By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Published August 12, 2012 at 2:09 a.m.
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Homeownership Fair

HOT SPRINGS — The sixth annual Affordable Housing and Homeownership Fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. 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.


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.


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.


Couponing Class

BENTON/BRYANT — The first class in a three-part basic couponing series, presented by Kris Elliott of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Service, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 6 p.m. Thursday 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.


Regional listening session

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will conduct a listening session at 5 p.m. in the board chambers at City Hall, 133 Convention Blvd., to solicit comments on regional historic-preservation issues. The meeting is open to the public. This event is one of a series being held as the AHPP updates its historic preservation plan. For more information, contact Rick Stauder at (501) 321-6872.

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.


New Horizons Band Rehearsal

HOT SPRINGS — The New Horizons Band will hold its first practice of the fall season from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 2350 Central Ave. in Hot Springs. Beginning and experienced musicians are welcome. The band is a group for individuals of any age who either would like to learn to play a band instrument, haven’t played in years or want to play again in a band, but without the performance schedule or experience expectations of the Hot Springs Concert Band. The New Horizons Band performs in a variety of venues around the Hot Springs area. For more information, call conductor Bill Crook at (501) 623-2848.

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.


Creative Writing Class

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. 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 held Thursday 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. for students who haven’t preregistered. For more information, visit


American Cancer Society Gala

HOT SPRINGS — The American Cancer Society of Garland County will present a New Orleans-themed gala to celebrate area cancer survivors at 6:30 p.m. at The Regency Banquet Facility, 714 Central Ave. Tickets are $60 per person or $500 for a reserved table for 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call event chairwoman Lori Lemm at (501) 318-1018 or co-chairwoman Beth Adcock at (501) 538-9739.


Library 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.


Celebrity Waiter Event

BRYANT — Relay for Life of Saline County will host its third annual celebrity waiter fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at Larry’s Pizza, off Arkansas 5 in Bryant. Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2012 Relay for Life. For more information, email relay4lifesal or visit

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.

Chili Pie Fundraiser

MALVERN — The Central Arkansas Development Council will host a chili-pie fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at College of the Ouachitas to benefit the Hot Spring County Single Parent Scholarship Fund. The public is invited to attend, and the cost is $3 for a small Frito chili pie, a cookie and a drink; and $5 for a large Frito chili pie, a cookie and a drink. All proceeds will go for scholarships for low income single parents to attend college. For more information, call Brinda Speer at (501) 337-8401.

Center Closed for Maintenance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Fitness Center will be closed Aug. 23 and 24 for annual maintenance. The center will reopen at 8 a.m. Aug. 25. For more information, call (501) 922-1230.

Habitat Application Meeting

BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will hold a meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the affordable-housing program at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information about the application process, contact the Habitat office at (501) 315-5434.

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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