This week's events

Originally Published February 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated February 6, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.
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Feb. 7

General Manager Coffee

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The next Property Owners’ Association General Manager Coffee will be held at 3 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Developed to provide a public forum for residents and property owners to talk directly with the general manager, the coffees allow discussion of any topic relevant to Hot Springs Village life. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.

February Exhibit Opening Reception

ARKADELPHIA — The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. today 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 younger 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

Style Show for Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — The Style Show for Scholarships benefiting the Garland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund will be presented at noon at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse. The style show will feature fashions from the Lagniappe Shoppe, special music by Michele Webb, a catered lunch and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. The fund provides scholarships to men and women of Garland County who demonstrate financial need, are single parents and are enrolled in a postsecondary educational course of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate of graduation. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Jane Yamauchi at or (501) 760-6582.

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

Mardi Gras Party

HOT SPRINGS — Master Illusionist Maxwell Blade will be the master of ceremonies for the Hot Springs Jazz Society’s first Mardi Gras party from 6-10 p.m. in the Old Hot Springs Field House on Orange Street. Blade is an award-winning performer who brings to the stage magic, music and comedy. Music will be by the Spa City Stompers, Sweet Mother and Zydeco Stingrays. Dancing, juggling, tarot reading, a costume contest, face painting, king cupcakes, beer, wine, Cajun food and more are planned for the evening. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, or $10 for Jazz Society members. Proceeds will benefit the Hot Springs Jazz Society’s Educational Programming and annual JazzFest in September. For more information or tickets, visit or call (501) 627-2425.

Super Tax Filing Day

BRYANT — A Super Tax Filing Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CADC Bryant Senior Activity Center, 6401 Boone Road, No. 3. Walk-ins are welcome. Many low-wage workers will qualify for the Earned Income Credit for the first time because their income declined or they became unemployed. Tax refunds through the EIC and the Child Tax Credit can help low- and moderate-income families cover day-to-day expenses such as utilities, rent and child care. Families with three or more children also get an extra boost with a larger EIC this year. For more information, call the Central Arkansas Development Council at (501) 778-1133.

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.

Feb. 10

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. Sunday 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

Feb. 11

Benton Book Club

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

Feb. 12 and 14

Valentine Puppet Show

BRYANT/BENTON — All ages are invited to attend a Valentine-themed puppet show at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Valentine-themed crafts will also be available. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


Youth United Fundraiser

BRYANT — Each Friday in February, Ruby Tuesday in Bryant will donate 20 percent of checks presented with a Habitat for Humanity Youth United flyer to the organization. Call (501) 315-5434 to get a flyer to participate in the fundraiser.

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 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.


After-School Arts and Crafts

BENTON — Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Valentine crafts will be available for this age group and others in honor of Valentine’s Day. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Creative Writing

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Valentine’s Day Dance

BRYANT — The Central Arkansas Development Council Bryant Senior Activity Center at Bishop Park will sponsor a Valentine’s Day dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road, No. 3. The event will begin with a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by a dance at 7. The live band will be Sundown. Admission is $7 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Bryant Senior Activity Center. For more information, call (501) 681-0504.

Free Community Classes

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s Ellis College of Arts and Sciences will offer five free classes for the Arkadelphia community this spring. All classes will meet at 4 p.m. in the Reynolds Science Center, Room 127. On Feb. 14, Maryjane Dunn, assistant professor of Spanish, will present Following the Stars to Santiago. On Feb. 21, Wayne McGinnis, professor of English, will lecture on Historical Aspects of the Game of Golf. On Feb. 28, science faculty members Martin Campbell, Vince Dunlap, Tommy Finley and Allison Harris will discuss the 2012 Nobel Prize winners. On March 7, Mary Beth Trubitt will discuss an upcoming archeological dig in the Ouachita National Forest. On March 14, David Bateman and Vince Dunlap will present Antibiotic Resistance: Are You Doing Your Part to Prevent It? For more information, call Linda Mooney at (870) 230-5320.

Book-to-Movie Club

BENTON — The Saline County Library will hold its first meeting of the Book-to-Movie Club at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The group is open to ages 18 and older and will meet on a monthly basis. The selection for this meeting is The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. 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 guild 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.

Know Your Numbers

HOT SPRINGS — In recognition of February as American Heart Month, National Park Medical Center will hold a free heart-health event called Know Your Numbers from 7-11 a.m. Feb. 18 and 21. The event will feature cholesterol, blood-glucose, blood-pressure and body-mass-index screenings, along with information about heart-healthy diets, cardiovascular exercise tips and the link between sleep health and heart disease. Although the event is free, space is limited, and registration is required. To register, call (501) 620-1402.

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.

Sunday Dinner Fundraiser

GURDON — The Central Arkansas Development Council Gurdon Senior Activity Center will hold a Sunday Dinner Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the center, 410 E. Main St. The general public is invited to attend. The dinner will include turkey and dressing, candied yams, English peas, cranberry sauce, rolls, Caribbean coconut cake, iced tea and coffee. The dinner is $7 per person, dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds will benefit the CADC Gurdon Senior Center Meals for Seniors program. For more information, call Royce Ann Barbaree at (870) 353-2095.

Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter

MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Medical Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser to benefit Hot Spring County Medical Center. This year, the event will be a Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Lodge at Family Farm owned by the May family, 18448 U.S. 67, just outside of Malvern. The evening will include dinner and silent and live auctions, with a car donated by Teeter Motors to be auctioned. Teeter, who has been in the car business for more than half of a century, moved to Malvern in 1967 when he took on a Chrysler dealership. He has shared his success by supporting many charities and causes, including his significant investment in youth programs. Tickets are $50. For more information, call Ann Gasper at (501) 332-7028.

A Flute Spa

ARKADELPHIA — The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble and Ouachita Baptist University will sponsor internationally known performer, teacher and clinician Patricia George in a workshop for flute players. The event, titled A Flute Spa, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 at OBU. The preregistration fee is $30, and the deadline is Feb. 23. The fee at the door will be $35. Fee payments should be made out to the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble and mailed to Marilyn Lihs, treasurer, 62 Promesa Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. A registration form may be found on the ensemble website at Participants should bring their C flutes. A flute choir will meet at the end of the day to apply workshop concepts. For more information, contact Jackie Flowers at (501) 520-0306 or jjf313flow39

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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