48 | CITISCAPES | DECEMBER 2018 2018 RPEF Elf 5K & Fun Run— Dec. 8 Rogers Public Education Foundation’s inaugural event to benefit the teachers and students of the Rogers School District. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division. Admission: $30 5K, $10 1-Mile Fun Run. Downtown. Rogers. (479) 631-3556. www.rogerspef.com/rpef-elf-5k OTHER EVENTS Devil’s Den State Park— Upcoming Events Dec. 22: Holiday Open House with ornament making, hot cocoa and cookies; and Jan. 1: First Day Hikes engaging in physical activity ringing in the New Year. Call or visit website for more information. Free admission. Devil’s Den State Park. West Fork. (479) 761-3325. www.arkansas.com Eagle Watch Cruises on Beaver Lake—Thru Dec. 31 You never know what you’ll see — from mature eagles, to young ones, and other beautiful wildlife — each tour is different and sure to never disappoint. Reservations must be made in advance; only 18 guests per tour; each tour departs at 3 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 12-6. Rocky Branch Marina, Beaver Lake. Rogers. (479) 789-5000. www.fohspcai.wildapricot.org 36th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes—Dec. 1 A walking tour of nine of Eureka’s most beautifully restored homes gives guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be lavishly decorated for the season with docents attired for the period to relate the history of each home. 3 to 8 p.m. Admission: $20, free for children 12 and under. All around town. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-9417. www.eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org Breakfast with Santa—Dec. 1 Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a scrumptious breakfast, holiday crafts, Christmas cookie decorating, photos and more. A wonderful holiday tradition for guests young and old to enjoy. Admission: $15 children, $10 adults. Arts Center of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 751-5441. www.acozarks.org Children’s Christmas Train—Dec. 1 15th annual event benefiting the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County. Board the train for a 40-min. ride complete with Christmas carols and storytelling. When you return to the depot, you can enjoy the holiday games, entertainment, ride ponies, write letters to Santa, and even visit with the big man in red himself. A family holiday tradition not to be missed! Admission: $20 adults, $10 children 12-3, free for children 2 and under. Arkansas Missouri Railroad Train Depot. Emma Street, Springdale. (479) 872-6183. www.childrenssafetycenter.org Christmas Open House 2018—Dec. 1 Come visit the mansion and see it all dressed up for Christmas past, present and future. Enjoy music, hot cocoa, cookies and a visit from Santa. Free admission. The Peel Mansion. Bentonville. (479) 254-3870. www.peelcompton.org Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment—Dec. 1 & 2 The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought on Dec. 7, 1862, with a weekend of many activities including tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps along with living history programs. The reenactment will be held on the actual battlefield. On Saturday, a Period Dance will be held in the Latta Barn, and a Period Church Service will take place on Sunday. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Prairie Grove. (479) 846-2990. www.arkansas.com Christmas At The Crescent— Dec. 1 thru 7 A weeklong schedule of Christmastime events at the Historic Hotel of America has become one of the Ozark-region’s most popular winter holiday traditions. Events kick off on Dec. 1 with the Christmas Forest tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., where more than 30 trees will be on display, each decorated and open for votes/collections benefiting local charities. Other events will include the 19th Annual Santa’s Brunch on Dec. 2 beginning at 8 a.m., the 52nd Annual Silver Tea on Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m., Frightfully Festive Christmas Ghost Stories at 9 p.m. on Dec. 5, 6 & 7, and various holiday musical concerts, themed breakfasts and more. Call or visit website for a complete schedule of this year’s events. Admission varies by event. The 1886 Crescent Hotel. Eureka Springs. (800) 342-9766. www.christmasatthecrescent.com Cosmic Keys—Dec. 2 Join us for entertainment that’s out of this world! Beginning at 6 p.m. guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and show. Proceeds benefit NWA Space, a local nonprofit working to build a science center in Lowell. Call or visit website for more information; tickets available on Eventbrite.com. Admission: $75 per person, $100 per couple. Willy D.’s Dueling Piano Bar. Fayetteville. (479) 282-5159. nwa.space TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A CALENDAR LISTING, SEND EVENT INFO TO calendar@citiscapes.com COMMUNITY CALEN DA R 2017