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August 5-26—17th Annual Regional Art Exhibition
The Arts Center of the Ozarks will feature the Artists of Northwest Arkansas. Open to artists in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Reception and awards presentation 1-3 p.m. August 13. 214 South Main, Springdale.
August 13—Second Saturday Gallery Stroll
Elizabeth Wolf will be the featured artist for the 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll at Eureka Thyme. Join us to meet Elizabeth and see her new work 1-4 p.m., and then again during the regularly scheduled stroll 6-9 p.m.
August 13—15th Annual Run for the Grapes
The 15th annual Run for the Grapes starts at 7 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 233 N. Barrington Road in Fayetteville. The event features a 5K run/walk and a .5 mile fun run for kids. Pre-register Aug. 8. $15. The event benefits the Catholic Youth Organization. Find more info at runforthegrapes.com. This run is part of the 113th Tontitown Grape Festival!
September 24—Bridge Bash 2011
Stand up for hope on Cotter’s historic Ruthven Rainbow Arch bridge and join the fun afterward in Big Spring Park to raise awareness and provide hunger relief in north central Arkansas. One day, 2,000 people, $40,000 raised, and 200,000 meals provided. See the Bridge Bash ad in the Marketplace for details. facebook.com/hungertohope
June 23-26—Red White and Blue Festival in Mountain Home
The 12th annual event, centered at Arkansas State University Mountain Home, has venues around town. See redwhitebluefestival.com and twinlakesfireworks.com for details, or contact Mary Jo McLean at 870-421-2807.
July 16—Meet Your Farmer Watermelon Social
2-4 p.m. at The Truck Patch in Mountain Home. Meet and thank your local farmer, enjoy a piece of ice cold local watermelon, and ask any questions you might have. 1602 Hwy. 62 E. 870-424-5020. thetruckpatch.com
July 23—We Can Make a Difference Benefit Ride
8:30 a.m. sign up; 10 a.m. ride; 11 a.m. free food. $10 per bike. $10 for second rider. Riding not required. Proceeds go the the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to benefit the Backpack Program.
40 Plaza Way at the east end of Hwy. 62 bypass in Mountain Home. Music by DJ Peace. Door prizes, drawings, raffle. Contact Candy Barnes.