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The GREATER HOT SPRINGS AREA offers a and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and
wide variety of stores, businesses, events, restaurants, causes they support. Giving Tuesday unifies charities,
and services to the community and helps make this corporations, small businesses, and individuals to show
area a unique place to live and visit. The November that the world gives as good as it gets. Remember to
and December issues of The Springs Magazine are donate to your favorite non-profit on #GivingTuesday,
fabulous guides for holiday shopping, purchasing, and November 27. There are more than thirty non-profit
playing. organizations in Hot Springs that would gratefully
accept your donations.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, November
24, is a day for every shopper to play a part supporting Great gift ideas are found throughout this issue.
the local economy and the small business owners Enjoy reading about the small businesses and learn
who provide the majority of our economic growth. more about our community.
Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving
customer traffic and growing revenue for independent Use this guide to find ideas for gifts, gift certificates
businesses during the important holiday retail season. and giving a gift from the
We encourage you to ‘SHOP SMALL’ by visiting the heart - the heart of Arkansas!
stores and businesses in this magazine and to ‘EAT BIG, And, please, give our
DINE SMALL’’ by grabbing a bite at a local eatery. merchants some holiday
cheer for spending their
GIVING TUESDAY is held annually on the advertising dollars small and
Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized local - supporting our local
shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday - arts community with their
kicking off the holiday giving season. It inspires people advertising. Let them know
to collaborate in improving their local communities that you found them in The
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The Downtowner Marketplace, a
Downtown Hot Springs Experience
The Downtowner Marketplace is a locally owned business with a quaint
and unique atmosphere which includes “the coffee stop” located in the back where
you can grab a delicious coffee drink, sit back and relax or shop to your heart’s
Each of their hand-picked retailers bring their own style and collections
to you. They are individual business owners who operate their own store within
the marketplace, sharing space and like stories which makes for this totally unique
Retailers you can expect to see are Tyler and Swan Creek candles, Nana’s
Sew children’s monogrammed and embroidered clothing, Birds of a Feather kitchen
shoppe, Dawnella’s Designs gifts and home décor, Devine Redesign and Beaux
Chic boutiques like My Sassy Heart, April and June, South & Penn and
Cuckoo Maran. Young and trendy styles by Twins & Co. and Shabby Tabby’s along
with just for our men, The Silver Coconut #2 and Strickly Sooie Razorback gear.
Local artisans include Lily’s Calligraphy, Visions to Kreations, jewelers
like Nothing Else Matters and Making it Real, one of a kind repurposed musical
instruments by Note-able Designs, C the Difference Teas, custom personalized
maps by Karen Kennedy, original modern folk art by J. Sully Booker, and award
winning Sacred Light Media featuring DNA Bio Research Fine Art by Bella Grace.
If you are a retailer, antique, vintage or collectible dealer looking for a
place to display and sell your items, then The Downtowner Marketplace is excited
to offer the opportunity to apply to become one of their dealers.
Located at 714 Central Ave. in Historic Downtown Hot Springs, the
marketplace is conveniently located to bathhouse row, Hill Wheatley Plaza, the
Hot Springs Convention Center, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. They are
considered an anchor for Downtown benefiting significantly from foot traffic,
automobile traffic and parking. For more information and a full list of special
activities and events check out the website www.downtownermarketplace.com or
find them on Facebook.
Stardust Big Band
Available for Special
The Stardust Big
Band, directed by drummer
Bill Halbrook, is a 14-piece
big band playing the great
arrangements of the big band
era such as Glenn Miller,
Tommy Dorsey, Count
Basie and Duke Ellington,
while introducing the big
band music of today’s great
arrangers such as Gordon
Goodwin, Frank Mantooth
and Pat Williams.
Rumba, Cha Cha,
Polka, Foxtrot, and Waltz are The Stardust Big Band performs monthly in the
just some of the dance tempos Arlington Hotel Lobby.
presented at each Arlington
Sunday dance. Some of the contemporary songster’s whose great songs have been
arranged for big band are Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, The
Beatles and Neil Diamond.
The Stardust 17-piece sister band, the Arkansas Jazz Orchestra, performed
at the 2018 Hot Springs JazzFest, their 4th such appearance. They have performed
on two of the Pine Bluff Jazz Festivals. The Arkansas Jazz Orchestra performs in
Stardust is available for special occasions, conventions and fund raisers.
They will repeat their 2017 performance at the Mt. Home Kindness Inc’s 3rd annual
fund raiser on November 3 and will continue the 25-year tradition of their New
Year’s Gala performance at the Arlington Hotel on December 31. The Arlington
Hotel Sunday dances are November 25 and December 16. The Band starts at
3pm. Admission is $10. Free for students K-12. Visit www.stardustband.net for
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The Story Behind the
Majestic Bakery & Café
Owners Wally and Brenda have a rather unique story. For more than two
years, Brenda tried desperately to save the wonderfully historic Majestic Hotel
where she held fond memories of her father playing in the band. She even went as
far as filing a lawsuit against city leaders to try to stop the demolition from taking
place. Obviously, that was to no avail.
It was then that Wally’s dream came into play. Wally Mueller was one of
the original owners of Mueller’s Bakery along with his parents, Frank and Suzie
Mueller. They brought authentic, handmade German breads and pastries to Hot
Springs in the 1980’s. (Mueller’s is still in operation but is not affiliated with the
original Mueller family.)
Even before that, Wally had grown up in the baking business, making
donuts for his parents’ Dunkin Donuts franchise in Chicago.
Wally always knew that he wanted to get back into the business again but
could never find the right time. Brenda was devastated by the loss of the Majestic
Hotel. That’s when the two dreams meshed. Wally decided to “go for broke” with
Brenda as his partner. Her role would be to name the business and handle the décor.
Why gluten-free? Brenda’s oldest daughter has a severe gluten intolerance
that made family meals a challenge. Wally wanted her to be able to eat everything
that everyone else was eating. That’s when Wally and Brenda became gluten-free
and liked it!
It is Wally and Brenda’s sincere desire to serve their customers delicious
gluten-free offerings. They also have items on the menu that are not gluten-
free, however, they are conscientious and go the extra mile to prevent cross-
contamination. The Majestic Bakery & Café is located at 250 Park Ave., 501-463-
22nd Annual Haiku Conference
Nov 2-3 at Arlington Hotel
The South Region Conference of the Haiku
Society of America (HSA) will meet Friday and
Saturday, November 2-3 from 9 – 5 at the Arlington
Hotel for the 22nd autumn event in Hot Springs
Celebrated haiku poets will attend from
across the United States. Michael Dylan Welch of
Seattle, WA, will be the featured poet.
David Lanoue of New Orleans, Margaret
Lane Dornaus, HSA South Region Coordinator will
distribute the first South region anthology. Jianqing
Zheng of Itta Bena, MS, Stacy Pendergrast, Johnye
Strickland, Judy Michaels, Steve Spark, Vic Fleming,
Bud Kenny, Rodney Bloor, Carole Katchen, Howard Michael Dylan Welch
Lee Kilby and others will attend.
The conference is hosted by the Arkansas Haiku Society. For information
contact [email protected] or phone 501-767-6096.
Arts Network Meeting
Monday, Nov. 5th
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance will hold its quarterly Hot Springs
Arts Networking Meeting on Monday, November 5 at 5:30pm. The event will be
hosted at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre located at 701 Central Avenue.
“Area arts organizations and artists are invited to participate and share
information about upcoming events with others in the arts community,” said
HSACA President, Ashley Campbell.
“All artists and arts organization members are invited to attend to share
information about upcoming events. Come check out the venue that has been here
for years, but many have not been to since the new owners Charlie and Jonna
Devine purchased it earlier this year.”
A 5:30 meet and greet will be followed by HSACA announcements about
Arts Advocacy Day at the Arkansas State Capital and Arts & the Park 2019. The floor
will then be open to attendees to share their information and events. The meeting is
expected to last about 90 minutes, with approximately 50 people in attendance. For
more information, contact Mary Zunick at 501-321-2027.
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Bathhouse Dinner Theatre
Plans Holiday Productions
Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre has two productions in the works
for the holidays, performing select dates in November and December at the Theatre,
located at 701 Central Ave. Call 501-318-1600 to order tickets.
A Christmas Wonderland Musical Spectacular
Extravagant celebration of a most beloved holiday! Revel in the joy of
Christmas with grand musical acts and hilarious comedy culminating in a candlelit
uplifting sing-a-long. Most fun you’ll have this season celebrating with a huge
talented cast, Santa and even the Grinch. A must-attend for all Christmas lovers.
A Christmas Story
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be
conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. A Christmas Story follows the
wintry exploits of young Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a
bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift - a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun.
Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother,
Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
The perfect treat for the entire family to enjoy together. Make Ralphie
Parker and his quest part of your family’s annual holiday celebration!
Arkansas Learning Through The Arts board members Amy Thomasen and Martha
Smither welcome Tiffany Rogers to the Garland Leadership Advisory Council
following the Garland County Leadership Prayer Breakfast.
New Leadership Advisory Council
Supports Arts in Classrooms
In recognition that it takes community support to create a learning
environment for children, Arkansas Learning Through The Arts (ALTTA) has
established a Leadership Advisory Council replete with those interested in advancing
the learning experiences for the young people in Garland County. The purpose of
the Council is to grow grassroots support in Hot Springs so that programming can
be affordable to the schools and have equal access for all children.
Those who have agreed to serve include Susan Aldridge, Carla Mouton,
Dorothy Morris, Don Munro, Kerry Lockwood Owen, Tiffany Rogers, Les Warren,
and Robert and Mary Zunick.
Arkansas Learning Through The Arts is a non-profit arts education agency
that provides innovative programming that inspires students to participate in class
and become engaged in learning. The thousands of young students that have been
reached by ALTTA primarily reside in Garland and Saline Counties, through in-
classroom arts workshops that connect with the curriculum.
