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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published September 26, 2008 at 4:21 a.m.


William Sanders and his aunt Anna Sanders get two balls to simultaneously float over an air tube during a visit to the "Room to Grow" exhibit at the Museum of Discovery.

— Art & Exhibits CENTRAL ARKANSAS AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER 3301 E. Roosevelt Road. Oasis in Space program. Hours: 7, 8 and 9 p.m.

today, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5.50.

(501) 376-4629.


Barry Thomas exhibit, continuing.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 664-7746. FREE ARGENTA ADVENTURE 5-8 p.m.

second Friday of the month, downtown Main Street, North Little Rock. Gallery walk with vendor booths. (501) 975-8777. FREE ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Museum School classes and workshops, $20-$220; Museum School workshops available for children and adults; call for schedule. "Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings," through Nov. 9. Delta Exhibition, Oct. 3-Nov. 16. "Foundation Collection," "Masterworks," "Currents in Contemporary Art," Paul Signac, continuing.

Lectures: Conversation with Beth Lipman, 6 p.m. Sunday, tickets $20; James Polshek, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Tours available by appointment for groups of six or more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. www.arkarts.

com or call (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ARTS COOPERATIVE 1419 S. Main St. Works by Arkansas artists. Hours: 8-10 a.m.

and noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. or (501) 244-2365. FREE ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock. Tours of USS Razorback, exhibits on submarine history, Pearl Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Monday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: $6, ages 65 and older, children 12 and under, active military $4. Museum: $2. (501) 371-8320.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock.

Monthly meeting. Yearly membership: $30. Visitors free. (501) 833-8062.

ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM Camp Robinson, Sixth and Missouri streets, North Little Rock.

Exhibits on history of Arkansas National Guard and Camp Robinson, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. first weekend of the month. (501) 212-5215. FREE ARKANSAS PASTEL SOCIETY Arkansas Pastel Society meeting, 6-8 p.m. first Tuesday of every month, St. Vincent Doctors Hospital, Sister Janis Campbell Conference Room, 6601 St. Vincent Circle. Demonstrations, shows, workshops,meetings. Yearly membership: $25.

Visitors free. (501) 221-3559.


Markham St. Exhibits and artifacts relating to deaf culture and the school's history, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday or by appointment. (501) 324-9530. FREE ART & SOUL Kovaleski Gallery, 10020 N. Rodney Parham Road.

Children and adult art classes.

Works by artists Vicki Kovaleski, Kelly Furr, Joan Crews, Robin Bishop-Hazard, Lisa Krannichfeld,Nancy Sanders, Lisa Powell, continuing. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 954-9222. FREE ART AT ST. JAMES St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Paintings by Mary Ann Stafford, through Nov. 4.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. (501) 221-3559. FREE THE ART GALLERY 10900 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Works by Kathy Sanders and Dan Thornhill continuing. Day and evening painting classes available. (501) 993-6580. FREE THE ART GROUP 10840 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Artist coop studio and gallery. Works by local artists, continuing. Painting classes available. Call for appointment. (501) 771-1027.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. A Walk in the Woods: A Photographic Study of Arkansas by Paul Caldwell, through Oct. 18.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335. FREE CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mon-day-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday.

(501) 375-2342. FREE CHROMA GALLERY 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Kathy Owens, Sally A. Williams, Laura Fanning, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0880. FREE CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. "Art of the Chopper," through Feb. 8. All Around the World Wednesdays, for children kindergarten-third grade, Wednesday-Dec. 17. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7; retired military, college students and ages 62 and over $5; children ages 6-17 $3; active military and children under 6 free. (501) 374-4242.

THE COTTAGE AT KANIS & DENNY ROAD 18624 Kanis Road. Works by Matt Coburn, Linda Barg, Jane Ellen Boehm, Belinda Eley, Michael Fournier, Nancy Parker, Marion Rice, Leslie Sue McCaslin Toler, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday, weekends by appointment. (501) 821-5598. FREE COX CREATIVE CENTER 120 Commerce St. Works by more than 35 Arkansas artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday. or (501) 918-3090. FREE FALL ART GLASS SHOW 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 5, 7216 Ohio St. Works by James Hayes. (870) 540-9080. FREE GALAXY OFFICE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS 304 Main St., North Little Rock. "Art for You" with works by 25 Arkansas artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 375-3375. FREE GALERIE BAILEY 27 Rahling Circle.

Over 30 artists currently featured.

Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 804-0194. FREE GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Works by Ila Alvarez-Hallmark, Sean Moorman and Valerie Wingert, through Nov. 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

(501) 664-8996. FREE GUITAR MUSEUM Jacksonville Guitar Center, 1105 Burman Drive, Jacksonville. Vintage guitars, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 982-4933. FREE HEARNE FINE ART 500 PresidentClinton Ave., Suite 110. "Collaborations: Two Decades of Excellence," through Jan. 16. Opening reception, 2-8 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, by appointment Sunday. (501) 372-6822.

