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EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Thru Nov. 23

Featuring fresh, locally grown produce and goods. Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Fayetteville. (479) 236-2910. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org

 

The Original Rogers Farmers Market—Thru Nov.

Serving Rogers for over 30 years with the best in locally grown produce, handmade crafts, baked goods and much more. Come visit us on Wednesdays and Saturdays thru Nov. from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Frisco Station Mall Parking Lot. Rogers. (479) 246-8383. www.rogersfarmersmarket.org

 

First Friday—Nov. 1

Nov.’s theme is “Toyland.” The square will be transformed into a giant block party filled with great food, live music, family-friendly activities and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 254-0254. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Veteran’s Day Parade—Nov. 11

Annual parade honoring our veterans stepping off at 10 a.m. Free admission. Downtown. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.eurekasprings.org

 

Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks—Nov. 14

Come see the works of local artists on display throughout businesses in historic downtown Rogers every second Thursday of the month. The event includes pop-up galleries and artist receptions, with featured artists changing every month. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Rogers. www.godowntownrogers.com

 

Lights of the Ozarks—Nov. 22 thru Dec. 31

Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights beginning Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. with the annual lighting night parade. Over 400,000 lights light the square each night from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Plus nightly holiday activities, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music. Free admission. Downtown Square. Fayetteville. (479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting—Nov. 23

The City of Lowell will kick off the Christmas season with a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the city Christmas Tree. Families will enjoy hot chocolate, carols and kids will get the chance to meet Santa. The parade begins at 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Lowell. (479) 770-2106. www.discoverlowell.com

Lighting of the Square—Nov. 23

Gather at 6 p.m. as the town celebrates the holiday season by turning on the lights and lighting the Christmas tree. Santa will be around to take pictures, and live music will be on the mainstage starting at 4 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 254-0254. www.downtownbentonville.org

Christmas on the Creek—Nov. 30

This downtown celebration features family-friendly holiday activities and entertainment, and the lighting of a 40-foot-tall real Christmas tree. The event begins at 1 p.m. and concludes with the passing through of the Rodeo of the Ozarks Christmas Parade down Emma Avenue. Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. and is themed “Christmas Vacation.” Free admission. The Shiloh Square. Downtown, Springdale. www.downtownsprindale.org

 

Light Up Siloam—Dec. 1

It’s time for the 39th annual holiday celebration and Christmas parade. The lighting of the downtown will be at 5 p.m. with the parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Downtown. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556. www.mainstreetsiloam.org

 

Holiday Bazaar—Dec. 5

Shop local craft vendors and enjoy festive snacks and musical entertainment at this holiday bazaar open to everyone. Free admission. Primrose Retirement Community. Rogers. (479) 271-7120. www.primroseretirement.com

 

Parade of Lights—Dec. 6

This unique and beautiful family-friendly Christmas Parade, welcoming in the holiday season, will begin at 6 p.m. Come and see floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. Free admission. Downtown. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-8737. www.eurekaspringschamber.com

 

Rogers Christmas Parade—Dec. 6

The annual city parade will feature floats, vehicles, music, candy, marching units, thousands of lights and much more. The parade will begin at 7 p.m., with pre-parade festivities taking place at the Frisco Stage beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a welcome from the mayor along with a few announcements. Free admission. Downtown. Rogers. (479) 936-5487. www.downtownrogersinc.org

 

Christmas Parade—Dec. 14

A Christmas tradition perfect for the whole family! Parade will begin at 6 p.m. and feature dozens of floats, music and, of course, Santa. This year will feature the adorable parade of Corgis. Free admission. Downtown. Bentonville. (479) 254-0254. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

THEATRE & FILM

Native Gardens—Thru Nov. 10

A new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

A Comedy of Tenors—Nov. 1 thru 10

In this hilarious sequel to Lend me a Tenor, we have one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century - as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

Lady Bunny, Pig in a Wig—Nov. 2

With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes long enough to embarrass Tammy Faye Baker, multi-talented drag artist Lady Bunny would turn heads even if looking glamorous was her only talent. Don’t miss this outrageous comedienne, DJ actress, and singer/songwriter taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $25-$40. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.theaud.org

 

David Sedaris—Nov. 3

David Sedaris has charmed audiences with his neurotic and mundane, yet profound storytelling for more than 25 years. Beloved for his personal essays, short stories and National Public Radio segments, Sedaris’ material isn’t always what you would expect. Show begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $46-54. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

The Nature of Forgetting—Nov. 5

Collaborating with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery, Theatre Re has created a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real life experiences. Through movement of great physicality and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom, a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. Experience this powerful, moving journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well lived. Show begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $10. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

The Play That Goes Wrong—Nov. 12 thru 17

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy. This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Admission: $32-$69. Baum Walker Hall, Walton ArtsCenter. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Night, Mother—Nov. 14 thru 16

Presented by The Smokehouse Players, this play begins with reclusive Jessie calmly telling her mother of her suicidal intentions. What ensues is a gripping glimpse into a complicated mother-daughter relationship and an intense examination of everyday life and what gives it — or fails to give it — value. No reserved seating; small venue; first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. Free admission with any donations at the Thursday night performance benefiting Magdalene Serenity House. 1725 S. Smokehouse Trail. Fayetteville. (479) 935-4219. www.facebook.com/SmokehousePlayers

