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This week's events-Tri-LakesOriginally Published January 20, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show
HOT SPRINGS — The 47th annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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.
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College 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.
MLK Holiday Closings
HOT SPRINGS — City offices, except public safety and the airport, will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Residential sanitation routes and Earth Angel recycling collection will take place one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday. Commercial, downtown and roll-off services will occur as scheduled. All other sanitation services and the main office will be closed. The Hot Springs Intracity Transit buses and ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) paratransit vans will run their regular routes, but the office will be closed. Paratransit cancellations can still be made by voice mail at (501) 321-2025. The city’s compost facility will be closed.
Ouachita Tiger Day
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Office of Admissions Counseling will host a Tiger Day on Monday as an opportunity for prospective students to get an inside look at campus and student life. The day will begin with an opening program at 12:30 p.m. in Hickingbotham Hall’s Young Auditorium. At 1 p.m., visiting students will have an opportunity to attend a class, and visiting parents may attend a question-and-answer panel featuring university administrators. Ouachita’s academic deans will lead a session on the school’s academic offerings at 2 p.m. Guests will then have an opportunity to take a campus tour, followed by a closing session in Young Auditorium. An optional tour of residence halls will be available at 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.obu.edu/admissions, or contact Lori Motl at email@example.com or (870) 245-4264.
BRYANT — Teens are invited to participate in a make-and-take-craft session 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. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, visit www.WorldBookNight.org or call the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library at (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — A movie selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
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. 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. Participants will have an opportunity 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.
Jan. 24 and Jan. 31
Well on Your Way: Nutrition
BRYANT/BENTON — 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. Thursday 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.
BENTON/BRYANT — In celebration of National Tea Month, all ages are invited to a tea tasting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Applications for LIHEAP
The Central Arkansas Development Council is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications are accepted at the following locations: The CADC Administration Building, 321 Edison St. in Benton, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, (501)778-1333; the Arkansas Workforce Center of Malvern, 1735 E. Sullenberger, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, (501) 337-8401; the CADC Arkadelphia Senior Activity Center, 1305 N. 10th St., 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, (870) 246-9871; and Gurdon City Hall, 103 Maple, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, (870) 310-6971. LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.
Junior Auxiliary Scholarship Applications
HOT SPRINGS — The Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs is
accepting applications for the 2013 JAHS Scholarship program through March 1. Applications are available through area high school counselors or by visiting www.juniorauxiliaryofhotsprings.com and clicking 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 on the scholarship awards. For more information, contact Mandy Golleher at (501) 620-2705 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
Freezer Foods Workshop
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend the Healthy Freezer Foods workshop, Learning to prepare and freeze foods to Save time and money, presented by the Saline County Cooperative Extension Service, at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BENTON — A movie specifically selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT/BENTON — Tweens and teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 28 at both Saline County Library locations. The program is for ages 8-18 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and for ages 13-18 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
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.
Social Media for Small Business
BRYANT — The State Cooperative Extension Service, a division of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, has partnered with the Saline County Library to offer a three-part seminar on social media for small-business owners, at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 and 12 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The program is open to adults 18 and older on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Pet Registration Contest
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association will hold a drawing Jan. 31 for the January pet-registration contest. The prize, valued at $50, will be provided by Barkansas Pet Supply. 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.
Souper Bowl Cook-off
BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will host its annual Souper Bowl Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Benton. Tickets are $5 for all-you-can-eat soup and chili. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Saline County’s annual Apostles Build. For tickets, call (501) 315-5434.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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