Amateur Radio Club

The Hot Springs Village Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a VE (Volunteer Examiner) testing session on Saturday, May 5 at Garland County Public Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., room D. Library doors open at 9 a.m. Testing will start at approximately 9:15.
Anyone interested in upgrading their amateur license or obtaining a new license is welcome. Register by calling Bill Stewart, WA9AQQ, at 915-0976. Upgrade candidates are required to bring a photo ID, their original signed amateur license and any applicable CSCEs. A processing fee of $15 will be collected. Unlicensed candidates need only bring a photo ID plus the fee.

Boomers Rock

Boomers Rock is a social club that strives to provide its members a wide variety of activities to enhance an active lifestyle
Our annual Veterans Tribute is May 16 at Coronado Community Center. There will be an explanation of Village Vets Memorial and Walk of Honor. Hot Springs Village Voice managing editor Jeff Meek will be the keynote speaker. A buffet dinner and the music of Eastbound and Down will also be part of the evening. All this for $5 per person. Nonmembers are welcome to attend.
For tickets and more information, go to www.Boom

Diamond Squares

Diamond Squares Western Square Dance Club dances most Thursdays at The Pines Nursing and Rehab Center (formerly Garland Nursing and Rehab Center), 610 Carpenter Dam Road, Hot Springs. Sometimes referred to as “Pines Two” or “Pines South,” it is the second Pines as you head south on Carpenter Dam Road. Look for the Square Dance sign at the driveway.
Dances are Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30, called by Gordon White. A new-dancer program is underway, with Mainstream dance tips between and after the teaching tips. All square dancers are welcome.
For more information, call 922-0803 or email

HSV Audubon

“Butterflies in Your Backyard” is the presentation by Mary Lynn Mentz, guest speaker for HSV Audubon’s meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10 in Coronado Community Center auditorium.
Mentz will talk about native plants and butterflies that use them. She will have some butterfly ID information also. Mentz is a district wildlife biologist with U.S. Forest Service, with office in both Rover and Jessieville, Arkansas.  She also holds a wildlife rehabilitation license with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Visitors are welcome. Go to

HSV Lawn Bowling Club

Would you like to try a fun, social activity that is low-impact? Then come try lawn bowling. This has nothing to do with knocking down pins.
We play on a large outdoor rink that is located off Toledo Drive across from DeSoto Dog Park. All ages can play this game.
Join us for open play: May-September: Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 9 a.m., Monday/Thursday - 7 p.m., October - April: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday-1:30 p.m. We have all the equipment and will give you free instruction.
We have many social activities throughout the year and we always have a great time. Visit for more information and videos.

HSV Country Two-Steppers

Looking for some fun on a Saturday night? Come join the Country Two-Steppers at Coronado Community Center, Saturday.
DJ Scotty Mack will provide the music from 7-10 p.m. His selections include waltzes, East and West Coast Swing, two-step, triple step, cha cha, Cajun, and more. He will also take requests.
Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. We welcome couples and singles. Members are free. Guests are welcome. Hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, call Al King at 922-2008.

HSV Players

HSV Players general meeting is the first Tuesday of the month at Ponce de Leon Center.
Play On! Auditions May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and May 20 from 1-4 p.m. at Coronado Center.

HSV Tennis Association

The HSV Tennis Association has more than 300 members of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals.  
We welcome you to join and participate in the events we hold throughout the year, which include weekly league play, scrambles and tournaments that feature doubles, singles and mixed doubles competition. The next event is the association picnic on June 2.
For information about the HSVTA and the Coronado Tennis Center, call 922-5054.

HSV Woodworkers

The woodworkers’ annual JDK Custom Inc. visit will have a special treat this year. The Festool rep will be there to go over all the new Festool gear. We will meet at a special time, 1 p.m., at JDK’s shop this month, 556 Pitchercane Road, a quarter mile off of Danville Road. Bring your own chairs.  
We will also feature show-and-tell of members’ projects. Bring yours.
Attend a meeting or call Rob for more information, 501-226-5188. Come for a visit and stay as a member. Visit http://villagewood for more information.

Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village

Bill Herzog and Dennis Stephany, Kiwanians, will present the K-Kids, Clubs sponsored by Kiwanis, from the Jessieville and Mountain Pine Schools.
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 the Christ Lutheran Church, 103 Ponferrada Way.
For more information, contact Kiwanis president David Olson, 922-3221. Like us on Facebook.

Lupus Support Group

The Lupus Support Group meeting is on Tuesday, May 15, at Levi Hospital in the boardroom, located at 300 Prospect Ave., Hot Springs, 6:30 pm.  
Topic of discussion is Living With Lupus. All meetings are free and open to the public. Parking is in the rear.  Park on lower level if unable to do steps.

