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January, 2014

  • 16 January

    A Celebration of Food

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Over the last couple of years, Mena Art Gallery has had a series of classes demonstrating ways to make delicious bread, and now we’re ready to ask you to join us for a very special lunch. On January 25 at 11:30 am we will serve soup and homemade breads. All of the $10 fee for ...

  • 9 January

    ‘OLT Goes Dancing’ Starts Big 2014

    BY LARRY BLOCK – After the close of a very good 2013, The Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is gearing up for an even better 2014. In addition to the three traditional plays and four Saturday Nights at the Lyric (SNL), there are a number of exciting new forms of entertainment and activities planned for the community, but to begin the ...

  • 8 January

    Mena Art Gallery and Polk County Library

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – In January Mena Art Gallery is beginning a new program in cooperation with the Polk County Library system to bring you an opportunity to view DVDs on The Impressionist Painters followed by a discussion period. These are presented by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s seminar and travel ...

  • 2 January

    OLT Reflects on Busy 2013

    BY LARRY BLOCK – It has been another good year for the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). The theater has provided a lot of entertainment and enrichment to the community with a wide variety of plays, musical events, workshops, and outreach programs. The year started with the second annual version of The OLT Goes Dancing directed by OLT Board member Jennifer ...

December, 2013

  • 27 December

    Mena Art Gallery’s Open Show

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Your local gallery will kick off the new year with an exhibit of art in any media: sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and fine crafts of all sorts. So no matter what artistic niche suits you best, you are likely to find something in that field on display. You will find lots of things in other ...

  • 16 December

    Improve Your Photography Skills—The Fun Way!

    BY SHARON LONEWOLF – Whether you are a beginner exploring a new interest or an advanced photographer looking for fresh challenges, you can enjoy what the Ouachita Photography Club in Mena has to offer. The club was formed about four years ago so that photographers of all ages and levels of experience can share the joys of photography, with the ...

  • 16 December

    OLT Presents A Merry Mena Christmas and Elvis at Christmas

    BY LARRY BLOCK – Christmas entertainment really steps up the pace, this week, at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), with two live musical shows for the whole family, on Thursday, December 19, and Friday, December 20, both at 7:30 PM. On Thursday evening, audiences will be treated to A Merry Mena Christmas, provided by three very popular local bands, Sugar ...

  • 13 December

    Local Organizations Help Children’s Art Programs

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is able to present several programs to encourage children to develop their artistic talents, thanks in large part to several local organizations. McDonald’s of Mena has helped to finance the annual Children’s Art Competition for several years. The 2014 show is scheduled to begin February 26, 2014. A panel of local artists ...

  • 10 December

    OLT Reschedules Auditions and JOLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Thursday evening, December 12, from 6 to 9 PM will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 PM the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will kick off its two-weekend play The JOLT Christmas Variety Play. The Christmas ...

  • 5 December

    OLT Auditions for February Play and JOLT Christmas Play Kick-Off

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This will be a very busy week at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) at 610 Mena St. On Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 PM, and Saturday morning, from 10 AM to noon will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM ...