Are you taking the ACT soon? Start preparing at Bentonville Public Library with our free ACT Prep Workshop presented in partnership with the University of Arkansas College Access Initiative. Workshop dates are Monday, December 1st-Friday, December 5th at 4:15 PM in the Walmart Community Room. You can learn motivating strategies to take the test, as well as new approaches to conquer the ACT and get your best score!
Must be in grades 7-12 to participate. Availability is limited.
For more information and to register, view the library calendar at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or contact Teen Services Librarian, Sarah Gowdy, at 479-273-7755.
For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week to explore color in select artworks from State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. Session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes. $30 ($24 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist Chris Larson creates work with an architectural focus, and builds upon the historical tradition of interrogating the very method of making art, referencing Surrealist automatic drawing, midcentury gestural painting, and the analytic inquiry of conceptual artists. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Friday, December 5- Saturday, December 6, 2014
Join us in celebrating the end of Prohibition by partaking in libations from an era long ago. Bartenders in Prohibition-era dress will be serving classic, speakeasy cocktails. Costumes are encouraged; mustaches (provided by The Hive) are appreciated. And to really commemorate the day, we’ll be running a special Repeal Day cocktail menu from MON 12.01 – FRI 12.05. Come sip on concoctions like the Bad Moon Rising with dill-coriander infused whiskey, contratto bianco and pomegranate. Cheers!
Friday, December 5, 7 to 8 pm
Many nineteenth-century artists, such as Martin Johnson Heade in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection, were greatly influenced by Charles Darwin’s 1859 book, On the Origin of Species. Creation, starring Paul Bettany, is a fictionalized biographical account of Darwin’s personal struggles while he was producing his seminal work. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and Fayetteville Legacy Condominiums. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Dress Up like a Princess and join Elsa and Ana for fun, crafts, photos and brunch. There will be two chances to join in the fun on December 6th at 9:30 and 11:30am. Tickets are $25 and the proceeds will go to Trike Theatre, for more information and to purchase your tickets please visit www.triketheatre.org
Saturday, December 6, 10 am to 1 pm
Meet the Artist & Demonstration » State of the Art artist Bob Trotman
Stop by the studios any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet State of the Art artist Bob Trotman, see how he creates his carved wood sculpture, and learn more about his process, which includes initial drawings, creation of clay maquettes, and full-size drawings before beginning to work in wood. This is a fascinating opportunity for all ages. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund. Free, no registration required.
Come enjoy the music of the season as families and children of all ages are invited to a free community Holiday Concert in the Children’s Read Aloud Area of the Bentonville Public Library on Saturday, December 6th at 11 AM. The Andante and Presto Orchestras, under the direction of Jenny Castillo and Jesse Collett, will perform.
The Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras is a non-profit organization made up of three levels of youth orchestras. The orchestra holds open auditions every summer, has a weekly rehearsal, and has several winter and spring performances across Northwest Arkansas. The Orchestras are under direction of Musical Director David Barg.
The event is free to the public and no registration is required.
For more information about this event or Bentonville Public Library, please call 479-271-6816 or visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org.
Auditions for young actors (8-15yrs) for The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. Each actor will be asked to perform a one minute comedic monologue. It does not have to be memorized. Audition dates, Dec 6 & 13, 10am-2pm and please preregister for an audition time slot. Visit: www.triketheatre.org
To set up an audition appointment please visit, : https://trike.wufoo.com/forms/olympiaganza-youth-academy-audition-registration/