Registration starts today for Flag Football at The Jones Center!

flagfootballFlag football alert!

Flag football for grades K-3 is coming to The Jones Center in Springdale this fall.

Registration starts today, July 1, and games will be on Saturdays beginning September 20th. The season runs through Oct. 25th.

And did you notice that you get 10% off the registration fee when you mention that you saw The Jones Center’s ad on nwaMotherlode? Yep :)

All players will receive a reversible NFL team jersey and flag belt. The fee is only $45 right now (it goes up in August).

Click here to read more about flag football and to sign up with your discount!

NFL Flag pic

July 2014: Where to see fireworks plus other local events!

Independence Day events:

Thursday, July 3:

July 4thUptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks

Date: July 3

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: NWA Mall (Events during the day and evening)

More info: Click here

The Great American Blast

Date: July 3-5

Time:  After each 7:05 p.m. baseball game

Location: Arvest Ballpark (NWA Naturals)

More info: Click here

City of Rogers Fireworks Display

Date: July 3

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location: Veterans Park

More info: Click here

Friday, July 4th:

Bella Vista Independence Day Fireworks

Date: July 4

Time: 9:30 p.m. or dusk

More info: Click here

An Evening at Orchards Park (Bentonville’s Fireworks display)

Date: July 4

Time: Music will begin at 7 p.m.

Location: Orchards Park, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Ventris Trails End Resort Display (seen by boat on Beaver Lake)

Date: July 4

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Ventris Trail’s End Resort

More info: Click here

July 4th in Eureka Springs

Parade, watermelon seed spitting contest, cupcake walk, crafts, fireworks, etc.

Date: July 4

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown Eureka

More info: Click here

Devil’s Den Games

Date: July 4

Location: Devil’s Den State Park

More info: Click here

Saturday, July 5th:

Prairie Creek Marina and Cabela’s Fireworks Display

Date: July 5

Time: Dusk (around 9 p.m.)

Location: Prairie Creek Marina, Rogers

More info: Click here

Rodeo in the Ozarks

Date: July 2-5 (Fireworks on Saturday after the rodeo)

Time: After the rodeo

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

More info: Click here

Other events

Rodeo in the Ozarks

Date: July 2-5

Time: Kickoff parade starts at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2

Location: Starts at Parsons Stadium in Springdale

More info: Click here

Sidewalk Sundays

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: Drop in anytime between 2-5 p.m.

Location: The Walmart Museum, Bentonville

More info: Click here or call 479-273-1329, ext. 2

July 6: Sports Day! Come out and play with the Walton Life Fitness Center. Tennis, Zumba, and more!

July 13: Music Day! Make instruments and play music with School of Rock.

July 20: Come play with Trike! Trike Theatre is back with another extraordinary experience!

July 27: Play dough Palooza! Get creative and make your own play dough sundaes!

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Rolling Hills Baptist Church events, Fayetteville

July 12: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scavenger Hunt at the church

July 16th: Hiking at Devil’s Den + a picnic

July 29th: Water day (all ages) at Springdale Aquatic Center

More info: Click here or call youth leader Hans Sanders at 479-521-2660.

Beach Bingo Bash

Date: July 11

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: UARK Bowl, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

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Miranda Lambert at the Walmart Amp

Date: July 12

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Walmart Amp, Rogers

More info: Click here

Firefly Fling

Firefly Fling

Firefly Fling

Date: July 19

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

More info: Click here

Color Vibe 5K

Date: July 19

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds

More info: Click here

Girl Scouts Crafty Creations (You don’t have to be in a troop)

Dates: July 21-23

Time: 1-3 p.m. each day

Location: Sessions 1 & 2 at the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club. Session 3 at David Adams Fine Jewelers, 100 West Center, Fayetteville.

More info: Click here or call Melody at 479-695-1818


Fayetteville favorite Joe Crookston returns to teach and perform!

joe with kidsThe Fayetteville Public Library will welcome Joe Crookston for three days of songwriting workshops for kids, teens, and adults, as well as a special Friday, July 11th concert.

