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May 23, 2023

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Bentonville Bike Fest Takes Off This Thursday

NWA Daily

The third annual Bentonville Bike Fest returns this week, May 25-28, bringing a variety of races, workshops, and UCI-sanctioned events to Ole Applegate Place, this year's new venue just south of Coler Mountain Bike Preserve!

  • All day: The action-packed schedule includes a North American Trials & UCI C1 qualifier, a Cross Country Eliminator race, Enduro and Kids Enduro races, Gravel Races, a UCI C1 BMX flatland event, and a plethora of workshops with pro riders like Kyle Strait, Rachel Strait, Anneke Beerten, and Jeff Lenosky.
  • All together: Aside from witnessing world-class racing and riding action, there will be food trucks, live music, free water from sponsor Niagara Water, and an expo featuring over 140 bike vendors with the latest bike technology and outdoor apparel on display.

Find opportunities to Race & Ride on and reserve your Free General Admission tickets HERE

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Summer Reading Club Starts Jun 3 At Fayetteville Public Library

Fayetteville Public Library

Fayetteville Public Library encourages everyone to read together all summer long with Summer Reading Club, where you can win great prizes in exchange for points earned reading in any form — be it paperbacks, audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, picture books, or chapter books!

  • Learn and earn: Summer Reading Club participants can track reading on the READsquared app, earn rewards, and be eligible for grand prizes, including an iPad and signed copies of books from authors who visited FPL this year!
  • Party of the year: Join FPL as they kick off the summer with a public conversation with best-selling author Brit Bennett on Jun 1, from 7-8p, and the Summer Reading Kickoff! including bounce houses, face painting, stilt walkers, bubbles, food, and more on Jun 3, from 9:30a-12:30p. 

Learn more about Summer Reading Club HERE


Walmart Opens Arkansas's First Market Fulfillment Center Today


Walmart will host the grand opening of its first high-tech Market Fulfillment Center in Arkansas at Store 100 on S. Walton in Bentonville, including a ribbon cutting ceremony today, May 22, at 2:30p.

  • Getting techy: The 40,000-sq-ft Market Fulfillment Center inside the store is powered by a high-tech storage and retrieval system called Alphabot, which leaders believe will promote exciting transformations in fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and associate opportunity.
  • Community: The grand opening will include remarks from Bentonville Mayor Stephanie Orman and CEO of Walmart U.S. John Furner, then the leadership team at Store 100 will present $15,000 in donations to Bentonville High School, Bentonville West High School, and Bentonville Schools Ignite Professional Studies Program for the progress of technological and educational development.

Learn more about Walmart's strategic use of technology in its stores HERE.


Make Plans For The Fourth At The Walmart AMP

Walton Arts Center & Walmart AMP

Tickets are on sale now for the Fireworks Spectacular – An American Salute at the Walmart AMP on Tuesday, Jul 4, including fireworks and a live performance by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.

  • The sights: The City of Rogers will sponsor the celebration, bringing the community together for a night of entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show at NWA’s premier outdoor amphitheater.
  • The sounds: The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas has served the community with musical performances and education opportunities since 1954. Under the musical direction of Paul Haas, SoNA’s concert will celebrate the beauty and grandeur of America and honor our nation’s veterans and those who bravely serve in our nation’s armed forces.

Advance tickets range from $3-25. Reserve yours HERE


Pig Gig Arkansas Returns To Downtown Rogers This Weekend

Jay Alexander Foundation, Inc.

The sound of blues and the smell of barbecue will fill the air in historic Downtown Rogers as Pig Gig Arkansas returns to Butterfield Stage this Saturday, May 27, from 5-10p.

  • Good times: Come ready to feast on the pig roast bbq, bbq chicken, wings, and drinks from Ozark Beer Company. Along with great food, enjoy family-fun entertainment as multiple blues acts take the Butterfield Stage, including headliner Oreo Blue.
  • Great cause: Presented by Jay Alexander Foundation, Inc., the event is held in honor of Jay Alexander, who passed away from a rare liver cancer in 2011, and raises funds for the vital work of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation.

Advance Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children. Reserve yours HERE.

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