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Doctor Pepper and Cream Soda are sponsoring this look at what’s happening in northwest Arkansas, including a polar dive and virtual cooking experience just for you.

Crystal Bridges will spotlight author Tommy Orange on Thursday March 4th. Tommy will dive into his writing process and talk about how he incorporates Native American culture and history topics to educate his work. Tommy is the author of There, There, named one of the New York Times Top Books of 2018, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. You can hear from Tommy at the virtual “fireplace chat” this evening from 7pm. The event is free – you just have to register.

In case you missed this story, it is a great speaker right now. NWA residents will have a new option for an evening out in Fayetteville in the near future. The city council has approved the Pedal Pub to come to Fayetteville. Pedal Pub is a Minnesota-based company that worked with a well-known bicycle manufacturer to develop “party bikes,” which are roller bars that the rider drives with their own feet. The franchise has around 50 locations in North America. Fayetteville will be the company’s first venture in Arkansas.

Here are some more news about cycling: BikeNWA believes in sustainability, helps others and connects those who have bicycles with those who need bicycles. The program is called “Bike Match” and the hope is to use the program to meet the needs of the people in our community. If you have a bike or need a bike, visit our website now for a link to get a bike to fit!

There’s been a lot to celebrate on the hill lately, including the red-hot Razorback women’s basketball team. Arkansas went undefeated in its final week in the SEC, beating both Alabama and Auburn. They have their winning streak to South Carolina to play in their first game in the SEC tournament today. You will face Ole Miss at around 7:30 p.m. You can watch on the SEC network.

Thousands of people jump into ice cold water every year to support Special Olympics Arkansas. By immersion, they help provide opportunity and inclusion to over nineteen thousand Special Olympics athletes and young athletes across the state. Arkansas has up to 24 falls that make up polar plunge season, and the Beaver Lake jump takes place this Saturday morning. You still have time to sign up – you can do so online now or even register in person on the day of the immersion. Registration starts at 10:00 AM and you will take the plunge at 11:00 AM

We went to see Chef Case Dighero and one of the things he was excited about is these virtual cooking experiences he is hosting. On Thursday March 4th, join Chef Case and Vince Pianalto, the royal king of Northwest Arkansas. Vince will be demonstrating two family recipes. Plus – music, stories, and family secrets for cooking great Italian food in Arkansas. This event starts practically tonight at seven o’clock.