Professional teaching artists collaborate with teachers by developing and
presenting carefully designed programs that supplement and enrich the student’s
learning. Teachers can select programs from over 50 choices that align with their
If you are interested in working with the Leadership Advisory Council or
Arkansas Learning Through The Arts, contact Board President Martha Smither at
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New Date for Pop-Up on Park:
An Evening of Artists
Due to inclement weather
the October 19th pop-up event
was rescheduled for November
2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Our
Hot Springs artists have agreed to
‘pop-up’ at 910 Park Avenue for
one evening to bring you uniquely
crafted holiday gift items. All of the
items are locally made and feature
each artist’s creative expression
and story. While exploring the
different booths you can listen to
the musical art of Spa City Grass, a
local bluegrass band (6:00 – 8:00),
and grab a bite with local food
truck Itz Gůd Füd, who specializes
in locally grown, gluten and chemical free fare. The event is free to the public.
Local artisans attending include:
Beastman Caravan – handmade leather products for adventurers everywhere
DollEyes – hand-formed polymer clay jewelry
Elizabeth Strawn-Jones – vintage clothing and handmade purses
Jerri Hillis – handcrafted cards, jewelry and visual art
Kat Lunsford Photography & Kitten Creations–photographic & portrait art, jewelry
Kristi M. Cobb – hand cast copper pieces that incorporate found items
Laura Myers – framed vintage illustrations, framed film photographs, succulents
and natural stone jewelry
Leviathan Kraken – steam punk and fantasy jewelry and art
Lucy Bright – mix and match handcrafted magnets from recycled material
Lynn Holoch – locally made ear cuffs and ear climbers
Rosemary Wooten – a local visual media artist with a variety of styles & talents
Steven Jones & Jessica McGowan – visual, carved and jewel smithing
Vida Timmons – macramé hangings that incorporate natural stones, wood, & wire
Start the November Gallery Walk event at 910 Park Avenue for local art, music,
food and fun. Does it get any better? November is the perfect time to sit outside and
enjoy the season, meet neighbors and friends, and support the Hot Springs creative
community. Please make plans to attend. Parking is available at 910 Park Avenue and
on Bailey and Reid streets. To learn more, contact Elaine at [email protected]
Deena Kastor is Official
Race Starter for Spa
The Spa Running Festival (SPF), presented by Window Mart, is proud to
celebrate its 37th year as a 10K and the 4th year for the half marathon.
On Saturday, November 17, the festival, which has received national
recognition in the running community and been featured by Runner’s World
Magazine in its article “Bucket list: 10 Races in or Near National Parks,” is now,
literally, running through the National Park with the new inclusion of North
Mountain in Hot Springs National Park.
SPF is excited to welcome American Long distance running star, Deena
Kastor, as its special guest and official race starter for the half marathon, 10K and
Race participants will have an opportunity to Meet & Greet Kastor at the
Finish Line Festival following the races.
Registrants will receive entrance into the Expo, held on Friday, November
16, at the Hot Springs Convention Center Grand Lobby from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m., a
long sleeve technical shirt, non-returnable souvenir timing chip, and finisher medals
for the Summit 2 Summit Half Marathon, 10K & 5K participants.
Proceeds from the race benefit 3 non-profit organizations: Friends of the
Parks, Teen Challenge of Arkansas and the Spa Pacers Running Club - Buzz Wilson
The Spa Running Festival has a race for every family member so come
run with SPF through the National Park, Saturday, November 17 at 7am. Register at
www.sparunningfestival.com. Registration Fee will increase for all race categories
on November 13, so be sure to register in advance. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Cindy Baswell, Race Director, at 501-276-
8870 or [email protected]
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Womack’s CD “The
Natural Songs” Reflects a
Wide Range of Music
Have you ever slipped on a
pair of boots or shoes, and your feet,
your soul–all of you sighed, “Ah, that
is the best!” If you have, then you
know how it feels to listen to Larry
Womack’s “The Natural Songs.”
Womack’s lyrics, and the
music he’s put them to, fit so well that
it just feels natural for these 10 songs
to be presented this way.
And it starts with the opening
lick of the first one “Long Gone,” a
rock-a-billy/ blues tune that opens
with the drum beat of a slammed door
followed by Larry’s earthy voice and Larry Womack’s new CD is available
solid guitar proclaiming “Gone. Long online or at Spa Souvenirs & Gifts.
It begins as an upbeat country
tune that quickly turns into a dance-your-socks-off boogie-woogie full of rocking
guitar and honky-tonk piano. The refrain “Packing my guitar. I’m gassing up the
car. I’m gone!” sums up the story. And that’s one of the things that makes these
songs feel comfortable. Womack’s words make so much sense that you’re soon
Of the 10 tunes on this album, Womack wrote eight. Terry Williams
penned the rest. A major force and almost cult-like personality in the Hot Springs
music scene in the 1970's, Williams died of cancer in 1981, but not before penning
over 200 songs.
The CD is a collection of many different styles of music experienced and
formed in Arkansas from rock-a-billy, delta blues, bluegrass, to country-western and
Americana ballads. The songs reflect the wide range of music that has influenced
Womack’s musical career of 40 plus years. When you talk to Larry Womack he
sounds much like he does on stage. The clarity and sincerity are always there.
Which is why “The Natural Songs” feel so good!
Get the latest CD by Larry Womack at Spa Souvenirs & Gifts at 334
Central Avenue or order online at store.cdbaby.com/cd/larrywomack.
Hot Springs Village Players
Present “Mom’s Gift” at
In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months when she
shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission.
Like Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn
her wings. Only what the task actually is... is a mystery.
There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact
that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered
by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management
Program. One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking
truth that surprises even our ghost.
Set in a suburban Minneapolis home, this tragic-comic “dramedy”
transports audiences from guffaws to sniffles in seconds. Time rarely moves so fast
on stage as in Mom’s Gift.
The rapid-fire succession of uproarious one-liners and poignant family
revelations brings the audience to the completely unexpected surprise ending in
what seems like a flash.
The show will be presented at the Coronado Community Center Sunday,
Nov. 18 at 2 PM and Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 & 20 at 7 PM. Mom’s Gift is
presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Lee Iafrate will direct the production and Sue Loberg is the producer. Get
tickets online: www.HSVTicketSales, by phone 501-922-4231 or stop by the ticket
office in person M-F 9 AM to 2 PM at the Ponce de Leon Center.
Check out HSV Players’ website: www.HSVPlayers.org and follow us on
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Museum Announces Recipients
of STEM Leader Awards at Taste
Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) will honor two local community
STEM leaders at this year’s 19th Annual Taste of the Holidays on Thursday,
November 15th from 6 to 9 pm at the museum. Tickets are $75 in advance and $90
on the day of the event.
“This year’s Taste of the Holidays is a major milestone for Mid-America
Science Museum and there is much to celebrate this year with the opening of the
Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek earlier this summer, the passing of the Full STEAM
Ahead bond issue, and the museum’s 40-year anniversary coming up next year,”
said Diane LaFollette, executive director of Mid-America Science Museum.
The museum will once again recognize individuals who have contributed
significantly to the STEM community. This year’s community STEM leadership
award honorees are Senator Bill Sample and Representative Les Warren.
Each will be honored during an exclusive VIP reception at the museum
preceding Taste at 5 pm. Also to be awarded at the reception is the annual college
scholarship to one graduating senior from Hot Springs who plans to pursue a
science-related college degree plan.
Taste of the Holidays will once again feature a silent auction, more than
twenty esteemed food and drink establishments, plus a featured wine wall, fun
science for adults and much more.
This year’s Taste of the Holidays is presented by Oaklawn Racing
and Gaming, TLI Print, and Tri-Lakes Liquor with additional support from
Weyerhaeuser, Sigma Supply of North America, Inc, National Park Medical
Center, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Citizens Bank, Westrock Coffee,
Simmons Bank, First Security Bank, Dr. and Mrs. Justin Walden, Ike Eisenhauer
- State Farm Agent, Zeiser Wealth Management, and Hot Springs Radiology
Vendors for this year’s Taste include Ambrosia Bakery Company, Arkansas
Beverage, Bleu Monkey Grill, Bliss Cupcakes, Bubba Brews, Don Juan Mexican
Bar and Grill, Higdon Square Café, JV Farms, Kilwins, La Hacienda, Longhorn
Steakhouse, O’Connor Distributing, Porter House, Red Light Roastery, Silk’s Bar
and Grill, Stubby’s Bar-B-Que, Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Tri-Lakes Liquor,
WingStop, Westrock Coffee Company, A Lively Brew, Nothing Bundt Cakes,
Grateful Head Pizza, and Core Brewing.
For limited VIP ticket information or to purchase general admission tickets
to this year’s Taste of the Holidays visit the museum at 500 Mid America Blvd, call
501-767-3461 or visit midamericamuseum.org.
MASM’s Great Party Venue
Did you know you can host your special one's birthday party at Mid-
America Science Museum for yourself and 20 guests?
Birthday party rentals include a private party room, museum admission,
popcorn, and more. Plus, members receive 10% off birthday party rentals! Ask
about the new Dino Birthday and Mad Science Birthday parties at no additional
cost. The museum also makes a perfect venue for anniversary parties, holiday
parties and weddings. Call 501-767-3461 or visit midamericamuseum.org for more
information and to make your reservation.
Museum Launches New Science
After School Pilot Program
A new pilot after school program at Mid-America Science Museum
(MASM) is now underway with the Hot Springs School District. Applications
for the newly state licensed after school learning program are available at www.
The initial pilot program for Science After School at MASM begins
Monday, January 7th and runs through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm daily.
Science After School at Mid-America Science Museum is currently available for
students living in the Hot Springs School District who are in grades Kindergarten
through 6th grade.
Application deadlines for Science After School are Monday, December
10th. There is a $30 application fee for registration with an additional $10 late
registration fee for applications submitted after the registration deadline. Parents
may download Science After School applications at www.midamericamuseum.org.
