NWA Calendar of Events: February 2013

“Art of Romance” Valentine’s Day dinner, Crystal Bridges (see below)

It’s Great to Skate

The ‘It’s Great to Skate’ clinic welcomes potential skaters to a few hours of fun entertaining and learning, for FREE. The clinic will allow young and old to get out and experience ice skating and learn the ‘basics’ from professional instructors in a fun filled environment. There will be a free skating class, exhibitions, resale shop, auction baskets, goodies and information for what is offered at the rink available at the clinic. The event will be put on by the Ozark Figure Skating Club and US Figure Skating. For more information contact Sarena Huffman at unicornsk8r@hotmail.com.

ice-skateDate: Saturday, Feb. 2

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: The Jones Center’s Joel Carver Ice Arena, Springdale, AR

More info: unicornsk8r@hotmail.com, 479-633-8195

Animals in Art Children’s Workshop, Crystal Bridges

Students will discover creatures in artworks throughout the Museum and use them as inspiration to create artworks in a variety of media. Two concurrent workshops are offered, one for ages 6 to 9 and one for ages 10 to 12. $40

Date: Saturday, February 2

Time: 1 to 5 pm

Location: Crystal Bridges

More info: Register here online or at guest services.

Eagle Cruises

Join an interpretive guide for an Eagle Cruise! Investigate for signs of bald eagles as we tour the Van Winkle arm of Beaver Lake, one of the last undeveloped areas of the lake. Pre-registration and payment required. Buy tickets at the visitor center front desk or call (479) 789-5000. Tour departs from Rocky Branch Marina. Please dress for the weather, which may be chilly and windy out on the lake. Lifejackets are provided and must be worn at all times. $10 adults, $5 children (6-12), under 6 free

Date: Sunday, Feb. 3

Time: City:

Location: Rogers, Rocky Branch Marina

More info: Park Superintendent, 479-789-5000, hobbs@arkansas.com, get directions

Memphis, Walton Arts Center

This show is based on a story about underground dance clubs in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950s. It’s full of fame and forbidden love and has lots of explosive dancing, music and drama as it follows the lives of a white radio disc jockey who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break in show business. The musical is inspired by actual events.

memphisDate: Feb. 5-10

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

More info: Click here

Ooh! la, la! Chocolate and Wine Pairing Event

This event benefits the Jackson L. Graves Foundation. Enjoy an evening of fine dining, fine wines, and gourmet chocolate.  An evening out with your sweetie or get the gang together for a fun girls’ night out! The event begins with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m., including light appetizers, chocolate samples and champagne.  Dinner begins at 7  p.m., with chocolate inspired dishes created by Chef Miles James of James at the Mill.  After dinner, a decadent chocolate dessert will be presented by Chef Vince Pianalto’s personal chef company, Bouchee with an expert wine pairing. SEATING IS LIMITED.  $85 per person.

ooh laDate: Thursday, Feb. 7

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Garden Room, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Harry Potter & the Half-Night Lock In

Calling all teen muggles! Come to FPL on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a night of magical fun at the “Harry Potter & the Half-Night Lock In!” From 6 pm until Midnight in the Walker Community Room, teens will enjoy Harry Potter-themed activities, games, and crafts …as well as a screening of two Harry Potter films! Pizza, soft drinks, and other snacks will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the night! The event is free and open to ages 12-17. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Date: Feb. 9

Time: 6 p.m. to midnight

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here. Parents must register their teen in person at the Children’s Desk.

Family Sunday, Crystal Bridges

Lots of fun planned for this Valentine’s Week Family Sunday. Enjoy two performances and a Members’ workshop by Jeff Porter and The Claptets! Inspired by the rhythms of African and South American music, Jeff and his band will amaze you with drumming, body percussion, and hip hop! The Claptets will perform at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Other activities will include traditional Valentine-making in the art studios, special family gallery tours featuring stories of love and friendship, face painting, and more! All activities are free. Children must be at least 6 years of age, and accompanied by an adult.

art crystal bDate: Feb. 10

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges

More info: Click here

Go Red for Women Event

The American Heart Association’s 10th Anniversary Go Red for Women Event is a fun and educational event designed to increase heart disease awareness and raise funds for their educational programs and life-saving research. Event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 12th and will include various breakout sessions, a survivor story from Audie Morton, and keynote speaker Kirk Herbstreit of ABC/ESPN. Admission is $75.

go red logoDate: Feb. 12

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

Location: John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites in Rogers

More info: Click here

“The Art of Romance” Special Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Eleven, Crystal Bridges’ restaurant

Enjoy live acoustic music while you explore the Museum’s Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery. Then sit down to a delicious four-course surf & turf meal featuring beef, scallops, and lobster claw, artfully concocted by Eleven’s Executive Chef Jacob Harr to feed the heart and fire the passions. Indulge in an optional wine flight pairing, and wrap up the evening with a decadent chocolate dessert. Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Reservations required. $110 per couple (without wine course), $140 with wine flight (tax not included).

