Roy Blount Jr. will speak at 7p.m. today at Giffels Auditorium in Old Main on the

University of Arkansas campus as part of the Arkansas Festival of Writers.

Special Events
CASA OF NWA LIGHT OF HOPE BREAKFAST: Today at the Clarion Hotel in Bentonville. With Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke, Wal-Mart VP of Tax and Audit Claire Babineaus-Fontenot, Benton County Juvenile Judge Hon. Jay Finch and JVS Exports Executive VP for US Operations James Brandenburg. Bentonville High School Choir will perform. or 725-2213.
THE ACE OF SPAYEDS: 7 p.m. today at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. A music showcase with the  Kopecky Family Band of Nashville who will be performing for the first time in Northwest Arkansas. Opening will be Emily Knight. A benefit for Spay Arkansas hosted by Social Cause and Lola. $8.
OZARK UFO CONFERENCE: 8 a.m. Friday through noon Sunday at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. With Grant Cameron, Richard Dolan, retired USAF pilot Wendelle C. Stevens, Dr. Joseph P. Farrell of SD, Dr. Paul LaViolette, Ted Phillips, Timothy Good, Linda Moulton Howe, Allison Joiner. $45-$50. or 501-354-2558.
AUGUSTINE FOUNDATION EASTER FEED: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Thomas Student Center at Leverett Avenue and Douglas Street in Fayetteville. Prayer breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Free to all, whether needy, hungry, homeless, elderly, veteran, unemployed or lonely.
PETTIGREW DAY: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Pettigrew Community Building on Arkansas 16 east of Fayetteville. Live music. Benefit supper for building upkeep from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is $2-$5. “Ozark Caves and Canyons” with Dr. Walt Manger at 6:30 p.m. or 750-8165.
SPAYARKANSAS BENEFIT: 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Faithful Friends Animal Clinic, 5497 S. Champions Drive in Rogers. Featuring Chinese Brush paintings by Loretta Moskal. Show runs through May 16. Wine, cheese and adoptable pets. or 442-7472.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL SHOW ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 527-0690..
ARKANSAS “TEA” PARTY: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday on the Square in Fayetteville. Bring your own sign to a citizens protest of out-of-control government spending, bailouts and stimulus. 422-8999.
“ART OF WAR” ROBERT ANDES, ROBERT GLICK AND GOLSA YAGHOOBI ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. April 16 at Fayetteville Underground Gallery, East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.
CHERYL BARTON ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. April 16 at Arsaga’s on Gregg Ave. in Fayetteville. or 444-6557.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 6-8 p.m. April 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at the Carnegie Public Library Annex, 194 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. Benefits the library’s acquisitions fund. 253-8754.

Stage & Screen
PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE FILMS SERIES — “ETCHED IN STONE SCOTLAND TO PROVENCE”: 2 p.m. today at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Social hour at 1 p.m. $9-$10. or 751-5441.
OMNI CENTER VIDEO UNDERGROUND “ROAD TO NOWHERE — JOURNEYS THROUGH PALESTINE”: 7 p.m. Sunday at United Campus Ministry in Fayetteville. Film by local Jefferson Fletcher. Free. or 575-6302.
OMNI-NWACC CULTURE OF PEACE FILM SERIES — THE REHABILITATION PROCESS “BODY OF WAR”: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at NWACC’s Shewmaker Center Auditorium, Room B102, in Bentonville. Also The Families Left Behind: “Last letters home: voices of American troops from the battelfields of Iraq” with discussion Dr. Robert C. Mock on April 28. 855-6836.
THEATRESQUARED’S “FULLY COMMITTED” WITH JUSTIN SCHEUER: 7 p.m. April 16-18, and 9:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25. or 443-5600.
“PINEAPPLE EXPRESS”: Through April 18 at the Arkansas Union in Fayetteville. Free; show times vary. or 575-5255.

THE BURNING CHAIR READING: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Fayetteville Underground Gallery, East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. Featuring Carolyn Guinzio, Kevin HolDen, M.C. Hyland, Keith Newton, Kathryn L. Pringle, Amish Trivedi and Joseph P. Wood., or 422-8607.
BOOKTALK “THE GRAND COMPLICATION” BY ALLEN KURZWEIL: 1 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.
OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smiling Jack’s in Fayetteville. $5 cover. 466-6006.
“A SEASON AT DOGPATCH” WITH JOHN COOK: Noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. or 750-8165.
ARTBUZZ — AN IMAGE IS WORTH TEN THOUSAND WORDS — AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY REVEALED: 11 a.m.-noon April 16 at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. Free; for teens and adults. or 418-5700.
POETLUCK: 6:30 p.m. April 16 at Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs. Bring a dish to share. or 253-7444.
ADULT WINTER READING FESTIVAL: Through May 2 at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7250.

