Re-scheduled from a couple of weeks ago, the Creamery Writers Workshop will host Dr.Barbara Huddleston of Ozarks Technical College as the guest speaker for their next meeting on Thursday Sept.23 at 7:00pm at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. Her topic is “The ELEVEN Senses”--we all know the five senses… Dr. Huddleston will talk about six MORE of them, and how they relate to writing. The Creamery Writers Workshop is open to anyone interested in writing. For more information call the Arts Council at 862-ARTS (2787).
Randy Bacon Photography, 600 West College in the Monarch Art Factory, will host "Compassion Rocks," on Friday, Sept. 24. Games and activities begin at 6 pm, with music at 7 pm. All profits benefit Speed the Light (STL), a student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. The evening will begin activities filling the Monarch Art Factory including a greeting card making station to benefit refugees in El Salvador; and merchandise for sale by James River Assembly Realife. Music by Chase Lloyd and More Than Conquer will start at 8. Call 868-8179 for information.
The Harlin Museum in West Plains will hold its 34th annual Fall Show through Oct 15. Artist entry forms may be found online at For further information call (417) 256-7801 during museum hours noon to 4pm Tues-Sat or visit www.harlinmuseum.com.
Duo Divina--cellist Wendy Law and pianist Gloria Chien--will perform a chamber music recital for Evangel University's Artist Series on Tuesday Oct.5 at 7:30 p.m.in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited to attend. For more information call 865-2815 ext.7212.
SRO Lyric Theatre Guild presents the 12th Annual Hat Luncheon on Saturday, September 25 at noon at The Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis Street, with a gourmet lunch prepared by Chef Brad and entertainment provided by SRO Lyric Theatre Young Artists. There will also be door prizes, a raffle, and a silent auction. Wear a hat, bring a friend and join in the fun! Seating is limited. Tickets are $25. Separate cash wine bar begins 11:30 AM. All proceeds benefit SRO Lyric Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 887-6235.
Bolivar Live On Stage presents pianist Eric Himy performing a virtuosic mix of works by Gershwin, Debussy, Chopin and Liszt in Pike Auditorium on the Southwest Baptist University campus in Bolivar on Sunday October 3rd at 3:00 pm. Himy has performed all over the world and released recordings of piano music by Ravel, Schumann and Mozart on the Ivory Classics and Centaur labels. Tickets will be available at the door; subscriptions for Bolivar's Live on Stage season are still available for $40. Visit their website at www.bolivaronstage.com, or call (417) 777-6310.
Missouri State University's department of theatre and dance has three very different shows lined up for the fall semester. A docudrama kicks off the season, followed by a children's fable and anchored with a holiday musical.