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Not too late! End of April Events!

Ozark Race for the Cure

13th Annual NWA Arkansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 10K/5K/Family Fun Walk. Also Bark for the Cure, Kids for the Cure and Teens for the Cure.

Date: Saturday, April 30

Time: 7:30am

Location: Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall (Rogers)

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Springfest is a non-profit event formed by the Dickson Street Merchants, Local Business Owners, and Local Community Members to celebrate the history, culture, and flavor of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Date: Saturday, April 30

Time: 9am

Location: Dickson Street (Fayetteville)

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First Fridays – Bentonville

Activities, food and live music for the whole family! Held on the Bentonville square March through November.

Date: Fridays

Time: 11:30am

Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

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Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

For the last 37 years, the downtown square market has offered the finest in locally produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods, honey, eggs, jams, crafts, and  fine art from the NWA area. Each market day is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with a riot of color, aromas, and sounds — street performers, tourists, and the residents of Northwest Arkansas visiting with over 60 vendors around the beautiful square gardens.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 7am – 2pm

Location: Downtown Square (Fayetteville)

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The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (+ Mill District)

BGO market is open every Sunday morning, rain or shine, May through Oct. 30th, 2011. There are 15-30 vendors offering fresh, local produce, cut flowers, meat, eggs, baked goods and handcrafts in this spacious market. Every Sunday morning the farmers literally “circle the wagons” next to the trail like an old wagon train. The Mill District Market opens Thursday, May 5th,  525 S. School at MLK Blvd., Fayetteville. This market is open every Thursday afternoon, rain or shine, May-Oct. 27th,  2011. The Mill District Market is held in the parking lot next to the Greenhouse Grille.  5-15 vendors offer fresh local produce, & cut flowers.

Date: Sundays, May through October (Mill District Thursdays)

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Mill District 4-7 p.m.)

Location: BGO (Mill District, MLK Blvd.)

More Info: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Step into Spring Concert

The ACO Chorale’s spring concert offers fun and music for the whole family! From Broadway to Bach, from sacred to contemporary, you will love it!

Date: Sunday, May 1

Time: 3pm

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

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Little Sprouts

Join the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for a short nature-based activity, weather permitting. Activities include a story, game or a take-home craft. Theme for this week – Getting to Know Our Garden.

Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: 10am

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets – Kids over 13 are $5, Ages 5-13 are $2.50 and Kiddos under 5 are free.

Faith and Family Night – Arvest Ballpark

Join the Naturals, KLRC, and Sam’s Furniture for a pre-game concert and stay after the game for fireworks!

Date: Friday, May 6

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)

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Rotary Derby Day – Open Avenues

Enjoy mint juleps, appetizers from NWA chefs, a fashionable hat parade and live music by Shulertown and vote for your favorite horse. Proceeds help support Open Avenues (formerly the Adult Development Center) in Rogers.

Date: May 7th

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Location: Open Avenues at 2202 N. 24th St., Rogers

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Kids Workshop – Home Depot

On the first Saturday of each month, the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshops offer useful projects like building toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as window birdhouses, bughouses or a Declaration of Independence frame kit.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 9am – Noon

Location: Your local Home Depot (Fayetteville or Rogers)

More Info: Great for ages 5-12. or CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Washington Elementary Annual Tour of Homes

Washington Elementary’s 8th Annual Tour of Homes. Tickets are $20 before the event and $25 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchasd at French Metro Antiques, Downtown Bank of Fayetteville, The Gift House, ClubHaus Fitness, Nightbird Books and Washington’s school office.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Location: Self-guided tour. Visit homes in any order.

For more information: Fayetteville Public Schools site

Root Run

10th Annual 5K and Family Fun Run. Proceeds to help provide teachers grants, help pay for literacy aids, playground improvements and much more.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 8am

Location: Root Elementary School (Fayetteville)

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Buddy Bass Kids Fishing Event

In conjunction with the annual Buddy Bass Fishing tournament — no fishing license required to participate. Free lunch, t-shirts and prizes!

