Solar Splash, Xterra, Art Events, Art of Wine

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

SOLAR SPLASH BOAT RACES: Today through Sunday at Lake Fayetteville. Free to watch. 575-4838.

SEAN FITZGIBBON, AND GARRY HOLSTEIN ARTISTS RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

ART OF WINE: Today through Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $65-$200. or 443-5600.

BENTONVILLE ARTSFEST: Food, music, art and fun. A family-friendly event from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the Bentonville square. or 254-0254.

OMNI’S PEACE GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at eight gardens in Fayetteville. Self-guided tour. $10. or 442-4600.

XTERRA OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON AND TRAIL RUN: Saturday at Lake Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs. Half-mile swim, 13-mile mountain bike race, 5-mile trail run. Also a 4.1-mile Trail Run prior to the Triathlon. Free for spectators. Live music by Cletus Got Shot. 244-5775.

JUNE BUG JAM FUN-RAISER: 3 p.m. Saturday at Headwaters School in Red Star on Arkansas 16. Music by Guta and Snake Eyes and the Bug Band. Field games, raffles, parade, performances and more Family friendly event, no pets. $5.

EUREKA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library. Food, live music, kids events and more. Free. 253-8754.

Stage and Screen

“NUNSENSE”: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville. Benefits actual nuns operating a mission in Haiti. $5-$10.

“IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY“: 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. or 631-8988.

DIVE-IN MOVIE: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” at dusk Friday at the Wilson Park Pool. Free. or 444-3471.


FPL FRIENDS BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7250.

VELDA BROTHERTON AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Trolley Line Books in Rogers. With Radine Trees Nehring on Sunday. or 443-2080.

BOOK TALK “A RELIABLE WIFE”: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.

ARKANSAS TRAVELER TALE AND PAINTING: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Live retelling with fiddle accompaniment. or 856-7250.


GULLEY PARK SUMMER CONCERT: Seth James: 7 p.m. today at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. Sarah Hughes Band on June 24; Joseph Israel on July 8; Ben Miller Band on July 29; Full House on Aug. 12. or 575-8328.

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Thursdays through June 24. Featuring Jesse Collett, viola, Stephen Gates, cello, Er-Gene Kahng, violin, Miho Oda Sakon, violin, and others. Free. or 575-4701.

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

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

SONGS IN THE VILLE: 7:30 to 10 p.m. June 17 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Effron White hosts with different local guest songwriters. Third Thursdays each month. $5.


HOMEBUYER EDUCATION: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. Free, registration required. Meets Arkansas Development Finance Authority requirements for first-time home buyers. Registration requested. or 521-8877.

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

PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION: noon Tuesday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With Richard Drake. or 750-8165.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION & TASTING: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville. With Chef David Lewis from Brick House Kitchen. Free, open to the public. 521-7558.


SALSA & BACHATA LESSONS: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in June at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. With Boyd and Jocelyn. $15. or 409-3772.

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

SELF-HELP WORKSHOPS WITH DR. MICHAEL RYCE: “Naturopathic Keys to Health” today, and “MindShifter and StillPoint Breathing” Saturday at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. Free-$125. 442-0680.

ROLE PLAYING FOR CAREGIVERS: 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 17 at the Rogers Center for Nonprofits, 1200 W. Walnut St. Free, registration required. 751-3043, ext. 232.

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.

FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Campus Ministries Building, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. 888-909-1110.

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.


ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Hobbs State Park Visitor Conservation Area on Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Includes instruction, construction of a full-scale Galilean telescope, and boat ride. Registration required. $50. 789-5000.

REPTILES: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. With Devin Hummel. Free. or 789-5006.

ADULT KICKBALL: July 12-Aug. 26 at Walker Park in Fayetteville. Games are 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Chill Out recreational league or Game On competitive league. or 575-8330.

Minor Matters

PRO-DAY NWA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SHOWCASE: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Professional scouts and collegiate coaches check out Classes of 2010-14 players. or 251-980-2300.

