NWA Calendar of Events + Spring Break activities: March 2014

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Trike Theatre’s Youth Theatre production of Fantastic Mr. Fox is fun, family-friendly and springs to life on February 28th at NWACC’s White Auditorium. Performances run until March 2nd. Tickets are available on Trike’s website: www.triketheatre.org. Adults: $8; Students and Seniors 65+: $6. Come enjoy this fantastical story of mayhem with our group of talented local youth.

Date: Feb. 28-March 2

Time: Varies

Location: NWACC’s White Auditorium

More info: Click here

Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Fund the Farm

fund-farm-55$5 admission/adult only event. Live Music provided by local bands, including Mike Bewley, Dave Baer, Effron White, Shannon Wurst, Smokey & The Mirror, Candy Lee & The Sweets, and Cutty Rye. Local beer provided by Apple Blossom. All proceeds benefit the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm.

Date: March 1

Time: 6pm until last call

Location: Smoke & Barrel Tavern

More info: Click here

NWA Fashion Week

Date: March 3-8

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

More info: Click here

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Fat Saturday Parade of Fools, downtown Fayetteville

mardi gras paradeCostumes, beads, floats and fun.

Date: Saturday, March 1

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Square to Dickson Street

More info: Click here

NWA Financial Forum

Keynote speaker former Governor Mike Huckabee. All net proceeds from the ticket sales ($20 per person) go to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation.Huckabee will speak on “The New Economy and You.”

Date: March 6

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: John Q. Hammons Center / Embassy Suites, Rogers.  

More info: Click here to buy tickets 

Dancing with the Stars of NWA

dancing with the starsDate: March 8

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers

More info: Click here

NWA Beautiful Girls Retreat

The largest girls’ ministry conference in NWA. Worship, dynamic speakers and teachers, a fashion show, ballroom dinner, film premiere and more at Embassy Suites.

Date: March 7-8

Time: Varies

Location: Embassy Suites, Rogers

More info: Click here

Miss Nelson is Missing

DMiss Nelson is Missingate: March 8-9

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks

More info: Click here


ChicagoTNEWDate: March 11

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center

More info: Click here

NWA Lawn and Garden Show

Date: March 14-15

Time: 9 to 6 p.m., both days

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds

More info: Click here

Siloam Springs Girls Night Out

Gather your girlfriends and head to scenic downtown Siloam Springs for this popular quarterly shopping event! Boutiques, cafes, restaurants, flower shops, and more will be open late and offer refreshments, door prizes, and merchandise specials – all within close walking distance! Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins and friends to explore the scenic historic downtown Siloam Springs (named 2013 City of Distinction by NWA Main Street Preservation Association), and treat yourself to a truly memorable Girls Night Out! Social Hour runs from 4:30 – 5:30 in 28 Springs Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a free wine tasting, door prizes, and other refreshments. Retail shops are open until 8pm. Hosted by: Main Street Siloam Springs

Date: Thursday, March 13th

Time: 4:30 – 8pm

Location: Downtown Siloam Springs (streets include Broadway, E. University, E. Main, and N. Wright)

More info: morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org, 479.524.4556

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Father-Daughter Princess Ball

The First Ever Father-Daughter Princess Ball, a fundraiser for the NWA Mercy Family YMCA, is open to the entire community- not just members of the YMCA. Princesses 2 & older are invited to bring their favorite male role model – not necessarily just fathers. We welcome stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles and even older brother escorts to join the fun! We will be serving dinner & indulgent chocolate treats donated by Ferrara Candy Company. There will be a 40-foot red carpet for each princess and her escort to walk as they are announced. Capture Me Photography will also be on-site with a custom designed backdrop created especially for this event. They will be taking studio quality portraits and will provide a FREE digital print to each couple to commemorate the evening. We will also have a dance room, complete with a disco ball, for princesses who wish to show off their dance moves! And for competitive princesses, there will be fun games such as “princess relays” and “princess cornhole”. The cost is $25 per couple and $10 for each additional princess.

Date: Friday, March 14

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: NWA Mercy Family YMCA, 5214 Village Parkway, at Village on the Creek in Rogers.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the YMCA at (479) 273-9622.

More info: Click here

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, downtown Fayetteville

The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will travel around the square before heading north and then west along Dickson Street to West Avenue. By 2 p.m a portion of East Avenue on the square will be blocked off where the Craft Beer Village will be. Expect music, food and other festivities throughout the afternoon.

Date: March 15

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Downtown Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Tales from the South, On the Road

This unique radio showcase of southern writers broadcasts locally on KUAF on Sunday afternoons. Host Paula Morell chooses local writers for performance, accompanied by local musicians and a scrumptiously southern Sunday night supper.

Date: March 16

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale

More info: Click here

Tales and Ales

Date: March 29

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

More info: Click here

Spring Break Activities for Kids in Northwest Arkansas

Spring Break events, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges will have a variety of Spring Break events from Saturday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 30th.

On March 22nd:

crystal bridgesAll Day: Spring Bingo
Pick up a bingo card in the main lobby before you enter the galleries. Complete your bingo hunt and stop back in the lobby to pick up a prize.

Noon to 3 p.m.: String Painting
Drop in anytime between noon and 3 p.m. for a free, guided studio session. Be inspired by Janet Sobel’s drip paintings in our permanent collection and try this irresistible, gooey technique. Materials are provided and all ages are welcome!

1 p.m.: Family Tour
Join our friendly volunteer guides for a fun family tour – and each child participating will receive a pair of I-Spy Gallery Glasses to use on the tour and decorate at home!

2 p.m.: StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents Stellaluna
Enjoy this puppet presentation of Stellaluna, the story of a little bat who is separated from her mother during a night of foraging and lands in a nest full of birds. Mama bird happily adopts her, but Stellaluna just can’t change her “batty” ways. A great tale of acceptance adapted from the beloved children’s book by Janell Cannon.

Click here to see the full listing of Spring Break week activities at Crystal Bridges.

Spring Break at The Jones Center, March 24-28

jones center, smallExtended Recreation Sessions, Monday through Friday, Noon to 8 p.m.:

$3 All Access Pass

Skate, Swim and/or Gym for one price

Open House, Thursday, March 27

Come enjoy free popcorn and inflatables in the gym and learn about the leagues, day camps and fitness classes at the center.

Frozen Friday, March 28 (Noon to 8 p.m.)

Dress as your favorite princess character while skating to the soundtrack of Frozen and enjoy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream after you skate!

Click here for more info about The Jones Center.

Spring Break art classes, Terra Studios

During Spring Break, we’ll have fun and affordable art classes for kids and adults (and for all ages together!)  There’s also Sunday Music at Terra every Sunday from 1-4 p.m.  And during Spring Break, we’ll have specials that will only be posted for our friends, so be sure to “like” us on facebook.

Click here for more information.

Spring Break “Go-5” Fitness Camp for youth (Grades 1-8)

Focused on providing kids with enjoyable, active group training sessions in a fun, motivating environment, G0-5 includes: Age appropriate exercises, drills, and games; Education about healthy eating habits and hydration; Special guest appearances from local athletes.
Cost: $99

Date: March 24th-March 28th

Time: Varies

Location: New Advanced Fitness and Performance facility, Fayetteville

More info: Call 479-987-4187, email ksummers@arkosm.com or click here.

For some inexpensive ideas for Spring Break excursions across the Natural State, click here to see a list compiled by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Click here for a list of Spring Break classes at Trike Theatre.

Click here to see more about Spring Break art classes (Treasures from the Wilderness) at Community Creative Center.

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