Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: March 2017

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Note from the Mamas: CLICK HERE to see the Spring Break Camps & Activities Guide for things to do with the kids March 20-24, 2017! CLICK HERE to see the Summer Camps & Activities Guide for NWA summer 2017!

Priceless Night at Scott Family Amazeum

amazeumThanks to a gift from Tyson Foods, Inc., the Amazeum is able to offer Priceless Nights. These pay-as-you-wish evenings allow guests to make a donation to the Amazeum in lieu of admission.

Date: March 1, 8, 15, 29

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Location: Amazeum museum, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Baby Buds, Scott Family Amazeum

Ages 6 to 17 months old and a caregiver.

Advanced registration and payment required. March’s theme is Action Art! Children delight in exploring and creating with art materials and this month’s workshop is a combination of two things children really love to do: MOVE and CREATE. Experimentation with art materials provides new understanding and discoveries. Come prepared to try new things and be sure to dress for a little mess in the name of fun and learning.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

Date: Wednesday, March 1; encore workshop March 2

Time: 10-11am

Location: Scott Family Amazeum, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Arts Center of the Ozarks Presents To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

ACO logoThe Arts Center of the Ozarks (ACO) will be performing To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, a play written by Michael Brady and directed by Evan Crawford. This play deals with letting going of the past so that you can handle the present, and provides a hope-filled glimpse into the strength and support of a family moving forward after tragedy. Showings will be March 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th at 7:30pm and March 5th at 3:00pm.

Date: March 3-5, 10-11

Time: Varies

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale

More info: Click here

New Primrose School of Rogers at Pinnacle Hills grand opening event

The grand opening event will feature family-friendly activities, including school tours, a scavenger hunt, a visit from Percy the Rooster® and a variety of snacks from local food trucks, such as healthy donuts from Baker’s Wakery and tacos from Big Rub. The celebration will also have two giveaway baskets—one for a parent’s night out with gift cards to local restaurants and stores and a second basket for family fun, including gift cards to the Scott Family Amazeum, Dilly Dally’s toy store and other child-friendly stores and restaurants. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with the Rogers Chamber of Commerce to mark the official opening of the school.

Date: Saturday, March 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 3724 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway

More info: Click here

Eric Carle Storytime at Barnes & Noble

The Fayetteville Barnes & Noble will be hosting the the Walton Arts Center for a special storytime highlighting Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Hungry Caterpillar, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me with readings and special activities. This storytime is in connjuction with the performance of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle at the Walton Arts Center on Sunday, March 5. This event is free and open to children ages 3 and up.

Date: Saturday, March 4

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville

More info: Click here.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Walton Arts Center

March 5, the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will be performing a show titled Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle at the Walton Arts Center. Huge puppets, a whimsical musical score, and family favorite stories like Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Will You Get the Moon for Me? will delight kids and parents alike. This show’s sponsors are Mattell and 4029 News (KHBS/KHOG).

Date: Sunday, March 5

Time: 2pm and 4pm

Location: Walton Arts Center

More info: Click here

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sensory Story Time, Springdale Public Library

Beginning March 6 at 11am, the Springdale library will host a sensory story time every Monday for children 10 and under who are on the autism spectrum and/or sensory integration issues. The events will be thirty minutes long, and it will include movement and songs during the story time. The events will be free and open to the public, but caregiver presence and registration are required for attendance. Each registered family will receive a helpful information sheet as well.

Date: Mondays beginning March 6

Time: 11am

Location: Springdale Public Library

More info: Check the library website in March

Discovery Tots, Amazeum

Ages 18 to 36 months old and a caregiver.

Advanced registration and payment required. March’s theme is Action Art! Children delight in exploring and creating with art materials and this month’s workshop is a combination of two things children really love to do: MOVE and CREATE. Experimentation with art materials provides new understanding and discoveries. Come prepared to try new things and be sure to dress for a little mess in the name of fun and learning.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

Date: Wednesday, March 8; encore workshop March 9

Time: 10-11am

Location: Scott Family Amazeum

More info: Click here

Apple Seeds School Garden WorkshopsApple Seeds logo

Interested in raising a garden? Or do you want to teach your children? Just in time for spring planting, be sure to take advantage of Apple Seeds NWA’s FREE School Garden Workshops on March 9. They will host three informative, hands-on sessions about building raised garden beds, planting the best crops for Arkansas, and engaging children in the garden. This workshop is aimed toward teachers and parents, but backyard gardeners are welcome too! Please register for this event if you plan to attend.

Date: Thursday, March 9

Time: 4 to 7pm

Location: Apple Seeds NWA’s office, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Art in Bloom Weekend, Crystal Bridges

The Art in Bloom weekend at Crystal Bridges celebrates not only Arkansas’ natural blooming beauty in spring, but also the ways art and nature intersect. In the museum’s permanent art collection, floral arrangements from local florists will be displayed next to the artwork that inspired them. The weekend also includes live demonstrations, workshops, and talks about uniting the power of art and natural beauty. This weekend will also be the perfect time to take a stroll through the trails surrounding the museum, to view the amazing Arkansas native trees and flowers that will be in bloom. Free, no registration required.

Date: March 10-12

Time: Varies

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Great Pretenders, Amazeum

Ages 3-5 years old and a caregiver.

Advanced registration and payment required. March’s theme is Action Art! Children delight in exploring and creating with art materials and this month’s workshop is a combination of two things children really love to do: MOVE and CREATE. Experimentation with art materials provides new understanding and discoveries. Come prepared to try new things and be sure to dress for a little mess in the name of fun and learning.

$10 Amazeum member child + adult caregiver
$15 non-member child + adult caregiver

Date: Wednesday, March 15; encore workshop March 16

Time: 10-11am

Location: Scott Family Amazeum

More info: Click here

Calligraphy for Beginners, Fayetteville Public Library

fountain penDo you have a preteen or teenager who would love to learn calligraphy? The Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) is offering a free class on March 16. This beginner calligraphy class will cover basic lettering and other essential skills for hand lettering. The class will be led by Julie Rae, who has worked professionally in hand lettering since 1979, and has taught at colleges, schools, libraries, and even Silver Dollar City. Registration for this event is required, and opens March 2 at 9am.

Date: Thursday, March 16

Time: 6pm

Location: Walker Community Room, FPL

More info: Click here

Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s 10th Annual Riparian Project

IRWP is a non-profit in Cave Springs that works to protect and preserve the water quality of the Illinois River Watershed, which lies in Northwest Arkansas and Northeastern Oklahoma. The non-profit enjoys bringing families together outside for quality family and nature time.

On March 18th, IRWP is hosting its annual riparian project in eight different locations across the NWA area, where families can come out and plant trees along creeks and streams. Volunteers will plant tree seedlings and conduct creek clean-ups at locations in Fayetteville, Bentonville/ Healing Springs, Rogers, Farmington, Prairie Grove, Lincoln and Siloam Springs. Check-in is at 8:30am and the event will run from 9-11am. (One of these eight locations, Siloam Springs, will plant on Thursday the 16th from 1-3pm, and one of the Lincoln locations will plant on Friday the 17th from 8-11:30am.) Drinks and snacks will be provided. I’ll attach our press release for the event with site details.

Dave: March 18

Time: See in description above for specific times in the 8 different locations

More info: Click here

Hobbs State Park Day Hike

Join the expert staff of Lewis & Clark Outfitters for a day of hiking on the Pigeon Roost Trail in Hobbs State Park. The trail is an 8.5 mile loop located east out of downtown Rogers. This is a moderately difficult trail, probably suitable only for older children (or very determined young ones!). Be sure to take plenty of snacks and water! No registration is required for this free community event.

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 9am to 1pm

Location: Meet at Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Rogers

More info: Click here

An Evening with Ann Patchett

This year’s Fulbright Author, featured at the Fayetteville Public Library, is Ann Patchett, author of seven novels, including The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, and Commonwealth, as well as three books of non-fiction. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. If you love books and literary culture, you won’t want to miss this event!

Date: Friday, March 31

Time: 7-8pm

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here

The Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events is sponsored by The Jones Center for Families in Springdale. There’s ALWAYS something fun happening at The Jones Center, plus they have all kinds of classes for adults and kids — and great birthday party options at the indoor swimming pool, gymnastics or ice skating rink! CLICK HERE to visit the Jones Center website to see more!

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