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Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Dec. 15Published December 15, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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. 15 and Dec 20 – Dec. 22
A Christmas Story
BENTON — The Royal Players will present A Christmas Story, a comedy, at 2 p.m. today and Dec. 22, and at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 theroyalplayers.com or by calling (501) 315-5483.
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 Dec. 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. Monday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and from 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday 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.
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.
Free Volunteer Training
HOT SPRINGS — Hospice Home Care will present free volunteer training from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tuesday at 3955 Central Ave., Suite 6. The deadline to sign up is noon Monday. For more information, call (501) 321-4014.
Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall. The group continues to collect items, articles and pictures from the past to be loaned, copied or donated for display at the Haskell Museum. Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384.
Library Lego Club
BRYANT — Kids 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.
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. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. To make an appointment, call (501) 778-4766.
Dec. 19 and Dec. 20
Baking for Bucks
BRYANT — The Central Arkansas Development Council Bryant Senior Wellness and Activity Center will host a Baking for Bucks Contest and Fundraiser. Baked goods may be dropped off at the center from 1-3 p.m. Thursday or by 9 a.m. Friday at 6401 Boone Road, No. 3. The entry fee is $10 per item and is open to the public. All baked goods entered into the contest will be judged on taste, appearance and originality. Winners will be contacted by phone. The judging will be conducted by Custom Cakes and Creations. For more information, call (501) 778-1133.
Winter Wonderland Show and Sale
ARKADELPHIA — Winter Wonderland is now showing at the Arkadelphia Arts Cen-
ter, 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 hsvabc.weebly.com.
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 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.
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.
BENTON/BRYANT — The Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton will close at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and will remain closed until 9 a.m. Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, 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.
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