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2016 Events

Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7th Annual Sorghum Festival
FREE Event. Hosted by: Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County.
Location: 819 Luzerne St, Mt Ida, AR 71957, Mount Ida, Arkansas.
Demonstrations: Sorghum cane pressing and cooking. Sorghum samples and sales. Corn grinding. Vendors, Vintage Equipment, Fun & Games. Halloween Costume Contest at 2:00 pm, for ALL ages! Show us your creativity and your best fun Halloween spirit! For more information, call: (870) 867-4422.

Saturday, October 29th, 5:00 pm - ?
Halloween Carnival
Hosted by: Sulphur Laverna Volunteer Fire Department,
Location: Washita 10 min on Hwy 27 N.
Cake walk, costume judging, games and food.
Donations of cakes and desserts appreciated.

Monday, October 31st, 9:30 am,
Rockhound Boutique Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Location: 60 Twin Circle, Mount Ida, AR 71970, (870) 867-4945

Monday, October 31st, 4:30 - 9:00 pm
Dead End Cemetery, 120 Jimmy Lane, Mount Ida

Monday, October 31st, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Trunk or Treat on the Square in Mount Ida
FREE Event for kids of all ages in costume. Community members and organizations decorate their vehicles and hand out treats on George Street in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Street will be blocked off to traffic. All are welcome to decorate and participate! For more information, call: Jennifer Warden (479) 209-3000.

Friday, November 11th
Veterans Day Chili Supper
Ouachita Volunteer Association
Do You make good corn bread? Are you proud of your corn bread? Bring us your corn bread!!! Veterans Day Chili Supper and awards, Friday, Nov 11th 6pm. at the Roosevelt Auditorium (on the student parking lot at Mt Ida High School, follow the lions paws on the street to the Roosevelt Auditorium.) Enjoy a free chili supper, awards and great music. A pan of corn bread gets you a shot at a brand new cast iron skillet. Everybody needs a new skillet! Immediately after supper Stitchin' Friends will be making Ouilts of Valor presentations followed by Ouachita Volunteers making Community Service Awards. Live music courtesy of The front Porch Stage. Y'all come and bring corn bread...

2017 Events:

April 13th
Thursday, 6:30 pm
2017 Community Banquet
Volunteer Service Awards, Live Auction & Silent Auction, Dinner by TBA
Location: Lake Ouachita Baptist Church, 3586 Highway 270 E, Mount Ida, AR 71957
Presented by: Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce

April, Date & Time: TBA
Montgomery County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale
Location: Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County
819 Luzerne Street (At the intersection of Highway 27 and Luzerne)
Presented by: Montgomery County Master Gardeners

May 26th & 27th
Friday & Saturday
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
Mount Ida Good Ol' Days Festival & Car Show
Live Music, Food & Vendor Booths, & Car Show
Location: Montgomery County Courthouse Square  
Presented by: Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, The Frontporch Stage,
and Mount Ida Youth Athletic Association

October 13th-15th
37th Annual Quartz, Quiltz, and Craftz Festival
Presented by: Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce

October 13th-14th
30th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig,
Friday & Satiurday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Award Banquet Saturday 6:00 pm
Presented by: Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce

K-6 Kids' Dig, Saturday, 10:00 am
Presented by: Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce


Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio

American Legion Post 313
Second Tuesday's at 6:30 PM
Location: Courthouse Annex, 117 Ray Dr., Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957

Diabetes Support Group
Thursday's at Noon
Location: First United Methodist church.
Come to the fellowship hall entrance. All are welcome.
Questions? Contact Pat Smith, 870- 490-1836 or

Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio
Friday's - Open Studio, 10:00am-6:00pm

Third Monday's, Program Meeting, 3:30PM
Special Guest Speaker and Demonstration
Open to the Public, Please park in the back.

Membership Meeting
First Wednesday's, 1:00pm
Montgomery County Yarn Workers
knitting and crocheting each Friday at the Assisted Living Center in Mt. Ida.beginning at 3:30 p.m. Teaching yarn crafts at no charge and can help with patterns and questions.
If you have yarn to donate, or if you know of a need for something we can make for a good cause, call Kathleena at 867-5154 or Betty at 867-3894.

Red Hat Ladies

Third Thursday's at 1:00PM
Location: Various Locations

Master Gardeners
First Wednesday's at 10:00
Location: Extension Office

Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts (MCCPA)
1st Thurday at 5:00PM
Location: 338 Whittington Street, Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957

4-H Clubs
Mount Ida 4-H & Puddle Jumpers 4-H 2nd Monday 5:00 Extension Office
R.A.G.E. Teen Leader 4-H 2nd Thursday 5:00 Extension Office
Oden 4-H 4th Monday, 5:00 Pencil Bluff Baptist Church
2nd Tuesday, 6:30, Fairgrounds

Strong Women Groups
Mount Ida
· MWF 7:00 a.m. Extension Office
· MWF 8:45 a.m. Extension Office
· MWF 10:00 a.m. Extension Office
· TTh 6:00 p.m. Extension Office
· TTh 9:30 a.m. Lake Ouachita Baptist Church

· MWF 8:15 a.m., Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church

· MWF 8:30 a.m., Oden Baptist Church

EHC Clubs

Oden EHC Club
1st Tues 1:00 Oden Methodist Church

Joplin EHC Club
2nd Tues 1:30 Extension Office

Snap, Crackle, Pop Exercise Group
Every Tues & Thurs 9:00 Graham Court Recreation Hall

Stitchin’Friends EHC Club – Quilting & Sewing every Thursday. First, third and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Montgomery County Extension Ofice in Mount Ida. Meet at Cathy’s Quilting in Hot Springs on the second Thursday of each month.

Yarn Workers EHC Club
Knitting & Crocheting every Friday 3:30 Assisted Living Center

Pine Ridge EHC Club
Quilting every Tues 9:00-3:00 Pine Ridge Baptist Church

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Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce
124 Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, Arkansas 71957 - 870-867-2723
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