This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published February 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated February 27, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.
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Feb. 28

African-American Legislators Exhibit

BENTON — Arkansas African-American Legislators, 1868-1893, a free traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission and the Black History Commission of Arkansas, will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The exhibit tells the story of the 85 African-Americans who served in the Arkansas General Assembly in the 19th century. For more information about the exhibit, call Steve Perdue at (501) 778-4766 or email

Closing for Staff Training

HOT SPRINGS — The John Seales Animal Services Center, 319 Davidson Drive off Shady Grove Road, will be closed to the public today for staff training. The shelter will reopen Friday. For emergencies, call (501) 321-6789.

Newcomers Coffee

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association invites new residents to attend a Newcomers Coffee at 9 a.m. in the Ouachita Activities Building of the Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 Desoto Blvd. Coffee and donuts will be available at 8:30 a.m., and presentations will begin at 9 a.m. The meeting gives new residents an opportunity to hear about the Property Owners’ Association, as well as organizations and activities in Hot Springs Village. For more information, call (501) 922-4231.

Highlight Bryant Lunch

BRYANT — The Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Highlight Bryant Lunch at noon at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road. The event aims to provide an opportunity for community residents to get to know chamber members and hear a State of the City report from Mayor Jill Dabbs. Tickets are $12 if reserved by 10 a.m. the day of the meeting, or $15 if not registered in advance. For more information, visit

Regional Science Fair

HOT SPRINGS — A public viewing of the exhibits included in the West Central Regional Science Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs. Students will stand with their exhibits from 1-3 p.m. The West Central Regional Science Fair includes only ASMSA students, and the winners from the fair will compete in the Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on March 29 and 30.

Creative Writing

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

Candidate Forum

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate forum for the 2013 Village Property Owners Association Board of Directors candidates at 5 p.m. in the Ouachita Room at the Ponce de Leon Center. The forum is sponsored by Remax Real Estate and is open to the public. The five candidates will each give a three-minute presentation, after which an open question-and-answer session will follow. Audience members may ask their questions verbally or in written form. Questions will also be accepted, live, by email at For more information, visit

Utility Assistance

LITTLE ROCK — The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program. To qualify, people must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of application date. In Saline County, a mass-intake day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Gene Moss Building, 913 E. Sevier St. in Benton. For more information, call (501) 315-1121. In Montgomery County, applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon each Wednesday, beginning this week, at the CADC Mount Ida Senior Activity Center, 158 Senior Drive. For more information, call (870) 867-0151. In Hot Spring County, applications will be taken at the Malvern Community Center, 1800 W. Moline. For more information, call (501) 337-8401.

March 1

Junior Auxiliary Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — Friday is the deadline to submit applications for the 2013 Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs Scholarship program. 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

4-H Auction

MALVERN — The Annual 4-H Auction will be held at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center, which is the old skating rink in Malvern. The public is invited to come out and bid. For more information or to donate items to the auction, call (501) 332-5267.

Fish and Chicken Dinner

MALVERN — St. Paul United Methodist Church in Malvern, at East Mill and Cherry Lane, will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m. The dinners, which include a drink and homemade banana pudding, cost $11 for four pieces, $9 for two pieces and $5 for children 12 and younger. To place a carryout order, call (501) 337-7364.

March 1 and March 2

Political Science Association Meeting

ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host the 2013 Arkansas Political Science Association’s annual meeting Friday and Saturday. Conference participants will attend sessions in the Walker Conference Center and McClellan Hall with speakers from across the state exploring issues related to the current world of political science. Panels will be open to the public from 1-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-4:15 p.m. Friday; and from 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:45 a.m. Saturday. The panel discussions will be held in McClellan Hall, rooms 204-207. For more information, contact Kevin Brennan at or (870) 245-5346.

March 1 and March 4

Band Concerts

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Arkansas Hall auditorium. The program, titled This World Alive, will feature a new work by the same name. On Monday, the Concert Band will perform in the Evanson Band Hall at 7:30 p.m. The program, titled Another Time and Place, will feature music that depicts a variety of cultures and historical periods around the world. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The Evanson Band Hall is part of the Russell Fine Arts Center.

March 2

Civil War Gun Show

BENTON — The David O. Dodd Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host the 10th annual Civil War Gun and Artifact show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pilgrims Rest Church, 508 N. Main St. The event will include re-enactments, demonstrations and displays of uniforms, canons, pistols and more. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call Robert at (501) 776-2056.

Miss Ouachita Baptist Pageant

Arkadelphia — The 2013 Miss Ouachita Baptist University Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center at OBU. The 17 women competing for the crown will participate in talent, evening-gown, onstage-question, private-interview and fitness categories, Tickets are $11 for the general public and $6 for current Ouachita students with a valid OBU ID. Tickets are available at the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office from 1-5 p.m. weekdays or online at

Art Exhibit and Reception

BENTON — The public is invited to attend an art reception honoring Carolyn Voss and her watercolor students from 1-3 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Their works, some created during the watercolor classes at the Saline County Library, will be on display throughout March at the Herzfeld Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Merry Mixers Dance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Merry Mixers Dance Club will hold a dance featuring the Mullins Group at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. A dance lesson will be provided at 7 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.

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. The event will be a Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter at 6 p.m. at the Lodge at Family Farm owned by the May family, 18448 U.S. 67, just outside 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. at OBU. The preregistration fee is $30, and the deadline is Saturday. The fee at the door will be $35. Fee payments need to be made out to the Hot Springs Flute Ensemble and mailed to Marilyn Lihs, treasurer, 62 Promesa Drive, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. For a registration form, visit Participants are asked to 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

March 3

Henderson Choir Performances

ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University choirs will present Music From the Commonwealth at 3 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The performance will feature music originating in countries that are or once were part of the British Commonwealth, as well as student soloists. Admission is free and open to the public.

March 3 – March 8

Youth Art Show

BENTON — The Art Guild of Saline County will sponsor the 31st annual Youth Art Show at Saline Memorial Hospital on Sunday through March 8. All schools in Saline County are invited to participate by submitting artwork chosen by the teachers in grades K-12. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third places and honorable mention. There will be an open house and reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the hospital atrium, the wing to the left of the main entrance. The public is invited to attend. For information about submitting artwork, call Marjorie Stone at (501) 847-0648.

March 4

Historical Society Meeting

MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at The Heritage House, 118 W. Second St. The program will be presented by Ashley Parker Graves, regional director of the Mid-Arkansas Regional Library. She will present the history of the library since its founding in 1928. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kinney Black at (501) 337-0796.

Monday Afternoon 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 Martha Gills will discuss Gourd Crafting 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.

March 5

A Night of Laughter

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Comedian Jeff Love will present A Night of Laughter at 7 p.m. 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.

March 6

Buying/Selling on eBay

BRYANT — A computer class on how to buy and sell items on eBay will be offered for adults 18 and older at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

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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