Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Regular, ongoing meetings are listed in the section below specific date events, and that section is updated frequently. Many ongoing meetings have special speakers/events; be sure to check that section.

June 1
Kings River Cleanup
The Kings River Watershed Partnership will hold its annual Carroll County Kings River Cleanup on Saturday, June 1. If you would like to volunteer, meet at the Grandview bridge at 8 a.m. sharp. Bring your boat and a sack lunch. Following the cleanup, there will be a cookout, door prizes, live music and a kayak raffle. For more information, call 870-654-4134 or visit and click the river cleanup page.

June 4
HI Art Guild
The Holiday Island Art Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, in Room A of the Holiday Island Clubhouse. Mariellen Griffith will be presenting slides of her images from regular outings with the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs. Afterwards, members of the group will offer tips on painting outdoors and will also share the equipment that is needed to do so. Those who desire may bring a sketchbook and pencils and draw from the deck of the Clubhouse to experience drawing en plein air.

June 6
Dog Days of Summer
The third annual Dog Days of Summer will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Eureka Springs Farmers Market at 44 Kingshighway. Bring your dog, have some fun, visit adoptable dogs, win prizes and enter dog contests. There will be amazing raffle prizes available, and all money goes to local animal shelters.

June 8
Amateur Radio Club
The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet at noon Saturday, June 8, at the Eureka Springs Pizza Hut. The club meets the second Saturday of the month. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome. For more information, visit

June 13
Autism Caregiver Support Group
The Autism Caregiver Support Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in Eureka Springs. Share with other caregivers of autistic teens and adults, find emotional support, learn about neurodiversity and the spectrum and get involved. For more information, contact Kate Cooper 479-253-9397, email or join the Facebook group.

June 29
Patriotic Chorus
A Patriotic Chorus is being formed to prove music for two upcoming events hosted by the American Legion Walker-Wilson Post No. 9 of Eureka Springs. The chorus will perform at the Post’s 100th Birthday during their Centennial Celebration on Saturday, June 29. All are invited to sing for one or both events. Rehearsals are from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center at 232 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs. Chorus directors are Sharon Parker and Benjamin Winn, and Cathrin Yoder will be the accompanist.

Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets Sundays
Meetings are at 11 a.m. at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. Refreshments follow, and childcare is provided. Call 479-304-6187 or visit for more information.

Offroad Cyclist Club every Sunday
The Carroll County Branch of the Ozark Offroad Cyclist club will host training rides at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Leatherwood.

Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club every Monday
The Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Holiday Island Clubhouse. For more information call Jean or Clarence at 479-253-2627.

Holiday Island Hikers every Monday
The Holiday Island Hikers hike every Monday, rain or shine at locations near and far. Hikes are rated for difficulty. Those hiking are encouraged to dress in layers and bring a hiking stick, water and insect repellent. Lunch is usually eaten out. Hikes vary in length, departure time and location. Contact Dan Kees at 660-287-2082 or for more information.

Metafizzies every Monday
The Eureka Springs Metaphysical Society meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Christian Science Church reading room (lower level) at 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs. The groups hosts a variety of speakers, films and discussions. All are welcome.

American Legion Post 9 meets first Mondays
The Eureka Springs American Legion Post #9 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 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.

Carroll County Cattlemen meet fourth Mondays
The Carroll County Cattlemen would like to invite everyone to their monthly meetings held at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Cattlemen Building at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Berryville. For more information, please email

Carroll County Cruisers
Carroll County Cruisers and Collectables meets the last Monday of every month at various locations. Show and Shine Cruise-ins will be held the last Friday of the month during the spring and summer months on the Berryville Square. For more information call 870-423-7928.

Al-Anon in Eureka Springs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Al-Anon Family Group meetings (coffee served) are held at 103 Stadium Road on Sundays at 11:30 a.m., Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Chris at 512-925-5151. Anyone dealing with or recovering from alcoholism – themselves or family members – is invited to attend.

Free GED Classes Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Free GED classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobcat Plaza. There will also be evening classes in Berryville on Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. These classes will prepare you with individualized study and tutoring to take the GED test. The morning classes are open to 16- and 17-year-olds who meet educational requirements. For further information, call the Carroll County Center at 870-423-4455.

Holiday Island Ladies' Fellowship meets third Mondays
The Holiday Island Community Church Ladies Fellowship meets every third Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the church fellowship hall at 188 Stateline Drive. They have different programs and speakers each time.

