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February, 2015

  • 25 February

    Look Out for The Beagle. Charlie Brown is Coming to Town!

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Ouachita Little Theatre will be producing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” as their spring musical beginning April 16.  Auditions will be at the theatre on Thursday, February 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM and on Friday, February 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Judy Kropp will direct the production with assistance from Scott O’Rear and Judy ...

  • 25 February

    Children’s Art at Mena Art Gallery

    March may not be coming in like a lion this year, but it’s just about to get here, and with it the Children’s Art Show for 2015. And this year there will be no entry fee for the children’s art. This is the annual show where we feature work of children up through middle school. If your child would like ...

  • 16 February

    OLT “Girls Night Out” Coming Up This Weekend

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – The Dixie Swim Club opened with a bang this past weekend, Friday at the little theatre and Saturday at Mena Mountain Resort.  The final weekend is coming up, beginning Friday, February 20, 7:30 at OLT.  Sunday, February 22, there will be a matinee performance at 2:30.  Admission for both dates is $8.00 and $5.00 for students ...

  • 13 February

    Mena Art Gallery Has New Executive Director

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – Julie Vande Zande took over as Executive Director for Mena Art Gallery on January 1, 2015. Julie has extensive experience in marketing and management, and plans to use those skills as well as her formidable organization capabilities to continue the development that our previous directors have started. In particular, Julie is interested in expanding the ...

  • 11 February

    It’s Show Time! Dixie Swim Club Opens Valentine’s Weekend

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – Since December 2 when auditions were held, The Dixie Swim Club has been a work in progress.  After weeks of preparation, the play opens Friday, February 13, 7:30 at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, as a part of the Valentine’s Dinner Theatre, the play will be moved to Mena Mountain Resort.  ...

  • 6 February

    Reception for Fiber Arts Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS – On Saturday, February 7, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold a reception for its annual Fiber Arts Show at 607 Mena Street. This is a great opportunity to meet many of the artists, ask questions, and see what is on display in addition to munching on refreshments (artists seem to be ...

  • 4 February

    Excitement Growing at OLT

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – If the definition of excitement as defined by Webster is accurate, then it appears there is excitement at the Ouachita Little Theatre several nights a week currently.  As the cast prepares for the upcoming The Dixie Swim Club, there is definitely the feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness. The first performance of this popular play is ...

  • 2 February

    Dinner Theatre Provides Great Opportunity for Valentine’s Day

    BY JUDY THOMPSON – The cast for the upcoming The Dixie Swim Club continues to rehearse and work is just about complete on the stage set.  Excitement is growing about this popular play which opens at OLT on Friday, February 13, 7:30 PM.   For those looking for something really special for a Valentine’s treat, February 14, OLT is working with ...

January, 2015

  • 21 January

    Auditions to be Held for ‘Eyes of the Apostle’

    BY RUDI TIMMERMAN – Auditions for the OLT spring production of Eyes of the Apostle will be held on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, both nights.  Additional auditions will be held Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 am until noon. The auditions will be held upstairs in the newly prepared rehearsal room in the theatre. If ...

  • 21 January

    Fiber Arts Show Coming in February

    It’s almost time for Mena Art Gallery’s annual Fiber Arts Show, so if you are working in any sort of fiber (knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery are the most common, but the show will not be limited to these) plan to enter your work in this show. Entries should be brought to the gallery, 607 Mena Street. Work will be ...