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Email:  frontdesk@kthsradio.com

Mail to: P.O. Box 191, Berryville, AR 72616       Drop off: #1 Radio Drive, Berryville, AR 72616

By Phone:  870-423-2147     By Fax:  870-423-2146

 Upcoming Events:​​

The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer events in Carroll County will include Reading the Bible, Rally our youth, Run for Jesus, and Prayer Breakfast.  Carroll Countians have many opportunities to be a part of one or all four events taking place. 

The 7th Annual Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon will begin Thursday April 28th at 6:00 pm with Soup Dinner put on by Cup of Love Ministries.  The Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm and Reading of the Bible will begin at 8:00 pm.  The 90-hour marathon will continue each day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday thru Wednesday May 4th. The Bible Reading Marathon will conclude on May 5th National Day of Prayer from 8:00 am until noon with Closing Ceremony and prayer for our nation. Anyone can come read call Peggy Holmes at 870-726-6037 to sign up for your 15-minute time slot. Groups, churches, businesses can also sign up for block of time.

All area teens are invited to join together on April 29th Friday evening for our “Word Rally”!  Ronnie Hoover, University of Arkansas campus missionary will be the speaker. This will be an evening of worship, testimony, the word, and some awesome give-always! “Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to get together for a night of worship and fellowship with other young believers!” says Clay & Melissa Headrick, Youth Pastors, Kings River Church and coordinators of the event. 

This year a new event “Run for Jesus” will be held on April 30th, a 5K and 10K race held in Berryville to honor Jesus Christ.  You can register online at http://localraces.com/berryville-ar.  The proceeds will benefit National Day of Prayer and World Vision ministries.  Race Director Michael Straley says, “Running is an exercise that enhances our spirituality. Gen 1:26 said that God made man in his Image; John chapter 1 tells us that the word was God, and that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; and in John 14:15-17 Jesus promised his believers that the Holy Spirit would be given to them. So we are made in the image of God; we have three parts: physical, mental and spiritual. The body of Christ suffers today because they have forgotten their inheritance from God.  They have forgotten that they are brothers and sisters to Jesus Christ, making them the sons and daughters of God and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven.  When a Christian takes up running [physical activity] and reading the Word of God [mental activity], and combines them with Worship [Spiritual activity], the Holy Spirit will visit and bring truth.  Many things will be discovered and the Christian will become alive though Jesus Christ. Running gives many opportunities for the Word of God to be nurtured and manifested [when it is read], which can enhance worship and ministry. This combination will give “momentum” to the follower of Jesus to carry the Spirit outside of the churches, where Christians are tempted to lay it down.”

The Western Carroll County Ministers Association will sponsor the National Day of Prayer Breakfast. It will again be held at the Great Hall of the Great Passion Play. As in the past a wonderful time of music, food and fellowship will be hemmed in with prayer for the 7 areas of influence in our nation.

If you have questions or would like to be involved please contact Bonnie Roediger at 870-350-0865.

Holiday Island Singers Presents Lift Up Your Voice Directed by Carol Morrison Accompanied by Diana Brown at the Holiday Island Country Club Ballroom Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 1st at 2:30 pm. Tickets at cornerstone Bank or Holiday Island ProShop or call Judy Slater at 253-7939.​​

We are so thrilled about all the positive changes we have made and plan to have a Grand Re-Opening Event on Sunday, May 1st from 12p-3p. We will have food, games, raffles, volunteer sign up booth, smooch the pooch booth, and an adoptathon of all our wonderful cats and dogs. We are a donation based no kill animal shelter,  so please come and support us and see the great changes we have made. Our dogs and cats need all the support they can get so bring the family and help spread the word to the community and surrounding areas. See you there!!

Upcoming blood drive with CBCO
Code Yellow Alert for all blood types
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for all blood types.  A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals.  Donors are urged to give this week at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center.Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes. It takes around 200 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at the following location:

Huntsville     Monday, May 2, 2016 8:30 AM to  2:00 PM     Huntsville High School     594 S Harris

Berryville     Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:30 AM to  3:00 PM     Berryville High School     215 Ferguson Street

Green Forest     Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:00 AM to  3:00 PM     Green Forest High School     800 Phillips Avenue

Berryville      Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM     Mercy Hospital Berryville     214 Carter

​​​​The Western Carroll County Ministerial Association (WCCMA) is once again sponsoring a National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Great Hall of the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs. The full breakfast buffet opens at 6:30 AM and the program starts at 7 AM.  The keynote speaker is State Representative Bob Ballinger.  Praise music will be led by some of our many talented local Christians.
Tickets are available at the Kerusso Christian Outlet at 105 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs.  Kerusso's is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Tickets are $12.50 each, but we encourage you to help make this event a success by sponsoring a table of 8 for $100.00.  Make checks payable to WCCMA. For further information, please contact Pastor John Wallace of Faith Bible Church in Holiday Island at 479/363-6636.
The National Day of Prayer theme this year is "Wake Up America."  We will pray for our government, the church, the military, the family, education, the media and business.  The theme verse is, "Shout  it out loud, do not hold back.  Raise your voice like a trumpet (Isa 58:1a NIV)."  Please join us as we pray for our nation.

Free Sports Physicals
Mercy of Berryville has scheduled free physicals for student-athletes. Thursday, May 5th Beginning at 4 p.m. Athletes must arrive before 5:30 to ensure a free physical.

To Support the Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS)
Come and enjoy a scrumptious meal of homemade meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and coffee or tea offered up by GSHS volunteers! Meatless balls and gluten-free spaghetti are by request. Compliment your delicious meal by renting a glass of wine for $5.00—we promise to fill it to the brim! A silent auction with 15+ items will be offered, and a mini-adopt-a-thon will provide the allure of animals to complete the evening. Keep the date: Thursday, May 5th, 4:30-7:30. Note the location: 4 State Event Center, 2100 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs. Adults $7; children under five $3; a funand-fur filled evening: free.

Berryville Elementary Kindergarten Round-Up
May 6th, 2016 from 8:00am - 6:00pm in the Bobcat Arena behind Berryville Elementary
A goody bag for all students that come and sign up for Kindergarten on May 6th
Please bring the following if available:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Current Physical Immunization Record
  • Proof of Address - (a current utility bill)

A Rootin-Tootin' good time for all students who will be age 5 by August 1, 2016
Information will be available from the following:

  • Mercy Clinic: scheduling appointments for physicals
  • Carroll County Health Department: scheduling appointments for immunizations
  • HIPPY Program, Berryvill Schools ELL Department, Migrant Program, Yourth Bridge Counseling

Enrollment forms may be pick up at the Elementary office or printed online from the school website at: bobcat.k12.ar.us

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is celebrating National Tourism Day on Friday, May 6th from 11:30 – 1:30 at Pine Mountain Village.  Prior to the actual event we will have booths and will be sending our visitors from the visitor center to learn more about our attractions, lodging and restaurants.
As a Chamber member the cost of your booth is a door prize.  For all other the cost is $25 and a door prize.
We will start at 11:30 with a picnic and cook-out sponsored by Arvest.  At noon we will have a short program also recognize the Passion Play that is celebrating the 50Th anniversary.  At 1:00 we will take our annual tourism day picture.  We invite all tourism to attend.
Both events are held at the Chamber located at 516 Village Circle in Pine Mountain Village. 
For more information about the events, contact Tammy Thurow –
president@eurekaspringchamber.com or Chris Rodgers – chris@eurekaspringschamber.com or call– 479.253-8737

Eureka ! Quilters Guild will present their Quilt Show, “Quilts - Enduring Treasures”, at the Convention Center at Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs on May 6th & 7th, from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. both days. 
Bring Mom and come enjoy The Art of Quilting.  Enjoy special displays and demonstrations from local quilting “treasures”, Suzanne Tourtelot, Carole Sturgis and Martha Ann Warren.  The Show will also include over 150 quilts made by guild members.   Quilting vendors, a guild Boutique and lunch choices will be available on site.  Door prizes and Opportunity quilt drawing on Saturday.  Admission:  $5.00  donation requested.

Kingston’s  annual spring festival, Fair on the Square, will take place this weekend. Activities start Friday night, May 6th at 6:00 pm with gospel singing brought to by Steve Villines’ group from Crossroads Church along with other local performers.  The Kingston Fire Dept will be selling hamburgers. Cowboy Church will be cooking Dutch oven cobblers.  Bring your lawn chairs.
Saturday morning, May 7th, the fair kicks off at 9:00 am with a variety of food, crafts, and activities booths.
Whislin' Dixie, a band from Jasper will start playing shortly after 9:00.
Parade line up will be at 11:00 with the parade starting at noon.
Horses must have coggins papers.
Among other activities, there will be a 3 on 3 basketball Tournament directly after parade on the school house hill. The Kingston Library will have open house for their new addition.
Kevin Hasty will be cooking & selling smoked meat dinners all proceeds go to the Madison County Health Coalition for Breast Cancer
For Booth info contact Amy Hasty 479-665-2134 at
Any other question contact Beth Weaver- 479-409-5796

The monthly music jam in the Cattleman's Building, at the Fair Grounds,  will be this Friday, May 6th, starting at 6:30 p.m. with potluck, and music following. Come and join in, or just to listen.

Carroll County Teen Leadership Club is Sponsoring a Toilet Paper Drive Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Wal-Mart
The Questions is: If you cannot afford to buy food, how do you buy toilet paper and hygiene products??
Please help 4-H Teen Leadership collect Toilet Paper & Hygiene Products for Loaves and Fishes

​Head School House Fundraiser for Restoration
Almost ready to start renovations! Come help us with this next effort to get things done! At the School House 9 miles north of Green Forest on Hwy 311 on Saturday, May 7th from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans with all the fixing's. Pay by donation. Pie/dessert Auction. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy food, fun and live music!

The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will sponsor an FCC Ham Radio technician class.
On May 7, and 14 8:30 am-4pm You must attend both days to receive all the material.
All are welcome
The class will be held in the Mercy Hospital Day Room, 214 Carter Street, Berryville, AR.
Tests for technician, general, & extra class licenses will be given May 14 at approximately 6:00 pm.
Walk in for all tests are invited, there is a charge of $15.00 for each individuals taking the tests.
A light lunch will be furnished by the Club.  
For class reservation or information on classes, please contact:
Drew Wood dwood@eurekaspringshospital.com
or Terry Dean terryjdean@cox.net

Come and join us at the Carroll County Historical Society on the historic Berryville square "A night at the Museum " , Saturday May 7, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00pm. There will be food , drinks, music , train rides, people in costumes , scavenger hunt. Fun for all ages.

Come and join us at the Carroll County Historical Society on the historic Berryville square "A Night at the Museum" , Saturday May 7, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00pm. There will be food , drinks, music , train rides, people in costumes , scavenger hunt. Fun for all ages.

The Kingston American Legion Dance will be held the first Saturday in May and then May 21st. This is a family oriented dance children under 12 get in free so come out and join the fun. Two step, waltz and a square dance at the end of each set and more. Dance starts at 7:00 pm.

Berryville High School Athletic Award Ceremony

​When:             Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where:            Bobcat Arena 
Awards for:     Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Shooting Sports, Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling 
Invitation:       All Athletes, Parents, Community Members, Students and Staff of BHS
Dress:             Casual Business Attire

Green Forest Tiger Athletic Awards will be May 9th at 6:00 PM sponsored by the Tiger Booster Club

The Retired Teachers will meet May 9th at 6:30 at Dos Rios on 62 W. Berryville. Dinner will be Dutch treat. We need ideas at this planning meeting for future meetings and trips. Come and bring a retired teacher with you.

Free Sports Physical
Green Forest Mercy Clinic has scheduled free physicals for student-athletes. Thursday, May 10th Beginning at 4 p.m. Athletes must arrive before 5:30 to ensure a free physical.

​​Join the Green Forest City Wide Yard Sale Thursday May 12, 2016 till Saturday May 14, 2016
Register for FREE at the City Water Department -- call Kay at 438-5518! No permit charge this weekend! Enjoy watching people pay you MONEY for the privilege of hauling away your junk!

Jeep Fest 2016
May 13 6PM to 9PM
May 14 9AM to 4PM
Veterans Memorial Park 
Holiday Island, AR
Friday Night Kick Off Starting at 6PM
Early Registration, BBQ Dinner
Music Provided by: 3 Hits & A Miss
All in conjunction with the Holiday Island Farmers Market
Saturday 9AM to 4PM
Jeep Entrants competing for prizes
Jeep Activites - Tilt A Jeep, Tire Changing Challenge, Scavenger Hunt, Children's Activities, Arkansas Game & Fish Mobile Aquarium, Jeep Parade & More
Sponsored by: Holiday Island Chamber of Commerce
For more Information call 479-244-9682

Mercy Volunteen Applications 
Being Accepted Now
Applications for the Annual Mercy Hospital Berryville Volunteen program are currently being accepted. The program allows Carroll County Teens (ages 14-18) to volunteer at Mercy Hospital during summer break. Students will gain experience working in areas including physical therapy, emergency department, radiology, nursing, pharmacy and more.
Applications can be picked up with Deana Davidson at Mercy Hospital Berryville, Administration offices, or by calling Cody Qualls at 870-423-5245.
Applications are due May 18.