TOPS meets every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group, will meet 4 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church of Berryville on Highway 62. National yearly dues are $32, which includes a national magazine and $3 local chapter dues. For more information, contact Jean Vance at 870-350-6888 or Delphia Smith at 870-423-2492.

Meditation every Monday
Teaching for 30 minutes on Mondays starting at 5 p.m. at 5800 County Road 302 in Eureka Springs. The focus will be on Shamatha and Tonglen meditations. These two practices will alternate every week, with coffee and tea after. Call Alece at 479-244-6841 or Gary at 479-244-6840 for more information.

American Legion Auxiliary #36 to meet every third Monday
The American Legion Auxiliary #36 of Holiday Island will meet at 10 a.m. every third Monday at the Holiday Island Country Club. All ladies who are immediate relatives of veterans are eligible to come.

Journeys Grief Recovery on Tuesdays
Journeys Grief Recovery support group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the 1908 Gathering Place at 108 Springfield in Berryville. This support group is free of charge and sponsored by Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. For more information, call 870-505-6775.

Toddler Time Tuesdays
The Green Forest Library will host Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in May at 206 East Main Street. There will be story time, songs, crafts and snacks for children not yet in school. For more information call 870-438-6700.

Farewell 4-H second Tuesdays
Farewell 4-H is an old 4-H club that has had many generations go through already.  Farewell 4-H resumed meetings in October 2013.  They meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Head School House at 6 p.m. and always have a potluck supper. We have over 30 young members and parent volunteers. The club is for anyone who is eager to learn about the country, or old-fashioned, way of life that seems to be fading.

HI Photography Guild meets fourth Tuesdays
The Guild meets at 3 p.m. in Room A, lower level, of the Clubhouse at 1 Country Club Drive in Holiday Island. Speakers and field trips. For more information on the guild, email

Coffee Break Women’s Meeting every Tuesday
The Coffee Break Women’s Meeting Al-Anon group meets at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Faith Christian Family Church at 157 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs.

Eureka Springs Hospital Guild meets every first Tuesday
Eureka Springs Hospital Guild meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the hospital cafeteria. For more information call Mary Lou at 479-253-9398.

Eureka Springs Farmers Market
The Eureka Springs Farmers Market will be open from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village. There are fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods, soaps, jellies and seasonal items like wreaths and crafts.

Book Discussion
The Carnegie Public Library will be hosting group discussions of the book ‘The Oder of Time’ by Carlo Rovelli from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The group, facilitated by Gary Milczarek, will listen to a portion of the audiobook and discuss the ideas presented. It is not necessary to have a copy of the book, but it may be helpful. The program is free and open anyone who is interested. For more information, contact the library at 479-253-8754 or visit

Peace Education Program
Jon Haydn will present Peace Education Program videos at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library’s meeting room from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and ending on Wednesday, March 13. All are welcome. Minors 13 and above must be accompanied by their legal guardian. The topic on Jan. 30 will be ‘Self-Awareness.’

Parkinson’s Support Group meets on first Wednesdays
A support group for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers is held at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at ECHO Community Room. For more information email Sally at or call 479-981-1587.

Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Berryville Community Center meeting room.

Freeman Heights Baptist Church hosts AWANA Wednesdays
Freeman Heights Baptist Church, located on 522 W. Freeman Ave., hosts AWANA at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The group welcomes children from pre-school to sixth grade, offering lessons, activities and games, as well as a meal from 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Van pickup is available. For more information, call 870-423-2509.

Holiday Island Garden Club meets every third Wednesday
Holiday Island Garden Club will meet the third Wednesday of each month excluding July, August and December. Membership costs $12. Contact BJ Dennis at 402-326-3326, Tara Lawson at 479-244-0679 or Cathie Drake at 479-253-2377 for more information.

Eureka! Quilters Guild meets second Wednesday
Eureka! Quilters Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Lone Star Bible Church located five miles south of Eureka Springs on Highway 23. A business meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a sign-up luncheon. A quilting program follows lunch.

Carroll County Riders meet second Wednesday
The Carroll County Riders meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe in Eureka Springs.

