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May Bed and Breakfast Newsletter


Eureka Springs, Arkansas
May, 2010

Lots of things going on in May in Eureka Springs. Outdoor Theatre in Harmon Park, Books In Bloom, ArtCars, a Parade, the War Eagle Craft Show and much, much more! The entire month of May is devoted to the Arts in Eureka Springs, with many events and exhibitions displaying a wide variety of fine art. A new event this year, the Grand Illumination, will decorate downtown buildings and Victorian homes with thousands of oriental lanterns May 13th thru 16th.Eureka Springs Great Passion PlayThe Great Passion Play will reopen for its 42nd annual season May 7th. Come see it again or for the first time and help support an Ozarks tradition.
There’s always something going on in Eureka Springs. Check out the list below and come join the fun! It’s not too early to call to reserve your dates. Plan that Special Getaway this year at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast.


Unwind On A Budget
Yes, You Deserve A Getaway

* Stay Two Nights in a King Jacuzzi Suite (Maylie, Matalyn or Sabrina)
* Enjoy a Full Breakfast in your room each morning
* Homemade Desserts in your room each afternoon
* A Dinner for Two at one of Eureka’s Fine Restaurants ($50 voucher)
* Two Tickets to a Music Show
* $379.00 plus tax
* Exchange Music Show Tickets for a One-Hour Couple’s Massage for only $79 extra!
No other discounts apply

Orange-Kissed Breakfast Bread Pudding
2 cans (13.9 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated orange flavor sweet rolls with icing (16 rolls)
2 cups half-and-half
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup Walnut Halves and Pieces, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray large cookie sheet with No-Stick Cooking Spray. On cookie sheet,
place rolls 1 inch apart. Reserve icing. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to
cooling rack. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Using serrated knife, cut
rolls into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces; set aside.
3. In large bowl, mix 2 cups half-and-half, whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar and walnuts until well blended. Gently
stir in roll pieces. Spread in pan.
4. Bake at 350°F 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean and top is deep golden
brown. Cool 30 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat icing (from both containers), 1/4 cup half-and-half and butter over low
heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla.
6. Cut warm bread pudding into 9 servings. Drizzle with sauce.

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

May 1-31
The Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show. Exhibit featuring two and three-dimensional work craeted by som of Eureka Springs’ finest artest. Open daily from 10am-6pm in the Queen Anne’s Mansion Garden Level Gallery, Hwy 62 and 23N. Admission $2.00. For more information contact Ken Rundel at 866-947-4387

May 1-31
May Festival of the Arts. For more information, call 479.253.2586

May 7
Studio 62 is hosting the 5th Annual Art as Prayer Exhibition–an invitational show coinciding with the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts and the National Day of Prayer, all occurring during the month of May. The artists’ reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

May 7-October 30
42nd Annual Season of The Great Passion Play. For more information or reservations call 800-882-7529

May 7-9
War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show. Wide variety of crafts and food concessions. For more information call 479-789-5343

May 8
83 Spring Street Gallery celebrates artists that hale from Arkansas, including master glass carver Rick Isaacs, equestrian artist Allison Cantrell, and fine art skull artist Kate Barger. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information call 479-253-8310.

May 8
Meet and greet artist Maureen Dailey from 6-9 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Her glass sculpture is organic and one-of-a-kind. 479-363-9600.

May 8
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery presents the 12th Annual Group Invitational Theme Show – “Widgets, Gizmos, & Doohickies.” Show & Artists’ Reception 6-9 p.m. Over 30 area artists were invited to interpret this year’s theme. The show will be on display all day Saturday. Cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” 479-253-2626.

May 8
PT Cruiser Show at Pine Mountain Village. Parade on Saturday at 9 pm. For more information call Anita Rook at 479-685-1522 or Tammie Runyan at 479-238-4979

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

May 11
11th Annual Eureka Springs Bike Show & Swap meet and Tattoo Contest. All makes and models of Motorcycle. Gates Open 10:00 to 4:00 All entries in by 12:00 noon. Ozark Mountain Hoe Down, Hwy 62 Eureka Springs. Admission $5.00 under 12 FREE No Pets. For more information contact Hess at (870)743-2317

May 13, 14, 15 and 16
Eureka Springs’ Grand Illumination Patterned after the annual Martha’s Vineyard Grand Illuminations started in the 1800s. The Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will be held from May 13th through 16th Our town will be aglow with thousands of Oriental paper lanterns adorning downtown buildings and Victorian homes throughout town.

