this week’s EVENTS

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Published August 9, 2012 at 4:19 a.m.
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— TODAY AND FRIDAY Closed for Staff Development BENTON/BRYANT - Both branches of the Saline County Library will be closed today and Friday for staff development. The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

SATURDAY Daylily Society Meeting HOT SPRINGS - The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Christian Life Center in Hot Springs, 218 Pratt St. The program, by Yvonne Becker and Lin Johnson, will cover the highlights of the recent Region 13 meeting. For more information, call (501) 655-4103.

SUNDAY Home Dedication BENTON - Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will dedicate the new home of the Palmer family, 1540 Glory Cove in Benton, at 2 p.m. The home is the culmination of the 2012 Home Builders Blitz Build. For more information, call (501) 315-5434.

MONDAY Book Club BENTON - The Benton Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

MONDAY AND

AUG. 16

Couponing Class

BENTON/BRYANT - The first class

in a three-part basic-couponing se

ries, presented by Kris Elliott of the

Saline County Cooperative Extension

Service, will be held at 6 p.m. Mon

day at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial

Library in Benton and at 6 p.m. Aug.

16 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial

Library in Bryant. The first class will

provide an overview of couponing,

including places to look for coupons

in print and on the Web. Attendance

is first-come, first-served. For more

information, call (501) 778-4766.

TUESDAY Income-Tax Volunteer Orientation BENTON - The Central Arkansas Development Council will hold an orientation session for new and potential volunteers in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance free tax-assistance program at 1 p.m. at the CADC Office, 321 Edison Ave. The tax-program orientation will provide an overview of the program and the free tax-certification training required to volunteer as a tax preparer. For more information on becoming a tax volunteer, call Susan Wills at (501) 778-1133.

WEDNESDAY Genealogy Program BRYANT - Steve Perdue, head of genealogy and local history at the Saline County Library, will present “Discovering the 1940 Census” from 10-11 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library, 201 Prickett Road. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

ONGOINGLibrary Olympics Challenge BENTON/BRYANT - The Saline County Library is hosting a self-paced Olympic Games challenge for all ages through Aug. 31 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant to celebrate the Summer Olympic Games in London. Participants will receive a ballot with guidelines to complete tasks or questions listed for their age group and can submit a completed ballot for a grand-prize drawing. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

UPCOMING Creative Writing Class BRYANT - Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Black and Gray Game BAUXITE - The Bauxite School District’s Black and Gray football game will be Aug. 16 at the Bauxite football stadium. The community event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Mini Miners cheerleaders, dance team and football players and the Bauxite High School cheerleaders, dance team and football team, with various groups performing or scrimmaging throughout the evening. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. For more information, call (501) 557-5303.

HSU Fall Registration ARKADELPHIA - Registration for the 2012 fall semester at Henderson State University will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 for students who haven’t preregistered. For more information, visit www.hsu.edu.

Homeownership Fair HOT SPRINGS - The sixth annual Affordable Housing and Homeownership Fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace. The free event is open to the public. The program is sponsored by the city of Hot Springs Community Development Block Grant Program and local participating lenders. For more information, call Shirley Greathouse at (501) 609-9411.

Saline Crossing Meeting BENTON - The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will include planning for the 200th anniversary of Saline County’s first settlement. For more information, call (501) 778-8661.

Historical Society Meeting HASKELL - The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Haskell City Hall. The topic will be “The 1940 Haskell Census,” by Emaline Stroud. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Stroud at (501) 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at (501) 315-2913.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to tlnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendaritem submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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