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This week's events-Tri-LakesOriginally Published June 20, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 19, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.
History and Heritage Society Meeting
BENTON — The Saline County History and Heritage Society will meet at 7 p.m. at 123 N. Market St. Russell P. Baker, a retired archivist, will present A Short History of Roosevelt’s Forest Army, the Civilian Conservation Corps. Tom Blackburn, president of the group, encourages the public to attend. For more information, call (501) 794-4557.
Genealogy/Local History Help
BRYANT — Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to 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.
Meet and Greet Reception
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Meet David Twiggs, the new Hot Springs Village chief operating officer/general manager, at a Meet and Greet Reception from 4-6 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Twiggs, who began serving in his position June 10, worked as chief operating officer/general manager of Savannah Lakes Village in South Carolina. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend Scrapbooking 101, taught by local crafter Wendi Summerville, at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring eight to 10 photos with them to work on a sample scrapbook page. The program is Summer Reading eligible. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Big Movers Story Time
BENTON — Children are invited to listen to construction-themed stories and enjoy games, snacks and crafts at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
June 20 and June 22
BRYANT/BENTON — Representatives of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will present Fish Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. today at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton as part of the 2013 Summer Reading program. The programs are open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Discussions will include fish species in Arkansas and the best fishing locations. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
Late Night at the Library
BRYANT — Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to enjoy some after-hours fun from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The event will include food, games, prizes and more. Registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
ODEN — The public is invited to the last in a series of free talks at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Oden School, 135 School Drive. 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.
June 21 and June 27-28
Food Preservation Workshops
BENTON — The Saline County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a series of food preservation workshops in Benton. The sessions will include Pressure Canning on Friday, Jams and Jellies on June 27 and Salsa on June 28. Each hands-on class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $10. Participants will leave with a jar of the product made. Registration and payment are due Friday for all classes. Make checks payable to Saline County Extension. Payment may be mailed or delivered to 1605 Edison Ave., Suite 15. For more information, call (501) 303-5672.
June 21 and June 29
HOT SPRINGS — Two classes for first-time homebuyers will be held by the One-Stop Homeownership Community Development Center, at noon Friday and June 29 at 600 W. Grand Ave. Potential first-time homeowners will learn about closing costs, down-payment funding and how to shop for a home. Both classes must be taken in order to qualify for a certificate worth up to $10,000 in down-payment assistance through the Arkansas Down Payment Incentive. For registration information, call (501) 617-0158 on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Oral History Workshop
BRYANT — David Elmore of Benton and the Arkansas Educational Television Network will present How to Do Oral Histories at 10 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. This free workshop is open to the public. Because of limited seating, call (501) 847-2166 to register.
Tommy Terrific Magic Shows
BRYANT/BENTON — Magician Tommy Terrific will present A Magical Dinosaur Dig at 11 a.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant, and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. The program is geared toward children 7 and younger but is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Concert Band will perform the third concert of its 2013 Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. under the trees in Whittington Park in downtown Hot Springs. The concert, with the theme Going Places, will feature musical selections from locations around the world. The concert is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the event of extreme heat or rain, the concert will be moved to the gymnasium at National Park Community College. Monday. For more information, visit www.hotspringsband.org.
June 24 and June 26
BRYANT/BENTON — Teens are invited to take a personality test and find out who they really are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. For more information, call (501) 778-4766
June 24 — June 27
Kids’ College Summer Camp
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will host its second annual Kids’ College on campus Monday through June 27. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to noon for younger students and from 1-5 p.m. for older students. The cost for the week is $60. This summer camp is for students entering third through seventh grades in the fall. For more information, call (501) 760-4312.
Fried Worms? Eating Challenge
BENTON/BRYANT — Tweens, ages 8-12, are invited to participate in the Fried Worms? Eating Challenge at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 2 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The event is part of the tween activities for the 2013 Summer Reading program. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
Introduction to Computers
BRYANT — An introductory computer class for adults 18 and older will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class includes information such as learning to use a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Consolidated Plan Listening Sessions
HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs will host a series of topic-based listening sessions to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations, service providers and other parties interested in the development of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan. The following sessions will be held at the Transportation Depot meeting room, 100 Broadway Terrace: Consolidated Plan overview and citizen-survey-results, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday; housing, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; the homeless, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; economic development, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. June 27; and community development, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. June 28. For accommodations for non-English-speaking and hearing-impaired residents, contact Michelle Sestili at (501) 276-7934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Swimming lessons, taught by qualified instructors for children ages 1 and older, will be offered Monday through Friday throughout 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 are Monday-June 28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. Infants/toddlers (1-3 years) will only be allowed to attend the July 8-12 and July 15-19 sessions from 10-11 a.m. A parent or guardian is required in the pool with each infant or toddler. The DeSoto Pool swim program, based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program and safety materials, includes six levels of swimming and water-safety instruction. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.
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.
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.
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