Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Dec. 8

Published December 8, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Christmas Concert in the Village at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodlands Auditorium. Reserved-seat tickets for $25 each are available online at or at the Ponce de Leon Center office.

Holiday Tour of Homes

BENTON — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Saline County will host its second annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 2-4 p.m. in downtown Benton. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call (501) 303-5703.

Today and Thursday – Dec. 15

A Christmas Story

BENTON — The Royal Players will present A Christmas Story, a comedy, at 2 p.m. today and Dec. 15, and at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at the Royal Theatre, 111. S. Market St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Reservations can be made at theroyal, by calling (501) 315-5483 or on a first-come, first-served basis at the door.


Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 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.

Christmas Parade

HOT SPRINGS — The 2013 Oaklawn Rotary Christmas Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Hot Springs. This year’s theme is It’s a Wonderful Life — in Hot Springs, Ark. The parade will begin at the intersection of Central, Whittington and Park avenues. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly and stand on the sidewalk. Street vendors and the throwing of candy are not allowed during the parade. In the event of rain, the parade will be rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.


Village Chorale Holiday Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Hot Springs Village’s elite Village Chorale will present its holiday concert, Sounds of the Season, at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodlands Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each and are available at or at the Ponce de Leon Center office.

Tuesday and Thursday

Santa at the Library

BRYANT — All ages are invited to visit with Santa from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mabel

Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Bring cameras and have pictures made with Santa. Every visiting child will receive a gift. Christmas games and crafts will also be available for attendees. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.


Technology Petting Zoo

BENTON — All ages are invited to learn about and try out some new gadgets at the Technology Petting Zoo at 11 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Wednesday and Dec. 16 and 18

Exam Cram Sessions

BRYANT/BENTON — The Saline County Library will offer end-of-semester study sessions for students ages 13-18. Sessions will be held Wednesday at both libraries: from 3:30-5:15 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, and from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Sessions will also be held from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Boswell Library and from 3:30-7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Herzfeld Library. Exam Cram sessions will take place in the meeting rooms. Tables, laptops and snacks will be available. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.


Winter and Christmas Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Concert Band will give its annual Winter and Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the Woodlands Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Greater Hot Springs Village and will feature a variety of music, including some audience sing-alongs. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, call (501) 922-4231, email, or visit


Craft Workshop

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a craft workshop at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class will be led by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group and requires no registration. All supplies will be provided. December’s theme is holiday angels. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


Winter Wonderland Show and Sale

ARKADELPHIA — Winter Wonderland is now showing at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. The show and sale include a wide variety of winter-themed art from local artists and holiday gift items available for purchase. Wreaths, Old World Santas, jewelry, decorator items and more have been donated with proceeds from sales to benefit the nonprofit arts center, run by the Clark County Arts and Humanities Council. The show will run through Dec. 28. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (870) 210-5235.

Ageless Bikers Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information or to sign up for a ride, visit

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers dance to live music on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. On the third Saturday, a lesson is held at 7 p.m. Admission is $7.50 per person for first-Saturday dances and $10 per person for third-Saturday dances. Club members get a discount for the season. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

Rhythmic Interactive Percussion

HOT SPRINGS — A Rhythmic Interactive Percussion musical event takes place from 5-9 p.m. every Sunday at Kenneth Adair Park, 358 Central Ave. Everyone is invited. Participation is encouraged as founder/facilitator and ensemble members pass out drums, tambourines, maracas and more to audience members. Many weeks, belly dancers, hula-hoopers, poi ball artists and martial artists drop in to perform their respective movement art forms. For more information, call (714) 273-6464.

VFW Bingo

BENTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2256 invites the public to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 5323 Sleepy Village Road. Cash prizes will be paid to each winner.

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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