Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: November 2019

November 2019 Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Family-Friendly Events

Happy November, mamas! Can’t believe we’ve only got 2 months left in 2019. As always, November is looking extra busy, not only with the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 28th but also plenty of community events happening throughout Northwest Arkansas. Grab your planner or calendar app and start lining up a fun November.

Dia De Los Muertos

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) and the Bentonville Public Library will host the Bentonville Dia De Los Muertos Festival on November 1 and 2 at the Bentonville Public Library. MONAH will host a variety of family friendly activities for all ages. Commemorate the exuberant holiday which celebrates life and honors memories. An art exhibition and reception will take place Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Bentonville Public Library. Enjoy a musical performance and art exhibition. Traditional refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

On Saturday head over to the Museum of Native American History for a full day of exciting celebration. Activities will feature traditional food from Cacahuzintle Food Truck, face painting, a free showing of Disney and Pixar’s COCO, a traditional community ofrenda, traditional crafts and vendors, a Bentonville Public Library-lead story time, mask-decorating, and more.

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: November 1 and 2

Location: 202 SW O St. Bentonville and 405 S Main St, Bentonville

Click here for more information on Dia De Los Muertos.

Mountain Street Stage Music Series

Billy Kemp is a Nashville musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. From Lone Star country to urban shuffles and Appalachian waltzes, Kemp remains a songwriter with a love of story.

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: November 2

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information on Mountain Street Stage Music Series.

Super Saturday: Music with Shannon Wurst

Join us for music with a Fayetteville favorite, musician Shannon Wurst. Bring the family for a fun-filled morning with music and songs.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 2

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information on Super Saturday with Shannon Wurst. 

Purplestride the Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer

Purplestride brings our community together to demand better and end pancreatic cancer. This is a run/walk event that supports our vital patient and caregiver services, research for better treatment and much more. At purplestride.org/nwarkansas use code Hope19 for 10 percent off.
Time: 8 a.m.

Date: November 3

Location: Arvest Ballpark

Click here for more information about the Purplestride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer. 

Revenge of the Frankentoys

Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to unleash their inner Dr. Frankenstein. Use tools to dismantle toys and reassemble them into terrifyingly awesome new creations.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: November 5

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more info on Revenge of the Frankentoys.

Cooking for Teens: Turkey Day Sides

In this “Turkey Day” themed workshop, teens (Grades 7–12) will learn how to prepare traditional Thanksgiving side dishes for their family’s holiday meal.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: November 6

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information on Cooking for Teens. 

Film Screening: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

For all the Crystal fans out there, join us for a film screening of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Be sure to visit the exhibition, Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today, which includes several works of art on Crystal Skulls. Free with online registration.

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: November 6

Location: Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more information about the film screening at Crystal Bridges Museum.

Ozark Folk Festival

Celebrate one of America’s longest continuously running annual folk festival with the Barefoot Ball, free music in Basin Spring Park, Hedgehoppers, concert in The Aud and of course great folk music and dance. On Wednesday, November 6 is the Locals Folk Fair, Hedgehoppers and Folk Festival Queens Contest; the Barefoot Ball with Pierce Edens is Thursday, November 7; Ozark Mountain Daredevils is on Friday, November 8; and Marty Stuart The Pilgrim on Saturday, November 9. The Ozark Folk Festival Parade is 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10. Free music will be in Basin Spring Park all weekend and at venues around town.

Time: varies

Date: November 6-10

Location: Eureka Springs

Click here for more information on the Ozark Folk Festival.

A Very Special Art Show

This is an evening filled with art, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to browse and purchase art created by various local artists and bid on art created by the children and adults served by Sunshine School and Development Center.
Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

Date: November 7

Location: Sunshine School 104 SW A St Bentonville

Click here for more information on A Very Special Art Show.

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Choose Love with your family and friends Saturday, November 9 when we’ll welcome Scarlett Lewis to Old High Middle School. Scarlett lost her son in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. Since then, she’s traveled the globe spreading her message of hope and humanity.

Time: 10 a.m.- Noon

Date: November 9

Location: Old High Middle School 406 NW 2nd St, Bentonville

Click here for more information on this event for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a day where people of all ages can come celebrate the new season with creative activities. Crystal Bridges and Rogers Park and Recreation welcome all to gather at Lake Atalanta Park. Enjoy artmaking, local artist painting demonstrations, live music, a soccer station, bouncy house, and food and drinks. Featured artists include Mark Harmony, Honey Collective, and Audrey Vega. The event is free and open to the public.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Date: November 9

Location: Lake Atalanta, Rogers

Click here for more information about Art in the Park. 

