Amazon Kindle Fire Users’ Group

The purpose of the Amazon Kindle Fire Users’ Group is for you to get full use and enjoyment of your tablet computer.
A typical meeting includes: 1) answers to your specific questions and 2) an in-depth review of a given topic, for example: Apps (Games), Books (Reading), Cameras (Photos), Docs, E-mail, Fire Models, Helps, Music, Shop (Prime), Videos (movies & TV), Web (Silk), Wi-Fi, etc.
If you do not yet own a Kindle Fire, wait to buy one until after you attend your first class.  Buying guide information will be provided.
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at the Village Church of Christ, 210 Balboa Road. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 13. These classes are sponsored by the Computer Club of Hot Springs Village. They are free and there is no need to sign up.
Meeting announcements are emailed prior to each meeting. If you would like to be on the invitation list, contact Erwin Hoeft at hoeft@suddenlink.net.

Audubon of HSV

Audubon of Hot Springs Village will host special guest speakers, Jack and Pam Stewart, presenting Arkansas Audubon “Bird Friendly Yard Certification Program” at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Coronado Center.
The Stewarts will introduce the criteria for participation in the Bird Friendly Yard Program, with focus on the ecological relationships of plants, birds and the insects that most birds depend on to feed nestlings, as well as the negative impact of non-native invasive species.  
Bird seed orders can be turned in at this meeting or online.
Fly over to our website hsvbirds.org for more information.

Boomers Rock

Boomers Rock is a social club that provides our members with a wide variety of activities that enhance active lifestyles.
Upcoming events include:
Nine-N-Dine, Sunday at Cortez Golf Course. Get paired up with golfers of like skills for nine holes of golf, then enjoy a group dinner at the clubhouse.
A Day at the Races, March 23, at Oaklawn. Enjoy the food and bet the ponies or just share in the cheering.
For more information and a chance to join in, see www.boomersrockhsv.com.
Hope to see you there.

Cedar Mountain Singers

Cedar Mountain Singers is a mixed (men and women) group singing 3- and 4-part harmony. Membership is open to the community; ability to sing in harmony is important, and it’s helpful but not required to be able to read music.
Rehearsals are Mondays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in March and April at Christ of the Hills UMC to prepare for our May 1 show. Our music is in a wide range of styles: mostly secular and primarily fun.
Rehearsals began yesterday, but it’s not too late to join. For more information, contactCedarMountainVillageSingers@gmail.com or check us out at www.cmshsv.org.

Computer Club

The Computer Club of Hot Springs Village is presenting two classes this week. Both classes meet in room 6 of Coronado Center from 1 to 4 p.m.  Classes are $12 for members, and $20 for non-members. Visit the website, www.cchsv.org, for more information and registration.
Today is Introduction to Android Phones and Tablets. Students are asked to bring their device, email address and passwords.
Thursday, the class is Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets. Computers will be provided.
The monthly social breakfast is Friday at Debra’s in the Village. Non-members are welcome.

Democratic Club of HSV Board

The  Democratic Club of HSV Board meets at 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Coronado Center.
Information about the club can be found at www.hsvdemocrats.org, or on Facebook page, HSV Democratic Club.

HSV Country Two Steppers
Hot Springs Village Country Two Steppers will be dancing on Friday, instead of Saturday.
We begin with a short cajun dance lesson at 6:45. DJ Monica will be playing the music; dancing will be from 7 to 10 p.m.
Country Two Steppers enjoy dancing to a  variety of dances including east and west coast swing, cha-cha, triple step, waltz, two step, cajun, and more. Cash Bar opens at 6:30.
Membership is $35 per person and includes all dances for our 2018 schedule.
For more information, call Al King at 922-2008.

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

“Want to buy a cookie?” Katie Dailey and Emily Lamm of the Girl Scouts will talk about the programs and importance of the Girls Scouts.
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, 501-922-3221.

