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Events

Jul
15
Sat
Hank Williams, Jr. @ Walmart AMP
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm

HANK WILLIAMS JR

Gates open at 6pm. Music starts at 7:30pm. | Tickets start at $41* (plus applicable fees)

Hank Williams Jr., known to many American football fans for his “Monday Night Football Song,” decided to change the lyrics to “All my Sarah friends are coming over tonight.”

“Stop and think it over,” the big man with the hat and glasses has asked, from a thousand stages, in front of millions of people. “Try to put yourself in my position.”

We can’t. We can imagine, but we can’t know. We can’t know what it’s like to be the only son of Hank Williams, the long gone and lonesome singer whose brief life transformed country music. We can’t know what it’s like to be linked to such a transformative force by blood and name but not by memory, to learn about a famous father from books and photos and others’ stories: Hank Williams died at age 29, when his son was three-years-old.v We can’t know what it was like to wrestle with that legacy, to try to honor all that came before, but not wind up a pale approximation of country’s greatest ghost. Born Randall Hank Williams, but singing as Hank Williams, Jr. before he was 10, the son never had much in the way of a career choice. The choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how and why. “Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote in his Living Proof autobiography. “I couldn’t do that. I knew that I would never grow up to be a cowboy or a fireman or the president of the United States. I knew I’d grow up to be a singer. That’s all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning.”

At the beginning, mother Audrey Williams worked to mold her son into a miniature version of his late father, and for 20 years he struggled, uncomfortably, to break the mold. When he finally found his own sound and style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums (one of which has sold more than five million copies) and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been selling out massive venues for a longer period of time than his father spent on earth. He has done more than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it. “My name’s a reminder of a blues man that’s already gone,” he once sang. But the name “Hank Williams, Jr.” is much more than that …

 

Jul
16
Sun
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Chihuly:  In the Gallery and In the Forest
June – August 14, 2017


Chihuly at Crystal Bridges
This summer, experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.

Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility.

Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning his career.


About Chihuly

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon, and ice, always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility, and this exhibition highlights the unique properties of glass as a medium.

Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, the extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.

Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His artworks are included in more than 250 museum collections.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view through August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 through November 13, 2017.

Jul
17
Mon
Secchi Dip-In Volunteer Monitoring | Lake Appreciation Month @ Lake Wilson, Lake Sequoyah, Lake Atalanta, and Lost Bridge
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Secchi Dip-In Volunteer Monitoring
Lake Wilson, Fayetteville – Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville – Lake Atalanta, Rogers – Lost Bridge, Rogers
Volunteer to be a citizen scientist for the day! On Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18, from 9 am to 12 noon, volunteers will go out to one of four local lakes in the Beaver Lake watershed and learn to gather a secchi disc reading with BWA, which helps provide a “snapshot” of the transparency of water. Readings are uploaded to national lake monitoring sites and records are kept for research purposes. Materials provided. Must have your own kayak, canoe or boat.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Chihuly:  In the Gallery and In the Forest
June – August 14, 2017


Chihuly at Crystal Bridges
This summer, experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.

Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility.

Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning his career.


About Chihuly

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon, and ice, always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility, and this exhibition highlights the unique properties of glass as a medium.

Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, the extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.

Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His artworks are included in more than 250 museum collections.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view through August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 through November 13, 2017.

Guided Snorkeling Excursion @ Rocky Branch Marina
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you have a Schnorchel? We have them at Hobbs State Park

How well do you know your German navy slang? First recorded in 1940-1945, the name of the airshaft for German U-boats came from the German navy slang Schnorchel for “nose, or snout,”. Today when we go swimming and use one, we call it a snorkel.

Snorkeling is incredibly fun, relaxing, and a wonderful way to explore the world beneath the waves. You can just drift through the water, relax, and enjoy a previously unexplored, wet wonderland.

Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually fins. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. Snorkeling appeals to all ages because of how little effort is involved.

Join your Hobbs State Park interpreter guide to truly appreciate Beaver Lake as few have. We will take a short pontoon boat ride to an unspoiled, quiet cove, searching for the hidden diversity of underwater life.

When:
Monday, July 17th from 1-4pm
Tuesday, July 25th from 1-4pm
Friday, July 28th from 1-4pm
Friday, August 4th from 1-4pm
Thursday, August 10th 1-4pm
Friday, August 25th 1-4pm
Thursday, August 31st 1-4pm

Wear appropriate clothing for swimming, including water shoes, and sunscreen. Participants must wear a life jacket. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and the adult must be in the water. Life jackets, masks, and snorkels provided.

Where: All participants meet at Rock Branch Marina, 8872 Rocky Branch Marina Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72756 (Hwy. 12 to 303 north, to Rocky Branch Marina Road)

Cost: $20 Adults (13 and up) and $10 Child (Up thru age 12)
Preregistration and payment required. To register call: 479-789-5000.