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Community events in the Tri-Lakes AreaPublished November 11, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Veterans Day Closing
BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Saxophone Quartet Concert
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will present the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the W. Francis McBeth Recital Hall at the Mabee Fine Arts Center. The event, sponsored by the Ouachita Division of Music, is free and open to the public. The quartet has performed throughout the U.S., as well as at the World Saxophone Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland. For more information, contact Caroline Taylor at email@example.com or (870) 245-5139.
HOT SPRINGS — City offices, except public safety and the airport, will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. Sanitation residential waste collection and Earth Angel recycling collection will not run Monday. These services will run one day behind schedule, starting Tuesday. Commercial, downtown and roll-off sanitation services will occur as scheduled. The office will be closed, and all other sanitation services will be suspended. Hot Springs Intracity Transit buses and Americans With Disabilities Act paratransit vans will operate on their normal schedules Monday, but the offices will be closed. Paratransit cancellations can still be made by voice mail at (501) 321-6625. The city’s compost facility will be closed.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Recreation Department will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. for the new Balboa Spillway Trail Extension at Promesa Drive. The extension is at the intersection of Promesa and Ponce de Leon drives and continues south to connect with the Balboa Spillway Trail. Meet at the Balboa Pavilion at 1:15 p.m. to go to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information, call (501) 922-0322.
Rat Pack Shows
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Concerts Association will present four performances — featuring music made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village. For more information about the concert series, call (501) 922-6539 or visit www.HSVConcertsAssoc.org.
Benton 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.
ARKADELPHIA — The planetarium at Henderson State University’s Reynolds Science Center will present Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. The program will include visualizations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The shows are open to the public. Admission is $3 per person, or $1 with a student ID. Extreme darkness is important to the effects of the shows; therefore, late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, contact Jim Duke at (870) 230-5006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stepping Up for Ouachita
ARKADELPHIA — The third annual Stepping Up for Ouachita luncheon will be held at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. This year’s honoree, Molly (Goforth) Kircher, is a 1964 cum laude graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. This year’s luncheon will feature a live decorating demonstration by Providence Ltd. Design. Event registration and the opening of the gallery will begin at 11 a.m., and luncheon doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $100 each for individuals and $1,000 for a table of eight. Proceeds from the luncheon are designated for scholarships for outstanding women students attending Ouachita Baptist. For more information, email email@example.com or call (870) 245-5169.
BRYANT — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to create arts and crafts revolving around children’s literature from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Computer Petting Zoo
BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to a computer petting zoo presented by Donovan Mays of the Arkansas State Library from 6-7 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Hansel and Gretel
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts Division of Music Opera Theatre will present Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-18 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each at www.obu.edu/boxoffice, but current OBU students may receive one free ticket with a student ID. For more information, call the box office at (870) 245-5555.
Nov. 15 and 29
Well on Your Way
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will continue its Well On Your Way wellness series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant with certified instructor Clifford Hicks discussing the Alexander Technique. The program is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Holidays at Hurricane
BRYANT — The fourth annual Holidays at Hurricane will be held Friday and Saturday at Hurricane Creek Elementary School in Benton. This community event presents more than 60 vendors from across central Arkansas. A Ladies Night Out will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and the doors will be open to everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Hurricane Creek PTO, and proceeds will be used to purchase computers and playground equipment, as well as provide activities for students. Admission is $3 for adults. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. For more information, visit hces.bryantschools.org.
Merry Mixers Dance
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will hold a dance from 7-10:30 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center ballroom, with entertainment provided by the Fab 3. For more information, call (501) 922-2997.
Arts and Crafts Fair
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Community Center Arts and Crafts Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, will feature a variety of arts and crafts items for sale. The Hot Springs Village Optimist Club will have food available for purchase. The public is invited. For more information, call (501) 922-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRYANT — Imagination Library of Saline County will hold its third annual 5K/1K event at Bishop Park. The 5K will start at 9 a.m., followed by the 1K. There will be “grinches,” who will attempt to grab participants’ flags on the 5K course. For the 1K, participants will receive a sticker for each “grinch” they catch. For more information, call (501) 993-7737 or email email@example.com.
