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New Firefly Sanctuary At Coler, Art Classes Beginning At CCC, Tickets On Sale For Amazeum UnGala, Olive St Apartments Breaks Ground, and More!

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Coler Welcomes First Firefly Sanctuary In Arkansas

Hey Alexa, play Fireflies by Owl City! A portion of Coler Mountain Bike Preserve has officially been designated as a firefly sanctuary.

  • A Thousand Hugs: Created in partnership with NWA Master Naturalists, the Coler Firefly Sanctuary is the first firefly sanctuary in Arkansas and the first established west of the Mississippi River. The area’s long grass, native plants, leaf litter for the firefly larvae, and pesticide-free management make the habitat perfect for fireflies.

  • From 10,000 Lighting Bugs: Master Naturalists will be leading Firefly Walks through the sanctuary this summer on June 21, 22, 28, and 29, giving people the opportunity to observe and enjoy nature’s fascinating flying flashlights.

Learn more about the new firefly preserve HERE.

Arts & Culture

Cultivate Your Artistic Skills At The Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center

April to May Classes kick off next week at the Community Creative Center, featuring six-week courses across a wide span of artistic mediums.

  • Unleash Creativity: Classes focus on different skills such as ceramics, sewing, painting, drawing, printmaking, screenwriting, monotype printmaking, glass fusing, and more!

  • Develop Skills: These courses are a great way to take your hobby to the next level and develop skills with the guidance of experienced artists from the region. Plus, it’s a great way to meet others who share your interest in various creative pursuits!

Check remaining class availability HERE.

Mix Things Up At The Scott Family Amazeum’s UnGala

Embark on a journey through creativity at the UnGala, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser for ages 21+ at the Scott Family Amazeum on Friday, Apr 19, 7-10p.

  • Play with Purpose: Play like a kid, enjoy the flavors of a delicious food truck buffet, and experience a one-of-a-kind night of thrills. The UnGala supports the Amazeum's mission to provide affordable admission, host Priceless Nights, Amazeum for All Passes, and more.

  • Mix Things Up: Raise a glass and vote for your favorite drinks in a science-themed cocktail competition featuring Tipsy Chemistry mixologists Ryan Crozier, Marlee Lovelace, Laura Rush, and Cheryl Yarbrough.

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


CD NWA Breaks Ground On Olive Street Apartments In Rogers

Right on the heels of its Big Emma project groundbreaking in Downtown Springdale, Community Development NWA broke ground yesterday on the Olive Street Apartments, a new 60-unit mixed-income development in Rogers.

  • The Rent: Community Development NWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and supporting quality, affordable housing throughout Northwest Arkansas. This project will offer 33 units to households earning less than 80% of the area median income (AMI) and 12 units affordable to households earning less than 50% of AMI.

  • City Central: Located at the corner of 24th and Olive St, the development offers convenient access to the Greenway, an adjacent park, and walkable amenities like grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and fitness centers within a one-mile radius. Completion is expected by the fall of 2025.

Learn more about CD NWA HERE.


YOLO: Free Professional Development Series By CACHE Starts Next Week

Connect with resources, learning, and community during the Year of Learning & Outreach (YOLO), a free professional development series for creatives and organizations hosted by CACHE at the Medium in Downtown Springdale. Here are a couple of upcoming sessions:

  • Insta Like An Influencer: Define your brand voice and gain tools to grow your social media presence with help from local Instagram influencers and Arkansas ambassadors NWA Newbies next Tuesday, Apr 2, from 10-11:15a. DM your Instagram examples to @nwa.newbies today to get honest feedback during the session!

  • Newsletter Brevity: The team behind NWA Daily (hey, that’s us!) will share best practices for turning your organization’s newsletter into an effective tool for communicating with your audience, customers, and donors on Wednesday, Jun 12, from 10-11:30a.

Register for YOLO sessions and stay tuned for more topics HERE.

NWA Daily Picks

In other news…

  • 🧘‍♀️ Warrior Pose: Hang out with the awesome YogaSix Bentonville team during one of three upcoming free pop-up classes, including a Yoga Date Night at Bentonville Brewing this Thursday, Mar 28, at 6p.*

  • 🧰 Upskill Your Leadership: Thanks to the super response to their course in March, INTOUCH Coaching is back with another 10-week Coaching Skills for Managers course starting Apr 24 — register by Apr 10 for 15% off.*

  • 🔍️ Keep Looking: At least nine of our 20 hidden eggs have been found — you’ve got til Friday to find one and be entered to win $100 to a favorite local restaurant of your choice!

  • 📚️ One For The Books: Once Upon A Time Books recently announced plans to open a third location at Fayetteville’s Evelyn Hills Shopping Center this May!

  • 🥚 Eggcellent Choice: According to DoorDash, what do you think the most popular Easter candy in Arkansas is?

  • 🍩 Just Got Dunked On: The new Dunkin’ location in the Walmart Supercenter on W. Walnut in Rogers will host a grand opening this Friday, Mar 29, at 8a — Walmart+ members can get free hot or iced coffee at Walmart Dunkin’ locations every day.

  • 🐰 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.

  • 📅 NWA Calendar: Stay up to date with events mentioned in the newsletter, or post your own upcoming events on our Events Calendar!

  • 🚀 Launch Your Message: Share your message with our growing community of 35,000+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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