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Civic clubs

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

Whittington Masonic Lodge 365 F&AM, 7149 Park Ave., highways 5 and 128, will meet at 7 p.m. today for a stated communication for regular order of business. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Visiting Masons welcome. Call Greg Moore, 501-204-4057, for information.

Emblem Club will have a dress rehearsal for the upcoming variety show at 7 p.m. in the Lodge Room.

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. Third 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

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.

John & Sue Anthony 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. Proceeds benefit Teen Challenge of Arkansas. Call 624-2446 or email storemanager@teenchallengear.org for information.

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 hotline, 501-276-7570, for information.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs' Mercy Closet, 300 Werner St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. All proceeds support St. Vincent's Auxiliary (volunteers) for contributions to patients and their families. Donations of all small household items, clothing and miscellaneous items are accepted. Call the Volunteer Office, 622-1033, for information.

Miscellaneous

Duplicate Bridge will be held at 12:30 pm today at 300 W. St. Louis, for nonlife master bridge players. This is a STAC Tournament, with stratified scoring. Need a partner? Come early we have a partner on site. Call 525-8780 or 984-1384 for more information.

Hot Springs Concert Band rehearses Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at National Park College. In-seat auditions are required. Dues are $30 a semester. For more information on the location at NPC or to arrange an audition, email band President Bruce Harvey at bharvey.hscb@gmail.com

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 a 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 5-6:30 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 will dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hot Springs YMCA, 130 Werner. Gordon White is the caller. For more information, call 501-922-0803.

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 are 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.

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

Society on 02/07/2019

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