The museum is hosting an open house for Science After School on Monday,
November 12th at 5:30 pm for Hot Springs parents interested in the program.
For more information about Science After School and to register, please
visit www.midamericamuseum.org, email [email protected], or call
501-767-3461 and please be sure to like MASM on Facebook.
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Hot Springs Sweetheart Program Kicks Off 13th Year
On Sunday, October 14, day at FBC Fitness, a tour of the
47 young women from the Garland NPMC Cardiac Cath Labs, a LifeNet-
County area were welcomed into sponsored ambulance dispatch ride-
the 2018-2019 American Heart along and Father-Daughter Bar-b-que
Association (AHA) Sweetheart sponsored by Smokin’ In Style.
program, presented by National Park In November, the Sweethearts
Medical Center. will attend a Mother/Daughter soiree
The AHA Sweethearts are a sponsored by Lauray’s the Diamond
group of high school sophomores & Center, where Mark and Patti
juniors who commit to learning about Fleischner will present each sweetheart
cardiovascular diseases and lead with a special gift.
healthy lifestyles by participating in Sweethearts are also required
heart healthy activities from October to write an essay about cardiovascular
through January. disease which is graded by an
The program culminates NPMC Cardiology Specialist. The
with the introduction of the official Sweetheart’s photographer,
Sweethearts at the 2019 AHA Heart 25mockingbird, will provide portraits
Ball on Saturday, February 9, 2019, The 2019 American Heart Association Sweethearts are Abbie Dickson, Abby Ballard, Abby Lea Huett, of each of the Sweethearts. At the
at Horner Hall. The Heart Ball is also Abby Poole, Abigail Webb, Amberly Goslee, Anna Wuensch, Annabelle Simmons, Annelise Walston, Ava end of the 5-month program the
sponsored by National Park Medical Monte, Camila Holden, Carly Orr, Chloe Miller, Ella Caroline Arnold, Ella Pace, Emillyana Kejser, Sweethearts perform a specially
Center, and chaired by Dr. Hunter and Emoree Martin, Evelyn (Gracie) Gann, Hadleigh Riley, Haley Fauber, Isabel Butler, Jordan Spradley, choreographed dance by Jessica Allen
Brittney Carrington. Katelyn Hartsell, Katie Ballard, Kiley Hermosillo , Landry Cate, Lilly Marie Crabtree, Lilly Moritz, Lilly at the Heart Ball.
“Izzy” Saettele, Lillian McDonough, Macy Landry , Madison Elliott , Madison Muldoon , Madison Trusty,
“We are proud to have been a Madison Wolf, Mallory Bratton, McKenna Kline, Natalie Jennings, Olivia Bowen, Olivia Dodd, Paige The one Sweetheart who
part of the Sweethearts program since Jennings, Savanah Godwin, Taylor Bledsoe, Taylor Ramirez, Wesley Divers, Zoe Helton and Zoe Zoll. demonstrates the most dedication to
it began 13 years ago,” said Heather the program and the most knowledge
Buckley, National Park Medical Center’s marketing and volunteer manager. “Every of cardiovascular disease will receive the title of “Sweetheart of the Ball” at the Heart
year these young ladies dedicate so much time and effort into learning more about heart Ball, and will receive the $2,000 Caroline Grace Russell Memorial Scholarship, which
disease and carrying out a heart-healthy lifestyle.” The Russells began the Sweethearts was established by the Russells to honor the memory of their daughter. She will also
program 13 years ago in memory of their daughter, Caroline, who died at the age of 2 receive custom Sweetheart Jewelry designed by Lauray’s—The Diamond Center.
of a possible undetected heart condition. Additional awards are given for leadership, volunteering, fundraising and
Throughout the Sweetheart program, the young ladies participate in heart- the very special Catie Cooper Spirit Award, created in memory of 2010 “forever
healthy activities and educational opportunities which include fundraising for sweetheart,” Catie Cooper who was tragically lost during her tenure as a sweetheart.
the American Heart Association, volunteering at National Park Medical Center, For more information about the Hot Springs Sweethearts, email Kathryn
certification in infant and adult CPR provided by NPMC, a cardiovascular exercise Russell at [email protected]
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About the Cover...
MASM’s Dino-Lites is Backdrop For November Cover
A camera crew got a glimpse of Santa when he made a quick stop at Mid-
America Science Museum recently after he spotted Dinosaur’s romping on the
grounds. The crew overheard Santa commenting that it had been zillions of years
since he’d encountered a dinosaur!
When asked, Santa laughed and said, “HO! HO! HO! No, I don’t think I’ll
be replacing my reindeer with dinosaurs anytime soon.” “But,” he said, “my elves
will have to get to work quickly producing toys for the Dino kids.”
Special thanks to the camera crew, Jim Miller, Jonathan Kudabeck and
Brett Muncrief for catching this rare moment in time.
We were told the museum is doing something special this year to showcase
their family of dinosaurs. They are excited to announce the first ever Dino-
Lites holiday lighting display. It will be hosted on the Oaklawn Foundation
DinoTrek, the state’s first permanent outdoor dinosaur exhibit located on the
museum’s 21-wooded acres.
Community organizations and businesses are currently registering and
being assigned dinosaurs to decorate with up to 300 watts of LED holiday lights each.
Lighting displays will be stationed at each of the museum’s 11 dinosaur vignettes
and participants in the first annual Dino-Lites will receive the opportunity to win
$500 for the people’s choice Dino-Lites display. The winner will be announced at
this year’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 29th.
Registration for Dino-Lites is due no later than Thursday, November
1st and requires a $50 entry fee. Applications, lighting guidelines for displays, and
the full updated schedule for this year’s first annual Dino-Lites are available online
The opening Dino-Lite Up ceremony will be held Friday, November 23rd
at 5 pm, and will be open until 7:00 pm each evening, and each Friday and Saturday
until ending on Friday, December 21st.
There are no additional charges to view Dino-Lites as it is included with
general admission. Dino-Lites evening exhibit times are subject to change based on
weather conditions and public safety.
For more information about MASM and its special programming and to
learn how you can be a part of next year’s Dino-Lites, call 501-767-3461 or visit
www.midamericamusuem.org. Mid-America Science Museum is located at 500
Mid America Boulevard.
The Hot Springs Village Big Band will perform a holiday concert - “Carols
with a Beat” - from 6-7pm on November 17th, in the Anthony Chapel at Garvan
Gardens. There is no charge for the concert, though there will be the usually
entrance fee to the Garden proper.
Artists Lisa & D. Arthur
Return to Legacy Gallery
Legacy Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back dynamic artistic duo
Lisa & D. Arthur Wilson for their ‘welcome home’ exhibit premiering at Hot Springs
Gallery Walk, Friday, November 2, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at 802b Central Avenue.
Unveiling new original paintings and bronze sculptures, Lisa and D. Arthur
will be at the gallery for the artist reception from 7:00 - 9:00pm, where they’ll also
share a brief synopsis of current adventures as well as projects on the horizon.
The Wilson’s were longtime resident artists of Hot Springs until 2010,
when their careers took them to Key West, FL, and throughout the country, adding
collectors nationally and abroad. For more information, call 501-762-0840.
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The Uptown Slow Roll will head down Park Avenue, passing by Pullman Avenue
where bikers will soon find access to the Northwoods Bike Trail.
Uptown Slow Roll Kicks
Off Northwoods Opening
If you have spent any time in Uptown Hot Springs lately, you have likely
seen t-shirts promoting the lighting project to install vintage lights from Whittington
to the 1000 Block of Park Avenue: “Get Lit,” “Get Lit Uptown,” or “Light Uptown.”
The 2018 Hot Springs Slow Roll on Friday, November 16th will continue
that theme with a contest for the ‘best lit’ bicycle participating in this year’s event.
Sponsored by Visit Hot Springs, Park Avenue Community Association,
Spa City Cycling, The Hot Springy Dingy, Low Key Arts, Team Thomason and The
Springs Magazine, registration will begin at 4:30 in the parking lot of Family Dollar
Store, 899 Park Avenue.
Your $10 donation will cover a slow roll down Park Avenue, Whittington
Avenue and back to Low Key Arts at 118 Arbor Street for dinner catered by
Mickey’s BBQ, a t-shirt and one entry for door prize drawings. Additional tickets
are available for a small donation.
The “Throw Down” at Low Key Arts will feature entertainment by Brian
Martin, a silent auction and several door prizes including a top-of-the-line bicycle.
All proceeds will benefit Light Uptown.
Hot Springs is already designated Bronze-level status from the International
Mountain Bicycling Association and is on track to achieve Gold-level status with
the completion of the Hot Springs Northwoods Trail. The first phase of the trail will
officially open on November 17th.
Biking builds healthier individuals, more viable communities, and a deeper
appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us. So, get your bike ‘lit’ and join
family and friends in the Hot Springs 2018 Slow Roll. HELMETS REQUIRED.
For more information, visit Facebook: Hot Springs Northwoods Trail.
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Coordinator Named for Hot
Springs’ Northwoods Trails
System; Dedication Set for
Weekend of November 16 – 18
Traci Berry, race director of Raid the Rock Adventure Race in Central
Arkansas, has been named trail coordinator for the new Northwoods mountain
biking trails system in Hot Springs.
Berry, who is an account executive with the Arkansas Times weekly
newspaper, will begin her new job with the Hot Springs trails on November 1,
according to Bill Solleder, marketing director for Visit Hot Springs, which partnered
with the Walton Family Foundation on the trails project, a planned 44.6-mile system
of mountain biking trails on the city-owned Northwoods/Cedar Glades properties in
the northern section of Hot Springs.
