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Weekend Calendar

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 1, 2009 at 4:53 a.m.

— The Weekend Calendar lists events from around the state that are occurring the weekend after publication. To submit an event for publication please use our calendar form at For more event check our searchable events database at

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER 3301 E. Roosevelt Road. Oasis in Space program. Hours: 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5.50. (501) 376-4629.

ANTIQUES ON KAVANAUGH AND CABBAGE ROSE 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. Barry Thomas exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 664-7746. FREE

ARGENTA ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays through October, 510 Main St., North Little Rock. (501) 563-5634 or (501) 786-2324. FREE

ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. (501) 340-5305. FREE

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. "World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed," through July 5; $22, ages 60 and older $20, college students $18, military $15, children $14, children 5 and under free. Museum School classes and workshops, $20-$220; Museum School workshops available for children and adults; call for schedule. "Exotic Lands: Europe Imagines Egypt and the West," through Nov. 22. Works by Meg Webster, through Sunday. "Foundation Collection," "Masterworks," "Currents in Contemporary Art," Paul Signac, continuing. 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. or call (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ARTS COOPERATIVE 900 S. Rodney Parham Road. Works by Arkansas artists. InVERSE poetry and music open mike, 6 p.m. today, $5. Hours: 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays. or (501) 244-2979. FREE

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock. Tours of USS Razorback, exhibits on naval and submarine history, Pearl Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: $6; ages 62 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 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.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2400 W. 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

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE 401 President Clinton Ave. "Woodworking From the Museum School at the Arkansas Arts Center," through Oct. 24. Rotating exhibits from Central Arkansas Library System's art program with works by Arkansas artists and works related to the state. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 320-5791. FREE

THE ART GROUP 10840 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Artist co-op studio and gallery. Works by local artists, continuing. Painting classes available. Call for appointment. (501) 771-1027.

Artistic Edge 10020 N. Rodney Parham Road. Art classes for children and adults. Works by Joan Crews and Vicki Kovaleski. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 975-2515 or (501) 554-3950. free

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by local, national and international artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 664-0030.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. "Featuring Little Rock," by Terry R. Bean, through Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335. FREE

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. "Little Rock is Working," through Nov. 2; reception, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 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. "Jewels to Jelly Beans: Treasures From the Presidential Vaults," through Jan. 30. 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.

FALL ART GLASS SHOW 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 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. More than 30 artists featured. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 804-0194. free

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Works by Erin Lorenzen, through Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996. FREE

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. Works by George Dombek, through Nov. 14. Works by Arkansas artists including Carroll Cloar, Thomas Hart Benton and Clementine Hunter; 20th-century modern artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. or (501) 664-2787.

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

THE HEIGHTS GALLERY 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd. "Mummy Cat Paintings," Rene Hein, through Oct. 31; reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-2772. FREE

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. "Freedom in Dreams: Eric Freeman and Kim Garner," and "Altered States: Works by Tod Crites," through Nov. 8. "Custom by Design: Contemporary Furniture Handmade in Arkansas," through Jan. 10. "Eighth Annual Eclectic Collector From the Collection of Jim Gatling: A Whimsy of Treasures," through Feb. 14. "Guns in Arkansas History," through Jan. 31. "We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw 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 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (501) 374-1957. FREE

LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. October artist: Tracee Gentry. Artist co-op studio gallery. Exhibit of 27 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-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. Saturday. (501) 907-6240. FREE

M2 GALLERY Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 918. "The Artist," Diana Michelle Hausam and Tim West, through Oct. 19; artist talk, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 225-6257.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. "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. Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas' military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. Does a Body Good, Wednesday-Oct. 10. Saturday Discoveries for grades K-6, 1-4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, $20. "Artifacts Showcase," through February. "Backyard Science," through Jan. 9. "Tech Lab," "Imagination Station," "Room to Grow," animal shows, electric shows continuing. "Wiggle Worm Discoveries," 10 a.m. Tuesday. Paws, Claws and Tails, first Saturday of the month. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 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. or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. "Badges, Bandits and Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice," through March 6, 2011. "A Circus Hitched to a Tornado: Arkansas Politics in the 20th Century," through Feb. 28. "Drawing on Arkansas Politics," through Nov. 1. Permanent exhibits: "Arkansas' First Ladies Gowns"; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; "Pillars of Power," history of the Old State House; "On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919"; "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

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. 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 ages 6-12, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

SCULPTURE AT THE RIVER MARKET 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, River Market pavilions. Juried show. Patron's party, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, $100. or (501) 664-2393. FREE

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT 5-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, downtown art galleries and museums. Open house, new exhibits, entertainment. (501) 324-9351. FREE

STATE CAPITOL GALLERIES "Natural, National: The National Parks and Arkansas," through Nov. 19. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (501) 683-3187.

STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite C. Works by various artists. Hours: 1-6 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 Plein Air 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, Oct. 9-Nov. 15; reception, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 372-4000. FREE

UNDERDOG ART 1816 Arkansas 161 S., 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

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. "The Association for Creative Zoology," Beauvais Lyons, Oct. 8-Nov. 20. 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

around Arkansas

1875 PEEL MANSION AND HISTORIC GARDENS 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Mansion tours: $3. (479) 273-9664.

ALLISON PARSONS GALLERY 802 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Parsons, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 625-3001. FREE

ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF NATURAL RESOURCES Arkansas 7, south of Smackover. "Art & Science," through Nov. 22. GPS Adventures Arkansas, through Dec. 30. Exhibits and displays on oil and the south Arkansas oil boom. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 725-2877. FREE

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Art in Music classes for children 5-13, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 5, $15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 110 Cooley Drive, Jonesboro. "Portals of the Soul," through July 2011. "Exploring the Frontier," Saturday-March 27. Crowley's Ridge mastodon, "Living Off the Land," "Ancient Arkansas Ancestors," Mary E. Stack collection, "Mother Goose Revisited," "Old Town Arkansas," "Earthquake!" Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $2 donation. (870) 972-2074.

ART CHURCH STUDIOS 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Knitter group, 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Art in Motion 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

ARTLINKS 2009: CREATIVITY FOR TODAY'S WORLD Monday-Tuesday, Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. Conference for artists, administrators, educators and community leaders. Registration: $140. (501) 324-9766.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Watercolors by Sheila Parsons, through Nov. 14. "Illusion Confusion," through January. Pine Bluff Art League exhibit, through Oct. 31. "Expressions From the Permanent Collection," continuing. Education programs for adults and children, call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375. FREE

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Art, dance, acting classes for all ages. Call for schedules, costs. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 751-5441. FREE

ART WALK 6-9 p.m. each first and third Saturday, historic district, Van Buren. Displays, demonstrations and discussions. (479) 474-4114. FREE

BATESVILLE AREA ARTS COUNCIL ART GALLERY 246 E. Main St., Batesville. Paintings, pottery, photography and woodcarvings by local artists, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 793-3382.

BAUM GALLERY OF FINE ART UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS McCastlain Hall, Room 145, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. "On Location: Watercolor Paintings by William "Bill" Branch," through Oct. 29; reception, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, McCastlain Hall. "Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection," "Pre-Columbian Artifacts: UCA's Riddick Collection," and "Function PLUS: Contemporary Teapots," through Oct. 29. Campus Day art activities, Oct. 10. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. (501) 450-5793. FREE

BLUE MOON GALLERY 718 Central Ave., Hot Springs. "Coming Home: Celebrating Hot Springs of Yesteryear," Kay Morgan Aclin, through Oct. 31. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 318-2787. FREE

CALL FOR ENTRIES deadline Oct. 15. Digital images of original art depicting the Ozark Foothills region. Presented by Ozark Foothills FilmFest. Submit to (870) 251-1189.

CALL FOR ENTRIES deadline Dec. 1. Contest for World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade logo. Submit by e-mail, high-resolution jpeg. or (501) 321-2835.

CHAFFEE CROSSING MUSEUM DISTRICT 803 Terry Road, Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith. Tour and reception for Elvis impersonators at barbershop, 1 p.m. today. District includes Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Vietnam Veterans Museum and Enchanted Doll Museum. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Friday. (479) 783-8888. free

CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 750 S. Fifth St., Arkadelphia. Permanent displays on county history including Caddo Indian canoe and artifacts. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. (870) 230-1360. FREE

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. Bill Clinton photographs, displays, memorabilia, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Admission: $5. (479) 444-0066.

