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Ree Drummond, also known as The Pioneer Woman, will be signing her cookbook at the Chenal Walmart today at 6pm.
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Family Fare (I don't cook for a family, but I'm looking forward to this one.)
Sunday, March 8
Spice up your family's favorite dishes with our new versions. You'll learn how to make cheesy meat loaf and sloppy joes that will have everyone begging for seconds.

Knife Skills 101 (I've done this one, so I won't go again.)
Sunday, March 15
Fresh vegetables and fruits will soon be plentiful again, so this is a great time to refresh your knife skills. Learn the basics of knife use, the differences between German and Asian knives, and how to care for your cutlery.

Basics of Baking (I'm also looking forward to this one. My baking bug is back)
Sunday, March 22
Timid about baking? This class will teach you how to correctly prepare pans; what folding, whisking, creaming and stirring mean; the stages of meringue making; and much more.

Springtime Baking (I want to go to this one, but I may have to be at the airport before 2pm.)
Sunday, March 29
Just in time for springtime celebrations, we'll be sharing some fresh baking ideas. Learn how to make classic pound cake and angel food cake – two seasonal favorites.
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This month, the films focus on race. QQUMC screens films in the sanctuary at 7pm.

Friday's film (which I can't believe I have to miss - of all the weeks to go see Molly!!)

Feb. 13: “Song of the South” (1946)

Joel Chandler Harris’ tales featuring Br’er Rabbit and his friends and all the happy slaves down on the plantation. Boycotted originally by the NAACP and the National Negro Congress. Walt Disney Studios has retired this one from the home video market.

 

Feb. 20: “Watermelon Man” (1970)

A racist white insurance man wakes up one morning to find himself turned into Godfrey Cambridge! This dark comedy was Melvin van Peebles’ directorial debut. Rated “R” for language.
 



And one that we just HAVE to go see - it will just be THAT AWFUL

Fat Tuesday Musical February 24
 

Our selection will be the winner of the Razzie Award for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay of 1980, “Can’t Stop the Music” starring the Village People, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, and Steve Guttenberg. The film is full of cameo performances and the lack of acting talent of the Village People and Bruce Jenner. This movie didn’t kill disco, but it didn’t do it any good. So, start planning to dress up as a GI, construction worker, cowboy, Indian, leatherman, or cop, or just throw on your best bulletproof polyester outfit and plan to join us singing and dancing to “YMCA” and other disco hits.
 

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Chocolate Obsession,
Sunday, February 8

Simple Soups
Sunday, February 22

Chicken Essentials
Sunday, March 1

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If you're interested in any/all, let me know

% Saturday, Jan 10 - African Caribbean dance group taught by Sister Ife, former member of professional African Ballet troupes. All skill levels welcome, free, but donations appreciated. 4pm UALR Wesley Center. 960-4461

%Saturday, Jan 10 - Full Moon Drum Circle - 7pm, free, Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street, Conway 327-7482

% June 24 - July 12  Wicked: A New Musical, Orpheum Theatre, Memphis. Tickets on sale April 17.

%Tuesdays, Bellydance lessons, Unity Church, 6 to 7 pm. Price probably $10/class.
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Saturday, 31 January

Ira Glass speaks for an hour with 30 minute QA at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Tickets range from $20 to $40.

Who's interested?
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Cooking with Cast Iron
Sunday, January 4
Now that the holidays are past, relax with warm comforting foods prepared using cast-iron cookware. You'll learn how to make the most of your cast-iron pieces with delightful yet simple recipes.

Classic French Food
Sunday, January 11
Learn how to make classic French fare that is ideal for cold-weather months, including a classic French onion soup and sweet and savory crepes, plus some easy techniques for creating bistro classics.

Indoor Grilling
Sunday, January 18
When the weather outside is frightful what could be more delightful than reminiscing and enjoying flavors from the grill.
This class offers great choices for indoor grilling, infusing smoky flavors and creating some “hot” meals for cold days!

Game Day Party Food
Sunday, January 25
As sports fans get geared up, we'll help you get ready with some sports party food. Learn
how to make panini pizzas, quesadillas, an easy guacamole and some fantastic chili-cheese fries. These recipes are sure to tear fans away from the TV and score a touchdown!
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I love Big Smith.  They're a bluegrass/folk/hillbilly music group based from the Ozarks.  I met them at the Documentary film festival a few years ago, and they make my heart very happy.  I just learned that they're playing the Revolution Room tonight at 9 pm in the River Market.  Tickets are $8, but I'll gladly pay for the tickets so I can have some company.  Anyone want to go with me?
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seen in yesterday's paper

Craft guild. The Arkansas Craft Guild presents the chance to gift shop for everything including pottery, woodwork, fabric art and blown glass. The 30th annual Christmas Showcase is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center, Governor Hall No. 2. Admission is $5. Call (870) 269-4120.

anyone interested in going?
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Silent Sunday is a fundraiser for the Arkansas School for the Deaf - for technology purchases.
Central Arkansas Independent Restaurant Operators serve tasting portions of their famous food.
I've attended two years (not consecutively) and rank the event as fabulous.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Wear pants with an elastic waist.  Some people bring cafeteria trays to hold the tasting portions.  It's that good.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] heifer3  for alerting me of this year's event.

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