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The Observatory: Round three of snow edition

Hello Mountain Home!

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.

We’re officially snowed in again, so be sure to stay warm and off the roads for the next few days.

You may have noticed that the Observatory is running early this week, in lieu of Friday’s typical article. That’s by design. Alison and I decided to take a three day weekend to catch up on some much needed family time since we’ve been working through every weekend for the past couple of months.

Don’t worry though, next week is going to have some big stories featuring town favorites like artist Duane Hada and The Grill at the Whispering Woods. We’re also going to be showing off what Mark Bertel and The Dels Corporation have in store for their latest project in Mountain Home.

Here’s the breakdown of events for next week.


Saturday, Feb. 5


Coffee Social

February 5 @ 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

February 5 @ 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

Alley-White American Legion Post 52, 717 Market Street, MH.


Mission to Mend

February 5 @ 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Hoevel-Barnett Post 1341 in Bull Shoals will be hosting its first-ever “Mission to Mend” event to draw attention to PTSD on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“Mission to Mend” is a visual and audio art show that Bull Shoals’ Genia Scarberry is organizing. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Post’s Veterans Relief Fund.


Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

February 5 @ 6 p.m.

Bobby Bair & the Groove Vault Band hits the stage on Saturday, February 5th! This crowd favorite band plays a good mix of all genres. Come out and celebrate the weekend with us!

Band starts @ 9pm 🎸

DJ after midnight 🎶

Jenny’s Bistro open all night 🍔

Free cab rides to & from the Oasis 🚕

Must be 21+ w/ valid ID to enter ‼

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


Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

February 5 @ 7 p.m.

The number one brewery in Arkansas will be hosting live music by Chance Stanley at 7 p.m. Stop in for a cold beer, great food, and a fun time.

Chance Stanley is a singer/songwriter from North MS. He draws much influence from classic country, as well as Americana and Red Dirt music. Chance has opened for acts such as The Bellamy Brothers and The Kentucky Headhunters.


Monday, Feb. 7


Ted’s Little Oprey

February 7 @ 6 p.m.

Every Monday night at 6pm. No entry fee, enjoy the warm cozy theater and listen to some great music. Restrooms and concessions available. More than enough seating to spread out and be safe and comfortable. Event is at the Bull Shoals Theater.


Cardio Kickboxing & Strength Training

February 7 @ 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

February 7 @ 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.


Yoga – Baxter County Library

February 7 @ 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

February 7 @ 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.


Monthly meetings for Alley-White American Legion Post 52 & Auxiliary Unit 52

February 7 @ 5 p.m.

Monthly meetings for Alley-White American Legion Post 52 & Auxiliary Unit 52, potluck at 5 pm, business meetings at 6:30 pm. Bring table service & a dish to share.


Tuesday, Feb. 8


Baxter County Quorum Court

February 8 @ 6 p.m.

The Baxter County Quorum Court has another county employee pay raise to consider after the Quorum Court’s Budget Committee approved the idea of a $2-an-hour raise following a proposal from Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass during its monthly meeting last Thursday.

Additionally, several elected officials, including the county judge, the sheriff, the assessor, the collector, county clerk, treasurer, and coroner, may also receive a pay boost if approved by the court.

The issues now move to the full court, which is expected to meet on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Baxter County Courthouse.


Intermediate Yoga – Peitz Cancer Support House

February 8 @ 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

February 8 @ 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

February 8 @ 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

February 8 @ 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

February 8 @ 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

February 8 @ 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, Feb. 9


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

February 9 @ 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.


After School Meals

February 9 @ 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.


Thursday, Feb. 10


City of Mountain Home – City Council Meeting

February 10 @ 6 p.m.

The city of Mountain Home will be holding a city council session to make up for last week’s snow cancelation.


Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

February 10 @ 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.


Mommy & Me Support Group – Schliemann Center for Women

February 10 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Support Group, Mommy & Me—1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.: This bi-monthly get-together for new moms with babies 0-2 years of age to share experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting, to build friendships, seek support, and learn about new mom resources in our community! Get support from other mothers as well as professional support from guest speakers.


After School Meals

February 10 @ 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.


Regular School Board Meeting

February 10 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mountain Home Public Schools will be hosting its regular school board meeting.


Friday, Feb. 11


Peitz Cancer Support House

February 11 @ 1 p.m.

Join us in making these little vases! We will provide a vase, wooden hearts and jute for you. Please bring additional vases, your favorite flowers and any additional items you’d like to use. Space is limited, call 870-508-2273 to register.


Anthony Garner Returns to Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

February 11 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The number one brewery in Arkansas will be hosting live music by Anthony Garner at 7 p.m. Stop in for a cold beer, great food, and a fun time.


Buncles Brickoven & Brews

February 11 @ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Jason Cross will be playing a free concert at Buncles Brickoven & Brews next Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Seating is reserved, please call (870) 425-2337 to reserve your spot.

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