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also serving Norman, Caddo Gap, Oden, Story and Montgomery County

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Events Calendar

October 25th
Oden Halloween Carnival, 5:30pm
Location: Bill Kelly Gymnasium on the Oden campus

October 28th
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 1:00pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail
Location: Avery Recreation Area, Lake Ouachita Blakely Mountain Dam, Garland County
This 40-mile long trail system designed for mountain biking and hiking is the result of 10 years of planning, design and construction by a coalition of a dozen local, state and federal organizations. The trail courses along the southern shores of Lake Ouachita over five mountains located in the Ouachita National Forest. The agenda for the ceremony will include remarks by: Colonel John W. Cross, Colonel, US Army Corps of Engineers Norman Wagner, Forest Supervisor, Ouachita National Forest Joe David Rice, Arkansas Tourism Director Jeff Crow, Deputy Director, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Steve Schneider, Regional Director, IMBA Following the ribbon cutting there will be a two-mile hike and bike event on the Blakely Mountain section of the trail and shuttles will be provided.

October 31st
Ouachita Artists 3rd Annual Halloween Party, 3:00-7:00pm
Tricks and Treats, Face Painting ($1.00 Character / $5 Full Face)
Get your face painted to go with your costume!
Costume contest and judging, with prize, at 5:30pm
Bake Sale!
135 S. West St., Mount Ida 870-867-3115

November 1st
5th Annual Sorghum Festival, 10:00am
Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County
819 Luzerne Street, Mount Ida 870-867-4422
FREE Admission, Bring a Lawn Chair, Sit, Relax & Watch this Nostalgic Process

November 1st
Trick or Treat Hayride
Little Fir Landing, 4:00pm
Contact Chris Tubbs for more information.

November 1st
Quilts of Valor, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Courthouse Lawn
The Montgomery County Quilts of Valor, American Legion Post 313 Montgomery County 4-H, and the Front Port Stage invite you to come share in the presentation of eight Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor have already created and presented severnty quilts to Montgomery County Veterans. The Mountain Springs Band will be performing at Noon. Quilts of Valor nationally have presented over 106,500 quilts to date. Make your plans to attend this wonderful presentation. The American Legion will also be presenting a special award to the mother of Justin "Dutch" Estes of Sims, a Fallen Hero killed in Iraq. For more information contact Jerry Babbitt 870-867-2761 or Larry Barrows 501-545-1678.

November 29th
Small Business Saturday

December 6th
Mount Ida Christmas Parade

December 6th
Action Realty Gingerbread House Competition


Ouachita Artists: Sherl Valentine's painting class
Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00
The next class is signing up now.
Call the gallery at 870-867-3115 for more information or to get on the list.
$45.00 per painting (normally 3-4 sessions).

December 6th
Concealed Carry Class, 8:00am
Montgomery County Courtroom
Pre-registration Required for Class or Renewals
For Registration and Information Text Captain Gregg Rae 501-627-5897
Lieutenant Glenn Tucker 501-690-5790
CHCL Instructor #13-866
Minimum Requirements as Provided by the Arkansas State Police

Monthly Meetings:

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

For more area events information,
visit the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism website at:

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