First Thursday, May Festival of the Arts, Joe Martin Stage Race

All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or e-mail, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Special Events

FIRST THURSDAY: 5 to 9 p.m. today on the Fayetteville square. Film: ”A Man Named Pearl.” “Art for Homeless Animals” Reception at Jammin Java. Opening receptions for “Django” by Leilani, “We’ve Been Holding This Moment for You” by Sabine Schmidt, Drawings by Chris Mostyn and Glassworks by Ed Pennebaker at the Fayetteville Underground.,,

JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE: Men and women cyclists from around the world will be competing for prizes in the four-day event that begins today in Fayetteville. See Highlights.

EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENTS: GALLERY STROLLS: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays through May. Chili cook-off at local restaurants 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Running of the Bulls at noon Saturday from the Post Office to Basin Spring Park, followed by Los Torritotos parade. Costumed pets as bulls, and owners as runners. Mariachi bands, kid events, pinatas. PT Cruiser show Saturday at the Pine Mountain Village. Grand Illumination May 13-16 in downtown. Japanese and Chinese paper lanterns adorning facades downtown. Student art exhibit through May 14 at City Hall. Dan Zanes and Friends 3 p.m. May 15 at Basin Spring Park. Books in Bloom noon to 5 p.m. May 16 at the Crescent Hotel. White Street Art Walk May 21. A Taste of Art May 28, local restaurants host artists and their works, and serve culinary delights. Mustang show May 29. Lots more. Complete calendar at

WAR EAGLE MILL SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Crafts, antiques, collectibles, food, live music. 444-6252.

“CRAFTING PLACES” ARTISTS RECEPTION: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Sugar Gallery, 114 Central Ave. in Bentonville. 236-1667.

FIRST FRIDAY: Friday on the Square in Bentonville. Music by Harmonious Wail.

MISSOURI FOX TROTTER WEEKEND: Saturday and Sunday at Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association grounds, near Ava, Mo. Clinics, workshops, trail ride. or 417-683-2468.

MOTHERS DAY: Is Sunday. Call home, send a card, let Mom know you love her.

‘THE ART OF MOTHERING” ARTISTS RECEPTION: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the OMNI Center, 3274 N. Lee Ave., Fayetteville. 935-4422.

OMNI CENTER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the OMNI Center, 3274 N. Lee St. in Fayetteville. Bring a dish to share and discuss how dietary choice impact peace, justice and ecology. or

SMALL WORKS ON PAPER AND MATT COBURN ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 3 to 6 p.m. May 13 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

Stage and Screen

“GREASE”: 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With American Idol’s Taylor Hicks. $35.50-$68.50. or 443-5600.

“THE SECRET GARDEN”: 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater. Mother’s Day Special May 9. $9.50-$42. An Artosphere event. or 631-8988.

PHUNBAGS: 8 p.m. Friday, and PHUNBAGS AND SKINNY IMPROVE CAGE MATCH: 8 p.m. Saturday at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cash bar. $5. or 582-0400.

“J.B.”: 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at NWACC’s White Auditorium in Bentonville. $6-$8. 619-4123.

“BIGFOOT LOVE”: 7:30 p.m. May 13-15 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. With Mike Thomas. Cash bar. $10.


CRIMES AND CLUES BOOK CLUB “THE EYRE AFFAIR” BY JASPER FFORDE: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Discussion and Book Signing with Linda Apple and Velda Brotherton: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7000.

BOOK TRADE DAY: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Bring your read books to trade with others. No money. or 750-8180.

TOM DILLARD: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Discussion and book signing for “Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics: A Gallery of Amazing Arkansans”. or 750-8165.

BOOKTALK “TIME AND AGAIN” BY JACK FINNEY: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.

ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Second Mondays with Bob Ford. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. or 582-4448.


TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA: 6:30 p.m. Friday at River Front Park in Fort Smith, and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bentonville Town Square. Free. or 709-3766, or or 443-5600.