FREE THE HEIGHTS GALLERY 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd. "Sammy Peters: Recent Works," through Oct. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

(501) 664-2772. FREE HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. "Playthings and Amusements of Yesteryear: Toys From the Permanent Collection," through Nov. 7. "Transformation and Creation," Laura Lam Tze Carenbauer and V.L. Cox, through Nov. 9. "Arkansas Made: An Exhibit of Historic and Contemporary Decorative, Mechanical and Fine Arts Produced in Arkansas"; "The Arkansas-Born Bowie Knife and Modern Bladesmithing"; interactive children's exhibits, puppet theater and more, all continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m.

Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and older $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

HURST GALLERY 5811-B Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Arkansas artists: Bill Lewis, Guido Frick, Susan Hurst, Elisa Shuman, continuing.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 614-9250. FREE JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. Exhibits on military from Civil War to present. Based on Jacksonville's Arkansas Ordnance Plant from World War II. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Admission: $3, current and retired military $2, students $1. (501) 241-1943.

JETTY BONES GALLERY 16928 Colonel Glenn Road. "The Old West." Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. (501) 821-3448. FREE LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2125 DaisyL. Gatson Bates Drive. "Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America," through Tuesday. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (501) 374-1957. FREE LOCAL COLOUR 5813 Kavanaugh Blvd. Artist co-op studio gallery. Exhibit of 20 local artists, continuing.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422. FREE LOUIE'S UNIQUE FRAMING AND GALLERY 1509 Mart Drive, Suite A.

works by Doris Williamson Mapes and landscapes by Harry Buckley, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


"By the President in the Name of Congress," "From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal," "The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep," "War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion," "Through the Camera's Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs," continuing. AlgerCadet Gun exhibit, continuing.

Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas' military heritage. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday. (501) 376-4602. FREE MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Membership: $35. (501) 664-2030. FREE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Saturday Discoveries for grades K-6, 1-4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, $15.

"Imagination Station," continuing.

"Room to Grow," continuing. "The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion," through Dec. 14. "Wiggle Worm Discoveries," 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday Discoveries classes, 1-4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month;

ages 5-12. Admission: $8, ages 65 and older and ages 1-12 $7, children under 1 admitted free. Free admission for entire family second Sunday of each month. (501) 396-7050.


Markham St. "Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odyssey," through Oct. 5. "A Circus Hitched to a Tornado: Arkansas Politics in the 20th Century" and "Drawing on Arkansas Politics," through Oct. 25, 2009. Permanent exhibits: "Pillars of Power," history of the Old State House; "First Families of Arkansas;" "As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women." Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Sunday. (501) 324-9685. FREE CHERE AND A.J. PAYNE PHOTO GALLERY 323 Center St., Suite 104.

"Black & White Photographic Images," continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 375-6455. FREE PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE Donald W. Reynolds Library and Technology Center, Chester Street and Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive.

Permanent collection of works by black artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (501) 370-5281.

FREE PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Dutch oven workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 11;

$45, deadline Oct. 3. Exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Regular admission is $3 adults and $2 for children 6-12, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

RIVER MARKET ARTSPACE 301 President Clinton Ave. "'Eggs'travagant 'Eggs'cessories: A Grade A 'Eggs'hibition," Lynn Sudderth, Oct.

10-Nov. 8. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Oct.

10. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 324-2787. FREE SCOTT PLANTATION SETTLEMENT Alexander Road, Scott. High Cotton on the Bayou, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct.

4. Settlement tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, including log cabins, tenant houses, artifacts from early Arkansas farm life and more. Admission: $3; children $1; children under 6 free. (501) 351-5737.


second Friday of the month, downtown art galleries and museums.

Open house, new exhibits, entertainment. (501) 324-9351. FREE STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite C. Works by various artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 563-4218. FREE STUDIO 51 ART GALLERY 17501 Arch Street Pike. Art for sale by Trudy Kaye Lynch, continuing. En PleinAir with free vendor space. Hours: Thursday-Saturday by appointment. (501) 888-3842. FREE TERRY HOUSE COMMUNITY GALLERY Seventh and Rock streets.

Museum School faculty exhibition, through Oct. 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 372-4000. FREE THEA PAVES THE WAY Oct. 4, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Sidewalk art event, food, music, petting zoo, bouncy house, games. Presented by Thea Foundation. (501) 379-3912. FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. "Stacking Order," by Christine Lee and Chris Fennell, gallery one, through Oct. 9. Scholarship exhibition, gallery three, today. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Sunday. (501) 569-8977. FREE UNDERDOG ART 1816 Arkansas 161S., Jacksonville. Gallery and gift shop featuring local art. Featured artists: John Heavrin, Tim Byrnz, Christi Jacobs. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 838-6418. FREE AROUND ARKANSAS ART CHURCH STUDIOS 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Works by David Warren and Sally Williams, through Tuesday. Saturday ARTventures: Book making and trading cards for ages 6-18, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, $45. Art classes for all ages and skill levels, call for schedules and prices. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 5-9 p.m.

first and third Fridays of the month. (501) 282-8342 or (501) 282-8343. FREE THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. "Expressions From the Permanent Collection," continuing.

"Good Vibrations," through Oct.

12. Education programs for adults and children, call for schedule andtuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375. FREE CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY 125 W Central Ave., Bentonville.

