Lo­cal notes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - PROFILES -


Com­mu­nity Blood Cen­ter of the Ozarks will host blood drives at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

Fayet­teville: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12, U of A Well­ness Cen­ter, 640 N. Gar­land; 11 a.m.5 p.m. July 14, Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 3215 N. North Hills

In­for­ma­tion: (800) 2805337 or cbco.org.


The Gab­bard fam­ily re­union will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day at the Car­roll Elec­tric Build­ing in Huntsville. Please bring a cov­ered dish and your fam­ily his­tory.

In­for­ma­tion: Vir­ginia Threet, (479) 521-6459.


How well do you know your Ger­man navy slang? First recorded in 1940-45, the name of the air­shaft for Ger­man U-boats came from the Ger­man navy slang schnorchel for “nose” or “snout.” To­day when we go swim­ming and use one, we call it a snorkel.

Snor­kel­ing is the prac­tice of swim­ming on or through a body of wa­ter while equipped with a div­ing mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usu­ally fins. Use of this equip­ment al­lows the snorkeler to ob­serve un­der­wa­ter at­trac­tions for ex­tended pe­ri­ods of time with rel­a­tively lit­tle ef­fort. The pri­mary ap­peal is the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve un­der­wa­ter life in a nat­u­ral set­ting with­out the com­pli­cated equip­ment and train­ing re­quired for scuba div­ing. Snorkelling ap­peals to all ages be­cause of how lit­tle ef­fort is in­volved.

Join your Hobbs State Park in­ter­preter guide to truly ap­pre­ci­ate Beaver Lake as few have. We will take a short pon­toon boat ride to an un­spoiled, quiet cove, search­ing for the hid­den di­ver­sity of un­der­wa­ter life.

Hobbs will host the snorkling from 1 to 4 p.m. and par­tic­i­pants should meet at Rocky Branch Ma­rina, 8872 Rocky Branch Ma­rina Road in Rogers, on the fol­low­ing dates: July 10, 17, 25 and 28 and Au­gust 4, 10, 25 and 31.

Wear ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing for swim­ming, in­clud­ing wa­ter shoes, and sun­screen. Par­tic­i­pants must wear a life jacket. All par­tic­i­pants un­der 18 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult, and the adult must be in the wa­ter. Life jack­ets, masks and snorkels will be provided. The cost is $20 for adults 13 and older and $10 for chil­dren 12 and younger. Pre­reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment are re­quired.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7895000, friend­sofhobbs.com or ArkansasS­tateParks. com/hobb­sstatepark con­ser­va­tion­area.


The Vil­lage Writ­ing School an­nounces that au­thor Gary Guinn will teach a work­shop about book pro­mo­tion and mar­ket­ing from 1 to 4 p.m. Satur­day at the Cen­ter for Non­prof­its in Rogers. The work­shop, en­ti­tled “Dr. Book Promo: How I Learned to Stop Wor­ry­ing and Love the In­ter­net” is open to the pub­lic. The cost of the work­shop is $25. Stu­dents in this work­shop will learn the ba­sic stages of book pro­mo­tion and de­velop a first draft of a mar­ket­ing plan for their book. Stu­dents will as­sess ob­jec­tives a writer might have for var­i­ous pro­mo­tional ac­tiv­i­ties. They will be ex­posed to, and in­ter­act with, many of the re­sources avail­able to writ­ers.

In­for­ma­tion: vil­lage writ­ingschool.com.


En­tries are now be­ing ac­cepted for the 40th Ozark Quilt Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory. Quil­ters and quilt lovers are in­vited to dis­play new and an­tique quilts for show and sale on the mu­seum grounds. The en­try fee is $10 per ex­hibitor. Cash prize Viewer’s Choice awards will be given for first ($50), second ($35) and third ($15) place win­ners in both new and an­tique quilt cat­e­gories. En­tries must be re­ceived by 5 p.m. Sept. 6.

In­for­ma­tion: shiloh mu­seum.org or call (479) 750-8165.


The Eureka Springs School of Art has an­nounced their sum­mer ses­sion work­shops for July 24 to 28: “Pa­per Mache Sculp­ture” with Dan Mor­ris; and “Pocket Boxes” with Doug Stowe. Classes were also an­nounced for Aug. 7 to 11:

“Fluid form and Cre­ative Color” with Ali­son Pack; “Min­eral Pig­ments: How to Make and Ap­ply Color from the Earth” with Ken Bova; “Artist Books: A Short Sur­vey” with Lisa Beth Robin­son; and “Re­lief Wood­carv­ing and Wa­ter­color Paint­ing” with John En­gler.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2535384 or essa-art.org.

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Mu­sic on the Move, part of the Drum Corps In­ter­na­tional Tour, is sched­uled for 7 p.m. July 17 at Tiger Sta­dium in Ben­tonville. Tick­ets are $25 & up at dci.org.

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