Arts & Amusements

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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.

Fayetteville Underground special exhibit

The visiting artist gallery of the Fayetteville Underground is hosting a show of over 50 original paintings by Eureka Springs artist Jody Stephenson during the month of October. First Thursday (Oct. 4) is the place to be on the Fayetteville square from 5 - 9 p.m. It's a new exhibit every month in all the underground galleries by featured artists such as William Mayes Flanagan, Jan Gosnell, Mike, Don House, Hank Kaminsky, M.M. Kent, Ed Pennebaker, Doug Randall, Sheila Richards, Sabine Schmidt, John Sewell, and many other regional favorites. Jody Stephenson and her husband Ron Lutz are artists-in-residence at Studio 62 in Eureka Springs. (


Pete the Cat visits Eureka Springs

Iris at the Basin Park will again welcome artist James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. or on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 12-4 p.m. Introduced eleven years ago, Pete the Cat has evolved from a cat with an attitude to a cat with a purpose -- to help children learn how to read. This week marks the publication of Pete's fourth children's book, "Pete the Cat Saves Christmas". James will be in the gallery to read to children, sign books and prints, and as usual, paint a few originals of Pete loving Eureka Springs.

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 For more info or to register for this workshop call 479-253-5384 or visit

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, Oct. 11, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 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.

ESSA Welcomes Hot Springs artists Richard Stephens and Gary Simmons

Noted Hot Springs artists Gary Simmons and Richard Stephens come to Eureka Oct. 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 or by calling 479-253-5384. Check out these instructors' websites at and

Hot Springs comes to Eureka Springs

Noted Hot Springs artists Gary Simmons and Richard Stephens will come to Eureka Oct. 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 or by calling 479-253-5384. Check out these instructor's web sites at and

Eureka Springs high school to present "The Uninvited"

The ESHS League of Extraordinary Actors will be presenting "The Uninvited." Famous first as a novel, and then as a classic motion picture, this thrilling tale of ghosts and dark secrets is now a tightly constructed stage version. The three-act play by Tim Kelly was adapted from the original modern ghost story from the book by Dorothy Macardle.

Three performances will be held in the Eureka Springs AUD on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, and may be reserved by calling ESHS at 479-253-8875.

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 or email

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

Ozark folk festival queen

The Ozark Original Folk Festival would like to announce that the date for the Ozark Folk Festival Queen has been changed to Oct. 29 to fit in with school schedules. This competition is open to all Carroll County Girls between the ages of 15 and 18.

Robin Milam Weinmann, 1994 Folk Festival Queen, has helped to start a scholarship fund for this year's Queen. $500 has been collected so far. There will be prizes and awards for the Queen contestants and their escorts, as well as the wonderful experience of participating in the Ozark Folk Festival.

For more information or an application for the Queen Contest, contact Robin at or call 479-244-0123.

Mad Hatter Ball

The Eureka Springs School of the Arts will hold its major annual fundraiser, the 10th Annual Mad Hatter Ball on Friday, Oct. 26 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 or by calling 479-253-5384.

Three-day zombie fest (feast?)

Are you prepared for the Zombie Invasion of 2012? Kicking off three days of undead activity is the aptly named "Dance of the Dead" on Halloween Night (Oct 31) in the haunted underground level of the City Auditorium. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this all ages electronic shake-your-bones-to-the-beat extravanganza. Admission is only $5 plus a can of food. Dance ends at 11 pm. Then on Nov. 1st, the Sacred Earth Gallery is proud to present a special Zombie Variety Show and a public screening of the classic 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead". Performances start at dusk and admission is free. The Invasion comes to an apocalyptic end on Nov. 2 with the First Annnual Eureka Springs Day of the Dead Parade and Zombie Crawl. Doomsday vehicles, themed floats, street performers, and a horde of hungry zombies will "crawl" from the Public Library to Basin Park. Break out your zombie makeup and fake blood, give your car a "Mad Max" end-of-days facelift, or build a float and join the spectacle! Parade starts at dusk and all participants are asked to bring two cans of food for the Flint Street Food Bank. Visit to sign-up and get more information.

Ozark Folk Festival

Fall is right around the corner so it's time to start thinking about The 65th Original Ozark Folk Festival, Oct. 28 -- Nov. 3. 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

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 Nov.r 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 $1,000 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

Hamburger cook off

The American Legion Post 9 will hold a hamburger cook off on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Mountain Village. 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.

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

ESSA marketing workshop

On Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m., the Eureka Springs School of the Arts will host a one-day workshop on marketing for the professional artist. This exciting workshop will feature a lively panel discussion with noted Eureka artists Zeek Taylor, John Rankine, Carol Dickie, and Wendi LaFey in the morning. After a catered lunch, Kate Wicker of Geographics will speak on designing your brochures and rack cards. Edward Robison of the Sacred Earth Gallery will close the informative event with information on building and designing your own web site. Tuition is only $40! and you may Register online at or by calling (479)-253-5384.

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, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 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.

For a full schedule of events, visit or

Veterans Art Show

Veterans and Artists that want to participate in the Art Show should contact Lezley Foley at 479-253-5423 or email 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.

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

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 or 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.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: