Hope Cancer

The Hope Wellness Center at Hope Cancer Resources offers a yoga, meditation and fitness class for cancer patients and caregivers in person, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families on a daily basis with a focus on emotional health no matter the circumstances.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and advice.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are asked to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.

christmas forest

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is synonymous with tradition. A tradition that began in 2008 as part of the annual Christmas at the Crescent was the “growth” of the hotel’s “Christmas Forest”, an effort to raise funds for local and regional charities. Over the past 13 years, this forest has raised $48,754 in charitable contributions from the area.

The Crescent’s “Christmas Forest” is a simple concept. The hotel selects a patch of open land from among its 15 mountaintop acres, then blankets that area with more than 30 illuminated Christmas trees. Local charities beautifully decorate each tree using local citizens and hotel employees. What is created is a magical setting through which couples and families stroll to be immersed in the holiday spirit of decorating and giving.

The “forest” is officially illuminated and inaugurated the first weekend of December. During the month of December, those who come to the forest and wish to “vote” for their favorite tree do so by depositing in the “ballot box” one dollar for each vote they wish to deposit. On New Year’s Day, the votes are counted. Each charity gets all of their “votes” and the Crescent Hotel is offering cash prizes to the top three voters, $200, $100, and $50 respectively, and a $25 honorable mention donation to all other charities. charity.

The charities that won top honors for the 2021 “Christmas Forest” are People Helping People, first place; Tenderheart Rescue, second place; and Good Shepherd Humane Society, third place.

Information: crescent-hotel.com

Town hall

The Ozarks Veterans Health Care System will hold a virtual town hall at 11 a.m. on February 1. City Hall will serve as an open forum for veterans and a listening session for VHSO leaders, with the goal of ensuring that veterans, their families, and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard. and to have their concerns addressed by senior VA officials.

City Hall is open to the public, including veterans, family members, or other beneficiaries, as well as congressional stakeholders, veterans service organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and community partners.

Information: (479) 444-4086.

The Kork Mardi Gras Bead Tree Krewe, located on Spring Street in downtown Eureka Springs, received a carnival fairy door from Elizabeth Carol Wicker. The BEADdazzled tree may soon see tiny revelers, so stop by and witness some mystical revelry. Every year, Wayne Franks lends his beautiful tree to Krewe du Kork for the carnival season. He says there’s a constant parade of people coming to take pictures with the Bead Tree. The Eureka Enchanted Fairy Doors is an Arts Council Festival of the Arts project. It was led by Cheri Flowers, where 22 local artists created 30 fairy doors scattered throughout the city. Krewe du Kork is honored to be part of this project. (Courtesy photos)