"Wendell Minor: In the American Tradition," through Oct. 19. Speaking of ... Art with Arthur Danto, 2-3 p.m. Sunday. Discover Art: Sky Box, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3. Creative writing with Sandra Jackson-Opoku, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 418-5700. FREE GALLERY DRIVE 5-8 p.m. last Saturday of the month, galleries around Heber Springs. Call for details.

Maps available at Chamber of Commerce, 1001 W. Main St., Heber Springs. (870) 251-1189 or (501) 206-2233. FREE JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY 318 S. First St., Rogers. "Primary Colors," through Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (479) 631-8706. FREE LOW KEY ARTS 118 Arbor St., Hot Springs. Works by Rebecca Rebouche, 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 3 and26, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 30. Hours vary by the month. Call for hours or appointment. (501) 282-9057.

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs.

"Caged Lightning," continuing. "Our Body," through Sunday; $26. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $8; ages 62 and older and children ages 2-12, $7. (501) 767-3461.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Indian Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. Conway Artist League, through Oct. 27.

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 884-6100. FREE OLD INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL MUSEUM 380 S. Ninth St., Batesville.

Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. today, Oct.

10, 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3; ages 55 and older $2;

children ages 6-12 $1; children under 6 admitted free. (870) 793-2121.

OUACHITA ART TRAILS STUDIO TOUR 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10-11, noon-5 p.m.

Oct. 12, Mena. (479) 394-3880.

OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. Hammons Gallery: "Lynnette Cox: Selections from the Age of Wonder and American South Screen Door Series," through Oct. 8. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 245-5562.FREE RICIANO ART GALLERY 1101 Oak St., Conway. Painting contest winners, through Tuesday. Featured artist for September: Diana Lancaster.

Drawing contest winners, Wednesday-Oct. 30. Painting raffle benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital, through Oct. 7. Art After Hours, 5-9 p.m. first Tuesday of the month.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

(501) 339-3751. FREE RITZ CIVIC CENTER 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Works by Barbara Bailey Hutchison, through Oct. 15.

Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (870) 762-1744.

FREE ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. "The Life Atomic: Growing Up in the Shadow of the A-Bomb," through Oct. 25.

"Indians of Northwest Arkansas,"through fall. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children, guided tours of 1895 Hawkins House, research library. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. or (479) 621-1154. FREE STROKES OF BEAUTY 3826 Central Ave., Hot Springs. "Working Mom's Journal," Terri Menefee, through Tuesday. (501) 525-7779.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MORRILTON Digital camera class, 6-9 p.m. Mondays Oct. 6 and 13, computer lab, UACCM Business Technology Center;

$35. Art 101 Children, 6-8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays Oct. 7-21, Room 206, Business Technology Center; $40.

Deadline for both classes Wednesday. (501) 977-2078.

Dance CENTRAL ARKANSAS AMETHYST BALL 7-10 p.m. Oct. 4, Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. Benefits Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Tickets: $100. (501) 907-5612.

CINDERELLA BALL 6:30 p.m. today, Arkansas Governor's Mansion Grand Hall, 1800 Center St.

Benefits Safe Places. Tickets: $125. (501) 351-4673.

AROUND ARKANSAS FALL FLING DANCE 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riordan Hall, Bella Vista.

Sponsored by Bella Vista Big Dance. Tickets: $10. Free lesson at 7 p.m. (479) 855-8170.

Film CENTRAL ARKANSAS IMAX AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER AND EPISPHERE PLANETARIUM 3301 E. Roosevelt Road (near Little Rock National Airport). IMAX: Bears and Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey; call for show times. Center hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. EpiSphere: The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes and Zula Patrol. Admission: $5.50-$7.50. Hours: same as IMAX.

(501) 376-4629.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village, 1200 Breckenridge Drive; Tinseltown Benton, 17314 I-30, Benton. Opera viewings. Salome, Oct. 11.

Tickets: $5. www.fathomevents.

com or (501) 776-2282 (Benton) or (501) 224-0990 (Breckenridge).


Tuesdays, Lake Willastein Amphitheater, Maumelle. (501) 851-6990. FREE AROUND ARKANSAS LUCKY 13 STARLIGHT CINEMA 7 p.m.

Sundays, 1 N. Main St., Eureka Springs. Admission: $3 adults, $1 children. (866) 947-4387.

Letters CENTRAL ARKANSAS AN EVENING OF ARKANSAS AUTHORS 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Pulaski Technical College, Campus Center, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Kevin Brockmeier, Hope Coulter and Trenton Lee Stewart.

(501) 812-2302. FREE FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Gilbreath Conference Center, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. Speaker Mark Malcolm, 11 a.m. Saturday. All interested parties welcome. (501) 666-2222.

FREE PENPOINT GROUP WRITERS CLUB 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4000 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock.

Discussions, readings, critiques.

First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

Music CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive; 3 p.m. Oct. 12, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. With dancers from Ballet Arkansas. Tickets: $15, students and ages 65 and older $10. (501) 377-1121.

CHARLIE HALL 6 p.m. Oct. 5, First Baptist Church Maumelle, 100 Valencia Drive, Maumelle. Tickets: $10-$12. (501) 851-3547.


5, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway.

Tickets: $44-$54. (501) 975-7575.

A NIGHT WITH JEFF & SHERI EASTER 7 p.m. Thursday, Jacksonville First Church of the Nazarene, 1506 N.

JP Wright Loop Road, Jacksonville. Gospel concert. Tickets: advance $18, at the door $20. (501) 982-5271.

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk-music concerts. (501) 765-1131. FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 2801 S. University Ave.

Voice recital and master class with Douglas Webster, noon Thursday.

(501) 569-3294.

AROUND ARKANSAS SUNNY AARON 7:30 p.m. Saturday, WhistleStop Theatre, U.S. 63 S., Mammoth Spring. Tickets: $8, students $6. (870) 937-4235.

ARKANSAS BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL Oct. 9-11, downtown Helena-West Helena. Performers include Sam Carr, Dave Riley, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. (870) 338-8798.

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Something Brewing, 1156 Front St., Conway; 7-9 p.m. third Monday of the month, Mickie's Bluefish Grill (formerly Joey's Seafood & Grill), 755 Club Lane, Conway;

6:30-9 p.m. last Saturday of the month, The Last Chance Lakeside Cafe, 488 Ponce de Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village. Musicians welcome. or (501) 602-5508. FREE BATTLE OF THE BLUEGRASS BANDS 1 p.m. Oct. 4, Eastside City Park, downtown Ozark. Band entry fee: $100. (479) 667-5337.

BENEFIT CONCERT 2 and 7 p.m.

Oct. 3, Christ of the Hills Church, 700 Balearic Road, Hot Springs Village. Benefits Glenhaven Youth Ranch. Tickets available at 8 Tarifa Lane. Tickets: $10. (501) 922-4901.

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Master class, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1:40 p.m.

Thursday. Open rehearsal, 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (501) 450-3293.


Peabody Ave., Mountain View.

Showtimes: 7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through October, Saturdays in November-December. Tickets: $16, ages 65 and older $15, children 12 and under $8. (800) 595-4849.

A COMMUNITY EXPLOSION OF PRAISE 4 p.m. Sunday, Bethel AME Church, 600 N. Cedar St., North Little Rock. Musical concert with the Spirit of Bethel Choir and The Crossett Community Choir. Donations accepted. (501) 374-9948.

GEORGE'S MAJESTIC LOUNGE 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Blues Jam with Oreo Blue, 8 p.m.-midnight first Wednesday of every month, $3. (479) 527-6618.


Thursday, Ritz Civic Center, 306W. Main St., Blytheville. Tickets: $15, students $10, children 5 and under free. (870) 762-1744.

THE KEN THEATRE 103 E. Second St., McCrory. 80's Child, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, $10. (870) 919-6067.

ROYAL WADE KIMES 7:30 p.m. Oct.

4, Kimes family ranch, Chester.

"Bringin' It Home" concert benefits Meals for Kids. Opening act, 5 p.m. Tickets: advance $10, at the gate $12. (479) 782-5074.

LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S.

Main St., Pine Bluff. Mike Tripp, acoustic guitar, Oct. 3. Admission: $5. (870) 536-3375.

MUSICFEST noon-10 p.m. Oct. 3-4, Main Street, El Dorado. Family activities, arts and crafts, children's world, 5K run. Performers include Kenny Wayne Shepherd and John Anderson. (870) 862-4747. FREE THE PIED PIPERS 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Woodlands Auditorium, DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village.

Tickets: $20. (501) 922-2475.

RAY PRICE 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs.

Tickets: $35. (501) 321-1919.

SALINE COUNTY BAND SHOWCASE 2-4 p.m. Oct. 4, Bryant High School Football Stadium, 200 NW Fourth St., Bryant. High school band exhibition. Tickets: $5. (501) 653-5318.

Special Events CENTRAL ARKANSAS ACE FOR THE CURE Saturday, Country Club of Little Rock, 4200 Country Club Blvd. Benefits Susan G. Komen Foundation of Arkansas. Women's doubles tennis tournament. (501) 580-3738.

ALL THAT JAZZ 6 p.m. Oct. 5, Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St. CARTI Kids Golf Classic gala.

Auctions, dancing, music. Benefits Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Kids Memorial Trust Fund. Tickets: $50. (501) 296-3202.

AMERICA ON THE MOVE WEEK Funny Senior Olympics, 11 a.m. today, Westside YMCA, 4701 Sam Peck Road. Silver Sneakers Bake Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, McCain Mall, North Little Rock. (501) 758-3170.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND DINNER 6 p.m. Oct. 7, Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. Auction, dinner, reception, program.

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families event. Cost: $75. Deadline today. (501) 371-9678.


25-26, Interstate Ball Park, Interstate 30 and Arch Street. Cost: teams $200, individuals $20. (501) 217-3808.


Tuesday, Student Union, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Sponsored by UALR College Republicans and UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Young Democrats. Panel debate with local politicians and students. (501) 683-7220.

ARKANSAS LATINO SUMMIT 5:30-9 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Panels, speaker Dolores Huerta. Registration: $50. (501) 612-0898.

