Benefit For Debbie Clay

Hey dear peeps.  You may know that Debby Clay — Jenny’s mom — has just successfully come out of fairly extensive surgery.  Let’s gather, have fun, eat, dance a little, and raise some dollars to help pay medical bills.

When:  Sunday December 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where:  Caribe Restaurant, 309 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs

What:  $10.00 chalupa dinner (vegetarian option provided); silent auction; live rhythm provided by Angelo; dance to it!

Why:  To do what we do so well, which is support our dear community when need arises.

Other Reason:  Alcohol is available in Eureka on Sundays, Fayetteville peeps.  Just sayin’.

And BTW:  If you have something you’d like to contribute to the auction, would you please call Jenny?  479.981.9205  THANK YOU!

Come on out friends.

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Fayetteville Classes Resume

Through the amazing good graces of Washington Elementary School, we are so pleased to announce the resumption of our Thursday evening drum and dance classes.

WHERE:  

Washington Elementary School.

~*~ Just off College and Lafayette, Fayetteville
~*~ Enter by the south door, just off the basketball court

WHEN:

Thursday Evenings

~*~ 6:00 Drum class (bring your drum)
~*~ 7:00 Dance class (comfy layered clothes)

HOW MUCH:

~*~ Adults:  $10.00 per class / $18.00 for both drum & dance
~*~ Kids (7-16):  $5.00 per class / $9.00 for both drum & dance

IN THE WORDS OF A DEVOTEE:

This is an amazing, energetic class for kids or adults, and a great opportunity to learn about the music and dance of Africa from a master.

Teacher Kouakou Yao “Angelo” (formerly with Koteba, the premier dance and theatre company of the Ivory Coast) has been a Northwest Arkansas fixture for nearly 10 years. He’s a rare find: an inspiring musician and dancer who is also a generous and patient teacher.  Angelo will gear the class to whoever attends, so break out on your own or bring your family! It’s always a fun time and a great workout.

And . . . .

Where else can you dance to LIVE DRUMS??

PHOTO GALLERY


Here’s where you turn off College, heading west.  You can just see the school, at the far left.


Come in this door.  The south entrance, just off the basketball court.


Look who dropped in.  Welcome!

The line-up.

With Angelo.

Look what can be done on this nifty rubber-coated floor!  Flying!

James, smiling, helping out with the dust gorillas.  And he can dance with that thing.

Come out, y’all.  We’d love to see you.

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Big September Drum-Circle Party Homage Grand Opening Fun

This month’s drum circle will be special.  They all are, of course, but this one is extra-special, for lots of extra reasons.

It rained.

We want to remember our friend Thom.  We missed the big community wake last week and we can’t let his passing go without paying homage.  Thom was a sweet presence.  He showed up, right in front early and often, at every drum circle we can remember.  We will miss him sorely.  For a picture of Thom just as we remember him, by Richard Quick, check here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=274090122604444&set=a.274021199278003.83733.100000103749613&type=1&theater

In true Eureka spirit, we’ll want to make this a BIG party.  So we’re also going to answer the call of our fellow friend and drumhead Caleb Bomar — and make our September drum circle a combination event with the —

Grand Opening of Caleb’s new shop!!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, 4:00 – 11:00 (Schedule of Events below)

An idea whose time has come!!  A drum shop-recording studio!!  What a concept!!

Here are Caleb and Angelo, showing their brothers-in-arms solidarity with the Big Bass Beat:

Here is where the Big Gathering’s going to happen:

The Art Colony, Eureka Springs

185 N. Main, cor. 23N and Mill Hollow Rd. (across from where Cafe Santa Fe used to be)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb Long and Tall says:  Y’all come.

Here’s the Schedule of Events:

4:00 – 6:00 | Brick Fields Band and pot-luck

6:00 – 7:00 | Community drum-circle.  Our monthly gathering.  Bring, use beat-makers.

7:00 – 8:00 | Circle continues, joined by another band

8:00 – 9:00 | More band and dancers

9:00 – 11:00 | Belly dancers, Fire spinners, more drums, crazy musicians.

Come on!  This is the Eureka Springs Experience in real time, happening in a non-virtual, real kind of way!

Here are more pictures of Caleb in his new digs.  Caleb checks to make sure his head’s still on.  Very much on, Caleb!

Cap’n Caleb, steward of his own ship at last.

So avast ye me hearties!  All hands on deck!  Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 3rd, 4:00 – 11:00, Art Colony, Eureka Springs.  Make a great noise for Caleb and Thom.

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Eureka Springs Does Right By Joplin

What a Basin Springs Park drum-circle has looked like, in case you haven’t been yet.

We are so totally proud and happy to announce that the drum-circle benefit over the July 4th weekend raised —

Are you ready?

$$ SIX HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE DOLLARS AND SIXTY-THREE CENTS!! $$

Eureka Springs drummers, you are quite simply the best.

The money will go to the Joplin College Heights Christian Church relief effort.  http://www.chcchurch.org/

Many thanks to ADVENTURE SUBARU, especially Dennis Nelms, for invaluable help.

http://www.adventuresubaru.com/index.htm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure-Subaru/8037188468?ref=ts&sk=wall

Many many thanks to all you Eurekans who contributed — with money and LOUD spirit — so generously.  We are very, very proud.

