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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, NWA! Here’s a look at some fun things happening around town this weekend:

  • ⚾️ Home Run: The No. 1 Razorbacks continue their sold-out, top-10 showdown against No. 8 LSU at Buam-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville on Friday, Mar 29, at 7p and Saturday, Mar 30, at 2p.

  • 🍀 The Lucky Run: The annual Time to Paddy 5K/10K and Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon will run through Fayetteville this Saturday, Mar 30, at 8a.

  • 🔥 Road Trip: Make your way up to Branson for Silver Dollar City’s grand opening of its new Fire in the Hole coaster on Saturday, Mar 30, at 9:45a.

  • 🌷 Early Bloomers: Shop fresh local produce, plants, flowers, artisan crafts, and more during Spring Fling on the Square by the Fayetteville Farmers Market this Saturday, Mar 30. 

  • 🦁 No Lyin’: Enjoy the smooth vocals, bodacious hooks, catchy melodies, and funky grooves of The Irie Lions, performing at The Music Depot in Downtown Rogers this Saturday, Mar 30, at 7:30p. 

  • 🚂 Train Stop: Make your own wooden toy train during a fun woodworking workshop at ARt deCentrale in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, Mar 30, at 3p. 

  • 🍺 Raise a Pint: Over twenty breweries across The Natural State will celebrate Arkansas Pint Day this Saturday, Mar 30. Check with your favorite local brewery to see if they’ll have this year’s commemorative “Great Arkansas Ale-clipse” themed glass.

  • 🦷 Telling The Tooth: The Springdale Public Library will host a Community Health Fair, offering resources and health screenings for all ages, this Saturday, Mar 30, from 10a-3p. The Tooth Fairy will also be there for storytime at 10a.

  • 🐰 Chasing Rabbits: Help the Rift Valley Foundation raise money to support women and children of Kenya during the Adult Easter Egg Hunt on and around Dickson St. in Fayetteville on Saturday, Mar 30, from 5-9p.

  • 🥚 Egg Hunts: Here’s a guide to Easter Fun & Egg Hunts around NWA this weekend, courtesy of MacaroniKID Fayetteville!


Celebrate Our Global Community With Canopy NWA

Local nonprofit Canopy NWA will host a Community Appreciation Celebration, highlighting the multicultural wonder of our area, at The Barn at The Springs in Springdale on Saturday, Apr 20, from 2-5p.

  • Welcome Home: Canopy NWA is a refugee resettlement agency focused on forming communities where refugees are welcomed and equipped with all they need to build new lives. Since 2016, Canopy has welcomed over 650 refugees to Northwest Arkansas.

  • World Tour: Make new friends and connect with the community while you sample cuisine from around the world, enjoy artistic presentations from different cultures, and hear messages of appreciation from those who have been welcomed into the community.

Tickets are free but limited. Reserve yours today HERE.

Unleash Your Inner Kid During The Amazeum UnGala

Play like a kid again, eat, drink, and experience one-of-a-kind activities that spark creativity and curiosity! Join us for the Scott Family Amazeum's UnGala presented by Nabholz, a FUNdraiser for ages 21+ on Friday, Apr 19, 7-10p. It’s not your typical gala!

  • Appetite For Fun: Explore a variety of engaging activities, including catapult cornhole, laser graffiti, a high-powered racer, and much more! Then, feast on an endless array of delectable delights at the food truck buffet and sip great flavors during the Tipsy Chemistry cocktail competition.

  • Purpose For Play: UnGala transforms the Amazeum into a dazzling playground of innovation, raising vital funds for educational programs that impact over 110,000 visitors annually. Experience live entertainment, unique activities, and more, all while supporting creativity and learning in our community!

Get your tickets now for a night of fun and fundraising HERE.


Ritter Communications Expanding Fiber Internet Services In Benton County

Ritter Communications, a telecommunications service provider out of Jonesboro, recently announced plans to invest $5.4m to expand its internet service RightFiber across neighborhoods in Rogers and Lowell.

  • Fiber Optics: RightFiber offers reliable, high-speed internet up to 5 gigs through fiberoptic cables connected directly to homes. Ritter Communications launched its residential fiber services in 2021, expanding into Centerton in Sep 2023.

  • Digging Crews: Dates for the new expansion have not been shared, but those in construction areas will be notified by mailers and door tags when the project begins. More announcements are expected soon for an additional expansion in Northwest Arkansas.

Find more information in Talk Business & Politics HERE.


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In other news…

  • 🥚 Eggcellent: We’ll announce the winner of our Egg Hunt via our Instagram and Facebook this morning around 8a. Thanks to all who participated in the fun this week!

  • 🥩 Eat Up: From steakhouses to vegetarian-friendly spots, here’s a look at some new restaurants popping up around Northwest Arkansas.

  • 🎭️ Casting Call: TheatreSquared will host auditions for several shows in its 2024-25 Season next weekend, Apr 5-6. Find details HERE.

  • 🖼️ Crystal Kids: Registration is now open for Summer Camps at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, with options for kids ages 4-14. Needs-based scholarships are available.

  • 🏄️ Island Vacation: Bentonville teen Laken Cluck was surprised this week with a Hawaii Vacation and a year’s supply of ice cream from Wells Enterprises and the Make-A-Wish Foundation following her recovery from brain cancer.

  • 🤸 Leaps & Bounds: Six Razorback gymnasts were named All-SEC this year, tying the program’s record for most in one season.

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