Hosted by CARTI, the All That Jazz fundraiser entertains attendees with live tunes, exciting auctions, and hors d'oeuvres and drinks, all the while raising funds to help pediatric cancer patients receive state-of-the-art radiation treatments and comprehensive emotional care. Suited up in their best dressy-casual attire, event attendees can tap toes or wiggle pinky-fingers to the sounds of live music while noshing on tasty snacks and drinks. A live auction will vocally offer up coveted items, and a silent auction lets bidders make wagers more quietly than a librarian in a silent film. All proceeds from the benefit support CARTI Kids, a program that provides college scholarships, a holiday party, and a summer trip for pediatric cancer patients.
In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
Adjoining Prevail Fitness's cardio cave is an onsite day spa, where licensed massage therapists and aestheticians revive bodies with spa services that improve both the appearance and the mood. A 60-minute massage calms muscles worked up from bench-pressing weights and folding towels into swans. An express facial then cleanses skin of the sweat accumulated during epic aerobics adventures.
Automatic scoring systems log every strike and spare across Conway Family Bowl's 24 lanes. It's a modern touch for a business that has seen more than half a century of strikes. Today, the alley continues to host tournaments, open bowling, and special occasions such as birthday parties. Meanwhile, cooks at the onsite Kingpin Grill serve up more than standard snack-bar food, baking fresh pizza and grilling Black Angus burgers.
A waiter, hands full of fresh avocado, peppers, and tomatoes, approaches the table. He expertly slices and stirs the ingredients in a lava-stone bowl with the nimble precision of a seasoned chef. Along with whipping up fresh guacamole prepared tableside, Santo Coyote cooks also grill sizzling fajitas, bake spicy seafood specialties, and roll freshly made tortillas that have been lauded by the Arkansas Times at two locations, with one recently opened on Pleasant Ridge Road. Meanwhile, bartenders blend their staggering selection of more than 100 tequilas into specialty margaritas beneath the metal sun sculptures that adorn the walls.
Replete with a 14,000-square-foot retail building, a 27-acre driving range, and two indoor video-lesson hitting bays, Arkansas Golf Center affords patrons a one-stop emporium for improving their games and upgrading their gear. Golfers can put underperforming orbs on notice with fresh sleeves of readily thwackable TaylorMade golf balls ($14.99–$29.99), or anoint new sand-trap sidekicks with the TaylorMade TP wedge ($89.99), equipped with a KBS High-Rev shaft that promotes increased spin.
Surrounded by lush, green trees and grassy areas for lounging, Wild River Country overflows with 13 watery attractions such as the Cyclone, which sends groups of four tubing down a slippery slide for a big splash at the end. After getting the water and Poseidon's bickering out of their ears from the wave pool or the rip-roaring Accelerator, parents and kids can grab a bite to eat at the Cookhouse Grill and enjoy it at the picnic area. The Tad Pool lets the little ones splash and play, and the Lazy River lets tubers linger in the sun for a relaxed float while the Pipeline slings threesomes zooming bobsled-like down the slide in a raft. Family-oriented, and safe for all ages, the water park doesn't allow smoking or alcohol in the facility and offers clean restrooms and showers.