Wildwood Park?s 104 bucolic acres are home to woodland trails, manicured gardens, and the 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theater. In service of the center's continuing mission to encourage lifelong learning and fertile imaginations, the expansive grounds host myriad events that marry culture and art, from annual festivals to year-round children?s education programs. Beyond artistic pursuits, visitors can simply savor the center's natural splendor by taking in the sights of the Richard C. Butler Arboretum, wending through the Carl Hunger Wildflower Glenn, or spotting ballerinas in the wild at the park?s eight-acre swan lake. The nonprofit park maintains its gardens, education projects, and other artistic hallmarks purely through help from its community, including volunteers, individual donors, and arts organizations.
Every other year, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra commandeers a home and releases a small legion of local interior designers and artists to completely overhaul every room, displaying an eclectic range of designing ideas for ticketholders and bewildered houseguests to behold. This year’s theme, Rediscovering Home, brings the talents of Window Works, Distinctive Kitchens and Baths, Ken Rash's of Arkansas, and many more to the Edgehill neighborhood. This year's house, a beautiful two-story brick behemoth, which contrary to neighborhood rumors, was not the site of Beethoven and Mozart's first postmortem dueling pianos concert.
Cocktail-event dressed guests can munch on included hors d'oeuvres and sip wine as their eyes feast upon a fashion show as well as displays of up-and-coming interior-design offerings from local designers and vendors. The checkered floors of the Genesis III room will start filling up with feet at 6 p.m. as DJed music distributed by Alice 107.7's Pool Boy fills the elegant space. In keeping with the Runway Edition theme for the evening, models adorned with interior-design materials will pace across the catwalk like your college dorm bean-bag chair in its manic search for positive feng shui.
It seems simple enough—a bold sign displaying the words Transitions Salon. However, behind this unassuming storefront, transformations take place that recast visitors as paragons of style. To accomplish this feat, the salon team beautifies bodies with various services, including haircuts, colors, and classic mani-pedis. Their arsenal of nail polish includes CND Shellac, which can stay chip free for up to 14 days, no matter how many back scratches you give to your coworkers.
The Arkansas Tennis Association has earned more than 7,000 members by devoting itself to tennis?whether that means doling out grants for court resurfacing, or sanctioning more than 100 tournaments each year. The association's multifaceted approach to the sport also encompasses training for kids through adults, which covers skills from footwork and balance to hand-eye coordination.
On September 13, Riverside Park is going to glow with neon lights. That's because it will be filled with 5K racers decked out in glow-in-the-dark bracelets, necklaces, and hats along with bright t-shirts and tutus. At 9:30 p.m., racers can jog, walk, or skip their way through the glow stations set up around the park as music blares into the night. Across the finish line, an after party keeps the energy alive with backlights, complimentary drinks from Rockstar, and music until midnight.