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February Newsletter


Eureka Springs, Arkansas
February, 2010

We’re behind getting the newsletter out this month. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks taking pictures and putting all the new information on our website. We hope you like it and it will help you make the decision to stay with us.

Feb 8 snow

Feb 8 snow

Snow, snow, snow. We’ve had our share this year. The snow today is just beautiful and hasn’t caused any driving problems in our area. The road crews have done a terrific job keeping the highways and main streets open this winter. I know I’ve shoveled more snow this year that any I can ever remember.

For February, we are trying out a new dessert – Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pie. It’s especially good. Why not give it a try? The recipe is below. Speaking of February, we still have a couple of vacancies for Valentine’s Day (Sunday) and some vacancies the remaining weekends and weekdays in February. Be sure to check our Valentine Month special if you can come anytime in February except Valentines’ weekend. So why wait? We are open year-around, so it’s not too soon to reserve your special dates.

Spoil that special someone this year with a Romantic Getaway at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Valentine’s Month Special
Make Romance Last More Than Just A Day

  • Two Nights in a Private Honeymoon Cottage
  • A Dinner for Two at one of Eureka’s fine restaurants ($50 voucher)
  • A Chilled Bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider in your room on arrival
  • In-Room Full Breakfast each morning
  • Desserts in your room each day
  • - $449 Valentine’s Weekend (not available)
    – $399 Any days in February except Valentine’s Weekend
    * Add a third night to either package for $150
    No other discounts apply, All Prices Plus Tax

    Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pie

    Prep: 30 min., Bake: 30 min., Chill: 8 hrs. Using a convenient ready-made crust allows time to dip cherries in chocolate for an eye-popping pie topper.

    1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels
    1/2 cup whipping cream
    1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
    1 (6-ounce) ready-made chocolate crumb piecrust
    1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    1 large egg
    1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    16 maraschino cherries with stems
    2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

    Microwave morsels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 to 2 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt. Whisk in butter until smooth. Let cool, whisking occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Spoon half of chocolate mixture into piecrust. Cover and chill remaining chocolate mixture.
    Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over chocolate mixture in piecrust. Place piecrust on a baking sheet.

    Beat cream cheese and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over cherry pie filling. (Pie shell will be very full but will not overflow when baking.)

    Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours.

    Drain maraschino cherries on paper towels; pat dry.

    Microwave reserved chocolate mixture at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute. Remove from microwave; stir until spreading consistency, reheating if necessary.

    Dip cherries in chocolate mixture, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper; chill 15 minutes. Spread remaining chocolate mixture evenly over top of pie. Spoon 8 dollops of whipped topping around outer edge of pie; place 2 chocolate covered cherries in center of each dollop.

    Yield: Makes 8 servings

    February Events in Eureka SpringsFebruary 13
    8th Annual Valentine Ball presented by Eureka Health Care Volunteer Guild at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks.

    February 13
    Freakin Eurekan 15K Trail race at 10:00 am. Race day registration will be held from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. The course follows trails around Lake Leatherwood. For more information contact Shane Cate at 479-445-4228

    February 13
    6th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival at the Inn of the Ozarks. For more information 479-253-9768 or 800-552-3785

    February 16
    Second Line Krazo Krawl meets at the Cat House and steps out about 4:00pm. For more information contact Dan Ellis at 479-981-9551

    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


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