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Thunder-Drum for Joplin

FUNDS-FOR-JOPLIN Drum Circle

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd, 6:00

Basin Springs Park, Eureka Springs, AR

Friends, this Saturday, July 2nd, is the monthly DRUM CIRCLE in Basin Springs Park, Eureka Springs, AR, 6:00 – 8:00.

We’re planning on making it a fund-raiser for our neighbors in devastated Joplin, MO.

PLEASE COME and give what you can.  Even if it’s just the VOICE of your drum, or shaker, or flute, or whatEVER you bring to the party.

They still need our help.

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Flash Mob : Tomorrow : Excitement Builds

Hello friends. 

If you can come out for these two dates, it’d be great.

The event is a Block Party in the downtown Fay Block Street district on Sunday, May 22.  Tomorrow is a rehearsal.  Angelo will be designing a FLASH MOB performance.  We’d love it if you could be there.

WHAT’S A FLASH MOB?

Check out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDNOB6TnHSI

EVENT DATE, TIME, AND PLACE

Sunday, May 22
4:20
corner Spring St. and Meadow, downtown Fayetteville

REHEARSAL DATE, TIME, AND PLACE

Sunday, May 15
5:00
White River Yoga Studio

From College Ave. and MLK (south of the Square):

1.    Proceed south on 71.

2.    Continue past Drake Field (the old airport).

3.    Stoplight in Greenland:

–     Greenland High School is on your left.

–     Yoga studio is on your right, on the southwest corner, in a little stone building across from the high school.

–     Turn RIGHT at the stoplight and immediately LEFT into parking lot behind building.

From I-540:

1.    Proceed south to Exit 58.

2.    Turn LEFT at the end of the ramp, on West Wilson.

3.    Follow Wilson 1.3 miles to Greenland.

4.    Just before the stoplight, turn RIGHT into the parking lot behind the yoga studio.

HOPE TO SEE YOU!

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Classes: New Home in Fay; New Times in Eureka

Friends, thank you for staying with us, as we jockey to find our new Fayetteville home.  Here are the changes as a result:

EUREKA SPRINGS CLASSES

These will move to Tuesday nights.  The first Tuesday class will be this coming Tuesday, May 17.  $12.00 /class; bulk rate available.  Place is the same, Enthios Studios.  But please note the time change:

Drum class:        5:15
Dance class:    6:30

FAYETTEVILLE CLASSES

The first classes in the new location, WHITE RIVER YOGA STUDIO, will be this coming Thursday, May 19, and every Thursday night after that.  $12.00 /class; bulk rate available.  Time stays the same.

Drum class:      6:00
Dance class:      7:00

DIRECTIONS TO WHITE RIVER YOGA STUDIO

From College Ave. and MLK (south of the Square):

1.    Proceed south on 71.

2.    Continue past Drake Field (the old airport).

3.    Stoplight in Greenland:

–     Greenland High School is on your left.

–     Yoga studio is on your right, on the southwest corner, in a little stone building across School from the high school.

–     Turn RIGHT at the stoplight and immediately LEFT into parking lot behind building.

From I-540:

1.    Proceed south to Exit 58.

2.    Turn LEFT at the end of the ramp, on West Wilson.

3.    Follow Wilson 1.3 miles to Greenland.

4.    Just before the stoplight, turn RIGHT into the parking lot behind the yoga studio.

SEE YOU IN ONE PLACE OR THE OTHER!

And thank you to the awesome DON HOUSE, who took these cool pics. http://www.donhousephotoworks.com/

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Africa In The Ozarks: Pictures

What a day we had, for the Fourth Annual AFRICA IN THE OZARKS.  May 7, 2011, Eureka Springs Arkansas.  Perfect!

Relaxing.  Padma’s little boy, Clarisse from Indiana, Angelo, Jean-Claude from Austin, Eric from Florida, Blaise from Indiana, and Doug Powell’s elbow.

Here’s the drum circle, as it was just beginning.  Later, a huge crowd.  Thundering.

Here’s Cindy and kids.

Padma and family; Amanda.

On the bench:  Clarisse, Dennis, Susan, Jo Ann.

Now it’s time to start thinking about next year.  Mark your calendars!  For our Fifth Annual AFRICA IN THE OZARKS, we’re going for another one of our big extravaganzas.  Thur. May 3 – Sat. May 5th:  Two performances and drum and dance classes throughout the week.  Be there!

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Interesting Company We’re Keeping

Interesting juxtaposition. Check out AFRICA IN OZARKS publicity.  GREAT pic of Angelo and ES folks — plus one more pic to get you thinking.
Well — whatever.  Just — COME ON OUT THIS WEEKEND!

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110505/ENTERTAINMENT01/105050305/1005/ENTERTAINMENT/Eureka-Springs-celebrates-arts

See schedule at: https://afriqueaya.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/africa-in-the-ozarks-2011/

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Africa In The Ozarks This Weekend!

Everybody — for a taste of what’s up this coming weekend at Basin Park in Eureka Springs, check out these beautiful photos from 2006.  Thanks to Phil Hollenbeck for taking them.

Our dancer friends from St. Louis — hi Honorine! — are coming!  Eric, blistering-hot drummer from Ft. Lauderdale — coming!  Jean-Claude, magician dancer from Austin — coming!

Free drum and dance classes in the park all day long.  The Artrageous Parade.  The monthly drum circle.  All happening this weekend!

For a complete schedule of events, see this blog,https://afriqueaya.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/africa-in-the-ozarks-2011/

And now for the pics.

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