The Show Goes On

July 27, 2022

Community

Springdale Teacher Recognized By Disney

Springdale Public Schools

A Springdale teacher was chosen to be a guest of honor at the Disney Imagination Campus Celebration as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in Orlando. 

  • Imagine that: Jamie Stallings is a computer science teacher at Springdale’s Lakeside Junior High and loves to help his students utilize their imaginations and creativity with technology.
  • Representing Arkansas: Over 5,800 teachers from across the nation applied to be one of the lucky 50. Stallings was the only guest of honor from Arkansas. 

Check out more on the story HERE

Outdoors

Natural Surface Trail Weaves Through U of A Campus

U of A

Work is underway to connect the U of A campus to nearly 18 miles of natural-surface trail in what will be called the Fayetteville Traverse trail loop.

  • Connect the dots: After completion, the Traverse trail loop will connect the U of A campus with mountain bike destinations like Markham Hill, Centennial Park, Kessler Mountain, and more. 
  • On your left: While primarily designed as a beginner-level mountain biking trail, the loop will be open for enjoyment to hikers, runners, and adaptive cycles. 

Read more about the Traverse trail loop HERE.

Arts & Culture

My Fair Lady Kicks Off The Walton Arts Center Broadway Series

Walton Arts Center

The Walton Arts Center is fixing to lift the curtain for its 2022-23 P&G Broadway Series, and first on stage is a classic: My Fair Lady.

  • By George, she's got it: The original play by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe premiered on Broadway in 1956, won six Tony Awards, ran a record-breaking 2,717 performances, and was eventually followed by a film adaptation in 1964 starring Audrey Hepburn.
  • Don't miss it: There are eight showings scheduled between August 9-14. Ticket prices start at $41 and can be purchased in person, over the phone, or online.

Check out showtimes and get your tickets HERE.

Health & Wellness

New Fitness Franchise Coming to Fayetteville

NWA Daily

Crunch Fitness, a worldwide fitness brand, is opening a new location in Fayetteville inside the Northwest Arkansas Mall with a planned winter launch date.

  • Something for everyone: Inside what used to be Sears, the 55,000 sqft facility will house $1m of equipment including weights, machines, a cardio zone, and more.
  • For less: With over 400 gyms across 4 continents, Crunch's $9.99 / mo price point on membership is accessible to more folks than traditional gym memberships.

Read more about the new location HERE.

Sports

Blessings Collegiate Invitational Set For Oct. 3-5

NWA Daily

Presented by Tyson Foods, the Blessings Golf Club will host the third annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational this fall, Oct 3-5. 

  • Welcoming the best: Hosted by the Razorbacks, the event will feature top men’s and women’s teams from across the country including California, Central Florida, Clemson, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, UCLA, and others. 
  • Home course advantage: Last year, the Razorbacks captured all six tournament titles, and are ready to run it back! 

Stay up to date with event information and news HERE

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