ESSA WINTERFEST FINE ARTS SHOW — Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Artworks from $25 to $5000. $5 admission is reimbursed on your purchase. 253-5384.
SHAMELESS SEQUIN SOIREE — 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at The Queen Anne Mansion in Eureka Springs. Black tie optional. Benefits Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Advance purchase tickets required. $150 per couple. esartschool.com or 253-5384.
SPAY ARKANSAS BENEFIT — 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe, 1852 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Live music with Emily Kaitz, and Shore and Cockram. Silent auction and sale benefiting Spay Arkansas. SpayArkansas.org or 871-4418.
LIGHT OF HOPE — 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Springdale Convention Center. Breakfast speakers include KNWA News co-anchor Neile Jones and Kansas City Royals owner/CEO David Glass. Lunch speakers include KNWA Razorback Nation Anchor Aaron Peters and Pat & Willard Walker Charitable Foundation Executive Director Debbie Walker. CASA volunteer Ron Autry will speak at both events. Benefits CASA of NWA. nwacasa.org or 725-2213
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS/ SEASONAL FESTIVITIES
SANTA AND ELVES — 3 p.m. Friday at Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. Santa arrives at 5 p.m. to visit with children and give out goodie bags. Santa also available at the park 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. 244-5074.
VILLAGE HOLIDAY LIGHTS — 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs. Christmas music, shopping, decorations, Santa and more. 253-2583.
CHRISTMAS PARADE OF THE OZARKS — 6 p.m. Saturday from the Rodeo Grounds and down Emma Avenue in Springdale. “The Spirit of Christmas.” Floats, bands, and lots of holiday cheer. 756-0464.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rogers Historical Museum. Refreshments, crafts and exhibit opening. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.
SILVER TEA — Dec. 1 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. With the Women of St. James, benefiting Hospice Angels. Reservations required. 253-7333.
GARDENLAND EXPRESS — 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Gardens scale trains and refreshments. For kids and families. $4-$12. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
CHRISTMAS IN EUREKA SPRINGS — Christmas Shows Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 10 at the Pine Mountain Theater, and Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 10 at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down. Candyland Christmas in the Village Saturday through Dec. 24 at Pine Mountain Village. Lighted Victorian snow village with antique train sets 2 to 7 p.m. Friday through Christmas at the Inn of the Ozarks. Christmas Festival Dec. 1-12 in the downtown district. Free Christmas Movies for kids 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at the Gem so adults can shop without their kids. Candles and Carols 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at the Queen Anne Mansion with Mrs. Claus reading Christmas stories. eurekasprings.org or 253-7333.
STAGE AND SCREEN
DRAMATIC BOOK CLUB — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Also Dec. 13 and Dec. 19. With Trike Theatre. For Preschoolers Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.
THEATRE SQUARED ARTISTS’ FORUM: “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Ozarks at Large host Kyle Kellams interviews the cast and director of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Sneak preview performance. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR LORI SPENCER — 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Booksigning of her new book, “The Diana Fritallary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly.” bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
JODY’S LIVING ROOM OPEN MIC — 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rowdy Beaver on Dickson Street, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Maxine’s Tap Room in Fayetteville. facebook.com/JodysLivingRoom.
PLAYS OF PEACE: A READER’S THEATRE (POP-ART) — 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesdays at the OMNI Center in Fayetteville. Reading “A Part of Me Dies.” Open to the public. omnicenter.org.
ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP — 6:30 p.m. two Mondays a month in Fayetteville. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. Dates and locations vary. For current information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-6333.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP — 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Rogers and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher Gabrielle Idlet. $15 per class. email@example.com or 966-5935
JOHN HARRISON OPERA FOUNDATION SCREENING “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
CATALINA BARRAZA VIOLIN RECITAL — 6 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
ANDIE SCHENK CELLO RECITAL — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
EMILY MCPHERSON AND RICHARD BOBO FLUTE AND BASSOON RECITAL — 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS INSPIRATIONAL CHORALE — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
ARNOLD BEZUYEN AND JURA MARGULIS DUO RECITAL — 9 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
ARKANSAS TUBA QUARTET CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
U OF A SAXOPHONE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE RECITAL — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
NILSON MATTA AND BRAZILIAN VOYAGE — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Second Street Live, 101 N. Second St. in Fort Smith. 719-8783.
