Announcements & meetings

Thursday, October 11, 2012

* Thea Foundation Founder Visits Eureka Springs -- The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes Paul Leopoulos, founder of the Thea Foundation, on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. to its regular service. His presentation is "Creativity: the Most Important Element in a Person's Life." Prior to the untimely death of their daughter, Thea, Paul Leopoulos and Linda, his wife, noticed the positive effects participating in the arts had on their daughter, especially with self-confidence, grade performance and a deeper involvement in school activities. They started the Thea Foundation in her name to bring the benefits of the arts to more students. He will talk about the mission of Thea and the role of the arts in education. The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 17 Elk Street. All are welcome.

Leopoulos will also hold a meeting with all artists, educators, and school board representatives, as well as those who value the arts in education at 1:30 pm later the same day. At this meeting, he will introduce A+ Schools, a program started in North Carolina, which integrates the arts in education to improve academic standards and energize learning. For further information about either presentation, contact Doug Stowe, 253-7387.

* Scholarship Deadline Approaching -- The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas is now accepting applications for scholarships for the Spring 2013 academic semester. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15. A complete list of eligibility requirements and qualified programs is listed on the organization website at Apply online at

* Womack to speak in Berryville -- U.S. Congressman Steve Womack will speak in Berryville at the monthly meeting of the Carroll County Republican Committee at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 in the Joplin Room of Stormrooms of America offices at 407 S. Springfield St. in Berryville. Following his address, Womack will entertain questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend. Just prior to Womack's speech, beginning at 6:15 p.m., the CC Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting.

* Bonds family benefit -- A benefit for the Bonds family will take place on Oct. 15 at the Faith Christian Family church. There will be a frito pie dinner at 5:30 and a live auction at 7 p.m. The dinner will be $8.

Mike Bonds, as most people know, was a teacher in every possible way. He would never miss a chance to do something with his shop students. Next to his wife and children, his shop students were a very important part of his life. Mike was always very proud of anything his kids did, inside or outside of the classroom -- it didn't matter. He loved teaching them the rules of life.

If you have items to donate or would like to volunteer for this event, please call 479-981-0456, 870-654-7049, 479-981-0531 or 479-981-0388.

* Ladies Fellowship to host Smith -- The Ladies Fellowship of Holiday Island Community Church will feature Roberta Smith as their speaker on Monday Oct. 15, at 10:00 a.m. The Ladies Fellowship meeting will take place at Holiday Island Community Church Fellowship Hall, at 188 Stateline Drive, in Holiday Island. Mrs. Smith has recently visited missionaries Paul & Mary Wilson in the Philippines and will give an update on the happenings there. She will bring with her a display of jewelry made by the women of the Philippines for perusal and/or purchase.

For additional information please contact Mary Lou Martin 479-253-9398

* School district annual report to public -- The Eureka Springs School District invites the community and parents of students to attend the Annual Report to the Public, which will be given during the school board's rescheduled, regular school board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Board Room. Some of the items to be discussed will be: School District Test Scores and School Performance; Federal Programs; School District Finances; Accreditation Status; School Board Training and Hours; Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan; and Special Education.

* Water committee quorum court -- The Water Committee of the Carroll County Quorum Court will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Carroll County Extension Service Office.

* Chili Supper -- The Grace Lutheran Church at 179 Holiday Island Dr. in Holiday Island will hold a chili supper on Friday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost for adults is $8 and for children under 10 is $3. Handicap parking is available in back of the church and take out is available. Proceeds will go to the Merlin Foundation's "Grandma's House" to help neglected and abused children. "Our made pies are to die for." For further information, please call 479-253-6218.

Ongoing services/meetings

* New on Tuesdays: Auction Night at the Hoe-Down -- The Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down is inaugurating live auctions on Tuesday nights. Anyone who has anything to sell can bring it the theater, 3140 E. Van Buren, on Tuesday mornings starting in October. There is no charge to put an item in the auction; the seller receives the sold price minus the auctioneer's commission. Doors open at 5 p.m., with Col. Bill Williams taking the stage to start the bidding at 6 p.m. No charge for admittance. Seats can be reserved by calling the Hoe-Down, 479-253-7725 or go to

* Zumba Fitness classes now offered in two area locations -- Dawn Anderson, Zumba Fitness Licensed Instructor, is now offering Zumba Fitness classes at the Berryville Community Center on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and at the Green Forest Train Depot on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Classes are one hour and consist of a combination of high energy Latin, International, and Top 40 inspired music and dance moves. Please contact Anderson at or 479-366-3732 for more information.

* Ham radio club -- To all interested in Ham Radio, the Little Switzerland Amateur Radio club meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Pizza Hut on Hwy. 62 in Eureka Springs. For more information contact

* 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

* 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: 479-253-6963.

* 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.

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