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SWAAC announces holiday schedule

By submitted, 11/11/19 8:20 AM

HOPE -Don’t miss out on the SWAAC motorcoach tour to attend a taping of Huckabee, starring Hope’s own Mike Huckabee, on November 15 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

The motorcoach will depart the Hope Depot on Thursday, November 14, and return on Saturday, November 16. The depot is located at 100 Division Street in Hope. In addition to the taping of Huckabee, the trip will include a hop-on tour of area Hendersonville attractions; lunch in Memphis, Tennessee; and other attractions in northeast Arkansas. Cost of the three-day adventure is $550 for double occupancy, $400 for single occupancy, and includes transportation, lodging and tickets to Huckabee.

For more information, contact Dolly Henley, president of SWAAC, at 870-777-8200 or at swaac13@gmail.com.

SWAAC Holiday Bazaar November 21, 22, 25 — find the most interesting hand-made gifts and treasures just in time for the holiday season. Blown glass, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, wooden lures, Christmas décor and lots more artisanal items.

Vendors include: James Hayes, Sam Raff, Becky Porter, Jack Easterling, Patricia Rhodes, Allison Wilson, Anna Powell, LuGene Erwin, Chris Malone, Sue Pico, Alex Hutson, Dolly Hutson, John Hollis and others. Hours 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on November 21 (members get first look), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 22 and November 25. Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase hand-made, one of a kind gifts.

Four Shows ONLY

$115 Lower Level Seating

$75 Midlevel Seating


Don’t miss the savings for the Performing Arts Series. Four Shows for only $75 mid-level seating and $115 for lower-level seating. Extraordinary savings for a limited time for ARTS members November 27 – December 1, and for the general public starting November. 29. What an awesome Christmas gift!

M-Pact, an award-winning a cappella group, brings its White Christmas Holiday Show to Hempstead Hall Friday, December 13. This all-male sextet is recognized worldwide as a cutting-edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music, cultivating the raw power of nature’s first instrument – the human voice.

The Tales of Cinderella and Peter Pan will come to life on stage — on ice! — as professional champion ice skaters, Broadway talent-level singers, and cirque performers thrill all ages February 21, 2020. The two fairy tales collide in a program perfect for children and families, as well as for the young at heart.

The Four Tops – icons of Motown Sound – will take the stage Saturday, May 2, 2020. An unstoppable hit machine, the Four Tops had their first hit in 1964 with “Baby, I Need Your Loving” and went on to have 24 Top 40 hits, including “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Ain’t No Woman,” and “Standing in the Shadows of Love.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and are ranked on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will entertain with its unique jazz sound Thursday,

May 28, 2020. One of the greatest bands of all time, the orchestra has performed in all 50 United States, throughout Europe, Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Guam, the Philippines, Japan and South and Central America. The fully self-contained orchestra travels with two top-performing vocalists. Make plans to step back in time to the Big Band era.

Arts Council’s Mission The mission of the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council is to enrich our community by experience, expression and education in all the arts.

Southwest Arkansas Arts Council P. O. Box 1004 Hope, AR 71802 swaac13@gmail.com 870-777-8200