Wouldn't It Be Rice

May 13, 2023

Together With

Gather your family and friends and join us tomorrow at the 25th Annual Race to Hydrate. Enjoy the annual 5k, 13k, and youth races, followed by free ice cream, face painting, bounce houses, and so much more! It’s sure to be a great day for the whole family!


Scott Family Makes $10.35m Gift To The Amazeum

NWA Daily

The Scott Family Amazeum has received a generous $10.35m gift from the family of Lee and Linda Scott, significantly impacting the future of the Amazeum.

  • We heard you: The Scott family's gift comes as a direct response to recent conversations with the community, which identified opportunities to support early learners and their caregivers, expand STEAM education initiatives throughout the region, and create innovative spaces and programs for pre-teens, teens, and adults to learn, create, and explore.
  • Growing up creative: Plans for expanding the influence of the Scott Family Amazeum include constructing a 5,000-sq-ft community gathering building and a dedicated space for early learners, further establishing the museum as a driving force in the maker ecosystem throughout the state and providing a foundation for life-long learning for toddlers and their caregivers.

Learn more about the Scott Family Amazeum HERE.


Cool Jobs In NWA

Looking for a job? Check out the positions posted to our community board:

Have a job you're looking to fill? Post it HERE!


17th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour Coming To Thaden Fieldhouse

Thaden Field

Local outdoor adventure concierge VanWinkle Adventures will host the 17th Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour at Thaden Fieldhouse on May 18 at 6p.

  • World tour: Presented by Costa, YETI, and Simms, the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is a traveling roadshow featuring a selection of short films of the best fly fishing films in the world from Cuba to Patagonia, Mexico to Australia, Alaska, Wyoming, the Deep South, Massachusetts and beyond.
  • Drop a line: Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served, raffle items will be given away, and in addition to the show, a selection of short films from local filmmakers will be shown.

Tickets are $20 and can be found HERE.


U of A Researching Use Of Rice To Improve Non-Alcoholic Beer

U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are testing the use of Arkansas-grown aromatic rice to expand the flavor profiles of non-alcoholic beer in response to the growing demand in the "near-beer" category. 

  • Land o' rice: In 2021, the global non-alcoholic beer market was worth $16b and is forecasted to reach more than $23b by 2025. A positive outcome from this study could mean significant opportunities for Arkansas as the #1 rice producer in the nation. 
  • Nice rice: The study will also explore the health benefits of non-alcoholic beer and evaluate how the qualities of rice affect beer brewing.

Read more about the study HERE.


Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

It's Mother's Day weekend in Northwest Arkansas, and we're here with a few ideas to help you enjoy it with your moms, grandmothers, aunts, and significant female role models!

  • Local finds: Find locally made goods at the Benton County Fairgrounds during the 7th Annual Spring Market this Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13.
  • There better be M&M's: Live art, music, and kids' activities will fill the Lower Ramble in Fayetteville for Trail Mix this Friday, May 12, at 5:30p.
  • At the movies: Indie Films Artosphere, a collaboration by Fayetteville Film Fest and Walton Arts Center inspired by nature and sustainability, will show this Friday, May 12, at 8p.
  • Hangin' around: Don't miss the Hanging Basket Sale at Peel Compton Museum & Botanical Garden from May 11-13, and find other great gifts in the Peel Museum Store.
  • At the Railyard: Catch one of the shows at the Butterfield Stage in Downtown Rogers this weekend presented by Railyard Live, with a Local Showcase on Thursday, 80's tribute band Members Only on Friday, and 8-piece party band JukeBoxx on Saturday.
  • Hop in the saddle: Bentonville has multiple cycling events this weekend, from locally organized rides to events led by national organizations.
  • STEM Stuff: The NWA STEM Day will be hosted at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville this Saturday, May 13, from 11a-2p.
  • Just a little: Dozens of makers and artists, local food, drinks, and music will gather in the heart of Downtown Springdale for The Little Craft Show this Saturday, May 13, from 10a-5p at Shiloh Square.
  • Symphonic stroll: The Artosphere Festival Orchestra will perform along the trails during the Crystal Bridges Garden Party this Saturday, May 12, from 12-4p as visitors view art, participate in activities, and enjoy refreshments from local food trucks!
  • Homecoming: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History opens its newest exhibit, Ozark Home: Beyond the Frame, this Saturday, May 13, 3-5p displaying the fascinating objects and art that showcase the rich history of life in the Ozarks.
  • Garden date: Celebrate Mom at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks' Mother's Day in the Garden event on Sunday, May 14, from 9a-4p.

Enjoy your weekend, Northwest Arkansas! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

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