Animal Welfare League

Join other pet lovers for our quarterly meeting on Thursday, at 2 p.m., Coronado Center, room 6. Angie Hoaglin from Pathways to Peace will present a program on dog training for service dogs. She provides dogs primarily for combat veterans and will explain the process in this worthwhile service.
Following her presentation we will enjoy treats and have a brief meeting to discuss AWL’s life-saving work and successes.
Update on “Help for Harper”: Thanks to the generosity of Villagers, AWL has received much-needed donations to fund Harper’s surgery, but we still need more so she can be free of pain as soon as possible. To find out more about this beautiful calico’s illness, go to To donate, click on the first green button “donate online” to use a credit card. Be sure to note that it is in honor of Harper so the donation goes into her fund. Or submit a check to P.O. Box 8032, HSV 71910-8032, and note Harper in memo.

Balboa Yacht Club

Balboa Yacht Club members, on May 22 the events committee will be holding one of the season’s best events, the Lake Balboa dock relay and BBQ dinner. Every year this event just gets to be more and more fun. Don’t miss it; sign up now at
Summer is just around the corner, which means the Balboa Yacht Club is planning a great boating season; if you are a member you are in for some great events.
Do you own a boat that is docked at the Balboa Marina? Are you a shoreliner with a home and boat on Lake Balboa? Did you know you meet all the qualifications for membership? What have you been waiting for? Join us now, make new friends, experience the dock relay, a boating rodeo, flotillas galore, a beach party and, if you haven’t heard, the BYC has the best chili dump in all of HSV.
The BYC events committee plans all these events and the club is an avid supporter of all things beneficial for the lake. We have installed lighted buoys, we attend POA lakes committee meetings, offer our assistance and 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

Boomers Rock

Are you one of the few folks in the Village who hasn’t joined Boomers Rock?  Well, then you might be one of the folks in the Village who isn’t having all of the fun and excitement that you deserve. It is time to quit procrastinating about joining Boomers Rock HSV. Quit letting your neighbors and friends have all of the fun while you sit and wonder what there is to do.
We provide regular social opportunities for all HSV residents to meet one another and enjoy get-togethers with other members having common interests. We offer periodic events such as theme dances with live bands, holiday parties and dinners, bowling, dancing and many seasonal get-togethers.
All the events sell out fast, so become a member for the first chance to buy tickets. Don’t delay; check us out. Visit our website

Computer Club

There is one event scheduled for the Computer Club of HSV this week.
The help desk will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, at Village Church of Christ on Balboa. Bring your computer questions to the session for expert advice. There is no charge for the service and membership is not required.
For more information about the club and its activities, go to

Evening Lions Club

The HSV Evening Lions Club will meet Thursday at the DeSoto Club Events Center, 100 DeSoto Center Drive. During our social and meal time from 5 to 6:30 p.m., members and guests can mix and mingle.
The regular meeting will begin promptly afterwards with club business, informational items for all, and our guest speaker will be Amy Thomason, HSV director of Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI).
Guests are always welcome to attend a meeting and, if you are interested in joining our Lions Club, call president Gary Wokaty at 922-7066 or membership director Pete Beck at 915-8984.

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 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, or 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 June 17 at the Balboa Golf Course with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. It is a fun tournament with snacks on the course and a reception on the 16th and awards dinner at 5 p.m. on the 17th, with a silent auction. For more information call Bill Ballou, 785-826-3376 or Gerald Gordy at the number above.
Last year the golf tournament raised $15,000 which is to be for radiology equipment at the hospital. Google us at HSV Shrine Club to see photos of our activities.

HSV Republican Women

Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the Ponce de Leon Center at Woodlands, the Hot Springs Village Republican Women will welcome Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin.
Guests and spouses are welcome to attend the HSVRW meetings, which are held at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month from September through May at the Ponce de Leon Center.  For information, call Lori Bussone at 922-2775.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

A Mother’s Day celebration for club members and friends hosted by club president Rick Martinek and secretary Kathleen Kinney.
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 at

Merry Mixers Dance Club

The Merry Mixers dance on Saturday will feature the Village favorite Blue Velvet group.
Come to the Coronado Center for dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., to the music of this group, featuring a wide variety of music for all attendees. This will be the last dance of the season, which will resume in September. Don’t miss this special chance to boogie. There will be a short lesson at 7. Admission is $10 per person.
The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers, will 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 p.m., with dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dances are $10 per person. Club members get a discount for the season.Call and we can get you through the gates. We welcome all dancers.