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: Prairie Creek Pavilion (Rogers)

More Info: For kids ages 4 – 15. Click here to register.

HRF Battle for Hope

10K/5K/Family Fun Walk to benefit Hope Cancer Resources, providing compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 8am

Location: Old Tiger Stadium (Bentonville)

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Locally Unique – Art Show and Sale

Handcrafted items created by local artists. Find gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and more!

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Walton Arts Center – Nadine Baum Studios (Fayetteville)

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Autism Involves Me

2nd Annual 5K and Family Fun Walk to raise awareness and support for NWA families living with autism every day. Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Autism Support Group.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 8 – 11:30am

Location: Grace Point Church (Bentonville)

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Teal in the Park Night – Arvest Ballpark

The Arkansas Naturals will be wearing teal game jerseys to help promote mental wellness. During the pregame ceremony, Ozark Guidance will release 500 monarch butterflies to commemorate Mental Health Month.

Date: Saturday, May 7 (Butterflies will be released in a pre-game ceremony at 6:45)

Time: 7pm

Location: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)

More Info: For ticket info, or visit Ozark Guidance to sponsor a butterfly or donate

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Fun-filled day for kids and families of all ages! Food, prizes and a showcase of healthy and active lifestyles.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: NWA YMCA (Rogers)

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March for Babies

March for Babies – in conjunction with March of Dimes – raises support and funds for programs in NWA that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. 3 mile charity walk.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 10am

Location: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)

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Parents’ Night Out

Fundraiser to support Fayetteville Mothers of Preschoolers , which aims to help moms with children younger than school age with relationships and resources.

Date: Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Fayetteville)

More Info: Rates – $15 for one child, $20 for two children and $25 for three or more children. Reservations are required and should be made by May 9.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem’s PJ Party

Children’s Theater and Music. Put the kids in their pajamas and get ready for kiddo-friendly music, dancing and even milk and cookies!

Date: Friday, May 13

Time: 7pm

Location: Walton Arts Center – Starr Theater (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets – $5.

NWA Mini Grand Prix

A full day of mini-racing, food and games for the whole family! Charitable event benefiting local children’s charities. Sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi X.

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 10am

Location: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)

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Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch

Children’s Theater and Music. Puppet adaptation of children’s classics, “Swimmy,” “Frederick” and “Inch by Inch.”

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 10am

Location: Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall (Fayetteville)

More Info: Best for ages 3-8. Tickets – $8-16.

Trail Mix Concert Tour

NWA families are welcome to walk or bike around the trail while five different artists perform on stages powered by pedal or solar power.

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 3 – 6pm

Location: Lake Fayetteville Nature Trail (Fayetteville)

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Open Avenues Spring Fling – Rogers

Play in the golf tournament on Friday the 20th and then party at the Luau on Saturday the 21st!

Date: May 20-21

Time: Golf Tournament is on Friday; Luau is on Saturday

Location: 2202 N. 24th St., Rogers

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Speedy Skunk Run & Little Stinker Fun Run

10K/5K/1M Walk/Fun Run to benefit Compassion House.

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: 8am

Location: Prairie Grove Battlefield Park (Prairie Grove)

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Block Street Block Party

Keep Fayetteville Funky! The party will kick off with a ribbon cutting to recognize the recently completed street renovations on Block Avenue. After that, the street will be blocked off to make room for a diverse lineup of art, music, and other activities. Also in the works are a tie-die booth, a flash mob, hula hooping, puppet shows, African dancers, a Parisian market, face painting for kids, trunk shows, and a Tibetan prayer-flag workshop.

Date: Sunday, May 22

Time: 1 – 8pm

Location: Block Street (Downtown Fayetteville)

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TPO’s Kindur (Icelandic Sheep)

Children’s Theater and Music. TPO, Italy’s leading children’s theater company will help the audience discover the extraordinary environmental landscape, myths and legends of Iceland.

Date: Saturday, May 28

Time: 10am, 11:30am and 2pm

Location: Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall (Fayetteville)

More Info: Best for ages 4 & up. Tickets – $6.

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