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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Olivia Scott of Springdale gets a high five from Santa Claus as her father Jason Scott watches during the 2016 "Children's Christmas Train" at the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad depot in Springdale. The 2017 train will run Saturday to benefit the Children's Safety Center.

DECEMBER

Holiday Gift Market

Community Creative Center

Through Dec. 25, the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville hosts the Community Creative Center's "Holiday Gift Market" in the Bob McBride Studio. The market will be open during all Walton Arts Center holiday performances.

Information: (479) 571-2706 or communitycreativecenter.org.

Gaslight Gala

Clayton House

1 6:30 to 10 p.m. -- The "Gaslight Gala" at Clayton House in Fort Smith will benefit the Fort Smith Heritage Foundation. The fundraiser will include hors d'oeuvres, drinks, historical characters, auction, music, portraiture artists and carriage rides. Tickets are $50. VIP and corporate sponsorships are available.

Information: (479) 783-3000 or claytonhouse.org.

Breakfast With Santa

Arts Center of the Ozarks

2 8:30, 9:15 and 10 a.m. -- "Breakfast With Santa," hosted by the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, will include a visit and photo with Santa, breakfast, cookie decorating and Christmas crafts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $15 for children.

Information: (479) 751-5441 or artscenteroftheozarks.org.

Jingle Bell Jog

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

2 9 a.m. -- The "Jingle Bell Jog" 5K race and "Reindeer Fun Run" to benefit the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will be held at the garden in Fayetteville. The 5K will be a timed event, with awards presented immediately after the race. The benefit will include pastries, hot chocolate, coffee, music, door prizes and special guests. Register at register-wizard.com. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run, which will begin at 10 a.m.

Information: (479) 530-8084 or bgozarks.org.

Children's Christmas Train

Children's Safety Center

2 8 a.m to 3 p.m. -- The "Children's Christmas Train" to benefit the Children's Safety Center will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with rides departing every hour on the hour. The journey on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad will take passengers from the Springdale depot to Johnson, and back, in a restored 1940s passenger coach car. Tickets are $10 for children ages 3 to 12, $20 for adults and free for children age 2 and younger.

Information: (479) 872-6183 or childrenssafetycenter.org.

O Night Divine

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

2 6 p.m -- The Mercy Health Foundation's 2017 charity ball, "O Night Divine," will be held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. The evening will include dinner and a live auction. Tickets for the black-tie benefit are limited.

Information: (479) 338-2990.

Jingle Mingle

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas

7 6 p.m. -- The 17th annual Jingle Mingle to benefit Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas will be at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live music. Tickets are a suggested $25 donation.

Information: (479) 935-4888 or spsfnwa.org.

Winter Garden Ball

Healing Gardens of NWA

9 6 to 11 p.m. -- The inaugural "Winter Garden Ball" to benefit the Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas will be at the Center for Collaboration in Bentonville. The evening will include jazz, drinks, a cider bar and dancing at the after party. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $150 for VIP.

Information: (479) 366-6944 or rachel@healinggardensofnwa.org.

Gala at the Peel Mansion

Peel Compton Foundation

9 6 p.m. -- The Peel Compton Foundation will host its annual "Christmas Gala" featuring a five-course, paired gourmet wine dinner. Attire for the fundraiser is cocktail for women and business for men. Tickets are $125.

Information: (479) 254-3870 or peelcompton.org/gala.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Runners begin the 2016 "Jingle Bell Jog" and "Reindeer Fun Run" to benefit the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. The 5K and fun run will take place Saturday at the garden.
Courtesy photo The "Gaslight Gala" on Friday at Clayton House in Fort Smith will benefit the Fort Smith Heritage Foundation.

NAN Our Town on 11/30/2017

Print Headline: Mercy, market, mingle make merry

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