 

Warren Miller’s Timeless—Nov. 15

The late, great Warren Miller built his legacy capturing the essence of winter magic, and today that legacy launches the start of the ski and snowboard season every year. In this 69th feature film, celebrate the man who became known as the face of winter throughout the industry, and the places and people he influenced along the way. Show begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $10. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

Hurry Up…and Wait!—Nov. 16

Learning to practice patience is hard, but trying to explain it to a younger brother is even harder! Through songs, games and storytelling, Wallace and Harper will plant a new garden and discover when it’s best to hurry up and when it’s best to wait. This little Trike Series performance is geared toward ages 2 thru 5. Admission: $6, free for children 2 and under. Trike Theatre. Bentonville. (479) 464-5084. www.triketheatre.org

Stories Beyond Borders—Nov. 16

Arkansas United and Working Films invite you to view five short films that show a more complete picture of the current attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities. Event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Fayetteville. (479) 442-7373. www.eventbrite.com

 

A Christmas Carol—Nov. 20 thru Dec. 22

Audiences are invited to come enjoy this T2 original adaptation, directed by Amy Herzberg, and based on the classic by Charles Dickens. Brimming with stage magic and holiday cheer, TheatreSquared’s world premiere adaptation of this play boldly reimagines the ghost story we all know and sets the stage for a new NWA tradition. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

Mobile Phone Film Festival— Dec. 5

The use of the smartphone has become our pencil, our paintbrush, a tool that all participants can express their talent on a digital canvas. The public is invited to come view a screening of short films made on mobile phones. Filmmakers were given the challenge of creating a film based on the unique idea of 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film. Screenings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission with online registration. Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 657-2335. crystalbridges.org

 

Randy Rainbow—Dec. 6

NWA welcomes this Emmy-nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist best known for his popular series on YouTube, The Randy Rainbow Show. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $48. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Tim Hawkins—Dec. 7

Having established himself as one of the most in-demand Christian comedians in the country, Hawkins offers wholesome, family-friendly comedy that will have you laughing out loud and singing along with some of his well-known songs. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $24-$49. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas—Dec. 12 thru 14

Celebrate the holidays with this original Arts Live Theatre production that brings the classic poem to life with sugar plums and a few special guests. Appropriate for all ages; 50 min. runtime with no intermission. Arts Live Theatre. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4932. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—Dec. 12 thru 15

A crowd favorite comes back to the ACO stage with this holiday classic that follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving three wise men, a ham, scared shepherds and six rowdy kids. Admission: $30. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479)751-5441. www.acozarks.org

 

A Tuna Christmas—Dec. 13 thru 22

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas time in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot completion in annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid bills. Many colorful denizens join in the holiday fun. Admission: $22, $29. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

The Polar Express—Dec. 23

Put on your PJs and join us for some hot chocolate, a photo with Santa, and a special screening of the family-favorite Christmas movie about a young boyon an extraordinary ride to the North Pole. Great for all ages. Show begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $10. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

MUSIC & DANCE

APOx Concert—Nov. 4

Join the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and celebrate its10th anniversary season beginning with Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour: Music from the Silver Ages of Stage and Screen. The performance will be conducted by Steven Byess. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $35-$40, $5 children in advance, $8 children day of show. Record. Bentonville. (479) 841-4644. www.arphil.org

 

72nd Annual Ozark Folk Festival—Nov. 6 thru 10

Celebrate the longest continuously running annual folk festival in America, with the Barefoot Ball, free music in Basin Spring Park, Hedgehoppers, concert in The Aud, parade, and, of course, great folk music and dance. All around town. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.eurekasprings.org/folk

 

The Wizard of Oz: A Musical—Nov. 7 thru 10

Audiences of all ages are invited to see this classic tale come to life as performed by actors of Arts Live Theatre. The show is 60 minutes with no intermission. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 521-4932. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

An Evening with the Maestro—Nov. 8

Join the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra for an exciting evening for all of your senses. Delight in a five-course dinner paired with fine wines. Maestro Steven Byess will pair music to each wine that will be performed by special guest cellist, Allison Eldredge. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $125. The Record. Bentonville. (479) 841-4644. www.arphil.org

 

The Ozark Mountain Dare Devils—Nov. 8

An indefinable group in terms of music genres, producing sounds of country-rock and electric bluegrass all on the same record, writing lyrics both whimsical and poetic, singing harmonies that would send shivers up your spine. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission: $25, $35, $40. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.theaud.org

 

Marty Stuart is The Pilgrim—Nov. 9

Country music torchbearer Marty Stuart is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. This Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $25, $45, $55. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.theaud.org

 

Masterworks I: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto—Nov. 9

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas kicks off its 65th anniversary season with this performance featuring the curtain-raiser “Blow It Up, Start Again” by young composer Jonathan Newman, and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with guest soloist/two-time Grammy Award-nominee Jennifer Frautschi. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10-$55. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Jason Marsalis Quartet—Nov. 15

Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz, including his older brothers and his father. With fire in his heart and passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $32, $52. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Contra Dance—Nov. 15 thru 17

Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society’s 3rd annual “Fine Times At Our House” dance and music festival. Join us for a weekend of traditional dance, music and singing, complete with workshops, evening dances and more. Live music will be provided by The Old ‘78s, Nathan McAlister & Friends, Carole Anne Rose and Sara White. Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center. Fayetteville. (479) 756-3298. www.nwacontra.org

 

Martha Redbone—Nov. 16

Martha Redbone is one of today’s most vital voices in American roots music. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of folk and mountain blues. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $32, $52. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

APOx Small Bites—Nov. 19 & Dec. 17

Join the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra on the third Tuesday of the month for a family-fun evening with dinner and a small bite of a concert. Enjoy something new from the world of classical music every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $35-$40, $5 children in advance, $8 children day of show. Record. Bentonville. (479) 841-4644. www.arphil.org

 

Voices of Angels, A Holiday Concert—Dec. 1

End the year on an elegant, ethereal and uplifting note with the Muses from Hot Springs as they present this sacred and classical music concert, full of peace, joy, wonder and hope from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free admission; registration required. Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 657-2335. crystalbridges.org

 

The Swingles—Dec. 5

Audiences are invited to join the London-based a cappella music group recognized as masters of their craft, as they bring Winter Tales to NWA. The group is known for performing creative arrangements that transport well-loved songs into a distinctive world of sound in powerful and surprising ways. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $12-$30. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Catherine Russell—Dec. 6

Come enjoy an evening of jazz and blues music by an artist who has performed and recorded with such big-name artists as David Bowie, Steely Dan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash and many others. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Admission: $32, $52. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

Dance Night, Salsa Beats—Dec. 6

Dance the night away in the beautiful setting of the museum’s great hall with a lineup of salsa beats from 8 to 11 p.m. Free admission; please pre-register. Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 657-2335. crystalbridges.org

 

The Nutcracker—Dec. 6 thru 8

Join the NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet for this holiday classic that will feature a cast of 200 student dancers, adult character artists, and featured professional artists of NWA Ballet Theatre. Enjoy an evening where Clara receives her most beloved Christmas gift ever, a nutcracker doll that brings with it a world of magic and wonder. Admission: $25. Arend Arts Center, Bentonville High School. Bentonville. (479) 553-7400. www.nwaballet.com

 

ACO Chorale Christmas Concert—Dec. 7

Join the Arts Center of the Ozark’s Chorale for their holiday performance of “A Very Merry Christmas.” Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 751-5441. www.acozarks.org

 

John Two Hawks Christmas Concert—Dec. 7

Grammy and Emmy nominated recording artist, speaker, author and activist John To Hawks is back with his 17th annual Christmas concert event entitled “Sacred Enchantment” that will feature special guest Catherine Reed. The event will benefit Echo Village. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission: $15-$55. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7788. www.theaud.org

 

Merry Tuba Christmas—Dec. 7

This 3rd annual event will feature a tuba and euphonium ensemble performing jolly holiday tunes. Show begins at 4 p.m. Free admission. Chautauqua Amphitheater. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556. www.mainstreetsiloam.org

 

Boston Brass—Dec. 8

This all-brass ensemble – made up of trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas, with a jazz rhythm section – is well-known for great music, boisterous fun, and a lively repartee with a touch of humor and personality. This vibrant holiday matinee performance of Christmas Bells Are Swingin’ will begin at 2 p.m. Admission: $15-$25. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

A Christmas Story: The Musical—Dec. 10 thru 15

This musical brings the well-known holiday movie to hilarious life on stage as audiences follow the story of Young Ralphie Parker who schemes to get the holiday gift of his dreams. Admission: $40-$91. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert—Dec. 14

For almost 25 years, the Ozarks Chorale has been delighting its audiences with exciting performances. Beth Withey, in her 8th season as artistic director and conductor, will be directing the Chorale in a thoughtfully assembled program of music that celebrates the many aspects of the holiday season. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10, free for students. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7788. www.theaud.org

 

Robert Earl Keen’s Countdown to Christmas—Dec. 17

In NWA for a festive, larger-than-life and sometimes down-right naughty concert, full of holly-jolly costumes and plenty of joyful tunes, Keen and his band, Shinyribs, will perform fan favorites from his much-loved Christmas album. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $27-$57. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Contra Dance—Dec. 21

Monthly contra dance hosted by the Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society and the Fayetteville Roots Festival. Music by The Old 78s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5. 1 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. (479) 756-3298. www.nwacontra.org

 

A Very SoNA Christmas—Dec. 21

This holiday performance will include sacred and secular holiday favorites with SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses and special guest soloists. Shows will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m. 

