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The Observatory: One last snow before Spring edition

Hello Mountain Home!

You survived another round of winter weather. Hopefully this is the last snow of the season. Spring is just right around the corner!

With that said, it’s time for another edition of the Observatory, the one-stop-shop of what’s going on in Mountain Home and the surrounding areas for the next week.


Saturday, March 12


Coffee Social

March 12 @ 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

March 12 @ 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

FREE Skills Workshop: A Bathroom Refresh You Can Do Yourself (DIY-U)

March 11 @ 8:00 a.m.

Giving your bathroom an update doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, it’s a great DIY project! Join us as our DIY-U team demonstrates how to replace a bathroom vanity, walking you through every step. From the initial planning through the final installation, you’ll learn how to do it yourself.

Event held at Lowes.

*Online Registration Required* https://www.lowes.com/events/register/bathroom-refresh

Bob Davis Veterans Center Pool Tournament

March 12 @ 12 p.m.

The Bob Davis Veterans Center will be hosting a pool tournament at Bob’s Billiards & BBQ in Mountain Home. All proceeds of the tournament go to the Bob Davis Veterans Center. Tournament is sponsored by Baxter Insurance.

Free Verse Poetry

March 12 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A free verse poetry session will be held in the Knox Room at the Baxter County Library on Saturday. Event starts at 1:00 p.m.

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

March 12 @ 6:00 p.m.

Mother Hubbard & the Regulators are bringing their southern rock show to the OASIS on Saturday, March 12th! This crowd pleasing band plays a perfect blend of rock and country music!

Doors open @ 6pm

Band starts @ 9pm 🎸

DJ after midnight 🎶

Jenny’s Bistro open all night 🍔

Free rides to & from the OASIS 🚕

Must be 21+ w/ valid ID to enter ‼

Message us or call 870-492-5600 for more info 📱

Erin Waters at the Ole Mill Tavern

March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Ole Mill Tavern is so excited to welcome back Erin Walters! Music starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Ole Mill Tavern in Mountain Home.


Monday, March 14


Audubon Society of North Central Arkansas

March 14 @ 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Meet and greet starts at 11:30 am in the Knox Room at the Baxter County Library. The monthly meeting at 12:00 pm.

Ozark Patriots Meeting

March 14 @ 6 p.m.

The Ozark Patriots will be hosting a meeting at Buncles Brickoven & Brews Monday evening at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature speeches from both Brandt Smith, U.S. District 1 candidate and Mark Lowery, Arkansas treasurer candidate.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

March 14 @ 10:00 a.m.

Therapeutic chair yoga is a gentle stretching exercise for anyone, especially those with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other pain and movement issues. Poses are learned either sitting in a chair or standing holding on to a chair.

Exercise can improve your ability to complete normal activities of daily living, lower the risk of anxiety or depression, and improve your quality of life.

Yoga is a free class and open to all men and women. The class meets in the Peitz Cancer Support House Activity Room. As with starting any new exercise program, please consult your physician before beginning.

Cardio Kickboxing & Strength Training

March 14 @ 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

The Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education sponsors Cardio Kickboxing & Weight Training for women with Angie Bertel every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Baxter Regional Wellness Education Center at 2545 Hwy 5 North.

Women who don’t exercise can lose anywhere from 3 to 8% of their muscle mass each decade due to inactivity. Studies show that strength training can promote bone development, reduce lower back pain, and reverse several skeletal muscle aging factors.

Kickboxing has become a popular sport because it provides a fantastic workout and challenges many of our senses and capacities.

If you want to feel better about your body, both in how it looks and performs, these sessions are for you!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, class capacity is limited to 15. Masks are required, social distancing is strictly observed, and registration is required. Call (870) 508-2345 today!

Threads of Hope Creating Gifts for Cancer Patients – Peitz Cancer Support House

March 14 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Do you like to knit or crochet? How about sewing or needlework, or quilting?

Would you like to learn how?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join us at Threads of Hope at 1 pm on Monday afternoons.

This group offers lots of encouragement and support to one another as they spend time at their weekly meetings, and you just might learn a new stitch. Anyone with interest in any type of needlework is welcome to attend.

Threads of Hope provides different things to different people. For cancer survivors, you can learn a craft to help pass the time between or after treatments. For some, it provides a way to support others, even if you’re not a cancer survivor yourself. The group may make lap robes, prayers shawls, or caps that are distributed to those patients in treatment. For others, it provides a place to enjoy fun and companionship.

