With Terri Hargrove
Friday, April 5th - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday, April 6th - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, April 7th - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Each 20-minute class will be led by Terri Hargrove. Sessions will include mindful breath, movement, and meditation. Come explore how the elements; earth, water, fire, air & space, combined with yoga practice can deepen your connection to the great outdoors. Learn to bring mindfulness into any activity; hiking, climbing, kayaking, camping, fishing, and much more. Mats will be provided.
With Mary Tomlin
Friday, April 5th - 10:20am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Saturday, April 6th - 10:20am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Sunday, April 7th - 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm
Mary Tomlin is an avid outdoors woman, with a varied outdoors background, but she especially loves to Dutch oven cook for her family and friends.
She got started cooking as a Girl Scout leader and has perfected her technique through old fashioned trial and error. In 2005, she joined Becoming an Outdoors Woman, and was thrilled to meet Phyllis Speer, a member of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Hall of Fame, and popular co-host of Cooking on The Wild Side. Through Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Mary was able to learn much more in a class with Launn Waters, a renowned instructor of Dutch oven cooking.
Word of Mary's extensive knowledge of cooking, tips and tricks for creating successful meals, and her vibrant personality has created quite a buzz in outdoors circles. Her classes are highly sought after, and we are extremely fortunate to have her at our inaugural event.
In her own words, "What I have discovered most about Dutch oven cooking is that it is a good time to pull families together. Like most, my family likes to eat and nothing's better than food cooked outside. I do most of mine at deer camp. I especially love doing Thanksgiving dinner outdoors. It is something I love to share doing with family and friends."
Arkansas Ambassador Julianne Thompson
"Becoming a Girl Who Hikes"
Saturday, April 6th – 11:00am & 2:00pm
Julianne Thompson is an adventure enthusiast who loves leading others on trails around Arkansas. She is an ambassador for the Arkansas chapter of Girls Who Hike and was one of 100 women across the country to be selected as a Trailblazer for the 10K Women Trail Project. In addition to these volunteer interests, she also helps organize a trail run benefiting Heifer International and is looking forward to stepping into the role of race director. She grew up hiking, canoeing, and camping in Arkansas and now enjoys sharing her love of the Arkansas outdoors with her husband, Jeremy, and their 5-year-old son, Coen. You can find tales of her adventures in the Arkansas outdoors and her passion for empowering more women to get outside on her blog juliannegray.com. Her stories can also be found on OnlyInArk.com and AY Magazine, where she helps show others what The Natural State is all about!
Brought to you by the Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith and Bedford Camera and Video
Photographers from all over the region will be showcased during this three-day exhibit. Photographs featuring adventuring people, vehicles, unique equipment and outdoor gear, as well as wildlife and nature landscapes.
If you are interested in competing, you may click here to download the registration. You may also pick up the form at Bedford Camera and Video located at 2801 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, AR.
With Matt Disch
Matt began doing photography 15 years ago as a teenager, carrying a camera and capturing photos was a great reason to be out wandering in the wilderness. Now he is the current president of the Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith and has won numerous awards for his photography over the years.
Matt enjoys sharing photos and interacting with other photographers on social media and is most active on Facebook. He often shares tips and advice and hopes to inspire others to take better photos.
During this class we will look into photographing waterfalls and landscapes and discover how to control your camera to get a high-quality photo with the smooth water and the best exposure. We will also discuss what equipment is available for this type of photography, as well as, planning your trip to get the best results.
Friday, April 5th – 11:00am
Saturday, April 6th - 11:00am & 2:30pm
Sunday, April 7th - 12:30pm
During this class we will discuss how to get the photos that will tell your story with excitement and best capture the dramatic moments of your experiences. Whether you use a cellphone, a point and shoot, or a professional DSLR camera, we will share tips to get the photos that will make your friends feel like they were there with you.
Friday, April 5th – 2:00pm
Saturday, April 6th - 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, April 7th - 2:30pm