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EVENING SHADE INN BED AND BREAKFAST NEWSLETTER

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
March, 2010

Finally, Spring is on the way! At least the weather is warmer and things coming alive again. The Pine Mountain Jamboree Music show opens this weekend and the Ozark opens March 12th. Eureka Springs will host The Governor’s Conference on Tourism starting Sunday. This conference is the largest in-state meeting of travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals. We welcome Governor Beebe to Eureka Springs and hope he gets to see all Eureka Springs’ has to offer!

We have some vacancies for the last two weekends of March, but weekdays are easier to get the suite or cottage you want. We are open year-around so it’s not too early to call to reserve your dates.Plan that Special Getaway this year at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast.


SPECIAL
March Special

  • Stay Two Nights in March and Get Two Music Show Tickets Free!
  • Your Choice of the Pine Mountain Jamboree or Ozark Shows*
  • Good on any suite or cottage
  • Must mention this special when making your reservation.

*Pine Mountain Jamboree opens March 5, Ozark opens March 12
No other discounts apply


RECIPE

HAZELNUT TOFFEE SQUARES

RECIPE INGREDIENTS
8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

DIRECTIONS
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking pan.

With a wooden spoon or a mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and salt; beat until well blended. Add the flour; mix until dough begins to come together (if you’re using an electric mixer, set it on low speed). Pat the dough into the pan. Bake until dough begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and keeps a slight indentation when pressed lightly, 26 to 28 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and the milk in a double boiler, stirring as little as possible to prevent separating. Pour the warm ganache over the warm baked cookie crust and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with the nuts and let cool completely until chocolate has set, about 4 hours.

Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.


March Events in Eureka Springs
March 5
Opening night for Pine Mountain Theater Music and Comedy Theater. Call 479-253-9156 for reservations and information.

March 5-7
Lenten Retreat facilitated by John Michael Talbot. John Michael shares his insights and experiences and will challenge you to make this Lenten Season more spiritually profitable. For more information call 479-253-7370

March 7-9
Arkansas Governors Conference in Eureka Springs. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 800-638-7352.

March 10
John Michael Talbot breakfast benefit at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Presentation by JMT – Monastery Rebuilding Fundraiser; raising money for the “Green” Monestary at Little Portion. For more information contact Rachel at 870-654-7405.

March 12
Opening night for Ozark Mountain Hoedown Music and Comedy Theater. Call 479-253-7725 for reservations and information.

March 13
28th Annual Victorian Classic Road Race. 10K Run, 2-Mile Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk. Host hotel is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and will have parking for the races. For more information call Billy Batson at 479-253-5543 or 479-981-1791

March 13
Eureka Springs Historical Museum Souper Soup will follow the Victorian Classic and will be held in the High School Cafeteria from 9:30am-1pm.

March 13
17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 2:00pm, following the usual parade route down Spring St. For more information contact Dan Ellis at 479-981-9551

March 14
The Vic Olson Memorial Show of Beer Can & Breweriana Collectors at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks.

March 17
Eureka Springs All Star Kazoo & Free Form Marching Band. Steps out from Chelsea’s at 4:00pm and meanders down the hill through all taverns.

March 18
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.

March 19
14th Annual Spring Antique Trail Show Wine & Cheese Preview Sale 5:30pm-7:00pm. at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, Hwy 62 W. For more information call 479-253-7551

March 20
Chili Feed-Benefit for Grassy Knob Fire Department. Hours are Noon-7pm. For more information call 479-253-2266.

March 20-21
14th Annual Spring Antique Trail Show and Sale at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, Hwy 62 W. For more information call 479-253-7551

March 27
20th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 10am-4pm. Located 7 miles south on Scenic Hwy. 23 South. For more information call KaleidoKites at 479-253-6596 or 888-836-6251


April Events in Eureka Springs
April 4
Easter Egg hunt at the Crescent Hotel at 1:00pm. Call 253-9766 for more info.

April 4
34th Annual Easter Egg hunt at War Eagle Mill at 2:00pm. Call 479-789-5343 for more info.

April 9-11
Annual UFO Conference at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For more information call Jean Seifried at 479-981-0353 or Angel Brodsky at 479-981-1764, visit www.ozarkufo.com or email ozarkufo@gmail.com.

April 10
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

April 11
Eureka Springs Preservation Society 2nd Annual Simply Scrumptious Dessert and Tea. Twelve beautifully designed table tops with desserts in the Crescent Hotel’s Conservatory. The Society will raffle off a special table. For more information: Dee Bright, President eshideaway@cox.net 479-253-9582

April 15
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.

April 15-18
34th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks. AA Convention at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For more information visit http://www.nwarkaa.org/springtime.htm

April 15-17
16th Annual Spring Carnegie Library Book Sale. Hours are Thursday 6pm-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. For more information call 479-253-8754 or email info@eurekalibrary.org.

April 16-17
6th Annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival. Watch chain saw carvers in action! For more information contact David Blankenship at 479-253-2080, Leigh Spargur at 479-253-9100 or Carl Ennis at 479-253-8766