Weekly roundup: The Dalai Lama, Fayetteville flags, and a big secret

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville and on the Flyer from May 9 through May 15, 2011.

News & Views

Fayetteville flags are in stock at the Visitors Center – Fayetteville flags are now available for purchase at the Visitors Center. The flags are 5 feet wide by 3 feet tall and cost $50 each.

Fayetteville High School students make a ‘Firework’ video – Students from Fayetteville High School created a video set to Katy Perry’s song Firework last week.

Electrical fire at Mullins Library – The Arkansas Traveler has the scoop on the electrical fire that broke out in the basement of Mullins Library on the University of Arkansas campus shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Hammontree’s Grillenium Falcon to appear at Block Street Block Party – Chad Hammontree, owner of the Star Wars themed grilled cheese truck confirmed that the Grillenium Falcon will indeed be ready in time for the Block Street Block Party.

Fayetteville residents can apply for FEMA assistance – Residents and business owners with property damage from the recent storms can now apply for federal assistance by registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fayetteville digital short videos win statewide competition – A digital short program documenting the local historical significance of Archibald Yell received top honors in the 2010 Arkansas History Webcast Competition.

ECO Modern Flats becomes first LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex in Arkansas – The remodeled complex has been awarded a LEED Platinum certification, the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for green building and design.

Fayetteville Public Meetings – A list of public meetings scheduled in Fayetteville for the week of Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, 2011.

» Flyer Guide: The Dalai Lama visits Fayetteville
» Fayetteville Public Schools Parade of Champions set for May 11

Arts & Events

2011 Gulley Park Summer Concert Series lineup announced – The 15th annual Gulley Park Summer Concert Series begins May 26 and runs through Aug. 11. The season includes six free concerts held on select Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.

Walton Arts Center 2011-12 Broadway Season announced – The Walton Arts Center 2011-12 Broadway Season lineup is out and Broadway Subscriptions are on sale now.

Checking in: Tim Kinsella – Joan of Arc – Catch Joan of Arc, Air Waves, and Swimming at The Lightbulb Club in Fayetteville on Saturday, May 21.

» Hot dog eating contest prelims set for May 14 at the Lightbulb Club
» Perennial Plate to stop at Ozark Natural Foods on May 13
» Concert series set for May 14 on Lake Fayetteville Trails
» Terra Studios hosts Spring Music Fest May 14

Columns & Features

My Big Secret – In this week’s Flyer Foodie, Laura shares something she has protected with “a selfish ferocity for the past 10 years. It’s time to let go. It’s time to share. It’s time to get over myself.”

Culture Club: Let’s Go Shopping – Despite the current hardships plaguing people, three new businesses have opened within the last few weeks that deserve some attention.

Weekly Deals & More: May 9-15 – A list of sponsor information including arts and events, drink specials, hirings, food and dining, real estate, shopping, and more.

» Giveaway: Primus at the Arkansas Music Pavilion


» Donation drive for Alabama tornado victims
» Arkansas Support Network presents care & training home informational session
» Grassroots initiative, Pennies for Partnerships, addresses Tibetan poverty
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