February Calendar 2011 for Mountain View

Billy Matthews 8th Annual Medely of Music Work-Shop

February 4-6, 2011

Inn at Mountain View

Billy Matthews inn at mountain viewBilly has just completed Volume 4, the fourth 100 tunes, of his 500 Fiddle Tunes project. Way to go Billy! All four volumes are available at banjobilly.net Once again, it will soon be time for the Billy Mathews “Super Bowl” fiddle work-shop, held in Mountain View, Arkansas. This 8th Annual work-shop will be held the week-end of 4-6 February, at The Inn at Mountain View.

Scheduling is as follows:

Friday night, 4 February, 7:30 PM – ???? — JAM! Always a good jam to be had when Billy’s in town. Wont be as large as Saturday night’s session, but still well-worth the time to sit in. Should be some snacks available, but wouldn’t hurt to bring something if you’re so minded.

Saturday, 5 February, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM — Workshop all day, with a noon break for dinner. We’ll be on our own for dinner, but there’ll be the usual sumptuous pot-luck supper that night, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Bring whatever you can, we’ll feast, then jam until the wee hours! 7:30 PM – ????

Sunday morning, 6 February, 9:00 AM — Review of Saturday’s tunes, then we’re on our own.

A CD of the tunes is included in the work-shop, and should be available on Friday night. Work-shop rate is $50.00, IF you’re staying at The Inn.

For locals, and those who desire to stay somewhere other than The Inn, the work-shop rate is $65.00

There are a maximum of 20 available slots for the work-shop. Guests of The Inn have first dibs on the available slots. After that, it is a first-come, first-served basis. So, for those staying at The Inn, call Mark and Jo Ann for your reservations. For everyone else, contact me, and I’ll keep the list. The higher on the list you are, the better your chances of getting one of the slots. These workshops usually fill to capacity, and I expect 2011 to be no different, sour economic-times not-with-standing. Hope to see ya’ there! Holler if you’ve got any questions.

Chocolate and Cherries – the romance of cooking

February 11, 2011

Ozark Folk Center

Ozark Folk Center ImageWhat’s more romantic than Cherries and Chocolate?

Come spend a day learning the tricks of cooking with temperamental chocolate and delicate cherries. We’ll make Cherry Chocolate cookies, cherry cheesecake and white chocolate cherry fudge. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends by 2:00 p.m. Registration deadline is February 5.

Class cost is $30.00, which includes copies of the recipes.

Bring a brown bag lunch to eat with your tasty treats.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $10 due when you sign up, with the remaining $20 due at the beginning of class.

Meet your instructor in the Adminstration Building lobby at 10:00 and you will go from there to your classroom. This class will be held in the Smokehouse at the Ozark Folk Center, with cooking done on modern appliances.

The maximum number of students in this class is 8.

Document: WorkshopRegistration1032.doc

Concerts in the Caverns

February 12 & 13, 2011  – 2:30 & 4:30 pm

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Celtic CrossBlanchard Springs Caverns is the setting for these special events. Local musicians will perform traditional love and Celtic folk style music in the cathedral-like atmosphere in honor of Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day. One visitor said it best, “I was underground but never felt closer to Heaven!”
An elevator transports you to the seating area where you will enjoy the beauty of the caverns while listening to regional interpretations of love
melodies and Celtic Classics. At one point you may join the singing or just savor the indescribable sound that occurs in this underground cathedral room.
Matinee performances are available each Saturday and Sunday this year, with the matinee performances only, is an “Early Bird” special walking tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns. For those unfamiliar, on the tour you will see magnificent crystalline formations, sparkling flowstone and towering columns. For this tour you must be at the cave by 1:00 pm.

“C” ticket prices are $18.00 or $25.00 for a combination “Early Bird” tour and matinee performance. Tickets are non-refundable.

Make plans now to attend one of these unique Concerts which are sure to become one of your favorite events of the season! Advanced tickets required.
Tickets are non-refundable and on first come first serve basis. If event is sold out your money will be returned to you.

Contact Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce for ticket purchases and additional info: P.O. Box 133 Mt.View, AR 72560 1-888-679-2859

Concerts in the Caverns Order Form

Circus – Rolly International

Saturday February 12, 2011  – 7:00 pm

Rosa Moore VFW Post

Jugglers Head Balancer Trapeze Artist

Clowns Magic & Illusions Aerialist & Much More!

Adults $10 – Kids free with Adult!

One Day Only – One Show Only!

Craft Learning Fair for Adults

February 12, 2011

Ozark Folk Center

Ozark Folk CenterCome to the Ozark Folk Center and try your hand at learning a craft.

