Wednesday's Datebook

This article was published January 4, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Civic clubs

Scenic 7 Rotary Club will meet from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Charlie's Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, at Highway 7 north across from Hot Springs Village entrance. Menu service is available before starting at 11:30 a.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome, as well as business and community leaders along the Highway 7 corridor who wish to know more about Rotary membership. Call Diane Upchurch, 984-1475, for information.

Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today with a PER meeting at 6 p.m. Fried chicken will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $7 per person.

Support groups

Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and, 6 and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information.

Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Malvern Group Women will meet at 6 p.m. today at 211 W. 3rd St., Malvern, in the upstairs Chamber of Commerce Building. Doors open one hour before meeting. Call 501-467-5409 or 501-231-9518 for AA information, or 501-623-6328 for Hot Springs Intergroup.

Christians in Action is a fellowship of men and women who come together to share their experiences, strengths and hopes with one another, helping each other to overcome the traps of drugs, alcohol, meth or sexual addictions. Open discussion is held at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Worldwide Christian Outreach, 3835 Albert Pike. Call Garland Edwards, 760-7407 or 318-9245 (cell), for information.

Narcotics Anonymous, Square Peg, Round Hole, will meet at 8 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Last House on the Block, meets at 8 a.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave.

Apostolic Faith Tabernacle has an Alcohol, Chemical Treatment Series program from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays in its fellowship hall, 3217 Airport Road, Pearcy. ACTS classes help substance abusers by addressing three key areas -- physical, emotional and spiritual. Call Michael Bell, 501-627-2054, for information.

Unity Al-Anon Family Group, help for people whose lives have been affected by a loved ones drinking or drugs, meets from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Oaklawn United Methodist Church, 216 Higdon Ferry Road. Newcomers welcome. Call Ellen, 262-5831, for information and other meetings around the area.

Recovery Today Bible meeting to help with any habit will be held at 7 p.m. today at Hot Springs First Assembly of God, 3540 Central Ave. This is an open meeting, bring family and friends. Sorry, no child care. Those who want to help others recover are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Rockhouse, will meet at 7 p.m. today for an open discussion at Jessieville Fellowship Hall, 7415 N. Highway 7, four miles north of Hot Springs Village gate.

Sellers Street Al-Anon Family Group, 411 Sellers St., meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays downstairs. Help and support for friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Has your life been affected by someone else's choices? Call Geneva, 276-5299, or 501-844-6139 for information.

Single and Parenting, a biblical, Christ-centered educational/support group, will be at 5:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 2350 Central, Room 1010. Members learn tips and parenting wisdom that will help find rest, hope and encouragement. Child care provided.

Thrift stores

Jackson House Thrift Shop, 212 Jefferson, behind 705 Malvern Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Accepting donations of clean gently worn clothing, accessories, jewelry, good reusable household items, small appliances and furniture. All donations are tax-deductible. Call 623-6641 for information.

Jackson House Thrift Shop Too, 723 Albert Pike, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Accepting donations of clean gently worn clothing, accessories, jewelry, good reusable household items, small appliances and furniture. All donations are tax-deductible. Call 625-7467 for information and pickup.

Humane Society of Garland County Thrift Store, 2026 Central Ave., in the Freeman Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Stop in and shop in-store specials, with new arrivals, daily. Donations of gently worn, clean clothing and shoes, jewelry, purses, antiques, home decor, household items, books and furniture in good condition are accepted. All proceeds contribute to the care, veterinarian fees and shelter for dogs and cats at the kennel facilities at 1249 Ault Loop, Lonsdale. Donations of dog and cat food and other pet supplies may be dropped off at the store. Anyone interested in volunteering at the store may call 321-9604 for information.

Abilities Unlimited Thrift Store, 1819 Albert Pike, is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It has a selection of clothing for men, women, children and plus sizes; shoes, household items and furniture are available. Tax-deductible donations are accepted from 8:30-4 p.m. at the back door; or call 624-5757 for free pickup of donations.

Finders Keepers, 210 Woodbine, inside Hot Springs Senior Center, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sales benefit Meals on Wheels. Items for resale include home decor and household essentials, kitchen ware, bags and purses, jewelry and fashion accessories, greeting cards, and collectibles. No clothing. Donations are welcome. Call 624-0838 for information.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 109 Crescent St., has gently worn men's, women's and children's clothing, plus a selection of household items. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 623-1641 for tax deductible pickup of good, quality items.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 4409 Central Ave., next to Kroger, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It offers furniture, clothing and household items. Donations are appreciated. Call 525-5059 for information.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 4652 N. Highway 7, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Hot Springs Village, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Donations are appreciated.

Potter's Clay Thrift Shop, 1036 Malvern Ave., is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tax-deductible donations of good reusable clothing and furniture are accepted behind the shop from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 620-4405 for information.

Habitat ReStore, 350 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, and 3825 N. Highway 7, Hot Springs Village, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. All profits go to build houses. Donations of all household items, including appliances, furniture and building supplies, are accepted during store hours. Call 321-4241 or 624-3333 for large item pick-up.

Habitat ReStore, 2314 Airport Road, is open from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All profits go to build houses. Donations of all household items, including appliances, furniture and building supplies, are accepted during store hours. Call 767-4483 for information.

RPM Thrift Store, 815 Albert Pike, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Articles include household items, appliances, furniture, TVs, women's accessories, toys and more. Items donated are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Recovery Point Ministry.

Haven UMC Resale Shop, 645 Park Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Articles include household items, furniture, appliances, clothing and more. Donations are welcome. Call 620-3638 for information.

