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August, 2013

  • 5 August

    RMCC Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for The Dining Room

    The Rich Mountain Community College Theatre Department will be holding auditions for The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. Auditions will be held August 12 – 23, 2013. Those auditioning should expect to read several scenes from the play but no experience is needed to audition. Actors will portray a wide array of diverse characters in a play comprised of vignettes ...

  • 2 August

    Fiber Arts Show at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Perhaps you, too, have heard that fiber art is a dying skill—something only our grandmothers do. There is certainly a world of evidence at the gallery during August that proves it simply “ain’t so.” From the heirloom crochet bedspread that Rae Grasso brought (begun in 1904 and finished in 2001 by a descendent of the ...

  • 2 August

    OLT Prepares for Praise and Worship Concert

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Saturday night, August 17 at 7:30 PM, the Ouachita Little Theater (OLT), will provide its sixth OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert, where praise and worship teams from local churches take the stage to play and sing and provide inspiration to the community. This is part of the OLT Saturday Night at the Lyric (SNL) ...

July, 2013

  • 31 July

    Fiber Show Opens at Mena Art Gallery

    By Barbara M. Tobias On Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 pm, Mena Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for the 2013 Fiber Show. Displays will include anything made from fiber of any sort: knitted items, hand woven fabrics, quilts, needle work of all sorts. Remember the beautiful embroidered things your grandmother made? Embroidery has been used for years ...

  • 29 July

    Bringing Music to the Ouachita Little Theatre

    By Larry Block  There are several ways that music comes to the Polk County community via the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT). Every year, in April, the OLT presents its annual musical, like The Sound of Music, in 2012, or Annie Get Your Gun, this year. There are also four quarterly musical events each year called Saturday Night at the Lyric (SNL) ...

  • 24 July


    By Larry Block Sometimes people forget that the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is a community theater, not really owned by anybody, but managed by a board elected by members who are season-ticket holders. The goal of the theater is to provide community entertainment that will appeal to the broadest segment of the Polk County population. As a result, a committee, called ...

  • 24 July

    Fiber Show Entries Due at Mena Art Gallery on July 31

    By Barbara M. Tobias Mena Art Gallery will be accepting entries for its August Exhibit on July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any artwork made of fiber is eligible. For full details (and to get an entry form that you can print) go to and click on “Textiles” under “Exhibits” in the left-hand menu. Or you can ...

  • 17 July

    OLT Plans Exciting Programs for Fall

    By Larry Block After the very popular musical Annie Get Your Gun, the JOLT play Airline, and a wonderful concert by the 1950s–60s doo-wop group, Blend, the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) is preparing for an exciting late summer/fall program. The first event will be the annual OLT Community Praise and Worship Concert on Saturday, August 17. The fall play will ...