The sixth annual "Beach Bingo Bash" to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center will be July 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. The evening will include bingo games, with prizes for the winners, and food and drinks. Mansur Choudry, a nationally recognized expert on autism, will be the evening's featured speaker.
The second annual "Seeds of Hope" garden party July 27 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale will benefit Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas.
Lewis lifts students
The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas played host to the 15th annual Spark of Hope dinner June 22 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The 440 guests helped the group raise $183,400, surpassing the goal of $175,000 for the evening.
The second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament and dinner to benefit the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation is set for July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Town Center.
Brewer backers golf, gather at gala
More than 600 professionals, mostly women, gathered June 22 at the 10th annual Women's Day at the LPGA networking breakfast, presented by the Network of Executive Women Northwest Arkansas and Kimberly-Clark. The morning included a Q and A with Liza Landsman, Jet.com president, facilitated by Tracey Brown, Sam's Club senior vice president of operations and chief experience officer.
Salsa gets spicy
Arkansas Support Network lauded clients, advocates, volunteers and staff members at its annual honors luncheon June 7 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. The group serves individuals with disabilities with offerings that include the Community Parent Resource Center, community living services and vocational foundations such as supported employment, social and work skills development and enrichment opportunities in creativity, recreation and literacy.
Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale will kick off its 51st year with "Opening Night" and a production of Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Coleman Ray Clark. The "Opening Night" benefit at 6:30 p.m. July 14 will include a sneak peak of the upcoming season and help support the community arts center's mission, said Kathleen Trotter, executive director. The benefit will include drinks and hors d'oeuvres before the 7:30 p.m. performance, and champagne and desserts during intermission.
Picnic seeds programs
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest sponsors were treated to a preview of the latest temporary exhibition May 27 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Guests also had the opportunity to meet world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, wife Leslie Jackson Chihuly and members of his team.
Bernadette Holt, 33, plans to graduate from Northwest Arkansas Community College with an associate's degree in business, thanks to support from the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. Her original plan meant getting a job after earning that degree. But Holt changed her mind when she discovered she flourished as she sought education. She said the new plan calls for graduating from NWACC and continuing her studies at a (university) and earning a bachelor's degree.
Group celebrates with fling
Beer and good cheer were flowing at the third annual Gardens on Tap on May 20at Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville. The beer benefit for The Peel Compton Foundation featured bites, brews and other beverages from local businesses such as Airship Coffee, Bentonville Brewing Company, Bike Rack Brewing Co., Columbus House Brewery, Core Brewing & Distilling Co., Pedaler's Pub, Yeyo's, TrickDilly and Fred's Hickory Inn.