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Civic clubs

Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Higdon Square Cafe. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Call Terri Knapick, president, 609-6931, for information.

Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422.

Support groups

Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program. The Help Line number is 321-8700.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon today, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at which there are two meetings, at 411 Sellers St.; Lake Catherine Group at 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes Baptist Church, 3899 Highway 290; and Rule 62 at 10 a.m. in the basement at 411 Sellers St. for a Big Book Study. Call 623-6328 for information.

Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave., for Book Study Night. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

Lifeline Al-Anon Family Groups, a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson. Call Ellen, 262-5831, 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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6-7 p.m. today in the National Park Medical Center outpatient building. Private weigh-in is from 5:30-6 p.m. TOPS offers support and education in a low-cost, fun, positive setting. Call Maranda Jones, 617-5195, or Judi Mikel, 620-3517, for information.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sanctuary Group, will meet at 8 p.m. today at Memorial Baptist Church, 1667 Airport Road. Call Danny, 545-1253, for information.

Quick to C alcoholics anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at 1700 Albert Pike Road.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Malvern Group, will meet at 8 p.m. today at 211 W. 3rd St., Malvern, in the upstairs Chamber of Commerce Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 501-467-5409 or 501-231-9518 for AA information, or 501-623-6328 for Hot Springs Intergroup.

Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Gospel Light, 600 Garland Ave., for food and fellowship followed by the meeting. It is a Christ-centered program designed to help people heal from hurts, hangups and habits. The weekly format includes worship, teaching, sharing recovery experiences and small group interaction. Call James Lowery, 701-4597, for information. Childcare is provided free.

Thrift stores

Jackson House Thrift Shop, 212 Jefferson, behind 705 Malvern Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Accepting donations of clean gently worn clothing, accessories, jewelry, good reusable household items, small appliances and furniture. All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds support Jackson House Crisis Intervention Ministries. Call 623-6641 for information.

Jackson House Thrift Store Too, 623 Albert Pike, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Accepting household items, small appliances, furniture, jewelry and accessories. All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds support Jackson House Crisis Intervention Ministries. Call 625-7467 for information about volunteering and for pickups.

Humane Society of Garland County Thrift Store, 2026 Central Ave., in the Freeman Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Stop in and shop in-store specials, with new arrivals, daily. Donations of gently worn, clean clothing and shoes, jewelry, purses, antiques, home decor, household items, books and furniture in good condition are accepted. All proceeds contribute to the care, veterinarian fees and shelter for dogs and cats at the kennel facilities at 1249 Ault Loop, Lonsdale. Donations of dog and cat food and other pet supplies may be dropped off at the store. Anyone interested in volunteering at the store may call 321-9604 for information.

Abilities Unlimited Thrift Store, 1819 Albert Pike, is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It has a selection of clothing for men, women, children and plus sizes; shoes, household items and furniture are available. Tax-deductible donations are accepted from 8:30-4 p.m. at the back door; or call 624-5757 for free pickup of donations.

Abilities Unlimited Thrift Store HSV, 4055 N. Highway 7, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It accepts donations of clothing, books, furniture and miscellaneous household items. Call 501-204-5024 for information or for pickup of donations, 624-5757.

Finders Keepers, 210 Woodbine, inside Hot Springs Senior Center, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sales benefit Meals on Wheels, serving approximately 400 homebound Garland County seniors each day. Items for resale include home decor and household essentials, kitchen ware, bags and purses, jewelry and fashion accessories, greeting cards, and collectibles. No clothing. Donations are welcome. Call 624-0838 for information.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 109 Crescent St., has gently worn men's, women's and children's clothing, plus a selection of household items. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 623-1641 for tax deductible pickup of good, quality items.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 4409 Central Ave., next to Kroger, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It offers furniture, clothing and household items. Donations are appreciated. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army programs. Call 525-5059 for information.

The Salvation Army Family Store, 4652 N. Highway 7, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Hot Springs Village, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Donations are appreciated. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army programs.

Potter's Clay Thrift Shop, 1036 Malvern Ave., is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tax-deductible donations of good reusable clothing and furniture are accepted behind the shop from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Potter's Clay Ministries, a Christ-centered shelter for abused women and children. Call 620-4405 for information.

RPM Thrift Store, 815 Albert Pike, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Articles include household items, appliances, furniture, TVs, women's accessories, toys and more. Items donated are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Recovery Point Ministry, a faith-based, nonprofit organization which provides a nurturing environment to help women step out of their pain from destructive habits and begin to rebuild their lives through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.

Habitat ReStores are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Locations: Hot Springs, 350 Malvern Ave., 321-4241, HSReStore@GarlandCountyHabitat.org; Lake Hamilton, 2817 Airport Road, 767-4483, LHReStore@GarlandCountyHabitat.org; and Hot Springs Village, 3825 N. Highway 7, 624-3333, HSVReStore@GarlandCountyHabitat.org. All profits go to Garland County Habitat for Humanity in order to build houses. Donations of all household items, including appliances, furniture and building supplies, are accepted during store hours. Call or email for information or large item pick-up.

Haven United Methodist Thrift Store, 645 Park Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.

