* Civil War Exhibit -- "Nothing but Sorrow, Trouble, and Worry," an exhibit about life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, will run from Aug. 6 -- March 23 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at the corner of Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale. Using eyewitness accounts and family stories, the exhibit explores the home-front experiences of men, women, and children, including slaves. The Shiloh Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 479-750-8165.
* Master Naturalist Course -- The next training course to become a Master Naturalist will begin Saturday, September 8 and continue on most Saturdays through December 8. Over 100 hours of training is offered, but only 40 hours of class time is required for graduation, so this can easily be satisfied if a few of Saturdays are missed. The $135 fee covers tuition and materials, including thirteen Peterson Pocket Field Guides, a T-shirt, and a catered lunch on the first and final class. More information, a schedule of classes, and an application for this course is available at home.ArkansasMasterNaturalists.org . Click on "Northwest Chapter."
* Friends of the Historic Barn host a Hawaiian Luau -- Aloha! Friends of the Historic Barn at Holiday Island will host a Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6, followed by music and dancing provided by the "J Rock & the 3rd street Band" at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes.
Advance tickets are available for $12 from the Holiday Recreation center or the HI Club house. Tickets purchased at the door, if available, will be $14. BYOB. All profits go to the Barn fund. The public is invited and Hawaiian attire is optional.
* Ice Cream Social -- The First United Methodist Church will hold its ice cream social on August 25 from 4 - 8 p.m. All are welcome. There will be ice cream with toppings, home-baked cookies, refreshments and live music provided by Al Anderson and Arkansas Red.
Donations to benefit our Adult and Youth missions will be gratefully accepted.
For information, call 479-253-5018 or 479-244-0379.
* Holiday Island Photography Guild Welcomes David Bell -- Noted area photographer and instructor David Bell will speak to the Holiday
Island Photography Guild on Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. in the HI Clubhouse
Room A (lower level). He will talk about the key elements of a good photograph
in his presentation "Lighting, Composition and Emotion." A short business meeting will follow the presentation. The public is invited to attend.
For additional information, call 479-253-7075.
* Berry to hold meet and greet -- State Representative candidate Butch Berry will hold a meet and greet at the Holiday Island Visitor Center on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 3 -- 6 p.m. For more info go to www.electbutchberry.com or call 479-244-5053.
* Eureka Springs school holds open house -- The Eureka Springs school district will hold open house Thursday, Aug. 16. Open house for elementary students is from 3 to 5 p.m. Middle school and high school student open house is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration dates are as follows:
5th & 6th grades- Monday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 7th grade- Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 8th grade- Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Junior/Senior - Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call the Eureka Springs School District at 479-253-5999.
* Let freedom ring: Don't miss the Eureka Springs Historical Museum's new exhibit, "Let Freedom Ring." On display are historic papers, medals, uniforms, a painting of Crandall Walker of the Walker Brothers' Store, and various flags, including a 13-star flag dating from 1876. Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located at 95 South Main. Visiting hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
* The free Clothes Closet at the Eureka Springs Penn-Memorial First Baptist Church has reopened. Hours are 1 -- 4 p.m. Please call (479) 253-9770 to bring to the church any clean, good, new or used clothing, personal care items, linens, small appliances or dishes that you would like to be donated free of charge to the community.
* Audiobooks and eBooks: The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download from your library's website. Users may browse the library's Library2Go website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, MacŪ, and many mobile devices. For help call the Eureka Springs (479) 253-8754 public library.
* Furniture bank and used book store open: Wildflower Chapel's low cost Furniture Bank and Used Book Store is located behind Wildflowers Thrift Store and Chapel on US 62E across from Hill Country Hardware. For more information, contact Bill Grissom, (479) 252-5108.
* Alateen meeting: Sundays from 10:15 -- 11:15 a.m. For more information, call or text (479) 981-9977, or e-mail ALATEEN1ST@gmx.com.
* Overeaters Anonymous: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Coffee Pot building behind Land O' Nod at US 62 and Hwy. 23. More information: Barbara (479) 244-0070.
* Coffeehouse and outreach: Berean Coffeehouse of Calvary Chapel of Eureka Springs hosts Youth Nights monthly with live music, activities and prizes. Watch this space for dates. Regular services 7 p.m. Wednesday nights and 10 a.m. Sunday in the back of the Coffeehouse on US 62E, next to the old Victoria Inn. Coffeehouse open to the public 7 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Tuesday -- Saturday with extra hours and live music on Fridays 5 -- 10 p.m. Worship Circle Fridays at 7 p.m.
* Occupy: If you can't join the occupation, join the Facebook group (type in Occupy Eureka Springs to find the group). More info: 253-6963.
* Casual Sundays at FUMC: Come as you are and enjoy a free meal every Sunday night from 5:30 -- 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Rachel and Larry Brick will share music during the supper. All are invited to stay for the Casual Worship Service from 6 to 7 p.m. Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds. Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The public is invited and children are welcome. For more information, call (479) 253-8987or (479) 981-0482.
* Drug problem?: The Eureka Springs Coffee Pot Narcotics Anonymous Group meets 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.
* Al-Anon Family Group: 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.