Coming in November
BTV Veterans Presentation: Honoring All Who Served
Nov. 8 | 6:30pm
Join us as we honor all veterans in a special presentation reflecting on service in World War I. More than 100 years ago, the United States entered WWI, dropping its neutral stance and joining the fight after nearly three years of horrific industrialized fighting raged across Europe. This time in our nation’s history rallied different sectors of the country. Women who were recruited to fill jobs left behind by men learned skills and independence, and obtained the right to vote shortly after the war ended. Nearly one in five members of the American Expeditionary Forces were immigrants and African Americans who fought for liberty overseas, while struggling for freedoms at home. Today’s centennial presentation will honor veterans through testimonials, film and an uplifting performance by the UA Inspirational Singers.
The Holocaust: What was It, Who Knew, Who Cared?
Nov. 16 | 3pm
Presented by the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, author Pieter Kohnstam will share the story of his family’s relationship with the family of Anne Frank, Pieter’s babysitter when he was 6. Kohnstam’s book, A Chance to Live, is written through the eyes of his father, Hans Stefan Kohnstam, who was 39 when the events leading up to the Holocaust occurred. In an excerpt, Kohnstam wrote, “In the morning of July 6, 1942, Anne Frank came to say goodbye to us. The Franks were about to go into hiding in their secret annex. It was a sad and difficult parting for everyone…. We hugged and kissed each other good-bye. Remembering that moment still brings tears to my eyes.”
Coming in December
ACO Chorale: ‘Tis the Season
Dec. 9 | 3pm
The Arts Center of the Ozarks Chorale will present its winter chorale concert, ‘Tis the Season, a concert celebrating the holidays through festive song. The ACO Chorale is a volunteer choir comprised of some of Northwest Arkansas’ finest vocal talent. Music Director Denice D. Parkhurst has been a choral educator in the public school system for 26 years, ten in Springdale schools. She is currently the 6th and 7th grade music educator at Helen Tyson Middle School.
Winter Wonderland Party and Dance
Dec. 14 | 6-9pm
Enjoy the magic of wintertime at Village during Butterfield’s annual Christmas party and dance! Your sparkling evening attire is required to complement the evening’s dazzling décor of silver, blue and white. Savor tasty hors-d’oeuvres and sip signature cocktails, then head to the dance floor as Janet Rutland and the Tulsa Swing Band keep jingle bell time. We hope you will join us for a spectacular holiday event that will be remembered for many seasons.