American Legion Post 0123

American Legion Post 0123 meets the third Tuesday of each 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. The more members we have, the stronger our voice is with Congress.
For more information on joining, benefits and eligibility, contact Garry Berry at 209-0429.

Animal Welfare League

Join pet lovers at the Dog & Cat Expo on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coronado Center.  Meet pet product vendors, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, local vendors, and rescue groups (AWL and Humane Society of Garland County).
Barkansas Pet Supply is hosting the expo, with hourly door prizes and giveaways. This is free, but it is for humans only; come shop for your pets, but leave them home.
Donations to the rescue groups will be greatly appreciated. Come see all things “pet.”

Balboa Yacht Club

Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner, which means the Balboa Yacht Club is ready for a great boating season, which means if you are a member you are in for some great events. If you have not yet joined our social club, you are missing out on a great summer of boating fun.
Do you own a boat that is docked at the Balboa Marina? Are you a shoreliner with a home and boat on Lake Balboa? Are you already a member of the Balboa Yacht Club? If not, did you know you meet all the qualifications for membership? What have you been waiting for?
Join us now and have a great boating season, make new friends, experience a boating rodeo, dock relay, flotillas galore, and a beach party. If you haven’t heard, the BYC has the best chili dump in HSV.
The events committee plans these events and, in addition, we support all things beneficial for the lake. We have installed lighted buoys, we attend POA lakes committee meetings and offer our assistance, and we work hard to make sure our lake is preserved. We have lots of fun and we support our community. Come join us now. Sign up at www.bychsv.com.

Boomers Rock

Boomers Rock will be hosting a deck party on April 23 from 4-7 p.m. at the DeSoto Club.
Come sit by the fire pit while listening to the music of Jeff Hartzell. Chef Johnna will have a special menu and happy-hour drinks to purchase. The last deck party at Waypoint was extremely popular, so don’t miss out on this fun event. The event is free, but register online to ensure there is ample seating.
The next masters trail hike will be on the new nature trail in the HSV conservancy area, which will take about 1.5 hours. There is a sign for the trail near Rocoso Road. Hikers should meet at the parking lot on the gravel road about 1/8 mile into the area. RSVP on the Boomers Rock website.
Boomers “taste of the town” this month will be on the upstairs patio of Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurante at 210 Central Ave., Hot Springs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. RSVP at least five days prior. Seating is limited to 35, so register early.
A reminder that the monthly Boomers bunco is April 26 at 5 p.m. at Charlie’s Pizza and bowling is April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Fiesta Bowl. Register for those events at BoomersRockhsv.com.

Camera Club

We are a dynamic organization which strives to offer something for everyone with an interest in the art of photography.
Meetings are held 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, check our website at www.hsvcameraclub.com.

Computer Club

The Computer Club of HSV is offering a class this week on “Searching the Internet.”
Sue Davis will address how to improve your results by using general and specialized search engines today from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be time to search for your own questions. Computers will be provided to students for use in the class, which will be held in room 5 of Coronado Center. Cost is $12 for members of the club and $20 for non-members. Register online at www.cchsv.org.
The free help session for any and all computer questions will be held on Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Balboa Road.
Visit www.cchsv.org or more information about the club.

Hot Springs Village Shrine Club

The 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, 922-6561 or Gerald Gordy 217-649-2643.
The HSV SC has been meeting for 36 years and has donated over $500,000 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.
The Shriners Golf-A-Rama tournament (GAR) is coming up June 17 at Balboa Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. It is a fun tournament, with snacks on the course, a reception on the 16th and awards dinner at 5 p.m. on the 17th, with a silent auction. Come out and have fun. For more information, call Bill Ballou, 785-826-3376, or Gerald Gordy at the number above.
Last year the golf tournament raised $15,000 for radiology equipment at the hospital.
Google us at HSV Shrine Club to see photos of our activities.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

Another exciting guest speaker – a mystery guest. Come join us to find out who. Vice president Dave Olson will introduce the guest.
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 – www.hotspringsvillagekiw anis.com.

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas Inc.

