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This week's eventsOriginally Published April 4, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated April 2, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.
HOT SPRINGS — City Director Karen Garcia will host a District 5 community meeting at 4 p.m. at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse, 305 Forest Lakes Blvd. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring a neighbor. The guest speaker will be Sister City Program Coordinator Mary Neilson. For more information, call (501) 318-9046 or email email@example.com.
Theater Time Thursday
BRYANT — A movie selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The theme is “Country Lanes.” Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.
General Manager Coffee
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A Property Owners’ Association General Manager Coffee will be held at 3 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Developed to provide a public forum for residents and property owners to talk directly with the general manager, the coffees allow discussion of any topic relevant to Hot Springs Village life. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.
Genealogy Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Genealogy Society will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Guest speaker Nancy Holder will present a program titled Finding Personalities and Answers to Family Mysteries in Old Letters and Journals. Holder, an active member of the Village Genealogy Club and the Village Writer’s Club, and a native Midwesterner, will show how reading old letters and diaries can elicit emotions in the writer and get to the real story that connects with the facts. For more information, call (501) 922-6965.
All Majors Job Fair
HOT SPRINGS — The annual National Park Community College All Majors Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fisher Campus Center. The free event is open to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet employers who are hiring; obtain career information; establish contacts through networking; and identify career, summer, temporary and internship opportunities. NPCC is partnering with the Arkansas Workforce Center and expects approximately 40 employers at the event. Job seekers are asked to bring copies of their resume, dress professionally and be prepared to interview with employers. For more information, contact Mary Kay Wurm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 760-4246.
Fish and Chicken Dinner
MALVERN — St. Paul United Methodist Church, at East Mill and Cherry Lane, will have a fish and chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m. The dinners, which include a drink and homemade banana pudding, will be $11 for four pieces, $9 for two pieces and $5 for children 12 and younger. To place a carryout order, call (501) 337-7364.
Gallery Exhibit, Meet-and-Greet
HOT SPRINGS — Millie Steveken and Cynthia Schanink, award-winning artists, will be featured during April at The Artists Workshop Gallery, 810 Central Ave. The artists will be available for a meet-and-greet during the Gallery Walk, from 5-9 p.m. Friday.
Art Show and Reception
HOT SPRINGS — Three local artists will display their fine-art paintings at the Mountain Valley Spring Water Co., 150 Central Ave., through April. An artists’ reception will be held Friday during the Gallery Walk, 5-9 p.m. Local artists include Sylvia Laurens Boles, an illustrator of books; Christine Lippert, a local high school chemistry teacher and a member of Brush Strokes; and Marlys Brewer, a student of Sylvia Laurens Boles.
Sleep-Out and Pancake Breakfast
BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will bring Habitat’s Annual Act, Speak, Build Week to a close with a sleep-out to raise awareness of poverty housing from 6 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday on the Saline County Courthouse lawn. The early registration fee is $15. All participants must attach the entry fee to a completed registration form. Registration the day of the event will be $20. The sleep-out will conclude with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Habitat offices, the ReStore, or from Youth United or board members. For more information about both events, visit habitatsalinecountyar.org.
HOT SPRINGS — The second annual Aerospace Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The free event is open to the public. Ample free parking is available. Representatives from various companies and educational institutions will be on hand to discuss local career opportunities in the aerospace industry. The Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing’s B-25 “Show Me” Mitchell Bomber and TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber will be on display. The B-25 will also be available for Living History rides for $395 per person, which include pre- and post-flight briefings and a half-hour flight. Advance reservations are preferred and can be made by calling (314) 486-1205. For more information, call (501) 321-6750.
Tiger Serve Day
ARKADELPHIA — Nearly 1,000 Ouachita Baptist University students will participate in Tiger Serve Day, which will kick off at 8:30 a.m. as students, faculty and staff gather at the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community. Volunteers will eat a quick breakfast, pick up the tools needed to complete their tasks and travel into the community for a morning of raking, window washing, house painting and numerous other jobs. For more information, visit www.obu.edu/serve or call (870) 245-5320.