Helping Hands of Bismarck, 6804 Highway 7, is a community emergency assistance organization for those in the Bismarck School District which operates a thrift store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Donations are welcome. Call 501-865-2949 or email hhofbismarck@yahoo.com for information.

United Methodist Thrift Store, 304 Albert Pike, is open from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Saturday. The store stocks men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories, household items, fabric and books, in good condition. Clean, usable donations of clothes, housewares and small furniture are appreciated. Proceeds are used to assist needy families in Garland County.

John & Sue Anthony Vintage Mall, 1679 Highway 7 north, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit Teen Challenge of Arkansas. Call 624-2446 or email storemanager@teenchallengear.org for information.

Stop Animal Cruelty Thrift Store, 123 Albert Pike, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All proceeds benefit the rescued pets in foster care. SAC is an all-volunteer organization striving to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals. It investigates reports of cruelty and neglect in Hot Spring and Garland counties. Donations of kitchen items, home decor, clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, collectibles and furniture in good condition are appreciated. Donations of dog and cat food or pet supplies may be left at the store. All donations are tax deductible. Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers are available to the public. Anyone wishing to volunteer or become a foster parent may call the hot line, 501-276-7570, for information.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs' Mercy Closet, 300 Werner St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. All proceeds support St. Vincent's Auxiliary (volunteers) for contributions to patients and their families. Donations of all small household items, clothing and miscellaneous items are accepted. Call the Volunteer Office, 622-1033, for information.

Miscellaneous

Duplicate bridge will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at The Bridge House, 300 W. St. Louis St., for all nonlife masters with stratified scoring. Need a partner? Come early. Call 525-8780 or 262-9149 for information.

Hot Springs Concert Band rehearses from 7-9 p.m. today in National Park College Gymnasium. Residents and long-term visitors to the area who have reasonable instrumental proficiency are welcome to join the group. Call Chuck Gilmore, president, 984-1678, or write to HSCB, P.O. Box 8667, Hot Springs, AR 71910-8667 for information.

Pet adoption is offered by the Humane Society of Garland County from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, in Cornerstone Shopping Center. All dogs and cats are neutered, up-to-date on shots and deemed healthy. To help transport dogs to Petco or work the adoption clinic, call Debbie Hrvatin, 282-0700, volunteers are needed. If interested in Walk-A-Dog volunteer program, call Karen Hill, 623-5012. The shelter is at 1249 Ault Loop, Lonsdale, off Highway 128 east of Hot Springs Village; phone 623-5012. Free to the public, low-cost spay and neuter vouchers are available at the Thrift Store.

Bingo is played at 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Doors open at noon. QCC offers packet games, progressive cover-alls, lucky balls, hot balls and a variety of extra games. Snack bar available. Call 623-9922 for information.

Clogging and line dance lessons are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Beginner clogging starts at 9 a.m., advanced clogging at 10 a.m. Beginner line dance starts at 11 a.m. Call QCC, 623-9922, for information.

Levis & Lace Square Dance Club will dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Fridays at First Baptist Church of Royal, 7402 Albert Pike Road, to caller Gene Gancarczyk. Everyone is welcome. Call Phyllis Keeney, 991-3292, or Betty Hopkins, 767-8451, for information.

Liberty Ministry of Hot Springs meets from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at Garland Tower, 126 Oriole St., in the activities room. This is a Christ-centered, nondenominational outreach group to all people, especially those with disabilities and their caregivers. All are welcome. The mission is to reach people dealing with disability and other life-changing issues of the heart, mind or body. The building and meeting area are barrier free. No caregivers will be provided, attendees need to provide for their own special needs, care and transportation. Call Mike, 802-2549, or email 14libertymin@sbcglobal.net, for information.

Water workout classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water exercise is a low-impact way to a workout. Call 623-9922 for information.

Water aerobic classes are held at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Water exercise is a low-impact way to a workout. Call 623-9922 for information.

Ageless Bikers Club has 10 bike rides that are 16-35 miles. No one is left behind and members stop often to regroup and socialize. Several rides are "out and back," so the beginner can turn back for a shorter ride. The start times are seasonal. For time, routes and information, call Dave OBrien, 830-285-5129, or email djob1947boom@gmail.com.

Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will serve from the short order menu from 5-7 p.m. today. Members and guests welcome.

Classic exercise, on land rather than water, is held from 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave. Call 623-9922 for information.

Singles for Christ meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the gym at First Assembly of God, 3540 Central Ave. Come for potlucks, games and devotions. Develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Call 501-463-1620 for information or come by.

Life Skills teaches youths 15-18 critical skills, such as budgeting, household maintenance, resume writing, education/career planning, etc., needed to get on the right track to adulthood. Meetings are held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays at Ouachita Children's Center, 339 Charteroak St.. Call Melissa Draper, outreach and volunteer coordinator, at 623-5591 ext. 10 or email mdraper@occnet.org to sign up or for information.

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, 501-276-2983.

Hot Springs Village Chanticleers Men's Barbershop Chorus welcomes men of all ages who like to sing in a group to come to its meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. today in the choir room of Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian, 275 Asturias Drive. Members warm up on familiar barbershop four-part medleys from song sheets provided. Call Jim Moore, 984-1070, or Ned Schoenrock, 922-1737, for information.

Society on 11/30/2017

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