Announcements & meetings

Thursday, November 1, 2012

* American Legion to meet -- The Eureka Springs American Legion Post #9 will meet Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. The Post home is located at the junction of Ark. Hwy. 23 and Ark. Hwy. 187 north of Eureka Springs. All Veterans are invited to attend.

* Inspiration Point fire district to meet -- The Annual Meeting and Election of Board Commissioners for Inspiration Point Rural Fire Protection District will be Wednesday evening, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Station 1. Station 1 is located on Highway 62 and Ozark Automotive Road. At this meeting there will be an election for two (2) Board positions. If you wish to be a candidate for a Board position, please respond to Patricia Helwig ( with a short biography as soon as possible. For details, call 479-253-5011 or 479-981-1724.

* AARP safety class -- AARP will hold a drivers' safety class on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Island Fire Station on Holiday Island Drive at 8:30 a.m. Veterans and their spouses may attend for free. There is a cost for the book. For more information, call Howard Wallace at 479-253-5310.

* Penn Memorial Church celebrates 100 years -- First Baptist - Penn Memorial Church, located at 100 Spring St. in Eureka Springs (across from the Post Office) is celebrating its "100 Years of Hope" on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at their church.

The theme will be "Voices From the Stained Glass" and will feature guest's right from the church's famous stained glass windows speaking, along with a special program to commemorate First Baptist -- Penn Memorial's Centennial Homecoming Celebration.

For further information, please contact the church at 253-9770.

* Christian depression workshop -- Christview Ministries is offering a workshop titled "Where Is God in the Midst of Depression?" on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Christview Ministries Center at 992 CR 309 in Eureka Springs. The workshop is for those struggling with depression or those wanting to help someone who is depressed. Workshop leader Kayla Geigle is a licensed mental health counselor who seeks to live in the love and truth of Christ. Since many people suffer depression during the holidays, this workshop can help make a difference this holiday season. The suggested donation is $25.00. Register by contacting Judy Turner, 479-253-5865 or

Ongoing services/meetings

* Elementary needs mentors -- During the last two elementary school years our community volunteer mentor program has helped our kindergarten through fourth grade students improve their reading and math skills. This program has been so successful that community mentoring has proven to be an important element of student academic and personal success. Again, this school year, your elementary school is in need of several more volunteer mentors to assist kindergartners in learning ABC's and 123's. We also have small group positions open with 1st and 2nd graders. Whichever you choose, the teacher will have lessons prepared for you and will be close by if you have any questions. Please consider signing up for a couple of hours one day a week to help children become successful learners. Contact Donna Kesner at 479-253-8704 if interested. She and the teachers will be extremely excited to hear from you!

* NEW Cardio Circuit Class at the BCC -- The Berryville Community Center will offer a new "Cardio Circuit" Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 -- 5 p.m The class offers low-impact/ high intensity cardio as well as range of motion and toning exercise. Please call 870-423-3139 for more information or contact the Berryville Community Center on Facebook.

* 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

* 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.

* 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 Highway 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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