CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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.
Indivisible Writers Brigade
Come learn how to write letters on issues you care about with the Indivisible Writers Brigade on Tuesday, April 19. The group will meet at Brew’s to write letters to the legislature and letters to the editor. There will be current information on issues and bills up for vote in the legislature on state and national levels. For more information, call 479-244-0123.
Creation Station: Maker Challenge
Reduce, reuse, recycle- whose creation can use resources most wisely? Come design and create at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The program is for ages six and up. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
April 18 and 19
Easter Bake Sale
The Friends of the Berryville Library will have an Easter Bake Sale on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, at the library at 104 Spring St. There will be one-of-a-kind Easter baskets, homemade treats and baked goods for people and pets.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center invites all Carroll County law enforcement officers to a free breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 19. There will be biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage patties, sausage links, bacon, grits, breakfast potatoes, orange juice, milk and coffee. Everyone is welcome to join the breakfast thanking local law enforcement. The price for non-law enforcement is $4.50 for those under 60. For those 60 and over, a donation of $2.50 is suggested.
All-Screens Game Night
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will host an after-hours tween and teen All-Screens Game Night at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19. Game stations will be set up for Minecraft, Guitar Hero and more. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
April 19 through 28
The Heart of Many Ways will host an Earth Celebration from Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 28, at 68 Mountain St. The celebration will feature examinations of nature in art, spiritual connections with animals and interfaith worship services. For more information, visit HeartofManyWaysOrg.wixsite.com/website.
Take and Make Adult Craft Program
Make a colorful planter at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. on Monday, April 22. A craft pack with all the supplies needed to complete this month’s project will be available until gone. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Tween Book Club
The Tween Book Club of the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, to discuss “Smile” by Raina Telgemeier. Snacks and activities will follow the book discussion. All participants get a free copy of the book. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Lego Club Challenge Day
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will host a Lego Club meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Easter Carroll County Ambulance District
The Easter Carroll County Ambulance District will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the conference room of the Medical Arts Building at 211 Carter St. in Berryville. They will be signing a contract to add an additional ambulance in the area, and there will be further discussion on first responders in the community currently uncovered at this time.
Book Nuts Reading Club
This special reading club for first graders through third graders will meet at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. There will be a read-along, snack, craft and free books. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Teen Only Vortex
Teens can make their own tissue paper art creations at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Teen Only Movie at the Library
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will show “Clue” for teens only after hours at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26. There will be free food, fun and door prizes. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
April 26 and 27
Carving in the Ozarks
The Eureka Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host Carving in the Ozarks on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 4028 E. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. This year, over 20 carvers will travel from across the country to participate in this competition event. This event is free to the public, who can observe professional carvers create masterpieces from logs using chainsaws and various power tools. Carvers will be creating all day on both days from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The department invites everyone to enjoy the festivities and participate in the live auction at 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit EurekaSpringsFire.org.
Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert
The Ozarks Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Eureka Springs Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door, and children and students attend for free. This year’s program will feature choral music that encompasses a wide range of time periods and genres. Two of the pieces to be performed are from local composer Ellen Foncannon Stephenson, who accompanies the Chorale. Artistic director Beth Withey is in her ninth year as conductor and continues to bring out the best in the Chorale members.
Soulful Sunday Brunch and Silent Auction
The Purple Flower will hold Soulful Sunday Brunch and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Shaun Munday will perform music. Tickets are $25 in advance at ThePurpleFlower.org or $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Purple Flower, a domestic violence resource and support center.
Smith Family Reunion
The Smith Family Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Hoodie school house. There will be a potluck supper at 1 p.m., and music will follow. Everyone is invited to attend, whether you’re a Smith or not.
May 3 and 5
HI Singers Concert
Come join the Holiday Island Singers in their spring concert, ‘America, I Give My Thanks to You,’ to honor all the men and women in the military at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Holiday Island Clubhouse Ballroom. If you have anyone in your family who has served in the military, please bring them to be honored.
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 www.euuf.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 CCCattlemen@gmail.com.
Knitting and Crochet Club meets second and fourth Mondays
The Knitting and Crochet Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Green Forest Library at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 Info@EurekaLibrary.org.
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.’
The Heart of Many Ways will host an Open Sanctuary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday for silent prayer and meditation. All are welcome.
Invocation and Earth Prayer Circle
An Invocation and Earth Prayer Circle will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. All are welcome.
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 SarahG@arkansas.net 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.
Coloring at the library
The Green Forest Library offers free coloring pages for adults and children to color and then hang in the gallery every Wednesday at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
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 danawestrd.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group meets on Thursdays
The Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group will meet each Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain Street for 30 minutes of meditation followed by reading and discussion.
Sufi Esoteric Class
Don Kitz will lead a Sufi Esoteric Class at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. All are welcome.
Exploring Sufism Class
Melissa Clare will lead an Exploring Sufism class at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. All are welcome.
Classic kids movies
The Green Forest Library will show classic kids movies at 10 a.m. Fridays at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
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.
The Synagogue of Northwest Arkansas will hold services at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. All are welcome.
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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