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Center kicks off with Kiss

Subscriber onlyArts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale will kick off its 51st year with "Opening Night" and a production of Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Coleman Ray Clark. The "Opening Night" benefit at 6:30 p.m. July 14 will include a sneak peak of the upcoming season and help support the community arts center's mission, said Kathleen Trotter, executive director. The benefit will include drinks and hors d'oeuvres before the 7:30 p.m. performance, and champagne and desserts during intermission. Continue reading...

Patrons preview Chihuly exhibition

Picnic seeds programs

Subscriber onlyChihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest sponsors were treated to a preview of the latest temporary exhibition May 27 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Guests also had the opportunity to meet world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, wife Leslie Jackson Chihuly and members of his team. Continue reading...

Benefit sparks hope

Subscriber onlyBernadette Holt, 33, plans to graduate from Northwest Arkansas Community College with an associate's degree in business, thanks to support from the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. Her original plan meant getting a job after earning that degree. But Holt changed her mind when she discovered she flourished as she sought education. She said the new plan calls for graduating from NWACC and continuing her studies at a (university) and earning a bachelor's degree. Continue reading...

Beer, cheer flow at garden

Group celebrates with fling

Subscriber onlyBeer and good cheer were flowing at the third annual Gardens on Tap on May 20at Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville. The beer benefit for The Peel Compton Foundation featured bites, brews and other beverages from local businesses such as Airship Coffee, Bentonville Brewing Company, Bike Rack Brewing Co., Columbus House Brewery, Core Brewing & Distilling Co., Pedaler's Pub, Yeyo's, TrickDilly and Fred's Hickory Inn. Continue reading...

Arts Live goes for laughs

Subscriber onlyLaugh Out Loud to benefit Arts Live Theatre reprises June 16 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The second annual adults-only benefit for the children's and youth theater company will feature entertainment from Phunbags Comedy Improv, food, live and silent auctions. Continue reading...

Lip sync battle boosts heart health

Patrons mingle with Maestro

Subscriber onlyMusically inclined community members went head to head at the Heart Ball: Heart of a Rockstar Lip Sync Battle Season 2 on May 12. The evening at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers helped the nonprofit organization raise some $560,000. Continue reading...

Garden gets greener

Amazeum celebrates

Subscriber onlyThe Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, with Judy and Jay McDonald as honorary event chairmen, welcomed more than 500 backers to the 22nd annual Greening of the Garden May 9 at the garden in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Patrons pony up for pediatrics

Scholarship group gives a ‘hand up’

Subscriber onlyCharles Redfield headlined the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County benefit Corporate Luncheon on May 2 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. Redfield, Walmart U.S. food division executive vice president, told those gathered the nonprofit organization "is about creating opportunity for single parents." The Northwest Arkansas native and University of Arkansas graduate also gave guests some insight into Walmart's plans for retail competition. Continue reading...

Sports, socials tackle cancer

Subscriber onlyThe three-day, multi-event Cancer Challenge will lead off with a golf tournament June 8 in Bella Vista and conclude with 10K and 5K runs and a 1-mile walk June 10 in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Symphony lauds patrons

Seeds sprout scholarships

Subscriber onlySymphony of Northwest Arkansas patrons gathered April 25 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville for the nonprofit organization's third annual SoNA Spring Gala. Continue reading...

Rotary race gets dirty

Subscriber onlyThere's no chance of getting out clean from the "Pig Trail Mud Run" presented by the Springdale Rotary Club on June 3. The fifth annual benefit 5K will begin and end at Marchant Arena in Elm Springs, and the course will run through undeveloped land on the Ecclesia College campus. Linda Slothower, event chairwoman, said the race's 15 obstacles will include two creek beds, a muddy steeple-chase, zip line, rope bridge, two firemen's poles and a climbing wall. Continue reading...

Arts center marks milestone

University lauds donors

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas lauded benefactors at Towers of Old Main on April 21 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The biennial black-tie dinner is held to induct members into the Towers of Old Main -- those who have reached significant milestones in their giving to the university. Continue reading...

Kiwanis clubs walk for children’s hospital

Subscriber onlyA baker’s dozen Northwest Arkansas Kiwanis Clubs have sponsored an annual fun walk to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1995. Sharon Horwart of the Springdale Kiwanis Club, walk co-chairman, said the groups are narrowing the focus of the effort beginning with this year’s walk May 13. Continue reading...

Giving Circle honors two

New benefit lauds doctors

Subscriber onlyWelcome Health: Northwest Arkansas' Free Health Center lauded two of its longtime volunteer physicians -- Roger Montgomery and Jim Norys -- at the inaugural A Toast to Health fundraiser April 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Benefactors boost BOST

Group champions girls

Subscriber onlyGirls on the Run of Northwest Arkansas champions gathered April 7 for the sixth annual Out of the Box Luncheon at Avondale Chapel and Gardens in Bentonville. Continue reading...