BBQ Charity Bike Ride
Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas
4 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Charity Bike Ride BBQ Tour to benefit Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas will consist of 50, 30 and 7 mile hard surface bike rides on the Razorback Greenway with barbecue stops in road course. The rides will start at KeyPoint Church in Bentonville. Registration for the event is $35-$55. Information: [email protected] or https://tourdenwa.com.
Puppy Walk for Peace
Peace at Home Family Shelter
4 10 a.m. — Pups for Peace Dog Walk at Gulley Park in Fayetteville will bring Peace at Home Family Shelter closer to establishing a pet sanctuary at the shelter. Registration for the 1.5 mile pet walk is $25 and includes pet treats such as a bandana, treats and snacks for everyone. Walk participants are welcome with or without pets. Information: (479) 442-9811 or peaceathomeshelter.org
Pig Trail Mud Run
Rotary Club of Springdale
4 8 a.m. – The Springdale Rotary Club’s ninth annual Pig Trail Mud Run 5K fundraiser will begin and end at Ecclesia College in Springdale, with a Recovery Party to follow the run. There will be a playground for children. Information: (479) 871-4928 or pigtrailmudrun.com.
A taste of the Elkins region
Elkins Seniors Activity Center Meals on Wheels
4 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. — The second annual Zone A Taste of Elkins will be held at the Elkins Community Center. Proceeds will help support Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center programs, including nutrition, socialization and transportation programs.
Organizers say, “A Taste of Elkins Area is an opportunity to eat great local food and listen to great local music. Eight dining establishments will be represented, including Nellie B’s, Harps Foods, Boba’s Asian Cafe, The BBQ Place, Tequila Grill, Creations by Cindy; The Swalty Kernel; and the Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center.”
According to center director Claudine Stark, the center serves about 1,600 meals a month to local seniors, and more than half of those meals are delivered daily to Meals on Wheels recipients. Information: elkinsar.org/atasteofelkins.
The crayfish boil of the founders
Washington County Child Safety Center
4:00-5:00 p.m. – The 12th Annual Founders Crawfish Boil presented by First National Bank of NWA and founded by Henderson Engineers will be held at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.
Organizers say guests can order 2 pounds of crawfish and fixings (potatoes, sausage and corn) for $20 on the spot or ahead of time. Maud Crawford will perform live. Tickets can be purchased in advance at georgesmajesticlounge.com. Information: (479) 872-6183 or childrenssafetycenter.org.
Ozark Literacy Council
8 5:30 p.m. – Literacy Champions benefiting the Ozark Literacy Council will be at the Fayetteville Public Library. John L Colbert, Superintendent of Fayetteville Public Schools, is this year’s winner. Organizers say the evening will include hors d’oeuvres and dinner from chef Rafael Rios, drinks and entertainment “as we celebrate our diverse community and literacy.” Tickets are $100 or $750 for a table for eight. Information: ozarkliteracy.org.
The cancer challenge
9-11 Times Vary – The three-day, multi-event Cancer Challenge kicks off June 9 with a golf tournament, trap shooting practice, and an outdoor adult tennis and pickleball happy hour.
The annual benefit for charities in Northwest Arkansas will also include golf, tennis, pickleball and trap shooting tournaments on June 10 and 11. Tournament venues will include Highlands Gun Range in Gravette, Kingsdale Tennis Center and Kingswood Golf Course in Bella Vista.
Proceeds from the Cancer Challenge stay in northwest Arkansas, and the group has awarded some $13.4 million to local cancer services and programs since its founding in 1993.
Information: (479) 273-3172 or thecancerchallenge.com.
10 7-10 p.m. — The Sixth Annual Downtown Springdale Alliance Street Dinner presented by Milestone Construction Company takes place on Emma Avenue.
The three-course meal will be prepared by Erin Rowe, chef from northwest Arkansas and author of “An Ozark Culinary History.” The evening will include live music from Dandelion Heart during dinner and Jenna and the Soul Shakers during an after party at 9 p.m. Information: downtownspringdale.org or [email protected]
Northwest Arkansas Playwrights Festival
Maison Madeleine Serenity
14-19 — The NWA Playwrights Festival at Ozark Mountain Smokehouse will benefit Magdalene Serenity House. Organizers say donations from the free event will be matched.
The festival “will highlight a series of staged readings featuring 21 actors and directors working on 14 different scripts by some of our top local playwrights. There will be live pre-show music by local musicians before each performance.
For further information: Joy Morris, Director of Development, [email protected]
Northwest Arkansas Symphony
6:30 p.m. — The Northwest Arkansas Symphony Summer Gala will be held at Heroncrest in Springdale. The evening will include dinner, live and silent auctions, music by guest violist and composer Trevor New, musicians from SoNA including Duo Capriccioso, a performance of Florence Price’s Quintet in A minor, and jazz live. Tickets for the event in cocktail attire are $150 or $1,000 for a table for eight. RSVP by June 2. Information: (479) 283-4311 or [email protected]
Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas
Catfish, Corndogs and Cornhole
17 08:00 – The Eighth Annual Catfish, Corndogs and Cornholes Fundraiser will be held at the Mercy Hospital campus in Rogers, North Field and Parking Lot areas. Amateur and competitive cornhole brackets for teams of two are available. Team registration is $60. Tickets for food and drink only are $20.
Information: (479) 338-2990 or misericordehealthfoundation.net/nwa.
Paint the town red
American Heart Association
17 7-11 p.m. — Paint the Town Red to benefit the American Heart Association will be at JJ’s Live in Fayetteville. The evening will feature signature dishes from area restaurants, a silent auction, music and sponsor lounges. Information: nwapaintthetownred.heart.org.
The cancer challenge
24 6-10 p.m. — The Cancer Challenge Social will be held at Heroncrest in Springdale. The evening will feature special guest Chaunte Lowe, four-time Olympian, live music, dinner, drinks, ax throwing, corn hole and live and silent auctions. Dress code for the event is casual. Tickets are $250. Information: (479) 273-3172 or [email protected]
Red, white and baby blue
Jackson L. Graves Foundation
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. — The 18th Annual Red, White and Baby Blue Fundraiser for the Jackson L. Graves Foundation will be held at the Garden Room in Fayetteville. The evening will include food, drink, a silent auction and live music. Tickets for the smart-casual event are $50 or $475 for a table for eight. Information: (479) 799-9592 or [email protected]
The deadline to submit July event information is June 15th. Send event information to Carin Schoppmeyer at [email protected]