The Grassy Knob Fire Association Auxiliary invites the public to their silent auction to benefit the GK Volunteer Fire Department.   It takes place on  Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. at the GK Community Center, 12037 Highway 187.
The Silent Auction will include dinner for six at Bunny and Aviator Mercantile, new pool table, artisan quilts, hooked rugs, jewelry, antiques and generous contributions from Eureka Springs shops, restaurants and businesses to name a few of the many interesting items.  Everyone is invited to join the fun for a worthy cause.
The “Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department Fair Day” will include FireWise information.  Be sure to bring the children.
For more information, telephone or email Kay at 479-387-5020 or
rkschriner@gmail.com or Sue at 479-270-9109.  Also see Grassy Knob on Facebook.

Co-Ed Benefit Ragball Tournament for The Justin Langston Family
Justin has been fighting cancer for several years now and is no longer able to work. This has taken an enormous toll on his family financially.
Saturday May 21st
Round Robin to set up Double Elimination Bracket
5 Men and 5 Ladies on each team
Games will be played at AL Carter Field in Berryville and Oak Grove softball Field
Concessions provided
To sign your team up please contact Jonathan Swofford at 423-7793 or jswoff@gmail.com
There will be a Live Auction at 5 pm in the Oak Grove school house
To donate items or pies please call Janae Lee at 870-423-7876 or Brandy Allen 870-480-2013
Also we are selling raffle tickets for a Wilderness Systems 10 ft Tarpon 100 kayak with paddle. $719 retal value. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for 5. See Deneen Foster at Berryville Community Center M-F 8-5 (avoid 12-1 lunch hour)

​​The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will produce the Mustang Car Show. The event will be held May 21st at Pine Mountain Village. “We are happy to continue the tradition of a successful car show”, said Tammy Thurow, President/COO. “We have heard from so many businesses about how important this car show is to their business that we just had to help”.
The Chamber is currently working on the details on the Mustang Car Show and those details will be forthcoming.

Writers’ Colony offering 3 fellowships
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is offering three fellowships this year. Each one will provide the recipient with two weeks of writing time at the Colony in the Ozark mountain artists’ community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in a private three-room suite. Food is provided, including a European-style gourmet dinner served Monday through Friday.
My Time is for writers in any genre with children under 18 living with them.
Moondancer is for an author writing in any genre who expresses their love of and concern for the environment through their writing.
Inspiring Recovery is for an emerging or established writer working on a nonfiction project concentrating on mental health issues, focusing particularly on recovery from, and reconstructing aspects of a healthy life while living with, mental health challenges.
For more information, go to
www.writerscolony.org, click on Write, then on Fellowships. 

NWACC Kid’s College-Happening between June 6 thru July 28, 2016-Monday thru Thursday. Event times vary.
NWACC Kid's College allows children ages 9-13 to participate in fun, educational short-term courses offered on the campus of NorthWest Arkansas Community College.  From computer coding, robotics, and presidential elections to cooking, junior medic, and more, there are a variety of interesting options.  Young students can experience the excitement of being on a college campus while learning about topics that ignite their passion.
For more information or to sign up:
www.nwacc.edu/kidscollege or email kcarlson3@nwacc.edu or call her at 479-619-4280. 

31st Annual Ice Cream Social 
Highway 62 Berryville, AR
June 10th - 11th, 2016
Ice Cream, Food, Children Activities, Arts & Crafts
For more information on festivals in Arkansas, visit

Ongoing Events:

Green Forest Library

  • ​Free Movies at the Green Forest Library: Throw Back Thursday Movies 1PM every Thursday at the Green Forest Library. April’s theme is 1980’s movies. We will be showing The Princess Bride, Three Men and a Baby, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and National Lampoon’s Vacation.  Free Popcorn!
  • Classic Disney Movies at the Green Forest Library. The 1st Thursday of the month at 4PM. In April, they will be watching The Lion King and eating free popcorn! ​
  • Kids Cooking Club at the Green Forest Library. It’s on the 2nd Monday of each month right after school. Kids will learn how to prepare food without using the oven or stove. These will be things that they could easily make at home by themselves later. Ages 8 and up. Sign up at the Green Forest Library
  • Adult Craft night at the Library: The 3rd Monday of each month at 5 pm. In April we will be making beaded wrap bracelets.
  • Kids Craft Night at the Library: The 3rd Monday of each month at 4pm. In April, we will be making rainbow loom bracelets. 
  • Yarn & Yak at the Green Forest Library. Bring your yarn crafts and come talk with other crafters. The 1st and 3rd  Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am, or the 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:30 PM. We can help you learn a yarn craft, like knitting or crochet, help you improve your skills, or just admire your creations.
  • Toddler Time at the Green Forest Library: Every Tuesday at 10:30. Aprils’ theme is under the sea. Come learn about sea creatures, sing songs, make crafts, and make friends. All toddlers welcome.
  • Green Forest Library’s Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 5:30. April’s book is The Friday Night Knitting Club. If you signed up, come pick up your book to read before the April meeting. If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late! Come by the library now!
  • Grown-up coloring pages each Wednesday at the Green Forest Library: Each Wednesday, the library provides colored pencils and coloring pages for adults to come color. Leave all your worries at home and just relax while coloring. Available all day on Wednesdays. 

