This week's events in the Tri-Lakes area

Published December 12, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Dec. 12

Santa at the Library

BENTON — All ages are invited to visit with Santa from 2-7 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Bring cameras and have pictures made with Santa. Every visiting child will receive a gift. Christmas games and crafts will be available for attendees. 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

Dec. 12 -15 and 20-22

A Christmas Story

BENTON — The Royal Players will present A Christmas Story, a comedy, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 20 and 21; and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22 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 or by calling (501) 315-5483.

Dec. 13

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.

Kirtan Chanting and Drumming

HOT SPRINGS — Kirtan chanting and drumming, along with singing-bowl playing, will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Creative Life Church, 229 Bayard St. A feature of this free program is the presence of crystal singing bowls musically tuned to balance people’s chakras or energy centers. For more information, contact True at (714) 273-6464 or

Dec. 14

Christmas Dinner and Dance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Join the Hot Springs Village Country Two-Stepper Dance Club at 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center Ballroom for a Christmas dinner and dance. The Sugar Creek Band will provide music for the evening. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. A photographer will be available for Christmas pictures. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Denny or Petra Block at (501) 226-5111.

St. Paul Sweet Shoppe

MALVERN — St. Paul United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Sweet Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cookies and candies will be sold by the pound, and breads will be sold individually.

Dec. 15

Christmas Scramble Golf Tournament

HOT SPRINGS — National Park Medical Center will present the Christmas Scramble golf tournament at 9 a.m. The event will include a player gift, breakfast, contest holes, a silent auction, an on-course lunch, a warming tent and an awards ceremony. The cost for the tournament is $90 per player or $350 per team. For more information or to register for the tournament, call (501) 620-2705.

Dec. 16

Game On!

BENTON — Teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

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 from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 3:30-7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. 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.

Dec. 17

Puppet Show

BENTON — All ages are invited to a family-friendly puppet show at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Dec. 18

Library Lego Club

BRYANT — Ages 4-14 are invited to create a Lego masterpiece from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library during the monthly Block Party. A new theme is explored each month. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.


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.


Genealogy/Local History Help

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. Dec. 19 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. To make an appointment, call (501) 778-4766.

A Musical Night of Caring

HOT SPRINGS — The Caring Place will host Ken Goodman and Roy Rivers in a concert titled A Musical Night of Caring at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (501) 623-2881.

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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