Raid the Rock Adventure Race includes both an eight-hour and a 24-hour
course covering 60 to 100 miles of terrain. The courses combine the disciplines
of biking, paddling, and trekking/running as well as the ability to navigate with a
compass and topographical map. Berry also volunteers with the Central Arkansas
Trail Alliance and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
“When we officially open Phase One of the Northwoods Trails system
on November 16, Hot Springs will become the hottest new destination in America
for the increasing numbers of people who enjoy mountain biking both as a
recreational activity and as a highly competitive sport,” said Steve Arrison, CEO
of Visit Hot Springs. “Traci Berry will give us a direct liaison with both of these
biking communities and help us maximize the beneficial impact that the Northwood
system is certain to bring to the city.”
Berry is a health and physical education graduate of Henderson State
University, where she was on the basketball team, and holds a master’s degree
in education administration from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She is
working toward an executive master’s degree in public service at the Clinton School
of Public Service in Little Rock.
A ribbon-cutting for the Northwoods trail system Phase One will be held
the afternoon of Friday, November 16, at the Water Works Trail Head, according
to Solleder. Taking part will be City of Hot Springs officials and staff, Chamber of
Commerce Ambassadors, staff of the International Mountain Biking Association,
local bike shops, the news media and Visit Hot Springs staff.
That will be followed by a “Slow Roll” bike ride on Park Avenue and
On Saturday, November 17, there will be a public ribbon-cutting and group
ride at the Cedar Glades portion of the trails system, Solleder said.
“Saturday is also the day of the Spa Running Festival in the morning, so
our public ribbon-cutting that afternoon will extend the day’s activities throughout
the day,” he said.
Sunday, November 18, will feature more biking events at the Cedar Glades
portion of the trails system with the annual Attila the Hun Bike Race.
Visit Hot Springs began construction in November 2017 on Phase One of
the system of mountain biking trails. It has partnered with Tom and Steuart Walton
and the Walton Family Foundation to construct the first 16-mile segment of the
project, which will provide Hot Springs with an important new tourism attraction
aimed at mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The 16-mile section of the
trails will be opened to the public during the November weekend series of events,
according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs.
Phase Two of the trail system will result in a 44.6-mile system of first-class
biking trails in the property that incorporates pristine forested hills and three lakes.
It is in the Cedar Glades area north of Whittington Avenue. A $648,421 Walton
Family Foundation grant for Phase One was matched by Visit Hot Springs.
To learn more, contact Steve Arrison or Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.
14 The Springs • November 2018 Keeping It Local For The Holidays
November Gallery Happen
Moderate temperatures, clear skies and refreshing breezes have lead us into
November, and one of this editor’s favorite holidays – Thanksgiving. There is much to
be thankful for and a stroll through our Historic Downtown Gallery Walk is a lovely
way to begin the season. So don your favorite warm clothing on Friday, November 2nd,
and stroll the galleries for our traditional first Friday Gallery Walk. “Keeping it Local”
is a great reminder that our gallery district is sure to inspire a wealth of gift-giving ideas
ALISON PARSONS STUDIO EMERG
1017 Lakeshore Dr. 341A Wh
501-655-0604 • alisonparsons.com emergent
A working artist’s studio on Lake Gallery W
Hamilton. Special Commissions, Fiesta: N
Paintings, Prints, Note Cards of Local painting,
Landmarks and much more! Come by puppet pr
boat or car - call or text and we will be happy to show you Park! Fun, free, family frie
around. Located just 2 ½ miles from Sam’s Club look for the that time of year again - Día
black-pink striped mailbox. Facebook: Alison Parsons Studio. Gallery! SMALL WORKS,
the holidays- a collection of
AMERICAN ART GALLERY by local artists. All artwork
724 Central • 501-624-0550 than $100. Black Friday wee
Art by Patricia Bailey will be featured Shop for your loved ones (or
for the November. Jimmy Leach, Gifts will also be at Gallery W
Margaret Kipp and Bill Sorrells will Wed–Sat, Nov. 28–Dec. 15.
have wall art. Ernie Bolieu will be on emergentarts.org or call 501-6
hand to explain design and stones in
Southwest jewelry. Pottery and pine needle basket work GALLER
by Valerie Hanks-Goetz will be on display. Limited edition 800 Cent
prints by Margaret Kipp, John Paul Strain, Mort Kunstler galleryce
and Don Troiani. Autographed copies of “Then and Now” Open mo
by Mike Blythe are available for Christmas Gifts. Limited many artis
Edition canvases of Thomas Kinkade art work in Gallery II.
Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. art, repres
ARTISTS’WORKSHOP GALLERY LINDA P
610A Central • 501-623-6401 800B Cen
Featured Artists: Marlene Gremillion lindawilli
and Jerry Matusky. Gremillion, a native ARKAN
Arkansan, enjoys nature, especially EXHIBIT
flowers as seen in her feature artist SPRING
display “Flowers and Teapots.” She enjoys working with the Nov & Dec. Gallery W
watercolor and mixed media, and her new passion, polymer originals, prints and cards w
clay. Find her at www.marlenegremillion.com. A lifelong her book: The Champion Tr
fan of science fiction, Matusky was inspired by the writers Journey. Open by Appointm
and filmmakers who opened the door of imagination to 501-620-3063.
the possibilities of the cosmos. Working with oil paint on
canvas, he shares his vision of the world beyond. Featured JUSTUS
miniature artists: Jan Briggs and Linda Shearer. Live music 827A Cen
by Mike Bearden. Mon.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun, 12-5 pm. justusfin
CRYSTAL SPRINGS GALLERY and mon
620 Central #1C • 501-623-2323 Sculpture
crystalspringsmining.com Horn, Jil
Expect the unusual at Crystal Springs Gene Sparling, along with ce
Gallery, featuring an amazing Michael Ashley. Gallery Walk
collection of minerals, crystals, gems Saladino is highly respected
& distinctive gifts from Arkansas and landscapes, still life const
around the world. Choose from stunning pieces of jewelry The Gallery offers a wide ra
designed by local and international artists. Find unique art sculpture, paintings, cerami
created by Arkansas artists. Children receive free Arkansas by recognized artists. Owne
crystals. Monday -Saturday 10 am-6 pm. the gallery offers a wide ran
sculpture, paintings, ceramic
DRYDEN ART POTTERY recognized artists. Opening
STUDIO/GALLERY in conjunction with Gallery W
341 Whittington • 501-282-8328 month. 10am-5pm, Wed-Sat o
Dryden Fine Art Pottery will be OPEN WHITTI
during November Gallery Walk. They 307 Whi
are always making new and exciting Whittingt
one-of-a-kind pieces! Park in their lot, check out all the at gallery
new pieces then walk to the other galleries on Whittington piece cre
Ave. Come by and see pottery being made! They are open If you ha
Monday - Saturday, 10am-3pm. know how
will be playing music during
artists, lots of food, beverag
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nings Gallery Walk #351
for art connoisseurs of all ages. Use this opportunity to bring friends and family to the
galleries and take in the many new businesses that have opened. Lest we forget, stop in
the galleries on Whittington Ave. We hear there’s some clay being thrown over at Dryden
Pottery – getting holiday hand-crafted gifts ready. In the meantime, read on to catch up on
our galleries November Happenings and please be sure to let folks know you found them
in The Springs Magazine! Happy Thanksgiving!
GENT ARTS shop for Christmas gifts. Lots to choose from - jewelry,
hittington • 501-655-0836 paintings, pottery, gourd art, glass work, wooden bowls,
ntarts.org and sculptures. Easy parking and lots of fun! Mon – Fri:
Walk Reception & Community 9am-3pm. Sat: Noon-4pm.
Nov. 2, 5–8 pm. Crafting, face
RILEY ART GLASS STUDIO
dancing, food, and a giant 710 Grand Ave
rocession around Whittington 501-318-6193
endly event! Nov. 3–25. It’s RileyArtGlass.com
de Los Muertos at the Circle A working studio where the public can
BIG GIFTS! Just in time for watch the Riley brothers create their art
f small, original works of art glass (check glassblowing schedule on
is smaller than 12”x12”–less website or Facebook.) The brothers will answer questions
ekend, Fri. & Sat., noon–5pm. while they work, explaining the process and history of
r yourself!) Small Works, Big glassblowing. Free Demos. Open Tues.-Sat, 9am-4pm.
Walk, Fri., Dec. 7, 5-8pm, and
For more info, email [email protected] GALLERY RELATED
RY CENTRAL LANDMARK BUILDING
tral • 501-318-4278 201 Market St • 501-625-3837
entralfineart.com FB: HSU-Hot Springs Academic
onthly for Gallery Walk, with Initiatives • Sept 7 – Nov 30, 2018
sts in attendance. Enjoy beautiful Gallery Walk, Nov 2nd, 5 pm–8 pm.
Square Then & Now - photographs,
senting over 35 artists. from the early 1900s to the present, of
Hot Springs’s historic community square – the intersections
PALMER GALLERY of Central, Ouachita, Market, and Olive. Photographs
ntral Ave-Upstairs and history notes were researched from Garland County
dawilliamspalmer.com Historical Society’s library. Featuring Catherine Thornton’s
[email protected] paintings of the Ouachita Street area. The Art of Historic Hot
NSAS CHAMPION TREE Springs - artwork of local historic buildings and structures.
