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The Observatory: What’s Happening in Mountain Home

Hello Mountain Home!

It’s officially time for the weekend. From what we’ve heard it’s a scorcher in Mountain Home right now. We’ve been on a small vacation this week and have been enjoying some coastal weather. We hope every one is staying cool.  

Here’s what’s happening in Mountain Home for the next week. See you next week!

Photo is by Alison Fulton and it’s of Catalina Island off the coast of California.

Friday, June 17

Evangelism Worship Night

5:00 p.m.

Come worship with us at 940 E. 9th St. in Mountain Home.

Sharp’s Edges Axe Throwing

Three generations have come together to bring lots of fun to the Twin Lakes Area. Sharp Edges Axe Throwing offers axe and knife throwing, leagues, cornhole, and parties!

Located at 407 South Main Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Lead Pipe Conservatory @ Oasis

6:00 p.m.

Lead Pipe Conservatory is coming back to the OASIS on Friday June 17th! Don’t miss your chance to see these guys in Mountain Home, AR!

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 📱

Saturday, June 18

National Train A Teacher Day

5:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected by the senseless shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This tragic shooting serves as a reminder of the ubiquitous nature of gun violence in the United States and the constant search for ways to stop it. In the past, American schools have responded to high profile mass shootings with a variety of measures to help keep students safe. None of these policies have served as a panacea. We do not as yet have enough information to know if any measures would have prevented the tragedy in Uvalde. As our Nation debates school safety and gun control measures in the coming weeks, we at Ozark Dynamics want to offer a free day of training to the educators in our area to help them keep our children safe.

On June 18th, in support of National Train A Teacher Day, we are offering a free seminar to our local school staff. The mission of National Train A Teacher Day is to protect kids. Educating and empowering teachers, staff, and administrators will help all of us realize that mission and as an added bonus create informed advocates that can influence legislators and school boards in changing policies and laws. The protection of our children is NOT a gun debate. Educational opportunities offered on NTATD include awareness, medical, unarmed, and deterrence training as well as defensive firearms training.

Take a look here at our upcoming seminar in support of National Train A Teacher Day:…/628dc1a685fe40360a…

MASON HORNE – Baxter’s Free Summer Concert Series

5:00 p.m.


We are excited to kick off the Baxter Series Season 3

Please note, COOLERS and POP-up TENTS are restricted inside the fenced in area. You can bring lawn chairs and blankets for the seating area only. Handicap parking will be limited and on a first come first serve basis. Other parking will be allowed next door at Farmers & Merchants, city parking lot and south on 5th street.
Take a look at the schedule below:

7:00 PM: Open to the public
7:28PM: A special thanks to sponsors & volunteers

Shared Sychosis @ the OASIS

6:00 p.m.

Shared Sychosis is coming to ROCK the house at the OASIS Saturday June 18th! Their energetic show filled with classic rock never disappoints!

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 📱

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, June 19

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, June 20

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


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.


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, June 21

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, June 22

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.

Thursday, June 23

American Sign Language Class

6:30 p.m.

Have you been wanting to learn sign language? This nine-week course is an introduction to American Sign Language, the language used by deaf people in the U.S. and most of Canada. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge needed for successful interactions with deaf people.

Students will learn beginning ASL vocabulary and grammar (including the use of space, non-manual signals, and classifiers). Topics include: fingerspelling, introducing yourself, asking questions, feelings, family members, colors, foods, clothing, animals, and a variety of survival phrases for basic conversation.

Since a language cannot be separated from its culture, students will also learn some information on deaf culture, including attention-getting strategies, politically correct terminology, and behavioral norms/values.

The class will be taught by Aaron and Patty Bristol. They were both trained in ASL in San Diego and worked as sign language interpreters and educational aids for deaf students for many years. Patty is hearing impaired and her husband, Aaron, has been her interpreter for their entire 30+ years of marriage. They have taught many classes over the years from very young children to the elderly. This class is taught in a style that is intended to be fun and at times even humorous in order to build memorable connections between signs and their meanings. It is strongly encouraged that you take the class along with a friend or family member so that you can practice with them throughout the week.

1600 S College St, Mountain Home, AR 72653-5326

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