This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published February 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated February 1, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.
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Feb. 4

Book Club

BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. 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 John Perkins will discuss community gardens at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Feb. 5

Chamber of Commerce Banquet

BENTON — The annual Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held in the Holland Chapel Baptist Church Family Life Center, with a social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 7. Highlighting the event will be Chad Pregracke, an environmentalist and the founder of Living Lands and Waters, an organization dedicated to the preservation and cleaning of waterways in the United States. For more information, call (501) 860-7004.

Feb. 6

Introduction to Computers

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class includes information such as learning to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Cirque Ziva Performance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Chinese acrobatic troupe Cirque Ziva will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Woodlands Auditorium. Reserved-seat tickets are $25. For tickets, visit, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Box Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Feb. 7

February Exhibit Opening Reception

ARKADELPHIA — The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Arkadelphia Arts Center for the February exhibit, Community Celebration of Black History Month: Focus on Education Through the Years. The center is at 625 Main St. The exhibit is sponsored by the nonprofit Clark County Arts and Humanities Council and features a replica of 1930s to ’40s classrooms, famous inventors and their inventions, early Clark County schools and more. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (870)403-8216, or visit

Business After Hours

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours from 4-6 p.m. at the Honeycomb Restaurant, 705 Main St. The event is an opportunity for community members to network.

Introduction to the Internet

BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Watercolor Class

BENTON — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Theater Thursday

BRYANT — A family-friendly movie selected for ages 12 and under will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Genealogy Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Anyone interested in family research is welcome to attend. Featured speaker Sheila Beatty will discuss how and where to do research on the Orphan Train riders, which refers to the placement of more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929. Members of Beatty’s maternal family have been Arkansans since the 1850s, and her father was an Orphan Train rider who was raised in Arkansas. For more information, call Bill Patterson at (501) 922-6965 or Nancy Holder at (608) 692-0162.

Feb. 8

Zipper Pin Craft Class

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to learn how to make a decorative pin out of recycled metal zippers at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class is led by the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Ouachita Sounds Spring Concert

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host the 10-member show choir Ouachita Sounds in its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center. Selections will include a Michael Jackson medley, a tribute to Whitney Houston and a mash-up from the movie Pitch Perfect, arranged by the women of Ouachita Sounds. The concert will also feature solos, a cappella pieces and other student-arranged pieces. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at

Feb. 9

Photography Exhibit Opening Reception

BENTON — The public is invited to a reception in honor of photographer LoriAnne Tennison from 1-3 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Her works will remain on display at the library throughout February. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Daylily Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Christian Life Center, 218 Pratt St. Rita Monsen will present a program on Japanese flower arranging. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Mardi Gras Party

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Jazz Society “Krewe” will produce its first Mardi Gras Party Dance to the Beat on Orange Street from 6-10 p.m. in the old Hot Springs High School Field House on Orange Street. Entertainment will be by the Spa City Stompers, Sweet Mother and Zydeco Stingrays. There will be a costume contest with prizes valued at up to $500, food and a raffle. Limited reserved tables of eight on the dance floor are available for $500 per table. General admission is $20 or $10 for Jazz Society members. Proceeds will benefit the Hot Springs Jazz Society’s programming. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (501) 627-2425, or visit


Sister City Teacher Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation will accept applications until March 25 for two teacher scholarships for summer travel to Hanamaki, Japan, Hot Springs’ sister city. Teachers or school administrators currently employed in Garland County public schools are eligible for the program. The scholarship will fully fund travel costs for a seven-day trip to Hanamaki in mid-June. The city of Hanamaki will provide home-stay arrangements, along with tours and educational opportunities. Application information is available through the Sister City Program link on the city of Hot Springs’ home page,

Applications for LIHEAP

The Central Arkansas Development Council is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at the following locations: The CADC Administration Building, 321 Edison St. in Benton, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, (501)778-1333; the Arkansas Workforce Center of Malvern, 1735 E. Sullenberger, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, (501) 337-8401; the CADC Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center, 1305 N. 10th St., 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, (870) 246-9871; and Gurdon City Hall, 103 Maple, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, (870) 310-6971. LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