Rock Steady Boxing

March 14 @ 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mruk Family Education Center on Aging

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

8:00 am–P/D 1&2

1:00 pm–P/D 3&4

$50/Month

Yoga – Baxter County Library

March 14 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for yoga!

Volunteer, Tony Khayat, will lead you through gentle exercises to promote fitness and flexibility. Relieve stress and tension, trim, shape, and tone the body with a regenercize workout. This class is suitable for both beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners.

Must be age 18 and older.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

In-person attendance is limited to 20 people. Masks optional, social distancing required.

A donation of $2-$5 is suggested to support the library next time you stop by.

Heart to Heart Dance Class

March 14 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Schliemann Center for Women will be hosting its Heart to Heart Dance Class on Monday at 4 p.m. The class is held at the Wellness Education Center at 2545 Hwy 5 North (formerly Simple Man’s).

Due to covid, class capacity is limited, masks are required, social distancing strictly is observed, and registration is required. For more information, please call (870) 508-2345.


Tuesday, March 15


Taco Tuesday Fundraiser

March 15 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The River Bible Church will be hosting a Taco Tuesday fundraising event. Guests can dine in or take their orders to go. Donations only for food service. River Bible Church is located at 3395 U.S. Highway 62 E.

Farm Pond Management Workshop

March 15 @ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Farm Pond Management Workshop for area farmers and landowners.  Preregister by Friday March 11, 2022, at 870-425-2335, 3 East 9th Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Doodle & Jam

March 15 @ 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A relaxed environment for teen writers, artists, and musicians to be inspired to create and perform with supportive peers. Students can bring their own instruments.

Event at the Baxter County Library.

Mom Walk and Talk

March 15 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All moms are invited to join us as we walk and talk about learning the ins and outs of parenthood and babies! Bring your strollers and get ready to meet new friends!

We will walk at ASUMH and walk on their new beautiful walking path and meet in the parking lot closest to the library. Please see the photo below. Walks will be weather permitting.

Adult Services Coordinator and new mom, Mariah, will be leading this fun outing and hopes you can join too!

Please contact Mariah at mariah.h@baxlib.org if you have any questions!

Intermediate Yoga – Peitz Cancer Support House

March 15 @ 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

March 15 @ 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

March 15 @ 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

March 15 @ 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.

After School Meals

March 15 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the Baxter County Library offers after-school meals for students 18 and younger. After-school meals are offered at no cost to the student/family and are served in the multi-purpose downstairs room. Students will receive one meal each day they are provided. The staff takes necessary precautions to keep the area surfaces disinfected before and after distributing meals. This program collaborates with the North Central Arkansas Food Bank and the USDA.

This is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

March 15 @ 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, March 16


DAVA Monthly Meeting

March 16 @ 1:00 p.m.

The monthly meeting of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 30 will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Location for the meeting is Good Samaritan Campus in the Health and Wellness Center Media Room.

Anyone interested in helping Veterans is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Geri Butts at 870-424-4424 or gsbutts1946@hotmail.com.

Friends of the Library Meeting & Program

March 16 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bull Shoals Dam Photo Restoration Project

Guest Speaker: Vincent Anderson, Library Historian.  Discover how the White River Valley changed during the construction of the Bull Shoals Dam.

Informative and entertaining – everyone welcome.  Library updates, programs, and refreshments. Meet new friends who love books, the Library, and this community.

Coloring Club – Baxter County Library

March 16 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Want a place to relax, color, and meet new friends? The Baxter County Library has you covered! Join us every Wednesday in Studio 300 from 9am-Noon. Come and go as you please.

All adults are welcome, and no is registration required. Bringing your own supplies is recommended, but there will be coloring sheets and pencils available.

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

March 16 @ 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.

After School Meals

March 16 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the Baxter County Library offers after-school meals for students 18 and younger. After-school meals are offered at no cost to the student/family and are served in the multi-purpose downstairs room. Students will receive one meal each day they are provided. The staff takes necessary precautions to keep the area surfaces disinfected before and after distributing meals. This program collaborates with the North Central Arkansas Food Bank and the USDA.

This is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Healthy Nutrition Workshop

March 16 @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Jan Halligan RD, LD ,CDCES will present a new healthy recipe and nutrition information each month at this Free and informative Healthy Nutrition Workshop.

