Arts & Amusements

Friday, October 12, 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 hour 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, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. - 3 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. 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. 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 will give students a fresh perspective on watercolor painting in this exciting class. Register for these workshop online at or by calling 479-253-5384. Check out these instructor's web sites at and

Ozark Creative Writers Conference

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.

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

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.

Celebration for Dr. Blanchard

You're invited to join a celebration for Dr. Jim Blanchard on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Help us congratulate him on 30 years of service in the field of dentistry. For more information 870-480-9507.

October Craft Guild workshop

The Ozark Craft Guild will hold a workshop on crocheted clothesline or hemp baskets, purses and totes on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Island Room in Holiday Island. Enough cotton clothesline and cord to make a small item will be provided. Bring more materials if you need them. If you have a G or H crochet hook, please bring that also.

Women's outdoor workshop

Withrow Springs State Park will host a guided overnight women's outdoor workshop on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. Basic sessions on outdoor safety, nature journaling, outdoor cooking, paddling, nature photography will be provided. This introductory workshop is designed to empower women's outdoor experiences through outdoor skills development and observation of the natural world. Workshop Fee is $60 and reservations are required. All meals and gear is included in fee. For more information or to register call 479-559-2593 or email

Eureka Thyme to host Gutierrez-Arthaud

Eureka Thyme will host artist Lida Gutierrez-Arthaud on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. and again during the regularly-scheduled Gallery Stroll from 6-9 p.m. Gutierrez-Arthaud is the creative artisan behind Pandache's handcrafted scarves and hats, inspired to create these collections by the brilliant colors of the changing seasons of the Ozarks. For details, call 479-363-9600.

Zarks to host Harvey

Zarks Gallery at 67 Spring St. will host "Diana Harvey: Arkansas Baroque," an exhibit of the oil paintings of the noted artist, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. For details, please call 877-540-9805 or 479-253-2626 or email .

Iris to host Valerie Hubbard Damon

Iris at the Basin Park will welcome Valerie Hubbard Damon on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Damon is the author of nationally recognized books and paintings. For further information, please call 479-253-9494.

"You Must Know Something"

"You Must Know Something," a multi-media presentation, will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Art Colony at 185 N. Main Street. The event will include dance/interaction with Tamara Jonason, photography and sound visual edit by Marvin Jonason and Siddi Torre-Frost, and is written and directed by Adrian Frost. This event is free to the public. For details, call 845-247-0026.

Julie Kahn Valentine at the Jewel Box

The Jewel Box at 40 Spring St. will hold a reception for Julie Kahn Valentine on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. to showcase her new work. For details, call the gallery at 479-253-7828.

Crystal Bridges hosts Dickie signing

Eureka Springs resident Carol Dickie will have a book signing and show of her new paintings at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Museum store on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carol will be available to sign her book Persimmon Seed Notebook, which includes 46 of her paintings, all from the Ozarks and many from the Beaver Lake area. The book and paintings will be available at the museum store during and after the Oct. 13 show. Carol's work can be seen 24/7 at Eureka Thyme Gallery in Eureka Springs.

Holiday Island fire department pancake breakfast

The Holiday Island Fire Department will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse. Proceeds will go to support the district and rural fire departments. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. For more information, call 479-253-8397.

Bake sale fundraiser

Wildflowers Ministries will hold a bake sale fundraiser in front of Hart's Grocery in Eureka Springs on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds to open a shelter for battered women and for the food bank. The public is invited to partake in a large number of home-baked goods and support a worthy cause.

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.

Winona Homecoming

The 64th annual Winona Homecoming will be held Sunday, Oct. 14. Bring your best dish and a good friend and come join us for a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Winona School/Church is located in a picturesque site in the scenic valley of Keels Creek, 6.25 miles south of U.S. Highway 62 on Rock House Road. Everyone is welcome.

Eureka House concerts hosts Kevin Welch

The internationally know singer songwriter Kevin Welch will appear at The Eureka House Concerts on October 14. His songs have been recorded by such music greats as Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, and Ricky Skaggs. The concert begins with a potluck at 5 p.m. and the music will start at 6 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-244-0123

Another month, another contest!

The Autumnal Fall Pie Contest is happening Oct, 18 at Eureka Springs Farmers' Market. We had big turnouts for our Salsa Contest and Chili Contest - many entries, lots to eat, and some great prizes for the winners.

Fall pie? Think sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, pecan, or turnip?

Bring your pie to market by 9 a.m. and winner is chosen by the popular vote at 11 a.m. Great prizes up to $50 in market vouchers.

Eureka Springs Farmers' Market - Providing food to our community from our community - Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7 am - noon.

Live Free Festival

The Live Free festival will take place at Basin Spring Park on Oct. 19 from 6 -- 9 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 5 -- 9 p.m. Find out more about Libertarian Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and meet Vice-Presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray from 5 -- 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at New Delhi Cafe.

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. 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 p.m. 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. 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

"Night of the Unleashed"

Night of the Unleashed, dress your pet, will be Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Eureka Springs High School gymnasium. A fashion show, silent auction, fashion and christmas boutique, buffet and an Adopt-a-pet are just a part of the festivities. For more information contact Peggy Duncan at 501-554-5638.

Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club to meet

The Ham Radio and Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will have their monthly meeting at noon, on Nov. 8, at Pizza Hut in Eureka Springs. All of those interested in radio are invited to attend. For more information email

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