Happy Monday, mamas! Welcome to a brand new month! Here’s what’s going on in Northwest Arkansas during February 2021.
Think Outside the Blocks, created by the Amazeum team, invites guests to explore their own creativity through a timeless medium—the block. It’s more than a child’s toy. Blocks are infinitely adaptable to the imagination of the user. Building with blocks develops intimate understandings of physics (balance, mass, motion, and gravity), spatial awareness, engineering principles, weights, measures, and proportions, and the unique ability of the user to think outside the block. This traveling exhibit opened on January 23 and will be open throughout the month of February.
Time: schedule your visit at Amazeum.org
Date: throughout February
Location: Scott Family Amazeum
Art on the Bricks
The first Art on the Bricks Virtual Art Walk in 2021, “Love Is…” Artists who work in a wide variety of media are sharing creations inspired by the people, places, creatures, and things they love. This art walk continues to offer art and music and other forms of creativity virtually, at least for the first few months of the new year. You can experience the Art on the Bricks Virtual Art Walk via Facebook and Instagram. Find the works shared by regional artists under the about and discussion tabs. If you see something you like, reach out to the artists and add to your collection. We look forward to seeing you soon in person, but until then, make the most of your quarantine with quality art.
Time: all day
Date: through February 20
Enjoy crafted beverages, skewers, s’mores, and more around tableside fire pits at “Winter Glow,” a pop-up outdoor experience at the Momentary. Winter Glow is open Tuesday–Sunday January 5–March 21, featuring the RØDE Bar and the Momentary Food Truck. No reservations are required. WINTER GLOW HOURS: Tue–Thu, 2–7 pm; Fri, 2–9 pm; Sat, 12–9 pm; Sun, 12–7 pm; Closed on Monday.
Safety first! We are fully aware that we are still in the midst of COVID-19 cases in the area, so we are taking extra precautions to help you enjoy your visit with peace of mind. The Momentary requires visitors and staff to wear face coverings for ages 10 and older indoors and outdoors, except when eating and drinking. Face shields and face coverings with exhaust valves or vents are not allowed. Masks are available for those who do not have one.
Date: February 2 and throughout the month
Location: The Momentary 507 SE E St. Bentonville
Calling all makers: Amazeum and Co-Build 19 have teamed up to challenge you to build the coolest chain reaction possible right from your home. How many obstacles can you create? How many reactions can you cause? Gather up some household materials and join Amazeum educators via Zoom as they guide you through your explorations to create your very own chain reaction. For ages 8-11. Maker Challenge is free; however, advance registration is required for each participant in order to receive the supply list and link to the virtual call. Find registration at amazeum.org/programs/makerchallenge.
Date: February 2, 3, 4, 9
Pizza and Dodgeball
Join The Warehouse Softball for its 1 year celebration of pizza and dodgeball on a Friday night. Drop your kids off at the door and skedaddle. Pizza included in the entry fee. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For tickets: tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Date: February 5
Location: 595 W. 15th St. Fayetteville
Bond with your children in this Family Funday. Parents play free* with their kids from noon to close at The GRID. We have tons of games to play, old and new. *Normal rates apply for children ages 16 and under, while the parent plays free from noon to close. See more upcoming events by clicking here. For info on the company’s health protocols, click here.
Time: noon-11 p.m.
Date: February 7, 14, 21
Location: the Grid e-sports 4155 N. Steele Blvd. Suite 30 Fayetteville
Grab your sweetie or come looking for love. This race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at the 5k or 8k distance. This race is designed to be run with your sweetheart. Couples that register for the race together receive a discounted rate. All participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.
The Run Bentonville team is currently working to produce a high quality in person event for February 13. Virtual Registration is available. Our focus will remain on safety based on the latest guidelines provided. See event page for details. Register by clicking this link.
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Date: February 13
Location: downtown Bentonville square
Local Winter Market
Six Twelve is partnering with Busy Bee’s Canning Co. and Love’s Hangover Creations to bring you an indoor local winter market every second and fourth Saturday. This pop-up market will feature BBCC preserves, baked goods, homemade sanitizers and more, such as LHOC gifts and boutique finds from around the world. Six Twelve has eight coffee blends available whole bean or ground. So grab a friend, a face mask, a honey lavender latte or coconut lime margarita and shop on.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Date: February 13 and 27
Location: 3980 W. Wedington Dr. Fayetteville
Virtual Daddy Daughter Dance
Calling all Princesses, put on your best dress and grab your knight in shining armor! You are cordially invited to our Virtual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 13. Select a time slot between 4:30- 6:30 p.m. to attend your exclusive red carpet experience at the Bentonville Community Center. The cost is $20 per ticket. Your ticket will include our red carpet experience with free digital photos of daddies and their daughter(s), one take home party box containing: party decorations, party favors, and a link to our personalized Daddy Daughter Dance DJ experience. Have another princess who wants to attend? You can add additional princesses for $15 each. Want to complete your party pack? Add a large one-topping pizza from Papa Johns for an additional cost of $7.00 per pizza that will be ready for you to pick up with your party package.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: All participants will be required to wear masks, except when taking photographs, during their red carpet experience. All staff will be wearing masks and socially distanced at all times. Further details and precautions will be sent to participants prior to the event.
Time: 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Date: February 13
Location: Bentonville Community Center
Annual Chili Supper and Auction
This is a drive-thru chili pick up at the Springdale Riding Club building at Parson’s Stadium in Springdale. We’ll host an online auction leading up to the chili supper so y’all can pick up your auction items when you come for supper. We will start serving dinner at 5pm and have it in to-go bowls ready to eat once you get home! If you’d like to donate items to auction or funds to the club, please contact the club via Facebook or email. We greatly appreciate all our sponsors, donors, and community support to keep the club running. Cost is $5/person, max $20 for a family.
Time: 5 p.m.
Date: February 13
Location 1423 E. Emma Ave. Springdale
Valentine’s Day Horseback Riding
Join us for a day of horseback riding and wine tasting with a great view of the Ozarks. We will saddle up after a short safety briefing that will let you get acquainted with your horse. We will go on an hour long ride through the fields, woods, and creeks with an experienced guide. This experience is perfect for new horseback riders and experienced riders looking for a relaxing day. The views along the ride will not disappoint you.
Afterward, we will drive to Bear Creek Winery, a great family friendly winery, surrounded by fantastic views of the Ozarks. We will enjoy a complimentary tasting of amazing red and white wines. After the tasting, they also have rustic pizza, smoked meats, cheese, and local chocolate for you to choose whatever your heart desires while we relax and socialize at their amazing space. If wine is not your drink of choice, they brew their own beer.
Time: 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: February 14
Location: Bike Rack Brewing 801 SE 8th St. Unit 61 Bentonville
Mastering Mardi Gras Online
HKS is pleased to host one of our most popular cooking classes online this year. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Or, let the good times roll because it’s time for Mardi Gras! Have you ever wanted to experience the flavors of Mardi Gras without having to travel to New Orleans? Well please join Heather Artripe who has a love and fascination with New Orleans cuisine and is ready to show you how to make some of the iconic dishes that make this city so special. She will go over the origins of the dishes, and helpful techniques and tips to make your food taste like you are sitting in the middle of the French Quarter, listening to jazz music, and eating like a local. **This class will be hosted via ZOOM**
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: February 16
Location: Honeycomb Kitchen Shop 213 W. Walnut St. Rogers
This dance competition, given by Edge Talent Competition, will take place over the course of a couple of days and is free and open to the public.
Time: 4-10 p.m.
Date: Feb 19-21
Location: Har-Ber High School 300 Jones Rd, Springdale
Springdale Public Library Storytimes
Toddler Time with Miss Caitlyn takes place at 11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. These storytimes are accessed through the Springdale Public Library Facebook page. Preschool Storytime with Miss Nathalie are at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, also via the Springdale Public Library Facebook page. Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime with Miss Elizabeth are first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Library programs are free, and all are virtual. The Library is open to the public by appointment and we also offer curbside pickup and printing during operating hours. Our new operating hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am to 6 pm.
For more information, contact the Library at 479-750-8180, or visit the Library website by clicking here.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a variety of workshops, gallery tours, sketchbook clubs and outdoor events throughout the month.
Fayetteville Public Library
The Fayetteville Public Library continues to offer story times, workshops and discussions for a variety of ages almost daily.