CELEBRATION OF LITERACY AND ARTS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rogers Public Library. Chalk Walk drawings, read alouds, children’s authors and illustrators, and more. Summer reading program registration; First 1,000 K-8th grade kids get free tote with a book. Chalk Walk winners get to reproduce their work in semi-permanent paint for year long viewing. or 936-5487.

MEET A FIREFIGHTER: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. See modern and historic fire engines, tour the Fire Safety House and more. or 750-8165.

KIDS DANCE LESSON: Noon Saturday at the Center Court at the NWA Mall in Fayetteville. Free., 595-9595.

“TRUANCY” TRILOGY AUTHOR ISAMU FUKUI: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. For ages 12 to 18. or 856-7250.

CIVIL WAR STORY TIME: 2 p.m. Saturday at Border’s at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. For kids ages 5 and older. or 621-1154.

MIDDLE GRADES BOOK CLUB: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett. For ages 9 to 12. or 443-2080.

FANTASY REALMS MONTH: TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. DISCUSSION WITH CHET CORNELL: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with historian Chet Cornell about how sci-fi has transformed American culture. AUTHOR AND FILM CRITIC ETHAN GILSDORF: 6:30 p.m. June 23 on the appeal of online gaming and role-playing games. TEEN GAMERS CLUB: 4 p.m. June 29. For Manga and Anime fans ages 13-18. Free. or 856-7250.

SUMMER THEATER CAMPS: Monday 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.

SUMMER KIDSWORKS CAMP: Monday through June 18 and June 21-25 at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.

SUMMER ART CLASSES: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 13 at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, drawing, multimedia, creative play costuming, and more. Dates and ages vary by class. For kids ages 5 and older. $80 per class; $25 to include lunch break. or 200-0663.

KIDS SUMMER FILM FEST: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July 28 at Malco Razorback, Sunset and Towne Center Cinemas. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. $2 admission.

PUPPETEER AND MUSICIAN LAURA FREEMAN: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids and families. or 856-7250.

ANI-MANGA DAZE: Build-a-Bento-Box: 1 p.m. Tuesday; Art of the Japanese Tattoo: 1 p.m. Wednesday; “Princess Mononoke” (PG-13): 4 p.m. and “Ponyo” (G): 6:15 p.m. June 17 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Teens or 856-7250.

CLICK/STITCH TEEN FIBER ARTS GROUP: 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 17 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo and Jessica. For beginning and experienced teens; knitter, crochet, embroider, macrame, cross-stitch quilt and sew; needles and yarn supplied for first timers. Current project is Pooch Pads for the Fayetteville Humane Society. or 856-7170.

SILVER DOLLAR CITY DAYTRIP: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday from the Jones Center in Springdale. Also June 28 and July 12. WHITEWATER DAYTRIP: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 21 and July 19. For ages 12-17. $25 per person, per trip includes admission, lunch meal and transportation. Registration and permission forms required. or 756-8090, ext. 214.

GIRLS DESIGN CAMP: 8 a.m. to noon June 21-25 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Hands-on projects, tours, discussions and more with faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Supplies and lunch provided. For girls entering ninth grade. Free. Registration required by June 11. or 575-4907.

PUPPET CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21-25 the Art Experience, 641 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville. Making a different puppet each day, and learn to use it. With Jo Ann Kaminsky. For ages 8 and older. $60 per day; $250 per week. Includes lunch and materials. 442-0557.

1800S HISTORY DAY CAMPS: 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25 and July 12-16 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. For ages 6-9. Registration and pre-payment required. $45-$50. or 750-8165.

SUMMER MUSIC CAMP: Junior High Band Camp: July 11-16, Senior High Band Camp and Junior/Senior High Orchestra Camp: July 18-23 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. $275-$370 per camp. Application form and requirements at or 800-952-1165.