COMMUNITY GALLERY First Service Bank, 486 U.S. 65, Clinton. Works by Charlotte Rierson, through Nov. 1. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476. free

CONWAY ARTWALK 5-8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, downtown Conway. (501) 329-8249. FREE

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. Harry Miller's Vision of Arkansas: 1900-1910, through Oct. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 418-5700. FREE

DALLAS COUNTY MUSEUM 221 N. Main St., Fordyce. Exhibits include T.E. Rhine, Paul "Bear" Bryant and the Fordyce Redbugs, the War Room, geology, forestry, pioneer days. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 352-5262. FREE

DEAN B. ELLIS LIBRARY Arkansas State University, 108 Cooley Drive, Jonesboro. Life and achievements of U.S. Sen. Thaddeus Caraway, through Nov. 25. Hours: 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m-1 a.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2803.

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER 141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. "Rising High Water Blues: The 1927 Flood in the Arkansas Delta," "Rhythm and Roots: Items and Images for the Delta Cultural Center Permanent Collection," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM DEPOT 95 Missouri St., Helena-West Helena. "Helena and Beyond: The Civil War in the Arkansas Delta," permanent exhibit. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

EUREKAN ART STUDIO AND SHOP 150 N. Main St., Eureka Springs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. (479) 253-0928. FREE

fairfield bay library 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Featuring Pauline Sears' paintings through Oct. 8. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476. FREE

FINE ARTS CENTER 610 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Art Jam, 6-9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 624-0489. FREE

FIRE OM EARTH STUDIO 872 Mill Hollow Road, Eureka Springs. Tai chi, bellyogachi, drumming, shoemaking, raku classes; call for prices and schedules. (479) 363-9402.

FORT SMITH ART CENTER 423 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith. Artistry in America discussion group, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (479) 784-2787. FREE

fort smith museum of history 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Coffee bar and woodworking demonstration with Duane Hidelberg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. "Peer Into the Past: Historic Images of Fort Smith," Tuesday-Dec. 31. "In the Shadow of the Gallows," through Aug. 1. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841.

FRESH AIR YOGA STUDIO AND ART GALLERY 358 Main St., Clinton. North Central Arkansas Artist League show, through Nov. 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (501) 745-2266. 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

GANN MUSEUM 218 S. Market St., Benton. Early Saline County exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday or by appointment. (501) 778-5513. FREE

GOOD OLD DAYS VINTAGE MOTORCAR MUSEUM 501 W. Main St., Hardy. Antique, classic and collectible cars. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, children 12 and under $2.50. (870) 856-4884.

GRANT COUNTY MUSEUM 521 Shackleford Road, Sheridan. Civil War Red River Expedition gallery, World War II gallery, Arkla Gas gallery, Vietnam War exhibit, Grant County History exhibit, antique cars. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3, students $1. (870) 942-4496.

GREERS FERRY LIBRARY 8249 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry. Works by Doris Sexson. Hours: noon-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. (501) 825-7084. FREE

GUACHOYA CULTURAL ART CENTER 1625 U.S. 65 at the intersection of U.S. 82 south, Lake Village. Photo contest exhibit, through Oct. 30. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, 2-5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. (870) 265-6077. FREE

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. "The Piggott Connection," "Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

HOMESTEAD FINE ART GALLERY 8475 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry. Works by Sandra Seaton, Vernon and Alice Driskill, Keith Conaway, Charlotte Rierson, Sheila Parsons, Colin Wetherelt, Mary Ann Stafford and Richard Scarbourgh, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (501) 825-7944. FREE

HOPE VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM South Main and Division streets, Hope. Restored 1912 train depot and railroad memorabilia, President Clinton memorabilia and Hope's famous watermelons. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 722-2580. FREE

LINDA PALMER GALLERY 800 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Doyle Young, Peter Lippincott, Ellen Alderson, Sara Tole, Jan Leek and Linda Palmer. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 620-3063. FREE

MATILDA AND KARL PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND STUDY CENTER 1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott. Tours include early 1930s Tudor Revival home, natural gardens, American Indian artifacts and mineral collection, library, A Face in the Crowd storyboard, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 598-3228. FREE

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

MID-SOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2000 W. Broadway, West Memphis. The Art of Betsy Brackin, through Oct. 9. Hours: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (870) 733-6777.

MITCHELL'S FOLLY 130 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture by Arkansas artists and more, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. (479) 253-7030. FREE

THE MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Antique, classic and collectible automobiles. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $7, ages 65 and over $6.50, students ages 6-17 $3.50, children age 5 and under free with adult. (501) 727-5427.

MUSEUM OF REGIONAL HISTORY 219 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana. Scott Joplin exhibit, permanent. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $4, students $3.50. (903) 793-4831.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Indian Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. NCA Artist League annual exhibit, through Oct. 12. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 884-6100. FREE

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Child and adult art classes for fall, call for schedule, $10-$115. (479) 571-2706.

OUACHITA ART TRAILS STUDIO TOUR 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 11, studios around Mena. Maps at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St. or (479) 394-3880. FREE

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. North Central Arkansas Artist League exhibit, through Nov. 9. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. (501) 745-6615.

OZARK HERITAGE ARTS CENTER 410 Oak St., Leslie. Basic drawing classes, 10 a.m. Saturdays, $12 per class. Earth clay sculpture classes, 5:45 p.m. Mondays, $12 per class. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 447-2500. FREE

PINE BLUFF ART LEAGUE GALLERY Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 300 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Works by Pine Bluff Art League members, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 534-1699. FREE

PINE BLUFF/JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 201 E. Fourth St., Pine Bluff. Exhibits on the Civil War, World Wars I and II, waterfowl, the Victorian era, pioneer days, American Indians, black history and dolls. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 541-5402. FREE

REGIONAL ARTS CENTER Fourth Street and Texas Boulevard, Texarkana. "Dichos: Words to Live, Love and Laugh By in Latin America," through Saturday. Works by Gary Bachers, through Oct. 10. "Watercolor Views of WWII," Robert Andrew Parker, Oct. 13-Dec. 5. Four States Art Club and Decorative Artists, Oct. 13-Nov. 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday. (903) 792-4992. FREE

RICIANO ART GALLERY 833 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by local, national and international artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (501) 339-3751. free

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. "Final Respects," through Nov. 7. 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

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY MUSEUM 603 Front St., Forrest City. American Indian pottery, prehistoric artifacts, black history, military history. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 261-1744. FREE

SEVIER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 717 N. Maple St., De Queen. Historic artifacts and crafts from Arkansas, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; groups by appointment only. (870) 642-6642. FREE

SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS UNION MUSEUM Chicago and Frisco streets, Tyronza. Exhibits on tenant farming. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $3. (870) 972-2803.

SOUTH WEST ARTISTS INC. Studio Gallery 607 Mena St., Mena. Continuing display of paintings, photography, woodcarving, pottery and other art. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 394-3880. FREE

STUTTGART AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 921 Fourth St., Stuttgart. Exhibits on the history of agriculture on the prairie. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 673-7001. FREE

TEX-ARK ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM 217 Laurel St., Texarkana. Display of vehicles. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. (870) 772-2886 or (870) 542-7725. FREE

ZEPHYR BLEVINS ART GALLERY Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. (479) 631-8988.


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ARKANSAS FESTIVAL BALLET STUDIOS Breckenridge Village, 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Preprofessional and professional classical ballet training, auditions free; 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. Saturday, $10 per class. (501) 227-5320.

ARTS IN CONCERT 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Oct. 18, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. Ballet Arkansas performance. Reception one hour before each performance. Tickets: $25, children $20, side seating $15. (501) 223-5150.

AT THE BARRE 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Arkansas Festival Ballet/Arkansas Academy of Dance Studio, Breckenridge Village, 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Studio performance of ballet highlights. Tickets: $10. (501) 227-5320.

BALLROOM DANCE 7-10 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, Senior Citizen Center, 401 Pershing Road, North Little Rock. Warren Crow Band. Admission: $5. (501) 753-5202.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES Unity Church, 2610 Reservoir Road. Beginner belly dance, 6-7 p.m. and Beginner 2 Turkish, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. $10 an hour for six weeks. (501) 620-9590.

