This week's eventsOriginally Published January 6, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 4, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
Historical Society Meeting
MALVERN — The Hot Spring County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at 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.
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.
Arts & Crafts for Tweens
BENTON — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
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. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served and free of charge. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Board and Commission Applications
HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs will accept board and commission applications for volunteer advisory positions until 5 p.m. Friday. Applicants must be registered voters of the city of Hot Springs. Board and commission members are appointed by the Board of Directors and meet in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. For available positions and applications, visit www.cityhs.net or stop by the office of the city clerk, 133 Convention Blvd. For more information, call (501) 321-6805.
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 www.ccahc.org 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 www.hsvpoa.org. Applications for standing committees need to be returned by Jan. 31, and board applications by Jan. 17. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.
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. Applications are available from the SisterCity Program page of the city of Hot Springs website at www.cityhs.net/. Limited scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 545-6960.
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.
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 Martin Luther King 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 www.npcc.edu/workforce.
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 will be available, beginning Feb. 1, online at www.hsvpoa.org 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.
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. For tickets, visit www.hsvticketsales.com, call (501) 922-4231 or stop by the Woodlands Box Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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. Feb. 9 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 www.HSJazzSociety.org.
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