American Legion Auxiliary Post 123

American Legion Auxiliary Post 123 meets on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August, at McAuley Center at 1 p.m.
For information, contact Judy Brink at 276-6657.

American Legion Post 123

American Legion Post 123 meets the third Tuesday of every month at Faith Lutheran Church on DeSoto Boulevard.
Free coffee and doughnuts are provided at 8 a.m. and the regular meeting begins at 8:30.
Anyone who has served at least one day on active service under federal government requirements is eligible to join the American Legion.
For more information on joining, benefits and eligibility, contact Garry Berry at 209-0429.

Animal Welfare League

Join us at the quarterly meeting of the AWL on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Coronado Center, room 6. Our guest speaker will be one of the POA Animal Control Officers.
Find out what the ACOs do for our Village, enjoy camaraderie with other animal lovers, and get the latest scoop on AWL activities and successes.

Breakfast Lions Club

Breakfast Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at Chef Johnna’s in the DeSoto Events Center, 102 Country Club Drive.
Greeting, coffee and conversation begins at 7:30 a.m.; the meeting begins at 7:45.
For more information, call  club president Nancy Otto at 922-9395.

Computer Club

Today, the free monthly mobile devices help session meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Church of Christ on Balboa Road.
Questions about all manner of mobile devices are welcome, whether PC, Android or Apple. Bring your device. Membership or registration is not required.
At 2 p.m. on the same day there will be a drop-in help session for any computer questions. It is also free and at the Village Church of Christ and membership or registration is not required.
Tomorrow, the class “Introduction to the Use of iPhone and iPad” meets from 1 to 4 p.m. in room 5 of the Coronado Center. There is a fee of $12 for members of the club or $20 for non-members.  Bring your own device, email address and passwords. Registration is online at under classes.
On Thursday, the second drop-in help session of the month meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at Village Church of Christ on Balboa. It is open to anyone and registration is not required.
Further information can be found on the club website

E.H.C. Mis Amigas

E.H.C. Mis Amigas will be meeting at the All Saints Anglican Church Tuesday, Feb. 21. The social hour is 1 p.m., followed by the 1:30 meeting.
Beth will be hostess for this meeting. Cindy will be our hostess for the March 21 meeting.The program for the February meeting will be “Improving Lighting for your Home”.
March 3 Cooks R Us will hostess Fun Fridays at 9 a.m. at the E.H.C. building. If planning to attend Fun Fridays, Feb. 27 is the deadline to sign up at the office.
Came across this recipe for preventing chigger bites: 2 cups vinegar, 1 cup Skin So Soft, 1 cup water and 2 T. eucalyptus oil. Hope it works.

Hot Springs Village Shrine Club

Hot Springs Village Shrine Club meets the second Tuesday of every month except June through August in the Ouachita Room of the Woodlands at 5 p.m. for social hour and dinner at 6. All Shriners and their ladies are welcome.
The requirements of becoming a Shriner in Arkansas have changed. Anyone interested in joining the Shrine, call Bob Whipple at 922-6561 or Gerald Gordy at 217-649-2643.
The HSV SC has been meeting for 36 years and has donated nearly $600,000 to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, La., through annual golf tournaments.
Anyone knowing of or who  has a physically impaired child, can call the above, talk with any Shriner, or call the hospital direct at 800-830-0606 for more information or an appointment. Transportation will be considered. Any treatment is free.
Last year the golf tournament raised $15,000 which was used for radiology equipment at the hospital. A total of $20,000 was sent in 2016.
Google us at HSV Shrine Club to see photos of our activities.

HSV Camera Club

We are a dynamic organization that strives to offer something for everyone with an interest in the art of photography.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, from September to May, at 6:30 p.m., Village Church of Christ, 210 Balboa Rd.
For more information, email

Jessieville Fellowship Club

The Jessieville Fellowship Club is a nonprofit meeting facility located at 7415 Highway 7, Jessieville, AR 71949.
It provides, for a nominal rent, a meeting hall for any 12-Step program. There are over 300 types of different 12 Step Programs in existence worldwide.
The JFC is designed to provide a special place of belonging for 12-Step program groups and provides a spiritual and fellowship connection for them on a 24/7 basis.
The meeting hall has ample furnishing and appliances. Groups are encouraged to store and display their spiritually based literature and materials.
Currently there are five 12-Step meetings (typically one hour in duration).
For general information, including existing meeting time(s) and contacts, call David Doran, 501-762-3078, or Terry Theisen, 501-463-1010.

