Balboa Yacht Club

The events committee of Balboa Yacht Club, headed by Una Johnson, continues to come up with activities to keep our members busy. The creation and planning of new and fun things for our members to enjoy has helped the club experience amazing growth this year.
The club enjoyed a great flotilla this month and is now on to the next event. We are planning a beach party for July 22. On Aug. 21 will be one of the season’s best events, the second annual Lake Balboa boat rodeo. Every year these events just get to be more and more fun. We save the very best event for last, the BYC chili dump.
Wow, I can’t tell you how good that chili tastes. We have two experienced “stirrers” who know how to brew it right. Don’t miss a single event. The club is an avid supporter of all things beneficial for the lake. We have installed lighted buoys, we attend POA lakes committee meetings and offer our assistance whenever possible and we work hard to make sure our lake is preserved. In a nutshell, we are involved.
We have lots of fun and we support our community too. Come join us now. Sign up at

Boomers Rock

Haven't joined Boomers Rock? Well, then you might be one of the folks in the Village who isn’t having all the fun and excitement you deserve.
We provide regular social opportunities for 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

The June general meeting of the Computer Club of HSV will be Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. It will be preceded by a social and a help desk from 6 to 6:30.
The topic for this month’s meeting will be “Tips and Tricks for Home Networking.” We will discuss how to update your router to the latest available software version, as well as how to disable and re-enable your network interface card without a reboot when it stops working. There are also alternatives to wireless networking that are faster, more secure, and require no configuration, basically using the existing power lines in your house to act as a connector between your computer and the Internet. This should be a good solution for those in the Village who have a difficult time with signal reception.
There will be a Q & A period following the presentation to answer specific questions you may have.
There will be no meeting in July.
For more information about the club, visit

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 $559,000 to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, La., through the annual golf tournament.
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.
Google us at HSV Shrine Club to see photos of our activities.

Jessieville Fellowship Club (JFC)

The JFC is a nonprofit meeting facility located at 7415 N. Highway 7,  Jessieville. It provides, for a nominal rent, a meeting hall for any 12-step program. There are over 300 types of 12-step pPrograms in existence worldwide.
The JFC is designed to provide a special place of belonging for 12-step program groups and a spiritual and fellowship connection on a 24/7 basis. The meeting hall has ample furnishings and appliances. Groups are encouraged to store and display their spiritually based literature and materials. Currently there are five 12-step meetings (typically one hour in duration).
For general information, including existing meeting time(s) and contacts, call David Doran at 501-762-3078 or Terry Theisen at 501-463-1010.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

Chief Rick Middleton of the Hot Springs Village Police Department will introduce the new gate system.
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 –

Optimist Club of HSV

Meets every first and third  Tuesday, 8 a.m. at Village Church of Christ, 210 Balboa Road.
Optimists and friends meet every second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for dinner at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, outside the West Gate.
To confirm meeting dates and dinner, call Steve Eubank, 501-209-2363, or Shirley Meyer, 501-922-4853.

Pathfinder Singles

We welcome any single person to join us for dinner at 5 p.m. at The Great Wall. Callers will call you with a reminder once you join the group.
If you still need to pay dues, you may pay $15 to our treasurer, Paul Mefford.
On July 8,we will meet at Coronado Center in room 3 at 6 p.m. for a potluck. Come and share your favorite dish or dessert with the group. We will play cards and games after dinner until 8:30.
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 and Current Law Enforcement Officers

Retired and current law enforcement officers are invited to attend breakfast/coffee the third Tuesday of each month at Home Plate Café on North Highway 7 (back room), for a very informal conversation.
For more information, call Andrew Jones, Jr., at 915-9822.

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, 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

Scenic 7 Rotary Club

The Scenic 7 Rotary Club of North Garland County meets weekly for lunch, networking and informative speakers.
The subject of this week’s program will be Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA). Several local students who received scholarships from the club will relate their experiences at RYLA.
Scenic 7 is a small club that continually strives to make a big impact, both locally and around the globe.
Among its projects are weekly books-for-schools donations, Christmas wreath sales, the Free Little Libraries at Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club, the Arkansas Fallen Heroes flag display and support for the worldwide eradication of polio.
Visitors are always welcome to join this group of business and community leaders.
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
For more information, call Jan Saunders, 501-282-2024.


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 the annual “Christmas in the Village” concert. Further collaborations have included appearances with the Hot Springs Festival Chorus 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 that has lots of fun things going on every Tuesday. We have a member who reads jokes, we tell everyone in the group how much weight the group lost or gained each Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, one member lost 2.6 pounds, another member lost 2 pounds.
One member gave a program on procrastination and the different things we all can do to get things done in a timely manner.  
We meet at First Assembly of God Church at 1096 DeSoto Blvd. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 9; our meeting starts at 9 and ends at 10.
For directions and information, contact Patrick McKelly at 922-0595, or Pat Pahl at 922-5825 or Sandi Lukes at

VFW Post 10483

VFW Post 10483 meets the second Friday of every month at McAuley Center l on North Highway 7.
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 service overseas, served 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days in Korea or received hostile fire or imminent danger pay.
For information on joining, benefits and eligibility, contact Don Stokes at 922-0625 or Allen Leth at 922-1176.

Village Mac Users Group (VMUG)

The Village Mac Users Group will meet today, Tuesday, June 20 at Coronado Community 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, Apple education expert, and Bill Toney, Apple ambassador.
This month will be an outstanding array of helpful ideas such as creating signatures on iPads and iPhones and using Avery templates to make personal greeting cards, business cards, name tags, etc.
A workshop will follow on Monday.
We will also have time for questions and answers. 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 the website,, 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 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.
The Men’s Chorus, the longest continuously 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, please contact Jim Kelly at 915- 0407 for more information. Also, visit our website at

Village Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
What is that strange look on my face? It is just me trying to smile. Parkinson’s disease affects the muscles in the face, making it hard to smile or frown. 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.