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Razorback Gymnastics Wraps Up Regular Season At Bud Walton Arena

Arkansas Razorbacks Gymnastics will end its regular season with a home meet versus Nebraska at Bud Walton Arena this Friday, Mar 15, at 6:45p.

  • Record-Setting: The No. 12 Gymbacks have had a great season, posting seven 197+ scores and a 7-6-1 record for the most regular season wins since 2016 and most under head coach Jordyn Wieber. Arkansas will host the Fayetteville Regional at Bud Walton Arena from Apr 3-6.

  • Senior Salute: As the final home meet of the season, Arkansas’s Senior Night will honor Emma Kelley, Sirena Linton, and Jensen Scalzo. Last weekend’s match with Oklahoma was attended by 9,771 fans, the third-highest attendance for the program. Let’s send off the seniors with a new record tomorrow!

Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for youth. Purchase yours HERE.


You’re Invited To Best Friends’ 1st Birthday Bash

Best Friends Pet Resource Center is turning one! …or maybe seven if we’re counting it in dog years. Anyway, come celebrate the center’s First Birthday Bash with two days of fun activities and friendly furballs from 10a-5p on Mar 16 and 17.

  • Paw-some Fun: Decorate pet bandanas, make snuffle balls and mats for shelter pets, or create your own portrait of one of Best Friends' adoptable pets. Pick up some cool Best Friends swag at the swag booth, and of course, meet lots of adoptable dogs and cats!

  • Can We Keep Him: This event is concurrent with the center’s weekly "Meet & Match Weekend" adoption events featuring adoptable pets from NWA shelters. So, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about fostering or adopting pets needing a home. Just stop by the information booth!

Find more information HERE.

Explore The Wild Side Of The Ozarks At Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Lions, tigers, and bears roam the hills of the Ozark Mountains at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge near Eureka Springs — one of the nation's most respected big cat sanctuaries and the only accredited ethical animal tourism destination in Arkansas.

  • Wild Times: For over 30 years, Turpentine Creek has rescued over 500 animals from private owners, roadside zoos, and situations of abuse and neglect, providing lifelong sanctuary within its 459-acre refuge. The refuge is currently home to several tigers, lions, ligers, a jaguar, a leopard, a hyena, and more.

  • Big Fun: See the rescued big cats in their large habitats during educational daily tours or experience Africa in the Ozarks through several comfortable lodging accommodations. Don’t miss their free events, like the Annual Kite Fest at Turpentine Creek, next Saturday, Mar 23.

Follow on social media for regular updates, photos, videos, and more HERE.

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The Music Depot Reopens This Weekend In Downtown Rogers

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The Music Depot is ready to groove once more after a short closure for renovations. The Jazz & Blues Club reopens in Downtown Rogers with A Night of Jazz with Tom Braxton & Michael Fields Jr this Friday, Mar 15.

  • A Real Gem: Most recently home of Golden’s Jewelry Store, the historic space was initially built in 1912 as The Gem Theater. Music Moves revived the entertainment venue as a space for music education and performances that honor the history of Black music.

  • Groove On: After a soft opening last July, Music Depot closed in October for functional renovations, including a new vault bar and drink menu, restroom facilities, and accessibility. The venue is now ready to roll, with several shows already on the calendar.

Tickets range from $15-20. Purchase yours HERE.


Railyard Live Announces Its 2024 Summer Lineup

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Railyard Live released the first look at its 2024 summer concert series this week, featuring a dynamic list of artists set to perform at Butterfield Stage in Downtown Rogers!

  • Showtime: The 2024 season will run from May 3 to Sep 28, with outdoor concerts nearly every weekend. Most concerts offer free lawn seating, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Table seating can be purchased for most shows starting at $30.

  • Oh Brother: The series starts May 3 with The Cate Brothers and The Nace Brothers. Twin brothers from Fayetteville, Earl and Ernie Cate have been performing their unique brand of country soul music since the mid-60s. The Nace Brothers have been touring for over 40 years, appearing with Jimmy Buffett, Merle Haggard, and The Guess Who.

Get a jump on ticket reservations for this summer’s music series HERE.

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  • 🎚️Turn your night up to 11: Immerse yourself in the sounds & stories of Cambodian Rock Band as you savor limited-time show-themed mocktails and cocktails. On stage at TheatreSquared now through Sun, Mar 24.*

  • 👩‍⚕️ Best Practices: Those experiencing Parkinson’s disease are invited to join neurologist Dr. Margaret Tremwel for an afternoon workshop covering best care practices at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital on Monday, Apr 1, from 12:30-3p.*

  • 👕 Let’s Make Cool Stuff: Need custom merchandise for your small business or an upcoming event? The creative team at Natural Threads are our go-to experts for branded apparel & goods. Get the process started today with this simple form.*

  • 🍕 Happy Pi Day: Buy a slice and help build a bike! Smokin’ Oak Pizza in Fayetteville is celebrating Pi Day with $3.14 pizzas (normally $12.95) and raising donations for Pedal It Forward, a local nonprofit that repairs and distributes bikes to those in need!

  • 🌳 A Real Treet: In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Fayetteville will give away 100 tree saplings at Gulley Park on Monday, Mar 18.

  • 🧑‍🚀 Space Jam: The SpaceX Crew-7 Dragon Endurance capsule made a bright, fiery streak over NWA on Tuesday morning as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere after spending 199 days in orbit at the International Space Station. Check out a video HERE.

  • 🏫 Get Schooled: The Fayetteville School Board voted unanimously this week to purchase property off of Joyce Ave. to build and relocate Woodland Junior High.

  • 🖼️ Crystal Clear: Southern Living readers voted Crystal Bridges the South’s Best Museum in Arkansas, making a nice 13th-anniversary present for Bentonville’s one-of-a-kind art museum.

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