T TAURI MOVIE CAMP: July 19-31 in Batesville, AR. Five workshops offered. Ages vary; third grade through younger than 21. $40-$200 per workshop. Forms and full information at


SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM: Sign up with Office of Human Concern 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market on the Square in Fayetteville. Eligible applicants receive $50 vouchers for fresh produce at the market. 236-2910.

SENIOR DEMOCRATS: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse in Springdale. Third Tuesdays. With Lt. Governor candidate Senator Shane Broadway. 442-5212.

LUNCH & DANCE “BEACH PARTY”: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. or 756-8090.

TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 17 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. With attorney Cynthia Haselhoff. Free. 751-3043.

Coming Soon

GREATER COTTER TROUT FESTIVAL: June 18-19 under the historic Rainbow Arch Bridge at Big Spring Park in Cotter. Family friendly event. or 870-321-1243.

UNIVERSITY THEATRE’S “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 The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. or 888-396-7876.

CIVIL WAR FAMILY DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 at the Rogers Historical Museum. Demonstrations and activities for families. With collectors C.W. and Ann Webb. Music by Clarke Buehling. Free. or 621-1154.

SINGING FOR SPAY: 5:30 p.m. June 19 at DogParty USA, 912 S. Maestri Road in Springdale. For canines, kids and families. Karaoke with the Shulertown Band. Drinks, BBQ chicken, hotdogs and sides. Benefits SpayArkansas. $15-$25, kids younger than 12 are free.

NANCY COOPER MAIER MEMORIAL CONCERT AND CD RELEASE: 7 p.m. June 19 at the First United Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 696 E. Calvin St. in Fayetteville. Free; donations benefit Heifer International and Seven Hills Homeless Shelter.

MIKE RAYBURN’S SOME STRINGS ATTACHED: 7 p.m. June 24 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$23. or 443-5600.

RED, WHITE & BABY BLUE FUNDRAISER: 7 to 10 p.m. June 25 at the Garden Room on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Casual Chic attire. Benefits the Jackson L. Graves Foundation. Live music by Leah & the Mojo Doctors. Silent auction. $30. or 466-6103.

HERITAGE TRAIL PROGRAM: “Bullets, Ballads, and Bandages: Civilians and Soldiers in the Civil War Ozarks,” June 26 at Prairie Grove Battlefield Historic State Park. With Steve Burgess, Doug Kidd and members of the Shiloh Museum. Free. or 750-8165.

TED NUGENT: 7 p.m. July 2 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$75.

FREEDOM-FEST: 4 p.m. July 3. Live music, food, Beauty contest, Carnival Kids Zone, Farm. Firework display at 9 p.m. $2-$3. or 200-7055.

THREE DOG NIGHT AND THE GUESS WHO: 8 p.m. July 4 at The Venue at Downstream Casino in Quapaw, Okla. $20-$60. or 888-396-7876.

FAT TIRE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: July 16-18 in Eureka Springs. Competitive and noncompetitive events. or 363-6146.


ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. “Altered Perceptions” by Sean Fitzgibbon and “Mediated Consciousness” by Gerry Holstein, Friday through July 2.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography.

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

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. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” Friday through August 29.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 387-1534. Works by Samuel Gray and Hank, Jo Ann, Jesse and Daniel Kaminsky.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Suite 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 for Homeless Animals” through June.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. “American Realist” Tim Jones Friday through July 9. Abstract works by Dave Clark through today.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. or 575-6702. “God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise: Arkansas Historic Bridges” through June.

OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. or 634-3791. Multimedia crafts and quilts by Toni Fenton and Jennie Wehrenberg through June.

OZARK NATURAL FOODS: 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 521-7558. Acrylic-water colored designs as an expression of the dance of interwoven line and form by Bill Corbin through June.

THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photography by Dee Moore, Kelsey Strode and Lexi Spencer through June.

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


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

GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. S.E., 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. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. “The Civil War: A Nation Divided” through June 30. “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. “Answering the Call,” the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville,” images from the 1910s through 1950s, through Aug. 21.

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

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

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