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Jul 31

Arkansas Art Educators Workshop » DIY Art

Jul 31st @ 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum

This two-day art-immersion workshop is exclusively for members of the National Art Education Association and Arkansas Art Educators. Participants will learn several different artistic processes which will leave you energized for the coming school year! Twelve hours of Professional Development credit available. $40 per day, $65 for both days, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335. Note: If you are not currently a member, please join NAEA before enrolling in this workshop.

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Jul 31

Live Arts » Film & Performance, Utopia in Four Movements

Jul 31st @ 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum

In this “live documentary,” filmmaker Sam Green cues images and narrates in person while musician Dave Cerf performs the soundtrack. Green and Cerf sift through the history of the utopian impulse with the audience and search for insights about the way to build a vision of the future based on humankind’s noblest impulses. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335

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Jul 31

PBL in the Community-Storytime

Jul 31st @ 10:30am
Location: Bentonville Community Center

BPL will present 30 minutes of good books, action rhymes and songs at the Bentonville Community Center. Located at 1101 SW Citizens Circle Bentonville, AR. Storytime will be held in Community Room 3. For more information, contact the library at 271-6816 or logon to

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Aug 1

Yarnell's Ice Cream Festival

Aug 1st @ 7:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Bentonville Square

FREE SAMPLES of Arkansas' own Yarnell's Ice Cream at the Bentonville Farmer's Market, including everyone's favorite summertime treat LEMON ICE BOX PIE! Come on out Saturday, August 1st for the Annual Ice Cream Festival presented by Yarnell's in combination with The Walmart Museum. Coke Floats for only a $1!

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Aug 2

Sidewalk Sundays with Turpentine Creek

Aug 2nd @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Walmart Museum

Learn about wild animals with Turpentine Creek. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 p.m. It's free! Questions? Call us at 479-273-1329 ext. 2 or visit our website:

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Aug 7

Annual Neil Compton Celebration

Aug 7th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Compton Gardens and Convention Center

5:15pm - Exhibit Preview
6:00pm - Conversation with Ken Smith
Compton Gardens and Conference Center

The exhibit will include photography by Ken Smith and Dr. Neil Compton.

Ken Smith is an author and long-time conservationist of much of the Buffalo National River trail system including the Buffalo River Trail. Our evening will include a wonderful conversation with him. We look forward to hosting this dear friend of Dr. Compton.

The Ozark Society will also be selling Ken Smith's books and Dr. Compton's as well.


Thank you to all of our sponsors for this event:


The Walmart Museum

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates, & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Kyle Alexander (Mach 1 Financial Group)

Celebrate Arkansas Magazine

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Aug 8


Aug 8th @ 10:00am
Location: Bentonville Public Library

Meet Zaida, an English Mastiff and therapy dog, with her handler Miss Trish. Reading with a dog is fun and can help children increase enthusiasm for reading, develop reading skills, and gain confidence in interacting with animals.   This free drop-in program does not require registration.   For more information view the library calendar at or contact 271-6816.

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Aug 9

BPL in the Community – SIDEWALK SUNDAY

Aug 9th @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: The Walmart Museum

Join Bentonville Public Library and the Walmart Museum for Back to School Brain Games.  Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event located in Downtown Bentonville at 105 N Main St.  This free drop-in program does not require registration.   For more information view the library calendar at or contact 271-6816.


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Aug 10

Cover To Cover Kids Book Club

Aug 10th @ 5:00pm
Location: Bentonville Public Library

On Monday, August 10 at 5:00 pm, it’s time for kids ages 10-12 yrs. old to talk, discuss, chat and share ideas about Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel at Bentonville Public Library.  Bentonville High School Sophomore, Paula Ryburn, will lead the discussion.  Books are available in the Children’s Library.  Keep the book forever after you attend the club meeting!  You MUST ATTEND that month’s club meeting to keep the book. For more information view the library calendar at or contact 271-6816.

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Aug 12


Aug 12th @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Bentonville Public Library

Get ready for kindergarten at Bentonville Public Library!  Students entering kindergarten are invited to explore literacy, science, math, motor and social skill stations that feature music, stories, art and play!  This free drop-in program does not require registration.   For more information view the library calendar at or contact 271-6816.

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