‘Walk Into Your New Normal’ is a grief session now underway at Faith Bible Church at Holiday Island.  A new session on dealing with grief takes place each Sunday from 1-3pm.  It is a 13-week session and is free of charge.  For more information call Laura Nichols at 479-253-8925.

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA volunteer) and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteers are needed in Carroll County. Lift up a child's voice. A child's life. Get involved at www.nwacasa.org or call 479-725-2213.

The Carroll County Historical Society Museum hours will be from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Monday-Friday, and Saturdays 10am-2pm.


Infant Massage Course is now available in Carroll County taught by a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.  Call Rebecca Strohmeier (LMT, Certified Educator of Infant Massage) at 479-981-2159 for more information. Sessions are held at The Cradle, 213 Hailey Road in Berryville.

The Everything Ensemble is a group of musicians who get together once a week to play all kinds of compositions from sheet music. Existing and future repertoire, from Medieval to Modern and composers of all ages, both known and unknown, is chosen by group members. Opportunities abound for innovation, experiment, composition, arrangement and collaboration. We are looking for violin, viola, cello, string bass and some wind instrument players. There is no cost. For more information, call 479-253-6211 or email klucariello@gmail.com.

Trail Maintenance Supervisor at Hobbs State Park Requests Volunteer Help
       Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area with 12,056 acres of wooded land  is the largest of all of the 52 Arkansas State Parks.  In the course of a year over 43,000 visitors use the 35 miles of trail that meander throughout the Park.  Twenty-four of those miles are multi-use, meaning that you can ride your horse, non-motorized bike, or hike.  The remaining miles of trail are for hiking only.
       Visitor use and erosion due to weather, relentlessly take their toll on the trails.  Al Knox, Trail Maintenance Supervisor at the Park, is a maintenance crew of but one; therefore, the efforts of volunteers are an indispensable means of making sure the Hobbs trails are properly maintained.  Typical tasks for volunteers include repair of drainage structures, pruning, vegetation removal, and trail tread maintenance.  No prior experience is necessary, and you can learn new skills.
If you like to hike, bike, or ride and enjoy well maintained trails, call Al Knox and become a trail maintenance volunteer at Hobbs State Park.

  • What to bring:  Sturdy boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, water, and snacks
  • Where to meet:  Hobbs State Park Maintenance Complex on War Eagle Road at the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection
  • When:   Second Saturday every month
  • Time:    8:00 am

Please call Al Knox, Trail Maintenance Supervisor at Hobbs State Park, to let him you are coming so he can properly plan activities.  479-530-2458

First Southern Baptist church of Holiday Island will host a family movie and game night at 6 pm, the first Friday of every month.  Call 479-253-6711 for more information.

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Green Forest Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. 
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and Kindergarten. Registration is open. For more information, call the library at (870)438-6700 or visit our website, www.greenforestlibrary.org. This program is free of charge.

Anyone having fresh produce or eggs they would like to donate can take them to Loaves & Fishes Food Bank in Berryville. They are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am till 2 pm and Tuesday from 4-6 pm. The Food Bank is located at 301 Bunch Springs Road in Berryville, across from the main entrance of the Berryville Cemetery.

The Berryville Lions Club
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Mercy Hospital Dayroom @ 12:30. All are welcomed to attend. For more information about lions Club you can go to
www.lionsclubs.org or contact club president Tyler Ashworth at 870-423-2161 ext 1302.

Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club
meets at 12:00 noon on the second Thursday of the month, and at 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of the month. Check out their website at
for current information on the location of each meeting.

The Farewell 4-H Club
has resumed meetings. They will meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Head School House at 6 PM and always have a potluck supper. The club is for anyone eager to learn about the country, or old-fashioned way of life that seems to be fading.