Admission: $10-$55. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4166. www.sonamusic.org

 

The Snowman: A Family Concert—Dec. 22

The family favorite NWA holiday tradition returns as SoNA and the Walton Arts Center present the 5th annual screening of the 1982 Academy Award-nominated film The Snowman. SoNA musicians, performing under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, will bring to life the film’s extraordinary score along with other holiday favorites in an afternoon that is sure to enchant your whole family. Best for children 8 and older. Performance begins at 2 p.m. Admission: $10. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4166. www.sonamusic.org

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arts Center of the Ozarks—Current Exhibition

On display thru Nov. 2: Art Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. Free admission. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 751-5441. www.acozarks.org

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Jan. 6, 2020: Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today; running thru Feb. 16, 2020: North Forest Lights, running thru March 2, 2020: Small Talk; running thru March 10, 2020: A Walk in the Woods; and beginning Dec. 21 running thru Jan. 20, 2020: Portraits of Courage.Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Upcoming Events

Crystal Bridges offers a wide array of public programs for youth, family, teens, college students, adults and educators. Special monthly events include classes, workshops, camps, lectures, culinary events, dance, music, performance and film programs, outdoor programs, tours and more. Call or visit website for a specific listing of events, dates, times, registration and other information. Admission varies by event. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org

 

Museum of Native American History—Upcoming Events

Nov. 9 & Dec. 14: Storytime at the Museum with Quapaw storyteller Mrs. Kelli,11 a.m. Free admission. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. (479) 273-2456. www.monah.us

Rogers Historical Museum—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Currently on display A WWII Story in The Collections Gallery; A House in Mourning in the Hawkins House thru Nov. 2; and How Did We Get Here? Influences on Northwest Arkansas Music in The Trammel Gallery. Beginning Dec. 7 in the Hawkins House, Here Comes Santa. Free admission. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Rogers Historical Museum—Upcoming Events

The museum will host its Holiday Open House on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include crafts, refreshments, activities and tours. Free admission. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Dec. 14: Scenes of Madison County; running thru Jan. 11, 2020: Instruments of Faith; and running thru April 11, 2020: Model Homes. Free admission. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. (479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Upcoming Events

Nov. 16: Author talk and book signing with Brooks Blevins for A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks, 2 p.m.; and Nov. 20: The Rise of Boone County program by local historian Roger Logan, 12 p.m. Free admission. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. (479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

Purple Stride—Nov. 3

Join us as we walk to end pancreatic cancer at the signature fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Admission: $35 adult 5k timed, $30 adult 5k untimed, $20 youth 5k timed, $15 youth 5k untimed, free for Virtual Strider. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. www.pancan.org

 

Veterans Memorial 5K Race—Nov. 9

The 11th annual race will begin at 8 a.m., with proceeds benefiting the expansion of the Fayetteville National Cemetery, one of only 147 national cemeteries in the country. Awards will be given to the top overall male and the top overall female runners in each age group. This is a rain or shine event. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 day of race. Fayetteville National Cemetery. Fayetteville. (479) 442-2566. www.rncic.com

 

Grit MTB Festival—Nov. 15 thru 17

Join us for the exciting launch of this grass-roots event for women and non-binary riders. The festival includes a packed weekend of camping, meals, group rides, clinics and workshops. In addition, an optional race is scheduled, as well as a film screening, keynote speaker, yoga and a used-gear swap. Admission packages vary. Kessler Mountain Regional Park. Fayetteville. www.gritfestival.com

 

Fayetteville Half Marathon—Nov. 16

For this year’s event, choose from one of four distances: half marathon, 10k, 5k, and a 1k fun run. The race will visit some of Fayetteville’s most unique spots with beautiful scenery. There will also be an expo the day before the race. The Gardens, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville. (479) 521-7766. www.fayettevillehalfmarathon.com

 

Girls on the Run 5K— Nov. 23

Girls on the Run of NWA exists to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 5k will begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, with jogging strollers and furry friends on a leash welcome. Admission free for current participants, or $25 for participants registering before Nov. 20, and $30 for participants registering on the day of the event. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 531-4519. www.gotrnwa.org

 

Kessler Trail Run—Nov. 23

The Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association will host this 7th annual trail run and after party, which raises funds to continue important conservation work in our community. The trail run is a self-timed race where runners choose to do a 10K or 20K section on the mountain, starting at 9 a.m. A race after party will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse for trail runners and supporters of the run. Admission: $40 for runners including admission to the after party, $15 for after-party tickets only. Kessler Regional Park. Fayetteville. (479) 454-8030. www.fayettevillenatural.org/kesslertrailrun

R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder—Nov. 23

This R.A.P.T.O.R. biking event features three different ride lengths and includes a combination pavement, gravel and a little single track dirt riding. The actual course will be published at 8 a.m. the day before the event. Start time 9 a.m. Registration fee: $55. Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. bikereg.com/raptor-gravel-grinder

 

Turkey Trot—Nov. 23

Join us at the corner of Washington and Main streets for this annual 5K/10K run event brought to you by the Parks and Recreation Department. Event starts at 8 a.m. Admission: $25 before Nov. 8, $30 after Nov. 8. Downtown. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-5779. www.siloamsprings.com

 

12th Annual Turkey Trot for Heroes—Nov. 28

It’s the time of year again to be active while helping our nation’s "Sheep Dogs" - our former and current military veterans and first responders (Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS professionals). Event is from 9 to 11 a.m. and will include the standard 5K, a 5K Wild Gobbler with extra activities added to the race, a 1-mile fun run/walk and a Virtual 5K. Admission: $30 5K, $38 5K Wild Gobbler, $10 Fun Walk, $35 Virtual 5K. Center for Nonprofits. Rogers. (417) 812-6035. www.sheepdogia.org

 

