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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home

Hello Mountain Home!

We have a busy weekend ahead, with lots of events for residents to choose from!

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

Thursday, April 21

3D Breast Areola Tattooing Educational Presentation

5:30 p.m.

A woman can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy, and she can regain her figure with breast reconstruction. 3D nipple areola tattooing provides the “finishing touch” after breast surgery. Patients feel the tattooing process helps them during the last part of their recovery.

Heather Ray Smith will be providing an educational seminar on 3D Areola Tattooing. She is a licensed tattoo artist specifically trained in paramedical and cosmetic tattooing. Call 870-508-2273 to register to attend.

Baxter County Master Gardeners meeting

1:00 p.m.

The Baxter County Master Gardeners will be hosting a meeting at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 1 p.m. Meeting will feature a presentation by Arkansas state archeologist Melissa Zabecki.

Mountain Home School Board meeting

5:30 p.m.

Meeting will be held at the Central Office.

Mountain Home City Council meeting

6:00 p.m.

Meeting will be held at City Hall.

Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 22

Ozark Mountain Spring Rally

8:00 a.m.

Motorcycle Rally: Rides, Games, Vendors, Beer Garden, Bands, Bike Show. Proceeds benefit the Bob Davis Veterans Center. Event will run until the 24th.

Baxter Regional Medical Center-Mountain Home

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Baxter Regional Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van is coming to your area. Call 870-508-1164 for more information to get scheduled. Screening saves lives!

If you need help covering the cost of a mammogram, then call us at 1-833-693-2942 or visit our website at www.ARBreastCare.com for more information.

Saturday, April 23

The Chili Open Tournament

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2-Person scramble. Benefits Twin Lakes Golf Course. Teams can be Men, Women or Mixed. All you can eat chili following play, provided by The Arena Sports Grill.

Go Hog Wild BBQ Pork Fundraiser

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come on out and join the fun!!!! Melt in your mouth BBQ Pork Dinner, Band Rio will entertain you till 12:30 then live auction starts. See you there!

Event is at the Cotter Gassville Rural Fire Department.

Miss Mountain Home Pageant

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dunbar Auditorium at 500 Bomber Boulevard

Beauty Divisions-formal dress

Beauty Divisions:

Baby Miss – (0-15 mths)

Wee Miss – (16-35 mths)

Toddler Miss – (3 and 4 yrs)

Mr. – (0 to 7 yrs)

Tiny Miss – (5 and 6 yrs)

Petite Miss – (7 to 9 yrs)

Princess Miss – (10 to 12 yrs)

Teen Miss – (13 to 15 yrs)

Miss – (16-22 yrs)

Ms. – (22-39 yrs)

Elegant Miss – (40 yrs and Up)

Beauty only $40

4-Theme Wear Divisions -NEW THIS YEAR !

0-4 yrs

5-8 yrs

9-12 yrs

13 yrs and Up

SOLD OUT! Rock the Barn 2022

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging is pleased to announce that our annual fundraiser is back, and as of Wednesday, April 13, the event is SOLD OUT!

Join us for Rock the Barn on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. for an evening featuring live music with The Kattie Laney Project, a silent auction, cake walk, MFECOA program exhibits, 50/50 drawing, beer, wine and barbecue.

For more information, call (870) 508-3880.

Rock the Barn proceeds benefit programs and services of the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging of Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Not feeling comfortable with large in-person events just yet? Or maybe you have another commitment? But still want to partner with us?

No problem!

Consider ways to be an “in spirit” participant:

•Come by and drop off a check at the Mruk Center Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

•Donate online using this link to our event page: https://www.baxterregional.org/rockthebarn

•Mail a check to: Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, 624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653

Help us reach our $22,000 fundraising goal in 2022!

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.

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

6:00 p.m.

Tripping Nicky rocks our stage for the first time on Saturday April 23rd! Their energetic show is sure to keep the dance floor packed!

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 Sunday, April 24

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, April 25

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, April 26

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, April 27

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.

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