Space is limited and registration is required, please call the Reppell Diabetes Learning Center at 870-508-1765


Thursday, March 17


Twin Lakes Republican Women Meeting

March 17 @ 11 a.m.

Meeting will be held at Pizza Inn in Mountain Home. A Dutch-treat lunch for the meeting begins at 11 a.m.

Twin Lakes Playhouse Benefit Performance – The Mousetrap

March 17 @ 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Pick up tickets at the Humane Society Office or Thrift Store today!! On Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7 p.m. the Twin Lakes Playhouse will present “Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap” that will benefit the Humane Society of North central Arkansas.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap takes place in a newly established bed and breakfast, Monkswell Manor, outside London during a blizzard. There has been a murder nearby and the murderer is still free to carry out their further plans. As the guests arrive, everyone fits the murderer’s description and has a secret.

Corvettes of the Ozarks Meeting

March 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Corvettes of the Ozarks are meeting at Clay Maxey Chevrolet this Thursday. Event starts at 7:00 p.m. Social hour for the event starts at 6:00 p.m.

Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

March 17 @ 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.

After School Meals

March 17 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the Baxter County Library offers after-school meals for students 18 and younger. After-school meals are offered at no cost to the student/family and are served in the multi-purpose downstairs room. Students will receive one meal each day they are provided. The staff takes necessary precautions to keep the area surfaces disinfected before and after distributing meals. This program collaborates with the North Central Arkansas Food Bank and the USDA.

This is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


Friday, March 18


Craft Class: Spring Decoupage Flower Pot

March 18 @ 1:00 p.m.

We’re ready for Spring! Join us in having some fun crafting Spring Decoupage Flower Pots. You will need to bring an 8″ flower pot. Class is free. Space is limited, call 870-508-2273 to register. Event is at the Peitz Cancer Support House.

Zach Williams Spring 2022 – Mountain Home, AR – Sold Out

March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Join Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson for a night of music and ministry that will fill your heart and have you singing along all night long! Grammy award winner Zach Williams and his signature blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting are truly unlike anything else in Contemporary Christian music today. He and rising star Anne Wilson can’t wait to bring the Spring 22 Tour to your city, will you be there?

All Awakening Events / Awakening Foundation shows are required to follow local health and venue requirements as it relates to COVID-19. These may include but are not limited to vaccine and/or testing requirements and face coverings. Local health & venue guidelines are subject to change at any time. Changes in local COVID-19 health guidelines or venue policies are not grounds for a refund. Thank you for your understanding and please know that we take the health and safety of our guests, our employees and our community very seriously.

Concert is located at the Vada Shied Community Development Center on ASU-Mountain Home’s campus.

Peitz Cancer Support House

March 18 @ 1:00 p.m.

Therapeutic chair yoga is a gentle stretching exercise for anyone, especially those with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia or other pain and movement issues. Poses are learned either sitting in a chair or standing holding on to a chair.

Exercise can improve your ability to complete normal activities of daily living, lower the risk of anxiety or depression, and improve your quality of life.

Yoga is a free class and open to all men and women. The class meets in the Peitz Cancer Support House Activity Room. As with starting any new exercise program, please consult your physician before beginning.

Erik Edwards Rapp’s Debut

March 18 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Help us welcome a new artist to the Rapp’s Barren lineup! Erik Edwards is a singer/guitarist based in Jonesboro, AR. Specializing in a multitude of genres and styles providing for a fun show!

Members Only (80s Tribute) LIVE @ OASIS w/ 80s Costume Contest

March 18 @ 6:00 p.m.

Members Only is bringing their high-energy rock show of the hottest hits of the 80’s to the OASIS on FRIDAY MARCH 18TH! Their high-energy, trademark performance merges an incredible light show with music that spans the decade: Journey, Michael Jackson, Def Leppard, Prince, Bon Jovi, G&R, and many more artists. This band plays a mix of rock and pop that packs the dance floor. Don’t miss out on our EPIC 80s party! Start planning your best 80s outfits now!!

Doors open @ 6pm

Band starts @ 9pm 🎸

DJ after midnight 🎶

Jenny’s Bistro open all night 🍔

Free rides to & from the OASIS 🚕

Must be 21+ w/ valid ID to enter ‼

Message us or call 870-492-5600 for more info 📱

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