Greetings Fairfield Bay,
Summer is here and we are busy working on our summer activities.
The Thursday morning Farmer’s Market will continue at the Village Mall Gazebo resuming on May 30th from 9am to 12noon. The best of fresh produce and many canned items are available. Do you have a bumper crop of backyard tomatoes or garden plot greens? Bring them over and set up a booth. No pre-registration is required.
4th of July celebration in the Bay
Our plans for the 4th of July celebration in the Bay start on July 3rd at 6pm with a free performance entitled “One Nation Under God” in the Indian Hills Cave. In recognition of the diversity of the many Native American tribes who occupied the cave and used it as a venue for shelter and celebrations, the Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform their program of patriotic and gospel music sung in the Cherokee language for an evening presentation. This event represents the unification of the Native American culture with the historical events of the founding of our country.
The Youth Choir was founded in 2000 as a way to keep Native American young adults interested in and involved with the Cherokee language and culture. These ambassadors are made up of selected high school students from the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The choir has performed for former President George W. Bush, they have sung at Ground Zero in New York City, and most recently at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Our July 4th events include a small town parade in the morning, live history demonstrations at the Heritage Center in the afternoon, and of course the fabulous fireworks on the water after dark.
“Tom Sawyer Days” at the Heritage Center will follow the July 4th parade. Volunteers will be telling pioneer stories, demonstrating spinning wheels, playing harmonica music, creating God’s Eye crafts for children, and there’s always free lemonade and maybe even a pie contest! Stop by the Cave, Log Cabin, and Museum and sit a spell on the front porch.
Junior Park Ranger tours at the Heritage Center starts in June. Bring your kids to the museum on Monday afternoons from 1pm-4pm; youngsters will get a name badge and an activity book from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
The Sterling Scholars lecture series is held from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Indian Hills Little Red Bistro during the Rotary Club meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. This event is open to the public and purchase of lunch is optional. We will have Arkansas Archeological Society member Don Higgins who will present a program on Petit Jean Mountain Rock Ark Pictographs on June 20th.
Looking for a new hobby? Try our Pewter Casting class on Saturday, August 4th. Learn the skill of carving and casting your very own jewelry or tokens from master caster Fred Zeiler. This one day class will start at 9am and finish at 4pm. You must preregister and will have a pre-class assignment. Cost of the class is $50 and all materials are provided.
Community Education Center hosts our perennial favorite classes:
1. Barbara Cornett’s fused glass class has taken a new twist with the addition of wind chimes. Hear the wind catch the warm breezes with your own custom creation of striking colorful glass. This class is taught every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm and all materials are provided.
2. Our Tuesday morning Paint with Jim class is as popular as ever with many loyal residents and returning guests meeting from 10am to 12noon to learn the value of color with acrylics and complete an entire picture in one session, and all materials are provided. Please RSVP by calling 501-884-4440.
The Community Education Center offers many individual or on-demand classes. Our music classes are taught on Mondays, and we can schedule evening and weekend classes if there is an interest. We offer classes in cake decorating, computer operations, jewelry making, safe driving and languages including French and Spanish. Seasonal classes include Ukrainian Eggs, and Holiday Wreaths. These classes are taught by your fellow Fairfield Bay residents and artists from the local area– as a public service. That is what a COMMUNITY education center is all about – enriching the community with opportunities to learn new skills and expanding knowledge. Our tuition fees reflect a great value when compared to the cost of commercial priced classes. How are we able to provide quality programs? We ask our patrons to support the Education Center with an annual registration. This registration allows the patron to take classes, borrow laptop computers, sponsor group meetings in the facility, and participate in all of the associated events.
Get Started Learning Today: WE ARE OFFERING THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION AT A PRO-RATED FEE OF $20 WHICH IS VALID THROUGH THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018
We are located in the Village Mall, next to the Mayor’s office, and are open from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our classes and events can be found on our Facebook page: FFB Community Education Center. I hope you can join us.
Dr. Catherine Swift
Greetings Fairfield Bay,
Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Facebook
FFB Community Education Center email: [email protected], call: 501-884-4440
Located: 130 Village Lane Suite 5E, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
About the FFB Community Education Center.
The Education Center is open from 9:00am-4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are located in suite 5E at 130 Village Lane in the mall, directly above the Bowling Alley. Classes and events may change and are posted to the FFB Community Education Center Facebook page. As always, we ask that you call the Education Center at 501-884-4440 to reserve your space. An annual Registration Fee of $35 is required after attending your first class and is valid for 12 months. Our resort guests are not required to pay the annual registration fee.