Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Dec. 19

Published December 19, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Dec. 19

Genealogy and 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. today 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.

Dec. 20 – Dec. 22

A Christmas Story

BENTON — The Royal Players will present A Christmas Story, a comedy, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday 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. 24 and Dec. 25

Christmas Closings

BENTON/BRYANT — The Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton will close at 5:30 p.m. Monday and will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Dec. 26. 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 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.


Movie Monday

BENTON — All ages are invited to see a movie at 4 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The movie will be specifically selected for ages 12 and younger. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Starlight Gala

BRYANT — The third annual Starlight Gala, titled An Enchanted Evening, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at 6401 Boone Road. The night will feature food from chef Bonner Cameron, entertainment, dancing and an array of items for purchase during the silent auction. This charity event is a black-tie occasion. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at

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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