Kaffeeklatsch Klub
If you are a German speaking lady residing in the Village, we would like to hear from you.  
We are a group of ladies (German, Swiss and Austrian), meeting once a month at a local restaurant. We cordially invite you to attend one of our luncheons.  
If you want to know more about the Kaffeeklatsch Klub, call Uschi Nolte at 922-1625.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

“Relay for Life” will be the topic this week, presented by Donna Smith. Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Dave Olson will introduce the speaker.
Want to volunteer, tutor, mentor, be a part of community service? Come visit Kiwanis.
Be our guest at 7:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. Let our members tell you about “giving back” the Kiwanis way. It’s an opportunity to learn about the projects and programs Kiwanis supports in our community and for the children of the world.
Our regular meeting begins each Thursday at 8 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, 103 Ponferrada Way.
For more information, contact Kiwanis president Rick Martinek, 214-215-0133. Visit our website –

Merry Mixers Dance Club

The Merry Mixers’ dance on Saturday will be our Valentine’s Day party, featuring the music of the Village Big Band.
Bring your sweetheart to the Coronado Center for dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. to the music of one of the Village’s favorite groups. There will be a short lesson at 7. Admission is $10 per person.
The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music on the third Saturday of each month. There is something for everyone, including ballroom, swing, Latin, rock and country music.
At each dance a lesson is held at 7, with dancing from 7:30-10:30. Dances are $10 per person. Club members get a discount for the season.
Call and we can get you through the gate. We welcome all dancers.

Ouachita Artists

Painting in acrylics on canvas will be demonstrated by Marlene Gremillion from Hot Springs Village at the February program of Ouachita Artists in Mt. Ida.  
The layering technique that will be shown was used on a large painting recently commissioned for the Central Library System in Little Rock.  
The program will be held in the studio behind Ouachita Artists Gallery on the Montgomery County Courthouse square in Mount Ida on Monday at 2 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Pathfinder Singles

We welcome any single person to join us for dinner at El Padrinos on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.  Callers will call you with a reminder once you join the group.
The dues are $15 for the year. Paul Mettford, our treasurer, is collecting dues.You may join anytime during the year. We would like to form our membership roster in March, so pay your dues by then.
You may call the president, Bill Cunningham, at 922-6692 or vice president Ruth Hamm at 922-1016 for information about the club and the gatherings.  
On March 11 we will be meeting at Coronado Center for a potluck with card and game playing at 6 p.m.  Come join us and meet new people.

Pink Ribbon Sisters

We are all breast cancer survivors, and gather together to share information and support one another. If you have or previously had breast cancer, we welcome you.
Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Mt. Carmel dining room at 540 Ponce de Leon.
You are invited to attend our monthly meeting and join us for lunch.
This month, Andrea Emerson from New Image Boutique in Hot Springs will be joining us and bringing show-and-tell items from her boutique. Don’t miss it.


This is a group of “Retired Old Men Eating Out.”
We meet once a month over lunch and engage in conversation – just “men Talk.” Women have their groups, this is one for us men. We have no affiliation with organizations, clubs or promoters of merchandise or philosophy.
Our rules are simple: We abide by those viewed as civilized behavior at gatherings. We each order and pay for our lunch separately.  We do not collect dues. There is no agenda, no scheduled entertainment, and there are no commitments. Our overall intent is to provide the opportunity for us to meet men with similar interests and make friends as time goes on.
You are invited to become part of this group.
For details call 501-226-9732 or email:

Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village

The Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village meets weekly for fun, fellowship and presentations by interesting guest speakers. The club also provides for a way to make new friends and, more importantly, provides a way to engage in helping others. We are a collection of community leaders, business professionals and volunteers who want to make a difference in our community as well as in the world.
We develop fundraising and giving initiatives to help those in our local area as well as world-wide.
The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and we try to support that belief in many ways.
Come join us in the Crystal Dining Room at Good Samaritan Society’s Lodge (121 Cortez Road) on Thursday mornings for a continental breakfast at 6:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow at 7. Rotary membership is open to all men and women and guests are always welcome.
For more information, call Donna Aylward at 984-2605 or visit our website at or like us on facebook at

Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County

On Thursday, the speaker for Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County will be Karie Hobby.  
This continues a monthly program theme centered on Oaklawn Racing and Gaming.  Hobby is director of Food and Beverage Operations at Oaklawn.  
Scenic 7 Rotary meets weekly for lunch, networking, and informative speakers. This small club continually strives to make a big impact, both locally and around the globe. Among their annual projects are weekly books-for-schools donations, the Arkansas Fallen Heroes Flag display, Christmas Wreath sales, and support for the worldwide eradication of polio.
Visitors are always welcome to join this group of business and community.
The club meets every Thursday at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle.  Members start arriving at 11:30 a.m. to visit and order from the menu. Meetings begin at noon and conclude by 1 p.m. Check out club activity at For more information, call Jan Saunders, 501-282-2024.


