This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published January 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 10, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
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Jan. 13

My Fair Lady

BENTON — The Young Players will present My Fair Lady at 2 p.m. at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market in downtown Benton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and children.

Jan 14

Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

BENTON — The genealogy and local history department of the Saline County Library will present an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Event at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive. Trey Berry, vice president for academic affairs at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia will present “Abraham Lincoln and Arkansas: The President’s Influence and Interest in the State.” For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Delegate Application Deadline

HOT SPRINGS — Monday is the deadline for eighth- through 11th-graders to submit applications to be part of the 2013 Sister City student delegation traveling to Hanamaki, Japan, in July. The weeklong educational study trip is sponsored by the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation. Five to 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 Limited scholarships are available. For more information, call (501) 545-6960.

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.

Henderson Registration

ARKADELPHIA — Registration for the 2013 spring semester at Henderson State University will be held Monday. Students who haven’t preregistered can register in their advisers’ offices from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes will begin Tuesday. The following locations in the Garrison Center have been designated for the registration process: business office payments, Cabe Room; book vouchers, Wilson Room; loan checks, Banquet Room; and financial aid, Ross Room. Student IDs may be obtained at the Charles D. Dunn Recreation Center, and university police will offer vehicle decals at the police office at 12th and Henderson streets. Printouts of class schedules and bills will be available at computers in the Garrison Center. The last day to register or add a course is Thursday. For more information, visit

Monday and Tuesday

Auditions for the Royal Players

BENTON — Auditions for the Royal Players’ production of Steel Magnolias will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 111 S. Market in downtown Benton. Production dates are March 7-10 and 14-17. This is a nonmusical with a small cast of women. For more information, call the theater at (501) 315-5483 or visit

Jan. 15

Puppet Show

BENTON — A family-friendly puppet show will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Saline Crossing Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building of Tyndall Park. The public is invited and urged to help plan for the 200th anniversary of the first settlement in Saline County.

Jan. 16

Using an iPad

BRYANT — An introductory class for new iPad users will be offered for ages 18 and older at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Jan. 17

Chamber Awards Banquet

MALVERN — The Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. The keynote speaker will be state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who announced last June that he will run for governor. Circuit Court Judge Chris Williams will be the master of ceremonies for the evening. Tickets are $30 in advance at the chamber, 213 W. Third St. For more information, call (501) 332-2721.

Artsy-Craftsy Tweens

BRYANT — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to create arts and crafts revolving around children’s literature from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166. 

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.

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. in Room A of the Ouachita Building at the Ponce de Leon Center. For more information, call (501) 922-0011.

Superhero Showdown

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a Superhero Showdown for all ages at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best original superhero in both adult and children’s divisions. Themed activities will also be available during the event. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Jan. 18 –Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Celebrations

BENTON — The 2013 Benton Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations will be held Friday through Jan. 21. Festivities will begin at 7 a.m. Friday with a prayer breakfast at the Benton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and will continue with a Community Unity Celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday 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.


Storm-Disposal Sites

HOT SPRINGS — The city’s compost facility on Davidson Drive and the Cedar Glades Landfill, 1040 Cedar Glades Road, are available to residents who need to dispose of debris from the recent storm. Only natural vegetation will be accepted free of charge during regular hours of operation at both sites. There will be a charge for construction debris brought to the Cedar Glades Landfill facility. Customers are advised to call one of three numbers before visiting the compost facility: the Compost Hotline at (501) 321-6869, which offers updated, recorded information about the composting operation; the Compost Shed at (501) 802-1756; or the Water Treatment Plant at (501) 262-1125.

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 Saturday. 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 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 Thursday. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.

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 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.


Holiday Closing

HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College campus will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Library Closings

BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Jan. 22. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Euphonium Recital

ARKADELPHIA — Brian Bowman, a world-renowned euphoniumist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Center Harwood Recital Hall. Bowman will also give a master class at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Bowman is a retired member of the U.S. Navy and Air Force bands and is professor of euphonium at the University of North Texas. The euphonium is a brass instrument that looks like a small tuba and has a lyrical tenor sound. For more information, contact Jamie Lipton at

Volunteer Opportunity

BENTON — The Saline County Library has joined the World Book Night 2013 campaign as an organization partner and will serve as a host site for the April 23 nationwide book giveaway. The library needs volunteer book givers, age 16 or older with an email account, willing to distribute copies of books for the cause. The deadline to apply is Jan. 23. For more information about World Book Night 2013 and how to become a volunteer book giver, visit or call the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library at (501) 778-4766.

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

Have a HeART for Art

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County chapter of the American Heart Association will host the fifth annual Have a HeART for Art student and teacher art competition and exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1. The exhibition will be held at the Artchurch Studio, 301 Whittington Ave. in Hot Springs, in conjunction with the downtown Gallery Walk. The free event will be open to the public. For more information, contact Nancy Bartlett at

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, 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

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 be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Boys and Girls Club in Malvern. For more information or to request an application, call (501) 467-4606 or email

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 at 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

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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