Have you always been interested in weaving, basket making, rag rug crocheting, soapmaking, broom making or wood carving but have never had a chance to try it?

Saturday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, you can take a hands-on workshop with an Ozark Folk Center crafts person. Sign up for a class in any one of the following crafts.

Wood Carving
Wood Turning
Corn Shuckery
Rag Rug Crocheting
Basket Weaving
Soap making
Broom making
Leather work

These free short workshops are for people 16-years-old and on up. They will give you a chance to make something with your hands and try the craft you are interested in learning.

Package the day with our Valentine’s Dinner and Show and make it a fun weekend for you and a loved one.

Valentine Dinner and Show

February 12 – 13, 2011

Romantic Getaway at the Ozark Folk Center

Ozark Folk CenterA music concert of Valentine’s music in beautiful Blanchard Caverns is available, to followed up by a sumptious meal at the Skillet Restaurant.  Also, enjoy an additional evening music concert at the Ozark Folk Center featuring Carolyn Carter.  A stay in the cabins with a Sunday continental breakfast in the Dry Creek Cabins recreation room for the perfect romantic getaway for this Valentine’s.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy these two together for a romantic evening of music and song at the Ozark Folk Center.

Total Valentine package for two includes:
Lodging for two Saturday night, Feb 12
Tickets for ‘Cupid in the Caverns’ at Blanchard Springs Caverns
Shuttle Service from OFC to Blanchard and back
Dinner at Skillet Restaurant Saturday evening
OFC Music show featuring Carolyn Carter
Doughnuts and Coffee on Sunday morning

Total Valentine package price is $190 per couple ($75 non refundable deposit).

Dinner and Evening show only $80 per couple
Dinner only $70 per couple
Evening show only $25 per couple

Document: Valentine Package.pdf

John Taylor & Sons of the Ozarks Valentines Music & Dancing

February 12, 2011

Taylors Country Barn on Hwy 9

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Folklore Society Valentines Dance

February 14, 2011

Folklore Society Music Hall in Mountain View

Featuring Judy Garcia & the Rockin’ Country Bandcountry dancing folklore society

$5 per Person Donation at door or contact: Viola Freeze 870-251-1439

Bring Finger Food

Door Prizes to be Given Away

Sylamore Trail 50K -25K Run

February 19, 2011

Alison Arkansas

Ready for 2011?
The date has been set – February 19, 2011. I hope you had a great year. We are looking forward to a great race this year. The prize for setting a new overall course record is standing at $2000.00!. The current overall course record is 3:40:37 set by Dink Taylor in 2000. Online registration is open or you can download an application.

Click here for more info and registration details!

Cozy Comfort Quilt Retreat

February 17 – 19, 2011

Ozark Folk Center

Cozy Comfort Quilt RetreatSpend three days tucked away in the Ozark Mountains learning new quilting techniques, quilting with friends and being pampered by our cabins and restaurant staff. This package includes breakfast and lunch, lodging, instructor fees, and applicable taxes. Get away from it all and just Quilt!

$199.00 total (price includes workshop fees, lodging, breakfast, lunch, & deposit) –Based on double occupancy

$260.00 total (price includes workshop fees, lodging, breakfast, lunch, & deposit) –Based on single occupancy or a non-retreat partner sharing a room For your non-quilting partner, craft classes are available in blacksmithing, wood carving, broom tying, basket weaving, 4-harness weaving and more. Email Jeanette Larson at [email protected] for more information on these one-on-one craft classes.

$145.00 total (price includes workshop fees, breakfast, lunch, & deposit) – No lodging

Registration deadline is 2-1-11, the entire amount is due at the time of registration. Students are expected to bring their own sewing machine and supplies from a list provided by the teacher when they sign up. There is a $35 cancellation fee if you cancel before 2-4-11, after that your entire fee is non-refundable. If we cancel the retreat due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, your entire fee will be refunded or you may have the option to switch to a later retreat.

Classes – Choose one when you register (There is plenty of time in the schedule to visit other classes and share ideas with fellow quilters.)

Floral Bag – Jan SavuIf – If you want a handbag that’s uniquely your own this is the class for you. You will be making a handbag using wonky log cabin style piecing methods. Students will piece the bag, quilt it and learn to make their own fabric bead embellishments for the handle. This bag is 12” wide by 16” high by 3 ½” wide with lots of inside pockets. Students should have some piecing and free motion quilting experience, the bag is quilted with an easy to learn grid pattern.

