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.
Oct. 15, 22, 29
The Carroll County Citizen Corps Council that oversees the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Neighborhood Watch programs will be conducting a CERT class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings in October at the Berryville Fire Department. The remaining classes will be held on Oct. 15, 22 and 29. There will be a disaster drill from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Berryville Fire Department. The class is offered to county residents to help them become more prepared to meet the stress of a disaster. Topics covered in the class are Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Psychology, Light Fire Suppression, Simple Search and Rescue and Medical Preparedness. To sign up for the class or for more information, contact Suellyn Fry at 870-545-3317. Leave a message if there is no answer.
Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6
Master Gardener training
Carroll County Master Gardener training will be held through Nov. 6.
Learn from the experts on topics such as plant diseases, vegetable gardening, home orchards, annuals and perennials, pest control, landscaping, lawn care, composting and pruning. After the course you will be a part of an organization of garden enthusiasts committed to beautifying the community and staying current on the latest gardening trends. The remaining classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 at the Carroll Electric Community Room in Berryville. Contact the Carroll County Extension office or a local Master Gardener member for an application. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Sept. 17. The cost for the training is $85 and lunch will be provided.
Learning to Read the Bones
Are you a fan of the TV show Bones or the author Kathy Reichs? Do you watch too many Forensic Files? Come to learn the scientific techniques for identifying human skeletal remains in this introduction to forensic anthropology with Dr. Alissa Bandy at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library Annex Meeting Room. For more information about this free program, call 253-8754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodmen of the World
Susan Young, outreach coordinator at Shiloh Museum of the Ozarks in Springdale, will present a free program on “Woodmen of the World” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the historic Eureka Springs Cemetery on Highway 62 East. Gloria Stevens, sexton at the Eureka Springs Cemetery, will lead a walking tour to see the Woodmen of the World gravemarkers. There are 27 Woodmen of the World grave markers in the cemetery. The event is open to the public.
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs presents writer Ann Kathryn Kelly as the featured reader at October's Poetluck, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and readings begin at 7:15 p.m. Local writers are invited to read after the featured writers. The event is free and all are welcome.
Everyone is invited to join a nondenominational prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Faith Christian Family Church, 157 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs. There will be prayer for our area and the nation. For more information call Bob Perkins at 479-981-4229.
Oct. 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
Voices from Eureka's Silent City
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host the 11th annual Voices from Eureka's Silent City living history walking tour at Eureka Springs Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 18, Saturday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. The one-hour guided walking tours begin at 5:30 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from the parking lot. The last tour leaves the parking lot at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the historical museum at 95 S. Main St., all Cornerstone Bank locations and the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may be purchased at the parking lot on the performance dates. There are no reserved tickets.
The State Line Vintage Market and Craft Show, sponsored by Full Faith Ministries, will be held Oct. 17-19 at 7090 Highway 23 North, three miles past Holiday Island. A few vendor spaces are still available. For more information, contact David at 479-244-5010.
Head Community Chili Cook-Off
The Annual Head Community Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. Music provided by Bill and Bernita Perdum will begin at 4 p.m. and food will be served at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite pot of chili to enter or just bring your appetite for a great cause. All proceeds go toward the continued Head School House restoration. For more details, call 870-480-2429.
HI Rural Fire Department membership meeting
The Holiday Island Rural Fire Department will hold its annual membership meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. All paid rural members are invited to an open house at Fire Station No. 2 at 21 Parkcliff Drive in The Park at Holiday Island.
Gospel Concert at First Christian Church
The Missourians Southern Gospel Singers will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the First Christian Church, 763 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs.
The Oct. 21 meeting of the Eureka Springs Metaphysical Society (Metafizzies) will feature a talk on Buddhist meditation by author and meditation teacher Leigh Brasington. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Heart of Many Ways, 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs. All are welcome.
Hospice Volunteer Training
Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, will host a volunteer training session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Arkansas Hospice office at 804 W. Freeman Ave., Suite 4 in Berryville, for anyone wishing to become a certified hospice volunteer. Discussion topics will include the history and philosophy of hospice, concepts of death and dying, the role of the volunteer, spirituality, communication skills and handling bereavement. After completing the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Training Program, certified volunteers are eligible for assignments to hospice patients or families. Other volunteer opportunities include helping with office work and special events and specialized volunteering in other areas, such as sewing and pet therapy. All volunteers must pass a background check and driving record check and provide evidence of a current driver’s license and automobile insurance. A tuberculosis skin test and a flu shot are also required if volunteering involves direct contact with patients. For more information or to register for the session, contact volunteer coordinator Deanna Capon at 870-480-8044 by Oct. 23.
Cattle production records workshop
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Research and Extension service will present a cattle production records workshop for Carroll, Boone, Newton and Searcy counties from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Boone County Farm Bureau building at 110 W. Industrial Park Road in Harrison. Participants will learn to maintain records with spreadsheets. The class is limited to 16 individuals and food will be provided. To reserve a spot, call the Carroll County Extension office at 870-423-2958.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will host its 24th annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The kid-friendly Halloween event is the public's one chance to view the refuge's big cat residents after dark. Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear their favorite costume to compete in the costume contest. There will be a special hayride guided tour during a time when the animals are feeling extra engaged and active. Special ticket purchases are not required; if guests visit the refuge during the day, they can use their admission ticket to return for the night's festivities. For a list of ticket prices, visit www.tcwr.org/visit.
