Arts & Amusements - Holiday-spirited events, arts and amusements all season!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Don't miss the big guy

Santa will be in Basin Spring Park Friday, Nov. 25, to talk with boys and girls and make his lists for delivery on Christmas. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m., so be there to meet him!

Snowflake Ball Dec. 4

The 5th Annual Snowflake Ball to benefit Clear Spring School will be held at the 1886 Crescent Hotel's Crystal Dining Room on Dec. 4 -- 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner at 7:30. Entertainment by the Red Ambition Band.

For tickets, phone (479) 253-7888. Or, you may prefer to purchase a Wish Sack for Jack and Jill in exchange for one ticket per sack. Jack and Jill Sacks contain a $25 value of the following products: 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper, bathroom tissue, Kleenex tissue.

Christmas ball Dec. 9

The annual Christmas Ball and silent auction fundraiser for the Historic Museum is Friday, Dec. 9, at the historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs. Hours are from 7 -- 11 p.m.

The ticket price of $20 in advance or $25 at the door includes dancing to the music of the Jack Mitchell Combo, heavy hors d'oeuvres and sweets, wine and beer.

A silent auction will include art, jewelry, decorative items, and numerous gift certificates for local restaurants, services and shops.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the museum or by calling the museum (479) 253-9417.

It's a festive evening of fun that also helps the museum contiue efforts to preserve the history of our wonderful town. See more at

Attention: painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture artists

The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will accept permit applications until January 1, for artists wishing to display in Basin Spring Park for the year 2012.

Seven locations are available. A lottery will determine which applications will be honored in case applications outnumber the locations. Permits will be issued no later than January 15, 2012.

Call (479) 253-2866, write ESPR, 532 Spring Street, Eureka Springs AR 72632, or e-mail

Get decked out and deck the halls and hills!

Deck the hills, the spas and trolley, Eureka locals sure are jolly!

Why not don some gay apparel and add to all that is being planned for the best Christmas Eureka Springs has seen in ages? Celebrations and Traditions in Pine Mt. Village will be dressing folks to carol, stroll, and perform street theater, adding good cheer, ambiance and plenty of photo ops for visitors.

Friday, Nov. 25 from 4 -- 7 p.m., beginning with Santa in the park, and every Saturday after that, come get involved and put Eureka on the map as a Christmas destination!

Ring Michelle at (479) 981-1559 and add a decorative outfit to your outdoor lights and decorations!

Victorian elegance at Silver Tea Dec. 1

The public is cordially invited to the 45th Silver Tea Thurs., Dec. 1, 1:30 -- 3:30 p.m. in the Crystal Dining Room of the Crescent Hotel. Hosted by the women of St. James' Episcopal Church, the event is a benefit for St. John's HospiceCare, serving the needs of terminally ill patients and their families in Carroll, Madison, Newton, and Boone counties. Admission by donation. Call (479) 253-8610.

It takes a (Christmas) village

The Downtown Network needs volunteers to make the city's holiday programs successful. Please consider having some fun while doing the community a good turn by volunteering. People are needed to :

*Staff the table at the ESSA Art Show: 12 - 6 p.m. (2 hour shifts), Friday, Nov. 25.

Dress as an Elf for Hide the Elves: 3 -- 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. (3 Elves Needed)

Santa's on Spring Fun Run Race Helpers: 7 -- 11a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 (12 Race Helpers Needed).

Living Windows: volunteer to dress up in a window or volunteer your window 3 -- 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

Call (479) 244-5074 or email to volunteer.


*Fine art/craft show and sale this weekendBypass the mall and do your Black Friday shopping at ESSA's Fine Art and Craft Show and Sale, Nov. 25 -- 26 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (479) 253-5384, or email

*Soiree in sequins Nov. 25

The Shameless Sequin Soiree premieres Nov. 25 7 p.m. at The Queen Anne Mansion. ESSA is shamelessly focused on raising money to support its mission while supporting our fantastic artists. Tickets for this magical evening online at or, or by calling (479) 253-5384.

*Cookie capers Dec. 10The 5th annual bed and breakfast Holiday Cookie Tour hosted by the members of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs includes samplings of nine different bed and breakfasts' favorite cookie and candy recipes, and a contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

Get tickets now for Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 -- 6 p.m., because only 250 will be issued this year!

Tickets are $20 per person from any participating inn. See a list at or email

*Run with Santa Dec. 3!Get your Santa gear on and make a dash down Spring Street in the first-ever Eureka Springs Santa's on Spring Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. Families, kids, individuals, teams -- walkers or runners! Sign up to receive a Gary Adamson t-shirt. Details and registration available at Vie for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Runners & Walkers, Oldest and Youngest Participants. After the race -- photos with Santa and festive awards ceremony at 10 a.m.

*Avant Garde in the Ozarks Has extended Experience the Art through Friday Nov. 25 and Saturday Nov. 26 from 6 -- 8 p.m. both days. Come see this surreal and innovative instillation for the last time. Donations received at the door. For additional information: Enthios Art Venue, 215 Greenwood Hollow Rd, (479) 253-6930.

*Last Shrine Show --The show and shrine-making classes at Main Stage continue through Thanksgiving weekend. Don' t miss this chance to create a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas gift or decoration to keep.

The gallery show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, at 65 Main St. Shrine-building class is Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Shrine,, (479) 981-6190.

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