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This week's events-TLOriginally Published August 15, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated August 14, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Historic District Commission will hold a public hearing at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers of City Hall, 133 Convention Blvd. The hearing is to consider certificate-of-appropriateness requests, such as Gifts on Central’s, All Things Arkansas’ 424 Central Ave.’s requests to install new business-identification signs; and 316 Central Ave.’s request to install two wooden doors and new business-identification signs. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.
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.
BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer genealogy and local history questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call 778-4766.
Aug. 15 and Aug. 16
Summer Child Nutrition Program
HOT SPRINGS — This is the last week for the Hot Springs School District, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Arkansas Dream Center and the Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department to provide free lunches to children 18 years old and younger this summer. The lunches will be served from 2-2:30 p.m. today and Friday at Jonestown Community Park, 302 Hobson Ave. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.
Aug. 15 –Aug. 18
Alice in Wonderland
BENTON — The Young Players will present Alice in Wonderland today through Sunday at the Royal Theatre. Performances are at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to make reservations, call (501) 315-5483, or visit www.theroyalplayers.com.
Science Cafe Series
HOT SPRINGS — Join the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts at its Science Cafe Public Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in the ASMSA Boardroom, in the Administration Building at 200 Whittington Ave. The Science Café Lecture Series features a member of the ASMSA science faculty leading a discussion of scientific interest. The speaker will give a 20-minute lecture, then lead a discussion on the subject. Audience participation is encouraged. For more information, contact Lindsey Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Exhibit and Reception
HOT SPRINGS — The public is invited to an opening reception for an exhibit of the works of Traditional Art Guild artists Jan Briggs and Ginger Osborn. The reception will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-September. For more information, call (501) 262-2953.
Concert Band Performance
HOT SPRINGS — Join the Hot Springs Concert Band at 6 p.m. in Whittington Park for the conclusion of the 2013 Summer Concert Series. The concert will include “The Great Locomotive Chase,” “Kitty Hawk 1903,” “Beyond the Higher Skies” and other transportation-related selections. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the event of extreme heat or rain, the concert may be moved to the gymnasium at the National Park Community College. Notice of a change in venue will be posted at www.hotspringsband.org after 4 p.m. the day of the concert.
Monday With the Master Gardeners
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Ellis James will discuss Native Tree Identification at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will be closed Monday morning for a faculty and staff workshop and will reopen for business at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.
Haskell Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall. Emaline Stroud will present the program, Murder in Haskell. The society is seeking pictures, articles and items from Haskell’s past to be loaned, donated or copied for display at the museum. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at (501) 315-2913.
BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday and at 1 p.m. every Saturday at the post. Cash prizes will be paid to each winner. There will be a special jackpot on Aug. 24 with a minimum guarantee of $700.
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. daily 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 children 5 and younger. For more information, call (501) 262-9300.
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 www.hsvabc.weebly.com.
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 on 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.
Royal Players Auditions
BENTON — The Royal Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 24 and 26 at the Royal Theatre for their production of Frankenstein. The production is set for Oct. 17-20 and 24-27. There will be cold readings from the script, and a short monologue of the actor’s choice is optional. Available roles are one young girl, 10 adult men and six women. For more information, visit www.theroyalplayers.com or call (501) 315-5483.
Heaven’s Echoes Concert
HOT SPRINGS — Charity Heights Baptist Church will present Heaven’s Echoes in concert at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at 1315 Leonard St. The concert is free, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pastor Jim Oliver at (501) 625-3565.
HOT SPRINGS — The Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District will sponsor its first E-Waste Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Church Street Entrance, Halls A-D. The event is designed to handle large volumes of recyclable electronics. There is no charge for the service. For more information or alternate drop-off locations, call (501) 321-6911.
Kiwanis Golf Tournament
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Kiwanis Club of Hot Springs Village will sponsor the Million Dollar Shot Golf Tournament, starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Magellan Golf Course. The golf tournament is a traditional four-ball format, with an entry fee of $300 per team, or $75 per player. When all score cards are in at the end play, one of the 36 teams will be chosen by random drawing to shoot for the million-dollar prize. The golfer actually taking the shot will be chosen by his or her teammates. In addition to one team having a chance at the Million Dollar jackpot ($250,000 per player), the entry fee also covers green fees, a cart, practice balls and a catered lunch. For more information or to register for the tournament, visit www.hotspringsvillagekiwanis.com.
Carrol Roberson Concert
HOT SPRINGS — Charity Heights Baptist Church will present
Carrol Roberson in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at 1315 Leonard St. The concert is free, but a love offering will be accepted. Roberson will also perform and speak at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at 1315 Leonard St. For more information, call Pastor Jim Oliver at (501) 625-3565.
Night to Be Great
BENTON — The Boys & Girls Club of Saline County will host the Night to Be Great fundraiser at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Benton Event Center. Justin Moore will provide entertainment, and there will be a silent auction and dinner. Tickets are $75 per seat for standard seating or $750 per table. Premium tables are available for $1,000 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County or by calling Emmy at (501) 315-8100.
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