Weekend Plans: Dangerous Science, Purple Hull Pea Festival

AY Publisher Heather Baker shares our #WeekendPlans with Fox16 News each week. Check out this week’s installment with Dangerous Science from the Museum of Discovery, and read more great weekend events below.

Thursday

If you’re looking for a bit of excitement, swing into Science After Dark at the Museum of Discovery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This month’s theme is “Dangerous Science,” and will feature a variety of hands-on exhibits that are sure to blow your mind. Craft beer, cocktails, wine and pizza will also be available. Admission is $10, and attendees must be 21 and up.

Put on your favorite garden party hat and head to the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for Bloom. The garden party fundraising event will include cocktails, food, garden tours, plein air painting and demonstrations. Proceeds will support the First Ladies Garden. Tickets are $25 each.

Buy tickets here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/pzZTNg

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Entergy Arkansas, Hugh McDonald, will share business advice at this month’s Startup Grind at UCA in Conway. Startup Grind is a monthly fireside chat that features local entrepreneurs and influencers. It’s free and open to the public, so show up at 5 p.m. ready to network! 

Friday 

Head to the CALS Ron Robinson Theater at 7 p.m. for a celebration of KAAY The Mighty 1090. KAAY history will be shared through photos, audio clips and a panel discussion featuring original on-air personalities. The event is open to the public and free.

P. Allen Smith will be offering a military discount to active and retired service members at Moss Mountain Farm in Roland from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour the vegetable garden, rose garden, Poultryville, The Garden Home and the rest of the beauty that Moss Mountain has to offer on Military Appreciation Day.

Friday-Saturday

Sparks will fly at the 18th annual Red, White and Blue Festival at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home this weekend. The festival will kick off at 3 p.m. on Friday, and run all day on Saturday, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will offer fireworks, activities for kids, a parade, food, vendors, free live music and more.

The 29th Annual Purple Hull Pea Festival will kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday at Emerson High School, and run all day long on Saturday. Watch the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, and enjoy food, fireworks, a tractor show, cook-offs and more in celebration of Emerson’s favorite delicacy.

Grab your apron, because Art Is In Cakes, Bakery & Supply is offering a Baking 101: Brioche, The Best of Breads class this weekend. The two-day class will walk you through the entire process of creating the absolute best brioche, from building your dough to baking your bread. The class will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $99 a piece, and attendees must be 12 or older.

Buy tickets here: https://artisincakes.com/collections/cake-decorating-baking-classes/products/class-6-29-to-6-30-fri-5-30p-7-30p-sat-10-00am-1-00-ish-baking-101-brioche-the-best-of-breads

Saturday

Eggshells Kitchen Co. is celebrating 10 years of service and support by offering 10 percent off the entire store, complimentary cocktails, cookies from Cupcakes on Kavanaugh and cupcakes from The Cupcake Factory to each shopper that visits the store on Saturday. Surprise giveaways will also take place each hour.

For more weekend fun, check out our live music lineup.

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