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This week's events-Tri-LakesOriginally Published January 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 16, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
History and Heritage Society Meeting
BENTON — The Saline County History and Heritage Society will meet at 7 p.m. at 123 N. Market St. Daniel F. Littlefield, director of the Sequoyah National Research Center, will present a program on the Southwest Trail. The program is open to the public. The Southwest Trail, which crossed through Saline County, was the first traveled trail in Arkansas. Littlefield holds a doctorate from Oklahoma State University and has been a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock since 1970.
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 at the chamber, 213 W. Third St. For more information, call (501) 332-2721.
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.
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.
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.
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. 17-Jan. 19
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. The display is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ccahc.org or call (870) 245-3612.
Jan. 18-Jan. 20
Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show
HOT SPRINGS — The 47th annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show will be held from 1-6 p.m. Friday; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Vendors from throughout the country will buy and sell U.S. and foreign coins, medals, stamps, sports cards and more. Admission and parking for the event are free. For more information, call (501) 624-0074.
Jan. 18-Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Celebrations
BENTON — The 2013 Benton Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations will be held Friday through Monday. 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. Sunday, 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 Monday, 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.
Merry Mixers Dance Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will host a live performance by Blue Velvet at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The club hosts performances the first and third Saturdays of the month except during the summer. Other performances will include the Mullens Band on Feb. 2 and the Village Big Band on Feb. 16. A dance lesson is provided before the music starts. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Art Exhibit Reception
HOT SPRINGS — The public is invited to an art exhibit opening reception from 1- 3 p.m. at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. This month’s exhibit is by Traditional Art Guild member and longtime professional artist June Lamoureax. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-February. The third Saturday of every month throughout the year, the airport will host a new art exhibit by a Traditional Art Guild member, beginning with an opening reception. For information on membership, call guild president Joanne Kunath at (501) 262-2953.
HOT SPRINGS — The National Park Community College campus will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
BENTON/BRYANT — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Teens are invited to participate in a make-and-take craft from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Introduction to Computers
BENTON — Ages 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. This class includes information such as learning to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Adult Winter Reading Program
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will launch Adult Winter Reading: Curl Up With a Good Book on Tuesday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The program is open to ages 18 and older, and no registration is required. Ballots to participate are available at both libraries and must be received by Feb. 28. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
ARKADELPHIA — Brian Bowman, a world-renowned euphoniumist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com.
Introduction to the Internet
BENTON — Ages 18 and older are invited to attend a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BENTON — Wednesday is the deadline to apply to be a volunteer book giver for the World Book Night 2013 campaign. The Saline County Library has joined the campaign as an organization partner and will serve as a host site for the April 23 nationwide book giveaway. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old with an email account and willing to distribute copies of books for the cause. For more information about World Book Night 2013 and how to become a volunteer book giver, visit www.WorldBookNight.org or call the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library at (501) 778-4766.
Junior Auxiliary Scholarship Applications
HOT SPRINGS — The Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs is accepting applications for the 2013 JAHS Scholarship program. Scholarship applications are available through area high school counselors or by visiting www.juniorauxiliaryofhotsprings.com and clicking the “scholarship” link. The deadline for applications is March 1. The Junior Auxiliary provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors and/or college students seeking higher education. Emphasis is given to those students majoring in a child-related field such as speech therapy, nursing, social work, teaching, etc. There is no age restriction on the scholarship awards. For more information, contact Mandy Golleher at (501) 620-2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Board applications need to be returned by today and standing-committee applications by Jan. 31. 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 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.
BRYANT — A movie selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Well on Your Way: Nutrition
BENTON/BRYANT — Registered Dietitians Ashlee Tappe and Courtney Fose will present “Nutrition Myth Busters: What Everyone Needs to Know About Nutrition and Physical Activity” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The program is open to all ages and is made possible by Saline Memorial Hospital. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Choose Your Future Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Choose Your Future Imagine Central Arkansas Meeting will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Coronado Community Center. Attendees will discuss a variety of regional issues such as traffic congestion, the preservation of parks and other open spaces, and economic development. As an added benefit, participants will be able to see the impact of those decisions in real time, utilizing a new website application. To learn more about Imagine Central Arkansas, visit www.ImagineCentralArkansas.org.
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.
Pet Registration Contest
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association will hold a drawing Jan. 31 for the January pet-registration contest. The prize will be provided by Barkansas Pet Supply, valued at $50. Residents are required to register and vaccinate all household pets as soon as they arrive in the household. Pets may be registered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the POA administration office at 895 Desoto Blvd. For more information, call (501) 922-5556.
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 email@example.com.
Plant Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Snacks will be provided at 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Ruth Etchieson from River Valley Horticultural Products of Little Rock. She will speak on the Hosta Virus, what is being done in the industry to better understand and control the virus, and how to limit the spread of the virus. Guests and visitors are welcome.
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.
Genealogy Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 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.
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.
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 begin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SrArts@aol.com.
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