Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: February 2018

Amazeum on the Rocks; Racing

Don’t be late to the starting line. The next Amazeum on the Rocks is going to be a revved up, high-octane, wild ride sure to get your motor running and fuel your creativity with automotive-themed activities. Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ will be in our traveling exhibit gallery and it’s full of authentic auto racing artifacts along with those iconic little metal cars. Give your inner child the keys, buckle up, and enjoy a night at the Amazeum geared for adults 21 and up.

Date: Friday, Feb. 2

Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Amazeum

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Afternoon of Fairytales

We invite the young and the young at heart to the 4th Annual Afternoon of Fairytales.  Come dressed as your favorite prince, princess or fairytale character and enjoy a style show, dancing with fairytale characters, crafts, face painting, and the ever popular cupcake bar. Children and parents of all ages welcome. Tickets: Children $10 & Adults $5. Buy three children’s tickets and receive the fourth one free.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All proceeds support Restoration Village.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: The Avondale Chapel and Gardens in Bentonville.

More info: Click here Tickets are available here

Special Screening of Peter Rabbit 

Come see Peter Rabbit before the movie is released to the public; tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $20 for one ticket or $60 for a family pack of 4. Each ticket includes admission, small popcorn, drink, AND a gift bag. 

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Time: Doors Open at 9 a.m. and movie begins at 10 a.m.

Location: Malco Rogers Towne Cinema

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Harry Potter Book Night

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with games, trivia, and more. Dress as your favorite character, visit the brand new Trend Shop, and meet fellow fans. 

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Barnes and Noble, Rogers

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Tinfoil Hearts! Free make and take craft event

Please Join The Traveling Art Teacher at the Rogers Experimental House and create a one of a kind valentine for your special person. Bring the family; learn how to emboss beautiful tinfoil hearts. Free for everyone.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Time: drop in anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Location: 121W Walnut St., Rogers, AR 72756

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Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance

The Bentonville Community Center will be throwing their Annual Father/Daughter Dance. The event will feature: dancing, DJ, red carpet, paparazzi, snacks, photo booth, dance contests and more. $55-father/daughter ($5 for each additional daughter)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for Ages 4-12 and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for Ages 13+

Location: Bentonville Community Center

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Teen Movie and Pizza Night

Come by for pizza and a movie.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 20

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Springdale Public Library

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Ooh! La, la! A Chocolate and Wine Pairing Event

Gather a big group of friends and come to the ninth annual Ooh! La, la! Chocolate & Wine Pairing dinner. The evening will begin with a champagne reception with an artisan chocolate sampling from Markham & Fitz Chocolate, followed by 3 decadent chocolate-inspired courses prepared by Chef Miles James of Miles James Hospitality. Each course will be expertly paired with a fine wine selected by wine expert, Jason Willems of Diamond Beverage Group. Guests will also enjoy the expert commentary of Chef Miles and Jason. Seating is limited, reservations required, $100 per person or $195 per couple. 

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: The Garden Room

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Moonlight Masquerade 

This annual cocktail and fundraising event is hosted by the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas to benefit the community impact focus of UNMASKING domestic violence in Northwest Arkansas. Cocktail attire, festive mask and/or theatrical hair & makeup are strongly encouraged.

Date: Friday, Feb. 9

Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m

Location: Sassafras Springs Vineyard

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Night to Shine

A prom night you will never forget. Walk the red carpet, enjoy the royal treatment, and dance the night away.

Date: Friday, Feb. 9

Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cross Church, Springdale

More info and to register: Call 479-466-1860

Valentine’s Day Daddy/Daughter Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop 

Join 4 of your favorite princesses as they put on their favorite poodle skirts and host a Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Day Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop. Daughters invite your dads to come and dance the night away with you for a Valentine extravaganza. There will be punch and cookies for you and your daddy to sit a sip together, glitter tattoos, a royal rose ceremony for each daddy/daughter couple, love songs performed by your hosts, Valentine’s day story time, a valentine’s day card craft to give to that special family member when you return home, picture frame craft for that special photo of you and you’re daddy, and of course we will boogie down. Tickets are $30.00 per couple and any family member combination is welcome. Two sessions will be offered for this very popular event.

Dates/times: Session One: Friday Feb. 9th 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Session Two: Saturday Feb. 10th 10 p.m. – 11p.m.

Location: Princess Party Palace, Bentonville

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Build “Kindness Kits” at the Pack Shack

This event is hosted by Grace & Truth International at the Pack Shack. Each Kindness Kit purchased/made will help the homeless community in NWA and will also feed families in need in Romania.  Each Kindness Kit is $12 to make and take or Grace & Truth will distribute them for you. Anyone can help, including kids. Two weeks before the event there will be a link to pay ahead or pay for the ministry to prepare. Payment on the day is also available.

