Plant-based nutrition advocates to host panel
Several local plantbased nutrition advocates will host a panel presentation titled, “Let’s Eat! Making the Most of Plant-Based Nutrition,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the South Arkansas Community College Library Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.
The group, including Dr. Ivory Kinslow of the Kinslow Eye and Laser Clinic, Dr. R. Eric Hatley of SAMA, Paula Shackelford and Alexandra Bell, will present information regarding the practical application of the plantbased lifestyle. Call 870864-7116 for more information.
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources announces October events
SMACKOVER — Two events will be featured this month at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, including, Spooky Squishy Circuits Tinker Time at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Fall Fest Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. Oct. 21, according to Pam Beasley, museum superintendent.
“Do you aspire to be a Dr. Frankenstein? Or maybe it’s a pulsating blob with multi colored lights! You can do it all here. Make a Halloween inspired squishy circuit. Maybe a beating heart is your desire for a scary Halloween creation. If you’re not into scary, maybe a lighted pumpkin or leaf is for you,” Beasley said.
“The only limitation is your imagination. What is a squishy circuit you ask? Well it’s using conductive dough, a battery and LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), buzzers or motors. It also invites participants to use the material as a purely functional ‘wire’ to conduct the electricity. But when those two combine, people begin to operate in the sweet spot between art, science and technology,” she said. “This event is free, but we would appreciate a call so that we have plenty of supplies of everyone,” Beasley said.
“During the 1920s when south Arkansas was hustling and bustling with the activities of oil boom, festivals and county fairs were a huge sensation. Community parties and parades were planned. Awe, the good ole days! Festival goers to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources will play some of the same games as were played during the by-gone era and a few that weren’t introduced until much later.
“There will be carnival games with prizes and several activities with take home materials. Participants can make a
scarecrow, be it scary or funny. Maybe a bat is more to your liking; make it however you desire and whatever color – the choices are endless. The entire family will enjoy hearing your fortunes from a world famous seer of the future,” Beasley said.
There will not be a costume contest, but children of all ages are encouraged to wear a costume; after all you want to get your money’s worth out of it! Admission is $5 for children under 12, adults are $3. Youngsters under age 2 are free.
For more information, call 870-725-2877.
Walt Wilkins and Monty Russell to perform at Griffin Restaurant
Walt Wilkins and Monty Russell are scheduled to perform from 9 until 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Restaurant in the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado.
Each Thursday night, the Griffin Restaurant will play host to live local and regional talent on the cabaret stage.
San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans, and he is, and has, all of that. His crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He’s put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count, according to a news release from MAD.
Monty Russell is a singer, songwriter, Americana radio personality, and concert promoter based in Northern Louisiana. He is currently touring to promote his latest recording “The Fool Monty Russell,” produced by Texas music icon Walt Wilkins and Goose Creek Symphony fiddler Tim Lorsch, which received extensive radio play on Texas and Louisiana radio.
For ticket information, call 870-863-4547 or visit www.eldomad.com.