April 16, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Red Cross needs blood

Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

• Rogers: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Bryan College, 3702 W. Walnut St.; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. April 21, John Q. Hammons Center, 3201 Pinnacle Hills Parkway.

• Fayetteville: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, University of Arkansas, 1106 W. Maple St.

• Jasper: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Jasper High School, 600 School St.

• Tontitown: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Friday, K&K Vet Supply, 675 Laura Lane.

• Oark: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oark Schools, 370 Highway 215.

Information: (800) 733-2767 or

Pigtail Classic set

for Jones Center

The Ozark Figure Skating Club will be hosting more than 50 figure skaters as they compete in the annual Pigtail Classic competition from 3:15 to 6:50 p.m.on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 12:30 pm April 23 at The Jones Center in Springdale.

Fifty of this year’s competitors are local Ozark Figure Skating Club skaters, five of the skaters are from the Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club in Little Rock and one from the Tulsa Figure Skating Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Information: (562) 714-2309 or or aspx?cid=279.

Craft Pints

for Half Pints

The third annual Craft Pints for Half Pints will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Ozark Beer Company on Arkansas Street in downtown Rogers. This event benefits the scholarship fund of First Friends Preschool, and will be the first event held in Ozark Beer Company’s new facility.

The evening includes beer tastings, music, food, raffle and silent auction. The silent auction includes a playhouse built by Patterson Homes. A second playhouse will be raffled. The two playhouses will be moved by trailer to be on display at First Christian Church and the Susan Erickson Children’s Center, 905 S. 13th St. in Rogers.

Information: (479) 531-5420.

STEM part

of fundraiser

Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. will be hosting a community event from 3 to 5 p.m. April 29 at Waterway Christian Church to highlight the importance of STEM education in Northwest Arkansas. There will be a short presentation about Supporting STEM and Space, who will be donating a telescope to eight public libraries to be a part of the lending collection. Representatives of each library will be there to receive the telescopes. Explore Scientific has also donated a telescope package to go along with other items that will be raffled.

There will also be a fundraiser to bring a historic telescope being retired from the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania to Northwest Arkansas. Supporting Stem and Space intends to restore the 24-inch refracting telescope, built in 1911 by the John Brashear Co. and install it in an observatory locally. The telescope is tied as the sixth largest refracting telescope in the nation.

Information: Email

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