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There’s always lots of drama at Trike Theatre’s youth classes and workshops.

You know the drill: New Year, New You. Luckily, Northwest Arkansas is full of classes and workshops that will help you really hit your stride or learn a new talent in 2018. From babies to senior citizens -- and every age in between -- there's a class for everyone. Let 2018 be the year you really shine!

The Community Creative Center offers classes for both children and adults who want to expand their creative sides.

The Creative Community Center’s pottery classes are among the most popular offerings at the center.

A few things to remember: Check each organization's website for any updates or changes to the information listed below. Due to space constraints, we can't list everything that's out there -- be sure to take a look at the Northwest Arkansas Community College catalog for affordable offerings in tons of categories, the UA Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a list of fascinating classes for more mature students, and B-Sew Inn in Fayetteville for a plethora of how-to classes for the budding seamstress. Also, most Northwest Arkansas libraries offer a multitude of online educational options that are accessible via your library card.

Happy Learning!

Arts Live

818 N. Sang, Fayetteville

521-4932

www.artslivetheatre.com

Spring Acting Academy, March 5-May 10

Grades K-1

$110

The Lion King Musical Theatre, Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.

Showstoppers Musical Theatre, Tuesdays 4-4:45 p.m.

Fairytale Theatre, Wednesdays 4-4:45 p.m.

Storytellers Theatre, Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m.

Grades 2-4

$130

Broadway Bound Musical Theatre, Mondays 5-6 p.m.

CenterStage Musical Theatre, Tuesdays 5-6 p.m.

Superheroes Storytellers Theatre, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Grades 5-7

$130

Make 'em Laugh Comedy Improv, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.

Aladdin Musical Theatre, Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

A Wrinkle in Time Musical Theatre, Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

Grades 8-12

$130

Songs of Hamilton Revue, Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m.

Ha Ha Comedy Improv, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.

Spring Break Camps, March 19-23

Ages 5-8

$110

Let's Create a Play Together, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Ages 9-12

Broadway Bound Theatre, 9-10:30 a.m. ($130)

Stage Combat, 11:30-12:30 p.m. ($110)


Trike Theatre

209 NE 2nd St., Bentonville

464-5084

www.triketheatre.org

Grades PreK-K

$65

Creative Players: Chicken Story Time

Mondays, March 26-April 30, 4-4:50 p.m. at WAC

Tuesdays, March 27- May 1, 4-4:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Saturdays, March 31-May 5, 9-9:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Grades 1-2

$65

Story Tellers: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Mondays, March 26-April 30, 5-5:50 p.m. at WAC

Tuesdays, March 27- May 1, 4-4:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Saturdays, March 31-May 5, 9-9:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Grades 3-8

$100

Behind the Scenes: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Tuesdays, March 27-May 1, 5:30-6:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre in Bentonville

Grades 3-8

$100

Acting: Musical Theatre

Mondays, March 26-April 30, 6-7:20 p.m. at WAC

Tuesdays, March 29- May 3, 4:30-5:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Saturdays, March 31-May 5, 4:30-5:50 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Grades 3-8

Young Company

Thursdays, Marcy 29-May 3, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Grades K-6th

STE(A)M Play Challenge

Monday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. -3 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Spring Break Camp: Broadway Bound

March 19-23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trike Theatre, Bentonville


Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

4703 N. Crossover Rd., Fayetteville

750-2620

bgozarks.org

Succulent Make and Take Class

Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m.

$25/members, $30/non-members

Immune Support

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2:00-3:00

$10/members, $15/non-members

Soil Health and How to Get there

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.

Free/members, $10/non-members

Insect Hotel Make-and-Take Class

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

$15

Hydrangeas: What's What and How to Care for Them

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

Free/members, $10/ non-members

Carnivorous Plants

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m.

Free/members, $10/non-members

From Scratch: How to Make a New Garden Bed without Herbicides

Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m.

Free/members, $10/non-members

Sustainable Agriculture: Can Your Food Choices Help Save the Planet?

Sunday, March 11, 2-3 p.m.

$10/members, $15/non-members

The Birds and the Bees...and the Butterflies

Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m.

Free/members, $10/non-members

Reading the Landscape

Sunday, March 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

Free/members, $10/non-members

Butterfly Gardening Class

Tuesday, April 11

6-7 p.m.

Bird Walk

Saturday, April 21, 9-11 a.m.

Free


Community Creative Center

505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville

571-2706

www.communitycreativecenter.org

Ages 8 and up

Crazy for Painting

$115

Wednesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 3:45-5:15

Youth Wheel

$135

Thursdays, Jan. 25-March 1, 4-6 p.m.

Ages 6 and up

Crazy for Clay

$125

Mondays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 3:45-5:15

Ages 6-8

Crazy for Art

$115

Tuesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 3:45-5:15

Ages 16+

Monday Night Pottery Wheel

$210

Mondays, Jan. 22- March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Figure Drawing

$170

Mondays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 6:30-:30 p.m.

Tuesday Night Wheel

$210

Tuesdays, Jan. 23-March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Playful Painting

$170

Wednesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Crystal Bridges

600 Museum Way, Bentonville

418-5700

www.crystalbridges.org

3-24 Months

CB Babies

Jan. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.

