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Tuesday - April 16, 2013

Folk Festival Craft Village Open House

This Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013 the Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Free Admission for Folk Festival.
The OFCSP bus will run from the large parking lot to the Courthouse Square and back for visitor's convenience on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We are still undergoing sidewalk construction on the upper level, but most of the workshops in the Village are open, the Gift Shop is brimming with new handcrafted items, the Heritage Herb Gardens are beautiful and our folks are looking forward to visiting with you.
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Evening Music Concerts Begin April 19

An outstanding run of Evening Concerts begins Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Ozark
Folk Center State Park large auditorium. Friday's lineup features perennial favorites the Cobb Brothers, Clancey Ferguson, Dave Smith and Kathy Jensen, the Old Timers and the vocal talents of Ruby Pines.
Then on Saturday evening, enjoy the first in this year's series of Apple Brother's feature concerts.
The auditorium box office opens at 6:00 p.m. for ticket sales and the concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Regular weekly concerts are performed Wednesday-Saturday. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 6-12.
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Performing this Week

In addition to evening concerts, the Ozark Folk Center State Park also offers a variety of programing in the Craft Village.
Noon programs include Tina Marie Wilcox sharing what's current in the Heritage Herb Garden; Mary Gillihan sharing the Women of Ozark Music and Jeanette Larson weaving tales about sheep, fleeces and spinning.
In addition to these, the Young Pioneers Program on Saturdays gives young people a chance to experience the Ozarks hands-on in three different programs throughout the day. Look on the Weekly Update when you enter the park for the latest about programs and events in the Craft Village.
This week (live music in the Craft Village on Saturday only due to construction)
Tuesday, April 16 - Noon Program: Mary Gillihan - Music and Women of the Ozarks
Wednesday, April 17 - Noon Program: Tina Marie Wilcox and Life in the Heritage Herb Garden
Thursday, April 18 - Noon Program: Jeanette Larson Spinning Tales
Friday, April 19 - Noon Program: Jeanette Larson Spinning Tales
Evening Concert  -
The Cobb Brothers
Clancey Ferguson
Dave Smith and Kathy Jensen
Old Timers
Ruby Pines
Saturday, April 20 -  Noon Program: Mary Gillihan - Music and Women of the Ozarks
               Day Music on the Picnic Pavilion Deck - Whoa Mule!
Evening Concert - 
Brad and Brandon Apple Double Feature with Charlie White and Kolton Lockhart
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Skillet Restaurant Specials This Week

The Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park offers good old fashioned country cooking in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere. Open everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Come by this week to check out our lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch Specials, April 16-22
Razorback  Salad ( mixed greens w/ chicken breast, tomato, boiled egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado & homemade French dressing   $6.49
Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll & drink   $6.49
Seafood Platter: catfish, shrimp, baked potato, pinto beans, pickled green tomatoes,
coleslaw & hushpuppies
Surf & Turf Special: Tri-Tip steak cooked to your liken with grilled herb salmon,
baked potato & side salad
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Heritage Herb Garden Happenings

Elder shrubs are leafed out, both in the woods and in the herb garden! In the Heritage Herb Garden we are excited to have a whole lot of elder cuttings making roots as well. These will be on sale to plant in your garden, as soon as we have them potted up. Elder is Herb of the Year 2013®. The flowers and berries provide good and prolific wild food and beverage ingredients. Medicinally, both the flowers and fruit help to ward off and will shorten the duration of the flu virus. Little wonder that the International Herb Association would honor this useful plant. A book of the same title is available at the Herb Shoppe, inside the Craft Village along with other Herb of the Year publications. Each Herb of the Year contains in-depth information on the featured herb, from cooking to medicinal remedies and chemistry to growing requirements, written by experts and passionate herbal hobbyists.

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