Arts & Amusements
Parkwood Art & Frame in Holiday Island will host a book signing for Louis C. Douglas, author of "Speak 2 Spirits," Book 1 of the "Dragon Tree" series, on Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery at 3 Parkwood Drive in the Park Shopping Center. The book is a time travel fantasy geared to young adult readers. Gallery owner and artist Jim Sexton did the cover art for the book. The public is welcome to meet the author and artist, and refreshments will be served.
ESSA Welcomes Hot Springs artists Richard Stephens and Gary Simmons
Noted Hot Springs artists Gary Simmons and Richard Stephens come to Eureka October 11-13 to teach "Life Drawing" and "Painting in Watercolor" workshops , respectively, at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). Register for these workshop online at www.essa-art.org or by calling (479) 253-5384. Check out these instructors' websites at www.simmonsart.com and www.raswatercolors.com.
Hone Your Craft at Ozark Creative Writers Conference
Are you ready to take your next big step and become a published author? The Ozark Creative Writers conference will be held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Oct. 11-13. Headlining this year's conference will be noted literary agent Cherry Weiner and senior acquisitions editor for St. Martin's Press, Daniela Rapp. Both speakers will also take pitches from registered attendees during the conference.
Also featured during the conference will be sessions by author Johnny Boggs; Arkansas Poet Laureate Peggy Vining and marketing consultant Dianna Graveman, who specializes in assisting authors with book trailers, web marketing, blogging and more. The Ozarks Creative Writers conference is one of the friendliest author gatherings in the country whether you're a seasoned writer or someone just starting out on the path to success.
Registration is $125 for a weekend of sessions and networking; admission to the Friday and Saturday night banquets is extra. For more information or to register, visit www.ozarkcreativewriters.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a part of History join in the Ozark Folk Festival Parade
Come join in the most fun parade Eureka hosts The Ozark Folk Festival Parade Saturday November 3rd. This years theme is Folk Revival saluting the 70's when folk music made its way back into the hearts and charts of America. There will be over $1000 in prizes for Best Float, Best Walking group, Best Musical entry and Best Youth Entry. Celebrate Eureka's historic folk festival and get folky. For applications email nlpaddock@gmail, call 244-0123 or go to ozarkfolkfestival.com
The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow will host the grand opening of "505 Spring at Dairy Hollow"
The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow at 515 Spring St. will host tours of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Usonian home and a Fabulous Fifties party and The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow on Nov. 10. For details, call 479-253-7444 or email email@example.com.
Hot Springs Comes to Eureka Springs
Noted Hot Springs artists Gary Simmons and Richard Stephens will come to Eureka October 11-13 to teach "Life Drawing" and "Painting in Watercolor" workshops, respectively, at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). Simmons' workshop will totally immerse you in drawing the figure with a live model. Charcoal and/or pastels will be used to further explore the figure's construction and gesture. Stephens, featured in Splash in 2012, will give students a fresh perspective on watercolor painting in this exciting class. Loosening up will be emphasized as Stephens provides technical information interspersed with colorful antidotes. Hurry -- space is limited! Register for these workshop online at www.essa-art.org or by calling 479-253-5384. Check out these instructor's web sites at www.simmonsart.com and www.raswatercolors.com.
Voices from Eureka's silent city
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum announces dates for their fourth annual "Voices from Eureka's Silent City" living history cemetery tours. This year's performances will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at the city cemetery on Oct. 19 and 20, and on the following weekend, Oct. 26 and 27.
One hour walking tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m., until 8:30 p.m. This year, actors in period costumes will tell their stories of the American Civil War and what the healing springs meant to their lives in establishing the encampment that became the city of Eureka Springs. For further information please contact the museum at 479-253-9417
Haunted hay rides
Bear Mountain Cabins and Riding Stables will offer haunted hay rides every night during the month of October. The wagons will leave the stables at dark and will make trips every hours and 15 minutes. Reservations are required. For information, call 479-253-6185 or 800-805-8005.
Friends of Eureka Springs Carnegie Library fall book sale
Friends of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will host their fall book sale at the library annex at 194 Spring St. in Eureka Springs on Thursday, October 11, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday, October 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 13, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be no bag sale. All proceeds go to the library's acquisitions and special projects fund. For further information, call (479) 253-8754.
Hamburger cook off
The American Legion Post 9 will hold a hamburger cook off on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.at its address at 2546 Mundell Rd. The restaurant with the best burgers will be awarded top prizes. The $30 entry fee can be sent to American Legion Post 9, 2546 Mundell Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72631. For more information, call 479-253-6601, 479-253-2519 or 580-399-5887.
Eureka Springs celebrates Food & Wine in November
Eureka Springs, Arkansas is known for its unique dining experiences, but this fall, aside from their award-winning usual dishes, area restaurants will showcase special menus and wine pairings for the annual Eureka Springs Food & Wine Festival that takes place on Wednesday, November 7 through Sunday, November 12.
Events kick off on Wednesday, November 7, with the "First Sip" Raimondo Wine Release Party at DeVito's of Eureka Springs at 5 Center Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Raimondo Winery is a family-owned winery located on Lake Norfork that specializes in hand-crafted Italian and Iberian wines. Guests can try vintner Margie Roeland's new Red Blend and appetizers will be served. The fee is $7 per person.
Mad Hatter Ball
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 6:30-11:30 p.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.
Ozark Folk Festival
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 Art Show
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
Line dancing at Holiday Island generally meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Barn on the island. 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.
Ozark Folk Parade coming soon
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.
Hootenanny on the Berryville Square
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 seeks musicians
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.
Etching & Enameling with Genevieve Flynn at ESSA Oct. 8-11
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
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 public library at 479-253-8754. This service is free for patrons with library card.