ARKANSAS STATE FAIR Oct. 10-19, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Ticket prices vary by day. www. or (501) 372-8341.

ARKANSAS STATE FAIR HOMEBREW COMPETITION 9 a.m. Oct. 11, Boscos, 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 105. Entries through Oct. 6.

(501) 223-0030. FREE ARKANSAS WOMEN'S NETWORK 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hampton Inn, 1301 S. Shackleford Road. Coffee and networking opportunities for professionals. (501) 455-8538.

FREE ARKANSAS WOMEN'S NETWORKNORTH 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 4824 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Coffee and networking for professional women.

(501) 771-6838. FREE THE ART OF FOOD AND WINE PAIRING 6p.m. Sunday, Country Club of Little Rock, 4200 Country Club Blvd.

Arkansas Arts Center Fine Arts Club of Arkansas event. Tickets: members $100, nonmembers $125. (501) 396-0351.

AT&T GOLF CLASSIC 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Chenal Country Club, 7 Country Club Drive. Benefits Junior Achievement of Arkansas.

Cost: $1,750 per foursome. (501) 280-9118.

AUTUMNFEST 5-10 p.m. today, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6219 Baseline Road.

Barbecue, silent auction, bingo.

Dinner: $10, ages 6-12 $5. (501) 565-9198.

BARK IN THE PARK 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 4, dog park, Burns Park, North Little Rock. Pet psychic, micro-chipping, grooming demonstration, pet photos, agility course, contests, drawings. Small fees for events.

(501) 791-8577.

BIG DAM BRIDGE 100 BICYCLE RIDE 7:30 a.m. Saturday, North Broad-way and Fifth Street, North Little Rock. Rides 14-100 miles. Benefits Big Dam Bridge Foundation. Cost: $30-$80., (501) 225-5343 or (870) 246-6686.

BREATH OF LIFE GALA Saturday, Doubletree Hotel, 424 W. Markham St. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets: $150. (501) 371-0233.

CAMP ALDERSGATE FISH FRY 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road. Catfish, music, bake sale, auction, children's activities. Tickets: $15, ages 65 and older and children 4-11 $10. (501) 225-1444.

DOG PADDLE 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, War Memorial Outdoor Pool Facility, 300 N. Monroe St. Dog swim day. Benefits Friends of Paws Park. Cost: $10 per dog, two for $15, limit two per handler. (501) 680-4280.

DOWNTOWN DAMES GARDEN TEA 3 p.m. Sunday, The Manor House & Garden, 2400 S. Broadway. Guest speaker Beth Phelps, "English Style Gardening in Arkansas." Cost: $35. (501) 372-3372.

FAITH AND THE ARTS CELEBRATION Saturday-Sunday, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Honoring Tom Greer. Workshops, demonstrations, displays, performances. Suggested workshop donation: $5. (501) 661-1129.

FALL FASHION SHOW 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dillard's, Park Plaza Mall, University Avenue and Markham Street. Lloyd Boston of Jones New York. (501) 661-0053. FREE GETTIN' DOWN FOR DOWN SYNDROME 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Little Rock Zoo, 1 Jonesboro Drive.

Dance with face painting, hamburgers, visit from Elvis. Sponsored by Arkansas Down Syndrome Association. Cost: $10, free for those with Down's syndrome.

(501) 223-3696.

GREAT ARKANSAS TALENT SEARCH Semifinals, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Saturday, Riverfest Amphitheatre, $10. Finals, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct.

3-4, Windsong Performing Arts Center, $20. (501) 744-2220.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK CAMERA CLUB 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. Speakers, discussions. Digital and film cameras. (501) 614-9098.

FREE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Box lunch discussions: Immigration 411, noon Thursday; From Mendez to Walkout: What Went Wrong, noon Oct. 14. Walkout screening, 7 p.m. Oct. 13. (501) 569-3308.

HOMELESSNESS - I CARE WALK 8 a.m. Saturday, River Market History/Nature Pavilion. Benefits Arkansas Supportive Housing Network, Inc. 5K walk, food, music. Registration: advance $20, day of event $30. (501) 372-5543.


Thursday, River Market pavilion.

Music by The Greasy Greens.

Center for Women in Transition event. Tickets: advance $50, at thedoor $55. (501) 372-5522.

LITTLE ROCK COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION 10 a.m. today-Saturday, Barton Coliseum, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St.

Entry fee: $250 per car. Bidder fee: $25. (501) 455-1141.

LITTLE ROCK COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 663-7515.


Oct. 11, Statehouse Convention Center. Environmentally friendly products and services. (501) 372-6996. FREE NORTH PULASKI COMMUNITY FEST 10 a.m. Saturday, Fire Station on Republican Road. Games, rides, fireworks, tractor pull, music, fire and law enforcement demonstrations.

(501) 988-9943. FREE PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Commemoration event remembering park history and the 1975 cleanup, 9 a.m. Saturday. Hikes, nature, educational programs. (501) 868-5806.


second Monday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. Monthly meetings. (501) 835-8721. FREE REUNION DAY Oct. 4, Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville. Arkansas Air National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing reunion. Also open to 223rd Combat Communications Squadron, 154th Weather Flight, 123rd Intelligence Squadron and Headquarters Arkansas Air National Guard. Call to register. (501) 987-5952.

