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Monday - January 20, 2014

Treat Your Sweetie to Valentine's Getaway

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner and concert in the Ozarks this Valentine’s Day!


The Ozark Folk Center State Park offers two packages to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, 2014.

 

The first package is an overnight package that includes one night’s lodging at the Cabins at Dry Creek, dinner for two with live music performed by Kathy Jensen and Charlie White at the Skillet and breakfast the following morning at the Skillet. 

 

The second package is a romantic dinner for two with live music at The Skillet on Valentine’s Day.

 

The dinner menu features a choice of roasted beef tenderloin, crab-stuffed salmon or vegetarian wellington, served with loaded potato soup, spring mixed salad, baked potato, roasted Parmesan asparagus, fresh, home-baked dinner rolls and chocolate cheesecake.


Space is limited so please call early to make your reservations and meal selections.
 
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Cozy Comfort at Ozark Quilt Retreat

Learn, Relax, Quilt!!         
February 20 - 22, 2014
 
Spend 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  lunch, lodging, instructor fees, and applicable taxes. It does not include supplies and materials.
 
Classes are limited to 10 students each and some  are almost full. Choose one when you register-
  1. Quilted Sweatshirt Jacket by "Just Jennifer" - Jennie Sharp 
  2. Three Dimensional Quilted Flower – Jan Hickman
  3. Wool Applique the “Sue Spargo” Way  – Rene’ Riggan
  4. Quilted as you go Bags with Jannie Poo – Jan Savu
  5. Tatting, Butterflies to Lace –  Melody Conatser & Lydia Leatherwood
  6. Quilt as You Go Feathered Flower Throw -  taught by Daphne Higginbotham
Get away from it all and just Quilt!
 
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Learn to Write the Songs

Register now for the Songwriters Workshop on Friday, Saturday & Sunday- March 28th-30th, 2014. Cost of the workshop is $150.00. It includes private Q&A session with Arlo Guthrie Friday Night for workshop students only and Saturday & Sunday workshops with Connie Mims and Charley Sandage.
 
Instructors - Connie Mims
Connie serves as Regional Coordinator for Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) for the Houston, TX Chapter and has served on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy as Education Chair, producing the annual GRAMMY Career Day events for high school students. She has facilitated numerous private and public songwriter seminars including the Professional Development Program for teachers for the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation. In 2009 she was named Singer Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music, the first woman to achieve such recognition. As a writing and publishing affiliate with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), she currently splits her time between Texas and Nashville, writing and co-writing for a variety of projects.
 
Charley Sandage
 A Mountain View songwriter, Charley is a Coordinator for the Little Rock chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association International and a BMI member. Alongside his Nashville-oriented efforts, Charley, like Connie Mims, ranges over the contemporary folk and Americana genres. One current project will return to his 1950s Rock and Roll roots.   He is interested in exploring writing styles that connect with Ozark and Appalachian music traditions. Like many current songwriters, Charley has several active co-writing relationships and does some writing sessions via Skype.
 
This workshop is limited to 20 participants.
 
Arlo Guthrie will be performing Saturday March 29th at our Music Auditorium; tickets for this performance are available and must be purchased separately; not included in the price of the workshop. For tickets call 870-269-3851.
 
On-site lodging is available; please call the Cabins at Dry Creek for reservations, space is limited. (870-269-3871)
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Yarb Tales - Sowing Seeds
Are you thinking about planting a garden this year? If so, it is already time to sow seeds, indoors that is. We are planting calendula and pansy for color, medicine and edible flowers and cilantro, chervil and dill for delightful, early spring, mixed salads and a host of tasty dishes. Some gardeners are even starting summer vegetables such as peppers.

Florescent lights, suspended on chain or other adjustable support, pasteurized growing medium and pots or flats are all that are needed to get growing. A cold frame, in full sun, can also serve as a nursery for germinating hardy, cool season plants. Seeds can be germinated on a window shelf; however, the plants will be weak because they have to stretch for light.

Though winter is still with us, the life force of spring is building with the increasing daylight. Planting seeds is a great way to be happy indoors for a while longer!

 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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Cabins getting a new facelift

Winter in the Ozarks is a great time to see the views, watch the birds and enjoy cool breezes. With the leaves off the trees, it's amazing what you can see. The park has a quiet beauty in the winter.
 
Winter is also time for us to clear trails and spruce up buildings. Right now, some of the Cabins at Dry Creek are getting new siding and trim. They'll be getting modern water heaters and natural gas this winter, too.
 
The Cabins at Dry Creek are still be the same cozy place to stay that they've always been, with the same smiling friendly folks to make sure you have a great time while you are here. And the Cabins are open year-around. Construction is only happening on a few cabins at a time.
 
So why not take a drive into the Ozarks and spend a night or two in cozy comfort at the Cabins at Dry Creek?
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