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the old armory building at the Saline County Fairgrounds. The group expects to present 2,000 plants, and the sale is the group’s largest fundraiser for two scholarships that are awarded each year. There is no charge for admission or parking. For more information, contact Judy at (501) 315-6306 or email@example.com.
Elvis Tribute Performance
BENTON — A musical tribute to Elvis Presley will be held at 7 p.m. in Benton High School’s Butler Auditorium. International award-winning Elvis tribute artist Tony Witt will be joined by tribute band Fever. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to the Benton High School Music Department, the Royal Players and the Saline County Arts Project. Advance general-admission tickets are $20 each at area Big Red Stores in Benton, Bryant and Otter Creek; and at Island Hoppers Tanning and Day Spa in Bryant. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tonywitt.com or by calling KingSized Entertainment at (501) 952-6005. Tickets the day of the show will be $25.
Mini Holocaust Museum
MALVERN — Pre-AP students from Malvern Middle School will open the first annual mini Holocaust Museum at 3 p.m. at the school. For the past four months, the students have read novels, studied primary source documents, viewed documentaries of Holocaust survivors and studied the choices made by others so many years ago. The museum is a cross-curricular project among English, EAST and art classes.
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.
Tuesday With the Master Gardeners
BRYANT — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Ellis James will discuss Soil and Nutrients at 6:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
Lincoln Day Dinner
ARKADELPHIA — The annual Clark County Lincoln Day Dinner will be held in Ouachita Baptist University’s Walker Conference Center. Rex Nelson, a native of Arkadelphia, an OBU graduate, current president of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will be the keynote speaker. The event will start with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Walker Center Lobby, followed by a three-course dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $35 for individuals or $200 for a table of six, or $20 for college students. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or more information, call Cabe Land and Timber at (870) 353-2063, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENTON — An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present Medicare Minute at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton for those who want to learn more about how to navigate Medicare. April’s topic is How to Pay the Least for Doctor’s Visits. The program is open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
AARP Tax Help
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers will be available from noon to 5 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The program is free to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older. The service is offered in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, call the Coronado Community Center office at (501) 922-5050.
Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition
BENTON — A representation of the creative efforts of Arkansas artists in kindergarten through the 12th grade will be on display through April 19 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Local artists included in the exhibit are Elaine Qualls of Bryant Elementary School and Levyn Lewis of Bryant Middle School. The works are award winners from the 51st annual Young Arkansas Artists Competition and Exhibition conducted at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock and organized in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Education. The display is open to the public during normal library hours. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Health Walks in the Gardens
HOT SPRINGS — Two of Garvan Woodland Gardens’ most avid walkers lead guided health walks in the gardens once a week. Anthony Chapel singer Sharon Turrentine leads a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. every Monday. Garvan Woodland Gardens staffer Paula Wallace leads a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. Walkers are invited to meet at the Welcome Center to join the groups. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are necessary. The guided walks are free to members, and regular gardens admission applies for nonmembers.
Head Start Survey, Applications
CLARK/HOT SPRING COUNTY — Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start centers in Clark County are conducting a target-area survey. Staff will conduct the survey to determine the number of preschool children who may be eligible for the Head Start program in Clark County. To participate, contact the local Head Start office. The Clark County and Hot Spring County programs are accepting early enrollment applications for the fall 2013 school year. In Amity, call (870) 342-5358; in Arkadelphia, call (870) 246-8931; in Gurdon, call (870) 353-6616; in Malvern, call (501) 337-1502; in Magnet Cove, call (501) 332-6906; and in Bismarck, call (501) 865-1882. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the Bismarck Head Start, 2078 Arlie Moore Road.
Student Art Show
ARKADELPHIA — The Southwest Region V Student Art Show will be at the Arkadelphia Arts Center through Saturday. The exhibit features colorful and creative art from kindergartners through 12th-graders from 10 school districts in the southwest region of Arkansas and is sponsored by the Southwestern Division of the Arkansas Art Educators. Operated by the nonprofit Clark County Arts and Humanities Council, the center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.