BENTON — The St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Women will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 1112 Alcoa Road. There will be cookies, brownies, casseroles, pies, breads, cakes and more. Proceeds will benefit the Episcopal Church Women’s community-outreach projects. For more information, call (501) 594-5566.
HOT SPRINGS — The Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs will hold Bunko Bash 2012 at Coco Beverage in Hot Springs. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with bunko starting at 7 p.m. The event will include a silent auction, prize giveaways, and food and beverages. The annual fundraiser supports the Junior Auxiliary’s service projects that support Garland County kids. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from Junior Auxiliary members, online at www.juniorauxiliaryofhotsprings.com or at the door, if still available.
Student Salon Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Visual Art Department will present a student salon exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center through Nov. 24. The exhibit will feature recent works created by students enrolled in classes offered by the department. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Arkadelphia Arts Center is at 625 Main St.
BENTON — Bingo is held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1 p.m. every Saturday at Benton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256. Members and guests are welcome but must be at least 21 years old. There is no charge for admission, and the kitchen will serve burgers, fries, taco salads and other dishes.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Geocaching, an outdoor game in which a GPS device is used for a scavenger hunt, is available in Hot Springs Village. Participants will pick up a geocaching flyer and gate pass at the Hot Springs Village Visitor Center; use a handheld GPS device to hunt for seven interesting places in Hot Springs Village; look for a container that may be partially hidden and collect an information card tucked inside; and bring all seven cards to the visitor center to be entered in a monthly drawing for a prize until March 1. For more information, visit HSVJointheFun.com.
Art on Display
BENTON — The Saline County Library is featuring the works of photographer Tanya Betts at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library throughout November. They are available for viewing during regular library hours. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT/BENTON — Tweens and teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 19 at both Saline County Library locations. The program is for ages 8-18 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library Bryant and for ages 13-18 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or 847-2166.
BENTON — All ages are invited to a family-friendly puppet show at 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Thanksgiving Story Time
BRYANT/BENTON — All ages are invited to a Thanksgiving-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Crafts and snacks will be part of the program. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
Ham and Turkey Smoking
MALVERN — St. Paul United Methodist Men in Malvern at East Mill and Cherry Lane will smoke 14- to 16-pound Petit Jean hams and 7- to 9-pound turkey breasts for Thanksgiving on Nov. 20 and 21. Whole hams are $50, and half hams $28. Turkey breasts are $45 whole and $25 for a half. Pickup time will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Place orders by Nov. 19 by calling (501) 337-7364. The United Methodist Women will have a bake sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 and will also sell cranberry relish.
BRYANT/BENTON — The Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Nov. 24.
Colt & the Old 45s Concert
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Colt and the Old 45s will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Woodlands Auditorium. The band covers music of the ’60s, as well as tunes from the late ’50s and early ’70s. To purchase tickets for $20 each, visit www.hsvwoodlands.com, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BRYANT — Sweet Tunes’ Creations will present its first annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, featuring David Suits and Denaz Suits. They will perform traditional holiday favorites, as well as an original instrumental song, at the Center of Bryant in the Purple Room upstairs. The event is open to the public, and with each ticket purchase, Sweet Tunes’ Creations will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization that helps provide programs, services and treatment for sick and injured children. Tickets can be purchased at sweettunesholidayconcert.eventbrite.com.
BRYANT — The Bryant Boys and Girls Club staff and board of directors, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Bryant, will hold the second annual Starlight Gala on Dec. 1 at the Center at Bishop Park. The formal holiday event will begin with hors d’oeuvres and silent-auction viewing at 6:30 p.m., with dinner to follow. Moodnight and Roses, this year’s theme, will be presented by Landers of Benton and Chick-fil-A on Reynolds Road. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are on sale, with both individual and corporate table options available. For more information, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 773-5151.
A Christmas Carol
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The traditional, nonmusical adaptation by Romulus Linney of Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday story A Christmas Carol will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Woodlands Auditorium. The Hot Springs Village Players production will use special lighting and other effects to reveal the dramatic transformation of “Mr. Humbug” on the night before Christmas. Tickets for reserved seating are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at www.hsv.Woodlands.com, or at the Ponce de Leon Center box office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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