Announcements & Meetings

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Get the jump on assessments

Now is the time to do your personal property assessment, and it can now be done easily online at, or call (870) 423-6400. The deadline for assessments without penalty is May 31.

AARP Mature Driving

Program at HI

A four-hour drivers' safety class for those 55 and older will be held at the Holiday Island Fire Station #1 on Holiday Island Drive Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. If necessary, the storm date is Feb. 11.

Cost for AARP members is $12, non-members $14. To register, call Nick Roster (479) 253-2434. Class limited to 25 on first-come, first-served basis. The program is sponsored in conjunction with the AARP and HIFD.

Raise GSHS funds with your vote

Vote online to win dollars for the Good Shepherd in the Animal Rescue Site's $300,000 Shelter Challenge. GSHS is currently in 5th place for Arkansas!

You can vote once per day, so please vote daily and help the Good Shepherd climb to the top of the winner's list.

Go to First click the purple button to donate free food to animals. On the next screen, click the small "Vote Now" icon at the top of the page, then follow the voting instructions on the screen.

Join GSHS- You can also help the animals and be a voice for them by joining the GSHS. Membership is $5 student under the age of 18 (can not vote), $20 individual, $40 family (one vote per family), $100 business or $500 lifetime.

You can also help by donating clothing or household items to the Doggie Thrift store, and they'll even take furniture. Call 253-6115 to schedule a pick up.

You can also make donations by check c/o Good Shepherd Humane Society, P.O. Box 285, Eureka Springs, AR 72932.

Call the shelter if you have pet care items, blankets, dog/cat beds, pet food or other items to see what can be used. Towels and other bath items are always needed.

Sunday at UUF

Jan. 22: John Babbs will share changes he experienced on a 40 day silent retreat and discuss the value of silence in his talk, Silence is Golden.

Service at 11 a.m. All are welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk St. Child care provided. Call 253-0929 or visit online at

Dance meditations

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at the old Victorian church at 17 Elk St., 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. These simple and joyful moving meditations involve the singing of sacred phrases with accompanying movements from the world's many spiritual traditions. Participation is free of charge. Contact Rebecca Babbs (479) 253-8303 or email for more information.

CC Senior Network meets

The Carroll County Senior Network Providers will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Carroll County Area Agency on Aging building located off of Hailey Rd. in Berryville.

The meeting will be hosted by Perla Talebi from Green Acres Assisted Living Facility.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday Jan. 24 to

A Buddhist approach

The Venerable Geshe Dakpa Topgyal will speak on "Essential Ethics: a Buddhist Approach to Modern Life and Social Actions" Friday, Jan. 27 17 Elk Street, 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. ( No one will be turned away.)

Geshe Topgyal is resident teacher at the Charleston Tibetan Society Dharma Center, Charleston, N.C. He is the author of six books, which will be available at his talk.

Venerable Geshe speaks fluent English, has a broad understanding of Western culture and brings a sense of humor and kind heart into the teachings. Additional information: Patti Roselius (479) 244-6419.

Valentine's raffle!

The Eureka Springs Farmers' Market has a free raffle going on for Valentine's Day.

The prize is an overnight in a Jacuzzi room donated by The Crescent Hotel and stocked with chocolate bon bons, home baked goodies, and a bottle of wine -- all for Valentine's Day!

One free raffle ticket per person per market day! The drawing will be held Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 am. If you want an exciting Valentine's Day to share with the one you love, come and get a raffle ticket at every market until Feb. 9.

Pancake breakfast - yum

Elks Lodge 1042 at Holiday Island invites breakfast lovers to the Lodge 1042 Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7:30 -- 10:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. For more info, phone (479) 253-6510.


YAC grant cycle open

Nonprofit organizations in Carroll County can apply now for Youth Advisory Council grants from Carroll County Community Foundation. YAC grants are for youth and children areas of focus only.

Applications are due by February 15. For more info, please call (473) 253-8203 or email

Clothes Closet features good, free itemsGood free clothes from infant to adult-plus sizes are available every Monday between 1 -- 4 p.m. at the Penn Memorial First Baptist Church Clothes Closet on Spring Street, across from the post office.

To make a donation call 253-6752. For more information, phone 152-9770.

Train now for first footrace

Eureka Springs's first footrace of the year will dash along a challenging course at Lake Leatherwood on Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.

Register at until midnight Thursday, Feb. 9, or in person at Fleetfeet in Fayetteville, until closing time the day prior to the race.

Entry fees are $35 online, or $40 at Fleetfeet and on race day (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.). More info: or (479) 571-8786.

Door prizes and food!

Civil War podcasts

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission podcasts can be accessed at For more information on sesquicentennial plans and scheduled events, visit the above website or e-mail

eBook help sessions

Get help downloading eBooks and audiobooks from the library website, in the Help Session any time on Friday, Jan. 20, between 9 a.m. -- noon. Drop by with your e-reader (and laptop, if you wish) at the Carnegie Library Annex (192 Spring Street). Call (479) 253-8754 or email for more information.

The Green Forest Public Library also offers one-on-one eBook instruction by appointment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make an appointment call the library at (870) 438-6700 or email the library at

Picnic in February

Save the date for the 4th Annual ES Company Picnic on February 2! Launch the new year with style at this fun, free, indoor picnic at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel Ballroom. Raffle prizes, auction, potluck, fun and more! Open to everyone, this free event is the right way to get 2012 started! Watch this page for more info.


Each Tuesday, 4 p.m., intersection of US 62 and Wall St., the 99% gather to help bring peaceful change. Music if weather permits. Dress warmly. Signs welcome but not necessary. If you can't join the occupation, join the Facebook group (type in Occupy Eureka Springs to find the group). More info: 253-6963.

Souper Suppers

at St. James' Episcopal Church, 28 Prospect Ave. Sunday night community Souper Suppers from 5 -- 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited -- there is no charge.

Casual Sundays at FUMC

Music, fellowship, worship and free meal Sundays, 6 -- 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church on Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. Public invited, children welcome. (479) 253-8987 or (479) 981-0482.

Drug problem?

The Eureka Springs Coffee Pot Narcotics Anonymous Group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Coffee Pot building behind Land O' Nod Motel. Contact Shawn H. (417) 271-1084 or Robin S. (479) 244-6863 for more information.

NA meetings at ECHO

Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. -- Fridays 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. -- Saturdays 12:30 p.m. Call Wil (479) 981 2555 or email, or call Shawn (417) 271-1084 for more info.

AFG meetings

Eureka Springs AFG meets at the Coffee Pot behind the Land O' Nod Motel Sundays at 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Coffee Break Women AFG meets at Faith Christian Family Church, Hwy.. 23S, on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. For info: (479) 363-9495.

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