TOLTEC MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK 490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott. Great Arkansas Cleanup, 10 a.m. Saturday. Gourd workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4, $25. (501) 961-9442.

TOUR OF GYMNASTICS SUPERSTARS 3 p.m. Oct. 12, Alltel Arena, 1 Alltel Arena Way, North Little Rock.

Tickets: $22.50-$74.50. (501) 975-7575.

TROMBONES & RIB BONES noon-3 p.m. Sunday, River Market. Music with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and youth orchestra, barbecue. Tickets: advance $10, children 12 and under $5; at the gate $12, children $7. (501) 688-3000.

TWIN CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB 11:59 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Vincent Medical Center/North, 2215 Wildwood Ave., Sherwood. Public speaking, communication and leadership skills. (501) 834-7036.

FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lectures: James Polshek, 6 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 683-5239. FREE WHOLE FOODS MARKET 10700 N.

Rodney Parham Road. Raw Food Miracle: Make Aging Optional, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, $25. Upper Crust Homemade Pie Making Class, noon Saturday. Entertaining with Ease & Cheese, 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday. Value day sampling, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4, 12:30-4 p.m.

Oct. 5. (501) 312-2326. FREE WING DING 5K RUN 7 a.m. Oct. 4,Dupree Park, Jacksonville. Benefits Special Olympics Arkansas.

Registration: advance $20, students $15; day of race $25. (501) 982-3191.

WOMEN AND GIRLS ICE HOCKEY 7:15-8:15 p.m. every Monday, Arkansas Skatium, 1311 S. Bowman Road.

$10 per session. (501) 666-4625.

AROUND ARKANSAS ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW AND TRACTOR PULL 2 p.m. Oct. 4, Fulton County Fairgrounds Arena, Salem. Cost: $6, children 6-12 $3. (870) 895-5565.


Hammons Convention Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers. Admission: $5-$10. (501) 918-4539.


Rides start various times at locations around east Arkansas. Park ceremony, 2:30 p.m. Music, speakers. (870) 238-1023.

ARKANSAS INSECT FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9, Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center, North Garland Avenue, Fayetteville. Exhibits, games, prizes. (479) 575-3187.

FREE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Jonesboro. Lecture-Concert Series: Comedian Paul Shanklin, 7 p.m.

Thursday. (870) 972-2308.

BENEFIT AUCTION 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Perry County Fairgrounds, U.S. 60 West, Perryville. Benefits Christmas for Children. (501) 889-5612.


Oct. 3-5, Van Buren County Fair Grounds, Arkansas 16 E., Clinton.

Bike show, music, games, children's fair, food. Cost: per day $5, weekend $10. (501) 327-9950.

BIKES, BLUES & BBQ through Saturday, Tyson Track Center and Dickson Street, Fayetteville. Performers include the Allman Brothers Band.

(479) 444-7770.

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. Fall plant sale, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Bringing Natives Home with Mary Ann King, 10 a.m. Saturday. Gregory Moore exhibit, Saturday. Classical Youth Ballet, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, children 5-13 $2.50. (479) 750-2620.

BULL SHOALS-WHITE RIVER STATE PARK 153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals. Tours of the Bull Shoals Dam, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $2.50, $1.50 for ages 6-12. (870) 455-3629.

CAVE SPRINGS DAYS FALL FESTIVAL today-Saturday, Main Street, Cave Springs. Barbecue, music, contests, car show, dog show, parade. Dinners: $10. (479) 248-1398.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS SPORT FLYERS BREAKFAST 8:30-10:30 a.m. every second Saturday, 165 Country Air Lane, Lonoke. Admission: $5 donation. (501) 676-7767.

COALESSENCE FESTIVAL Oct. 3-5, Lake Leatherwood Park, Eureka Springs. Music, health and consciousness festival. Speakers, music, dancers, writers, signings.

www.coalessencef or (479) 253-7060.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday, various locations in Salem. Maps available at local businesses. (870) 895-5565.

COOKING CLASSES Winthrop Rockefeller Center, Petit Jean Mountain, near Morrilton. Dinner Party: From Hors D'oeuvres to Au Revoir, Oct.

11. Cost: $69. (501) 727-5435.

DAISY PATCH QUILTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8, First Baptist Church, 201 N. Fourth St., Heber Springs.

Anniversary celebration display.

(501) 206-0350. FREE DIXIE CAR CLUB 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1916 Congo Road, Benton. Dinner and meeting. (501) 778-9656.


5, Tanyard Creek, Bella Vista.

Walk, costume contest, games, demonstrations, auction. (479) 451-1945. FREE FALL FESTIVAL 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4, downtown Rogers. Build-a-scarecrow, hay ride, plant sale. (479) 936-5487.

GET DOWN ... DOWNTOWN today-Saturday, downtown Searcy. Art, music, book signing, K-Life Kid'sClassic race. (501) 279-9007.


today, Butterfly Life, 5313 Arkansas 5 North, West Pointe Plaza, Bryant. (501) 847-7470.

