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WACapella auditions now open, NWA Home Show this weekend, and a new Slim Chickens takes flight.
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NWA Home Show Returns For Its Biggest Year Yet
The ultimate home show experience returns this weekend with the 34th Annual NWA Home Show at the Rogers Convention Center from Feb 2-4.
The Experts: Over 100 vendors will be present, offering expert advice and sharing the latest trends in interior design, landscaping, renovation, home technology, and more.
Honey-Do’s: Whether you're looking to spruce up your living room or revamp your entire house, you're sure to walk away with the right information or connections to knock out your next home project.
Day passes are $6, available online or at the door. Reserve yours HERE.
Walton Arts Center Holding Open Auditions For WACapella
Use Your Voice: This year’s VoiceJam is set for Apr 12-13, featuring a headliner concert by Take 6, a vocal competition with groups from across the nation, workshops, singing opportunities for local community members, and in-school outreach.
Aca’scuse Me: Sixteen local singers will have an opportunity to sing at VoiceJam this year, with auditions being accepted until Feb 26. Selected singers will come together to rehearse and perform on Walton Arts Center’s big stage during the Competition on Apr 13.
Find WACapella audition info HERE.
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NYT Bestselling Author Kiley Reid Brings Book Tour Through Fayetteville
New York Times Bestselling author Kiley Reid will be at Fayetteville Public Library next Wednesday, Feb 7, at 6:30 in the Event Center to discuss her new book Come and Get It, set at the University of Arkansas.
Book Club: This event is hosted by Fayetteville Public Library in partnership with Pearl’s Books and Two Friends Books. Following the talk, books will be available for sale along with a book signing.
Best Seller: Released just yesterday, Come and Get It is set in Fayetteville, where Kiley Reid spent time living and writing her debut novel Such a Fun Age, which quickly gained her attention as an exhilarating new voice in fiction for her nuanced yet accessible ability to examine culture.
The event is free, though registration is required. Save your spot HERE.
Shiloh Museum Of Ozark History To Offer Free Day Camps During Spring Break
Day Camp: Admission is free, though registration is required for each day separately. Class will be limited to 25 students per day, with drop off from 8:45-9a and pick up from 4:30-4:45p.
Toys In Time: Kids will dive into the fascinating history of toys and games, discover how ancient toys were tied to the seasons and natural resources, and create lasting memories while engaging in the rich history of the Arkansas Ozarks.
Keep an eye out for registration announcements HERE.
Slim Chickens At XNA Expected To Open Next Week
Slim Chickens is finally ready to take flight at the Northwest Arkansas National Airport with plans to open on Monday, Feb 5.
The Chicken Biz: Behind the new location is local entrepreneur Mike Philip, who owns seven Tropical Smoothie locations and four Einstein Bros Bagels locations across Northwest Arkansas with business partner Aaron Nickell.
What’s Cookin’: The new Slim Chickens becomes the seventh restaurant currently operating at the airport and expects to add 75 new jobs to the community.
Find more information HERE.
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In other news…
👗 Go To Prom With Me? The folks behind Freedom Finders AR & NWA Single Moms Club have teamed up to throw Gown-tastic Formals Drive, gathering gown donations to be distributed to deserving teens during a fun event on Mar 9. Get involved HERE.
📦 Go To The Corner: NWA Look shared recent findings on Who Is Relocating to NWA, showing the majority of new residents to Northwest Arkansas are coming from Little Rock.
☑️ Voting Time: The deadline to register to vote in the Mar 5 Primaries is Monday, Feb 5.
🎥 On Screen: Fayetteville Film Fest and Walton Arts Center will present a BIPOC Filmmakers Showcase this Saturday, Feb 3, at 8p.
💎 Le Diamant: Earlier this month, a French tourist found a 7.46-carat diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, naming it the Carine Diamond after his fiancée.
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