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March, 2018

  • 7 March

    OLT Movie Party Showing “A Hard Day’s Night”

    SUBMITTED – If you don’t instantly recognize this movie title, chances are you are not well acquainted with The Beatles.  If that’s the case, you owe it to yourself to come to the FREE showing of the Beatles’ first movie release on March 14 and see what all the fuss was (and still is) about.  This original classic was described ...

  • 7 March

    Meet the Artist: Judith Cantrell

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Judith Cantrell is one of the rising stars in our local art world. She is a soft-spoken, gentle, and very talented lady who creates exquisite drawings in several media. Her work has won some awards at Mena Art Gallery over the past few years. Her latest is a beautiful pastel drawing of a hawk. Judith ...

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Ouachita Little Theatre Continues Improvements

    Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

  • 28 February

    The Art of Hair at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – The reception for the March exhibit at Mena Art Gallery, The Art of Hair, will be from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at 607 Mena Street. Awards will be presented around 2 pm. You will find two types of display: photographs of models both before and after hairdressers have worked their magic and styles created on ...

  • 23 February

    Twining Workshop at Mena Art Gallery

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Twining is a method of making rugs, purses, and a variety of other fabric-based creations from strips of fabric. It’s something like the rag rugs that your grandmother made, but done on a loom. Niki Dempsey is doing a twining workshop on Friday, March 9 from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. ...

  • 23 February

    OLT Continues Improvements

    Recently it was announced that Ouachita Little Theatre has obtained an on-line system for membership renewal as well as new memberships.  If you are interested in a new membership, go online to olt.wildapricot.org and join OLT to buy season tickets.  If you are already an OLT member, you will receive an email notice when your subscription has run out and ...

  • 13 February

    Something for Everyone at OLT

    If you are looking for entertainment the next couple of weeks, look no further than Ouachita Little Theatre on Main Street. After an enthusiastic opening of “Four Weddings and an Elvis” last weekend and a special Valentines Day show at Mena Mountain Resort, you still have three more chances to catch this comedy live on stage. Friday and Saturday performances ...

  • 13 February

    Youth and Beginning Adult Art Classes

    BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery has been conducting Children’s Art Classes for many years, but now we have a new approach: classes for youth and beginner adults. Students for these classes should be at least 10 years old, but they are also suitable for adults who are beginners in the art field. Our instructor is Nicky Dempsey, ...

  • 7 February

    “Godspell” Auditions, 4 Weddings, and OLT Movie Party

    SUBMITTED – February is a busy month at Ouachita Little Theatre.  Auditions have been announced for the spring musical production of “Godspell”, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday, February 13 and 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the theatre. This groundbreaking production originally debuted in 1971 and is based on a series of parables from the gospels of ...

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Tickets Now on Sale for “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

    pick up advanced seating reservations and tickets for their next production. “Four Weddings and an Elvis” is a comedy directed by Scotty Jenkins that is sure to entertain theatre-goers. Julie Ulmer, board member of OLT states, “Live theater is such a special treat in entertainment options. This production is very funny and would make a wonderful date night for the ...