Ride, run, stroll and strut this month

Mercy Golf Classic

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

2 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. — The Mercy Golf Classic to benefit the Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas will be played at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Information: (479) 338-2990 or misericordehealthfoundation.net/communities/nwa.

A High Night

Elizabeth Richardson Center

5 6-9 p.m. — A Haute Nuit to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center will combine two of the nonprofit’s fundraisers — the Haute Trash Couture Fashion Show and the Hot Bingo Bash — at the library Fayetteville public.

Organizers say, “The Haute Trash Couture fashion show is a satire of performance-based fashion” and Hot Bingo Bash will feature classic bingo “but with a few twists”.

The event will include adult beverages, small plate tastings, a silent auction and raffles.

Suggested attire for the evening is “beach attire or your version of runway attire. It really doesn’t matter as long as you feel like the sexiest you are.”

General admission single tickets are $75 and $125 per couple. Friends of ERC tables for four are available for $500 and a table for eight is $1,000.

Information: (479) 872-1800 or ercinc.org.

A gala

Scott Family Amazeum

6 6 pm — The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville will host the UnGala “FUNraiser”. Organizers say: “This year’s UnGala fundraiser promises to step back in time to a time before covid. Yes, we are jumping into the old Way Back Machine and heading into 2019.”

Unique and interactive experiences inside and outside the Amazeum offer adults the opportunity to give their inner children an evening of play. UnGala proceeds support access to Amazeum programs and activities, while enabling one in five guests to experience the museum for free or at a reduced cost.

Tickets are $125 for the “playwear” apparel event. Information: (479) 696-9280 or amazeum.org.

Pawject Track

Washington County Animal League

6 6 p.m. – Pawject Runway to benefit the Washington County Animal League will be held at the Fayetteville Public Library. The fundraiser will include dinner, live music from Red Ambition, an open bar, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring local shops and rescue dogs on the trail. Organizers say part of the proceeds will be donated to animal support efforts in Ukraine. Tickets are $100.

Information: (479) 263-7058, animalleagueofwashingtoncounty.org or [email protected]

Heather Ridley Fleeman Battle for Hope 10K, 5K, Walk

Hope Cancer Resources Foundation

7:30 a.m. — The Battle for Hope Heather Ridley Fleeman 10K, 5K Walk will be held at Old Tiger Park in Bentonville. Registration is $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Information: (479) 361-5847, hopecancerresources.org or heathersraceforhope.com.


Equestrian bridges

7 4-8 p.m. — The Fayetteville Equestrian Bridges will host the 10th Annual Mini Derby at Rogers. The benefit will include live mini-horse races, a Kentucky Derby watch party, food trucks, live music from Boom Kinetic, pony rides, drinks, and tall hat and bow tie contests . Kentucky Derby attire recommended.

The mission of Equestrian Bridges is to foster an innovative therapeutic experience both in the saddle and in the field for individuals, families and communities who help Northwest Arkansas through activities and therapies. assisted by horses.

Tickets are $150. Information: (479) 301-2814 or equestrianbridges.org.

Gala for Education


12 6 p.m. — The TheatreSquared Gala for Education and Access will be held at the Fayetteville Public Library. The evening will include a commissioned performance by Santino Fontana and the presentation of the 2022 Arts Advocate Award. Tickets are $150. Information: (479) 445-6333.

Noon2Moon Mountain Bike Race

Peel Compton Foundation

2:00 p.m. – The first Noon2Moon endurance mountain bike race will be held at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve in Bentonville. Participants can choose the 6 or 12 hour race and ride solo or as a team. Organizers say there will be prizes and medals for those who complete the most laps in their category. There will also be a prize for the best fundraiser as part of the peer-to-peer benefit. Proceeds help support Bike Reserve programming.

“This community event will be complete with food trucks, a vendor village, rowdy areas and a kids’ area, at the Homestead (in front of the blimp) and beyond. Cowbells and costumes are encouraged. Spectators can park at 1807 SW Second St. in Bentonville, and cycle or walk to the Homestead via the Applegate Trail.”

Information: noon2moonrace.com.

Go red for women

American Heart Association

17 09:00 – The Northwestern Arkansas Go Red for Women Experience will take place at the Rogers Convention Center. Organizers say, “This empowering gathering is focused on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people affected by cardiovascular disease, and raising much-needed funds to save more lives.” The benefit will include the Purse-onality scholarship auction and keynote speaker Ali Manno. Paula Ryan and Megan Timberlake are co-chairs of NWA Go Red for Women this year. Tickets are $150. Information: NWAGoRed.heart.org or [email protected]

Garden cooks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

24 5-8pm– Chefs in the Garden returns to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. The organizers say, “Stroll through the garden listening to live music, sipping on premium alcoholic beverages, while sampling a diverse selection of sweet and savory culinary creations from the region’s top chefs.”

A portion of every ticket sale will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. This event is restricted to guests aged 21 and over and will take place rain or shine.

This year’s honorary chef is Matthew Cooper, of Conifer, and formerly of The Preacher’s Son restaurant in Bentonville.

Tickets for the garden party casual dress event are $75 for garden members and $85 for non-members. Information: (479) 750-2620 or bgozarks.org.

concert of hope

Northwest Arkansas Children

26 Times TBA – The Children of Arkansas Northwest Hope Concert at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale will “celebrate Healthcare Heroes during the exclusive live concert,” according to organizers. Sponsorships are available. Information: www.golfandgala.com.

Peter Chanthaphone (left to right), Sue Thongkouk Sharp and Bellamy Chanthaphone, 3, explore an obstacle course, Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the Amazeum in Bentonville. See nwaonline.com/220418Daily/ and nwadg.com/photos for photo gallery. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)
photo NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE — Madison Machen, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Memphis, Tennessee, leads Fibber, a miniature horse that works as a therapy horse for equestrian bridges at Parkerman Stables, Saturday, 31 January 2015, during a training session for new volunteers at the Fayetteville stables. The organization provides therapy for autistic children and seeks sponsorships for the children it serves. See equestrianbridges.org for more information.

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