ON THE COVER: Preserving history: Sheridan family makes downtown house a home.READ ONLINE
This week's eventsOriginally Published May 16, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 15, 2013 at 11:17 a.m.
History of East End
BENTON — Charlotte Ramsey will speak about the East End Community at 7 p.m. at the Saline County History and Heritage Society, 123 N. Market St. Her program will include pictures of old buildings, places and things. The presentation is open to the public. For more information, call (501) 776-1324.
Art Guild Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — The Traditional Art Guild of Hot Springs will meet at 10 a.m. at the Garland County Library, the group’s last meeting before the summer break. Linda Shearer will give a demonstration titled Palm Painting. The agenda will include voting on an amendment to the bylaws and discussing the summer airport show and future exhibits. For more information, call guild president Joanne Kunath at (501) 262-2953, or visit www.traditionalartguild.com.
BRYANT — Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to create arts and crafts revolving around children’s literature from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
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.
Teddy Bear Sleepover
BENTON — The Saline County Library will host a Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages at 6 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Children are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or other stuffed animal for a special story time that will include songs, snacks, games and prizes. Afterward, children are encouraged to leave their stuffed animals at the library overnight for a sleepover and pick them up the next day. Library staff will document the animals’ “activities” with photos for their owners. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
HOT SPRINGS — The sectional tournament for all levels of duplicate-bridge players will continue today through Sunday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Games will begin at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. most days. Parking is free, and the Austin Hotel will provide coffee and breakfast, as well as hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon for all players. The cost is $12. Those over 86 years of age or under 20 masterpoints can play for $6. Those who need partners will find help at the partnership desk. For more information, contact chairman Ned Irving at (501) 922-3715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fun Night
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College and radio stations KLAZ and KIX invite everyone to a Family Fun Night from 6-8 at the Hot Springs Mall. Participants may play Baggo to qualify for a chance to win an NPCC scholarship with a $500 value toward tuition for fall 2013. NPCC staff members will advise students on summer and fall enrollment and answer financial-aid questions. For more information, visit www.npcc.edu or call (501) 760-4363.
Saline Crossing Rendezvous
BENTON — The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Saline Crossing Annual Rendezvous and Spring Celebration all day Friday and Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Old Saline County Airport. This free event will feature members of the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association and guided tours of the future Saline Crossing Park and Recreation Area. A variety of activities and demonstration will be available. For more information, call (501) 860-7004.
Art Exhibit and Reception
BENTON — The works of Hot Springs Village artist Margaret Moore Foote will be on display throughout May at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. A reception in her honor will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the library. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Merry Mixers Dance
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE —The Merry Mixers Dance Club will dance to the music of the Mullins at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. Admission is $7.50 per person. This dance will close the club’s season for the year. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Basic Sewing Skills
BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend Basic Sewing Skills at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The class, taught by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers, will cover basic hand-sewing skills. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Opening Reception for Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — The Traditional Art Guild of Hot Springs will host an opening reception for artists Sharon Dumas and Carol Joswick from 1-3 p.m. in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road, where their work will be on exhibit until mid-June. The reception is free and open to the public. The guild sponsors a new exhibit at the airport each month and meets monthly on the third Thursday, except in the summer, at the Garland County Library. Guild member Eileen Manees will be the exhibitor through May at the offices of Resort Cable. For more information, call guild president Joanne Kunath at (501) 262-2953, or visit www.traditionalartguild.com.
Old Folks’ Singing
TULL — The Tull community invites the public to attend the 128th annual Old Folks’ Singing at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. There will be a potluck dinner on the grounds at noon, followed by more singing at 1:30 and a memorial service for previous intendees who died in the past year. For more information, contact Virgie DuVall at (501) 778-9057.
Youth Facility Open House
BRYANT — The Family Church in Bryant invites the public to a Community Open House for its new TNT youth facility from 10-10:30 a.m. and from noon to 12:30 p.m. The new 20,000-square-foot youth and office facility replaces the old facility, which burned in September 2012 after it was struck by lightning. For more information, call (501) 847-1559, ext. 101.
Bill Ogden Golf Scramble
HOT SPRINGS — The 16th annual National Park Community College Bill Ogden Golf Scramble will be at 1 p.m. at the Belvedere Golf Resort. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Men and women are welcome. There will be prizes for the first four teams in each flight and a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register, call Ron Chesser at (501) 760-4230.
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.
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.
BENTON — A family-friendly puppet show will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Historical Society Meeting
HASKELL — The Haskell Historical Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Haskell City Hall. The public is invited to attend and learn about its heritage. The Historical Society is collecting photos, old newspaper clippings, or objects from the past to copy or display at the museum. For more information, call Dixie Smith at (501) 315-6405.