May 14 & 15
“Healing Waters” Womens Conference. For more information call 870-654-7405

May 15
Show and artists’ reception at Zark’s Fine Design Gallery featuring Michael Schwade: Contemporary Artifacts – copper, brass, and silver jewelry embellished with glass cabuchons. Michael’s distinctive designs are both contemporary and classical, having the appearance of adornments that could have just as easily been created in ancient times rather than today. 6-9 p.m. 479-253-2626.

May 15
Meet fine artist Diana Harvey at her reception from 6-8 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Her oil paintings are well known both in Eureka Springs and nationally. In the past year, Diana has had work in four prestigious shows: Masterworks 2009, 18th Annual International Miniature Exhibition at Seaside Gallery, American Art in Miniature at Gilcrease, and 36th Annual International Miniature Show at the Leeper-Rattner Museum in Tarpon Springs, Florida. 479-363-9600.

May 15
Meet master duck decoy carver John Bundy at 83 Spring Street Gallery. John and his famous Bundy Ducks first appeared in Eureka Springs 25 years ago. He will be creating a special limited edition 25th anniversary duck that will only be available at this even. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information go to or call 479-253-8310.

May 15-31
Shakespeare in the Ozarks presents “The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare. The story and language will be as Shakespeare wrote them; however, the production will transpose the action to Eureka Springs in its heyday – the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Spread your blanket or unfold your lawn chair and enjoy the intimate ambiance created by the hills, trees, and rock outcroppings in the amphitheater of Eureka’s historic Harmon Park.

May 15
Studio 62 and the Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group present “Food For Thought” at the Lovin’ Oven. It’s an evening of pizza and pondering as the writers’ present materials on spirituality, life and love. And it’s free! Coffee and tea are included and the evenings events begin at 6 p.m.

May 16
6th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival. This is an annual event for adults and children featuring authors and book related professionals presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation. For more information call 870-423-5300 or visit

May 18-20
“Eureka Springs ARTCAR Get Together.” Part of the “Great MidWestern ARTCAR Tour of 2010.” Cruising, community outreach, meet and greet the art cartists. Sponsored by Eureka Springs ARTCARtists 2.0. For more info call or email Ranaga 479-981-3288, or Ralph Wilson 479-981-6190

May 19
ARTCAR Parade, following the traditional route through historic downtown on Spring Street at 6 p.m.

May 20
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.

May 21
White Street Walk. Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into their homes and studios to view their latest works. For more information, call 479.253.2586

May 22
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery presents a show & artist’s reception for renowned glass artisan Rollin Karg: Hot Glass & Cold Steel – blown glass and metal sculptures. Rollin Karg designs and creates small and massive sculptural pieces from molten glass, usually shaped in a freeform, asymmetrical manner. 6-9 p.m. 479-253-2626.

May 22
Mark and Eli Hopkins return to 83 Spring Street Gallery, unveiling the newest pieces in Mark’s one-of-a-kind collection, themed ‘Child’s Play’. Also, see Eli’s latest creations. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call 479-253-8310.

May 22
Meet artists Ken and Sandy Starbird in a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eureka Thyme. Ken’s ceramic creations continue to amaze and delight! Sandy’s fabric primal images are expanding our consciousness daily. These wonderful artisans are combining their talents in amazing ways. 479-363-9600.

May 22
63rd Annual Garden Club Plant Sale from 8am-3pm in the parking lot of the Eureka Springs High School. For more information call Mary at 479-253-7078.

May 22
Eureka Springs Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20. For more info call 479-253-7078.

May 22
1st Annual Eureka Springs Garden Clubs’ Secret Garden Tour from 10am-3pm. For more information call Mary at 479-253-7078.

