Museum to host Cabin Fever Reliever

Posted: January 8, 2014 at 8:11 a.m.

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Today's meetings

• Washington County Election Commission, 10 a.m.

• Fayetteville City Board of Health, 3:30 p.m.

• Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board, 4 p.m.

• Rogers Advertising and Promotion Commission, 4:30 p.m.

• Bentonville Board of Adjustments, 5 p.m.

Today's happenings

• Preschool art class: Trees, 1 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

• Art Book Club: Modernist America by Richard Pells, 1:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

• Take Care of Your Stuff, an estate-planning workshop, 1:30 p.m., Boone County Library, Harrison

• Nook HD how-to class, 2-3:30 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library

• Eagle watch tour, 3 p.m., Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, near Rogers

Looking ahead

• Preschool Playdate: Cold, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

• Afterschool art class: Drawing, 4 p.m. Thursday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

• Herb Society of Northwest Arkansas, 7 p.m. Thursday, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale

• Endangered Species of Arkansas, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith

• Film series: Georgia O'Keeffe, including a talk with filmmaker Perry Miller Adato, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

• Sing-a-long Sound of Music, 7 p.m. Friday, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

• Opera Fayetteville presents Flight, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, Fayetteville

• Concert: Emily Kaitz and Outside the Lines, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale

Museum to host Cabin Fever Reliever

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale will host its sixth annual Cabin Fever Reliever open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature displays including cornhusk dolls, marbles and marble games, crystals, rolling pins, Civil War memorabilia, snow globes, toys, rocks, artwork and more from more than two dozen local collectors. The event is free and is the museum's annual new year event.

The museum also will host Weaving Warmth: Uncovering Ozark Coverlets, a presentation by Marty Benson and Laura Redford of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild, at noon Wednesday. The duo will share findings from their study of more than three dozen coverlets in the museum's collection.

The museum will debut Just Doing My Work, an exhibit of paintings by folk artist Essie Ward, on Jan. 27. Ward, a Searcy County native, was a self-taught artist whose works depicted scenes from traditional Ozark life.

The museum's collection includes more than 59 paintings by Ward. The exhibit will continue through Jan. 10, 2015.

The Shiloh Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. More information is available by calling (479) 750-8165 or online at

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Mother Nature Reads events planned

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area near Rogers has announced the spring schedule for its Mother Nature Reads programs for children ages 3-6. Programs are planned at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through July, down from twice a month last year.

A park docent will read to children during each event. A nature-related, hands-on craft will follow.

Mother Nature Reads events begin Saturday with the program Bird Beak Buffet. Other themes for the program include animal tracks, animal habitats, springtime, frogs and toads, and butterflies and bugs.

The sessions are free and open to the public. More information is available by calling (479) 789-5000.

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

NW News on 01/08/2014