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May 2, 2021 at 4:04 a.m.

Upcoming event

Shady Grove Cemetery's annual spring cleanup will be May 8-9. Anyone with a family member buried at the cemetery, 1100 Fontana, is asked to attend, along with anyone who would like to help. Families who live out of town and can't be there for the cleanup can send donations to help with the cost of summer mowing to Shady Grove Cemetery Association, 112 Edgewood St., Hot Springs AR 71901.

Upcoming meeting

Garland County Community Coffee is resuming its meetings, which were placed on hold due to the pandemic, on Tuesday. The meeting will be held from 9-10 a.m. at Abilities Unlimited, 530 Mountain Pine Road, Building P2E. RSVP by April 30 by calling 501-767-8400 or emailing [email protected] Social distancing and masks required.

Support groups

Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundays at 315 W. Grand Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Helpline number is 501-321-8700.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at 8 p.m.; at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; at noon Monday-Saturday; and at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker meeting is at 11 a.m. Sunday. The step meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The men's and women's meeting is at 6 p.m. Friday. All meetings are held at 411 Sellers St. Call 501-623-6328, for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Last House on the Block, meets at 6 and 8 a.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. Call 866-754-2579, for more information.

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

A grief support group meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dierksen Hospice Office, 3648 Highway 7 north, Suite E. Call 501-318-1500, or 501-915-8500, for more information.

Al-Anon, 109 Hobson Ave., meets Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Call Rosemary, 501-525 -1963, for more information.


Hot Springs AIDS Clinic, 1801 Central Ave., Suite C, is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The clinic provides free, comprehensive medical care, lab testing, medications, case management and support groups. Call Mike Melancon, 501-623-5598, for more information.

Cans for Kids donates canned and boxed food items and helps provide meals to children in all nine Garland County schools. Call 501-321-2517 for information.

Teen Clinic provides optional STD testing, pregnancy prevention and medical exams, in partnership with Garland County Health Department, family planning and clinic services. Call Melissa Draper, outreach and volunteer coordinator, 501-623-5591, ext. 10, or email [email protected], for information.

Veterans Transportation Network needs volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments. To volunteer, call 501-257-6991, or 501-257-3288.

AARP has canceled all sponsored in-person events and activities through the end of 2020, which include AARP Driver Safety events, to minimize COVID-19 exposure among AARP members and its communities, according to Judith Zitko, district coordinator, Hot Springs Village Driver Safety.

The Literacy Council of Garland County offers free, confidential tutoring to adults in basic reading, math or digital literacy. English as a second language tutoring is also available. Adults volunteers are needed. "Low or no contact" opportunities are available. Call 501-624-7323, email Sarah Richardson at [email protected], or visit for information.


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