T RETURNS TO HOT Curated from local artists and Hot Springs National Park’s
GS. Studio will be open for (HSNP) Artist in Residence permanent collection. At 6:30
Walks 5-8pm. Champion Tree pm, songbird Sylvia Stem’s transports us back to the sultry
will be featured along with sounds of Hotel Como’s Rooftop Dance Garden. Sunday,
rees Of Arkansas, An Artist’s Nov 18, 1:30 pm, Roxanne Butterfield’s presentation
ment • Mon.-Sat. Call or text: about Friends of HSNP, Artist in Residence Program, and
volunteer opportunities. A guided tour of Art of Historic Hot
S FINE ART GALLERY Springs will be given after the presentation. Both exhibits
ntral • 501-321-2335 were designed, researched, and curated by gallery curator,
neart.com Donna Dunnahoe. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; 1st
g a solo exhibit of paintings Fridays Gallery Walk, 5-8pm.
noprints by Tony Saladino.
e and woodwork by Robyn FOREST PATH GALLERY
ll Kyong, Sandra Sell, and 107 Stillmeadow Ln • 501-617-0594 • genesparling.com
eramics by Kari Albright and Located in a beautiful setting, on a private nature preserve
k, 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. south of Hot Springs, it’s the showcase for the wood sculpture,
for his expressive abstracts, bowls & furniture made by Gene Sparling, and adjoins his
tructions, and printmaking. home/studio. Demos/shop tours may also be available.
ange of original art including
ics, photography, and more FOX PASS POTTERY
ed by artist Dolores Justus, 379 Fox Pass Cutoff • 501-623-9906
nge of original art including FoxPassPottery.com Facebook
cs, photography, and more by Handmade Stoneware by Jim and Barbara Larkin. Beautiful
receptions are held 5-9 p.m. wood fired pottery. Take a Tour on Google Maps.
Walk, the first Friday of every
or by appointment. TRADITIONAL ART GUILD
INGTON GALLERY TAG is composed of local artists and art enthusiasts
ittington • 501-607-0214 who enjoy being part of a creative community which
ton Gallery will draw a name supports their growth as artists, regardless of their level
y walk to win a bead work of experience. TAG is a place to network within the larger
eated by artist Vanessa Ratliff. creative community and organizes 2 group exhibits each
ave ever seen her work you year. Monthly meetings are held at the library every third
w fantastic it is! Tone Chasers Thursday, September-May. 9:30 and the meeting/artist
g gallery walk. 46 great local demo is from 10-12 am. Visitors welcome. Membership is
ges and fun! Come out and $15 per year and all artists are welcome.
16 The Springs • November 2018 Keeping It Local For The Holidays
If you haven’t already visited ESSE Museum & Store in Little Rock’s
SoMa neighborhood, you may not know that it is the only purse museum in the U.S.
November 8 marks ESSE’s 5th birthday and also the launch of the
museum book: What’s Inside? A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900–1999
by Anita Davis. Museum and book alike are built around the notion that purses
are much more than fashionable objects containing items women need to go
about their daily business.
Purses are personal, private places into which only the privileged dare
put their hands, vessels of the feminine that hold the essence of a woman’s
What’s Inside compliments the permanent exhibition of ESSE Purse
Museum & Store, offering intimate portraits of this most intimate accessory. Open
the book and step inside one of only three purse museums in the world where,
decade by decade, you’ll conjure the lives and habits of 20th century American
women through clutch-sized vignettes and gleaming minaudières of fashion.
In these pages, discover evocative photographs of purses and their
contents, enticing essays, vibrant artistic renderings, and illuminating historical
fictions that celebrate a century of everyday women. Breathing life into often
unnamed heroines, you’ll revere the stylish changemakers whose struggles and
triumphs forged the way for generations of women to come.
Other local contributors Arkansans may recognize are Betsy Davis
(illustrations), Laura Cartwright Hardy (nonfiction text), Rita Henry (historical
fiction text), Steven Otis (design & styling), George Chambers (photography),
Brandon Markin (photography), and Nancy Nolan (photography).
8.5 x 9, 118 pages, premium color. $29.95. Use code ESSE10 for 10%
off, plus free shipping for a limited time at etaliapress.com.
A Hot Springs native, Erin Wood is a writer, editor, and publisher in
Little Rock. She owns and runs Et Alia Press (etaliapress.com). She is editor
of and a contributor to Scars: An Anthology and is currently at work on
Women Makers of Arkansas, featuring 50+ women creatives. Wood’s work has
appeared in Catapult, The Rumpus, Ms. Magazine’s Blog, Psychology Today,
Tales from the South, and elsewhere, and was a Best American Essays notable.
Artists Lisa & D. Arthur
Return to Legacy Gallery
Legacy Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back dynamic artistic duo
Lisa & D. Arthur Wilson for their ‘welcome home’ exhibit premiering at Hot Springs
Gallery Walk, Friday, November 2, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at 802b Central Avenue.
Unveiling new original paintings and bronze sculptures, Lisa and D. Arthur
will be at the gallery for the artist reception from 7:00 - 9:00pm, where they’ll also
share a brief synopsis of current adventures as well as projects on the horizon.
The Wilson’s were longtime resident artists of Hot Springs until 2010,
when their careers took them to Key West, FL, and throughout the country, adding
collectors nationally and abroad. For more information, call 501-762-0840.
“Free Ride Day” Planned For
Regular fixed route bus patrons can ride for free from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
on Monday, November 12, Hot Springs Intracity Transit’s annual “Free Ride Day.”
“Free Ride Day is an opportunity to thank our regular patrons and to invite
new ones to try our services,” said Intracity Transit Director Kathleen Lambert.
“Our buses are comfortably cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our drivers
provide prompt, professional service.”
Intracity Transit operates three fixed routes and a paratransit service for
the disabled. Buses begin each route at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway
Terrace. For fixed route information, call 501-321-2020 or visit the Intracity Transit
page on www.cityhs.net. For paratransit information, call 501-321-6625.
Keeping It Local For The Holidays The Springs • November 2018 17
Plant Bigger Bulbs for
Biggest Spring Bloom
By Jodi Tooke
For busy gardeners, bulbs are a great
option to guarantee beautiful spring color. Just
dig a hole, plop in a bulb and wait for the show!
Daffodils and tulips are probably the
first that come to mind, but gardeners should
also consider various small flowers such as
snowdrops, crocus and grape hyacinths or larger
blooms like Dutch iris and alliums (flowering
onions). With prudent planning, you can have
colorful blooms January through April!
A true bulb is a really short stem
surrounded by fleshy leaves storing food
the plant needs during dormancy and then
reemergence. When they flower, the stores in
the bulb are emptied, so it’s important to allow Smart planning can deliver
the green leaves to remain for 6-8 weeks to colorful blooms January through
replenish the bulb.
Now is a great time to plant. When
selecting bulbs, size matters. Look for large, blemish-free bulbs—the bigger the
bulb, the bigger the bloom. The growing point should be planted uppermost, at
about three times its own depth in well-drained soil.
Fertilization during growing season will help replenish the bulb. Use a
slow-release fertilizer when buds begin opening or a general purpose fertilizer can
be applied during blooming and again after fading. The real bonus with bulbs is that
they come back year after year!
Jodi Tooke volunteers with GC Master Gardeners of the UofA Div. of
Agriculture, Cooperative Ext. Service. Master Gardeners pool skills and resources
to improve home horticulture, stimulate interest in plants and gardening, and
encourage beautification. For more information, call 501-623-6841 or email
Steampunk Art Showcase
at GC Library
By Paul Kagebein
The Garland County Library will be
hosting a Steampunk Art Showcase on Saturday,
November 10th at 3:00pm. Local artist Phillip
Mothershed of Leviathan’s Art will offer a
presentation on the history and technique of this
unique aesthetic, and will also have multiple
pieces of art on display.
Steampunk, in a nutshell, is a subgenre
of science fiction that primarily focuses on
steam-powered, yet technologically-advanced,
machinery. Steampunk artists often incorporate
these elements onto everyday objects.
Mothershed’s art involves tinkering with Paul Kagebein is Adult Services
everything from clocks to keys to hotrods and Programmer at GC Library
giving it his own distinctive, Victorian-era vibe.
Some items are cool conversation pieces; others are fully functional.
Many people may be familiar with this style thanks to the
works of famous authors like H. G. Wells and his world in The Time
Machine or Jules Verne and his 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
If learning about the fascinating steampunk style is of interest to you, be sure to
register for this program in advance at www.gclibrary.com – or call 501-623-4161
or 501-922-4483 and a staff member will be glad to do it for you.
Leviathan’s Art will be giving away a piece of art randomly to one of
the attendees. You must be present to win, so find your nearest steam-powered
transportation and submerge yourself into a world that feels both past and future.
Paul Kagebein is the Adult Services Programmer at the Garland County
Library. He likes contributing to his hometown of Hot Springs by day and thinking
of ways to do so by night. He also likes good food and good movies, but who doesn’t?