Don Gammie Turkey Trot—Nov. 28

Join us for this 10th annual, family-friendly Thanksgiving Day event, beginning at 8:30 a.m., consisting of a 5K and a fun run. The race is in memory of Don Gammie of Grassy Knob, and proceeds will benefit the Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Association. Admission: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Lake Leatherwood City Park. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7921. www.turkeytrotar.com

 

Freedom Frosty 5K—Dec. 7

Warm up this holiday season with Run Bentonville and Camp Alliance for the fourth race in the Run Bentonville Race Series. Medals will be awarded to top overall and age group finishers. Race begins at 8 a.m. Admission: $25. Lawrence Plaza. Bentonville. (479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.com

 

Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Reindeer Fun Run—Dec. 7

8th annual event welcoming runners and walkers of all levels and ages. Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears – anything that sparkles and jingles. 5K will begin at 9 a.m.; Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. Proceeds support the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Admission: $30 5k, $35 5k after Nov. 15, $15 Fun Run, $20 Fun Run after Nov. 15, $120 5k team of 5. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 750-2620. www.bgozarks.org

OTHER EVENTS

The Summit—Upcoming Events

The Summit business persons’ luncheon is designed to engage, inspire, motivate and encourage business leaders from all over NWA. Luncheons will take place from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Upcoming guest speakers include Nov. 7: former Blackhawk helicopter pilot Keith McDaniel; Nov. 14: Bass Pro Group chief security officer Jason Jackson; Nov. 21: retired Chick-fil-A executive Dee Ann Turner; and Dec. 5: the annual Christmas summit. Admission: $10. Cross Church Pinnacle Hills. Rogers. (479) 271-7799. www.nwasummit.com

 

The Expelled Haunted House—Thru Nov. 2

Charity haunt event benefiting local nonprofits. Located in an actual former slaughterhouse, we strive to bring new levels of fear to our patrons. Please be advised, this attraction is NOT for the faint of heart. Admission: Starting at $15. 29555 Hwy 23. Huntsville. (479) 466-8556. www.theexpelled.com

 

Farmland Adventures—Thru Nov. 2

Make us your place for fall outdoor family fun. This wonderful family-friendly event features a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting farm, pedal karts, concessions and more. Admission: $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and children 3-12, free for children under 2, $1 off for police/military, group rates available. 5255 Parsons Road, Springdale. (479) 799-5033. www.farmlandadventures.com

 

Nightmares Haunted House—Thru Nov. 2

The best haunted house ever, gets better each year! This intense, high-energy attraction has been scaring NWA since 1987 with cutting edge technology, all while giving back to the community. Proceeds of the haunted house benefit the Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club. Haunts start each evening at dusk and ticket sales end at 11 p.m. each evening. Admission: $20, $35 VIP. 3706 NWA Frontage Rd. Bentonville. (479) 270-1313. www.nightmareshauntedhouse.net

 

Exeter Corn Maze—Thru Nov. 3

Take a short drive for a variety of fun events perfect for every member of the family, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin jump, haunted corn maze, zombie paintball, haunted barn, cow train, petting zoo, campfires, pumpkin cannon, corn cannon, paintball shootout shack, archery tag, zipline, pedal karts, hayrides, gem mining, concessions and more. Scary haunted happenings will take place in the evening. Admission varies. State Highway MM. Exeter, MO. (417) 846-3959. www.extercornmaze.com

 

Ozark Corn Maze—Thru Nov. 3

Enjoy three different corn mazes, a hay maze, corn cannon, pumpkin sling shot, barrel train, children’s play area, miniature donkeys, corn pool, pumpkin patch, concessions and more. Live music on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Admission: $9, $8 each for groups of 20 or more, “do it all” armband for $12, free for children 2 and under. 12880 Highway 112. Cave Springs. (479) 208-2692. www.ozarkcornmaze.com

 

UAMS Partners Card Week—Thru Nov. 3

Get your card today! Partners Cards cost $50 each and allow you to save 20% at all participating merchants which is over 250 locations in Central Arkansas, Conway & Northwest Arkansas. 100% of the card purchases goes directly to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary to support projects that will benefit cancer patients. (501) 686-8286. www.uamspartnerscard.com

 

Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration—Nov. 1

75th annual awards celebration honoring outstanding alumni and faculty beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a cocktail reception, entertainment, online auction preview, plated dinner and awards program. Event will be followed by an After Party at Graduate Hotel in Fayetteville. Admission: $100. Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville. (479) 575-2292. www.arkansasalumni.org/awardscelebration

 

Fall Diversity Weekend—Nov. 1 thru 3

A weekend celebrating diversity and the LGBT community. All around town. Eureka Springs. www.facebook.com/outineurka

 

Annual Holiday Bazaar—Nov. 2

Annual charity benefit event for St. Bernard’s Women’s Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will feature everything from baked goods to holiday crafts, and will also feature a 50/50 drawing and raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free admission. Parish Hall, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church. Bella Vista. (479) 855-9069. www.bvstbernard.org

 

Art of Hospice—Nov. 2

Enjoy an elegant, black-tie evening featuring dinner and wine pairings inspired by artworks selected from the museum’s collection. All funds raised will benefit the Art of Hospice and will stay right here in NWA. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission: $250. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 750-6632. www.nwacircleoflife.com

 