GSHS board meets every fourth Wednesday
The Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS) holds monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at LeStick Nouveau Restaurant at 63 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. All are welcome.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group for Caregivers third Wednesdays
Mercy Hospital’s geriatric mental health program Senior Life Solutions, in conjunction with the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, is sponsoring and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group for Caregivers from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month at the Senior Life Solutions Department in Mercy Hospital in Berryville. Caregivers are welcome to share experiences and to receive comfort and resources. This meeting is free of charge. For more information, call Senior Life Solutions at 870-423-5299 or Anita Spearman at 479-981-0626.

Diabetes and Weight Management Support Group
A Diabetes and Weight Management Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month from January to October at Abundant Health Wellness Center at 240 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs. For more information, call 479-325-9749 or visit

Carroll County Republicans every third Thursday
The Carroll County Republicans meet the third Thursday of the month at the Carroll Electric Community Room. The women meet at 6 p.m., and the general meeting is at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served, and everyone is welcome. For any questions, call Sharon at 870-715-0178.

Veterans’ Meeting on Thursdays
All veterans are invited to attend a new weekly Veteran’s Meeting in Green Forest at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the American Legion Hall right off the square in Green Forest. Veterans are asked to park in the back and use the back entrance to the building.

Senior Yoga Class on Thursdays
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is offering yoga classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday. The class was developed with seniors in mind, and beginners are welcome. The class is free for seniors over the age of 60. For more information, call the senior center at 870-423-3265.

Berryville Alcoholics Anonymous
Berryville’s Alcoholics Anonymous chapter meets at 7 p.m. each Thursday and 6 p.m. each Sunday at the Community of Christ Church at 501 Orchard Drive, across the street from Berryville Mercy Hospital. The meetings take place in the basement next to the lower parking lot of the church. There will be coffee, and all are welcome to attend. For more information call Deb at 479-304-9651.

Friends of the Berryville Library is second Thursdays
Berryville Public Library meets on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to discuss library events and to brainstorm fundraising ideas. Interested individuals do not need to have a library card. Membership is open to the community at large. For more information, contact the library at 870-423-2323.

Eureka Springs Lego Club meets Thursdays
The Lego Club meets every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. The activity is free and snacks will be provided. It is intended for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact the library at 479-253-8754 or

HI Quilt Guild meets third Thursdays
The Holiday Island Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. for a sewing workshop and at 1 p.m. for a membership meeting in the Holiday Island Clubhouse, Room A, lower level, at 2 Country Club Drive. Everyone is invited.

Poetluck is third Thursdays
Poetluck takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark. Everyone is welcome and read their work for up to 4 minutes, after which Colony writers share their works.

Eureka Springs Rotary Club meets on Thursdays
The Eureka Springs Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays in the Crystal Dining Room of the 1886 Crescent Hotel. A salad bar and buffet lunch are available. For more information contact

Eureka Springs Garden Club
The Eureka Springs Garden Club meets the fourth Friday of each month at various locations. Everyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. For more information call Annie 479-981-0624.

Holiday Island Farmers Market
The Holiday Island Farmers Market will be held in Veteran’s Park from 4 p.m. to dark on Fridays. There will be live music, produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

Senior art class every Friday
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center will host an art class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays at 202 West Madison Avenue in Berryville.

Alpena Historical Society is third Saturdays
The Alpena Historical Society 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.

Berryville VFW meets every second Saturday
Berryville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter meets at 2 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at 109 Bunch Springs Road. For more information contact Monty Tidyman at 870-423-4263.

2nd Saturdays Music
2nd Saturdays Eureka Springs will be held on the second Saturday of each month through November at 2006 CR 266 in Eureka Springs. Each time, music will start around 5:30 p.m. and last until around 10 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their own lawn chairs, ice chests with their own beverages and a food item to share. Each month’s potluck supper will have a theme, and certain foods will be provided. The event is free of charge, but there will be a donation box to help cover the costs of musicians and supplies.

Breakfast at Carroll County Airport Fly-In, Drive-In every third Saturday
The Carroll County Airport will have breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Airport Fly-In, Drive-In every third Saturday of the month. Guests can see any number of aircraft and talk airplanes with the pilots and locals while dining on scrambled eggs, flapjacks, sausage, orange juice and all the fixings. For more information call 870-423-8393.

Berryville Farmers Market open Saturdays
The Berryville Farmers Market is open 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Berryville Square.The farmers market has several new items this year, including cut flowers.

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