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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
September, 2010

It seems like one day it was the hottest it’s been this Summer and the next day it is Fall! A cold front came thru about a week ago and boy did it make a difference. The weather is just right for all the outdoor events coming up. There will still be some warm days so I included an Icebox Cheesecake recipe to enjoy. There are so many things going on this month and next. Be sure to look over the events list below, you’re sure to find something that you’d enjoy. And don’t forget there’s free music every Saturday and Sunday in Basin Spring Park.

Eureka Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission is sponsoring “September Senior Savings” in September with lodging, restaurant and retail discounts for Seniors. We’ve discounted our weekday rates lower than ever before just for this event, so don’t miss out. See below for details.
September and October are our busiest months, so book your dates now! Come relax and rejuvenate in Eureka Springs, your extraordinary escape. Reserve your dates today!

SPECIAL

20% off Monday thru Thursday for Seniors

* Good thru September 23rd.
* Suites start at $110 per night plus tax
* Full Breakfast Delivered to Your Door
* Afternoon Desserts in Your Room
* All King Size Beds
* Parking At Your Door With Few Steps
* Trolley Stops At Our Driveway

20% Off Applies to Lodging Only, Guests Age 50 And Over, No Other Discounts Apply,
MUST Mention “Senior Special” When Booking.

RECIPE

LEMON ICEBOX CHEESECAKE

Let the dissolved gelatin mixture cool down for a few minutes or the gelatin will seize when combined with the filling.

CRUST
10 lemon sandwich cookies, crushed (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

CURD
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon heavy (whipping) cream

FILLING
1/4 cup lemon juice from 2 lemons
1 envelope (2 3/4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups heavy (whipping) cream, room temperature

Make Crust
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Process cookies in a food precoessor until finely ground. Add butter and zest and pulse until combined.Press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake until lightly browned and set, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, at least 30 minutes.

Make Curd
While crust is cooling, whisk egg, egg yolk, sugar and salt together in a small saucepan. Add lemon juice and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and puddlinglike, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cream. Press through fine-mesh strainer into small bowl and refrigerate until needed.

Soften Gelatin
Combine lemon juice and gelatin in a small bowl and let stand until gelatin softens, about 5 minutes. Microwave until mixture is bubbling around the edges and gelatin dissolves, about 30 seconds. Set aside.

Make Filling
With electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar and salt until smooth and creamy, scraping down siges of bowl, about 2 minutes. Slowly add cream and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add gelatin mixture and 1/4 cup curd, increase speed to medium-high and beat until smooth and airy, about 3 minutes.

Chill Cheesecake
Pour filling into cooled crust and smooth top. Pour thin lines of remaining curd on top of cake and lightly drag paring knife through the lines to create marbled appearance. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours. Remove sides of pan. Serve. (Cheesecake can be covered in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

September
FREE Music every Saturday from 1pm-5pm and every Sunday from 11am-3pm in Basin Spring Park

September 10 & 11
40th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival. Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes and trophies. Includes show with parade. For more information call 800-6EUREKA

September 11
The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment after the antique car parade; the first time an automobile was used as getaway vehicle in a bank robbery.

September 10-12
Wood Carvers Jamboree. Show hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday at Pine Mountain Village. For more info call Bill at 918-251-8734.

September 11
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. The City’s art galleries are joining forces to stage a monthly “Celebration of the Art of Eureka” 6pm to 8pm. For more information call Quicksilver at 479-253-7679

September 15-18
Scooting the Ozarks will be at the Travelers Inn. Self-guided & guided rides. Poker Run, Vendors & more. This event is open to all Scooter riders, from Mopeds to Maxi’s. For more information call 715-574-7099

September 16
Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, March-October at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.

September 17-19
Citywide Sidewalk Sale. Bargains all over town and special prizes just for shopping!

September 19-25
Plein Air Painting Festival. Eureka Springs is a natural venue for plein air painting and instruction. Join us for the first ever Plein Air Festival in beautiful Eureka Springs. For more information contact Steve Schmidt at 479-981-0573

September 24-26
5th Annual ADVENTURE INTO ART Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour. Artists Studios open to the public. This is a free self-guided tour.

September 30-October 3
20th Annual Corvette Weekend. For more information call 417-862-7232

October
FREE Music every Saturday from 1pm-5pm and every Sunday from 11am-3pm in Basin Spring Park

October 1-31
Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain Log Cabins . For more information call 479-253-6185 or 800-805-8005.

October 7-9
42nd Annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference.

October 8-10
ESSA Fall Session: Figure Drawing with Gary Simmons; Knife Making/Whittling with Doug Stowe. For more information call 479-253-5384.

October 9
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. The City’s art galleries are joining forces to stage a monthly “Celebration of the Art of Eureka” 6pm to 8pm. For more information call Quicksilver at 479-253-7679

October 14-16
29th Annual Fall Carnegie Library Book Sale. Hours are Thursday 6pm-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. For more information call 479-253-8754

October 14-17
Fall War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show. Wide variety of food concessions. For more information call 479-789-5343

October 15 & 16
“Voices from the Silent City” – Costumed guided Historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Highway 62 East. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-9417

October 15-17
Early Bird Eagle Watch welcomes the bald eagles as they return to Beaver Lake for their fall and winter habitat. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 800-552-3803

October 21
Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, March-October at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.

October 29
8th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball fundraiser sponsored by The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). This event includes good food, auctions and dancing. Call ESSA @ 479-253-5384 for more information.

October 29 & 30
“Voices from the Silent City” – Costumed guided Historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Highway 62 East. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417

October 30
15th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party from 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge located 7 miles south of Eureka Springs on Scenic Highway 23. For more information call 479-253-5841