WIRELESS PHONE WORKSHOP — 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Wireless, 3931 N. Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville. Learn to get the most from your iPhone 4 or other smart phone. Free, regardless of your carrier. VerizonWireless.com/workshops.
TEEN GAMERS CLUB — 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.
AFTERSCHOOL WORKSHOPS: INTERNATIONAL KIDS — 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades K-5. Free. Registration required three weeks in advance of workshop. faylib.org or 856-7170.
ART CLASSES — At the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For adults: Creative Saturdays 10 to noon Saturdays. For kids: Charcoal and Pastels 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 12. Ages and costs vary. nwaccc.org or 443-9216.
RAZORBACK JUGGLERS — 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Student Union or Gym 1 at the HPER building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Free lessons and new members are welcome. sites.google.com/site/jugglingrsoclub/.
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS — 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30-minutes devoted to teaching/learning. $3; first time free. 283-9947.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB — 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090 ext. 518.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN QUILTERS — 10 a.m. Mondays at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
MORE FOR YOUR MONDAYS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS — 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Community Access Television in Fayetteville. Technological problems demystified; subject matter directed by attendees. Free; no registration. No class on fifth Mondays. 444-3433.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES — 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. Ages 7-10 from 1-2 p.m., Ages 11-18 from 2-3 p.m. $5. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
FOUNDATIONS CLASS — 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Northwest Arkansas. $20 per class, or $200 for full session. Registration required. Contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-0149.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 521-2395.
COURSE IN MIRACLES — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
MEDIATION PRACTICE — 7 p.m. Fridays and 4:30 p.m. Sundays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
DHARMA TALK — 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Mojo Hot Yoga Studio, 908 Rolling Hills Drive Suite 2 in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.
FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays (followed by social hour) and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bennett House (Omni Center), 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
SUPPORT GROUPS — The NWA Center for Equality offers a variety of support groups for the LGBTQ community. nwaEquality.org.
FREE CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at NWA Center for Equality, 179 N. Church in Fayetteville. By appointment only. NWAHOPE@ nwaEquality.org or 888-391-9222.
PILATES CLASSES — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12 at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center, 240 E. Rock St. in Fayetteville. With Lisa Webb. $5-$7; $30 for six classes. accessfayetteville.org/government/yvonne_richardson_center/index.cfm or 444-3461.
HEALING MEDITATION — 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ozark Research Institute in Fayetteville. ozarkresearch.org or 582-9197.
NWA CENTER for SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jones Center For Families, Room 135 in Springdale. email@example.com or 439-0149.
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.
TWILIGHT BLENDERS — Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
YOGA — 9 a.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
POETRY — 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BALANCED BODIES — 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Fridays; STRETCH AND FLEX: 9 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jones Center in Springdale. Free. 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. thejonescenter.org or 756-8090.
FUN 2 B FIT — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; EXERCISE WITH DANCE LEVEL I — 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and EXERCISE WITH DANCE LEVEL II — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP — 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; TAI CHI — 10 a.m. Fridays; YOGA STRETCH — 1 p.m. Tuesdays; MUSCULAR STRENGTH RANGE MOVEMENT — 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; CARDIO CIRCUIT — 1:30 p.m. Thursdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, ACRYLIC PAINTS — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; BEAN BAG BASEBALL — 9 a.m. Wednesdays, CANASTA — 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, BINGO — 10 a.m. Thursdays, MAHJONG: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOS — 1 p.m. Wednesdays; BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE RE-ENACTMENT — Dec. 1-2 at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Tours through Union, Confederate and civilian camps, and other period demonstrations. Battle begins at 1 p.m. both days. Free. $5 per vehicle for parking. ArkansasStateParks.com/PrairieGroveBattlefield or 846-2990.