HENDERSON RADIO CONTROL FLYING CLUB SUMMER SIZZLER FUN-FLY 8 a.m. Saturday, Henderson Radio Control Flying Field, Trammel Road, Sherwood. Landing fee: $10. Spectators free. (501) 626-3048.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Quiver and Arrow Class, 9 a.m. Saturday, $45. Trial by Jury, 6-9 p.m. Saturday; $25, ages 13 and under $20. (870) 983-2684.

FREE HORSESHOE BEND INVITATIONAL 10 a.m. Sunday-Monday, The Golf Course, Turkey Mountain, Horseshoe Bend. Ladies Professional Golf Association charity pro-am.

The Legends Tour. Benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital. Cost: $5.

(870) 670-5252.

ITALIAN SAUSAGE & SPAGHETTI DINNER 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, St.

Francis Church, Arkansas 113, Little Italy. Mass at 10 a.m. Cost: $10, children 7-12 $5. (501) 339-2538.

JUNIOR AUXILIARY OF BENTON FALL YARD SALE 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4,Gene Moss Building, Tyndall Park, Benton. (501) 860-7323.

JUNKFEST 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-4, downtown park, Bradley. Sellers: $20. Admission free. (870) 894-3935.

KEO FALL DAZE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4, U.S. 165 and Arkansas 232, Keo.

Yard sales, singing, dancing, contests, crafts, antique cars, games. (501) 772-0259. FREE LAKE CHARLES STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Wildlife cruises, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Sundays. (870) 878-6595. FREE LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville.

Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp for ages 10-13, today-Sunday. Educational and nature programs. (479) 967-5516. FREE Cherokee Genealogy Seminar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11, $30. (888) 999-6007.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Take a Child Outside Week, through Tuesday. Fall kayaking adventures, Oct. 4-5 and 25-26, $75.

(501) 767-9366.

MISTLETOE MARKET 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Oct. 10-11, L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club, 600 E. 16th St., Russellville. Cost: $5. (479) 968-7819.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR through Saturday, Izard County Fairgrounds, LaCrosse Road, Melbourne. (870) 895-5565.

OLD DAVIDSONVILLE STATE PARK 7953 Arkansas 166 South, Pocahontas.

Dessert Dutch oven workshop, Saturday, $25. (870) 892-4708.

OPEN CAR SHOW Oct. 4, Saline County Fairgrounds, Interstate 30 Exit 116, Benton. Dixie Car Club event. Field opens 7 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Early registration by Saturday: $15, $5 additional cars.

Late registration: $20, $10 additional cars. (501) 778-3890 or (501) 249-4821.

OWLFEST Oct. 9-11, downtown Mc-Gehee. 5K run/walk, barbecue cookoff, talent contest, owl hoot and turkey calling contest, children's activities. (870) 222-4451.

OZARK FOLK CENTER STATE PARK Mountain View. Herb Harvest Fall Festival and Herb Harvest Dinner, Thursday-Oct. 4; $29.50-$55. Day camp for home-schooled children, Oct. 6-8, $45. The Maybelles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, $10, children 6-12 $6.

(870) 269-3851.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Elkins High School Cafeteria, Arkansas 16 East, Elkins. Benefits athletic program. Cost: $5, children 5 and under $2. (479) 643-2552.

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton.

Great Arkansas Cleanup, 8 a.m.

Saturday. (501) 727-5441. FREE PET-PALOOZA PET WALK AND DOG FASHION SHOW 9 a.m. Saturday, Gulley Park, Fayetteville. Some events have entry fee. (479) 631-2924.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Historic Games Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 878-6765.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove. Webb Civil War and antique collection, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479)846-2990. FREE SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEEERS STUDY GROUP 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. "Water Reclamation from Oil & Gas Operations," Gene Brock. (972) 922-5727.


first Saturday of the month, Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma St., Springdale. Service dog demonstrations. (479) 646-0886. FREE SPICE UP YOUR SOUTHERN ACCENT CHILI COOK-OFF 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Saracen Landing, downtown Pine Bluff. Junior League of Pine Bluff event. Admission: $10. (870) 692-8473 or (870) 550-6488.

TASTE OF THE WORLD 5-7 p.m. Oct.

4, Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla, 300 Avilla East Road, north of Benton. Music, foods from around world. Tickets: $8, children 6 and under free. (501) 316-1100.

TERRY PAUL THODE LUPUS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LIVE AUCTION 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Diamondhead Country Club, 245 Independence Drive, Hot Springs. Cost: $50-$60. (501) 525-9380 or (800) 294-8878.

TOUR DE CURE 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct.

11, The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, Rogers. American Diabetes Association event. Cost: $15-$150. (479) 464-4121.

TWIST OF GREEN FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5, Town Square, downtown Fayetteville. Environmental education, bicycle parade, competitions. Sustainable Northwest Arkansas event. Green Bean Ball with the Greasy Greens, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 3, East Square Plaza, $15. www. or (479) 846-5241.

THE WALL THAT HEALS through Sunday, Cypress Park, Marked Tree. Vietnam Memorial Wall replica. Ceremonies, speeches, music, vigils. (870) 253-1142 or (870) 483-2008.

