The Keys To Your Wishes

May 20, 2023

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Local Make-A-Wish Campaign Receives Generous Match

Make-A-Wish Mid-South

The Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has entered a ground-breaking partnership with Make-A-Wish Mid-South, agreeing to match donations dollar for dollar up to $500,000 over the next two years for the Wishes are Waiting campaign.

  • End the wait: Under the leadership of Danyelle Musselman, the Wishes Are Waiting campaign launched in 2022 with the ambitious goal of raising $1m beyond the annual budget over three years to address the gap between kids waiting for wishes and the funds needed to grant those wishes.
  • Wishes in action: Speaking of kids being encouraged to dream big and experience the life-changing impacts of Make-A-Wish, a Bella Vista nine-year-old departed from XNA yesterday for a trip to Disney World after receiving a water cannon salute from the XNA fire department.

Read more on the story HERE.


Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! Here's your Weekend Roundup to help you plan some fun.

  • Feelin' Fresh: FreshGrass | Bentonville begins today at The Momentary in Bentonville, featuring Caamp, Elle King, Mavis Staples, and many more during the two-day bluegrass festival May 19-20.
  • Detective work: Learn about shocking cold cases during True Crime Fest Northwest Arkansas at the Rogers Convention Center on Saturday, May 20.
  • Boil 'em: Downtown Rogers will host the 10th Annual DTR Community Crawfish Boil this Saturday, May 20, at TXAR House beginning at 4p, benefitting the Rotary Club of Downtown Rogers.
  • High rollers: Cheer on pro cyclists during the 46th Annual Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, lasting May 18-21, with family and all-ability friendly activities during All Wheels Welcome on Sunday, May 21, from 12-4p.
  • Just kidding: Rogers Local Food Market will host Kids Day this Saturday, May 20, from 9a-12p, including kid-friendly activities like a scavenger hunt, veggie tasting, and more.
  • Canine crunchies: Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville will be distributing free food gathered from their World Record Dog Food Donation attempt on Saturday from 1-4p!
  • Music day: Siloam Springs Farmers Market will feature live music this Saturday, May 20, from 9-11a.
  • Artsy types: Artosphere continues with multiple performances and activities across NWA this weekend.
  • Up in the air: The Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival is this weekend at the Yvonne Richardson Center, featuring three days of public and private juggling shows from May 19-21.
  • Kicking up dust: Looking to build, remodel, or buy? Join The Scout Guide NWA and Signature Bank for the Dusty Boots Tour through some of NWA’s newest developments from Buffington Homes and Sapphire Homes! 
  • Play ball: The NWA Naturals host the Springfield Cardinals at Arvest Ballpark for a Growlin' Chickens Weekend, including a Fireworks Friday, a Poultry Derby "Rooster" Giveaway on Saturday, and Family Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend! See you back here Monday.

Sponsored by Downtown Springdale

Enjoy The Fun Of Downtown Springdale During LIVE! at Turnbow

Downtown Springdale Alliance

Downtown Springdale's free outdoor concert series LIVE! At Turnbow returns next Thursday, May 25, at 6:30p, with folky-bluegrass singer-songwriter Dominic B. Roy opening for country music artist Bonnie Montgomery, presented by House of Songs.

  • Summer fun: LIVE! At Turnbow takes place on the last Thursday of the month through September and is presented by the Tyson Family Foundation thanks to support from dozens of local businesses committed to the growth of Downtown Springdale.
  • Sweet deals: Season VIP passes can be purchased at the concert for only $25, giving access to special deals at nearly 20 downtown businesses, like 20% Off To-Go Orders at World's Best Java & Pies, a $15 Italian picnic pack from Zelli Pasta, $5 fresh lime margaritas at Casa Alejo, and way more!

See the full season lineup for LIVE! At Turbow HERE.


Fayetteville Now Has A Steinway & Sons Piano Showroom

Steinway Piano Gallery Little Rock

Earlier this month, Steinway & Sons opened its second Arkansas retail store in Fayetteville under the ownership of Stephen Wirges, who also operates a showroom in Little Rock.

  • Now open: The Fayetteville location at 4155 N. Steele Blvd, featuring a retail showroom and a small performance space available for recitals and events, is open from 10a-5p Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.
  • Fine-tuned: As a factory-authorized Steinway dealer, the store will handle sales, moving, tuning, and repair services for the piano line, from concert grands to traditional uprights and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos.

Read more in Talk Business & Politics HERE.

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