BESS CHISUM STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER 12th and Cleveland streets. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-9 p.m. first, second and third Sundays; lessons 6-7 p.m.; $5; (501) 821-9353. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 7-11 p.m. first, second and fourth Fridays; free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $13;, (501) 664-4268. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $2, guests $5; (501) 753-7396. Square Dance, 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Thursday, $3. (501) 490-1197.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

GERMAN AMERICAN DANCE CLUB 7:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Military Road, North Little Rock. Meeting and dance. Admission: members $5, guests $8. (501) 562-3388.

HANK'S STATION COUNTRY HALL 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Arkansas 107, across from Little Rock Air Force Base. Family entertainment, line-dancing. No alcohol. Call for directions. Admission: $4. (501) 397-5583 or (501) 730-5013.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES every Wednesday and Thursday, Parkwood Center, 6805 W. 12th St., Suite C. Beginning to advanced, hard and soft shoe; children, adults. Instructor: Judy McCafferty. Cost: $10 per week. (501) 851-3979.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 3411 Idlewild Ave., North Little Rock; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Dancers' Studio, 3515 Old Cantrell Road; 6 p.m. every Thursday, 11:30 a.m. every Saturday, 22 Campden Hill Road, Sherwood. Beginning to advanced adults, teens, children, soft shoe, hard shoe, group. Country set dancing for adults Tuesday nights, $10 per class. Instructor: Mary Rose O'Donovan Fansler. Cost: $40 per month. (501) 834-1479.

JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER 100 Victory Circle, Jacksonville. Weekly dance, 7-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Cost: $4. (501) 982-7532.

THE LEGION 315 E. Capitol Ave. Dance with Warren Crow, 7-11 p.m. every Sunday. Karaoke with Richard Estes, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, free. Ballroom dancing with Lisa Kirkpatrick; lessons 7-8 p.m. and dancing 8-10 p.m. Mondays, $7. Smoke-free. Parking-lot attendant on duty. All events $5 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 372-8762.

LET'S DANCE 7509 Cantrell Road. Arkansas Ballroom Dance Association, 8-11 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Latin dancing, third and fifth Fridays. Admission: members $7, guests $10. (501) 227-7858 or (501) 821-2086. Beginner ballroom class, 7-8 p.m. every Monday, intermediate class 8-9 p.m. Mondays. (501) 663-7724.

OAK GROVE JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10502 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Uptown country and old-time rock 'n' roll. No drinking or smoking. Admission $4. (501) 690-4190.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES Mondays through Nov. 30, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginner class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate, 8-9 p.m. Cost: $60, ages 12-18 $25. (501) 821-4746.

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BENTON SENIOR ADULT CENTER South and Jefferson streets, Benton. Dance 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday. Admission: $5; no alcohol. (501) 776-0255.

BILL'S COUNTRY DANCE U.S. 67, Exit 25, to Arkansas 319, Ward. CMC Band, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, $5. Alcohol-free. (501) 726-3657 or (501) 327-2396.

COMMUNITY DANCE first and third Fridays of the month, Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., Hot Springs. Lessons, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. (501) 617-6042.

CORE PERFORMANCE DANCE COMPANY Monday-Oct. 8, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Improvised dance in Baum Gallery, Monday-Tuesday. Open rehearsal "Charting Directions, The Body as Symbol," 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; perform 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8. Master class, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8. (501) 450-3293.

CORONADO CENTER Hot Springs Village. Village A-Team square dancers, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Level: advanced. Cost: $5. DeSoto Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Level: Mainstream/Plus. Cost: $5. Both with caller Dave Towry. (501) 922-3513.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONNECTION 173 Arkansas 11, between Morning Sun and Higginson. Dancing, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $5. (501) 593-5372.

DANCE LESSONS 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, North Forty Club, Interstate 40 and Arkansas 7, Russellville. Swing, ballroom, Cajun, line, circle and couples dances. Bands follow at 9:30 p.m. for open dancing. Taught by Joy Murphy. Admission: $4. (479) 968-1620.

FAULKNER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 1620 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Country dance, 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. Family atmosphere. Country and rockabilly music by Route 66. Potluck dinner third Friday of the month. Admission: $4. (501) 327-2895.

HAPPY FEET DANCE CLUB 7-10 p.m. every Friday, Senior Center, Dave Creek Parkway and Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. For singles, families, senior citizens. Donations accepted. (501) 884-6662. FREE

HOME FOLKS' JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1410 N. Beech St., Beebe. Country music, two-step, waltz, 1950s rock 'n' roll. Cover: $4, children under 12 $1.50. (501) 882-3597.

NEW HOT SPRINGS SINGLES CLUB 6 p.m. every Friday, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, 1607 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Dinner followed by socializing and dancing. (501) 922-9221. FREE

HOUSTON COUNTRY DANCE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Houston Country, 2268 Arkansas 60 E., Houston. Dance with Houston Country Band. Admission: $5. (501) 759-2056.

HULA DANCE 11 a.m. Saturdays, outside Lost Springs golf area, 2501 N. 22nd St., Rogers. For active adults. (941) 323-6565.

MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP 12:30-6 p.m. Oct. 18, HPER Building, University of Arkansas, 155 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville. With Broadway star Bill Hastings. Presented by Dance Coalition, Thea Foundation and Arkansas Dance Network. Tuition: $20. (479) 422-6132.

NORTH PLAZA DANCE 1515 N. Business 9, Morrilton. Dance to music by Nu Country, 7-10 p.m. every second and fourth Friday. Farris Holliman and the Rhythm Masters, 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. No smoking or alcohol. Admission: $4. Line-dance lessons with Bobby Bradley, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, free. (501) 354-1667.

SOPHISTICATED LADIES TAP AND JAZZ Mondays and Wednesdays, Riordan Hall, Bella Vista. Men and women of all skill levels. Call for class schedules. (479) 876-1324, (479) 876-5654 or (479) 876-1355.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, VFW, 2231 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. or (501) 760-7375.

SUGARLOAF DANCE CENTER 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, Arkansas 110 East, Heber Springs. Country and rock music. Family atmosphere. No drinking or smoking. Donations accepted. (501) 206-0826. FREE


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heifer moo-vie 3 p.m. second Sunday of the month through December, 1 World Ave. For the Price of a Cup of Coffee, Oct. 11. (501) 907-2697. FREE

IMAX AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER AND EPISPHERE PLANETARIUM 3301 E. Roosevelt Road (near Little Rock National Airport). Family Night, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. shows Fridays, $5.50, popcorn and soda free. 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. Admission: IMAX $5.50-$7.50; EpiSphere $5.50. (501) 376-4629.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village, 1200 Breckenridge Drive; Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Tosca, noon Oct. 10 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15. or (501) 776-2282 (Benton) or (501) 224-0990 (Breckenridge).

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HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL Oct. 16-25, Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, 819 Central Ave., and Historic Malco Theatre, 817 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Tickets: $5, three-day pass $50, 10-day pass $150. (501) 321-4747.


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BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS 11500 Financial Centre Parkway. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Orient Express Club, 6 p.m. first Sunday of every month. Churlish Knaves Book Club, 7 p.m. last Monday of every month. The Reel Bookclub, 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday of every month. (501) 954-7646. FREE

BOOK DISCUSSION 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, East Room, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel with Sally Hendricks. (501) 661-8668. FREE

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION 6-8:55 p.m. Oct. 13, Lilly's Dim Sum and Then Some, 11121 Rodney Parham Road. A Kingdom at Any Cost: Right-Wing Visions of Apocalypse in America, with Clayton Crockett and Michael Wilson. (501) 663-3551. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM'S MAIN LIBRARY 100 Rock St. Family Fun Night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. After-School Antics, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Toddler Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Saturday Afternoon Fun, 3 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 918-3000. 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. All interested parties welcome. Membership: $20. or (501) 982-1793.

PENPOINT WRITERS GROUP 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. Discussions, readings, critiques. First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

RIVER MARKET POETS 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 603-0290. FREE

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HASTINGS BOOKS MUSIC & VIDEO 1360 Old Morrilton Highway, Conway. Book signing: Beneath the Waves of Altos and Revenge of the Androids, David Keith Caldwell, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 329-1108.

HASTINGS BOOKS MUSIC & VIDEO 105 N. Poplar St., Searcy. Book signing: Beneath the Waves of Altos and Revenge of the Androids, David Keith Caldwell, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 10. (501) 268-4800.

