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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home

Hello Mountain Home!

I hope you’re ready for a busy weekend because it’s a doozy. We have a big event tonight with Baxter Regional Medical Center’s MAGNET Celebration in downtown Mountain Home. For those looking for adventure tomorrow, there’s the Cotter Trout Fest and Bull Shoals “Art from the Heart” event at Mountain Village.

Photo by Peter Luo.

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


Friday, May 6

Baxter Regional Medical Center Magnet Celebration

5:00 p.m.

We are so excited that the Baxter Regional Medical Center Magnet Celebration has been rescheduled for Friday, May 6 at Hickory Park! Be sure to join us for live music with Members Only, local food and craft vendors, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden.

For more information, please contact the Mountain Home Chamber at (870) 425-5111 or email info@enjoymountainhome.com

Members Only @ Friday Night Live – Baxter Regional Medical Center Magnet Celebration

6:00 p.m.

Join Members Only for this FREE event at Hickory Park along with local vendors, a kid’s zone, and a beer garden presented by Mountain Home Area Chamber, Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce and Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Ashtyn Barbaree at Rapp’s Barren

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Ashtyn Barbaree is an internationally touring indie americana artist from Fayetteville, AR, USA. She has a smokey, yet silky voice accompanied with tenor ukulele and guitar. She was recently selected to be the Arkansas State Music Ambassador and will be releasing her new album May 28th, 2022.


Saturday, May 7

59th Rotary Pancake Day @ The VFW Hall in Bull Shoals

The Bull Shoals-Lakeview Rotary Club will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast on May 7 at Bull Shoals VFW Hoevel-Barnett Hall Post 1341 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cotter Trout Festival

7:00 am – 9:00 p.m.

Cotter is celebrating its 20th annual Cotter Trout Festival at Big Spring Park in downtown Cotter.

Art from the Heart

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genia Scarberry and her faithful crew of artists will be hosting their “Art from the Heart” fundraising event at Bull Shoals Cavern & Mountain Village 1890 in Bull Shoals on May 7.

Money from the fundraiser and art event will go to rehabilitating some of Mountain Village’s historic buildings.

Community Men’s Breakfast

7:00 a.m.

A men’s breakfast does pretty much what it says on the tin: it is a breakfast to which Christian men can invite their non-Christian male friends, so they can hear a talk on a topic relevant to men and/or which may include the gospel. Event held at Fellowship and Life Ministries.

NAWC – 42nd Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale

8:00 a.m.

Hello Fellow Woodcarvers,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club (NAWC) 42nd Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale. This event is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2022 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, AR. We are hosting this event to all woodcarvers and wood turners with an opportunity to enter our competition, display/sell your work, and “network” with other carvers and turners.

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Carl Wayne’s Nursery Spring Fling

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Carl Wayne’s Nursery is bringing our annual Spring Fling back!

Come enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs provided by The Meat Shop!

KTLO will be here with their treasure chest, maybe you will get the lucky key!

Carl Wayne’s Nursery will be giving away prizes!

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.

Whisky Outlaws at Rapp’s

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Whisky Outlaws is a Joplin, MO based country band providing top musical artistry! Combining their unique sound and some of everybody’s favorite outlaw country and country rock hits to bring you a great show. Cheers!

Dead Metal Society LIVE at Oasis (with Shared Sychosis)

8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Dead Metal Society is coming to the Oasis on May 7th to ROCK THE HOUSE 80s style! Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this electrifying show with full lights and sound!

At 8:00pm, Shared Sychosis will kick the showoff and warm up the stage for one EPIC 80s party!


Sunday, May 8

NAWC – 42nd Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale

4:00 p.m.

Hello Fellow Woodcarvers,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club (NAWC) 42nd Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale. This event is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2022 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, AR. We are hosting this event to all woodcarvers and wood turners with an opportunity to enter our competition, display/sell your work, and “network” with other carvers and turners.

UNDAMMED Film Premiere – Rapp’s Barren Brewing Co.

5:00 p.m.

Join us Sunday, May 8th for a Mother’s Day showing of “UNDAMMED: A Buffalo River Adventure” upstairs at Rapp’s Barren Brewing Co. in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Film begins @ 5PM.

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 9

Baxter County Judge Meet, Greet, and Inform

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome the Baxter County judge candidates for 2022. Enjoy an hour to socialize followed by a chance to hear the candidates answer YOUR questions. Please submit questions via FB messenger or through email at info@rappsbarrenbrewing.com.

Kitchen and bar will be open for service starting at 4 p.m. with social hour kicking off at 5 p.m.

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.

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 10

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 11

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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