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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Hello Mountain Home!

It’s time for another edition of the Observatory, the one-stop-shop of what’s going on in Mountain Home and the surrounding area for the next week.

COVID-19 is making the rounds through our community again. Please make sure to take care of yourselves this weekend if you’re sick.

Here’s what’s happening next week.


Saturday, Jan. 29


Coffee Social

January 29 @ 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

January 29 @ 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Serving local Veterans & active-duty military families in need of food.  Proof of service required.

Alley-White American Legion Post 52, 717 Market Street, MH.


Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

January 29 @ 6 p.m.

Springfield, MO’s ultimate ROCK band is coming to the Oasis on Saturday, January 29th! Don’t miss your chance to see them LIVE in Mountain Home, AR! They’re coming to help us celebrate one of our new owners, Jacob Waugh’s birthday! Come join us for one epic party!

Band starts @ 9pm 🎸

DJ after midnight 🎶

Jenny’s Bistro open all night 🍔

Free cab rides to & from the Oasis 🚕

Must be 21+ w/ valid ID to enter ‼

Message us or call 870-492-5600 for more info 📱


Junipers Back Door

January 29 @ 7:30 a.m.

Erin Walters will be live at Calico Rock’s premiere speakeasy Saturday evening starting at 7:30 a.m.


Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

January 29 @ 7 p.m.

The number one brewery in Arkansas will be hosting live music by Lucas Tyler at 7 p.m. Stop in for a cold beer, great food, and a fun time.

Lucas Tyler is a singer-songwriter originally from the hills of northern Arkansas. Lucas’s songs have a timeless-classic feel with heartfelt lyrics, interesting melodies, and unique time signatures. Self described as ARKANSAS OUTLAW COUNTRY music, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to see Lucas Tyler!


Monday, Jan. 31


Community Broadband Meeting

January 31 @ 5:30

The Arkansas Legislative Council approved a contract for the Broadband Development Group to create a master plan for broadband development to ensure all residents, regardless of location, have coverage.  Currently, the group is gathering data to assess the state’s needs. The group will submit a report with their research and recommendations in April.  This report will not only help guide the state in directing federal funds but will also assist members of the General Assembly in determining legislation needed to ensure Arkansans have affordable access in years to come.

The City of Mountain Home is hosting a Community Broadband Meeting  on January 31, 2022 at 5:30 at The Sheid.

Help us assess our state’s current needs by completing the brief survey  at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/arbroadband or use your smart phone to follow the QR code at the top of the survey page to take the survey online. You can also email the survey to arbroadbandnow@bdg.link.

At these meetings, the group is hearing from small business owners, students, teachers, farmers and others about what their needs for broadband are and what obstacles they are encountering. We encourage you to attend the meeting on January 31st.


Ted’s Little Oprey

January 31 @ 6 p.m.

Every Monday night at 6pm. No entry fee, enjoy the warm cozy theater and listen to some great music. Restrooms and concessions available. More than enough seating to spread out and be safe and comfortable. Event is at the Bull Shoals Theater.


Cardio Kickboxing & Strength Training

January 31 @ 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

January 31 @ 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.


Yoga – Baxter County Library

January 31 @ 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

January 31 @ 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, Feb. 1


Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

February 1 @ 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.


Craft Time at the Legion

February 1 @ 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bring a project to work on, just come to visit, or learn a new craft. Everyone welcome.

Craft time is at the Alley-White American Legion Post 52 in Mountain Home.


Babies and Books

February 1 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Children’s and Teen’s Multipurpose Room 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home.

Enjoy reading, singing, and having fun with Mrs. Amy. This storytime is best for 0-3 year-olds.


Line Dancing for Women

February 1 @ 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 at 11:30 a.m. for beginners and 12:30 p.m. intermediate dancers. The event will be held at the Wellness Education Center, 2545 Hwy 5 North (formerly Simple Man’s). Due to covid, class capacity is limited, masks are required, social distancing is strictly observed, and registration is required. For more information, please call (870) 508-2345.


Outdoorsman Kevin Middleton speaks to Historical Society Tuesday

February 1 @ 6 p.m.