Cultural Preservation through Beading

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present next edition of Creative Visions. Bead your own necklace on Saturday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. as Wanis Running Buffalowhile explains the significance of what they are doing, from the colors and the patterns of the beads to the lifeline this act continues to provide to Plains culture.

Creative Visions is a monthly series that invites Native artists to speak and lead workshops on modern and traditional forms of Native American Art. MONAH seeks to preserve and spread historical traditions by bringing them into a modern view and experience. Cultivate understanding, respect, and increased awareness of cultural context by a hands-on exploration of Native art. Open to anyone ages 14 and older.

Participants register for free on the website or by calling the museum. Attendance will be taken at the door prior to entering the event space.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: November 9

Location: 202 SW O St. Bentonville

Click here for more information on this beading event. 

Ozark Book Con

Ozark Book Con is the premier book event of the Northwest Arkansas region. It brings renowned authors from across the US and local authors in the Northwest Arkansas region to Ozark Book Con each year to present a full day of panel discussions, presentations, and a celebration of literature to promote literacy and a love of reading. The Ozark Book Authority is a non-profit with the goal to raise awareness and funds for literacy programs through regular literary programming. Presented in partnership with the Rogers Public Library Foundation.

Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Date: November 9

Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1500 S. 48th St. Springdale

Click here for more information about Ozark Book Con.

Tea Kettle and Reynolds Falls Guided Hike

Join a team of Ozark Natural Science Center’s teacher naturalists on an easy hike to discover the wonders of two of our hidden treasures at ONSC.  Tea Kettle Falls is a glorious 46 foot falls that spills out of the top of the bluff line after it twists and turns its way through solid rock.  This unique waterfall shows best after heavy rains but even when it is gently flowing, the setting surrounding it makes up for lighter flow.  Walk upstream along Warm Fork Creek to a lovely grotto and Reynolds Falls.  This is a well-kept secret around these parts which will not disappoint. Linger and enjoy a falls that offers otherworldly enchantment as you enjoy the wildflowers, ferns and beauty of cascading water and the lovely pool at its center. Bring your own sack lunch or snacks. Cost is $20.

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date: November 9

Location: 1905 Madison 1305 Huntsville

Click here for more information about this guided hike. 

Super Saturday: Animal Tales Holiday Safari

Animal Tales presents Holiday Safari: unwrap six presents to uncover clues about our six special animal guests. See the animals up close and learn interesting facts about how they live.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 9

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information about the Holiday Safari at Fayetteville Public Library.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day in Curiosity Corner with discounts throughout the store, give-aways, and perhaps a few amazing deals. Curiosity Corner has a new look and an enhanced selection of toys, games, and gifts for your favorite curious, creative kid. Curiosity Corner is open during museum operating hours and admission is not required to shop.

Time: all day

Date: November 9

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more information on Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

Honor Our Veterans: Stand with a Soldier

This patriotic program and free concert by the Singing Men of Arkansas

will sponsor a static parade on the Fayetteville square this year. This family friendly event will be on Sunday, November 10  on the Fayetteville Square at the Town Center. The Singing Men of Arkansas will be holding a patriotic concert after a brief introductory program. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. There will be military  and rescue vehicles, children’s activities, and a reception following the concert. The focus of our event this year will center on the sacrifice of military families as there are quite a few National Guard families especially in this area that do not receive the proper amount of community support because we do not live close to a military base.  We will be educating the community on how they can assist military families and also help them gain a deeper appreciation for the marvelous country we live in. We hope people of all ages will join us as we celebrate our great nation and it’s heroes.

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: November 10

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

Click here for more information about the “Stand with a Soldier” event. 

International Science Center and Science Museum Day

Mad scientists, silly scientists, fun-loving scientists! Calling scientists of all ages and expertise to experiment at the Scott Family Amazeum during this fun-filled International Science Center and Science Museum Day! Come play the exhibit hall while working your STEAM muscles.

Time: 1-4:30 p.m.

Date: November 10

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more information on International Science Center and Science Museum Day.

Jewels of Giving Gala

This event serves as the main fundraiser for the NWA Food Bank each year to provide the much needed food for our neighbors. Nourishment that is necessary for them to be good workers or good students. Nourishment necessary for them to have good health. Thank you to this year’s Honorary Co-Chairs Sarah Alderson, DMM, Chilled Packaged Goods, WM U.S. and Mark Huffman, Dr. Director of Sales, Unilever – Walmart U.S. Food & Refreshments. For information on tickets or to become a sponsor, please contact Linda Phillips at linda.phillips@nwafoodbank.org or call 479-419-5020.

Time: 6-11 p.m.

