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The Observatory: What’s happening in Mountain Home this week

Hello Mountain Home!

Spring is finally here, and the weekend is upon us! It’s time to catch up on some fun and maybe even some sleep, thanks to that hour we lost.

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


Saturday, March 19


Coffee Social

March 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

March 19 @ 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

Basket BINGO Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

March 19 @ 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday March 19, 2022, doors open at noon. Concessions available. BINGO starts at 1:00pm

4pack/w/15 Games including one coverall per person. $15.00 each additional book $10.00 per person

2 “Pig in a Poke” games 2/$1.00 (one chance each game) additional packs $1.00 Daubers are available for sale $2.00. Door prizes and 50/50

1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (Cooper Park, behind city pool)

Call 424-3054 for more information.

New Featured Artists Reception

March 19 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Have you noticed all of the wonderful artwork placed around the Library? We have three new pieces of art (paintings) that will be displayed as a part of our new rotating collection through the end of April 2022. We would like to invite everyone to our New Featured Artists Reception on Saturday March 19th from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Library to meet the artists of these new pieces. This will be a drop in event, so feel free to come at any time within that window. We hope to see you there!

Both artists will be in attendance at a table set up near their artwork:

Meg Simons – Upstairs next to the Reference Desk

Ava Obert – Upstairs next to the Balcony/Main Stairs

The Collingsworth Family at Twin Lakes Baptist Church

March 19 @ 6 p.m.

The Collingsworth Family will be here in concert Saturday, March 19th, 2022 @ 6PM. Drop by the church office or follow the link below to get your tickets!

https://www.itickets.com/events/460944

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

March 19 @ 6:00 p.m.

Shared Sychosis is coming to ROCK the house at the OASIS Saturday, March 19th! Their energetic show filled with classic rock never disappoints!

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 📱

The Country Grass Band at Rapp’s

March 19 @ 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Happy New Year!! Some of the best things in life come from a solid group of old friends, and that’s just what we have here! Some old friends bringing you the best in bluegrass and country for your listening pleasure. Come out and enjoy their performance at Rapp’s Barren for free!


Monday, March 21


Spring Break Staycation: Peter Rabbit Movie

March 21 @ 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy a Spring Break movie, Peter Rabbit, at the Baxter County Library.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

March 21 @ 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

March 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

March 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.

Rock Steady Boxing

March 21 @ 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

March 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

March 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, March 22


Make It! Crafty Card Making

March 22 @ 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our In-Person crafty card making class where we will be making 2 different cards! Anyone would love to receive one in the mail or keep it for yourself! Either way, it will be a fun time of card making and meeting new.

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.

Spring Break Staycation: Teen Game Night sponsored by the Game Portal

March 22 @ 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Game Portal is bringing a selection of its board games to the Baxter County Library Tuesday night. Come out and enjoy some gaming fun!

Mom Walk and Talk

March 22 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All moms are invited to join us as we walk and talk about learning the ins and outs of parenthood and babies! Bring your strollers and get ready to meet new friends!

We will walk at ASUMH and walk on their new beautiful walking path and meet in the parking lot closest to the library. Please see the photo below. Walks will be weather permitting.

Adult Services Coordinator and new mom, Mariah, will be leading this fun outing and hopes you can join too!

Please contact Mariah at mariah.h@baxlib.org if you have any questions!

Intermediate Yoga – Peitz Cancer Support House

March 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

March 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

March 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

March 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

March 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

March 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, March 23


Friends of the Library Meeting & Program

March 23 @ 1:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bull Shoals Dam Photo Restoration Project

Guest Speaker: Vincent Anderson, Library Historian.  Discover how the White River Valley changed during the construction of the Bull Shoals Dam.

Informative and entertaining – everyone welcome.  Library updates, programs, and refreshments. Meet new friends who love books, the Library, and this community.

Coloring Club – Baxter County Library

March 23 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Want a place to relax, color, and meet new friends? The Baxter County Library has you covered! Join us every Wednesday in Studio 300 from 9am-Noon. Come and go as you please.

All adults are welcome, and no is registration required. Bringing your own supplies is recommended, but there will be coloring sheets and pencils available.

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

March 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

March 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.

Dishing up Senior Nutrition: Immunity Boosting

March 23 @ 3:00 p.m.

This class is a rescheduled from January. Event sponsored by the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging.

In our next Dishing up Senior Nutrition we will discuss ways to boost your immune system through diet.

Our immune systems help us stay healthy by protecting us from outside invaders that can make us sick. Certain foods make our immune system stronger when fighting off bacteria and viruses. For seniors, it’s especially important to consume foods that boost the immune system.

Register by calling: 870-508-3880.


Thursday, March 24


Sowbug Roundup 2021

March 24 @ 4:00 p.m.

Sowbug Roundup for 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID 19 epidemic. We have moved the date to March 2022 to give more time for the COVID 19 situation to stabilize. We will review the status of the pandemic early in the new year to make a final go/no-go decision regarding the show.

The Sowbug is basically a fly tying show. The tiers come from all over the USA and there are usually two or three from overseas. The show floor is set up to facilitate access to the fly tiers. Attendees are very much encouraged to sit and talk to the tier as he ties a fly. The tiers love to talk about fly tying, fly fishing, and how to tie a fly

The full name of the show is the International Sowbug Roundup, a Celebration of Fly Fishing. One of the goals of the Sowbug is to encourage more people, especially young people, to become involved in fly fishing. That is why we keep the entrance fee at $10.00 per person for all three days and kids under 12 free. Every day we have free introductory fly tying classes. Free fly casting lessons are available every day. The seminars (included in the entrance fee) are chosen to appeal to fly fishers of every experience level. On Saturday we hold a free drawing for kids for fly fishing gear.

Event is located at the Baxter County Fairgrounds.

Mess Deck Coffee Hut – Bob Davis Veterans Center

March 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

March 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, March 25


Rio at Sowbug Roundup dinner

March 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

Rio will be the entertainment for this year’s Sowbug Roundup dinner at St. Peters Catholic Church, in Mountain Home.

Peitz Cancer Support House

March 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.

Pork Loin Dinner Fundraiser at Moose Lodge

March 25 @ 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Legionnaires of Mountain Home Moose Lodge #1953 will host their monthly fundraising dinner event this coming Friday, March 25, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The menu will include a generous portion of mouth-watering stuffed pork loin with Waldorf dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, roll, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage. The Moose Lodge is located at 4754 Hwy. 5 South, 2-1/2 miles south of the by-pass in Mountain Home. This family event is open to members and others who will be signed in as guests. For more information including price please call (870) 491-5696 after 2 p.m.

Erik Edwards Rapp’s Debut

March 25 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 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!

Oasis: Live Music & Nightclub

March 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

MoArk Mojo hits the OASIS stage on Friday March 25th! If you’re a Lead Pipe Conservatory fan, you’ll love this band too!

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 📱

Molly Adamson Returns to Rapp’s

March 25 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Molly is a singer, guitarist, and pianist based in Chicago, IL and Northwest Arkansas with 9 years of experience in the music industry. She has played a variety of genres and events and takes care to make each show unique and cater every show to the audience. Molly has worked with many reputable businesses including Mastro’s, Crystal Bridges, St. Louis Ballpark Village, W City Center Chicago, Royal Caribbean, and many more.

Rapp’s Barren is Mountain Home’s first brewery and gastropub! Our passion is for crafting artisan ales, refined pub food, and investing back into our incredible community.

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