Date: Feb. 10

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: The Pack Shack, Cave Springs

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Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! Storytime

Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise! Activities to follow.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10

Time: 11 a.m. – Noon

Location: Barnes and Noble, Rogers

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Sweetheart Lunch/Eagle Watch Cruises at Hobbs State Park

Do something unforgettable with your loved one on Valentine’s Day weekend.  Share the wonders of nature on beautiful Beaver Lake looking for bald eagles plus enjoy a scrumptious and a musically fun lunch at Ventris Trails End Resort. Cost: $40+ tax per person:   Reservations and prepayment necessary.   Contact Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area to reserve your spot.  Call (479) 789-5000.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10 or Sunday, Feb. 11

Time: Each cruise will leave the marina promptly at 11:00 am and return at 2:00 pm.

Location: Rocky Branch Marina

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Funday Sunday: Free Swim

Enjoy a complimentary afternoon of pool use as part of the Funday Sunday series. Sponsored by Walmart. Free public pool access

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 pm

Location: The Jones Center

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Family Kayak Course 

Family Kayak Course at the Jones center. The first clinic is self & assisted rescue. This is the most important for families to learn to help each other. Second is Basic strokes & third is the rest of the strokes then maneuvers. What a fun way to start your family adventures for 2018. Tickets start out at $99 for all three dates, Kayaks & gear available for $20 extra. Ages 7yrs up. 

Date: Sundays, Feb. 11, 18, and 25

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 pm

Location: The Jones Center

Email to get your families tickets today.

Teen Anime & Manga Club

Anime & manga lovers are invited to come by for pizza, anime, and fun crafts and activities. Come hang out with other people who like the same things you do.

Date: Tuesdays, Feb 13 and 27

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Springdale Public Library

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My Furry Valentine 

Adopt Love this Valentine’s Day. Come out for an adoption and fundraising event benefitting Springdale Animal Services & Fayetteville Animal Services. Tickets include a pizza and pasta buffet, Flyway Brewing beverage ticket, raffle ticket and the chance to meet your new love. Both shelters will be offering $14 adoptions for connections made at this event.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Chancellor Hotel

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Escape Room

Teens – can you decipher the clues in time to escape? Come find out.

Date: Thursday, Feb 15

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Springdale Public Library

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Child Care Aware of Northwest Arkansas Open House

Child Care Aware is a free referral service that helps families in 17 counties find childcare and provides parent education class. Stop by the open house to find out more about local child care options. Child Care Aware is a non-profit resource center.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15

Time: 10 a.m. – Noon

Location: 1401 S 8th Street, Rogers

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JC Movie Night: The Lego Ninjago Movie 

February’s movie is a family-favorite, The Lego Ninjago Movie. This is a totally free movie screening in the auditorium.

Date: Friday, Feb. 16

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Jones Center

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Theater Production “Wonderland: The Real Story”

Young Actor’s Guild of Fort Smith presents “Wonderland: The REAL Story” an adventure with the characters from “Alice in Wonderland” & a few beloved characters from other fairytale stories as well. Production will be held in the Library Gallery.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 17

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Springdale Public Library

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Providence Academy Fun Run

Timed 5k/10k, Riddle Fun Run. All proceeds from the race support the scholarship fund.  Prizes are family oriented including awards for the top three teams.  

Date: Saturday, Feb. 17

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Providence Academy Grammar Campus, Rogers

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Camp Castaway

Camp Castaway will challenge stranded swimmers as they learn basic island survival techniques, water safety skills, and scavenge the pool deck in an effort to build an escape raft. Ages 8-12

Date: Monday, Feb. 19

Time: 8 a.m. – Noon

Location: Bentonville Community Center

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Great Pretenders 

Children ages 3-5 years old and their favorite adult will become keen explorers of their world. This collaborative experience is filled with engaging activity zones that inspire curiosity, skill-building and new ideas to grow on. Play = Learning at every workshop. Members $10 | non-members $15.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Amazeum

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Mom/Father and Daughter/Son Cooking Class

Come and join this special family cooking class. Bring your daughter, son or both. Learn delicious recipes while spending quality time with your child. $62 per Pair *Ages 4 and Up

Date: Friday, Feb.23

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Young Chef’s Academy, Rogers

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Arts Rising Gala 

Elevate the arts in downtown Springdale with a night to remember. Enjoy live music curated by the Fayetteville Roots Festival, culinary masterpieces provided by top local chefs, auctions, raffles, entertainment, and much more.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24

Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks

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The Grammar of Ornament

Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery exhibition, “The Grammar of Ornament” . The exhibition will feature the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, and Mary Judge, as well as work sampled from Owen Jones’s The Grammar of Ornament and William H. Page’s Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type.

Date: January 18 through March 17

Time: Mon. – Fri., Noon to 2 p.m. and one hour prior to most performances

Location Walton Arts Center Joy Pratt Markham Gallery

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Make the Magic Gala for Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that provides a free week of camp to kids who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Locally, there’s a chapter at the University of Arkansas. Make the Magic is a fundraising gala to support the free week of camp for local kids.

Date: March 3

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Mt. Sequoyah

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