INDIAN ROCK VILLAGE 265 Dave Creek Drive, Fairfield Bay. Poets of the Lake Club meeting, 1 p.m. every second Friday. (501) 745-5036. FREE

JITTERBUG COFFEEHOUSE 111 W. Main St., Heber Springs. Poetry readings, 7 p.m. second Friday of the month. (501) 827-0363. FREE

OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST SCREENWRITING COMPETITION deadline Dec. 1. Entry fee: $20. Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, Ark., 72550. or (870) 251-1189.

THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main St., Blytheville. Uplifting Book Club meeting, 2 p.m. every second Sunday. (870) 763-3333. FREE


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ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month, Cregeen's Irish Pub, 301 N. Main St., North Little Rock. Musicians welcome. or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St.; 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Theme: "The Time is Now." Tickets: $10-$18. or (501) 377-1121.

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and autoharp players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

BANDS ON THE BRICKS CONCERT SERIES 5:30 p.m. third Thursday of the month through October, Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St. Cindy Woolf, Oct. 15. (501) 324-9685. FREE

THE BEACH BOYS 7 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Music Hall, 426 W. Markham St. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra SuperPOPS! concert. Tickets: $30-$125. (501) 666-1761.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LITTLE ROCK 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Evergreen and Mississippi streets. Daria Rabotkina, piano. Tickets: $20, students $10. (501) 661-0520.

MILEY CYRUS 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50. (800) 745-3000.

MAXWELL 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. With Common and Chrisette Michele. Tickets: $21.75-$59.50. (800) 745-3000.

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

ROBINSON CENTER 70TH ANNIVERSARY FINALE WITH LAWRENCE HAMILTOn 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Produced by Hamilton. Sarah Slocum, All-City Choir, other entertainers perform. (501) 376-4781. FREE

SKILLET 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Riverfest Amphitheatre. Tickets: $20-$25, day of show $25-$30. (800) 965-9324.

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ARKANSAS BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL Oct. 8-10, downtown Helena-West Helena. Performers include J.P. Soars and the Red Hots, Kings of the Delta, U.S. Army Jazz Band. Tickets: $5, three-day pass $10. or (870) 338-6583.

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Something Brewing, 1156 Front St., Conway; 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Mickie's Bluefish Grill, 755 Club Lane, Conway. Musicians welcome. or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARKANSAS JAZZ EXPERIENCE 6-8:15 p.m. fourth Friday of every month, Quapaw Bathhouse, downtown Hot Springs. Admission: $10. (501) 767-5482.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Cherryholmes performance, 2 p.m. Oct. 11; $20-$30, ASU faculty and staff $16-$24, ages 65 and older and students through grade 12 $15-$23, ASU students $6-$10. (870) 972-2781.

BLUES ON THE RIVER 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Rivers Edge at Lobo Access, Arkansas 337, Heber Springs. Daddy Mack Blue Band performs. Barbecue dinners. Benefits Greers Ferry Lake Fine Music Series. Tickets: $25. (501) 206-0244.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Pine Bluff Community Band. Rehearsals 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Pine Bluff. or (870) 543-9917 or (870) 718-7087.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Van Buren County Community Band. Rehearsals every Monday, Clinton High School band room, 851 Yellowjacket Lane, Clinton. (501) 745-3633.

CONWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets: $5-$35. (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012.

BEN COULTER 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Crosswalk, 2714 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (870) 918-4166. FREE

DELTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 p.m. Saturday, Brown Auditorium, Lyon College, Batesville. Tickets: $12, ages 65 and older $10, students $5. or (870) 612-3400. 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Center for the Arts, Arkansas State University-Newport, Newport. Free concert. (870) 512-7898.

FORT SMITH JAZZ FESTIVAL 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Creekmore Park, Rogers Avenue and South 31st Street, Fort Smith. or (479) 785-4225.

FREEDOM EXPLOSION 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Dripping Springs Assembly of God, 636 Dripping Springs Road, Judsonia. Karen Peck and New River, The Glovers perform. (501) 207-2309. FREE

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.

HARDING UNIVERSITY 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. Piano recital by Scott Carrell, 7 p.m. today. (501) 279-4343. FREE

JAZZ ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Elizabeth's Restaurant, 231 E. Main St., Batesville. Benefits Ozark Foothills Filmfest. With Rodney Block Jazz Project. Tickets: $25. (870) 251-1189.

KAHULA GYPSY BAND 8-11 p.m. today, Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. Cover: $5. (479) 409-3772.

KASU BLUE MONDAY CONCERTS 7 p.m. first Monday of the month, Sheffield's Restaurant, Main Street, downtown Jonesboro. (870) 972-2200. FREE

LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Admission: $10. (870) 536-3375.

MUSICFEST Friday-Saturday, downtown El Dorado. Performers include Blues Traveler, Joe Nichols, Jack Ingram, Trout Fishing in America. Children's activities, gumbo cook-off, United Freestyle BMX Stunt Team, Tickets: advance $15 per day, $20 at the gate starting 6 p.m. Saturday, children under 12 free with paid adult. Weekend passes: $18 through today. or (870) 862-4747.

MUSIC IN BASIN SPRING PARK noon-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday through October, Basin Spring Park, downtown Eureka Springs. (479) 253-2586. FREE

O'SUSANNA CONCERTS That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville. Nick Charles, 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets: $10. (870) 763-3333.

OZARK FOLK CENTER 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Herb Harvest Festival, today-Saturday; seminar, $55-$95. Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood, 7 p.m. Saturday. Old Tractor Show, Saturday. Hammerfest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10, deadline Wednesday. Home Schooled Day Camp, Monday-Wednesday, $45. Fun Evening with the Folks, craft village open late, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 9, free. Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, Oct. 14-18. Park admission: $10, children ages 6-12 $6. (870) 269-3851.

PICKIN' IN THE PARK SERIES 6 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24, Frisco Park, downtown Rogers. (479) 636-8204. FREE

ROCK AND ROLL HIGHWAY 67 MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, downtown Pocahontas. Performances, sock hop, walking tours, parade, karaoke. Admission: Saturday pageant $2; Saturday evening concert, advance $12, at the gate $15, VIP $35. (870) 892-8767.

SALINE COUNTY BAND SHOWCASE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bryant High School, 200 NW Fourth St., Bryant. Tickets: $5. (501) 653-5318.

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY 100 E. University St., Magnolia. All That Jazz concert with Symphonic Jazz Summit, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Jazz coffeehouse with Symphonic Jazz Summit, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Tickets: $10-$20. (870) 862-0521.

SPENCER'S CORNER 801 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Real Thing jazz trio, 7-10 p.m. first Friday of every month. (501) 624-4976. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Marco Granados and the Un Mundo Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (501) 450-3293. FREE

Special Events

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AARP cHAPTER 34, 5505 W. Markham St. Contract bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Bridge games, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Duplicate bridge, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. third Friday of the month and fourth Thursday of the month. Canasta, 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month. Newcomers 50 and older welcome. Cost: national AARP dues $12.50, local dues $8. First two visits free. (501) 661-0274 or (501) 851-6828.

ACCESS GARDENS FALL PLANT SALE 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Access Group Inc., 10618 Breckenridge Drive. (501) 217-8600. FREE

ALL THAT JAZZ 6 p.m. Sunday, Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St. Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Kids Golf Classic launch party. Auctions, dancing, music. Tickets: $50. (501) 296-3406.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL OF WINES 6-9 p.m. today, Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock. Admission: $60. (501) 379-1198.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION First United Methodist Church, 723 Center St. For Gertrude Remmel Butler Child Development Center. Birthday party, 9 a.m. Oct. 9. Spaghetti Carnival with games, cakewalk, bounce house, ball pit, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8; family pack $25, adult meal $8, child meal $4, four game tickets $1. (501) 377-8032.

ARKANSAS ACES GOLF TOURNAMENT noon Oct. 16, Pine Valley Golf Course, 9311 Old Tom Box Road, Sherwood. Four-man scramble to benefit Arkansas Aces baseball team. Cost: $40 per person. (501) 766-1567.

ARKANSAS BORN AND BRED WETHER SHOW 6 p.m. Oct. 11, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Presented by Arkansas Meat Goat Association. (870) 942-3829. FREE

ARKANSAS ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock. (501) 753-7407.

