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This article was originally published January 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Updated January 23, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

Jan. 24

Theater Thursday

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. 24-25

USDA Commodities Distribution                

The Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities Jan. 24 and 25 in Hot Spring and Clark counties. In Clark County, commodities will be distributed from 8:30-11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gurdon Senior Center; and from 8:30-11 a.m. and from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Senior Adult Center. In Hot Spring County, commodities will be distributed from 8-11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. at the Malvern Community Center. Distributed items may include applesauce, peaches, carrots, red beans, rotini pasta, orange juice, cranberry juice, pork patties, chicken-leg quarters and canned pork. For more information, call Evelyn Reed at (501) 778-1133.

Jan. 24 and 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. today 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.

Tea Tasting

BENTON/BRYANT — In celebration of National Tea Month, all ages are invited to a tea tasting from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 24 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.

Jan. 28

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. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Movie Monday

BENTON — A movie specifically selected for ages 12 and younger will be shown at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Game On!

BRYANT/BENTON — Tweens and teens are invited to play video and/or board games from 3:30-5 p.m. 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. 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.

Jan. 29

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.

Ongoing

Sister City Teacher Scholarships

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation will accept applications until March 25 for two teacher scholarships for summer travel to Hanamaki, Japan, Hot Springs’ sister city. Teachers or school administrators currently employed in Garland County public schools are eligible for the scholarship program. The scholarship will fully fund travel costs for a seven-day trip to Hanamaki in mid-June. The city of Hanamaki will provide home-stay arrangements, along with tours and educational opportunities. Application information is available through the Sister City Program link on the city of Hot Springs’ home page, www.cityhs.net.

POA Online Survey

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors is soliciting input on the experience, leadership attributes and most important priorities for a new general manager through an online survey. Hot Springs Village property owners may fill out the survey online until Feb. 1 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/87G7GCX.

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 the 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 mandy.golleher@npmchs.com.

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.

Upcoming

Creative Writing

BRYANT — Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.

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.

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 tlnews@arkansasonline.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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