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writers colony

Dairy Hollow Writers Colony will present “Silver Linings”, a writing workshop led by Debra Kirschner. This workshop is open to older writers of all levels. It is especially suitable for older people who want to share fun and positive stories about themselves. Participants will learn to use their life experiences as inspiration for memoir-style essays, fictional stories, or a hybrid of the two.

The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on May 21 at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. The cost of the workshop is $40 per person. All proceeds benefit the WCDH Scholarship Fund. Entrants should bring their favorite writing medium and a sense of humor. This course is sure to be entertaining, inspiring and informative.

Participants must be fully vaccinated against covid-19.

The Dairy Hollow Writers Colony also announced the winners of the 2022 “Words of Wonder” Fellowship for writers working on a children’s picture book that tells an engaging and relatable story. The judges ranked the submissions based on their literary merit and likelihood of publication. Patrice Gopo and Kristin Gray will each receive a two-week residency as well as a stipend. WCDH would like to thank James Dean, author and illustrator of the bestselling Pete the Cat children’s book series, for generously funding this scholarship.

Information: (479) 253-7444 or writerscolony.org/events.

Hope Cancer

The Hope Wellness Center at Hope Cancer Resources offers a yoga, meditation and fitness class for cancer patients and caregivers in person, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families on a daily basis with a focus on emotional health no matter the circumstances.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and advice.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are asked to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.

Remembrance Day

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony honoring this year as “the year of our youth” at 10 a.m. May 30 at Fayetteville National Cemetery, 1000 S. Lt. Col. LeRoy Pond Ave. in Fayetteville.

There will be music by the Singing Men of Arkansas and the Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band. Keynote speakers include Gold Star Son Landon Burgess and VFW Voice of Democracy winner Zach Gardner.

Information: [email protected]


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas has announced the following courses for the coming week:

• May 4: Fayetteville Ramble – The Fayetteville Ramble (formerly the Cultural Arts Corridor) will link the city’s cultural institutions, including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, Fayetteville Public Library and the University of Arkansas. Visit the Ramble Corridor with project manager, Peter Nierengarten. 9am-10.30am Beginning of the visit at the library. $19 members, $34 non-members.

• May 5: Night Raptors: Silent Predators – This course includes a lab session and lecture featuring night raptors common to northwest Arkansas. 9 a.m. to noon, Drake Airfield, $39 members, $54 nonmembers; The Craft of Songwriting: Balancing Form, Feeling, Ideas and Technique – Songwriter Walter Schmidt will use his songs and the songs of others to discuss how songs are structured, melodies developed, how lyrics are created. This course is a prerequisite for the course to be taken on May 12 and 19 Songwriting Workshop: Techniques, tips and tricks to get started. 3-5 p.m. Drake Airfield, $29 members, $44 non-members.

Information: (479) 575-4545.

Remembrance Day

In honor of deceased loved ones, the Bella Vista Cemetery Association will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery, 34 Buckstone Road, on May 30. A hot dog lunch, made possible through donations from local businesses, will be served. Music will be provided by the Ecumenical Church Orchestra. The guest speaker will be Chp. Lt. Col. Herb Hodde, who is currently chaplain of the 184th Attack Squadron. Also participating will be the Boy Scouts of America and the American Legion and Honor Guard.

Food service begins at noon with the formal program scheduled for 1 p.m. The public is invited. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Parking is free. For convenience, a drop-off and pick-up site will be designated.

In the event of rain, the celebration will take place at the New Life Christian Church at 103 Riordan Road. The times remain the same.

Information: [email protected]

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