ARKANSAS SOLAR TOUR 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Woodglen Park neighborhood, between Foxcroft and Overlook Park. Solar homes open for tours. (501) 225-0700 or (501) 425-3502.

ARKANSAS STATE FAIR 11 a.m. Oct. 9-18, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Admission: $8, ages 60 and older and children 6-12 $4. Parking: $5. Monster Truck Exhibition, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; $12, children ages 2-12 $8. Rodeo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-17; $10-$16, children $6-$13. or (501) 372-8341.

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 NETWORK-NORTH 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

BARK IN THE PARK 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Burns Park Dog Park, North Little Rock. Pet photos, micro-chipping, pet psychic, demonstrations. (501) 791-8577.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS COIN CLUB 6:15 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Parkway Place Baptist Church, 303 Parkway Place. (501) 372-3686. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS FREETHINKERS DISCUSSION GROUP 1-5 p.m. third Saturday of each month, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 351-4980. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GEM AND MINERAL SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Demonstrations, exhibits, children's dig. (501) 821-2346. FREE

CHEVROLET CORVAIR DISPLAY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Bale Chevrolet, 13101 Chenal Pkwy. Arkansas Corvair Club vehicles displayed. (870) 247-1794, (501) 888-1224 or (501) 221-9191.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF ARKANSAS 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. (501) 843-9090. FREE

COACH HARRY VINES MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Stone Links Golf Course, 110 Arkansas 391 N., North Little Rock. Entry: $240, deadline Friday. (501) 920-0110 or (501) 960-4919.

COMING OUT FOR EQUALITY 1 p.m. Oct. 10, Reservoir Park, Cantrell Road. Rainbow Family Outing celebrating National Coming Out Day. Picnic, games, speakers. (501) 244-9690.

COMMUNITY SALE 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, Pulaski Heights Christian Church, 4724 Hillcrest Ave. (501) 663-8149. FREE

COMMUNITY SEMINAR 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 8-29, Woodland Heights, 8700 Riley Drive. "Caregiving: When Our Elders Need Us." (501) 225-6073. FREE

DIAMOND BEAR BREWING CO. TOURS 2 p.m. every Saturday, 323 Cross St. (501) 708-2739 or (877) 642-2739. -FREE

DR. TAYLOR'S COMEDY HYPNOSIS DINNER CRUISE 7 p.m. today, Arkansas Queen Riverboat, 100 Riverfront Park, North Little Rock. Tickets: $35. (501) 372-5777.

FAMILY FUN FEST 9 a.m. Oct. 10, Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 W. Broadway, North Little Rock. Arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, children's area, games, music, dancers. Admission: $3, children 12 and under free. or (501) 372-5959.

FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday through October, River Market. (501) 375-2552. FREE

FIRST CLASS TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, DeSoto Room (Terrace Room, first Tuesday of the month), St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, University Avenue and Markham Street. Group teaches public speaking and leadership skills. (501) 604-5234. FREE

GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER noon Tuesday, Country Club of Arkansas, Maumelle. Benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center/Camp Sunshine. Four-person teams. Registration: $60 per person. (501) 580-2210.

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

GUN SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Admission: $7, children 12 and under free. (918) 659-2201.

HEALING HUMANITY, EARTH & SPIRIT CONFERENCE Friday-Saturday, Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, 3201 Bankhead Drive. Concert with music therapist Janalea Hoffman, Friday. Speakers, sessions, presentations, vendors. Cost: $145, Saturday only $125, concert only $35. or (501) 888-5757.

HEIFER VILLAGE 1 World Ave. Kids Cook program: Celebrate Diwali, for ages 9 and up, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17, $25. Discussion course series: Food for Life, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 20, $50; Shaping a Sustainable Society, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 20, $50. The Next Generation, Our Future, 3-4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1, $40; Being Rooted: Knowing and Caring for the Place Where We Live, noon-1:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 16, $30. (501) 907-2697.

HIGH COTTON ON THE BAYOU 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Scott Plantation Settlement, 15525 Alexander Road, Scott. Building tours, music, antique cars, hayrides, arts and crafts, period games, blacksmithing, sorghum mill. Admission: $3, ages 11-18 $1. (501) 351-0300.

HISTORIC MOMENT IN ARKANSAS ESSAY CONTEST through Nov. 1. Sponsored by Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Radio Disney. For grades 4-7. Essays 500 words on historic property 50 years or older. Mail to Radio Disney, 415 N. McKinley St., Suite 610, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. (501) 324-9880.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Dillon International, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B-1, North Little Rock. (501) 791-9300. FREE

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC MODELER'S SOCIETY REGION 6 CONVENTION 8 a.m. Saturday, Grand Hall, Pulaski Technical College, 3000 Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Model competition, vendors, Make-n-Take program for children. Registration: first model entry $10, additional $2; ages 13-17 first two models $5, additional $1; children under 13 first three models $2, additional $1. (501) 450-9856 or (501) 609-5549.

LANGUAGE CLASSES Asian Pacific Resource and Cultural Center, 1603 S. Arch St. Beginning Mandarin Chinese, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24. Beginning Spanish, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22. Cost: $155. (501) 244-2490.

LIFEQUEST OF ARKANSAS Programs and classes. Adventures in Learning, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 5, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, $35. Call for schedule. Computer classes, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Oct. 14, Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 W. 12th St., $20. (501) 225-6073.

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

LITTLE ROCK TOASTMASTERS CLUB 6:30 p.m. Mondays, DeSoto Room, St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, 2 St. Vincent Circle. The art of speaking, listening and thinking. (501) 224-3064. FREE

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Home Sweet Home elephant open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Naked mole rat colony on display. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $9; ages 65 and older and children 1-12, $7. (501) 666-2406.

MAUMELLE GARDEN CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Maumelle Senior Services Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. Topics and speakers. (501) 349-7212. FREE

MCCAIN MALL 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock. EAST Night Out, informational education event, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Baptist Health Medical Center health screenings, 7:30-9:30 a.m. first Friday of the month. (501) 758-6317. FREE

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART MEETINGS 1 p.m. third Thursday of the month, 315 E. Capitol Ave. (501) 455-6200. FREE

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAMS 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 9; 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 14; Barefoot Studio, 3515 Old Cantrell Road. Cost: $375. Registration required. (501) 940-9244.

OKTOBERFEST 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Lutheran High School, 6711 W. Markham St. Dancing, music, foods, crafts. Admission: $1, children under 12 free. (501) 663-5117.

PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE 1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive. Bless the Mic: Chopped and Screwed lecture series: Gabrielle Union, 7 p.m. Saturday, M.L. Harris Auditorium. (501) 370-5279.

PUMPKIN PATCH BoBrook Farms, Arkansas 300, Roland. Hayride, pumpkins, farm animals, children's activities. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, children 2 and under free; pumpkins sold separately. (501) 519-5666.

PUMPKIN PATCH 10 a.m.-dark through Oct. 31, First United Methodist Church 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Pumpkins for sale to benefit youth program. (501) 372-2256.

QUEST QUILTERS GUILD INC. 10 a.m. second Monday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. Monthly meetings. (501) 835-8721. FREE

sandwiching in history tours noon Friday, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center St. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880. FREE

SPECTAC-UALR 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Jack Stephens Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Benefits Trojan Athletic Scholarships. Auctions, cocktails. Tickets: $50. (501) 565-8257.

TALES OF THE CRYPT 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway. Donations to Mount Holly Cemetery Association accepted. Presented by MHCA, Parkview Arts-Science Magnet High School and First Presbyterian Church. (501) 375-5197. FREE

TOLTEC MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK 490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott. Gourd Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, $10. (501) 961-9442.

