Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: August 2020

August 2020: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events

There’s still plenty of summer left, but back-to-school season is creeping up on us quickly. Here’s a list of activities happening (online and/or in-person) in Northwest Arkansas during August 2020.

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market

Downtown Rogers Market takes place Saturdays June through October. The health and safety of the community and vendors are DTR Market’s number one priority. Appropriate measures have been taken to address current guidelines. Rather than a place for community gathering, this year the market will be a traditional farmers market with vendors of essential food items. The market provides vital food access services to our community.

Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Date: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Location: 120 W. Poplar St. Rogers

Click here for more info about the Rogers Farmers Market.

Virtual Gallery Tour: Abstract Expressionist Strokes

Join a Gallery Guide via Zoom for a virtual look at three artworks in 30 minutes. Guides will encourage exploration and conversation during these tours. The theme of the artworks will change regularly.

Theme for this tour is: AB-EX Strokes. Take a look at three artworks by famous ABstract EXpressionists. Explore the depths of abstract art along with insights from our Guide about the various brush methods they used to create their work. Free, registration required.
*Side note: Crystal Bridges is now open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows.

Time: 11:30 a.m.-Noon

Date: August 3

Location: online

Click here for more info about the Abstract Expressionist Strokes gallery tour. 

Virtual Gallery Tour: Leisure Time

Join a Gallery Guide via Zoom for a virtual look at three artworks in 30 minutes. Guides will encourage exploration and conversation during these tours. The theme of the artworks will change regularly.

The theme for this tour is leisure time. Take a look at how artists depict leisure by the water in their artworks, and take some inspiration for your summer fun. Free, registration required.

*Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows.

Time: 11:30 a.m.- Noon

Date: August 5

Location: online

Click here for more info on the Leisure Time gallery tour. 

Virtual Gallery Tour: Color-Full

Join a Gallery Guide via Zoom for a virtual look at three artworks in 30 minutes. Guides will encourage exploration and conversation during these tours. The theme of the artworks will change regularly.

The theme for this tour is color-full. Take a look at how three artists have used color (or lack thereof) in their work. Free, registration required
*Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows.

Time: 11:30 a.m.-Noon

Date: August 7

Location: online

Click here for more info about the Color-Full gallery tour.

Next Level Hockey Training

Northwest Arkansas Hockey will be hosting Next Level Hockey Training’s Complete Training Program. This is 30 hours of on ice training for skaters birth-year 2005-2010. Tickets: www.nwahockey.com.

Date: Aug 8-12

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Jones Center, 922 E Emma Ave, Springdale

Click here for more info on Next Level Hockey Training. 

Art on the Bricks Virtual Art Walk

Make the most of your quarantine with quality art. View this virtual art exhibit that highlights local artists and businesses on Facebook and YouTube and connect directly with the artists to purchase or commission work. Some offer live or virtual experiences, including art, dance or cooking or other creative classes.

Time: all day

Date: August 9-22

Location: virtual

Click here for more info about the Art on the Bricks Virtual Art Walk. 

Thank-a-Teacher Celebration Parade

Welcome Teachers Back to School with this fifth annual event that celebrates local teachers who are making a big difference in the world. Though we can never thank them enough, this event is an opportunity to let them know how much we appreciate all that they do. This year we are unable to meet in person, so the Chamber will take the event to the teachers. You can participate in three ways:

  • Purchase a space in the Parade and donate promotional items to be included in Teacher Goodie Bags
  • Donate a gift card or prize (valued at $50 or more) to be awarded to a deserving teacher
  • Sponsor the Parade

The Chamber staff, sponsors, and participating businesses will make their way across Rogers and Lowell welcoming back teachers as they step foot into their classroom for the first time in months.

We will stop at each school within the district to drop off goodie bags and wish the faculty and staff an amazing school year. The Parade will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude when we reach our final stop around 10:30 a.m. There are four parade routes and businesses will be assigned a specific route.

Parade Participants: say thank you by rewarding our teachers with valuable items for the goodie bags given to more than 1,200 faculty and staff of the Rogers Public Schools, Arkansas Arts Academy, Haas Hall and St. Vincent De Paul School. For more info, call (479) 636-1240.

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Date: August 14

Click here for the Thank-a-Teacher Celebration Parade. 

AIM for Advocacy Online Auction & Virtual Fundraiser

Please join us for our AIM for Advocacy Online Auction & Virtual Fundraiser to help restore hope and break the cycle of abuse for women and children in crisis. Due to the current public health crisis, we have shifted our largest in-person fundraiser to a fully virtual event. Join us online from Friday, Aug. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. to Friday, Aug. 21, until 11:59 p.m., at www.biddingowl.com/RestorationVillage.

Browse our auction to see what amazing items are available to bid on. Check out our Fund-A-Need section to see how you can give directly to meet a need at the Village. Or make a donation directly to the Village to support our work. Know that however you wish to participate, your gift will help provide safe shelter and life-changing services for women and children in crisis. You can restore hope.

Time: 8 a.m.-midnight

Date: August 14-21

Location: online

Click here for more info about the AIM Fundraiser. 

Naturals Baseball

We’re going to an Arkansas Natural’s baseball game, and we hope you can come too. We are thankful to have been invited again to be one of the Arkansas Naturals’ community partners this year. The Naturals are a minor league team in Springdale that serve as the Double-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals. Tickets for the game will be $9 and a portion of each ticket sold will go directly to Neighborhood Life House. There will also be a firework show following the game. Tickets: secure.squarespace.com.

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Date: August 29

Location: Arvest Ballpark

Click here for more info about Naturals Baseball.

Walton Arts Center Virtual Stage

We are all following the guidelines of health professionals and practicing physical distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This distancing reminds us how much we miss our community and how important the arts are to our health and wellbeing.

In times like these, we turn to art to lift our spirits, help us process difficult situations, give us a temporary reprieve from our current reality and remind us that we are not alone.

While currently Walton Arts Center cannot welcome the community physically to experience performances, we can help connect you (virtually) so that you can still experience the performing arts.

Once this intermission is over, we look forward to welcoming all of our community back to your Walton Arts Center for the next act. Until then, please enjoy the following performances and resources.

Click here for more info about the Walton Arts Center Virtual Stage.

Amazeum open again

As the museum reopens, members and guests will need to reserve tickets in advance for designated times to visit the museum. Limited tickets will be available for each daily two-hour time block reducing capacity and increasing opportunity for families to explore with sufficient physical distance. The museum will close between each time block to allow for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting in addition to what occurs during open hours.

Amazeum team members, as well as members and guests of the museum ages 10 and older, are required to wear face coverings. Guests ages 2 to 9 are encouraged to wear face coverings. Guests 2 and under are not required to wear face coverings.

Physical distancing is cited as one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Procedures to promote physical distancing will be in place throughout the museum. Guests will be asked to enter and exit designated doors upon arrival and departure and maintain six feet of distance between families should they need to wait to check in.

Other places in the museum, like the Hershey’s Lab and 3M Tinkering Hub, where a queue may form will also be marked with reminders to keep six feet apart. Access to other experiences may be limited, as necessary, to help maintain physical distancing. Some areas and exhibits may be closed temporarily. Access to the tree canopy climber will be through designated entry and exit points.

Time: 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more info about reserving a time slot to visit the Amazeum. 

Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Public Library continues to offer story times, workshops and discussions for a variety of ages almost daily. All activities are currently held online and can be found by clicking here.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*