May 29
Eureka Thyme hosts an exhibit of the photography of the Beaver Bridge, a much-photographed landmark in the Eureka Springs area. See it through the eyes of photographers Randal Thompson, Dale Johnson, Stephen Shogren, Gerry Toler, and Jim Young. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 479-363-9600.

May 29
Zark’s Fine Design Gallery: Open House all day. 479-253-2626.

May 29-30
83 Spring Street Gallery hosts jewelry designer Betsy Stafford for a 2-day trunk show event. Using rare and unusual gemstones that are rated excellent or better, Betsy wraps each piece letting the stones be her guide. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8pm and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call 479-253-8310.

May 29
16th Annual Mustang Show. For more information call Jim Post at 479-253-2364 JUNE EVENTS IN EUREKA SPRINGS
FREE Music every Saturday from 1pm-5pm and every Sunday from 11am-3pm in Basin Spring Park

June 3-6
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Blues Artists at the Auditorium and various venues around town. Please visit for more information on artists and showtimes.

June 4-6
Come to the Quiet facilitated by John Michael Talbot. A world-famous musician and traveler who has touched millions with his hauntingly beautiful, meditative music, John Michael Talbot brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this important subject. You are invited to join him in the deeper places where one finds peace and becomes a source of peace for others. For more information call 479-253-7370 or email at

June 4-6
Kustom Kemps modified street cars at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For information visit

June 7-11
ESSA Session Two: Plein Aire Painting with David Tripp; Digital Photography with Mike Haley; Colored Clay Tiles with Susan Siegele; Beginning Hot Glass with Ed Pennebaker. For more information call 479-253-5384.

June 11-13
9th annual “Miatas at Eureka”. Participants from around the country come and join us is the enjoyment of the wonderful driving that is abundant in the Ozark mountains around Eureka Springs. For more information visit or

June 12 (tentative)
5th Annual XTERRA Eureka Springs — Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run. The XTERRA Eureka Springs Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run is part of the XTERRA America Tour. The triathlon will consist of a 0.5-mile swim, 13-mile mountain bike and a 5-mile trail run. The trail running race is 3.5 miles. Come for the race — stay for the charm and beauty of Eureka Springs. Visit for more information.

June 12
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

June 13
Happy 100th Birthday, Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library! Join us in celebrating 100 years of service. An all-day party at the Library, 194 Spring Street. For further information: 479-253-8754, Website:

June 14-18
ESSA Session Three: Painting Flowers/Marlene Gremillion; Off Loom Weaving with Eleanor Lux;; Clay Sound Sculptures with Laurie Spencer. For more information call 479-253-5384.

June 17
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.

June 18-July 17
60th Anniversary of Opera in the Ozarks, located at 16311 Hwy. 62 W. This opera season is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the finest. All seats reserved. For more information call 479-253-8595, email or visit

June 18 & 19
Eureka Springs Quilters Quilt show at Faith Christian Church 9am-4pm. For more information email

June 18-20
12th Annual Native American Festival & Pow-Wow. Located at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles south on Scenic Hwy. 23 S. For more information call Clif Jackson at 479-253-3790, visit or email

June 21-25
ESSA Session Four: Art Doll Making with Rebecca Middleton; Metal Sculpture with Wayne Summerhill; Intermediate Jewelry with Lyla Allison. For more information call 479-253-5384.

June 21-23
“In Search of the Lord’s Way” 5th Annual Summer Meeting at the Pine Mountain Theater

June 25-27
Reflections of St. Francis facilitated by John Michael Talbot. John Michael Talbot’s new based on his new book by this title offers an accessible entrance into the Rule and Testment of St. Francis, sheds light on Francis as a saint, a founder, and a reformer, and provides unique observations as a source of inspiration for all states of life today. For more information call 479-253-7370 or email at

June 28-July 2
ESSA Session Five: Oil Painting with Carol Peacock; Paper Sculpture with Leandra Spangler; Designing Hand Knits with Bo Breda; Advanced Wax Casting & Stone Setting with Jon Philippi; Wood Sculpture with Jim Nelson. For more information call 479-253-5384.


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