Gravestone Preservation Workshop
Register now for a free, hands-on workshop about cleaning and restoring old and new cemetery monuments. This event is hosted by the Arkansas Historic and Preservation Society and the Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society. The hands-on, free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Carrollton Cemetery in Carrollton, which is located just off the intersection of U.S Highway 412 and County Road 9122. There is also a free lecture at the Yell Lodge next to the Carrollton Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 25, which requires no registration. The lecture by John Appell of Atlas Preservation Inc. in Southington, Conn., will start at 6 p.m. Friday. Appell will speak about historic gravestone architecture and maintenance issues in America. His lecture will touch on gravestone materials, basic repairs and symbolism found on historic gravestones. Contact Holly Hope at email@example.com or call 501-324-9148 in order to register for the hands-on workshop on Saturday.
A free community concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, will feature three musicians who have recently moved to Eureka Springs. They are Tim Hillwood, Rebecca Hazlitt and Joshua Irwin, performing together for the first time. The concert will be held at 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs.
Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka Springs will hold Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the church sanctuary at 209 Spring St. Each fall, First Presbyterian holds this powerful historic service, a remembrance of Presbyterianism's Scottish roots through special music and a bagpipe procession and tartans display. The public is invited to attend.
Monday Mystery Adult Writing Club Kick-Off
Find out more about this new writing club for adults at the Berryville Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Call 870-423-2323 for more information.
Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs at 195 Huntsville Road will have its annual Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. All little ghosts and goblins are welcome to enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn and candy.
IPFD Chili Cook-off
The Inspiration Point Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at IP Station 1, 31 Ozark Automotive Road — six miles west of Eureka Springs on Highway 62. Please join in supporting the firefighters and first responders. Watch the judging and enjoy some music beginning at 5 p.m. After winners are announced, choose your meal: a bowl of chili with cornbread, chili dog or Frito pie with the fixin’s, all served with iced tea and dessert for $10. You can also peruse and bid on many Silent Auction items donated by local businesses and restaurants. Funds raised from the event will go to the IPFD Auxiliary. This group was formed four years ago with the sole purpose of supporting the Inspiration Point Fire Department and helping to buy needed equipment.
Good Shepherd Humane Society will host the Bonejour Gala from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Crescent Hotel. The event will feature a boutique, silent auction, raffles, light fare and a cash bar. Music will be provided by Kyle Nachtigal. Tickets are $30 in advance at www.reserveeureka.com or $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Humane Society.
Fall Performance Series
Five and Dime Drama Collective will present six world-premiere micro plays on Nov. 8-10 at Center Stage in Eureka Springs as part of the fall production called "Shift." For tickets, visit http://fiveanddimedramacollective.org.
Christmas Gifts Galore
The Carroll County EHC Country Chicks have a limited number of booths available for their fifth annual Christmas Gifts Galore gift and craft show, to be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Check out the group’s Facebook page or contact Sheila Whiteley at the Carroll County Extension Office, 870-423-2958, for more information.
The Celebration Choir of Eureka Springs is holding rehearsals for The Nine Lessons at the First United Methodist Church on Highway 23 South in Eureka Springs. There is no cost to join the new community choir. The choir will rehearse every Thursday at the church. For more information, contact Sharon Parker at 479-981-0870.
Are you ready to take your Amateur Radio License Test?Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club can help. The club is available to give Technician, General, or Amateur Extra class tests. Tests are conducted at noon on the second Saturday of each month in the “Day Room” at Mercy Hospital, 214 Carter St. in Berryville. Enter the hospital through the emergency room entrance. There will be signs posted directing you to the testing room. You must have a reservation, and you must a current valid Amateur Radio License or have an FCC Registration Number (FRN). To make a reservation for testing contact Terry Dean at 870-350-0385 or firstname.lastname@example.org no less than seven days before the second Saturday of the month. The test fee is $15.
The Nebraska Club offers Nebraska transplants an opportunity to meet other Nebraskans in the area for potluck meals, game-watching parties and socializing. The date for meetings is to be determined. For more information, call Fred at 479-253-6656
Peace Education Program Workshops are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Eureka Springs Library Meeting Room, 192b Spring St. The workshops are independent of the library. There is a new theme each week. Locals and visitors are welcome. Minors 13 or over must be accompanied by their legal guardian. Upcoming themes are Choice on Oct. 16, Hope on Oct. 23 and Contentment on Oct. 30.
Caregivers in the area are invited to join a Caregivers Support Group led by Brandi Schneider, LMSW of the UAMS/Schmieding Center, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month in the church library of the First United Methodist Church at 195 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs. Join other caregivers to gain information, share ideas, problem-solve and support each other. Respite Care is available but call 479-253-1583 before attending. For more information, call the church office at 479-253-8987.
