BLOOD CENTER SEEKS DONORS
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.
HOBBS HAS SCHNORCHELS
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.
GUINN TO TEACH WORKSHOP
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.
QUILT FAIR SEEKS ENTRIES
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.
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.