The Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office. Guest speaker Dr. Fred Paillet, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas, will present “The Ozark Chinquapin: A Valuable Food Source for Ancient Americans.” He will discuss the unusual history of this ancient tree to reveal what kind of tree it was, how it evolved in response to an alien pathogen, and what role it played in the prehistoric forests of the Ozark.
This event will take place at the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office at 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville, behind the Arkansas Archeological Survey building and across from the Washington County Fairgrounds entrance. It is free and open to the public.
Information: (479) 283-5720.
The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at 11:45 a.m. on April 14 at Mermaids Restaurant in Fayetteville. The program will be on the Buffalo River, hosted by Howard Brill and Jack Butt. Zoom meetings are always an option; email the club for a link.
Information: email [email protected]
Friends of BPL
The Friends of the Bentonville Public Library are back in business and ready for a huge spring book sale. From April 14 to April 16, the sale will take place in the Walmart Community Room, with spillover into the Rotary Conference Room.
The first day of the sale will be exclusively reserved for members of the Friends of the Library and will last from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Not a subscriber? There’s still time to apply at the Friends store inside the library. Memberships will also be readily available for purchase at the door.
April 15 and 16 are reserved for the whole community. Anyone can come to the library between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Cash and cards, with a small surcharge, will be accepted throughout the three days.
This sale will include a special raffle for an autographed copy of “Friday Comes on Tuesday” by Darcy Pattison, the new illustrated children’s book featuring Alice Walton’s beloved dog, Friday, and her adventures at Crystal Bridges. Museum of American Art. The draw for three lucky readers aged 10 and under is scheduled for 3 p.m. on April 16. Registrants do not need to be present to win.
The mission of the Friends of the Bentonville Library Inc. is to build closer relationships between the Bentonville Public Library and the people it serves; improving library services through financial support; and publicize library resources, services and needs. All Friends of the Library proceeds from this sale will support the Bentonville Public Library.
Information: (501 960-8661 or email [email protected]
To celebrate Earth Day, Benton County Master Gardeners will be hosting hands-on educational demonstrations from 2-3:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Helping Hands Garden in Bentonville. The public is invited to come at any time. The subject of the demonstrations is the construction of raised beds and the installation of drip irrigation. The event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Demonstrations are scheduled at 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. Master gardeners will be available for questions, consultations and tours throughout the event.
The garden is on the north side of the Helping Hands parking lot at 2602 SW D St. in Bentonville. The garden can be wet at times, so bring shoes accordingly. If it rains on April 22, April 29 is the date of the rain.
Parts N Patches
Members of the Pieces N Patches Quilt Club will be sponsoring a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22-23 at the Life Center at Grace United Methodist Church, 1801 S. Dixieland in Rogers.
If you are interested in joining the club, members meet the first Monday of every month with a schedule from 10am to 12pm. The third Monday of the month is devoted to an open day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information: Email [email protected]
The next Bella Vista Garden Club meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on April 27 with guest speaker Janet Carson, author, columnist, and retired statewide horticulturalist. The program she will present is “Gardening in its natural state”.
Club meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. There are no meetings in July, August or November.
The Sugar Creek Railroad Club will meet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the A&M Railroad Museum, 306 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. The club organizes railway shows and events to support local charities, while preserving our national railway heritage.