Art & Amusements

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Tour of Homes

For three decades homeowners in this Victorian village have invited visitors inside their historic residences to share the joys of the holiday season. The tradition continues Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 3-8 p.m., when the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts the 30th Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes. Tickets are available at: or call 479-253-8737 or 479-253-9417.

Swedish Twined Knitting workshop

Beth Brown-Reinsel will be giving a workshop on Swedish Twined Knitting at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Brown-Reinsel is a writer and knitwear designer and is the Fab Fiber Fellowship recipient for 2012.

Workshop participants should be intermediate knitters and must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars. Knitters should bring a skein of worsted weight yarn, preferably light-colored, and size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles.

The Writers' Colony workshop will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 and a potluck lunch will follow. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend, but please bring a dish to share.

The Writers' Colony is located at 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs. For more information, call 479-253-7444 or email

Berryville High School choir to do "Annie Jr."

The Berryville High School choir will premiere its production of "Annie Jr." The four performances of "Annie Jr. "are slated for Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 and 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 at a 2 p.m. matinee and 8 p.m. closing performance. The admission cost of $10 per person covers the entertainment, dessert, popcorn, and drink.

Rock Springs Baptist Church preteens

The Preteens group at Rock Springs Baptist Church will present "A Christmas Blast From the Past" at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, at 1898 C.R. 211. For details, call 479-253-5401.

Bed & Breakfast Association Announces Annual Sweet Treats Tour

The Bed and Breakfast capital of America will offer an inexpensive and unique getaway to a limited number of visitors the weekend of Dec. 7-8, during the 6th Annual Sweet Treats Tour. Only 250 tickets will be sold to the tour, which runs from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and is sponsored by the Bed & Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs.

The tour will be self-guided, with maps of all the participating properties provided at each location. Lodgings included on the this 6th Annual Sweet Treats Tour are Heartstone Inn and Cottages, Arsenic and Old Lace, Redbud Manor, Main Street Inn, 1884 Bridgeford House, 5 Ojo Inn, 1908 Ridgeway House, 1881 Crescent Cottage, and Rock Cottage Gardens. Contest rules and ticket package deals offered by the participating lodgings are available online at Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased by calling any of the participating B&Bs in advance of the tour day. For details, call 479-253-7853 or email

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol"

"First of all, Marley was dead." The Crystal Dining Room at the 1886 Crescent Hotel seeks one male actor, 20-35 and one younger female, 12-15, to play multiple parts in a staged reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Approximately six hours of rehearsal will begin in mid-November. A small stipend is involved, and applicants should have some performing experience. Please e-mail for details.

Carroll Co. Community Orchestra holiday concert

The Carroll County Community Orchestra will presents its holiday concert "'Tis the Season for Music" on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3:00 p.m. ($6 for adults and $4 for children) at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. The concert will have an intermission with cookies and coffee. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for camps or college for our student musicians.

Holiday Island Singers annual holiday show

The Holiday Island Singers will hold their annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec.16 at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Island Clubhouse Ballroom. Tickets for this concert are $8 for adults (students are free) and may be purchased from any Holiday Island Singer or by calling 479-363-9818.

Call for Professional Mourners

Ladies, if you would like to have fun and participate in Dan Ellis' upcoming Jazz Funeral scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21, Mary Popovac and Cné Breaux would like to talk to you. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. at the Rowdy Beaver, and then a trolley will take us to the Pied Piper for further ceremonies. From there, we will line up behind the pallbearers and follow slowly to the tunes played by the Eureka Springs Jazz Band. Once, at the New Delhi, a Viking Funeral will be performed after which we will "2nd line" back to the Pied Piper where the trolley will return everyone to the Rowdy Beaver. (If you can't make it at 4 p.m. at the start, you can easily meet us at the Pied Piper at 5 p.m.) For details, go to www.JazzFuneral.DanEllis.Net or email, or, or call 479-981-9551.

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