Crookston is an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

Crookston will be at the library for three days teaching a variety of songwriting workshops and performing for various age groups.

He is no stranger to teaching. He received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel throughout New York State, collect stories, and write original songs.

Joe Crookston Musical Performances:

♦ Joe Crookston Kids’ Concert

Wed, July 9 at 1pm & 2pm

♦ Joe Crookston Family Concert (Preschoolers)

Thurs, July 10 at 10:30am

♦ Joe Crookston Live In Concert at FPL

Friday, July 11 at 7pm

Songwriting Workshops with Joe Crookston:

♦ Creativity and the Song Inside of You – Kids Songwriting (Completed 3rd-5th)

Wed & Thurs, July 9 &10 at 4:30pm

Online registration begins June 18.

♦ Teen Songwriting Workshop with Joe Crookston

Thur, July 10 at 1pm

Online registration begins June 19.

♦ Joe Crookston Workshops’ Concert

Thurs, July 10 at 6:30pm

joe-crookston-2Crookston performed during the 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival, where FPL Executive Director David Johnson met Crookston as they helped kick off the festival on KUAF.

“After hearing and visiting with Joe, I knew we had to invite him back to Fayetteville and to the library,” Johnson said.

Crookston’s style of teaching was what moved Johnson and his staff to contact him for their very popular Summer Reading programming. “He has a unique way of helping others find their creativity.”

As for his own music, his CD, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog” received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded: “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN.

His performances pull audiences by the magic and musical world he creates and draws the crowd into the moment. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us.

Click here to visit the Fayetteville Public Library website and see what else is happening this summer!

NWA Mall hosting ‘Family Fun Nights’ every Tuesday in June!

family fun night

The Northwest Arkansas Mall is hosting Family Fun Nights every Tuesday in June from 5 – 7 p.m., complete with food specials and free entertainment for the family.

Oh! And kids even eat free at some of the restaurants. Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals and live entertainment by MDA Central Casting Studios. (CLICK HERE TO SEE SPECIFICS ABOUT FOOD SPECIALS.)

WHEN: Every Tuesday Evening in June from 5 -7 p.m. (Remaining dates: June 10, June 17, June 24)

WHERE: Northwest Arkansas Mall – Food Court (4201 North Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville)

WHO: Families and participating merchants, including:

·        Chick-fil-A

·        Dippin’ Dots

·        Great American Cookie

·        Jammin’ Java

·        MarketPlace Express

·        Mariachi’s Mexican Grill

·        Subway

·        Sbarro

·        Taco Bell

·        Nori Japan & Stir Fry

The mall is also doing a cool Father’s Day Giveaway: Through June 15th register at Center Court to win a Kenmore 4-Burner Gas Grill with accessories plus a $500 SEARS gift card for dad.

Happy Summer!

June 2014: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events


Trail Mix Concert

Trail Mix combines music, hiking and biking for a one-of-a-kind, free outdoor experience which starts along the beautifully sculpted Art Trail near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (1-3pm) and continues along the Frisco Trail in downtown Fayetteville (5-7pm). Rocky Grove Sun Company will provide solar-power for energy-efficient music for Trail Mix. No tickets or registration are required; this event is free and open to the public.

Artosphere-logoDate: June 1

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

More info: Click here for Trail Mix concert routes

First Thursday, Fayetteville

Date: June 5

Time: Kids’ stage starts at 5:30 p.m. (Magician Scott Davis will perform in cooperation with the Fayetteville Public Library)

Location: Fayetteville Square

More info: Click here

Relay For Life of Benton-Siloam Springs American Cancer Society

Date: June 6

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Siloam Springs High School track

