Calendar of Events

February, 2015

First Saturday Lecture -- America Unfinished: Abraham Lincoln in 1865 - February 07, 2015

"America Unfinished: Abraham Lincoln in 1865" is the topic of the Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. In February 1865, the Civil War was nearly done -- "We can now see to the bottom," Lincoln said. But Lincoln's work was "unfinished," and Lincoln knew that America was "unfinished." He understood that a people dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal" would have "unfinished" work, always. Hundley will explore this theme at the Feb. 7 lecture. Doug Hundley, a Kansas City resident and frequent visitor to Arrow Rock, holds degrees in journalism, political science and a law degree from the University of Kansas. He has been speaking about the life and work of Abraham Lincoln for more than 20 years. The 2015 Lecture Series is funded by a special gift from Pamela Parsons, former Friends of Arrow Rock Education Director. All lectures are free and open to the public. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Chili Luncheon Fundraiser - February 07, 2015

The Arrow Rock Cooperative Marketing Committee (Experience Arrow Rock) is hosting a chili luncheon to help raise funds for this year's town brochure and events. Join us at 11:30(until 1 p.m. or until the chili runs out!) and enjoy all-you-can-eat chili, cornbread, and a drink for just $7. Homemade desserts will be available for a small extra charge. | Old Schoolhouse (West End of Main Street)

March, 2015

First Saturday Lecture -- Signs & Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts, presented by Dr. Maude Wahlman - March 07, 2015

10 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

April, 2015

First Saturday Lecture -- Female Soldiers and Lady Bushwhackers in the Civil War, presented by Diane Eickhoff - April 04, 2015

10 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Easter Parade & Egg Hunt - April 05, 2015

Don your fanciest (or funniest!) Easter hat and parade down Arrow Rock's Main Street on Easter Sunday. Prizes will be awarded for the best hats in various age categories. Following the parade and judging, we invite the youngsters to participate in our annual egg hunt. We'll have separate areas for four different age categories, from toddlers to teens. The fun begins at 2 p.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock Boardwalk

May, 2015

First Saturday Lecture -- Digging History: Missouri Archaeological Society's Survey Program in Arrow Rock, 2014-2015, presented by Dr. Neal Lopinot and Dr. Mark Raab - May 02, 2015

10 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar - May 09, 2015

Beautify your home and garden with the gorgeous selection of plants and vintage finds at this year's Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar. Don't know what will grow where? Never fear! Vendors will be on hand to tell you how to properly care for your new plants. Folks with a brown thumb can spend their time perusing antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and other fabulous items that never need watering! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. | Old Schoolhouse (West End of Main Street)

June, 2015

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Les Miserables - June 03, 2015 through June 13, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

First Saturday Lecture -- Arrow Rock and the Santa Fe Trail, Our National Historic Landmark Designation, presented by Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator Mike Dickey - June 06, 2015

10 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: South Pacific - June 20, 2015 through June 28, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

July, 2015

Fourth of July Impromptu Parade - July 04, 2015

Almost anything goes in this fun annual Independence Day tradition. All are welcome to join the parade. Bring your bikes, trikes, choppers, tractors, golf carts, horses, or your own fabulous self, or join our beloved kazoo band (no experience required!). Spectators are also needed and appreciated. Time TBD. This is a free event. | Beginning at the Old Schoolhouse (West End of Main Street)

First Saturday Event:: "Tom Sawyer" Movie Showing - July 04, 2015

10 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: The Will Rogers Follies - July 08, 2015 through July 18, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Agatha Christie's Spider's Web - July 25, 2015 through August 01, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

August, 2015

First Saturday Lecture -- Medicine on the Santa Fe Trail, presented by Dr. Tom Hall and Floral Designs Inspired by the Santa Fe Trail, presented by Margaret Hall - August 01, 2015

First lecture at 10 a.m., second lecture at 11 a.m. This is a free event. Learn more at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Rumors - August 08, 2015 through August 15, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Driving Miss Daisy - August 22, 2015 through August 30, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

September, 2015

Ice Cream Freeze-Off - September 05, 2015

Send summer out on a sweet note with Arrow Rock's annual Ice Cream Freeze-Off. Your $4 admission fee gets you sampling and judging privileges for all the entries to this year's contest, plus a heaping helping of homemade desserts and even more ice cream after you've cast your vote. Time TBD. | J. Huston Tavern Lawn

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Stand By Your Man - September 09, 2015 through September 20, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Writing Workshop - September 11, 2015 through September 12, 2015

Two Days That Will Transform Your Writing! The Arrow Rock Writing Workshop features:

Fiction and nonfiction sessions led by David Hamilton. Hamilton is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Iowa, where he taught for nearly 40 years. The author of Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm Ossabaw, and numerous uncollected essays, he also edited The Iowa Review and directed Iowa's MFA Program in Nonfiction.

Magazine writing and self-publishing sessions led by Sandy Selby. Selby is Associate Publisher & Executive Editor of Inside Columbia magazine, and recipient of numerous writing awards including the Great Plains Journalism Awards Writer of the Year. She is the author of Images of Arrow Rock, and the recent Friends of Arrow Rock 55th anniversary publication.

An Evening with Alex George, author of A Good American, the Library Journal Best Book of the Year for 2012.

Plus, writing exercises, idea exchanges, Q&As, and optional professional writing evaluations.

The Arrow Rock Writing Workshop is sponsored by Friends of Arrow Rock. Space is limited to 50 participants. Learn more and register at FriendsofArrowRock.org/WritingWorkshop. | Old Schoolhouse and other village sites

October, 2015

Heritage Festival - October 10, 2015 through October 11, 2015

This year's heritage festival features lost-arts crafts, early American music, fiber arts, a quilt show, antiques, vintage tractors and farm implements, rural & sustainable living demonstrations, educational presentations, historic building tours, plus food and shopping at Arrow Rock's delightful stores. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. An old-fashioned worship service is planned at the historic Christian Church at 8:45 on Sunday. Admission is $2 per person. Watch for signs directing you to the parking areas. | Throughout the village

November, 2015

Merchants Open House - November 07, 2015 through November 08, 2015

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the annual Arrow Rock Merchants Open House. Local merchants will offer special discounts, holiday treats and more. Most shops open by 10 on Saturday and noon on Sunday. | Throughout the village

Hanging of the Greens & The Arrival of Santa - November 21, 2015

Celebrate the holiday season with this delightful holiday tradition as Arrow Rock gets decked out in its traditional live greenery, and we welcome Santa to the village. After a brief ceremony and carol singing on the boardwalk, we invite you to the J. Huston Tavern for free hot chocolate, cookies and keepsake photos with Santa. The entire event is free! Time TBD. | Arrow Rock Boardwalk

December, 2015

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: A Christmas Carol - December 11, 2015 through December 20, 2015

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for show dates and times, and ticket information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre