Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: April 2019

It’s going to be another busy month, mamas! Hope this info helps you learn about some fun events. (Our thanks to BlueSun Vacations, whose sponsorship covers the time involved in creating the monthly calendar of events.)

Monday Makers

Join Rogers Public Library for Monday Makers for ages 3 through 12 years.  This program includes stories, information about a specific topic [such as reindeer, penguins, etc.], and a craft. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Date: Monday April 1

Time 9:30am

Location: Rogers Public Library

Click HERE for more information.

Creative Constructors

Build, learn and play with Lego and Duplo blocks! This program is for ages 0 through 12 years. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Date: Tuesday, April 2

Time: 3:30pm

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Baby Buds

Playtime with baby creates brighter futures and stronger bonds.  Infants 6 to 17 months old and their favorite adult will play together in activities that encourage physical growth, social-emotional development, and emerging language skills.

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Time: 10 to 11am

Location: Amazeum, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

NWA Fashion Week

NWA Fashion Week’s mission is to highlight fashion trends, burgeoning local brands and up and coming designers, to celebrate Northwest Arkansas’ growing culture, and raise awareness and support for local organizations that are doing incredible things in the world.

Date: Tuesday, April 3 to April 6

Location: Downtown Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

Baby Bookworms

This story time was developed to recognize the developmental needs and attention spans of the children this age. Parents/Caregivers interact with their babies through a variety of nursery rhymes, action rhymes, songs, and stories. Because Baby Bookworms have short attention spans, participants are encouraged to be on time as the program is brief, lasting between 20 and 25 minutes.

Date: Thursday, April 4

Time: 9:45am

Location: Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information. 

Pampers PlayDate

Looking for the perfect playdate that’s designed especially for your little one, age 0 – 3? Join Pampers and Walmart on Saturday, April 6, from 10 am to 5 pm, as they bring Pampers Playdate, a one-of-a-kind, limited-time exhibit to the Scott Family Amazeum! Pampers Playdate is included with Amazeum admission (free for Amazeum members and kids under 2).

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Amazeum, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

43rd Annual Hogeye Marathon and Relays

Excitement is building for the 43rd Annual Hogeye Marathon and Relays set for Saturday, April 06, 2019, at 7 a.m. Each year, Hogeye Marathon & Relays, Inc. and its team of dedicated volunteers set the stage for this incredible event, which benefits local nonprofits that support the Northwest Arkansas community.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 5am to 2pm

Location: Emma Avenue downtown Springdale, Springdale

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Trike Theatre Balloonacy

Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time:4:30pm

Location: Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

Yoga with Art 21c

Find your inner peace at our weekly Saturday yoga series.  Perfect the art of oneness as you work through a variety of poses.  Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Yoga Story NWA.  Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 10 to 11am

Location: 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

Little Flock Spring Festival

Little Flock Spring Festival! Hosted by Little Flock Police Department, Little Flock Fire Department, and Little Flock Church! Join in for a touch-a-truck adventure, bounce houses, outdoor games, face painting, refreshments, music, and so much more! Everything is kid and family friendly! Asking for canned food donations to help the local community needs and little pantry of Little Flock! No admission cost just bring a canned/dry food if you can! Everyone is welcome!

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 1 to 5pm

Location: Little Flock City Park, Little Flock

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Introduction to Basket Weaving

Please join in on Sunday, April 7 for an introduction to basket weaving with Jeannie L. Hornsby.  In this beginner workshop, participants will create a woven candleholder.  Class will be from 1:30-4:00pm in the Walker Community Room.  Registration is required and participants need to bring one bath-sized towel for their project.

Date: Sunday, April 7

Time: 1:30 to 4:30pm

Location: Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information. 

Waitress

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert piemaker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. (Join the nwaMotherlode Moms’ Night Out group that’s going to see this show together on April 11, 2019.)

Date:  Shows begin on Tuesday, April 9

Time: 7pm

Location: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Click HERE for info on the Moms’ Night Out to see Waitress!

Click HERE for more ticket information. 

Art on the Bricks

Downtown Rogers’ businesses host guest artists and musicians from across NW Arkansas and showcase their work. This is the perfect way for art enthusiasts, foodies and fun seekers to enjoy the Bricks of Downtown Rogers! Shop, view and purchase art and frequent the many eating and drinking establishments.

Date: Thursday, April 11

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Rogers Experimental House, Rogers

Click HERE for more information. 

Operation Kidsafe Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting

Grand Opening of Operation Kidsafe Year-Round Child Safety Center. The Center will provide local children with an Amber Alert ready Bio Card. The program is FREE and Private. Forms are ready to hand to Law Enforcement in a family emergency, parent gets the only record of the visit. Operation Kidsafe Founder Mark J. Bott worked with John Walsh in the 1990’s. Mark was also involved with starting the Amber Alert. In 18 years, Mark’s Operation Kidsafe has safeguarded over ONE MILLION children.

Date: Friday, April 12

Time: 10am

Location: Rusty Dycus:Allstate Insurance Agency, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information. 

Friday Folk Tales and Fables

Join Rogers Public Library for Friday Folk Tales and Fables.  Children ages 5 through 12 years are welcome to listen to stories, learn some life lessons, and make a craft! Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Date: Friday, April 12

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Rogers Public Library

Click HERE for more information. 