TURKISH COURSE 3 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 3, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Language classes. (225) 328-5325. FREE

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) 568-5492. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lectures: Hanmin Liu of the Wildflowers Institute, noon today; Adam Carter, chairman of the Cause & Effect Foundation, noon Monday; Afghanistan's ambassador Said Jawad, 6 p.m. Monday; Neil Giuliano, former president of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Matt Flannery, CEO of Kiva, noon Wednesday. (501) 683-5239. FREE

WACOAL FI(GH)T FOR THE CURE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9, Dillard's, Park Plaza, 6000 W. Markham, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 10, Dillard's, McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock. Bra fittings benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (501) 660-1300 or (501) 771-4100. FREE

WHOLE FOODS MARKET 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Bloodmobile event, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Rocktoberfest, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free. Gluten Free First Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. first Friday of every month. Massage, 2-6 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Sundays; $1 per minute or $15 for 20 minutes. Eating Healthy on a Budget, 1 p.m. first and last Saturday of the month. Prenatal classes by Birth Works, 6 p.m. first Monday of every month. (501) 312-2326. FREE

ROBIN WILLIAMS 8 p.m. Oct. 9, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. Tickets: $45-$85. (800) 745-3000.

WING DING FESTIVAL 9 a.m. Saturday, Dupree Park, Jacksonville. Games, fishing derby, chicken eating and cooking contests, music. (501) 982-1511.

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

AFTER HOURS 5-8 p.m. second Friday of the month through October, downtown Calico Rock. Music, arts and crafts, stores open later. or (870) 291-8899.

ARKANSAS APPLE FESTIVAL 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday, noon Sunday, town square, Lincoln. Arts and crafts, parade, music. or (479) 824-3378.

ARKANSAS BEEF COOKOFF Oct. 31, Carl Stuart Middle School, Conway. Entry deadline, Oct. 15. Adult and junior categories. Mail recipes to Arkansas Beef Cookoff, c/o Ruby Poteet, 8303 Middle Warren Road, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. or (870) 879-1378.

ARKANSAS CRAFT SCHOOL through November, Mountain View. Call for schedule and costs. or (870) 269-8397.

ARKANSAS FAMILY RIGHTS COALITION 7 p.m. second Monday of the month, IHOP, 7809 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith; 7 p.m. third Monday of the month, Denny's, 5910 Rogers Ave. Community meetings. (479) 420-5504.

ARTSFEST Wednesday-Oct. 10, locations in Conway. Sculpture, music, art shows, art and music walk, scavenger hunt. or (501) 450-3295.

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. Chefs in the Garden, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8; advance $35, day of event $45. (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.

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.

DAISY STATE PARK 103 E. Park, Kirby. Hikes, tours, games and nature programs, Fridays-Mondays in summer. (870) 398-4487.

DICE RUN 10 a.m. Saturday, Van Buren County Fairgrounds, 1827 Arkansas 16, Clinton. For motorcycles and cars. Presented by Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education and Rolling Thunder. Entry: $10. or (501) 733-5809 or (501) 730-3443.

DIGITAL PLANETARIUM SHOW 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Reynolds Planetarium, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia. Stars of the Pharaohs. Tickets: $3. (870) 230-5006.

DIXIE CAR CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW Saturday, Saline County Fair Grounds, Exit 116, Interstate 30, Benton. Gate opens 7 a.m. Registration, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Entry: advance $15, $5 each additional car; at the gate $20, $10 each additional car. (501) 772-3920 or (501) 249-4821.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY MEETING 6:30 p.m. today, Russellville Public Library, 116 E. Third St., Russellville. Sustainable Building in Arkansas & the LEED Model. (479) 857-6013.

FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10-11, Main Street, downtown Van Buren. or (479) 410-3026.

FALL DAZE 9 a.m. Saturday, downtown Keo. Games, fire department demonstrations, booths, barbecue. (501) 772-0259. FREE

FALL FEST 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Greenlee Park, Brinkley. Arts and crafts, car show, talent contest, mechanical bull. Admission: $1. Fish fry and music, 6 p.m. Friday. (870) 734-2262.

FALL FESTIVAL through Oct. 31, Peebles Farm, U.S. 64, between McCrory and Augusta. Hayrides, play area, petting zoo, cotton patch, pumpkin patch, corn maze. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. (870) 919-6162.

FALL FITNESS CLASSES beginning Tuesday, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Interstate 530, Pine Bluff. Cost: $30. (870) 540-3621.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL weekends through Oct. 31, Quitman. Family Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; $6, children under 2 free. Music at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17. Cowboy Weekend, Saturday. Talent Show, Oct. 24. Trick-or-Treat, Oct. 31. or (501) 589-3122.

FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, Frisco Park, downtown Rogers. (479) 636-1743.

FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Banned Books Week Poetry Slam, 7 p.m. today. Beginner's yoga group, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (501) 327-7482. FREE

FLEA & FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday of the month, Clinton City Park, downtown Clinton. (501) 745-1495.

FREE MASSAGE 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, LaVida Massage, 745 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville. Must have proof of unemployment. (479) 521-3232. FREE

FUNDRAISING KICKOFF PARTY 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Children's Adventure Garden, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. KYE-YAC International event. Fundraiser for young philanthropists organization. Refreshments, performances, music, prizes. (501) 802-1003 or (501) 623-6400.

HENDRIX COLLEGE 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. "Comix 101.1: The Development of a Literary Comic Genre," lecture with Art Spiegelman, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 450-4598. FREE

HILLBILLY HOG RIDE 9 a.m. Saturday, East Side Park, U.S. 64 and Bell Street, Ozark. American Legion 100 mile poker run. Cost: $10. (479) 209-0198.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Exhibit on Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge of Washington and National Treasure tours, through July 31. Historic building tours: $8, children 6-12 $4. (870) 983-2684.

HOT SPRINGS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs. or (501) 623-6841.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE PLAYERs 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Ouachita Building, Woodlands Auditorium, DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village. Monthly meeting, skits, programs. Membership: $5. (501) 922-9482 or (501) 922-6070.

ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND SPAGHETTI DINNER 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis Church, Arkansas 113 and 300, Little Italy. Tickets: $10, children 7-12 $5. (501) 330-2538.

JUNKFEST 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, downtown park, Main Street, Bradley. (870) 894-3935. FREE

KEO FALL DAYS CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW 9 a.m. Saturday, Main Street, Keo. Benefits Keo Fire Department. Entry fee: $10. (501) 590-0692.

LAKE CATHERINE STATE PARK 1200 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs. Dutch oven workshop, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, $45. (501) 844-4205.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Fishing workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, $20; registration required. Educational and nature programs. Nature Tales, 2 p.m. Saturdays. (479) 967-5516. free

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Bat house workshop, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, $25, reservations required. Dutch oven cooking workshop, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 17; $15, couples $20, reservations required. (501) 767-8148.

LEGENDS BALLOON RALLY AND TRACY BYRD ALL-AMERICAN OUTDOOR WEEKEND Oct. 9-10, Hot Springs Convention Center, 365 Convention Blvd.; and Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, 525 Airport Road, Hot Springs. Concerts by Tracy Byrd, Justin Moore and Grand Funk Railroad. Antique auto show, children's activities, hot-air balloon rally, sportsman's sale. (501) 321-2027. FREE

MAGIC SCREAMS HALLOWEEN EVENT noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays through October, Magic Springs Park, Hot Springs. Tickets: $45.99, ages 55 and older and children under 52 inches $35.99. or (501) 624-0100.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 9 Oak St., Rogers. (479) 616-8043. FREE

MOUNT MAGAZINE FRONTIER DAY FESTIVAL Saturday, downtown Paris. Parade, contests, games, music, arts and crafts. or (479) 963-2244. FREE

MURDER AND MAYHEM TROLLEY 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October, Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Historic tours. Not recommended for children under 13. Tickets: $12. Reservations recommended. (479) 783-7841.

OCTOBER DAZE 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10, downtown Booneville. music, crafts, food, games. or (479) 675-2666.

OCTOBERFEST 5-11 p.m. Oct. 9, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 10, Columbus Acres, 10203 Columbus Acres Road, Fort Smith. Presented by Knights of Columbus. Benefits The Gregory Kistler Center. Children's activities, arts and crafts, German music and food. Donations accepted. or (479) 785-4677.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove. Spin-A-Round meetings, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. (479) 846-2990. FREE

PUMPKIN HOLLOW through Oct. 31, Pumpkin Hollow, 671 County Road 336, Piggott. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, hayride, antique farming display, games, feedings. Fright Night with haunted barn, maze, children's activities. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Fright nights, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission: $6. Evening: $12-$25. (870) 598-3568.

PUMPKIN PATCH through October, Hardin Farms, U.S. 65, Grady. Pumpkin patch, farm animal exhibits, haunted house, American Indian village, pioneer cabin, little farmers playland, crafts. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7. (870) 479-3978.