DRUM CLASS: 7 p.m. today at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Technique development with frame drums, doumbek and medicine drums. Meets first Thursdays. $10. or 363-9702.

NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE CIRCLE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Second Saturday each month. Bring your own flute; beginners welcome. Donation. or 363-9402.

A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. in Fort Smith. $13-$30. or 452-7575.

ER-GENE KAHNG AND MIHO SAKON VIOLIN RECITAL: 2 p.m. and SARAH NICHOLS PIANO RECITAL: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.


CHICK-FIL-A WORK MATTERS LEADERCAST: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday simulcast at the Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. Motivational speakers include authors Jim Collins, Chip Heath and John C. Maxwell, retired Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, Delta Airlines president Ed Bastian, John Hopkins professor and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, CEO Jim Goodnight, and psychology and leadership expert Connie Podesta. $65-$75. or 444-1477.

BOSTON MOUNTAIN POTTERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock Clay Supplies, 2002 S. School in Fayetteville. Group of area Potters and Sculptors. or 521-3171.

SALSA AND BACHATTA DANCE LESSONS: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Boyd and Jocelyn. $15. or 409-3772.

MASTER YOUR MONEY and FINANCIAL FREEDOM: 6 to 8:15 p.m. May 13 at CCOA, 1732 Moberly, Ste. A, in Bentonville. Free, registration required. Money management, credit, budgeting, savings and wealth building. or 521-8877.

DANCE CLASSES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Fayetteville. Several disciplines offered. $15 per person, per hour. or 595-9595.

FAYETTEVILLE HORSESHOE PITCHING: late afternoon until dark Mondays at the Walker Park horseshoe pits in Fayetteville. $8-$16 membership per year. Fayetteville Tournaments: May 15, June 5, July 24, and Aug. 14. or 871-4948.

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

Mind, Body, Spirit

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK EVENT: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Curves, 659 E. Appleby Road, Ste. 1 in Fayetteville. Free. or 575-9200.

SACRED CHANT: 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Artist Cottage at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. $7 suggested donation. or 363-9402.

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through May 24 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.

EFFECTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through May 25 at Unity of Fayetteville. $10-$18 per class. With Lilian Bern, holistic psychotherapist. Registration required. 387-2108.

COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.

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 Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. or 587-8920.

ZUMBA: 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.


MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND: Saturday and Sunday at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Hike, eat, boat ride. Reservations required. $50 per couple. 789-5000.

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Nov. 20 on the Fayetteville square. Music by Kate & Allen this Saturday.

FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in downtown Farmington. or 236-2910.

Minor Matters

TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Manga and Anime fans ages 13-18. Free. or 856-7170.

SUPER SATURDAYS: NWA Kids String Coalition: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free, for children and families. or 856-7000.

DANCE CLASSES: Tuesday through May 13 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For experienced dancers aged 12 and older. $20 per class. or 443-5600.

SUMMER READING CLUB: June 5 through August at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: June 14 through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Ages, dates, subjects vary. One and two-week classes. $120-$200. or 521-4932.

1800S HISTORY DAY CAMPS: 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25 and July 19-23 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. For ages 6-9. Registration and pre-payment required. $45-$50. 750-8165.


SENIOR GAMES: Friday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. Card Games, Basketball Shoot, Nail Pounding, Horseshoes and more. 571-2920.

BINGO: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. Next week: LUNCH & DANCE. or 756-8090.

BRAIN GAMES: 10 to 11 a.m. May 13 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers,Entries

CHAMBER SINGERS AUDITIONS: for the Spring session at NWACC, and May concert tour. For adults. For more information and to schedule an audition, or 619-2237.

“HELLO DOLLY” AUDITIONS: 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 12-14 at the Arend Arts Center at the Bentonville High School. Open audition for ages 13-90 for a 40 person cast, including a large chorus and dancers. Vocal audition song must not be from this show. Performances July 17-19. 254-5161.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: for a street side art walk program to take place during First Thursday on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5 to 8 p.m. for the entire First Thursday event. or 521-5776.

