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.


Special Events

WILD HORSE & BURRO ADOPTION: 9 a.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday at Marchant Arena in Springdale. First come, first served. $25 adoption fee. or 888-274-2133.

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY STROLL: 6-9 p.m. Saturday in Eureka Springs. 253-7679.

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


Stage & Screen

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center. $30-$65. or 443-5600.

OKLAHOMA: 7:30 p.m. Friday and July 16-18, 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and July 19 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Sing-along night Saturday. Pre-show dinner July 17-18. $8-$15. or 751-5441.

MAMMA MIA: Movie screening at dusk Sunday at 1 N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Gates open at 7 p.m. Music by Awesome Possums. Sing along night with subtitles. $1-$3. BYO seating.

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: At dusk Tuesdays through July 28 at Frisco Park in Rogers. Free; BYO chairs. or 936-5487.



SITTING MEDITATION, SLOW WALKING AND MEMOIR WORKSHOP: With Ryder Finnegan drawing from the writings of Natalie Goldberg and Rosemary Daniell. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Advance registration $40. Day of $50. 444-7289 or

WHODUNITS BOOK GROUP: Noon Saturday at A.Q. in Fayetteville. Identity theft lecture. 756-6169.

BOOKSIGNING BY W.R. MAYO: 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday at Jammin Java on the Square in Fayetteville. or 443-2233.

BOOKSIGNING BY TEA PHIPPS: 2-9 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Rogers and 2-9 p.m. July 18 at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville. 

OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smiling Jack’s in Fayetteville. $5 cover. 466-6006.

BRIDGES OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum. With Randall Houp of Booneville. or 750-8165.

POETLUCK: 6:30 p.m. July 16 at Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs. Bring a dish to share. or 253-7444.



CONTAGIOUS: 7 p.m. today in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. 444-3471.

DANCE IN THE PARK AFTER DARK: 8 p.m. Friday at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Free. Music by The Ariels.

BOBBY WATSON’S LIVE & LEARN QUARTET: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Union Theater on the University of Arkansas campus. With Claudia Burson, James Greeson and Darren Novotny. $15-$20. or 225-2306.

NWA SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

ARSAGA’S SONGWRITERS CIRCLE: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 527-0690.

PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. Saturdays at Frisco Park in Rogers. Effron White 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. or 636-8204.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. 253-2586.



QUARTERLY BUSINESS ANALYSIS BREAKFAST: 6:45 a.m. Friday 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. or 575-4151.

WASHINGTON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Sunday at Headquarters House on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

NOUVEAU MEXICAN COOKING CLASS: Tuesday and Wednesday at Soul Restaurant and Lounge, 3878 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. With Chef Brooks. $55. or 442-0800.

FIND IT AND FUND IT GRANT SEEKING BASICS: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 856-7250.


SALSA, SWING AND OTHER 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.

POTTERY CLASSES: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at a PotteryStudio, 2002 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. $79-$95 per month. Saturday workshops. or 521-3171.

JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. or 756-8090, ext. 518.

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS: 6 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.


Mind, Body, Spirit

NWA CELIAC AWARENESS & EDUCATION DAY: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Food manufacturers, medical professionals, gluten-free merchants. Speakers include Shelley Case, Ann Lee, Craig Brown, Alice Bast and Carolyn McKinley. $15-$40. or 215-325-1306, ext. 101.

INNER HERMIT RETREAT: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. or 253-7379.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.

DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Thupten Dorjee. or 587-8920.



EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANT SERIES: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hurricane Creek Wilderness Area. Registration required. $175. or 841-8132.

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

BOAT RENTALS: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily 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. 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. or 236-2910.

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

ROGERS FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and at 4-7 p.m. Mondays at Frisco Park. 636-1743.


Minor Matters

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

FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES: “Mary Poppins” at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “Pagemaster.» or 856-7170.

DIVE-IN MOVIE “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH”: at dusk Friday at the Wilson Park Pool. Free. 444-3471.