QUARTZ, QUILTZ & CRAFTZ FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road off Arkansas 270, Mount Ida. (870) 867-2723. FREE

RALLY FOR THE CURE 11 a.m. Sunday, Mountain Home Tennis Center, 111 Cannie Baker Road, Mountain Home. Tennis clinics. Cost: $40, students $20. (870) 425-5009.

RALLY IN THE OZARKS Friday-Sunday, Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Arkansas 16, Clinton. Vendors, music, games, motorcycle show, children's area. Benefits Soaring Wings Christian Home & Ranch. Admission: $5, weekend $10; military ID and children under 12 free. (501) 733-5809.

ROYAL AWARDS GALA 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Silver Springs Country Club, 6301 Trace Creek Road, Benton. Honors actors, directors and participants in 2008-2009 Royal Theatre season. Auctions, Elvis tribute by Tony Witt. Tickets: $25. or (501) 315-5483.

SHOW OF WONDERS ILLUSION AND MAGIC SHOW 7 p.m. Oct. 10, The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. With Rocky Clements. Tickets: $10, children 12 and under free with adult. (870) 762-1744.

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DOGS 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma St., Springdale. Service-dog demonstrations. (479) 646-0886. FREE

TERRY PAUL THODE LUPUS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Belvedere Golf Resort, 385 Belvedere Drive, Hot Springs. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Entry fee: $65. (501) 525-9380.

360 LEADERSHIP SERIES LUNCHEON noon-1 p.m. today, Hardscrabble Country Club, 5211 Cliff Drive, Fort Smith. Cost: $15. (479) 285-5233 or (479) 719-1262.

TITUS TASK 5K AND ONE-MILE FAMILY FUN RUN 7:30 a.m. Oct. 10, East Main and Broadway streets, Siloam Springs. Cost: $25, family $50. (479) 236-8955.

TURKEY TROT FESTIVAL noon Oct. 9, 8 a.m. Oct. 10, town square, Yellville. Pageant, 5K, turkey calling contest, art show, parade, quilt show, music, rodeo. Costs for some activities. or (870) 449-4676.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MORRILTON 1537 University Blvd., Morrilton. Genealogy class, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15-29; $40, ages 60 and older $35, deadline Friday. Introduction to eBay, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 13; $20, ages 60 and older $15, deadline Oct. 8. Art 101 Children, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26; $30, deadline Oct. 16. Microsoft Excel 2007, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27; $40, ages 60 and older $35, deadline Oct. 17. (501) 977-2078.

walks through history tours 11 a.m. Saturday, Hendrix College Addition Historic District, Conway. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880. FREE

WIGGINS CABIN FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Wiggins Cabin, downtown Crossett. Music, autographs with Matt Austin and Rudy Burns, 5K race. or (870) 364-6591.

WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER CENTER Petit Jean Mountain, near Morrilton. Harvest Day, 9 a.m. Oct. 10; admission and reservations required for some activities. (501) 727-5435.

WOOL AND WHEEL HANDSPINNING GUILD 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of every month, Ozark Folkways Heritage Center, Winslow. (479) 634-3791.

WOOLLY HOLLOW STATE PARK 82 Woolly Hollow Road, Greenbrier. Women in the Outdoors Weekend, Oct. 9-11; $125, reservations required. (501) 679-2098.

YAM JAM 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Matthews Ridgeview Farms, 2400 Bartlett Road, Wynne. Volunteers asked to help gather remaining sweet potatoes from fields. Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Society of St. Andrew event. (501) 399-9999.


Central Arkansas

ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE through Sunday, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$40. (501) 378-0405.

FALSETTOS Oct. 9-24, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets: $18, ages 65 and older and students $14. (501) 374-3761.

FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP through Oct. 11, 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. or (501) 562-3131.

MAMMA MIA! 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Oct. 8, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Q&A session, after show Tuesday. Tickets: $22-$62. (501) 244-8800.

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS through Sunday, Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14, children under 12 $11. (501) 372-4000.

PHANTOM OF THE PHARAOH 6:15 p.m. Oct. 9-10, 21, 30, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St. Egyptian murder mystery dinner theater. Tickets: $49. (501) 868-7287.

THEY'RE COMING TO GET YOU, BARBARA! 8 p.m. Oct. 8-10, 15-17, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Red Octopus production. Admission: $10, ages 65 and older, students and people in costume $8. (501) 626-0153.

TWELFTH NIGHT 8 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 22-24, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, University Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and UALR production. Tickets: $7, students $5. (501) 569-3456.

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Con-Ark Village Shopping Center, 813 Harkrider St., Conway. Conway Community Arts production. Tickets: $10, students $5. (501) 733-6220.

FRAGMENTS FROM SAPPHO 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10, Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Poetry, movement and music. (501) 450-4597. FREE

THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD ... OR ... A TALE OF TIGHT TIGHTS Saturday-Nov. 22, The Imperial Dinner Theatre, 1401 Arkansas 304 E., Pocahontas. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes one hour later. Tickets: $21.95, students $19.95; show only $12, students $10. (870) 892-0030.

THE MOUSETRAP 7 p.m. Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 and 18, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets: $10, ages 65 and older $8, students $5. (501) 315-5483.

THE NEW GREAT PASSION PLAY through Oct. 24, 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs. Tickets: $22-$65, children 6-15, $10-$34. or (866) 566-3565.

ozark mountain hoedown 3140 E. Van Buren St., Eureka Springs. Showtimes: pre-show 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Monday through November. Tickets: $21.50, ages 65 and older $20.50, children 12 and under free. or (479) 253-7725.

pine mountain theater 2075 E. Van Buren St., Eureka Springs. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Nov. 21, Friday-Saturday Nov. 21-Dec. 12. Tickets: $19.95, children under 12 free. (877) 253-9156.

RAZZLE DAZZLE 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Tickets: Oct. 15 $25, others $20. (870) 536-3375.

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Oct. 9-25, Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch St., Searcy. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Curtain one hour later. Tickets: $27, ages 65 and older $24; Sunday $24, ages 65 and older $21. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. (501) 368-0111.

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.

THE WITNESS 8 p.m. through Oct. 24, 1960 Millcreek Road, Panther Valley Ranch, Hot Springs. Tickets: $13.50, ages 55 and up $12.50, children 3-12 $7. or (501) 623-9781.


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THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Wine and Dine Weekends: music by Michael Carenbauer and special wine features, 7-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays at Vieux Carre. First Wednesday Bluegrass/Americana night. Jazz@Afterthought, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Jazz brunch with Ted Ludwig, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Monday Night Jazz, every Monday, $5 unless otherwise indicated. Jam session with Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. or (501) 663-1196.

ARENA BILLIARDS BAR & GRILL 314 Maple St., North Little Rock. Karaoke contest, 8 p.m. every Saturday, free. Pool tournaments 7 p.m. every Thursday, 8 p.m. every Friday, $10 entry fee. (501) 374-7665.

ARKANSAS PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, 4521 W. 65th St., quarter-block west of Patterson Street. Visitors welcome. Dance instruction and social hour, 7-8 p.m. Admission: members $5, guests $6. (501) 568-4476.

BASELINE PIT STOP BAR-B-QUE AND LOUNGE 5506 Base Line Road. Nine-ball tournament, 7 p.m. Sundays. Eight-ball tournament 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Pool league 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Shuffleboard various times daily. Horseshoe pit. Full bar and grill. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. daily. Entry fees vary. (501) 562-9635.

BOGIE'S 920 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, free. (501) 758-1851.

CAJUN'S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Ben & Doug, Crisis, today. Stephen Winters, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain, Friday. Rob Moore, The Intruders, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian & Nick, Tuesday. Rob & Tyndall, Wednesday. Happy-hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9, 9:30 Thursdays. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

CAPI'S 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 917. Rena Wren, Friday. Sam y Dan, Saturday. All shows 9-11 p.m. (501) 225-9600. FREE

CHIEFS 6708 Arkansas 161, North Little Rock. Band, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. Pool tournament, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 833-9110. FREE

CLUB COUNT PULASKI New Howard Johnson Inn, T.P. White Drive, Jacksonville. Karaoke contest with the Karaoke Cowboy, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, finals Saturday. No cover. Contest entry: $10. Dance lessons with Lil, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, free. Jam session, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. (501) 982-2183 or (501) 606-9529.