UA SAXOPHONE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.
MICAH HARDWICK PERCUSSION RECITAL: 7 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
UA JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Union Theatre in Fayetteville. Free. 575-4701.
STEPHEN SISEMORE SAXOPHONE RECITAL: 1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
MICHAEL BOLLERO CELLO RECITAL: 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
MY KIND OF BLUE TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS: 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers. With the Rogers Jazz Society and Felicia Hamilton. or 631-8988.
CORBIN BEISNER PIANO RECITAL: 8 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
NEO VICTORIA: 9 p.m. Saturday at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. With DJ Infamous. $5-$10. or 409-3772.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN BRASSWORKS: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
SKILLET: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Alma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main St. in Alma. $22-$27. or 632-2129.
JENNICA WHITE VOICE RECITAL: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $1-$10. 575-4701.
SONNY ROLLINS: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $35-$75. or 443-5600.
ARSAGA’S SONGWRITER CIRCLE: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 527-0690.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP COLLAGE BOOKS WITH SEAN FITZGIBBON: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $69; for ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.
ART GLASS MONTH DEMONSTRATIONS HANK BARNES STAINED GLASS: Wednesday, Elaine Riley lampworking: April 18, and Mary Stewart fused glass: April 20 at Poor Richard’s Art, 116 S. First St. in Rogers. or 636-0417.
SALSA, SWING AND OTHER DANCE LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Adam Richardson. $10. or 409-3772.
ART CLASSES FOR ALL AGES: Through May at Citizen Bank Gallery in Prairie Grove. $70 per month, includes materials 790-0342 or 846-2738.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. or 756-8090, ext. 518.
MORE FOR YOUR MONDAYS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS: 6-7 p.m. Mondays at Community Access Television in Fayetteville. Technological problems demystified; subject matter directed by attendees. Free; no registration needed. No class on 5th Mondays. 444-3433.
OPEN DARKROOM WITH DIANA HAUSAM: 6:30-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month through May, at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $15; BYO paper and film, chemicals provided. For ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church. 756-3298.

Mind, Body, Spirit
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.
CESAREAN AWARENESS MONTH RECEPTION: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jones Center in Springdale. Silent auction, documentary film screening and more. Free. 251-8446.
INTERNATIONAL CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK (ICAN): 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Jones Center in Springdale. Free. 251-8446.

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Fayetteville Square. Evening market 4-7 p.m. Thursday nights at the Mill District on the corner of School Avenue and Sixth Street. or 236-2910.
WILDFLOWER WEEKEND: Saturday and Sunday at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Free. or 761-3325.
TREE CARE TIPS: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Patti Erwin, Arkansas Forest Commission Urban Forestry Coordinator. Free. or 856-7250.
EUREKA SPRINGS GARDEN CLUB’S GARDEN OF THE SEASON COMPETITION: April in Eureka Springs. Commercial, residential and Spring categories. For more information, call Cathy Lamb at 253-1096.

Minor Matters
YOUTHCAN!’S PUBLIC HOURS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Community Imagination Studio, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. $5 per child. or 442-8585.
FAMILY SATURDAYS: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and up; $10 per child. or 927-2491.
TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Manga and Anime fans. Free. or 856-7170.
POETRY WORKSHOP: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays through April 28 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 3-7. Free, registration required. Poetry Slam during final class. or 856-7170.
TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. or 856-7170.
SPRING THEATRE CLASSES: Now starting at Tricycle Theatre, 120 S. Main St. in Bentonville. Classes include Dr. Seuss, Miss Nelson, The Boxcar Children, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. six-week session. Classes after school and Saturday; ages, costs, times and themes vary. or 888-331-3681.
SUMMER ART CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: at the NWA Community Creative Center, at Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. A variety of fun summer art classes throughout the day for children, ages 5 to 16. Types of camps include clay, photography, mixed media, puppets, and drawing. $75 per five-day camp; classes run June 8-Aug. 14. For more information or to register, go to or 927-2491.
SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: At Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. Improv, singing, dancing, movie making, play making and a four-week High School Musical 2 conservatory with performances. Classes run June 15-Aug. 14. Ages, dates, times, costs and course offerings vary. For complete listings, go to and click on “Summer 2009 Conservatories” or call 521-4932.