May is Lupus Awareness Month and we are hosting a Lupus Awareness Month seminar with the topic “What is New in the Lupus World?”
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 6, at The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Room 124, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. This meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Differentiating overlapping symptoms such as RA, lupus, Sjogren’s and fibromyalgia. Diagnosing connective tissue disease with a single diagnostic tool. Guest speakers include Dr. Seth Berney, rheumatologist, UAMS; a representative from Exagen Diagnostics Inc., and a lupus patient. CE hours can be provided to medical professionals or students who attend the seminar.
All attendees must RSVP by calling 501-525-9380 or email lupusarkhs@direclynx.net.
Parking is available at the main library parking lot and garage located on Rock Street between Second Street and President Clinton Avenue. Bring your ticket to the first floor gallery desk to receive 50 percent off  parking rate.

Pathfinder Singles

We welcome any single person to join us on Saturday for dinner at the Great Wall at 5 p.m. Callers will call you with a reminder once you join the group.
If you still need to pay dues, you may give Paul Mettford, our treasurer, your $15 dues. The 2017 membership list will be handed out at this meeting.
On May 13, we will meet at the Coronado Center in room 3 at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner. We will play cards and games after dinner until 8:30. Come and share your favorite dish or dessert with the group.
You may call president Bill Cunningham at 922-6692 or vice president Ruth Hamm at 922-1016 for information about the club and gatherings. 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 meetings and join us for lunch.  

Retired Old Men Eating Out

R.O.M.E.O. meets once a month for lunch and conversation. Just “men talk,” no dues. We order and pay for our lunches separately.
You are invited to participate. For details, call 501-226-9732 or email romeo hsv2@gmail.com.

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 a way to make new friends and, more importantly, 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 worldwide.
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. followed by the meeting 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, visit our website at www.hsvrotary.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hsvrotary.

Scenic 7 Rotary Club

The Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County meets weekly for lunch, networking and informative speakers. Liz Mathis is club program chair for April.
Scenic 7 is a small club that 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 to visit and order from the menu. Meetings begin at noon and conclude by 1 p.m. Check out club activity at Facebook.com/Scenic7Rotary.
For more information, call Jan Saunders, 501-282-2024.

Scrappin-With-Barb  

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 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 further information.

Traveling Single

The next meeting for the group will be on Friday, 4:30 p.m. at Good Sam’s on Cortez.
Our meetings are held the third Friday of the month and after the meeting we go out to eat at a local restaurant.
A few trips are in the planning stages those being a possible overnight trip to Paragould, Ark., to go to the Pfeiffer Hemingway Museum and other venues in the area, and a trip to the Bentonville, Ark., area to go to The Native American Museum, Crystal Bridges and other points of interest in that general area.  This also would be a one or two overnight trip. Attend the April meeting to  find out more about these trips.
If you have any questions about our club, give Andrea Mueller a call at 915-8110. We welcome new members and guests.

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

The Village Art Club will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. in room 5 at the Coronado Center.
After a short meeting and refreshments, members Beth Henze and Merry Zakrzewski will teach us the beautiful ‘Leafing Process’. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.  
For more information about the club, call vice president Cindy Ridgway at 915-9272 and/or check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook,com/HSVillageArtClub to find out more about the project Beth and Merry are teaching.

Village Mac Users Group

The Village Mac Users Group will meet today, Tuesday, April 18 at the Coronado Center, room 6 at 6 p.m. A brief VMUG business meeting conducted by president John Froning will be followed by an educational presentation by Andy George, Apple education expert.
This month will be an outstanding smorgasbord of helpful ideas.
Sharing information between your various devices.
Adding contacts from emails, messages and phone calls.
Making signatures for all devices.
Tips and tricks on messages.
How to fully utilize dock and menu.
Creating and organizing bookmarks.
We will also have time for Q & As. There will be something of interest for everyone. Bring your Apple devices for hands on help. Members are eligible to win door prizes.
Visitors are welcome.
Visit our website: www.villagemug.com for more information.

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 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 direction of Jim Kelly and accompanied by Gerelyn Kelly. We rehearse weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30 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 https://hsvmenschorus.org/.

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 and are very willing to share. If you need help, we hope we can be of service. 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.