Date: November 15

Location: John Q Hammons Center 3303 Pinnacle Hills Rogers

Click here for more information on the Jewels of Giving Gala.

Super Saturday: LEGO Free Play

Build, create, and play with us in a room filled with LEGOs and build the LEGO creation of your dreams.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 16

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information about Super Saturday LEGO Free Play. 

Shiloh Family Program

Joanie Patterson, teacher naturalist with the Ozark Natural Science Center, will present a program on turtles Saturday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The program is part of the museum’s Shiloh Saturday series for families. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: November 16

Location: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 118 W. Johnson Avenue Springdale

Click here for information about the Shiloh Family Program.

Healing Hearts Grief Workshop by The Grief Center at Circle of Life

This free workshop is designed for children who have lost a family member or a loved one. Our art workshop provides a way for children to express their feelings in a creative and healing way. Open to children ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required by November 14. Free museum entrance will follow the workshop.

Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Date: November 16

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Learning Loft A

Click here for information about the Healing Hearts Grief Workshop at Circle of Life.

Super Saturday: The Grinch with Spotlight Characters

Come and meet the Grinch as Spotlight Characters brings a holiday classic to life.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 23

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information about meeting the Grinch at Fayetteville Public Library. 

Free Holiday Portraits

The Photographic Society of NWA (PSNWA) will offer free professional portraits for the holidays, Saturday, November 23 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Participants will receive a framed portrait and a CD or flash drive of all images taken. Makeup and hair assistance will be available as desired by the participants. Participants need to allow 45 to 90 minutes per session. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Suzanne Harmon, 479-866-0233; suzanne.harmon@walmart.com. For more information about the museum, call 750-8165.

Time: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Date: November 23

Location: Shiloh Museum of History 118 W. Johnson Avenue Springdale

Click here for more information about the free holiday portraits event.

School’s Out Movies

Join us in the Walker Community Room for free screenings: the 2019 Disney remake of The Lion King (rated PG) on Monday, November 25; the 2019 Disney/Pixar fantasy adventure Toy Story 4 (rated G) on Tuesday, November 26 and the 2019 Disney remake of Aladdin (rated PG) on Thursday, November 27.

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: November 25, 26, 27

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

Click here for more information about the School’s Out Movie events.

3D Bone Lab

Nothing will tricera-top this camp. We’re transforming our Tinkering Hub into a 3D bone lab where we’ll become paleontologists. This special camp designed for 9-12 year olds will include preparing a dig site, recording our findings and learning the ins and outs of 3D printing to reimagine life in the past. Pre-registration and payment are required. $80 Amazeum members/$100 non members for ages: 9-12.

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Date: November 25-26

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more information about the 3D Bone Lab at the Amazeum.

Bone Lab

This camp is going to be dino-mite. We’re transforming our Hershey’s Lab into a Bone Lab, using STEAM to get up close and personal with paleontology. We’ll mix food, fossils and fun to explore all things dinosaur. Pre-registration and payment are required. $80 Amazeum members/$100 non members for ages: 6-8.

Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Date: November 25-26

Location: Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

Click here for more information about the Bone Lab for ages 6 through 8.

Moms at Markham

Expecting? Already a mom? Every fourth Tuesday of the month we’ll be hosting moms and moms-to-be for an evening of community building. Come share knowledge, hopes, fears, and dreams and meet other local moms. We’ll be offering a special non-alcoholic happy hour from 6-8 p.m. featuring our cacao fruit soda and new cocoa tea mocktails. Moms can share and learn in a casual setting over a cup of drinking chocolate or a cookie. Come together and find some others who know EXACTLY what you’re going through.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Date: November 26

Location: Markham and Fitz Chocolate 801 SE 8th St. Suite 45 Bentonville

Click here for more information about Moms at Markham.

Green Friday

Go Green, not black at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Avoid the stress of Black Friday and instead spend this holiday season with your family and friends experiencing your Arkansas State Park. Hike the 1 mile Battlefield Trail, peek inside some historic buildings, and drop by Hindman Hall Museum to experience the history that happened here.

Time:

Date: November 29

Location: 506 E. Douglas St. Prairie Grove

Click here for more information about Green Friday.

Super Saturday: Family Story Time

Need to get out of the house after the holidays?  Join us for a fun, family-friendly story time geared toward ages 6 and under.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 30

Location: Fayetteville Public Library 401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville

Click here for more information about Family Story Time at the Fayetteville Public Library. 

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    • Hi Renee! The monthly calendars are posted by the 1st day of the month, but we will be publishing a Holiday Events Guide in the next few days, which will cover many of the activities and events happening during the entire holiday season. Stay tuned!

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