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Monday - October 28, 2013

After Dark in the Park

Remember old fashioned Halloween?
Where you went from door to door, saying the words, “Trick or Treat”?
Come to the Ozark Folk Center State Park on this Halloween night, Thursday, October 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for After Dark in the Park. This event will be fun for the whole family.

Businesses and civic groups will be set up throughout the park. Many of the shops in the Craft Village will be open to hand out candy and visit. We'll have pumpkin painting on the Pavilion.

Admission is free for this event. Start by parking in the lower parking lot. The buses will be running up and down the hill all evening. If your business or group wants to set up in the park or donate candy for this fun community event call 870-269-3851 for more information. Thanks to Creative Impressions, Walmart, Mountain View Chevrolet, First Service Bank, Ozarka Student Government, Ozark Heritage Bank, Citizen's Bank, Vital Link, Centennial Bank, and all the other groups and businesses who have already contributed to After Dark in the Park.
 
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November in the Craft Village

The Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the month of November. There are 21 craft workshops in the Village with independent master crafts people creating items that range from woven shawls to black powder rifle. You can do your holiday shopping directly from the crafts person who made the item in the relaxed atmosphere of an Ozark Village.

Talented musicians perform all acoustic string band music six times a day in the Village.

Book a room at the Cabins at Dry Creek in the park. Enjoy delicious homestyle meals at the Skillet Restaurant. Take time in November to get away, slow down and have an old fashioned good time. Call 870-269-3851 for more information.

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Fall Colors
This morning, while sopping up the yellow yolk of a fried egg and the red juice of a vine-ripened tomato, I gazed out of the window at scarlet poison ivy and pinkish orange leaves on a silver maple. What caused all of that color I saw during breakfast?

Electromagnetic radiation is everywhere in the universe and it is made of waves of energy. The middle waves, that we can see, are called light.  When split by a prism, wavelengths separate into constituent wavelengths or colors ranging from low frequency blues to higher frequency reds.

Plants use light to make food for growth and reproduction and to regulate growth processes. Light is made up of color frequency wavelengths. Each color influences different aspects of plant growth. Blues and reds influence photosynthesis. Blue and orange red wave lengths influence chlorophyll development. Near ultraviolet to blue/green waves influence phototropism (plant movement in response to light). Red influences the photoperiod (flowering time in response to light).

Plants absorb primarily blue and red spectrums on opposing ends of the rainbow while greens and yellows reflect off or are transmitted through plant leaves. We see so many plant colors because one color can mask another for a period of time or pigments can combine with each other to create different colors.

The maple tree and poison ivy vine outside of my window are busy storing sugar and starch in their tissues in response to the lengthening of night hours. Very soon, the plants’ sap will stop flowing from the roots to the leaf tips. This is done to protect the above-ground plant parts from freezing and bursting. Deciduous plants live on stored food during the winter months. To accomplish this transition, the broadleaf trees, shrubs and vines in our neighborhood have to slow down the production of green chlorophyll.
 
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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This Week's Skillet Restaurant Specials

Skillet Lunch Specials this week
October 29- November 4
Served 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
        
Loaded Baked Potato Soup  & cornbread w/ iced tea or coffee
$5.95
OR
 
Country Salt Cured Ham Steak with
Candied Yams, Green Beans, Roll or Cornbread & Iced Tea
$6.49

Friday Nights In November

All You Can Eat Catfish Platter: Served With Farm Raised Catfish,
Pinto Beans, French Fries Or Baked Potato, Hushpuppies, Coleslaw & Tartar Sauce,
Eat Until You're Full $15.95 

Saturday Night In November

Surf & Turf: Delicious Tender Tri-Tip Steak
Marinated By The Chefs at The Skillet Restaurant
With Fresh Herb Butter Grilled Shrimp, Baked Potato, & Grilled Vegetables
$12.95

Every Sunday Famous Fried Chicken Buffet $10.95

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Buffet $7.95

Thanksgiving Buffet Feast November 28th 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Turkey, Fried Chicken, Beef Tips, Ham W/Pineapple, Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Buttered Baby Carrots W/Dill, Brussels Sprouts, Cowboy Corn, Beef & Giblet Gravy, Rolls, Cornbread, Assorted Desserts

$15.95 Includes Drinks
$8.95 For Children 9 & Under
Tax & Tip Not Included
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Performing this Week

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • 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.
  • Craft Village 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.: 

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.

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Wednesday, October 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.: 

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.

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Schedule Subject to Change

Thursday, October 31, 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.: 

Noon Program: 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.

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Schedule Subject to Change

Friday, November 1, 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: Smitty the Cowboy Poet – Cowboys were drawn to the Ozarks in the early 1900’s by cheap land, low taxes, abundant water and good grass. When they arrived, they found their neighbors had a rich tradition of songs or “ballads”, similar to their cowboy songs and poetry from the West. Famous cowboy poets such a Jim McElroy, Hubb Willis and Glenn Ohrlin have called the Stone County area home. Smitty follows this tradition with his original tales of current cowboy life that have won many awards and lots of guffaws.

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, November 2, 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

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

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.

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Schedule Subject to Change

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • 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.

Craft Village open Tuesday through Saturday

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

Monday, November 4, 2013

  • 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.

Craft Village open Tuesday through Saturday

Next evening Music program November 28th with Pam Setser and Joanie Bishop

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