Men’s Cooking Club

The Men’s Cooking Club of Hot Springs Village will be holding their March meeting on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (the second Thursday of the month) at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.
The menu for our March luncheon will consist of soaked salad, chicken and sausage gumbo with rice, garlic bread, along with hurricane bundt cake. Join us for great food, fellowship, and fun.   
For information, call 922-5921 or 922-1015. https://sites.google.com/site/hsvmencooking/

Men’s Village Garden Club

The next Men’s Village Garden Club meeting will be held Wednesday morning, March 7, at Village United Methodist Church. Coffee and snacks will be available at 8:30 a.m. followed at 9 by a presentation by Sabrina Childs of Ball Seed Company.
Childs’ subject will be, “Plants and Seeds Now Available for our Gardens”.
We invite members, guests, and anyone interested in gardening to attend this and our other monthly meetings.
Visit our website http/www.mensvillagegardenc lub.com or email us at mvgc1992@gmail.com with any questions.

Merry Mixers Dance Club

The Merry Mixers St. Patrick’s Day dance will be on March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Center, featuring the varied music of the popular Blue Velvet band. Wear some green.
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. Bring your own snacks and there is a cash bar.
A short lesson is held at 7 p.m. with dancing from 7:30-10. Monthly memberships are available at the door.
For more information, call 915-8111.

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 information, call Steve Eubank at 501-209-2363 or Phil Gustafson at 501-204-4646.

Ouachita Mountain Hikers

Ouachita Mountain Hikers will be hiking eight miles on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail near Joplin, on Thursday. They will be hiking six miles on the Sunset Trail in Hot Springs National Park on Saturday.
Contact the club at hikersnews@gmail.com for additional information.

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.
Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Mt. Carmel dining room at 540 Ponce de Leon Drive. The next meeting is March 27.

Retired and Current Law-Enforcement Officers

Retired and Current Law-Enforcement Officers are invited to attend Breakfast/Coffee the third Tuesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. at the Home Plate Café on Highway 7, in the back room, for a very informal conversation.
Any questions, contact Andrew Jones, Jr , 915-9822.

Roadrunners RV Club

Do you have an RV and are tired of all this rain?
 Join us for some warm fellowship upstairs at Last Chance, Monday, 5 p.m. for an informal meeting.
Order from the menu, no reservations required.
For more information, call Mary Christians at 922-8456.

ROMEO - Retired Old Men Eating Out

There are ample activities for us retired men here in the Village to avoid the “Rocking Chair” and daytime television.
As part of the many alternatives, ROMEO has evolved as a group of men meeting once a month over lunch to engage in conversation, that’s all, just conversation. No dues, no entertainment programs, no obligations, just having lunch with other Village men, maybe your neighbor.  
We order and pay for our lunch separately. Come and have lunch with us. Give us a call and ask questions: 501-226-9732.

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 www.hsvrotary.org, or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/hsvrotary.

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.

Sons of the American Revolution DeSoto Trace Chapter

Calling all compatriots, friends, the dauntless, the curious, the chevalier, undaunted, determined, resolved, patriotic and our beloved veterans –
The Sons of the American Revolution DeSoto Trace Chapter has a special occasion for everyone.
We have the honor and privilege of hosting speaker, Jason Temple, a combat medic during Gulf War I.
Our meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Homeplate Café.
Come, hear, and learn about the combat medics responsible for providing first aid and front line trauma care on the battlefield.

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 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 to request an audition by calling Ellen Nagode, music director at 922-1893 for further information.

Village Men’s Chorus

The Village Men’s Chorus performs a variety of a cappella 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 experiences for this group.
Contact Jim Kelly at 501-915-0407 for more information. Visit our website at: https://hsvmenschorus.org/.

Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Had Parkinson’s Disease for a while? Don’t know what to do? We will try to help you with info about what to expect.  
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 may stay for lunch ($7).  
Call Bob Jones at 922-0638 by the Tuesday before to make a lunch reservation.