This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published January 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 2, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
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Jan. 3

Swearing-in Ceremony

BENTON — The swearing-in ceremony for the 2013 Benton City Council will be held at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex. Following the swearing-in ceremony, there will be a Community Services Committee meeting in the Mayor’s Conference Room to select committee members, committee chairmen, commissioners and a liaison to the Public Utilities Commission. Also discussed will be Resolution No. 1 for 2013, which establishes the time of City Council meetings; setting the meeting agenda; and establishing rules for conducting City Council and committee meetings.

Genealogy Society Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Genealogy Society will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center. Mary Nelson “Nell” White will be the featured speaker. White belongs to more than 20 lineage societies and serves as a national officer for the Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen: 1607-1783. For more information, call Bill Patterson at (501) 922-6965 or Nancy Holder at (608) 692-0162.

General Manager Coffee

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A Property Owners’ Association General Manager Coffee will be held at 3 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. These informal meetings, intended to improve communications with residents and property owners, are open to any topic attendees want to discuss with the general manager. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.

Jan. 4

Gallery Walk, All-Member Exhibit

HOT SPRINGS — The Artists’ Workshop Gallery, 810 Central Ave., in Hot Springs, will hold its annual all-member exhibit during the January Gallery Walk, which runs through 9 p.m. The theme for the exhibit is “The Beauty of Arkansas.” All mediums and styles will be represented by the gallery’s 35 talented and creative artists. The members invite the public to join them for their reception.

Jan. 7

Historical Society Meeting

MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Heritage House, 118 W. Second St. in Malvern. The topic will be the U.S. Civil War Battle of Jenkins Ferry. Roy Wilson, who has done extensive research on the topic, will be the featured speaker. The new issue of The Heritage is ready for pickup, and copies will be available at the meeting. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Kinney Black at (501) 337-0796.

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.

Master Gardeners Discussion

BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenters Kevin Grisham and Tom Neale will discuss “Organic Vegetable Gardening” 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.


Fitness Center Open House

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Fitness Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Property owners may use the facility and take a class for free on that day. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.


Treasures Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The treasures portion of the Trees and Treasures exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St., will remain on display through Jan. 19. A large variety of vintage treasures includes a collection of musical instruments from around the world, old sewing machines, doilies, pedal tractors, rocking chairs from the 1800s and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The display is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call (870) 245-3612.

POA Committee and Board Applications

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association is accepting applications for property owners willing to serve on the POA’s standing committees in 2013. There are also two POA Board of Directors positions open. Applications may be picked up in the general manager’s office or on the second floor of the Administration Building, or downloaded at Applications for standing committees need to be returned by Jan. 31, and board applications by Jan. 17. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.

Student-Delegate Applications

HOT SPRINGS — Student-delegation applications for eighth- through 11th-graders who want to be part of the 2013 Sister City student delegation traveling to Hanamaki, Japan, in July are due Jan. 14. The weeklong educational study trip is sponsored by the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation. Between five and 10 students will be chosen to travel to Hanamaki as representatives of Hot Springs and will be expected to participate in Sister City programs and promotions throughout the year. The study trip will take place during the 20th anniversary year of the Hot Springs-Hanamaki Sister City relationship. Applications are available from the Sister City Program page of the city of Hot Springs website at Limited scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 545-6960.


Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

Valentine’s Day Craft Class

BENTON — Ages 18 and older are invited to learn how to make Valentine’s Day gifts out of recycled men’s ties at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served and free of charge. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Book Club

BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 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.

Public-Service Meeting

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Department of Public Safety will hold a public-service meeting to address the identification of and protection against frauds and scams. The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17 in Room A of the Ouachita Building at the Ponce de Leon Center. For more information, call (501) 922-0011.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations

BENTON — The 2013 Benton Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations will be held Jan. 18-21. Festivities will begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 18 with a prayer breakfast at the Benton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and will continue with a Community Unity Celebration at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at First United Methodist Church. At 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Elect Temple Church will hold a memorial service with Stop the Violence founder the Rev. Benny Johnson of Little Rock as the guest speaker. On Jan. 21, the MLK Day of Service will begin at 9 a.m., and a parade will be held at 4 p.m. There is also a MLK essay contest under way in the Benton School District. For more information about the contest and events, call Robin at (501) 776-745 or Evelyn at (501) 776-7122.

Aerospace Open House

HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will hold an aerospace open house at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in the aerospace lab on the south side of campus for students interested in the next apprentice class, scheduled to begin Feb. 16. For more information, call (501) 760-4135 or visit

Cirque Ziva Performance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Chinese acrobatic troupe Cirque Ziva will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Woodlands Auditorium. Reserved-seat tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, visit, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Box Office from 9 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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