Dana Louise

Saturday, Oct 20, 6:30pm

Dana grew up in a musical family in the wooded foothills of the Ozark Mountains. As she explores the elastic capacities of language, sense, and song, Dana continues to offer audiences what has been most important to her from the beginning: genuine human connection.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation supports Dana as well as Ozark Folkways.

Tincturing Herbs

Sunday, October 21, 1:00 — 3:00pm

Presented by Jenny Dietzel

Natural Health Educator Jenny Dietzel will teach methods for transforming herbs into medicines and foods including infusions, decoctions, oils, salves, tinctures, vinegars, liniments and more, which help preserve our valuable plants and offer a convenient and pleasing way to get them into or onto the body.

Sourcing, proper harvesting, drying, and storing of herbs will also be discussed so that you can maximize the shelf life of your valuable herbs. She will cover several herbal formulas that can be used as they are or adapted for your own purposes.

Participants will combine our own ingredients to make a turmeric tonic vinegar extract to take home. While it has powerful medicinal qualities, it also makes an amazing dressing or marinade for cooking and we’ll discuss its herbal super powers as well.

Please bring a knife and small cutting board for chopping onions, garlic, and ginger and adding powdered turmeric.

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Seats are available for $20 per person, which includes materials. Class is limited to 15 people. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

For more information email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Introduction to Weaving

Saturday, November 24, 9am-Noon

Presented by Jody Wheeler

Join fiber artist Jody Wheeler for this introduction to the ancient art of weaving. In this class, we will cover basic terminology, warping the frame loom, and basic weave structures. Class members will leave with a working sampler on a picture frame loom. Alternative weaving equipment will be introduced to further peak your interest in the joy of weaving. Frames, yarn and take-home instructions are included. Bring a dinner fork to use to beat the yarn into submission.

Jody Wheeler recently moved to Arkansas from Maine. She studied Fiber Arts at Cumbria Institute of the Arts in Northwest England, and Art Education at Empire State College in upstate New York.  She and her husband have lived in many places around the world where Jody has studied the fiber heritage of diverse cultures. Jody is a gardener, an avid musician and a prolific weaver. With a love of texture, color and composition, Jody brings her excitement and sense of humor to her teaching.

Come join us and get hooked on weaving!

Tickets are $30 per person and include materials. Class is limited to 10 people. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

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For more information email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 24, 9am – noon

Presented by John Ford

Kick off the holidays by creating a fresh holiday wreath!

This workshop includes all instruction, supplies, wreath forms, and plenty of Southern magnolia, evergreens, twigs, cones, berries and other natural botanicals, ribbons and bling to create the perfect look to usher in the holidays and welcome your holiday guests.

This is a great class to share with one or more of your friends to get into the holiday spirit!

Tickets are $45 per person and includes refreshments and materials for one wreath. Pre-registration is required. Class is limited to 15 people. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

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For more information email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Mi Querida Gordita (“My Dear Little Fat One”)

Saturday, November 24, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Presented by Felicia Ramos

Join Chef Felicia Ramos in a journey to Mexico as we learn how to create authentic Mexican Gorditas.

These traditional Mexican appetizers(antojitos) are made with a rich masa dough wrapped around savory fillings of meat, cheese and vegetables, served up with complex, spicy salsas. A delicious and filling treat on their own or as an an entree to dinner, these little “chubbies” are a classic Mexican dish with layers of flavor, sure to please.

Tickets are $20 per person and include instruction, tasting, and a dozen gorditas to take home! Class is limited to 20 participants.

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All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.

For more information email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org.