CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Regular, ongoing meetings are listed in the section below specific date events, and that section is updated frequently. Many ongoing meetings have special speakers/events; be sure to check that section.
Have a Seat for a Veteran
The American Legion Walker-Wilson Post 9 of Eureka Springs and Auxiliary is hosting a chili cook-off and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25. The cook-off begins at 5 p.m., and the awards begin at 6:30 p.m. Vintage folding chairs painted by local artists honoring POWs and MIAs and other items will be auctioned after the chili cook-ff. Admission is a donation of $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Proceeds will go to support the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks Voluntary Service. For more information, call 501-554-5638.
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will host an Anime Club meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Holiday Island Fire Department Luncheon
The Holiday Island Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their luncheon and business meeting at noon Tuesday, March 28, at the Clubhouse ballroom at 1 County Club Drive. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for social visiting, and lunch will be held at noon. The cost is $8 for lunch and $12 for dues. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 24. For more information or to make a reservation, call Drenda Higdon at 479-363-8125.
Tween Book Club
The Tween Book Club will discuss “Nuts to You” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. Snacks and activities will follow the book discussion. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Jazz Ambassadors Performance
The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington D.C. will present a free public performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs at 36 S. Main Street. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has a diverse repertoire that includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals and patriotic selections.
Head School House Cookout
The Head School House will host a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, drinks and desserts beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1. There will be live music from Judge Sam Barr and friends. The interior of the building is now being restored. The Head School House is located nine miles north of Green Forest on Highway 311.
4-H Speech Contest
The Carroll County 4-H Speech Contest will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Carroll Electric Community Room. The subject this year is patriotism. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. There is a $50 prize for first place winners between nine and 13 years of age and a $100 for first place winners between 14 and 19 years of age. Each age group must have at least 10 speakers. To enter call the University of Arkansas Extension Office at 870-423-2958.
First Friday Coffee with the Chamber
The First National Bank of North Arkansas will be hosting First Friday Coffee from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, April 7, at 305 Public Square in Berryville. Dustin Turner, internet banking coordinator and Chamber board member, will give a brief overview of the Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce’s new website, BerryvilleChamber.com.
April 28 and 29
Yards and Yards of Yard Sales
The spring Yards and Yards of Yard Sales event will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29 at locations across Eureka Springs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at the same time the following Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6. To get a location on the map, stop by the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce at Pine Mountain Village and pay $15 to mark a spot on the map and get a YYYS permit sign. The signup deadline is noon on Wednesday, April 19. For more information, call 479-253-8737 or email Jessica@EurekaSpringsChamber.com.
May 4, 5 and 6
Phunkberry Music Festival
The Phunkberry Music Festival will take place from Thursday, May 4, to Saturday, May 6, at the Farm at 1 Blue Heron Ln. in Eureka Springs. Admission is between $55 and $120, with one-day, two-day and three-day passes available. For the lineup or for more information, visit PhunkBerry.com.
Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets Sundays
Meetings are at 11 a.m. at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. Refreshments follow, and childcare is provided. Call 479-304-6187 or visit www.euuf.org for more information.
Eureka Classic Movies every Sunday
The directors of Eureka Classic Movies will show films 7 p.m. every Sunday afternoon at the Auditorium, on 36 S. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Tickets cost $5 for adults, with children 16 years and under free. Metered parking is free during the movies.
Offroad Cyclist Club every Sunday
The Carroll County Branch of the Ozark Offroad Cyclist club will host training rides at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Leatherwood.
Community suppers every Sunday
St. James Episcopal Church holds community suppers from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. Meals are provided by local restaurants. St. James is the church with the red door located at 86 Prospect Ave. on the Historic Loop. Meals are served downstairs in the undercroft.
American Sign Language Course every Monday
Adrienne and Sarah will teach American Sign Language at 4 p.m. every Monday in March and April at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. The focus is on basic conversational communication skills. Those interested do not have to attend every session. They can just attend when they can. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club every Monday
The Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Holiday Island Clubhouse. For more information call Jean or Clarence at 479-253-2627.
Holiday Island Hikers every Monday
The Holiday Island Hikers hike every Monday, rain or shine at locations near and far. Hikes are rated for difficulty. Those hiking are encouraged to dress in layers and bring a hiking stick, water and insect repellent. Lunch is usually eaten out. Hikes vary in length, departure time and location. Contact Dan Kees at 660-287-2082 or dandtkees@cox-net for more information.
Metafizzies every Monday
The Eureka Springs Metaphysical Society meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Christian Science Church reading room (lower level) at 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs. The groups hosts a variety of speakers, films and discussions. All are welcome.