Junior Auxiliary Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — The Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs is accepting applications for the 2013 JAHS Scholarship program through March 1. Applications are available through area high school counselors or by visiting and clicking on the “scholarship” link. The Junior Auxiliary gives emphasis to students majoring in a child-related field such as speech therapy, nursing, social work, teaching, etc. There is no age restriction for the scholarships. For more information, contact Mandy Golleher at (501) 620-2705 or

Election Day Committee Applications

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association is soliciting applications from property owners in good standing who are willing to serve on the 2013 Election Day Committee, which oversees the ballot counting for the Hot Springs Village Board of Directors election. The ballots will be counted March 28. Applications are available online at or at the general manager’s office at the POA Administration Building, 895 DeSoto Blvd. Completed applications must be returned to the general manager’s office by March 1. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.


Sweetheart Pageant Sign-up

MALVERN — A sign-up session for the 14th annual Sweetheart Pageant and Talent Competition will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Malvern Chamber of Commerce. The pageant and competition will begin at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County. For more information or to request an application, call (501) 467-4606 or email

Benton Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 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.

Soul Food Supper

ARKADELPHIA — The Clark County Arts and Humanities Council will host a soul-food supper from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Senior Adult Center, 1311 N. 10th St. The meal will be catered by Mama Max Restaurant in Prescott. For tickets to the supper or more information, call (870)403-8216 or visit

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

HOT SPRINGS — The next exhibit by the Traditional Art Guild, featuring members Doug and Beth Jones of Hot Springs Village, will open Feb. 16 at Hot Springs Memorial Field. The airport hosts a new exhibit by Traditional Art Guild members each month. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16. For membership information, contact President Joanne Kunath at (501) 262-2953.

Anniversary Celebration

HOT SPRINGS — The public is invited to help Carousel Theater Workshops for Seniors celebrate 10 years of performance and study in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village with a celebration from 2:30-5 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Garland County Library Auditorium. The celebration will include readers’ theater performances, a Spotlight Award presentation by the American Association of Community Theatre and a senior-theater discussion. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email

Merry Mixers Dance Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will hold a Valentine’s Party dance featuring the Village Big Band on Feb. 16 at the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be given at 7 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

Band Blast Music Celebration

JESSIEVILLE — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present the eighth annual Band Blast Music Celebration at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Jessieville Sports Arena at Jessieville High School. The band is under the direction of Craig Hamilton, music director and principal conductor. Also featured will be the Village Big Band, directed by Bill Morgan with Lydia deSambourg as soloist; and the Hot Springs New Horizons Band under the direction of Bill Crook. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the three bands; from Crooks Music Service, 2024 Central Ave. in Hot Springs; or at the door. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information, call (501) 984-1678.

Legislative Appreciation Reception

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance will have its fifth Legislative Appreciation Reception from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Next Level Events in Little Rock. The event is an opportunity to welcome and express appreciation to local state legislators and to all members of the 89th General Assembly. For more information, call (870) 246-1460.

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Parks and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park. The January meeting was canceled because of the weather.

George Washington Birthday Celebration

HOT SPRINGS — The ninth annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Hot Springs Country Club. The public is invited, and reservations are required. Make checks for $18 payable to Arkansas Chapter, NSDAR, and mail to Sheila Beatty, 27 Dolbez Circle, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. The deadline for paid reservations is Feb. 15. The menu will be chicken masala with rice pilaf, hot rolls, green beans almandine, house salad, cherry cobbler, coffee and tea. The speaker will be Carla Killough McClafferty, author of The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon. Attendees are encouraged to wear Colonial attire. For more information, call (501) 915-0456 in Hot Springs Village or (501) 262-5422 in Hot Springs.

A Night of Laughter

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Comedian Jeff Love will present A Night of Laughter at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Coronado Community Center. To purchase $10 general-admission tickets, visit, call (501) 922-5050 or stop by the Coronado Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ballet Arkansas Performance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Ballet Arkansas, the state’s oldest and only professional ballet company, will perform Beyond Category at the Woodlands Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. March 7. The show will feature 10 women and three men in a program of dances to an array of music. To purchase reserved-seat tickets, at $18 each, visit, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Box Office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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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