This week's events

Originally Published July 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated July 12, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.
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July 14 and 16

Workshop and Potluck

HOT SPRINGS — Karen Malone, an intuitive and scientist, will present the message at 10:30 a.m. today at Creative Life Church, 229 Bayard St. A potluck lunch and workshop will follow the service. Part 1 of the workshop Weaving Your Own Golden Thread will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. Participants will learn specific techniques to connect with their voice of inner guidance. The workshop is given on a donation basis. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Part 2 of the workshop will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call (501) 617-6610.

July 14

The King and I

BENTON — The W.W. and Anne Jones Charitable Trust will present the Royal Players’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I July 14, and again July 19-21 and July 26-28 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.

July 15

Introduction to Computers

BENTON — Adults 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.

Application Deadline

BENTON — Applications are due Monday for the 2013 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas’ $50,000 Energy-Efficiency Makeover Contest. Contestants must reside in Arkansas, be a member of a participating Arkansas electric cooperative, and own and occupy an all-electric home. Entry forms are available at and any First Electric office. Sixteen runners-up will receive an Energy Star-approved GE GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater. First Electric members who enter the statewide contest will be entered into the cooperative’s $5,000 mini makeover contest, with one member selected from each of the five districts. For more information, call (800) 489-7405.

July 15 and 17

Brains! How to Become a Zombie

BRYANT/BENTON — Teens are invited to discover the ways of zombies by learning to dress like them and enjoying the taste of “brains” at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

July 16

Introduction to the Internet

BENTON — Adults 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.

Haskell Historical Society Meeting

HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall. The program will include a brief history of Haskell and Mount Harmony Missionary Church. All are welcome to attend. Anyone who has items, articles or pictures of past events in Haskell is asked to bring them to be copied, loaned or donated for display at the museum. For more information, call Emaline at (501) 303-0384 or Darlene at (501) 315-2913.

July 17 and 19

Teen Movie Marathon

BRYANT/BENTON — Teens are invited to watch newly released movies from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and Friday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Pizza will be provided for lunch. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

July 18

Author/Illustrator Peter Brown

BRYANT/BENTON — The Saline County Library will host award-winning children’s author/illustrator Peter Brown on Thursday. He will at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant at 10:30 a.m. and at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton at 2 p.m. A program for adults 18 and older will be held at the Herzfeld Library at 6 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Watercolor Class

BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The theme is Sunny Afternoon, an acrylic on paper. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166 or (501) 778-4766.

Genealogy/Local History Help

BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will answer genealogy questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. To make an appointment, call (501) 778-4766.

July 19

Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Village United Methodist Church will hold its annual Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. at DeSota and Carmona. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $4 and include a serving of pie, cobbler or cake and a generous scoop of ice cream. Sugar-free and gluten-free products will be available. Children under 5 may eat free, and a children’s activity corner will be provided. For more information, call Virginia Misch at (501) 915-9645.

Golf Tournament

BENTON — The eighth annual Saline County Fraternal Order of Police Golf Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eagle Hill Golf Course. The cost to play is $300 per team or $75 per person. For more information or to register, call Tony Baugh at (501) 831-9077.

July 20

Summer Reading Wrap-up Celebration

BENTON — The Saline County Library will host an Indiana Jones-themed Summer Reading wrap-up celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages but is geared toward children and will include games, crafts and snacks. Saturday will be the last day to pick up prizes and enter grand-prize drawings in the Summer Reading Program. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


Retrospective Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — The current exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St., is Retrospective, which includes more than 80 paintings, photographs, prints, ceramic pieces and sculptures by 20 Clark County artists of the past, including representations of the Desoto Bluff, an Arkadelphia landmark. Charles Richardson, an Arkadelphian who painted in the 1920s-1940s, will be represented by 17 of his original oils. The exhibit will run through July 31. Arts center hours for the summer are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.

Summer Child Nutrition Program

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs School District, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Dream Center are partnering with the city of Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department to provide free nutritious lunches to children 18 years old and younger this summer. The lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 300 Wade St. through Aug. 2, and from 2-2:30 p.m. at 302 Hobson Ave. through Aug. 16. For more information, call (501) 321-6806.

Swimming Lessons

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Swimming lessons for children ages 1 and older are offered Monday through Friday through the summer at the DeSoto Pool. The fee is $30 per child per one-week session. Children are placed in class levels according to their swimming ability. Classes are held at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sessions will continue July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. Infants/toddlers (1-3 years) will only be allowed to attend the July 15-19 sessions from 10-11 a.m. A parent or guardian is required in the pool with each infant or toddler. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.

Ageless Bikers Club Rides

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on relatively flat, quiet country roads. For more information, visit

Summertime Shuttle

HOT SPRINGS — The Mountain Xpress, a free shuttle bus that takes visitors through the downtown historic and arts district, will run at 30-minute intervals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through Sept. 2. The air-conditioned buses have bike racks, and drivers will provide information about areas traveled. Free parking will be available for shuttle riders at the Hot Springs Convention Center parking lot, 134 Convention Blvd.; at Transportation Plaza, 100 Broadway Terrace; and at the Exchange Street Parking Plaza on Central Avenue. Some hotels with offer pickup stops. For more information, call Hot Springs Intracity Transit at (501) 321-2020.

Health Walks in the Gardens

HOT SPRINGS — Guided health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens take place twice a week: a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. Mondays, and a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Walkers meet at the Welcome Center. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are needed. The guided walks are free to members, and nonmembers pay regular gardens admission.


Tuesday With the Master Gardeners

BRYANT — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Ellis James will discuss Fall and Winter Gardening at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.

Taste of Bryant

BRYANT — The 14th annual Taste of Bryant will begin at 5:30 p.m. July 30 at The Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road. There will be a silent auction and food tasting. Tickets are $15 for adults in advance or $20 at the door, and $5 for children 7-12. Children 6 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, email the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce at

Ken Goodman Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Ken Goodman will be in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Woodlands Auditorium. The show, More Than a Song — An Out of this World Musical Experience, will feature nostalgic songs and Broadway melodies. Proceeds from the concert will benefit children’s programs in the area. Prior to the concert, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village will present its 2013 scholarship winners. Tickets are available at the Woodlands office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from any Kiwanis member or online at For more information, call Dave Gati at (501) 922-5883.

AWF Awards Ceremony

BRYANT — Join the Arkansas Wildlife Federation for its annual Conservation Achievement Awards ceremony and silent auction at 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Center at Bishop Park, followed by dinner and vendor/affiliate booths. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two. For more information, call (501) 888-4770.

Library Trivia Night

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Library will host a Library Trivia Night at 6 on Aug. 30. There will be prizes and a silent auction. The cost for admission is $10 per person (teams of eight required) or $80 per table. Registration will begin Aug. 1. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.

Bellamy Brothers Concert

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Country music duo the Bellamy Brothers will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Ponce de Leon Center’s Woodlands Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at; at the Woodlands Box Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling (501) 922-4231. Reserved-seat tickets are $25 each.

Rotary Trip to Kansas City

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Rotary Club will offer a trip Oct. 3-6 to Kansas City, Mo. Travelers will visit the U.S. Federal Reserve Money Museum, the Arabia Riverboat Exhibit, the American Jazz Museum and more. The return trip will include a stop at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The all-inclusive price of the trip is $620 per person and includes a tax-deductible contribution to Rotary charitable activities. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Tony Cifelli at (501) 915-8238, Terry Young at (501) 915-8912, or Paul and Lynda Bridges at (501) 922-6798.

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