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. until 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

“Bring Joy” to your home this season. At night homeless pets dream of being warm and safe in the arms of their loving families, and all they want for Christmas is you. It’s a dream you can help come true when you adopt a rescued pet from the HSV Animal Welfare League right here in the Village.
AWL is joining Best Friends Animal Society in the “Bring Joy” adoption event throughout December.
You may adopt any adult cat for only $25, and all other pets are negotiable. Come by the Adoption Center in the shelter and see if you can give a gift of love to one of the homeless pets by adopting a lovable cat or dog.
Your rewards will be unforgettable. Visit to see all of the available pets.

Balboa Yacht Club

The first event of 2017 is just around the corner, so mark your calendars. On Jan. 9, BYC will host the annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. at the Last Chance Café (note date change). We welcome all members to attend this meeting and help kick off the 2017 events being planned.
Eligibility for membership in our social club is simple. If you own a boat that is housed at the Balboa marina or if you are a shoreliner on Lake Balboa, you can become a member. Check us out at for all the details of membership; it is very simple to become a member of this group – have boat, have fun.
2016 has been a wonderful season, with so many new and special events, and the events committee is hard at work brainstorming new ideas for 2017.
Consider joining if you are not already a member. Membership in our club will be a great addition to your social calendar and you will join us in helping to support our community and beautiful Lake Balboa. Stay up to date at

Boomers Rock

If you are new to the Village or have been here awhile and are looking for a fun, social group, take a look at Boomers Rock.
We are a large, diverse group that enjoys good food, music and entertainment. We have monthly bunco and bowling groups, along with happy hours and special events like the popular Halloween and Christmas parties. While our main purpose is to have fun, we also work with the POA in improving the Balboa Beach area.
If you are interested in more information about our group, check out our website at

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

The Computer Club of HSV wraps up its calendar for the year this week and will resume activities on Jan 10.
Today we will have two popular free help sessions at the Village Church of Christ on Balboa. The mobile devices users group meets at 1 p.m. to answer questions on all types of mobile devices. At 2 p.m., the Windows special interest group meets to discuss a specific aspect of the Windows operating system as well as answer any questions you may have. Membership is not required.
Today is also the annual Christmas Party at the Coronado Center at 6 p.m.  There will be a short meeting with election of officers for the coming year, followed by the party. A cash bar will be available, along with many great door prizes and a special surprise guest for entertainment. Members and guests are invited and asked to bring a heavy hors d’ oeuvre or a dessert to share.
Tomorrow, the Office special interest group meets at the Village Church of Christ to discuss aspects of Office products. It is a free help session and all questions/problems are welcome.
The year ends with the monthly drop-in help session at the Church of Christ on Thursday.
Any and all questions relating to your computer are welcome. As with all help sessions, membership is not required.

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 more than $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.
This 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.

HSV Woodworkers

The November toy distribution was a great success, with over 450 toys provided to local agencies for needy children. Now it’s time to relax and reflect for a (short) while.
The club’s annual Christmas meeting is tomorrow. Members will bring goodies to share, and some might even be woodworking projects.
The election of the 2017 board will also take place. We will review the club’s year and have plenty of time to visit with friends. Everyone come and have a good time.
The club is always looking for individuals wanting to get involved with an organization serving its members and the community. All are welcome.
There are mentoring programs for all skill levels and plenty of projects to work on. If you have an interest in woodworking, plan to attend a meeting.
Meetings are held in the Ouachita room, Ponce de Leon Center, the second Wednesday of the month. A meet-and-greet period starts at 6:30 p.m. The session  begins with a short business meeting, then show-and- tell time when members present projects for all to admire. There are always good woodworking tips. The month’s main presentation follows.
Come for a visit and stay as a member.

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) who meet 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.

Merry Mixers Dance Club

The Merry Mixers’ dance on Saturday will be the annual Christmas party and will feature Randy McDonald and the Fab 3.
For the Christmas party, everyone brings an hors d’oeuvre plate to share. Join us at the Coronado Center for dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., and try out the brand-new floor in the ballroom. 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.
On each third Saturday, a lesson is held at 7 p.m., 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.

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 Community dining room at 540 Ponce de Leon.
You are invited to attend our monthly meeting and join us for lunch.
The next meeting will be in January.

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

We meet, eat and socialize over lunch – no dues, agenda or commitments. “Just men talk.” Come join us, make new friends. We meet once a month and you are invited.
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 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. 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


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.

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 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 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 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 acapella 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 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 Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is open to everyone: those with the disease, spouses, care givers, those looking for information about the condition.  
We can’t claim to have all of the answers, but as a group, we may be able to provide you with some insight.  As you may also be able to do for the rest of the group.
The Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Mt. Carmel, just outside 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

The Dec. 20 meeting of the Village Skeptics will include a holiday get-together, plus Open Mic. If you have an inquiring mind, you are encouraged to attend. Bring a topic you’d like to discuss.
It’s important that the issue for discussion have more than one side, and that there is evidence to back up one’s opinion.
Doubt and inquiry are the essence of skepticism. This is not the place for a religious discussion, as faith is beyond the scope of our inquiries.
Attendees are asked to bring a snack to share. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.
Village Skeptics meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Coronado Center, room 5, at 7p.m. Visitors are welcome. A $3 donation to help offset the cost of room rental is requested.
For more information, call Spence Jordon at 984-2529.

Village Strings

The Village Strings have openings for a violin player, a cellist and a string bass player. If you haven’t played recently, dust off your instrument and join us.   
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.