Junior Volunteer Program
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Medical Center is accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program, to be held June 10 through Aug. 9. The program teaches teens ages 14 to 18 about the health care industry through observation of various hospital departments. Participants will volunteer four to 32 hours per week at the hospital during the program. May 15 is the deadline to submit complete applications, including an information sheet, two letters of recommendation and a guardian-signed TB-skin-test release form. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 1. For more information, call (501) 620-2705 or email email@example.com. Applications are available online at www.nationalparkmedical.com.
Free Tax Preparation
The Central Arkansas Development Council is offering free tax-preparation assistance in Saline, Hot Spring and Clark counties. In Clark County, services will be at the Huie Library at Henderson State University, 1100 Henderson St. in Arkadelphia. For an appointment, call (870) 867-0151. In Hot Spring County, services will be at the Malvern/Hot Spring County Library, 202 E. Third St. in Malvern. For an appointment, call (501) 332-5441. In Saline County, services will be at the CADC Senior Activity Center, 210 Jefferson in Benton. The site is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and walk-ins are accepted. Services will be offered by appointment only at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton; call (501) 778-1133.
AARP Tax-Aide Service
BENTON — Free preparation of tax returns, including free E-filing, will be offered for people of all ages from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at an AARP Tax-Aide site at Midtowne Church, 4037 Boone Road in Benton. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service. The site will provide continuing tax services to taxpayers who have attended the Park Place Baptist site in the past. Walk-ins are welcome but will be served after those with appointments. To schedule an appointment, call Larry at (501) 303-6829.
BENTON — The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Cajun Feast and Business Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at First United Methodist Church. Nine professionally repapered and draped 10-by-10-foot booths are available for $100 each. A sign with the company’s name, one table and two chairs will be provided. Dedicated electricity cannot be guaranteed. Vendors will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Approximately 700 people attended last year’s Cajun feast. For more information, call (501) 860-7004.
BENTON — The annual Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Cajun Feast will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 in the Christian Life Center at First United Methodist Church. Also, 2 pounds of crawfish may be purchased in addition to the meal. Highlighting the event will be the annual crawfish-eating contest sponsored by Riverside Grocery and Catering.
After-school Arts and Crafts
BENTON — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. April 11 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to use a digital camera, photography software and online photo-sharing sites at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
The Servant of Two Masters
ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Theatre will present seven performances of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 15 and 18-20. A reception will follow the opening-night performance. The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will be open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. beginning Monday. All seats are reserved. Admission is $8, or free with an HSU student ID. For more information or to make reservations, call (870) 230-5291, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Ride Day
HOT SPRINGS — Hot Springs Intracity Transit will hold its annual Free Ride Day from 6:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace. Buses and paratransit vans will operate all day at no charge. Participants are eligible to enter a prize drawing for an annual bus pass. Paratransit service for qualified disabled riders must be reserved in advance by calling (501) 321-6625.
Memory Magnets Craft Workshop
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to make a photo memory magnet at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class is taught by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Love and Peace Fest
ARKADELPHIA — The second annual Love and Peace Fest will be held April 13 at the Ouachita River Amphitheater on South First Street. Headed by a nonprofit, multi-denominational committee, the event is a celebration of the Gospel and a venue for amateur musicians who perform contemporary and original Christian music. There will also be a performance venue for dance, poetry and testimony, as well as martial arts and other athletic demonstrations. Other events include the Dash for Peace, a 5K run, a Baggo tournament, a Best Looking Motorcycle competition and fun family activities. For more information, call (870) 260-2531.
MALVERN — The Malvern Area Kiwanis will hold the first Battle of the Co-Eds Softball Tournament on April 13 at the Malvern Boys and Girls Club, 1840 W. Moline. The tournament is set to begin at 9 a.m., but the exact time will depend on how many teams sign up. Proceeds will benefit the children of Hot Spring County. For more information, call Traci at (501) 813-2607 or visit www.arsoftball.com.
Library Birthday Celebration
MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Historical Society will celebrate the Mid-Arkansas Regional Library’s 85th year of service with a birthday dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 13 at the Malvern Country Club. For more information, call Kinney Black at (501) 337-0796.