Men’s Cooking Club

The Men’s Cooking Club of Hot Springs Village will be holding one of their special lunches on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (the second Thursday of the month) at Christ of the Hills Methodist Church.
At this meeting is where the MCC members invite their spouse and or special guest.  The menu will include stuffed pork loin prepared by the Green Team. The Blue Team is responsible for the program prior to lunch, and the Orange Team is responsible for clean-up. Join us for great food, fellowship, and fun.
For more information, call 922-5921 or 922-1015.

Mis Amigas

Mis Amigas meeting May 15 will be at the E.H.C. Building at  9:30 a.m. to clean the building. Check minutes for requested supplies to bring.
Meeting will follow cleaning and going out for lunch when done.
May 18 is Spring Council meeting 10 a.m. Signup deadline is Monday; cost is $7.  State Convention is June 5-7 at the Convention Center in Hot Springs. Cost is $40 for three days. At later date will see if interest in checking out venders and lunch.  
Be safe: Lock car doors and place all valuables in trunk of car when out shopping, refueling car. If you feel unsafe when returning to your car after shopping, ask someone to escort you to your car.

Optimist Club

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

Ouachita Mountain Hikers

Ouachita Mountain Hikers will be hiking 5.5 miles on Hot Springs Mountain on Thursday, and 3.5 miles at Mount Nebo State Park on Saturday.
Contact the club at 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
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 in Hot Springs Village. The next meeting is May 22.

Rotary Club

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 a.m. with the meeting to follow at 7.
For more information, call Steve Wright at 913-908-2357, visit or like us on facebook at

Retired and Current Law-Enforcement Officers

Retired and current law-enforcement officers are invited to attend breakfast/coffee every third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. of each month at in the back room of the Home Plate Café on Highway 7 for informal conversation.
For more information, call Andrew Jones Jr. at 915-9822.


Come celebrate Catorce de Mayo with the Roadrunner. Leave your RV at home and join us at El Jimador at 5 p.m. on May 14, first for attitude adjustment, followed by a fajita buffet of shrimp, chicken or beef with taco salad available for $12 (drinks separately billed).
Reservations must made by Thursday with Nancy Gilbert, 915-8305. You may leave a message. It’s fiesta time.
Scenic 7 Rotary

Thursday, Scenic 7 Rotary Club will hear from Diane LaFollette, executive director of the Mid-America Museum, and education coordinator Audrey Pipher. The two will talk about the new dinosaur exhibit as well as other happenings at the museum.
Members of Scenic 7 Rotary of North Garland County meet weekly on Thursdays for lunch, networking, and informative speakers.
Visitors are always welcome at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle. Club members start arriving at 11:30 a.m. to visit and order from the menu. Meeting begins at noon. Follow club activity at For more information, call Barb Mitchell, 922-9004.


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

Calling all compatriots, friends, the dauntless, the curious, the chevalier, undaunted, determined, resolved, patriotic and our noble, exalted and revered veterans.
The Sons of the American Revolution Desoto Trace Chapter is presenting another special occasion for everyone.
English professor  Beverly Salisbury will present “Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution.”
The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Homeplate Cafe.
Come hear and learn about additional heroes of the American Revolution whose valiant efforts helped form our nation.

Traveling Single

Traveling Single meets the third Friday of each month at 4:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan on Cortez Road. Our next meeting will be on May 18.
The club has several trips with dates and places planned for October and November.
October will be Crystal Bridges and Hay-Bar Village. Date to be decided later.
Oct. 31 will be a Wednesday matinee at Murry’s Dinner Theater in Little Rock.
November will be a trip to Petit Jean Mountain for a Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and Conference Center tour and lunch.
Other trips are planned for Corpus Christi, Texas, Old Mill in North Little Rock  and hopefully next semester a trip to the Culinary Institute.
Guests are always welcome and we welcome any ideas for trips. For more information, call Andrea at 915 8110. After meeting join us for dinner.

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 o’clock in the choir room of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines.
If you read music and would like to be part of our group, or for more information, call music director Ellen Nagode at 922-1893 to request an audition.

Village Skeptics

This month’s meeting of the Village Skeptics will be  May 10. Peter Trabant will discuss Jared Diamond’s book, “Collapse – How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.”
Trabant holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from Texas A&M University.
Before retiring to Hot Springs Village, he was a consultant to the petroleum industry as an exploration geophysicist.
Village Skeptics meets the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in Coronado Community Center room 3.
A $3 donation is requested to help offset the cost of the room rental. Visitors are welcome.
For more information, contact Joel Unowsky at 501-226-3264.