Animal Welfare League

Annual meeting and board of directors elections Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., Coronado Center, room 6
Come hear from the area director of the Nature Conservancy, which owns John A. and Mildred B. Cooper Preserve inside HSV that includes a nature trail in 123 acres for all to experience.
Members will vote on board of directors positions, and we must have a quorum for the votes to count, so plan on voting and enjoying the program. If you cannot attend, you can print a proxy form from our website. We hope to see members and new members at this important meeting.

Breakfast Lions

Thursday, the HSV Breakfast Lions will welcome Michael Dollar, executive director of the Village Chamber of Commerce, as their speaker. He will speak on the “vision for the future of Hot Springs Village.”
In light of the POA Master Plan it will be interesting to hear what the local business view will be for the future as well. Come join us to listen.
The Breakfast Lions’ meetings are always open to guests and those who are considering joining the club. Meetings are every first and third Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at Chef Johnna’s in DeSoto Club.
For further information and breakfast reservations call president Joanie Corry at 501-762-9566.

Computer Club

The Computer Club of HSV announces its free help sessions for the week.
Today, The very popular mobile devices help session meets at 1 p.m. at Village Church of Christ on Balboa.  Bring your mobile device.
At 2, same place, the drop-in help session meets. Any computer issues will be entertained during this session.
On Thursday, the second drop-in help session of the month will meet at 1 p.m. at Village Church of Christ.
Membership is not required to attend a help session.

HSV Republican Women

On Thursday, the speaker at the HSV Republican Women’s meeting will be State Rep. Mickey Gates.
Held at the Ponce de Leon Center, the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Gates represents District 22 ,which includes portions of Garland and Saline counties. He will discuss legislation past and future, and give an update on what has been happening in his committees. HSV Republican Women meets jointly with the Republican Club spouses, men and guests are welcome.
The HSVRW meetings are on the third Thursday of each month from September through May. For information call 922-2775.

HSV Village Green Bowls Club

Would you like to try a fun, social activity that is low-impact? Then come try lawn bowling.
This has nothing to do with knocking down pins. We play on a large outdoor rink that is located off Toledo Drive across from the dog park. All ages can play this game.
Join us for open play: May-Sept.: Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9 a.m., Monday/Thursday - 7 p.m. Oct.-Aprl: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday -1:30 p.m.
We have all the equipment and will give you free instruction.
We have many social activities throughout the year and we always have a great time. Check our website at for more information and videos.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

The Village Metro Plan. Keith Keck will update Kiwanis on the Metro Plan. Kiwanian Carl Burns will introduce the speaker.
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. Want to volunteer?
Our regular meeting begins each Thursday at 8 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, 103 Ponferrada Way.
For more information, contact Kiwanis president David Olson, 922-3221. Visit our website –

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas Hot Springs Support Group

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas Hot Springs Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at Levi Hospital in the boardroom located at 300 Prospect Avenue.
This meeting will give lupus patients and others with autoimmune diseases a time to express themselves. All meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jamesetta Smith, 501-525-9380 or 800-294- 8878 or email

Optimist Club of Hot Springs Village

The HSV Optimist Club, not only serves the Village, but has the goal of reaching out to our youth.
We sponsor oratorical and essay competitions, as well as sports activities and a conservation club within the local schools.
For more information, call Steve Eubank at 501-209-2363 or Phil Gustafson at 501-204-4646.

Pink-Ribbon Sisters
We are all breast-cancer survivors who gather together to share information and support one another. If you have or previously had breast cancer, we welcome you.
There is no meeting in November.
The next meeting is Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m., in the Mt. Carmel dining room at 540 Ponce de Leon.

Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village

The Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village meets weekly for fun, fellowship and presentations by interesting guest speakers. We are a collection of community leaders, business professionals and volunteers who want to make a difference in our community and believe in the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.
Come join us at Good Samaritan Society’s Lodge (121 Cortez Road) on Thursday mornings for breakfast at 6:30, with the meeting to follow at 7.
For more information, call Steve Wright at 913-908-2357, visit our website at or like us on facebook at

Scenic 7 Rotary Club

Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County is a small club that strives to make a big impact, both locally and around the globe.
Members meet weekly on Thursdays for lunch, networking, and informative speakers. Among other volunteer projects, club members are currently building a chicken coop at Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club.
Visitors are welcome at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle. Club members start arriving at 11:30 a.m. to visit and order from the menu. Meeting begins at noon, concludes by 1 p.m. Follow club activity at
For more information, call Barb Mitchell, 922-9004.


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.

The Village Chorale

Singers interested in choral singing are invited to audition for The Village Chorale. We are a 40-voice mixed chorus singing standard choral literature in many styles.
The Village Chorale presents two concerts yearly at Woodlands Auditorium, performances at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and with the ASO in their annual “Christmas in the Village” concert.
We rehearse every Monday evening at 6, in the choir room of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines.
If you read music and would like to be part of our group, call Ellen Nagode, music director, at 922-1893 to request an audition and for more information.

Traveling Single

The next meeting for the club will be held on Friday at Good Sams on Cortez at 4:30 p.m. We meet at Cedar Lodge in the den on the main floor.
Final plans are being made for the day trip to Petit Jean State Park tomorrow. The group will have lunch at the Rockefeller Culinary Institute Restaurant and visit some other sites while there. If you are planning on going, be at the East Gate at 8:45 a.m. as carpools will be departing from there at 9.
For more information or to sign up to go, contact Andrea Mueller at 915-8110.
We always welcome new members and guests.

Village Art Club

There will be no regular meeting of the Village Art Club this coming Saturday because of the annual craft show at Coronado Community Center. Be sure to look up our booth at the show. We hope to have some things that just might tickle your eyes.
For more information about our club, call president, Vicki Murphy at 209-2599 visit

Village Men’s Chorus

The Men’s Chorus performs a variety of a capella and accompanied choral music in a variety of styles
The chorus presents a Christmas and spring concert with other appearances, including the Garvan Woodland Gardens and Woodlands Auditorium.
The chorus is under the direction of Jim Kelly, accompanied by Earl Wilde. We rehearse weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30 at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.
This is a non-auditioned group; however, prior choral singing experience is necessary background experience for this group.
For more information, call Jim Kelly at 915-0407 or visit

Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Were you recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s? We can answer many of your questions about what to expect in the future. And we would be happy to help.
The Village PD Support Group meets at 11:45 on the second Thursday of each month at Mt Carmel Community. You can stay for lunch ($7) after the meeting, if you want to.
Call Bob Jones at 922-0638 by the Tuesday before to make a lunch reservation.

Village Skeptics

At the Tuesday, Nov. 21 meeting of the Village Skeptics, John Clorus will lead a discussion on Aristotle. The public is invited to attend and participate.
Village Skeptics meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 7 p.m., at the Coronado Center, room 5.
A $3 donation is requested to help offset the cost of the room rental.
For more information, contact Spencer Jordan at 984-2529.

Village Strings

If you play or played a stringed instrument come join us. We have an opening for a percussionist, too.
If you haven’t played recently, dust off your instrument and practice with us.
The Village Strings have seven violin players, two viola players, two cello players, one string bass player and one piano player under the direction of Dr. John Leisenring.
We perform at private and public events and for senior facilities in the area.   
We rehearse every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.  For more information, call 922-9245.