Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Head on over to the Spark Café at the Walmart Visitor Center located on the downtown square in Bentonville. Kids and grownups can explore their creative sides from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the café’s Crafts Sunday events.
Here are the topics for upcoming weeks:
March 25 – Coffee Filter Garden. Create a variety of beautiful flowers out of coffee filters.
April 1 – Brazilian Music Makers. Use recycled materials to create new traditional Brazilian instruments: maracas, tambourines, and reco-recos.
April 8 – Coffee Painting. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer. Use the Spark Café’s signature product to create monochromatic (and aromatic) paintings.
April 15 – Butterfly Metamorphosis. A beaded caterpillar goes into one side of a paper tube chrysalis, and a butterfly made from coffee filters emerges on the other side.
April 22 – Plastic Bottle Terrariums. Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own terrarium.
April 29 – Rain Forest Creatures. Recycled materials will be used to construct a variety of plants and animals found in the Amazon Rain Forest.
Spark Café also offers free live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday. What I love about it is the support it shows for young local talent because the performances are by Bentonville High’s most talented student musicians. While you’re there have a cup of Spark blend drip coffee – only 50 cents a cup during show time.
Scheduled to play so far are:
March 15 – The ONE and ONLY Nikki Roark
March 29 – The amazing Tilly Hollaway
April 5 – The talented BHS Guitar Club
Also, during Bentonville’s First Friday event on April 6, Spark Café will offer Hula Hoopapalooza! The world record for the longest hula hoop is 90 hours. Think you can beat that? Give it a try at the contest only on First Friday at the 5&10. Winners will be announced that evening.
That’s a lot of fun to choose from. Spark Café is located at 105 N. Main St. For more information, call 479-273-1329, ext. 2.