Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: August 2014

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Play it Forward Concert Series at The Walmart Museum

An evening of literary, playful, and earthy music from Los Angles based artist Claire Holley. Tickets are $5 each with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 6.

Date:  Aug. 2

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Walmart World Room at The Walmart Museum

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Steve Martin at the Amp

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell are Grammy Award-winning.

Date: Aug. 3

Time: 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.)

Location: The Walmart Amp, Rogers

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Crayola Day, Sidewalk Sundays

sidewalk sundays new logoSample some products and add some ideas to your Back to School wish-list. Drop in anytime, between 2-5 pm. Free.

Date: Aug. 3

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: The Walmart Museum

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Here’s a list of the additional August Sidewalk Sunday events (all events are between 2-5 p.m. at The Walmart Museum):

August 10: Sword fighting demonstrations with the NWA Fencing Center.

August 17: Musical performances and education with School of Rock.

August 24: Activate your imagination with Trike Theatre.

August 31: Enjoy another performance with School of Rock.

Questions? Call 479-273-1329 ext. 2 or visit the museum’s Facebook page:

First Thursday, Fayetteville

On the first Thursday of each month from April to October, First Thursday Fayetteville transforms the city’s historic Downtown Square into a vibrant arts district, featuring the work of more than 40 visual artists, live music, street performers, food and drink, and children’s activities.

Date: Aug.7

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Date: Aug. 7-10

Time: Varies

Location: Rogers Little Theatre

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SkyDive for Kids benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center

Lunch from 11 am—1 pm, will be available for $5, and the entertainment will be continuous as each of the 20 jumpers makes the climb to 10,000 feet on Saturday and Sunday.  “With the help of  jumpers and the community of Northwest Arkansas, we hope the that the literal leaps of faith will indeed forever alter the journey of not just one, but hundreds of children in Benton County.”

Date: Aug. 9-10

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: SkyRanch, Siloam Springs

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Buckin’ in the Ozarks

Date: Aug. 9

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

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Big Country Bash (after NWA Naturals baseball game)

Canaan Smith, a Mercury Nashville recording artist, perform a live post-game concert following the Naturals game against the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, on Saturday, August 9 as part of the BIG Country Bash event. Gates will open on August 9 at 5 P.M., and then the Naturals will play host to the Missions at 6:05 P.M. The concert will take place immediately following the game and the stage will be setup on the grass area beyond the concourse in centerfield, located between the Bud Light Bullpen Café and kid’s playground. The event also features a Replica Louisville Slugger Wiffle Bat giveaway for the first 2,000 fans courtesy of Great Day Farms.

Date: Aug. 9

Time: 6:05 p.m.

Location: Arvest Ballpark

More info: Purchase tickets for BIG Country Bash online at, by calling (479) 927-4900.

Outdoor Concert, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

bgo concertDate: Aug. 12

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Botanical Gardens Great Lawn

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Groundbreaking of Whole Foods

Date: Aug. 13

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Whole Foods, south of the College Ave./Millsap Drive intersection

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Back-To-School Concert at The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs

Date: Aug. 14

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Eureka Springs

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Boston at the Walmart Amp

Date: Aug. 15

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Walmart Amp, Rogers

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Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

Date: Aug. 16

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Beaver Lake

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“Inside the Teenage Brain” Training

inside the teenage brainSaving Grace is hosting a training event for foster parents, professionals, and adults who work with at risk teens on August 26. Cathy Hagemeier, a trainer from MidSOUTH Training Academy, will be teaching two workshops on the teenage brain and communicating with teenagers.

Date: Aug. 26

Time: 9-11:30 a.m.

Location: Saving Grace NWA, 1229 W. Poplar St., Rogers

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