This week's eventsOriginally Published October 4, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated October 3, 2012 at 9:14 a.m.
Genealogical Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE —The Village Genealogical Society will present “Building a Family From Circumstantial Evidence,” by Judy G. Russell, a certified genealogist who has a law degree, at 2 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Anyone interested in family research is welcome to attend. For more information, call Bill Patterson at (501) 922-6965 or Nancy Holder at (608) 692-0162.
BRYANT — All ages are invited to attend a family-friendly movie selected for ages 12 and under at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The theme will be landscapes. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
Civil War Lecture
ARKADELPHIA -— As a part of an American Civil War lecture series, Henderson State University will present “Southern Women and the Civil War,” by Dr. Angela Boswell, professor of history at Henderson, at 7 p.m. in the Caplinger Airway Science Center on the Henderson campus. The lecture is free, and the community is invited to attend. For more information, call (870) 230-5249.
Dancing With the Villagers
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League will hold a “casual chic” evening of dancing and entertainment in the Coronado ballroom. Doors will open at 5 for a catered buffet and cash bar. Demonstration dancing by the Arthur Murray dancers will kick off the evening’s entertainment, and Village couples will then take the floor for the Peoples’ Choice dance contest, in which the audience will place votes for $1 each. The event will also feature music from the Village Big Band and benefit drawings. Event tickets are on sale for $20 at Company’s Comin’ and The Dogwood Tree, and by phone from Julie Keck at (501) 915-9986. All proceeds will benefit Hot Springs Village shelter pets.
General Manager Coffee
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The next Coffee with Property Owners’ Association General Manager Scott Randall will be at 9 a.m. in the Ouachita Room of the Ponce de Leon Center. All Hot Springs Village residents and property owners are encouraged to attend this monthly meeting. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.
HOT SPRINGS — The Artists Workshop Gallery, 801 Central Ave., will have an opening reception for Jim Oberst and June Lamoureux from 5-9 p.m. These artists’ work will be on display at the gallery through Oct. 28. The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (501) 623-6401.
Plant Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society will meet at the Garland County Library, 1417 Malvern Ave. A social time with refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Renn Tumilson, professor of biology at Henderson State University.
Halloween Costume Closet
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library Halloween Costume Closet will open at 9 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Costumes will be available for checkout in a variety of children’s sizes while supplies last. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BENTON — The Saline County Library will feature the works of artist Nancy Moore through October at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. A reception in her honor will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Herzfeld Library. The display and reception are open to the public. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Art Show and Auction
BENTON — The second annual Home Is Where the HeART Is Art Show and Auction, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima, McGinnis Hall, 900 W. Cross St. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, silent and live art auctions, and jazz music. Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating, which includes one seat at a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at the Habitat ReStore or the Benton Chamber of Commerce, online at www.habitatsalinecountyar.org or by calling (501) 315-5434.
BENTON — The Dixie Car Club will hold its 34th annual Open Car Show on at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton. Registration will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and the registration fee is $20. The show field will open at 7 a.m., and there will be on-site trailer parking if needed. Awards will be given at 3 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County and the Kiwanis Christmas toy drive. To get to the fairgrounds, take exit 116 from Interstate 30. For more information, call Todd Overton at (501) 337-7780 or Shane Shelton at (501) 315-3881.
ARKADELPHIA — A community reception and dedication will be held from 2-4 p.m. for the Arkadelphia Mural Project, 705 Main St. This colorful mural was designed by nationally recognized mural artist Dave Loewenstein with subject input from the community. For more information, call (870) 245-7982.
Harmony of Homes Tour
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Harmony of Homes Tour, featuring four homes, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m., beginning at the Woodlands Auditorium. Transportation to each home will run throughout the day. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Woodlands office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., by phone at (501) 922-4231 or online by visiting www.hsvwoodlands.com/. Specials are offered by area restaurants before or after the tour. For more information, contact Molly Crawshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 922-0622.
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.
Blessing of the Animals
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Animal Welfare League will sponsor a Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. under the outdoor canopy at the Ponce De Leon Center. Pastor Ross Worch of the Community of Joy Lutheran Church will officiate at the nondenominational ceremony and bestow a blessing on each pet in attendance. All Villagers and their companion pets are welcome. For safety, dogs must be on leashes and cats or other small animals in pet carriers. The ceremony will be held, rain or shine. The league will accept donations of dry cat and dog food for families in need. Cheri Prickett from Pet Projects Photography in Benton will be available from 1:30-4 p.m. at the event to take pet pictures.
Guest Vocalist Recital
ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University Division of Music will host Ouachita alumnus Stephen Ray, baritone, in a guest artist vocal recital with Cindy Fuller on piano. The free concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the W. Francis McBeth Recital Hall in the Mabee Fine Arts Center. Donations will be accepted in support of OBU vocal-studies students attending the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing conference in November. For more information, contact Jon Secrest at email@example.com or (870) 245-5134.
Gurdon Chamber of Commerce Banquet
GURDON — The Gurdon Rotary Club and Gurdon Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at the Gurdon School Cafetorium. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at U.S. Bank, First State Bank and the Cabe Land Office in Gurdon, or from Gurdon Chamber and Rotary members.
Archeological Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, 200 Whittington Ave. John H. House will deliver the meeting’s presentation, “Kuykendall Brake: Archeology at a Native American Ceremonial Site in Central Arkansas.” For more information, call Florence Davis at (501) 915-0708.
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 be open to serve burgers, fries, taco salads and other dishes.
Marathon in a Month
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Trails Committee challenges Villagers to walk a total of 26.2 miles on Hot Springs Village trails during October. To participate, pick up an entry form and a list of trails at any trail head, beginning Monday. When participants have walked all trail routes, they need to complete and return the entry form to any trail box by Oct. 31. A picnic lunch will be held Nov. 13 at the Balboa Pavilion for all who complete the challenge. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (501) 992-0322.
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, 2013. For more information, visit HSVJointheFun.com.
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