Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: November 2017

November is usually a hectic month for most families but it’s also a great time of year to be around family and friends that you may not see that often.  Here are some great events  in our community that are family friendly and will help you spend quality time with the loved ones in your life!

First Friday: Toyland

The biggest toy event you may ever see. Walmart fills the Square with vendors who give out toys all day. Kids and parents can go crazy together and have a blast. Mainstage will be huge suprise and you won’t want to miss it. 

Date: Friday, Nov. 3

Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square

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Super Saturday: Music With Leonardo

Parents’ Choice Award-winning musician Leonardo will entertain with a fun, energetic Saturday morning jam session.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 4

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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Triciclo Rojo’s Vagabond

Vagabond offers families a fun, wordless theatrical experience of clowning, dancing and poetic images from Mexico’s Tricicolo Rojo, a contemporary circus company linking the world of clowning with dance. The company has traveled the world bringing the art form of clowning to families new to circus arts. All tickets $1 — great for all, no matter their language.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 4

Time: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks

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Saturday Family Event: Dancing Eagles

Dancing Eagles perform spectacular Native American dances and traditional storytelling that are structured to entertain or educate all types of audiences. Performances include specialty, traditional and social dances. Audience participation is incorporated for individual experience. A narrative and explanation of the history, type of dance and clothes are told to help hightlight the performances.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 4

Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Siloam Springs Public Library

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Two Loon Tours

During November 4th and the 18th, the waterfowl migration will be in full swing and this is the first time that the Park will team up with the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society for two November loon cruises. $10 + tax – adults  (13 yrs. and up)  Reservations necessary. 

Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Rocky Branch Marina

More info and to make reservations call:  479-789-5000

Bam Bam Day

Join the celebration of Turpentine Creek’s grizzly bear Bam Bam with a fun-filled day of activities and educational programs for all ages. Wildlife Interpreters Beckie and Hannah will be hosting hands-on activities like crafting bear enrichment, and sharing information about bears including their adaptations, diets, home ranges, and much more. Activities all day.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 5

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that The New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Sunday, Nov 12

Time: see schedule

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Little Sprouts Thankful for the Harvest

Little Sprouts is the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ story & activity time for preschoolers and their parents. Little Sprouts 30-minute sessions will take place at 9:30 & 10:15 on the second Wednesday of every month. Little Sprouts is always free for garden members. and Regular garden admission prices for non-members.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Mom and Daughter-Son Cooking Class

A monthly cooking class for you and your Daughter or Son! Learn how to make great recipes while spending quality time with your child. Ages 4 and Up. Price per couple $55

Date: Friday, Nov. 10

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Young Chef’s Academy

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Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.  Appropriate for all ages, 60 minute run time with no intermission.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Saturday, Nov. 18

Time: 7 p.m. (Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Location: Arts Live Theatre

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JC Movie Night: Cars 3

#JCmovienight is back for Season 3. November’s movie is a kid-favorite, Cars 3. This totally free movie will be screening in the Jones Center auditorium. 

Date: Friday, Nov. 17

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Jones Center

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Lighting of the Square

Join in for the annual Lighting of Square and begin celebrating the holidays! Grab a warm drink, enjoy live bands at 4pm and at 6pm the mayor will turn on the lights.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18

Time: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square

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Cranksgiving NWA

Part scavenger hunt, part food drive, part bike ride. As a grass roots event, Cranksgiving allows the cycling community to give back to Northwest Arkansas. Navigate the streets of Northwest Arkansas and the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food items. Once you’ve found them and made your way through the checkout lines to the finish line, all of your food will be donated to CARE Community Center and given out to families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. So bring your bike, a bag, and let’s have some fun while we give back to our community. Cranksgiving is an all ages family friendly event. There is no registration fee to participate.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18

Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Bentonville Gear Head Parking Lot

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Trike Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web

In the classic and beloved E. B. White story, Wilbur, a little pig with a big heart, becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. Wilbur, the runt of the litter, struggles to survive from the very beginning, but with the help of his barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prize-winning pig of the County Fair and the most famous pig ever! Trike Theatre brings to life the gentle story of friendship, loyalty and truth, reminding us that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Date: Friday, Nov. 17 – Saturday, December 2

Time: various times depending on the day

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Bear Says Thanks Storytime

A special Storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow. 

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Barnes & Noble, Rogers

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The Polar Bears Go Up!

Come join the fun when the Polar Bears make a visit to Downtown Springdale, just in time for the holidays with a fun, wordless adventure for the entire family. Especially sweet for children under 5. All Tickets $1 Two intrepid explorer Polar Bears are going up in the world! There aren’t many balloons in the Arctic. So when you find one, it’s precious. And if it gets lost, you have to go and find it. So now they must step up and explore unknown territory: the sky above their heads. They climb trees, jump on clouds and reach for the stars as they race each other all the way into Space.

Date: Monday, Nov. 20 – Tuesday, Nov. 21

Time: Monday – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks

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Zing Olympics

Begin training for the 2017 Winter Games and make something! Amazeum is hosting its own Zing Olympics to get you geared up for the competition. Campers will create team flags, design medals and have a closing award ceremony. They will participate in a great mix of activities – some inspired by actual Olympic events.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 21 – Wednesday, Nov. 22

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Amazeum

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Turkey Trot & Strut

The 8th Annual Pinnacle Turkey Trot & Strut is Thanksgiving Morning. Walk or run around our beautiful course while raising money for the Pinnacle Angel Tree. Members, Residents and Guests are invited to take part of this fun, family -friendly event. There will be prizes. (Sign up early, will need to have all t-shirt orders (sizes) by 4pm on Wed., Nov. 8th.)

Date: Thursday, Nov. 23

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Location: Pinnacle Country Club

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Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

Come to the 21st Annual Christmas Parade of the Ozarks “Christmas Around the World”. This time-honored tradition is a festive, family-friendly, event you won’t want to miss.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 25

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Rodeo of the Ozarks

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Jingle Bell Jukebox Story Time

The NWA Homeschool Choir will be shaking it up holiday style! Come clap, dance, sing and sway and this upbeat excerpt from our Jingle Bell Jukebox show. Story time attendees will learn excerpts from the songs and enjoy guided audience participation with bells, shakers and more!

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 29

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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