Special Olympics Torch Run
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Hot Springs Village police officers will participate in the Special Olympics Relay Torch Run at 10 a.m., beginning at the Hot Springs Village Police Department, 113 Calella Road, and continuing to the West Gate. Roadways may be blocked during the event. For more information, call Lisa Watson at (501) 922-5565.
Quorum Court Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Saline County Quorum Court will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Ouachita Activities Building at the Ponce de Leon Center. The public is invited to attend. The session is sponsored by the Hot Springs Village Governmental Affairs Committee and the Property Owners’ Association. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.
Saline Crossing 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 to attend as plans are made for the 200th anniversary of Saline Crossing, the first settlement in Saline County. For more information, call (501) 778-8661
BRYANT — Children ages 4-14 are invited to create a Lego masterpiece from 3:45-5 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library during the monthly Block Party. A new theme will be explored each month. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Dog Park Site Cleanup
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village will host a cleanup for a proposed dog park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon at the park site, at DeSoto Park and Toledo drives, just past the POA Grounds Maintenance Facility. The rain date will be May 24. For more information, visit www.HSVDogPark.org or email email@example.com.
BENTON — The Civitan Center of Benton will host a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 121 Cox St. The menu will include a chopped pork or rib plate with two sides, bread and sauce for $7, or $6 each for orders of four or more. Delivery will be available for orders of six or more in a buffet-style platter, with prices starting at $40. Whole pork butts and a whole slab of ribs, at $35 each, can also be pre-ordered. Pickup for pre-orders will be from noon to 5 p.m. May 23. For more information or to place orders, call (501) 776-0691.
Ageless Bikers Club Rides
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Ageless Bikers Club holds bicycle rides at 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are eight different 20-mile rides on quiet country roads. The time will soon change to 8 a.m. For more information or to sign up for news of upcoming rides, visit www.hsvabc.weebly.com.
Science Café Lectures
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will offer a Science Café lecture series at 7 p.m. each Friday in May in the library at the ASMSA Student Center. The Science Café lecture series will feature ASMSA Science Department faculty members discussing various topics, including nuclear power, Hot Springs’ thermal waters, neurobiology and cancer. For more information, call (501) 622-5171.
NPCC Summer Hours
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will have summer hours from May 13 through Aug. 2. College offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed Fridays. For more information, call (501) 760-4155.
Barkman House Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — A new portable exhibit, Barkman House in Clark County: Life on the Home Front during the Civil War, can be viewed at the Clark County Historical Museum, 750 S. Fifth St., during May. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-1360.
Caddo Indians Exhibit
BENTON — A new portable exhibit, Caddo Indians in Saline County: Ancient Mounds as Structures, can be viewed at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive, during May. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Civilian Conservation Corps Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — A new portable exhibit, The Civilian Conservation Corps and Garland County, can be viewed at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., during May. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday; from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.
Health Walks in the Gardens
HOT SPRINGS — Two of Garvan Woodland Gardens’ most avid walkers lead guided health walks in the gardens once a week. Anthony Chapel singer Sharon Turrentine leads a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. Mondays. Garvan Woodland Gardens staffer Paula Wallace leads a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Walkers are invited to meet at the Welcome Center to join the groups. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are necessary. The guided walks are free to members, and regular gardens admission applies for nonmembers.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Library will kick off its summer season with a book reading by Linda Black at 10 a.m. May 23. The event is for children 3 or older, and snacks will be served. Black, a published author and an award-winning poet, has published two children’s books: The Adventures of Boots: The Giant Snowball and A Porpoise for Cara. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information or to volunteer, call (501) 922-3555.
Little Miss Arkansas Pageant
HOT SPRINGS — The 34th annual Little Miss Arkansas Pageant, open to Arkansas girls from infants to age 17, will be held May 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The contestants will compete in casual wear and pageant dress. There will also be a talent competition and a photogenic competition. For more information or entry forms, visit www.littlemissarkansas.com or call (501) 262-2284.
Memorial Day Closings
BRYANT/BENTON — In observance of Memorial Day, the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton will be closed May 27. Both libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. May 28. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
BRYANT — Teens are invited to participate in a make-and-take craft from 4-5:30 p.m. May 28 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Motorcycle and Scooter Show
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village will host a motorcycle and scooter show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the Hot Springs Village Visitor Center. The registration deadline is May 25, and space is limited. Email the name, year, make, model and engine size (cc) of motorcycle/scooter to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan Gruben at (501) 915-9596. The event will feature music by Larry Wilson, food from Grampa’s Catfish House, a simulated riding test by the Arkansas State Motorcycle and Safety Unit and information on the Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders. For more information, call Lisa Watson at (501) 922-5565.
Kids’ College Summer Camp
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Community College will host its second annual Kids’ College on campus June 24-27. 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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.