18 The Springs • November 2018 Keeping It Local For The Holidays
Eat c Hike c Walk c Play Escape c Bathe c Splurge
Shop c Tour c Drink Stay c Learn c Enjoy
100 Block Central Ave Savory Pantry 800Renee’s Block Central Ave
Gourmet gift baskets & edible essentials
Women’s apparel, jewelry & home décor
Fat Jack’s Oyster & Sports Bar Pancake Shop 500 Block Central Ave Gallery Central
Great food, music. Pets OK on patio Serving breakfast exclusively. Family Art gallery-painting, sculptures, jewelry
owned & operated Gangster Museum of America Legacy Fine Art Gallery
Guided tour exposes the underground Artwork by local & internationally
Kollective Coffee & Tea Art by the Park world of Central Avenue known artists
Organic & local for breakfast & lunch Original oil paintings and frames Historic District Antiques Maxwell Blade’s Malco Theatre of Magic
The Ohio Club Estate jewelry, lighting, glass, & furniture Magic & comedy for the whole family
Silver Coconut Since 1905, the oldest bar in Arkansas Petals, Purses, Etc. Justus Fine Art Gallery
The Colonial Pancake & Waffle House Collegiate, boutique baby items, & Great food & live music Exclusive handbags, women’s & Fine art gallery features established &
Breakfast & brunch. As seen in high end home accents The Avenue children’s clothing & gifts emerging artists
Southern Living! Upscale restaurant and bar located in Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana
Bathhouse Row Winery The Waters Hotel State & Pride Provisions Co. Authentic NY brick oven pizza
Showcases native AR wine selections The Waters Hotel One-of-a-kind store. Goods, gifts, Brian G Wilson Photography
Rings ‘n’ Things Tastings daily Historic, boutique hotel, 62 rooms apparel that reflect Arkansas culture Portraits & weddings
Fun fashion jewel Blushed Beauty Boutique
Gifts, makeup & makeup services 600 Block Central Ave 801 Spencer’s Corner
Freedom United Salon Snazzies, Inc. Toy Chest
HIghly trained staff. Progressive work. Young, contemporary, funky boutique Timeless & specialty toys, books, Angel’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Core Public House
science kits, and more Italian specialties for lunch and dinner beer, wine, and spirits
The Bath Factory It’s All About Rocks Artists’ Workshop Gallery Next Generation Tye-Dyes & Apparel
Handcrafted soaps & indulgences for Rocks & unique merchandise Cooperative gallery with 30 local artists Cotton clothes & beddingn
The Villa Boutique bath & body EVILO Oils & Vinegars All Things Arkansas Picante’s Mexican Grill
Apparel, bath & body, linens, jewelry, Delectable oils & vinegars, tastings daily Products made in AR & relating to AR Authentic Mexican dishes
and accessories Granny’s Kitchen US Post Office Brick House Grill
Beef Jerky Outlet Southern breakfast, lunch and dinner Crystal Springs Gallery Steaks, burgers, salads and much more
Wall to wall jerky. Popcorn, sauces. Pour Some Sugar on Me Sweet Shoppe Minerals, fossils, fine jewelry by local Steinhaus Keller
Metaphysical Connection Candy & delectable delights. & international artisans German restaurant & biergarten
Shop, Reiki, massage & Tarot readings Arlington Hotel Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium Outdoor seating
Historic hotel, largest hotel in AR-500 Handcrafted locally-soap & bath luxuries The Galaxy Connection Gary Morris Interiors
rooms/suites Star Wars museum & gift store Unique décor, lamps and gifts
Colonial Candy Corner BUBBALU’S BURGERS&DOGS Large vintage Star Wars toy collection Dapper & Debonaire
Retro & nostalgic candy, ice cream Convenience Store Grooming goods for the modern male.
400 Block Central Ave Hot Springs Visitor Center Veteran owned
The Little Jewel Box Plum Pretty Boutique Tourist information center A Narrow Escape
Boutique for antiques, estate and Latest fashions for women of all ages Lauray’s Jewelers Brain-teaser escape room. Ages 8 & up
Exquisite bridal, custom designs, & 700 Block Central Ave Subway
designer jewelry Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum revolutionary repairs Submarine sandwich shop
Journey through the Seven Magic Red Sunflower Boutique Maxine’s Live
Worlds of this museum Women’s and girls’ clothing boutique Live music, food, craft beer & drinks 900 Block Central Ave
Kringles in the Park The Mountain’s Edge Hot Springs Trolley Tours
Christmas, seasonal, collectible & gifts 4D Adventure Arkansas’ largest retail knife store Trolley tours of Hot Springs area. In The Raw Test Kitchen & Juice Bar
The amazing 4D simulation will leave Bubbalu’s Bodacious Burgers Special events. Gourmet raw foods & Plant-based
Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe you enthralled! Burgers, hot dogs & ice cream The Porterhouse Steak and Seafood restaurant. OPENING SOON.
As seen on CUPCAKE WARS! Stella Mae’s…Out of the Ordinary Prime-only steaks and seafood cuisine
Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts Retro inspired clothing for rockabilly Copper Penny Pub 1000 Block Central Ave
100% tropical fruit, berry & citrus wine hellcats & pinup dolls Irish pub, food, beer, big screen TVs
LITTLE JEWEL BOX Chez Julie’ Boutique Vault 723 Will’s Cinnamon Shop
Perfect blend of home, fashion & Timeless Vault Dining Homemade, totally from scratch
Kilwins personal accessories Downtowner Marketplace cinnamon rolls
Since 1947, chocolates, ice cream & more Ginger’s Popcorn Vendors in one location with
The best darn popcorn in the South! antiques, vintage & new products GRATEFUL HEAD
Bathhouse Row All Things Natural Rocket Fizz
Bring home the wonder & beauty of nature Largest selection of candy & soda 100 Block Exchange
Plenty Mystic Makeup Boutique Superior Bathhouse Brewery National Park Duck Tours ever found in one store!
Organic hand-crafted cosmetics Thermal springs brewery, restaurant Land & water tours on Lake Hamilton American Art Gallery & Gifts Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Beer Garden
Faith & Flair Boutique & special event venue The Glitzy Girls by Bear Necessities Featuring local, regional, national and Experience Deadhead-Brauhaus
Women’s boutique clothing Upscale women’s boutique/ international artists Culture. Gin Joint-Live Music
Fordyce Bathhouse accessories, on-site handmade jewelry Jack Knife Barbershop
The Springs Hotel & Spa Nat’l Park Visitor Center & museum All things barbering F REE PARK I NG
Casual hotel and spa with 139 rooms
Quapaw Baths & Spa MTN VALLEY WATER 128 Exchange St Parking Deck
Beverly’s Casual Shop/You-nique Thermal pools & baths, plus luxurious
Boutique spa services PA I D PARK I NG
Classy and fabulous boutique!
Ozark Bathhouse 2 HR Meters on Central Ave
Mountain Valley Spring Company Cultural center, open on weekends
Tour the Visitor Center/Museum
Taste free samples Buckstaff Baths
Our only remaining traditional
200 Block Central Ave thermal bathing facility
DeSoto Rock & Gift Shop Lamar Bathhouse
Locally crafted jewelry & minerals Bathhouse Row Emporium
National Park Aquarium
Freshwater & saltwater fish, frogs, 300 Block Central Ave
tortoises, & lizards
Rolando’s Restaurante Ricky’s
Latin American fare. Full bar & patio Large selection of t-shirts and more
GR8 Escapes Arkansas
Escape room. Discover clues & solve Tombstone Old Time Photos
puzzles. Ages 12 & up Wild West, gangster portraits taken &
processed while you wait
Pampering massage, skin treatments,
nail & body services.
Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar
Argentinian delicacies, ultimate
Buenos Aires bar experience!
Oxygen bar to restore, relax & revive!
Central Park Mining
Items for your home and garden
Spa Souvenirs & Gifts
Almost all items are unique & locally
made or designed
Kelly & Wayne The “Real” World... Owning your own home is HUGE! Now the important thing is to keep it
“Team” Thomason It appears to finally be Fall!! Now is the time maintained so it will add value to your pocketbook. It you haven’t purchased your
Hot Springs Realty (before it gets too cold) to clean your gutters, get rid of home yet, Team Thomason would like to help you. We have dealt with many first-time
the spider webs, test and clean your smoke detectors, rake homeowners and it’s a very exciting journey - even if you can’t buy right now - you
leaves, have your chimney cleaned, disconnect outdoor will be able to somewhere down the line. We can help surround you with people who
faucets, replace outdoor light bulbs, clean windows and can help. If you already own your home, it may be time to downsize, or maybe you’ve
window screens, clean drapes and blinds, clean light outgrown your home and need something bigger. Just let us know.
fixtures, clean out dryer vent - this should keep you busy
until the winter checklist comes out ... Please call Wayne or Kelly with Hot Springs Realty for all your real estate
needs. Wayne 501-627-3331, Kelly 501-538-4370.
Keeping It Local For The Holidays The Springs • November 2018 19
Pop-Up Opens in the Mall
Hot Springs is a town of great
traditions yet is ever changing with new
and exciting events. The HANDMADE
HOLIDAY SHOP is no exception....it has
become a local tradition and is an exciting
addition to the holiday season.
The Handmade Holiday Shop is
described as a "pop up” and each year the
shop will "pop up" in an available location
making each year's holiday season a festive
event for artisans and shoppers alike.
The shop is operated by women
The Handmade Holiday Shop will and staffed with the artists. This year's
“Pop-up” in Hot Springs Mall. location will be a fabulous large location
in the Hot Springs Mall. Not only is there
plenty of space for more artists in this location but the mall offers other shopping
venues and lots of parking.
The Handmade Holiday Shop will open for its seventh year and will
feature 15 local artisans. All items in the Holiday Shop are required to be made by
artists who are predominantly women. They will offer a variety of items from fine to
fun and from big to small, including pottery, paintings, jewelry, mosaics, sculptures,
ornaments, stained glass, macramé, aprons, cards, and magnets. There is a price
range for every budget and it is important that items are one of a kind.
Hours of operation may be found on the Facebook page or email
National Novel Writing Month
at GC Library
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is coming to Garland
County Library in November and challenges participants, called Wrimos, to write
a 50,000-word novel in the thirty days of November. To learn more, go to www.
NaNoWriMo.org and sign up. Participation is free. For the first time, the Garland
County Library will host a Come Write In Program, in which Wrimos are actively
encouraged to come to the library to write together. Visit the library online at www.
gclibrary.com or call the library at 501-623-4161 for more information about what’s
going on at the Garland County Library. The library is located at 1427 Malvern
Avenue in Hot Springs.
Ned Perme and Rex Nelson Take
Part in Annual Chili Cook-off
The Downtown Association of Hot Springs will honor Ned Perme as
the first Honorary Chair of the 16th annual Tom Daniel Holiday Chili Cook-off on
Monday, November 19, in the Exchange Street Plaza, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 and allows attendees to sample the entries featuring
traditional and non-traditional chili and vote for their favorite entry and the
“People’s Choice” winner. First and second place winners determined by a panel of
judges in both categories win a trophy and a cash prize.
The popular annual event serves as the ceremonial kick-off to the holiday
season in historic downtown Hot Springs. Traditionally, at dusk, the switch is
“flipped” to turn on the downtown holiday lights.
“For the past fifteen years, meteorologist Ned Perme has served as the
event emcee and helped to turn on the downtown holiday lights,” notes event
organizer Suzanne Tucker. “As a friend to both Tom Daniel and the Downtown
Association of Hot Springs, we are excited to honor Ned’s longstanding support of
the event by naming him as our first Honorary Chair.”
