Don't miss the hot tamale train
(and maybe $2,000!)
Get set for a fun-filled family evening of great food and games on July 28. Festival volunteers at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 614 S. Main in Berryville, will be serving up their authentic "Almost Famous" Tamale Dinner from 4:30 -- 8:30 p.m. with a choice of red or green homemade tamales with rice, beans, dessert and drink for $6 to $9 per dinner.
After dinner, enjoy The Little Train, bouncy houses, live music, folkloric dance, a state-licensed cash Bingo and raffle, and a host of other child and adult games. If you missed seeing them on July 4, there may also be fireworks at dark!
Tickets for dinner are available in advance or at the Festival. The 1st place cash prize for the raffle is $2,000. Tickets are $1 and purchasers must be 18 or older to play. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact the church at (870) 423-3927 or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintAnneCatholicChurch.
Poetluck is set for Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. Everyone is invited to come sit in the cool great room and listen as Houston writer-in-residence Sherry Perry reads her short story "Broken." Attendees will also hear Sanderia Smith, who is from southeast Arkansas, read from her current work on the civil rights movement. The resident writers will be followed by area writers reading from their works for up to four minutes each.
Poetluck takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street.. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish to share for the pot luck dinner before and read from their work for four minutes. (Topical content may make this event suitable for ages 14 and above.)
Getting cocky at ARTifacts
ARTifacts Gallery of American, Art Aug 1 - 31 presents a "Roomful of Roosters." Find collectable cocks during the month of August by gallery artists Denise Ryan, Bert Seabourn, Diana Smith, Jimmy Leach, Bill Garrison and Gloria Garrison. Open every day 10 - 5 and until 4 on Sunday 37 Spring Street, Upstairs, Eureka Springs. (479) 636-6660. See more at artifactseureka.com.
Ozark Blues Society's
Annual "Blues Challenge"
What: Blues Challenge, a competition sponsored by the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas in affiliation with the International Blues Challenge presented each year by the Blues Foundation
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6pm-11:30pm
Where: Fayetteville, Arkansas at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson Street.
Deadline: August 17.
Details and application can be obtained at www.ozarkbluessociety.org/Blues_Challeng.... Submissions can also be sent to: The Ozark Blues Society of NWA, P.O. Box 2004, Bentonville AR 72712. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music every Friday - come and play
Hootenanny every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy great food and music -- a Carroll County tradition at the 302 in the Grand View Hotel on the Berryville Square.
Ozarts is looking for musicians to perform in the Grand View Ballroom on Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. This is a chance to play. No pay, but musicians may put up a tip jar and Ozarts will help you promote your event. Musicians are welcome to videotape their music and Ozarts will add original music videos to our website and YouTube to help you promote your band or act. Check it out at (870) 654-3952 or www.Ozarts.org.
Denise Ryan at ESSA
On July 30 Denise Ryan begins a four-day Acrylic Workshop at ESSA. Her studio workshop is open to all levels and will introduce students to three basic techniques of acrylic painting: realism, abstraction, and painting with a knife.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the ESSA campus; tuition is $220.
Ryan has a master's degree in fine art with a major in painting and a minor in art history. She has been painting for 40 years and loves to share what she has learned. Her original paintings can be seen at the newly-opened Norberta Phillbrook Gallery in downtown Bentonville. See www.deniseryanart.com.
For more info or to register for this workshop call 253-5384 or visit www.ESSA-art.org.
Dickie and Johnson accepted for Regional Exhibition
Eureka Springs artists Carol Dickie and Betty Johnson who show at Eureka Thyme have had paintings accepted into the 18th Annual Regional Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. the exhibit will be shown Aug. 2 -- 30. A special reception will be held Aug. 11, 1 -- 3 p.m.
Carol is known for her landscape depictions in which she uses whatever it takes to get the effect she's after: watercolor, casein, acrylic, pastel and/or charcoal.
Betty's dog portraits and sense of humor are her trademarks, as attested by her painting "BrunHildaPug" which will be shown at the Artists of Northwest Arkansas Show. See it and Carol's two paintings, "Stormy Day" and "The Last Stand" when you attend this well-respected show throughout the month of August.
First call for art entries
The Holiday Island Art Guild is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Art Show and Sale to be held Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 -- Sept. 2 at the Barn on Holiday Island.
The judge this year will be Judy Maurer of Springdale, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas and a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks.
Cash prizes will be awarded. Please contact Joan Hirnisey (479) 253-6285 or Barbara Robinson (479) 253-1839 or email email@example.com for an entry form or more information. Entries are due on Aug. 24 at The Barn on Holiday Island.
First call for crafters
The Fall Craft Show in Pine Mountain Village will be Nov. 3. It will be one of the main events for the Fall Festival sponsored by the CAPC and will be advertised along with the other events.
If you would like to rent a booth, contact Gayle Voiles at (479) 244-6907 or pick up an application at Village Gifts in Pine Mountain Village (next door to the Chamber of Commerce).
Visitors to Eureka Springs love to find gifts that are hand-crafted in the Ozarks. All crafts must be hand-crafted.
Program begins Saturday
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will launch its Community Writing Program on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with a reception at the Colony. Alison Taylor-Brown will present the program and discuss how it can support both established and beginning writers. Information will be collected on the type of projects and genres that are of interest to local writers. Refreshments will be served.
From 1 to 4 p.m., Taylor-Brown will speak individually or in small groups with anyone about their projects or writing goals.
Both sessions are free and open to area residents and visitors over 12 years old. For more information contact Taylor-Brown at (479) 970-0090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download audiobooks, eBooks
The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available to download from your library's website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting berryvillelibrary.org or eurekalibrary.org. Click on Library2Go! to get started.
For help call the Eureka Springs (479) 253-8754 public library. This service is free for patrons with library card.