One Rink To Rule Them All

Amazon in Bentonville? Ice skating returns this weekend and three breweries battle it out for the greater good.

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It’s Ice Skating Season at Bentonville’s Lawrence Plaza!

The Rink at Lawrence Plaza will open for the ice skating season this Saturday, Nov 18, at noon!

  • Frozen Over: From November to February, the concrete pad at Lawrence Plaza is transformed into a 7,000ft2 ice skating rink in the heart of Downtown Bentonville. Session hours vary weekly but can be found on their season calendar.

  • Go Figure: Opening day at The Rink coincides with Bentonville’s Lighting of the Square, which is scheduled for 6p. Reserve your tickets online and be the first to break the ice!

Tickets are $7 to skate, including rentals. Book online HERE.


Cranksgiving in the Ozarks: Pedaling to End Hunger

Help those in need put food on the table for the holidays by joining Cranksgiving in the Ozarks, a combination alley-cat race and scavenger hunt with bragging rights on the line for three local breweries this Saturday, Nov 18, starting at noon.

  • Yes, We Can: Bike Rack in Bentonville, Ozark Beer Company in Rogers, and Fossil Cove in Fayetteville are hosting a friendly competition to see who can gather the most food. Participants will gather at their favorite brewery, break into teams of four, then be sent out via bike with a holiday grocery list to gather donations for our neighbors in need.

  • Ready to Roll: It’s an alley-cat race, so cyclists can choose whatever route they want to get to where they’re going. The rules are simple: be safe and have fun! Not into bikes, but want to help? Feel free to drop food donations off at your chosen brewery on the day of the event.

No pre-registration necessary. Find more Cranksgiving details HERE.

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Kick Back with a Free House Party at the Momentary!

Celebrate the opening of the Momentary’s latest exhibition Enduring Amazon with a day of family-friendly festivities in Downtown Bentonville this Saturday, Nov 18. The party starts at 10a and lasts until midnight. No tickets required — it’s free!

  • Dance the Day Away: The entire campus of the Momentary will be filled with creative celebrations, including DJ sets, dance parties, outdoor games, cocktail demos, food trucks, and more. Fun for the whole family, show off your moves in a daytime dance session in the RØDE House or compete for prizes in fun games at the Kids Zone.

  • All Night Long: As the evening winds down, those ages 21+ can head to the Tower Bar for cocktails and lounge vibes or stick around for an after-hours dance party in the RØDE House following the public reception of Enduring Amazon.

Find the complete schedule for House Party @ the Mo HERE.


Run the Check: Rampy MS Research Foundation Going the Distance

Rampy MS Research Foundation is going the distance in the fight to cure multiple sclerosis — literally. This Giving Tuesday, twenty-one runners will relay over 200 miles in just 36 hours to deliver a research grant to the UAMS in Little Rock.

  • Run a Leg: The extraordinary effort aims to double the donation of an MS research grant from $30,000 to $60,000. The distance is broken up into 22 segments, and several spots are still available for those wanting to go the distance for MS Research!

  • Morning People: Help send off the first wave of runners as they take off from the Bentonville Square on Monday, Nov 27, at 1a. The route will weave over 200 miles through 17 Arkansas towns all the way to the UAMS campus in Little Rock.

You can play a part! Volunteer to Run the Check or make a donation.


Plan the Perfect Winter Night at Walton Arts Center

Get ahead on planning and make your snow globe reservation for Winter Nights at Walton Arts Center, open to the public 6p-12a every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Nov 30 to Dec 22.

  • Winter Wonderland: Walk-up outdoor seating and indoor seating are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. So gather with your friends, family, and neighbors and enjoy the twinkling lights and silvery decorations. New this year, there will be live music each night from 6:30-9:30p. 

  • Shake Things Up: A limited number of snow globes with fire pits can be reserved each night for $100. Each globe will have a dedicated cocktail server for groups of up to eight, and patrons can add on a charcuterie board, s’mores package, or 16-inch Gusano’s Chicago-style pizza!

Beat the crowds and reserve your snow globe HERE.


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In other news…

  • 📚 Be A Friend: The Friends of Fayetteville Public Library are hosting a Holiday Book Sale this Saturday, Nov 18. They’ll have gift-wrapped books ready for the holidays, and all proceeds benefit the library.*

  • 🦉 Leave Your Legacy: Live with peace of mind knowing you’ve ensured the well-being of those you love with a thoughtfully prepared estate plan. Take your first step by joining a free Lunch and Learn with HootOwl Legal at the Apollo in Springdale on Thursday, Nov 30, at noon — lunch will be provided!*

  • 🌲 Totally Stumped: This wildlife artist and chainsaw carver transforms dead trees into stunning creations like woodland animals, lighthouses, and even smiley sasquatches! Take a look at some of his designs HERE.

  • 🚚 Carrying Families: J.B. Hunt recently awarded $437,500 in scholarships to employees’ family members through its Scholarship for Families program.

  • ⛰ New Study Spot: Mount Sequoyah received rezoning approval from the Fayetteville City Council to open a coffee shop up on the mountain.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

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