Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting Dec. 26

Published December 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Dec. 30

Movie Monday

BENTON — All ages are invited to see a movie at 4 p.m. 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.

Dec. 31

Starlight Gala

BRYANT — The third annual Starlight Gala, titled An Enchanted Evening, will be held at 6:30 p.m. 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

New Year’s Gala

HOT SPRINGS — The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa will hold its New Year’s Gala on Tuesday. The event will include two parties. The Gala Dinner Dance will include a five-course gourmet dinner with wine, a champagne toast and dance music provided by the Stardust Big Band. The Festival Party will include a champagne toast and live music. For more information, call (800) 643-1501 or visit

Jan. 1

Holiday Closings

BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will be closed Wednesday in observance of New Year’s Day. The libraries will close at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen at 9 a.m. Jan. 2 . For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


School Holiday Closing

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College campus will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays through Jan. 3 and will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 6. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.

Food for Fines

BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will forgive late fees on patron accounts with a donation of nonperishable food items through Tuesday. Fine forgiveness only goes toward late fees, not replacement or processing fees. Patrons are encouraged to bring a reasonable amount of food for each account to help benefit the Churches Joint Council on Human Needs. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Winter Wonderland Show and Sale

ARKADELPHIA — Winter Wonderland is showing through Saturday at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. The show includes 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. 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.


Gallery Walk

HOT SPRINGS — Historic downtown Hot Springs will be the site for a Gallery Walk at 9 p.m. Jan. 3. The free event offers participants a chance to see some of the contemporary art found in the city. The walk also includes music and complimentary refreshments. The Gallery Walk is held the first Friday of every month. For more information, call (501) 624-0550 or email

Short Films

HOT SPRINGS — The annual Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film will be held Jan. 4 in historic downtown Hot Springs. Admission is $7 per person for this event, which will include films by native and current residents of Arkansas. For more information, call (501) 282-9056 or visit

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.

Monday Afternoon Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Monday With the Master Gardeners

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Bruce Schrader will discuss Small Area Gardening at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Internet/Online Resources

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a beginning Internet class at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss popular uses for the Internet, as well as online library resources. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.


BENTON — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The focus is Winter Farm Watercolor. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Craft Workshop: Crocheting

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a craft workshop at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 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. January’s focus is Basic Crochet: Granny Square. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Coin Show

HOT SPRINGS — The 48th annual Tri-Lakes Coin Show will be held Jan. 17-19 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There will be exhibits, a bourse, door prizes and drawings. Collectors and dealers will participate. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (501) 624-0074 or visit

Eagle Watch

MOUNTAIN PINE — Lake Ouachita State Park will hold Eagle Watch Weekend on Jan. 18 and 19. Park officials will offer boat tours of the lake in hopes of giving attendees a glimpse of wintering birds, other area wildlife and bald eagles. Several programs and activities will be held in the park. Most programs are free; however, lake tours are $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call (501) 767-9366 or email

Rhythmic Circus

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Rhythmic Circus will perform Jan. 27 and 28 in the Ponce de Leon Center’s Woodlands Auditorium. The show features tap-dancing, beatboxing, award-winning performers and a six-piece band that will play a mix of funk, blues, salsa and rock ’n’ roll. Admission is $25 per person. For more information, call (501) 922-4231, email, or visit

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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