POTLUCK & POISON IVY: RACHEL REYNOLDS
THURSDAY 3/23. The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse. 7 p.m. $35.
Maybe you’ve heard Rachel Reynolds bow an old-time tune on her fiddle. Maybe you’ve eaten one of her award-winning pies. Maybe you’ve listened to her enthusiastically lecture on the ecology, history and folklore of the Ozark Mountains. Maybe you’ve been to one of the barn concerts or square dances she hosts at Meadowcreek, a 1,600-acre nature preserve where she serves as the Project Steward. Maybe you’ve visited the People’s Library, a community space that she co-founded on the same land in Fox. Even if you’ve been lucky enough to do every single one of these things, I guarantee you that there’s something about Ozark culture that Reynolds can still teach you. Carefully balancing the scholarly with the rowdy, she’s one of the state’s premiere preservationists of rural living.