Sensational Sweatshirt Sweater Coat – Rene’ Riggan Of Ritsy Rags Quilt Shop In Mountain View, Arkansas

In this class you will be transforming an ordinary sweatshirt into a modern and stylish knee length jacket. The bottom portion, collar, cuffs, and placket are all machine pieced first, then added onto the shirt. Visit ozarkquiltretreat . com for a supplies list for this class, pictures and other quilt retreat information.

Fabric Transformation – Jan Hickman

Antique Rose Wall Hanging – Machine Applique – Daphne Higginbotham – Do you admire appliqued quilts, but don’t want to do all that handwork? In this class you will learn to applique by machine! You will make a wall hanging consisting of four appliqued “antique rose” blocks set together with sashing and an outer border. You will learn tow different methods of machine applique – invisible applique’ (looks like hand applique’) and satin stitch applique’. You should have piecing experience and your sewing machine needs blind hem stitch and/or a zig zag stitch. You machine needs stitch length and stitch width adjustment capability.

Hand Quilting – Kathy Bozeman – Hand quilting and demonstrating hand piecing. You can bring your machine to piece a quick baby quilt and then learn to quilt it by hand.

About the Instructors

Jan Savu – Floral Handbag – was drawn to quilting after retiring as a way to meet new friends as she moved from state to state with her husband and his job. Always experimenting with different crafts and sewing since high school, quilting seemed to be a good fit. Jan creates sewn projects that seldom require matched precise seams; her current passion is collaged fabric and handbags. She has sold numerous handbags and sewn items under her “stitch” name Jannie Poo. Jan is now living full time in Edgemont, Arkansas with her husband and kitty, Zoe.

Rene’ Riggan – Quilted Sweater Coat – is the owner of Ritsy Rags Quilt Shop in Mountain View, Arkansas where she resides with her husband Ray and cat Pumpkin.
René began her quilting experience in 1994 after the passing of her quilter grandmother and sister. Always having enjoyed sewing, the call to continue the legacy was heard and she sought out a monthly sewing group. This is where her story begins. After many years of working and teaching in various quilt shops she decided to open her own shop in October 2007.
Her love of teaching and inspiring others to share the passion of “creating” has perpetuated her quilting experience. She has lectured and instructed across the state and now teaches a variety of classes including needle felting, button jewelry making, rope wrapped bowls and bags, and an array of piecing and quiltingmaking from her shop in Mountain View. Her goal for her quilting business is to continue to spread the joy that quilting has brought to her life and lighten the burdens of daily life just a little by allowing customers an outlet to express their own creativity and “just have fun”!

Jan Hickman – Fabric Transformation (including resist, shibori and more) – has over 30 years of experience as a quilter and 10 years as a fabric transformer (dyer). In 2002, she won “Best of Show” at the Arkansas Quilt Show. Most of her Art Quilts have her hand dyed fabric in them which makes the original art one of a kind. Jan moved to Mountain View in 2000 from Denver, CO. She started as a traditional quilter but found her own original designs and fabric became her passion. Jan has taught fiber arts classes for the last 7 years and enjoys sharing all that she has learned with fellow fabric fanatics.

Daphne Higginbotham – The Art of Machine Applique – Daphne says she has been sewing for “as long as I can remember”. Taught by her mother at a young age she began by embroidering on flour sack tea towels. Her love of sewing and fabric has taken her through 20 plus years in a dress making business and another 20 in quilting related businesses. Her love for quilting began in 1990 when she took her first “real” quilt class. It has carried her through a machine quilting business, teaching classes for shops and clubs and at present as owner of the Quilting Bee quilt shop in Mountain View, Arkansas. Although she still likes hand work, she loves to use her sewing machine to do as much as possible.

Kathy Bozeman – Hand Quilting – It’s hard to find anyone who is willing to teach hand quilting any more. We are so lucky that Kathy Bozeman, owner of Kathy’s Country Quilting in Nauvoo, Alabama is joining us this year. Kathy has been hand piecing and quilting for more than 24 years. In 2009 she opened Kathy’s Quilt Shop in Nauvoo. Kathy will be teaching hand stitching and demonstrating piecing by hand.

Document: Quilt Retreat Regis-Sched 2011.pdf

4th Annual Ozark Seed Swap

February 19, 20111

Ozark Folk Center

4th Annual Ozark Seed SwapCo-sponsored by the Ozark Folk Center State Park and the University of Central Arkansas, the Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) Project will host the Fourth Annual Ozark Seed Swap

Last year was a huge success, with hundreds of gardeners in attendance and a lot more heirloom varieties exchanging hands.  We are excited to invite you to bring some seeds and stories to swap with other Ozark seed savers and yarn spinners.  If you have no seeds to swap but want to get started, come along to mingle with gardeners and farmers who can help.  We can conserve the heritage of Arkansas while we share good stories, beautify our yards, and of course, get free seeds.

