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story.lead_photo.caption FILE PHOTO/ FLIP PUTTHOFF Gary Holland (left) helps his sons Tommy Holland and Owen Paul (right) climb on a backhoe at the Touch A Truck event sponsored by the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. Big rigs, construction equipment, fire trucks and more will be on hand May 18 at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers for youngsters and adults to see and touch. The event is a fundraiser and community outreach for the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas.


Greening of the Garden

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

3 6-10 p.m. -- The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will host the 24th annual Greening of the Garden. The benefit will feature dinner, premium wine and silent auction. Honorary chairmen are Bette and Walter Mathews and Vickie and Bill Mathews, McDonald's restaurants. Tickets are $125 or $1,200 for a table for 10. Information: (479) 750-2620 or

March for Babies

March of Dimes

4 9 a.m. -- The March of Dimes Northwest Arkansas March for Babies will be held at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. Information:

Dogwood Walk

Humane Society of the Ozarks

4 9 a.m.-noon -- The 27th annual Dogwood Walk to benefit the Humane Society of the Ozarks will be at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. The dog-friendly event will include information booths, dog contests, dog demonstrations, a fun photo booth, dunk tank, face painting, balloon animals and awards for exceptional dogs and their people. Tickets are $20 for society members and $25 for nonmembers. Companion passes for families or friends are available for an additional $5 with a paid registration (although doesn't include a T-shirt). Children younger than 5 get in free. Micro-chipping will be available for an additional $20 and includes implanting of the microchip by a veterinarian and the microchip registration fee. Sponsorships are available. Information: (479) 444-7387 or

RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes

Alzheimer's Association

4 1 p.m. -- The Blondes vs. Brunettes touch football game to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will be played at Champions Field at Shiloh High School in Springdale. Information: (479) 273-5559 or

Heather Ridley Fleeman Battle for Hope 10K, 5K, Walk

Hope Cancer Resources Foundation

4 7:30 a.m. -- The Heather Ridley Fleeman Battle for Hope 10K, 5K, Walk will be at Old Tiger Stadium in Bentonville. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. Information: (479) 361-5847, or

Mini Derby

Equestrian Bridges

4 3-7 p.m. -- Equestrian Bridges in Fayetteville will host the seventh annual Mini Derby at the Estates by Southgate in Rogers. The benefit will include live miniature horse racing, food trucks, live music from Back Road Anthem, pony rides, drinks and big hat and bow-tie contests. Kentucky Derby attire recommended. Tickets for the family-friendly event are $35. Children 12 and younger get in free. Information: (479) 409-8980 or

Hope Gala: Run for the Roses

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

4 4 p.m. -- The annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Hope Gala: Run for the Roses," will be at Horton Farms in Bentonville. Honorary event chairwoman is Andrea Albright. The benefit will include mint juleps, live and silent auctions, Kentucky Derby viewing, hat and bow-tie contests and dinner. Guests are encouraged to wear Derby-inspired attire. Tickets are $200. Information: (479) 442-9190 or

Fayetteville Foam Fest

Lib Horn Animal Shelter, Ranger's Pantry, Breakaway Cycling team

4 5-8 p.m. -- The Fayetteville Foam Fest will be held on the downtown square in Fayetteville. The evening will feature gourmet food paired with craft beer, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 general admission, $80 VIP admission and $20 for designated drivers. Information:

Rise and Shine

ALS Association-Arkansas Chapter

7 7-8:30 a.m. -- The Rise and Shine corporate sponsor breakfast to benefit ALS Association-Arkansas Chapter will be at Pinnacle Country Club. Tony Rogers, Sam's Club senior vice president and chief member officer, is the honorary chairman of the NWA Walk to Defeat ALS and will provide remarks for the breakfast. Sponsorships are available. Information:

Haute Trash Couture Fashion Show

Elizabeth Richardson Center

9 6-9 p.m. -- The inaugural Haute Trash Couture Fashion Show to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center will be at Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery in Springdale. The performance will feature fashion made from trash. The evening will also include wine and small plate tastings, raffles and cash bar. Tickets are $30 for front row seats, $20 for secondary seats and $100 for a cocktail table for four. Information: (479) 872-1800 or

Hydration Celebration

Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life

11 7-10 a.m. -- The annual Kendrick Fincher 5K, Toddler Trot and Youth Run will be at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. The Youth Run is $10 for students in grades K-8 and is a fun and educational event to promote proper hydration and prevention of heat-related illness. Adult registration is $20. Toddler Trot registration is $15. Information: (479) 986-9960 or

Great Strides Walk

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

11 9 a.m.-noon -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will mark 30 years of the Great Strides Benefit Walk at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The walk begins at 10 a.m. There will be fun activities for the family, food, music, entertainment and a healthy 1-mile walk. Information: (501) 371-0233,, or email

Putts & Pints

Open Avenues

16 6 p.m. -- The third annual "Putts and Pints" miniature golf tournament will be played at Golf Mountain in Rogers. The event will feature beer, snacks, music and prizes. Registration is $120 per team of four. Information: (479) 636-5082 or

Art of Wine Festival

Walton Arts Center

16 6 p.m. -- The "Winemaker's Dinner" on the stage of the center's Baum Walker Hall will feature a six-course tasting dinner from Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar with wine pairings from E&J Gallo Winery. Tickets for the cocktail-attire event are $225. The evening will also include live and silent auctions.

17 7 p.m. -- The 2018 Art of Wine festival to benefit the Walton Arts Center will begin with "Uncorked!" at the arts center in Fayetteville. The evening will offer a selection of wines from around the world, food from area restaurants, live music and games. Tickets are $75 or $150 for VIP access and premium wines.

Information: (479) 443-5600 or

Touch a Truck

Junior League of Northwest Arkansas

18 10 a.m.-2 p.m. -- The annual Touch A Truck fundraiser for the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas will be at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. Children will be able to explore construction equipment, motorcycles and tractors. There will be costumed characters, mascots, building projects, fingernail painters and food trucks. Tickets are $5 each or $20 per family, with a maximum of five people per family. Birthday party packages are available. Gates open at 9 a.m. for children with special needs. Information:

Go Red for Women

American Heart Association

21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The American Heart Association will host Go Red for Women at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The morning will include breakout sessions about women's heart health, fashion show, Purse-onality Auction, luncheon and keynote address from Dr. Phil McGraw. Tickets are $125. Information: (479) 439-6800.

Havana Nights

Children's Emergency Shelter

31 6:30-11:30 p.m. -- The seventh annual Havana Nights benefit for the Children's Emergency Shelter will be on Riverfront Drive in Fort Smith. The Cuban-themed party will feature a "best-of-live-auction" raffle, live music, Cuban-cuisine, bourbon tastings, live and silent auctions and hand-rolled cigars. Tickets are $125. Information: (479) 783-0018 or

NAN Our Town on 04/25/2019

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