American Legion Post 9 meets first Mondays
The Eureka Springs American Legion Post #9 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The Post home is located at the junction of Ark. Hwy. 23 and Ark. Hwy. 187 north of Eureka Springs. All Veterans are invited to attend.
Knitting and Crochet Club meets second and fourth Mondays
The Knitting and Crochet Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Green Forest Library at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
Carroll County Cruisers
Carroll County Cruisers and Collectables meets the last Monday of every month at various locations. Show and Shine Cruise-ins will be held during the spring and summer months on the Berryville Square. For more information call 879-423-7928.
Al-Anon in Eureka Springs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Al-Anon Family Group meetings (coffee served) are held behind the Land 'O Nod Inn on Sundays at 11:30 a.m., and Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 479-363-9495. Anyone dealing with or recovering from alcoholism – themselves or family members – is invited to attend.
Free GED Classes Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The North Arkansas College and the Carnegie Library are partnering to host free GED classes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Library Annex. In Berryville, classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobcat Plaza. There will also be evening classes in Berryville on Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. These classes will prepare you with individualized study and tutoring to take the GED test. The morning classes are open to 16- and 17-year-olds who meet educational requirements. For further information, call Nancy Wood at 870-981-0482, Carnegie Library at 870-253-8754, or the Carroll County Center at 870-423-4455.
Holiday Island Ladies' Fellowship meets third Mondays
The Holiday Island Community Church Ladies Fellowship meets every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 188 Stateline Drive. They have different programs and speakers each time.
TOPS meets every Monday
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group, will meet 4 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church of Berryville on Highway 62. National yearly dues are $32, which includes a national magazine and $3 local chapter dues. For more information, contact Jean Vance at 870-350-6888 or Delphia Smith at 870-423-2492.
Meditation every Monday
Teaching for 30 minutes on Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m. at 5800 County Road 3012 in Eureka Springs. The focus will be on Shamatha and Tonglen meditations. These two practices will alternate every week, with coffee and tea after. Call Alece at 479-244-6841 or Gary at 479-244-6840 for more information.
American Legion Auxiliary #36 to meet every third Monday
The American Legion Auxiliary #36 of Holiday Island will meet at 10 a.m. every third Monday at the Holiday Island Country Club. All ladies who are immediate relatives of veterans are eligible to come.
Green Forest Lions Club first and third Mondays
The Green Forest Lions Club will met at noon on the first and third Monday of each month at the Country Rooster Cafe and Antiques on the square in Green Forest.
Toddler Time Tuesdays
The Green Forest Library will host Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in May at 206 East Main Street. There will be story time, songs, crafts and snacks for children not yet in school. For more information call 870-438-6700.
Peaceful Pencil Time Tuesdays
The Berryville Library will host a weekly Peaceful Pencil Time adult coloring program on Tuesdays. Coloring and conversation begin at 10 a.m. Patterns, pencils and inspiration are available all day. For more information call 870-423-2323.
Women of Freeman Heights Bible Study Tuesdays
All ladies are invited to join the Women of Freeman Heights Baptist church, at 522 Freeman in Berryville, to study the Book of Hebrews and The Nearness of King Jesus. This is an eight-week study offered on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall, and the cost of the member workbook is $12. For more information, contact the church office at 870-423-2509.
End Time Ministry Video Bible Study every Tuesday
Join Christ Tabernacle in Blue Eye, Ark. every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for a free video Bible study on the end time prophecy with Rev. Irvin Baxter.
Line dancing at Holiday Island first and third Tuesdays
Free line dance lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from September to May at the Barn at Holiday Island.
Weekly meditation practice every Tuesday
All are invited to join a group meeting every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for meditation (30 minutes), tea and audio/video/online teachings from leading spiritual teachers. We meet at 17 Elk St. (the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) in Eureka Springs. For more information, call Sandy Pope at 479-253-6181.
Topical Christian Studies every Tuesday
Rev. Dr. John Wallace of the Holiday Island Community Church leads topic studies every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 188 Stateline Drive in Holiday Island. Info: 479-253-8200.
Farewell 4-H second Tuesdays
Farewell 4-H is an old 4-H club that has had many generations go through already. Farewell 4-H resumed meetings in October 2013. They meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Head School House at 6 p.m. and always have a potluck supper. We have over 30 young members and parent volunteers. The club is for anyone who is eager to learn about the country, or old-fashioned, way of life that seems to be fading.