Helping Hands of Bismarck, 6804 Highway 7, is a community emergency assistance organization for those in the Bismarck School District which operates a thrift store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Donations are welcome. Call 501-865-2949 or email hhofbismarck@yahoo.com for information.

Safe Haven Shelter For Women and Children Thrift Shop, 3907 Central Ave., in South Park Shopping Center, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Items include clothing for women, men and children, and household goods. Donations are welcome.

United Methodist Thrift Store, 304 Albert Pike, is open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Saturday. The store stocks men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories, household items, fabric and books (in good condition). Clean, usable donations of clothes, housewares and small furniture are appreciated.

First Presbyterian Church Bargain Box, 213 Whittington Ave., is open from noon-3 p.m. Wednesdays. All proceeds support families and community charities in Garland County. Donations of good, clean usable items are accepted from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call 767-5844 for information.

Teen Challenge of Arkansas Vintage Mall, 1679 Highway 7 north, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 624-2446 or email storemanager@teenchallengear.org for information.

Stop Animal Cruelty Thrift Store, 123 Albert Pike, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. SAC is an all-volunteer organization striving to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals. It investigates reports of cruelty and neglect in Hot Spring and Garland counties. Donations of kitchen items, home decor, clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, collectibles and furniture in good condition are appreciated. Donations of dog and cat food or pet supplies may be left at the store. All donations are tax deductible. Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers are available to the public. Anyone wishing to volunteer or become a foster parent may call the hot line, 501-276-7570, for information.

Miscellaneous

Duplicate bridge will be held at 11 a.m. today at The Bridge House, 300 W. St. Louis St., for all bridge players with stratified scoring. Need a partner? Come early, one is onsite. Call 525-8780 or 262-9149 for information.

Poetry Night will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at Kollective Coffee Plus Tea, 110 Central Ave. No cover charge. The public is welcome. The featured poet takes stage at 7 p.m., with open mic readings before and after.

Hot Springs Carousel Readers' Theater entertains audiences with performances emphasizing humor and enthusiasm. The group is unique in that actors remain behind music stands, acting out characters using facial expressions, voice and gestures. There is limited memorization since actors have scripts in front of them. People of all ages interested in theatrical study and performance are welcome to attend meetings from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at Garland County Library. Appearances are free, however, donations are welcome to cover expenses. Members are interested in appearing for fundraising events. Interested persons may call Karen Irwin, 538-8701, or Sharon Bueg, 760-2638.

Christian Singles is a group of mature, nondenominational adults who meet at 6 p.m. Fridays at a different restaurant for food and fellowship. This week it will meet at Rod's Pizza Cellar, 3350 Central Ave. Call Susie, 545-7933 for information.

Village Card Club meets at 9 a.m., 0-500; 1 p.m., 0-1,000; and 7 p.m., Better Bridgers at Casa de Carta at the Woodland, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village. All bridge players are welcome. Call 915-9296 for information.

Course in Miracles study group will meet from 3-5 p.m. today at Garland County Library. Everyone from beginners to advanced students are welcome. Call the Rev. John Vise, 276-6984, for information.

The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2765 Malvern Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The public is welcome to work and/or get help on their family genealogy. Call 262-2782 for information.

Intermediate Tai Chi classes for are held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Hot Springs Center, 210 Woodbine. Call Oaklawn Center on Aging, 623-0020, for information.

Water workout and aerobics, and Aqua Arthritis classes are held at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water aerobics is at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and water workout at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Aqua Arthritis classes follow the guidelines of the Arthritis Foundation's water exercise program and is held at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Water exercise is a low impact way to for a workout. Call 623-9922 for information.

Village A-Team will dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today at the Coronado Center, Room 6. Dress is casual. Any square dancer who dances advance is welcome. Call Dave Towry, 915-0069, for information.

Diamond Lakes Chess Club meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at West Shores Retirement Community, 2607 Albert Pike Road. Chess players of all ages and levels are welcome to come learn to play a better game. Call Peter Emig, 870-677-9244, for information.

Garland County/Hot Springs TEA Party meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 4334 Central Ave., for lunch and fellowship. There are informational updates concerning the Hot Springs, Garland County and Arkansas, followed by a guest speaker educating about topics of political interest. All are welcome.

Progressive Democrats meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Coffee Love coffee shop, 4832 Central Ave. Suite B.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) food pantry, 1806 Central Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. A photo ID is required. Call the church at 623-3389 for information.

Extension Get Fit, formerly Strong Women and Strong Men, meets from 9-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday at Hot Springs Baptist Church. Strength and core training is offered Tuesday and Thursday, and circuit and aerobic training Monday and Wednesday. Prevent bone loss, increase balance and strength. Cost is $12 per year. Call Melba Haynes, 501-538-4124, or Julia Lamb, 501-276-2983.

Hot Springs Council of Garden Clubs will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Garland County Library. Please have someone from each club represented. Call Robert Schappek, 915-9423, for information.

Libertarian Party of Garland County and Libertarian Club of Hot Springs Village will meet at El Padrino's restaurant, 1607 Albert Pike Road, at 5 p.m. Thursday for dinner. Nonmembers are welcome.

Busy Bees Extension Homemaker Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the EHC office, 236 Woodbine.

Ouachita Mountain Hikers will hike 8 miles on Rich Mountain on Thursday. This is rated as moderate in difficulty. The club will hike 5 miles on Hot Springs Mountain on Saturday. This hike is rated as moderate in difficulty. Email hikersnews@gmail.com for information.

Society on 01/04/2017

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