On Sept. 13, the Eureka Springs Downtown Network will focus on the theme of "All Sports!" So get your game on and come play in Basin Spring Park. Eureka Springs is an active town filled with go carts, golf pros from Holiday Island, biking, spring hikes, and more. Lace up your shoes, bring the kids and come play in the park For more information contact the Eureka Springs Downtown Network at 479-244-5074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a book signing for author Laura Veazey at the Book Nook at 306 Village Circle Dr. in Eureka Springs on Sept. 15 from 10-12 p.m. Veazley's book is Full Circle: The Segue From Ancient Celtic Medicine to Modern-Day Herbalism and the Impact that Religion/Mysticism/Magic Have Had, and focuses on seven areas of herbal medicine for research, comparison and contrast: Celtic herbal history, druidic medicine, Native American medicine, Christianity, Witchcraft, Voodoo, and 20th and 21st century herbalism.
At Poetluck on Sept. 20, attendees will get to hear from Culinary Fellow Molly Watson. She has written extensively on food and has been published in magazines including Sunset, Elle, and Edible San Francisco, and newspapers including the Washington Post. A San Francisco resident, Molly is at the Colony polishing her book Delicious: A Recipe for cooking in 12 Easy Lessons. Poetluck takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. Readings follow a pot luck dinner, so bring a dish and settle in for an entertaining evening. For details, call 479-253-7444 or email email@example.com.
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will hold its major annual fundraiser, the 10th Annual Mad Hatter Ball on Friday, October 26th from 6:30-11:30p.m. at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Ticket sales and silent auction raise operating funds for ESSA, a non-profit school providing art education opportunities for adults and youth in Northwest Arkansas. Come dance to music by Red Ambition, enjoy a pasta buffet and bid on unique art work by national and regional artists, many of whom are ESSA instructors. This year's silent auction also includes exciting gift packages from the merchants of the Eureka Springs area. The Mad Hatter Ball would not be complete without a hat contest. So, wear a hat--required for admission--and take your chances on winning a week-long workshop at ESSA! Ticket prices are only $50 per person and may be purchased online at ESSA's website www.essa-art.org or by calling (479)-253-5384.
Fall is right around the corner so it's time to start thinking about The 65th Original Ozark Folk Festival. We have a great music line up this year with Ronny Cox, Trout Fishing in America, Jack William, Still on the Hill and more! So start thinking about the Folk Festival Parade. Get out your banjos and overalls, drag out the goats. We want to have a old fashion Eureka style parade this year. Awards this year are Best Float $300 first prize, second prize $200,Best Costume $ 100, Best walking Group (4 or more people) $150, Best youth entry $250, Best Musical entry $200. All entries will be judged on originality, Folkiness and style. For applications or more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and Artists that want to participate in the Art Show should contact Lezley Foley at 479-253-5423 or email email@example.com. We invite those Veterans and Artists to come display their art and memorabilia that is either created by or honors Veterans. For more information about the entire Veterans Day Weekend events planned, please visit Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade on Facebook or call Sue Glave at 479-253-6601 or cell 580-399-5887.
Holiday Island line dancing Sept. 18
Line dancing at Holiday Island will resume Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Barn on the island. Line dancing generally meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The first Tuesday includes instruction at the beginning, and the third Tuesday is dancing. This ongoing event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Vicky Lemme at 479-253-9039.
Jazz Eureka Festival Sept. 21-23
Eureka Springs gets jazzed once again this September for the annual Jazz Eureka Festival. This year's events include three days and nights of musical performances. This year's headliner is jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. Marsalis, a New Orleans native, is a member of the well-known family of musicians which includes brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason, and father Ellis. Marsalis has made his name as a producer and accomplished trombonist with a fluid technique and inventive modern-mainstream style. The show is on Saturday, Sept. 22, at The Auditorium at 36 S. Main St. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices are $20 for orchestra or $15 for balcony in advance or $25 orchestra $20 balcony at the door.
The Jazz/Swing group, Swing And A Miss will perform Thursday, September 22, from 5-7 p.m. in the Basin Spring Park Bandshell to kick off the 2012 Eureka Springs Jazz Festival.
Eighteen of Eureka Springs' finest artists will open their private studios to the public Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Tour participants are invited to visit 14 studio locations in and around Eureka Springs for behind-the-scenes experiences with working fine artists and fine craft persons representing a wide variety of media including painting in oil, acrylics, pastel and watercolor; clay sculpture and pottery; jewelry and silversmithing; handcrafted musical instruments; and artisan works in metal, wood, and mosaics.
A map guidebook and signs posted along the route will orient the self-guided tour. Each studio will provide unique insights into the creative process and offer a selection of exquisite art and handcrafted gifts available for purchase in every price range.
Tour hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday will offer special demonstrations scheduled including pit-firing of clay sculptures, flute and ocarina tuning, drum making with natural raw hide, and acrylic painting techniques. Demonstrations of works in progress and Q & A with the artist continue each day.
Map guides are available at visitor centers, trolley depots, galleries and sponsor locations. Visit online for a map and details on artists plus artist applications for 2013 go to www.eurekaspringsstudiotour.com or facebook.com/EurekaSpringsStudioTour for event updates.
Fall is right around the corner so it's time to start thinking about The 65th Original Ozark Folk Festival. We have a great music line up this year with Ronny Cox, Trout Fishing in America, Jack William, Still on the Hill and more! So start thinking about the Folk Festival Parade. Get out your banjos and overalls, drag out the goats. We want to have a old fashion Eureka style parade this year. Awards this year are Best Float $300 first prize, second prize $200, Best Costume $100, Best walking Group (4 or more people) $150, Best youth entry $250, Best Musical entry $200. All entries will be judged on originality, Folkiness and style. For applications or more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a hootenanny every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. 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.
Flynn's jewelry making class teaches you the basic techniques of etching copper in preparation for enameling.
Have you ever wanted to add color to your work or just want to enamel? Here is your chance to do both at ESSA! Check out Genevieve Flynn at www.genevieveflynn.com. For more info or to register for this workshop
call 479-253-5384 or visit www.ESSA-art.org
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 public library at 479-253-8754. This service is free for patrons with library card.