Featured Village Events

New Segments, Entertainment Air on BTV Cable

Butterfield is working to keep residents engaged and connected to the arts and music, food and culinary, the community and each other during this time of social distancing.

While large gatherings aren’t currently an option, the Programs & Events Department is airing new programs and entertainment segments on in-house cable TV for residents to enjoy in the comfort of their homes.

Event Technician Nathan Sypult

Channel 1961 is the place for concerts and performances, lectures, movie nights, Village one-on-one interviews, faith programming and more. In addition, the Fitness & Wellness Department has some novel distance-safe options to stay active and moving at home (more on page 14).

I also want to thank our Technology Department for its hard work and expertise, and our residents for their show of support and cooperation as we mark new and uncharted territory in 2020. Butterfield residents are resilient and optimism is alive and well!

— Riki Stamps, Director of Programs and Events


Coming in May

Meet A Village Resident with Riki Stamps
May 4, 6 & 8 | 7pm – Sue Gohn
May 18, 20 & 22 | 12pm – Lt. Col. Doug Prichard
Channel 1961
The Village is full of so many extraordinary and diverse people, and Riki Stamps captures the laughs and smiles in this new interview segment. For the first guest interview, Riki visits with Sue Gohn, an accomplished classical pianist and piano instructor, who will also perform a mini-concert. On May 12, in honor of Military Appreciation Month in May, listen as retired Lt. Col. Doug Prichard shares experiences from his military career as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

Virtual Wine and Cheese Tasting
May 7 | 4:30pm
Channel 1961
Cable TV was never so much fun! Join hosts Riki Stamps and Fitness & Wellness Director Jennifer Neill for this unique wine and cheese tasting event. Participating residents will place their advance orders for special wine and tasty cheese, which will be delivered by staff on the day of the tasting. Then tune in to Channel 1961 as our hosts spotlight the afternoon’s flavors and selections.

NWA Backstage Pass
May 21 | 7pm
Channel 1961
This new series introduces residents to Northwest Arkansas professionals in the performance arts. Today, meet Jenni Taylor Swain as she discusses NWA Ballet Theatre, the region’s premier dance company, as well as other exciting stage/performance events in the area. The founder of Potluck Arts, Swain is a consultant, producer and presenter of imaginative arts designed to integrate audiences, activate community spaces and nurture inclusive gatherings. She is the daughter of BTV resident Nell Taylor.

Butterfield Trail Village is currently restricting visitor access to and gatherings on campus during the Covid-19 pandemic. To read BTV’s coronavirus message, please visit butterfieldtrailvillage.org.