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Monday - August 26, 2013

Tribute to Grandpa Jones, August 30-31

Grandpa Jones called Mountain View his home for a number of years later in his life. His music and humor has influenced a whole generation of musicians. We pay tribute to him and his musical style this weekend with special performances by Ramona Jones and the Family Band and special guests David Holt and The Reno Brothers.

Musical Performances include:
Ramona Jones and the Family Band Friday and Saturday Nights
David Holt (Formerly w/ Doc Watson) Friday Night
The Reno Brothers (RFD-TV performers) Saturday Night
 
Special Remembering Grandpa panel discussion in the White Oak Theater Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
 
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night concerts are $12, our regular admission price. Season Passes honored. No advanced seating is available.

Admission to the Remembering Grandpa discussion is included in the regular park or Craft Village fee. For those wanting to attend both events on Saturday, combo tickets are available which include admission to the park for the day and the evening music concert.
 
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Craft Village open Sunday and Monday for Labor Day

Get away from it all this Labor Day Weekend and get your hands on fun at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. The Craft Village is open Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy the satisfaction of learning to make something with your own hands. Stroll the Village walks and enjoy the gardens, while tapping your feet to live Ozark mountain music.

You’ll be able to learn how to throw a top, dip a candle, make a corn-husk doll, stitch your own quilt, weave a scarf and so much more. All weekend long, we are featuring hands-on opportunities in the craft shops. The Craft Village is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Visit with crafts people in more than 22 air-conditioned craft workshops. If any questions come to mind as you watch the people creating, just ask. We all love to share what we do.
 
The Young Pioneers program meets in the Shannon Cabin at 11 a.m, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and features hands on crafts and music for children between the ages of 7-14. Young Pioneers is free with Craft Village admission.
 
Hands-on opportunities
Lathe shop (down by the parking lot) - help the wood turner make a peg top and buy the top for 10% discount off regular price.
Candle Shop - color dip a pair of handmade candles to take home. $3.00
Apothecary Shop - make your own soap bunny to take home with you. $6.00
Doll Shop - tie your very own corn shuck bookmark. $2.00
Art Guild Cabin - finger painting and more. Free with Craft Village admission
Leather Shop - stamp your own bookmark, $5.00
Clothier - make your own rag doll, $5.00
Print Shop - print your own bookmark, $2.00
Spinning and Weaving Shop - weave on a loom. Free with Craft Village admission
Wood Carving Shop - Shoot the target with a rubber band pistol and get a dollar off the purchase price.

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Crush your garlic!
Herbs are plants that contain chemical principles that are useful. Chemical compounds are complicated yet, are easy to utilize once we understand how to make them soluble. 

Glycosides are plant principles made up of one part sugar, called a glycone, which is bonded to a non-sugar part called an aglycone. The compounds are too small to see, even with a microscope—however, we can often experience the released aglycone with our sense of smell, taste and sometimes, sight. Glycoside names end with the suffix “in”, for example, alliin and allicin, in garlic. Glycosides are also often named for the Latin nomenclature of the plant in which they are first identified; the Latin nomenclature for garlic is Allium sativum.

Garlic is a great example of an herb with glycosides used as a food, seasoning and medicine. A clove of garlic is inactive until it is cut or crushed. While whole, the garlic clove contains separate cells of the glycoside called alliin and the enzyme called alliinase. When the clove is cut or crushed, the alliin and alliinase combine. The enzyme cleaves the sugar and nonsugar parts of alliin asunder. This chemical process takes about ten minutes and releases the sulfur compound called allicin. If the clove is heated before it is crushed, the enzyme, alliinase is killed before it can convert alliin to allicin. The moral of the story is, the cook who is interested in utilizing the medicinal properties of garlic will chop or crush it ten minutes before adding it to hot food.

The Heritage Herb Garden at the Ozark Folk Center graces the park with visual colors and textures, sweet and pungent aromas, and helps us to interpret the history of the human use of plants.
 
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Skillet Restaurant Specials This Week

This week's lunch specials
Served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Steak Fingers with mashed potatoes gravy, green beans & roll, tea or coffee $6.49

OR

Stuffed Bell Peppers served on a bed of rice with green beans, roll tea or coffee $5.95

Friday nights in August

DeGray Lake State Park Special: Spicy Shrimp Served on a Bed of Garden Blend Rice with Grilled Vegetables $10.95

Saturday nights in August

Seafood special: Fresh Herb Grilled & Shrimp, baked potato, hushpuppies & side salad $12.95
 
The Skillet Restaurant is open 7-days-a-week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
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Performing this Week

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Glover Family

Noon Program: Mary Gillihan and the Women of Mountain Music: Park Interpreter Mary Gillihan was blessed to have known Alameda Riddle, Jean Jennings, and many of the women ballad singers of the Ozark past. In her program she shares their songs and stories with you. You just might want to bring a hankie.

Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Evening Music Wednesday through Saturday

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Whoa Mule!

Noon Program: Spinning Tales with Auntie Jen: As she spins fleece into yarn, Auntie Jen will share stories of how people began spinning yarn, using spinning wheels, weaving, sheep, goats and their history in the Ozarks.

Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Evening Music 7 p.m.

  • Dave & Kathy
  • Upjumpers
  • Classic Country
  • Odell Jackson
  • Glenn Ohrlin

Schedule Subject to Change

Thursday, August 29, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Old Timers

Noon Program: Naomi Baker, Boarding house proprietor: Marilyn Dowdy shares the stories of her great-great-grandmother and how she kept a boarding house in Calico Rock during the late 1800’s.

Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Evening Music 7 p.m.

  • Leatherwoods
  • Cobb Brothers
  • John Birkey
  • Ruth Haynie
  • Old Timers

Schedule Subject to Change

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Cobb Brothers

Noon Program: Kathleen Connole: Native American peoples traveled through the Ozarks and hunted, fished, and farmed these mountains. Kathleen shares their stories from the perspective of the plants they gathered, grew, and loved in these deep valleys and rocky hillsides.

Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Evening Music 7 p.m. – Tribute to Grandpa Jones

  • Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band
  • David Holt

Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.- Hands on for Labor Day Weekend
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Audrey Gilliam

Noon Program: Garden Tours with Tina Marie: What's happening in the heritage garden today? This program meets at the Bessie Moore deck and then follows the leader through the park. Herbalist, gardener, and musician Tina Marie Wilcox is nationally known for her programs on herbs and the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

 

Young Pioneers for children ages 7-14 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Evening Music 7 p.m. – Tribute to Grandpa Jones

  • Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band
  • Ronnie Reno
Schedule Subject to Change

Sunday, September 1, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Hands on for Labor Day Weekend
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Glover Family

Evening Music Wednesday through Saturday

Schedule subject to change

Monday, September 2, 2013

  • Craft Village open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Hands on for Labor Day Weekend
  • Gift Shop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Restaurant open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Loco Ropes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daytime Musicians at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.: Original Flat Hoof Stringband

Noon Storytelling: Obadiah T. Fassbinder and His Modern Medical Miracle: In the time honored tradition of Lydia Pinkham's Tonics, traveling medicine purveyor Obadiah T. Fassbinder will share with you stories of people who have been cured of their afflictions by his modern medical miracle.

Evening Music Wednesday through Saturday
 
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