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The Observatory: Sowbug Roundup Edition

Hello Mountain Home!

It’s the final day of the Sowbug Roundup, and the fly fishing extravaganza is officially teaming with hundreds of visitors. If you haven’t visited the Roundup yet, Saturday is the perfect day to swing on by for a good time.

Here’s what’s happening in Mountain Home for the rest of the week.


Saturday, March 26

Sowbug Roundup

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Warm-Water Fly Fishing in the Ozarks @ 9:30 a.m. with Duane Hada – Hada will be giving a run through of his techniques, flies and favorite warm fishing spots in the Ozarks. Visitduanehada@rivertowngallery.com for more information.

Youth Fly Fishing on Dry Run Creek @11 a.m. with John Berry and Lori Sloas – This happy duo will be sharing their experiences on guiding youths on Dry Creek Run. Visit berrybrothersguides.com for more information.

Fishing Tenkara on Dry Run Creek @1 p.m. with Steve Blumeich – Bluemic will be giving a presentation on how young kids and handicap adults can learn to use a tenkara rod to catch fish at Dry Creek Run. Visit friendsofthenortherivers.org and whiterivertu.com for more information.

Fly Casting for Beginners @ 1 p.m. with Lori Sloas – Sloa will lead a class designed for beginner to novice casters, including a simplified approach to fly casting to enable students to make a basic cast. Sloas will teach forming loops, tailing loops and the importance of stopping a rod. She will also talk about fly rod selection. Visit berrybrothersguides.com for more information.

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.

Twin Lakes Playhouse

7:00 p.m.

The Twin Lakes Playhouse will be putting on their performance of “The Mousetrap.” Tickets to see the play run $15.

Norfork Fire Department Spring Fling

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Norfork Fire Department is putting on a Spring Fling at its firehouse this Saturday. For more information call (870) 421-3521

2022 Bass Tournament Fundraiser for Lake Norfork Independence Eve Fireworks

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our 9th annual LNFA Bass Tournament Fundraiser to raise funds for the 2022 Independence Eve Show! Pre-register by mail or drop off to Wagon Wheel Resort.

Entry forms available at 101 Grocery, J&J Convenience, Aspire Outdoors, Gerry’s Kwik Stop. 75 boat max., $65/2person team, optional big bass pot $10. 1st place $750, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250; cash prize 4th-6th. Sponsor prizes for all participants.

Paddle pick up/live-well checks begin 6:00AM, Panther Bay Marina. 7:00 take off, 3:00 paddle return at marina. Weigh-in at Panther Bay swim beach pavilion.

Contact Jenni at Wagon Wheel Resort 870-467-5800 for more details.

This Old Attic 2nd Outdoor Fest ‘N Flea

8:00 a.m.

Ok it’s official! March 26th we will be having our next outdoor event! Reserve your spot today and mark your calendars! There will be around 50 vendors, free food, and the cash cage will be here. We will also have door prizes and much more!

Event is located at 307 S. Main St. in Mountain Home.

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

6:00 p.m.

Framing The Red returns to Mountain Home, AR at the OASIS on Saturday March 26th! Checkout their nationwide hits like ‘Country Band Man’ and ‘Crossroads’ on YouTube, Spotify, & iTunes!

Grace Stormont at Rapp’s

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Folksinger/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in central Arkansas.


Sunday, March 27

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, March 28

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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 29

Mom Walk and Talk

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

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.

After School Meals

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

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 30

Vincent Anderson: Bull Shoals Dam Photo Restoration Project

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

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.

After School Meals

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, March 31

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.

After School Meals

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, April 1

Peitz Cancer Support House

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.

Anthony Garner returns to Rapp’s Barren Brewing

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Alternative Country/Folk/Americana/Southern Rock/Blues

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