Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans
Get your goat. Artist Eleanor Dickinson confirms that she is opening a store, The White Goat, with sister-in-law Anna Dickinson in the space formerly occupied by Pflugrad's Antiques. "Planning this has definitely been an adventure," says Eleanor. "We open around September 1st. We're really looking forward to this; it's right up our alley: European antiques/reproductions, all light-painted furniture and accessories, rural and formal together. It's going to be really cool."
Jewelry for a cause. Proceeds from the "Speak" necklace by Dawanna Young, a Northwest Arkansas jewelry designer living in Nashville, Tenn., benefit Autism Speaks. This sterling silver puzzle piece with hand carved lettering on one side and embossed design on the other is available exclusively at M2 Gallery.
Mac attack. MAC Cosmetic lovers rejoice! On May 26 the new summer collection arrives at Dillard's.
Achtung! If you like pared-down German chic, you won't want to miss the Strenesse Fall 2011 Trunk Show at B. Barnett, May 17-18.
All hands on deck. It's a busy week at Kitchen Co.: French Cooking with Julia Childs Recipes, Aaron Walters, May 12, 6-8 p.m.; Grilled Eggplant Parmesan, Baby Blue Salad and German Chocolate Pie with Karol Zoeller, May 13, 6-8 p.m.; Hands-on Pizza Class with Aaron Walters, May 14, 6-8 p.m.; Hands-on Italian Sauces with Brandon Douglas, May 16,; Hands-on Sushi with Aaron Walters, May 17.
All up in your grill. Eggshells again opens its doors May 19, 5-7 p.m., for Happy Hour in the Heights. This time the theme is Grill Sauces. You'll be able to sample a variety of sauces to get you ready for Memorial Day and summer grilling. As always, there will be drinks available for you to enjoy while shopping. (This is a free event.) You snooze, you lose—Pies with Tandra Watkins, May 23, is already SOLD OUT!
HAM it up. On 2nd Friday Art Night at Historic Arkansas Museum, celebrate the opening of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists' 41st Annual Exhibition. Opening reception May 13, 5-8 p.m., music by Mare Carmody and Friends. Exhibit continues through August 7.
Where art and architecture meet. Also on 2nd Friday Art Night, May 13, 5-8 p.m., check out the work of Jeff Horton and Gabriel Griffith at Herron Horton Architects, 1219 S. Spring St.
The natural state. Be green, pamper yourself and support local artisans when you buy naturally made bath and body products from the Museum Store at Historic Arkansas Museum. Two popular products include: Naturals Herbal Offerings Lime, Lavender, and Wheat Grass soap and Maison Terre Eucalyptus Forest salt bath.
Happy 19th Birthday, Rejuvenation Clinic! (You don't look a day over 18.)
Planting ideas, growing minds. Do not miss Music in the Garden, an event for the whole family! Bring a picnic supper for an evening of fun and live music in the relaxed setting of the Dunbar Community and School Garden at 18th and Chester. Tour the garden, visit with the goats, check out the chickens and learn about honey bees. Each Thursday in May features a different musical talent. This week, May 12, Bonnie Montgomery and Rychy St. Vincent entertain from 5:30-7 p.m.