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Big Emma Breaks Ground, Women in Tech Host Inaugural Convention, and a Packed Weekend Roundup

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Weekend Roundup

Happy International Women’s Day! We hope you have a great weekend celebrating the rockstar women in your life. Here's your Weekend Roundup to help get the party started:

  • 🎧 In The Moment: Dive into the digital music scene during Momentous, a one-night electronic music festival featuring over ten internationally acclaimed artists and local stars at the Momentary this Saturday, Mar 9, from 4p-1a. Get an early start with the Pre-Party at the RØDE House tonight at 7p.

  • 🏨 True Story: Mount Sequoyah’s First Friday features Sean Fitzgibbon’s illustrated book What Follows Is True, an exploration of the infamous Baker Hospital at the historic Crescent Hotel in the 1930s, on Mar 8 at 5:30p. 

  • 🛍️ Shopping Spree: Shop small, shop local, and shop woman-owned during the International Women’s Day Vendor Fair hosted by NWA Girl Gang at the Ledger in Bentonville this Friday, Mar 8, from 12-4p. 

  • 👩 Come on Barbie: Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Barbie Party at Rendevous Junction Brewing Co., featuring Barbie-inspired slushies, $5 Tickled Pinks on tap, and a small mini market this Friday, Mar 8, from 6-11p.  

  • 🎻 Sweet Symphony: Sit back and enjoy the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Spring 2024 Concert at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the U of A Campus on Saturday, Mar 9 at 7p. 

  • 🐞 Get Moving: FamJam is back, featuring a spring sing-along with Candy Songs & her Backyard Bugs at The Jones Center this Saturday, Mar 9, at 2p.

  • 🐻 Bear With Me: The annual Black Bear Bonanza returns to Bentonville, celebrating Arkansas wildlife, conservation, and all things black bear at the Benton County Fairgrounds this Saturday, Mar 9, from 9a-5p.

  • 🧵 Threads of Time: The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit, Tracing the Threads: Weaving in the Arkansas Ozarks, this Saturday, Mar 9, from noon to 3p.

  • ✈️ Taking Flight: Celebrate Women of Aviation Worldwide Week at Thaden Field in Bentonville with a plane party in the hangar this Saturday, Mar 9, from 10a-2p.

  • 🪕 Mountain Music: Mount Sequoyah Center’s spring Music on the Mountain Series kicks off this weekend with a free performance by Shannon Wurst at Vesper Point on Saturday, Mar 9, from 6-8p.

  • 👗 Dressed For Prom: Over the past few months, the Gown-tastic Formals Drive has collected hundreds of gowns from the community, which will finally be distributed during a fabulous event for teens this Saturday, Mar 9.

  • 🚴 Roll With It: Get a sneak peek at sections of the 2024 UCI Gravel World Series race course during the Highlands Gravel Classic Cinnamon Roll in Goshen this Saturday, Mar 9, at 9a, including a community bike drive with Pedal It Forward.

  • 🎒 Trading Post: Update your outdoor gear at the 2024 Outdoors Swap Meet at the Ozark Highlands Nature Center this Saturday, Mar 9, from 9a-4p.

  • 🥜 The Creamy & Crunchy Tour: Get a laugh with former P&G project manager turned standup comedian Greg Warren live at The Grove Comedy Club this weekend, Mar 7-9. Tickets start at $20.

  • 🫐 Berry Fun: Learn the basics of growing blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more during a Berries 101 workshop led by Director of Horticulture Berni Kurz at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks this Saturday, Mar 9, from 10a to noon. 

  • 🤸‍♂️ Leaps & Bounds: Arkansas Razorbacks Gymnastics takes on the No. 1 team in the country and back-to-back national champion Oklahoma at Bud Walton Arena this Sunday, Mar 10, . The night’s theme is EmpowHER, recognizing the women who have impacted our society and the local community.

  • 🏞️ Trail TLC: Join the Trailblazers’ Trail Adoption Program for the next Trail LUV Day at the Lor-Axe Trail in Applegate this Sunday, Mar 10, at 10a. FAST will be providing food and drinks!

There’s a lot going on this weekend. So, get out there and have some fun!


Women In Technology Of Northwest Arkansas To Host Inaugural Conference

Mark your calendars! Women in Technology of NWA will host its first WITNWA Annual Conference, highlighting the importance of women in tech careers, at The Jones Center in Springdale on Thursday, Apr 18, from 8a-4p.

  • Tech About It: Women in Technology of NWA connects, inspires, and empowers women in technology, hosting professional development and networking opportunities, free certification programs, and actively promoting the pursuit of tech careers through outreach programs and schools.

  • Join The Conversation: The theme of the conference is The Year of Authenticity, with a lineup of workshops, panels, and speakers ready to share insights ranging from tech topics to mental health/self-care. There are still a few open spots for those interested in speaking or leading workshops.

All are welcome, but tickets are limited. Save $30 during early bird registration HERE.

YogaSix Founding Members Get 30% Off For Life

Meet Michelle Krutza — new manager of YogaSix Bentonville! The studio will open at 1110 SE 28th St later this spring, providing an accessible space for the community to experience the life-enhancing benefits of yoga.

  • Stretch Your Body: Whether you’re new to the practice or consider yourself a seasoned yogi, YogaSix provides an energizing and empowering program built around six core classes: Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt & Flow.

  • Not Your Wallet: Join now as a Founding Member and receive 30% off your membership for life on a month-to-month agreement — no long-term commitment necessary.

Become a Founding Member of YogaSix Bentonville HERE.


Big Emma Development Breaks Ground In Downtown Springdale


Groundwork officially broke ground yesterday on its Big Emma affordable housing project, a 77-unit mixed-income apartment development located on Emma Ave in Downtown Springdale.

  • From The Ground Up: Thanks to a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, 30 units will be reserved for households earning below the area median income, ensuring affordable housing options for teachers, nurses, and manufacturing workers near the amenities of city centers, like grocery stores, health clinics, and recreation opportunities.

  • A Way Forward: The apartment will be owned, developed, and managed by the local nonprofit Community Development of Northwest Arkansas. Buffalo Builders is undertaking construction and expects to finish by the summer of 2025. Those involved are hopeful Big Emma will provide a model for future projects to address the region’s housing crises.

See early renderings of the Big Emma project in a brief video HERE.


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  • 👩 Hometown Heroines: From leading the charge in civil rights to setting aviation records, here are some inspiring women from Arkansas to celebrate this International Women’s Day!

  • 🛫 Off The Tarmac: XNA saw a record 70,716 enplanements in January, a 13.4% increase over 2023. The airport will surpass the one million mark this year if it maintains that trajectory.

  • 🏨 Hotel Motel Holiday Inn: How many hotels do you think there are in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Springdale combined? A. 55 B. 104 C. 90 or D. idk, probably a lot.

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