Celebración del Dia De Los Muertos—Nov. 2

Fourth annual event remembering the people who have filled our lives with love, wisdom and guidance. Guests can learn and take part in the festivities of this traditional Mexican holiday. From noon to 6 p.m. enjoy arts, dancing, music, food and vendors. At 5:30 p.m. the Day of the Dead processional begins and ends at the Arts Center of the Ozarks. Beginning at 7 p.m. the Latin Art Organization of Arkansas will present the Folkloric Showcase featuring the joyous sounds of traditional Mexican music and dancing. Admission: free to daytime events, $10 for showcase.Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 751-5441. www.acozarks.org

 

Veterans Appreciation Day—Nov. 2

Eureka Springs School of the Arts will be holding a day to celebrate and thank veterans. This one-day event invites all those that have served our country to come out and take a free workshop at ESSA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop options include beginning blacksmithing, woodworking and woodturning, and drawing and mosaics. Free admission; pre-registration required. Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-5384. www.essa-art.org

 

Hog Wild Tailgates—Nov. 2 & 9

Don’t miss the best tailgates in town. Complete with the Razorback Marching Band, U of A Spirit Squads, student athlete visits, live music, tailgate games, big screens, food truck court and more. All tailgates begin 2 1/2 hours before kickoff and conclude 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Join us for our last two tailgates of the season as the Hogs take on Mississippi State on Nov. 2, and Western Kentucky on Nov. 9. Free admission; fee to reserve a catered meal option. Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. Fayetteville. (479) 575-2801. www.arkansasalumni.org

 

Downtown Rogers Holiday Market—Nov. 2 thru Dec. 14

Come visit us on Saturdays thru Dec. 14. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market includes gifts and goods from local sellers as well as brunch, coffee and libations. Free admission. 101 E. Cherry St. Downtown, Rogers. (479) 640-7345. www.downtownrogersinc.org

 

Bam Bam Day—Nov. 3

Join the Refuge and Eureka Springs residents as they celebrate Bam Bam, the refuge’s gregarious grizzly. This sociable brown bear has a lot of personality and character, so visit the refuge and learn why Bam Bam has an annual namesake day all to himself. Admission: $20 adults, $15 teenagers, $10 seniors, military and children under 12, free for children 3 and under. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-5841. wwww.turpentinecreek.org

 

Mainstreet Siloam Open House—Nov. 3

This holiday season shop local in downtown Siloam Springs. More than a dozen participating business will take part in the open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission. Downtown. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556. www.mainstreetsiloam.org

 

Bone Jour Gala—Nov. 5

38th annual boutique sale event beginning at 5 p.m. featuring a boutique sale, silent auction, raffles, light fare, cash bar, and music by Kyle Nachtigal. Proceeds benefit The Good Shepherd Humane Society. Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Eureka Springs. (281) 734-3455. www.goodshepherd-hs.org

 

Loving Choices Banquet—Nov. 7

Annual fundraising banquet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. benefiting Loving Choices, providing free and confidential services to help with pregnancy and other reproductive health issues. This year’s featured guest speaker is Dr. Marc Newman, founder and president of Speaker for Life. Free admission; donations welcome. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (479) 631-6677. www.lovingchoices.org

 

Porsche Palooza—Nov. 7 thru 9

Fall foliage and cool, crisp temperatures coupled with rolling hills and scenic, twisty roads make for a fun-filled adventure for this low-key, fun-for-everyone event with tours, drives, dinners, parade, palooza fest, ladies tea, and shine and show with Porsche enthusiasts and camaraderie. All around town. Eureka Springs. www.pca-palooza.com

 

Big Night in California’s Wine Country Gala—Nov. 8

Join us for an exclusive food and wine experience. The evening will feature a signature wine country-style dinner, served with amazing hand-poured wines and a dessert reception. Stroll our street side market of unique vendors to begin your holiday shopping. This year’s honorary chairs are Jason Nichol of Tyson and Laura Rush of Walmart. Proceeds of this 7th annual signature event benefit The Jones Center. The Jones Center. Springdale. (479) 756-8090. www.thejonescenter.net

 

Blue Jean, Baby Ball—Nov. 8

Come celebrate Compassion House's first gala event, a country-rock style party that will include a barbecue dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle, live music, guest speakersand more. This casual, fun event where the tux can be traded for blue jeans and funds raised go to help pregnant young teen moms in our community, will begin at 6 p.m. Admission: $75, $550 table of 8. The Barn at the Springs. Springdale. (479) 419-9100. www.greaterbentonville.com

 

Food & Wine Weekend—Nov. 8 thru 10

Enjoy the perfect culinary experience with the perfect wine pairing in one of our finest chef-owned dining establishments. Various locations around town. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. www.eurekasprings.org

 

Ozark Book Con—Nov. 9

This event, presented by the Ozark Book Authority, brings the NWA reading community together to celebrate a shared love of books in an event unlike anything else in the area. The event includes the sponsorship and partnership of local organizations, aiming to bring bestselling authors, rising-star novelists, local talent, and readers from all over the community together for a literary event growing in prestige. Admission: $20, free for kids 12 and under. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. www.ozarkbookauthority.com

 

