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The Observatory: Back to school edition

Hello Mountain Home!

The summer break is over and it’s officially time to get back at it. Luckily, the first week of school won’t be all bad, because the Baxter County Fair will be rolling into town on Tuesday. Truck Pull is on Saturday!

Here’s what’s happening in Mountain Home.

Friday, August 19

Water Color Painting Class

1:00 p.m. – The Peitz Cancer Support House will be hosting a water color painting class on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m.

All supplies provided. Pre-registration required. Call 870-508-2273 to register.

Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

7:30 p.m. – Join us for a night of live music with Chris Cash!

Christopher Key Cash is your iTunes through an acoustic guitar, microphone, and loop station- in a place that serves beer. It’s your favorite songs with an energetic and alternative singer/songwriter vibe. His music is easy on the ears and his stage presence will make any music lover smile. 

The Oasis Night Club

7:30 p.m. – Mark your calendar now because Corey Smith is coming to Mountain Home August 19th!!

Corey Smith is a fan-made man – He’s sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums.

You may recognize him from some of his top streaming songs..

💿 If I Could Do It Again
💿 Twenty-One
💿 Let Me Love You on a Backroad
💿 F*** the Po-Po
💿 Drinkin’ Again

& the list goes on 😎

*Must be 21+ with a valid ID*

Saturday, August 20

ReImagined Furniture Painting Class

1:00 p.m – Furniture Painting Class by ReImagined is Back! Join Cathie from ReImagined Surfaces in a hands on class where you will bring a small piece of furniture & “reimagine” it! All supplies are included in price including a handout of instructions. Many techniques will be discussed & implemented .

Should you decide to embellish with a transfer or decoupage paper, you can purchase what is available at class. Example of a small pieces include : small table, frames, small bench, a few drawers from a dresser at home.

I always say that if it could fit in the front seat of your car , then it’s the right size.

Baxter County Fair Truck Pull

7:00 p.m. – Next Saturday night we are pulling in WW’s hometown, Mtn Home! It also just happens to be the Saturday before school starts back in Mtn Home! So…we have decided to celebrate that by donating all of the hook fees we receive that night to the Mtn Home Schools meal program!

If anyone is interested in making a separate donation to that, we can take that at the sign-in trailer as well!

We hope to see as many of you there as we can to make an impact for our kids!

Truck Pull is at the Baxter County Fairgrounds.

Dial Up – Baxter’s Free Summer Concert Series


We are excited about Season 3 of the FREE Baxter Summer Concert SERIES!
We appreciate all of the growing support to our concert series at Hickory Park!

Doors: 7pm
Opener: 7:30pm
Headliner: 9PM-10:30pm

Sponsored by:
BAXTER | A&P Commission | Quality Inn & Suites Mountain Home North | ASC Warranty | City of Mountain Home – Mayor’s Office | Perfect Catch Marine and Sports | The Dels

Home of the farmers & Merchants stage


Coffee Social

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Social, 9-10:30 a.m. Alley-White American Legion Post 52, 717 Market Street, MH. All Veterans & spouses welcome.

Pantry at the Post

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Serving local Veterans & active-duty military families in need of food.  Proof of service required.

1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (Cooper Park, behind city pool)

Call 424-3054 for more information.

Sunday, August 21

Mountain Home Twirling FunTimers

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Mountain Home Twirling FunTimers offers dancing lessons for all ages on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost for a lesson is $5 for adults and $3 for younger adults between the ages of 17 to 21. Children can attend for free.

For more information, contact Donna Glennbeck at (870) 620-0037.

Monday, August 22

Back to School

7:00 a.m. – Today marks the first day of school for all students in the Mountain Home Public School District! Good luck and send us your photos if you’d like your kids in the paper!

Tuesday, August 23

Baxter County Fair

10:00 a.m. – The Baxter County Fair returns for young kids and adults alike. Come out and enjoy the many commercial booths this year before heading on over to the carnival for fun!

Intermediate Yoga – Peitz Cancer Support House

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Yoga has many health benefits. Implement self-care and relaxation into your routine. Yoga experience is required for this class. For more information or registering to attend a session at the Peitz Cancer Support House, call 870-508-2273.

Craft Time at the Legion

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Alley-White American Legion Post 52 is hosting Craft Time at the Legion. Bring a project to work on, just come to visit, or learn a new craft.  Everyone welcome.

Babies and Books – Baxter County Library

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy reading, singing, and having fun with Mrs. Amy. This story time is best for 0-3 year-olds.

Line Dancing for Women

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Event Type: Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education

Max Capacity: 10

Heart Healthy Line Dancing every Tuesday 11:30 a.m. beginners, 12:30 pm intermediate. Held at WEC (Wellness Education Center, 2545 Hwy 5 North (formerly Simple Man’s). Due to covid, class capacity is limited, masks required, social distancing strictly observed, and registration required. Call (870) 508-2345.

Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Veterans, come hang out and grab a cup of coffee at the Bob Davis Veterans Center. The center is located at 421 E. Ninth St in Mountain Home. For more information, call (870) 232-0976.

Wednesday, August 24

Baxter County Fair

10:00 a.m. – The Baxter County Fair returns for young kids and adults alike. Come out and enjoy the many commercial booths this year before heading on over to the carnival for fun!

Mountain Home Twirling FunTimers

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Mountain Home Twirling FunTimers meet every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m., with dances running until 9:00 p.m. Dances run $7 per dancer to cover the cost of the group’s caller and dance floor.

Fun for 3s, 4s, and 5s – Baxter County Library

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills in young children. Ages 3-5.

Due to COVID class capacity is limited, masks required, social distancing strictly observed, and registration required, call (870) 508-2345.

Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

6:30 p.m. – First Wednesday Trivia Night with Paul is HERE again!!

See you upstairs for a night full of random knowledge and interesting facts (plus great food and craft beer – ya can’t beat it)! Come flex your brain muscles every first Wednesday of the month where Individuals or teams of any size are welcome! First and second place prizes are awarded!

Thursday, August 25

Baxter County Fair

10:00 a.m. – Thursday, August 25th is Veterans Day at the 2022 Baxter County Fair. From 10AM to 9PM, all veterans are eligible for a free complimentary ticket sponsored by Jim Brown Co.

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