WEINFEST 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Wiederkehr Village. Tours, tastings, arts and crafts, grape stomp. Banquet: $25. or (479) 468-9463.

WINEAUX FEST Saturday, Chateau Aux Arc Winery, Altus. Music, barbecue, toga contest, games.

Cost: $10. www.chateauauxarc.

com or (479) 468-4400.

WOOL AND WHEEL HANDSPINNING GUILD 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of every month, Ozark Folkways Heritage Center, Winslow.

(479) 634-3791.

Theater CENTRAL ARKANSAS LES MISERABLES through Oct. 12, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 8 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $30-$60. (501) 378-0405 or (866) 684-3737.

MURDER AT MACARTHUR PARK 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, MacArthurMuseum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St. Mystery dinner theater. Tickets: $44. (501) 868-7287.

THE PILLOWMAN 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Tickets: $14, ages 65 and older and students $10. (501) 374-3761.

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN HOMECOMING through Oct. 5, Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $28-$32, children 15 and under $22.

www.murrysdinnerplay or (501) 562-3131.

TREASURE ISLAND through Oct. 5, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Children's Theatre production. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $14, children under 12 $11. (501) 372-4000.

AROUND ARKANSAS BILOXI BLUES today-Sunday, Thursday-Oct. 5, The Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner opens one hour before curtain.

Tickets: $42; balcony $17, children 12 and under and students $9.50. (479) 631-8988.


through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Tickets: members $13, nonmembers $15; opening night $15 and $17. (870) 536-3375.


Oct. 3-4, 7-8, Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Tickets: advance $8, at the door $10.

(870) 972-2781.

DRACULA 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. ACT 2! Community Theater Group. Staged radio play. Tickets: $5. (870) 762-1744.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE 7 p.m. today-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Verser Theatre, Ouachita Baptist University, Sixth and Ouachita streets, Arkadelphia. Tickets: $6. (870) 245-5563.

MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS 2 p.m. Sunday, Walton Arts Center, Dickson Street, Fayetteville. Dallas Children's Theater production. Tickets: $10-$16. (479) 443-5600. NORTHWEST GRIDIRON SHOW 8 p.m.

Oct. 10-11, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Politicaland new sketch show by Society of Professional Journalists. Tickets: $25. (479) 422-8207.

PINE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE MUSIC & COMEDY THEATER 2075 E. Van Buren St., Eureka Springs. Showtimes: Gospel pre-show 7:30 p.m., main show 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Dec. 13.

Tickets: $19.95, children under 12 free. (877) 253-9156.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Kidfriends 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Rogers Little Theater group for students 8-18. Lessons in theater work.

Meeting times may vary. (479) 631-8988.

TUNA DOES VEGAS 7:30 p.m. Oct.

3-5, 2 p.m. Oct. 4-5, Perot Theatre, 219 Main St., Texarkana.

Tickets: $6-$42. (903) 792-4992.


One-act plays: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Oct. 3.

Tickets required. (501) 450-5092. FREE Auditions CENTRAL ARKANSAS IF YOU SING IT, THEY WILL COME 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. For males ages 14-23.

Young Artist production. Prepare one-minute monologue and sing 16 bars. Performance Nov. 5-15.

Call for appointment. (501) 378-0445.


Thursday, 10 a.m. Oct. 4, 3 p.m.

Oct. 5, Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Community Theatre of Little Rock production. Dates: Dec. 5-7, 12-14. Read from script, prepare song. (501) 663-9494.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE CHRISTMAS STORY Monday-Tuesday, The Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Production dates Dec. 5-7 and 12-14.

Audition packets available, $10 deposit. (479) 631-8988.

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 11 a.m. Saturday, DanceArts Studio, 978 Airport Road, Hot Springs.

Children's roles. Production, Nov.

28. (501) 623-3133.

Clubs CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Big John Miller Band, today, $7.

Jeff Coleman and the Feeders, Saturday, $7. Big John Miller Band, Oct. 3, $7. Mark Sallings & the Famous Unknowns, Oct.

4, $7. Tragikly Tuesdays with Tragikly White, Tuesdays, $5. First Wednesday Bluegrass/Americana night, first Wednesday of the month. Runaway Planet, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, $5. Jazz brunch with Ted Ludwig, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sundays. Monday Night Jazz, 8:30 p.m. every Monday, $5 unless otherwise indicated. Jam session, Monday, jammers $1. or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN'S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Almost Infamous, Shannon Boshears, today. Jim Mills, Ramona Smith & The Soul Rhythms, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian & Nick, Tuesday. Happy-hour bands start at 5 p.m., headline bands at 8:30 or 9. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

JUANITA'S 1300 S. Main St. Call for cover. Sychosys with Finding Jimmy Hoffa and Critical Mass, 10 p.m. today, $6. (501) 351-4673 or (501) 690-1151. THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road.

Collin Moulton, through Saturday.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Fridays, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.

Saturdays. Cover: Wednesday-Thursday $6, Friday-Saturday $9.

(501) 228-5555.

WEST END 215 N. Shackleford Road. Tragikly White, today. The Gettys, Saturday. Call for times and cover charges. (501) 224-7665.

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