MUSICIAN ROB BUTTON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

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

YOGA FOR KIDS CAMP: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through July 17 at White River Yoga, 1 S. Main in Greenland. For ages 7-13. $150. or 444-YOGA.

KIDSTHEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday through July 31 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With Harry Blundell. For grades 6-9. $100-$125. or 751-5441.

KIDSTHEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday through July 31 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With Kathi Blundell. For grades 3-5. $100-$125. or 751-5441.

DRAMA WITH THE 7-UPS: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Preschoolers. or 856-7170.

LET’S CARTOON-ANYONE CAN DRAW: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday for grades K-1, 1-3 p.m. July 16 for grades 2-3, and 1-3 p.m. July 17 for grades 4-5 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 856-7170.

KNIT-A-CRITTER FOR A KID: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens. or 856-7170.

BASIC CALLIGRAPHY: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens; registration required. or 856-7170.

CARTOONING: ANYONE CAN DRAW: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 6-7; registration required. or 856-7170.

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE WITH LEONARDO BICIUNAS: 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary kids. or 856-7170.

DECORATIVE LETTER CLASS: 3:30-5 p.m. July 16-17 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 2-5; registration required. or 856-7170.

TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. or 856-7170.

ARTS LIVE SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: through Aug. 14 at Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. Improv, singing, dancing, movie making, play making and two 2-week Camp Broadway conservatories. Ages, dates, times, costs and course offerings vary. For complete listings, go to and click on “Summer 2009 Conservatories” or call 521-4932.

ART CALLING: 3 p.m. Wednesdays through July 29 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Summer Artist’s Book club. For grades 9-12. or 856-7170.

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.

WALTON ARTS CENTER SUMMER CAMPS: Circus Arts with Sweet Can Productions July 27-31. or 443-5600.

NWACCC SUMMER ART CAMPS: Through Aug. 14 at the NWA Community Creative Center, at Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. For ages 5 to 16. Clay, photography, mixed media, puppets and drawing. $75 per five-day camp. or 927-2491.

REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR T TAURI FILM FEST & MOVIE CAMP: July 20-Aug. 1 in Batesville. Classes for filmmakers aged 18 and under led by experienced filmmakers and educators. $40-$100 per class. or 870-251-1189.


Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

THE GLASS MENAGERIE AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOPE 2009: Scheduled for Sept. 17 at Jefferson School 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 15th Street Drop Off Center in Fayetteville.


Collage artist Kelly Price-Colston is exhibiting a solo show at the Vault Gallery

in the Fayetteville Underground in downtown Fayetteville. 

The show runs through July 31.


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. 15th Annual Artists of NWA Exhibition Friday through Aug. 7.

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

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 856-7000. FHS design models by Fay Jones School of Architecture students mid-July through September.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. “You Could Have Been Home By Now” by Kelly Price-Colston through July.

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.

RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Arkansas 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.

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 1-800-255-8995.

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.

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”, “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

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. gates open at 6:30 p.m. $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.

TONY BAKER & THE SUMMER JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION: 8 p.m. July 31 at the UA Fine Arts Concert Hall. $5-$15. or 225-2306.

OREO BLUE: 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. or 444-3471.

NEW LOCATION GRAND OPENING: 2-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. Artists’ reception and printmaking demonstration by Nichelle Wilson-Parish. or 422-8607.

FOREIGNER: 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Rescheduled from May 10; will honor those tickets. $20-$30. or 866-977-6849.

COMPOSER’S SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the UA Fine Arts Concert Hall. With Claudia Burson, James Greeson and Darren Novotny. $5-$15. or 225-2306.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS BACKWOODS BETTIES VS. TULSA’S THUNDER DOLLZ: 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Roller City in Springdale. $10-$12; kids 12& under free. or 756-3866.

FRISCO FESTIVAL: Aug. 28-29 in Frisco Park in Rogers. Rides, amusements, Chili-salsa-peno competition, Frisco Chicken BBQ, Frisco Idol, car show, Friday and Saturday night street dancing. or 936-5487.

KENNY ROGERS: 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. gates open at 6:30 p.m. or 866-977-6849.



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