If you enjoy scrapbooking or would like to learn come join us in the fun. It’s a wonderful way to preserve memories and meet new friends.
Contact Barb Walker at 922-3776 for more information.

Stitchery Group

The Stitchery Group will meet at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the home of Pat Whatley, 9 Pandilla Way.
As a courtesy, call her by Sunday at 922-5482 if you plan to attend.
Note: The time is noon this time.

The Village Chorale

Singers interested in choral singing are invited to audition for singing in The Village Chorale.
The chorale is a mixed chorus of approximately 40 singers. We perform standard secular and sacred choral literature in a wide variety of styles, including classical, spiritual, Broadway, jazz and popular selections.
The Village Chorale presents a Christmas and spring concert each year at Woodlands Auditorium. Additional performances include Christmas at Garvan Woodland Gardens and an appearance with the ASO in their annual “Christmas in the Village” concert.
Further collaborations have included appearances with the Hot Springs Festival Chorus of Hot Springs and the Hot Springs Concert Band.
We rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 6-8 in the choir room of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines.
If you read music and would like to be a vital part of a quality choral group, call to request an audition.  
Contact Ellen Nagode, music director, at 922-1893 for more information.


We are a weight loss group that meets every Tuesday morning of each month at First Assembly HSV which is located 1096 DeSoto Blvd.
Our weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 9. The meeting starts at 9 and ends at 10.
Last Tuesday, one of our members had lost 3.6 pounds. We also found out another member of our group lost 47 pounds since she joined in July of 2016. We had two winners for the first week of our contest called captain of your ship each winner got a captains hat to wear and they have been asked to bring the captains hat back with them to next week’s meeting so they can wear them.
We welcome all visitors and new members to our meetings. We show them support while they are losing weight and after they have lost all their weight we keep giving them support to keep their weight off.
For information or directions, contact Patrick McKelly at 922-0595 or Pat Pahl at 922-5825.

Traveling Single

The next meeting for the club will be held on Friday, at 4:30 p.m. at Good Sam’s on Cortez.
Dues of $10 are now payable, which can be paid at the meeting or you can mail a check to Arlene Giedt if you won’t be able to attend the meeting.
As of now we have no events or trips planned. We need to have a few venues for this spring, so bring ideas and suggestions to share and begin planning for something in March and April.
We welcome guests and new members. For more information, call Andrea Mueller at 915-8110.

VFW Post 10483

The VFW Post 10483 meets the second Friday of every month at McAuley Center located on Highway 7 North.
Free coffee and doughnuts are provided at 8 a.m. and the regular meeting starts at 8:30.
You can join the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States if you are a U.S. citizen with honorable military service (active duty, Reserves/Guard, veteran or retired) who meets at least one of the following requirements: received a campaign or expeditionary medal for overseas service - served 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days in Korea - received hostile fire or imminent danger pay.
For information on joining, benefits and eligibility, contact Don Stokes at 922-0625 or Tom Urrutia at 922- 0325.

Village Art Club

Village Art Club meets Saturday at 9 a.m., room 6, at the Coronado Center.
After a short business meeting and refreshments, member Audrey Sitkowski will teach a class on the use of the “Elegant Writer” in combination with water colors (in the tradition of artist Karlyn Homan).
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information about the club, call president Vicki Murphy, 209-2599 and/or check us out on Facebook at to see the project Sitkowski will be teaching.

Village Men’s Chorus

The Men’s Chorus consists of approximately 40 singers. We perform a variety of choral music from secular to sacred in a variety of styles both a capella and accompanied; with selections from, classical, movie songs, spirituals and traditional favorites.
The chorus presents a Christmas and spring concert each year along with several other appearances throughout the area, including the Garvan Woodland Gardens and Woodlands Auditorium in the past year.
The Men’s Chorus, the longest continuous running musical group in Hot Springs Village, is under the direction of Jim Kelly and accompanied by Gerelyn Kelly. We rehearse weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8:45-10:30 at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.
If you have some singing experience, some ability to read music, and would like to be part of an energetic and enjoyable men’s musical group, contact Jim Kelly at 915-0407 for more information.Visit our website at:

Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The best way to find out about anything is to find somebody who knows about it and ask them. We know a lot about Parkinson’s Disease and are very willing to share.
So if you need help, we hope that we can be of service. So if you have PD or are a caretaker, give us a try.
 The Village PD Support Group meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Mt Carmel, just outside the Balboa Gate.  
You can stay for lunch ($7) after the meeting, if you want.
Call Bob Jones at 922-0638 by the Tuesday before to make a lunch reservation.