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Group challenges cancer

Garden becomes gallery

Subscriber onlyNate Solder, New York Giants offensive tackle and cancer survivor, headlined the Tackle Cancer Tailgate on June 15 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. Solder shared with guests at the Cancer Challenge benefit the story of his cancer recovery in 2014 and the discovery of tumors in his son Hudson's kidneys in 2015. At nearly 3 years old, Hudson is still receiving treatment and doing well. Continue reading...

Brews benefit trails

Subscriber onlyCraft beer connoisseurs and brew beginners alike will have the opportunity to sample some 400 craft beers at the third annual Ales for Trails Craft Beer Festival to benefit Park Partners of Fort Smith and the Fort Smith trail system. Continue reading...

Wine walk, tasting dinner boost kids' programs

Arts center lauds Starr

Subscriber onlyFriends of The Jones Center Giving Circle members gathered for the third annual Wine Walk on May 31 at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale. Continue reading...

Group stands up for shelter

Subscriber onlyThe inaugural "Stand Up for Survivors of Domestic Violence" on June 29 will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter. Stand-up comedian Erin Jackson will headline the evening at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, with Raj Suresh as the opening act. Continue reading...

Museum goes ‘Beyond’

Luau opens avenues

Subscriber onlyOpen Avenues welcomed more than 400 backers to the annual Spring Fling Luau benefit May 19 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. The luau-themed evening helped the nonprofit organization raise some $120,000. Continue reading...

Arts Live Sets Sail

Subscriber onlyThe "Laugh Out Loud Gala" for Arts Live Theatre will set sail June 23 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The cruise-theme fundraiser will feature dinner, beer and wine, silent and live auctions and entertainment by Phunbags Comedy Improv. The group will honor Kathleen Trotter, executive director of the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, for her work in the arts. Continue reading...

Garden a little greener

Helpers open their hearts

Subscriber onlySome 700 American Heart Association supporters helped the nonprofit organization raise $644,500 at "A Night Under the Stars" Heart Ball on May 12 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Donors deck out for Derby soirees

Circle keeps care close to home

Subscriber onlyThe Northwest Arkansas Circle of Friends welcomed guests to the ninth annual A Nite at the Races to benefit Arkansas Children's Foundation on May 5 at the UARK Bowl in Fayetteville. Proceeds will go to help support Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale to bring "care close to home" for Northwest Arkansas children. Continue reading...

Drinks, delicacies, competition on tap

Subscriber onlyA dozen local mixologists will convene to create unique cocktails as they compete in the second annual "Sharing Spirits Mixologist Competition" from 5 to p.m. today at The Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens in Bentonville. The event benefits the museum. Continue reading...

Supporters sow Seeds of Hope

Horses help kids learn, do

Subscriber onlyHealing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas supporters sowed Seeds of Hope at a Garden Party on May 4 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Arkansas Support Network moves together, marks anniversary

Subscriber onlyArkansas Support Network will welcome athletes of all abilities for the sixth annual Moving Together: Walk-Run-Roll on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Fetes focus on scholarships

Foundation, fund interwoven

Subscriber onlyThe Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation welcomed guests to Plant a Seed for education on April 27 at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Activities to build autism awareness

Autism Involves Me, an autism advocacy and support provider, will host the third annual AIM golf tournament Friday at Kingswood Golf Course in Bentonville. Registration is $500 per foursome. Continue reading...

CASA celebrates success, volunteers

Museum hosts Ungala

Subscriber onlyScott Family Amazeum patrons swapped wingtips and strappy stillettos for snappy sneakers and low-key loafers for an evening of kids' play at the second annual Ungala on April 21 at the children's museum in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Equestrian Bridges on track for therapy

Subscriber onlyBig hats and bow ties will abound at the sixth annual Mini Derby to benefit Equestrian Bridges on Saturday at Parkerman Stables in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

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