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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home

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


Friday, April 28

Chair Yoga by Peitz Cancer Support House

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Research shows that a regular yoga routine has a positive effect on a person’s mind, body and spirit. It is perfect for all skill levels; chair yoga also promotes deeper breathing and improved flexibility, balance, and strength.

 Participants notice more quality of sleep and improvements in their blood pressure and heart rate. Join us as we focus on stretching, balance and relaxation techniques. Anyone is welcome to attend. Space is limited.

Please call today (870) 508-2273 to register.

North Central Arkansas Military Service Sisters Luncheon

12:00 p.m.

The monthly North Central Arkansas Military Service Sisters Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Skippers Restaurant on Highway 5 North.  Lunch will start promptly at 12 Noon. 

All women who served on Active Duty, in the Reserves or Guard are welcome.   For further information contact Jami Scott at 920-980-8054.

Bike Night at the OASIS

6:00 p.m.

BIKE NIGHT starts Friday, April 29th, at the OASIS! Ride your bike into the Oasis and join the party! VIP bike parking! Food specials in Jenny’s Bistro! NO COVER CHARGE! DJ Night Hawk playing all requests all night long!

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, April 29

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.

North Arkansas 4-H Horse Show

9:00 a.m.

Signup here: https://bit.ly/horseshow2022

Deadline to sign up is April 22nd!

Performance Events -9:00 a.m.

Speed Events start immediately after Performance Events

Location: Bar None Cowboy Church Arena

8th Annual Baxter County Plant Swap

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Come swap plants or seeds with your neighbors. Join us at the 8th Annual Baxter County Plant Swap from 9:30am – Noon!

Participants may bring plants to swap, but everyone is welcome.

Gardeners are also invited to bring usable gardening tools, gardening magazines and catalogs for others.

Family Fun Day!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

April 24th-April 30th is a very special week for the Prosecutors office! This week will be full of events that help raise awareness for victims and survivors of crime.

Saturday, April 30th is our family fun day! There are many organizations that will be coming together to provide a fun filled day for our community! So far, we know that there will a bouncy house, face painting and baby farm animals! Everyone is invited! Please share!

If you are interested in participating in booth activities, please contact 870.405.0417.

The event will be held on the intersection of East 6th Street and South Church. (Right behind the square in the old church parking lot)

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

6:00 p.m.

Straight out of west Texas, 100 Smokes is bringing their Texan Country/Rock show to the OASIS on Saturday April 30th! Don’t miss your chance to see these guys LIVE in Mountain Home, AR!

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 📱

Scotcho & Bob LIVE at Rapp’s Barren

7:00 p.m.

Join SCOTCHO & BOB as they jam away as the first Saturday night live music in 2021! Bringing you a mix of genres ranging from blues to country and adding their own smooth folk rock twist to the show!

You won’t want to miss this talented duo!


Sunday, May 1

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, May 2

Walking to Thrive

9:00 a.m.

Walking can be a great way to get the daily activity your body needs to fight off cancer and improve your quality of life. Volunteer Roxy Koop of Peitz Cancer Support House will facilitate meeting and walking together.

To register stop by the Peitz Cancer Support House. For more information call 870-508-2273.

Monthly Potluck & Post/Auxiliary Meeting

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Potluck dinner 5 – 6 p.m. The Post provides the Chicken (or other meat) Please bring a covered dish (Suggestions: Salads, veggie or fruit trays, side dishes, bread & let us not forget DESSERT!)

PLEASE Come at 4:30 – 5 p.m. to socialize! (Assist with setup)

Post/Auxiliary meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

(Please come at 6 p.m. if only attending the meetings)

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, May 3

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, May 4

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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