Fun with Mother Nature—Nov. 9 & Dec. 14

Kids are welcome to come hear nature stories from Mother Nature herself as well as do hands-on nature-craft activities every second Saturday of the month beginning at 10:30 a.m. The theme for Nov. is “It’s Turkey Time,”and in Dec. “Who Goes There? Footprints and Animal Signs.”Best for ages 3-6. Free admission. Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Rogers. (479) 789-5000. www.friendsofhobbs.com

 

Sequoyah Smartathon—Nov. 12

Mount Sequoyah Center, Inc., will host its annual trivia night fundraiser, a family-friendly event complete with food, beer and wine, silent auction and fun. Our trivia master will, once again, be the Honorable John Threet. Put your team together and start studying for categories such as television, music, construction, geography and more. Event is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Admission: $65. Bailey Center, Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-4531. www.mountsequoyah.org

 

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon—Nov. 13

The Association of Fundraising Professionals NWA Chapter is hosting a celebration of philanthropy – giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. The event will highlight the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy, and all those involved in the philanthropic process, makes to our society and our world. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will celebrate 11 honorees from our community. Admission: $40, $350 table of 10. Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville. www.community.afpnet.org

Amazeum Adult Night—Nov. 14

Get inside iconic toys (perhaps literally) during Adult Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Suspend adulting for a couple hours and give your inner child a night out. Tickets include adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and more fun than you’ve had in years. Admission: $15; must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Scott Family Amazeum. Bentonville. (479) 696-9280. www.amazeum.org

 

Gala for Education & Access—Nov. 14

TheatreSquared’s annual gala includes a three-course wine dinner, a command performance by Broadway talent, and awards presentation to Kirk Thompson, Brett Burch and Susan and Orville Hall. The event supports T2's educational programs, and helps underwrite "Lights Up! for Access," which extends free or deeply discounted tickets to 10,000 community members who would otherwise be unable to attend. Admission: $150. Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville. (479) 445-6333. www.theatre2.org

 

NWA Supervisors’ Conference—Nov. 14

This event is your one-day, all-inclusive supervising and managing people experience. Whether you are new to supervising or an experienced manager, this conference is for you. The more you know about effectively managing people in today’s ever-changing workplace, the better equipped you are to solve problems, encourage engagement and align the efforts of your department with your organization’s overall mission. Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $150. Don Tyson Center for Agriculture Sciences. Fayetteville. www.noark.org

 

Jewels of Giving Gala—Nov. 15

Help fill the plate of someone in need at our annual fundraiser benefiting the NWA Food Bank. Evening will include a dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and program. This year’s honorary chair are Sarah Alderson and Mark Huffman. Admission: $125. John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers. (479) 419-5020. www.nwafoodbank.org

 

Holiday Market—Nov. 15 & 16

Experience a shopping wonderland full of the season’s best gifts, decor, clothing, jewelry, health and beauty, food, repurposed items, furniture and much more. This is a family-friendly, charitable giving event with admission benefiting the Children’s Safety Center. The market also features a chance to meet Santa and other special events. Open Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (479) 756-6954. www.nwaholidaymarket.com

 

244th Unites States Marine Corps Birthday Ball—Nov. 16

Annual ball presented by the NWA Marine Corps League Detachment 854. All active, veterans and civilians welcome. There will be a ceremony, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, dinner, cash bar, live music, dancing and more. Proceeds will support veterans programs in our area. Doors open at 5 p.m. and ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Admission: $70. Embassy Suites. Rogers. (479) 254-8400. www.nwamarinecorpsleague.com

 

Brewmaster Dinner—Nov. 16

Executive Chef Justus Moll of Mount Sequoyah Center, Inc., will present a four-course meal at this event, partnering with a local brewery to utilize beer in the cooking process and offering pairings with every course. Brewmaster and Chef will both be on hand to discuss the pairings and the process. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Miller Lodge, Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-4531. www.mountsequoyah.org

 

Celebrity Waiter Gala—Nov. 16

This year’s theme will be “Divine Renaissance, A Night at the Pink and Green Cotton Club.”Guests will enjoy a green carpet welcome, dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Funds raised not only provide college scholarships for deserving high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from our community, but will also support the health and poverty initiatives of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Alpha Omega Chapter, and the Tea Rose Foundation of NWA. Event begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $75, $100 VIP. Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville. www.akapao.com

 

Tails of LovePreview Party—Nov. 16

Party held for the 10th edition of the well-known Tails of Lovecoffee table picture book. Party directly benefits all the programs of The Humane Society of the Ozarks. 5 to 9 p.m. Admission: $50. Springdale Country Club. Springdale. (479) 444-7387. www.hsozarks.com

 

Light of Hope—Nov. 19 & 21

This event is presented by General Mills, benefiting CASA of NWA’s advocacy for abused and neglected children. Guests are welcome to attend one of these two events, each lasting one hour: breakfast on Nov. 19 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers featuring Steve Bratspies of Walmart or lunch on Nov. 21 at the NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale featuring Noel White of Tyson Foods, Inc. Free admission; reservations required. (479) 725-2213. www.nwacasa.org

 

NWA Boutique Show—Nov. 22 & 23

Experience NWA’s most popular boutique-shopping event with thousands of unique gifts from over 160 select merchants. Special events include the VIP shopping experience on Nov. 22 benefiting the Fayetteville Junior Civic League; Girls Night Out on the evening of Nov. 22 benefiting the Junior League of NWA; and Cookies with Santa on Nov. 23 benefiting The Salvation Army. Admission: $5-$25. John Q Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers. www.nwaboutiqueshow.com