Mother/Daughter Cupcake Wars

Date: Friday, April 12

Time: 6 to 9pm

Location: Grace Baptist Church, Rogers

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Vintage Market Days of NW Arkansas “Farmhouse”

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Spring Northwest Arkansas area Vintage Market Days, April 12-14th – one of Country Living Magazines “7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won’t Want To Miss”!  Grab your girlfriends or your husband & join us for a weekend of the very best of Vintage vendors from across the United States. There will be vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days. VMD is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal paintings and a little more.

Date: Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Vintage Market Days of Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

Earth Day Celebration

Join Bentonville Public Library for our annual Earth Day Celebration!
Kids of all ages can drop-in the Walmart Room between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for education stations that are hands-on fun.

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 2 to 3 pm

Location: Bentonville Public Library, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

2019 Cow Paddy Run

Join The Spark Foundation for the 9th Annual Cow Paddy Run on Saturday, April 13 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  You and your family members can run the 1K Fun Run or the 5K. The race is produced by The Spark Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to create a positive impact in our community by providing increased access to health and fitness opportunities.

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 3 to 7pm

Location: Gulley Park, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information. 

2019 Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk

By participating in the Heart Walk, you are joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science.

Date: Saturday, April 13

Time: 8am

Location: Adjacent to the WalMart Amp, Rogers

Click HERE for more information. 

Chef Battle Arkansas

You’ve watched cooking competitions on tv and now, you can watch it live with our Chef Battle Tournament Series!  With our inaugural event in Arkansas, local chefs have 1-hour to compete to be named Arkansas’ Best Chef! The winning chefs will advance to the Southern Regional Chef Battle in 2019.
General Admission tickets include live entertainment, samples from chefs, voting ballot for crowd’s favorite, and guests 21+ receive 2 Sassafras Springs Vineyard tasting tickets (redeemable day of the event only).

Date: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 6 to 9pm

Location: Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale

Click HERE for more information. 

Baby Boot Camp & Infant Safety @ Willow Creek Women’s Hospital

This class will provide you with basic baby care knowledge and basic infant safety. Content includes finding a provider for baby, what baby may look like at birth (normal head molding, baby acne, stork bites, etc.), baby behavior (sleeping and crying patterns), what to expect during a typical hospital stay at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital, safety in the hospital, first medications given after birth, hearing screen, use of bulb syringe, cord care, bathing, diapering, jaundice, tummy time. You will also be given accident prevention and safety tips including basic home safety, safe sleep, car seat safety, immunizations, Shaken Baby Syndrome, etc.

Date: Wednesday, April 24

Time: 6 to 8pm

Location: Willow Creek Medical Office Building, Johnson

Click  HERE for more information. 

Shared Beginnings Paint It Purple

At Shared Beginnings, we help protect, serve and support birth moms who have bravely made an adoption plan believing it’s what’s best for their child’s future. We walk alongside them to become stable and be thriving within a year. This tangibly looks like finding sustainable housing, getting a family food stable, access and transportation to healthcare, job searching, drivers ed and licenses and help connecting with other social and community services.

Date: Friday, April 26

Time: 6 to 10pm

Location: Shared Beginnings, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information. 

45th Annual Dogwood Festival

Held the last full weekend in April, the Dogwood Festival draws an estimated 30,000 people to Downtown Siloam Springs.  More than 200 booths provide a wide variety of finds including arts and crafts, handmade items, gifts and vintage. Also provided is a line-up of live music and entertainment to enjoy.

Date: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28

Location: City Park and Bob Henry Park, Siloam Springs

Click HERE for more information. 

2019 Komen Ozark More Than Pink Walk

Susan G. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. To get there it will take everyone pulling together.

Date: Saturday, April 27

Time: 7 to 11:30am

Location: Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Rogers

Click HERE for more information. 

Walk and Talk: Fayetteville National Cemetery

In 1867, the first five acres for the national cemetery were purchased from local residents David Walker and Stephen K. Stone. The original layout of the cemetery, according to a sketch, is of an outer circle surrounding a six-pointed star with diamonds between the points of the star and a flagpole in the center.  Come join FPL “on the road” at the National Cemetery.  Here Mr. Terry will take us on a tour telling us some of the history and mission of the National Cemetery.  The tour will start at the main entrance of the cemetery so please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Date: Saturday, April 27

Time: 9am

Location: Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville

Click HERE for more information.

eARTh Theatre Festival

Classic children’s tales come to life in the garden! Bring the kids and come enjoy this fun family festival at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks!

The eARTh Theatre Festival will feature five family-friendly plays, performed by Arts Live Theatre actors and actresses throughout the garden. Arts Live Theatre is a local nonprofit youth theatre company.

This year’s performances are The Wizard of OzAlice in WonderlandPeggy the Pirate and Tom Sawyer. Each mini-show (approximately 15-20 minutes) will run six times, with a break in between. Guests will be able to visit each spot to see all four plays and participate in some fun activities. There will also be a special sneak peek performance of Junie B. Jones, an upcoming Arts Live Theatre show, on the Great Lawn at the end!

Date: Saturday, April 27

Time: 3 to 7pm

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Click HERE for more information. 

Trike Theatre Turning Red – Learning to Choose Love

Adapted for the stage by Bethany Lynn Corey.  An original play based on the national Choose Love Movement that focuses on Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion.

Date: Saturday, April. 27

Time: 3pm

Location: Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Click HERE for more information. 

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