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The Observatory: What’s Happening in Mountain Home

Hello Mountain Home!

It’s officially Memorial Day Weekend. Please be safe if you’re going out on the water.

Mountain Home’s new 9/11 Memorial at Veteran’s Plaza in Mountain Home will be unveiled on Monday for those wishing to attend.

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


Friday, May 27

Ozark Nights at Rapp’s

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A local band covering their favorites from the 90’s, 2000’s, and classics.

Anthony, Dustin, and Doria are going to be providing a great night of music!

Trey Lewis LIVE at Oasis

6:00 p.m.

Trey Lewis successfully redefined the boundaries of country music with the hit song ‘Dicked Down in Dallas’ that caught the attention of millions garnering spotlights from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, Barstool Sports, and more. The Birmingham, AL native followed with ‘Shut the Door’, an EP comprised of a diverse mixture of music rooted in authentic songwriting. Trey Lewis’s most recent release ‘Single Again’ climbed to #1 all genre on iTunes charts officially making Trey a two hit wonder.

You can tell Trey a lot of things, just don’t tell him to quit and go home. Trey didn’t just go viral on Tik Tok and go play his first show. Trey (+ band) is winning over fans all over the country with his high energy live performances, never ceasing to be anything less than himself. The band has been touring for years playing cover music all over the southeast. That experience and grind has prepared them for this moment. Come see why everyone’s talking about Trey Lewis and he’ll make a believer out of you!


Saturday, May 28

Painting with Watercolors

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Artist Jerry Preator (Age 87) will be showing us step by step how to paint with watercolors! You will begin with a blank canvas and leave with a beautiful painting worthy of display. 🙂 $40 per person, all supplies included. Space is limited, so call or come by to reserve your spot! 870-736-2540

320 S College St, Mountain Home, AR 72653-3945

Josh Kiser – Baxter’s Free Summer Concert Series

7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

BAXTER’S FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SEASON 3

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

7:30PM: Hunter Clark Music

9:00PM: Josh Kiser

This is a FREE SERIES to the public.

Sponsored by:

BAXTER | A&P Commission | Quality Inn & Suites Mountain Home North | ASC Warranty | City of Mountain Home – Mayor’s Office | Perfect Catch Marine and Sports | The Dels I ASC Warranty

Home of the @mebanking stage

PLUSH-90’s Rock Experience @ OASIS

6:00 p.m.

PLUSH, a 90s rock tribute band, returns to the Oasis on Saturday May 28th! This band blew the crowd away the last time they stopped by! They cover everything from Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, to Collective Soul and all your favorite hits from the 90s! Get out to the Oasis on May 28th to catch them LIVE in Mountain Home, AR!

$10 Cover

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, May 29

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 30

Mountain Home 9/11 Memorial Unveiling

11:00 a.m.

The North Central Arkansas Veterans Council is again sponsoring the May 30, 2022, Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Veterans Plaza in Mountain Home, AR.  The host organization is Alley White American Legion Post 52 with Commander Lisa Gunter serving as Master-of-Ceremonies.

This year, the Memorial Day Commemoration will have two keynote speakers, retired U.S. Army LTC Mary Walker and former USAF Sergeant Reverend Jami Scott.   Music will again be provided by an ensemble of the Mountain Home High School Band.  Colors will be provided by the participating Veterans Organizations and Honors by the Honor Guard of Alley White American Legion Post 52.

The dedication of the 9/11 memorial will be held following the Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony. It will be held at the same location Veterans Plaza in Mountain Home. The memorial dedication will be held at 11 a.m.

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 31

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, June 1

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, June 2

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.

https://asumh.coursestorm.com/course/american-sign-language

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


Friday, June 3

Moose Lodge hosts fish & shrimp dinner

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mountain Home Moose Lodge #1953 will hold its monthly all-u-can-eat fried fish and shrimp dinner this coming Friday, June 3rd from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guests may order fried fish, fried shrimp or a combination plate which also includes hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw, vegetable, roll, dessert and a beverage. The event is open to members and qualified guests alike.

Mountain Home Moose Lodge is located at 4754 Hwy 5 South, 2.5 miles south of the bypass in Mountain Home. For more information including cost and guest qualification please call 870-491-5696 after 2:00 p.m.

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