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Originally Published August 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated August 24, 2013 at 4:13 p.m.
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Aug. 25

Sermon Meditation and Workshop

HOT SPRINGS — Join the Rev. Robert J.V. McMillan at 10:30 a.m. at Creative Life Church for the I Create Sermon Meditation and Workshop. For more information, call (501) 392-2680.

Heaven’s Echoes Concert

HOT SPRINGS — Charity Heights Baptist Church will present Heaven’s Echoes in concert at 5 p.m. 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.

Aug. 26

Royal Players Auditions

BENTON — The Royal Players will continue auditions at 7 p.m. Monday at the Royal Theatre for a 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 or call (501) 315-5483.

Aug. 26 and Aug. 29

Music Therapy Program

BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will present a music-therapy and relaxation program and performance at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The program will feature local musician Linda Brockinton and Dr. Terry Harville of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The programs are open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis and will include a mountain-dulcimer concert. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Aug 27

Celebrity Waiter Event

BRYANT — Relay for Life of Saline County will host its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. at Larry’s Pizza in Bryant. Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2013 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Table sponsors are being sought for $25 each and can be purchased by businesses or individuals. Checks should be made to the American Cancer Society and mailed to American Cancer Society, c/o Renee Taggart, 11007 Shannon Hills Drive, Mabelvale, AR 72103. For more information, call (501) 529-3839 or email relay4lifesalinecounty

Aug. 28

Introduction to Computers

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Participants will learn to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Aug. 29

Creative Writing Class

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.

Introduction to the Internet

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Aug. 30

Country Time Variety Show

ARKADELPHIA — The Central Arkansas Development Council Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center will host a Country Time Variety Show at 6 p.m. at 1305 N. 10th St. The public is invited. Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and younger. The event will feature live music, comedy and family entertainment. Food will be provided by Mirage Sports Bar and Grill. For more information, call (870) 246-9871.

Aug. 30 and Aug. 31

Recycling Event

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. Friday and Saturday 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.

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

End of Summer Blowout

HOT SPRINGS — Lake Catherine State Park will hold an End of Summer Blowout, a free event Friday through Sept. 2 that will feature lake and kayak tours, hikes, crafts and educational programs as park staff members cease their daily interpretive programming. The nature cabin will close for the year, with its animal inhabitants being the subjects of a release party. For more information, call the park at (501) 844-4176, or email lake

Aug. 31

Truck Show

MALVERN — The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will host the first 4x4 Truck Show, starting at 8 a.m. at the Malvern City Park. For information on registration and fees, visit www.


Quilted Treasures Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Arts Center will exhibit professionally crafted quilts by the Arkadelphia Quilt Guild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 7 at 625 Main St. This is a free exhibit.

September Art Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens has announced that its September art exhibit will be Brush Strokes, works from an art club of that name headquartered in Hot Springs Village. The exhibit, slated for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during September, will feature 40 of the club’s artists with works that include watercolors, oils, pastels and mixed media. Some of the paintings depict scenes from Garvan Woodland Gardens. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, call the gardens at (501) 262-9300, email garden, or visit

Farmers Market

HOT SPRINGS — The Historic Downtown Farmers Market in Hot Springs will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, from 7-11 a.m Thursdays and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October. The free market features locally grown foods, area artisans and fun educational exhibits. For more information, call (501) 624-0489, email, or visit

Art Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The Russell Fine Arts Building art gallery at Henderson State University will feature the artwork of Garry Simmons from Tuesday through Sept. 25. The gallery is at 1100 Henderson St. Admission is free. For more information, call (870) 230-5000, or visit

Photo Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University, along with Group Living Inc., is exhibiting a selection of photographs from the university’s Jane Ross Photography Collection depicting the historical development of Group Living and client and staff activities. The photos will be on display through Sept. 21 during business hours at the Honeycomb Restaurant, 705 Main St. For more information, call (870) 246-5849 or (870) 245-2333.

VFW Bingo

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 this Saturday 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.

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 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.


Holiday Closing

BENTON/BRYANT — The Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Both libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Sept. 3. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Internet Safety Class

BENTON — An Internet Safety class for adults 18 and older will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Participants will gain information on protecting their identity and finances online. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Genealogical Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Genealogical Society will host featured speaker Jane Hooker of the Arkansas History Commission at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Hooker is expected to provide information and updates about programs and resources available for genealogical research. For more information, call Celinda Chapman at (501) 922-3258.

Ouachita Speaker Series

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ouachita Speaker Series fall season will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Ouachita Activities Building of the Ponce de Leon Center. The topic to be discussed is Economic Development: Then, Now and Future. General-admission tickets are available for $12 each, or $30 for the series. Tickets can be purchased at the Ponce de Leon Center office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or by visiting www.HSVticket


HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — GriefShare is a nondenominational group that studies the topics of loss, grief and recovery for both men and women. Seven sessions will be offered, beginning from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Village Bible Church, 100 Ponderosa Way. For more information, call Carl Wetze at (501) 922-5936 or Violet Potts at (501) 922-1053.

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 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 of play, one of the 36 teams will be chosen by random drawing to shoot for the million-dollar prize. The golfer 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.hotsprings

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.

Arkansas Women’s Retreat

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The fifth annual Arkansas Women’s Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Coronado Community Center. The cost for the daylong event is $30, which includes a gourmet boxed lunch and other refreshments. Speaker and author Dr. Polly Brown will be featured, along with entertainment by The Hostess of Hilarity, Dr. Essie Belle, and inspirational music by artists from Mountainside Methodist Church. For registration forms, visit; go to Balboa Baptist Church, 415 Ponce De Leon Drive; or call (501) 922-0155. Tables of up to eight may be reserved by sending registration forms and money in one envelope to Anna Riley, 21 Galeon Way, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909; or by calling Anna at (501) 922-0499.

Family History Workshop

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Genealogical Society and the Arkansas Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a family-history workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Coronado Community Center. The featured speaker will be Debbie Parker Wayne, a certified genealogist, certified genealogical lecturer, researcher and author. The workshop is geared toward genealogists who are just beginning to consider DNA evidence and will provide some intermediate-level information for those familiar with genetic genealogy. The workshop fee is $25, plus $9 for a box lunch. For a registration form, visit For more information, contact Jeanette Frahm at (501) 922-9220 or

Cassatt String Quartet Concert

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Music Festival will present a concert by the Cassatt String Quartet at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Anthony Chapel. The program includes Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Antonin Dvorak’s American String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, call (501) 623-4763.

2013 Soiree Internationale

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild will present its 2013 Soiree Internationale at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Coronado Community Center. Proceeds from this event will provide local school music departments with equipment and offer students enrichment opportunities, as well as scholarships for area college students. The evening will include a Chateaubriand dinner, entertainment by Ricky Tripp, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Mary Ellen Laursen at (501) 922-4802.

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.

To submit a school or community event for the Tri-Lakes Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Tri-Lakes Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; fax to (501) 378-3500; or email to Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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