This year’s event will also mark the first official appearance of Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson, who will be serving as a guest judge.
“As a nationally-recognized writer with an eye for southern culture and
a taste for Arkansas cuisine, Rex Nelson will have the difficult task of helping
judge from over thirty different entries in the chili competition,” said Downtown
Association President Benny Baker.
Former KATV news anchor Gina Kurre will serve as the emcee at this
year’s event. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-off fund the maintenance of the
downtown lights and support the Downtown Association of Hot Springs. Tickets
can be purchased online at www.HotSpringsDowntown.com or at the event.
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Eat c Hike c Walk c Play Escape c Bathe c Splurge
Shop c Tour c Drink Stay c Learn c Enjoy
100 Block Park Ave 500 Block Park Ave 1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast Larkmartin Soaps
Bed and breakfast Handmade soaps and lotions
Majestic Lawn North Star Liquor/Big A’s Liquor
Historic landmark Wine, beer & spirits Parkway Court 1010 Liquor
Daily, weekly, monthly Wine, beer & spirits
200 Block Park Ave Park Avenue Hair 700 Block Park Ave Bower Motel RED LIGHT ROASTERY
Precision cuts by appointment
Truth in Africa Bailey’s Dairy Treat The Arrangement Epic Cabinets & Design
Specializing in African heritage gifts One of three drive-ins in town Florist Countertops, cabinets &
Swan Song Spa accessories
Majestic Bakery & Cafe Spa services and natural springs Red Box
Gluten free cafe water fed Jacuzzi bath Movie rentals Spa City Cycling Sales & Service
Bike service & repair, parts &
You Sure Smell Good 600 Block Park Ave Arkansas Tower Motel accessories
Perfume oil mixtures, perfume Short-Dodson House/ Tower
bottles Park Haven Community Garden Motel, built in 1901 Budget Inn/Relax Inn
Community vegetable garden
300 Block Park Ave Anointed Hands Beauty Salon E-Z Mart Lynwood Motel 100 Block Arbor Street
All hair types welcome Fast stop
Life Center Arts Haven United Methodist Thrift Shell Gas Station Low Key Arts
The old “Vapor’s Club” Store Alpine Inn Independent music and art.
Performance venue Bargains galore Quaint Uptown motel Family Dollar Performance venue
400 Block Park Ave Brick City Pizza 900 Block Park Ave Join the
Established in the “brick capital “Light Uptown
One Stop Detail Shop of the world”, Malvern, Arkansas. 910 Park Avenue Food Court
Auto detail Handcrafted pizza to order Featuring Itz Gud Fud, as well as Project”
other guest food trucks
The Hot Springy Dingy Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court 800 Block Park Ave For details,
Unique gifts, fine jewelry from An historic boutique motel where 1000 Block Park Ave stop in at
David F. Watkins Memorial Park Hot Springy
around the world, costume rentals modern amenities and vintage Community Park currently under Red Light Roastery Coffee House Dingy or ask
construction. Phase One. Come The first small batch, craft coffee the Uptown
Red Beard’s Living Canvass -inspired design merge with mid- watch it develop. roastery in Hot Springs merchants.
Tattoos & Piercing century “roadside” motor court
Tattoos & piercings cool.
Fountain Lake Charter High
School’s EAST Program
By Victoria Pike
Great things are happening
at Fountain Lake Charter High
School (FLCHS), especially in the
Cobra EAST department. EAST
stands for Environmental and Spatial
Technology. In this class, students Television, in 1953, provided a bit of early
“touch screen” technology.
from grades 9-12 use software
Winky Dink and Me
programs and technology to help a
By David Rose
local business or organization. Most
Mark Twain came into the world with Haley’s Comet. I arrived with
of the projects are important to the Television. TV and I came into focus at the same time. We have both nearly come full
circle now. People under 30 hardly watch television at all. It’s a dying art.
community partner, but are usually
Looking back over my decades of faithful service to the tube one program
things they don’t have time to do The Desoto Spillway Trail is one of the trails mapped stands out. Winky Dink and You was light-years ahead of its time. The character
themselves. was simple and the plots even more so but it was, in 1953, the dawn of interactive
by Fountain Lake’s EAST students. Television. Some may even go as far as to say that Winky Dink pioneered touch screen
technology. At the beginning of the show each week, we viewers were encouraged to
“Drone Commanders” send in money and get the official Winky Dink Kit. It included the magic screen – a thin
sheet of plastic that was basically industrial strength Saran wrap, erasable crayons, and
Coleson Simpson and Carson Tillery are partnered with the Hot Springs Village a small flannel cloth. The plastic sheet was placed on the television screen and rubbed
with the “magic” cloth. Static electricity held it in place. That was the magic part.
Chamber of Commerce (HSVCOC). One project they worked on involved producing
A typical episode would go something like this – Winky Dink, pursued by
a promotional video for the South Hot Springs Lions Club Gun and Knife show. They evil in one form or another, would come upon a deep canyon or raging river. There
would be a long pause while good and evil stood suspended. Kids with the magic
flew their drone around the Convention Center to get footage for the show. screens and crayons would draw a bridge on their screens at home. Winky would then
cross the bridge to safety.
They have created a number of other promo videos including one for a car
I never had the Winky Dink kit. It cost 50 cents which was above my pay
dealership. Another comprehensive project employing the drone is a Hot Springs grade. But I just couldn’t let the Dinkman down. I know I’m not the only one who ever
drew directly on the television screen with hard-core Crayolas, but I was the only one
Village (HSV) aerial tour of the parks and trials, giving others the opportunity to my father caught.
visualize the beauties of the village, and encouraging them to come visit.
Other students have also partnered with the Chamber to make a brochure of
the parks and trails of the village. The brochures will offer information about the park
or trail, such as location, distance and the difficulty of the trail. This information is
currently offered online, but the HSVCOC would like to have something for guests to
take with them when they visit, or for those who do not have online access. The Cobra
EAST Department is also working on a 3D model of the HSV trails for online access.
Finally, the students of Cobra EAST are also working on Resource Geographic
Information System (RGIS) mapping software for the Garland County Water
Department. This online software allows students to plot the points where water meters
are, giving the Water Department an accurate map of meter locations.
To learn more about Fountain Lake EAST program, visit www.cobraeast.com.
Victoria is a student intern here at The Springs Magazine. As a junior at
Fountain Lake Charter High School, she is really getting ahead of the game. Working
towards a career in journalism/broadcasting, one day she hopes to appear as the face
of Good Morning America. When she is not at school, Victoria enjoys spending her free
time on the tennis courts practicing, or hanging out with her friends.
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Crystal Chimes Chorus
to Celebrate Movie Music
at Coronado Center
You are cordially invited to The Harmony Awards Show, celebrating
movie music. On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., the Crystal Chimes Chorus will fill
the auditorium of the Coronado Center with 4-part acapella harmony arrangements
of popular songs from the Big Screen.
Not only will the Chimes treat you to their special blend of ringing chords,
audience members will also be entertained by their special guests; Treble In The
Village (an award winning quartet from Little Rock’s Top Of The Rock chorus);
Certifiable (a quartet from Hot Springs’ Fun City Chorus); and Acapella Rising
(Little Rock’s premier men’s acapella chorus).
Make sure to get your tickets now. Seating is limited and you won’t
want to miss this fun and entertaining show. Tickets - $10 each - are available
from any chorus member, or by calling Cathy at 817-715-0397, or online at www.
Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company ill present
“The Nutcracker” at LakePointe Church.
Children’s Dance Theatre
Presents Nutcracker Ballet
Hot Springs Children’s Dance
Theatre Company (HSCDTC) will celebrate
#GivingTuesday by presenting this year’s
production of the Hot Springs tradition of The
#GivingTuesday is a global day
of giving that harnesses the collective
power of individuals, communities and
organizations to encourage philanthropy and
to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following
Thanksgiving, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th.
Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all
the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s whimsical world return to Hot
Springs. The HSCDTC is the first organization to give local Hot Springs dance
students the opportunity to participate in its own production of The Nutcracker ballet.
Please join the troupe for its presentation of The Nutcracker on Friday and
Saturday, November 23rd - 24th, November 30th - December 1st, at 7:00 p.m., and for
a matinee, November 24th, and December 1st, at 1:00 p.m. at LakePointe Church,
1343 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults
general seating. Preferred prices are $15 for students and $30 for adults.
Those who are interested in joining HSCDTC’s #GivingTuesday initiative
can visit www.hscdtc.org/donate.
The mission of the HSCDTC is to organize, operate, and maintain a theater
of dance and dramatic arts and classes for children and young adults to render an
education which focuses on the students’ creative growth and to include public
performances, all without regard to the race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or
national origin of any individual.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to
join the celebration of giving, please visit: www.givingtuesday.org, Facebook:
GivingTuesday, and Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues.
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HS/HSV Symphony Guild
Get yourself in the Christmas holiday spirit with the annual “Christmas in
the Village” concert with Maestro Philip Mann and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Rotary Christmas Parade Dec. 3rd
(ASO), on Sunday, December 2nd, 3:00 pm at the Woodlands Auditorium.
The 2018 Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The Guild will be ringing in the holidays with well-known Christmas music, Monday, Dec, 3, in downtown Hot Springs. This year's parade theme is "Christmas
such as “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” “O Holy Night,” selections Vacation."
from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” and many more.
The rain date will be Tuesday, Dec 4. Themed float entries are now being
In addition, the Village Chorale will appear with the Orchestra. A special accepted from area groups, businesses, and organizations. The parade entry fee is $50
treat this year is that Jim Gifford will be conducting a selection at the concert. Gifford or $25 for pageant winners.
purchased this opportunity at the Guild’s fundraiser, “Year of the Dog” Soiree.
