FYI Calendar: Lots of NYE celebrations, early and late

Zing in the New Year — With activities exploring music, sound, and geology with a countdown celebration at the end of the event, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 31, The Amazeum in Bentonville. $12. amazeum.org.
Zing in the New Year — With activities exploring music, sound, and geology with a countdown celebration at the end of the event, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 31, The Amazeum in Bentonville. $12. amazeum.org.


Dec. 28 (Thursday)

Family Movie -- "101 Dalmatians," 10 a.m., Springdale Public Library. Free. springdalelibrary.org.

Motion Is Lotion -- 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

Baby Bookworms -- 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. For ages to 24 months. Free. faylib.org.

Story Time -- 10 a.m., Fort Smith Main Library. Free. fortsmithlibrary.org.

Anyone Can Learn to Letter -- 10:30 a.m.-noon, Fort Smith Windsor Library. Free. fortsmithlibrary.org.

Winter Break Wonders -- Snowflake quilt, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; gallery bingo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Art of Fun puppet show, 1-4 p.m.; Button making with UA Museum, 1-4 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Adult Crafty Corner -- 2-3 p.m., Fort Smith Windsor Library. Free. fortsmithlibrary.org.

Teen Thursday Night -- Holiday "Warm Up," 6-8 p.m., Rogers Public Library. For ages 13-18. Free. rogerspubliclibrary.libcal.com.

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Dec. 29 (Friday)

Preschool Story Time -- 9:30 & 11:30 a.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. bvpl.org.

Winter Break Wonders -- Beaded snowflake, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; snowflake quilt, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; portrait fun with caricatures, 1-4 p.m.; NWA Ballet movement class, 2-4 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

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Dec. 30 (Saturday)

Winter Break Wonders -- Snow globes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; square dancing with Ozark Footsong, 1-4 p.m.; gallery story tour, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

New Years Eveee -- With Avery Lee, Fight Dream, Sloeth'n Steady, Bootleg Royal, The Big Sad, The Misdemeanors and Samantha Hunt, 7 p.m., Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville.

Saucey New Year -- Arkansauce hosts a two-night party at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville with Opal Agafia on Dec. 30 and Feed the Dog on Dec. 31. Tickets are $35 for a two-night pass.

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Dec. 31 (Sunday)

Winter Break Wonders -- Noon Year's Eve, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Zing in the New Year -- With activities exploring music, sound, and geology with a countdown celebration at the end of the event, noon to 4 p.m., The Amazeum in Bentonville. $12. amazeum.org.

New Years for Old People -- Celebrates the ball drop on London time at 6 p.m. with a penny champagne toast for a disco themed party with "one thousand disco balls" and other glitter- and sequin-attired fun from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at at Crisis Brewing Company in Fayetteville.

All that Glitters -- A NYE party hosted by the legendary Blaze Duvall and the reigning Miss Global World, Fonda LeFemme, 7 p.m., Eureka Live. Tickets are $40 and selling fast. Tickets not claimed by 7:30 p.m. will be resold.

Goblin Ball -- With Eureka Strings, Chucky Waggs and the Company of Raggs and the Gary Lawrence Band, 7 p.m., Pine Mountain Jamboree Theater in Eureka Springs. Attire is ballroom plus goblin or fairy attire. Some costumes available. The Goblin Ball is is BYOB.

NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks -- With food trucks, bounce houses, a DJ, and more, 8 p.m., Pendergraft Park in Fort Smith. Free. godowntownfs.org.

Sip 'n Paint -- A Sip 'n Paint New Year's Eve party, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with MY-T-BY-DESIGN at Six Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville. No prior painting experience is required. Tickets are $25 at Eventbrite.com.

Brew Year's Eve -- A casual NYE party starting at 8 p.m., with a champagne toast and a 10,000 balloon drop at midnight happen at Fort Smith Brewing Company in Fort Smith.

New Years Eve @ The Record -- A casino night with live music from Boom! Kinetic, food and more. Tickets are sold out for the party starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Record in Bentonville.

Now That's What I Call a New Year's Party -- With live music from Lost Wax (Kansas City) and DJ Zero Cool, a midnight champagne toast, confetti and balloon drop, 8 p.m., JJ's Live in Fayetteville.

Rock the Bells -- Celebrating the final night of the 50 year anniversary of hip-hop with strictly old school hip-hop, house and electro breaks and beats with DJs, dance battles, cyphers and best dressed contest, 9 p.m., Bentonville Taproom. Tickets are $15 at Eventbrite.com.

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Jan. 1 (Monday)

Winter Break Wonders -- Icicle twirlers, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; winter wind chimes, 1-4 p.m.; magic show with George Reader, 2 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

-- Becca Martin-Brown

& Monica Hooper

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