HI Photography Guild meets fourth Tuesdays
The Guild meets at 3 p.m. in Room A, lower level, of the Clubhouse at 1 Country Club Drive in Holiday Island. Speakers and field trips. For more information on the guild, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Arkansas College GED Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays
At the Green Forest Public Library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Classes are free to the public. For more information call North Arkansas College Adult Education Office at (870) 391-3198.
Craft and story time every Tuesday
The Green Forest Library will have craft and story time at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday.
Eureka Springs Hospital Guild meets every first Tuesday
Eureka Springs Hospital Guild meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the hospital cafeteria. For more information call Mary Lou at 479-253-9398.
Eureka Springs Farmers Market
The Eureka Springs Farmers Market will be open from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village. There are fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods, soaps, jellies and seasonal items like wreaths and crafts.
Parkinson’s Support Group meets on first Wednesdays
A support group for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers is held at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at ECHO Community Room. For more information email Sally at SarahG@arkansas.net or call 479-981-1587.
Song and Story Time every Wednesday
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Library host a weekly Song and Story Time for toddlers and preschool children and their caregivers at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at 194 Spring St.
Senior center board games Wednesday
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center will have board games available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at 202 West Madison Avenue in Berryville.
Knitting and Crochet Club meet first and third Wednesdays
The Knitting and Crochet Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Green Forest Library at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
Lions Club meets on second Wednesdays
The Lions Club of Eureka Springs meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Forest Hill Restaurant. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.
Coloring at the library
The Green Forest Library offers free coloring pages for adults and children to color and then hang in the gallery every Wednesday at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
Freeman Heights Baptist Church hosts AWANA Wednesdays
Freeman Heights Baptist Church, located on 522 W. Freeman Ave., hosts AWANA at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The group welcomes children from pre-school to sixth grade, offering lessons, activities and games, as well as a meal from 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Van pickup is available. For more information, call 870-423-2509.
Verse-by-verse Bible studies every Wednesday
Led by Rev. Dr. John Wallace at Holiday Island Community Church at 188 Stateline Drive. Info: 479-253-8200.
Holiday Island Garden Club meets every third Wednesday
Holiday Island Garden Club will meet the third Wednesday of each month excluding July, August and December. Membership costs $12. Contact BJ Dennis at 402-326-3326, Patricia Messer at 479-981-6079, Tara Lawson at 479-244-0679 or Cathie Drake at 479-253-2377 for more information.
Eureka! Quilters Guild meets second Wednesday
Eureka! Quilters Guild meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Lone Star Bible Church located five miles south of Eureka Springs on Highway 23. A business meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a sign-up luncheon. A quilting program follows lunch.
Carroll County Riders meet second Wednesday
The Carroll County Riders meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe in Eureka Springs.
GSHS board meets every fourth Wednesday
The Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS) holds monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at LeSick Nouveau Restaurant at 63 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. All are welcome.
Brain Game Thursdays
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring Street will feature a variety of free brain games all day every day on Thursdays. Guests can challenge themselves to play one brain game a week for better brain health. Call 870-423-2323 for more information.
Berryville Alcoholics Anonymous
Berryville’s Alcoholics Anonymous chapter meets at 7 p.m. Thursday of each week at the Community of Christ Church at 501 Orchard Drive. The meetings take place in the basement next to the lower parking lot of the church. For more information call 870-929-6236.
Classic kids movies
The Green Forest Library will show classic kids movies at 4 p.m. the second and third Thursdays of each month at 206 East Main Street. For more information call 870-438-6700.
Eureka Springs Study Group is every Thursday
The Eureka Springs Study Group continues with the concept of emptiness and impermanence with "Two Subtle Realities" by Geshe Topgal, a professor at the University of South Carolina. Silent Meditation begins at 4 p.m. and the book study is from 4:30-5:30 Thursdays at the Library Annex in Eureka Springs.
Basketball every Thursday night
Holiday Island will hold Thursday Night Basketball at 6 p.m. every Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church of Holiday Island, 6 Dove Circle. All are invited. Call 479-253-6711 for more information.
Cancer support group meets first and third Thursdays
The Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Island Community Church Fellowship Hall at 188 Stateline Drive. Group is completely confidential. Cancer survivors and caregivers/spouses welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Frank Dinello at 479-253-7235.
Prayer gatherings held first and third Thursdays
Prayer gatherings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain Street in Eureka Springs. The gatherings will feature invocations and prayers for changes needed in world crises. Call Amrit at 479-253-3165 for more information.
