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EVENING SHADE INN BED AND BREAKFAST NEWSLETTER
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
October, 2010

We’re looking forward to the crisp nights and warm days that will make the leaves turn. We still don’t know what effect the hot, dry summer will have on the foliage, but luckily we did get some rain late in the summer and everything greened up again. Normally, the leaves are at their peak during the last week of October and first week of November, but nothing’s guaranteed. You can check the Arkansas Tourism Foliage Update here.

The wonderful weather will make visiting Eureka Springs even more enjoyable. Don’t miss the War Eagle Mill Craft Show, Haunted Hayrides, Voices of the Silent City and the Carnegie Library Book Sale and much more in October!
October is our busiest month and most weekends are already booked. We do have some vacancies during the week, so book your dates now! Come relax and rejuvenate in Eureka Springs, your extraordinary escape. Reserve your dates today!

RECIPE

STUFFED FRENCH TOAST WITH FRUIT SAUCE

1 french bread loaf (16 oz) cubed
1/4 cup butter, melted
6 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced*
1 (10 oz) jar strawberry preserves*

Arrange the bread cubes in a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish.
Melt butter and pour evenly over bread cubes. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over bread mixture, pressing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 35 minutes or until browned. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Heat strawberry preserves in a saucepan over low heat, add strawberries at end to prevent over-cooking the strawberries. Serve over toast.
*Raspberries and raspberry preserves can be substituted.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

October Events in Eureka Springs

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