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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home

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Hello Mountain Home!

Congratulations to all of Mountain Home High School’s graduating class!  

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


Friday, May 20

Mountain Home High School Graduation Ceremony

8:00 p.m.

MHHS will be hosting its senior graduation ceremony starting at 8:00 p.m. on the campuses football field. Congratulations seniors and good luck on your next journey in life!

Erik Edwards at Rapp’s

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Help us welcome a new artist to the Rapp’s Barren lineup! Erik Edwards is a singer/guitarist based in Jonesboro, AR. Specializing in a multitude of genres and styles providing for a fun show!

City Girls (Tribute to the Eagles) LIVE @ OASIS

6:00 p.m.

City Girls, an Eagles Tribute Band, brings their show to the OASIS on Friday May 20th!

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, May 21

2nd Annual Cotter Warrior Open

8:00 a.m.

Two-person scramble to benefit Cotter Athletics. Cash prizes for longest drive, closest to the hole and hole-in-one. Registration of $100 per team includes lunch. More information and entry form on our website https://www.mtnhomegolf.com

8th Annual Blessing of the Bikes

10:00 a.m.

The Mountain Home Moose Lodge is hosting its 8th annual Blessing of the Bikes this Saturday. Kickstands are officially up at 10 a.m. with a poker game to follow after the ridge. Games run $10 a hand. Food will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will go to the Mooseheart Child City & School fund.

Wind Art Craft by Arty Party Pieces

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a wind art craft. Cost is $15. If you’d like to reserve your supplies/spot for this craft comment below or private message us!

Gypsies Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac Tribute LIVE @ OASIS

6:00 p.m.

Shotgun Divorce returns to rock our stage on Saturday, May 14th! Come see why this rock band is a local favorite!

Band starts @ 9pm 🎸

DJ after midnight 🎶

Kitchen 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, May 23

Mountain Home Symphony Spring Concert

2:30 p.m.

Join us for our annual Spring Concert! Enjoy music from Phantom of the Opera, the movie Gladiator AND MORE!

*Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

*Kids under the age of 12 are FREE!

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 24

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 25

Lake Norfork Stripers Club Monthly Meeting

7:00 p.m.

It’s Spouses’ Night!

Please bring your Spouse, or significant other.

The Speaker will be Mark Connelly from the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Mark is an ER Nurse who specializes in Trauma Care.

His Topic will be Safety on The Water.

He spoke on this a few years ago – he is a very engaging speaker.

Door Prize! – this month we will start having a Door Prize for attending the meeting. Just check in with the front table to receive a free ticket for the drawing… and just in time for Spouses’ Night, you will receive an additional ticket for each Guest you bring with you 🙂

The Monthly Meeting of the Striper Club meets in the Hensley Addition.

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 26

Twin Lakes Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30, Mountain Home

2:30 p.m.

The May Meeting of the Twin Lakes Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30, Mountain Home will be held on Monday, May 26, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. Location of the meeting is the Meeting Room of the Mountain Home Police Department at 424 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home. Any veteran, male or female who has a service connected disability, is invited to attend our meetings and join the DAV. For further information contact Commander Dan Hall 870-430-2322. 

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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