The proceeds are used to support Garland County charities and provide
Sadly, this will be the last annual Christmas concert that Maestro Philip Mann scholarships to local high school students. Trophies will be awarded for first and
will be conducting as this is his final year as Music Director of the ASO. Maestro second place, best decorated, most creative, best use of the theme, best special effects
Philip has been an amazing, entertaining conductor and he will be missed. and best choreography floats as well as best decorated "non-float."
The Guild invites audience members to bring nonperishable food donations "With all the positive national attention Hot Springs has earned as a leading
for area school pantries. More than one in four Arkansas children under age 18 live in vacation destination, it made sense to incorporate it into this year’s parade,” said
households that face the risk of hunger and our state ranks fifth in the nation in terms Landon Trusty, Oaklawn Rotary president.
of children living in a food-insecure household.
"We're looking forward to seeing all the unique ways 'Christmas Vacation'
Representatives from Jessieville, Fountain Lake and Mountain Pine schools will be interpreted by parade entrants." For more information, please contact
will arrive after the concert and equally collect the donations. [email protected]
Reserved seat tickets are $30 and can be purchased on the POA website,
www.hsvpoa.org. This concert is sponsored by a donation in loving memory of Ron
Petti and by Arvest Bank.
Incorporated in 1986, the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild
has grown to be one of the largest Guilds in the nation. Although it offers its membership
entertainment programs, it is primarily a philanthropic organization - providing
support for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and promoting music education in
schools located in Garland County and helping students master their craft. The Guild
is undeniably the largest philanthropic organization focused specifically on promoting
music education in our local schools. For more information about the guild, its
programs and membership, visit www.symphonyguild.org.
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Arts Council is Accepting
Nominations for 2019 Arkansas
Living Treasure Award
“Preserving our state’s
traditional crafts and recognizing
their importance to our culture
is essential to building and
maintaining a creative economy
in Arkansas,” said Patrick
Ralston, executive director of
the Arkansas Arts Council. “In
the past, we’ve recognized artists
from sculptors to luthiers. The
diversity in craft and folk art in
Arkansas is amazing and should
The Living Treasure
program recognizes an Arkansas
artist who excels in the creation of a traditional craft and who preserves and advances
his or her craft through community outreach and by teaching others. Nominations
for next year’s Living Treasure will be accepted until November 16.
An independent panel will select the recipient based on quality of work,
contributions to traditional crafts fields and efforts in community. The awardee will
be honored during a ceremony in May 2019 as part of Arkansas Heritage Month.
Nominees must be an Arkansas resident who has lived in the state at least one year
prior to being nominated.
Alist of criteria is available at www.arkansasarts.org. For more information,
contact Robin McClea at 501-324-9348 or [email protected]
The fifth section of the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail, dubbed “The Happy
Ole Troll Trail” opens November 28. The public is invited to the dedication.
“Happy Ole Troll Trail”
Dedication Set for Nov. 28
Trail lovers can mark their calendars for noon on Wednesday, November
28, when the Hot Springs Parks & Trails Department will dedicate the newest
portion of the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail. Just like Phase 2 was dubbed
“The Blue Heron Trail” (dedicated in 2015) this particular portion has been dubbed
“The Happy Ole Troll Trail” since it goes over AND under Golf Links Road.
Formally known as the Utility Service Center Trail, Phase 3, this trail
marks the halfway point of the city’s 4.2-mile greenway.
This is the fifth section of the trail that starts at Transportation Depot,
100 Broadway Terrace, and travels along the Hot Springs Creek corridor. It runs
from Chelsea Street along Adams Street back behind the Utility Service Center and
behind the AA Storage to Golf Links.
The public is encouraged to attend and celebrate this highly-anticipated
portion of trail that travels over and under Golf Links Road, offering a woodland
setting that contrasts with some of the urban sections of the greenway. Parking will
be available at the corner of Seneca and Adams streets, and light refreshments will
be served. For information call 501-321-6871.
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By Kelli Stovall
A friend asked that I share tips for the perfect thanksgiving turkey. I’ve
tried many techniques to master the bird including tenting with aluminum foil while
cooking, roasting in baking bags, and even brining in salt and ice for a couple of days.
While each method turned out satisfactory results, my best advice is to
make sure the oven is on. Yes, on. My most fun thanksgiving memory is the year
my toddler inadvertently hit the cancel button on the front of the oven. Of course,
this was not discovered until the kitchen timer alerted that cooking time had ended.
I’ve lived many thanksgivings since that one, but none that make me smile
as that one does. So my advice is this. If the turkey is cooked, then it’s a good day.
Here is a holiday appetizer that uses fresh cranberries and can be prepared
in a flash with just a few ingredients. It will help bridge the gap caused by unforeseen
dinner delays. Enjoy!
Cranberry Stuffing Bites
1 Box of Stove Top Stuffing (any flavor)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp fresh green onions, diced
3 slices thick slab bacon, fried and diced
1 Tbsp butter, softened
In a microwave safe dish, stir together 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/4 cup
granulated sugar. Heat in microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir cranberries, then
heat for an additional 45 seconds.
In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 box Stove Top Stuffing, green onions, bacon, and
softened butter. Add 1 cup boiling water to stuffing mixture, and gently fold all
ingredients together. Gently fold in cranberries.
Form small balls of stuffing and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
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TAROT - VI: THE LOVERS
By Michelle Crandell
The Fool travels his path once more.
He is much more confident but once again,
lonely. Ahead is a fork in the road. A flowering
tree marks the path he has intended to take.
A fruit tree marks a different path. Beside the
fruit tree stands a woman.
The Fool is drawn to her, though he
knows not why. “I’m no fool,” the Fool says
to himself. “I’ve known women before, some
more comely than she… but SHE is different.”
He speaks with her. His interest
only grows stronger. Something about her
makes him long to remain in her presence. He
imagines an Angel has introduced their souls
to one another. He shares this belief with her.
She smiles and says, “I was just thinking the
same thing.” People we love have profound
“What to do?” he wonders. Her path influence upon us, and we upon them.
follows a different direction than his. Yet, he
dare not leave her behind. To include her in his life dreams, he must alter his own
plans. To be fair to her, he must discover her life dreams and help make them come
He commits to a shared path. Through the experience of loving another,
the Fool learns how relationships change the course of your life. People we love
have profound influence upon us and we, upon them. The Fool would not have
experienced the life he now embraces had he not met this special woman. Everything
is different because of her.
Michelle Crandell provides individual readings for a fee. Once a
year, she teaches LEARN TO READ TAROT. For more information, email michelle.
[email protected] or call 501-655-6242.
A Gift for Yourself
by Alison Crane
Every year my gift list seems to grow and I have to try to stretch a very
tight budget a little further. I can let stress and frustration be the deciding factor on
how I approach the gift giving season, or I can have an attitude of gratitude and be
glad that I have so many people to love. In fact, gratitude is actually a gift I can
Research has shown that people who focus on gratitude exhibit an
increase in their happiness scores, are more optimistic and even have fewer visits
to physicians. Other research has found that expressing gratitude even improves
the relationships of couples. Positive emotions are increased, and we can have a
greater relish for the good experiences when we cultivate a thankful appreciation
for what we have received. Basically, it is a win-win situation and becomes a gift of
happiness that we give ourselves.
When I take time to recognize the goodness that is in my life, I usually find
that the source of that goodness lies outside of myself. Regardless of any trouble or
loss I have experienced, I am surrounded by something larger than myself.
We can acknowledge people, nature, or a higher power which gives us an
appreciation for what we have instead of always reaching for something new.
Each December, my family watches every holiday movie we can find. One
of our favorites is “White Christmas” and the whole family will sing along. As I
write this article “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” a song from the musical,
keeps playing in my head. I think I’ll take the advice of that song and go to sleep
tonight, counting my blessings.
For more information on ways to cultivate gratitude in your life or reduce
the holiday stress, contact the Garland County Cooperative Extension Service. Visit
www.uaex.edu/counties/garland, Facebook @ Garland County Extension Get Fit or
UAEX Garland County Family & Consumer Science, or call 501-623-6841.
Alison Crane is a Family and Consumer Science Agent with the Garland
Count Extension Service. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its
programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion,
gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected
status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Keeping It Local For The Holidays The Springs • November 2018 27
Living in Gratitude
By Peggy Lindsey
Every November we look forward to Thanksgiving Day with excitement
and a touch of nostalgia. What is it that makes us feel so good? Is it the gathering
of family and friends from far and near? Or perhaps it’s the succulent turkey with
all the trimmings and a scrumptious pumpkin pie that calls out to you! Or could it
be so much more?
Thanksgiving brings our awareness to thoughts of gratitude. Ahhh, yes!
Gratitude… the beautiful act of feeling and communicating appreciation for the
people, circumstances, and material possessions in our lives. Gratitude allows us to
truly cherish the present moment in ways that make us feel abundant! We feel good!
The positive effects of gratitude are numerous! Alex Korb, PhD, talks about
how gratitude boosts the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and the hormone
oxytocin, all associated with wellbeing and having a positive outlook on life.
Deepak Chopra has written articles about clinical studies that prove the
positive effects of gratitude on the recovery of patients with symptomatic and
asymptomatic heart failure. A 2003 research study found that participants who
took time weekly to reflect on things for which they were grateful reported few
symptoms of physical illness. Science is providing clinical proof supporting the fact
that gratitude does good!
John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never
forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
So as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day let us recognize our blessings and
offer gratitude for our families, friends, gifts and talents . . . for when we see value,
virtue and benefit in everything, we will experience so much more to be grateful for!
Peggy Lindsey is a Master Teacher of Arcing Light Energy Healing, a
Professional Life Coach, and an Angel Intuitive. Peggy’s passion is assisting others
on their journey toward happy, healthy lives by empowering them to live more
joyfully and consciously. She created her business On Angels’ Wings Healing and
Coaching in 2012 and currently practices in Sedona, Arizona. She can be reached
at 928-273-8447. For more info, visit www.onangelswingshealing.com.
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