With years of trekking the Ozarks almost daily, Kevin Middleton of Jasper will share his love of outdoor adventure and his stunning photography as a Guest Speaker at the Baxter County Historical Society at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 25.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Knox Room of the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County.


Make It! Paper Desk Calendars

February 1 @ 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Knox Community Room A + B combined 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home.

Registration for this event will be open from December 20, 2021 @ 9:00am to January 24, 2022 @ 1:30pm. Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up

Join us for our newest Make It! class – Paper Desk Calendars! Have you had an interest in card making or scrapbooking? Come try this new, fun paper calendar craft!

Registration is required. Supplies will be provided.

NOTE: If you are on the waitlist, you will be contacted directly if you are put on the main list. Thank you so much for your interest in the class.


After School Meals

February 1 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Baxter County Library is offering 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 downstairs multi-purpose room. Students will receive one meal each day they are provided. Staff take necessary precautions to keep the area surfaces disinfected before and after distributing meals. This program is a community collaboration 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 2


Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise

February 2 @ 7 p.m.

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise will be playing at ASUMH’s The Sheid this Wednesday evening. Tickets to the event run $35 for adults and $17.50 for students. Come on out and have a fun evening with your friends!

Fun for 3s, 4s, and 5s

February 2 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Children’s and Teen’s Multipurpose Room 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home.

Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets, and more that encourage the development of Early Literacy skills in young children. Ages 3 -5.


Heart to Heart Dance Class

February 2 @ 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.


Book Club: Issues and Viewpoints

February 2 @ 1:30 p.m.

Join Vincent’s Issues & Viewpoints here at the Donald W. Reynolds Library on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. There are copies of each book located behind the front desk for check out. You can read ahead or stay up to date! All books for the year are now available. February 2 is “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West” – by Nate Blakeslee.


Cardio Kickboxing & Strength Training

February 2 @ 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!


Rock Steady Boxing

February 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is a program for those with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and it is a great way to enhance their daily quality of life. This program has the potential to build power, strength, flexibility, and balance where it was once been lost because of this degenerative disease.


Thursday, Feb. 3


After School Meals

February 3 @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Baxter County Library is offering 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 downstairs multi-purpose room. Students will receive one meal each day they are provided. Staff take necessary precautions to keep the area surfaces disinfected before and after distributing meals. This program is a community collaboration 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.


Knock Out Cancer Boxing

February 3 @ 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exercise is an important part of a cancer patient’s treatment regimen. Even as treatments knock a patient down, having outings to exercise can help with mood and fatigue. Evidence has shown that exercise improves quality of life and has beneficial effects on survival.

The class is held at the Wellness Education Center at 2545 Hwy 5 North (formerly Simple Man’s).

Call 870-508-2273 to obtain more information and to register.


Mommy & Me Support Group

February 3 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Support Group, Mommy & Me—1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 1 p.m. at the Schliemann Center. This bi-monthly get-together for new moms with babies 0-2 years of age to share experiences and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting, to build friendships, seek support, and learn about new mom resources in our community! Get support from other mothers as well as professional support from guest speakers.


Infant Loss for Women

February 3 @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Learning Session at Schliemann Center for Women 5:30 pm. Due to covid, class capacity is limited, masks required, social distancing strictly observed and registration required, call 870-508-2345.


Friday, Feb 4


Ostomy Information & Support

February 4 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Ostomy Support Group provides support and education to those who will have or have had ostomy surgery and their relatives. Talking with other ostomates can provide assistance and reassurance that ostomates can lead normal lives following ostomy surgery. You can also become better acquainted with new products and methods.


Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

January 28 @ 7 p.m.

Join Jonathan McQuay, local musician and powerhouse of Outlaw Country, Rock n Roll, Blues, and Traditional Country as he sets the stage for a fine Friday night at The Barren.


Moose Lodge Fish & Shrimp Dinner

Mountain Home Moose Lodge #1953 will hold its monthly all-u-can-eat fried fish and shrimp dinner this coming Friday, February 4th from 4:30 to 6:00 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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