Bye Bye Birdie
BRYANT — Bryant High School will present the musical Bye Bye Birdie to the public at 2 p.m. April 14 in Love Auditorium. The musical tells the story of a rock ’n’ roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the U.S. Army in 1957. The cost for admission is $5 per person. For more information, call (501) 847-5600.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — GriefShare, a recovery support program offered at Village Bible Church, will begin April 16. The group is designed to help participants grow and heal after a loss, and the class will meet from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays through May 21. To register for the class, call Bob Cobb at (501) 915-9119 or Carl Wetzel at (501) 922-5936.
Declaration Amendments Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association will hold a town-hall meeting at 3 p.m. April 18 in the Coronado Community Center Auditorium to outline the amendments to the Hot Springs Village Declaration, as well as the proposed administrative fines. All members are invited to attend this event. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.
Spring Plant Sale
MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Master Gardeners will have a spring plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Hot Spring County Fairgrounds Building on MLK Boulevard in Malvern. There will be a variety of locally grown flowers, vegetables, shrubs and more. For more information, call (501) 332-5267.
Merry Mixers Dance
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will hold a dance featuring music from the Fab 3 on April 20 at the Coronado Community Center. The event will include a dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30. The Merry Mixers dance to live music on the first and third Saturdays of the month except during the summer. First-Saturday admission is $7.50, and third-Saturday admission is $10. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. April 21 in the Woodlands Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village, which will provide a complimentary ice-cream sundae to each attendee, as well as conduct a silent auction, starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any member of the Hot Springs Concert Band or the Kiwanis Club; at the Woodlands office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays; or online at www.hsvwoodlands.com. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office prior to the show.
Freedom Golf Scramble
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The third annual Freedom Golf Scramble will be hosted April 22 by Diamante Golf Course of Hot Springs Village. There will be 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. flights, and space is limited. Registration is open. The cost is $80 per person and includes golf, a cart and lunch. To sign up, visit www.ArkansasFreedomFund.org. Proceeds will benefit Arkansas’ Wounded Warriors and Veterans. For more information, call (501)517-5338 or (501) 915-8533, or email email@example.com.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The ninth annual Community Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Coronado Community Center. The event will showcase clubs, organizations, churches and leagues in Hot Springs Village. Door prizes, drawings and other giveaways will be available during the event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. More than 150 clubs, organizations, churches and leagues have been invited to participate, and KVRE will broadcast live during the fair. For more information, call (501) 922-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Activity Center Flea Market
BRYANT — The Bryant Senior Activity Center at Bishop Park will host its first flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the center. There will be no charge for admission or parking. Booth registration is now open. For pricing and reservations, call (501) 943-0056, ext. 3.
First Lutheran Flea Market
BENTON — The youth of First Lutheran Church in Benton will present their second annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. The group is seeking vendors. Each 8-by-14-foot site costs $10, and more than one site may be reserved. All proceeds from the sale are kept by the vendor. For more information, call Cindy at (501) 844-4275.
Bill Ogden Golf Scramble
HOT SPRINGS — The 16th annual National Park Community College Bill Ogden Golf Scramble will be at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Belvedere Golf Resort. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Men and women are welcome. There will be prizes for the first four teams in each flight and a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register, contact Ron Chesser at (501) 760-4230.
Motorcycle and Scooter Show
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Motorcycle and Scooter Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the Hot Springs Village Visitor Center. Space is limited to the first 64 bikes, and registration is open. To register a bike, email the name, phone number, motorcycle or scooter year, make and model, and engine size to email@example.com, or call Dan Gruben at (501) 915-9596 by May 25.
Rotary Trip to Kansas City
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Rotary Club will offer a trip Oct. 3-6 to Kansas City, Mo. Accompanied by trip hosts, travelers will visit the U.S. Federal Reserve Money Museum, the Arabia Riverboat Exhibit, the American Jazz Museum and more. The return trip will include a stop at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The all-inclusive price of the trip, $620 per person, includes a tax-deductible contribution to the charitable activities of the HSV Rotary Charity Corp. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Tony Cifelli at (501) 915-8238, Terry Young at (501) 915-8912, or Paul and Lynda Bridges at (501) 922-6798.
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