“SOUTH PACIFIC” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 7-8 at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.

CALL FOR BOOKS: for children participating in the Summer Reading Club, Books for Borrowing and Reading Roadshow programs this summer at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7000.

Coming Soon

“HEALING WATERS” WOMENS CONFERENCE: May 14-15 in Eureka Springs. or 870-654-7405.

FAT CAT AWARDS CEREMONY: May 14 at the CAT Studio in Fayetteville. $10-$30. or 444-3433.

BRUMLEY’S MUSICFEST: 7 p.m. May 14-15 at Bentonville High School in Bentonville. After-concert events at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Benefits Decision Point and other local charities. $20-$60. or 888-462-6718.

MOMIX-BOTANICA: 8 p.m. May 14-15 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. An artosphere event. $16. or 443-5600.

WAR EAGLE APPRECIATION DAY: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 at Withrow Springs State Park and on the Square in Huntsville. Crafts, music, canoeing and paddling demonstration, educational float and more., 559-2593, or 738-6000.

BIKE SHOW, SWAP MEET & TATTOO CONTEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down, U.S. Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. No pets. $5, kids younger than 12 years old are free. 870-743-2317.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Lovin’ Oven on U.S. Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. With Studio 62 and The Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group. Free. or 363-9209.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Killbillies vs. Dallas Derby Devils: 7 p.m. May 15 at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10-$15; kids 12 and younger free with paying adult. or 444-7827.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Hobbs State Park, U.S. Highway 12 in Rogers. Next session: 7:45 p.m. July 17. or 789-5006.

THE TRAIL MIX TOUR: 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 at Lake Fayetteville, and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks main Stage in Fayetteville. With concerts along the nature trail; featuring Swing DeVille, Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage Trio, Plastic Musik, Chase Missy, Clarie Holley with Ben Harris, and Dan Zanes.

WASHINGTON COUNTY ARKANSAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. May 16 at the Headquarters House on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

MAKING OF “WINTER’S BONE“ RECEPTION: 2 to 3 p.m. May 16 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Discussion of 2010 Sundance Film Festival winning drama with director Debra Granik, actor Lauren Sweetser, a Fayetteville native, and other cast members from the Ozarks. Reception is free. Following the reception “Winter’s Bone” will be shown at Fiesta Square and is sold out. or 750-8165.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ“: 7 p.m. May 20-22 and 2 p.m. May 22-23 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $8-$12. or 521-4932.

BIKELAHOMA: May 21-23 in Pryor, OK. Flat Track racing, guitar auction, bike games and stunt shows. Music by The Marshall Tucker Band, Jackyl, and SteelHeart, American Horse, A Good Fight, plus other regional bands. $20-$65. or 866-310-2288.

“THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES”: 7 p.m. May 21, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Puppet show for ages 7 and older. An artosphere event. $6. or 443-5600.

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 in the parking lot at the Eureka Springs High School, and SPRING GARDEN TOUR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 in Eureka Springs. 253-7078.

HIKE AND OVERNIGHT PRIMITIVE-CAMP: May 22-23 with park staff at Hobbs State Park in Rogers. Hike the Pigeon Roost Trail. For adults. Also June 5-6 for parents with children 12 years and older. $50. 789-5000.

FRIENDS OF HOBBS: 2 p.m. May 22 at the New Hobbs State Park Visitor Conservation Area on U.S. Highway 12 in Rogers. “Dragonflies“ with Bob Thompson. Free. or 789-5006.

BLUE OYSTER CULT WITH THE GEORGIA SATELLITES: 7 p.m. May 22 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $10-$50.

“PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM“: 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $89-$16. or 751-5441.

JIM BRICKMAN’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR: 8 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $21-$100. or 443-5600.