The Carroll County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. every third Thursday at the Carroll Electric Community Room. The Carroll County Republican Women will meet before the committee meetings at 6 p.m.
The Carnegie Public Library hosts group discussions of the book “Becoming” by Michelle Obama at 4 p.m. Thursdays. It is not necessary to have a copy of the book, but it may be helpful. The program is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 479-253-8754 or visit Info@EurekaLibrary.org.
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.
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Library hosts a weekly Song and Story Time for toddlers and preschool children and their caregivers at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at 194 Spring St.
The Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS) holds its monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the shelter’s meet-and-greet room. All are welcome.
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Berryville Community Center meeting room.
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.
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.
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 at 479-981-0624.
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.
Brews Pub in Eureka Springs hosts a free open mic night the first Wednesday of every month. Writers, musicians and other performers are welcome. A writing exercise begins at 6:15 p.m. for anyone interested, and the open mic starts at 7 p.m. Brews is located at 2 Pine St. across from the post office in Eureka Springs. For more information, visit “Brews Open Mic: The Eureka Human Experience” on Facebook.
The Open Air Meditation Sanctuary (OMS) offers donation-based yoga classes every Saturday. The OMS is a project for the Center for Soulful Living, which is a nonprofit organization.
The American Legion Auxiliary No. 36 of Holiday Island meets at 10 a.m. every third Monday at the Holiday Island Country Club. All ladies who are immediate relatives of veterans are eligible to join.
The Holiday Island Quilters Guild meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holiday Island Clubhouse at 1 Country Club. For more information, call Suzanne at 479-363-6416.
The Carroll County branch of the Ozark Off Road Cyclists club will host training rides at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Leatherwood. The Carroll County branch meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Sparky’s restaurant in Eureka Springs. Everyone is welcome.
Women in Carroll County are invited to attend a weekly Bible Class and Fellowship from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday at First Christian Church at 763 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs.
The Centering Prayer Group will meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Mavis.Cannia@outlook.com.
New Day Fellowship will host a prayer night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 440 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this quiet time and meet with God for prayer and meditation.
Single Parent Support Group will be held Wednesday nights at Eureka Springs First Assembly at 350 Frontage Road beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Kids eat free, and adults eat for $2. The free single-parent support group will begin at 6:30 p.m. A kids group for ages up to 12 and a youth group for ages 13 to 18 will also be held at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Andrea or Judy at 479-253-8909.
A Bible study from the Melchisedec Perspective will be held at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday at Penn Memorial Church at 100 Spring St. For more information, contact Pete Ross at 479-244-6880.
Faith Bible Church at 3 Park Cliff Drive in Holiday Island will host worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Bible studies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
First Southern Baptist Church of Holiday Island will host a family movie and game night at 6 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Call 479-253-6711 for more information.
Rabbi Rob Lennick will hold Shabbat Services the first and third Friday of each month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs. For more information, call 479-633-9221 or email email@example.com.
Christians are invited to join in prayer from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in the lower level of the First Baptist Church, located at 100 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. For more information, call 479-253-8925.
First Southern Baptist Church of Holiday Island at 6 Dove Circle will hold Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. led by Pastor Terry Lynch. For more information, call 417-894-6258 or 731-377-7764.
Holiday Island Baptist Church at 14 State Line Drive holds Sunday and Wednesday services. Sunday services begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by the morning service at 10 am. and an evening service at 4 p.m. Wednesday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m.
UU Church hosts a weekly meditation from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at 17 Elk St. The meditation will feature silent meditation and video teachings from spiritual traditions and teachers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka Springs First United Methodist Church’s “Walking in the Spirit” exercise group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday to do a faith-based approach to staying fit with a program for every fitness level. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Call 479-253-8987 for more information.
Eureka Springs First United Methodist Church’s Grief Group for widows and widowers meets at noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the church library. Anyone who has lost a spouse or partner is welcome.
Eureka Springs First United Methodist Church hosts a Parents’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month. The program is for children from ages 2 to 12 and offers games, crafts, singing and dinner while parents get a night off. It is free and staffed by loving trained people. For more information, call 479-253-8987.
A Universal Interfaith Worship Service will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. every Sunday at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. in the downstairs meeting room to celebrate the world religions with candle lighting, readings, music and prayer. All are welcome.
The Eureka Springs Coffee Pot AA Group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. on Sunday, 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 p.m. on Friday. Call 479-253-7956 or visit NWArkAA.org for more information.
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.
The Holiday Island Garden Club meets 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.
The Eureka Springs Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays in the Crystal Dining Room of the 1886 Crescent Hotel. For more information contact EurekaSprgsRotary@gmail.com.
The Eureka Springs American Legion Post 9 meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The post home is located at the junction of Highway 23 and Highway 187 north of Eureka Springs. All veterans are invited to attend.
Weekly meditation practice: All are invited to join a group meeting every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for meditation (30 minutes), tea and audio/video/online teachings from leading spiritual teachers. Meetings are held at 17 Elk St. (the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) in Eureka Springs. For more information, call Sandy Pope at 479-253-6181.
The Carroll County Airport has 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.