BRAIN TEASERS CLUB: 10-11 a.m. today at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.
TWILIGHT BLENDERS: 9 a.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Center. Free. 571-2920.
SQUARE DANCING CLASS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College Ave. $40 for eight-week course. 571-2920.
LIFT WITH FRANCES: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Tai-Chi: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Use it or lose it with Jimmy Culp: 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Exercising to the Oldies with Jenna: 10 a.m. Fridays in April at the Fayetteville Senior Center. 571-2920.
WII GAMES: Wednesdays throughout the school year at the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College Ave. Taught by Fayetteville High School Service Learning classes. 571-2920.

Auditions, Entries, Call For Volunteers
ENTRIES FOR SMOKIN’ IN THE OZARKS COOK-OFF: Due Wednesday. Categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket. $150-$250. Event is noon May 1 through 3 p.m. May 2 in Rogers. $1,500 Grand Prize. More information at or 248-1722.
ENTRIES FOR CAMPUS FASHION EXHIBIT: on display April 20-Sept. 9 in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery in Fayetteville. For specifics: or 575-5255.
AUDITIONS FOR “OKLAHOMA”: 7:30 p.m. April 21-22 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Show dates are July 10-19. or 751-5441.
VOLUNTEER: For the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards to be held April 23. Your talent and time are needed now. Go to or e-mail
WASHINGTON REGIONAL HOSPICE TRAINING for Volunteers or for the Care of loved ones at home 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 23 at the WRMC Hospice office, 34 W. Colt Square in Fayetteville. Registration required; Free. 463-7394.
“MUSIC MAN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 8-9 at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.

ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Darfur: Photojournalists Respond” through Wednesday.
ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road., Ste. 2, Fayetteville. or 527-0690. Fayetteville Public Schools (Grades 6-12) Art Show and Sale through April.
ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. or 444-6557. Photography by Cheryl Barton through April.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. ACO Competition for NWA High School Students, 9-12 grades Friday through May 9.
BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS: 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART & EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. or 474-7767.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts.
CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. or 418-5700. “Proof Positive: Master Prints from the Collection of Fisk University Galleries” through May 3.
DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Works by Michael Graves Anderson through April.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Print club exhibit through mid April.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Paintings by Timothy Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, MM Kent, Robert Glick, pastels by David Mudrinich, Photography by Kirk Lanier and Illuminated Boxes by Tanya Johnston. “Art of War” through mid April.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY An Artists’ Collective: 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888. Jewelry, pottery, glass, handmade books, textiles, sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, music CDs, wood turnings. More than 30 local artists.
JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. Paintings by Charles Pearce through April 24.
MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 575-6702. “Picture Boxes” by Ben Strawn through April.
OZARK GLASSWORKS, GALLERY & SCHOOL: 675 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville. 387-6773.
THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. “365 1/4 to Helen” by Jon Schulke through April
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Photography by John Murdoch and Pottery by Sally Bowen for the month of April.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Arkansas 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305. Huntsville and St. Paul High School Art Show through Saturday.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEE HOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. or (800) 255-8995. Work by more than 30 artists, 10 acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness. Featuring works by Clay Hawke Studios for April.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. On the Mall between the Arkansas Union and Mullins Library: “A New Spirit is Rising,” “In a Mountain Valley” and “Cloud Landscape” by Hank Kaminsky through May. “Physical Reminders,” featuring works by Michael Jones McKean, Claire Watkins, Greg Pond, David Gurman, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Mike Wsol and Lain York, through Wednesday.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GLOBAL CAMPUS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489. Works by potter Jennifer Pease through April 24.
WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 443-5600.
ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER: Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. or (501) 372-4000. “Young Arkansas Artists 48th Annual Exhibition” through May 24. “36th Annual Toys Designed by Artists” through May 10.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. or 444-0066.
GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.
MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. or 273-2456. Free self-guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.
PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.
PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GARDENS: 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. 273-9664. 1875 Italianate mansion with historic roses and plants.
PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK: 506 E. Douglas St., U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” through December. “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm” through December. “Down a Lazy River: Float Fishing on the White River” through April 18.

All events listed in 8 Days A Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, 72701, or fax to 444-7289, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

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