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Sunday’s Datebook

March 26, 2023 at 3:55 a.m.

Upcoming events

Bridge House of Hot Springs, 300 W. St Louis, is a Duplicate Bridge Club that offers regular games as follows: Monday, 12:30 p.m., 0-500 masterpoints; Thursday, 12:30 p.m., 0-750 masterpoints, Life Masters allowed; Friday, 12:30 p.m., Open Game; and Sunday, 1:15 p.m., Open Game. Visit for more information about classes and other club events. First-time players need to provide proof of vaccination. Call 501-525-8780 or 501-984-1384.

Greater Hot Springs Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Hibachi Sushi Buffet in Temperance Hill; guests are welcome.

A newly formed Christian singles group will be at Garvan Woodland Gardens at 10 a.m. Tuesday. If interested, call or text the host, Ray Stinson, at 313-300-3312 or email [email protected].

Support groups

The Caring Place has a Support Group for primary caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia/dementia-related illnesses on the last Wednesday of each month. The meeting is held at the Oaklawn Center on Aging, 307-F Carpenter Dam Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided. Care will be provided for loved ones during the meeting and lunch for those who need it.

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.

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.

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


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].

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

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.

Meditation gatherings are held each week at 6 p.m. on Mondays. Meditation is based on "The Infinite Way" by Joel S. Goldsmith. "To those interested in living a spiritual life at home or at work, without neglecting daily responsibilities, through mediation and prayer, one can learn to live in the world, separate and apart from its negative aspects." Meditation and prayer begin and end within one hour or so and include a little reading together and listening to a tape or CD. Call 623-9730.

American Legion Post No. 13 welcomes new members and supporters and meets at the Post home, 3237 Albert Pike, Hot Springs, on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The 40-8 Lounge has Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. and Wednesday evening Karaoke at 7 p.m. Call 501-767-1346 for more information.

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