 p.m. July 30 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $15-$50. protix.com or 888-396-7876.
DIVE-IN MOVIE: “MADAGASCAR 2: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA” at dusk July 30 at the Wilson Park Pool in Fayetteville. Free. 444-3471.
LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Learn about research, character development, presentations and working with the public. $15, includes lunch. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
RECYCLE ART: 10 a.m. to noon July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration Required. Family event. faylib.org or 856-7170.
DOUBLEPLAY: 10:30 a.m. July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Family music event. faylib.org or 856-7170.
PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR: 1 to 3 p.m. July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades K-2. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: July 31 at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. For adults and kids. heber-springs.com or 501-362-2444.
HISTORICAL DANCE SOCIETY: 1 p.m. July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.
TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Aug. 3-7 in Tontitown. Grape stomp, carnival rides, live entertainment. Spaghetti dinners. 927-2295.
SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Bayard Blain. Free. mountsequoyah.org or 443-4531.
MERRI BIECHLER’S “BOMBS, BABES, AND BINGO”: 8 p.m. Aug. 5-8 at Arkansas Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, 2183 #1 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10. artslabtheatre.com.
INNER HERMIT: Aug. 6-8 at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. littleportion.org or 253-7370.
DIABETES HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale. Free screenings, nutrition and fitness demos, medical consultations and more. diabetes.org/nwaexpo.
DUTCH OVEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Registration required. $30; includes workshop, lunch and Dutch Oven 101 cookbook. 789-5000.
“MOTHS IN THE OZARKS”: 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With Lori Spencer. Includes kids craft activity. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION: 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in Fayetteville. Procession from Arkansas Avenue and Lafayettevile Street to the Fulbright Peace Fountain on the UA campus. With Karen Takemoto and the Kaminskys. Music by Still on the Hill, Amy Edie, Don Matt & Scott Thompson, Steve & The Recliners. omnicenter.org or 973-9049.
BILL CLINTON LUNCHEON SPEECH: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Benefits Economics Arkansas. $100; tickets available at Arvest Banks.
“THE SURE POP OIL WELL SCANDAL” MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND: Aug. 13-14 at the Crescent Cottage Inn and the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs. $399-$539. 1881crescentcottageinn.com or 800-223-3246; bridgefordhouse.com or 888-567-2422.
ASTRONOMY CRUISE: Aug. 13 from Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Reservation required. $50, includes Galileo scope for you to assemble and keep. $10 for additional boat seats; kids younger than 6 are free. 789-5000.
GARY ALLAN: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at The AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20-$100. amptickets.com.
SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: The Frank Vignola Hot Club Trio at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. $12-$15. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
BLAKE SHELTON: 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $15-$50. protix.com or 888-396-7876.
SUMMER BOOK SALE: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs. 253-8754.
“DRIVE DOWN ENERGY COSTS AND INCREASE PROFITS”: Aug. 17 at the Clarion Inn in Fayetteville. $25; includes lunch. Arkansas-quality.org or 501-372-2222.
FAMILY BLUEGRASS WEEKEND: Aug. 19-22 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Free. eurekaspringschamber.com.
ELI YOUNG BAND & COREY SMITH: 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at The AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$75. amptickets.com.
SECCHI DAY: Aug. 21 on Beaver Lake. Water quality monitoring. Hands on activities and games, Build-a-Rain Barrel workshops, boat tours, live music and more. bwdh2o.org.
TASTE OF THE INNS: 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at 12 different Bed and Breakfasts in Eureka Springs. Two appetizers, a ‘mock’tail and tour at each inn. Self-guided tour. $25. allianceofbetterbandbs.com/eureka-springs-taste-of-the-inns.htm or 800-494-4921.
TRI TO REMEMBER: Aug. 21 in Bella Vista. 500 meter swim, 15 mile bike, 5K run. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of NWA. TriToRemember.com or 200-3088.
WEEKEND WITH ROSEMARY DANIELL: Author of “Secrets of Zona Rosa: How Writing (and sisterhood) Can Change Women’s Lives” Aug. 27-29 in Fayetteville. The Savannah, Ga. writer will do a free reading at Nightbird Books on Aug. 27. On Aug. 28 she will lead a writers’ gathering and potluck lunch on Beaver Lake, $85. On Aug. 29 she will do one-on-one sessions with writers $75-$150. To register call Ryder Finnegan at 444-7269.
VW WEEKEND: Aug. 27-29 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. nwavwa.com or 253-9768.
“SECRETS OF THE ZONA ROSA” WITH AUTHOR ROSEMARY DANIELS: Aug. 27 at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
BLUE MAN GROUP: 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Sept. 5 and Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Best for ages 8 and older. $46-$69. waltonartscenter.com or 443-5600.
STS9: 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at The AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $23. amptickets.com.
CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED: 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at The AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $25. amptickets.com.
“THE 39 STEPS”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, Sept 9-11 and Sept. 16-18, and 2 p.m. Sept. 4-5, Sept. 11-12 and Sept. 18-19 at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville. theatre2.org or 443-5600.
WOODCARVERS JAMBOREE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at the Pine Village Shopping Center in Eureka Springs. Free. 918-251-8734.
HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Fayetteville Square. Local chefs will present their finest creations made from local foods. (501) 993-7502.
OZARK QUILT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: Sept. 11 at Hobbs State Park, U.S. 12 in Rogers. Next session: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27. friendsofhobbs.com or 789-5006.
SUSAN WERNER: 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$30. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
MEALS ON WHEEL POKER RUN: Sept. 18 in Northwest Arkansas. Benefits Springdale and Fayetteville Meals on Wheels. 751-1521.
B.B. KING: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $58-$100. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
FALL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24-25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Eureka Springs. Free self-guided tour. eurekaspringsstudiotour.com.