This week's eventsOriginally Published January 27, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Flute and Percussion Recital
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present a flute and percussion recital featuring faculty members Ryan C. Lewis and Kristin Grant at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The free recital is open to the public. For more information, call OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
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.
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.
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 Training Information Session
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will hold a free open house and information session for those considering a career in aerospace at 6 p.m. in the NPCC aerospace lab on the south side of campus. An Introduction to Aerospace Manufacturing and Repair class will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from Feb. 18 through Aug. 5. The program combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including safety-maintenance practices, shop math, basic aerodynamics, aircraft blueprints, hand tools, precision measuring, aircraft structural materials, aircraft hardware, aircraft sheet metal, composites and maintenance-manual interpretation. The cost for the course is $600, with limited scholarships available. For more information, contact Vickie Harrison at email@example.com, or call (501) 760-4135.
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Tom Burge in a guest trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. A native of Australia, Burge is a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and serves as an announcer for WDAV, the public radio station of Davidson College, where he is an adjunct faculty member. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
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. Tuesday 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.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Friends of the Coronado Community Library will present writer John Achor, whose Casey Fremont mystery novels feature a female detective from Little Rock, as the speaker for this month’s Last Thursday presentation at 4 p.m. The free event will be in Room 2 of the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.
Well on Your Way: Nutrition
BENTON — Registered dietitians Ashlee Tappe and Courtney Fose will present “Nutrition Myth Busters: What Everyone Needs to Know About Nutrition and Physical Activity” at 4:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld
Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages and is made possible by Saline Memorial Hospital. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — In celebration of National Tea Month, all ages are invited to a tea tasting from 4-6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
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.
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. 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. at the Artchurch Studio, 301 Whittington Ave. in Hot Springs. The exhibit is being held 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.
Town Hall Meeting
PARON — Saline County Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell of District 4 and James Zahnd of District 13 will hold a joint Town Hall Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Paron Community Center on Arkansas 9 in Paron. Both Zahnd and Howell represent portions of the Paron community on the Saline County Quorum Court. Residents of either district are welcome to attend.
Southern Gospel Concert
ARKADELPHIA — Lakeview Baptist Church will hold a praise gathering and Southern gospel concert at 6:30 p.m. with performances by Pardoned Ministries of Sheridan; The Hendrix Trio of Texarkana; The Messengers of Song of Caddo Valley; the Breakaway Band of Arkadelphia; and Traci Cooper of Arkadelphia. A love offering will be taken to cover expenses. The church is at 1316 Copeland Ridge Road. For more information, call (870) 540-6827 or (870) 260-5918.
Plant Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Ouachita Hosta and Shade Plant Society will meet at 10 a.m. 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 talk about 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.
Feb. 2 and 16
Merry Mixers Dance Club
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Merry Mixers will hold a dance with live music by the Mullens Band on Saturday at the Coronado Community Center. A dance featuring the Village Big Band will be Feb. 16 at the center. A dance lesson will be given at 7 p.m., followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m. All dancers are welcome. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
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 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 Friday 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 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 on 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 for the scholarships. For more information, contact Mandy Golleher at (501) 620-2705 or email@example.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 Friday, 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 — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 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.
Monday with the Master Gardeners
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter John Perkins will discuss “Community Gardens” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
BENTON — The annual Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Feb. 5 in the Holland Chapel Baptist Church Family Life Center. A social time will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 7. Highlighting the event will be Chad Pregracke, an environmentalist and the founder of Living Lands and Waters, an organization dedicated to the preservation and cleaning of waterways in the United States. For more information, call (501) 860-7004.
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.
Daylily Society Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the First Methodist Christian Life Center, 218 Pratt St. Rita Monsen will present a program on Japanese flower arranging. Visitors and guests are welcome.
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.
Band Blast Music Celebration
JESSIEVILLE — The Hot Springs Concert Band will present the eighth annual Band Blast Music Celebration at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Jessieville Sports Arena at Jessieville High School. The band is under the direction of Craig Hamilton, music director and principal conductor. Also featured will be the Village Big Band, directed by Bill Morgan with Lydia deSambourg as soloist; and the Hot Springs New Horizons Band under the direction of Bill Crook. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the three bands; from Crooks Music Service, 2024 Central Ave. in Hot Springs; or at the door. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information, call (501) 984-1678.
George Washington Birthday Celebration
HOT SPRINGS — The ninth annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Hot Springs Country Club. The public is invited, and reservations are required. Make checks for $18 payable to Arkansas Chapter, NSDAR, and mail to Sheila Beatty, 27 Dolbez Circle, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. The deadline for paid reservations is Feb. 15. The menu will be chicken masala with rice pilaf, hot rolls, green beans almandine, house salad, cherry cobbler, coffee and tea. The speaker will be Carla Killough McClafferty, author of The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon. Attendees are encouraged to wear Colonial attire. For more information, call (501) 915-0456 in Hot Springs Village or (501) 262-5422 in Hot Springs.
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