Announcements & Meetings
* Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club -- On Thursday Jan. 10, the Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet at noon at the Pizza Hut in Eureka Springs on Hwy. 62. We invited a speaker, John Nordlund, who is the tactical communications officer from the Arkansas State Health Department. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Good Shepherd Humane Society -- Good Shepherd Humane Society volunteers will be posted outside Hart's Grocery and Community First Bank in Eureka Springs and Sun Fest Market at Holiday Island this Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to collect monetary donations to replace their Berryville Doggie Thrift Shop. The shop, once a major source of income for the shelter, was recently destroyed in a horrific fire. Anyone donating $10 or more will receive a free copy of the artful GSHS 2013 Calendar for as long as they last. Please look for the volunteers and give from the heart. No donation is too small and everything is greatly needed and appreciated.
* Elks Annual Hoop Shoot -- The Elks Annual Hoop Shoot, a free-throw contest for ages 8 to 13, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Eureka Springs Middle School gym. Trophies will be presented to the first place and runners-up in three age groups, 8 to 9 boys and girls; 10 to 11 boys and girls; and 12 to 13 boys and girls. Winners will advance to the Elks State Competition at Hot Springs High School in February. Winners from the State Competition will advance to the Regional Competition in Paris, Tenn., and may go to the National finals at Springfield, Mass. National winners will have their names inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass. The Elks Club provides expenses for the trips to the state, regionals and nationals.
* UU hosts Rivers -- The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host "The Politics of the Goddess Culture" with Diana Rivers, sculptor, writer, feminist and co-founder of the Fayetteville Goddess Festival, who will speak about the Goddesses and the mpact of the culture on politics. Diana is a crone, a wise woman and a longtime leader in Northwest Arkansas who helped found the Ozark Women's Land Trust. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 17 Elk Street. For more information, call (479) 253-0929.
* Metafizzies to host Clare -- Melissa Clare will be the featured speaker at the Metaphysical Society meeting in Eureka Springs. Her topic will be "Oceanic Awareness, with Love from the Blue Whale." She will also introduce the wider subject of interspecies communication. There will be a guided visualization/meditation to bring us into the field of the dolphins and whales. Clare has written a book on this subject, titled, "With Love from the Dolphins & Whales." Meet Clare at 68 W. Mountain St. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. The event is open to the public.
* CCRTA to meet -- The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association will meet Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Berryville Intermediate School. For more information contact Joe Mills at 870-480-7924.
* Krazo umbrella decorating -- Krazo sponsored "Umbrella Decorating" sessions will take place at the New Delhi Café. The first of three Wednesdays will begin on Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Umbrellas and decorations supplied courtesy Krewe of Krazo. Come out and greet the 2013 Royal Court and King and Queen. Join in the joyful 2nd Line dancing on Main Street. Second call for floats who wish to enter the Feb. 2 Light and Sound Night Parade and the Feb. 9 daytime parade. Entry form at www.Parade.Ureeka.Org. Info at www.Krazo.Ureeka.Org, email Dan@Ureeka.Org, or call 479-981-9551.
* Quilters Guild monthly meetings -- Whether you're an experienced quilter or interested in learning a new art form, the Holiday Island Quilters' Guild cordially invites you to its monthly meetings at the Clubhouse in Room A, lower level at 1 Country Club Drive in Holiday Island. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. They start with an optional "sit and sew" at 10 a.m. and brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. The regular business meetings start at 1 p.m., and generally last a couple of hours or less. It's a time of sharing projects completed, celebrating birthdays, planning community service projects, special events, fund-raisers, and exchanging tips and ideas to improve quilting skills. The Jan. 17 meeting will include beginning a "block of the month" project. Plans are in the works for special classes conducted by well-known and respected quilt instructors, and lots of exciting ideas are being tossed around for the coming year. "Please come visit us; we think you'll find motivation for your creative interests and make new friends as well," say organizers. For more information, call 363-6442 or visit the website https://sites.google.com/site/holidayislandquiltguild/.
* Poetluck to host Friedman -- Writer-in-residence Ann Friedman will read at Poetluck on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. Ann will be working on "Death at the Gobelins," a mystery set in 17th-century Paris, during her residency. Her historical novel "The Painter's Widow" was one of 100 semi-finalists in the 2008 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Contest. Ann has worked as a museum professional for most of her career. For the last decade she has worked in development, specializing in government and foundation grants. She is currently Manager of Grants and Foundations at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo. Poetluck starts with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Colony, 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs. Everyone is welcome. Please join us and bring a dish to share.
* Ham Radio Club meeting -- On Thursday evening at 6:30 on Jan. 17 the Ham Radio Club will meet at the Mercy Clinic building, 211 Carter St., behind the Berryville Mercy Hospital. For more information contact email@example.com.
* Wildflowers Christian Ministry women and children's shelter fund -- Wildflowers Christian Chapel Women and Children Shelter Fund Goal is $444,000 dollars. To date the amount raised is $23,00 dollars. Please send donations to Wildflowers Ministry 6789 Hwy 62 West Eureka Springs AR 72632. Any amount will help us get this much needed Shelter opened.
* St. James community dinners -- St. James' Sunday night community suppers will continue every Sunday except Dec. 30 until the end of March, 2013. The suppers are held each Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 28 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs. Area restaurants will again provide the meals. Sponsoring restaurants include Chelsea's Pizza, Ermilio's, Garden Bistro, Grand Taverne, Local Flavor, New Delhi and Squid and Whale. St. James's suppers welcome anyone in the community. There is no charge for the meal. For details, call 479-253-8610.
* Alpena Historical Society -- The newly created Alpena Historical Society now meets every third Saturday of the month, at 10 a.m. at the Old Auman store in Alpena, which is now the courthouse, just off Main street. The public is invited to attend and share knowledge, memories, artifacts and ideas, after the agenda is dealt with. For more information call 870-437-2440. n Wildflowers Food Bank -- Wildflowers Food Bank is open every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are in need of food, bring your ID and come to the Food Bank. If you are out of food anytime, you can call us Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we will try to help you with enough food to get you to our Friday food bank time. Wildflowers low-cost Thrift Store is open every Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with our low cost Furniture Store. Note: We may be closed on Monday and Tuesday until after the first of the year. Call first at 479-363-6408. Or call Wildflowers Ministry at 479-253-5108.
* Elementary needs mentors -- Eureka Springs 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.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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, Mac®, 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.
* 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.