AUDITIONS, ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS
CHRISTMAS PARADE OF THE OZARKS ENTRIES — Due today. Entries must be in place at 4:45 p.m.; parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday from the Rodeo Grounds and down Emma Avenue in Springdale. “The Spirit of Christmas” theme. Floats must have lights. Judging categories are Religious, Commercial, and Holiday. No Santas allowed, as he is presented by last year’s winner. 756-0464.
CALL FOR WINTER HOLIDAY PHOTOS OF FAYETTEVILLE — For the Project Fayetteville Digital Archive collection at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7250.
WINTER CO-ED VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION — Through Dec. 22 to the Parks and Recreation office, 1455 Happy Hollow Road, or mail to 113 W. Mountain, Fayetteville, 72701. Tournament runs Jan. 18-March 7. $250 per team; late registration Dec. 23-Jan. 6, plus $10 more. Seven games and a spot in the tournament played at the Yvonne Richardson Center, 240 E. Rock St. in Fayetteville. AccessFayetteville.org or 444-3474.
“HAIRSPRAY” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. Jan. 2-3 at the Rogers Little Theater. Audition packets available online. For more information call director Ed McClure at 479-906-6546. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
ENTRIES FOR CIVIL WAR IN THE ARKANSAS OZARKS PODCAST CONTEST — Submit through Feb. 3. For K-12 students in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Washington counties. For rules and more information: shilohmuseum.org/education/podcast-contest.php or 750-8165.
“NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 at the Rogers Little Theater. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS FOR FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILE PACK — Feb. 23-26 at XNA’s Regional Jet Center, 12344 Tower Drive in Bentonville. Food packs will be used to feed starving children in the developing world. facebook.com/1MMeals, fmsc.org/mobilepack, or 295-9191.
CALL FOR POETS — for Ekphrastic Poetry Slam and Formal Poetry Competition Feb. 25 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Ekphrastic describes something that is inspired by a work of art, therefore all entries must be inspired by from pieces in the Arkansas Arts Center Collection. Art can be viewed at the Center or online. High school students compete at 3:30 p.m.; Adults at 7 p.m. ArkArts.com or 501-372-4000.
“GOD OF CARNAGE” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. April 16-17 at the Rogers Little Theater. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
“CHICAGO” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. June 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY — Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255.
ARSAGA’S — 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690.
ARSAGA’S — 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557.
ARTIFACTS GALLERY — 184 N. Main, Eureka Springs. artifactseureka.com or 363-6660.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS — 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. “The Poetry of Pastels” by the Ozark Pastel Society through Dec. 16.
BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU — 104 E. Central St. on the square in Bentonville. 271-9153.
BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS — 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION — 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767.
THE COMMON GROUNDS — 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515.
CORNER GIFT SHOP — 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 15 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY — 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND — East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534. Four separate galleries inside. “Tea Time” by Gailen Hudson, “Gravity” by Dana Idlet, and works by Chad Sims, and Luciano Trigos through November.
FIRST THURSDAY ART PROGRAM — First Thursday on the square in downtown Fayetteville. 5 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville Underground, East Square Plaza. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com or 521-5776.
THE FRENCH DOOR AT ROCKY CREEK GALLERY — Armstrong Road in Fayetteville. Open Wednesday through Saturdays in November. 879-5987.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY — An Artists’ Collective. 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.
JAMMIN JAVA — 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 443-2233.
LONG GALLERY — Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Architecture.uark.edu or 575-4704.
MAYAPPLE — 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271.
MULLINS LIBRARY — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/art exhibit.asp or 575-6702.
OZARK FOLKWAYS — 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
OZARK NATURAL FOODS — 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. ozarknaturalfoods.com or 521-7558.
THE PERK — 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375.
