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November 17, 2018

Thursday Datebook

This article was published November 8, 2018 at 3:00 a.m.

Civic clubs

Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422.

Walnut Ridge Masonic Lodge 390, F&AM, will have a stated meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Lodge Hall, Royal, for regular order of business. All Masons are welcome.

Support groups

Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. 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 today, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at which there are two meetings, at 411 Sellers St.; Lake Catherine Group at 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes Baptist Church, 3899 Highway 290; and Rule 62 at 10 a.m. in the basement at 411 Sellers St. for a Big Book Study. Call 623-6328 for information.

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

Lifeline Al-Anon Family Groups, a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson. Call Melinda, 520-7876, 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 6 and 8 a.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6-7 p.m. today in the National Park Medical Center outpatient building. Private weigh-in is from 5:30-6 p.m. TOPS offers support and education in a low-cost, fun, positive setting. Call Maranda Jones, 617-5195, or Judi Mikel, 620-3517, for information.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sanctuary Group, will meet at 8 p.m. today at Memorial Baptist Church, 1667 Airport Road. Call Danny, 545-1253, for information.

Quick to C Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at 1700 Albert Pike Road.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Malvern Group, will meet at 8 p.m. today at 211 W. 3rd St., Malvern, in the upstairs Chamber of Commerce Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 501-467-5409 or 501-231-9518 for AA information, or 501-623-6328 for Hot Springs Intergroup.

Thrift stores

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 décor, 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.

Potter's Clay Thrift Shop, 1013 Malvern Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Tax-deductible donations of good reusable clothing and furniture are accepted. Proceeds benefit Potter's Clay Ministries, a Christ-centered shelter for abused women and children. Call 620-4405 for information.

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. Proceeds are used to assist needy families in Garland County.

Stop Animal Cruelty Thrift Store, 821 Hobson Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All proceeds benefit the rescued pets in foster care. 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 décor, 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 12:30 p.m. today at The Bridge House, 300 W. St. Louis St., for all nonlife masters with stratified scoring. Need a partner? Come early, one is on-site. Call 525-8780 or 262-9149 for information.

Hot Springs Concert Band rehearses from 7-9 p.m. today in National Park College Gymnasium. Residents and long-term visitors to the area who have reasonable instrumental proficiency are welcome to join the group. Call Bruce Harvey, president, 922-8641, or email bharvey.hscb@gmail.com for information.

Pet adoption is offered by the Humane Society of Garland County from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, in Cornerstone Shopping Center. All dogs and cats are neutered, up-to-date on shots and deemed healthy. To help transport dogs to Petco or work the adoption clinic, call Debbie Hrvatin, 282-0700, volunteers are needed. If interested in Walk-A-Dog volunteer program, call Karen Hill, 623-5012. The shelter is at 1249 Ault Loop, Lonsdale, off Highway 128 east of Hot Springs Village; phone 623-5012. Tax-deductible donations, monetary or miscellaneous items, may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop, 2026 Central Ave., in the Freeman Center.

Bingo is played at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Doors open at noon. QCC offers packet games, progressive cover-alls, lucky balls, hot balls and a variety of extra games. Concessions begin at noon. Call 623-9922 for information.

Clogging and line dance lessons are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Beginner clogging starts at 9 a.m., advanced clogging at 10 a.m. Beginner line dance starts at 11 a.m. Call 623-9922 for information.

Levis & Lace Square Dance Club will dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Fridays at First Baptist Church of Royal, 7402 Albert Pike Road, to caller Gene Gancarczyk. Everyone is welcome. Call Phyllis Keeney, 991-3292, or Betty Hopkins, 767-8451, for information.

Liberty Ministry of Hot Springs meets from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at Garland Tower, 126 Oriole St., in the activities room. This is a Christ-centered, nondenominational outreach group to all people, especially those with disabilities and their caregivers. All are welcome. The mission is to reach people dealing with disability and other life-changing issues of the heart, mind or body. The building and meeting area are barrier free. No caregivers will be provided, attendees need to provide for their own special needs, care and transportation. Call Mike, 802-2549, or email 14libertymin@sbcglobal.net, for information.

Water workout classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water exercise is a low-impact way to work out. Call 623-9922 for information.

Water aerobic classes are held at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water exercise is a low-impact way to a workout. Call 623-9922 for information.

Ageless Bikers Club has 10 bike rides that are 16-35 miles. No one is left behind and members stop often to regroup and socialize. Several rides are "out and back," so the beginner can turn back for a shorter ride. The start times are seasonal. For time, routes and information, call Dave OBrien, 830-285-5129, or email djob1947boom@gmail.com.

Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will serve from the short order menu from 5-7 p.m. today. Members and guests welcome.

Classic/Sit-and-Tone, on land rather than water, is held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Call 623-9922 for information.

Life Skills teaches youths 15-18 critical skills, such as budgeting, household maintenance, resume writing, education/career planning, etc., needed to get on the right track to adulthood. Meetings are held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays at Ouachita Children's Center, 339 Charteroak St. Call Melissa Draper, outreach and volunteer coordinator, at 623-5591 ext. 10 or email mdraper@occnet.org to sign up or for information.

Extension Get Fit 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 $20 per year. Call Julia Lamb, 501-276-2983, for information.

Diamond Squares Square Dance Club has moved, and now dances from 6:30-8:30 p.m. most Thursdays the Hot Springs YMCA, 130 Werner St. Gordon White is caller. Dress is casual. All square dancers are welcome. Call 922-0803 for information. There will be no dance on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day.

To sign up for yoga from 5:30-6:30 p.m., call Quapaw Community Center, 623-9922, to be put on the "interested" sheet. Beginners to advanced.

A live band and dance is held at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays with Dwayne and the Legends performing. Cost is $5 per person and concessions served.

Vinyasa Yoga is held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays with Karen Reeves and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays with Cindee Franklin at the Hot Springs Family YMCA, 130 Werner St. Vinyasa yoga coordinates movement with breath to flow from one pose to another.

Hot Springs Village Chanticleers Men's Barbershop Chorus welcomes men of all ages who like to sing in a group to come to its meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. today in the choir room of Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian, 275 Asturias Drive. Members warm up on familiar barbershop four-part medleys from song sheets provided. Call Jim Moore, 984-1070, or Ned Schoenrock, 922-1737, for information.

Webb Community Center board, 127 Pleasant St., meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. The public is welcome. Call 623-7491 for information.

Hot Springs Aquarium Society will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Garland County Library. Call 760-3801 for information.

Society on 11/08/2018

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