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Toyland returns with a new location, an upcoming 5K through the future SLS Community, affordable housing initiatives, and more!

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Northwest Arkansas’s Largest Toy Event Returns

Toyland returns to Bentonville this week, unveiling the latest toy selection exclusively at Walmart on Friday, Nov 3, from 11a-7p.

  • New Address: While traditionally hosted at the Downtown Bentonville Square, Toyland will relocate to the Walmart Home Office this year to better accommodate the size of the event — past Toyland events have drawn over 20,000 people.

  • Play Day: Kids and families are invited to explore the latest toys, demo tables, play areas, race track sets, and more! It’s a great way to get a head start on that Christmas list and maybe even walk away with a few freebies.

Find more Toyland details HERE. 


Second Annual SLS Dash 5K for Neurodiversity Coming to Kessler Mountain

The SLS Community is excited to host its second annual SLS Dash 5K for Neurodiversity at Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Nov 18.

  • Running Into the Future: The 5K route weaves through the future site of the SLS Community in the South Cato Springs development in south Fayetteville — an innovative “live, work, play” community with accessible and affordable resources for neurodiverse adults.

  • Run, Walk, and Roll: With 5K and a 1mi Fun Run options, this race allows runners of all abilities to compete, champion fitness for neurodiverse adults, and have fun together! The Fun Run course will be wheelchair accessible, and you don't have to be a runner to participate. Stick around after the run for food vendors and a free concert by Cosmic Alchemy!

Learn more and join the SLS Dash HERE.

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Groundwork Ensuring an Affordable Future for Northwest Arkansas

We must put in the work today to ensure our kids and grandkids can afford to live, grow, and play in NWA.

  • Housing Essentials: Teachers, nurses, firefighters, and other members of the region’s essential workforce face increasing obstacles in finding affordable housing relative to their incomes within the central corridor and near the region’s top amenities.

  • Building for the Future: Groundwork is working to strengthen communities by expanding housing for working families near employment, commercial, and cultural centers in Northwest Arkansas. The time is now to build the Northwest Arkansas of the future.

Visit Groundwork’s website to learn more HERE.


Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Community Creative Center

Join the Community Creative Center for its first-ever Dia de los Muertos celebration in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios this Friday, Nov 3, from 5-8p.

  • Arts & Culture: Attendees can make a clay sugar skull in a ceramics workshop led by artist Lupita Albarran and enjoy live traditional dance performances by the Latin Arts Organization of Arkansas’s Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico.

  • Traditional Eats: Food and drinks will be provided, including horchata, Pan de Muertos (Day of the Dead bread) from Panaderia Vega, and tamales from Supermercado La Villita.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.


Springdale Fall Festival Raising Funds for Thanksgiving Meals

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Join Collier & Associates for its Fall Festival in support of Springdale Schools at Shiloh Square in Downtown Springdale this Thursday, Nov 2, from 4:30-7:30p.

  • Feeding Friends: A fun evening filled with community spirit, the event will raise funds for Thanksgiving meals and the Springdale Pubic School District Treehouse Food Pantry.

  • Feeling Festive: Enjoy free food, live music, kids’ activities, and bingo! Additional food vendors will be present with a portion of the proceeds supporting Springdale schools.

Learn more about the Fall Festival HERE.


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  • 🤖 New Tech Hub: In a new ranking measuring US cities with the most cutting-edge tech workers, Northwest Arkansas ranked second in terms of skills and first in terms of momentum for mid-sized metro areas.

  • I’m Pumped! Enjoy a family-friendly Truck-or-Treat at City Pump in Rogers, including a costume contest, scavenger hunt, pumpkin coloring, and candy at the food trucks this Tuesday, Oct 31.

  • ❄️ Let It Snow: Dan Skoff and the KNWA Weather team shared their Winter Weather Predictions, anticipating a colder-than-average, wet, stormy winter this year with plenty of snow and ice.

  • 🥞 Bring Your Bro to Brunch: Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for the next Big Business Brunch, a lunch-and-learn-style event featuring top executives. The next brunch will be led by Silvia Azrai Kawas & Kerry Robinson at the 21C Museum Hotel on Nov 1 at 10a.

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