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This week's eventsOriginally Published June 27, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 26, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
Introduction to the Internet
BRYANT — A basic computer class on use of the Internet for adults 18 and older will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — New Hot Springs Village residents are invited to attend a Newcomers Coffee at 9 a.m. in the Ouachita Activities Building of the Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 Desoto Blvd. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m., and presentations will begin at 9 a.m. The meeting gives new residents an opportunity to hear about the Property Owners’ Association, as well as organizations and activities in Hot Springs Village. For more information, call (501) 922-4231.
Consolidated Plan Listening Sessions
HOT SPRINGS — The city of Hot Springs continues a series of topic-based listening sessions to obtain the views of residents and various organizations interested in the development of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan. Two more sessions will be held at the Transportation Depot meeting room, 100 Broadway Terrace: Economic development, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today; and community development, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday. For accommodations for non-English-speaking and hearing-impaired residents, contact Michelle Sestili at (501) 276-7934 or email@example.com.
Theatrical Design Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — Theatrical Design: The Art and Craft of Designing for the Stage will be on exhibit through Saturday at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. 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. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 245-3612.
June 27 and July 11
Urban Farming/Sustainable Living
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will host a talk, The Joys of Urban Farming: You Just Need a Patch of Dirt! by award-winning author and urban farmer Jody Grenga of Hot Springs at 6 p.m. today at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 6 p.m. July 11 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The talk, which is open to all ages, will cover trends in homesteading, with a focus on urban farming and sustainable living and a return to homemade food, frugalness and capturing rain water. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend Scrapbooking 101, taught by local crafter Wendi Summerville, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell 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.
Monday Afternoon Book Club
BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. 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 Sherry Faulkner will discuss cone flowers at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Summer Story Time
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Library Summer Story Time for children 7-10 will have its last session for the season at 10:30 a.m. The event features stories, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (501) 922-3555.
Teen Yoga Class
BENTON/BRYANT — Teens are invited to learn some basic yoga poses at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. Registration is required, and participants need to bring a towel or yoga mat. For more information, call (501) 778-4766 or (501) 847-2166.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Swimming lessons for children ages 1 and older will be 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 be held 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. 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 www.hsvabc.weebly.com.
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.
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. Monday through Friday 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. There will be no meal on July 4. For more information, call Michelle Furlow-Hunter at (501) 332-5426.
Village Summer Fest
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Village Summer Fest, the Hot Springs Village Independence Day celebration, will take place July 4-6. The festival will include a golf tournament, paddle-boat races, a concert by the Hot Springs Village Big Band, the DeSoto Pool Night Swim, a children’s fishing tournament, a two-person team fishing tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and the Village Fest BBQ and Ice Cream Social. For more information or a schedule, contact Don Langston at (501) 922-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENTON — The Saline County Library will host Brian and Terri Kinder, children’s singers/songwriters, at 10:30 a.m. July 6 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program, part of the 2013 Summer Reading Program, is geared for children ages 7 and younger, with an accompanying adult. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Red Cross Blood Drives
BENTON/BRYANT — The Red Cross will host blood drives from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 6 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton and at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The events are Adult Summer Reading eligible. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Benton Book Club
BENTON — The Benton Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. July 8 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. Call (501) 778-4766 for more information.
HOT SPRINGS — The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs will hold a photography competition, open to all photographers age 16 or older residing in the United States. All forms of photography will be accepted. The entry deadline is July 9, with a registration fee of $35 for one to three artworks or $25 for members of The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. Registration can be paid at http://hsfac.org/photo-comp-13.html. Finalists will be notified July 15, and the finalists exhibition will be Aug. 2 to Sept. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. For more information, contact Bob Dion at http://starlinephoto.com.
HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild will host Quiltfest 2013: Borders and Beyond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and 13 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This judged show offers more than 200 quilts for viewing, as well as vendors for shopping. Admission is $5. For more information, call (501) 318-0947.
BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a lock-in for teens as part of the Summer Reading Program from 9 p.m. July 12 to 7 a.m. July 13 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Contracts to confirm attendance, which are due back July 5, may be picked up at the Herzfeld library or at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Energy-Efficiency Makeover Contest
BENTON — Applications are due July 15 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 www.firstelectric.coop 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.
Teen Movie Marathon
BRYANT/BENTON — Teens are invited to watch newly released movies from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and on July 19 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.
BENTON — The eighth annual Saline County Fraternal Order of Police Golf Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 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.
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 available for $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 Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com.
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 www.HSVTicketSales.com; 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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