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Casino Night volunteers

Civitans help people in their communities through hands-on service projects, outreach programs and fundraisers for local charitable causes. One Hot Springs Civitan Club fundraiser provides dealers and tables for a Casino Night to local groups. The funds are then used for the club's local community projects.

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Fidget quilts donated to The Caring Place

Fifteen hand-made fidget quilts were donated in July by members of the Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild to The Caring Place of Hot Springs. Director Lynn Reeves accepted the small quilts to be used as activities for their local participants in The Caring Place's supervised social programs for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Saturday's Datebook

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 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.

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Friday Item of interest

Get tickets for Elks Lodge fundraiser Elks Lodge 380 will hold a dinner/concert/drawing fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday. Can't make it to the lodge to get tickets? Call Juanita, lodge secretary, 525-1020 or 282-0829, to reserve them. The event will feature Wallace Poole, aka Willie Nelson, on stage and a sit-down dinner with smoked pork loin.

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Friday's Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two meetings -- one man, one woman) 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.

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Thursday Item of interest

AARP driver safety class at St. Vincent HS An AARP Smart Driver course will be sponsored by CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Qualified graduates are eligible for an auto insurance discount.

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Thursday's Datebook

Civic clubs Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Higdon Square Cafe. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Contact David Shockey, president, 276-8183; Billy Joe Willis, secretary; or Wanda Thorp, treasurer, for information. 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.

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Wednesday's Datebook

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 Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Smokin in Style Barbecue, 2278 Albert Pike Road. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Call President Rita Blackwood, 501-617-2553, for information regarding this community-focused civic club. Hot Springs Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Colorado Grill. The speaker will be James Griffin, global membership chair. Anyone interested in the Lions is welcome.

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Wednesday Item of interest

HSA Quilt Guild holds 'picnic' Thursday Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fordyce Room of the Ouachita Professional Building, 1900 Malvern Ave. Come for socializing at 4:30 p.m.

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Counseling can't save marriage lacking intimacy

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost three years to a woman who refuses to share the same bed with me. It started on our honeymoon when, after having sex, she chose to sleep in a different bed whenever there were two beds in the room.

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Tuesday Item of interest

AARP driver safety class at HSV church HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- An AARP Smart Driver course will be sponsored by Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church, 700 Balearic Road, Hot Springs Village, at 8:30 a.m Aug. 2. Qualified graduates are eligible for an auto insurance discount.

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Tuesday's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner at Asian Cafe, formerly Wok's Buffet, 3310 Central Ave. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, for lunch. A meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Call Jim Hamilton, 915-0513, for information. Hot Springs Village Breakfast Lions meet for breakfast and a meeting at 7:45 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at The DeSoto Club, Hot Springs Village. There is a guest speaker on the third Thursday. Call President Nancy Otto, 922-9395, for reservations and information.

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Saturday Item of interest

Elks host 20/20 dinner tonight Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will provide a free steak dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. today for those who have donated at least $20 to its Veterans Fund between Feb. 28 and July 16, 2016.

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