WHAT: 4th Annual Ozark Seed Swap

WHEN: February 19, 2011, 12-3PM

WHERE: Bois D’Arc Conference Center at the Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas.

(870-269-3851) 1032 Park Ave Mountain View, AR 72560, US

WHO: University of Central Arkansas Sociology Department and CAAH! partnering with the Ozark Folk Center State Park and any interested farmers and gardeners

WHY: Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds that are in danger of being lost, and sharing of seeds will encourage production of diverse varieties for posterity.

HOW IT WORKS: Anyone can bring seeds to swap or share.  If you do not have seeds, you could bring envelopes or garden implements, anything to share or trade with other gardeners.  If you would like to join in the pickin’, bring a musical instrument.

COST: None.

Got Whippoorwills? Razorbacks? Red Rippers? Pencil Cob? Hickory King? Greasebacks? Turkey Craws? Want some?  Come to the Old-Timey Ozark Seed Swap

The results of the this project will be the collection of information on endangered seeds, promotion of a seed sharing resource, and the rejuvenation of traditional Ozark seed swaps and passing on of seeds (as is being encouraged by the University of Georgia’s Southern Seed Legacy). University students will document the seeds, grow them out in CAAH! gardens to distribute the next season, and catalogue them in a database of local varieties.   For more information on the CAAH! project, our website address is:  http://www.arkansasagro.wordpress.com.

Website design for Craft Business Owners

Take this intensive six day workshop and build and finish your own creative website unique to your business

February 21 – 26, 2011

Ozark Folk Center

Website design for Craft Business OwnersTaught by award-winning web site designer and graphic designer Shawn Hoefer, who also happens to be a broom maker and wood carver, this class will give you all the skills and tools you need to build your own website for your craft business.

Course Syllabus

The web
What’s in it for you? Marketing in the 21st century…
Gimp (image editing),
Filezilla (ftp),
Picasa (photo cataloging),
Chrome (modern browser),
Open Office (office productivity software),
7-zip (archiving software),
Launchy (launch utility),
Flash and Silverlight (web media plugins),
Wordpress/Scribefire (blog/CMS – your website framework),
Kompozer/Crimson Editor/Chrome Editor (html authoring tools),
MAMP (local hosting package)

The outline – What’s a craftsperson’s need?
Contact info

Gathering materials
How to photograph your work on a budget

Graphics for print and web
Text and font
Naming things

Start it up
Domain names
Hosting choices

Run with it
Now you have a functional website. Questions?

Basic computer skills – keyboard/mouse/trackpad, etc.
Credit card or Paypal account (to register domain names and set up hosting if desired)
A digital camera and some pieces to photograph – cell phone camera’s DO NOT count – or a collection of digital photographs of work
A Wi-Fi enabled laptop, notebook, or netbook that will hold a charge for at least an hour. This is available at the Level 2 cost of the class.

This class will meet from 10 am to noon, with an hour break for lunch. (enough time to recharge laptop batteries as well as student batteries) The afternoon session will be from 1 pm to 3 pm. with the class being over when people want it over… that is after all questions have been asked. That will also give students enough time to research, photograph, write and play before and after class.

Class Cost
Level 1 – $300.00 total (does not include meals and lodging)
A $60 non-refundable registration fee is due to the Ozark Folk Center when you register.
The remaining $240 is due to Shawn Hoefer at the beginning of class and includes the CD/SD card with programs on it and all class handouts.

Level 2 – $600 total (does not include meals and lodging)
A $60 non-refundable registration fee is due to the Ozark Folk Center when you register.
A $300 payment for a preconfigured netbook is due by Feb. 1, 2011 to Shawn. This fee is non-refundable. The laptop will be sent to you if you cannot make it to the class.
The remaining $240 is due to Shawn Hoefer at the beginning of class and includes the CD/SD card with programs on it and all class handouts.

Registration deadline, February 1, 2011.
Minimum number students 3/maximum 25

Lodging is available at the Cabins at Dry Creek. Call 800-264-3655 or book your room when you call to register for your class.
Document: WorkshopRegistration1032Rev.pdf

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

February 25 – 27, 2011

Ozark Folk Center

Heritage Herb Garden begins spring plant sales and creates a display garden for the show. Check out www.arflowerandgardenshow.org for details. Come by the Ozark Folk Center booth to talk with the gardeners about this year’s herbal events. Get first pick of our new spring herbs!



Doug Gray in Concert

February 26, 2011  7:30 pm

Ozark Folk Center

$12 in advance -$15 at the door

doug ray ozark folk center mountain view arVisit Doug’s Website