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The Observatory: What’s Happening in Mountain Home next week

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 areas for the next week.

The Droneageddon is upon us!

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven teams of high school students from four states will compete in the Mountain Home High School NJROTC’s drone competition “Droneageddon” in the MHHS gymnasium.

The teams – who represent six different high schools – will compete in five events with drones: slalom, relay, lap, obstacle course, and a surprise event.

The MHHS cadets are looking forward to this event, which will bring together acquaintances and friends from other schools and will give students the opportunity to meet new people as well.

Come out and support MHHS’s drone team!


Saturday, Feb. 19


Dronneageddon – Mountain Home High School

February 19 @ 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Get ready for some high-speed flying action Mountain Home!

Mountain Home’s NJROTC drone team will be hosting its first-ever Droneaggedon competition against six NJROTC teams from four different states this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in both of Mountain Home High School’s gymnasiums.

Each team will complete in five different events: rally, relay, lap, slalom, obstacle course, and an IFR event that will see each student navigate a course while blindfolded.

There is no cost to attend the event. Lunch will be available for $5.


Baxter County Democrats Meeting

February 19 @ 9:00 a.m.

The Baxter County Democrats will be meeting at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 511 Cooley Drive.


Coffee Social

February 19 @ 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

February 19 @ 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.


All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

February 19 @ 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes with syrup & fruit toppings; biscuits & sausage gravy; sausage links; coffee & OJ.

Donation: Adults $7, kids 5-12 $3, kids 4 and under FREE.

World War II and Korean War Veterans Eat FREE.

All UNIFORMED military, law enforcement, fire department personnel and EMTs eat FREE.


FOL Book Sale – Final day

February 19 @ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Discount day!

Shop from our selection which includes many hard cover books under $3 and paperbacks priced at under $1. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library Book Sale benefit Library Programs and Services. “Round Up” your purchase at checkout! Book Sale Hours: Thursday 8:30 to 5:00. Friday 10 to 5:00. Saturday 10 to 1:00. Saturday morning, items are 1/2 price. A $2 per bag sale starts at noon. https://www.baxtercountylibrary.org/support/friends


21st Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament

February 19 @ 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Mountain Home American Legion Baseball Board is putting on its 21st annual Texas Hold’em Tournament this Saturday at Elks Lodge by Twin Lakes Golf Course in Mountain Home.

Registration begins at 11 a.m.

Tournament starts at 1 p.m.

All entries get a free meal. Grand prize is a $2,000 Visa card.


Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

February 19 @ 6:00 p.m.

Kickin’ Kountry hits the stage on Saturday February 19th! This crowd pleasing country band keeps the dance floor packed!

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 📱


Monday, Feb. 21


Cardio Kickboxing & Strength Training

February 21 @ 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

February 21 @ 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

February 21 @ 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

February 21 @ 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. 22


Baxter County Historical Society

February 22 @ 6 p.m.

Jason Nazarenko, President of the Cotter Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Baxter County Historical Society on Tuesday, and he has invited the Society to hold the meeting in a historic Cotter church building that he and his wife Kammi have renovated.

The Historical Society meeting is this Tuesday, February 22, at 6:00 p.m. The historic Presbyterian church building is located at the corner of 2nd Street and Combs Street in Cotter.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a great evening in a unique meeting space. The meetings of the Baxter County Historical Society are free and open to the public.


Intermediate Yoga – Peitz Cancer Support House

February 22 @ 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

February 22 @ 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

February 22 @ 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

February 22 @ 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

February 22 @ 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

February 22 @ 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, Feb. 23


Bull Shoals Dam Photo Restoration Project: Our buried past revealed

February 23 @ 1:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Baxter County Library invite everyone to join them for their public meeting on Wednesday, February 23, at 1:30 pm.

Library staff member and historian Vincent Anderson will be the guest speaker, featuring the construction of the Bull Shoals Dam from 1947 to 1951 and showcasing his restoration project of rare, original black & white negatives documenting the dam’s preparation, construction, and completion.


Fishing-Fly Night at Rapp’s

February 23 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This will be a fly tying night. Instructors will demonstrate tying a few different patterns. Vices will be provided for those who need them. Come and join us to work on bettering your skills.

Register now to reserve your spot!

https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/177792


Fun for 3s, 4s, and 5s – Baxter County Library

February 23 @ 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

February 23 @ 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, Feb. 24


MH Bomb Squad Robot Reveal and Dinner

February 24 @ 6:30 p.m.

The MHHS robotics team, Bomb Squad will be hosting its annual Robot Reveal on Feb 24th. The students will reveal this year’s robot to the community to kick start their competition season.

The open to the public presentation will begin immediately following the dinner around 6:30 at the Vada Sheid Community Center.

Tickets for the dinner are $25.


Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

February 24 @ 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.


After School Meals

February 24 @ 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.


Friday, Feb. 25


MHJH Career Day Event

February 25 @ 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MHJH Career Day Event will take place on February 25. Eighth grade will be at the Fairgrounds exploring different career paths (lots of community partners present).  Ninth grade will be at ASU with 5 different colleges and several different departments from BRMC for a career/college awareness event. 

This event lasts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


North Central Arkansas Military Sisters Meeting

February 25 @ 12:00 p.m.

The North Central Arkansas Military Sisters will be hosting a meeting at the Grill at Whispering Woods Cabins on Friday. The meeting is open to any woman who served in any branch of the military.

For more information or to RSVP call Jami Scott at (920) 980-8054.


Teen Friday After Hours – Masked Masquerade

February 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

You need a CURRENT library card on record and owe less than $5 on your account to attend.

All teens, grades 7-12, are welcome to enjoy Friday After Hours with the above mentioned requirements.

Food and games provided.

Location is the Baxter County Library.

Mask Making Craft, Best Costume Contest, Dancing Games and Masquerade Games for the evenings festivities.


Peitz Cancer Support House

February 25 @ 1:00 p.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.


Bryan Copeland LIVE at Rapp’s Barren Brewing Company

February 25 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Derek is a singer/songwriter from a small town in Arkansas. He has performed at several honorable places along his musical journey.

He has two self-released CD’s that have been quite successful in helping support his music and able him to continue to travel and play various locations.

Playing every weekend to get by and keep the music going! He has played in festivals, at the great Tin Roof stage in Nashville, and several other dives and music spots.


Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice LIVE at Oasis Night Club

February 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice is coming back to the Oasis on Friday February 25th! This classic rock band rocked the house last time! Don’t miss your chance to see them again! DJ after midnight! Jenny’s Bistro open all night long!

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 📱

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