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 Tuesdays 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.  

Retired Old
Men Eating Out

R.O.M.E.O. is a group of men who meet once a month over lunch and engage in conversation – just “men talk.”
Women have their groups, this one is for us men. We have separate checks and collect no dues or fees.
Our conversations are about whatever is of interest at the time, and opinions are freely exchanged.
That is our agenda and entertainment rolled into one. Our overall intent is to provide the opportunity for us to meet and make friends as time goes on. There is no obligation or commitment; we remind you via email or phone shortly before a meeting date and you are invited to become part of this group.
For details, call 501-226-9732 or email:

Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village

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 the Good Samaritan Society 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, visit our website at or like us on Facebook at

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 its 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 p.m. 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.


We are a weight loss group plus we support our members. We welcome visitors and new members to our group.
Last Tuesday, one of our new members lost four pounds. We don’t give you a diet to follow; we suggest that you follow your own diet and that you use portion control when eating  your meals and that you have small healthy snacks at least two to three times a day.
We meet every Tuesday at First Assembly of God, 1096 DeSoto Blvd. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m., ends at 9, the meeting starts at 9 and ends at 10.
For information and directions. contact Patrick McKelly at 922-0595, Pat Pahl at 922-5825 or Sandi Lukes at

Traveling Single

The next meeting will be held Friday at Good Sam on Cortez Road. A picnic has been planned and it will be on the third floor patio at 5 p.m. The club will provide pulled pork and we are asking members to bring side dishes.
Call Arlene Giedt at 922-9123 to let her know what you would like to bring.
A Roads Scholar trip to Montreat, N.C., is in the planning stages. This will be a week-long trip, including travel time – five days in North Carolina to learn more about Broadway musicals. The trip will be Aug. 5-12, and is very reasonably priced. For more information, call Andrea Mueller at  at 915-8110. We welcome guests and new members at our meetings.

Village Art Club

The Village Art Club will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cortez Pavillion for our swap meet and p,icnic.
Members are encouraged to bring items they no longer wish to paint, extra paints, brushes, books, etc., which they donate to the club to be auctioned to the highest bidder or priced and sold to other club members with the proceeds going to the club to help defray our annual expenses.  
The swap meet will be followed by a delicious dump salad luncheon, along with desserts and surprise beverages. All you members won’t want to miss the fun.
For more information, call our president, Vicki Murphy, at 209-2599 and/or check us out on Facebook at

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 cappella and accompanied with selections from, classical, movie songs, spirituals and traditional favorites.
The chorus presents a Christmas and spring concert each year along with 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 the 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 read music, have some singing experience, and would like to be part of an energetic and enjoyable men’s musical group, contact Jim Kelly at 915- 0407 for more information. Also, visit our website at

Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Have you lost your sense of smell? Most of us with Parkinson’s have, and it started years ago. Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease start long before PD is diagnosed. If you want to learn more, join us at our monthly meeting.
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.

Village Skeptics

“Chernobyl, Fukushima, and TMI – dispute about low doses of radiation” will be the topic at Village Skeptics today at 7 p.m. The discussion will be led by Jolanta Naniewicz.
Naniewicz was a M.Sc. Research fellow on nuclear physics and academic teacher at Jagellonian University in Cracow, Poland.
A medical physics specialist in the Warsaw Cancer Center, she has published papers on the effects of ionizing radiation on humans. She has participated in international conferences and workshops in the field and also lectured medical personnel on the risks and benefits of radiation use in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology.
The Village Skeptics meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in room 5 of the Coronado Center.
Visitors are always welcome. A $3-per-person donation to help offset the cost of room rental is requested. For more information, contact Spence Jordan at 984-2529.


The Village Mac Users Group will meet today, Tuesday, May 16 at the Coronado Center, room 6 at 6 p.m. A brief business meeting conducted by president, John Froning will be followed by an educational presentation by Andy George, education expert.
The topic will cover several tricks and tips to utilize your Apple devices. Creating personalized signatures will be among the topics covered. Join us for more at the meeting.
For those members who would like additional hands-on help, a workshop expanding these topics will be held May 24 at Village Church of Christ, 1-3 p.m. This class is free to members, but RSVP to Renee at
If you have a new piece of equipment or a new app or anything fun to share with the group, please consider sharing at this meeting.
We will also have time for question and answers. There will be something of interest for everyone. Bring your Apple device for hands on help. Members are eligible to win a door prize. Don’t miss it. Visitors are welcome.
Visit for more information.