Practical Magic reappears
Practical Magic Art Supply is now open at a new location -- 123 Spring Street. Winter Hours are: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday from noon -- 5 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays. For More information please call (479) 244-7229.
Eureka House Concert
The popular Eureka House Concerts will continue Wednesday, February 2 at the Eureka Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, at 7:30 p.m.
Featured performer is Jonathan Byrd, a headliner from such major venues as the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Woodyfest in Okemah.
Tickets are $15 at the door for this great up-close-and-personal music event. Money goes to the performers.
For more info go to: jonathanbyrd.com/ or eureka houseconcerts.com/.
Krewe of Krazo window decorating contest
Windows decked out in the following categories: Mardi Gras, Unique, and Alice in Wonderland will be judged for awards and prizes on Wednesday, February 23.
Contestants are asked to leave decorations up through Fat Tuesday, March 8.
The contest is open to organizations, groups and businesses.
Entry forms must be returned prior to February 11, and can be emailed as above or snail mailed to Dan Ellis, 423 W. Van Buren, ES, AR 72632. In order to be judged for prizes or awards, postmark or email not later than February 10.
It's time to find the key to the deposit box and break out that secret chili recipe because registration for the Academy of Excellence 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Benefit Auction is upon us.
To enter your chili (without revealing any secret ingredients), phone (479) 253-5400. Judging will be February 18 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
Silent auction and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with a live auction at 6:30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Child care will also be provided for children between three and ten years old, with a child ticket.
For more information, visit academy-of-excellence.org.
Calling all quilters
These could be fun junkets to Mountain Home for a group of quilters. Check out upcoming workshops and make some plans:
Beginner Basic Block Drafting: Wednesday, February 16, 9 a.m. -- noon, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Room D, 353 Highway 5 North, Mountain Home.
Quilting Class 101 - The Basic Skills: March 5, 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m.
Quilting 102 Class: Building on skills learned in Quilting 101, May 5, 12, 26 and June 9 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, from 9 a.m. - Noon.
Free Motion Quilting: March 24, 9:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Learn to enhance quilts with the use of thread while machine quilting. $25 per student.
Intermediate Quilting: Techniques will include paper foundation piecing on Friday, June 24; tessellations on Friday July 1, and eight-pointed stars Friday, July 15.
All intermediate classes will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home from 9 a.m. - noon.
Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild (hillnhollowquilters .com) sponsors periodic workshops and lectures to help meet its mission to preserve, promote, share and teach the art of quilting.
Warm up with an artsy workshop
Fire Om Earth Retreat Center and Art Studio is keeping the home fires burning with a great variety of workshops and events to beat the winter blues.
Women's Full Moon Clan Mother gathering and drumming Jan. 19.
Shoe making workshop Jan 26 -- 30 with master shoe maker Lorna.
Primal energy vibration and basket making workshop with Cherokee Grandmother Arla on Feb 3 and 4.
Boot making workshop Feb 7th - 13th with Lorna.
Ocarina making workshop Feb. 18 with Master Flute Builder and Whistle-smith Craig Hirsch, and Drum Building workshop with master drum builder Lorna Trigg Hirsch.
Women be Wise is scheduled for March 27.
Register now for workshops in April, including Herb and Botanical Weekend Retreat, Backyard Medicinals with Steven Foster; Plant Spirit Communication with Melissa Clare, Faery Workshop with Belledessa and Laura Walthers; and a Sweat Lodge with Clan Mother Lorna Sky Dancer.