24 HOUR PLAY-OFF: 6 p.m. May 23 at the Walton Arts Center. TheatreSquared vs. Ceramic Cow Productions: write, direct, rehearse and produce an original 10 minute script in 24 hours. $10.

THE INDIGO GIRLS: 7:30 p.m. May 26 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. An artosphere event. $15-$75.

ROCKLAHOMA: May 28-30 at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Okla. ZZ Top, Godsmack, Tesla, Buckcherry, Cinderella, Sevendust, Fuel, Saliva and more. Miss Rocklahoma contest. Tickets start at $95.

RIVERFEST: May 28-30 in Little Rock. Visual and performing arts. Ludacris, Blake Shelton, Little River Band, Robert Cray Band, Gary Allan, Black Crowes and Steve Miller Band. Free-$15. or 501-255-3378.

WORDCAMP: May 29-30 at the Fayetteville Town Center and the New Design School in Fayetteville. Bootcamp for bloggers and online publishing, with programming instructions for WordPress developers. $30.

GREGG ALLMAN: 8 p.m. May 30 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $15-$50. or 888-396-7876.

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. June 1 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Chase Missy. Free. or 443-4531.

EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND: June 3-6 at various venues in Eureka Springs. John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Kelley Hunt, Otis Taylor, Magic Slim, Super Chickan, Marquise Knox and more.

WAKARUSA: June 3-6 at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark. Widespread Panic, Robert Randolph, Blues Traveler, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, STS9 and more.

“IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY“: 8 p.m. June 4-5 and June 10-12, and 2 p.m. June 6 and June 13 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. or 631-8988.

GOO GOO DOLLS: 7 p.m. June 11 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. $15-$75.

M.C. HAMMER: 7 p.m. June 12 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. With Hardaway & The Commoners. $20-$100.

“THE GOOD DOCTOR”: June 18-27 at University Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. Directed by Jae-Hyeong Sim. $5-$14. or 575-4752.

OPERA IN THE OZARKS: 7:15 p.m. June 18-July 16 at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs. This season offers “Tosca”, “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni”. “Tosca”: 3 p.m. June 27, and “Carmen”: 3 p.m. July 10 at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Gala Finale July 17 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. or 253-8595.

AMERICA WITH CHRISTOPHER CROSS: 8 p.m. June 18 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, OK. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. or 888-396-7876.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Nanobodies” by Jason Reid through Friday.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. Works by Matt Coburn, and Small Works on Paper Friday through May 29.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography.

THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 442-3515. Christina Mariotti through 2010. Works by Greg Mack, Tiffany Foster and Ryan Shell through June.

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. “Looking at Our Landscape” through May 31.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 856-7105. Photographs by Denise Greathouse through June. “Arkansas’s Fallen Soldiers” by Barbara Cole through mid-May.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 387-1534. “Django” by Leilani, “We’ve Been Holding This Moment for You” by Sabine Schmidt, Drawings by Chris Mostyn and Glassworks by Ed Pennebaker for May.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

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.

JAMMIN JAVA: 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, 443-2233. “Art to Benefit Homeless Animals through May.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. Abstract works by Dave Clark Monday through June 10. Paintings by Phillip Leonard through Friday.

LONG GALLERY: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. or 575-4704. Showcase of Furniture Designs by students of Tim Latourette through Friday.

OMNI CENTER: 3274 N. Lee Ave., Fayetteville. 935-4422. “The ART of MOTHERING” by WWAM (Women with a Message) 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays through out May.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Pottery by Jim Young through May.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. or 1-800-255-8995. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY: 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. “Crafting Place” today through May 29.

WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 443-5600. “Beyond Sublime: Changing Nature, Works by Emmet Gowin, Eileen Neff, Paula Winokur, Eric Aho and Stacy Levy”, an Artosphere event, today through May 30.


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.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” through June.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “All Dressed Up”, on clothing finery, through Jan. 22, 2011. “Answering the Call”, the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville”, images from the 1910s through 1950s, through August 21.

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

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville. or 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.

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