Independence Day Celebrations



In Conjunction with Rodeo of the Ozarks, the Shiloh Museum in Springdale, 

will have a free Old West Film Fest from 10a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Independence Day Celebrations 

FIREWORKS & FESTIVITIES: 7 p.m. Friday at Veteran’s Park in Rogers.

FIREWORKS & MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Pops & patriotic music by the Arkansas Philharmonic. $13-$15.,, or 927-4900.

HOLIDAY ISLAND FUN & FIREWORKS: 2 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Island. Vendors and entertainment. Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. 253-7700.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORK: 9 p.m. at the Loch Lomond Dam in Bella Vista. Shrimpman’s Yacht Club Extravaganza with dinner, dancing and a view of the fireworks: $25; 855-8110.


Special Events

FIRST THURSDAY: Fayetteville Underground, home to 11 NWA artists at 1 E. Center St. on the Fayetteville Square, will host open art studios from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Featured artist is Kelly Price-Colston. Free.

RODEO OF THE OZARKS: Today, Friday and Saturday at Parsons Arena in Springdale. After rodeo concerts with Bellamy Brothers tonight and Buddy Jewell on Friday night. Fireworks on Saturday night. For information on parade and tickets go to

PUNKINHEAD 4th OF JULY BASH: New south soul band Punkinhead is hosting a 4th of July campout and concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Place, 3 miles east of Fayetteville. Music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Sound Warehouse. For maps and info 

FAYETTEVILLE TEA PARTY: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. Speakers, music, concessions.

WOODY FEST: Wednesday through July 12 in Okemah, Okla. A tribute to Woody Guthrie in his hometown. Performances, songwriting workshops and more. The festival is free. Parking is $10 and there are some paid events. or 918-623-2440. See Highlights.


Stage & Screen

DAN’S PARTY LIVE COMEDY IMPROV: 8 p.m. today at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. $8; for ages 21 and up. or 409-3772.

OLD WEST FILM FEST: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. “Hell’s Hinges” (1916) at 10 a.m., “The Narrow Trail” (1917) at 11:15 a.m., “The Toll Gate” (1920) at 1:30 p.m. and “Tumbleweeds” (1925) at 3 p.m. Free popcorn and lemonade. or 750-8165.

THE MUMMY: At dusk Sunday at 1 N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Gates open at 7 p.m. Music by The Zach Bramhall Band. $1-$3. BYO seating.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Tuesday through July 9 and July 12, 8 p.m. July 10-11 and 2 p.m. July 11-12 at the Walton Arts Center. $30-$65. or 443-5600.

OPERA IN THE OZARKS: Through July 17 at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs. “Manon” by Massenet, “Albert Herring” by Britten, “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo and “Hansel & Gretel” by Humperdinck.

FRISCO FILM NIGHT: Dusk Tuesdays through July 28 in Frisco Park in Rogers. Free; BYO chairs and blankets or 936-5487.



LIFEWRITING: 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum. For people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends. or 790-2588.

ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

BOOKTALK@NIGHT “CHILD 44”: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.



JURA MARGULIS PIANO RECITAL: 4 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED: 8 p.m. Sunday at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Gates at 6:30 p.m. $20-$40. or 866-977-6849.

CONTAGIOUS: 7 p.m. July 9 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. or 444-3471.



BOSTON MOUNTAIN POTTERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Wednesday at A Pottery Studio, 2002 S. School in Fayetteville. or 521-3171.

BRINGING NATURE HOME WITH DOUG TALLAMY: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. $20-$25. or 750-2620.

DANCE LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. and open dance at 9:30 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Adam Richardson. $10-$15. or 409-3772.



HOBBS STATE PARK: Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the park, 20201 E. Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Guided hikes, historic tours, folklore, fauna and wildlife discussions. Free. 789-5006.

FOURTH OF JULY GOLF TOURNAMENT: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Highland Golf Course in Bella Vista. Check in at 12:30; dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Papa Mike’s. $55 per couple. BellaVista or 855-7152.

FAYETTEVILLE FALL ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION: through July 29. Season runs Aug. 17-Oct. 5; $425 per team; competitive and recreational leagues available. or 718-7681.

WILSON PARK POOL: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 16 in Fayetteville. $1-$2 per day or $35-$85 for season passes. or 444-3471.

BOAT RENTALS: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Labor Day at Loch Lomond Marina in Bella Vista. 855-8182.

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Fayetteville Square. Sunday Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Sept. 13 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Crossover Road. Evening market 4-7 p.m. Thursday nights at the Mill District on the corner of School Avenue and Sixth Street. Independence Day Picnic Grill Out on the Square on Saturday. or 236-2910.

ROGERS FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, and at 4-7 p.m. Mondays June 1 through Aug. 31, at Frisco Park. 636-1743.

WEST FORK GARDEN MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays until frost and 3:30 p.m. to dusk on Wednesdays into September on the Green on Hwy 170 and Campbell Road in downtown West Fork. Wide variety of natural vegetables, mushrooms and art. 225-1611.


