Announcements & Meetings

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Downtown Network to hold first meeting of year

The Eureka Springs Downtown Network will holds its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 9-10 a.m. at the annex of the Carnegie Library. Events discussed will include the fifth annual company picnic, upcoming enterpreneurial classes, the volunteer team and the new youth group. The meeting is open to the public. For details, email or call (479) 244-5074.

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 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

call 870-437-2440.

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. The Jan. 17 meeting will include beginning a "block of the month" project. For more information, call 363-6442 or visit the website

Library to host children's event

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Library will host a "Most Peculiar Game of Pictionary" on Friday, Jan. 20, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Kids in grades 5 - 12 will compete by drawing cards from our own, special deck of Peculiar Pictures. The event promises to be "weirder and wilder than any Pictionary game you've played before!" After school snacks provided. For details, call (479) 253-8754.

Krazo umbrella decorating

Krazo sponsored "Umbrella Decorating" sessions will take place at the New Delhi Café. The first of three Wednesdays began 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.

Trella Laughlin to speak at UU

Trella Laughlin, noted activist, documentary filmmaker, and award-winning producer of the long-running "Let the People Speak!" in Austin, Tex., will address the question "How Did A Nice Girl Like You End Up In A Place Like This?" on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk St. at 11 a.m. Or, as the presentation is subtitled, "What it takes to change from a white, middle-class Southern Presbyterian bigot into a raging radical lesbian." Discussion will follow.

Metafizzies to host Blackthorn

The Metaphysical Society in Eureka Springs will host Robert Blackthorn on January 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 68 West Mountain Street, in the Reading Room of the Christian Science edifice. Blackthorn will lead a forum on astrology, Atlantis, and spiritual technology. This evening will be less a lecture and more an open forum for those who feel a connection to Atlantis, those who are living here because of the quartz crystal grid, and those who would like to explore the possible connection through astrology. You are invited to print a chart of your own natal astrology to bring with you to the forum. This may be obtained free at

St. John's Auxiliary-Berryville announces 2013 scholarship program

SJAB is pleased to announce a scholarship application is now open for any graduating Carroll County high school student who plans to go into the field of medicine. This $1,000 scholarship will furnish $500 on proof of freshman registration and the remaining $500 balance to be paid at registration of second semester. Two scholarships are offered for 2013. All seniors in public or private school are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. High School counselors have been provided an application, or students may contact N. S. Stamps, SJAB Scholarship Committee, 386 C. R. 3082, Berryville, AR 72616 for an application. Applications and transcript copy must be completed and mailed with a postmark no later than noon, March 1, 2013.

Wildflowers Christian Ministry women and children's shelter fund

Wildflowers Christian Chapel Women and Children Shelter Fund Goal is $444,000. To date the amount raised is $23,000. 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 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.

Ongoing services/meetings

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.

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, 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.

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.


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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