THE COFFEE BEANERY CAFE 17200 Chenal Parkway. Open Mike Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 821-7747. FREE

CORNERSTONE PUB AND GRILL 312 Main St., North Little Rock. Acoustic singer and guitar, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, free. Ladies night and '80s-retro disc jockey, Thursdays. (501) 374-1782.

COUNTERPOINT 3605 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Pingpong tournament, 9 p.m. Mondays. Music, 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with Paul, 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Open mike with Stacy Mackey, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Disc jockey, 10 p.m. Fridays. Music, 11 p.m. Saturdays. Customer appreciation, Sundays. Hours: 8 p.m.-5 a.m. daily. (501) 771-5515.

DHS STUDIOS 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Red Saturdays: reggae and world music, 10 p.m. Saturdays, $10. (501) 253-2523 or (501) 328-5248.

ELECTRIC COWBOY 9515 Interstate 30. Ladies night, Wednesdays. Rockin' the Rock Karaoke with Chuxster, Thursday. All events start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charges. (501) 562-6000.

GRUMPY'S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND GRILL 1801 Green Mountain Drive. Music, 9 p.m. every Monday. (501) 225-9650. FREE

HONEY HUT RESTAURANT 3723 MacArthur Blvd., North Little Rock. Karaoke with D&T, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 753-0991. FREE

JERE'S PLACE SPORTS BAR 8500 Castle Valley Road, Mabelvale. Sports, pool, golf. Music and dancing, 6 p.m. Fridays; $5, ladies free until 10 p.m. (501) 562-1814.

JIMMY DOYLE'S COUNTRY CLUB 11800 Maybelline Drive, Galloway exit, North Little Rock. Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Thursday, free. Arkansas Riverbottom Band, 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, $5. (501) 945-9042.

JUANITA'S 1300 S. Main St. Monthly blues jam with Nick Charles, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $5. (501) 372-1228.

THE KARAOKE KORNER 5223 Willow Springs Road. Open 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Available for private parties. (501) 888-5911.

LEVY VFW 4400 Lynn Lane, Levy. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Fridays, free. Steak fry, 5-7 p.m. first Saturday of the month, $6. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $6. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, free. (501) 753-5538.

LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton Drive. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, $5. Ladies night, Wednesday. Band, 8 p.m. every other Saturday, $5, couples $7. (501) 568-5547.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Russ Nagel, through Saturday. Sandman, Wednesday-Oct. 11; tickets Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday $7, Friday-Saturday $12; 8 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturdays unless otherwise indicated. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $6, Friday-Saturday $9 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 228-5555.

LUCKY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Drive, Maumelle. Ladies night every Tuesday. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Karaoke, 8 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Bands, Saturdays. (501) 803-4898. FREE

PEABODY LITTLE ROCK HOTEL 3 Statehouse Plaza. Wine and Roses, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, lobby bar, free. (501) 906-4000.

QUIET STORM SOCIAL CLUB 1724 Wright Ave. Saturday Night Rhythm & Blues with open mike and DJ, 9 p.m. every Saturday, $2. (501) 612-1776.

REVOLUTION ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. The Toadies, Benjamin Del Shreve, 9 p.m. today, $15. Eric Church, 9 p.m. Friday, $20. (501) 823-0090.

ROSE CITY VFW POST 10442 6101 U.S. 70, North Little Rock. Shuffleboard tournaments, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, $10. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, free. (501) 945-4116.

RUDY'S CAFE & OYSTER BAR 2695 Pike Ave., North Little Rock. Texas hold 'em poker tournaments, 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (501) 771-0808. FREE

ROBERTS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL 7212 Geyer Springs Road. Soul Fridays with Soul on Ice, 8 p.m. Fridays, $5. (501) 568-2566.

THE SHIP 26611 Arkansas 365 N., North Little Rock. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 803-4014. FREE

STICKY FINGERZ CHICKEN SHACK 107 S. Commerce St. Ernie Halter, Andrew Hoover, JT Spangler, 9:30 p.m. today, $5. Starroy, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $5. Elvis by Matt Joyce, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; $10, couples $15. (501) 372-7707.

SU-BURBON INN Interstate 30 at Base Line Road exit. Music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays. Cover: $2, couples $3. (501) 562-4863.

TON'S PLACE 18814 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Convertible Cowboy, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 851-9987. FREE

TONY'S SPORTS BAR AND STEAKHOUSE 5201 Asher Ave. Pool tables, TVs, projection screens for big games. Blues set with Walter T., 3-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Disc jockey after 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $5. (501) 907-7757.

TROY'S IRONHORSE SALOON 9125 Mann Road. Horseshoes, pool, shuffleboard and karaoke, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. (501) 562-4464. FREE

UNDERGROUND PUB 500 President Clinton Ave. Acoustic music 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. Karaoke 7 p.m. every Thursday. Music 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 707-2537. FREE

THE VILLAGE Asher and University avenues. Mae, Locksley, Deas Vail, Big Boots, 8 p.m. Saturday; advance $12, at the door $15. or (501) 570-0300.

WEST END 215 N. Shackleford Road. Matt Joyce, today. Wish Tribe, Friday. Jet 420, Saturday. Call for times and cover charges. (501) 224-7665.

WHITE WATER TAVERN Seventh and Thayer streets. Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition, 10:30 p.m. Friday. Your 33 Black Angels, Tuesday. Admission $5 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 375-8400.

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THE BACK PORCH Bordinos, 310 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Matt Smith and Friends, Friday. DJ Hod-I, Saturday. (479) 527-6795. FREE

THE BAY VIEW CLUB & GRILL 155 Chelsea Drive, Fairfield Bay. Steven Robb, 8-11 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, free. (501) 884-6009.

BEEBE VFW CLUB 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Music, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Steak night, 6-8 Fridays, $10. (501) 882-7769.

BUZZY'S BAR 210 Rhinehart Road, Pine Bluff. Jam Nite with JT Flood band and karaoke, 7 p.m. every Thursday, free. (870) 535-7087.

THE CLUB 709 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Music, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. (501) 624-7474. FREE

COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE Arkansas 367 N., Judsonia. Dance, music, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, $5. Smoke- and alcohol-free. (501) 729-1212.

DYLAN'S ACOUSTIC 1021 Front St., Conway. Open mike night, 7 p.m. every Thursday. (501) 697-0841.

EDENS EDGE 2895 Bill Foster Memorial Highway, Cabot. Christian music venue. (501) 941-3997.

GIFFORD COUNTRY MUSIC 288 Opal Road, El Paso. Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, donations accepted. Bingo, 6:30-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. No alcohol or smoking; children welcome. (501) 882-3493.

THE GOAL POST 7607 John Harden Drive, Cabot. Music 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Membership: $5 a year. (501) 982-2900.

MAXINE'S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Mark Mallman and Kristy Kruger, 9 p.m. today, $5. Falcon Scott and Kristy Kruger, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Cletus Got Shot and Izzy Cox, 9 p.m. Saturday, $5. Last November, Tuesday. New Music Tuesdays, free. Paul Sammons, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. (501) 321-0909.

MONTICELLO VFW 145 Veterans Drive, Monticello. Dance with Chapter 4 Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday. Cover: $5. (501) 367-5267.

MOOSE LODGE 2567 Saline County 11485 U.S. 67 S., Benton. Rockin' Randy's Karaoke, 8 p.m. Fridays, free. Dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, $4. (501) 860-6740.

ODIE'S HOUSE OF BLUES 3413 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Mike Chuck Dodson piano, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Mike Dollins and the Cruize Brothers blues jam, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 815-2939. FREE

PLANET BOOGIES 421 Broadway, Hot Springs. T's Tunes Karaoke and Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. every Thursday-Monday. (501) 623-5152. FREE

VFW POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Road, Benton. Karaoke, 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. NASCAR watching. Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, $4, couples $7. (501) 778-9876.

VFW POST 2278 2231 E. Grand Ave., back of KOA Campgrounds, Hot Springs. Music 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free. Fish fry 5-7 p.m. Friday, $6. (501) 767-9362 or (501) 623-5190.

VFW POST 7769 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Ladies night, Fridays, men $5. Saturday nights, $5. Bingo and shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pool tournament and jam sessions, Wednesdays. Bingo, 1 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 882-7769.


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