More info: Click here

First Friday: Bentonville Art Walk

Date: June 6

Location: Bentonville Square

More info: Click here

Call of the Wild (Un)Gala, Ozark Natural Science Center

ONSC-CotWDate: June 7

Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

Location: 21c Museum Hotel

More info: Click here

14th Annual NWA International Festival

Date:  June 7

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers

More info: Click here

Second Annual Taste of Summer

This is a unique fundraiser that the entire family can attend. It has two venues: one for the adults and one for the children. The portion of the event for the adults is being held on the rooftop patio of the Coca Cola building in Rogers- just a few blocks away from the YMCA. Adults will get to indulge in a variety of summer-themed gourmet appetizers, created by Mercy’s very own Chef Brad, while they sample summer cocktails and wines, courtesy of E&J Gallo. The “Kids’ Night Out” portion of the event is being held at the actual NWA Mercy Family YMCA facility at Village on the Creeks. Kids attending will be treated to a pizza dinner, a movie and outdoor campfire s’mores.
 *Attendees whose children will be attending Kids’ Night Out should make their reservations by Monday, June 2nd.

Date: June 6

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Mercy YMCA/Coca-Cola Building, Fourth Floor Patio

More info: Click here. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the NWA Mercy Family YMCA at (479) 273-9622.

Wilson Park Pool Dive-In Movie (free)

Date: June 6, the movie will be Monsters University

Time: Gates open at 7:15 (movie starts at dusk)

Location: Wilson Park, Fayetteville

More info: Click here


Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your family and a blanket for an afternoon of charity and family fun with live music by the Fun Time Ramblers, a teddy bear for every child, and picnic lunches from Razor’s Edge Catering. All proceeds benefit Family Network, which provides families in Northwest Arkansas with individualized parenting education and family support. Its programs empower young women who are pregnant and parents of newborns and young children to provide a healthy, nurturing, and stimulating environment for their children, to create positive family relationships, and to develop personal, educational, and vocational skills that lead to a more productive life. Tickets are $10 per adult and includes a boxed lunch while they last; however, please purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee boxed lunch availability.

Date: June 7

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Gulley Park

More info: Click here or call Family Network at 927-3659. You may also email

Gulley Park concert series

Art of Wine, Walton Arts Center

Date: June 12-14

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

More info: Click here

Relay for Life of Benton County

relay for lifeDate: June 13

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Mercy Family YMCA, Village on the Creeks, Rogers

More info: Click here

Father’s Day Blues Picnic

Date: June 15

Time:  Gate opens at noon, music starts at 2 p.m.

Location: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

More info: Click here

Moonflowers and Mojitos

Date: June 17

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

More info: Click here

12th Annual Summer Salsa

Date: June 20

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

More info: Click here

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Western Days

Date: June 20

Time: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

More info: Click here

Captivating Heart Tea Party

There will be a silent auction and vendor booths available. Participants of all ages are welcome and dress can be anywhere from casual to dressy. Tickets are $10 for age 12+ and $5 for ages 5-12. Children under age 5 are free. A short devotional and a presentation about the history of afternoon tea will be included. This is a fundraiser for the Captivating Heart Conference.

Date: June 21

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Location: Frisco Station Mall

More info: Click here

Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park grand opening

Date: June 28

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (plus 2-5 p.m. there will be a “kayak rodeo”)

Location: 19253 Fisher Ford Road, Siloam Springs

More info: Click here

Freedom Fest

Date: June 28

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Pinnacle Promenade, Rogers

More info: Click here

NWA No Excuse Moms fitness group (free)

The free group is led by Tiffany G. and meets at Don Tyson Park in Springdale on Wednesdays @ 10:30 Am. No Excuse Moms (NEMS) is a fitness group for moms to help fit in fitness in moms’ already busy lives. It’s a once a week meet up, and moms can bring their kids, but child care isn’t provided. Some workouts will included the kids. The meet ups last no more than a hour long, and the workouts are about 25-30 minutes long. The main website is No Excuse Mom | What’s your Excuse?

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Don Tyson Park, Springdale

More info: Email Tiffany at or call 254-319-6187.

Beach Bingo Bash

Date: July 11

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: UARK Bowl, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

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