 

Antique Festival of the Ozarks—Nov. 22 thru 24

Quality antiques brought to you by various fine dealers from across the Midwest. Admission: $6 adults, $3 for children ages 9 to 12, free for children 8 and under. Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Eureka Springs. (918) 619-2875. www.heritageeventcompany.com/antique-show-eureka-springs.html

 

Bentonville Winter Market—Nov. 30

A large holiday market featuring local crafts and treats. The event will offer a craft corner for kids, amazing food trucks, local performers and pictures with Santa. Market will be held 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 254-0254. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Jingle Mingle—Dec. 5

Annual gathering, hosted by the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA, which offers scholarship recipients and supporters a chance to usher in the holiday season together and celebrate this year’s successes. Get into the spirit of the holidays by hearing stories of hope and determination from single parent scholarship recipients creating better, brighter futures for their families through higher education. Admission: suggested donation of $35 or more. Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm. Fayetteville. (479) 935-4888. www.spsfnwa.org

 

Christmas at the Mansion—Dec. 6

Celebrate the holidays with the Peel Compton Foundation at their annual Christmas event that includes food, wine and live music. This unique experience flows throughout the entire Mansion, Conservatory, Carriage House and into two heated tents on the north and south lawns of the grounds. This year’s honorary chairs are Sue and Charles Redfield. Admission: $75.The Peel Mansion. Bentonville. (479) 254-3870. www.peelcompton.org

 

Festival of Stars Toy & Donation Drive and Radiothon—Dec. 6

Help make the holidays brighter for Arkansas Children’s patients and families. This statewide annual toy and donation drive will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northwest campus. Guests will also get to enjoy festive holiday music, hot cocoa, snacks and special guests as they bring in their donations. Event is hosted by the NWA Circle of Friends chapter and will be partnered with Magic 107.9, 4029 KHOG and CitiScapes. Visit website for a complete ACH Wishlist. Free admission. Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Springdale. (479) 725-6800. www.archildrens.org

 

Children’s Christmas Train—Dec. 7

This annual holiday event will once again give families a unique magical experience, The 40-minute ride from Springdale to Johnson and back in a 1940s era train will provide many Christmas memories. This year’s event will benefit the children’s arts programming at Arts Center of the Ozarks. Trains depart on the hour beginning at 8 a.m. running thru 3 p.m. Admission: $20 adults, $10 children ages 3-12, $5 for children under 3. Emma Street Depot. Springdale. www.amtrainrides.com

 

Christmas Tour of Homes—Dec. 7

A walking tour of a sampling of Eureka’s most beautifully restored homes giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be decorated for the season with Victorian-attired docents to relate the history of each home. Visitors will be treated to carolers, Christmas music and refreshments along their journey into the past. Admission: $20, free for children 12 and under. All around Town. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-9417. www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org

 

Little Craft Show—Dec. 7

We will have dozens of the best indie makers from around the region, a handful of local food trucks, holiday drinks and more. The event begins at 10 a.m. Record. Bentonville. (479) 802-0064 www.downtownbentonville.org

 

A Morning with Santa—Dec. 7

Bentonville Parks & Recreation invites true believers to come meet and get their photos taken with Santa himself. A photographer will be onsite from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take photos of families with Santa. Be sure to join us for choir music, refreshments and fun. Admission: free for members, $5 for non-members. Bentonville Community Center. Bentonville. (479) 696-0200. www.bentonvillear.com

 

O’ Night Divine Mercy Charity Ball—Dec. 7

Join us for this 26th annual gala featuring an elegant evening of entertainment, networking and fellowship, while supporting the expansion of quality and compassionate health care at Mercy, with all funds raised staying local at Mercy NWA. Guests will enjoy top-notch live entertainment and a four-course dinner and will also have the opportunity to bid on exclusive live auction items. The evening will be capped with an over-the-top after party. VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. and the main event will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the After Party at 10 p.m. Admission: $250. John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers. (479) 338-2990. www.mercyhealthfoundation.net

 

Christmas in Camp—Dec. 7 & 8

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park will host a living history event that portrays the typical lives of soldiers in a winter encampment, while also highlighting some of the Civil War Christmas traditions. The camp will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday. Free admission with guided candlelight tours offered at a fee with visitors registering in advance. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Prairie Grove. (479) 846-2990. www.arkansas.com

 

Christmas at the Crescent—Dec. 7 thru 13

A weeklong, winter holiday family tradition. Events include the annual Christmas Tree Forest Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 7, 20th Annual Santa’s Brunch on Dec. 8, various holiday musical performances throughout the week, Frightfully Festive Christmas Ghost Stories events throughout the week, the annual Silver Tea on Dec. 5, and many other events including a Christmas Day Breakfast and Lunch Feast. Admission varies by event. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-9766. www.christmasatthecrescent.com

 

Winter Dreams Tour of Homes—Dec. 8

21st annual self-guided tour featuring beautifully decorated homes throughout Benton andWashington counties festively decorated for the holiday season. Tour is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and benefits the missions of the Junior League of NWA. Admission: $25. Various locations throughout NWA. www.juniorleaguenwa.org