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.
Creation Station Tinkering Program
Students can learn how to make their own luck for this school year the Huichol Indian way at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. The program is for kids ages six and up. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
All-Screens Game Night
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will host an after-hours Teen All-Screens Game Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. There will be game stations set up for Minecraft, Guitar Hero and more. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Sun Celebration Party
Learn all about solar eclipses and the science of space exploration at the Berryville Community Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The Arkansas Museum of Discovery’s Spaceship Museum will be open to board at any time with special presentations and activities throughout the afternoon. This special Sun Party is hosted by the Carroll and Madison Library System. All attendees will receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
August Movie in the Park
The Berryville Parks Department and the Berryville Library will host a free showing of “Because of Winn-Dixie” on Saturday, Aug. 19. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with a playground dedication and tours of the new Giving Garden at the Berryville Community Center, and the movie will be shown at sunset at the library at 104 Spring St.
Lego Club Challenge Day
The Berryville Library at 104 Spring st. will host a Lego Club meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Book Nuts Reading Club
This special reading club for first graders through third graders will meet at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. There will be a read-along, snacks, crafts and free books. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
August 25 through 27
The 25th anniversary of the Eureka Springs VW Festival will be held from Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. There will be a variety of over 400 new and vintage Volkswagens. The parade this year will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Inn of the Ozarks. The VW Festival is a proud sponsor of the Good Shepherd Humane Society, and pets will be available for adoption at the show. To register a Volkswagen for the show or for more information, visit EurekaSpringsVWShow.com.
Mental Health First Aid Course
A Mental Health First Aid Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Mercy Hospital Berryville in the Medical Arts Building conference room at 211 Carter St. There is a $15 course fee. Seating is limited, so please call 870-423-5230 to register.
Tween Book Club
The Tween Book Club of the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St. will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to discuss “Adventures with Waffles.” Snacks and activities will follow the book discussion. This is the perfect time to join as the club will be voting on books to read this school year. For more information, call 870-423-2323.
Community Yard Sale
A Community Yard Sale sponsored by Carroll County 4-H will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Booth space is $20, and admission is $1 per person. For more information and pre-registration for booths, call 870-423-2958.
Free Summer Sword Series on Sundays
Come study the Japanese Sword this summer from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday morning in Harmon Park. Zach, who has been studying Japanese swords for 10 years, will be teaching basic footwork and partner drills using a wooden sword, called a bokken. The teacher can provide one to borrow or students can bring their own. Students are asked to dress in loose-fitting clothes. Zach is excited to give back to the community with this free summer series. For more information, call Zach at 479-244-0559.
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.
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 870-423-7928.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Berryville Community Center meeting room.
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.
Monthly herbal community potluck
Flora Roja Community Acupuncture and Herbal Apothecary will host a monthly herbal community potluck from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at 119 Wall St. in Eureka Springs. Come meet up with fellow herb lovers and get inspired. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share. Vegans and vegetarians are encouraged to attend. This is a free event. For more information, call (479)-253-4968.
Senior Yoga Class on Thursdays
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is offering yoga classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday. The class was developed with seniors in mind, and beginners are welcome. The class is free for seniors over the age of 60. For more information, call the senior center at 870-423-3265.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/holidayislandquiltguild.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2nd Saturdays Music
2nd Saturdays Eureka Springs will be held on the second Saturday of each month through November at 2006 CR 266 in Eureka Springs. Each time, music will start around 5:30 p.m. and last until around 10 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their own lawn chairs, ice chests with their own beverages and a food item to share. Each month’s potluck supper will have a theme, and certain foods will be provided. The event is free of charge, but there will be a donation box to help cover the costs of musicians and supplies.
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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