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Museum modifies Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Family Day

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The Old Independence Regional Museum will offer a modified version of its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Family Day for 2020. “During this pandemic, we still want families to be able to celebrate the holidays with old-fashioned crafts and activities despite limited gatherings," said Terri Crawford, humanities...

Main Street Batesville celebrates ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ Saturday; Kiwanis parade to follow

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Downtown Batesville will be a festive location Saturday, Dec. 5, as Main Street Batesville celebrates "An Old Fashioned Christmas 2020" throughout the day and then the Batesville Kiwanis Christmas Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. on a longer route than usual. Main Street Batesville...

NADT performs ‘mini Nutcracker’ for families

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The North Arkansas Dance Theatre (NADT) performed a very "mini" Nutcracker for their families at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) last week to kick off the holiday season. NADT had 30 masked dancers doing numbers during the performance. "It was bittersweet not...

Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Show coming this weekend

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If you'd like to avoid the fuss and flurry of "Black Friday," the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a craft show. As always, admission is free and 100...

Details of 2020 Newport Christmas Parade announced

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The Newport Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. The parade committee is seeking floats, antique vehicles, beauty queens, and horseback riders from school groups, area clubs, or businesses. Participants will be traveling down Highway. 69 to Malcolm Avenue then down...

BJHS art students design masks with help from First Community Bank

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Featured image: BJHS Principal Matt Douglas with McKenzie Treat, an eighth-grade advanced art student at BJHS. / Images submitted This year, Katie Covington's advanced art students at Batesville Junior High School had a contest to design a mask for students to wear during Red Ribbon...

‘Where’s the Beans?’ festival set for this weekend in Mountain View

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With coronavirus restrictions in place for 2020, this year's Beanfest in Mountain View will still be held this weekend, but with a different name and a different method of sampling the delicious beans for which the festival is famous. Nikki Morrow with the Mountain View...

‘Phantom Bark in the Park’ benefitting Humane Society coming next week

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Megan Trail, the shelter director with the Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC), recently visited with White River Now to discuss the upcoming 2020 "Phantom Bark in the Park," a virtual week of fundraising for the HSIC, Oct. 26 through Oct. 31. The online event...

Virtual Craft Village showcase at Ozark Folk Center underway

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The Ozark Folk Center State Park is holding a virtual craft showcase on its Facebook page through Oct. 16. (Click here for a link to the page.) Craft Village artisans will share videos of their shops, their creative processes, and the items they make and...

Museum to host Annual Fall Family Day To-Go 

The Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM) will be hosting its annual Fall Family Day curbside this  year. For the Fall Family Day To-Go, the museum invites families to drive by the facility at 9th & Vine Streets on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m....

New exhibit, ‘Western Love Glow,’ on display now at BAAC Gallery on Main

Featured image: Eric Freeman, Painted Desert, oil on linen The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is presenting "Western Love Glow," an exhibition by Eric Freeman, at the BAAC Gallery on Main, located at 226 E. Main St.) through Nov. 21. This exhibition includes "...a series of...