Minor Matters

TEEN SUMMER FLICKS: “Camp” at 3 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Next week: “Freedom Writers.» Free; for grades 6-12. Popcorn provided. or 856-7170.

4TH OF JULY PARADE, CELEBRATION & FUN WITH FLOSS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Bridges at the Massey. For ages 5-12 with an adult. Free. or 418-5700.

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: 10-10:45 a.m. Monday through July 10 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With Mary Haney. For grades K-2. $30-$40. or 751-5441.

POETRY WRITING CAMP FOR TEENS: 1-3 p.m. and FOR GRADES 3-5: 4-6 p.m. Monday through July 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 856-7170.

FUN WITH FPL STAFF: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Preschoolers. or 856-7170.

MAKE YOUR OWN MUSICAL: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Win tickets to “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at WAC. For teens. or 856-7170.

ANOUSH DANCE TROUPE: 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary kids. or 856-7170.

HISTORY SUMMER CAMP: 9 a.m.-noon July 13-17 at the Shiloh Museum. For ages 6-12. $45-$50. or 750-8165.



FOURTH OF JULY PARTY: 9:30 a.m. today at the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College Ave. Elvis is back by popular demand. 571-2920.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. Designed for drivers oler than 50; no test. $14. Registration required. 757-4115.

BRAIN TEASERS CLUB: 10-11 a.m. July 9 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.

FIRST AID TRAINING: Noon-4 p.m. July 9 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. American Red Cross certification; registration required. $35. 751-3043.

Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOPE 2009: Scheduled for Sept. 17 at Jefferson School on S. College Avenue in Fayetteville. An event to help area homeless veterans and persons connect with no-cost programs to get back on their feet. or 871-9297.

VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEAN-UP: Spot checks on Saturdays and Sundays at the city recycling center 15th Street drop off in Fayetteville.



ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. Campus Fashion Exhibit through Sept. 9.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. NWA Invitational Critique Group’s “Not Asleep at the Easel”, and “The Sublime Landscape” by Johnny Bowen through Friday.

BANK OF FAYETTEVILLE: 1 S. Block Ave., Fayetteville. of 444-4444. Works by Anthony C. Clark through July 10.

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. Highway 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. “Through the Needle’s Eye: The Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s 19th National Exhibit” through Aug. 9.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Works by Robert Andes, Suzanne Countryman, Robert Glick, Abby Hughes, Tanya Johnston, Kirk Lanier, Szilvia Kadas, MM Kent, Kyle McKenzie, David Mudrinich, John L. Newman, Amber Perrodin, Timothy C. Tyler, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Cindy Wiseman, Golsa Yaghoobi, and Hisai Kimura Yale.

HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 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 Judy Maurer through July 31.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Works by Jan Ironside and Myron Williams for July.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. Works by Kas Taylor and Silas Byers through Aug. 12.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness. or 800-255-8995.



ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.

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. Hwy. 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., US Hwy. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER: 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. or 877-424-2424. “Centuries of Progress: American World’s Fairs, 1853-1982” through July 19.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars”, “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm”, and “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through December. “1968 in America” through Aug. 8.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16, 2010. “Carry On” featuring baskets, purses, trunks and other artifacts for transport and containment through Sept. 26. “Bridging The Gap” featuring historic bridges in the Arkansas Ozarks through Aug. 8.

SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.


Coming Soon

BUSINESS ANALYSIS BREAKFAST: 6:45 a.m. July 10 at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale. Highlights and trends of the current recession with Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. $35. Registration required by July 8. or 575-4151.

WILD HORSE & BURRO ADOPTION: 9 a.m. July 10 through 5 p.m. July 11 at Marchant Arena in Springdale. $25 adoption fee. or 888-274-2133.

“PRETTY LITTLE LIES” BOOKSIGNING BY W.R. MAYO: 1:30-3 p.m. July 11 at Jammin-Java on the Square in Fayetteville. or 443-2233.: BOBBY WATSON’S LIVE & LEARN QUARTET: 8 p.m. July 11 at the UA Union Theatre in Fayetteville. With Claudia Burson, James Greeson and Darren Novotny. $15-$20. or 225-2306.

SUNFLOWERS & SANGRIA: 6:30 p.m. July 15 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Casual attire, live music, appetizers. $15-$20. or 750-2620.

FAT TIRE FESTIVAL: July 17-19 in Eureka Springs. Competitive and non-competitive mountain bike events.

GRETCHEN WILSON: 8 p.m. July 17 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $40-$60. or 866-977-6849.

PETER FRAMPTON: 6 p.m. July 21 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$50.

FULL HOUSE: 7 p.m. July 23 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. or 444-3471.

THE MUSIC MAN: 8 p.m. July 24-25, July 30-Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8 and 2 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$42. Blue Jean Ball July 25. or 631-8988.

SWEET CAN CIRCUS: 8 p.m. July 31 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20. or 443-5600.


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, AR 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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