This week's events-Tri-Lakes

Originally Published June 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 12, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.
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June 13

Advisory Committee Meeting

HOT SPRINGS — The Community Development Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the City Hall Board Chambers, 133 Convention Blvd. Items for discussion will include revisions to the FY 2013 Request for Release of Funding, the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan, the committee’s meeting schedule and requests for applications. For more information, call Terry Payne at (501) 321-6806.

Arkansas Confederate Currency and Script

BENTON — Ray Phillips of Russellville will present a program on Arkansas Confederate Currency and Script at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Phillips has been collecting Arkansas bank notes and currency since he was young. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 13 – June 16

One-Act Plays at the Royal Theatre

BENTON — The Young Players will present two one-act plays at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre. Happily Ever After depicts Gregory Wolf showing up at the Grimm Brothers’ office. He only wants one thing: a happy ending. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information or tickets, call (501) 315-5483, or visit the

June 14

Relay For Life

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. at the Oaklawn Park infield, with registration at 5 p.m. The relay will end at midnight Friday. The event gives the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones who have died from the disease and fight back against cancer. The Kozmic Girlz and the Koltrane Band from Texarkana will provide entertainment, and David Bazzel and Susan Harper will serve as masters of ceremonies. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information, contact Lisa Austin at

Joint Pain Treatment Seminar

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Orthopedic surgeon Trent Johnson will present a program at a complimentary luncheon at the Coronado Community Center. Dr. Johnson, who is part of the Orthopaedic Center of Hot Springs, will discuss osteoarthritis, arthritis of the hip and knee, surgical and nonsurgical joint-pain treatment options and new technologies in hip and knee replacement. The luncheon is free, but seating is limited. For more information or to register, call toll-free at (888) 787-9537, or visit

Craft Class

BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to create a notepad and pencil holder at 10 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class is led by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group, and attendance is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

Artist Reception and Exhibit

BENTON — A reception will be held for Benton resident and art teacher Tane Steed from 2-4 p.m. Friday in the meeting room at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Her works will be on exhibit throughout June and July in the meeting room. The exhibit will be open for viewing during regular library hours. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 14 – June 16

100 Lunches

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — 100 Lunches, a comedy by Sharkey and Sears, will be presented by the Hot Springs Village Players at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlands Auditorium on DeSoto Boulevard at Balboa Road. Reserved seats are $12 and can be purchased online at or at the Woodlands Box Office. For more information, call (501) 922-4231.

June 15

Scholarship Fund Benefit Sale

MALVERN — The Central Arkansas Development Council Hot Spring County Single Parent Scholarship Fund program will hold a sale indoors from 8 a.m. to noon at the Arkansas Workforce Center Cafeteria, 1735 E. Sullenberger. The public is invited. The free event will feature lots of children’s, women’s and men’s clothing; shoes; purses; household items; and more. Parking and the entrance are at the back of the building. All proceeds will benefit the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Hot Spring County. For more information, call Brinda Speer at (501) 337-8401.

Open House

ODEN — An open house will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Oden Work Center at Arkansas 88 and Broadway Avenue. The public is invited to tour the Archeology Lab from 7-10 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn more about this year’s training program in Montgomery County and the Arkansas Archeological Society. In addition, Julie Morrow of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, an expert in Paleoindian stone tools in Arkansas, will be on hand to answer questions and visit about ancient tools and artifacts from this area. For more information, call (479) 575-3557.

Book-to-Movie Club

BENTON — The Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library will show the movie Holes, rated PG, followed by discussion of the book of the same name, by Louis Sachar. All ages are invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.

June 16

Kids’ Fishing Fest

ARKADELPHIA — DeGray Lake Resort State Park will host a fishing derby for children 12 and younger from 8 a.m. to noon at golf-course pond No. 7. The park is off Arkansas 7 between Hot Springs and Arkadelphia, six miles north of Interstate 30 at Caddo Valley (exit 78). The pond will be stocked with more than 400 channel catfish. Trophies will be awarded, and door prizes will be drawn hourly. Participants need to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, drinking water, umbrellas, bait and tackle. Adults may assist children but must not fish themselves. Parking will be across from the horse stables. No advance registration is needed. For more information, call the visitor center at (501) 865-5810 or visit

June 17

Concert in the Park

HOT SPRINGS — The Village Big Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. in Whittington Park, featuring arrangements by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Harry James, as well as a Lawrence Welk-styled polka. The hour-long concert is free, though donations will be accepted. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the National Park Community College gymnasium. For more information, visit

June 17 and June 22

Oral History Workshop

BENTON/BRYANT — David Elmore of Benton and the Arkansas Educational Television Network will present How to Do Oral Histories at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 10 a.m. June 22 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. This free workshop is open to the public. Because of limited seating, call (501) 847-2166 to register.

June 18

Historical Society Meeting

HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Haskell City Hall. All people interested in Haskell’s past are invited to attend. The Historical Society is gathering information on people who served in any branch of the U.S. armed services, the National Guard or any other reserve group. Individuals are asked to bring pictures, items and articles to be copied, loaned or donated for display at the museum. Steve Perdue will present a PowerPoint presentation, Saline County Properties on the National Historic Register. For more information, call Emaline Stroud at (501) 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at (501) 315-2913.

Park and Recreation Area Inc. Meeting

BENTON — The Saline Crossing Regional Park and Recreation Area Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene Moss building at Tyndall Park. The public is invited and urged to help plan for the 200th anniversary of the Saline Crossing settlement. For more information, call Lynn Moore at (501) 778-8661.

June 18 and June 20

Big Movers Story Time

BRYANT/BENTON — Children are invited to listen to construction-themed stories and enjoy games, snacks and crafts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 10:30 a.m. June 20 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.


Archeological Talks

ODEN — The public is invited to a series of free talks at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Oden School, 135 School Drive. Today, Robert Scott with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present Investigating the Causes and Consequences of Depopulation in Southeast Arkansas, A.D. 1400-1700. On Tuesday, Jodi A. Barnes with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present Land Rich and Cash Poor: The Archaeology of Poverty in Appalachia. On Wednesday, Leslie C. “Skip” Stewart-Abernathy with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present From De Soto to Titan II, Archeological Perspectives on 450 Years of War in Arkansas. On June 21, Meeks Etchieson with the Ouachita National Forest and Mary Beth Trubitt with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present Highlights of the 2013 Training Program in Montgomery County, Ark. For more information, call (479) 575-3557.

Summer Story Time

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Library Summer Story Time or children ages 7-10 is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through July 3. The event features stories, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.

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.

Theatrical Design Exhibit

ARKADELPHIA — Theatrical Design: The Art and Craft of Designing for the Stage is on exhibit at the Arkadelphia Arts Center. Models of stage sets, costumes and more from the drama professors and students of Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University will be on display through June 29 at 625 Main St. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.

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.

Summer Food Service Program

MALVERN — The Central Arkansas Development Council is offering the Summer Food Service Program from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. through July 12 at the Stella Smith Boys and Girls Club, 1840 W. Moline. Meals will be served to all children without charge. Site space is limited. For more information, call Michelle Furlow-Hunter at (501) 332-5426.

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 Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.

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