$10

18 months to 3 years old

Tots and Tales

Jan. 10, 13; Feb. 7, 10; March 7, 10; April 4, 7; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

$10

Ages 4-5

Mini Masters

Jan. 17, 20; Feb. 14, 17; March 14, 17; April 11, 14; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

$10

Ages 5-12

Homeschool Friday Fun

Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 2, April 6; 2-3:30 p.m.

$45

Ages 5-12

Afterschool Art Class

Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 1, April 5; 4-5:30 p.m.

$45

Ages 11-13

Studio Squad

Feb. 10, March 3, April 21; 4-5:30 p.m.

Free


Village Writing School

1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 1260, Rogers

292-3665

www.vwswriters@gmail.com

Some events not held at organization; check website for information.

Writing from Your Soul

Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

$25/each session

Magazine Writing

Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m.

$25

Forging Your Own Path: A Self-Publishing Primer

Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m.

$25

Eureka Springs Writers' Night Out

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 5-7 p.m.

Rogers/Bentonville Writers' Night Out

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fayetteville Writing Circle

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month

1-3 p.m.


TheatreSquared

505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville

445-6333

www.theatre2.org.com

Some events not held at organization; check website for information.

Shakespeare Folio

Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18; 6:30-8:30

$125

Intro to Improv

May 6, 13, 20, 27

$125

Playwright Workshop: Scene Study Q and A with Stephen Karam

Feb. 14, 3-4 p.m.

Free

Artist Forum with Stephen Karam

Feb. 14, 6-7 p.m.

Free

Meet the Director with Kholoud Sawaf

Feb. 26, 6-7 p.m.

Free


Fayetteville Public Library

401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville

856-7000

www.faylib.org

All events are free.

Tai Chi

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30-11 a.m.

Yoga with Your Baby (3 mos. to 3 yrs.)

Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; 10 a.m.

Qigong Class

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 6-7 p.m.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word II

Feb. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn with the UA Optics and Photonics Organization (5th grade and up)

Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

Learn and Play with Cubetto (4-5 years)

Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Chess (K-12)

Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19; 2 p.m.

Find It, Fund It for Nonprofits

Feb. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.

Birding Basics: Preparing your Backyard for Nesting Season

Feb. 27, 6 p.m.

3D Printing (Grades 5-12)

March 21, 5:30 p.m.

Learn and Play with Cubetteo (K-1st grade)

April 12, 4 p.m.

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Springdale Public Library

406 S. Pleasant St., Springdale

750-8180

www.springdalelibrary.org

Fiction Forge Creative Writing Workshop

Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 6-7 p.m.

SewSimple Sewing Class

Feb. 8, 22 6-7 p.m.

Feb. 10, , 242-4 p.m.

Ewe Can Knit

Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m.


Rogers Public Library

711 S. Dixieland Rd., Rogers

621-1152

www.rogerspubliclibrary.org

Baby Class for 0-30 Months

Jan. 8, 22, 29; March 5, 12, 19, 26, 11 a.m.

Toddler Class for ages 2-3 Years

Jan. 8, 22, 29; March 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30 a.m.

Second Tuesday Lunch and Learn

Jan. 9; Feb. 13; March 31; 12 p.m.

Homeschool Library Class for Ages 0-12 Years

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; 1 p.m.

Preschool Class for Ages 3-5 Years

Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 14; March 1, 8, 15, 29 10:30 a.m.'

Good Crafternoon! For Ages 5-12 Years

Jan. 13, 2 p.m.

Babies Play 2 Learn

Feb. 3; March 3, 10:30 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers Play 2 Learn

Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m

Toddlers Play 2 Learn

March 10, 10:30 a.m.


Bentonville Public Library

405 S. Main St., Bentonville

271-3192

www.bentonvillelibrary.org

An Early Writing Workshop

Jan. 16, 4 p.m.

Safe Driving Lessons for Teens

Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

Library Lessons for Homeschoolers, Grades K-3

Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1 p.m.

Library Lessons for Homeschoolers, Grades 4-6

Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1 p.m.

Library Lessons for Homeschoolers, Grades 7-12

Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1 p.m.

ACT Prep Workshop

Jan. 22, 23, 24, 25 -- 5:30 p.m.; March 27, 28, 29 -- 5:00 p.m.

Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition -- Educator's Workshop

Feb. 6, 4 p.m.

Small Business Series: Business Concept and Ideas

Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

How to Apply for Federal Financial Student Aid

Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.

Home Buying: It May Not Be Such a Crazy Idea After All

Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

Small Business Series: Marketing

Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

Healthy Habits for a Healthy You: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

Feb. 21, 11 a.m.

Youth Writing Workshop -- The Paths to Creativity

Feb. 27, 4 p.m.

Small Business Series: Financial Projections and Funding

Feb. 27, 6 p.m.

I didn't Think This Day Would Ever Come: Student Loan Repayment Options

March 7, 6 p.m.

Severe Weather Preparedness

March 28, 7 p.m.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop

April 11, 5 p.m.

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