This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published August 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated July 31, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.
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Aug. 1

CDAC Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Community Development Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the fully accessible City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. Items for discussion include the steps, procedures and priorities that will be used to determine fiscal year 2014 Community Development Block Grant projects. Non-English-speaking and hearing-impaired residents may request accommodations in advance at (501) 276-7934 or For more information, call (501) 321-6806.

Lunch and Learn on Coronary Disease

HOT SPRINGS — Cardiologist Dr. Eric Bowen will present A Lunch and Learn to address the causes, warning signs, prevention measures and treatment methods associated with coronary disease. The event is free, but seating is limited, and registration is required. The session will be at noon in the Ouachita Room at the Ponce De Leon Center, 1101 Desoto Blvd. Lunch will be provided. To register for the seminar, call (501) 620-1402.

Watercolor Class

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 Liberty Bell with Clematis, with colored pencil. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

First Thursday Lunch

BENTON — The August First Thursday Lunch, in conjunction with the Benton Summit II, will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Benton High School cafeteria. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Benton Chamber of Commerce at (501) 860-7004.

Aug. 2

Using Online Library Resources

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to use the online resources provided by the Saline County Library (not including Overdrive) at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Ken Goodman Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Ken Goodman will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the Woodlands Auditorium. The show, More Than a Song — An Out of this World Musical Experience, will feature nostalgic songs and Broadway melodies. Proceeds from the concert will benefit children’s programs in the area. Prior to the concert, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village will present its 2013 scholarship winners. Tickets are available at the Woodlands office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from any Kiwanis member or online at For more information, call Dave Gati at (501) 922-5883.

Aug. 3

Arkansas Travelers’ Faith and Family Night

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For baseball and a summer concert, attend the Faith and Family

Night, hosted by Ouachita Baptist University and the Arkansas Travelers, at 6:10 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park. The event will feature the Travelers vs. the Springfield Cardinals and a postgame concert with American Idol’s Colton Dixon. Individual tickets are available for $8 each, or group tickets for $6 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (501) 664-1555.

Aug. 4

Ovation Music Academy Concert

BENTON — The Ovation Music Academy will present a concert at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Benton. The featured artist will be concert violinist Oksana, Ovation’s director and founder. The show, with the theme Music Diversity, will include musical selections from around the world. For more information, call (870) 405-6856 or visit www.ovation

Aug. 5

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Aug. 7

First Wednesday Children’s Program

HOT SPRINGS — Join Education Director Megan Bradshaw in creating a “garden” out of fabric scraps from 10-11 a.m. at Garvan Woodland Gardens. The cost for the class is $5 per child. Parents are admitted free, but must accompany children. Each class is limited to 15 children. Advanced registration and prepayment are required. All materials will be provided, including a frame. For registration, call (501) 262-9300.


Three Artists Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — An exhibition of three award-winning artists from Hot Springs Village will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during August in the Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Magnolia Room. Artwork will include florals, animals, still lifes, landscapes and garden scenes. There is no charge to visit the Magnolia Room or the Garden Shop in the Welcome Center. Admission into the Gardens is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and younger. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Summer Child Nutrition Program

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs School District, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Dream Center are partnering with the city of Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department to provide free nutritious lunches to children 18 years old and younger this summer. The lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 300 Wade St. through Friday; from 2-2:30 p.m. at Jonestown Community Park, 302 Hobson Ave., through Aug. 16; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Park, 215 Family Park Road, through Friday. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.

Ageless Bikers Club Rides

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information, visit

Summertime Shuttle

HOT SPRINGS — The Mountain Xpress, a free shuttle bus that takes visitors through the downtown historic and arts district, will run at 30-minute intervals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through Sept. 2. The air-conditioned buses have bike racks, and drivers will provide information about areas traveled. Free parking will be available for shuttle riders at the Hot Springs Convention Center parking lot, 134 Convention Blvd.; at Transportation Plaza, 100 Broadway Terrace; and at the Exchange Street Parking Plaza on Central Avenue. Some hotels with offer pickup stops. For more information, call Hot Springs Intracity Transit at (501) 321-2020.

Health Walks in the Gardens

HOT SPRINGS — Guided health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens take place twice a week: a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. Mondays, and a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Walkers meet at the Welcome Center. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are needed. The guided walks are free to members, and nonmembers pay regular gardens admission.


Thai Herbs Cooking Class

HOT SPRINGS — Join Eve Baum Alven of Chiffonade Chef Services to explore the culinary delights of Thailand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Learn about the Thai flavor profile, and the techniques and simplicity of one-pot cooking. Recipe ingredients will be explained, and the dishes demonstrated will be sampled. Hands-on participation is welcome. The cost for the class is $45 per person and includes lunch. Advanced registration and prepayment are required. For registration or more information, call (501) 262-9300.

Libraries Closed

BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will be closed Aug. 8 and 9 for staff development. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Aug 10. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Library 10th Anniversary

BENTON — All ages are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 10. Light refreshments will be available. K-12 teachers who bring their identification can receive a back-to-school goody bag downstairs as well. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Saline County Library Book Sale

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a one-day book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 on the lower level of the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The sale is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission. Cash and checks will be accepted for purchases. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Hook-a-Heart Bass Fishing Tournament

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Civitan Services Center will host the Hook-a-Heart Bass Fishing Tournament from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Arkansas River’s North River Landing in North Little Rock. For more information, call (501) 776-0691.

Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 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.

Hunter Education Classes

MALVERN — College of the Ouachitas will host a Hunter Education Course from 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 in Room 309A, 1 College Circle. No registration is needed. Attendance is required each night for completion of the course. For more locations and times of future courses, visit

20th Annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host the 20th annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia from 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 on Heflin Plaza and the Student Village circle. The annual event draws hundreds of Ouachita students, faculty and staff, providing area businesses, churches and organizations the opportunity to interact with the Ouachita community. The event is co-hosted by the OBU Office of Campus Activities and the Office of Communications. For more information, call (870) 245-5208.

Wildlife Awards Ceremony

BRYANT — Join the Arkansas Wildlife Federation for its annual Conservation Achievement Awards ceremony and silent auction at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Center at Bishop Park, followed by dinner and vendor/affiliate booths. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two. For more information, call (501) 888-4770.

Library Trivia Night

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Library will host a Library Trivia Night at 6 on Aug. 30. There will be prizes and a silent auction. The cost for admission is $10 per person (teams of eight required) or $80 per table. Registration will begin Aug. 1. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.

Bellamy Brothers Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Country music duo the Bellamy Brothers will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Ponce de Leon Center’s Woodlands Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at; at the Woodlands Box Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling (501) 922-4231. Reserved-seat tickets are $25 each.

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. 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 is $620 per person and includes a tax-deductible contribution to Rotary charitable activities. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 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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