Date: Feb. 14

Time: Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges of American Art

More info: For reservations call guest services at 479-418-5700, extension 3. Click here for more information

Sweetheart Tea Party

FPL teaYoung ladies and gentlemen, ages 4-7, are cordially invited to attend the Sweetheart Tea Party on February 14 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Guests will be entertained with songs and stories, and afterwards, they will be served tea and dine on finger foods and sweets. They are encouraged to dress up and asked to bring their manners!

Date: Feb. 14

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Community Room

More info: Click here or call the Children’s Desk at 479.856.7170 to register.

Valentine’s Day Date Night at Imagine Studios

We’re open late, from 6-8, grab your Valentine and make it a date! Imagine Studios will provide a romantic venue for your perfect Valentine’s date, serving wine, cheese, and chocolates in our cozy studio, complete with your favorite love songs! Sip and swoon and paint the night away! Reservations Required. $10 per couple plus price of pottery.

Date: Feb. 14

Princess.29121636_stdTime: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Imagine Studios, Village on the Creeks, Rogers

More info: Click here

NWA Home Show

Get the latest interior and exterior design tips from the Builders and Suppliers of Northwest Arkansas under one roof.

Date: Feb. 15-17

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: NWA Convention Center – Springdale, AR

More info: Contact email: brenda@nwabuilders.com, 479-751-6688 or click here

Junque2Jewels Easter art class/project for kids (+ GNO)

The perfect activity for a day out of school – enjoy President’s Day with the kiddos & let them come play at our workshop with the talented instructors from Sassy Doodles! With the help from the gals at Sassy Doodles the pint size Picassos will create more than abstract art! Following the step by step instructions, they will create an 11×14 Easter Canvas which you can proudly hang on your wall for the holiday.  All kids age 4-12 years are welcome. *After this class, there will be one for the mamas at the Girls’ Night Out. Click here for more info.

Date: Monday, February 18th

Time: Two Session Times offered (please note session when you purchase)

  • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Junque 2 Jewels Workshop (1906 NW 3rd Street, Bentonville(

More info: Click here


The Little Prince, Walton Arts Center

Little-Prince-200x266All grown-ups were children once, although few of us remember the wonderment of childhood. This beautiful tale will remind you! A pilot crashes in the Sahara desert and while trying to repair his wrecked plane he is interrupted by the apparition of a little boy who asks him to draw a sheep. As absurd as it seems, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, he takes out a scrap of paper and a pen… and so begins their adventure. Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint Exupery, Bristol Riverside Theatre invites you to share this magical journey of love, loss and laughter with your whole family. Ages 7 and up for mild language represented in the original book.

Date: Feb. 19

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

More info: CLICK HERE

Kibbles and Books Reading Sessions for Kids

It’s your chance to meet the Library therapy dogs, read them a story, and make a fun puppy craft to take home. Free.

Date:  Thursday, Feb. 21, & Wed. March 27

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Springdale Public Library, 405 S. Pleasant St

More info: To register, call the Children’s Department at 479-750-8180 or www.springdalelibrary.org

3rd Annual Dig In! Food and Farming Festival

Dig In! Food & Farming Festival returns to celebrate local food, farms and gardens with films, classes, an information and vendor fair, seed-swap, tastings and more. New this year: Keynote speaker Brad Lancaster in the main festival lineup, and an additional day of workshops on “Farmer Friday.” Dig In! is organized as a grassroots community event to encourage, inspire, involve and educate people about local food systems. The event attracted well over 600 participants in 2012.

Dig In logoDate: Feb. 28-March 2

Time: Varies

Location: University of Arkansas Global Campus, 2 East Center Street

More info: Click here

Did we leave out a cool event that moms would love? Have an event you want us to share with NWA moms? Email us at mamas{at}nwaMotherlode.com. Thanks!