POOR RICHARD’S ART — 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
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 — Free admission. Experience a wonderland of art. Explore the 10-acre art park with sculptures, fountains, murals and a stone labyrinth. Watch glassblowers make the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness. Enjoy treats in the coffee house. Visit the gallery representing more than 70 local artists. Wonderful handmade gifts. Music at Terra 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery every Sunday. Find us on Facebook for news, events, and music listings. Check out the new event center for your special gathering. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 miles east of Fayetteville off Arkansas 16 at 12103 Hazel Valley Road. 800-255-8995.
ULTRA STUDIOS — 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY — Fayetteville. art.uark.edu/fineartsgallery or 575-7987. “untitled/ MF Exhibition” Dec. 1-14. Works by Megan Williamson through Dec. 14.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GLOBAL CAMPUS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION — 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAR) — 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. facebook.com/pages/sUgAR or 273-5305. Open 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. “Finer Things: A Juried Contemporary Craft Exhibit” through Dec. 12.
WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. 582-4806. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts.
ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM — Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER — Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. ArkArts.com or 501-372-4000.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM — 444-0066 or clintonhousemuseum.org.
GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 503 Charlotte St. S.E., 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., U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.
PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER — 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. pricetower.org or 877-424-2424.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 322 S. Second St., Rogers. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154. “Benton County Crime Stories” through 2012. “Buried Dreams” “Coin” Harvey and Monte Ne” and “Building Rogers” through 2011. “A Daisy of a Christmas” Sunday through 2011.
SHILOH MUSEUM — 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Working Dawn to Dark” through Jan. 16.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM — 112 N. Maxwell St. Siloam Springs. 524-4011. “Whatever You Do, Stay in Print” on the life of journalist, educator and historian Ernie Deane through July 21.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE — 1564 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875.
SCHOLASTIC HOLIDAY BOOK SALE — Dec. 2-4 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.
CHRISTMAS IN THE OZARKS WITH GRANDMA: FROM THE LAND OF USED-TO-BO — 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Fayetteville Public Library. A Civil War living history presentation with Linda Doede and John Winkler. For elementary kids and their families. Free. faylib.org or 856-7122.
LIVING WINDOWS — 3 p.m. and LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE — 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in downtown Eureka Springs. Costumed characters in windows, and floats, band and more in the parade. 253-8737.
FIRST FRIDAY — 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. Featuring works by WWAM!, Women With A Message. OzarkFolkways.org or 634-3791.
BLOCK STREET HOLIDAY ART SALE — 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at GoodFolk, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville. Works by local artists including Don House, Marie Demeroukas, Karen Chotkowski, Michelle Berg-Vogel, Debra DuBois, Susan Shore, Victoria McKinney, Cindy Arsaga, Elizabeth Nevin, Faye Alter, and Vajra Engber. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. email@example.com.
“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
“A CHRISTMAS STORY” — 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 8-10, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$15. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
SANTA’S FUN RUN — 8 a.m. Dec. 3 from Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. 244-5074.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Prairie Grove Battlefield. Period reenactments include cooking, lace making, spinning, weaving, military camp life, drills and more. Free. ArkansasStateParks.com/PrairieGroveBattlefield or 846-2990.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR — 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. nwaccc.org or 200-0663.
HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. SNAP/EBT accepted. Visit with Santa. Fresh seasonal local produce and meats, holiday baked good, handcrafted items and more. fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
FAMILY STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Facepainting, crafts, stories and more with University of Arkansas Pi Phi students. faylib.org or 856-7000.
CHRISTMAS IN THE OZARKS WITH GRANDMA — 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids and families. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.
ARTISTS FOR PEACE AT HOME SHOW — 2 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3 at Tanglewood Branch Beer Company, 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Holiday gifts, paintings, photography and jewelry by local artists Holly Dupps Ertel, Ray Russell, Ashley King, and Trista McVey. 10 percent of proceeds benefit the shelter. ArtistsForPeaceAtHome.vpweb.com.