Friends of the Berryville Library is second Thursdays
Berryville Public Library meets on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to discuss library events and to brainstorm fundraising ideas. Interested individuals do not need to have a library card. Membership is open to the community at large. For more information, contact the library at 870-423-2323.
HI Craft Guild meets second Thursdays
The Holiday Island Craft Guild meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in the Island Room, across from the Holiday Island Recreation Center.
Alzheimer's Support Group for Caregivers third Thursdays
Mercy Auxiliary in conjunction with Area Agency on Aging will sponsor an Alzheimer's Support Group for Caregivers the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meetings will be in the conference room at Area Agency on Aging on 1204 Primrose in Berryville. Caregivers are welcome at any meeting to share experiences and to receive comfort and resources. For more information, call Rebecca Davis at 870-350-3415 or Anita Spearman at 479-981-0626.
Medicaid Training on Third Thursdays
New Medicaid and ARKids First beneficiaries in Arkansas can receive free help on how to best use their benefits at monthly training sessions at 10 a.m. every third Thursday at the Carroll County Health Unit at 402 Hailey Road in Berryville.
Eureka Springs Lego Club meets third Thursdays
The Lego Club meets the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. The activity is free and snacks will be provided. It is intended for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact the library at 479-253-8754 or email@example.com.
HI Quilt Guild meets third Thursdays
The Holiday Island Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. for a sewing workshop and at 1 p.m. for a membership meeting in the Holiday Island Clubhouse, Room A, lower level, at 2 Country Club Drive. Everyone is invited. For more information, visit their website at https://sites.google.com/site/holidayisl....
Discovering Gratitude Alcoholics Anonymous every Thursday
Family Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., at Blue Eye United Methodist Church in the lower level Fellowship Hall, 6238 E. State Highway 86, Blue Eye, MO. Please feel free to attend.
Ham radio in Eureka Springs second and third Thursdays
The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club meets the second Thursdays of the month at noon at the Eureka Springs Pizza Hut, 2048 E. Van Buren. It meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please check the website for the location of this meeting at http://lsarc.us. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome.
Poetluck is third Thursdays
Poetluck takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark. Everyone is welcome and read their work for up to 4 minutes, after which Colony writers share their works.
Eureka Springs Rotary Club meets on Thursdays
The Eureka Springs Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays in the Crystal Dining Room of the 1886 Crescent Hotel. A salad bar and buffet lunch are available. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group meets on Thursdays
The Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group will meet each Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain Street for 30 minutes of meditation followed by reading and discussion.
Eureka Springs Garden Club
The Eureka Springs Garden Club meets the fourth Friday of each month at various locations. Everyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. For more information call Annie 479-981-0624.
Holiday Island Farmers Market
The Holiday Island Farmers Market will be held in Veteran’s Park from 4 p.m. to dark on Fridays. There will be live music, produce, baked goods, crafts and more.
Friday Family Movie Night
Holiday Island will hold Friday Night Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Holiday Island, 6 Dove Circle. Admission is free and popcorn and soda will be served. Call 479-253-6711 for more information.
Dances of Universal Peace is third Fridays
Dances of Universal Peace is held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 17 Elk street in Eureka Springs 7 p.m. every third Friday of the month. The dances are simple and joyful moving meditations that involve the singing of sacred phrases with accompanying movements from the world's many spiritual traditions. Participation is free of charge. Contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or email her at email@example.com for more information.
Coloring book workshop every Friday
Painter’s Palette Art School on the Berryville Square will host a free coloring book workshop from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday. Call Lynne Crow at 479-586-4868 for more information.
Senior art class every Friday
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center will host an art class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays at 202 West Madison Avenue in Berryville.
Alpena Historical Society is third Saturdays
The Alpena Historical Society meets every third Saturday of the month, at 10 a.m. at the Old Auman store in Alpena, which is now the courthouse, just off Main street. The public is invited to attend and share knowledge, memories, artifacts and ideas, after the agenda is dealt with. For more information call 870-437-2440.
Berryville VFW meets every second Saturday
Berryville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter meets at 2 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at 109 Bunch Springs Road. For more information contact Monty Tidyman at 870-423-4263.
Breakfast at Carroll County Airport Fly-In, Drive-In every third Saturday
The Carroll County Airport will have breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Airport Fly-In, Drive-In every third Saturday of the month. Guests can see any number of aircraft and talk airplanes with the pilots and locals while dining on scrambled eggs, flapjacks, sausage, orange juice and all the fixings. For more information call 870-423-8393.
Berryville Farmers Market open Saturdays
The Berryville Farmers Market is open 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Berryville Square.The farmers market has several new items this year, including cut flowers.
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