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The Rotary Club of North Garland County/Scenic 7 will meet from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, at Highway 7 north across from Hot Springs Village entrance. Menu service is available at 11:30 a.m., before the meeting starts. Visitors are welcome. Call Barb Mitchell, 922-9004, or Amanda Kennedy, 922-0227, for information.
Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today. Pot roast will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $8 per person.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and, 6 and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 6236328 for information.
Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at
315 W. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Malvern Group Women will meet at 6 p.m. today at 211 W. 3rd St., Malvern, in the upstairs Chamber of Commerce Building. Doors open one hour before meeting. Call 501-467-5409 or 501-231-9518 for AA information, or 501-6236328 for Hot Springs Intergroup. Christians in Action is a fellowship of men and women who come together to share their experiences, strengths and hopes with one another, helping each other to overcome the traps of drugs, alcohol, meth or sexual addictions. Open discussion is held at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Worldwide Christian Outreach,
3835 Albert Pike. Call Garland Edwards, 760-7407 or 318-9245 (cell), for information.
Narcotics Anonymous, Square Peg, Round Hole, will meet at 8 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. Call 866-754-2579 for information.
Recovery meeting, Last House on the Block, meets at 6 and 8 a.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave.
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle has an Alcohol, Chemical Treatment Series program from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays in its fellowship hall,
3217 Airport Road, Pearcy. ACTS classes help substance abusers by addressing three key areas — physical, emotional and spiritual. Call Michael Bell, 501-627-2054, for information.
Unity Al-Anon Family Group, help for people whose lives have been affected by a loved ones drinking or drugs, meets from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Oaklawn United Methodist Church, 216 Higdon Ferry Road. Newcomers welcome. Call 318-3657 for information and other meetings around the area. Recovery Today Bible meeting to help with any habit will be held at 7 p.m. today at Hot Springs First Assembly of God, 3540 Central Ave. This is an open meeting, bring family and friends. Sorry, no child care. Those who want to help others recover are welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Rockhouse, will meet at 7 p.m. today for an open discussion at Jessieville Fellowship Hall, 7415 N. Highway 7, four miles north of Hot Springs Village gate. Sellers Street Al-Anon Family Group, 411 Sellers St., meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays downstairs. Help and support for friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Has your life been affected by someone else’s choices? Call Geneva, 276-5299, or 501-844-6139 for information.
We Are Not Doctors AA Group meets at 6 p.m. today at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 228 Spring St. Go through the courtyard to the southern door, the meeting is upstairs. Call John, 282-9838, or Rasa 655-0288, for information.
Duplicate bridge will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at The Bridge House, 300 W. St. Louis St., for all bridge players with stratified scoring. Need a partner? Come early, one is onsite. Call 525-8780 or 262-9149 for information.
Poetry Night will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at Kollective Coffee Plus Tea, 110 Central Ave. No cover charge. The public is
welcome. The featured poet takes stage at 7 p.m., with open mic readings before and after.
Hot Springs Carousel Readers’ Theater entertains audiences with performances emphasizing humor and enthusiasm. The group is unique in that actors remain behind music stands, acting out characters using facial expressions, voice and gestures. There is limited memorization since actors have scripts in front of them. People of all ages interested in theatrical study and performance are welcome to attend meetings from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays at Garland County Library. Cast members have appeared at Gallery Walk, civic clubs, churches and school groups, assisted living and nursing facilities, and other celebrations of the arts. Appearances are free, however, donations are welcome to cover expenses. Members are interested in appearing for fundraising events. Interested persons may call Karen Irwin, 5388701, or Sharon Bueg, 760-2638.
Christian Singles is a group of mature, nondenominational adults who meet at 6 p.m. Fridays at a different restaurant for food and fellowship. This week it will meet at Bleu Monkey Grill, 4263 Central Ave. Call Susie, 545-7933 for information.
Course in Miracles study group will meet from 3-5 p.m. today at Garland County Library. Facilitator is the Rev. John Vise. Everyone from beginners to advanced students are welcome. Call Vise, 276-6984, for information.
The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2765 Malvern Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The public is welcome to work and/or get help on their family genealogy. Call 262-2782 for information.
Intermediate Tai Chi classes for are held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Hot Springs Center, 210 Woodbine, in partnership with Oaklawn Center on Aging. Jerry Matlock is the certified instructor. Call Oaklawn Center, 623-0020, for information.
Water workout and aerobics, and Aqua Arthritis classes are held at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water aerobics is at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and water workout at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Aqua Arthritis classes follow the guidelines of the Arthritis Foundation’s water exercise program and is held at
1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Water exercise is a low impact way to for a workout. Call
623-9922 for information. Village A-Team will dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today at the Coronado Center, Room 6, to caller Dave Towry. Dress is casual. Any square dancer who dances advance is welcome. Call Towry,
915-0069, for information. Diamond Lakes Chess Club meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at West Shores Retirement Community, 2607 Albert Pike Road. Chess players of all ages and levels are welcome to come learn to play a better game. Call Peter Emig,
870-677-9244, for information. Garland County/Hot Springs TEA Party will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 4334 Central Ave., for lunch and fellowship. There are informational updates, followed by a guest speaker educating about topics of political interest. All are welcome.
Extension Get Fit meets from
9-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday at Hot Springs Baptist Church. Strength and core training is offered Tuesday and Thursday, and circuit and aerobic training Monday and Wednesday. Prevent bone loss, increase balance and strength. Cost is $12 per year. Call Melba Haynes,
501-538-4124, or Julia Lamb, 501276-2983. StrongWomen/StrongMen meets from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Leonard Street Baptist Church, Leonard and Panama streets. Women and men are welcome to join this exercising program to prevent osteoporosis, increase balance and muscle tone and get in shape. Cost is $12 per year. Call Sharon Dodd, 525-1718, for information.
Garland Good Government Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second and third Thursday of the month at Garland County Library,
1427 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs Village Republican Women will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ponce de Leon Center. Programs include presentations by elected officials and candidates, and educational information on political issues and social topics. Conservative women and men are welcome. Refreshments are served prior to the meeting. Call 922-2775 for information.
Covenant Keepers Ministry of Union Missionary Baptist Church, a Christian group of married couples, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call Keith or Jackie Johnson, 282-9938, for information.
Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League meets at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coronado Center. Call Joan Urbanek, 922-5947, for information.
Lake Hamilton Baptist Church food pantry, 5963 Central Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month.
South West Arkansas Partnership Continuum of Care will meet at 2 p.m. the Thursday at United Way, 233 Hobson Ave.