PRESERVATION SOCIETY TOUR OF HOMES — 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in Eureka Springs. With costumed docents to discuss homes and decorations. 253-9582.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT — Dec. 3 at AUD in Eureka Springs. With John Two-Hawks and the Benton County School of the Arts Choir. theaud.com or 253-7788.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY — 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Thirty trees decorated by local nonprofit organizations. Also free Christmas films and live holiday music Dec. 4-10. 253-9766.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CHORAL WINTERFEST — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS — 4 p.m. Dec. 4, and UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT WITH MASTER CHORALE AND SCHOLA CANTORUM — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5 for each show. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
LIBER XV: THE GNOSTIC MASS — Dec. 4 at Rosa Mundi Sanctuary in Durham. Meets first Sunday of the month. solinvictus-oto.org or 966-9827.
CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT — 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Aud in Eureka Springs. Popular Christmas songs. Daniel Hodge conducting. Benefits the orchestra’s scholarships for high school musicians. $4-$6. CarrollOrchestra.com.
KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS AND HITS — 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $50-$90. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOP — 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids and families. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 856-7000.
MFA EXHIBITION ARTISTS RECEPTION — 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery in Fayetteville. Show runs through Dec. 14. art.uark.edu/fineartsgallery or 575-7987.
SCHMOOZE JAZZ: MEET THE ARTIST ANAT COHEN — 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. Fundraiser for Temple Shalom. Contact Gene Tweraser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 521-1453.
“THE SANTALAND DIARIES” BY DAVID — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10 at the UARK Ballroom in Fayetteville. For adults. $10; cash bar. CeramicCowProductions.org.
“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-17, Dec. 22-24, and Dec. 29-31, 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 21, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 through Jan. 1, and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 1 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. No performance Dec. 25. $22-$28. theatre2.org or 443-5600.
JURA MARGULIS PIANO STUDIO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
DINNER CHRISTMAS SHOW — 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
ANAT COHN — 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$35. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
CHRISTMAS BALL — 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. Benefits the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and dancing with the Jack Mitchell Band. 253-9417.
SWEET TREATS TOUR — Dec. 10 at Bed and Breakfasts in Eureka Springs. Sample delicious cookies and other treats (recipes provided) on this self-guided tour. allianceofbetterbandbs.com/eureka-springs-cookie-tour.htm.
HANUKAH FAMILY STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids and families. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 856-7000.
SHREKTASTIC WINTER WHITEOUT — Dec. 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Winter themed crafts, face painting and a screening of “Shrek The Halls” at 2 p.m. For kids and families. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 856-7000.
BOBBIE SUE YEAGER ARTISTS RECEPTION — 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2 in Fayetteville. 50 percent of proceeds benefit Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. arsagas.com or 527-0690.
MERRY MUSIC & HOLIDAY CHEER — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$16. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: CHRISTMAS POPS — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With vocal soloists Chantry Dean and Echo Sibley, and debuting the SoNA Singers. $25-$45. SoNAmusic.org, waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
A BROWN BEAR, A MOON AND A CATERPILLAR: TREASURED STORIES BY ERIC CARLE — 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $8-$16. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: MAKING SENSE OUT OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free six-part reading and discussion series with UA’s Dr. Daniel Sutherland using one or more common texts as a foundation to explore different facets of the Civil War. Also 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays Dec. 11: Choosing Sides; Jan. 15: Making Sense of Shiloh; Feb. 19: The Shape of War; March 18: War and Freedom; April 15: A Savage Conflict/ End of War. faylib.org or 856-7250.
ARKANSAS WINDS HOLIDAY CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Free. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
CHRISTMAS PARTY — 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKERS — 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville. Performed by the New York City Ballet. $16-$20. malco.com.
ROCK TOWN SLAM — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets in Little Rock. Open to the public. Poets judged on the delivery of written poetry. Poet entry fee is $10, sign up at the door. $5 to listen. 501-541-0681.